Sunday, May 30, 2010

Riverside Brunch and Shopping with JCAs

On this lovely pre-summer weekend, a small contingency of D.C. Aficionadas gathered for a picturesque Sunday brunch, thanks to the planning efforts of Rosa in DC. The ladies sipped marvelous mimosas and enjoyed a divine seafood-themed menu while overlooking the scenic Potomac River at Old Town Alexandria’s famed Chart House restaurant. Present were Cleo26, Drewablank, kater, Rosa in DC (the organizer), and myself.

After our delish dining experience -- during which much discussion was made about the good old days of 2007-2008 in J.Crew’s history and the questionable trends that seem to be overtaking its future – we strolled through historic Old Town to my favorite consignment boutique, Mint Condition. Among the finds there were a navy metallic Mica mini (lucky for Rosa in DC), a dramatic Missoni-esque wrap dress that sizzled on Drewablank, and a sharp red Francie skirt that we convinced Cleo26 to take home (which we know she’ll thank us for).

Here we are on the waterfront just outside the Chart House restaurant post-brunch. Left to right: Cleo26, Drewablank, Rosa in DC, and 3-Penny Princess (kater is taking the photo).

Chart House Brunch

And here’s a close-up:

Chart House Brunch - close up

In case you’re wondering what I’m wearing, here’s the Polyvore set. I can’t find a photo of this exact top from a few years ago, but it’s close enough.

What a fabulous way to spend the day before Memorial Day, as we gear up for the summer BBQ season and vacations. Thank you, Rosa, for the wonderful idea. And thank you, ladies, for making it a lovely afternoon! Happy Memorial Day to everyone and happy summer!

10 comments:

itztru said...

Let me be the first to say how beautiful you all look - and love the Polyvore set!

Tabitha said...

You all look great and what a beautiful setting for a day out.

3-Penny Princess said...

Thank you, itztru! Wish you could have joined us. Let me know if you ever come down here and we'll organize a get-together!

3-Penny Princess said...

Thanks, Tabitha! It was an ideal setting and a beautiful (though warm) day!

Rosa in DC said...

As always, I loved catching up with everyone and yes, I am so in love with my find, the Mica mini was always in my wish list and now it's in my closet.
Thank you all for such a great time.

AllDressedUp said...

What a gorgeous day in a gorgeous setting with a gorgeous bunch of women! Glad you had a good time! :) Next time I'm in DC, I'll have to check out Mint Condition...sounds like you guys snagged some great stuff!

3-Penny Princess said...

Rosa, I can't wait to see how you wear the Mica! It does look amazing on you. Can't wait to see you and the girls again!

3-Penny Princess said...

AllDressedUp, thank you! I wish you had been able to join us for brunch since you were visiting DC for the weekend! Next time let us know and we'll organize another gathering.

Look forward to meeting you sometime!

fshnonmymind said...

How can I get in on the fun girls day out action? You guys were right in my neighborhood.
I've been to the Chart House once and it was such a lovely meal sitting out on the deck looking over the water. I know you enjoyed that restaurant.
It sounds like you guys were lucky at Mint. I haven't been there since they opened, but I've been meaning to check out the selection again. I can't resist a good bargain.

LPC said...

You guys look great, and what a wonderful Polyvore.