A Trip to Brooklyn
On a crisp, fall day in September, I took the F train to Bergen Street to meet my friend, Elke, for a lunch date at a cafe called Bien Cuit, or in English, well baked. From my time in Paris, I remember that at la boulangerie you can ask for une baquette bien cuite if that is your preference.
Elke and I ordered a turkey and Swiss sandwich on a croissant, coffees and desserts. It was all delicious.
At Bien Cuit, I tuck in to a chocolate gateau while
a grapefruit treat awaits.
My blouse is by the French label, A.P.C.
After lunch we walked to a charming store
called Salter House.
The owner, Sandeep Salter, discovered a
trove of little-girl dresses
from a label called Pom' Flore in a
barn in Normandy.
The company was founded by three French sisters in 1988.
One was a ballet dancer, one was a classical singer
and one was a business woman.
The fabrics are all from Liberty of London.
Elke and Sandeep in the shop.
Elke is wearing a necklace that I designed
Salter House carries a selection of items for the home.
There are dolls.
Elke and I enjoyed a cup of Earl Grey at
A view across Atlantic Avenue
looking toward the Long Island Restaurant.