Sunday we went to brunch at Kramerbooks & Afterwords. This place is basically my perfect hangout. My husband and I used to (before it shutdown) spend are Friday nights at Borders drinking coffee and reading magazines (we are probably the reason it closed) and Kramerbooks is a bookstore, cafe and bar! And it's open 24hrs. on the weekends!! I'd be there all the time if I lived nearby. It's right at Dupont Circle and there's a Farmer's market across the street on Sundays. Ideal. After brunch we checked out of the hotel and made our way to the National Museum of Women in the Arts where I was lucky enough to see a Kiki Smith sculpture. We ran out of there pretty quick because our parking situation was questionable. Luckily, Union Market had a lot, so parking was no issue. I loved this place, but I'd like to visit on a Tuesday morning, not a beautiful Sunday afternoon when everybody is there! We only managed to get a coffee, everything else was really packed (and also expensive) and my family wasn't really into it. I should maybe explain that my family is perfectly happy at a chain restaurant when I'd rather seek out the small, local places. Food is important to me. Very important to me. I take it very seriously and quite frankly, I'm willing to pay more for it. I don't like to pay a lot for clothes, I'm a lover of the clearance rack, but $9 for a handmade candy bar from Brooklyn? I'll take it! My family thinks I'm nuts (but they eat the things I buy for them, no problem) and my husband tries to tolerate me (and he also has no problem eating what I buy). Just refer to my trip to NYC last weekend.
We also checked out the popup at Thread. Very fun, but most of the items were out of my price range. Like I said, I'm more of a clearance rack girl!
All in all, it was a super fun weekend and I plan to go back for at least a day trip this summer! And now for a few photos...
Pretty walk to the White House
The White House
Me and my brother (maybe not my best look)