Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Our favorite Brooklynites

brooklyn brownstones
brooklyn house
against brick wall
grand army plaza
A&H, prospect park
leongs and hongs at prospect park
manhattan and brooklyn bridge
leongs walking brooklyn bridge
A&H, brooklyn bridge
We had a most lovely respite on the East Coast, though we are glad to be back in warmer, homey Los Angeles. Spending time with two of our dearest friends was the primary reason why we'd such a jolly holiday. Though they are native Californians, they’re now official Brooklynites who took much care to expose us to the quaint charm of their neighborhood, whose history-ridden brownstones and more tranquil atmosphere (compared to the city) tugged at our heartstrings as the husband and I explored Brooklyn for the first time. From grubbing at a time-stood-still 1930s diner, to gaping at their grandiose central park, to traipsing across the renowned bridge that connects it to Manhattan, I can now comprehend why so many folks are smitten enough with the precinct to make it the most populous of New York City’s five boroughs.


  1. These are such fun shots! It looks like you guys are having such a great time!

  2. I love these pictures!! Visiting New York is one of the items at the top of my bucket list :)

  3. Love Brooklyn and I miss the Brooklyn Bridge! Lovely pictures. Glad to hear you had fun on the East Coast!

  4. I love your photography. I love scrolling down and at first all you can see is the beautiful blue sky and then all of a sudden there is a beautiful building, or wonderful people smiling at the bottom.

  5. ah, always such bright and pretty photographs! i don't think i ventured to brooklyn when i was in nyc last, but it is on my list to-do! one of my boyfriend's close friends is moving there, so i am sure we will be exploring like you!

    lindsey louise

  6. Gorgeous shots! Your photography skills are just 'wow~' ^.^
    I really would love to make a trip to NY! I miss it~ I somehow like being crammed with other people when it's cold out- kind of odd, no? I think so>,<

    Holiday Giveaway

  7. The Leongs love yall! <3333 So fun!

  8. sisters and brothers!! homeboys and homegirls!!

  9. Such beautiful photos. I am surprised there wasn't snow in your photos. Love your pants

  10. Gorgeous photos! I've only been to Brooklyn once, but it is lovely.

    <3 Melissa

  11. beautiful photos! looks like you had a wonderful time :)

  12. wow they are really beautiful photos, gives us the image of freedom and makes us yearn to travel asap, thanks for sharing your wonderful pics hun =)

    love from the NANA girls xoxo

  13. oh my, I love your photos! Your park photos are gorgeous. Now I really want to make a trip to NYC. :)

  14. NYC can be so nice!! I'm glad you had a great time!

  15. Sounds like a great all your photos!

    The Other Side of Gray

  16. I've never been to New York OR Los Angeles, and I would really like to visit both one day. Glad you had such a good trip with friends :) ps, I'm smitten with your yellow leggings.

  17. Greta snapshots!!! Thanks for sharing such a nice post! Also a very large 'thank you' for taking the time to leave a comment for me! I do appreciate that!
    Have a happy time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra

  18. Your photos are breathtaking, it's shots like yours that remind me what an amateur I am, so thanks for that.

    Nothing like great friends, glad you got to celebrate part of this wonderful season with them.

  19. I want to go there!!!!!!!!! Ahh Helen, these photos are so stunning. You've got skills, lady! And your writing makes me long for simpler times, the elegance and poise in your pen is beautiful. xo

  20. yay for good travels! Christmastime is the perfect time to visit New York, I think.
    Are you guys so excited for your first married Christmas?

  21. How I missed New York. Beautiful pics! Looks like you had a great time there.

  22. so beautiful! I really miss NYC and can't wait to go back. Thanks for sharing!


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