FIVE FAVORITE THINGS: NOVEMBER

Here’s a list of what I’m enjoying this month…

  1. Hot Yoga: After eight months of yoga and winter coming soon, I’ve begun hot yoga with new arm balances and without dehydration and headaches.  I am loving it!
  2. Volunteering with Honor Flight: Being able to meet World War II veterans dressed in their helmets with bullet holes and white Navy hats and feeling lucky to be able to assist them in celebrating their visit to the war memorials on the Washington Mall. These heroes made my Veteran’s Day incredibly memorable.
  3. Hosting and Cooking: Thanksgiving Day Dinner for most of my family and am thankful for those near and far.
  4. Booked Flights: for my next international adventure.  I love having a trip to plan and look forward to once the weather is warm again!
  5. Seeing A Christmas Carol: at Ford’s Theater in DC with my mom

Let me know what you’re enjoying this month, and thanks so much for stopping by!

VIEW FROM THE TOP

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A view from the top of the Washington Monument reveals some of the most scenic views over my city.  Currently the most beautiful view is of an amazing temporary six acre art installation created by Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada that is only viewable until the end of October.

FIVE FAVORITE THINGS: OCTOBER

Here’s a list of what I’m enjoying this month…

  1. Catching a Few Flicks: Heading out to see Hector and the Search for Happiness and Gone Girl this month.  Hector is one of my favorite books.
  2. rockefellerSkating at Rockefeller Center’s Ice Rinkduring a beautiful day on opening weekend in NYC.
  3. Visiting a Hard to Find Speakeasy in Grand Central Station
  4. A Visit to One of Travel + Leisure’s Coolest Rooftop Bars in America: The Skylark.  The review – the views were breathtaking, the service and drinks were not so great.
  5. Taking a trip to the top of the Washington Monument: finally reopened this year after earthquake damage which closed the monument for two and a half years.

Let me know what you’re enjoying this month, and thanks so much for stopping by!

FIVE FAVORITE THINGS: SEPTEMBER

Here’s a list of what I’m enjoying this month…leaves_3

  1. Riding National Geographic’s #4 most scenic American train: Cass Scenic Railroad in West Virginia during what should be peak fall foliage.
  2. Stand Up Paddleboarding: on the Potomac before the sun sets on Summer.
  3. Dolcezza: because you need something sweet and cool after paddleboarding and this is gelato is almost as good as traveling to Italy for an afternoon.  I had the Watermelon Vodka, Lemon Opal Basil and the Pineapple Mint flavors.
  4. Cool Fall Breezes
  5. Trip Planning (and calling for all suggestions): for New York City!

Let me know what you’re enjoying this month, and thanks so much for stopping by!