A delightful guide to Washington, D.C.

I am so excited to bring you my SECOND delightful city guide! As travel becomes a bigger part of my life I hope to bring you more tips and advice in addition to stories and pretty pictures, starting with Washington, D.C.!

Of course, the three days I spent in the District weren’t nearly enough to scratch the surface, so I brought in some reinforcements when compiling this guide: Courtney, Kathryn, Danielle and Julia are all good friends of mine whose taste I completely trust, and they all live or have lived in D.C.! I know that this guide will certainly shape my own future visits to the District, and I hope it will help you plan yours as well.

Bold indicates I have been there

Asterisks* indicate that this spot comes recommended by multiple people

Coffee

Real good coffee at Compass, Washington D.C.

Real good coffee at Compass

Breakfast

Brunch

Lunch

Chicken and chips at Nando's Peri-Peri, Washington D.C.

Chicken and chips at Nando’s

Dinner

Roasted duck breast at Urbana, Washington D.C.

Roasted duck breast at Urbana

Dessert

Drinks

Parks

Do/See

Museums

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A delightful guide to NYC

I’m so excited to finally launch my comprehensive guide to my NYC! I’ve been working on this for weeks, pruning my suggestions of the best-of-the-best to do, see and EAT in this wonderful city. (Yes, this is a PRUNED list!) I can personally attest to each and every place on this list – and seeing it all spelled out is answering a lot of questions I’ve had about my bank account. Happy to take one for the team!

Places are divided by category, and neighborhoods are indicated so you can do a search that way if you prefer. I’ll keep this list updated as I find new places. Enjoy!

Coffee

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A latte at R&R Coffee, one of the few non-chain coffee shops in the Financial District

Breakfast

Note to self: Take more photos of breakfast

Brunch

Rum French Toast at Black Swan: Do I even need to elaborate?!

Rum French Toast at Black Swan: Do I even need to elaborate?!

Lunch

S'mac in the East Village is a lunchtime staple for me.

S’mac in the East Village is a lunchtime staple for me.

Dinner

Ramen at Momofuku Noodle Bar in the East Village: Necessary to get through winter!

Ramen at Momofuku Noodle Bar in the East Village: Necessary to get through winter!

Dessert

Vanilla ice cream with rainbow sprinkles at Big Gay Ice Cream, a West Village staple

Vanilla ice cream with rainbow sprinkles at Big Gay Ice Cream, a West Village staple

Drinks

People's Pops in prosecco at Loopy Doopy in the Financial District

People’s Pops in prosecco at Loopy Doopy, a rooftop bar in the Financial District

Parks

(read about my very favorite parks here)

One of many iconic views at Central Park

One of many iconic views at Central Park

  • Washington Square, Greenwich Village (pretty pictures here!)
  • Union Square
  • High Line, West Side
  • Prospect Park, Brooklyn (fall photos here)
  • Central Park
  • Brooklyn Heights Promenade
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Heights
  • Madison Square Park, NoMad
  • Elevated Acre, Financial District
  • City Hall Park, Financial District
  • McCarren Park, Williamsburg
  • East River State Park, Williamsburg
  • Riverside Park, Upper West Side (featured here)
  • Bryant Park, Midtown
  • Hudson River Park, West Village
  • Astoria Park, Astoria

Do/See

Even if you don't travel through, just seeing Grand Central is a must.

Even if you don’t travel through, just seeing Grand Central is a must.

Now you tell me: What’s missing from this list? I’m always looking for new places to try!