It has been one year since I’ve been to one of my favorite places in the US – a little borough called Brooklyn Heights just on the other side of the East River. Minutes from Manhattan, Brooklyn Heights offers everything – great food and wine, amazing views of Manhattan from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, shopping, art and books, coffee, and some of the best chocolate in the world! Last night, I thought I would get out and enjoy the rainy evening so I headed towards Dumbo and the Jacques Torres Chocolate Shoppe for a warm cup of latte and a special treat from the famous chocolate wizard (yep, totally spoiling my dinner!). Believe me it was worth it, and sorry no pic of the treat I had, it disappeared before I had a chance to get my camera out! I love this place, and the chocolate and coffee is divine!
On my way I passed the historic and gigantic Brooklyn Bridge after walking along the promenade park – the foliage is amazing, changing with bursts of autumn color and leaving it’s trail like potpourri on the ground! The rain and fog made a great backdrop for abstract views of Manhattan.
Night fall came quickly (still trying to get use to the time change), so it was back to my apartment tol spend the rest of my evening playing with my adorable niece’s – Sophie and her mother Melissa. I am so thankful for the opportunity to be here with my family and to be able to work and play in this great city. If you get a chance to come to NYC soon, be sure to cross the Brooklyn Bridge and visit the Brooklyn Heights Historic District and stroll along the Promenade, and be sure to bring your camera! See more of my NYC pics (and other adventures as well) at www.LensQueen.com.