Glad to be back but had an amazing time visiting my brother and sis in law in DC. This was long overdue, as I hadn’t seen their condo and wanted to visit the area. We initially went to see and take pictures of the blooming Sakura trees (cherry blossoms) but they had a freeze and snow prior to, causing them to freeze and not bloom. Not one cherry tree! My brother said “we made history” and that this has not happened before. Nevertheless, we had a great time visiting the monuments,and I found the WWII Memorial particuarly impressive. We did have lunch at the Willard, and I had a “Blossom Martini” if that counts, in one of the oldest hotel in the area. The woodwork and round bar had a nostalgic feeling to it. The bar was the Round Robin.
Since Friday was St Patty’s day, we went to an Irish Pub, waiting in line to get in and filing in with the masses wearing mini kilts and green hair. ( And those were just the guys!) Lets just say the bar was packed, we toasted and drank to my Dad, who was a fine Irishman, drinking a Coors Light and turning beet red. A band played and asked for requests, as I shouted “Danny Boy” and was not heard over the crowd. Was I asking too much to hear a classic Irish tune?
The Round Robin Bar where I had my Cherry Blossom Martini! This hotel was famous for the Mint Julip!
Inside the Willard Hotel. circa 1887
We made our way to Georgetown where there were shops galore. Does anyone else have the issue when they have money to spend, they can’t find anything ? I was excited to check out the Zara store only to later realize that it was disheveled, with clothes strewn about, disorganized, and made the place look somewhat cheap. They had older styles there and I thought I would just find what I wanted on-line. My sis in law and I agreed that H&M was spacious, organized and presented well, but we still did not buy anything! We enjoyed a delicious lunch instead and a mainstay restaurant in the area.
My favorite was the WWII Memorial.
The last part of our visit, we went to Paradise Vineyards. We are always up for a new Vineyard and trying new wines. The grounds were lovely, but there was a chill in the air, so we decided to eventually sit by the fireplace. We had a “performer” as our wine tasting presenter, and the ‘entertainment” lasted an hour, the pours generous. I think we were all walking sideways after the wine tasting. Fortunately we had sushi and cheese with us, and enjoyed it catching up with things. The wines were delicious from the light buttery crisp taste of the Chardonney to the hearty bold Maritage.
At the condo, we had a good time relaxing, with all 3 pups getting along. Pedro is my brother’s rescue dog and loved the attention. I had to laugh because my boy Gibson is so regimented, when it was 9:00 at night, he would look up the stairs and make a low growl saying ” Mom, its time for bed?” We had a great time visiting!
Today, since I was unable to show you the cherry blossoms, I thought I would wear a dress with floral blossoms myself. Even though these are poppies, I thought they signified the coming of Spring. This sheath dress is Ann taylor, the black moto jacket HM, and my red block heels , Zara. This is one of my favorite color combinations and I have a closet ready to bring out the Spring dresses. Thought I would have a change from the denim I have been wearing. My black bag is Rebecca Minkoff, as I am loving crossbody bags more and more these days.
Besides the red and magenta flowers, I love the khaki and tan colors throughout the print.
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