Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom and Tim Tams Giveaway Results

by Valerie on March 31, 2009 · 9 comments

It’s that time of the year again here in Washington – the cherry blossoms are blooming and it’s time for the National Cherry Blossom Festival. The famous ones by the tidal basin are what everyone is talking about, but there blossoming trees all over the city, particularly around Dupont Circle. Several of them have been planted by Home Depot/National Cherry Blossom Festival Neighborhood Tree Planting Program in the last couple of years.

This is one of my favorite times of year in Washington – even when I lived in New York and was here only on weekends because my husband was working here, we always planned it so that we would be in town for the cherry blossoms. There is always so much to do and, as long as you go early in the day, walking to the Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossoms is not too crowded an experience.

On other news, I wanted to announce the winner of the Tim Tams Giveaway.

Congratulations to Shannon at All About Me!!!

Shannon, I will be in touch. Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway – I have enjoyed discovering your blogs and look forward to continuing to read them!

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1 Melita March 31, 2009 at 4:05 pm

i’m so excited to come to dc this weekend for the cherry blossom fest. also look forward to going to teaism upon your recommendation. i hope to hit tranquil space for some yoga as well. i’ll only be there saturday and part of sunday but any other recommendations you have for me would be great.


2 City Girl April 1, 2009 at 2:32 am

I have many LOL – there’s a Teaism closer to the museums and the cherry blossom festival in addition to the one near Dupont and Tranquilspace. Also, near-ish to Tranquilspace are ACKC, Biagio, Locolat (the liege waffle was scrummy), and a yummy Ethiopian restaurant called Lalibela. If you venture further north into Adams Morgan, I like Meskerem, Cashion’s and Amsterdam Falafel Shop. Oh and check out Tryst, very fun coffee shop, and the Diner next door is fun too.

Restaurant-wise, around Dupont I like Bistro du Coin, Sette, Heritage India (if you go to Heritage, Hello Cupcake is just a few doors down), Pasara, Sakana, Sushi Taro (I think it’s reopened from renovations), Malaysia Kopitiam.


3 The Curator April 1, 2009 at 11:14 am

They bloomed here too – the monument looks really pretty. :)


4 Rosa's Yummy Yums April 1, 2009 at 1:17 pm

what pretty blossoms! I really like this time of the year!




5 Rosa's Yummy Yums April 1, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Are you Swiss? I’m sure you have many good memories of switzerland and Lausanne… I will continue posting pictures of towns and landscapes!




6 Rosa's Yummy Yums April 1, 2009 at 3:24 pm

I’m happy to hear you like my pictures… Thanks!

Very interesting. I know Morges… What brought you to the US (if I might ask)?




7 Melita April 1, 2009 at 3:28 pm

thank you so much for your recommendations. i only wish i could stay in dc longer to take advantage of them all. i’ll post about my trip upon my return. thanks again!


8 City Girl April 1, 2009 at 3:42 pm

Rosa – sent you an email – story is way too long LOL.

The Curator – It is a nice time of year to be in this area :)

Melita – hope you have a great stay in DC!


9 Shannon April 1, 2009 at 8:20 pm

Wow! I won!

was just hearing from someone else about the Cherry Blossoms, saw some pictures from last year and got excited by all the kites.


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