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Rosa Loves… A morning at the DC Meet Market.

Spring has finally arrived in DC and I was determined to enjoy the beautiful weather on Saturday morning. My plans for the day included a visit to the DC Meet Market in Logan Circle. A friend’s birthday is coming up and I knew that one of the vendors at the market would have the perfect gift. After visiting several booths, I found the most beautiful present at Diament Jewelry which we will have to keep a secret since my friend reads this blog. However, I do want to share with you some of the amazing vendors I visited and talked to at the market:

  • Chloe + Isabel: Hello sparkly necklaces! If you are looking for a statement piece, this is the place to go.
  • Mallory Shelter: Mallory makes all of her gorgeous gold and silver pieces featuring semi-precious stones in her apartment in DC. She has a full time job and making jewelry is a hobby of hers.
  • Holly Blue Jewelry: You know I love statement pieces, but Holly’s dainty jewelry got my attention as soon as I walked into the market. I particularly love the delicate hammered silver rings which she also offers in gold.  
  • Metallist: How adorable are those mockingbird brooches? Ashley Kriehn is not only a talented jewelry maker, she’s also an interior designer. She took a metal working class a few years ago and has been creating unique jewelry ever since. 
  • Kicheko: I truly enjoyed learning about Kicheko and the woman behind it, Sarah Bayot. She started making earrings a couple of years ago and now her line has expanded to include men’s cufflinks and scarves. Most importantly, 30 percent of the proceeds from each purchase goes to support organizations that provide care and education to children in the DR of Congo.
  • Diament Jewelry: This super cute store is dangerous to my wallet. Most of the jewelry is handmade using vintage pieces from the 70’s and 80’s. I could spend hours browsing through their selection of dainty rings, pretty bracelets, and delicate pendants.

If you live in DC, make sure to mark your calendars for next month. The DC Meet Market takes place on the first Saturday of every month from April through November. 

If you don’t live in DC, don’t worry, you can shop the online stores from the vendors I featured, just click on the links above.

{Photos by RosaLovesDC}

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Rosa Loves… Mini Donuts & Champagne.

I love brunch and a couple of weekends ago, I think I might have overdone it a bit. I hadn’t seen some friends in a while so I scheduled brunch dates on Saturday and Sunday. It was awesome. I met Ashlyn and Faith at NoPa Kitchen + Bar that weekend and our brunch involved champagne and a sampler of mini donuts, which included churros with chocolate sauce, vanilla donut holes with mascarpone cream, and chocolate donuts with caramel sauce. Diagnosis: Delicious! No, wait, incredibly delicious! I honestly think that donuts and champagne are a fabulous combo, especially when spending time with these ladies. 

DC Event Alert: The DC Meet Market starts again on Saturday, April 5th in Logan Circle and it is a great family event. I’ve been before and I love it. It features some of my favorite local vendors, including Baked & Wired and Diament Jewelry as well as local artist Kelly Towles. Click on the button on the right column for more details. 

{Photos by RosaLovesDC}

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Rosa Loves… Waffles, bacon & mimosas.

We got a bit of a break from winter on Saturday here in DC. After getting 7 inches of snow earlier in the week, we were able to enjoy a beautiful spring day. Carmen, Rebecca, and I decided to take full advantage of it and had brunch at B Too. We even got a table outside; the weather just couldn’t be more perfect. Over waffles, a mini bucket of bacon, and mimosas, we had a lovely chat about consignment shopping and the possibility of more snow this week. Oh well, we can’t wait for spring to arrive and stay here for good. 

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the warmer weather too. 

{Photos by RosaLovesDC}

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Rosa Loves… Mimosas, brunch bites, and jewelry at She’s Unique Boutique.

Before the snow arrived on Sunday afternoon, the fabulous Katya of Spicy Candy DC celebrated the second anniversary of her jewelry store She’s Unique Boutique with a brunch party. There was a mimosa bar and delicious brunch bites prepared by Jessica of Adventures of the Repatriate. The jewelry selection at the store is amazing and the pieces are just gorgeous. Some of my friends were at the party too so we all did a little shopping. I took home a pair of very sparkly earrings to add my jewelry collection. 

Thanks Katya, Carlis, and everyone at She’s Unique Boutique for such a great time. 

If you’re ever in DC, She’s Unique Boutique is only a metro ride away in Alexandria, VA. Jennifer Zeuner, Phyllis + Rosie, Julie Voss, and Kris Nations are among the brands found at the store. It’s totally worth the trip!

