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!
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!
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.
Sandy Hook Survivors Sing for Charity
Too touching not to share. Students from Sandy Hook sing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” with Ingrid Michaelson to benefit Newtown Youth Academy and United Way of Western Connecticut. Show your support and sing loud and proud.
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.
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.