things to love {about washington, d.c.}

November 16, 2010
by Liz, one of my oldest friends
(oldest time-wise, not age-wise!)
liz's feet
1. They call Washington the "Hollywood of the Intellectuals." I've been a political wonk for a long time, so it feels awesome to be surrounded by people who feel as passionate as you do.
2. Biking in a bike-friendly city. I explored most of the city on two wheels. There's no adrenaline rush like biking down Pennsylvania Avenue, where the bike lane serves as the traffic median.
3. The history. Oh goodness, the history! How much power this city holds over the rest of the world is astounding. The Greek, Roman, and English-inspired architecture (not to mention the French traffic circles) makes DC the closest you'll get to Europe.
4. Farmers markets on weekends. There are more 6 or 7 farmer's markets available around the city, and Eastern Market is open all year round.
5. It's intimidating to walk around the city, where 90% of the people around you are in business or business casual. Everyone here looks good.
6. DC is obsessed with Sunday Brunch, and they are damned good at it.
liz's handlebars
liz's white house
liz's route
beautiful liz and the washington monument
I'm really excited to share Liz's list this week because

1. We have been friends since middle school.
2. She is a wonderful person.
3. Washington, D.C. is beautiful through her eyes.

Over the past few weeks, DC has really been on my mind. Four of my friends (including Liz) have been there within the past few months, and I really wanted to be in DC a few weeks ago during the Rally to Restore Sanity. Liz's list just makes me wish I could plan a trip there sooner. Biking everywhere... everyone well dressed... BRUNCH?!?! Need I say more? I've also heard that they have beautiful cherry blossoms in the spring. What a gorgeous city. Thanks so much for sharing, Liz!

If you have a list of things you love about your city,
feel free to send it in with some photos (including one of your feet!)

PS- How cute is it that Liz's daily route forms a boot?


  1. So fun...I will be visiting DC in the next is my goal. :)

  2. These are too cool. I must make one for SF this week. Off with my camera!

  3. too adorable, and she is so cute! i love this post Celeste, and i love the photos!

  4. LOVE D.C! We lived about 30 minute from their about 5 years ago (and hopefully in a couple months we'll be back to being that cause were moving back:) )
    My favorite thing about D.C. The food! The farmers markets are the best their. And so is the vendor hotdogs ;)

  5. DC is one of my favorite dreams.. being a political science major, people always told me i'd end up there.. but i just love florida too much! maybe i should reconsider...

  6. such a great list! i love dc and after reading this i want to visit again, last year i was able to go down there twice!

  7. that boot is adorable. i've never been to DC and now i really really want to go! it looks so fun!

  8. a bike ride in washington sounds like fun!!


  9. great photos, I have never visited DC but I did drive through it and boy was the traffic bad, its nice to learn more about this city

  10. You complete sweetie, thankyou so much for the lovely comment made my day after today being a bit of a rubbish one!

  11. oh d.c. is so fabulous! the company i work for is headquartered there, and i always try to sneak in a visit when i'm up there. it's so inspiring and seeped in history. thanks for sharing!

  12. this is a fabulous series idea! i've only been to DC twice but it is definitely a fun city. It's weird to be walking around in what feels like a normal place and then all of a sudden see some national monument or building that has been pictured in your social studies books since first grade !

  13. I've been meaning to go to DC for awhile just moved it to the top of my list.

  14. love it, so perfect!