Tuesday, July 14, 2009

there were never such devoted sisters.

My sister trip to DC was a HUGE success! I absolutely love my sister and we had a blast! If you aren't fortunate enough to know my sister, she is one of the smartest, funniest, greatest gals I know. We have so much fun spending time together and this weekend was even more fun than I had hoped!

Friday night consisted of delicious dinner at Del Merei Grille and then heading back to her apartment to watch Confessions of a Shopaholic (the movie was really cute but I definitely recommend the books). Saturday morning was jam packed with lots of our favorite things. We headed Shirlington, picked up coffee and the most delicious muffins (french toast muffins... they were even more incredible than the name implies) to enjoy during our manicures and pedicures. The last time either of us had our nails done was right before the wedding so we really enjoyed our morning of pampering! After that we enjoyed some window shopping and lunch outside at Busboys & Poets. Lunch was of course followed by just a little more shopping at Pentagon City. 

Saturday night was pretty much perfect. We met up with some friends for dinner then took the metro over to Nationals Park for the Billy Joel & Elton John concert. 

dinner at Red Hot & Blue

We got to our seats about 15 minutes before the concert started and were probably a little too excited for our own good. The concert got off to an interesting start... Elton John had a little technical difficulty with his piano, but these Billy Joel fans did not mind having him entertain us while they worked on the situation. Billy even attempted to fix the problem himself...

They each played sets separately and then came back together at the end and played as a duo to finish the night. It was an amazing concert. It is so fun to be in a stadium like that and hear thousands of people singing your favorite songs... it was a great night! Here are a few concert pics...

Yes, we bought tshirts. Yes, they were overpriced. Yes, they were worth it!

Billy Joel + harmonica = my all-time fave, Piano Man

Sunday was another great day... We enjoyed church and brunch at Evening Star Cafe. We did some shopping in Old Town Alexandria and finished off the night with one of our DC faves, Cafe Deluxe (Can you tell that we enjoy shopping and going out to eat??)

Sunday brunch at Evening Star Cafe

All in all, we had a spectacular weekend. I am already looking forward to my next trip. Thanks for a fantastic weekend, Jenn!

Now that I'm back in Atlanta, I'm busy catching up on laundry and trying to take care of a few little decorating projects around the apartment. We have a busy few weeks coming up so I am trying to take advantage of this week. Have a lovely Tuesday night!


  1. man was troy jealous of you when he herd you got to see elton john and billy joel! im pretty sure i fell in love with him when he first sang and played piano to me on the piano.. its got a special place in our history! looks like you had a blast! cant wait to see you in august!

  2. I am glad you had so much fun in DC - I even miss Jenn! BUT YOUR NEXT VISIT IS TO TEXAS - YAYAYAYAYAYAYA!!!