I don’t know another feeling that trumps that moment when five o’clock hits on a Friday evening. What a stress reliever it is to just finally sit back and woosah with your girlfriends over a glass of wine or your favorite cocktail, especially on beautiful sunny days! I’ve put together a list of my favorite DC happy hours for those days when the sun is out and shining bright. If you check any of them out, let me know by posting a photo with the hashtag #limcDCLiving. 

1. Marvin

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If you love diversity and an eclectic vibe, this happy hour is definitely your speed. Many young professionals get together on this rooftop to enjoy a nice cocktail and conversation. If you’re in a dancing mood, the party revives up later in the evening, so grab another cocktail and head to the dance floor!

Marvin
2007 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202)797-7171

2. Takoda Restaurant & Beer Garden

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New hot spot alert! Sooo, my girlfriend introduced me to this gem last week. Major key! I’m so in love with everything about this place: the ambiance, the atmosphere, THE VIEWS, the people, the ROSEMARY PARMESAN TOTS…I could keep going. I can’t wait to try their brunch! If you’re looking for a chilled spot with good vibes, this one’s for you.

Takoda Restaurant & Beer Garden Garden
715 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

3. Jazz In The Garden

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If you’re in need of an event that helps take away stress from the week, look no further, girl. Although super crowded, the music, limited inhibitions and pitchers of sangria are an instant stress reliever.  Going to Jazz in the Garden is like being in a movie…I kid you not. A few tips to keep in mind: It’s crowded – get there early, bring a blanket or lawn chair – limited seating around the lake, the concert may be canceled due to weather – check updates here, you can’t take alcoholic beverages through the gate – if you plan on getting a pitcher of sangria have someone from your crew stand in line while the others sang a spot to sit.

Jazz In The Garden
The Sculpture Garden
Constitution Ave at 9th St NW
Washington, DC 20565
(202)289-3361

4. Beacon Sky Bar

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The view. The view. The view. I wrote it three times on purpose. It’s not called Beacon SKY BAR for nothing. This spot instantly puts me in feel-good mode. The best part – They serve happy hour 7 days a week! Yassssss. Need I say more?

Beacon Sky Bar
1615 Rhode Island Avenue NW
Washington, Dc 20036
(202)872-1126

5. Masa 14

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This Latin-Asian spot is sure to melt the week’s pressures away. A little more upscale than the others mentioned in this post as a dress code is enforced. Electric music, strong drinks, and good company is a receipt for an amazing happy hour experience…you’ll find that at Masa. Go.

Masa 14
1825 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202)328-1414

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Happy First Day of SUMMER, Beauties!

We finally made it!

While I’m not a fan of the heat, I love summer for soooo many reasons: rooftop parties, patio brunches, cookouts, outdoor workouts and most importantly, lightweight clothing! Summer style can be extremely effortless, yet still very chic; throw on a crop top and some high-waisted shorts or a maxi dress and you’re good to go.

I put together this summer lookbook to give you some style inspiration. When styling your summer wardrobe don’t be afraid to spice things up with bright hues. You can see pictures below. You can also see these outfits in motion over on my YouTube channel. YES! THAT’S RIGHT! I’VE FINALLY STARTED MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL. EEEKK! Be sure to watch in HD. 🙂

Please subscribe to my channel so you don’t miss a beat. Every time I upload a video, you’ll get notified. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment and clicking the “Like” button.

Now….let’s cheers to SUMMER ’16!

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In life, there is always a way out. That mantra applies to the “beauty life”, as well. You know those pesky little beauty situations that happen when you least expect it? Like, when you’re running late and your favorite lipstick breaks. Or you have a hot date and you can’t find your new mascara, so you grab an older one, but it’s dry. Yeah…those situations. They’re annoying, right? Well, fret no more. I’ve put together my top 5 beauty hacks that will change your life…forever!   make up hacks

1.) Get Tacky – When applying your eyelashes, instead of sticking them on your lids immediately after you add glue, let the glue sit on the lashes for about 20-30 seconds before applying them. This technique will allow the glue to get tacky and give you more control on where you place the lashes. Get ready to hear, “Are those your lashes?”!

2.) Say “No” To Deodorant Stains – How annoying is it to get all fresh and clean, beat your make-up, wand your curls to the hair gods, slip on your little black dress, looking fabulous, only to find deodorant stains on your dress? Soooo, annoying, right?! Well, my best friend taught me this trick when we were in college and it’s stayed with me ’til this day. Instead of grabbing a wash cloth to remove the stain, simply gather some of the fabric from the same garment and gently wipe – AND VOILA! The stain is gone.

3.) NOO! “She” broke! – (Don’t act like you don’t refer to your lipstick in second person. No? Just me?… I digress.) Ever had that dreaded moment happen when your lipstick breaks?! That’s the worst, right? No worries, it’s fixable. Simply, put the tip of the lipstick back on the tube, then use a lighter to melt the pieces back together. Be cautious not to keep the flame on the lipstick too long as it will melt it completely. You need to apply the fire just long enough to get the pieces to combine. A few seconds should do the trick. Let sit before applying.

4.) Mascara Clump No More – Dry mascara causing you problems?…Not anymore. The best way to bring your mascara back to life is by adding a few drops of contact solution to the tube. Once the solution is in the tub, stir it, don’t pump it. Pumping the applicator will push more air in the tube making the problem worse. Also note, if you’ve had your mascara for over six months, girl…there’s no hope. Toss it.

5.) Bobby’s on the Wrong Side – Can you believe you’ve been wearing your bobby pins the wrong way since you’ve been born?…Me neither, girlfriend. A bobby pin has two sides – one long, straight side and one short, wavy side. Lock your tresses in place by securing it with the wavy side closest to your scalp. BOOM…no more fly-aways!

I hope this is helpful!

What beauty hacks do you swear by?

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Green Dress Miss USA

Happy Monday, my loves!

Before I even go into this post, can we just have a moment of silence for the new, STUNNING Miss USA, Deshauna Barber. (*Bows head). She slayed in every way imaginable during the Miss USA 2016 Pageant. Her poise and sophistication radiated last night, and although gorgeous, her gold, sparkling gown had little to do with that. She is the true representation of girl power!

 LipstickInMyCoffee digs that!

Speaking of slay, when I want to add a bit of umph to my Mondays, I typically go for a number like the green dress below. I’m in love with the silhouette of this dress: it shows off my curves, while still being sophisticated enough for work. This dress could definitely stand alone, but to spruce it up a bit, I added a statement necklace and strappy sandals. My office is pretty flexible when it comes to jewelry and heels, but if you’re in a more strict environment, stick with a classic pump and necklace to be on the safe side. Whatever you decide, make sure you rock it! 🙂

This week, experiment with this emerald hue, it’s all the rage this season. <3

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Dress – H&M / Necklace – H&M/ Shoes – Fashion Nova

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Yep, that’s right! National Doughnut Day is June 3, 2016 and that means FREE doughnuts for all!…Well, until their supply runs out, of course. I suggest you skipping out on a couple zzz’s to stop in on your commute. The promotions from your favorite doughnut shops are below. Enjoy!

1.) Dunkin’ Donuts


2.) Krispy Kreme

3.) Zombie Coffee & Donuts

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Buy 1 doughnut, get 1 free!

3100 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20010

4.) District Doughnut

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749 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20003

5.) Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken

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Buy 11 doughnuts and get 1 free! Buy an Apple Pie Doughnut and a portion of proceeds will go to the Fisher House Foundation.

1308 G St NW, Washington, DC 20004

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