Del Ray Cafe Restaurant Review

July 23, 2014
del ray cafe, restaurant review, restaurant recommendations

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
fireflies restaurant review

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
the known world, book review

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
boden dress, dress brands

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
cheesetique restaurant review, restaurant recommendations, washington dc brunch

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


July 7, 2014
wanderlust, travel photos

I used to watch The Dog Whisperer almost daily and Cesar Millan would always say, “you don’t get the dog you want, you get the dog you need”. Boy, is that the truth. I wanted a dog that would hang out with me and be my calm buddy. What I got was a dog that forces me to work on my lack of patience, makes me more active, and encourages adventure. Most importantly, Quincy made me reevaluate what I want and don’t want in life (how’s that for only 35 pounds?). Continue reading

Evening Star Cafe Restaurant Review

July 3, 2014
evening star cafe restaurant review, restaurant recommendations, washington dc restaurants

Let’s pretend it’s Friday (I know that’s really asking a lot, given that most of us can’t wait for a day off). Instead of doing a recipe flashback Friday, I’m doing a restaurant review. I first talked about Evening Star Cafe years ago when we first visited Del Ray at the very beginning of our house hunt. Since then, we’ve been back numerous times and I feel much more qualified to give an accurate assessment. Continue reading