So here’s a wee little bit about me: I LOVE TRAVELLING. My favorite part would have to be the experience. Experiencing the city as a local would. Eating and drinking at the places I would frequent if I lived there. And finding my way around via the public transit systems. My hope is to pass my experiences on to all y’all; positive and negative; tips and tricks.
First stop, Washington, D.C.! Now the first question on everyone’s mind, “where to stay?” I found the loveliest of boutique hotels with the loveliest of locations. The Hotel Helix was everything I could have wanted in a hotel and more. I’m going to bullet point the highlights for those of you “skimming” versus reading.
- Each room has unique décor (ours had a pop art version of Ken & Barbie – Holla!)
- The “mini fridge” was stocked with Pez candies (what?!)
- Free bicycles available for guests to use to get around the city
- Complimentary happy hour (5-6pm) wine and CHAMPAGNE!
- LOCATION, location, location.
To expand on the location, The Hotel Helix is located within one block of an excellent coffee, brunch and cocktail place called Slipstream. It is independently owned and has an avocado toast to die for.
Also within a blocks walk, a juice bar JRINK Juicery. This is an excellent place to start your morning, or stop in before you hit up that free happy hour! Now what about dinner? I’ve got you covered. If you haven’t noticed, the name of my game is locally owned, independent and ideally locally grown.
This dinner spot hits all three. Logan Tavern is a block and a half walk from the hotel and is owned by EatWellDC. EatWellDC owns four unique restaurants around D.C. that would all be excellent choices for brunch, lunch or dinner (because who has time for breakfast??).