Wintery weekend in CLE

Hi friends!

Not many updates here but just wanted to post a couple of pictures I took of some flowers while playing around with my camera.

Ryan got these flowers for me a week ago (yay!) and on Friday I finally was able to see the Lilly bloom in daylight (slightly depressing since it’s dark when I go to work and dark when I come home!).

Flower picture 1:

Flower pic 2:

Flower pic #3

One more:

I also finally picked up the watercolor painting we got in Paris as a souvenir. We got it custom framed and it turned out beautifully! We started getting artwork from various cities we travel to for a memento and have started quite a collection.

Framed watercolor print:

We found this piece in Montmartre and chatted with the artist. I love the happy colors and all three of the monuments he highlighted (especially that one in the middle!). Added bonus: Every time I look at it it reminds me of the best trip of my life.

We also purchased a vintage map of Paris and will hopefully have that framed soon too. Not sure where the watercolor print’s permanent home will be yet but for now it’s resting on our mantle.

I also recently had a replica Jacques Majorelle print I purchased in Morocco custom matted and framed as well and it turned out amazing. Don’t mind the glare/ angle :).

Jacques Majorelle was a French painter who had a huge villa complete with stunning gardens in Marrakech. This print depicts the spectacular Atlas Mountains which you can see from almost anywhere in Marrakech.

I think I need to do a full blog post on Morocco- but here are a couple of pics from the Majorelle gardens.

Walking into the garden/ residence area:

Walking around the gardens. The colors everywhere are stunning and the house itself is painted entirely in this rich cobalt blue color.

Here I am! I loved this color combination. The pictures don’t really do it justice.

Reflecting pool with Lilly pads and palm trees.

Anyways (totally went off topic here!) I love having little memories of past trips scattered throughout our home as artwork.

On Saturday, my mom came over and we went and picked up my wedding dress! It was so exciting and just as beautiful as I remember it. After that we went to a cute little shop/cafe called Nature’s Oasis for something to eat.

I didn’t have my camera but the iPhone takes amazing pictures and I had to capture this delicious looking meal. Mmm I want to jump through the screen and devour this waffle!

My mom had some great wedding advice and ideas in general so we talked for a while while enjoying our meals and drinks. By the way- I had a “ginger turmeric chai latte” (whatever the F that is,) and it was soooo good. It tasted similar to chai tea but with the added kick and freshness of ginger. Highly recommend- apparently this drink is a thing now so you can probably find it in a cafe near you!

After breakfast I went back home and Ryan and I met up with friends for duck pin bowling. It was really fun and good to see some people we hadn’t seen in a few months.

Finally, that evening we had dinner with our future wedding officiant and his wife down in Medina. Dinner was wonderful and it was great to catch up with them. Our officiant, Aaron , worked with both of us at KeyBank and him and Ryan have kept in touch over the years. Talking about our wedding made us both really excited, and also we realized it will be here before we know it!

Today is Super Bowl Sunday and I really could care less about the game but have always been a huge fan of super bowl snacks. We are going to a friends house tonight and that’s pretty much our whole weekend! It’s been great and productive so far. Hope yours was fantastic as well.

Molly

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