June 27, 2016

Style in Houston

As we all have heard, Texas is known to be very humid and hot. When I was packing for my girls weekend trip all I wanted to take with me were dresses. These two dresses I love because they are comfortable and perfect to wear when it is hot outside. I paired up my pink dress [similar here -not bright but a pale pink] from Forever21 with my sandals from Jack Rodgers. I also paired up my mint dress [similar here] from H&M with my Nike sneakers for a sporty chic look. These tan Nike sneakers are comfy and they go with just about any outfit. The mint dress can also be dressed up with a necklace and a pair of heels for a night out in the city or a dinner date.

Food in Houston

This weekend I went to Houston, Texas to visit my good friend Valeria since she moved there for work and a reunion was long overdue. I was excited because it was my first time visiting Texas and I wanted to see the new place she is living at. My friend Darsh also came with me. It was a great weekend, definitely one for the books. We did a lot of eating, laughing, drinking vino, and walking. The three of us love food so we each had our list of restaurants we wanted to try. Of course we didn't get to try them all but we did our best.

First restaurant: Backstreet Cafe 

Tenderloin Stack [heirloom tomato, zucchini, eggplant, portobello mushroom]

June 22, 2016

Seafood at Brine's

Without question, I definitely recommend the restaurant called Brine located in Mosaic. I have walked by Brine many times and just never gave it a try. I finally checked this place out yesterday.  If you love oysters like I do, you will want to order their $1 oysters for happy hour. The oysters they had for happy hour were from Rappahannock, Virginia. They were fresh and delicious. I also ordered the barcat oyster chowder along with with the plankton pasta (small plate). I always get the clam chowder soup when restaurants have it on their menu but never did I see an oyster chowder. So of course, I ended up ordering it. It was creamy and tasty. The plankton pasta was also really good. The sauce that came with the pasta was light and it went perfect with the dish. Yes, I was hungry and craving seafood like no other. To accompany my meals I ordered a Sauvignon Blanc. If you don't like seafood, they also offer great dishes with meat, chicken, duck, and lamb. I'd say it was a lovely evening of great food and company.

June 21, 2016

Lady in Pink

This past weekend consisted of family time. My little sister graduated from high school on Saturday and it was Father's Day on Sunday. In between, all the family events happening this past weekend I was able to get away for a little bit and take some pictures in DC.

I got this dress from a boutique in Old Alexandria called 3 Sisters. The store is cute and you can find dresses for any occasion. One thing I liked about this store, were the different colors they offered for their clothing. I absolutely love all things bright. I was able to find this bright pink dress. I wore it with my Sam Edelman heels  and my Ann Taylor bag. The bag is comfortable and it goes with everything.

June 12, 2016

The World Is Your Oyster

My mother and I decided to go to Old Town Alexandria after work to spend some quality time together. Sometimes, you just need a day with your mom to share some laughs. I love going to Old Town Alexandria because of its deep history. For history geeks, read more here.

Old Town Alexandria offers boutiques, boat tours, historic sites and museums, and great restaurants. We did some shopping and then headed over to Hank's Oyster Bar where we had oysters, old bay seasoning fries, calamari, shrimp, and octopus. Oh! Let's not forget the rosé. After, our dinner we headed on over to Pop's Old Fashioned Ice Cream. There are so many flavors to choose from. We went for kahlua chocolate chip and chocolate chip ice cream. One word: yummy. Enjoy the pictures!

June 9, 2016

Roll Play

I have found my new favorite Vietnamese restaurant near Tysons Corner. This spot has a rustic and industrial look, which I'm totally digging. The people that work there are very helpful when it comes to placing your order on the touch-screen kiosks. You can either pick from their pre-made items or create your own. They offer rolls wrapped up in rice paper, bowls, banh mi, and pho. Let's not forget their fresh coconuts you can get. I was too excited, that I ended up getting the banh mi with lemongrass beef and a side of pho soup. You can select what protein (lemongrass beef, chicken, pork belly, shrimp, or tofu) you want to add in your rolls, banh mi, or soup. I'm definitely coming back. If you're in the area, you must try this yummy Vietnamese restaurant.

June 4, 2016

Sisters Thai

My go-to spot for Thai food is this super cute restaurant located in Mosaic District. The interior decoration is out of a magazine or pinterest. The people that work there are very sweet! Their menu has a lot of options, but I usually go for the Pad See Ew or Drunken Noodles. They are both delicious! If you choose either of those, you will for sure come out satisfied. Also, don't forget to try these drinks: Iced Thai Tea, Green Tea Freeze, and the Thai Tea Freeze. I could have one of these every day. If you have been to Sisters Thai, let me know what your favorite dish is. Enjoy the pictures!

Pad Thai, Pad See Ew, and Spring Rolls

June 1, 2016

Murals in DC

Ever since, I went to Wynwood Walls in Miami, I've become obsessed with street art. It brings personality and color to neighborhoods. I've come across some street art here and there in DC but very few. When I heard that an event called Pow! Wow! DC was coming to town where local and international artists were going to paint murals all over NoMa I got so excited. One of my girl friends mentioned that a happy hour and tour was happening for Pow! Wow! DC so of course we registered. The event was awesome! We met in a building where we had some vino and little bites. Eventually, more people started to join the happy hour and we were introduced to local artist, Kelly Towles, who has organized Pow! Wow! DC. He gave us the tour and I learned so much about the process that they had to go through to be able to paint the walls throughout NoMa. I also learned more about the artists behind each mural. Definitely do head out and check out the awesome murals! Some of them won't last for too long since they were painted on buildings that will soon be torn down. Make sure to put it down on your summer to-do list! In the meantime, enjoy the pictures.