Category Archive: USA

Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes…


…Silver white winters that melt into springs These are a few of my favourite things.” I love D.C. snow days when it’s actually snowing – ensconced in my chair with a steaming cup… Continue reading

Fall Collection: Ft. Autumn Leaves and Pumpkin Squash


Drifting snowflakes on my window, covering the city in a white powdery blanket, and christmas music on the radio remind me that fall is over. Winter creeps up on me every year, and… Continue reading

Road Trip Part Trois: Three things you must do in Portland, Maine


Our second major stop was at the “other” Portland. It might be a surprise for you to know that Portland, Oregon was actually named after Portland, Maine. Having been to Portland, Oregon first… Continue reading

Road Trip: Witches and other odds and ends in Salem


In search of cheap motels in Boston, we found one in Danvers. As a friend remarked bemused, “But, that’s not Boston.” Danvers as we later found out was originally Salem Village, a town… Continue reading

Road tripping in New England Part Un: Boston


We are taking a road trip again this year on the Western Massachusetts – Boston – Portland, ME – Burlington route. A considerably less ambitious venture than the last one, it is still… Continue reading

My perfect (birthday) weekend


I’m a sucker for the “Sunday Routine” section of the New York Times. And I recently discovered the “My Perfect Weekend” section in The Telegraph. In addition to a glimpse into the lives… Continue reading

In search of deliciousness in Julian


        This past June we were in San Diego visiting friends, Seema and Bikas, for a week. It was one of the most relaxing vacations I’ve had in a while… Continue reading

Lotus in Bloom


A couple of weekends ago, a friend tipped us about the Waterlily Festival at the¬†Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. We went in the morning at about 10 because apparently the blooms close up in the… Continue reading

Civil War Period Costumes


Continued from previous post… The Battle of Chancellorsville reenactment offered us a great opportunity to look at the costumes of that period, and see a little bit of life as it was then.

Battle of Chancellorsville 150th Anniversary


PG is a big US Civil War buff, and last weekend I found myself in Chancellorsville watching thousands of amateur actors reenacting the battle of Chancellorsville to mark its 150th anniversary. To give… Continue reading