Have we even left Minnesota?

We awoke this morning to a layer of snow and a steady cold wind – a perfect day to leave Minnesota and head some place warmer. . . unfortunately, at 30 degrees and snowing, DC doesn’t seem to be much warmer.

But here we are anyway, making the best of the cold weather by shopping at Beadazzled (a wonderful bead shop that today has a bead making demonstration by the talented and charming Abdul Momin of Mazar-I-Sharif, Afghanistan). . .

. . . and eating at Jaleo (one of my favorite restaurants in DC and the perfect place to sit inside eating paella and looking out at the cold evening beyond the window).