Category Archive: D.C.

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

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

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

Who wants to go to the zoo?


Despite what critics say about them, zoos (at lease a few of them) fill me with some hope about the survival of some species and preserving them for the future. I went to… Continue reading

Annapolis


Annapolis was the capital of the United States in 1783-84. I was mildly surprised when I found this out, but I realized a few things made more sense now – like, why the Treaty of Paris… Continue reading

Ah Spring!


We’ve had the mildest winter here in D.C. Yet, it’s hard not to get excited about spring, especially so if you get to see the gorgeous Cherry Blossoms. This year is the 100th… Continue reading

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas…


Christmas candy swap at work, Christmas luncheon with coworkers, cookie decorating at friends, wine tasting thrown in between – yes, I am sugared and liquored up for Christmas! The city is all purty… Continue reading