MEET JOCELYNE CORREIA
When people describe cool, chill girls, women like Jocelyne very quickly come to mind. I met Jocelyne through her boyfriend, a photographer and good friend, and every time I met her again after that, her calm confidence stood out in the midst of BedStuy house parties and gatherings.
Hailing from Boston, her gratefulness doesn’t come without work but knowing that what she’s working towards. Jocelyne works for something bigger than herself, bigger than her talent. while contributing to the fashion landscape with a thoughtful opinion. During her shoot, we talked about the importance of social media, for better or worse, the perception of hard work versus hard work and the opportunity we have being uniquely who we are, in Brooklyn, here and now.
INTERVIEW: SARAH KIM
PHOTOGRAPHY: JASMINE KIM
TAKE A GUY FRIEND: FETTE SAU
What guy doesn't like barbecue? I brought my 6'6" tall North Carolina, "I know 'bout some good BBQ" cousin here and he was more than impressed. He was also more full than he thought he'd be. No BS here. Grab a tray, tell 'em what you want and how much of it, they throw it on the tray for you (no plates needed here), grab a seat at a shared table, and you dig in. Equipped with a bar full of craft beer, set to make any guy's problems go away.
354 Metropolitan Ave., BKLYN
TAKE A GIRL FRIEND: DONNA
I stumbled upon this bar last summer with two girlfriends. It popped up in Yelp! for a cute ambience and good cocktails, and we were nearby, so we decided to go. Low light, high ceilings, and a bar that looked like a giant wave of marble. We sat at the bar, ordered some tacos and examined the cocktail list for the longest. The bar tenders really know their cocktails. We got hooked up with a serious Aperol Spritz, and went for about 2 more. I swear I couldn't stop talking about that thing. Aside from the on point cocktails and tacos, they bring in a DJ at a certain point of the night to give it a chill, lounge-y vibe.
27 Broadway, BKLYN
SHOP: 10 FT. SINGLE
A guy friend of mine introduced me to 10 ft Single on a day of aimless walking and talking. We stepped in and I was so upset I didn't know about this place sooner! There are some really good vintage finds in here and the way they have everything sorted out (sometimes by color, fabric, or pattern) is an organizer's dream. Truthfully, I probably come in here more often to look for inspiration for shoot ideas than I do to shop. There's so much happening that you can't cover all bases in one trip.
258 N 6th St., BKLYN
When I started freelancing, I would wander around on my days off to look for inspiration and learn about new brands. I was strolling through Williamsurg one day and discovered Catbird. I like jewelry, but nothing too complicated. Catbird had what I was in search of. Delicate, beautiful, and well crafted jewelry. They also carry other designers and beauty products, so it can easily become a girl's new best friend.
219 Bedford Ave., BKLYN
TOURIST ATTRACTION: BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK
I would take runs from my apartment right off of Columbia St., under the BQE and do a loop of the trail by the waterfront. Crazy how far the park has come since I lived in the area. Of course, it's best during the warmer months. There's always something new popping up here. When my parents visited last summer, I took them to the park, but not without crossing the Squibb Park Bridge. This foot bridge is connects Brooklyn Heights to the park. It's a bouncy, somewhat wobbly walk, all while feeling suspended over traffic. It took my mom some time to get over that bridge--she may or may not have cursed me out afterward--but she really liked the park once we got there. We spent a good few hours there checking out new vendors, and hanging near the waterfront.
334 Furman St., BKLYN
EAT: FRANKIE'S SPUNTINO
This gem is perfectly situated in Carroll Gardens. My go-to for any occasion. High quality Italian food made with simple ingredients. The boyfriend and I make an effort to go to Frankie's at least once a month, at least. I've taken so many visitors from out of town and have never gotten a bad review. You stay warm in the winter while they chef up your meal right in the center of the dining floor and you can dine in the back garden in the summer on cute little bistro tables. They serve ridiculously good BLTs for brunch and THE BEST cavatelli, hot sausage and brown butter dish you'll ever have.
570 Hudson St., BKLYN
TAKE A GIRL FRIEND: THREE DIAMOND DOOR
Amazingly priced if you're on a budget. A little classic old school vibe with a jukebox, and it works. Great space in the back yard with plenty of seating, though I prefer the corner booth if no one's snatched it up yet. Best part of this place? Three words: Prosecco. On. Tap.
211 Knickerbocker Ave., BKLYN
READ: LITTLE SKIPS
My favorite coffee. My favorite corner table. A potluck of iTunes playlists coming through the speaker by the barista. My little piece of heaven.
941 Willoughby St., BKLYN
This bar has some good food, good drinks, and good music. There's like this finesse that this place has where one minute you walk in around 6 or 7pm and the next thing you know people are flooding into the back bar and the downstairs to dance. It's always a good crowd and their DJs never disappoint.
25 Bogart St., BKLYN
DANCE: KINFOLK 94
I'm pretty much obsessed over the design on the inside of this dome. I feel like I'm in a beehive. I've never been there and not danced.
94 Wythe Ave., BKLYN
THINK: BROOKLYN HEIGHTS PROMENADE
I lived in Brooklyn Heights my sophomore year of college. Luckily, I was a couple blocks away from the entry to the promenade. It was I would run the Brooklyn Bridge and make the promenade the last leg of my run, just to catch the sunset. I know it sounds like some corny straight-out-of-a-book stuff, but really, it was worth it. When I was living in Manhattan, sometimes I would take the train over the bridge just to go there. There's something about seeing the buildings of downtown Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of liberty light up at night that never gets old to me.