Showing posts from May, 2015


June is here, and with it...summer!
Nobody is more excited than I about the boiling heat. Even though I will complain to my heart's content about being sweaty and that my hair won't do anything in the humidity, deep down, I am rejoicing that it is warm and I am happy and most importantly that there is no winter in sight for SO long! Here are some summer things I'm looking forward to!
Outdoor concerts! I'm going to see Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness and a couple other fun alternative bands on the very lawn pictured above in about a week, and I am so excited!! Nothing beats seeing a spectacular sunset to the beats of your all-time favorite songs.

Photo Cred: Tyler Coulson
Hiking! Admittedly, I am much more of a mountain hiker than a woodsy hiker, but something about shady trails in the blazing sun is pretty appealing. Also, creeks and waterfalls!
Water parks! It's a bit landlocked where I am, so I'll have to make do with some water parks or lap swimming. I generally tend to find laying out and tanning to be horribly boring and uncomfortable unless I'm deep into a book, so I prefer splashing around in the water!
Last, but certainly not least, refreshing drinks! Homemade lemonade, fruit-infused water,and I just learned a delicious recipe for a jalapeno, cilantro, and mango infused gin cocktail that I will definitely be trying soon.
What are you most excited for about the summer?!

A Dark World Aches for a Splash of the Sun

I was in DC last month for a conference, but my timing, fortunately, coincided perfectly with the cherry blossom festival and getting to see two of my best friends. I've been to DC a few times before, so this trip was truly about catching up with old friends, but we did make sure to see the blossoms, especially because the weather was AMAZING.
On our first night, we stopped by a little pub that had Duck Rabbit Milk Stout! This beer was, hands down, my favorite North Carolina local beer I had in all my time in Chapel Hill and I was missing it so bad. Imagine my surprise to see this baby on the bottle list! It was a happy moment.
We went to this adorable little place for brunch the next morning. It's tucked away in a little corner in the Georgetown area right near the water. It's in an old warehouse or auto garage, but decorated all modern! Also, the food was delicious! Now, on to the copious blossom pictures!
Cherry blossoms!

Cardigan: Macy's
Necklace: Francesca's
Boots: Ross
I learned on this trip that the pink blossoms are actually magnolia blossoms! Sorry cherry, but I think I might like the magnolias better...
My lovely friends. I barely get to see these ladies with our busy schedules these days, so having three whole days of time with them was unimaginably wonderful. And will you check out that sunshine?! It was glorious to be able to walk around after the frigid winter.

More blossoms by the Jefferson Memorial. Hoping and wishing to go back soon, because DC is an amazing place!
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