Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Week in Washington

Summer is in full swing here, and with all of our holidays quite close together, it seems to be passing unusually quickly.

It felt like we had barely unpacked and caught up on laundry, and we were packing for another week away.
Not that I'm complaining...

Ryan and I spent this past week in Washington, DC. He works extremely hard, and for the second year in a row, he's earned a spot in the President's Circle for Mercedes Benz.

It's always a wonderful week of pampering and delicious food. This year we stayed at the Four Seasons in historic Georgetown. It was the most luxurious hotel we've stayed in. Everything was lovely, but our favourite part was the bed. It was the most comfortable bed in the world! Seriously. You melted into it. A close second was breakfast the next morning. We've never ordered room service. To be honest, we're just too cheap. But last week, we ordered room service every single morning; Eggs benedict with crab, Belgian waffles and, my favourite, a cappuccino... It was divine. Mostly because we simply had to roll over to enjoy it!

Despite having an itinerary for the week, we had lots of time to explore and enjoy ourselves. We spent an afternoon walking the National Mall, though we didn't have near enough time to explore all of the museums.

There were so many great shops just a short walk from the hotel. One of the mornings Ryan had a meeting, so I did just that. There were a few that I had wanted to browse: Paul Cafe, Olivia Macarons, Paper Source, Dean and Deluca and Anthropology. They didn't disappoint.

Another afternoon was spent at a wonderful new winery in Virginia, Stone Tower Winery.

We sipped some delicious wines and enjoyed cheese and fresh salads outside in the vineyard. It was stunning.

We then had the rest of the afternoon off, and a convertible at our disposal, so we headed for the Blue Ridge Mountains and did the Skyline Drive. 

We even came across a bear.

Our last morning was spent walking around town. The homes were so quaint and full of charm.

Anyway, it was wonderful. The highlight was having Ryan all to myself for a week. Though I missed our beautiful boys terribly.

Only one more week and then we're back up at the cottage.


  1. You had me at room service. What a wonderful trip. I have never been to Washington, it looks beautiful.

  2. What is so nice about your decorating style, is that everything is interchangeable. Your home is very welcoming. Enjoy your weekend,

  3. Laura,

    Having a home that's interchangable is very important to me. I'm constantly pulling things from one room and moving something from another. It also gives the house a cohesive style.


  4. Good morning!
    Wow, where to begin!?! You've had an amazing trip!
    I'm in love with the charming homes you photographed . . . and the storefronts are just breath-taking, especially the Godiva and Patisserie shop. I would have certainly visited them all.
    Seeing the photos of the winery brought back so many memories of the wineries that I've visited over the years. There's such beauty and serenity on those estates.
    What a treat is was to see your photos this morning. Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Have a wonderful week,


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