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POP UP SHOP

Posted on: Friday








The other day, we made our way across the island in search of a tiny little pop up shop. In a brick and glass storefront hidden under the beautifully overgrown highline, a temporary store had emerged, dedicated to Gaby's one real true love- Mr. Bob Dylan.  We arrived to the discreet storefront, and Gaby was instantly in paradise. While he perused the music-legend goods, I snapped a few photos of the shop and the neighborhood. I used to walk over here to the Meatpacking district when I first moved to the city, making my way east to west past the warehouses and the abandoned industrial buildings and the butchers in the garages hanging with slaughtered cattle and the trucks double-parked everywhere spewing exhaust. It was really something to see, especially if you wandered the streets int the early hours of the morning when the workers were just getting started on their day's load. It was kind of terrifying and disgusting, kind of awe-inspiring, and always cinematic. Now the cobblestone streets are lined with high-fashion shops and restaurants, but the industrial feeling remains.  It's kind of crazy how now, as a mother, I look at neighborhoods so very differently than I used to.  Now I see the architecture and the culture and the people, and I think to myself, what would it be like to raise a child children here?  My verdict on the Meatpacking district: a pretty amazing place to raise a family, so much history, so much happening.

Gaby didn't end up buying anything at the shop. Instead, we decided that it would be more fun to go see Dylan live when he tours through Brooklyn in a couple months. We have our tickets in hand, and Gaby is over the moon.

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13 COMMENTS:

  1. Your pictures are so amazing! How did you learn to use your camera so quickly to perfection? Any pointers, Im still so lost with mine =)

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    1. Thank you! I know this sounds silly and obvious, but what helped me tremendously was reading the manual. I went through each chapter, took notes, and tested out the features. I learned so much!
      Also, you can find great DSLR tutorials on youtube.
      Good luck!

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  2. Felt the need to tell you your blog is a FAVORITE of mine and your daughter is scrumptious! Can't wait to get a look at baby #2 :)

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    1. Thank you Tori! It means so much to me to hear this!
      I can't wait to see little baby's new face either!!! We are finding out the gender this week!

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  3. Ooooooh we love us some Dylan in this house. Gus's middle name was almost Dylan but Lennon won out in the end! I hope you guys have an amazing time at the concert. I'm forever lamenting the decade I was born in. If only I had been a few earlier!

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    1. I know the exact feeling! I always felt that way.. like I was supposed to experience the world a few decades ago.
      Oh, and I'm pretty sure that you and I could listen to records all day and make pies and stuff and be best friends if we were neighbors.

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    2. Hope that doesn't sound creepy :)

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  4. You take the best photos and I love seeing NYC through the locals eye. Only been a few times and we of course were in the tourist part. I can not imagine living in such a big city with so many people!!

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    1. Thank you Abbey! I am trying to develop my photography. There is so much to shoot in NYC, so its great practice!

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  5. I love this post Belle! It's poignant and well thought out. I too see neighborhoods different now, not because I'm a mother, but I own a dog. Now I wonder if she'd like to live somewhere, if there's a park nearby, and other dogs to play with. Silly but all true. I also love Bob Dylan, and even walked down the aisle to "She Belongs to Me." I think we'd be swell friends.

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