Archive | November, 2008

Snacks

28 Nov

Artie: Maybe these books are on the lower shelf so I can have something to snack on….?

Our new coffee table

Our new coffee table

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Happy Turkey Day!

27 Nov

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving day, with family, friends, and pie!

Eat your pie

Eat your pie

Artie annoyed at the camera

26 Nov

Artie: Why are you always demanding that I sit and then sticking that camera in my face?!

Annoyed

Annoyed

My hallway is taking over

26 Nov

I need feng shui help for our new place. Ellen mentioned to me this weekend that she really likes the placement of our mirrors – how they open up all the windowless areas of the main rooms. But she also pointed out that our entryway is quite cramped. I don’t know where to move the items currently living there, or if that would even open it up much. It’s pretty tight. I will have to look for a feng shui book over the holiday weekend.

Crowded hallway

Crowded hallway

Some fabulous margaritas

25 Nov

I had a great time with my friends this weekend. I think it’s the first time I’ve had guests that wanted to do something touristy! I was all excited when I first moved to DC to have visitors and explore all the Smithsonian museums and monuments. But it turns out that my family and friends (including yours truly) prefers eating and shopping to “traditional” cultural activities!! This weekend we broke the mold though. On Saturday, Ellen and I went to the National Museum of the American Indian. Granted we spent most of our time in the gift shop, but we did see a documentary as well. To be honest, we were all quite impressed with ourselves.

Of course, other than that detour, we mostly ate our way through the city. We tried Lauriol Plaza but the two hour wait at 8:30pm on a Friday was a bit daunting, so we moved on to El Tamarindo, where we had fabulous margaritas. On Saturday, we grabbed lunch at Leopold’s Kafe in Georgetown (love that place), and on Sunday we hit up L’Enfant, where I just love that you can get a plate of little bites! I had a hard boiled egg, a croissant, a slice of cantaloupe, I mean what could be better!? For all you Britney fans, L’Enfant is counting down the days until her next album is released.

Lastly, we had an amazing dinner on Saturday night with our other NY friends who were in town for a family event. Ellen and I made the amazing pasta and meatballs that I mentioned last week (thanks again to WhereInDC), and we all watched Diane Sawyer’s interview with Ashley Dupre.

It was a great weekend in DC – I mean I cannot think of a better way to experience a city than free museums and a constant flow of snack breaks in different neighborhoods!

A Fireplace in DC

25 Nov

Today is clearly taking on a winter theme. I think it’s appropriate since the weather in DC frigid, and it will be even colder in Buffalo where we’re celebrating Thanksgiving. But the cold weather is not all bad. Sure, it’s made my skin uncomfortably dry, and it gets dark very early, but we also get snow and the opportunity to use our new fireplace! On Sunday night, after my friends left town, MJD lit a fire and we sprawled out in the living room, reading, drinking tea, and eating leftover Crumb cupcakes that J and P brought. We were so relaxed and warm by the fire that now I can’t wait for the next cold day.

This is all MJD's work

This is all MJD's work

 

Love our fireplace

Love our fireplace

Winter by the sea

25 Nov

This is basically the view from the site where MJD and I got married in September. Last week was our two month anniversary and I wanted to mark it in some way (last month we went to Blue Duck Tavern, but I guess we can’t celebrate in such style every month!). I saw this picture and thought it was so beautiful – the touch of snow on the cliffs, and the lighthouse in the distance. There’s something about being around the sea in the winter that is so relaxing. Thanks to quinn.anya for the photo.

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The Throne

24 Nov

One of our newest purchases is a leather chair for the living room. We went back to Greenfront for the chair and thankfully, unlike the couch, found one that fit! We didn’t know what we were looking for, I just knew I didn’t want it to look like an office chair (like our old one), and MJD didn’t want it too overstuffed or feminine. He basically fell in love with this one when we saw it, and barely lets me sit on it. I’m going to call it his throne from now on. Drum beat please…

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You can see the pictures we've finally hung up, also!

Finally hung pictures too

It's the perfect size for Artie to curl under

Perfect size for Artie to curl under

It looks a little different with the flash, but you get the idea. It’s not too big or overwhelming for our space, and it’s comfortable! You just have to ask MJD’s permission before sitting down!

Bon Jovi

24 Nov

OK, here’s another edition of “figure out what to highlight about me” Monday.

I love a Bon Jovi concert (I heard this song at the last concert I went to in DC, and it’s so good!). My sister, and my oldest bestest friends are equally thrilled to go to concerts multiple nights in a row. The first Bon Jovi concert I went to was in 1992. I was in eighth grade, and my friend Ellen’s dad had to drive us out to Jersey and sit through the concert (which he loved;-). Since then we have gone to dozens more concerts, and it’s always so much fun. I even wore a Bon Jovi t-shirt the day of my wedding, as I got my hair and make-up done (shout out to my sister for getting me such a fabulous tee to replace my old tie-dyed one!). Don’t judge – this picture was taken pre-hair AND make-up!

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I swear I don’t only write about pizza…

21 Nov

…But, since I just happened to write about pizza in this town, I feel obligated to direct you to today’s post on Best Bites about Obama’s favorite pizza. Wouldn’t it be amazing to have your favorite pizza chef travel to another city for you! I would have Pizza on 33rd and Noodles on 28 in DC, ASAP! I guess I’ll just have to run for president;-)

Found this awesome shot here.

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