Living in a city like Washington, D.C., I sometimes have to pinch myself. I have access to great restaurants, wonderful (mostly FREE) museums, and lovely scenery and weather practically all year long. These days I’m too busy to take full advantage, but I’ve had days in the past where I nipped over to the National Gallery on my lunch hour, and I still get out for tasty lunches and dinners at my favorite restaurants. And every so often I get lucky enough to play tourist in my own town and share my favorite places with visitors. This past weekend was one of those weekends: my mom, my favorite aunt, and our close family friend visited for a ladies’ weekend. And let me tell you, we did it up right.
There was food:
(Pictured: my lunch at Teaism, my old standby – seitan stir-fry, which is freaking delicious, and a mango lassi. Unpictured: everybody else’s lunches at Teaism, which they said were delish – my mom had chicken curry, our friend had a salmon bento box, and darned if I can’t remember what my aunt had, but I know she loved it – our appetizer spread for dinner that night, our lunch at the American Indian Museum on Sunday, and our dinner of tilapia with brown-butter citrus sauce, roasted fennel and herbed orzo. We were too busy eating to snap many pictures, sorry ’bout that. It was all so stinking good.)
There were musums:
(That’s the atrium in the National Gallery, which is one of my favorite places in D.C. We hit the old standards – the Impressionists and Ginevra de Benci, then moved on to the American History Museum and the First Ladies.)
On Sunday we took a long walk through the monuments, which is something I don’t do nearly as often as I should. Spectacular…
World War II Memorial
Korean War Memorial
FDR Memorial (my favorite!)
And a view of the Jefferson.
Thanks for a lovely weekend, ladies! Come again anytime!