Hi friends! How is your week going so far? Mine is going well, running around a little because we didn’t spend much time at home, but for great reasons :)
Spent the day working, and then had homemade pizza and hot chocolate with my main man! :)
Got up early Saturday and dropped off clothes at Goodwill, then made it to the post office at 930am, when they opened. Then, realized I didn’t have the box I needed, so ran home to grab it and headed back to the post office. THEN… had two people in line before me, and opened my purse to realize I didn’t have my wallet. Gave up and went home, without mailed package. Oh well!
Had breakfast, and worked out via GPP, great sweaty workout! Then ran home to get ready for our night in Old Town Alexandria with the fianc for his belated birthday celebration!
We checked into our hotel, Hotel Monaco Alexandria, which was FANTASTIC… I was in love with this place and would love to live here ;)
I loved this black and white theme they had going on, I gained a lot of inspiration here for the future home!
Look at all they offer in case you forget anything, so helpful and nice!
Love these robes, and they were super comfy!
After checking into the hotel, we started to walk around, and kept our eyes open for somewhere to eat. We landed at a place called Paradiso Pizzeria, and wow.. this place was so delicious! We ordered a margherita pizza and some pumpkin beers.
We continued to walk around, saw the water, then headed back up King St. (the main drag through Old Town Alexandria), and stumbled upon a coworkers recommendation, a bar called Light Horse where I tasted one of the best beers I’ve ever had, Brewery Ommegang – Three Philosophers, and enjoyed mimosa (and a few other drinks!)
After lots of drinking and SEC football watching, we headed back to the hotel to get ready for dinner at the Fish Market! Upon arriving, we promptly ordered spiced shrimp (no pic) and then ordered hush puppies (my favorite), lobster bisque, lobster rolls, and margaritas!
This was some of the best food I’ve had, it was all so amazing! I need to go back asap. Due to the heavy afternoon drinking, we actually headed to buy a six pack and take it back to the room, and then promptly proceeded to fall asleep at 10pm… but I was very well rested the next day!
After we woke up and went to grab coffee in the lobby, which also included a hot chocolate bar (ummm… awesome!), so I had some of that while I waited for fresh coffee. Then we packed up, and began our walk back to the King St metro, while looking for a breakfast spot.
We came across a place called Bittersweet, and had a delicious breakfast! I had two fried eggs over black bean patties, breakfast potatoes, an avocado mixture, and a side of bacon (of course). We also got fresh squeezed OJ, so delicious.
I loved the atmosphere of this place too! It’s definitely somewhere I would want to hang out on Sunday mornings, have coffee, and read the paper.
The rest of the day was spent hanging with my family baking a bunch of cookies (5 kinds), eating chili, and setting up the family Christmas tree.. oh and hanging with this cutie (my nephew!)
It was a great weekend, and I’m so thankful for the wonderful people in my life (fiancé + family!)
How was your weekend?!