Brrrrrrrrr Happy Weekend,
I haven’t been warm in 3 weeks (maybe a day or so reprieve but nothing to write home about) so it’s been challenging even leaving the house – but a case of boredom has set in big time and now on the hunt for things to do in the DC area. I am lucky to live here because I am close to DC, MD, VA so thats a lot to do and see, but baby its cold outside. How about these ideas:
VIP MOVIE THEATERS -recliners, bar, upscale food, waiter service, comforts of home
- Leitersburg Cinemas VIP row
- https://www.ipictheaters.com/#/home/11 Pike Rose Rockville, MD
- https://www.landmarktheatres.com/washington-d-c/bethesda-row-cinema Landmark Theatres in Bethesda
I’m not sure how I like this whole thing – I do enjoy the more comfy chairs but if I’m gonna eat a big meal, Mike may have some drinks big fat food but I keep thinking ……wouldn’t it be better to be in my bathrobe at home? Just saying……. (jury is still out – we are going this weekend so I’ll update you Monday).
Go Eat Somewhere out of your comfort zone – I use GROUPON to do this
It’s a way to try something new “on sale” so I don’t feel bad if pricey joint and usually bring family and/or a friend or two. Like I am really into Indian, Middle-Eastern or food from Jerusalem cuisine right now – leans towards the healthy and I adore the flavors. Locally we go to http://www.delhi6indiancuisinemd.com/ In DC we have been to RASIKA https://www.rasikarestaurant.com/ honestly Rasika is gorgeous and fun to go to DC also won a James Beard Award but the chicken curry, samosa chat, and lamb is lovely at the strip mall Delhi 6 without the wait and high prices. We also found ANANDA Restaurant http://anandarestaurant.net/ in Fulton, MD took a bit to find no outside signage – at the entrance to a nice upscale neighborhood but so worth it – the atmosphere is right up my alley, beautiful plates, service ware, and the food was great – we only went to the buffet but will be back for dinner – Next some of you know I adore all things Korean, be it the skincare, spas ( see my favorite Spa World on list below) and the food check out your local HMART like I do on the reg for some yummy helathy all veggie (pork, chicken or shrimp too) Bibimbap or BUL in DC http://www.buldc.com/ for a change these are all wonderful choices as well as tons of ethnic food in VA.
GO TO A SHOOTING RANGE = Gun Safety Courses, Fun, Educational, and Adrenaline boosting
My husband and oldest son are gun enthusiasts and its something fun and educational to do together. I have taken the HQL course, safety courses and then you rent guns (if you don’t have your own ) get targets, ear and eye protection – all the things to keep you safe and then POW blow the bad guys away. LOL just teasing – practice aim, home security, the mechanics of the weapon, what to do if someone breaks into your home ( you don’t just shoot first ) I know this topic is controversial so that being said if its not your thing – let’s just move on, please agree to disagree with respect for individual thoughts and rights #USA). We like it – I take it very seriously and want to keep myself, family and home safe. Plus I found out I am a really good shot! Not just about shooting something neat hobby. I am looking into skeet shooting or clay pigeon shooting as well. Kindda cool if your into that kind of thing.
There are GROUPON’S for this too btw – but we go to :
- Heritage Shooting Academy https://www.heritagetrainingcenter.com/
- We also went to Colonial Shooting Academy in Richmond with JOJ a few weeks ago Mike and Joe had “bonding time” see my Instagram feed
GO A GAMBLIN………
We have at least 3 locations to gamble, eat/drink and do some major people watching close by
- MGM NATIONAL MGM National Harbor Hotel and Casino on the beautiful water in Oxon Hill, MD tons to do eat see and depending on your luck shop and splurge. Side note lucky mom that I am JoJo is taking me to see one of my favorites Jim Gaffigan this march! It is my b-day present) I think Cher was there last year too and SJP first debuted her shoe store there.
- CHARLES TOWN RACES & SLOTS http://www.hollywoodcasinocharlestown.com/ fun slots, some table games, steakhouse. They also have seasonal live horse races ( I love to get down by the track and cheer my horse on!)
- HORSESHOE BALTIMORE CASINO Horseshoe Casino Baltimore
RELAX AT A SPA I SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST = Spa World located in Centerville, VA
Spa World Korean Baths open 24 hours a day 7 days a week, gym, restaurants, spa services and just the best place on the planet. My healthy HAPPY PLACE. They almost always have a Groupon – It changed my thoughts on health beauty, body image, wellness management, opened me up to new cultures I just adore it. I cannot wait to go to South Korea one day! It’s a must if you’re in the are. Make a day of it!
You also can always go to the DC museums or hit a Mall TYSONS CORNER CENTER & GALLERIA – Do some fab window shopping. I think my car drives itself there for people watching, window shopping and decor inspiration. I hope this gives you some ideas of different things to do. I could’ve gone on for days but I think I am going to Tysons Corner than to Spa World and call it a day! Plus that should finally warm my bones!
Let me know where and what you do to mix it up in the winter.