Before the start of the new year I had this grand idea in my head of attempting to go vegan. It ended up not working out so well, but the good news s, I have been making healthier eating choices. D.C. is def a health conscious city, and there are yummy vegan restaurants popping up left & right. My personal favorite has been Fare Well, a cute little bar/ restaurant/ bakery on the H St. corridor.
Today I’m sharing my Top 5 Favorite Podcasts to listen to while on the go, or in the house. Whether it’s in the morning while getting ready for work, in the car commuting, or cleaning around the house, I’ve been finding myself putting on my current favorite podcasts to pass the time. I’ve also been making it a priority to listen to podcasts when driving back and forth to NJ when visiting home, and while on flights. I love listening to music, don’t get me wrong, but I’m really enjoying this kick I’m on, and I feel like I’m learning so much too.
I’m super pumped to be going to Naples, Florida for a few days during my spring break. A few teachers, off work for a week, at the pool…could get pretty wild & I cannot wait.
One thing I know I’ll need to bring if I’m going to be lounging around poolside is my Remay Glide & Shave Gel Bar, which I’ve become obsessed with. As women, shaving our legs can be super annoying, especially if you choose to use shaving cream. It gets all over, is messy, hard to apply while trying to shave, the list goes on. I typically use shower gel, but I hate using so much product like that, and I realize it’s not moisturizing my legs the way they need to be after shaving.
Happy Friday! I cannot wait to celebrate the day of my people tomorrow at my friend’s house. I know I’ll be enjoying plenty of green mimosas…because…who doesn’t want to be festive?!
Speaking of libations…last month I started a new side venture, an Insta dedicated to all things D.C. BarScene related. Hence, the handle, DC_BarScene.
It’s been such a busy past few weeks!! Rob & I moved into a townhouse, I went to Disney to celebrate a friend’s 30th birthday, and I’ve been busy organizing and setting up our new place, all while lesson planning and tutoring. Humph. Anyway, I’m back today to share a new edition of Thursday’s Fab Five, with some favorite things I’ve been loving a lot lately.
It’s about that time in 2018 when you come down from your new year, new you high, amirite??!! Scary thing is, we’re only two and a half months in!!! I haven’t been feeling motivated in the kitchen recently, & I’ve been dreading needing to cook. Although, I have an awesome new kitchen, so I’m not sure what my problem is. Anyway, I haven’t enjoyed being in this slump, and I felt like I needed some major inspiration to get me through the rest of March cooking our new kitchen!
March’s East Seasonal infographic is below, what do you think?! I’ve used it as my inspiration for ingredients for the rest of this month.
First of all, we’re huge Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, mushroom, and avocado lovers in our home. I cook with these veggies all of the time but I find I’m always doing the same recipes…using a bunch of garlic & herbs, or using my favorite Trader Joe’s Soyaki Sauce. These are always, of course, great options- but I’m looking to add more, and new, flavors and ideas into my routine.
February has gone by so quickly. I’m looking at the calendar right now, and I cannot believe there’s only 8 more days left in this month. February has been super hectic for me, from teaching to kinda, half way unexpectedly, moving.
Life can be pretty crazy, almost all the time, but I really wasn’t expecting needing to move in a three week time period. At first it was super overwhelming, but then Rob & I found a renovated townhouse in D.C…. finally, we’re officially in the city. No more rush hour traffic for me, my school is just over a 5 minute drive away. It’s seriously amazing.
Happy Tuesday! If you missed my Travel Tuesday: Philly Pt I last week, you can check it out here! We stayed at the awesome Kimpton Hotel Palomar, and saw some great art around the city.
The one aspect of the trip I saved for its own post was…of course…the food.
We were able to hit quite a few unique Philly restaurants, and I was so pleased with everything I ate in the city. For lunch after The Barnes Foundation we were in search for the best cheesesteak in town. We ended up at Woodrow’s Sandwich Shop, which is just a couple years old, located on South Street. It’s also just down the street from Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, so it’s the perfect spot to head to if you’re feeling hungry for lunch before or after you visit the gardens!
Paulina, Sabah, & I all ordered cheesesteaks, with their homemade truffle cheese whiz…yes, you read correctly…homemade…truffle…cheese…whiz. & it was amazing. I honestly can’t even begin to tell you how delicious it was, & with the cajun fries on the side…ah, I want some right now!! Def stop by Woodrow’s Sandwich Shop for a cheesesteak, it’s low key, and I feel like not too many people have realized how amazing the cheesesteaks are here…yet. They will soon though, that cheese whiz is mesmerizing.
Ok, full disclaimer before I get started…Philly has always been my least favorite city. Way to open up a Travel Tuesday blog post, right? Well, my thoughts on Philadelphia have been slightly changed by a recent girls trip over MLK weekend with Sabah & our fab travel organizer, Paulina! We were able to fit in a lot in our one night stay, and I left Philly thinking hey, I might want to come back here again!
Paulina got an awesome deal at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar, located in the City Center neighborhood. This was my first time staying at a Kimpton, and it did not disappoint. The Palomar is a chic boutique hotel, in a perfect location for sightseeing. Check-in was super quick, the woman behind the desk was friendly, and even though we were a few hours early she was able to accommodate and get us a great room right when we arrived. Throughout our short stay, the customer service was great.