{Photos by RosaLovesDC}

Rosa Loves… Dupont Circle Metro Station (and a very slow comeback to blogging).
And we’re back. Sort of. 
First, hello everyone! Yes, miss Lola and I are still alive. We are not big fans of the cold so we have been mostly indoors this winter but we hope that as the warmer temperatures arrive, we’ll get to do some fun stuff outdoors. 
Second, blogging about our adventures in the city and other pretty things will resume shortly. There are still lots of work projects to complete and some personal stuff to take care of, so the process of coming back to blogging will be a bit slow. I will start posting a few photos here and there and hopefully by the time Spring gets here I will be back to a more regular schedule.
Third, thank you so much for your kind notes on the last post. Those comments truly mean a lot to me. 
And lastly, I love the DC metro. I know, it’s probably a controversial statement to make here in DC. Yes, there are always delays and customer service issues, but on the positive side, I think the stations are really beautiful. Since I am always riding the metro, I usually spend my time snapping random photos when waiting on the platform for the next train to arrive. So for today’s post, I want to share this photo I took at Dupont Circle Metro station not long ago. Beautiful, don’t you think?
Have a fabulous weekend!
{Photo by RosaLovesDC, taken with her iPhone and processed with PicTapGo}

Rosa Loves… Dupont Circle Metro Station (and a very slow comeback to blogging).

And we’re back. Sort of. 

First, hello everyone! Yes, miss Lola and I are still alive. We are not big fans of the cold so we have been mostly indoors this winter but we hope that as the warmer temperatures arrive, we’ll get to do some fun stuff outdoors. 

Second, blogging about our adventures in the city and other pretty things will resume shortly. There are still lots of work projects to complete and some personal stuff to take care of, so the process of coming back to blogging will be a bit slow. I will start posting a few photos here and there and hopefully by the time Spring gets here I will be back to a more regular schedule.

Third, thank you so much for your kind notes on the last post. Those comments truly mean a lot to me. 

And lastly, I love the DC metro. I know, it’s probably a controversial statement to make here in DC. Yes, there are always delays and customer service issues, but on the positive side, I think the stations are really beautiful. Since I am always riding the metro, I usually spend my time snapping random photos when waiting on the platform for the next train to arrive. So for today’s post, I want to share this photo I took at Dupont Circle Metro station not long ago. Beautiful, don’t you think?

Have a fabulous weekend!

{Photo by RosaLovesDC, taken with her iPhone and processed with PicTapGo}

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Rosa Loves… Impromptu brunch and shopping.

I had made several plans for the weekend but on Friday afternoon, it all changed. My husband got sick so he had to stay in bed most of the weekend. We also trying to decide about moving apartments in the same building so I spent most of my Saturday morning dealing with that. While my husband got some much deserved rest, I arranged a quick meeting with Ashlyn for a photo shoot and a chat. When I met Ashlyn, she was hanging out with Cathy and we all went for a little shopping at Zara and Forever 21. Let me just say that we all have similar taste and purchased the same perfect fall weather accessory. We were also getting a little hungry so we headed over to Poste and over mimosas, eggs benedict, and truffle frites we had a great chat about pretty much everything. I think we spent close to 3 hours at Poste but it didn’t feel like it at all because we were having such an awesome time. I truly enjoyed my impromptu brunch and shopping with these fabulous ladies.

{Photos by RosaLovesDC}

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Rosa Loves… A photo shoot with my favorite DC ladies.

A few weeks ago, Apollina, Katalina, Sara and I went to brunch to Ted’s Bulletin. I love these ladies; they are fun, sweet, and caring. While I was snapping some photos of Sara’s outfit for her blog, Apollina and Katalina decided to share their professional photo bomber skills. I then took some photos of all these ladies together and as always, it was so much fun. However, it was also bittersweet. We realized that it would be our last impromptu photo shoot together as Apollina is moving to Texas. I am incredibly excited for Apollina and her super cute family and I know they will love their new city and home. She’s going to be missed but we know that she’s only a plane ride away. 

We love you Apollina! 

{Photos by RosaLovesDC}

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Rosa Loves… Brunch with the girls at Oyamel.

On Saturday, I had brunch with some of my friends at Oyamel and it was the perfect way to begin my vacation. I’ve been very busy with a project at work over the last couple of months. All the graphics and slides are ready to go for the presentation, which is scheduled in a few weeks, so I decided to take some time off to relax before I have to tackle the next challenge. I am exhausted but happy that the bulk of the project is done. And what is the best way to start a vacation? Meeting with some fabulous friends. For brunch we ordered some mimosas (I had a Pina Colada version and it was divine) and I had the Chilaquiles with Chorizo which I totally recommend. I think I am off to a good start in terms of the food for this vacation.

Thanks Ashlyn, Carmen, Erica, and Rebecca for such a fun time!

{Photos by RosaLovesDC}