Oh I miss the sunny warm weather of summer when I look back at these pics from a few months ago!
Despite discovering Kushi in the latter part of our time in D.C., we went back quite a few times, obviously because the food was delicious...I couldn't get enough of their izakaya and skewers and Peter loved their sashimi selection!
We didn't mean to eat so much since shortly after, we had an afternoon tea appointment at the Mansion on O Street. If you haven't been or didn't know afternoon tea could be so much fun and so eccentric, definitely check them out here.
The afternoon tea is kind of all over the place, there's everything from jello to cheese with crackers to hershey candy bars, a chocolate fountain with fruit to dip, a raw veggie platter and freshly made cakes and brownies and cookies...yah, not your typical afternoon tea experience I'd say!
The Mansion on O Street is very warm and inviting though and if you're not a fan of the pretentious-ness of most afternoon teas or want to go to one where it's more low-key/comfy/casual and that your kids can appreciate and will eat the food--this is the place to check out!
I love chandeliers...I still remembering throwing a slipper at ours in the bedroom back in Hong Kong since I thought I saw a cockroach flying about (yes, we have flying cockroaches in HK) but it missed the bug and instead took off a piece or two of the chandelier. I hid the pieces and basically hoped no one would notice LOL
Me--Lanvin tee, Elizabeth & James Green Skirt Shorts :)
After the afternoon tea, you don't just go home, you go on a TREASURE HUNT! Yes, that's the appeal of this afternoon tea too. When you're all stuffed and cannot move, they don't let you just sink into a sofa and vegetate--you're meant to go treasure hunting!!!
The Mansion on O Street has an endless number of bedrooms and bathrooms for one house in Dupont Circle. I cannot remember how many rooms we saw but they were everywhere and it almost feels like you're in a video game maze--each time you make a turn, you find something new and unlock a new pathway or hallway or set of stairs leading you to somewhere else. You could get lost in this place for hours I think...and the decor of each room is SO unique and different, plus there's an abundance of paraphernalia from different eras in history. The rooms also feel like each one was designed at a different time period influenced from one country or culture too.