patriot games

“washington is a very easy city for you to forget where you came from and why you got there in the first place.”
– harry s. truman
{birdave via etsy}
hi friends!
i’ve just touched down in our nation’s capital for a few days of work and couldn’t be more excited to rediscover this enchanting city.  georgetown is my home away from home and oh how my eyes sparkled when the cobblestone roads, brick townhouses and golden leaves came into view!
for dinner, i ambled along the brick lanes to 1789. and for anyone who dares to dine solo? do it. trust me on this….
yes, for the first few minutes, you feel ridiculously awkward {because you’re likely the only solo diner}, but once you settle in {with a generous glass of sauvingnon blanc} and soak in the aromas and energy around you, it’s such a thrill. i savored every morsel of my meal and tasted flavors i would never have noticed if i was distracted by the hubs or my favorite friends.
and as a reward for my courageous culinary adventure? apple donuts, cider and vanilla bean ice cream. yes please.
and while my time here is short i’m hoping to experience some of dc’s finest…which is where all of you, impossibly cool friends, come in.
so tell me, if you had 48 hours in dc, where would you go? what’s the meal you can’t wait to eat and those magical places you seek?
i can’t wait to add these gems to my list 🙂
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friends, your sweet thoughts and inspiring comments are the bright spot of my day. please make the jump, hang out and share what’s on your mind. 🙂

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  1. Clara Turbay wrote:
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  2. Mitra Irdmusa wrote:

    If you can’t get tickets to the Washington Monument, go to the Old Post Office Pavillion. Take the elevator to the top and you’ll get an awesome view – for free! For walking around go to Georgetown or Bethesda Row. For good food try Busboys & Poets or Good Stuff Eatery (Toasted Marshmallow shake). Have fun!

    Posted 9.30.11 Reply
  3. Hilary wrote:

    Great post! The food looks amazing! Have a wonderful weekend.

    XO Hilary

    Posted 9.30.11 Reply
  4. Mina wrote:

    yay for your dc trip! hope you get to come out again sometime. i haven’t been to 1789 in ages–this makes me want to go again!

    Posted 9.30.11 Reply
  5. sylvie wrote:

    yes, yes, yes. i was thinking the same thing – there’s nothing i love more than our collaborations :). email me the details. yay! xoxo

    Posted 9.29.11 Reply
  6. November Grey wrote:

    Lovely images, friend. Fancy another blog collaboration/giveaway soon? I have some pretty makeup I’m dying to share. xx

    Posted 9.29.11 Reply
  7. sylvie wrote:

    ly, you should come back for a long weekend of shopping and fun! i always forget how stunning this city is, behind all the capitol hill suits. 😉

    Posted 9.29.11 Reply
  8. sylvie wrote:

    i can just picture you here with all the classically chic goodness, lena. georgetown misses you right back. and the shopping! i’m in heaven… 🙂

    Posted 9.29.11 Reply
  9. Lena Leson wrote:

    Oh, how I miss Georgetown, and the East Coast in general! So glad you’re having a wonderful time, darling!

    Posted 9.29.11 Reply
  10. Ly Zhang wrote:

    I love DC too. I’ve only been there twice but wouldn’t mind going back 🙂


    Posted 9.29.11 Reply