Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Weekend In D.C.!

Well I am officially done with my fall semester! I managed to do extremely well gradewise and was aceppted into my major (minor screaming and jumping went along with this news!), so this weekend was a great end to a great semester. My family and I along with family friends headed to Washington, DC for a weekend of sightseeing! The first night, we headed to the Old Ebbitt Grill for dinner which was nothing short of delicious! We then went for a walk and saw the whitehouse and the christmas tree which was beautiful!
Above: cCm and I at Old Ebbit Grille. I had the petit filet bernaise and she had the shrimp wrap! The next day we visited the holiday market which was so neat. If you live in the D.C. area, you should check it out; there were many vendors show casing their crafts and art.Then we headed to the national archives and lucky for us the Declaration of Independence was out that day. We also went to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum and saw the gorgeous Hope diamond along with some other exquisite jewels. Now for the best part of the entire trip: Oya. This restaurant was simply and absolutely fabulous. I reccommend it to everyone. It's somewhat of a dressy place, which I loved. The ambience had a cozy modren feel. The whole menu has an asian flare which I loved becuase they had an entire page of sushi (I ordered the Salmon Tempura and the Tuna avocado rolls=Fabulous). Their price point isn't too pricey. I would say the prices range anywhere from $10-$30 depending on what or how much you order. Sushi was 6-8 rolls for around $10-$15 which I consider a good price. They also have a prix fixe menu that is $29 and it includes an appetizer, entree, and dessert and they also offer a $19 lunch prix fixe. For dessert I had a taste of the chocolate cake and the sorbets which were out of the this world. The sorbets were so flavorful, I would highly recommend them. Also, the drinks are so diffferent and intersting. They also offer a very extensive wine lists with wines from all over the world. They offer a wine flight where the pair a different wine with each course of your meal. If you have not gone to Oya, it's definitely the place to go!

aBr and I sharing a smile at Oya, even at age 11 you can love this restaurant!

The next day we headed to Georgetown for a morning of shopping! We headed to Patagonia, RL Rugby, Vineyard Vines, and Lacoste. Of course before our departure, we could not resist stopping at Georgetown Cupcake.
I just may have one left over to eat today! I loved the Vanilla2, It was the perfect flavor combination of creamy icing and vanilla cake. Mother loved her gingerbread, and my father loved his Chocolate2. cCm preferred the red velvet which is the one I am going to try today!

Have a wonderful day!




Lauren @ Dreams Take Flight said...

Congrats on your grades, that's awesome!! Looks like an amazing weekend, I love cupcakes and those look great!

Kassie said...

I love D.C.! It's such a fun city. :)

Pretty Zesty said...

congrats on your accomplishments. Time to celebrate!!

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

Great pics.! Looks like a fun trip. I heart Georgetown Cupcakes! xx

Miss Pearl said...

Yay for winter break! I love Georgetown Cupcake. It looks like you had a great weekend!

Carol {Everyday Delights} said...

Congrats!! Hope you have a wonderful and relaxing holiday break. You deserve it!

KAC said...

Congrats! I LOVE DC it is so much fun there...glad you had a great time and enjoyed Georgetown Cupcake I LOVE that place!!


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