I don’t know about you but lately I’ve been sick and tired of being sick and tired. Pandemic life has me burnt out. (Masks. Vaccines. Delta. Pivoting. Enough, already!) It’s been a minute since life has settled down enough to catch a break and indulge in something that makes me smile.
Luckily for me I happen to have some like-minded girlfriends who are also ready for a bit of fun so we decided to embark on a little day trip adventure to DC for brunch and an opportunity to experience a cool new pop-up exhibit in Georgetown. Hope you find some inspiration from out little adventure and try it out for yourself!
Inside the Wardrobe DC
Inside the Wardrobe is 20,000 square feet of interactive art installation. It’s part pop-up museum, part fashion exhibit and 100% Instagram playground. In a world overflowing with yoga pants, pajamas and slippers, Inside the Wardrobe is a nice reminder of the fun of dressing up. (Remember those days?) Basically, it’s a fashion funhouse.
Moving throughout the space you’ll transition through dioramas that range in theme from Parisian plaid (featuring a carousel!) a runway complete with flashbulbs and music, a bike-powered-dry-cleaner, a paper doll photo experience, magenta fur room, a woodland experience and tons more. Honestly, it just went on and on and on. It basically screamed, “fashion is back, bitches!”
Although you wouldn’t guess it from the number of photos I took, I don’t typically enjoy getting my photo taken. I’m stupidly critical of myself so I spend most of my time documenting my soundings or the experience. But Inside the Wardrobe was so fun and addictive I couldn’t resist. (Also because Sharon and Sue are so patient with me and my photo retakes. Note to self: learn how to pose, woman!)
Important Deets: Inside the Wardrobe runs through Aug. 29, 2021. The exhibition is open on Thursdays and Fridays, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Adults tickets are $28 with students, seniors, military, and first responders priced at $24 and children 4+ hitting $19.
Pro Tip: Go early in the day to beat the crowds and enjoy yourself in the exhibits. It generally takes about 60-80 minutes to get through the experience. Boomerangs are highly encouraged and super addictive!
Garden Brunch at the Bourbon Steak – Four Seasons Hotel
After our jaunt through the fashion wonderland, we headed out for a proper celebratory brunch at BOURBON STEAK DC at Four Seasons. Splurging seemed like the least we could do after the year we’ve all had.
If you’re looking for a serious brunching adventure there is no other place to go but Four Seasons. The service. The decadent menu. The atmosphere. The devil is in the details and we’ve never felt so spoiled! (Or stuffed!)
Our crew sampled pecan sticky buns, oysters on the half, tuna tartare, the brunch burger, endive salad and the trio of duck fat fries. I had the Bourbon French toast with mascarpone, berries and Egyptian chamomile syrup and a BSDC Bloody Mary. I’m not overexaggerating when I say that it was the best I’ve ever had.
I should probably mention my new obsession with “The Jefferson.” It’s the restaurant’s take on the classic Manhattan and it is fantastic. Bulleit Bourbon, Carpano Antica, Creme de Mure + Bitters = Wow! Unfortunately, I failed to capture how lovely the presentation was was because of the whole “holy crap this is amazing” factor. #bloggerfail
Important Deets: Garden Brunch is available every weekend from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm indoors on the BOURBON STEAK DC patio or in THE RANCH area, which is their new outdoor covered patio space. Reservations are recommended on Open Table.
Pro Tip: For $35 you can treat yourself to a bottomless brunch rosé (sparkling or still). Yum!
Q: Have you had a chance to get back out into the world and celebrate yet? Would love to hear more! (And feel free to share some recommendations!)