The Weekender, Vol. 8

Well would you look at this...

a second (and new) post in one week! Who am I?!

This has been a rather slow week for me outside of the office, so time was available to get in a brand new The Weekender post. For those of you new here, or probably because it has been awhile, The Weekender is exactly how it sounds. A way to recap the week + share a few links/things I'm loving.

Monday I kicked off the week with a long overdue girls night with Jenn. We hit up the free Beyonce dance class down in Yards Park. Let's just say I don't have a future in dance, but Jenn might. The Yards Park offers many free workout, dance, zumba, yoga, etc. classes almost every night in the summer. You can find a full line-up of classes + outdoor activities, here. After learning the moves to the song Flawless, Jenn and I took our appetite over to Osteria Morini for dinner. We shared some rose, a charcutterie board, and each got a pasta entree. By far some of the best Italian food I've had in DC. If you're in the Yards Park area, I also highly recommend checking out the rose garden at Whaley's, snagging some delicious steak tacos at Agua 301 and then finishing your evening with a scoop or two of ice cream from Ice Cream Jubilee.

Tuesday night I met Corey for some wine and appetizers at Joe's Seafood, which is conveniently halfway between both of our offices. As a side note, they have one of the best happy hours (2:30pm-6:30pm). Half priced drinks and oysters + a ton of yummy snack options for less than $6! We then headed to dinner at a brand new sushi restaurant near McPherson Square, Sushi Gakyu. Y'all, this place may be new, but the sushi is some of the best I've ever had. It's a small place right off New York Avenue. The sushi is amazing and very affordable. The perfect quick lunch or after work dinner spot.

Wednesday and Thursday turned out to be a lot calmer of evenings. Mostly running errands, getting laundry done, and catching up on the DVR. #adulting

Tonight I'm meeting Corey for a quick bite to eat and then we're heading to the Air & Space Museum to see Dunkirk in iMax. I am obsessed with wartime movies, and Corey is a huge history buff. So this movie has been at the top of our list. Many have deemed this to be the best movie of the year!

This weekend we're keeping it chill with some pool time + grilling out tomorrow. And then Church on Sunday, followed by celebrating my dear friend Ashton's birthday with a yummy Mexican dinner.

Hope y'all have had a great week and have equally as exciting plans for the weekend. Before you go, here are some links I'm loving this week:

  • A Southerner's Guide to Biscuits. Maybe this guide will motivate me to finally learn how to bake them.
  • I just snagged these loafer slides for fall on major sale!! They also come in black and pale pink
  • One of my favorite bloggers and brand recently opened her flagship store in Atlanta. The pictures are so dreamy. Will for sure be a must stop next time I'm down South.
  • I've been dying to get these statement earrings in coral. Anyone own them? Are they super heavy?
  • Y'all know I love Chick-fil-A. I'd eat it for every meal if I could. Now the beloved brand is taking on KFC and trying to win our family meal hearts over. TBD if the mac-and-cheese is any good.
  • My loafer slide loving heart has been eyeing this floral number for a week. Yet they have never had my size. At least that I've seen. Come on Loft, help a sister out!
  • The one pool accessory that has been getting a ton of use this summer.
  • Since it's summer, what's better than a tomato slice and some fresh pimento cheese?! Checkout the Southerner's Guide to Pimento Cheese.
  • Your feel good story for the day. 

And don't forget the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open to everyone now! Public Access starts today, and here's what I've got my eye on: