From upper left to bottom right: a stop inside Violet Boutique in Adams Morgan; L’Enfant Café and Bar in Adams Morgan; guacamole greens from sweetgreen; homemade carrot pineapple smoothie; iced dulce de leche from the Illy Café in Foggy Bottom; and morning workout essentials of La Roche-Posay eau thermale peaux sensibles and hand weights.
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From first to last photo: a statue of Gandhi outside the Embassy of India; flowers give way to a view of the Embassy of Greece; a statue of the Saraswati Goddess at the Embassy of Indonesia; the Permanent Mission of Mexico to the OAS; flowers outside the Embassy of Vietnam; the Embassy of Haiti; a view of the residence of the Ambassador to Brazil; and Harambee outside the Embassy of Kenya.
One of my favorite Sunday walks is a stroll on Massachusetts Avenue NW from Scott Circle to the National Cathedral. This area – commonly referred to as Embassy Row – features many embassies on what was historically Washington, DC’s “Millionaires’ Row.” The further north you go, the more residential the area becomes, and the further away you feel from the hustle and bustle of the city. (That is, of course, if you aren’t walking through this area during the week, when traffic in the area will definitely remind you that you are still in the city!)
Beautiful architecture, sculpture, and design abound in this area. Though the above photos focus on what can be seen directly on Massachusetts Avenue, you may enjoy wandering down any of the connecting side streets, where you’ll find some of DC’s best hidden architectural gems.
One of my favorite weekend activities is to shop at DC-area farmers’ markets. Above is just a snapshot of what’s currently available at area markets this summer. (Sadly, there’s still no way to capture the delicious smells of fresh food and produce in a blog post!)
If you haven’t been to any of the farmers’ markets yet, check out this great interactive map from the Washington Post detailing more than 170 markets in this area.
This beautiful design from DC’s own Cherry Blossom Creative can also help guide your purchases by showing you what is (and is not) in season.
The fountain at Dupont Circle is one of the most photographed spots outside of the traditional tourist sites in Washington, DC.
Beyond that fountain, though, lies a neighborhood full of beautiful gardens, unique architectural gems, and local institutions. Above is a snapshot of what just one part of the neighborhood has to offer.
From top left to bottom right: sculptures on New Hampshire Avenue NW; a rose on 21st St. NW; ivy-covered steps on 21st St. NW; the patio outside Zorba’s Café on Connecticut Avenue; cactus on 21st St. NW; and books on display at Second Story Books on P St NW.