A beautifully cold, crisp, clear January Monday morning free from work should be the happiest of days. Last Monday morning was one of those rare contented, calm times. Accompanied by B and A, we hopped on the G train all the way to Greenpoint, wrapped up well in thick coats, scarves, hats and anything else woollen that we own. After a blast of icy cold air and stunning views standing out on the pier in the East River overlooking Manhattan, we retreated to the heat and comfort of Ovenly.
Basking in the warm sunlight streaming through the vast front windows, we ordered coffees and a selection of cookies. Sipping on the simply served Stumptown coffee, nibbling on salted chocolate chip cookies, and chocolate truffle cookies, we discussed life and plans, and the rather less happy subject of work. If only every morning could start this way.
Ovenly, 31 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11222