We met with Melanie and her adorable daughter Willa at their local Red Hook playground to talk about moving to NY, living in Brooklyn, and their average day.
I live in Brooklyn, work in Manhattan
Adventurous and independent
Spring in New York is amazing, when everything is in full bloom and everyone is sporting their spring attire. I think a perfect NY day for me would be a spring day exploring Central Park or the botanical gardens. Maybe picnic in the park just taking in all the scents and colors, vibing everyone’s spring energy.
Never pass up an opportunity that you will regret.
Seeing my favorite band PHISH... it’s a time when I can escape everything and just listen and dance to the music. Shake it all off and have fun!
It’s really hard to name a favorite but I do love biographies. You will catch me reading mostly biographies, I love to learn about people in their time and place. Most lately I’m reading about disciplining your toddler:)
Brooklyn has a real neighborhood feel. We know mostly everyone that lives on our block and all of our kids play together.
Patience and perseverance
My biggest pet peeve is when people do not listen!
Now that I have a toddler running around you will find me at the playground.
I bike to downtown Brooklyn if it’s not raining or snowing, it takes me about 10 minutes then I catch the 4/5 subway to Union Square. I have a 5 minute walk to work from Union Square stop. From door to door it takes me 30 minutes if I hustle..... I try to keep the commute quick so I can get to work and back quick now that I have a baby!
My grandfather was a wonderful role model for me. He was patient, hardworking, loving and kind to all beings. He would stop to help anyone that was in need & never expect a thing in return. A peaceful soul!
I wish that she finds a true passion in life, true love, and is able to travel to see and experience the world.
Summer, I love the beach, ocean and the sun shining everyday! Also, I think people are a bit more laid back in the summer which I like.
My life requires me to be adaptable so comfort is very important to me. When I was a young girl I never wanted to be in dresses, only jeans, and it’s still pretty much the same. Although I do love to get dressed up every so often. I appreciate fashion and living in NYC lets you experience it. It’s a free fashion show everyday. So I guess my style is casual but I like to look neat and a bit stylish so I can show a bit of who I am.
Seashells. I started my collection when I worked on a yacht, I was able to collect many from all parts of the world.
I want to skydive, if I could take a trip to the moon I would do that as well, and maybe travel to India.
Crayons to keep my daughter occupied, Be Well hand wipes (can’t live with out them!), MZW wallet that I love (an oldie a but favorite), my favorite color of nail polish, chap stick, hand cream, subway card, Vitamin C packet (to keep me healthy), my favorite umbrella... all of my membership cards to zoo, botanic gardens, museums etc. Vitamins that I always forget to take...