It’s Friday! Woot woot! This week absolutely flew by for me. Anyone else?
There were a lot of great things happening over here this week, so we have a lot to cover in today’s Favorite Things Friday post. Here are some of the things I was loving this week!
Favorite Day Out of the Office
On Tuesday I spent the morning on Capitol Hill at a congressional briefing to stop obesity. It was pretty cool and I learned a lot. Afterwords I went out to lunch with my manager, where I ordered the most amazing arugula salad. It had arugula (obviously), shrimp, tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, orange segments (!!), blue cheese, some kind of vinaigrette, and bacon. So delish. I ate every last bite.
After lunch I went home to finish up my work from there. I got to work on a fun project, jam out to my Spotify without headphones, and have this little guy by my side. Yep, not a bad day
at outside the office if you ask me! Favorite Card
After I wrote about the new Potbelly flats a couple weeks ago, the nice people at Potbelly sent me a few coupons for free flats, milkshakes, and cookies. Talk about generous! I can’t wait to put these to use!
Favorite Meet & Greet
Fabio’s second cousins were visiting DC this week from Colombia, and since he had never met them he didn’t want to waste the opportunity. We wound up getting coffee after work on Tuesday and then walked around the mall a bit. They were all very nice, and they said we could stay with them if we ever visit Colombia. We are planning to visit Colombia in a couple years (specifically this amazing island) so I’m sure we will see them again!
We celebrated Cinco de Mayo at my office with a big potluck lunch. There were festive decorations all over the office and we had the Shakira Pandora station playing in the conference room. People brought in everything needed for a Mexican fiesta including tortillas, chicken, beef, rice & beans, salsa, cheese, guacamole, etc. I wound up making a big salad with all the fixings and had a great time hanging out with my coworkers for a while. It was a nice little celebration.
When I had lunch with my dad on Monday, he brought a couple little gifts for me! He and my stepmom are so sweet because whenever they are out shopping they always keep their eyes open for things they think I might like or really good bargains. He wound up getting me the dress below from J. Crew which was originally $75 but he found for 50% off. I wore it yesterday with a pink belt and I loved it! They are so thoughtful!
Last night Fabio took me out on a date We went to Me Jana, and Lebanese/Mediterranean restaurant near our apartment that we have been meaning to try for a while. It was a beautiful evening so we snagged a cute little table outside. It was perfect! All the food we ordered was delicious (especially the fresh warm naan) and we will definitely be back here. It’s a perfect place to bring out of town friends or relatives for a nice meal! (BTW I counted this as my weekly “cheat meal” on the Kayla Itsines meal plan).
The PR reps at Warby Parker contacted me last week to see if I would mind sharing their new summer line of eyewear. I’m a big fan of their glasses already (three of my really good friends have Warby Parker glasses and they look so good in them! If I didn’t already have my Ray Ban glasses I would definitely go for Warby Parker) so I had no qualms about sharing their new styles with you. I wasn’t paid or given any samples or anything, I just genuinely like these styles! Here are some of my favorites from the collection:
How fun are those bottom ones?? I’m not sure if they’re practical for everyday wear, but I bet they would bring out the green in my eyes! If I were to pick a pair I’d probably get the Haskell Burnt Lemon Tortoise ones. They seem very versatile.
Anyway, that’s all I have for today’s Favorite Things Friday post. Wherever you are and whatever you do, I hope you enjoy your weekend!
Questions of the day: Do you wear glasses? Do you know your second cousins?