DC weekend: Easter edition

So how’ve you been?? No really, I feel like it’s been ages since I wrote a proper post (although I hope you did enjoy my Broadway tips). I’ve been busy, I’ve been lazy, I’ve been plain neglectful. But I’m back! And ready to unload not just any post but a travel post!

This Easter weekend I visited my friends Lisa and Meghan who live in the DC area. We all met while studying abroad in Siena, Italy and have stayed in touch throughout the years. They’re two amazing gals. I’ve traipsed around Paris with these two and the last time we spent Easter together was in 2009 when we spent the day in Pompeii and then feasted on Neapolitan pizza and Sri Lankan food for Easter dinner. I love traveling with them because we travel “by sense” meaning there’s no itinerary, no real plan, just relaxed fun and always amazing food. But you should know by now that’s a given with me.

{Lisa and I at Lyon Hall}

Friday evening started with dinner near Meghan’s place in Arlington, VA at a really nice bistro, Lyon Hall. They have some excellent wine and even after we could eat no more, we ordered the crème brûlée for dessert. It was marvelous. At night, we went down toward Georgetown, which is so adorable, and danced til we could no more… well more like til Meghan and I could dance no more cause Lisa will dance you under/over/around a table.

[Roasted Beet Salad with Blue Cheese Mousse}

Saturday was ‘DC tourist day for Margaret.’ The last time I was in DC was my 8th grade field trip and honestly all I remember about that trip was sneaking off to dip my toes in the Washington Monument reflection pool while yelling ‘Jennnyyy!’ à la Forest Gump. I was due for a second impression.

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