Rosebar is located on Connecticut Ave on the same street of so many other clubs, including St. Yves. This club was so aesthetically pleasing. What I liked most was that they had a garden feel, I’m guessing to go with the name “RoseBar” haha. Anyway, they have an inside club with table/sections and a bar. They also have an outside deck that has table/sections and a bar. I liked Rosebar because they had a DJ they played slow music. Often times you go to a club and all you hear is fast, upbeat ass music, and sometimes I want to slow it down ya know? Their drink prices are about $10-$12 depending on what you order, but most people order rail drinks. Get there between 11-12 p.m. because there’s always an open bar! I will say this, if you have to go to the bathroom get in line before the club gets packed because the guy that lets people in and out the bathroom is pissy lol. I don’t know why he has an attitude every time we come, but he does… maybe it’s night life
Boy oh boy, I am in love with vapiano. If you are a pasta fan, LOOK NOWHERE BUT HERE. First of all, lets discuss their water. I’ve had lemon and cucumber water before but never like this. Their water literally tastes as if God himself came down and cut the lemons, no exaggeration. Next, the pasta… I can’t even explain it, because it is that good that you just have to experience it.
You can start by picking any type of pasta that you like. My ultimate favorite is penne, makes me feel rich. I usually get the Shrimp E Spinaci which comes with Shrimp, homemade basil pesto, refined with cream and parmesan tossed with baby spinach. I add salmon too because that’s just how I am lol. They also have salads, pizza, and deserts to choose from if you like those things too. Depending on what you get, Vapiano is inexpensive, but if you like me and like to add food, be prepared to spend a little extra. My experience at Vapiano is always nothing short of amazing. When you walk in you are instantly greeted by the host, they give you this card that you scan when you order your food. Your food is made right in front of you and never takes more than 15 minutes! I love this place lol!! Next time you are in Chinatown, stop in Vapiano and tell them Mari sent you! #prettygirlseattoo
Hey pretty girls I know you missed me, but I’m back with great new content so let’s get this train back moving!! Charley’s, talk about a good sandwich! It’s actually weird because I’ve never seen a charley’s that WASN’T in a mall/food court. But nonetheless, charley’s is great. Their signature sandwiches are the chicken California and chicken philly. You know when you in the food court at the mall and walking around getting samples? Charley’s is always one of those restaurants giving free samples, and I love it. The chicken California is made with chicken, provolone cheese, and ranch. I literally can’t get enough of it. Another one of my favorite sandwiches there is the chicken philly, I like this sandwich because you can get fries with it too for only $6. If you know charley’s you know a whole sandwich with fries will run you about $10-$12 alone! So they are pretty pricey, but still so good. I also love their real fruit lemonades. The flavors that they have is strawberry, blueberry, peach, and of course original flavored lemonade. Next time you stop at a mall, be sure to go to Charley’s… it won’t disappoint. Don’t forget, tell them Mari sent you! #prettygirlseattoo
SWEETS!!! Who doesn’t have a sweet tooth?? Insomnia cookies is beyond great for those late night rides and maybe even after a date night, eh? My first time I went was after a night of clubbing of course lol, I had just had Italian Kitchen and was craving something sweet. I was actually mad at myself for sleeping so long on this establishment. I didn’t know what to get, but didn’t want to be basic and get chocolate chip cookies. So, I got a sugar cookie and snicker doodle. Now, lets take a look at the masterpiece insomnia creates:
Insomnia has many cookie and ice cream selections, I personally love the sugar cookies and vanilla ice cream combo. One thing I love the most is that you don’t have to worry about your cookies being good, because they are!! They are warm every single time I walk in, heavenly. On top of that, they close at or around 4 a.m., which is also a plus. & guess what? THEY DELIVER! Like, I can get a sweet tooth at 2 a.m. and not even have to get out the bed. I want every one to try insomnia cookies and tell me about their experience! Now, ya’ll know the rule, go to an insomnia and tell them mari sent you! #prettygirlseattoo
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This is for my pretty girls on they healthy sh*t. Roti is a mediterranean restaurant that stands on the slogan “food that loves you back.” Ya’ll, sometimes I can be a picky eater when it comes to healthy foods, but I actually love Roti. You start in the line and pick if you want a salad, rice plate, or sandwich (laffa wrap or pita pocket). After that you go down to your proteins and you have the option of choosing from the following: falafel (vegetarian option), salmon, spicy lamb meatballs, steak roti (beef), chicken roti(personal fav) and chicken kabob. After your proteins you pick your sauces which are your spicy sauces (green and red shug), mild (roasted red pepper) and then your calm sauces( tahini, garlic, and dill yogurt and cucumber). After your sauces is your sides, which you get unlimited of. The sides are hummus, tomatoes and cucumbers, red cabbage, roasted veggies, cous cous and whatever seasonal side they are offering which is kale and chic peas salad right now. Lastly, you have all of your toppings which includes: pickles, pickled onions, cilantro, olives and feta cheese. If you want a sweet taste, you can top it off with red wine vinaigrette salad dressing!
