Cherry Blossom Festival – Washington D.C.

Hey Everybody,

I have been MIA for some weeks now, but I am back to share my very first lifestyle/Inspiration post. I have moved from the Midwest to the East Coast and with all the moving and starting my new position at work I have been quite busy, but nonetheless I have had many opportunities to visit D.C. The first time I visited D.C. was back in 2003 and since then I have been coming back several times, to either just walk down the National Mall or to visit Museums.

However, I always told myself to come back and visit D.C. in the springtime. I was watching an episode of the “Amazing Race” on CBS, where the contestants visited D.C. as their last stop. At that time it was spring, and one of their stops in D.C. was around the Tidal Basin by the Thomas Jefferson Memorial AND all the Cherry Blossom Trees were in full bloom; it looked so beautiful that I had to come back around that time.

It all started in 1912 when Japan presented the Cherry Blossom Tree as a gift of friendship to the US. Over decades since 1912 thousands of Cherry Trees have been planted around Washington D.C. There are 12 different varieties. The first Cherry Blossom Festival was held in 1935.

The weather was amazingly warm and the Cherry Trees were just beautiful, the Magnolia Trees are blooming at the same time as well (See picture). The only downside was that towards the end of the day it was just absolutely packed with people. So I would recommend to go in the mornings, the trees are still in full bloom for the next several days, don’t miss it! I will definitely plan a trip next spring again. I believe that especially nature is an amazing inspiration to design and fashion, it is amazing to just go outside take in the fresh air and just be inspired. It is a good reset button from your work week! Enjoy spring…

Wiebke

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Cherry Blossom Festival – Washington D.C.

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