DC & NYC Photo Diary

Hiiii!  Wanted to do a picture post to share some of my fun travels and food from last week in DC and NYC.
Landed in DC Wednesday evening about 730pm. My business partner and I headed over to the beautiful Capella Hotel in Georgetown. Quickly got checked in, freshened up and headed to dinner at an awesome farm to table spot called Founding Farmers.

Capella Lobby

Capella Lobby.. Marble surrounding the fireplace was gorgeous. Picture doesn’t do it justice.

Capella Bedroom

Gorgeous Capella Bedroom. The bed was heavenly and I slept like a rock with the drapes pulled. ahhh

Capella Bathroom

My amazing bathroom! Marble and floor to ceiling mosaic tiles in beautiful, warm browns & amber. I’ll move in, please!

Pickled Jars

Really cool rack of pickled fruits and veggies on display.

Founding Farmers Devilish Eggs

Started off with this yummy spin on deviled eggs. “Devilish Eggs” We ordered up the combo which came with traditional deviled eggs, Maine Lobster, Crab, Smoked Salmon. So good. Loved the simple presentation on the cutting board, too!

Founding Farmers Dinner

Kept dinner on the lighter side…Founding Farmers Salad: Opted for goat cheese rather than parmesan and no dressing. Side of sauteed Kale, Cabbage & Pears. (forgot to take a pic) Its was cold & rainy and I wasn’t drinking so I had some white tea with lemon. Laaaame, I know…but had a busy day ahead of me.

Capella Hotel Breakfast

Breakfast on Thursday morning. Egg White Omelette with tomatoes, side of fruit & coffee. I picked up some almond milk Weds night to have for my coffee in the morning.

We ran around Thursday morning/early afternoon to check out 3 different sweetgreen locations in the DC area. Ate at 2 locations and tried a variety of their Sweet Press juices.

sweetgreen salad and sweet press juice

Arugala Salad with carrots, beets, sweet potato and goat cheese. YUM! 3 sweet press juices which we took  To Go in a bag of ice to drink on the train to NYC later on.

LS Amtrak

Annnnd….hopping on the Amtrak Express train to NYC. Took about 2.5 hours. Pretty cool experience. Drops you off right at Penn Station…piece of cake! Cold and rainy weather called for some skinny jeans and boots, a scarf…standard. And my new Barbour jacket that I picked up while in DC because I didn’t pack warm enough for the weather. Love this jacket! Perfect weight, not too heavy and perfect for layering underneath.

Once we arrived in NYC, we headed over to the Ritz Carlton in Battery Park. Again, quickly checked in, dropped bags, freshened up and then right back out for dinner. Took a nice walk and winded up eating at a spot called Harry’s Cafe. Early dinner and early night since I had to be up early Friday morning for a photoshoot.

Ritz Carlton Orchids

Orchids Close Up

My Favorite Flower! Beautiful Orchids in the Ritz lobby.


Shrimp Cocktail & Champagne. Mmm hmmm. Delicious dinner at Harry’s Cafe in Hanover Square. Loved this place — beautiful, warm restaurant and cool bar next door.

Friday morning breakfast

Started my Friday with this healthy Brekkie: Egg Whites, sliced tomatoes, BluePrint Green Juice & Coffee. Picked up my green juice & almond milk after dinner on Thursday night.


Lunch at Open Kitchen! This place was incredible! So many healthy, fresh foods to choose from. I was starving and ate a ton. Grilled Chicken Salad, Avocado, Asparagus, Brussells Sprouts, Kale…So good! And a KOMBUCHA to drink.


Passed by this neat piece of art/sculpture while walking around Battery Park Friday afternoon and got a quick pic!

Met back up with my partner for some afternoon cocktails and then parted ways and I went off to meet my friends and enjoy NYC for the rest of the weekend. My best friend in the city lives in the village just near Washington Square Park, which I love and walk thru several times a day. I got some cool shots  during the day and again at night with the Empire State Building lit up in blue & red! So pretty.

Oatmeals NYC

Breakfast/Brunch at Oatmeals on Saturday afternoon. This is my Go-T0 spot when I’m in New York. Absolutely love this adorable place in the village. Tiny little shop that specializes in sweet & savory Oatmeal, Oatmeal cookies & muffins, coffee’s and tea. You can order your oatmeal in a baby, momma, papa bear or weird uncle bowl (if you want more room to mix it up). I got a baby bear portion in a weird uncle bowl with pumpkin puree, spiced apples, walnuts and added more cinnamon to it!

Washington Sq Park

Washington Square Park

Washington Sq Park

The Park at night ….you can see Empire State thru the arch and to the right. Never gets old!

Washington Sq Nighttime

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