Sunday, October 5, 2014

DC Fashion Week & My Birthday

So my birthday was on September 22nd. I like doing special, more personal things to celebrate my birthday, rather than having alot of people involved. Along with my passion for fashion, photography, and modeling interest, my mom, sister, and I went to the kickoff of DC Fashion Week at H Street Festival.
H street was completely shut down for the festival and was packed with people. For the 1 couple days of fall, it felt like the middle of the summer. We walked up and down H street taking in the aromas of BBQ, and several other food vendors. There was even a raw bar where the trendy girls got fresh pineapples & coconuts- just add a straw and you have a cute little juice.
For lunch I got a chicken curry crepe from Crepe Love Truck. They served all types of fresh, organic, and healthy crepe combinations..
                Crepe Love Truck

I couldn't pass up these guys, they were too cute!

The fashion show ended up being just a small portion of the festival. By that time the heat was unbearable, so we headed back to our hotel.

Of course I had to stay at a very stylish & fashionable hotel. It was decorated with mirrors, statues, and classy accents. The room was amazing! I love the simplicity of an all-white bed! Our room was very spacious. The closet even had a complementary yoga mat & 2 robes- a leopard one, and a zebra one. :)
I definitely got some inspiration for my own room!
                              The Palomar 

That day was my first time riding in a taxi, we took about 10 rides.. haha.. surprisingly, taxis drivers are quite nice..
After walking in search of a nearby restaurant I had picked out- we went in the wrong direction.. a 5 minute walk turned into 45 minutes... so we hopped in a taxi.
We ate at Zorba's Cafe, a Greek & Mediterranean restaurant. It was very cozy. The tables were set with a white & blue tablecloth and small candles that made it very intimate. I finally tried tzatziki, My mom & I are obsessed. I had the best chicken soulvlaki.

                                                       Zorba's Cafe

When we were done eating, (around 10pm) we took another taxi to Whole Foods. This cab driver in particular was very friendly and full of humor. We got some tzatziki to cease our cravings. Whole Foods has really good dessert, so inevitably, I had to get a fudge-filled chocolate chip cookie sandwich & a caramel wafer.
Coincidentally,  the same taxi driver that brought us to whole foods was there again when we came out. Apparently, he had already dropped off someone else.
By the end of the night I had finished 2 bubble teas- taro & mango. I was hyped. I'm usually not the type of person to get hyper after having sugar.. maybe it was the naturals sugars.. LOL.
Let me just tell you, I rested well in that bed.

                                        Walking around Dupont Circle

The next morning we woke up early to get some cupcakes & shop! I ordered room service & devoured some eggs florentine.. (I also now love hollandaise!)

I had to get cupcakes! Afterall, it was my birthday weekend! We went to Baked & Wired in
Georgetown & got some delicious cupcakes.
                               Baked & Wired 

Stores weren't open yet so we went down to the harbor to sit & enjoy the morning. I ended up people-(and dog!) watching most of the time. Everyone was out jogging with their animals.
The first store on my agenda was Urban Outfitters. I got 2 gorgeous tops there!
Zara was a must! I LOVE ZARA! I racked up a ton of clothes.. no shame.

For lunch I had one of the most tender steaks I've ever eaten. If you're ever in Georgetown, I recommend eating at Martin's Tavern. I was actually very surprised how good it was. My mom got the Philly steak & cheese sub.. it's better than the actual Pat's in Philly.. now that's good!

                           Martin's Tavern 

I discovered that Baked & Wired had ice cream sandwiches, so I had to get one!
fo real? chocolate cookies and salty caramel ice cream w/ a dulce de leche swirl (gluten-free)

My weekend was SO much fun. I can't wait to go back next year for H street festival!

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  1. Konstantina

    I wish i could havw been in DC fashion week too:D

    great photos!

  2. all the food is making me hungry!!!! ahhh!!! :D

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  3. happy birthday!:) the caramel ice cream looks so delicious!♥ lovely pictures!

  4. Happy belated Makayla! It looks like you had a great time! I don't like going crazy with my birthday celebrations either, just a few friends is all I need. Those photos are awesome--and so is that desert! Yum! Oh right and you had asked what I used to edit my photos and I'll totally tell you my secret: I use There are tons of different filters and settings that you can use; it used to be completely free, but now it costs a little, it's still cheaper than photoshop! Enjoy your day, girl!

    1. Thanks so much! Smaller celebrations are always best!
      Can't skip dessert, obviously, haha! :)
      Thanks, now I know all your secrets, lol. Just kidding...

  5. It seems that you had a great the way...Happy birthday kisses

  6. Happy belated B-day!! It looks yum and fun!!
    xo, Jane

  7. Happy Birthday! Looks like you had an amazing time!

  8. I love Dulce de leche. All the food looks so yummy in this post.

  9. Happy birthday! So cool, looks like you had so much fun! :)

  10. Super yummy pictures! Make me feel so hungry now:)
    xo, Jane

  11. I know its a little late but it looks like you had the most incredible birthdays (filled with LOTS of yummy food!). I hope the month has been treating you well :)