I've always wanted to visit Washington D.C, I've dreamt of this day for quite some time now. We arrived on a rainy Friday night but trust me, a rainy night in Washington D.C is probably better than a sunny night anywhere else. Washington D.C was quaint, peaceful and simply stunning. I am far too excited to share the latest part of my adventure with you...
After a long bus journey to D.C, I finally arrived at the Dupont Circle Hotel - possibly the plushest and most beautiful hotel.
Any hotel that has Aromatherapy Associates toiletries has a place in my heart - you should all know by now that AA is one of my favourite brands.
We arrived in our taxi (the rain meant we had to grab a taxi to save time and keep us dry) but The White House still looked beautiful.
The Autumn colours complimented it so well.
I was so excited to be there, even if I was a little wet - drowned rat look? Nope, there's no pulling that off. I had recycled the same wardrobe I wore during my trip to New York as I just had no room in my hand luggage, so it's that MissGuided skirt, cropped jumper and my trusty camel coat again. My boots kept me out of the rain at least.
We then headed towards all the main monuments.
And had a lovely walk through the park. I couldn't believe how quiet Washington D.C was.
I liked the Washington Monument.
We could see the sun setting in the distance...
so chased it all the way to the Lincoln Memorial - a site definitely worth seeing.
At least I had the sense to buy an umbrella.
I thought I wasn't a monument person, but there's no way you can't be touched by the beautiful things in Washington D.C. I particularly felt emotional when reading this.
Everything was stunning.
The sun was setting so quickly
and the sky soon became a beautiful shade of pink.
As we turned around, we saw the Lincoln memorial, in all it's glory.
You may remember this shot from my look-book video.
and the man himself.
You can see it from every corner of D.C, it's so bright and beautiful - particularly at night. It was actually Famous Fat Dave (remember him from my New York food tour post?) who recommended that we visit this in the evening.
We'd asked the concierge where the best place to get a good dinner was and she recommended Old Ebbitt Grill, so we trotted back past The White House, illuminated with beautiful lights... and found Old Ebbitt's.
What a choice, Old Ebbitt's was phenomenal. Probably one of the best restaurants I've eaten in and such a unique experience.
It was kind of old-fashioned with a modern twist.
Let's just say the portions were huge, I had calamari to start and it was big enough to serve a house full of people.
Jack went for the chicken wings with a blue cheese dip, they were incredible.
We went to sleep after a crazy, exciting night seeing all the monuments in Washington D.C. After all, we only had three days here so we knew we wanted to cram as much into our time here as we could.
We got back to the hotel and literally crashed in bed. This eye mask made sure I had the best nights sleep but the bed was so comfortable I'm actually surprised I managed to get out of it the next morning!
For breakfast, we were woken up with a plate of my favourite treats, macaroons... and then, it was time to head to Georgetown for some much needed retail therapy. Oh, you'll have to wait a day or two for that post...it's a good one, I promise.
Have you ever visited Washington D.C? Do you want to visit Washington D.C? Do you like monuments? Have you ever eaten anywhere like Old Ebbitt's?
Lots of love, Em x
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