Since moving to Columbia, I have to admit, I really miss Bethesda. I grew up in the area my entire life yet every time I come back, I still discover something new or find a hidden gem. From endless beauty and retail shops to delicious dining destinations, I’ve rounded up my favorite hot spots on Bethesda Row. Naturally, Bluemercury is first on my list…
When I need to stock up on luxe beauty products… I go to Bluemercury, the beauty retail and spa chain. I could spend hours in the store discovering and sampling new brands and splurging on old favorites.
When I’m on the hunt for the latest spring trends … Sassanova is my go-to for one-of-a-kind pieces and designer shoes. I could also spend all day at Francesca’s Closet. They have trendy clothes for a reasonable price and a nice selection of jewelry and cute accessories (like this statement cuff).
When I need a quick pick-me-up in between shopping… I grab a bite at Le Pain Quotidien, an organic bakery with fresh bread, vegetables and sweet jams. Their grilled chicken tartine with smoked mozzarella di bufala is my go-to.
When I don’t have time to wash my hair… I head to Drybar, of course! The Mai-Tai is my go-to style and I highly recommend booking an appointment with Anna Fazio! She always does an awesome job. I’m also a huge fan of their hair products. Their new Texas Tea line is put the VA-VA-VOOM in volume!
When I’m on the hunt for cute gift ideas… I head to Paper Source. I love perusing through a bevy of pretty stationery, books, crafts, and more. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, I’ll also stop at Lou Lou since they have a huge selection of stylish handbags, scarves, jewelry, and other accessories at an affordable price.
When I’m looking for home décor ideas… I go to Urban Country. Since the move, I’ve been spending all my money on furniture (sorry, fashion). I love browsing through their home décor collection and getting inspiration for decorating my apartment.
When I’ve got a sweet tooth… I get my chocolate fix at Max Brenner Chocolate Bar and treat myself to one of their delicious Choctails and Pear Sugar Waffles. Yum!
When I lose another pair of ear buds… I go to the Apple store in Bethesda. Colored headphones are at the top of my wish list right now!
When it’s been a long day at work… I head to Vino Volo and enjoy a glass of their house red wine. Vino Volo is also one of the many restaurants participating in Bethesda Row Restaurant Week April 21st-27th. I’m definitely going to take advantage of their three-course dinner menu for just $30! You can find out more about Spring Restaurant Week (and enter to win a $200 dining certificate to Vino Volo) here.
When I need some fitness inspiration (and new yoga gear)… I head to Lululemon. This is probably the only retail store I can bring my fiancé too without him complaining. He’ll patiently wait for me and offer his advice when I try on yoga pants. I wonder why… : )
This post is sponsored by Bethesda Row but all opinions in this post are my own.