Williamsburg, one of Brooklyn’s trendiest neighborhoods, is where I discovered some great little places. It’s an area of contrasts with glittering modern apartment buildings, juxtaposed with dilapidated structures which are quickly undergoing a rejuvenation process. Bedford, one of the main streets, has fun boutiques. My favorite is Norbu which carries unique jewelry. If you want a cocktail, I suggest grabbing a drink atop the Wythe Hotel, an industrial building that’s been transformed into a rustic boutique hotel with amazing views of NYC! Then head on over to Cafe Mogador for Moroccan food. The chicken tagine is flavorful with traditional herbs & spices along with couscous, followed by a delicious pot of Moroccan mint tea. Finally, you can wrap up the evening with a leisurely stroll on the Northside Piers with views of Manhattan across the East River.