With only a few free hours on Sunday, G and I decided to finally make our way to Glen Echo Park. Located in MD right off of the Clara Barton Pkwy, the park was only a short 25 minutes from the house. Originally an amusement park in the 1920s and 1930s it is now utilized as an artist space for classes and plein air painting. The park was somewhat empty which I enjoy, given this urban area. I selfishly wish they would turn it back into a fun, bustling destination but I think its current existence suits it just fine and can serve as a quiet break from the noise and congestion that is DC.
Throughout my life I've been to Charleston, SC many times thanks to work and my parents. I'll be honest that as a kid I hated the city but now as I've gotten older I love it and actually miss that I won't be heading back this year. The streets, architecture, and of course the FOOD. Plus noone makes fun of my accent, since they all sound worse than I do.
Dwell recently featured a classic Charleston house being fixed up by a young couple. There is so much work left to be done but so much potential. Here's to hoping that one day I can have a house full of fireplaces (or at least one!) and a wrap around porch.
Sunday was my birthday and I couldn't have asked for a better day (er, weekend actually) complete with an arts festival in Bethsda; a trip to the Farmer's Market for gala apples, sweet potatoes, and beans; and perfect weather perfect for walks with G and the boys.
Do you dare wear brogues? I've always considered the footwear too masculine for my taste but lately I have been lusting after my own pair. Maybe my overly girly looks could use a little masculine touch. I'm ready to take the plunge, now I just need to find the perfect pair.
This weekend was gorgeous, so G and I took full advantage and spent most of our time outdoors. After a bike ride to Capitol Hill (with a little help from Metro) we ended the weekend with a beagle hike. A local group of beagles and their owners met at Burke Lake for a 5 mile hike. With or without a group, the boys and I will definately be doing this again. Bonus: we found out Milo is quite the hunting dog, who knew.
Continuing with how to transition an item to suit the weather, when colored denim first appeared I had flashbacks to my childhood in the 80s complete with teased bangs and scrunchies. I stated that I would never don a pair of colored denim as an adult; but the more I saw them the more I'm craving a pair, in bright red nonetheless.
The weather over the past week has been finicky, at best. Dressing on a daily basis as become a challenge, and requiring skills I apparently don't have. Anxious to go shopping and pickup new fall items I've decided to pick a few fall pieces I hope to add to my closet, items that will be able to pull double duty whether the temps go up or go down. I will showcase a new item each day this week.