Sunday strolls

You may have noticed that I take an excessive amount of photos of autumn trees.

Today was no exception. How gorgeous is this?!

Photo by McKenna
Photo by McKenna

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DC Dining: Unum

My girlfriends and I recently made a pact to try a new restaurant/have a girl’s night out twice a month. First on our list – Unum – a “neighborhood restaurant with American contemporary cuisine” in the heart of Georgetown.  Conclusion: It’s 12 hours later and I’m still drooling/thinking about all of that deliciousness.

My personal favorite: Sesame crusted scallops with wasabi risotto with edamame, shiitake & tobiko, spiced shishito peppers, pickled vegetables & nori beurre blanc.

Sesame crusted scallops. Photo by McKenna

Other top rates: 

Grilled quail with sauteed spinach with dates, pistachios & date demi-glace

Boneless shortrib pasta with tagliatelle, baby root vegetables & red-wine braising jus

Grilled hanger steak with roasted sunchokes, white & green asparagus, horseraddish & port sauces

Looks as if our dining pact is off to a scrumptious start!

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Back in the writing game

After a full year (or possibly two?), I am back in the creative blog-writing game and it feels so good. As you may have read in my “About” section, I am a 22-year-old with a variety of girly – and I mean girly – interests.

Wine nights with the girls, finding that perfect new shade of lipstick, discovering a new heavenly cocktail (I love anything with ginger and mint involved) or snatching that last perfectly fringed knitted scarf off the display table of a little corner boutique, all fall under my list of feel-good things. So of course when I moved to Georgetown in Washington, D.C., I was beyond excited to be living in the middle of one of the cutest neighborhoods for post-grad life – if I do say so myself.

Georgetown Love
Me in front of my new humble abode.

And now September has passed, October is flying by – Fall is officially here. What better time to move to a new city, explore new things and start a new blog. I think F. Scott Fitzgerald hit the nail on the head.

F. Scott Fitzgerald via Pinterest
F. Scott Fitzgerald via Pinterest

So loves, get ready for posts on food (and cocktails!), style, travel, home decor, beauty products and a little light reading on Coffee and Cobblestones. Beyond excited to be able to call myself a blogger once again! Oh, and Happy Hump Day!

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