You guys rock — thank you so much for all the great feedback regarding my new business card logo options! You all made it hard to decide — and clearly I should have been smarter and made a poll so we could have visually seen the responses! Oh, well. It appeared that #4 emerged as the style winner, and lots of you were fans of the purple color from #5 since it matches my theme. The blue on blue was also popular though… so I decided perhaps a combination of the two!
Drum roll, please — here is the official new fANNEtastic food logo! What do you guys think? Do you think I should have Bailey make the “anne” in all CAPS like I usually write it? Or is it sufficient/cleaner looking to just have it in a different color?
Again — major thanks to the awesome Bailey Doehler for her graphic design genius! If you’re in the market for some graphic design work, check her out. She’s nice AND talented She’s going to get to work making the business cards now that we have an official logo — stay tuned to see the final product! I can’t wait.
Anyway! Yesterday, one of my college roommates and BFF’s, Turner, took the bus down from Philadelphia for the day to see some of the current art exhibits here in DC (she’s in an Art History Ph.D. program). Yay!
Before she went to the galleries, I came downtown and met her for lunch and some sightseeing!
First stop — the White House! It was cold, but nice and sunny, so a pretty good day for walking around the city.
I think there was some dust on my lens — oops!
Below is a view of one of the gardens to the right of the White House where they film a bunch of the President’s statements — check out all those cameras and lights! (And the Washington Monument saying hello behind them!)
After saying hello to the White House, we headed to lunch at one of my favorite cafes in the city, called Teaism.
Teaism has a cool vibe — trendy and hipster, but with a creative, hippie Asian-inspired menu. I ordered the Shrimp Ochazuke, which is a Japanese brown rice & tea soup with shrimp, veggies & wasabi.
The coolest part about this was that they gave you a pot of green tea to pour into the bowl as the broth of the soup! That’s why it’s called “tea soup”! Neat.
Yum Cool tilty bowl, too!
We also shared a big unpictured salted oatmeal raisin cookie, which was delicious. I’m really loving this salted oatmeal cookie trend lately!
After lunch, I walked down to the mall/museum area with Turner to take some more fun pictures (and to continue chatting — I missed her)!
I heart DC
Such a fun day with a great friend. Turner is coming to visit me in January down in Chapel Hill, yay!
I’m off to relax for a bit and then I’m meeting friends for lunch AND dinner! Lots of eating out so far this vacation. And lots of reading! I loved all your great comments on my recent favorite books list post — “The Help” in particular was recommended by a lot of you, and it’s now first on my list of books to read! Can’t wait to check out some of the others you recommended, too.
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p.s. If you’ve been wanting to buy one of my fANNEtastic t-shirts, Spreadshirt is offering 15% off all orders from now until Dec 29th using the code YOUMADEIT when you check out. Click here to go to my store. Happy shopping!