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7.30.2019

POD DC - My Favorite Place to Stay in Washington, D.C.















Happy Tuesday, babes!
We had such an amazing time in DC last week! If you follow along on Instagram, you probably saw our stories full of fun! You can find some highlights on my profile from our trip to including peeks into our hotel stay with POD DC!

I stay with POD DC when I last visited DC and knew that I had to stay with them again this trip! There are a few things that I love about this hotel that I want to share with y'all!

1. The location
POD DC is located right in the heart of Chinatown in DC! It's walking distance from some of the best Chinese food I've ever had from a little dive called Full Kee Restaurant! I had the sautéed green bean meal and Travis had the General Tso's Chicken - both were delicious!

On Tuesday, we walked all over DC directly from our hotel! It's just a 20 minute walk to Constitution Avenue - think Smithsonian, Washington Monument, National Archives, White House, etc! We visited all of the above! My favorite was definitely the Washington Monument - there's just something about it!

If you love to shop, it's also very close to a lot of shopping for all budget types (LOFT, Louis Vuitton, Forever21, etc)! City Center is my favorite place to peruse and window shop! It's about a 5 minute walk from the hotel!

 2. The staff
The staff at POD DC are absolutely wonderful! They were so sweet from the second we arrived until leaving for our 6AM flight! They are so accommodating - I called down for an iron (forgot my beloved steamer) and it arrived within 5 minutes!

I also love how hospitable the staff at POD DC is! Fresh sheets, towels, and a clean room each day we were there! They definitely take wonderful care of their guests!

3. The room
Our room was the Queen Pod option! The bed was so cozy - just like I remembered from last fall! I also loved our view! You could see the Washington Monument in the distance and a great view of Chinatown!

I really love the storage space below the bed for your suitcases! The room has a place to hang your items if you wish too!

The shower... y'all. I never ran out of hot water and I take some pretty long showers! I love that they also provide full-size shampoo, conditioner, and body wash in their showers in case you need it!

4. The diner
The Crimson Diner at POD DC was one of the best meals we had in DC! I absolutely loved the Veggie Burger Deluxe and the Double Chocolate Cake! Those were my top picks I had while there! I also had the Meatloaf and Travis had the Crimson Burger TWICE! The diner is located on the first floor of POD DC with a full menu, coffee bar, and much more!

5. The rooftop
Lastly, I love the Crimson View rooftop bar at POD DC! The view from up there is breathtaking! You can see this in my last photo! Grab a glass of rosé (or a good mocktail!), one of their delicious cheese boards, and enjoy the view! The rooftop opens at 5PM and closes at midnight during the week!

 POD DC is my favorite hotel in Washington, D.C. without a doubt! We are already looking forward to our next trip to DC and will most definitely be choosing the POD DC as our home away from home!

This post is sponsored by POD DC. All opinions are my own.


6.28.2019

Our Stay with The Dwell Hotel: Chattanooga's Best Boutique Hotel












Hello beautiful!

I hope you are having an amazing week! If you follow along on my Instagram, then you've seen peeks into my recent stay with The Dwell Hotel! I'm rating it as the best hotel to stay at while visiting Chattanooga, Tennessee! I cannot express how beautiful each and every room is!

The moment we pulled up to The Dwell Hotel, I knew our stay was going to be nothing but amazing. Walking through the hotel entrance and into the lobby, we were immediately greeted by the sweetest concierge. He made sure we got checked in properly and showed us to our room. I cannot stress enough how hospitable and friendly the staff at the hotel is! 5 star rating for sure!

Once we got to our room, I was amazed at how detailed everything was! We stayed in "The Flamingo King Suite" and it was perfection. The flamingo wallpaper gave me all the getaway feels and the bed was so cozy - I need to know the sheets they use because they were like a cloud! You can also take a relaxing bubble bath in this beautiful bathtub and follow up with wrapping yourself in the softest robe (they feel like the sheets!). A girl needs some relaxation every now and again, am I right ladies?

The hotel offers complimentary breakfast each morning of your stay as well! I have to admit, it was the best breakfast I've ever had during a hotel stay! I chose one of the quiche options with fresh fruit and orange juice. The hotel also has a bar, "Matilda Midnight", that serves food and yummy drinks! It is open 3PM-12AM daily during your stay. I had the "Chicken Caprese Flatbread" - vegetarian style without the chicken - and it was delicious! I also had their cheesecake with fresh fruit for dessert! 

Lastly, the decor of each room is so beautiful. You can see some peeks into each room here in my photos but I've also shared lots of videos for you on my Instagram stories - look for The Dwell in my highlights to see it all! The Dwell Hotel is by far one of the overall best hotels I have stayed at. For the Chattanooga area, I am rating it as number one and hope to visit again in the future! Let me know if you decided to stay with The Dwell Hotel and tag me in your pics on Instagram!

xo


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6.26.2019

LOFT 40% Off Sale Picks


Sharing my favorites from the LOFT 40% off sale today! Click the photos to shop!