Weekend in Washington {DC}

IMG_4321{Saturday afternoon in front of the White House with a Brexit protest behind me}

There is something about being in the District of Columbia taking in a few sites, learning about an ancient Greek culture through an exhibit, enjoying a delicious meal or catching a show, all while not being considered a typical tourist.

The city is truly bustling, especially around the Mall with the construction of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which officially opens this fall, streets are being repaired, and on every other corner there is a protest of some sort.

IMG_4306Joe’s Seafood Prime Steak & Stone Crab
750  15th Street NW, Washington 20005
This lavish two story space was a perfect reprieve after viewing the exquisite exhibit The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great at the National Geographic Museum on 17th Street. This will be the only east coast venue of 500 priceless treasures many of which have never been outside of Greece that celebrate kings, poets, and philosophers. But, back to Joe’s on 15th for brunch, sipping a cocktail and enjoying American surf n’ turf fare was a great way to recap what was seen in the museum.

IMG_4273On Friday night with my BFF Quy, we attended a performance of the Saffron Dance troupe’s Casbah 2016. We saw women of all ages and sizes perform the Middle Eastern style of entertainment known as belly-dancing. Each part of their bodies were actively engaged along with hip movements that mesmerized the audience. The costumes were beautifully designed to showcase their fluid movements.

Well, I am off to pack for my upcoming trip this weekend to Italy and Greece. I have been to several galleries between Washington and New York over the last few months to be able to research and appreciate the antiquities of Greece and Italy.

Stay stylish,
K

2016 Blizzard Recovery

IMG_3163 IMG_3151{The wind increased to 50-mph by Friday afternoon and began blowing snow into drifts}

The last few weeks have been extremely hectic and as much as I loved celebrating the holidays at Heath, it feels as if my workload increased ten-fold once the festivities of the season ended. So, with the arrival of Winter Storm Jonas is it wrong of me to take great delight at battening down hatches and being sequestered during a major blizzard to enjoy a much-needed break?

IMG_3339 {Shoveling the front of the house after clearing the deck of 3 feet of snow}

Learning of the storms approach last weekend, meteorologists were sure of the magnitude, but not the length of the blizzard until Wednesday morning and living in the country has taught us a level of preparedness is necessary during all seasons, especially in winter. So, having stocked up on essentials that would be needed if the power went out, I added delicacies that would be necessary while staying indoors for several days.

IMG_3346 Helping our retired neighbors shovel out their homes is always a given after a severe storm. Here is my brother Steve helping me with the long drive of the family next door. Look at that sun against those beautiful clouds.

IMG_3348Heath after the storm, it was great watching the sun set this evening.

Stay safe and warm,
K