Yay! Finally my first travel post for the blog! Travel was the category I was most excited to touch base on for this blog but up until now I didn’t have any content to post. This year I’m planning to travel a lot, hopefully to Iceland and Italy next. Nothing is planned yet but it’s on my vision board so that’s a good first step, no?
Though I’ve been to Washington D.C. twice before, Eric had never been so I was excited to experience it with him. It was also Ruby’s first travel experience, and might I add, she did so well! ♥ When I was in the seventh grade, my school had a field trip to Washington D.C. and different parts of Virginia. I remember loving that trip so much and falling in love with the cities because of how much insane history has happened there. It was one of the very few times I was actually excited to learn about U.S History.
It was quite a cold vacation, especially since I’m spoiled to LA weather, so I had many layers on that I refused to take off for picture taking sakes. I got these jeans right before I left and by the end of my eight day trip from D.C to NY, they were very broken in. When it’s that cold you need double layers so I had tights on underneath. It definitely limited my mobility and I was walking around like a robot the majority of the time, BUT I wasn’t cold so cozy robot chic was my overall style aesthetic.
We stayed at this amazing hotel called Hotel Hive. It was a five minute walk to The Kennedy Center where Vanessa was doing her four night performance of In The Heights (and yes, I met Lin Manuel Miranda in case you forgot) which was the main reason we made the trip out to D.C. It was so cozy and they allowed dogs and were so puppy friendly which made Ruby feel like even more of a queen. They also had an amazing pizza restaurant right downstairs called & Pizza next to their hotel bar. I mean pizza AND cocktails…?! It was a dream. They also have a rooftop bar that serves margaritas and FROZE but it was closed due to the weather, although I would’ve been the crazy person to drink the froze despite the risk of frost bite or whatever would’ve been out to get me.
We walked so so much, I thought the numbers on our health app were wrong. I, of course, got a blister the very first day of sight seeing because I didn’t take my own advice of comfort over cuteness, but whatever. WORTH IT. The March For Our Lives was also happening while we were there. It was incredible so see so many people together marching for such a great cause. It made me so emotional to see our country uniting for what’s right! It truly was an amazing thing to be apart of.
Over all, it was an amazing trip. Though I am already missing the hotel and the city, I’m excited to one day go back (perhaps when it’s warmer). We wanted to do a two night road trip around Virginia but ultimately didn’t get around to planning it, so if you guys have any suggestion of hotels and restaurants in Virginia, please leave them in the comments for the future! Until next time D.C!
Reformation Pants (similar here, shorts version here), All Saints Shoes (old, similar here, here & here), Adidas Shoes, Celine Bag, Hat (vintage, similar here), Rain boot shoe (old, similar here), Sunglasses (old, similar here)
Photos by Eric Unger