Thursday, March 7, 2013

{gettin' outta town} I'm off to Washington...

This afternoon I'm heading down to Washington, D.C. for a long weekend! I've been dying to get out of the city for a while now, and despite the dicey weather of late, now seemed like as good a time as any. I'll be celebrating a dear friend's birthday and catching up with some of my other favorite ex-Seattleites. 

On that note, I'll probably be following their lead on eating / drinking / entertaining myself, but I still wanted to ask you guys for some suggestions! Let me know if you have favorite spots in the DC area for great cocktails, meals, coffee, croissants, and maybe some shopping, too. (I'll be staying near Dupont Circle if that gets your gears turning...)

In anticipation of my little trip to The Capitol I've been watching Scandal on Netflix and Hulu -- anyone else watching this?? It's so addicting I cannot stop...


  1. a great Sunday Brunch spot is in Ballston (in VA but next to a metro stop) called FRONT PAGE. They have a buffet with a Bloody Mary bar and $1 mimosas. Enjoy!


    VA Darling

  2. Secondi Consignment is right in Dupont and has some pretty good stuff-- while you are there you can pop into Teaism for some great tea (obvi) and snacks. Bonus because NEITHER are chains.

  3. The Beacon Hotel has a great all you can drink brunch at their Bar & Grill in Dupont area (across the street from the Human Rights building). They also have a good rooftop bar for happy hour.

    Make reservations though, it gets really crowded.

  4. Make a reservation and try the chefs tasting menu for dinner at Graffiato in Chinatown. It is more than worth the $55 a person (you can add wine pairings for an additional $35). Other favorites of the moment include Coco Sala (a chocolate lounge) - great with a few girlfriends, Zaytinya, Cafe Bonaparte - for lunch in Georgetown. If the weather is nice either day do Eastern Market.

  5. Hit The Lincoln for dinner or drinks... so good! Also, for brunch, rooftop at Tabaq is good and Masa 14 is fantastic (they're U St. and 14th St. areas)

  6. If you like tapas Estadio in Logan Circle is a much and I love starting or ending an evening with drinks at Bar Dupont in Dupont Circle

  7. I'm always a HUGE fan of The Passenger, which is located by the Convention Center/Chinatown. What I really like about it is that there aren't your typical drinks there. You just tell the bartender what spirit your in the mood for and they make a drink for you!

    Have fun in DC!

  8. It was so great running into you at Zara in Georgetown! I knew you looked SO familiar from IFB Con lol. Such a small world. Next time you're in DC, we should all definitely have some sort of DC brunch/drinks date.


  9. also obsessed with Scandal. i wish i had seen this post earlier so i could have recommended the best places to go! hope you enjoyed your visit!