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This has been a very long but productive week. Last weekend, Kendall and I skipped town to head to New York for a wedding and to visit with a couple of my best friends. It was amazing but I feel like I haven’t caught my breath since then. I’m still getting settled into my new job, so I just constantly feel like I’m holding my breath. I realized that I physically let it out at night. Kendall asks me why I’m “huffin’ and puffin'” while I work on blog/ social media stuff, and honestly, I think I’m just actually just breathing deep for the first time all day. Does anyone else have anxiety that manifests itself in such a way?

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I usually start my TGIF posts with what I’ve been up to on the blog, but this week I wanted to start with just a few ways you can give back to those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

  • Gentry + Monica already posted a bunch of links of their own so go check those out
  • The Humane Rescue Alliance needs DC residents considering adopting a pet to speed up their decision-making as quickly as possible. The animal-rescue organization needs to clear space in its two shelters to make room for animals arriving from Texas in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. via Washingtonian 
  • Espiscopal Relief & Development has set up a Hurricane Harvey Response Fund.
  • If you’re like me and don’t have a car in the city, Green Drop will come pick up your gently used clothing and household goods to assist charitable programs for American Red Cross, Military Order of the Purple Heart, National Federation of the Blind, and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Philadelphia.
  • Texas Diaper Bank has asked people to donate diapers to families displaced by the storm. Diapers are apparently not distributed by disaster relief agencies.
  • Let me know in the comments below if there are ways you’ve given back that are not mentioned by myself, Gentry, or Monica. I’m honestly on the hunt for a DC area Harvey-specific clothing drive but I’ve yet to find one.

Lately on The CaroLøve:

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: 15 FALL THINGS TO DO IN GEORGETOWN

Did you know that there’s an apartment above the Junior League on M Street? And it’s available for rent!

This is one of the coolest programs I’ve ever seen regarding animal rescue: putting feral kitties to work as “blue collar cats“. They take care of creatures you don’t want near your home or business in exchange for shelter to protect them from cold/ wet weather.

Have a fun and safe long weekend!

 

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The following is an actual conversation that I had with my father:

Daddy D: I heard you went to the cat cafe! Did you take your new camera?

Me: Yup!

Daddy: You should blog about it! Maybe they’ll give you free…

Me (interjecting): CATS!?!?

Daddy D: Um… I was going to say coffee.

And now you know how my brain works. You’re welcome.

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For those of you that live under a rock (or not in DC. or not on the internets), there is a magical place just walking distance from my apartment in Georgetown where you can order in from Olivia Macaron and lounge around with cats. It is called Crumbs & Whiskers.

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I am so #blessed to have a roommate that loves cats as much as I do and who let me take pictures of her all weekend.

For a small fee of $15 that goes directly back into the care and upkeep of the cats + building, you can spend some time with some really amazing cats with a ton of purrsonality. Most of them (all of them?) are available for adoption. All adoptions are handled through Lost Dog & Cat Rescue Foundation. Adoptions are on a first come, first serve basis.

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This little guy was hanging out by the treats, available for purchase if you want/ need to bribe the cats to hang out. Meghann and I did not.

As we nibbled on our macarons, we got to learn about each cat. Binx, above, kind of seems to be running the place, at least where treats are concerned. Topper likes to be up high where he can observe. Kippie is definitely a sassy madame… there were about 20 cats and I could likely tell you about all of them, but you should really go see them yourself!

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The idea of having a cafe, albeit with a limited menu, where you can hang out with animals is awesome in and of itself, but the fact that the place actually contributes to finding these gorgeous creatures a home is just the catnip on the cake… or something.

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Fluffball accidentally made me bleed while we were playing. But don’t you worry- I got her back by making her wear a festive hat.

Crumbs & Whiskers also has cool events such as Cat Yoga + kitten parties. Yes, they deliever kittens to you if you’re close enough. The kittens come with macarons. I’m not sure if I could even make this stuff up. The best way to stay in the loop is to either live with Meghann (seat’s taken. sorry) or follow along with them on all their social media: facebook/ twitter/ instagram.

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I mean… does this not look like heaven? Let me know if you’ve been or if you’re planning to!

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Good morning and happy Friday, my loves ! I know there are a ton of really strong feelings about today’s inauguration but I think my favorite thing that I’ve seen is this letter that I came across on Facebook written by a man named Nevin Martel:

An open letter to everyone visiting Washington, D.C. this week:
Welcome to our home. This may simply be the nation’s capital to you, but this region is where millions of your fellow citizens raise their families, work hard, and strive to fulfill their dreams.
More than half of us were born elsewhere, so we can empathize with visitors. We know what it feels like to come here and feel like a stranger. If you find yourself lost, need help navigating public transportation, or are looking for a recommendation on where to eat or what to do, feel free to ask one of us.
We just have one ask of you.
Whether you’re here for the inauguration or to protest, please be respectful.
By all means make your voices heard. Commiserate. Celebrate. Champion a cause.
But don’t trash our home. Don’t insult the people who live here. Don’t make it hard for local business owners and their employees to do their jobs.
We hope you enjoy your time here and consider coming back again. Maybe when it isn’t as crowded, so you can get into all the museums you want to visit and it’s not difficult to get a reservation at the restaurant you want to try.
All the best,
A proud Washingtonian

Speaking of DC (as always), who remembers old(ish) Georgetown? When I was in college, I used to come home and, after a few crushes at Rugby, cry because I missed DC so much. Rugby, Third Edition, Rhino- those were my spots! My mom had a different set when she was hanging out there pre-Caroline, but Georgetown was her playground too with The Tombs, J. Paul’s, and Nathan’s.  And while some people believe that the fun, young life of Georgetown may be circling back around to what it was 10, even 5 years ago, restaurateur Fritz Brogan says DC is a different city now. And maybe it’s just me, but I much prefer HH chorizo quesadillas & too many margs at Mission to being called old & fat by a drunk college kid at Chinese Disco.

Girl, I feel ya (on some level) as a blogger. No we will not post your crap for free: Hair stylist to Marla Maples: No free services in exchange for Inauguration Day ‘exposure’.

One of my favorite things is when Daddy D makes me a grilled cheese. But this wine & cheese pairing ON A SAMMICH takes it to a whole new level.

As a yoga lover + a studier of trends, I’m digging the tropical look favored by yogis right now!

This weather is some nonsense right? Can’t make up its mind! Roxanne is here to help!

Be safe this weekend, whatever your plans are!

 

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