I’m the first to admit that I’m a huge museum nerd. I usually revolve trips I take around restaurants I want to try and museums I want to spend a few hours exploring, which I’m not even embarrassed to admit!
What I love about museums is that they’re not just for people who like art or design, but instead are institutions that have been set up to teach people about the culture and history of either their own society or another peoples’ lives–which I think is incredibly important in this day and age.
Let me set the scene. It’s a cold and rainy Sunday morning in Washington D.C. and Grace and I have just woken up after a late night of wine and March Madness basketball. A little tired after our long day of exploring Georgetown and eating way too much at Momofuku, we were pretty bummed when we looked out the window and saw that it was raining cats and dogs (we’d hoped against all odds for sun).
But did we let the weather get us down? Nope! Instead we celebrated my last day in D.C. in the most stereotypical 20-something year old way–bottomless brunch at Alba Osteria.
If you spend as much time on Instagram drooling over pictures of food as I do, you’ve probably heard of Momofuku Milk Bar. Their birthday cake is basically everything that I’ve ever wanted in my life and I was really intrigued by their cereal milk soft serve ice cream.
So when I was in Washington D.C. visiting one of my oldest friends for the weekend, we both knew that we just had to try the yummy desserts at Momofuku for ourselves. And while I didn’t actually realize that Momofuku had a normal restaurant too before Grace made the reservation, we excitedly shuffled inside the restaurant, away from the rain on that chilly Saturday afternoon, ready for whatever came our way.
Before our weekend getaway in Washington DC, my boyfriend and I did a lot of research about what we wanted to do and see. We came up with the normal touristy activities (i.e. the Mall and all of the museums), but I was especially interested in where we should go out to dinner on that Saturday night.
I’d heard a lot of good things about Le Diplomate from friends and also on Instagram, which I’ve found is a really awesome resource when figuring out what to do on vacation. Plus my boyfriend lived in Paris for a few years, so I figured that it would be a win-win since escargot is one of my favorite french cuisines and it’s a dish that Le Diplomate is famous for!
I love brunch. And not only do I love to eat and drink at brunch, but I also love to talk about how much I love brunch.
So when I say that I had one of the best brunch experiences a few weeks ago, it should not be taken lightly. When my boyfriend and I were in Washington DC, we met up for brunch with one of my best friends from home at a restaurant that I’ve been wanting to try for a while now–Boqueria. They have locations in both New York City and DC, and I’m kind of surprised that I’ve never gotten around to stopping by before during one of my trips into the city since I live so close.
Anyway, the reason that Boqueria is amazing and one of my top restaurants to brunch at is because not only are drinks bottomless but so is the food! I can’t believe that more restaurants haven’t caught onto this trend because I’m a huge fan, and I’m sure most people would be as well!
I spent the last few days of spring break a few weeks ago at my friend Hana’s house, who lives just outside of Washington DC. With a little nudging (i.e. continuous bugging), Hana agreed to take me downtown for the afternoon so that I could once again walk around one of my favorite cities. We were only in DC for a few hours and during most of our visit it rained cats and dogs. But even rain can’t cover the beauty of our nation’s capital!
So much sushi was eaten that weekend and I’m not one to complain about that.