Fall in the District

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What a fun weekend it was. Fall was in full glory the past few days with blustery, crisp air and ripened red and orange trees. It's about that time again to pull out my favorite over the knee boots! All the row house stoops in Georgetown are filled with bright yellow mums and carved pumpkins. It's a festive place to be! Over the weekend I went to the National Zoo for the first time, checked out a handful of great restaurants, took a boat ride on the Potomac and made it to the Air and Space Museum where I saw the Concorde, the Enola Gay B-29 (which dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima,) an SR-71A and ultralights, to name a few. There is so much history in this new home of mine and it was really nice to have a weekend here spent exploring some of it. Next weekend my sister is getting married and there are so many wonderful emotions that I'm feeling. I'll be donning this blush number for the wedding and will be going up to New York just before to celebrate my grandmother's birthday. Life is good. xo


A Quickie Pickie

Good Tuesday friends! 
This weekend I went to Austin, Texas and had a fun Sunday brunch with old friends where we snapped the above pic at the Quickie Pickie. I recently scored this white and black Free People dress on Shopbop's major sale and decided to take it with me to Texas, where the weather is still mild. (It has already sold out, but this one is quite similar, in case you're interested.) I have really been enjoying the transition to fall that is happening in DC as of late. I snapped a few quickie pickies on my phone, and though not great in quality, they give you a taste of the eye candy I'm witnessing up here on my daily strolls.

Inventive door knockers
Symmetrical mums and pumpkins
A leaf medley with my trusty ash-colored Toms
Cafe au lait on a rainy day at my new favorite spot in Chevy Chase, Maryland

A fiery leaf matches my Tory Burch flats
Micheladas at Rosa Mexicana are a newly-developed habit. So. Good.
A cascading stoop of gords and pumpkins. Impressed.


Fall Splurges

Fall is in full swing here in Georgetown and cool weather is calling for some fresh wardrobe staples. I am happy to announce that my favorite, Shopbop, is having a great 3 Day Sale with 25% off your entire order. Just use the code FAMILY25.

My Favorites:
I am loving the length of the relaxed drape on this classic sweater and the chunkiness of this dark heather cable knit. From experience I can tell you that Joie makes some of the most comfy shoes, and these ultra chic black suede numbers are cute to boot (no pun intended!) Lastly, for a real style statement, I've got my eye on this feathered blazer which would be killer with a black mini and opaque tights or over your favorite little black dress. I've got a trip planned to New York later this year and am thinking this would be the perfect weekend wear with all.



Blue Print Pop Up Shop

Calling all San Antonians! Stop by the annual Blue Print Pop Up Shop Tuesday, October 14th, from 5-9 PM at Sunset Ridge just next door to Aquarius. This is always such a fun event and there are tons of great holiday gifts, from pretty coffee table books to paintings, accent pieces and knick knacks. I'm super proud and excited to say that my Mom, Liza Lewis, will have some of her art in the show this year. Stop by and check it out!



Tuesday Flowers

It's been a while since I've posted some flowers here on BBforSal. These pale pink garden roses and carnations have been lighting up my house this week and my blue juice glasses from Anthropologie have made for a great makeshift vase with a little contrast.

Have a happy day


Thinking of Cabo

Last month I was invited to go down to Cabo San Lucas for a last of summer get away. The gorgeous beaches and the relaxing Baja vibe was just what I needed before school started. I can hardly believe that the place I just returned from a few weeks ago is suffering so strongly from Hurricane Odile. The storm was the most powerful to ever hit the Baja Peninsula and it brought with it one hundred and twenty five mile per hour winds and a wake of destruction. I am thinking of the wonderful people and the beautiful city as it recovers. On a happier note I hope you all have a great Monday and a positive start to your week!



Weekend Joy

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This weekend is the last of September....Where has the time gone? I am looking forward to a number of fun things to distract me from my school work. First, I'm meeting one of my old friends from Florence at The National Gallery of Art for the Degas/Cassat Exhibition. Edgar Degas and Mary Cassat were like minded artists and were always attracted to and promoters of one another's work. They were friends for over forty years until death and their portrait studies are mementos of classic impressionism. This exhibit has been here since May but I'm just now getting around to see it and I couldn't be more excited. Afterwards, my friend and I are going to trot over to the much talked about Rose's Luxury for dinner, which was just named the Best New Restaurant in America by Bon Appetit. Needless to say I have high expectations! Saturday I am meeting up with my fellow blogger gal pal, Lindsay, for drinks in her neck of the woods. What do you have in store? I hope it is lovely. To get you on your way, here are a five links to start you off on a happy foot:

  • This quote is an inspirational motto for me and one which my grandmother used to live by.
  • If Moscow Mules are a favorite of yours like they are mine, these copper mugs will be right up your alley.
  • I'm excited to have stumbled upon this travel magazine...new fav!
  • These fringed booties have been promptly added to my fall wishlist- aren't they cute?
  • Whether you're an avid napper or an avid traveler, this little lovie will be your best friend.
  • If beautiful marbleized paper a la Firenze turns you on, this how-to is a must read.