Hi friends! Just dropping in to say hi! This week has been an extremely long one for me, but I def feel more prepared for my exam next Wednesday. Luckily, N has been here with me, but he is leaving this morning to go back to work (sad face!). I have managed to get my study on during the day & kind of ...relax at night. No beach yet, but hopefully in the next few days I will get a little sun. On another note, I have ZERO cell service in my room & no internet (dying over here!). So, I finally purchased 24 hours of internet last night to get the rest of my guest posts up & to say hi to all you pretties & (of course get my internet fix). 

Today, I want to introduce to one of my closest & dearest blogging bffs. She is the sweetest & I am not sure what I would do without her. If you haven't met Rosa, you must stop by her blog & of course meet your lovely Chihuahua Lola

Hello everyone, this is Rosa of Rosa Loves DC.

One my close friends in Indiana emailed me recently and she decided to come to DC for a girly weekend getaway. I love playing tourist in DC and it is always better to visit my favorite places in the city with fabulous friends. I am already planning their itinerary and I know we are going to have a lot of fun. So the topic of this week's Four Favorites, Weekend Getaway, was the perfect match for my upcoming weekend with friends. Here's my list:

+ A visit to Rusty, the red panda, at the National Zoo was immediately scheduled after his daring escape earlier this week. Now that he is safely back at the zoo, we are hoping to go say hello to this brave little fellow. I have the feeling he's a bit of a ladies' man.

+ The best way to explore DC is to walk and walk and walk. So a pair of comfortable shoes is a must, just like these super cute J.Crew boat shoes.

+ How amazing is this Madewell leather tote? I think it's perfect to carry all of our essentials (camera, sunscreen, wallet, maps) while enjoying a tour of DC.

+ And of course, all the walking will eventually make us hungry and these macarons from Macaron Bee would make the perfect (and incredibly) snack.

Thanks Ashlyn for inviting me over to guest post on your lovely blog!

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