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Since the induction ceremony was held at the Barclays Center, I seized the opportunity to investigate one of Brooklyn’s most sought after neighborhoods, Park Slope. Fifth Avenue is filled with great restaurants, bars, and shops, while the side streets are lined with gorgeous restored brownstones. Some of my favorites are:

Elpollito Mexicano

Delicious guacamole made fresh right at your table, scrumptious carnitas, and very spirited margaritas!

Cog and Pearl

Exquisite boutique featuring locally handmade items.

Enz’s

Fun and flirty retro-style dresses.

McMahon’s Public House

New Irish bar located strategically for a Barclays Center after party!

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The following day, I had some time to explore the East Village before I had to head back to South Jersey. The first pic is of a mural of the late Joe Strummer from the punk rock band, the Clash. It was recently redone and is displayed at the corner of Avenue A and 7th Street at the Niagara Bar. The second pic is one the street lights along the Mosaic Trail on St Mark’s Place. Some of my top picks in the East Village are:

Physical GraffiTea

Quaint little tea shop on St Mark’s Place with thirst-quenching iced hibiscus tea.

La Sirena

Charming Mexican folk art shop on 3rd Street at 2nd Avenue.

Dallas BBQ

Yummy BBQ right on the corner of St Mark’s Place and 2nd Avenue with great outdoor seating!

Please feel free to share any places you like to visit while in Park Slope or the East Village in the comments section. Always remember to savor every experience and make every day an adventure!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wow…it’s been a long time since I’ve posted! Since my last post, I’ve made a trip to Salem for Haunted Happenings, attended an epic Pearl Jam show, and decided to go back to school. Preparing for a career change to graphic design has been so far both very rewarding and time consuming, especially while maintaining my full time job. Since my Etsy shop will be on hiatus until graduation, I have decided to shift the focus of my blog to music, travel, and my new adventures in design.

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On Thursday, I attended the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Brooklyn. Some of the highlights of the evening for me were Peter Gabriel’s heart-felt performance of “In Your Eyes;” the spectacular tribute to Linda Ronstadt featuring Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, and Carrie Underwood; and the awesome jammed-out version of “I Can’t Go for That” by my Philly boys, Hall and Oates.

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The most meaningful part of the evening for me, as a quintessential Generation X-er, was the induction of one of my favorite bands, Nirvana, just five days after the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s suicide. The performance was EPIC, featuring, along with Krist Novoselic on bass and Dave Grohl on drums, four-hard rocking females, led off by the incomparable Joan Jett rocking out on “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and culminating with a hauntingly beautiful performance of “All Apologies” featuring the amazing Lorde.

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This Class of 2014 ceremony ushers in a new era for the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, with one of the most prominent bands of the ’90’s now an inductee. Next year, Green Day is eligible and in 2016, Pearl Jam. These bands I came of age with are now falling into the classic rock category. I regularly joke about how that makes me feel old, but in all honesty, I truly feel a sense of pride when I see a teenager or college student wearing a Nirvana tee shirt or attending a Pearl Jam show. The true test of the staying power of any music is the way it continues to inspire new generations, much in the same way I was inspired by Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin back in the day…

Peace, Love & Rock n Roll!

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