Picnics > Papers

 

Now that we're in the throngs of reading period, amidst endless rainy days and a turn for chillier weather, we want to remind ourselves of the sunny days both behind and ahead of us. The high stress environment of Harvard can often be exacerbated as finals approach. Even though classes no longer strictly regiment our schedules, every day seems full — of work, of things to do. Our minds occupied with expos research papers, we’re saying farewell to impromptu naps and that wonderful sensation of waking up with nothing to do.

Peep Katherine actually reading her magazine and Maia using hers to shield the sun from interrupting her nap. 

Peep Katherine actually reading her magazine and Maia using hers to shield the sun from interrupting her nap. 

Even with all of these deadlines and exams looming over us, it’s important to cherish these last moments on campus and reflect on what the year has brought us. To be sappy, the year has brought us, the Mod & Bean team, together. More than ever, we find ourselves hanging out, simply for each other’s company: unplanned adventures turning into blog posts, free afternoons turning into picnics.

On one of our last days of school, we found ourselves sitting in a grassy patch of Old Yard, lounging on turkish blankets, listening to Jaymes Young, reading magazines, and snacking on gourmet treats from Cardullo’s (if you’re ever looking for the perfect aged salami or stuffed olive jar — this is your spot).

Here’s to the semester and commemorating our last good dose of Vitamin D for a little while longer (the rainy weather of this reading period isn’t making us feel guilty about missing out on too many outdoor excursions).

While library/coffee shop dates and late nights might replace whole day trips for some tasty gelato, here is what you can look forward to from the Mod & Bean team in the days to come: a Formal recap, a Mother’s Day treat, a peek inside the new Vogue Coloring Book, and a farewell to our first year in college (with bonus dorm tours!). Stay tuned and stop procrastinating by being on our blog . . . (Just kidding — we appreciate all the eyes <3)

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Xx, Katherine & Maia

(Photos by Katherine)