At half past twelve in the afternoon, Sarah Meier, Metro’s editor-at-large, is getting a final pat of powder from her Revlon makeup artist, Jen Delica, before we hit the road.
Today, Meier will take the Metro team around her neighborhood in Brooklyn, a place she now calls home. A couple of months ago, she took a leap of faith to relocate to this borough, leaving her life in Manila behind, to be with family.
Sarah has always been fascinated with Brooklyn. For her, this borough represented creativity, freedom, and self-expression. It was a place for artists, a place where you get the spirit of New York City and its infinite possibilities but in a more intimate, neighborhood feel.
Sarah lives in Bedford-Stuyvesant, or Bed-Stuy in short, an area located in Central Brooklyn linked to the hip Williamsburg. This historic neighborhood has picturesque brownstones and quaint storefronts, showing the dynamism of the old and the new.
“I can absolutely say that I already found love in Brooklyn. I like to have that sense of being in a community where everybody goes through a struggle, and you know they’re able to come out of it validated,” she says.
Apart from her neighborhood, there are various places in Brooklyn close to Meier’s heart, such as the library of the Brooklyn Museum, Prospect Park, and McCarren Park.
“This was really the setting of 95% of our love story. A lot of the falling, and the trying to fight it… just realizing that we wanted to be together. It all happened here.”
“My philosophy is pretty simple, I say that no matter what it is that you’re making a decision on -- it could be something extremely minor or a major one -- you make a decision either out of love or fear. And I always urge you to choose love, because it’s the most rewarding. In the end, there are no regrets.”
“Every single time you choose love, you end up winning, and you end up growing.”
Photographs Seven Barretto of Studio 7
Creative Direction Eldzs Mejia
Makeup Jen Delica for Face One Using Revlon
Hair Maleyna Lomibao
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