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My New Years Weekend in Washington DC

For New Year's this year I decided to visit my cousin Meagan in Washington DC. She is an amazing planner so as soon as I said I'm coming, she put some plans together. I found a really cute boutique hotel called The Melrose just a few blocks down from the main area of Georgetown Washington DC.

I had a few hours before my cousin was arriving to meet me so I decided to take a walk around Georgetown. I found so many cute stores like Reformation and little coffee/tea shops. I stopped into Foxtrot Market for a tea and loved all the market items they had.

My cousin arrived and we began to get ready for New Year's Eve. Our first stop was dinner at Via Sophia, it was prix fixe for the evening so we had a choice of 3 courses. This really cute Italian place was well-lit and filled with people ready to celebrate. For my I appetizer I had a ricotta and beet salad which was delicious. My main course was agnolotti pasta stuffed with butternut squash puree, and brown butter sage sauce, divine. We both finished with the classic tiramisu and sipped our Sauvignon Blanc before heading to the next stop.

We were off the dance the night away at The Mayflower rooftop Zebbies Garden. It was like a tropical paradise as we walked to the top. We put on our NYE hats and danced until midnight just in time for a champagne toast.

We didnt party too hard so we could wake up for brunch at Brasserie Liberte in Georgetown. She ordered french onion soup and the croque monsieur and I had the sourdough avocado toast with poached eggs. We reminisced about the night and planned out our shopping day in town. After brunch we walk around and did a little shopping. I love exploring the city and finding new spots.

Our dinner was at Barcelona Wine Bar, a darling little tapas place that brought me right back to Spain. We started with a flight of biodynamic wine, one red and two whites. We order our first round of “small plates’ of course we had patatas bravas as one of them and proceeded with a charcuterie board and a few other tastings. We chatted and laughed most of the night. We did a little bar hopping too.

My last morning there we ended with a spectacular view of the Wharf at La Vie for brunch. We stepped off the elevator to an all white restaurant with pops of pinks and neons. I couldn't take enough pictures. If you follow me on Instagram you got an insider view. The brunch was “bottomless” with small places to taste the lemon ricotta pancakes, vegetable omelet, homestyle potato just to name a few. I sipped my ritual lemon water while my cousin indulged in an espresso martini.

It was time to say goodbye but I will definitely be planning a trip back in Spring for the cherry blossoms.

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