Saturday, December 29, 2012

winter wonderland

i had a little holiday outing with some friends before i left d.c.  for the holidays. we decided to try out the new ice skating rink at the georgetown waterfront. the capitals were having an event the night we went and it was a joy to see the christmas spirit alive, from decorations to families enjoying the ice. we had a lovely time skating! 
after skating we went to mai thai in georgetown for dinner... i don't think any of us can ever have enough thai food. thanks for the fun date night a! xoxo

Thursday, December 20, 2012

holiday cheer.

my good friend meredith had her annual hanukkah party a few weekends ago. there was delicious food, great drinks, and of course wonderful friends. this year we also had a white elephant gift exchange. i ended up with a $10 chipotle gift card which was a great gift!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

zoo lights

last friday some friends and i went to check out zoo lights at the national zoo. the zoo has always been one of my favorite places so it was fun to be there late-night and explore all they had going on! throughout the night we voted on gingerbread houses, snaked at local food trucks, and of course saw all the lights! 

after the zoo we went to we the pizza because i'm obsessed! 
all in all this was my kind of night! 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

the hamilton live.

a few friends and i went to see steve moakler and matt wertz perform at the hamilton live. this venue is awesome because it is in the lower level of the hamilton restaurant (which is one of my favs) so you can sit and eat/drink while watching the show (which is great for a weeknight when you want to relax after work but still get out)! i wasnt too familiar with either artist but i left the show with their cds in hand and have been listening to both of them since! 

Monday, December 3, 2012

satellite room.

adult milkshakes. lets just say those are my new favorite words. erinn and i went to check out the new diner inspired restaurant/bar, the satellite room, last weekend. the vibe is pretty neat and they have a great outdoor space with heaters so it can still be used in the winter, which is great. if im being honest the food was a bit disappointing... but the adult milkshakes made up for it. overall, i would be willing to give the food another try.. especially before or after a show at the 9:30 club.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

union market.

crafty bastards was the best craft fair ive ever been to. by far. one vendor was better than the next and i definitely spent too much money! good thing christmas is coming up and i love my sisters because they may or may not be getting some cool things from this outing!

not sure if you can see in the picture but those are melted water bottles... how cool

Monday, November 26, 2012

bucks county sunrise.

as much as i love the city... i love coming home!
Dress: Alice Ritter  Hat: Old Navy Shoes: Aldo  Watch: Michael Kors Rings & Bracelets: David Yurman & Snash Jewelry 
Photo Credit: LB

Friday, November 23, 2012

burger tap & shake.

burgers are my weakness. i am always (always, always) up for a good burger. eventually, i hope to try every well known burger spot in all of my respective cities. after our last soccer game of the season, my friend jenn and i decided to treat ourselves to a lite (hah) dinner at burger, tap, & shake in foggy bottom. we each got the double espresso milkshake (yumm), then split the southern comfort and big daddy burger with onion rings (but of course)! perhaps it was because we were so hungry or just the fact that the burgers were delish... but they lived up to everything i had heard about them! can't wait to go back!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

stephanie is 21... ahhh!

to my littlest sister on her 21st birthday...
   ... you went from being one of the cutest kids to one of the coolest kids

you have grown into such a beautiful woman in these 21 years and i am lucky to call you my sister!

(now get back to the states so we can celebrate!!!)

Monday, November 19, 2012

the board room.

a few days ago some friends and i went to a new bar in dupont called the board room. the idea is pretty neat... you rent board games for a few dollars and set up shop with your friends. since they arent currently serving food (although they do have a full bar) you are allowed to bring in food from outside which is a nice change from having to order the usual bar food. jenga was our game of choice and it was pretty fun watching a bunch of twenty-somes get so into a board game! i would definitely keep this bar on my list if i ever want a low key night.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

we the pizza.

the search for a 'real' pizza pie in dc is over! i am a bit ashamed it took me until this week to try we the pizza... but it was well worth the wait. as soon as i walked in i knew i had found it... pizza you can buy by the slice... with all the great flavors they have in nyc and philly (hello buffalo chicken pizza). i tried 4 different kinds of pizza (i know... i know)  and one was better than the next. i am already planning my next venture to capital hill to relive this glorious meal!

'from the greek in us' & 'buffalo mozz & roasted tomato'

'spinach & artichoke' & 'buffalo chicken'

Monday, November 12, 2012

bobby mckeys.

before last week i can honestly say i didn't know that dueling piano bars existed. thanks to my friends 25th b-day andrew and i got to check this one out here in dc (well the national harbor to be exact). as soon as we walked through the doors i knew my piano loving boyfriend would be in heaven... and he certainly was. we had such a great night and best of all we got to celebrate emily's special day!
happy birthday emily!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

potomac boat cruise.

october is by far my favorite month...i love everything from the weather to the color of the leaves to all the festive activities. my roommate kristen and i were invited to partake in an oktoberfest cruise around the potomac and it was the perfect way to spend our saturday afternoon. the weather was ideal and we enjoyed watching the sunset while drinking fall brews! after the cruise we went over to the brixton for a drink and ended the night at ben's chili bowl.


the brixton

bens chili bowl

so long october!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

brunch at el centro.

a few months back my co-worker and i went to el centro for dinner and it was amazing. the vibe in the restaurant was awesome and the food was some of the best i've had here in dc. when my friends invited me there for brunch a few weekends ago i was really excited to go back. despite the good deal... $35 all you can eat // all you can drink... the meal was a bit disappointing. perhaps mexican brunch just doesn't mesh...but i think it's safe to say the next time i return to el centro it will not be for brunch. once we had our fill of tacos and mimosas we headed to the rooftop bar at masa14 to enjoy the last of the fall weather!