We took a small adventure to North Hampton, Massachusetts with Lulu’s lovely sister and her friend Marcel. Although I grew up in Massachusetts, I usually stayed towards the coast and never really ventured west. It was nice to visit such a quaint and beautiful New England town. The streets were lined with small shops and amazing food! Our first stop for our sleepy Saturday wanderings was a local Italian bakery where we indulged in cheesecake and coffee. Then we headed off to the Botanical Gardens at Smith College where they had the most incredible collection of plants from all parts of the globe. It was so beautiful. And the best part was, it was free! I always feel calm and at peace among the flowers and trees so it was nice to have that little bit of warmth and happiness on the cold winter day. There was so much to see and smell and take pictures of. It was magical. I fell in love with the lanterns. The tropical room was my favorite filled with palm and cacao trees! Just walking into the room caused my lens to fog up from the humidity. We ended the day at a lovely little noodle house for cups of hot green tea and wonderful bowls of tofu curry! And an exclusive before and after of my latest photo!
Lulu is the best kind of friend. The kind of friend you can show up at her door crying and she will welcome you in with hugs, kitties, tons of vegetarian snacks, and honey lavender tea. The kind of friend that will color in coloring books with you and watch reruns of The Golden Girls and will let you cry for hours if you needed to. I am so thankful to have such a strong female figure in my life. Her cute Vermont apartment is warm and sunny and filled with things so uniquely Lu. I took the back roads the four hours from Maine to Vermont and was so happy to see it took me through the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire.
The sun sets through the windows in the living room creating the most beautiful light rays.
In Lulu’s backyard are the cutest horses. She fed them carrots and I got to pet them.
Chippy was a bit of a bum biter.
And right across the street there is a farm with sheep and alpaca!
I don’t think they like me very much.
Lulu really is something special. She is a breath of pure joy with one of the bravest most kindest of hearts.