A La Lucia Restaurant Review

July 30, 2014
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I spoke last Friday about my passion for Monday night date nights. Last Monday, we decided to revisit A La Lucia for our weekly date. We had been a couple of years ago and every time we passed the restaurant on the way to the gym, I commented that I wanted to go again. Finally, I think Jake got tired of my not-so-subtle requests and made a reservation. It was the perfect Monday date. Continue reading

The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith

July 28, 2014
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If I was a true literary elite, snob, or what ever you’d like to call it, I think I would probably make a concerted effort to switch up what I read. When I finish a mystery thriller, I’d follow it up with a classic, or something really hard-hitting. I suppose I do this to a certain extent. I try not to read two historical fictions in a row, or non-fiction back-to-back. But sometimes, when I get into a really enjoyable series, I say “to hell with it” and read whatever I please. About five minutes after I finished The Cuckoo’s Calling, I started The Silkworm.  Continue reading

Del Ray Cafe Restaurant Review

July 23, 2014
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Before I begin with today’s regularly scheduled programming, my newest post is up on The DC Ladies. Head on over to check it out!

Ok, down to business. After another successful puppy adventure on Saturday, I was starving. Not literally of course, but my stomach was about to rear it’s ugly head and tears and tantrums were perilously within reach. (I’m not being overly dramatic – at least not right now – I lose all common sense and level headed-ness when I’m hungry). The fridge was also empty. So we decided to go grab a late brunch/lunch and Del Ray Cafe seemed like the perfect spot.  Continue reading

Friday Favorites: Fitness Edition

July 18, 2014

I have less than a month until my first wedding dress fitting. Which means I have less than a month to reach my first set of wedding fitness goals. To help give myself the proper kick in the pants, I decided to round up some great fitness inspiration. If these ladies don’t make you want to kick butt, I don’t know what will. Continue reading

Fireflies Restaurant Review

July 16, 2014
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On Saturday, we took Q to a park, let him run around with other dogs, and gave our feet a good soak in the stream. It was a lovely morning. On the way home, we were both pretty hungry and something about spending a lot of time outdoors made us crave particularly hearty food. It probably didn’t help that we passed a few diners on the way home. We dropped off our thoroughly tired puppy and decided to go grab a spontaneous brunch somewhere. I’ve been mentioned Fireflies for months because I had read a review that it was a great place for a casual breakfast. So off we went! Continue reading

The Known World by Edward P. Jones

July 14, 2014
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I hope you all had a lovely weekend! Mine was simply splendid. Adventures with the pup, unexpected lunches with my love, and reading. Loads and loads of reading. Which inherently meant it must have been a good weekend. I finished one book that I loved and one that I really wanted to love. This review is for The Known World by Edward P. Jones. Did I love it or want to love it? Keep reading to find out! Continue reading

Brand Spotlight: Boden

July 11, 2014
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On Fridays, there is no topic that is more appealing to me than fashion. Yay for weekends, yay for fashion. I wanted to talk a little bit about one of my favorite brands, one that a lot of people in the U.S. still don’t know about. Not because I’m getting paid (I’m not), but just because I love their stuff. Let’s talk about Boden. Continue reading

Cheesetique Restaurant Review

July 9, 2014
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I realized the other day that even though I’ve talked about Cheesetique‘s cheese shop and their cheese classes, I’ve never actually reviewed the restaurant. Given that we go more frequently to eat than anything else, that seemed like a silly oversight that needed to be remedied immediately. Continue reading