Things We Love | Baby Boy Bakery Kids

When I heard my friend Jacqui Saldana was coming out with cooking kits for children, I was more than ecstatic. But mostly, I was proud. These kits are going to be delightful mail for kids everywhere; they will encourage families to gather in the kitchen and simply create. November's kit (a recipe for healthful fruit roll-ups) is about to head out the door to all of its tiny recipients. I've already tested the recipe and I may have made more than one batch (or several). It's irresistible in all the best senses. 

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to non-profit organizations that focus on the well-being of children. Thank you, Jacqui, for everything that you do. This is definitely going to be a memorable activity in the home. 

Baby Boy Bakery Kids | Cooking and Baking Kit

Tiny apron and tools are from Odette Williams

Bakeri (Greenpoint)

Bakeri has often been touted as Brooklyn's best European-style eatery, and with two outposts—one in Williamsburg, one in Greenpoint—that each have their own unique character, visitors can now enjoy twice the sweet and savory offerings amid the eclectic interiors that are arguably some of the most Instagrammed spots in the borough. 

Bakeri's Greenpoint location is perhaps best known for its signature floral wall which is the creation of French designer, Nathalie Lété. While patrons often vie for the cozy two-top surrounded by blooms just inside the entrance, it's just as delightful to sit at the back counter and watch the bakers in the open kitchen while sipping a latte and noshing on the fruits of their labor. Every inch of the space is warm, inviting, and well thought-out—and the entire experience is a real treat for all ages (and all senses)!

Favorite things to order (with kids):

  1. Avocado tartine with lemon, cumin, olive oil and grey sea salt
  2. Biscuit of the day with scrambled eggs and cheese 
  3. Julieflower smoothie with banana, kale, cashews, dates, and ginger
  4. Chocolate chip, rosemary, and sea salt cookie

For more information and for the full menu, visit the Bakeri website




105 Freeman Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222 (between Manhattan Ave and Franklin St)

Getting there: 
Take the G train to Greenpoint Ave, and it's a short five-minute walk from there

Business hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sat & Sun 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Best hours to visit with kids: 
Anytime—there's plenty of seating at a large communal farm table, as well as outdoor cafe tables (when the weather is decent)!

Bakeri in Greenpoint | Mabo Kids | Zooey Magazine
Bakeri in Greenpoint | Mabo Kids | Zooey Magazine
Bakeri in Greenpoint | Mabo Kids | Zooey Magazine
Bakeri in Greenpoint | Mabo Kids | Zooey Magazine

Photography by Nicki Sebastian

Dress by Mabo Kids

Hat by Oeuf

In the Magazine | John Francis Daley

John Francis Daley | Zooey Magazine | Inspiration

Words of Wisdom
John Francis Daley
August/September 2012

“It’s really easy, in any career, to be discouraged. You have to sort of evaluate how much you want whatever you’re doing. If it’s not enough to sacrifice almost everything pursuing it, then it’s not worth pursuing. So first take a look at the reasons why you want to do what you’re doing. A lot of aspiring actors go into it for the fame, and the money, and all the reasons why Scarface got into drug dealing. So take a look at if it really does make you happy, just the doing of it, as opposed to the all the perks that go along with it. Then, don’t be discouraged when you don’t get your 20th audition. Because I can say, for every 25 auditions I go on, I might get one thing. And that’s all you need, that one thing. I think of it like gambling, where you have an unlimited amount of chips. You just have to keep playing. If you’re playing the slots, and you keep losing, then just know that you’ve got a million more chips to play with, and it’s just you that’s going to stop and leave. But each time you play, your odds of actually getting something get greater and greater, because it’s simple math.”

Photography by Derek Wood

Interview by Francesca Nicol