Tips from a Local: Marissa in Williamsburg

Marissa Buick is a mother of two girls and the talented designer/founder of the beautiful children’s brand, Soor Ploom. She and her family live on the Greenpoint/Williamsburg line in Brooklyn and explains that there are so many great spots in her neighbourhood, she rarely ever leaves! Her tips below make me excited for our next trip to Brooklyn:

1. Best date night restaurant: Glasserie, perfect ambience in this former glassworks factory, Mediterranean/ Middle eastern cuisine with a contemporary edge.

2. Favourite family-friendly dinner spot: Enid’s, one of the longest standing restaurants in our neighborhood, comfort food and pinball, and in my former life, my waitressing gig.

3. Cosiest local cafe (or best place to grab a take-away!): Bakeri, delicious baked goods, farm to table vibe, and all the girls that work there wear blue union suits. : )

4. Trusted children’s shop: Sweet William, beautiful clothes and gifts, lovely woodland vibe.

5. Favourite women’s shop: Pip Squeak Chapeau, linen clothes I live in.

6. Coolest local playground: East River State Park, nature is their playground here.

7. Favourite food shop: The Brooklyn Kitchen, our local butcher and fresh grocer.

8. Best shop for homewares, fun finds, or special gifts: Home of the Brave, curated to perfection, I literally want everything in this shop.

9. Local activity center or museum: Baked, a pottery painting spot.

10. Favourite park or outdoor space: Transmitter Park, a quiet spot with a view of Manhattan.

Thank you Marissa for sharing your favourite spots!


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