Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday, Monday...

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Good morning, lovelies! Is it really Monday already? Please tell me that it's not and that I can crawl back into my comfy bed. Pretty please?

Feeling kinda lazy this morning after a wonderful weekend that seemed to fly by way too fast. I was down in Washington DC for while J was attending a conference. I had a fabulous time. DC is such a great town. I've been many times before but this time was better than I could have imagined.

We walked around like tourists on Saturday afternoon, snapping photos of all of the sites. It was so much fun to really stop and take it all in. We even stopped by The Smithsonian to see Julia Child's kitchen. So much fun.

After our long stroll we had an absolutely amazing meal at Zaytinya, a Turkish, Greek & Labanese restaurant. The food was out of this world. And we were able to eat vegan & gluten free so we didn't even have to break our new way of eating. I sooo wish that it was located here in NY. I might have to make another trip on down to DC in the very near future :)

Right after that delicious meal we walked across the street and caught a hockey game at the Verizon Center. Another hockey arena to check off of our list. J & I are huge hockey fans and our goal is to visit all of the NHL arenas in the US & Canada. So far we've hit 14 out of 30. We're almost half way there!

And then before I knew it, I was right back on a train on up to NYC. It all seemed to happen in a flash so you can understand me wishing for just one more day, right? Oh and to make matters worse, I left J on down in DC for the night because the conference lasts until today so my Sunday night sleep was even worse than usual.

Oh well, I always have my good friend "Joe" to rely on in times like these so I'll be ready to go in no time. Someone get me a latte quick! :)

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and that your week gets off to a fabulous start!

xoxo

Images: 1, 2, 3 All images edited by The Alternative Wife

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46 comments:

Fashion, Art and other fancies said...

I'm always in a lazy mood on a Monday after a restful weekend. Loving the dreamy images above.xo

Katie said...

Get some coffee - thatll make monday better :)

Vanisha @ Vanisha's Life In...Australia said...

On Sunday night I thought today would be terrible but it turned out surprisingly well in the morning! Your weekend in DC sounds just perfect. Happy Monday!

odessa said...

Good morning! Know exactly how you feel! Love the pictures! xoxo

Collette Osuna said...

Sounds like an amazing weekend....they are always over wayyy too fast....heres to coffee, lol:)

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Rachel {Little Bits of Lovely} said...

Sounds like an amazing weekend Dawn; seeing Julia Childs' kitchen would have been pretty incredible! xx

Pretty Affair said...

as always - love your post ;) i'm a fan of Greek & Lebanese cousine. i have an award in my blog waiting for you :) go and check it out x

Debby said...

Pretty photos, Dawn. Sounds like you had an amazing weekend. "Joe" is one of my BFF's, especially on a Monday! If you make it to Boston to see the Bruins let me know... loved to finally meet you two! xo

Ann said...

Oh if I have that coat/sweater and bag, I'd be happy to get out of bed and dress up... even if its Monday ♥

Lovely images.

creativefashionglee said...

Wow, that sounds like a great Monday. I love the feather jacket. :)

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

no wonder you are feeling lazy, what a great weekend!
14 out of 30! that's LOVE :)

Alex {Things That Sparkle} said...

Sounds like a perfect way to spend a weekend! And I think the United Center should be next on your list of arenas!

Tanvi said...

Glad you had a good trip! :) Now let's face the week. Hope your Monday gets better!!!

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Styleabaad said...

What a fabulous weekend! I'd love to go there sometime! I had such a great time in New York so I really can't complain! Have a great Monday!

xoxo
Elsa at Styleabaad

Plami said...

Who doesn't need some inspiration on a Monday! Thank you!

XoXo
Plami

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Elle Sees said...

My weekend flew by and was full of birthday fun!

With love... said...

Wow sounds like an amazing weekend indeed. Hmmm just a few extra min sleep on this Monday morning could indeed be useful.

Have a laughter-filled week.

xx

{The Perfect Palette} said...

Sounds like a great weekend. Wishing you have a lovely week ahead...

Dancing Branflake said...

What an awesome weekend! I love DC and all that food sounds delicious!

classiq said...

Sounds like a beautiful autumn weekend. Wishing you a great week, dawn!
Ada

Amanda Hill said...

