The Renwick Gallery is an awesome, *free*, Smithsonian museum right across from the White House. The Gallery features a variety of artists and installations that are as thought provoking as they are visually appealing. The current exhibit, No Spectators, features installations, art work, costumes, and more from the yearly Burning Man festival in Nevada. & let me tell you, it’s awesome.
Did you know, Peruvian Independence Day is July 28, and National Pisco Day is July 22?! No, you didn’t?! Well, now you know!
I had the opportunity to attend the press party for Service Bar D.C.’s Pisco Month kickoff the other week, and let me tell you, Pisco drinks are the best. Every Monday during the month of July, Service Bar will be serving up Peruvian cocktail realness starting at 5pm. Service Bar really prides itself, as it should, on the craft cocktail experience in a relaxed and chill as F setting. The Peruvian cocktails below were made especially for this Monday month long celebration, and the mix of flavors is on point…it really is an experience versus just your typical drink.
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.
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!!
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!!
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.
D.C. is bustling this time of year with holiday events and pop-ups everywhere you look. One event I make sure to attend every year, since college actually, is MetroCooking D.C., aka the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show. This year the convention will take place on both Saturday, December 9 and Sunday, December 10- each day has its own unique offerings along with hundreds of food, drink, and exhibitors. With a tagline like Shop. Sip. Sample. you know it has to be good. Shopping, sipping, and sampling are three of my favorite hobbies!
Does anyone else have this feeling…or is it only me?????
I’m pretty sure it’s not only me.
Anyway, I haven’t posted in a while, life is totally in the way. Also, I’ve been so in love with the products I’ve been using for a while now, and I haven’t really switched anything up…which is so unlike me…and doesn’t really give me anything to write about!! Ugh.
I’m usually the ultimate time manager, and as far as teaching goes I still am, but I’ve realized that for the past month I’ve totally gotten off track in every other aspect of my life. So, my big focus this weekend has been to rebalance myself, get some great posts written, and get back to being on my #girlboss grind.
This past month has been so busy and fun, so here’s a sneak peek of everything I’ve been doing lately.
I decided to take myself out to lunch before an appointment one Friday, I’d been wanting to try Barley Mac in Arlington for a while, so I hopped in and sat at the bar with my book. I wanted to try a few things, and I knew a pizza would be perfect to take home as leftovers, so I started with the Caesar salad, and then had one of their popular pizzas…the Fresh Fig Prosciutto & Goat Cheese, sans figs because I’m not really a fig gal. Everything was so delicious!! I especially loved the cucumber margarita, it was so beautiful and tasted delicious on a Fri-yay afternoon. If you’re in the Arlington, VA area for a day of shopping…or doctor appointments…stop by Barley Mac for lunch!