Bye bye Manhattan, hello Brooklyn. Last week I, with the help of three friendly Russian movers, packed up and moved the Andean Collection headquarters to Williamsburg, Brooklyn! We're no longer in Manhattan's East Village, but just one short subway stop away...although it sometimes feels like worlds away. Right now I hear birds chirping. Lots of them. There's also no smell of fried Mexican food wafting in the window (While La Palapa is delicious, it may not be a huge advantage to live right behind them as we previously did.)
I think Jess, Bria and I are all excited to have a bit more space and every day so far one of us has commented on how COOL Williamsburg is. My favorite new place of the week is the coffee shop Il Biet, where any number of mustache wielding baristas will whip you up the best americano outside of Seattle. Most mornings this week you could have found me sitting in the open air window leafing through a magazine getting inspired to create our next line!
Stay tuned for more hints on great places in Williamsburg our staff finds, as well as behind the scenes shots from our up and coming collection!
Ciao! - Amanda