BIRTHDAY BOTANCIAL GARDEN OOTD

To begin my birthday celebration, I joined my dad for breakfast at Ted's Bulletin at the Mosaic District. I chose the french toast with sides of hash brown and eggs, which was amazing! It was my first time eating here and can't wait to go back to try more of their food! They play classic television shows like I Love Lucy and old-fashioned songs which gives the place a timeless feel. After breakfast we headed to D.C to visit the US Botanical Garden!

Denim coat: Zara | Jeans: Nordstrom | Necklace: Chloe + Isabel | Shoes: Charming Charlie | Sunnies: Tom Ford

TRUE FOOD KITCHEN+OOTN



Finding a restaurant that my whole family likes is always a problem when looking for somewhere to eat. We had seen this restaurant in our area and finally decided to try it out! Its a healthy vegan and vegetarian friendly restaurant and I had the best pizza I had ever had! Our waiter was so friendly and made our experience easy and welcoming. I cant wait to go back! 
Summer Tomato Pizza
Inside Out Quinoa Burger
Flourless Chocolate Cake and Vanilla Sorbet: The cake is a must try! 
                                            Dress: Forever 21 | Denim Jacket: H&M | Sandals: Vera Wang | Bag: DSW

                                                                      Helena

BIRTHDAY LUNCH




I'll be turning 18 this Wednesday, which I cant even believe! Its so exciting but a little scary, as I get older and face new challenges and adventures in my life. So in celebration, my family and I had a pre-birthday lunch at the Cheesecake Factory, we have been coming to this restaurant since I was little whether it was to celebrate our birthdays or graduations and we always have a great time! On my birthday I'll be heading off to Los Angeles for 10 days and I plan to do a lot of blog posts of my trip, so be on the look out for those coming in the next two weeks!

Skinnylicious Veggie Burger
Dads' lunch: Chicken Enchiladas
Cheesecake would have to be my favorite type of cake so choosing which cheesecake to get is always the hardest part of coming here! 
We ended up getting the Oreo Chessecake and the Orginal to share

Dress: Forever 21

                               
                                                                  Hope you have a great week!

                                                   
                      ♥Helena


TODAY'S EATS

Breakfast:
Bagel w/vegan cream cheese and a tangerine


Almond Chai Tea Latte from De Clieu
Lunch:
                    
  
Tofu Stir-fry
Dinner: 
Salmon Kabob platter from Zoe's Kitchen


                                                                                             Helena

Snowy day at Dolcezza Cafe



Its another snow day here in the DC area and with school closed, we headed to the Mosaic District! We've never been here before, but many of my friends have recommended me to check out the area. Its a quaint and cute place located in Fairfax with stores like Anthropologie, Target, Lou Lou, small boutiques and healthy restaurants and cafes. 

Dolcezza serves gelato, pastries and coffee, the space has a urban warm feel with cute decor and an welcoming environment. Its a charming place to sit down with a book, write a blog post or just to people watch! 
Almond Milk Latte

                                  I'll definitely come back soon and I definitely recommend it if you're ever in the area!
                                                                                            ♥Helena

DINNER AT THE AULD SHEBEEN



My family and I went to an Irish restaurant called The Auld Shebeen in celebration of their anniversary. I'd never been before and I would have to say it is one of the best restaurants in my city. We were welcomed to sit by the fireplace and all the decor was charming and festive. 







Salmon Salad





                                                                                               
                                                                                  ♥Helena 

Shake Shack

On Monday which was Columbus Day weekend we headed over to DC to try Shake Shack on F Street which has been getting a lot of news. The restaurant was packed when we entered and the employees were all very friendly.







I ordered the 'Shroom Burger which was the only veggie burger and is made out of mushrooms. I would definitely recommend it, its fried with mushroom and cheese cooked inside of it. The fries were also really good and I can say its the best veggie burger I've had in DC. 



Black&White Shake(Chocolate & Vanilla)

Thanks for giving it a read!

♥️Helena

Cantina Mexicana

After visiting The Catholic University of America in D.C, my family and I wanted to find a Mexican restaurant so we found Cantina Mexican in Crystal City.




Shirt: Zara | Jeans Shirt: Forever 21 | Jeans: Forever 21 | Backpack: DKNY




The guacamole was really good!
I ordered the vegetarian quesadilla which wasn't as great as I thought it would be.The food is filling but lacks flavor.





❤️Helena