A personal quest for a better sleep

20170329_081521.jpgSo this is an atypical post by me. I was not even sure under which of my categories it should go. So I put it under Inspirations – as it might provide some new ideas for those interested. Considering that SLEEP has been on my mind a lot lately, and that more the one friend told me about their sleep issues, I thought I’d share some thoughts on the subject and seek your feedback and insights…
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Mood Board – April 1

Wow, what a month! We’ve had warmth and sun and snow and rain and wind. Moody March has been true to its reputation. The snow destroyed some cherry blossom buds, but we still enjoyed the trees in bloom. Kids love metro. A bit of art and architecture, always yummy food. My boys’ favorite Air and Space museum. Friends over for some wine and cheese. My BoConcept armchair got a side kick – a colorful pouf for my feet. Now reading corner is complete. And did I ever mention how much I love shoes. Pictures below.
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A Tale of Cherry blossoms in the City

When I think of Washington DC, my current home, some associations come up: great museums (that are mostly free),  cool ethnic restaurants, my favorite neighborhood – Georgetown (or gorgeous town, as my friend Diana would say), favorite corners in Dupont circle (where I spent most of my early days in the city, some fifteen years ago), important buildings I admire (I wrote about the architecture of the U.S. Capitol and Library of Congress here). Then there are cherry blossoms on the Tidal Basin and around Jefferson Memorial.
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Mood Board – March 7

February was super warm and we enjoyed the sun. I guess we are now paying for it with moody March weather. We did few weekend trips – explored town of Culpeper in Virginia. Played some tennis. Went to a beach. Climbed and hiked. Had a beer in Annapolis, by the ocean. Learnt more at the U.S. Capitol and Library of Congress. Cooked and ate some good food. Smelled like Caudalie. Now –onward to full spring, hopefully!
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February on the beach at the Sandy Point, Maryland


Off season still looking good

We’ve been lucky with a rather mild winter this year in our neck of the woods (shhh, don’t let my boys know since they have been quite disappointed by the lack of snow sledding opportunities). So when the weatherman announced a sunny and unusually warm holiday (President’s Day) weekend, we headed to a beach at the Salty Point State Park, 45 minute drive away from Washington, DC.
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Delightful Culpeper, Virginia


Colors of building fronts

Pistachio, lavender, vanilla – does it get better than that? The colors of facades, old civil war architecture, cute shops featuring local artists, woodwork, carefully curated clothing, furniture, antiques and food (local honey, fresh-baked bread, preserves, real ice cream – anyone?), quaint “farm-to-table” restaurants…exploring small towns in Virginia and Maryland, mostly an hour away from Washington, DC has been such a treat.
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