Eric has started a series of pictures on facebook he is calling “The Idiot”. In this picture he is attempting to add another photo to that collection, but he is still working on his subtle form. In my family, taking yourself too seriously is a cardinal sin.
The purchase of this print is significant because I have wanted it for a while now. I wanted it because it captures exactly my glossy-eyed view of this city I just so happen to love so much. Aside from the piled up placement of all the historic sights, the color of the woman’s hair, the power suit, and the time period, this picture pretty much encapsulates my arrival to DC four years ago (I even emerged from a train with that exact facial expression).
Lemonade, crepes, homemade donuts that melt in your mouth followed a morning of perusing the market, and visiting the best used bookstore ever where my parents both bought reading material for their flight home. The bookstore deserves a blog post all to itself. Maybe that will happen one day…
After we had our fill of Eastern Market, we headed to Dumbarton Oaks–the previous home of Robert and Mildred Bliss, bequeathed to Harvard University in 1940 (I’ve mentioned it before). The home is now a museum, and the couple’s exquisite gardens are open all year long (and stunning in every season, I might add).
I really can’t get over the pool.
On Sunday, we went to church, followed by brunch, and then had to say goodbye to my parents after such a quick trip. Eric and I had a really great weekend being tourists and playing hosts to my parents. They were such good sports sleeping on blow-up beds in our tiny living room. I hope they decide to come back and see us soon.
P.S. I posted a picture of this flour-less chocolate cake we ate on instagram, and thought I would share the recipe in hopes that you too get to indulge in the heavenly substance. Don’t get mad at me if you eat more than you bargained for. Or have dreams about it. Or can’t think of anything else. Et cetera. Just…make it.
Click here for the recipe.