Red Hook, Brooklyn

Started off yesterday with a slow morning filled with iced coffee and Kinfolk magazine. 

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Around 3 pm, I headed downtown to meet my brother at Pier 11. From there we caught a ferry to Red Hook, Brooklyn!  

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While walking around the neighborhood, we came across Cacao Prieto, a chocolate maker and liquor distillery that's in a beautiful old brick building. All of their cacoa is sourced from the Dominican Republic and then refined into products there. They offer tastings and tours of the factory that you can book online! It's definitely worth a visit just to check out the enormous space.

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More walking led to the discovery of a shop that exclusively makes key lime pie. I didn't have a chance to try anything but I'm definitely going back! Above I am wearing a Selected Femme tee, Vince Camuto trousers, Komono sunglasses and Sacha boots. You can find similar chain bags in a variety of colors via the designer Stella McCartney. 

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After walking through Red Hook, we went to an event at Pioneer Works, an arts organization located in what used to be a factory for constructing large scale industrial machines. On the second Sunday of every month, they host open studios with current artists that are doing residencies there. There is also usually a concert and an array of different foods/drinks. I didn't get a lot of great photos inside of the building since the light was a bit low but above is a shot of one of the gorgeous workspaces.

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The last stop of the day was a bar called Botanica, located right next door to Cacoa Prieto. They have some incredible cocktails listed on the menu. A lot of the specialties are based around rum and whiskey. After much deliberation, I settled for the "Gin Gin Mule" which contained ginger peppercorns and lots of mint. Very refreshing after a hot day! 

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