1. Easter brunch with new friends
To say I’ve got an extremely limited group of friends and family physically located in/near DC would be an understatement. So come Easter, I made plans to not have plans. I was going to soak up the free time and try to get some work done. Luckily my girlfriends from work are in the same predicament as me (far from family, new to DC) and we joined forces for Easter brunch at Policy near the U St. metro.
You see, I heard that they were doing Easter brunch and you could reserve a table online, so I thought I got incredibly lucky and was able to score one of their last brunch spots. Not the case. I walked in fifteen minutes early and the hostess leads us to our booth, in the middle of an empty restaurant. Do people not go to Policy for brunch? Yes, I’ll admit the dark red and black decor and high booths may not be the perfect spot to invite my Grandparents and large family. But the food was amazing. Bottomless mimosas for $18 (refilled so quickly that got much more than I paid for in the first few minutes), Asiago Cheese Grits from heaven, and Coconut Pancakes.
2. Bling shoppin’ at Tiffany & Co.
After work this week, a small group of girls from the office headed to Tiffany & Co. in Friendship Heights for some major ring shopping. One of the girls has been instructed by her long-term boyfriend to start studying engagement ring styles and we knew Tiffany & Co. would be the perfect spot. As soon as we walked in the store we were greeted by name and were told that the future fiancee sent over two large bottles of champagne. The customer service was as flawless as the diamonds and they were so helpful in teaching my friend about the perfect cut, style, size, color, etc. for her without being pushy.
3. 21 Jump Street
This past weekend Sam
forced invited me to go see 21 Jump Street. He had seen the week before with a friend and thought I’d appreciate the good laugh. Thought I didn’t expect 21 Jump Street to be something I loved, I actually thought it was very funny. I’m one of those people who thinks things are funny, but will keep my response to a smirk or smile. Well, this movie so funny that I was definitely laughing. Good pick, Sam.
4. Rosa Mexicano
Pomegranate frozen margaritas are very strong and very yummy! I wasn’t crazy about the over-price smaller portions or the service, but the margaritas and table side guacamole cart are enough to keep bringing me back to Rosa Mexicano.
5. Hunger Games
Everyone and their brother was telling me to suck it up and read the Hunger Games series. And once I found out I could be lazy and borrow the books from my roommate and coworker, I caved and tried to finish read the first book before I went to see the movie. That wasn’t hard. In fact, just last night I finished book two before bed! And we’re going to see the movie this evening. I’m excited to see how they translate the plot into film.
This is a very fashion-free week. Unfortunately, due to unexpected expenses towards the end of this pay period, my wallet wasn’t too happy. Good news: I have tickets home to Milwaukee and to St. Louis this summer (with Sam and Tilly too) to see the fam. Bad news: No money for fun things like shopping.