I've never been a very religious person. I grew up without knowing the definition of religion and I didn't know what it meant to believe in something greater than what was right in front of me. This doesn't mean I wasn't spiritual though. I grew up listening to my mom's ghost stories and visiting the occasional temples to bless our ancestors. But to me, that didn't mean anything besides acknowledging that the people that paved the trail before me allowed me to live the life I live today. In a way, I'm glad I grew up without set religious beliefs because it allowed me to decide for myself as I was gradually exposed to all the religions in the world. To this day, I consider myself an agnostic but I still open myself up to what could possibly be. I love being able to experience so many religions through the people I surround myself with and taking a little bit of each with me.
This past week I found myself (sort of) celebrating both Passover and Easter. I've celebrated Passover before since my boyfriend is Jewish; this time around though, I went to my friend Rachel's house for their Passover Seder. It's tradition for the adults to hide a part of the matzo (the afikoman) at the beginning of the meal for the kids to find at the end of the meal. One of the reasons, my friend's dad explained, was to keep the kids interested throughout the Seder. I ended up being the one to find the afikoman, cleverly hidden in a bookshelf (beginner's luck) and, since we're not children anymore, I took home a six-pack of beer as the prize.
On Sunday, I found myself grabbing some brunch with a friend at Fetch Bar & Grill and I decided to dress up in the spirit of Easter Sunday. It was nice walking up and down the streets of New York and seeing so many families in their Easter outfits. If you're ever in the mood for brunch though, definitely hit up Fetch - they give out complimentary bread with their famous strawberry butter, which is to die for, and it's unlimited. I could sit there for hours and just gorge myself in that butter, let me tell you.
How did you guys spend your weekend?
Forever 21 Denim Jacket
Audrey 3+1 Backless Dress (similar, similar)
OASAP Black Shoulder Bag
Ruffle Flats c/o Pink & Pepper
And in case you're a little bit skeptical, the giveaway below this post isn't an April Fool's joke. ;)