It’s been a hot second since my last installment of link love, primarily because these dog days of summer have been busier than I anticipated. I don’t think things are going to slow down for another couple of weeks, so thanks for hanging with me during this slightly erratic posting schedule.
This week was on the busier side especially, as I have a big project due today and its our interns’ last week at work. On Wednesday, we had our annual in-office poker tournament that’s always a highlight, and last night, we had a murder mystery dinner party at Oyamel downtown. The theme was masquerade ball, and in addition to masks, we all wore cocktail attire. It was so much fun! I rented this dress last minute for the occasion and am glad I did.
This weekend is going to be a super fun one—I am seeing Hamilton (!!!) with my sister Jennifer tomorrow at the Kennedy Center. We’re big fans of the soundtrack and have long wanted to see it live. The tickets are definitely not cheap, but during a family pow wow in our cul de sac after the Jimmy Buffett concert last week, we decided to YOLO and buy tickets on stub hub. I’ve been told I won’t regret it and am so excited! I’ll definitely let you all know what I think.
One of the best privileges my current day job offers is that on Fridays during the summer, we close up shop around 3pm so that everyone can get their weekend started early. This has made it much easier to sneak out of town for the weekend, fit in a workout class on an otherwise busy Friday, and, perhaps most importantly, take advantage of the many happy hour deals that have typically expired by the time I get off on a normal workday.
This past Friday, I was invited to check out The Capital Burger’s Short Fridays summer event series. Running every Friday since June 15 through August 31 from 3:30-5:30pm, Short Fridays is a great way to kick off the start of an early weekend with a unique cocktail, wine, or beer experience. The best part? Your first drink is COMPLIMENTARY! Yes, you read that right—it’s free! I don’t know of any other happy hour in the city that offers you your first drink en gratis, so you can bet I’ll definitely be back at another Short Friday soon.
Some past Short Fridays events this summer include a rosé and fries pairing, a champagne and macarons pairing, a Cabernet tasting with wines rarely available by the glass, and more. When Monica and I went last Friday, the signature drink was a Palmoa made with Sauza Blue Silver tequila and it was so refreshing—the perfect way to cool down after a hot, humid day. You can see the full calendar of events for the remainder of the summer here—this Friday the speciality drink is Great Lakes Brewing Company’s 2018 Oktoberfest beer!
Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a nice weekend—I’ll be sharing more about mine later this week, but today I wanted to pop back in with the final installment of my Arlington apartment tour. In case you missed the posts last week, you can see my kitchen here and my living area here.
As of this week I’ve lived in my apartment for a year—it’s crazy how fast time flies! (I signed a 13 month lease, which is why I’m moving next month and not this month.) I’ve always loved my room in this apartment because it has amazing natural light, especially in the morning. I also have a huge walk-in closet, which makes it easy to store all my clothes and not have to switch things out seasonally. Sadly, my new place has a much smaller closet, so it’ll definitely be an adjustment, but I’m hoping to find myself with another walk-in closet one day down the line.
Now that I’ve shared my place, it’s time to start packing things up for the next adventure! I’ll definitely be sure to share the process here and over on Instagram Stories. If there’s anything you want to see in terms of home decor here on the blog, don’t hesitate to reach out!