Rachel & Me drinking to keep warm!
I met Rachel while working at Hopkins in 2012…wow that seems like forever ago!! We immediately hit is off as southern girls new to the east coast who like to poke fun at everything. She was from Florida and came up to Baltimore to see if things would work out with a man she had recently started dating. Needless to say, they are getting married in less than two weeks!! (This actually happens) Rachel managed to stay employed in the DC area through her travel agency, we have the same recruiter now, and I managed to make my way beck to the DMV so we make a point to stay in touch and hang out when we can. Saturday we met in Woodley Park for an Indian themed date (that just kinda happened). We had an authentic Indian meal at Raj Aja and then went shopping at this cute Indian boutique. I wanted to find some new skirts for my summer trips. After being followed around and harassed by the little man that owned the store, we escaped with some nice purchases! And we also received bracelets as a gift from the owner for “keeping our word and returning to his shop”. Afterwards we walked to Adams Morgan for drinks and to talk about the future plans we have for ourselves. I’ve met so many people on this journey and most of us have more in common than not. We made our way back to the Metro griping about this east coast winter and voiced our longings for the south. The grass is always greener…
Last week I decided to have a much needed “me day”! Every girl needs those days where she spoils her self and enjoys only the company of her book and music. I started my day off at the spa. Ahhhhh… I enjoyed a few services including an hour long massage listening to jazz and a great pedicure while sipping hot herbal tea and talking to my aesthetician about her philanthropic work in back in her home country, Ethiopia (sparking the travel bug inside of me once again). I left the spa feeling super relaxed and walked around the corner to the National Geographis Museum! If you know me then you know I am a nerd, and that I do subscribe to National Geographic Traveler magazine (no Vogue or Cosmo in my place). So I was super excited when I came across the museum on my phone! It was actually right around the corner from the spa. The museum was featuring two exhibits “A New Age of Exploration” and “Women of Vision”. It was so inspiring to look at all the photography and read stories from around the world. It made me want to visit new places, eat new food, and meet new people again! By the time I left the museum I was starving. I wasn’t sure what was in the area so I just started walking, and hoping to find something appetizing fast because it was freezing. It didn’t take long for me to find the perfect place. In fact I smelled it before I saw it… Shake Shack! I was able to enjoy good food, my book, and do a little people watching. It was a good day.
In 2014 I am only reading books by female writers. Message me if you have any suggestions!! I’ll read any genre. Thanks :)
All my dreams of love and happiness…now I just wish them for you.
you show up in my dreams, to betray me as I sleep.