Thursday, September 11, 2014

{Travel} Washington, DC Weekend - Part 2 {Georgetown, Jonathan Adler & The White House}

When I left off with my last Washington, DC post we had toured all day in the Smithsonian area and returned to our hotel to get ready for dinner.
We were in the mood for Mexican food and decided to try Rosa Mexicana on F Street (a quick hop on the Metro).  Dinner was delicious (I had the veggie fajitas) and the decor is really eye popping and funky.
After dinner we walked along F Street and around Chinatown.   F Street has lots of great shopping and restaurants that we will definitely want to check out in the future.
But after a long day, these tired puppies were ready for bed.

The next morning we were up bright and early and on a mission to see more of Georgetown.  We stayed in Georgetown on our last visit and we were eager to return and see even more.
We took the Metro to Foggy Bottom station which was right near George Washington University.  It was about a 10-15 minute walk to downtown Georgetown.
I was so upset that I missed Jonathan Adler's shop on our last visit so that was our first stop.
I could do a whole post on this shop.
I couldn't stop taking photos and drooling over everything.
I knew I had to buy something...
...but most things were out of my budget.
A few little ditties did make it into my shopping basket without breaking the bank.
I'm still dreaming about this place.

I finally dragged myself away from Jonathan to see more of Georgetown and found another charming shop called American Holiday.
I loved the way they used wooden crates to display their merchandise.
They had some really fun picnic ware.  These look like paper but they're plastic.
I loved this combo of branches and hanging glass votive candle holders.
Time for a coffee break at Starbucks.  
 The downstairs was so packed but when we went upstairs, we had the whole place practically to ourselves.
We met up with some friends who took us to Martins Tavern for brunch.
This is where JFK proposed to Jackie (and of course I got a photo of the exact spot!).
Hibiscus mimosa=yes, please!

It was so great to spend time with our friends!  

They showed us more of Georgetown.  We took this very steep staircase (from the movie Psycho) up to the outskirts of  Georgetown campus. We also saw the bar from St. Elmo's Fire but kept on walking so we could see more of the university.

Which is quite stunning!
We walked back to downtown, passing loads of charming (multi million dollar, I'm sure) homes.
We stopped in for a drink at  J. Paul's, another historical tavern in Georgetown.  We got this primo window seat to people watch (our waiter even went outside to snap this shot for us).  We said goodbye to our friends and headed back to our hotel.

For dinner that night, we went back to F Street and ate at Pi Pizzeria. It was so much more than a pizzeria and while the pie was amazing (deep dish with cheese on the bottom) so were the salads and garlic bread appetizer.  The prices were really reasonable too.

We spent some more time walking around Chinatown and getting froyo for dessert.
 On our last morning we went to this impressive residence.

Somehow we got in close to the gate to get some great photos.   The group of tourists in the left photo were behind another barricade so we took a photo of them taking photos. 
We walked around the White House to the other side and got even better photos.  I was happy I finally got to see the White House up close. 
It's time to wrap this post up, it turned out to be a lot longer that I expected.  I hope you enjoyed our weekend in DC as much as we did!

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Tamar SB said...

I miss Georgetown! I was a 30 minute walk up the hill from there and loved taking strolls on the weekends to explore!

Unknown said...

I love JPauls!

Tracy said...

Looks like a wonderful trip!!
Great photos as well.

Dawn Gross said...

Fabulous weekend!

Carla from The River said...

Thank you for the tour. :-)
Where to next?

Becky said...

Georgetown looks like my kind of place! The photo of you two waiting for the subway is one of my favorites :)

Ida said...

Thanks for sharing your trip with everyone. It was really enjoyable.

Jules said...

What fun little places you found to window shop and explore....not to mention a bunch of DC treasures. Looks like a wonderful trip....and don't even get me started on that pizza - reminds me of Giordano's!

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