What Happens At Girls Weekend….

…. Goes on my blog! 

I finally have a few minutes to sit down and write about this past weekend. It was just us girls and it was awesome! I finally got away with a few great friends for my first girls weekend in a very, very, very long time. And let me tell you, it was a freaking blast! Now we may not have lived it up like we were 21 years old again but for us old ladies it was the perfect weekend.

My good friend Leslie picked me up Friday night and we drove down to National Harbor just outside of Washington, DC. We stayed at the Wyndham in an awesome 2 bedroom condo. Take a look at this place. I think two of my NYC apartments would fit into this condo.






It was a late night arrival but it set up for the perfect morning – I was able to sleep in until 8am without hearing the sounds of little voices screaming at me for their morning breakfast. It was blissful. After we finally got dressed our friend Jen drove over after dropping her kids off. We barely gave her time to throw her bags on the bed before we headed right out on the town. We decided it was the perfect time for brunch aka Mimosas! We found this great little spot called Ketchup. It’s a chain from the Dolce Group (if you are a Big Brother fan then you know that Mike “Boogie” is one of the owners. The food and drinks were delicious.


After brunch we decided to take the ferry over to Old Town Alexandria, VA. It’s a quick trip and while we were waiting for the boat to arrive we took a moment to relax here. It was such a gorgeous and peaceful day and I probably could have sat in those chairs for hours and been perfectly content.



We spent the afternoon in Alexandria browsing around the shops and eating delicious cupcakes. There were so many cute boutiques and shops and I know we probably only saw a small part of town.


We headed back to our condo where we relaxed with several glasses of wine and some great conversation before heading out to dinner at Sauciety in the Westin Hotel. Again, another delicious meal. It’s a good thing that I started Weight Watchers AFTER this trip because I know I gained a few pounds. 


After dinner we strolled over to Bobby McKey’s, which is an awesome dueling piano bar. These two guys were excellent. If you are ever in town you should check this place out. It is a bit of a club (full of bachelorette parties) but it was worth the $7 cover charge. Sorry for the poor photography but it was late and I had a few glasses of wine and I must say it has been a very long time since I had a stamp on my hand from a club. 


Finally, we headed back to the condo to crash for the night. We even stayed out late past 10pm. WOO HOO! It was a perfect night.

Sunday morning we woke up and headed back to Ketchup for one last brunch before we had to say goodbye to Jen. When Jen headed home, Leslie and I strolled around the town for a few hours hitting up some of the local shops.


That night we headed to my FAVORITE Mexican restaurant, Rosa Mexicano. We used to go here when we lived in New York City and when I saw that there was one in this town I knew I had to get there. They were booked all weekend but thankfully we did get in on Sunday night (for an early dinner).  They have some of the best guacamole ever!



Just in case you where wondering, I absolutely hated my chicken enchiladas NOT.  They were delicious. I just wish that I had somewhere local that could make these for me!



After dinner, it was time to pack up the car and head home. Our girls trip was over – BOO! It may have been a short weekend but it was just right. We all got away from the kids for a bit and were able to recharge our batteries and still have a lot of fun. 

Thanks girls for a wonderful time! I cannot wait until next years trip. 

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