Happy Monday all! I took an unintended break from posting after we lost my sweet grandmother last weekend. We were very close and it’s been a tough time, especially as it was rather unexpected. Luckily, I was with family at the time and got even more family togetherness when we went home for the funeral last week. I’ve been taking things day by day, and also doing a lot of soul-searching and reflection. I am so lucky to have known and been loved by such a warm, kind, funny and generous woman and I want to follow in her footsteps. I’m sure I’ll write more about her in the future, either here or elsewhere. In the meantime, I’m going to focus on the beautiful now because life is definitely too short to waste.
I’m sitting on a lot of great content and hope to get focused for a productive week ahead. Until then, here’s the Weekly Report.
“Legit” Mexican Food in DC
If you’ve talked to me in length about the DC food scene, you know my main complaint is the lack of authentic, yet not overly fancy Mexican food. Perhaps DC Empanadas owner Anna Bran Leis will fill that gap when she opens Taqueria del Barrio in Petworth. I’m excited to give it an open-minded shot when it opens next year. Be sure to click the link and read the charming story of just how the restaurant was conceived.
Deck the Yards
Maybe I’m biased, but it looks like Navy Yard is becoming one of the most festive neighborhoods in the district. The Yards recently launched an eight part holiday mistletoe installation. Grab your lip balm and go find all eight. Throughout the month of December, visitors can enter to win gift cards to neighborhood restaurants by posting to social media using the hashtag #DeckTheYards.
“Drink & Ink” at Joseph Magnus Distillery
If you need a little guidance on your homemade gifting this year, look no further than “Drink & Ink” at Joseph Magnus Distillery. You’ll use Soul & Ink’s vintage technique of screen printing juxtaposed with modern design to create one-of-a-kind gifts while enjoying delicious speciality cocktails from the distillery. The event is Wednesday, December 7th at 6 p.m. Tickets are $50.
I love this post from In a DC Minute about living deliberately in their new home on the farm. As much as we love city life, I’ve found myself yearning lately for a little solitude in nature. For now, I’ll live vicariously through Scott and Alix.
My friend Lauren is still on her journey through Southeast Asia and each time she posts a blog I squeal with excitement. Check out her latest adventures!
This one is pretty out there, but if you’ve ever had the thought that you love books so much you wish you could literally consume here you go. The Columbia Room in Shaw is currently serving a cocktail featuring a tincture made of old books. Read about it here.
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