Maura Reidy’s Washington, D.C.- The Best Places to Eat, Shop and Be Merry
Today we are introducing you all to the wonderful Maura Reidy! Every year Jill and Lawrence head to D.C. for a trunk show at Maura’s house, it’s a blast. So here’s a little bit about Maura and she is sharing with us her favorite places in D.C. !!!
I am a wife and mother of three school age kids who works full time. I love all things art, design and fashion related, especially the beautiful work of Jill Rosenwald and Lawrence McRae, who are technically a part of our family (a couple times removed by marriage). I am a Midwestern girl came to DC from Chicago to work on Capitol Hill and ended up at the beloved Smithsonian Institution. I love to travel, spend time with my family, shop and play an occasional tennis match or a round of golf, when I am not watching my kids play hockey, soccer, tennis or at a diving meet. But I am also content to sit at the pool, read a good book or catch up on my favorite magazines. DC has been our home almost 25 years and while we work downtown and enjoy so much the city has to offer, we live on the edge of the city in the lovely neighborhood of Chevy Chase, DC, which really is a suburb for all intents and purposes.
FIRST STOP- SHOPPING
American Holiday– For the cutest home furnishings and gifts
Random Harvest– Wonderful place for furniture and home decor!
Sassanova– The best place for the latest shoes, bags and accessories
Karmer Books and Afterwards– Great place to grab a book and bite
Politics and Prose– Another favorite bookstore
Periwinkle Gifts (Chevy Chase, DC)– Favorite neighborhood gift store. Best for gifts, candies and every kind of hostess gift you may need!
NOW FOR SOME CHOW- FOOD & DRINK
Astro Doughnuts– Both the food truck and the shop downtown, I have been known to go out of my way for both!) Because a piece of fried chicken between a savory donuts is out of this world amazing!!!!
Eastern Market– You can get everything from fresh foods, flowers and art here on the weekends. Market Lunch is the best for blueberry pancake and crab cake sandwiches.
BGR The Burger Joint – love the mini burgers with mojo and handspun milk shakes, plus the great music selection!
Comet Ping Pong – where else could you eat pizza, play ping pong and see contemporary art.
1789 – Old standby Washington restaurant in the heart of historic Georgetown
GETTING OUT AND ABOUT- THE PLACES AND SIGHTS TO SEE
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden – for the contemporary art lover
National Gallery of Art – love both the East and West Buildings (especially love the West building decorated during the holidays)
Favorite off the beaten path tourist places to visit is Roosevelt Island and Albert Einstein Memorial (on the grounds of the National Academy of Sciences)