I had a couple big foodie events this week, and def need to detox through next week to rebalance myself!!
This past Wednesday was Jose Andres’ annual Dine-n-Dash event to benefit World Central Kitchen. This was my fourth time attending this amazing event, and honestly, it’s my favorite night out in D.C. each year. A little over 30 restaurants in the Penn Quarter and 14th St areas close for regular service and turn into incredible cocktail parties with passed drinks and hors d’oeuvres. You start by checking in at your designated restaurant, and then just walk from place to place sipping on cocktails and nomming on the restaurants best.
My Mom came and visited during Mother’s Day weekend, and of course, we shopped, shopped, and shopped. One of my favorite places to stop is Nordstrom Rack, and we have quite a few in the D.C. area. The best one, in my opinion, is in the downtown area in Penn Quarter. It’s a huge store, and they are always stocked with great pieces from clothing to shoes & accessories. I didn’t find any new clothing pieces to add to my wardrobe while I was there, but I did find two new pairs of sandals at great prices.
The first pair I found are the simple and easy Tory Burch Terra Thong Sandals in nude. They are sold out on the Tory Burch website, but they had a lot in stock (both nude and black) at Nordstrom Rack- so you might want to call your local one to see if they have any! It looks like PoshMark also has a few up, so if you like this style, check there too!
I love Neutrogena products- the quality is great, I see results when I use them, and most importantly they’re affordable! I jumped at the chance to work with Neutrogena on their latest It’s in the Gel campaign, focusing on their new 100% HydroGel sheet mask line.
This is my current living room scent and I am loving it for this time of year. Lavender & lilac scents are my favorite, so I always make sure to keep a candles stocked up. Right now Bath & Body Works is offering 20% off purchase with the code, GLOWING. & once the weekend hits, who knows what candle deals they’ll have!
The weather in D.C. is finally getting itself together. Both yesterday, and today, have been 90 degrees. SUMMER IS FINALLY HERE!! With warm weather brings plenty of fun, and mostly, outdoor, District activities that should be on everybody’s to do list.
Toned Up Tuesdays FREE Yoga in CityCenter !!
It’s a leeeetle last minute, but every Tuesday, for the rest of May, CorePower Yoga hosts a free,YES FREE, hour long yoga class. Toned Up Tuesdays is a great way to get in a class, all while enjoying the awesome environment of CityCenter D.C. I haven’t been able to attend this year as of yet, but last year it was super fun! The class is from 6-7pm & you’ll need to bring your own mat…I suggest getting there 5:45 at the latest because it does really full up The workout is totally worth it, and plan ahead & decide what restaurant you’ll be hitting up for drinks after!!
Mount Vernon Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour
This is one of my favorite events in the area. I go to both the fall and spring Wine Festival at George Washington’s house, and it’s always a great time. Tons of wine from all around the region, and great prices for any bottles and glasses you might want to enjoy while picnicking on the property. You can also take tours of the house, and wander around the grounds. There’s plenty of food options too, all perfect for pairing with any vino. There are still tickets available, but they’re selling out quickly!!
No, really, toner is life. It’s my favorite part of both my AM and PM skincare routine. Why? Well, it proves to me how clean my face truly is, and also makes my skin feel ready for the next steps of serum and moisturizer.
Since I love to try new products, I always bounce around from toner to toner…but the toner I’ve been using most recently is the perfect budget beauty buy. Thayers Witch Hazel Toner can easily be found in Whole Foods or Target. It’s a natural, alcohol free toner, that refreshes and cleanses the skin without stripping it of natural oils.
One of my 2018 resolutions has been to take more supplements and vitamins to keep me nice and healthy. I’ve been incorporating a daily multi-vitamin, which I’ll share in another post, but I’ve also been adding in Evening Primrose Oil pills daily too.
If you’re unfamiliar with evening primrose oil, it’s best known as being a great supplement to take for hair, skin, & nails. The beauty girl vitamin so to speak. Well, it does much more besides help grow your hair longer…
I’m a big Clinique fan- every skincare product I’ve ever bought, or used, has been great. I particularly love the Clinique All About Eyes Serum, it has a great cooling roller ball that’s perfect to use both in the AM and PM. My most recent Clinique products have been from the Pep Start collection, the Exfoliating Cleanser, and the HydroBlur Moisturizer.
First of all, I love the packaging of the Pep Start line. It’s bright, and fun, and makes you excited about your routine. Or, maybe it just makes me excited, not sure- but regardless, the packaging is super cute!
I had the pleasure of touring D.C.’s Pennsylvania 6 Restaurant this week for D.C. BarScene. As you may know, I posted a couple of weeks ago about a new venture I’m working on…@dc_barscene! You can check out the full post here, but basically I’ve created an Instagram that will focus on the District’s best cocktails & wine.
I’ve been having so much fun reaching out to bars & restaurants in D.C. to feature them on my page. I’m learning so much about the bar scene in the Capital and I’m super excited to feature Pennsylvania 6 both on D.C. BarScene and Love. Life. Beauty. today!!
Is it finally spring…? Some days I can tell, other days I can’t…it’s so confusing here in D.C. One thing I know for sure, I’m spring nail ready, and have been doing some major spring cleaning to try to get the season here faster. Check out the five things I’ve been loving this week, and share what you’ve been loving in the comments!