i am loving life in brooklyn, here's what i'm obsessing over at the moment:
-world pulse magazine. tagline: "global issues through the eyes of women". hello, perfect! it's published quarterly, and features stories on what women all over the world are doing to address issues that matter to them. this issue they had a story about fair trade companies and they featured bead for life, which sells handmade paper bead jewelry made by women in uganda. a friend bought me a bracelet from them a while ago and it is beautiful. world pulse's website features an online community that connects women globally and allows women to have a voice which may have been historically quieted in their communities.
-move about myrtle. in my new neighborhood, on every sunday in september, they're closing several blocks of myrtle ave to traffic and turning it into a street fair with vendors selling awesome art, free dance and yoga classes, food, live music, and even a roller rink in the street. i checked it out last sunday and loved it, i'm already looking forward to this sunday.
-chipotle burritos. there is a chipotle way too close to NYU, i've been there twice within a week. today i found myself daydreaming about burritos while in the middle of orientation for a job. ain't no good.......... but mmmmmmm.
-the union square barnes and noble store. i could (and do) spend hours there. two of my favorite sections, women's issues and religion and spirituality, are right next to each other and i can easily spend hours browsing just in that area, let alone throughout the 4 floors of this wonderland.