Japanese Garden

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Visiting Portland’s Japanese Garden was quite the experience. There is something very calming about walking the paths among the twisted trees and mossy ground that make you feel like you are in a fairy tale land, though that may just be Portland’s aesthetic. It was very quiet in the garden and there were few people about, but I think that’s just because it was a Monday in the dead of winter ;P. I’ve heard that this garden and the rose garden are in full bloom in spring, which would be a beautiful sight to see (and yet another reason to return.)

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Wearing: Forever 21 v-neck, One Teaspoon shorts, Sam Edelman espadrilles, Forever 21 sunnies, Bling Jewelry necklaces, Stella & Dot earrings, Fossil watch

I had been wanting to go back to the botanical gardens this year and planned to go this weekend only to find out it was their Spring Festival! There are vendors everywhere selling every plant and flower species imaginable. It was lovely walking around in the sunshine with a cool breeze checking out all the blooms. My sister bought me some flavored honey sticks: mango, watermelon, and wildflower this time. The honey is so fresh and there are hundreds of bees buzzing around pollinating the plants. We didn’t buy any honey this time around because I still have some left from the last time we went, but we did get a fresh guava-mango smoothie to enjoy whilst snapping some photos. I was hesitant about wearing a headband at first because of the heat, but paired with a top bun and large round sunnies it was the perfect amount of sun coverage while maintaining breathability. I am definitely keeping that combo in mind when we road trip to southern Texas a.k.a. desert wasteland next month!

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