Ms. Independent

D.C. Basin

Washington Monument

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Scene @ Theodore Roosevelt Memorial

Scene @ Theodore Roosevelt Memorial

Martin Luther King Memorial

Korean War Memorial

Photo of artist Ousmane Sow at work
Smithsonian- National Museum of African Art

Face Mask -Igbo Peoples, Nigeria
Smithsonian- National Museum of African Art

Dinner @Founding Farmers

Brunch @ Ted's Bulletin

Instagramming at the White House :)

I spent the fourth of July with the family in Washington D.C. It was the first visit for me so I spent some time catching up on my American History in the sweltering heat. Having just come from Italy it was very interesting for me to note the Italian influences in the DC architecture. I also felt a strong French vibe, particularly around the basin which I later found out was designed by French- born architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant

So to sum it up, I saw, I ate, I took pictures, and I learned some stuff. It was a good trip. Extremely hot but good.

What's influencing you lately?

Things I'm happy about/looking forward to/grateful for this week:
- I did laundry!!!
- My pretty mani
- The Olympics
- It's still summer
- I have a job
- You guys

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  2. Monuments are such beautiful works of art.
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  3. yummy! delicious food!

  4. I went to DC a few weeks ago with my fam - I wish I had more time to eat and check out more museums. Did you walk around the entire Tidal Basin area too? It was a long day or walking and looking for us, especially with a 6yo nephew!

  5. @Lisa-respect the shoes:
    We did. We didn't have a 6 year old with us though:)

  6. wow! SO cool!! I'm going to Washington this summer and can't wait to take pictures there!!
    The saumon made my mouth water!!
    Come back soon <3

  7. I had so much fun when i visited the DC Monument some years back...that salmon looks so yummy!!

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    xx Miki

  9. @Skinny:
    The monuments were fun. He loved the salmon :)

  10. Nice trip! The food looks great...oh yeah, the monuments, too. :o)

  11. we did change it! Thanks for noticing!!