11 January 2012


the district

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greetings from DC!
i am so happy to fill in for hannah while she is jet-setting around, living the fabulous life while the rest of us are left with nothing to do but look at pictures of asian babies and french bulldog puppies on the internet.

I’ll admit I was a bit rusty…unfortunately, my blog fell victim to this annoying thing called getting a job where i am required to work at work and at least fourteen hours a week of law and order: svu. Now all my spare time is devoted to pinterest and the fine detective work of the 16th precinct. I can’t imagine what my nineteen followers are doing now…
where are they getting their daily dose of anorexic supermodels in indian headdresses hard-hitting journalism and current events? 

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anyway—enough about me! I’m doing a post about washington, dc because it’s a cool city and a post about clothes was taken. 


 
(i mean, just look at this picture...)
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i am always surprised when people tell me they’ve never been to dc. i’ll spare you the guilt trip about how IMPORTANT it is to visit the CAPITOL of your NATION where you LIVE and how PROUD you should be of this truly AMAZING place—and focus on some other cool things about the city. 

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Most of the pics are of Georgetown because I happen to believe Georgetown is one of the coolest areas in the district and that’s where I live and my boyfriend wouldn’t take me anywhere.
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 m st. 

when my parents first dropped young intern-emily off in dc, they made the mistake of driving straight down m st. in georgetown. unfortunate because traffic is  m-i-s-e-r-a-b-l-e on m st. no matter what time of day and because once I saw the cobble-stone streets and the j crew that looked like monsieur defarge's wine-shop—
I was never going to leave.
i’ve since graduated from j crew—but I haven’t lost my appreciation for the architecture and charm of georgetown. not unlike charleston, a lot of homes and storefronts in georgetown are regulated by an architectural preservation board and have to adhere to specific and stringent building guideliZzzzzzz…oh my god I’m sorry, I fell asleep.

Anyway—if you are interested, you can read about how the super awesome apple store in Georgetown was rejected by the Old Georgetown Board five times here.
   
Below are a few more georgetown gems...

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dean and deluca, m st. 

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sweetgreen, salad and tangy yogurt shop 
started by a group of young georgetown grads
 
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sweetgreen storefront outside 

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sweetgreen storefront inside

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sweetlife advice

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watch out...dc now has a pinkberry

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pizzeria paradiso, m st. 
(also, good--two amys pizza)

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mr smiths piano bar on m st.


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of course...georgetown cupcake...


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okay, yes the cupcakes are good--but aren't all cupcakes good?
there are few things in life i'll wait in line for (for hours) and a cupcake is not one of them...to each his own


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this i just couldn't RESIST...
a place, dear reader, that is very special to someone you may know.


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one of my favorites and new to georgetown, all-saints & spitafields. 
perfect for georgetown.


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the shopping has vastly improved even in just the last year...rag & bone, madewell, all-saints, barbour, diesel, calvin klein, betsey johnson,and loulou lemon have all recently come to georgetown joining standy-bys such as cusp, intermix, barney's co-op, rugby...


a few other shops worth checking out in georgetown:
urban chic, lost boys, hu's shoes, hu's wear, annie creamcheese, blue mercury, charm, m29.... 


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another newbie...paul's on wisconsin ave. super cute and chic little bakery.

 

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aaaaand below are a few more dc highlights....


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cherry blossoms in foxhall village


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blacksalt fish market and restaurant in the palisades



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and little further out of the hood...


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eastern market, capitol hill


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eastern market, capitol hill

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eastern market, capitol hill


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inside eastern market, capitol hill


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eastern market, capitol hill


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stained glass at the national cathedral


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and lastly, one of my favorite pictures of dc. the dupont circle hangover. 


i could go on and on with this spotlight on dc but detective stabler is up to something and i just have to get to the bottom of it.


come visit!

2 comments:

London said...

love all of these photos. i live in richmond, va but i love that DC is only an hour and a half up the road. well, if you don't hit god awful traffic but i've been lucky 90% of the time. thanks for your post and awesome photos!
-london camille

Hannah Maple said...

ahhh where i got my tattoo! thanks my emmie, you the best :)