Hi! Fancy seeing you again!
Just thought I’d quickly check in and let everyone know our nomadic adventures continue – and we’re happy to add another pin in the map. We now hang our hat in Washington, DC. Having moved from one capital city (London), we are feeling right at home and have wasted no time exploring this captivating town.
Spring is giving way to summer, and the weather here has been spectacular. We are trying to spend as much time outdoors as we can before the oppressive summer heat sets in.
As we celebrated our third wedding anniversary, we headed to Hillwood Museum for an early afternoon picnic in the gardens.
The estate was founded by the glamorous (and somewhat eccentric) socialite Marjorie Merriweather Post. The mansion is now a museum, home to her incredible art collection and showcasing her wacky eye for interior design.
But the real delight are the gardens!
We set right to work exploring every angle!
And eventually settling in the shade to share a picnic.
I usually like to have a little lie-down after lunch, resting under the cool canopy, listening to the water babbling and birds crooning, inhaling the scent of freshly mown grass with every breath.
But this guy had other ideas!
It was the day of the big Hillwood gala and everything was looking in tip-top shape for the evening’s events. So it was a bit embarrassing when we couldn’t keep our child from turning every fountain into his personal paddling pool.
His philosophy is clearly, “it’s better to ask forgiveness than permission.”
A glorious day, impeccable gardens, and the best company a girl could ask for.
Even if you have to chase after it.