Saluting our Nation’s Capital

Written by Lisa DiMauro | April 16th, 2015

2015 Cherry Blossom Festival, Washington, D.C.

cherry blossom festival
This past weekend, the cherry blossoms in DC reached their full bloom and I got to attend the Cherry Blossom Festival with my family. Every year, our nation’s capital commemorates the gift of the cherry blossom tree given to the United States by Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo City in March 1912, thus celebrating the friendship between the two countries. The first festival was held in 1935 and has been a beautiful event every year since filled with parades, family activities, and of course, the most picturesque view.

While this was my second time going, I couldn’t help but feel enchanted being there. We made our way through the, admittedly, very very busy crowds to get to the tidal basin near the Jefferson Memorial. On our way, we passed the Washington Monument on the National Mall and I felt a strong sense of national pride. The visitors came from near and far, echoing the melting pot that our beautiful country has become.

cherry blossom festival

I had some of our frames handy knowing that their beautiful design will pop against the serene backdrop of the cherry blossoms…and I was right! From the super feminine cutouts and patterns of our Lulu Guinness collection to the chic, modern look of our Nicole Miller frames, I finally started to feel like spring is officially here. The soft-hued styles mixed with pops of bold patterns all around me told me it was time to whip out all of my most girly frames! Check out some of the images I snapped while I was there…

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