48 HOURS IN DC

I had another quick trip on the agenda this weekend - this time to DC! I hadn't been to DC in years; the last time I spent time there was in my mid-twenties. I was a marketing manager for a company who had an outpost in DC and sent me there a handful of times for work. I was so excited to head back for pleasure, to see the cherry blossoms and to explore the city with no agenda.

The most remarkable thing about the trees to me was their scent. All of DC smelled absolutely incredible; I had forgotten how much I adore the smell of cherry blossoms. (Sidenote: any perfume recommendations for me? The only thing that comes to mind is my beloved Love Spell.)

I snapped this shot on my way to Pure Barre on Saturday morning. 

I ate the best chicken salad of my life (no exaggeration) at Founding Farmer's. I'm going to try to recreate it at home. The actual chicken salad had blueberries and almonds, and it sat atop chunks of avocado and golden beets. It was insanely delicious.

I loved these random little ducks. Does anyone know if there's a story behind them?

Awkward DC selfie. I am so not good at this.

I loved this thoughtful light decor at Tosca.

Not the best photo, but I have to wax poetic on this pasta dish at Tosca: tagliolini al nero with lump crabmeat, nettles, fava beans, black trumpet mushrooms and a little parmesan. It was out of this world. SEE YA, PASSOVER.

I snapped this photo on P Street on my way to brunch. 

Had the most fabulous brunch at Birch & Barley with one of my dear friends/sorority sisters/ favorite people. (The chocolate glazed banana nut bread is not to be missed.)

I stopped in Whole Foods before we got on the road and picked up a miniature phalaenopsis (they will forever remind me of my mom) and this green juice. It is SO good. I wish I'd bought the larger size because I've never seen this particular variety in NYC, but now I'll be on the lookout...

How was your weekend? Have you entered the Peapod giveaway yet? :)

Linking up with Erin.