{today I love… spring!}

Spring is my favorite season in DC.  After just a few short weeks, my city has gone from drab and gray to full of color and teeming with life.  We took a little field trip to the National Arboretum this weekend, where everything is suddenly bursting into bloom.  Of course, DC is famous for its cherry blossoms, but this year I've fallen for the gorgeous magnolia trees and camellias:

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And of course, the magnolias…

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Oh, and remember how I was all about gardening a few weeks ago?  Well, we turned over some soil to create a bed and planted some seeds a couple weeends ago, and we just noticed that the seeds have finally started to shoot up!  We planted a butterfly mix, some double rose poppy seeds that Katy found, hollyhocks, and lupine seeds, along with a few bulbs that won't bloom until later in the fall.  I'll share some photos once there's more to see, hopefully in a few more weeks!

{all photos taken by me}

Small + Delicate

Happy Monday everyone!  And happy Passover to those of you celebrating this week.  As we do nearly every year, we'll be going to a seder tonight with some very good friends and I just can't wait for this evening to arrive.  So in the meantime, I thought I'd help pass the time with these beautiful necklaces from Stone + Honey and Polli:

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I don't usually wear a lot of gold jewelry, but lately I've been drawn to small, delicate, and intricate gold necklaces like the ones above.  The honeycomb pattern from Stone + Honey is definitely on my wishlist, but I also love the whimsy of Polli's tea time necklace.

{image credits: stone + honey via satsuma press, and polli}

{today I love…}

…all the gorgeous details from the Urban Wed event earlier this week:

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From the invitations (Paper + Cup) to the calligraphy (Paperfinger) to the amazing vintage photograph table runner and centerpieces (by Hatch Creative Studio), Vané pulled together an amazing group of vendors for a beautiful show.  I wish I could have been there in person!  I'm sure Vané will be doing a more extensive review of the show on Brooklyn Bride and the Urban Wed blog, but in the meantime you can read about the experience on Ruffled, Papertastebuds, and Paper + Cup.

{image credits: top photos by jen huang photography, bottom two photos by jenny ebert photography via paper + cup}

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I've been loving all the coverage of the NY fall fashion shows this week.  It feels a bit strange to be so enamored of collections for NEXT fall when I'm so busy wishing for spring to arrive, but these looks are just too pretty to resist:

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You can find more coverage of the NY fashion shows on Love Made Visible and Simple-Pretty.

{image credits: style.com}