A Busy Weekend

This past weekend was filled with work, good food, and a little play! I was also sore most of the weekend because on Friday night I tried Soul Cycle for the first time. Wow, guys! It was intense. It’s sort of like a spin class meets zumba. There was lots of great music, a fun instructor, and pain… lots of pain. I don’t think I’ve sweat that much since I was a competitive gymnast! It’s on the pricey side so I think I’ll probably just stick to once a month classes. But if you haven’t tried it, your first ride is $20 — would be a ton of fun to do with a girlfriend or two.

Most of Saturday was spent doing client work. I have a big meeting in New York this week to present a plan to one of the clients I manage. It’s been a lot of work but I’m excited… and a little nervous for the meeting to go well! I’ll keep you posted.

To take a break and get out of the house, Matt and I wandered down to city center and finally tried Centrolina! I mentioned this restaurant a few months back when I listed out the places in DC I was excited to try. It was delicious! We started the meal with two tasty cocktails and a warm and cold burrata dish with sweet potato and the most delicious grilled onions I’ve ever had. For the main course I had gnocchi, which were more like little pillows of baked cheese — yum! Matt had a spicy pasta dish with sausage and calamari. Part of the restaurant is sectioned as a little market where you can buy various pastas, cheeses, vegetables, and sauces that are used in the restaurant. We grabbed a bag of dog treats for Bart and some little chocolates. If you come to DC, I highly recommend this place!

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On our way back home we found a boutique called The Great Republic. This place was very cool. They offer a variety of antique, one-of-a-kind, and made in America goods including books, leather goods, and perfumes. They had a framed American flag from 1845 that was incredible. I spent a little time in the perfume section and discovered a fragrance called Speakeasy. Wow! It’s my new favorite. And because I have an incredible husband who wanted to give me a little something before I head to NYC, he went back into the store and got it for me. I love that guy.

On Sunday, our boss Joe came into town for a couple meetings. We went to mass at St. Patrick’s in the city and then made our way to the Newseum. This isn’t one of the free museums in DC but man is it worth the ticket price! From a Berlin Wall gallery to a 9/11 gallery to the journalist memorial, you could spend days in the place and not see everything. The sections that were particularly moving to me were the “Reporting Vietnam” exhibit and the Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs. Many of the images took my breath away. Incredibly moving. If you can make it to this museum, you won’t be disappointed.

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