Today is a big day for two very important reasons: [Read more…]
I went to a new (to me) restaurant with Tommy and a couple of our friends in Shirlington. Shirlington is a neighborhood in Arlington, which isn’t too far from D.C. (It took us 15 minutes to drive here for dinner).
Cheestique is described as a cheese boutique that is a restaurant as well as a shop. Bottom line, it is a place for all cheese lovers! There are 2 locations, the Shirlington one and the original Cheestique in Del Ray, a neighborhood in Alexandria (also not too far from D.C.) [Read more…]
Happy snow day! Isn’t the snow beautiful? Here is the last post in the “Skyline Drive” series if you will. 🙂
After our 2 hour hike along Skyline Drive we were STARVING. Violet included, who scarfed down her bowl of kibby we gave her once we got back to the car.
After driving along Skyline Drive for about thirty minutes or so we decided we had seen enough for the day and got on a local interstate in search of finding someplace to eat. Enter Griffin Tavern & Restaurant! [Read more…]
When Tommy told a work colleague of his we were planning on going to Skyline Drive for a day he told him that we must stop by Applehouse. Applehouse is family-owned business in Linden, Virginia, located at the North Entrance to Skyline Drive.
Applehouse is your one-stop -shop so-to-speak. One part of Applehouse is a gift shop that sells everything from trinkets to jams to apple butter to wine and sparkling cider and more. The other part of Applehouse is a restaurant that sells Virginia hams, BBQ, and most importantly their famous Apple Butter Doughnuts. (This is the true reason why his colleague told us to go here!) Even though I have never been a fan of any kind of doughnut, I tried one and it was pretty good. Tommy ate five… [Read more…]
1. I thought Michelle Obama’s Inaugural gown was absolutely stunning. Rockin’ the red!
2. Revenge is currently my favorite TV show right now. While I admit I have a handful of favorite shows, Revenge has inched its way to the top. If you have seen it before, you know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t, start watching it! [Read more…]
First of all, Happy Inauguration Day! Politics aside, what a great day in our nation’s tradition and history. Watching it all on TV from my couch. 🙂
Yesterday Tommy, Violet, my mom, and I decided to take a day trip and made a small drive (Google Maps said it was 1 hour, 20 minutes without traffic) to Skyline Drive in the Shenandoah National Park. According to the website the Skyline Drive runs 105 miles north and south along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Shenandoah National Park and is the only public road through the park. National Park Service rules ask that vehicles in the park obey the 35 mph speed limit as to enjoy the scenery, but also to be mindful of the wildlife (deer, bears, rattlesnakes, etc!) that may be nearby, and for safety as there are many sharp turns along the drive. [Read more…]
Acqua Al 2 is a fine Italian restaurant in Eastern Market (a little past Barracks Row). The original Acqua Al 2 sprung up in Florence, Italy in 1978. In 2006, doors were open to the first international Acqua Al 2 in San Diego and in 2010 the Acqua Al 2 concept was brought to the Washington, D.C. area. The D.C. restaurants uses the exact same menu as the original. [Read more…]
I officially accepted an offer for a new job yesterday afternoon! (Technically I received the offer on Tuesday night, but I wanted to have the night to think and read through everything I was sent to look over). I am so excited – it was definitely my first choice out of all my options for the next step in my professional development. [Read more…]
I finally ate a meal here! Pacifico Cantina is described as a Tex-Mex restaurant and prides itself on the fact that everything that comes out of the kitchen is handcrafted and made from scratch.
My only appearance at this new-ish restaurant on 8th St. NE, also known as, Barracks Row, was for a birthday happy hour last summer. The only food and beverage I ate then was a glass of white wine, (I know, I didn’t even have a margarita!) chips, salsa, and some guacamole. [Read more…]