My mom was in town last weekend and even though the weather wasn't the friendliest we had the best time. There was a lot of shopping, good food, games, and laughing way too hard. I had the best carnitas tacos at Rosa Mexicana, tried Pho for the first time, and we even found gluten free cupcakes.
Up until a few weeks ago I would have told you the Natural History Museum is one of my least favorite museums in DC... the gems and minerals exhibit is now one of my all-time favorites. I could spend all day inside and can't get over the beauty of some of the stones. (My iPhone 4s photos don't do much justice) The main reason we stopped by the NMNH was to see the Orchid Exhibit. The cool thing is that they change out a lot of the orchids every few days so if you're from the area it's worth stopping in more than once, meaning I'll definitely be back.
In other news I got my first Influenster perk- the Calvin Klein Reveal cologne. Whenever I order from Nordstrom or Sephora I usually try and pick men's colognes for my free samples so I can give them to my husband. I'm not the best at describing fragrances but Reveal feels warm and cozy, like it would be best suited for cooler months. It's different than anything my husband typically gravitates towards so I don't see it becoming a new favorite, but I think it's worth a smell the next time you're at a department store. *I received the products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.*
For Valentine's Day one of the things I got for my husband is this really cute print from TwoSarahs on Etsy. There's something I love about it- and I think it would be a really good wedding or engagement gift for someone.
I am definitely going to need a lot of willpower! I hope you guys have a great Friday and a good weekend!