Let’s Talk Croissants

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I have developed a guilty pleasure. Correction. I am addicted to eating delicious, buttery, flaky, chocolate croissants. There are two great places near my house which makes it so easy to walk by (the exercise) to get one (the reward) with your morning coffee that gives its country of origin a run for their money. Continue reading “Let’s Talk Croissants”

DC Eats

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I looked at the calendar and realized I have been living in DC for 10 years now and wonder if Texas has revoked my statehood card. Regardless, DC has really changed in that time span, including its taste palette. No longer do you have to go to New York or San Francisco for good food, DC eats are up there with the best of them. If you are planning a visit to our nation’s capital, here are a few of my favorites to check out.

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Rule of Three: The Foxy Shirt

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If I had a totem spirit, it would be the fox. What else could explain my obsessions for Shiba Inus and this fox-print shirt I discovered in my recent trip to Brooklyn? Handcrafted in the good ol’ U. S. of A., I loved the playful print and silky smooth feeling of this In God We Trust button-down. To justify the purchase, I took the Rule of Three on an adventure through DC, highlighting both the versatility of the shirt and some of the city’s iconic sites. Continue reading “Rule of Three: The Foxy Shirt”

Speak Easy To Me

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[Den of Thieves / Awesome selection of cocktails and absolutely wonderful music]

I have been living in DC for almost 10 years and it’s amazing to see the city change since my arrival from the Lone Star State. People always say that New York and San Francisco has great food and drink, but I do believe that DC has some serious street cred in this category. Continue reading “Speak Easy To Me”

Panda Fever

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I thought we could all use a little cuteness in our day so today’s post is all about Bao Bao, the little panda cub currently taking residence at The National Zoo. She has caused quite a stir in Washington, DC and with panda lovers everywhere. Weighing in at a whopping 18 lbs, this little five-month old cub has definitely captured my heart.

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The W DC

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I have a love affair with W Hotels, all of Starwood really, but The W has a special place in my heart. Being an experienced road warrior (recently retired from frequent work travel – yay!), I have seen my fair share of hotels.  The W has comfort and modern style all rolled up into one package.

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Treasure Hunting

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After a long week at work, I spent a much needed weekend solo while my husband visited family.  I used my “me day” shopping for vintage jewelry.  I had the hankering to find some sparklies and visited Legendary Beast in DC’s U Street neighborhood.  I have been meaning to explore this place for awhile so with nowhere else to go, I went at a leisurely place exploring cabinets full of goodies.   Continue reading “Treasure Hunting”

Oui Weekend

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[Le Diplomate Bar]

This past weekend, my adventures in DC had an unintentional Parisian flair. I had a chance to try new places in my current and old (and much missed) neighborhood. I started with a Friday night dinner at Le Grenier in the bustling H St. Corridor where the decor was beautifully ecletic and the food superbly delicious. Continue reading “Oui Weekend”

Le Sweet

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[dainty and colorful macaroons]

I finally had the chance to try out a new bakery in my beloved H St. NE neighborhood. The Batter Bowl Bakery opened up in early 2013. It comes from the owners of Ethiopic (which is located just next door) and has a wonderful rustic and French feel. Their pastries and breakfast items are deliciously sweet and satisfying. Continue reading “Le Sweet”

Bluegrass Festival

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[2013 Bluegrass and Folk Festival]

This past Saturday, my husband took me to the 4th Annual Bluegrass and Folk Festival located on Kingman Island.  First of all, I didn’t know this was a recurring event and secondly, it was located only a couple of miles from my home. Continue reading “Bluegrass Festival”