Downtown Holiday Market

This past Sunday was my first day off in almost two weeks! While I probably could have just stayed in bed and slept the day away, we all know that’s not healthy. Plus it was almost 70 degrees out! I can’t believe it’s the middle of December. What are you doing, DC?

We did sleep in a little and enjoyed pastries I was able to take home from a late night shift at Dolcezza. After a few errands, we decided to walk down to the Downtown Holiday Market that has taken over 8th and F streets in Chinatown, right outside The National Portrait Gallery.

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It was packed. Poor Bart kept getting stepped on because there were so many people! We were able to pop into a few stalls and made a great find at a shop selling vintage prints. Matt found an early 20th century print of eastern Europe. I can’t wait to travel there in less than two weeks!

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We finished out the day with mass at The Cathedral of St. Matthew and had dinner with new friends at St. Arnold’s Mussel Bar. It was delicious! They have a huge menu of various mussels in all sorts of delicious broths and sauces. It’s a Belgian style pub with a long list of beers and the mussels are served with a huge helping of fries and bread — yum! Matt and I can’t wait to go back.

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I hope you all had a great weekend!