Photo by: Korena Bolding Sinnett.

I had just finished gasping at the sweeping view of Manhattan across the East River from my room at The William Vale in Williamsburg when I spotted a shiny orange box containing one of the most original (and cutest!) welcome amenities I’ve ever enjoyed: four local-to-Brooklyn Du’s Donuts. With flavors such as ginger matcha, oatmeal chai, blood-orange creamsicle, and piña colada, all created by mega-chef Wylie Dufresne, how could I resist a bite of each while I unpacked and settled in? The only thing that kept me from eating all four at once was dashing off to catch sunset on the 22nd floor at the rooftop bar, Westlight.

~Associate art director Korena Bolding Sinnett 

Top photo: The view from Westlight; by Noah Fecks.