a few weekends ago i finally paid a visit to roosevelt island, a small plot of land between virginia and DC. i grabbed a few friends and brunch-worthy snacks and we had a little picnic on the quiet island.
what’s great about this place is that there’s such limited parking so it didn’t get crowded. though bikes aren’t allowed on the island, there are lovely running trails through the forest. it was definitely a nice getaway from the busy city!
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i’ll be on the move the next few weeks – destination: new york + singapore! i’m excited to go, but have so much to do before i leave. as i’ve gotten older, i’ve been more of a last-minute packer, which is no bueno but i’m working on it!
weekender bags are my new favorite thing because they usually fit my clothes for a week [yeah that's what i get for being travel size]. here are a few that i love for all you guys and gals! where are you headed next?
blue weekender, everlane / the weekender bag in stripe, kate spade saturday
blue dot duck bag, baggu / grey tech oxford wayne duffel, jack spade
[ image by rose & crown ]
last week i [finally!] had the opportunity to visit trohv, a home + gift shop in dc. if you follow me on instagram, you may have seen a few pictures of the place, but it is such a wonder in person – if you’re in town [they also have a baltimore location], you must go visit. they have their own parking lot and aren’t far from the takoma metro. i went all paparazzi on them with my iphone and am super excited to share some snaps of their space.
a collection of typewriters greets you as you walk in. i swear my friend and i stood in the entrance for 5 straight minutes taking in the space. trohv feels like a really well curated antique shop – it’s old meets new, from vintage to modern jonathan adler. (more…)
on sunday i [finally] made my way to the hirshhorn museum. i had been meaning to go and see the ai weiwei exhibit since it’s opening, but just never made it out and got lucky to have such good company to experience the art with. upon arriving [after a very long hunt for parking], we ventured downstairs and were met with the bold words and colors of an installation called belief+doubt by barbara kruger. i thought this complemented well with the ai weiwei exhibit as they both challenge social norms and popular thought.
we ventured upstairs where the ai weiwei exhibit began starting with wall-to-ceiling images of his famous 2008 olympic stadium in construction [pictured below on left]. here are some snapshots of my favorite pieces: