(another) 72 hours in Washington DC

May is a wonderful time to visit the nation’s capital. Warmer temps with little humidity make for lovely evening strolls along the water. We did have a spat of rain, but nothing could ruin our good spirits visiting Lindsey.

Lindsey’s place in Columbia Heights…gentrification is just around the corner (literally)

The theme of the visit was “celebration” and we took our graduate out for good food, lots of art and deep conversation. Some new restaurants on this visit included The Salt Line, at Navy Yard, with an extensive oyster bar featuring oysters from Virginia, Maryland and Maine; and Salamander Resort in Middleburg, Virginia where we stopped in the bar for wine and ordered an epic charcuterie board along with burrata toast with hazelnuts and truffle fries. We enjoyed a lazy evening with a roaring fire keeping us warm. The lush green grass was a feast for these So Cal eyes…and a little mist rolled in, adding a little mystery to the night.

Oysters, the saltier the better. The Salt Line, Navy Yard
Salamander Resort and Spa
Greenhill Winery, Middleburg, VA
Greenhill Winery
No words adequate to capture how good this tasted
Salamander Resort

Favorite treats that are hard to pass up: Old Ebbit Grill for brunch–order the Chesapeake Eggs Benedict and a Bloody Mary or Mimosa; Jeni’s Ice Cream on 14th-salted licorice was this dutch girl’s delight; and Ladurée macaroons–Rose water, pistachio, and strawberry-vanilla found a spot in our box.

A visit to Lindsey is never complete without art. We tucked into the Renwick Gallery (part of the Smithsonian) and made our way directly up the steps to see David Best’s Temple, a wooden jigsaw monstrosity recalling something you might see at Burning Man. We also visited the Phillips Collection, a beautifully appointed mansion with some gems hidden inside (Mark Rothko and Piet Mondrian). Rounding out the day was a brief stop at the National Gallery of Art-West Gallery.

DC hasn’t disappointed us yet! Looking forward to our next visit to the nation’s capital.

A lovely curated collection at The Phillips. Introduced to a new (to me) artist, Zilia Sanchez, who’s stretched canvas is evocative and a bit disturbing. I wanted to adopt the two Mondrians in the gameroom..they are just perfectly pleasing. And the little surprise: Tricky Dick sculpture on the mantle.

Luncheon of the Boating Party, Renoir
Phillips Collection