Moving from NYC to the ‘burbs of D.C. has been a big adjustment for us. I grew up in Northern VA but moved up to NYC and lived there for 10 years. My husband Kaiser has lived in NYC almost his entire life! We decided to move back to the D.C. area to raise our daughter Rumi and to be closer to family. We still have kept our city apartment because it’s nice to go up there every now and again to get a taste of the city. He misses things like being able to get a “slice of pie” from the corner, or a bagel on a walk. But we are appreciating many things about Northern VA as parents. When I was single, I didn’t like living in VA – I thought it was boring and dull. It’s a different story when you have kids! You start looking past yourself and think about what’s best for your kid, and for us that means she has more space, more fresh air to breathe, and more time with family.
We love driving through Loudoun County and taking in the scenic mountains and farms. Drive past Leesburg and you get into Purceville and Berryville where you can find hidden farms, orchards, and vineyards. I love finding little towns nestled in the mountains and valleys – it’s such an escape from the hustle, bustle and grind of day to day life. Here we are at a little farm we found on the side of the road. We stopped to snap some pics of the beauty around us! Loudoun County is beautiful, calm and peaceful!
I wanted to be comfortable so I wore a chunky gray sweater, bell bottom jeans and a knit hat. Rumi wore a floral embroidered sweater poncho and fringe boots.