MEET CHERIE & SAADA
I met Cherie Camacho maybe three years ago at DJ Kitty Cash's birthday dinner. And since that meeting, Cherie has become my style icon. No lie. She is style. Changing up hair, lip, designer with ease. Not surprising when you find out she also belongs to the team at Opening Ceremony.
Then there's Saada Ahmed who holds a brunch party called Everyday People which I've heard about from multiple friend groups, a testament to how it truly is for everyone. I'll add, everyone with style and people who shine dancing down a soul train line. When she's not casually modeling for places like J. Crew, she's organizing and hosting the brunch that has outgrown its space in the LES and has made stops in other cities around the states.
And when I approached the two separately about featuring them I had no idea they were roommates. But cool attracts cool. And when they asked if they could be featured together, we naturally said yes.
We spent the day walking around Brooklyn, recollecting the craziest Everyday People Brunch moments, what designers Cherie is into these days, their interaction across the world in a Google hangout when Saada was looking for a name and coming up with "Everyday People," talking about their Instagram posts that chronicle the many events the two of them get invited to and their favorite places to do all of the above things.
This week follow us as we follow Cherie and Saada to their favorite spots.
INTERVIEW: SARAH KIM
PHOTOGRAPHY: JASMINE KIM
TAKE A GIRL FRIEND: MARIETTA
Saada: I am obsessed with their blue crab spaghetti. Its a great spot to catch up with a girlfriend and people watch.
Cherie: For drinks and delicious food! Marietta is conveniently located in our neighborhood. I like to go there for brunch or for a late night "kiki"/planning session with my girls!
285 Grand Ave., BKLYN
SHOP: MISS MASTER’S CLOSET
Cherie: Well curated vintage shop just a short walk from my apartment. (I bought my favorite pinstriped power suit from this shop! hehe).
Miss Master's Closet (pictured above)
1070 Bedford Ave., Bed Stuy, BKLYN
SHOP: BEACON'S CLOSET
Saada: I enjoy shopping at Beacon's Closet because of the deals! You can find the cutest outfits for an affordable price. I like going to the one in Park Slope because its more low-key.
Beacon's Closet (not pictured)
92 5th Ave., Park Slope, BKLYN
Cherie: Home! I love cooking and prefer to eat at home. I make the best empanadas.
EAT: STREETS BK
Saada: I may be a little bias because my business partner and very good friend is part owner but the food is actually phenomenal. Streets specializes in street food from the around the world. Its interesting to see chef Roble's take on many dishes from around the world by adding his subtle yet delicious twist. My favorite thing to order from Streets is Bulgogi Tacos korean bbq steak or mushrooms, sauteed peppers, onions, sushi rice, kimchi aioli.
53 Broadway, Williamsburg, BKLYN
TAKE A GUY FRIEND: THE CRABBY SHACK
Cherie: The best seafood joint in Crown Heights. Finger-lickin' good!! My guy friends are always down to take this mission with me. I've had almost everything on their menu.
613 Franklin Ave., Crown Heights, BKLYN
Take a guy friend: Beast of Bourbon
Saada: I'll be honest its literally a block a way from my apartment and the people are so nice! Not to mention they have these yummy frito nachos with brisket.
710 Myrtle Ave., BKLYN
Cherie: My apartment. All the static that hums through my little head begins to fade away as soon as I lay in my bed or on my couch.
THINK: Fort Greene Park
Saada: It's the closest park to where I live and sometimes the only place I can take in nature & have solitude.
Myrtle Ave., BKLYN
READ: THE TRAIN
Cherie: Trains and buses have given me some of my best reading experiences.
READ: G TRAIN
Saada: It's usually slow, its usually late so its the perfect place to catch up on reading.
Cherie: I walk into the place dancing and do not stop until it is time to go! The vibe at bembe is off the flipping chain! Live percussion sets...My Dominican ass goes crazy banging on instruments and dancing up and down the bar. I feel right at home when i'm there.
81 S 6th St., BKLYN
Saada: Since I do events for a living I tend to be more of a home body. However, Casablanca is the local spot that I know that I will be guaranteed a good time! I like going to the Dj Moma's party at Casablanca which is every 3rd saturday of the month. The next one is June 20th.
300 Malcolm X Blvd., BKLYN
TOURIST ATTRACTION: PROMENADE
Saada: The view is awesome! For those too lazy to venture out on the ferry to the statue of liberty, you can get a great view from the promenade.
Montague St & Pierrepont Pl., BKLYN
PHOTOGRAPHY: EVAN SILVER
Tourist Attraction: Brooklyn Bridge Park
Cherie: There's always a show or something going on down by the piers especially now that Celebrate Brooklyn! Dance Parties are there.