Another great day of vacation yesterday continuing with my theme of exercise, eat, repeat! I began my day with another run and some strength training (pretty much the exact same workout as this day I wrote about), and then got myself together to head into Georgetown for lunch with Heather!
Heather and I met up at Le Pain Quotidien for lunch. I don’t think I’d ever actually been there before, despite the fact that it’s a chain and all over the DC area!
I was expecting a typical lunch place — standard boring sandwiches, salads with chicken, the usual. You can imagine my surprise and delight to find a vegetarian heavy and very inventive menu. I will DEFINITELY be coming back to this place!
I ordered the vegan Organic Quinoa TaboulÃ¨ salad — quinoa on top of arugula, chickpeas, avocado, and vinaigrette.
It was just as delicious as it was pretty! Very fresh, too. I loved the addition of fresh lemon to squirt on top!
Now this was my kind of lunch. So excited to have found another healthy staple location!
Heather had the Avocado Tartine, which had chickpeas, cucumbers, and a spicy tahini sauce. It also looked delicious!
It was great to catch up with Heather, as always. 🙂 We have plans to meet up again for a yoga class or run before I leave!
I walked with Heather towards Dupont after lunch — she needed to hop on the metro, and I was in the mood for a walk and more chatting. I mean — I’m on break, what else do I have to do, right?! 🙂
I love walking around this area of DC — it’s so cute! I wish it weren’t so expensive because I’d love to live here. Don’t these townhouses look like castles with their cool roofs?
The walk also gave me time to admire my new shoes, which I’m obsessed with. They’re from GAP and were super cheap on sale about a month ago. Yay!
The fun continued last night — my mom bought tickets for us to go see “Jersey Boys” at the National Theater! My mom, brother, and I had dinner at Chef Geoff’s in Metro Center before walking over to the theater.
I love this place — I’m not sure I’d ever had dinner here before, but their happy hour is great; my coworkers and I used to come here after work back in the day.
My mom and I both started with the golden beet salads, obvi. So obsessed with beet salad!! I loved that this one had pomegranate arils in it, too.
And for my entrÃ©e — the Mustard Glazed Salmon!
Deeeelish. I also tasted my mom’s crab cakes and my brother’s Chesapeake stew — both were amazing.
I also had a glass of Pinot Noir. Here I am with my brother, who is making his best “I hate photos” face. 🙂
Then it was time for the big show!
The “Jersey Boys” musical is about the pop group The Four Seasons from the 1960’s — here’s a write up from the musical’s website:
Broadway’s biggest success story takes you behind the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons-and, as The New York Times says, “the crowd goes wild!” Follow the rags-to-rock-to-riches tale of four blue-collar kids working their way from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom. Featuring such hits as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You,” “Oh, What a Night” and more.
2.5 hour later and I was totally sold on how awesome this show is. Entertaining, engaging, fast-paced, and fun. The main singers/actors were amazing, too! I was also surprised to find I knew almost all of the songs they did, which made it even more fun. Between seeing this last night and South Pacific last weekend, I’ve been spoiled with all the great entertainment lately!
Hope you’re all enjoying your weeks — getting so close to Christmas, eeee! 🙂