There are so many reasons to be happy this week: the sun is shining at long last and spring time has seemingly spread its uplifted mood to all. Even the colorful row houses in Georgetown seem cheerier with their pastel hues and manicured flower boxes. A sweet friend of mine who stayed with me over the weekend sent me tulips yesterday which was most unexpected (aren't surprises the best?) and they are opening as I type this. Kind gestures are not overrated! I was also quite happy to see that Shopbop is having their 25% off Sale on all full priced and sale items with the checkout code: INTHEFAMILY14. I'm hoping to scoop up this breezy white dress for a trip to Mexico later this summer and these granny-chic oversized tortoise sunnies that I am obsessed with. 

Oui Oui!

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This weekend is sure to bring with it a hoot-hollerin' time as I head to the Virginian countryside for a friend's birthday, complete with my first ever steeplechase! I can't wait to see what it's all about. And then Sunday, of course, is Easter and I'm very happy to have my cousin from Richmond in town to celebrate.



After Peacock Room + Cherry Blossoms

Fresh garden roses
I'm excited to share with you all a little gem of a tea shop that I've stumbled upon most recently in Georgetown called the After Peacock Room. The interiors and ambiance are as delightful as the foods and drinks made with love inside. "The design is a modern interpretation of Peacock Room: Harmony of Blue and Gold, by James McNeal Whistler in 1877." 

Do images of blue velvet benches, crystal chandeliers and gilded hardware come to mind? If so, you're right on the mark! I've found it to be the ultimate respite with soothing sounds of the espresso machine and light, delicious fare {think smoked salmon tea sandwiches, pistachio lemon salads, prosciutto, fig and gorgonzola quiches, and strawberry short cake}, all of which do the trick after a busy, productive day. 

Fresh berries on a shortbread slab
Mint-Tarragon Sandwiches
Cute little momma catchin' up
Smoked salmon rose buds. So inspired!
More fruit tart...
Best yet, the After Peacock Room is right across from one of my favorite vintage shopping destinations in DC: The Georgetown Emporium. This gem of a store is my go-to for well-priced blue & white, pretty soaps, vintage framed prints and delicate, lacy chandeliers. (Just found a new coffee table there!)

PS: the cherry blossoms have BLOOMED.... as has just about every other flower in the DC area! #heaven


Oscar de la Renta Accessories

Hello Friends! We're starting the week off with a bit of glamor and a shock of color thanks to Oscar de la Renta's enviable jewelry line. The lovely PR maven at the firm hosts a catalogue of great behind the scenes images on her Pinterest page, in which I've chosen a few favorites!

Don't you love Oscar?
Have a great week!


Flowers + Friends

A few things I'm loving this week: the lasting greenery and tidiness of boxwood, fresh French tulips and garden roses in blue and white porcelain, the ladylike smells of Jo Malone perfume, and new friends (found my little guy, Gus, in a great trinket shop in Georgetown!)



Happy Weekend

Happy Friday, kids! This weekend my mom is coming to visit (soo happy!) and we have lots of fun things in store from scrumptious dinners out at some anxiously-awaited venues to the Cherry Blossom Festival and a tour of the Capitol on Monday morning, led by a sweet friend of mine. I know there will be lots of champagne sipping in store! You all have a great weekend. xo

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Bon Anniversaire

Birthdays and Prada go together with seamless perfection. I feel like I've acquired a new little treasure with this cherry red, quilted Prada purse that I got for my birthday last week. It's so chic and petite yet practical for nights out or day trips to the museum, and it adds such a sweet and special touch to any look. 

In case you'd like to scoop up a little pretty from Prada for yourself, there are some similar styles by the brand at Neimans right now, including this practical shoulder-strap optionthis zippered cross body, and the classic bow wristlet.

Behave and have fun!