Yesterday was Larkfest. I hadn't been since high school (~6 years ago) and I was excited to experience the action again. Now that I live smack in the middle of Center Square, I've developed a new and different appreciation for the festivals that go on around here. In many ways, I now feel like I am a part of the Center Square community and I delight in seeing the community come alive.
I started the morning off with a delicious drip coffee and chocolate croissant (pain au chocolat) from Caffe Vero. My journey to Vero was a long one, as I stopped and peeked at many of the local vendors who had set up booths at the festival.
It was a beautiful day for Larkfest. It was sunny and warm, but with a cool breeze. Unfortunately for the vendors, it was sometimes so breezy that they had to hold on to their merch. Fortunately for the rest of us, this breeze meant a fresh air while crammed along the street among hundreds of people.
I like to see the life that festivals pull out of people. There were so many people dancing. Strangers dancing amongst each other because the weather was perfect, the DJ was spinning, and it probably just felt good.
I couldn't help but treat myself to a couple goodies from Larkfest. I could psychologically justify the money spent because most of the vendors represented independently owned businesses. I picked up a pair of earrings in the shape of birdcages and I also purchased the necklace shown below. In the center of the pendent is cut-out text from Pride and Prejudice. In my particular necklace, you can see "Darcy."
I hope everyone had a lovely weekend and is making the most of our final warm weekends for the year. I'm tempted to have a picnic next weekend if the weather is nice. This may be part of why I love fall so much... I really appreciate and make the most of the dwindling summer weather. Oh, and I should mention, today I saw that the leaves have started to change.