When I can't be traveling I like to find small ways to always be learning and experiencing. This weekend's travels brought me the following:
Dinner and a Documentary // I made pizza and margaritas for a couple of friends and we watched Blue Alchemy which is a documentary about the traditions and history of indigo dying. We've got big dreams of cultivating our own indigo vat now! Indigo dying is a very temperamental process and if your vat isn't perfectly happy, all of your hard work in the resist process can be for naught. Trust me, I've experienced this. Admittedly, it may not be the most thrilling documentary for some people but we're fibers girls so it was right up our alley.
Japanese Spring Festival // Sunday, we went into Boston for Haru Matsuri, or Spring Festival to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the original gift of cherry blossom trees from Japan to Washington, D.C. in 1912. There were women dressed like geisha, tons of Japanese craft vendors, taiko drummers and more. It made me very nostalgic for Japan and reminded me that it's been almost six years since I traveled there. I really hope to make it back some day.
Japanese in Chinatown // we had hoped to grab lunch at the festival but food tickets sold out fast so we went with Plan B and consulted Yelp! which recommended a Japanese restaurant in nearby Chinatown. My guy's seafood soup was beautiful!
Bostonian Strolling // The weather was perfect for strolling and since we don't visit Boston too often, it was nice to just mosey around. We visited one of the many (very) old graveyards in Boston and it's always so interesting but tragic to read the ages and stories of the people buried there.
|copyright Mary Lance|
|Grapefruit and tequila is such a tasty combo!|
|Taiko drummers from Wellesley College were amazing. These girls must get such a workout!|
|Fanciest iParty entrance I've ever seen.|
|Gravestone of John Trapping, 1678.|