Get Lost in Cherry Blossoms
Himeji Castle, Himeji, Japan
Few things beat the natural beauty of freshly sprung cherry blossoms, so what better way to experience this than to go straight to the origin: Himeji, Japan. This breath-taking, quiet place is where you can immerse yourself in Japanese culture by walking through cherry blossom-lined streets while making your way to the Himeji Castle. The perfect time to experience the snow topped castle peeking through the light hues of pink is right at the end of March, leading into April – just in time for a spring getaway!
Washington D.C., United States
If you are looking to stay close to home, while still wanting to experience the magic of cherry blossoms, Washington D.C.’s Cherry Blossom Festival, running from March 20th through April 12th, is a perfect alternative. The centrally located trees in the city were a gift from Mayor Yukio Ozaki of Tokyo in 1912, symbolizing the growing friendship between the United States and Tokyo. Given the weather and the celebration that comes with the festival, you might not even notice that you’re still in the states.
What to Wear
Keep in mind that even through the flowers are blooming for spring, the weather is still on the chilly side. We recommend pairing our stunning Georgine Dress with a well-suited topcoat to create a layered look while keeping you warm enough to enjoy your mystifying surroundings.
Jardins du Château de Versailles, Versailles, France
Go back in time with a classic trip to Versailles, France to experience one of the world’s most highly-regarded gardens: Jardins du Château de Versailles. Although the grounds are open year around, the best time to visit is anytime between mid-April and early November, but we recommend going from April-June to enjoy great weather and avoid large crowds. Soak up both history and beauty with this French getaway.
Fondation Claude Monet, Giverny, France
If your heart is still searching for more elegant gardens to explore, make your way to Giverny, France, to visit Fondation Claude Monet. Located just an hour outside of Versailles, Giverny, this property surrounds the once home of world renowned artist, Claude Monet, and the lustrous gardens he once tended to. While exploring the museum grounds, it is not difficult to see where Monet got his inspiration for such timeless waterlily paintings. The best time of year to marvel at such historic beauty is any time after April, when the flowers have bloomed and the weather is enjoyable.
What to Wear
Channel your inner Kate Middleton by wearing our Kate Dress in Black Linen. Fit to walk through royal grounds, this dress will bring out the feminine, regal side of you. If the weather is still on the chilly side during your trip, pair this dress with a pillowy-sleeved turtle neck to totally encompass the royal feel.
Cities Well-Known for their Spring Displays
If you are looking to explore a new city with a lot to offer, look to Stockholm, Sweden at the start of summer to cure your winter blues. Although covered in snow during the winter months, this city comes to life through its beautiful blooming flowers in every direction. Not only are the streets lined with florescent cherry blossoms, but the city’s hustle and bustle will keep you excited all day long.
While the Netherlands is known for the beautiful tulips that take over the countryside, its cities have just as much to offer. Spend your vacation in Amsterdam, where you and your loved ones can ride bikes down the water canals, while stopping to smell the flowers. This colorful city is complemented by the brightly green trees that line the streets. For a unique experience full of canal-rides and adventure, make your way to Amsterdam.
What to Wear:
Breeze through the city in our Manet Wrap Skirt in French Linen. This breezy yet elegant piece will bring out your inner child, while you search for your next adventure and delicious meal. Our French Linen print is a perfect complement to your young-at-heart spirit, as you soak up with sunshine in this beautiful city.