Hi friends! I hope you had a nice weekend. Our weekend was somewhat low key but we managed to go out both Friday and Saturday nights which still made it pretty fun and eventful! These pictures were taken in Old Town Alexandra, VA which is the cutest Northern Virginia neighborhood spot with charming townhouses, lots of shopping/restaurants, and a waterfront view of the Potomac River with the National Harbor off in the distance. It kind of reminds me of Georgetown but bigger and less congested.
This dress that I wore is perfect for transitioning from summer to fall. It was pretty humid on Saturday and this dress was perfectly comfortable for walking around in the heat. I got it last year but I found two summer options here and here. It will be great to pair with a fall cardigan or denim jacket in late Sept/early Oct.
I always find myself trying to hold onto the last few weeks of summer. As always it is crazy how fast summer flies on by. The last few weeks of summer feel nostalgic for me and I like to make a point to cherish every last sunny/warm day there is. Don’t get me wrong I love fall but there is something about summertime and wanting to savior it until the very last day. Here are some ideas for making the most of the last few weeks of summer:
#1 Go for an evening walk during the week and get your favorite ice cream – There is no summertime treat better than a scoop of your favorite ice cream. Nicecream is a new discovery near our place that we will need to go back to before it starts to get chilly out. Plus getting a nice reward after a long walk is always worth it, isn’t it?
#2 Check out a cute city spot you haven’t been to in a while – Isn’t it true that most of us take our cities for granted and rarely explore it or fully embrace it? We get so used to our routines and confine ourselves to our immediate living communities. It is time to get out there before the summer ends! Brett and I have been doing a pretty good job of spending time in DC on the weekends we are home. Our favorite places to hang out, walk around, and eat/drink are: Georgetown/West End, Eastern Market/Capitol Hill, Dupont Circle, and Adams Morgan. We have been to the followings spots multiple times before but I want to go back to explore before the summer ends: U Street/Logan Circle to eat brunch at The Fainting Goat…Also NW DC to walk around check out the homes and possibly go to the zoo!
#3 Make a last minute weekend trip – Brett and I always seem to squeeze in a last minute trip before the summer wraps – somewhere not too far but far enough to feel like a mini vacation – like New York, Philly, or Annapolis. We will definitely be going back to Bethany again at least once.
#4 Cook your favorite summertime meal using fresh local ingredients – I’m sure you have done this already but its still worth whipping up your favorite summer grub for one last hurrah. I am actually just craving a simple hot dog, burger, and potato salad combo before the summer wraps.
#5 Dine al fresco at a rooftop bar with your family and/or closet friends – I am sure you have eaten many meals outside but have you enjoyed a rooftop experience yet? I haven’t so I am putting it on my list of things to do after work on one of these Thursday nights. I found this list of top DC rooftop spots for those interested!
#6 Catch a summer flick at the movies on a rainy day – I used to go to the movies all the time during the summer when I was little but they don’t make nearly as many “rom coms” anymore. I still really want to see The Big Sick. Have you seen it?
#7 Go to a local outdoor event like a concert or a baseball game – Its the last time to take advantage of an outdoor event like a concert, outdoor movie, or a baseball game so try to research something now and start making plans! I have yet to go to a Nats game or any concert. I might try to go to Jazz in the Garden one of these upcoming Fridays before they are officially done after Labor Day Weekend.
#8 Workout or hike near a popular trail – I don’t know about you but I get super bored of running my same routes and getting in a workout rut during the summertime. I love to knock out my workouts in the morning on the weekends and it would be nice to try a different route for a change of scenery. For those of you local to DC here are a few ideas. Great Falls is another good choice as well.
What are you planning to do over these next 6 weeks?
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