SLATE Wine Bar and Bistro

If you were to imagine the perfect spot to bring that special someone for a quiet afternoon in between visiting the national parks and museums whilst visiting Washington D.C., Slate Wine Bar + Bistro would fit that description superlatively. Located in Glover Park neighborhood of D.C. just north of Georgetown, the restaurant boasts a cozy, friendly environment with a classy, top-notch menu with some of the most exceptional wine pairings you can experience.

Become immersed in sumptuous Mediterranean cuisine with a Spanish and Portuguese influence. Chef and Head Sommelier, Danny Lledó, has more than a decade of experience in the restaurant industry and wine making. His expertise was so apparent throughout our meal.
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Bastille Restaurant Alexandria VA

Bastille is a must visit when you come to visit the Washington D.C. metro area. Set at the corner of North Fayette & Pendleton, this contemporary French restaurant is on the street level of The Asher, Old Town’s chic new apartment building. Bastille, just a ten to fifteen minute drive from Washington D.C., offers a fresh take on the classic French Brasserie with a menu fit for all ages. We sat on their outdoor patio space as the weather that morning was unbeatable. We could not have asked for a more beautiful day to explore the sites of D.C. Bastille has a European ambiance with the warmth of southern hospitality.

The waitstaff at Bastille was so genuine and attentive, but appropriately so. If a manual were to be written that highlighted quality service at a restaurant, it would quote Bastille throughout. Every staff member we met was so vigilant and personable. During our visit, we enjoyed Le Dejeuner, a Three Course Prix Fixe for $29 that includes one hors d’oeuvres, soup or salad, one sandwich or plat, and one dessert.

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The Embassy Row Hotel

During my second visit to Washington D.C., we selected a hotel within close proximity to the national monuments and museums, and just a short walking distance to several restaurants and shops. The Embassy Row Hotel is just steps away from the historic Dupont Circle, an exciting, cosmopolitan neighborhood that is charming and fun for all ages located in Northwest Washington D.C.. From a chic yoga studio and weekend farmer’s market, to a trend-setting dining scene and plenty exciting nightlife, there is something for everyone, and an abundance of access to it all.

We arrived to D.C. late on Friday evening after stopping in Baltimore for dinner. We were pleased to be able to park our vehicle in their overnight valet parking garage for $45/night as finding parking in the city, especially on the weekends, could be seen as a challenge. We stayed on the eighth floor, which boasted a stunning view of Embassy Row, a stretch of Massachusetts Avenue extending out from Dupont Circle, where you can discover most of the District’s foreign embassies. Just across the street, for example, is the Indonesian Embassy.

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Dona Chai

If you admire the comforting taste of chai with its powerful essence of fresh spices, Dona Chai would surely become a staple in your kitchen. I first discovered Dona Chai just over a month ago. It was love at first sip, I just had to have more. It took quite a feat of strength to resist enjoying the chai, either iced or hot, on a daily basis. I prefer an iced chai during the mid afternoon anytime of year, but always appreciate a piping hot cup of chai in the morning.

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Porsche of South Shore

On Thursday, October 27, Long Island’s elite came out to celebrate the official grand opening of Porsche of South Shore. Acquired in 2014, the Freeport showroom, which has now tripled in size, has been transformed into a state of the art facility featuring modern designs and unparalleled technology.

Porsche of South Shore invited guests mid-morning for the official ribbon cutting ceremony with the Mayor of Freeport, Robert T. Kennedy, and the Chamber of Commerce to officially announce the opening of Porsche South Shore to the residents of Freeport, Long Island. Following the ribbon cutting a light lunch was served to all guests by local restaurant, Tony Cuban Cucina.

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