February 20, 2013

The Birthday Weekend

I had a fabulous birthday weekend complete with good friends, good wine, delicious macaroons, a fantastic massage, oysters, running, quality time with The Pilot basically all of my absolute favorite things. I couldn't have asked for a better weekend.

Speaking of cupcakes, they were from this place...sent by Mom.

Georgetown Cupcakes - star of the show DC Cupcakes
(Sadly, I have never seen the show, but now I know I need to!) Now, my mom has always subscribed to a very simple rule in life - calories don't count on weekends or on your birthday. So, when I opened the box to find a dozen cupcakes, I knew I had to abide by Mom's rule and not let these babies go to waste. So, I had two on Friday night, two on Saturday, 1 on Sunday and refrigerated the rest and am down to 3 left, which I definitely dove into after hot yoga last night.

They've surprisingly kept quite well in the fridge.

I also did some shopping this weekend courtesy of major President's Day weekend sales. My favorite purchase? This top which I wore out to drinks at Jaleo on Saturday night.

If there hadn't been 17 people in front of me at The Gap and only one person at the register (seriously?), I would've bought in every color they had but I didn't realize that it was on sale until after I had already been wrung up. Rude.

The Pilot was home this weekend and we also took a trip to my new favorite store ever, World Market, to pick up some things for the apartment.

On Sunday, we went to check out the Newseum. I've been wanting to check out this museum dedicated to all things news and journalism since it opened a few years ago and I was not disappointed. It's one of the few museums in DC that you have to pay for but it's well worth it. So much so that The Pilot and I bought an annual membership! They have a JFK exhibit opening in April and I can't wait to go back and check that out. The museum is definitely overwhelming and we missed quite a bit but some of my favorite things were:
  • The History Gallery featuring front page newspapers dating back as far as the 18th century with top headlines including: the sinking of the Titanic, the abolition of slavery, Marilyn Monroe found dead, the Beatles' first trip to the US, etc. 
Original copy of The New York Herald - the morning after the Titanic sunk
  • The 9/11 Gallery featuring over 100 newspaper front pages from September 11, as well as a tribute to a journalist William Biggart who went into the WTC site as everything was unfolding. His last photo, timestamped at the exact time that the 2nd tower fell, shows the tower coming down right over him. It was really powerful.
  • The stunning views from the Terrace.

I had Monday off and, I laid pretty low, commemorating President's Day by going for a run among the monuments dedicated to the presidents. It was frigidly cold, but it was well worth it.

Yesterday, it was back to work followed by an insane sweat fest with at Downdog Yoga.

So that's that! How's your week shaping up? I love that it's already Wednesday! Three day weekends are the best!


  1. happy birthday again, lady! love the top.

  2. Happy belated birthday! It looks and sounds like you had an amazing weekend. I love your cupcake eating this weekend. I was never a cupcake person until I moved to NYC and now I find myself accidentally eating multiple cupcakes in a row. I'll have to make sure I'm only doing this on the weekend so that the calories don't count haha

  3. Happy birthday!!!! Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate!! Never heard about that museum, sounds like tons of fun! It is on my to do list now :)

  4. Happy belated birthday! If you haven't yet, you should try Baked and Wired or Sprinkles -- I think they're way better than Gtown Cupcake!

  5. My mom has dedicated the entire half of her walk-in closet to her fashion sneakers wedges.


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