sun. food. waterfront.

May 23, 2011 |  Category:   dining out life nyc outings the biz


It wasn’t the Rapture, but Saturday was the one hot sunny day all week. Sunday was misty and cool and now it’s Monday morning and we’re back to rain, so who knows. Maybe there was something special about that day. Thanks to those of you who came by and said hello at the Smorg Flea. It was pretty fun (and super crowded). Hope you didn’t catch me, you know, yelling at the kids or stuffing my face with food or anything. Although I have to say, with those long lines I feel like I spent most of my time at the Flea waiting on 5 different lines to get 5 different things for each member of the family. The girls were good sports though and they occupied themselves by “helping” Mark at the table and by digging and shoveling the gravel that is ground cover into little piles.

It was a trip being at that spot though. That waterfront used to be my favorite place in the city years ago before it was developed. There used to be nothing there – no tall shiny buildings, no grass, no park, no promenade – just some logs and gravel and the best view of the city skyline this side of the East River. I hadn’t been to that spot in well over 10 years. It was cool though, and I must say, the perfect 2nd location for the Brooklyn Flea.

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  • erica May 23, 2011 at 11:10 am

    We stopped by on Saturday and the Smorgasburg was great! (Plus, we live in the neighborhood so we have no excuse not to go.) I stopped by the booth and bought a few things but was a bit shy to say hi. Next Saturday, we’ll definitely say hi!

  • ninja May 23, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Thanks to the kids, we got there really early – around 9:45 am. No lines, and tons of great food. I said hi to Mark but forgot to mention my name (hi again!). There are still have a few of your wonderful Earl Gray Sandwich Cookies left … perfect on a rainy, cool day.

  • Jenna May 23, 2011 at 11:34 am

    hi Ninja! And hi Erica!
    Early is definitely the way to go. But Mia has soccer in the morning, so we had no choice to get there at noon when things started heating up.

  • Jennelle May 23, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    I don’t know how I managed to mix the days up, but we were planning to visit yesterday thinking it was the launch day. Oh well, we’ll bring the kids along next Saturday! I’m so glad to see that your kitchen conversion print is available there too. I need that.

  • Renita May 23, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    It looked like a good day …

  • meg May 23, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    it looks like it was a lovely day. your daughters’ outfits are so fantastic! would you mind telling me where you got them?

  • Susan May 23, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Sounds lovely…wish I lived closer!

  • Nichole Robertson May 23, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Gorgeous shots, Jenna! The black and white ones should be framed immediately. πŸ˜‰

    I am now starving, btw. We definitely have to get there one Saturday.

  • angie May 23, 2011 at 2:50 pm

    I thought it was the perfect day for the launch of the decadent “smorgasburg”! I’m so glad I got to meet you and say hello! My boyfriend was teasing me as I paced back and forth, trying not to seem creepy! I kept saying, “oh look, there’s the girls, they’re too cute! they got to have a tea party with kelly ripa!” and “should I go say hi? i’m going to look like a stalker!” haha. Anyway, thanks for being super nice and appreciative. We are looking forward to this summer so we can stay stocked up on the chocolate chili biscotti and earl grey sandwich cookies πŸ™‚

    ps. did you guys happen to see the shirt and pair of jeans with the flip-flops laying on the brick ledge? totally someone pretending that the “rapture” made them disappear. funny! πŸ™‚

  • unha May 23, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    looks awesome!
    when are you there again?

  • Jenna May 23, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Meg, my friend Tami at Ismodern makes them. She’s been generous and has given the girls clothes every season.
    Unha, not until June 18th. Dates are on the sidebar!

  • stuffedmice May 23, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Jenna, the photo of Mia and Mark is just beautiful! So well captured!

  • Justine May 23, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Mia is turning into such a little lady!

  • ChantaleP May 24, 2011 at 9:06 am

    That photo of Mia with her dad is priceless. So amazing! You take such incredible photos.

  • Nicole Franzen May 24, 2011 at 10:01 am

    cant wait to go soon! missed last week bc of work boo

  • cara May 26, 2011 at 7:30 am

    ah this looks like such a glorious adventure!

  • Kat May 30, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Is that Red Hook’s lobster rolls? They have a lobster truck in DC that always has long lines.

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