Tuesday, August 14, 2012


I love it when my London and Washington worlds collide!  I had a number of American friends visit me across the pond during the three years I lived in England, and showing them my favorite spots (both on and off the tourist track) was such a treat.  Now that I'm back in DC, my calendar is filling up with requests from my English friends who want to come over to explore the States.

It's so much fun to share my new life with my friends, so I was thrilled when Rob told me he had booked flights to enjoy a long weekend here.  Along with my good friend Christine, who is also a Washington native, we experienced a true #DCsummer

eating dinner at Birch & Barley

rambling through Cabin John Park with Charlie

getting down and dirty with a blue crab feast

wandering through the Bishop's Garden

peeking into the Cathedral

drinking a bloody Mary (or two) at brunch

playing tourist at the Lincoln Memorial

making jokes at the Washington Monument

trying to spot Obama at the White House

There's so much more we could have done, obviously, but, given that we hadn't seen each other in months, it was also lovely to just hang out and be silly together.  Next time, we'll tackle some of DC's other best summer activities.  What do you think we should put on the list, dear readers?


  1. How fun to have friends from both sides of the world! I would love to move to England some day! If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest posts.


  2. I've only ever been to DC once, back in 2005. I've been dying to go again! Definitely a very cool place. (Plus it was December and snowing. This Carolina girl was PSYCHED about that.)

  3. I'm an expat living in England originally from the DC area so I can totally relate to you. As for some of my favorite DC things, I'd take people to happy hour and to Eastern Market!

  4. how exciting!! I love when worlds cross over. I desperately need to go back to DC soon.

  5. I can't believe I've never been to DC. It looks gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. And I'm loving the new puppy! He is AH-Dorable!!! Glad you are getting settled in on that side of the pond for now.

  6. As a Washington native obsessed with London (my favorite city ever!), I'm so happy to have found your blog! Love the sights around the city. When friends and family come to town, I always take them to the U.S. Botanic Garden and the National Gallery of Art, where we typically eat downstairs by the cascading waterfall (so pretty!) and get gelato from the bar. Haven't heard any complaints yet! (Not to me, anyway . . .)


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