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Our rented apartment in Brooklyn last month, where we stayed for ten days, had some interesting decor. It freaked out Eliot a little!

In the kitchen above the window:

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Above the fridge:

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Living room view one:

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Bedroom one

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Bedroom Two- cute little corner

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This little two bedroom in the Gowanus/Park Slope area was at the top floor of a four story walk-up. The masks, antlers, religious paintings and sheep heads were very new to my five year old. There was even a handmade upside down zombie head lamp on the kitchen table. When we walked in to the space for the first time after our red-eye from Portland Eliot looked right at it and said, "Look Mommy, a dead guy." I quickly turned this little piece of art around so we didn't have to stare at him while we ate.

Have a beautiful weekend! It's as dark as can be outside here in PDX!

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This place is so cool and I wish I had more pictures! It's called the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company. Their website is awesome too:

When you are ready to make your purchase you must recite the Vow of Heroism:
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 Yes, you can buy these Invisiblity Detective Goggles:

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And Secret Identity Kits:

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An aspiring superhero can purchase some Magnetism:

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One of the many uniforms:

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Capes, goggles, gadgets, even cans of immortality! My child asked to go here every single day we were in Brooklyn.

Where your money goes:
There is a secret doorway in the back- you have to move a shelf full of superhero supplies and it opens to a room that looks like a library. On the day we opened this "portal", as Eliot referred to it we saw people reading and writing in this amazing space. Eliot called it "another dimension."  Volunteers run these amazing spaces where kids are tutored and can attend creative workshops. So cool and so fun. The other locations that I'm familiar with are San Fransisco, with a pirate theme, and Los Angeles with thier time traveling theme.

Highly recommend and commend this entire idea. Go check it out!


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We were the only people eating at Rawstar on a Sunday night in September and it was hippie and yummy. Rawstar is an all raw and all vegan restaurant located in the Prospect Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. Here's what we had lovingly prepared for us….

Spinach pie, kale salad & tabouli:

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Lasagna (only served on the weekends), broccoli salad & sprouts:

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Dessert was a piece of strawberry-blueberry cheesecake:

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I loved the lasagna. Loved. The spinach pie plate was good and the cheesecake was ok, a bit on the heavier side. After having the creations brought to my lips from Cafe Gratitude and Elaina Love I am a picky raw food dessert lover.

Much love & success to Rawstar.

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I love love love Cafe Gratitude.  They are a chain of vegan and mostly raw restaurants in northern California. I'm happy to say on my recent trip to the bay area that I stopped in for a meal at all but one of their establishments! And here is their menu in case you're not familiar with their brand of original-amazing-servings-of-love: Please click through to start salivating.

So recently I was in New York and spent time searching around Brooklyn for veggie places to eat. I was happy to find a place called Healthy Nibbles. When I walked in I grabbed their take away menu to peruse. And what did I find? See for yourself: . Now, this is only going to make sense if you have familiarized yourself with Cafe Gratitude's menu. Please tell me they know and love each other. Because even the fonts are similar. It's all love peeps, but this Healthy Nibbles place did not sit well with this faithful Gratitude-Girl.


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