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Marché Rue Dix in Crown Heights

I hope you all had a a wonderful Valentine’s Day full of warmth and love because the temperature outside today is one cold slap in the face. But of course, that didn’t stop us from getting brunch this morning. Cent’Anni is our usual brunch spot in Brooklyn, with their $5 mimosas, eggs ragu, and homemade pasta, we’re usually too satisfied to go anywhere else. But since I had just happened to be there the night before, it seemed appropriate to venture out– but not too far! it’s too cold! It amazes me that as small as Crown Heights is, there seems to always be something new to do. New restaurants and boutiques waiting around every corner just waiting to be discovered. This morning we ventured over to Cafe Rue Dix, French-Senegalese cafe, bar, and restaurant. We didn’t order much, but the coffee was rather good. Their coffee bar and homemade pastries and breads looked especially impressive. Although we didn’t order pastries, we ordered the hummus which came with a homemade warm pita bread and if the rest of their homemade breads are anything like their pita bread, then I’ll take the lot. Seriously, this hummus. I’m going to be dreaming about this hummus. Basil and chopped kalamata olives, I am sold. But what really inspired me to post today is the little treat that waited for us after brunch. When the waitress gave us our check, she included a little postcard advertising Cafe Rue Dix’s vintage and new clothing store located directly next to the restaurant. Yes, being outside was torture, but we managed to make it ten feet to Marché Rue Dix, and I’m glad we did. This amazing little store was so inspiring, with their modern displays, custom iron fixtures, and vintage items mixed with new items made by local designers. Just look at these pictures.

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marcheruedix (6 of 6)

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Egg by Susan Lazar, Fall 2014 Collection

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Elephant intarsia sweater by Steph Devino for Egg by Susan Lazar Fall 2014 Collection

I think my jaw actually hit the floor when I saw this amazing photoshoot by Hatched Baby, featuring some of the items I helped design for Egg by Susan Lazar’s fall 2014 collection. Just look at that gorgeous tent, the beautiful textiles, the adorable models, and of course, the clothes! If you haven’t heard of Hatched Baby, it was founded by Jen, a former Anthropologie employee. No surprise there, right? That shoot as Anthropologie heaven written all over it. I’m obsessed with all of the lookbooks on her site, this girl knows exactly what she’s doing. All of her inspiring lookbooks are photographed by the very talented, Matthew Morgan. Thanks to Jen and Matthew for lending me these amazing pictures!

Egg by Susan Lazar Fall 2014 Collection

Egg by Susan Lazar Fall 2014 Collection

 

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Children’s Clothing Designs – Vintage Theme Park

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For a while now I’ve been wanting to do some experimenting with children’s clothing designs and I finally found the right inspiration to get started!

I decided on three themes, the first of which is inspired by some amazing vintage photos of Disneyland I found–

Three designs for each theme. I’ll reveal the other themes when I post the next designs! Stay tuned!

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