What I love most about Roti is that the food is always fresh and more than likely made in house. It’s also very healthy with low calories so it makes me feel good after I eat it. I would recommend this restaurant 100% to anyone who wants to try something new. Slide over to my instagram (@marilinai) to see pics of the delicious food and also go to a Roti and tell them mari sent you! #prettygirlseattoo
El Rey, or should I say Hell Rey? Lol.. honestly, El Rey is the first bar that I went to in D.C. I was a freshman in college and wanted to be grown so bad. I had my sister ID and was ready to party, okay. Me and two of my friends went to El Rey and needless to say I didn’t go back for a long long time.
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Now, don’t get me wrong I LOVE this place, but it was before my time lol! El Rey is known for it’s magical margarita pitchers, you can get strawberry and/or lime on the rocks or frozen. The kicker is, after a few pitchers with the girls you are DONE. I wish somebody would’ve told me to know my limit cause babbbbbbby I went full retard my first time, and you NEVER go full retard at El Rey if you can’t handle it. Anyway, El Rey also has BOMB nachos that I literally can’t get enough of. One thing I do wish El Rey could change is their music, I mean can a girl listen to some jeezy? maybe not? ok lol. Next time you are on U street, stop by El Rey and tell them mari sent you! #prettygirlspartytoo
This post is especially for my Howard University students.. Half smoke is right by Howard Hospital on Georgia Ave. Their wings are bomb and drinks are even better. Half smoke is really good if you want to throw an event for your org, or even just celebrate your birthday with a happy hour. Their drinks are cheap and food is in the $10-20 price range (so not too bad). I love Half Smoke because they have a rooftop when it gets too hot in the outside! This was probably one of the first places that I went to that had a photo booth and I thought that was too cute.
What I like most about Half Smoke is that they have games to play like jenga, monopoly, and etc. They also have couches to sit at which is very personable and makes you feel like you right at home. Not to mention, they play music videos all day! I don’t know about ya’ll but that makes me feel like I’m sitting on the couch at home watching MTV Jams lol. Next time you stop by Half Smoke tell them mari sent you! #prettygirlseattoo
I am excited to tell ya’ll about this club. Oh how I have all the love in the world for St. Yves. I first started going here in the summer every Tuesday and I left every time with a different and better story lol. It’s still things to this day I don’t remember, which is probably a good thing haha.
So lets get started, first of all there is a open bar from 11-12! For all ya’ll who don’t know what open bar means, all rail drink are freeeeee ok. Of course it is always good to tip, but what’s a tip when you’re getting your drink for free for a hour long? Exactly. There is also no limit to how many drinks you can get in that hour, so if you can hold ya liquor go all out! Next, the DJs are ALWAYS good. I don’t think there is ever a time I went to St. Yves and I didn’t enjoy the music. DJ bills is my favorite of course sings *go dj thats my dj* lol.
Next, there is a bathroom mom who is always there taking care of the girls that come to use the restroom. She is so sweet and always has gum, suckers, soap and paper towels. Really, she has anything that you can think of that you would need in the bathroom.
Lets get into the tables, I LOVE how their sections are set up. None of them are too close to each other and each sections has just the right amount of space. So, if you one with hella friends do not fret. There is plenty of space for ya’ll to turn all the way up.
& did I mention the guest appearances are always unexpected but GOOD. I once seen Trey Songz and I was in love, do you hear me? lol My love for St. Yves is ENDLESS!! Next time you go, tell them mari sent you! #prettygirlspartytoo
Lets keep riding on the pretty girl train. Since it’s Sunday, I want to dedicate this post to brunch. *This is for my 21+ crowd sorry youngins ;(* Anyway, Red Rocks is elite when it comes to brunch. There service is great! There was only one time that I was there and it was a long wait. But, that might’ve been because we had a big party with us and if you are a server, you know how it is waiting on a bunch of people who have no patience and just want to drink mimosas all day lol.
My absolute favorite meal at Red Rocks is, bihhhh you guessed it, STEAK AND EGGS. I mean, can you really go wrong with a medium well steak, scrambles eggs with cheese, and potatoes??? No you can’t. On top of that, Red Rocks bottomless mimosas are a killer!! After about 4 pitchers with your girls, you are ready to have a real fun time haha. Now once you are done eating you can head to the roof top where they have a DJ and also a bar with drinks starting at about $5. Red Rocks is perfect because you can have a good meal and then go to a bussing day party right after! Its located right on H street in NE, which is a great location. Just a warning, anytime you want to go to Red Rocks make sure you make a reservation in advance because it is very popular! Also, tell them mari sent you! #Prettygirlseattoo #Prettygirlspartytoo
Next on the pretty girl party train is DIET STARTS MONDAY. This place is in the cut, and if you like Jameson… this is definitely the place for you! I first went to DSM this summer while I was bar hopping. It’s a cool little small bar on the corner of 14th and U street. Every time I go there is nothing but cool vibes and nice aesthetics, for picture taking purposes of course. The line is never too long, but it is always lit in there. If you ask me, a short line and a lit ass bar is unheard of in D.C. lol. They play nothing but good music and also have a large projector playing music videos! Next time you hit U street, go over to DSM and tell them mari sent you! #prettygirlspartytoo