Since the President’s Weekly was released on Thanksgiving, I thought I’d give the space to one of my favorite photo journalists, Bill Cunningham and his “On the Street” column covering NYC’s street fashion scene during the Thanksgiving week. Granted Bill’s coverage is a lot less humble or sober, but we have plenty of time for that come Monday.

Watch Bill’s NY Times video report here.

Believe it or not, I took note from my 2008 Thanksgiving post and went to the National Museum of the American Indian for my turkey dinner at the Mitsitam Cafe. As far as I’m concerned, Mitsitam (which means “Let’s Eat”) is one of the best museum cafes in the world. For me, it is one of the key exhibits inside the museum – the foodways of the Americas.

Afterwards, it was off to the U.S. Botanic Gardens which opened its Holiday Magic exhibit on Thanksgiving Day. If you’re missing the days of holiday window displays and splash, the Botanic Gardens makes up for D.C.’s loss of creative holiday cheer. The U.S. Botanic Gardens is located right across from the South lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit includes moving toy trains, fairy lands, castles, storybook settings, and even Washington federal landmarks (with the exception of the toytrains), all made of plant material. Wreath making classes will be starting soon. I haven’t been to the Gardens in years. I’ll have to keep this venue in mind when I need a change in climate. There’s a Hawaii room.