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Cruising through the Capital

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After returning from Florida on Thursday, I repacked for cold weather and headed to DC with one of my best friends.

Drybar DC

First stop, Drybar blowouts. I was excited to share the experience with my bff who’s never been.Drybar DC

Drybar DC

Mimosas & Mean Girls @ Drybar DC

Mimosas & Mean Girls. What better way to start the day, while getting a blowout?

Drybar DC

Drybar

This time, I opted for the Mai-Tai (messy & beachy.) Drybar

Jade & I after our blowouts.

Gerogetown Cupcake

We had to stop at Georgetown Cupcake (aka DC Cupcakes on TLC.) Georgetown Cupcake

How amazing is this Swarovski crystal embellished KitchenAid mixer? 

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They have the best vegan carrot cake cupcakes I’ve ever tried. Yes, the Whole30 got pushed back to this week to avoid torturing myself, and not being able to prepare meals while traveling.

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The trip was filled with fun touristy DC  sight-seeing.

Givenchy scarf

Beach days ahead with this fun thrifting find at Current Boutique.

Zaytinya DC

On Sunday we had an incredible brunch at Zaytinya. The mix of Turkish, Greek & Lebanese flavors was tdf! Santorini Fava & Squash Soup, Smoked Olive, Pistachio Santorini Kale Salad and Carrot, Apricot & Pinenut Fritters with Pistachio Sauce.. I definitely plan to recreate these recipes.

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Smoke & Barrel DC

On Saturday we had brunch at Smoke & Barrel. This is one of my faves in DC. A brunch buffet that includes vegan french toast, tofu scramble and sweet potato hash is pretty amazing.

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A Weekend in DC

My boyfriend and I ventured to DC for a fun filled weekend, exploring the unknown.  As we drove into Georgetown, I fell in love with the colonial setting of the shops and restaurants lining M Street. The city had a small town vibe, that was simple to navigate.    In the short period of time during our visit, we walked through the city, touring some of it’s hot spots. A recommendation would be not to travel to the city during the cold Winter month of February, but to our advantage it was the off-season, seeing minimal tourists. Being a health conscious vegan, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that much of the city’s restaurants offered vegan options, or even separate vegan menus.  Any city that offers vegan brunch in multiple non-vegan restaurants, is definitely livable by me. We visited the Food Network’s Cupcake Wars winner, Sticky Fingers Bakery.  The vegan bakery served the most delectable french toast and sticky buns, and they’re cupcakes are pretty amazing too. Busboys & Poets had to be my preferred choice, with it’s unique atmosphere, and amazing offerings of vegan options. Smoke & Barrel offered bbq, along with vegan wings and brunch. Yola, a healthy yogurt bar, was the perfect treat.

We stayed on Capitol Hill, making much of the city’s monuments and museums within close walking distance. The National Museum of American History houses interesting classic pieces, such as the infamous Wizard of Oz Ruby Slippers, and dresses that belonged to everyone from Jackie O. to Michelle Obama. The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum was a cool hands on experience, complete with interior tours of vintage aircrafts. We weren’t able to view all of the great tourist attractions that the city offers, but we definitely plan to visit again, particularly in the Summer months.