Georgetown Cupcake | Free (Not-on-Menu) Cupcake
|Monday – Chocolate PB Caramel|
|Tuesday – Vanilla Caramel Hazelnut|
|Wednesday – Chocolate Ganache Surprise|
|Thursday – Choc-Dipped Toffee Crunch|
|Friday – Lemon Coconut|
|Free Flavors via Twitter|
White House 2014 Spring Garden Tour
|Got our tickets!|
|View of the White House from the South Lawn|
|Flowering Wisteria hanging from the South Portico of the White House.|
|Tulip posing with the tulips!|
|Perfect spring day!|
|Rose Garden + Secret Service|
|White House Play Ground|
|Pinch me – is this real?!|
|Z and I on the South Lawn|
|South Lawn Water Fountain|
|White House Kitchen Garden|
|Selfies with my fav people at the White House!|
|Sweater: The Limited | Blouse: The Limited | Jeans: The Limited | Necklace: BaubleBar |
Shoes: Etienne Aigner | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban | Scarf: SimplyZeena | Clutch: Coach
The White House opened its garden to the public over the weekend for the 2014 Spring Garden Tour. On the tour guests were able to see the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, Rose Garden, South Lawn of the White House, and the White House Kitchen Garden. Tickets were free and distributed on a first come first serve basis starting at 9am. I convinced my lovely girlfriends to get up at 6am on a Saturday and line up at the Ellipse Visitor Pavilion at 8am. We got our tickets for the 10am entrance – yay! Got some coffee beforehand and then made our way to the White House. It was the perfect spring day to walk in the garden and see all the history and beautiful flowers and trees. It was such a lovely experience!
Tulips & Cherry Blossoms
|Jacket: H&M | Sweater: French Connection | Blouse: The Limited | Jeans: The Limited |
Shoes: J.Crew | Handbag: Coach | Scarf: Hijabee
If you’ve been following me on Instagram [@adayinthelalz] you know that I have been beyond excited to finally be in DC for the Cherry Blossoms. I may have over done it – but oh well! This trip to DC was on Tuesday just when the blossoms were starting to bloom. My friend and I went early in the morning to avoid the crowds and allow me to snap some photos! I have been waiting for months to wear this adorable French Connection Tulip Sweater. My name in Persian means Tulip – therefore anything tulip related is a win in my book! I usually shy away from pink but this sweater had me rethink my rule and I totally embraced it!
Nowruz: A Persian New Year Celebration
The Freer, Sackler, and Ripley Center had a Nowruz: A Persian New Year Celebration. The event was filled with lots of activities, displays, and performances. In my opinion the celebration was great for kids. There was a ton of activities geared toward children such as face painting, storytelling, coloring, calligraphy, Iranian music, and traditional dance performances.
It was an interesting event to go to for a gal like me from the Midwest who rarely sees Nowruz celebrations outside my home. Below are some photos from the day:
|Sofreh Haft Seen
|Haft Seen Details|
|Haft Seen Details|
|Haft Seen Details|
|Selfies with Hani Hulu
Hillwood Estate, Museum and Garden
I discover many things on Pinterest and Instagram. I have no shame in admitting that. I managed to discover Hillwood Estate, Museum and Garden on Instagram. I convinced my sister that we should go check it out and she happily agreed.
What is Hillwood Estate? As stated on the website of the estate; Marjorie Merriweather Post (founder of Post Cereal Company) bought Hillwood in 1955. Her estate has the most comprehensive collection of Russian imperial art outside of Russia, a distinguished 18th-century French decorative art collection, and twenty-five acres of serene landscaped gardens.
The estate is open Tuesdays-Saturdays from 10am-5pm and on select Sundays. There is a suggested ticket fee – which means they have set recommended prices – however you can pay however much you can afford.
An interesting fact about Marjorie is that when she passed away one of her requests was that every day there be fresh flowers in each room of her estate. When you visit Hillwood you notice that in every room there are flower arrangements in each and every room. The flowers are picked from her cutting garden and greenhouse.
Have you head of the Fabergé eggs? Well Miss Marjorie has two on display at her estate.
In addition to the vast art collection the estate has beautiful gardens. There is a beautiful rose garden, french parterre, putting green, Japanese style garden, greenhouse, and cutting garden.