Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Remebering Parts of 2010: DC Cherry Blossoms

So I intended to do an outfit post today but I walked out to a monsoon happening outside of our house and let's just say, my reaction wasn't necessarily pretty. So instead of doing an outfit post, I decided to look back to my time spent in DC. At this time last year, I had lived in DC for 3 months already because I was interning at the Mexican Embassy for a semester. One of my all time favorite things in DC were the Cherry Blossoms. I had the date marked for the festival since January last year because I was that excited to see them. Little did I know that Brooklyn Botanical Gardens also has a Cherry Blossom Festival but hey, might as well see the cherry blossoms draping over the Potomac River while overlooking the Jefferson and Washington Memorials right?
Hah. I just realized I even matched the cherry blossoms. I forget if that was intentional or purely accidental. Brett came down for the weekend and we spent the entire day just walking around the river edge and having a little picnic while trying to avoid tourists which was literally impossible. There were tons of people EVERYWHERE. (I didn't count myself as a tourist because I was technically living there, even if it was only for 3 months, haha. makes sense to me, no?)
It was a beautiful day and I'm glad I was able to get pictures of it so I have a tangible memory of them. Ever since DC, I've been obsessed with cherry blossoms. I even have the cherry blossom body wash from Bath and Body Works. And I definitely need to see them every year but I NOW know that I can travel 25 minutes to Brooklyn rather than 4 hours to DC. I didn't even know Brooklyn had a Botanical Garden until some time last year! New York never fails to surprise me.
Have you guys ever been to DC for the Cherry Blossom Festival? Go to this website and you see can see all that's being planned if you want to venture out there for a weekend! Believe me, It's definitely worth it. 

And now I must venture off to the library to study for an exam that I have in 6 hours. Wish me luck!

Happy Tuesday! :)

11 comments:

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

wow the flowers look gorgeous!


<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

Judy said...

love your top! & all the images with those gorgeous blossoms!

xx.
Judy

necas said...

nice photos! I love the back of your shirt :)

{av} | {long distance loving} said...

I blogged about the blossoms today too! haha. The cherry blossoms are the thing I miss most about living in DC...ok, maybe my friends outrank them, but they're in a pretty neck in neck race. Gorgeous photos :) you look stunning! xoxo {av}

Laura said...

gorgeous photos! you totally match the cherry blossoms :) love the back of that shirt you're wearing.

..good luck with the exam!

xx

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

gorgeous photos! i have yet to see the blossoms in person -- its on my to travel list! good luck on your test. xoxo jcd

Beatriz Craven... That Girl in Pearls said...

The cherry blossoms are BEAUTIFUL! Wow. And you are right, you so match haha. Such a romantic shirt. I adore the back. Where did you get it?

Hope you have a wonderful day!
B.

That Girl in Pearls

Chelsea Lane said...

these are gorgeous photos. I have always wanted to visit DC, and the cherry blossom festival looks like the perfect time to visit :) love your top!

xoxo

augustalolita said...

beautiful photos <3 this place is amazing-love all those pretty flowers!! and i love your blouse!!

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Elaine said...

Gorgeous!! I love D.C. and I love the cherry blossoms!

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