Sounds lovely! I am smitten with the fur bed...I need that now!

La Maison Boheme said...

What a great weekend. Always love seeing the curated photos you post here. The coffee, the bed and the coat are lovely!

pretty pink tulips said...

Dawn,
So fun to learn you're a hockey fan!! And, DC is one of my favorite cities, yet it's been way too long since I was there. My oldest son really wants to go to the Spy Museum!!

Easing back into the week usually takes a couple of lattes for me!!!

xoxo Elizabeth

LenoreNeverM♡re said...

I'm so glad to hear that, Dawn!
Oh my...such cozy textures here!

City Girl Chicago said...

Loved reading your DC weekend recap ~ and happy to hear you made a terrific restaurant discovery! I know what you mean about feeling just a bit lethargic today though... I'm on my second cup of joe ;-)

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

WOW sounds like a fabulous weekend! My husband used to travel a lot for business and I really miss being able to be the tag-along to all of the places he went to ... while he was in meetings all day, I had the rental car and explored, got to stay in wonderful hotels ... sigh! Happy Monday, sweetie .. wishing I had the sweater in the first image ... so SOFT! xoxo

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Sandy a la Mode said...

i could have used a nice pumpkin latte in bed this morning! it was hard getting up!!

kristina@beancakes ★ said...

hi dawn! so glad to hear that you had a fabulous time in D.C.!! i've never been to julia child's kitchen before ~ that must've been awesome!! and i can't stop marveling at that pretty bed w. the fur comforter!! happy monday to you my friend ;) ;)
xoxo ~ kristina

Mary Jo at TrustYourStyle said...

I am here indulging in my morning coffee (2nd or is it 3rd cup) as I read this Dawn, I can so relate. I sat and watched the boats go by on the bay on a foggy afternoon with a fun date yesterday afternoon and wish it were not Monday. So glad you had a great time and I am envious of you sticking to your diet!
xo Mary Jo

Kristin said...

Hi Dawn, wonderful to hear about your little weekend adventure! Have a great week!

Kristin xo

LatteLisa said...

great to read that you had such a wonderful time in DC; that restaurant sounds very interesting!

B. in the Know said...

I am so with you on wanting to crawl back into bed - I just want a little break :)
Much love,
B

A BRIT GREEK said...

Sounds like you had a really good trip... I am really feeling these images.
I felt the exact same way this morning too, wishing I could have a few extra z's. Get more coffee down you girl.
x.o.x.o

Adele said...

Happy Monday Dawn! DC sounds amazing - why do weekends always go so fast? xoxo
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the nyanzi report said...

sound like you had a great weekend in DC. love the images.

Bonnie said...

All of my weekends seem to go by way too fast these days. I guess that is what I get for being so busy all the time!
P.S. That first fur jacket -- DYING.

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ryan said...

Mondays are so tough, I had 3 lattes today and still feel tired xoxo

Mrs. Pancakes said...

glad you had an awesome time in DC...and lovely monday indeed!

Bring Pretty Back said...

Julia childs kitchen is my favorite thing to see in dc!!!
You life such a cool life!
Have a pretty day
Kristin

My Inner Chick said...

Julia Child's kitchen! Shuuut Up!

Great Blog. Love it! :))

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dawn,

How wonderful your weekend sounds and glad that you had a fun time.
It is hard coming back from a holiday and having to work and get back to a normal routine again.

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

*Glam Chameleon* said...

Happy to know u had great time in DC!;) Don't worry I bet u'll go again there, soon!:)
p.s. Love this fur cover!!:)))) Have a great day!! kisses
Jelena (glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com)

honey my heart said...

sounds like a great weekend :) mine went by so fast and i can't wait for the next weekend to begin. happy tuesday.

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

What a fun weekend! Perhaps you should write that restaurant and tell them to open one up in ny! Julia Childs kitchen is in the Smithsonian?!? We didn't have time to check it out the last time we were there, there are so many tourist spots to get trapped in. Glad you had a great time. xo

Lonely Wife Project said...

sounds like a grand weekend! Sorry you came back with a cold :( Tell me more about this new diet of yours!

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty said...

Awww your weekend sounds delightful my dear! :) I hate coming back to reality after a short, fun-filled trip away... esp when you special someone doesn't follow you home. :(