You all know I love day-trips. And, like many other weekends, I adventured to D.C. this past Saturday for some Taylored Travels. I woke up early, hopped on a MARC train, and headed to Union Station – the train pulled in, I exited amongst a herd of my fellow travelers, and a wander-ful Saturday followed!
STOP 1: BAKERS & BARISTAS
The real reason I headed to DC was to meet up with friends for brunch. But because my brunch plans weren’t until 11:30 AM (and I arrived at Union Station around 9:30 AM,) I had some time to kill. In true Taylor-fashion, I planned to spend this down time posted up at a nearby coffee shop before heading to brunch. I polled friends in the area for local spots and eventually ended up at Bakers & Baristas (about a 20 min walk from Union Station.) I grabbed a cup of coffee, made a phone call or two, and people-watched. An hour well-spent if you ask me!
STOP 2: DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY MARKET
As I was sitting in Bakers & Baristas, I got a message from the lovely Erin Krespan (who I had mentioned on my InstaStory earlier in the day hoping she could provide coffee shop suggestions to a fellow coffee-lover!) She suggested I head to the Downtown Holiday Market near Gallery Place – little did I know, Bakers & Baristas was a block away from said Market! You all know I love shopping local (if you didn’t know, check out my last post all about it HERE.) Naturally, I couldn’t resist wandering through the cute row of tents populated by local artists, companies, and vendors!
STOP 3: KELLARI TAVERNA
Kellari Taverna is our spot. My best friend and I always head to this Greek spot when we plan to brunch – seriously, their brunch Groupon is one of the best deals in town (bottomless, 3-course brunch for 4 people for $85) This month, we had brunch with a close friend’s parents; good conversation, amazing company, and great food made for a truly lovely meal!
Looking to go brunching in D.C.? Check out some of my favorite brunch spots to get the most bang, brunch, and booze for your buck via my post Brunchin’ D.C. (Done Cheap)!
STOP 4: UNION MARKET
I’ve been wanting to check out Union Market for awhile now. Friends and co-workers have recommended it as something I would enjoy, so I finally made it a priority to check it out while I was in town! Similar to Baltimore’s Mount Vernon Marketplace (with a wider variety of options) Union Market has pretty much anything and everything you could ever want to try.
Since we had just came from brunch, I was less interested in the food and more interested in finding the Instafamous ‘heart wall’ the Market is known for in social media realms. When I came across it/finally found it after searching around the building like a lost puppy, I was surprised to see that it was vacant (aka no other bloggers, Instagrammers, couples were taking pictures in front of it!)
So, I hopped in front of it for a photo opp. Forever grateful to my male best friend for tolerating my annoying picture requests and multiple demands 🙂
That about did it for the day. Soon after these pictures, I headed back to Union Station and headed home for other adventures including a friend’s birthday dinner-party and grabbing drinks with friends.
To other adventurers and fellow wanderlusts, I’d love to see pics of your weekend adventures! Whether you grabbed coffee with friends, checked out a museum, or posed awkwardly in front of wall art (see pics above), tag your Instagram posts with #StylishlyTaylored and tag me (@stylishlytaylored) so I can keep up with the fun!
Until next time, keep it adventurous!