hello back-to-school-monday

Hello first-day-back-to-school Monday.

I hope you had a great weekend, were able to relax and enjoy sunshine wherever you are. We had a gorgeous sunny weekend here in DC so we decided on a spontaneous crab lunch trip to Annapolis. Maryland boasts some of the most delicious crabs. Thanks Ally and Jane for tips on how to get rid of crab smelling hands. Lemons did the trick.

Other highlights from our weekend included:

– A tweet up organized by beautiful Maryam from Marrakesh. It was awesome to finally meet Maryam. She is even lovelier in person. The tweet up, was at charming Vinoteca (highly recommend the tamari “reserve”from mendoza, argentina) and was a cheerful gathering of wonderful peeps. A shout out to Christie, Andrea, Brandie, Nole, Kaydee and Bill. It was a pleasure to connect with you all.

– And shopping for goodies from the Takoma Park farmers market. I really look forward to farmer’s market on weekends to score fresh treats. This weekend I put together a small spread of kalamata olive bread, strawberry-peach jam and chevre goat cheese, and bellinis. Perfect outdoor picnic.

– I also found these cute lavender sachets at the market for my lingerie drawer. These little sachets are easy to make using left-over fabric and filled with lavender (or other potpourri) would make great hostess gifts.

Oh and I realized I hadnt shared my new lamp (Cyan via GiltGroupe) with you. Isnt she pretty? Initially, I wanted her in our masterbed room, but I think she feels more at home in the dining room, dont you?

Have a happy week ahead.

ps: giveaway winner – coming up next.

iamges: all manvi drona-hidalgo, except #4 which is via apartment 34.


  1. Thanks. I knew you would love the lamp. We need to plan our get together soon. NYC?

  2. You have been busy! How fun with the get together (bet they all loved you!) and your new lamp friend is wonderful. But it really should have been mine! (:

    Happy weekend to you dear Manvi.


  3. Sounds like you had such a lovely weekend! I’ve always wanted to do a meet up with bloggers or tweeters – what fun that must have been!

    and btw, your pictures are just so lovely – it always boosts my day 🙂

  4. We definitely need a repeat of Friday night – such a wonderful evening!

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