I don't have a sweet tooth, but I admit that I love Georgetown Cupcakes! Initially, I checked that place out to see what was all the hype about (there is a reality show about GC, called "DC Cupcakes"). It's pretty wild: often, people are lining up outside, waiting to get in!
And yes, those cupcakes are delicious! So now, each time that I go to DC, I stopped by that place :) My favorite? Red velvet. It is absolutely awesome. It's almost as good as my mom's French pastries ;)
How about you? What's your favorite dessert? Leave me a comment below!
I was lucky enough to be invited by Mrs. Michelle Darnelle to visit her beautiful bed and breakfast, Belle Grove plantation. It is located in King George, Va. Besides its beauty, what makes it so special is that it was James Madison's birthplace!
Moreover, I have to admit that I've been wanting to photograph this location for quite some time now, and have been thinking about stopping one day, just to snap a shot of the driveway... But I was afraid to get kicked out ;)
So when I was offered the chance to photograph Belle Grove, I jumped on it!
That day, the sky was cloudy, but it didn't matter. I had the privilege to get a private tour from Michelle. Let me tell you: she's a great guide, she definitely knows the history of the plantation! I even thought about starting to take notes so I wouldn't forget anything ;) Michelle is passionate, I love that!!!
If one day, you'd like to visit this historical part of Virginia, come stay at Belle Grove. You won't regret it.
I hope you enjoy those images as much as I've enjoyed taking them.
I love, love, love Georgetown but only come once in a while, mainly because it's 2 hours away from my home, but also because of the traffic (95 is quite congested). But when I do make it to Georgetown, it is so pleasant. It has a smaller town feel to it. The architecture is nice, it's right by the river, and there are lots of options for dining and shopping.
One of my favorite stops is Paul's Bakery, which is a chain of French bakeries (as you guessed). When I step in there, I could almost believe I'm still in Paris :) I always stock up and buy lots of goodies to bring back to Virginia. I think the bakers are pretty amazed that I could spend $75 in croissants, pains au chocolat (and NOT chocolate croissant!) and my favorite: chausson au pomme.
So next time you go to Georgetown, try Paul's, you won't regret it!
Do you like French food? If so, I'd like to hear about it and leave me a comment below!
I am a French expat living in the USA, more precisely