Farewell DC

Awaken in a cardboard castle
Climb in my snowy beast and turn the key
Roll down Elm street, taking in my rainbow row

Traffic cop brightens my 2,191st day with his smile
Chats with bikers and skips with children across the street
Will I never know his name?

The blind man waits patiently for the bus
Shading his eyes, straining to see
Does he know I send him love each day I speed by?

Fog sits over a sleepy Potomac
And a tear, at last, is pulled down my cheek
As the Key Bridge sways to embrace me



Last weekend my parents and I flew out to Chicago to visit my brother, Noah, Lauren, and their beautiful baby girl Vivienne. Here are a few pictures from a wonderful weekend with family.

Visually Merchandising a Small Space: Miss Pixie’s

I love DC shops because in order to stay in prime DC real estate these retailers have to be superb merchandisers. Miss Pixie’s does a great job of displaying a lot of product in a small space, on the cheap.

Stopping by Miss Pixie’s the morning after their Easter peep party this April I was greeted by colorful peeps on skewers at the cash register, as well as threaded to create this inexpensive window decoration:


Beautiful paper lights added decoration without extra clutter:


If you’re feeling crafty check out how to make this egg carton flower light:

Miss Pixie’s maximizes their space by stacking merchandise. The bright, bold color of this hot pink chair in the front center of the shop is incorporated in the umbrellas (which cover unappealing stage lights) and is reflected in the paint color of the back wall, helping attract your attention to the back of the store.