weekend roundup: may 13 + 14


I'm still recovering from last weekend's bachelorette party -- honestly, though. It was so much fun + I can't wait to share with you what it was like to attend my FIRST bachelorette + my personal tips for any that you attend. But in the meantime, I'm crawling out of bed to give you guys some weekend reads. 

And ICYMI: that Spirit Airlines brawl? I WAS THERE. And my flight was delayed for HOURS, so I didn't get home until a few hours before having to GET UP for work. Not an excuse, but rather...yeah...it's an excuse, but I don't feel sorry for myself. I've been cooking up tons + tons of awesome content for you babes! 

That being said, I'm also introducing a NEW section to what is now weekend roundup (instead of weekend reads): WHAT TO DO! It's a little list for all my Washingtonians of what to do + where to go! 

 

W H A T  T O  D O

  • Take Five Meditation is holding a FREE meditation class on Saturday that you deff won't want to miss. (1803 Connecticut Ave NW, Second Floor, Washington, D.C. 20009)
  • PROTEST is a theatre production put on at Dupont Underground. And killer photog, Dennis Turbeville, shot some promo stuff for them, and it looks AWESOME. Runs until May 21. 
  • Literally, just an entire exhibit dedicated to cats before the internet. If you're a cat lover, you'll be in heaven. If you're like me, you'll be in hell. I hate cats. (Smithsonian American Art Museum, 8th and F streets NW, Washington, DC) 
  • FREE classes at the Botanical Gardens to teach you about how to "grow" a green thumb. Find me in the back with a succulent named "Brian from Payroll." (United States Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC)
  • It's not going to be the most gorgeous weekend ever, but if you're a fan of seafood, you can check out the Crawfish Boil from 5-10 p.m. (Town Hall, 2340 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007) 
  • If you're a fan of art + culture, check out the Bethesda Fine Arts Festival. It's obviously free, and art festivals are a great way to find a new artist to fall in love with. (Bethesda's Woodmont Triangle, along Norfolk, Auburn & Del Ray Avenues) 
  • AND if you LOVE beer, check out the Frederick Beer Festival happening ALL SATURDAY. 
  • “Experiment #3” will transform L2 Lounge (in Georgetown) into a fully immersive indoor/outdoor art gallery with twelve different artists displaying their work to local art critics and gallery directors during a pre-event reception, which then opens to the public at 10:00 pm. on Saturday. Buy tickets HERE. 

B L O G G E R S

  • DC Style Factory talks how to dress for the workplace in the summer. So I literally get all of my styling tips from Rosana, one of the best stylists. EVER. She and her team are amazing, and I no longer have round toe pumps thanks to her (THE POINTIER THE BETTER, GUYS!) 
  • Roxanne talks about THE shaggy coat that you deff need in your closet. [Glass of Glam
  • Nicole + Chelsea show off the BEST Fauxchella vibes to keep you trendy all festival season long. [The District Darlings]
  • Ashlee has the BEST last-minute ideas for Mother's Day gifts. [The Cobalt Chronicles]
  • Five yellow tops that are perf for summer. [Thrifts and Threads]
  • Totes crushing on these easy, casual looks from Emily. [Cupcakes and Cashmere]
  • Lymphatic Drainage tips + tricks from Lauryn. [The Skinny Confidential]

I N  T H E  K N O W

  • Washingtonians: CycleBar is opening two new locations in DC + is offering FREE classes for a month. Get on it. [Washingtonian]
  • A mega-entrepreneur in DC opened a new venture -- Falafel, Inc -- to help refugees. And yes, it IS a place where you can buy falafel. [WCP
  • Have you been following the craziness of politics this week? If you haven't, just let it sink in that ALL of this happened within a five-day span. [CNN]
  • And if the world seems like too much at the moment, lose yourself in this listicle of 15 crazy things about Paris Hilton. [Buzzfeed
  • Following Snap's IPO + then awful quarter, just let it sink in that these quotes come from their CEO. [Inc]
  • SoulCycle is getting new bikes. [Well + Good
  • AND this random dude on Medium wrote this HILARIOUS piece about going to SoulCycle for the first time. [Medium]
  • According to Anthony B., this is how to be a douche at a restaurant [Mic]
  • The shitshow that is Sean Spicer + the WH Staff trying to control Donald Trump. [Washington Post]

L O N G - F O R M

  • Lorde's rise to fame almost perfectly mimics society's rising obsession with witches. [Vox]