Henna Party: The Best Times are Spent with Good Friends

Henna Hands Henna Hands

I wrangled a couple of girlfriends together for a henna party in March.  I thought I was going to have to twist some arms, but everyone came willingly.  I was a little worried my friends might think it was cheesy when I learned that in some local high schools henna goes in and out of fashion with sixteen-year-old girls.  I don’t think of myself as super girly, so I was conflicted about wanting to try it. Not knowing what to expect, I was most intrigued to have someone paint on me.  I love any excuse for proprioception.

Henna is an Indian tradition, usually used at times when women gather—before a wedding, during a pregnancy, or a naming ceremony. Henna Feet Henna Feet

Two women, Shruti and Snehal, came to our house to do the henna—every image was done freestyle.  They could create a pattern from a picture or produce their own design in minutes.  No matter what design we picked or where we placed the henna on the body, they fashioned fabulous art.  It wasn’t what I expected though.  I’m […]

Henna Party: The Best Times are Spent with Good Friends2017-12-29T21:10:58-04:00

Comstock Ferre–Heirloom Garden

So last summer my cousin helped me (by which I mean my cousin did almost all the work) build me a two tiered garden.  And now this spring I want to plant, plant, plant.  My goal is to do an entire garden of heirloom vegetables, but I don’t have a green thumb so I’m a tad nervous.   I am open to any and all advice.
I went into Comstock Ferre in Old Wethersfield today.  They are the oldest seed company in the country.  There packages of seeds look like art.  It’s really a beautiful place.   I highly recommend you stop by some time, especially if you like to garden, like antiques, or unique artisan crafts.   I bought a book on heirloom gardening that I can’t wait to read.  I plan to […]

Comstock Ferre–Heirloom Garden2017-09-12T19:31:36-04:00