Monday, July 23, 2012

EASTERN MARKET + NEWSEUM


Yesterday I spent the day in DC with a friend. We started off at Eastern Market - a popular flea/farmer's market. The produce was really fresh and there were a lot of free samples so we ate our way through most of the market. I loved seeing all the artwork that was for sale. There was a street artist who hand painted superhero T-shirts that tempted us with a Flash shirt, but ultimately we decided to spend our money on food (typical). 
Before getting lunch, we stopped at Capital Hill Books, a used book store. The place was PACKED with books. I was afraid I would knock a shelf over and bring the whole place down, but the owner was quite funny and I found a few titles I liked. For lunch I tried the soft shell crab sandwich from the warehouse at the heart of the market. I was a little apprehensive at getting a whole crab, but with the sauce, it was pretty good. 
Then we went to the Newseum, a museum about news and journalism. The exhibits were very impressive. The pictures below are pieces of the Berlin Wall and I'm posing inside of a watchtower. My favorite parts of the museum were the 6th floor, which had some stunning views of DC on the deck as well as a display of all the front pages from various newspapers across the country (which they updated every day), and the 1st floor, which had an exhibit of all the Pulitzer Prize-winning photographs. After the Newseum, we took a break outside and made friends with a squirrel who followed us around until we fed him some pretzels. On our way home, we passed by a protest that was going on in front of the National Archives building.
Just another day in the nation's capital!     









Dress: Charlotte Russe.......$29.99
Sweater: Abercrombie........$39.50
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12 comments:

  1. Oh my god that bookstore. I could live there. How awesome is that. Your outfit is adorable - love that bright yellow with the scarf!!

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    1. Thanks! It was such a cute bookstore :)

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  2. I love that flea market/farmers market you are talking about. One of my favorites in the area! And your outfit, so cute! Those poses inside the Berlin wall tower are so adorable. Love it!

    Clare
    Understated Classics

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    1. Thank you! I had such a great time at the farmer's market, I wish I had more time to explore DC!

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  3. Just found your blog and I love it! That yellow dress is adorable!

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    1. Thanks! I'll definitely check out your blog too - love that title!

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  4. stunning dress! you look fab:)
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  5. I'm dying to get myself to the Eastern Market one of these days! great to see another DC blogger mention it :)

    && I love the blog concept of budget-friendly fashion

    xx,
    thecoattaileffect.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! You should absolutely go - I had a great time!

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