Bistro Brunch

4.04.2012


Joie wool sweater, 
Merona denim shirt (similar look here), 
Forever 21 striped miniskirt (similar style here), 
Vintage Giraffe-print belt, 
Banana Republic boots, 
Vintage Gail Labelle medicine bag.

I have a love/hate relationship with the gentrification of our neighborhood. On the one hand, it's exciting when cute new cafes, restaurants and shops open up just a stone's throw from our apartments. On the other hand, it means our area is becoming less of a neighborhood and more of a tourist attraction, as the influx of Manhattanites make their way east from Bedford - the first stop on the L train.

I'll be the first to admit that I went from living in Manhattan and being a total Manhattan snob to the worst kind of Brooklyn die-hard who goes into the city so infrequently on the weekends that, on the rare occasion I do venture in, I receive a notification from my bank that "due to suspicious activity my card is suspended" until I confirm that I am, actually, outside of Brooklyn. True story.

The point is, an adorable french bistro is now located a block from Lauren's apartment, and Lauren (the biggest Francophile I know) insisted we try it immediately. I fell in love with the bright accents on the exterior and the slightly-worn vintage tiles on the inside that called to mind a cafe you would find in a small town in the country. Utterly charming, and probably a spot we'll frequent more often. Did I mention it's BYOB?

xx, M

43 comments :

  1. Marcy, i just love your great eye for beautiful backdrops! Love this outfit! so chic & relaxed!
    xo, Tina
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  2. I love your cardigan! That cafe looks delish xxx

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  3. Hahah "suspicious activity", oh how people change. I love sweet little cafes too- there's one by my studio called the Bourgeois Pig and it has theeee yummiest coffee cakes imaginable. And it's set up in an old town house, so you feel like you're having coffee at a great-aunts house or something.

    I like how casual and effortless you look here, but so chic. That sweater looks super cozy- perfect for an afternoon snuggled in with friends.

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  4. Okay, a few things:First of all, total Francophile right here! Second, an adorable, quality, neighborhood café is always an absolute gem (and i looove BYOB - something completely awesome about it). Third, I am dyyying over your bank notifying you and suspending you card for going somewhere that is probably less than 3 miles away! Priceless!

    Love the outfit - super cute and that sweater makes it nice and cozy too to keep the spring chill away!

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  5. pretty :))

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  6. That boots are fantastic!! love your look, is chic and confortable!!!

    xoxo

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  7. OMG, I'm in <3 with your outfit:) U look marvellous:)

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  8. love your blog so much...and how this little cafe looks so pretty and very vintage-y I like it!! :)

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  9. BYOB French Cafe?! Love it! Super cute look! Love the wide belt and your skirt!

    xx
    Giovanna
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  10. great outfit and you're gorgeous!
    thanks alot for your sweet comment!
    -Bea


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  11. The cafe looks lovely, got to love a BYOB! Love your bag :)

    Caroline x
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  12. you look gorgeous - love your boots ;)!!

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  13. Your outfit is really great, love these pictures! Stunning!

    Virginie/
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  14. There are always both good and bad things happen after each other :(
    Btw, love your outfit! & your white nails are so chic-*

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  15. I love this outfit!! the skirt is amazing!!

    You blog is gorgeous! I started to follow you on bloglovin!

    (and thank you so much also for your lovely comment, very appreciate!!!)

    xxx

    Simonetta

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  16. amazing style ! love the skirt with the jean shirt! x
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  17. that purse is so classic i love it!

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  18. those boots are awesome

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    xx

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  19. Sounds good! Might have to try! Going into Brooklyn this weekend for Easter w family!

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  20. Love this bag and the Ombre highlights you have!! Gorgeous! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    -Jyoti
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  21. Loveeee your outfit! The skirt and belt are amazing as well as the boots and everything else your wearing! Great style!!

    XX
    Jessie
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  22. love your boots sweetie! followed you back ;) :X


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  23. Love Love Love this look! this one goes into my likes
    xo,
    Natalie

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  24. i want your boots!

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  25. You look amazing, and your hair is beautiful! You have a great style.
    If you want we can follow each other via GFC. Promise to follow back if you like my blog and follow. Kisses

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  26. Thank you for your comment :)

    Love the jacket!

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  27. Lovely post. Nice bag!!
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  28. great pictures
    your hair is amazing

    would you like to follow each other?

    check out my latest post :D
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    xxx

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  30. I love this entire look! Especially the skirt and boots.
    Creamy

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  31. Love that denim shirt paired with that skirt. Super cute!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  32. Hi! Great blog, amazing picture! Kisses from http://futuristicchic.blogspot.com/

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  33. Love this look! Perfect pairing!

    xo,
    S

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  34. Love this look, both casual and classy! The boots are such a timeless style.

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  35. Great outfit! Perfect for this yo-yo weather we've been having!

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  36. I'm in love with your outfit! you look stunning!

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  37. Excellent outfit, that belt is so cool!

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  38. Love the combination, great outfit!!

    xxx
    - Laura
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  39. loving the white nail polish!

    xo SideSmile,
    Ashley

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  40. love your sweater :) and great photos!

    xoxo
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