the weekender in the district

day one

+stay | embassy row hotel features newly renovated guest rooms that honor the city’s rich history, an interactive restaurant and rooftop terrace + pool + bar overlooking the city.

+go | start the day w+ coffee + pastries at maketto, a 6,000 square foot communal marketplace and lifestyle brand combining retail, restaurant and café experiences.

+see | rent a capital bike share and explore the national mall from the lincoln memorial to the washington monument and beyond.

+views | take in the best views the tidal basin has to offer via paddle boat.

+experience | dc's exclusive landmarks including the white house tour and enjoy a bird's eye view from the top of the washington monument.

+culture |  experience dc's own go-go music, a popular sub-genre associated w+ funk, at the historic howard theater.

+ dancing | marvin, located in the heart of 14th st corridor neighborhood, rooftop bar known for its house djs and vibrant + diverse crowd.

+night cap | after a day of touring and savory street food indulge in a night cap at copycat co. the locals go there for crafted cocktails from the cities top mixologist.

+savor | roses luxury, voted #1 new restaurant in the country, does not offer reservations but the food + libations + ambiance is worth at least a two-hour wait.

day two

+grub | end the weekend w+ brunch at vinoteca. why is this place so awesome? bottomless mimosas for $15.

+art | with so many smithsonian museums in the area, you want to narrow down the top three: the newly renovated renwick gallery known for its contemporary craft + decorative art installations; the hirshorn museum and sculpture garden a contemporary + modern art museum; national portrait gallery exhibits portraits of people who have made contributions to american history and culture. squeeze in a quick meditation in the botanical garden.

+shoppe | filson (outerwear) + redeem (minimalist) + the museum (art + fashion) + nomad yard(exclusive vintage wear) + commonwealth(dc staple) + major (hypebeast)

+savor | spanish inspired small plates and wine in a rustic yet elegant setting at barcelona wine bar + restaurant near logan circle. taste the brussel sprouts!

kimee enjoys the district's pace, not too fast, not too slow.