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September 16, 2014

The Better Martha Does High Tea

I can't believe I forgot to share with you my favorite part about visiting D.C: Lady Camilla's, this fabulous little spot for tea in Georgetown. It is filled with pink and begs for all visitors to wear a floral tea dress (though not required). I chose to get a pot of English breakfast tea, some macarons, a mini cupcake, finger sandwiches, and a couple scones. This was surprisingly filling and kept us energized for an day of shopping and exploring.
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Ever since my first step out the door of Lady Camellia's, I have been OBSESSED with all things relating to high tea: tea sets, fancy tea leaves, tea dresses, finger sandwiches.... If you don't believe mu just see my high tea Pinterest page. 11901594184_03838574c7_m

September 02, 2014

Styled with Mom: A Better Fashion Post

Styled with Mom
Going to college on the other side of the country means that visits from mom are extra special. I don't know how she does it but every time we reunite, I'm re-hit with the reality that she is way more stylish than me. Right now is especially a great time for a mom appreciation post. Today she did a lot of driving and heavy lifting to get me moved into college. She was even a really good sport when I asked her to make my bed and iron my sheets. 
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Dress: BCBGMAXAZRIA (sold out) | Shoes: Brian Atwood | Bag: Fendi (old) | Watch: Vintage Rolex

We were visiting New Hampshire for a couple days, and this was the outfit my mom chose for exploring the town and doing a little nature walk. I know right? My mom is a total glamazon (she normally hates heels under 3 inches just fyi).
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I adore my mom's Rolex. She's had it since my 30 year-old brother was in first grade, and it still looks amazing. For some reason all the watches I see in stores now day are so flashy: too big, too bulky, too sparkly. I'm really attracted to the simplicity and practicality of this watch, and how its style relevancy isn't questioned 25 years later. 
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We found this cute little road surrounded by woods and hills. My mom is so silly and started twirling a la Maria Rainer style. Also her legs are fabulous...but then again I would expect nothing less of a 31 year-old.
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August 26, 2014

The Better Martha Takes Washington D.C.

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{The view from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial}

This past week it took a lot of willpower to abstain from posting a million photos to Instagram. I was visiting friends in D.C and it was marvelous. It's the only city I've been in where every building is seriously significant. I was walking down the street with Bridget and she pointed out the Supreme Court, the National Archives, and the Library of Congress all within a few minutes of each other--and this was just a few minutes before she took me to the capitol building. 
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{The Washington Monument}

I had an incredible time hitting all the necessary tourist spots like the White House, the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, the Declaration of Independence, and so many more places that allowed me to totally geek out. 
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{Mr. Lincoln at his Memorial}

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{The right side of the U.S. Capitol Building}

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{Capitol Hill townhouses}

I'm absolutely in love with the brick townhouses and their small flower-filled front yards. It was so refreshing to be out of the city and in a place that was spacious and clean! I could not get over the fact that the subway stations were so tidy, and everyone was so normal compared to the eccentricities that I normally see commuting on the NQR.
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{The White House}

I visited the buildings of dollar bills, Frank Underwood, and Olivia Pope, but in all honesty I came to D.C. to spend as many hours as possible with Bridget. Between trips to the World War II Memorial and the National Treasury, she took me to her favorite bakeries, cafes, and book stores.
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{Monster sandwich from the WTF Cafe located right by the White House}

The best moments from my trip were the late night games of Boggle, the delicious morning omelettes, and the endless cups of English breakfast tea. Bridget is  a full fledged tea addict, and while my new obsession is not quite on her level, it is getting pretty close. cookingeggs
{The best omelette ever in the making} 
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{My schedule for the week}

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