Look but don't eat. That's my farmer's market vegetable philosophy. Not because I don't like veggies, but because I am lazy. I'll eat tons of veggies from the hot Whole Foods bar or any veggies that come on top of my hamburger. ;)
Scenes from the Takoma Junction. Beautiful blues and endless murals.
And Rosie munches on things. Always.
Photos from yesterday at
- a swanky restaurant and full service butcher shop in Silver Spring's Fenton Village neighborhood, home to tons of other awesome one-off and unique restaurants, cafes and businesses. We found ourselves there at 8pm for their all day Sunday happy hour after a v long day, or weekend actually, in Silver Spring.
Explaining my work situation and/or friend situation to people is difficult. Particularly so when outsiders happen upon a group of us all at once.
How do you know each other?
No one knows where to start because we've become this incestual entrepreneurial friend group with links and ties to different organizations and local businesses in Silver Spring. You might find us all running a restaurant crawl or instagramming it (what we were doing yesterday) as putting on and documenting a huge downtown event; or you might find us all in a crazy impromptu round of Battle Tetris on a Friday night.
I guess the first place to start is with
, where I have been part-time with one boss / friend for three years at least while running
also. My husband just came on board part-time and is also working part-time with entrepreneurial friends of ours at
. There are also three people there - the guy who started it, my husband and another guy; whose super long-time girlfriend is a graphic designer that did my business logo, that I make our
happen with and who is a graphic designer for a
in downtown Silver Spring.
This I would say is the base of our ties and from there things get crazier; move further out to different organizations and businesses in the area; and tie everyone together in this awesome Making-Shit-Happen-In-Silver-Spring cult. Other members would include: the
who did photos for my website and my wedding; her next wedding clients who are tied to the only
in Silver Spring; and neighbors of mine who just opened a
in Silver Spring where my candles are sold and where I take lots of yoga classes.
It's crazy fun and there's always something to do / people to do it with and drinks to be had after a killer long day is over, which is what we were doing last night after the
was all packed up. It was such a beautiful day to experience so much of Silver Spring and really let this neighborhood shine. This is a really special place and only sitting curbside on Georgia Avenue sipping lavender margaritas on a perfect May day while drenched in sweat can really sum up how much I love being here.
My kitchen window at night. So soothing.
I visited my momma on Sunday before she leaves for her latest trip across the world. She goes on an international vacation with my aunt at least two or three times a year, like a boss. On Tuesday she leaves for Lisbon and Italy for a few weeks at least, so yesterday we did a pre-Mother's Day brunch. The photos above are of the dogwood outside of her house and flowers that she carefully cut the grass around in her front yard.
I love that phrase. It makes me feel hip + young. This time of year is so beautiful that my phone / camera is always operating on full. There's just so much to capture out there. Magnolias, cherry trees and even the back of a flower shop in Old Takoma.
Love this little spot. Snapped these pics on 14th Street when I was downtown popping up at West Elm DC. Lame that I didn't have time to go in though. Some day...
For the last few weeks I've been participating in a really cool public art project that is set to debut this upcoming weekend. It's POPT Public Art and for the first installment, we've been painting plywood murals to take a three-dimensional shape to cover uggo trash cans across downtown Silver Spring. Here are some photos of my process where I started very out green and ended up a little less so, and my final work which, as was pointed out to me, does really look like a Dr Seuss interpretation of a Marc Jacobs quote. Cause you know literary is my thing.