This morning I was walking through Dupont Circle to cash a check when I saw people gathered around a girl sitting in a green chair. Out of the ordinary? Yes.
Turns out, the magazine House Beautiful was dropping green chairs off in various locations around DC as part of a Twitter scavenger hunt. I thought it was cool, and then carried on with my morning routine. I walked home and called Mom, sat down to check my email, and opened Twitter. Well, the first tweet I saw was House Beautiful giving the location for the next drop: 22 and Mass. There was no hesitation – I grabbed my purse and ran down the stairs of my building, leaping onto the sidewalk.
Anyone who knows me well knows I don’t run. I played soccer my whole life but I complained every time I had to run. Well, I RAN over to 22 and Mass Ave (Embassy Row) and found no chair. I stood there catching my breath and noticed some other people who were clearly waiting for the same chair. I walked around to see if it was hidden, but it was nowhere to be seen. I wondered if I just ran for nothing, but decided it was so nice out, that it was worth sitting in the sun for a bit more. Ten minutes later, I noticed a group of people holding cameras, congregated near 21st and Mass- my inner detective told me they HAD to be with House Beautiful. After chatting them up a bit, I walked away, keeping them in view and sure enough, after checking Twitter like a madwoman for extra clues, I looked up a few minutes later and a chair was revealed! I ran my victory lap over to the chair, and plopped down to claim my prize!
I am the lucky new owner of a light green chair designed by Lee Industries. It fits so perfectly in my bedroom – I am excited to have a new reading spot! It literally is one of the most comfortable chairs I’ve ever sat in. I’m a lucky girl! Oh, and did I mention I’m now famous? =) The woman in the photo with me is Bondi – her family began Lee Industries. The #greenmag scavenger hunt continues tomorrow, good luck everyone!
House Beautiful (@HouseBeautiful) March 14, 2012