a morning in red hook

Emily and I decided to spend a few hours together the other morning and we drove out to Red Hook.  Always fun to explore a new neighborhood.  There is something about Red Hook.  It feels like a deserted beach town at this time of the year but there is a serious strong community. We actually have an investment in Red Hook, Cacao Prietro so I know Red Hook. 

We started out at Fort Defiance for a cappuccino.  Super cute cafe with old school flowers on the table for decor.

I have to say I am a huge fan of irish soda bread.  The rye seeds really made it. We also had a scone.

Afterward we walked around the few blocks that most of the stores are on.  Baked is the key to the area.  What an amazing bakery.  Not only are their baked goods out of this world but they sell homemade granola, chocolates and other goodies.  Love this place.

The two places we wanted to check out were not open.  Pelle Designs had really cool lights and I did check out their website when we got back. They sell on Etsy too!

We drove over to the Key Lime pie place.  They only make key lime pies.  You have to love that.

Total Mexican vibe in the pie place.

We brought back a serious amount of goodies.  How can any one keep a slim figure in this house?

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Comments (Archived):

  1. Rohan

    Hahaha. The first thought that popped into my head was.. ‘Man.. these guys must work hard to keep in shape! And.. Your last line made me laugh!

  2. William Mougayar

    My first thought was- Where is Red Hook? I had to look it up :)It looked pretty quiet over there, or was it that early for a Saturday? 

    1. Gotham Gal

      It was Thursday and it’s always pretty mellow

  3. rebeccastees

    great photos!  very descriptive.  thank you.

  4. panterosa,

    I got two chandeliers for a design client of mine from Pelle. I was at the client today and the pendants are so zen above her glass table. The connection of how I found them is sort of funny. Fred did the Etsy taste mapping preview thing on AVC and I tried it. I came up with Pelle. Loved them, showed client, she loved, we visited the studio and met the artists and customized the order.I designed some lights which were similar, but made with recycled plastic. Still needs some tinkering to perfect….PS Marks and Spencer Food had an amazing Irish Soda bread with cheddar which my mouth will ever forget. Still trying to replicate in my kitchen.

    1. Gotham Gal

      when is saw them in red hook i realized i had seen them on etsy too. you gotta love it. i think i might be buying one in the near future…