Something Humid this Way Comes

Helllloooooooooooo my fabulous frugal dc lovebirds,

I have been in hibernation the past couple months but baby I’M BACK and better than ever. New job, moving into a new place soon with my even more fabulous friend Jaime. Upward and onward!

This weekend will be full of horse races, food truck festivities, Jessica Alba, and the long-anticipated return of dc’s most legendary pool party

Put those smiles on, mama f&f is back in business.



#tbt Throwback to the 2nd Justin Timberlake concert of my life. 3X the charm this summer!

#tbt Throwback to the 2nd Justin Timberlake concert of my life. 3X the charm this summer!

Fabulous Days







What a wonderful weekend! I hope everyone had a chance to get outside today. Though windy, it’s actually quite warm in the sunlight…and I don’t know about you, but it’s really felt a long time since I felt the sunlight on my face.

Last weekend, I was in dreary Chicago visiting my grammie and uncles/cousins. No snow the whole weekend though so I consider myself a lucky one. Having alone time with family really makes a difference.

Last night was really fun. Friday, we went to an 80s grunge party at the Corcoran and needless to say, I had to wear the Madonna get-up. Saturday night, we made an appearance at the 15th Annual Heart Ball at the National Building Museum and danced the night away. Today is Purim for the Jewish tribe and I am celebrating by retelling the story of Esther and making dinner, having wine, and eating plenty of hamantashens. Recipes are coming at you this week so get ready! Jaime and I are taking on Atlantic Cod Fish Tacos and pics/recipe tricks will be hot off the press!

Stay warm out there!

February Chill


Long winded are the chilling and dreary days of February. It’s enough to make you plead for Spring with all your heart and soul and might. Chief groundhog says we’ll be out of this mess in six short weeks…but why does the shortest month of the year always feel the longest?

I apologize for the brief hiatus as I have been transitioning into another job within the DC area. I’ve learned that my type-A personality actually can be put to good use in the professional world. And I’m not the only one!

Imagining a world without Valentines Day seems a little unrealistic so I suppose I will have to post about some anti- and pro- V Day parties soon. Always welcoming your input so feel free to speak up!

In honor of all that is strength and this world, and due to Audi’s inspiring Superbowl commercial, and finally, because we all need a little bit this time of year, February’s theme is BRAVERY.

Live it, love it…Fabulously.


How to Live in Washington DC

How to Live in Washington DC

When I read this thought catalog piece this morning, I couldn’t help but laugh to myself about how much of it was true. Having been in the District for over 5 years now, I have lived through these experiences and continue to have these moments every day. Working on the hill, getting jaded by the political scene, feeling unimportant and small and still at rather poignant moments, feeling inspired and hopeful for the future. This place is anything but consistent and this stream of consciousness says it all. 

Loud Noises in the Sky

Hey f&F lovers! did you happen to notice the wretched helicopter zig-zagging over Northwest DC yesterday? According to CNN, the National Nuclear Safety Administration is conducting a two-week scan of the capital to capture natural radiological readings in the area which will help detect abnormal signs of activity. Essentially, “dirty bombs” or an atom bomb that leaves radioactive contamination, could be detected from a helicopter.

Just another reason why DC residents can sleep soundly at night…if we had to. 


Happy 2013!

Welcome everyone to the New Year! During my extra-long break from reality in Hermosa Beach, I was wondering what I could work on in 2013. I don’t necessarily like making resolutions, since we all know how those burn out. Instead, I am trying to incorporate more elements of my own style into everyday life. 

My style for January is organization. To get a jump on spring cleaning, I’m using this month to make my things easy to find, and better yet, aesthetically pleasing. I spent a lovely morning in El Segundo falling in love all over again with The Container Store. Seriously the best ever. Photos will be up soon!

Put those smiles on for the new year. Happy organizing!

Happy Awkward Time Before New Years!

As we ride the wave towards the New Year, I hope everyone has had some fun times with their families and is preparing for the epicness that is 2013. 2012 has been truly good to me and I think this year is going to be a great one. 

Do you guys have any New Year’s Resolutions yet? I’m not a big fan of them since I believe we should try to be our best selves year-round and most resolutions (like dieting and exercise) die out by mid-February. Still, it’s important to set goals and get motivated, so let me know what your planning for the New Year! Stay tuned for an update of some sweet NYE parties going on in the district.