|Top: Anthropologie// Skirt: Anthropologie (On Sale!)// Sandals: Zara (old)// Sunglasses: Karen Walker// Necklace: Ambience SF// Bracelet: J. Crew// Watch: Movado// Bag: Tory Burch|
Is it possible to make a “New Year’s” Resolution in the middle of the year?! If so, I’m 100% on board. At the start of the Summer I resolved to take every opportunity to travel. While this may be easier to proclaim in the Summer months, I do intend to hold true to this as long as possible – whether a long haul trip or a weekend jaunt.
This weekend, I finally had the opportunity to visit Washington D.C. Andrew had to do some work in “The City” and I decided to join for a few days!
After taking the Thursday night redeye (the BEST way to fly there), we checked into the truly fabulous Melrose Hotel in Georgetown. With only 3 days in DC and SO much to see, we seriously packed each day to the brim.
Today I’m sharing a few pictures from Friday and the 1st half of Saturday’s adventures.
Friday was mostly spent shopping in adorable Georgetown. I’ve always heard about what a cute little area this is, but was completely blown away. I could definitely envision myself cozying up in one of these houses, walking the cobblestone streets with my family, and living the DC life! And, the shopping was just as great.
The other great thing about DC – the food! We grabbed Happy Hour at Martin’s Tavern, where JFK proposed to Jackie O, and people watched. This was soon followed by dinner at the incredible, spanish tapas restaurant, Jaleo, with an old friend. We rounded out the evening with a nightcap at Old Ebbitt Grill, which looked every bit a classic, politician-filled DC restaurant.
Saturday was our day to pack in as much as possible (hence why I’m only sharing part of it in this post).
|Outside the National Gallery of Art|
While I would have loved to visit all of the Smithsonians during our trip (virtually impossible), I chose a few must-see’s and did an abbreviated tour of each. We started with the National Museum of Natural History, because I HAD to see the dinosaurs (weird obsession), and then made our way to the National Gallery of Art, and the Newseum. The Newseum is by far the best museum I’ve ever been to in my life – definitely check it out if you ever find yourself in DC!
|The Newseum housed an exhibit for 9/11 featuring all of the major headlines from that day – very emotional and powerful!|
|Portions of the Berlin Wall in the Newseum|
Stay tuned for the rest of our DC trip, and my favorite part, coming soon!