I love visiting new places in my area. As busy as I am, it’s nice to take a step back and enjoy what’s being offered in my own backyard (so to speak). I don’t remember how I found out about The Family Room, but once I visited their instagram (thefamilyroomlaytonsville) page, I knew that I had to visit!
I treat myself to a mani/pedi about twice a year. Wait, let me clarify. Usually, I do my nails at home, but it’s nice to get them professionally done every once in a while. Since it was a birthday gift to myself, I decided to book an appointment at Varnish Lane.
Settled in an adorable yellow building literally right over the MD/DC border, Varnish Lane offers waterless manicures and pedicures, and other spa treatments. (such as waxing). VL only uses toxic-free polishes, essential oils, and other specialty products during appointments. Here is their page about why they do waterless.
After hearing great things when they opened, I visited for the first time in 2015. I enjoyed it but I never got a chance to return until a few weeks ago.
I’ve always enjoyed hosting parties and organizing social events. There’s nothing better than getting everyone together for a good time. I wanted to do something a little different than the party I hosted last Christmas. After a few revisions, I came up with an idea. Brunch! Who can say no to that? My friends and I love a good brunch during the weekend.
On Sunday, I had the pleasure of hosting a brunch at City Perch Kitchen & Bar in Pike & Rose. If you recall, I visited for the first time a few months ago. The experience was so memorable, I decided to return.
When everyone is busy with work and family, it’s hard sometimes to coordinate schedules, but thankfully, it all worked out. Lots of laughs and good conversation. It was great because it was a reunion of sorts. Catching up on what’s been happening in our lives this year, being silly. We were even singing – with harmonies too!
Lately, I’ve been a hardcore homebody during the weekends. Partially by default. During the week, I’m running all over so I usually keep my off-days empty. But this past weekend, I went to see a musical and brunch. I’m a social butterfly at heart and I do thrive on being around people. This season has been a little different, learning new things and focusing more on myself, which has been a blessing. But it’s still okay to switch it up and go out. A double whammy of fun for me. Of course, I had my phone and camera nearby, so this post has a chockful of pics! Let’s go. 🙂
If you follow me on social media, you saw that I recently attended an interesting party. Le Dîner en Blanc (abbreviated: DEB), started in Paris, is a special event. Thousands of invited guests walk to a secret location, set down tables and chairs, and have a pop-up picnic!