Flatbread at our bottomless mimosa brunch at Masa 14
I got back from a girls’ weekend in Washington DC Sunday evening and things have been a bit crazy on the work front (I’m actually taking a break from work right now to squeeze this post in).
My best friend Amy lives in DC with her husband. I love visiting because DC is an awesome town and generally the weather is a lot better there than in MN (not in the summer though, I can’t handle the heat). Last weekend was pretty cool, but still nice enough to be outside with only a light jacket or sweater.
Girls’ weekends are rejuvenating, fun, indulgent and super necessary (in my opinion). I take at least one a year. Erik is supportive of these trips because it means he gets his own guys’ trips but more importantly he gets one-on-one time with Juliet, which they both really enjoy.
We went happy hour hopping on Friday late afternoon. We stopped at three bars/restaurants in Amy’s neighborhood. It’s hard to pick a favorite drink but champagne (prosecco/cava, etc) is very far up on the list. A gorgeous wine bar, the second stop during our happy hour hop (and I totally forgot the name). Bottomless mimosas at brunch. These were mango puree and blood-orange mimosas and I had 5. Yes 5 and I could have kept going.
Amy had us stop at the botanical garden, which was lovely.
Amy and Kristin at the botanical gardenOur first stop for happy hour on Friday was Bistro Bohem. I adored the outdoor space with blankets for each table. It was too chilly to eat outside though. We ordered house-made potato chips and a cheese plate. I had been craving pizza all last week so it was basically the best ever to have this entire pizza to myself when we stopped for lunch at Busboys and Poets.
Here is a list of all the other fun that was had:
Watched the first season of Girls during down time (my first time ever watching it and whoa, I LOVE it). Must get HBO.
Went to the Union Market
Amy made a great dinner; edamama, spinach and lemon pasta. We also raided a Whole Foods and got a bunch of great cheese and desserts.
Breakfast and coffee at Big Bear Cafe
We fit a lot in because we only had about 48 hours. DC is such a quick and easy flight, it’s so worth going even if for just a weekend.
Here are a few other girls’ trips I have taken in the past few years:
Do you take annual girls’ trips?