Friday, October 14, 2011

Hello Fall

I'm happy to report that after three days of straight rain, the sun is finally out and the air has turned cool and crisp. The leaves are also starting to change! Can't wait to get out and take more photos this weekend. Here's a little sneak peak.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Lunchtime Stroll: Current Boutique

One of my favorite things about working from home is using my lunch hour to explore the neighborhood. When deciding where to live in D.C., we asked a ton of friends for suggestions. Most people said Dupont area, others said Arlington, VA and a couple recommended U Street.

After scouring Craigslist for weeks, we found a great one bedroom/one bath on 12th and U and we couldn't be happier with the place. While our rent is a bit pricey (and drastically higher than Miami), location was the most important factor for us when moving. Oh, and finding an apartment building that allows dogs. That was kinda important too...wouldn't want Rusty out on the streets!

The U Street Corridor has so much to offer. Great restaurants and bars. Adorable boutiques and one-of-a-kind vintage shops. Weekend Farmer's Market. Sweet jazz bars and music venues. Lots of people. Cool vibe. And so much more!

During lunch today, I was strolling 14th Street and stopped into Current Boutique. The shop is half consignment/half new. The ladies behind the register were really sweet when I asked if I could take pictures for my blog. Too bad I didn't have my DSLR because there were some awesome finds. Like designer dresses for under $50 bones, funky shoes and purses, and a good selection of coats. I left empty-handed, but know I'll be back the next time I get an urge to do some shopping around my 'hood.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Georgetown Cupcake

I've been meaning to try Georgetown Cupcake since I moved to DC almost two months ago; however, the line is usually wrapped around the block and I never have the patience to wait. 

It's hard not to admire the founders of the store - sisters Katherine Kallinis and Sophie LaMontagne. They have built a cupcake empire after leaving their corporate jobs (at the peak of the recession) to follow their passion for baking. In addition to their insanely popular store on M Street, they have a hit TV show on TLC and a book due out next month. 

Now I can say that I am no longer a Georgetown Cupcake virgin. On Friday, my girlfriend Eleni came into town to celebrate her birthday. We forwent traditional birthday cake for two gourmet cupcakes both with cream cheese frosting (a must) - red velvet and coconut. I must admit, they were pretty perfect and well worth the wait. And in my personal opinion, better than their neighbors Sprinkles. There, I said it!

Oh, and one more thing. These photos were taken by Eleni with her new Panasonic Lumix advanced point and shoot camera. She is starting her own blog on fashion, food and fun. Photog pro in the making!