Last year around this time, when I spent a long weekend on a lazy river vacation with my mom, we vowed to have another such sun-and-water vacation next year. At the time, my mom threw out the idea of just coming to stay with me for a week, to spend time at the pool, drink fruity drinks and catch up on laughs, and (duh) shop.
And so, that's what we're up to this week. My mom took the red-eye out from San Diego last night and I picked her up at Reagan this morning. We stopped by my apartment to cool off for a bit (this weather requires frequent a/c breaks, for sure) before stepping out for brunch, a failed attempt at getting gel manicures (why is a nail salon closed on a Sunday??) and a visit to my favorite little boutique on 23rd Street (separate post coming about them soon!). Then, we hustled back to my apartment for another a/c break, where the overnight flight caught up to my mom. She's currently napping on my couch. Perfect to me - it's vacation! Besides, with this weather, there's not much motivation to go outside before it cools down. Which should be ... sometime next week.
I'm incredibly excited about this week with my mom. We have plans for screen on the green and farmer's market dinners and drinks at the W rooftop and dinners at Co Co Sala and Saint-Ex and, of course, plenty of time for shopping and gabbing. I've stocked up on wine and fun, flavored margarita mixers, as well as sunscreen and pool floaties. This heatwave doesn't even get me down. Really, it's just another good reason to drink frozen margaritas. What's the over/under on how soon we'll need a new bottle of tequila?