Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Off to DCity

Tomorrow we leave for Washington DC for a few days.  We try to get up there a few times a year, because we have family.   I absolutely love all that DC has to offer...so much to see and do. I am quite lucky that the kids already know all of the museums (at the tender age of 4 and 6).  They want to go to the Air and Space and the Natural History, even though we were just there in the spring!  We might even go on a little Duck Tour.


Doesn't that look fun!
 ....something I have always wanted to do, and now that I am  the parent I get to indulge!  Even though I KNOW it is going to be drippingly hot, oh, well...the kids will have fun!  We did the Double Decker busses a few years ago, but they were so small, and it was so hot it was fairly miserable!

When we were in DC in March.  Love that they can just run down the mall!


one of my favorite houses...maybe because the front porch is similar to ours...but much prettier.

One of my favorite things to do is drive around the city...so much to explore.  The architecture and bridges are awesome. This bridge was in Rock Creek Park.  Ya'll if you haven't been to DC and just driven around, I would highly recommend it.  Really so much to see.

I am so lucky that my brother and sister live really close to Georgetown, so we get to go SHOPPING and wandering around.  The architecture in DC is beautiful.  I love to walk around Georgetown and dream of who lives in some of the houses.

The view off of my sister's roof top deck on her apartment.  The National Cathedral...just gorgeous!
"you can see the whole world from here!"

 Here are a few shots I took the last time I was there...I think I was thinking about the architectural detail, because the photos in general aren't that spectacular, compared to some things I have seen.  I will try to be better this time (most of the time, I am trying to coax my children along, while they whine about how much their legs hurt from walking, so I don't take the most artistic photos!)



Love all of the detail on this home.

The brickwork is beautiful...kind of art nouveaux.

The detail above the window is so cool...and I love brick with the white on it.

Another pretty roof.

I loved how they have made this brownstone very modern...look at the linear planters, door, and light fixture.

wrought iron galore!

I am staying thru Monday, so we will also attend the Georgetown Flea on Sunday which is always fun.

I really wanted this vintage rug last time...but didn't get it....the colors remind me of a peacock.
 Last but not least....one of my favorite photos from last summer was turned into a painting that I will treasure forever..maybe if I am lucky I get another.
There was a discrepancy as to WHO actually took the picture...my mom said it was me..but clearly it wasn't!
The oil painting on my collected wall in the Den.  Isn't she so talented!
One more thing ya'll, speaking of DCity...My friend Jill from Live Like You, just wrote the sweetest post about my home!  A little Bohemian Chic (I like the sound of that!) AND she is located in DCity too!  You must check out her blog...talk about Amazing use of color.     Here online store is so great....she creates rooms inspired my a specific look and you can buy some or ALL of the pieces to create the same look for your home.  She just launched Mamma Mia Look (one of my favorite broadway shows!).  She is graciously offering my readers 10% off.  Go shopping NOW!



Anyway, we leave tomorrow.  Might blog on the road...but don't be suprised if you don't hear from me til Tuesday!




8 comments:

hollyG said...

Fun - enjoy! I'm planning a weekend in DC in the fall with some friends from college. I'm excited to do some tours of the museums and other tourist-y stuff since I haven't been down there in a few years.

Meredith Jewell said...

Have a great trip...DC DOES have amazing architecture from the museums, Georgetown, the Capital, monuments, etc...hope you have a great time and can't wait to see what inspires/inspired you upon your return...will definitely check out LIVELIKEYOU! Thx

julielorusso@gmail.com said...

Hi Gretchen,
I live in DC and I'll be at the Georgetown Flea market on Sunday too. Maybe I'll recognize you. I'll be there really early though.

Have you checked out Eastern Market too? It's a good one and fun for the whole family.

Have a great weekend and try to stay cool :)


Best,
Julie

pve design said...

Have a wonderful time!
best-
Patricia

quintessence said...

I haven't been to DC for years. I've been wanted to take my 11 year old. You're inspiring me - so maybe this fall will it. Loved seeing you over at Jill's!!

Splendid Willow said...

Gretchen, enjoy your time in DC. I hope you get a chance to meet our lovely friend Jill!

BTW, I loved Jill's feature of your home. Stylish, warm and inviting.

I need to be better at following you!

Warm hugs,

Mon

http://www.splendidwillow.com

LiveLikeYou said...

Hi Gretchen, love this post, So excited you are in DC. Today has been crazy - would love to finally meet you in person!!!How long are you here?

SHERRY HART said...

Have a great trip...my old stomping grounds.