It is funny how you can live in the same area as some of your favorite blog friends, and for one reason or another, you are never really able to get together for a face-to-face meeting. Parikha and I have been trying to get together for a long while, and this past weekend, we finally did it. And even better? it corresponded with Rangsiwan’s visit to the East Coast. SO, I got to meet two great blog friends in one day! (with the addition of R’s really sweet friend, Marissa).
We started the day off with a great lunch at one of my favorite spots in DC: Teaism in Dupont Circle.
Veggie bento boxes for P and me – Udon needles for R and M
Over lunch, we discussed travels (Rangsiwan just returned from Brazil), photography (we were all outfitted with our Canons – but I think I am the only one who took photos?) and the yummy food. And the best part? It was so natural. Meeting “old” friends for the first time. Very nice.
A freak monsoon-like rainstorm hit DC as we were leaving the cafe – we made a break for Marissa’s car to head to Silver Spring for the Crafty Bastards fair. It is great to see that the fair has reached such popularity that they can now do it twice a year!
The heat was the resounding topic of the day. The sun was beating down, and while it was nice to have so much light, it was nasty hot. Luckily, there was some shade to cool off, and even an indoor area with more vendor/artists. And some Italian Ice.
I had the wonderful opportunity to meet a Flickr friend who was showing at the fair – so cool to meet you, Tess! – and met the very talented Abby at Folktale Fibers. I caught up with Paula at Woolarina - pulled up a chair and made in the shade for a short while. What a fun time.
After the fair, we said goodbye to Parikha, and headed into Silver Spring. Even with the heat, there were a lot of people out and about. We stopped off in Cake Love and R got a scrumptious cupcake, and then headed to the green.
~Kids playing in the fountain~ (I was tempted myself)
After seeing the capoeiristas, I decided that I couldn’t complain about the heat anymore. Amazing to see. Great music too!
Rangsiwan and I made plans for later this summer (when I will be in SF) and we parted ways. I had a permagrin when I got home. What a nice day!
…and I even came home with a few goodies to remember it by…