riveting rooms

Gold living room

How amazing is this room?  The perfect classic couch.  That striking chandelier.  The lucite and gold table.  I love good design!

image via andre perron

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fall fun

Bowl of apples
Something about the crisp weather in September and October makes me want to entertain.  My inspiration? The Fall recipes in the latest Bon Appétit.  We're having a few folks over for dinner tonight and I'm making a Gâteau Breton aux Pommes.  It's just a fancy way of saying "apple cake" but it's looks really impressive, non? More on that next week.  Meanwhile, have a fantastic weekend!

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‘hood happenings

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Back to reality and back to what's been happening in the 'hood.  Links top to bottom: CJDC, POP, TWP, CJDC

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chicago

Chicago-skyline

Chicago was a perfect weekend escape.  After a rocky start, we enjoyed ourselves immensely. Our travel day was horrendous.  All flights were grounded in and out of Chicago due to a bad weather.  We were supposed to arrive at 12:30 pm and instead arrived at 5pm.  Cue a large cocktail at the Pump Room at The Public.  

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*@#$ computer and internet.  I was 95% complete with my post about Chicago when my computer froze and I lost it.  I give up.  Here's a few images via instagram until I stop cussing.  

right to left clockwise:  best cinnabun of my life from little goat, windows at public hotel, beautiful sunset saturday night, masses of glittering chandeliers

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riveting rooms

Lobby2
Mondays after a mini-vacation are no fun.  It's back to the gym and the grocery. No more lattes in the lobby. The photo above is from Public Hotel, where we stayed this weekend.  It's a beautiful space.  This room was my favorite with the curved arches and cool windows.  

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windy city adventure

Chicago-bean
No big post today because I'm visiting Chicago for the weekend. We're staying at the swanky Public Hotel and have big plans.  There's an art show on the Pier. There will be a boat tour.  There will be lots of delicious meals.  There will be multiple cocktails.  I will relax.  YEA!

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latest and greatest

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pan tomate with chorizo and manchego tastes just like a fancy pepperoni roll.   

I'm in love with my new turquoise office lamp from Urban Outfitters.

My annual condo board meeting was held at Veracruz Art Gallery/Bar..how cool is that mural?

I am obsessed with my new Fall nail color.  Marc Jacobs came out with a line of nail polish that's super shiny and chip resistant.  I purchased the 130 Sally (iridescent blackened green) and it's so pretty.  

 

all photos via instagram.  follow me!

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g sandwich

G
When G Sandwich opened, I did a happy dance.  FINALLY…a neighborhood joint where I could get a decent sandwich. The sandwich shop is the latest endevour from Mike Isabella (Graffiato, Kapnos, Top Chef) and opened the last week of July.

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district flea

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On Saturday, the newest flea market to hit DC opened it's gates.  District Flea, from the same organizers as the Brooklyn Flea, is located at 945 Florida Ave, NW. It will run until October 19th and feature food, vintage clothing and furniture plus various artists peddling their work.  

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riveting rooms

Wall art
How clever is this accent wall?  It's a simple way to add color and interest without having to spend a ton of money.  Think how cute this would be in a kid's room!  

photo via Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

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new listing!

2001-12th-Street,-NW-exterior2001 12th St, NW #214

Washington, DC 20009

775 sf | $299 condo fee | $2,916 yearly taxes

list price: $445,000

Spacious, sunny corner 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo with an open floor plan in the Lincoln.  Granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, new Bosch dishwasher, recessed lighting, stackable washer/dryer, new hot water heater, garage parking spot and a balcony overlooking the courtyard.  Building amenities include exercise room, party room, roof deck and a concierge. Steps to the U St. Metro, retail and restaurants. 98 walk score.  Open Sunday from 1-4pm.

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