City Life to Suburbia: Labor Day Weekend in Maryland

Like many of us dreading the end of summer and finding ways to end it with a bang- I chose to go home, see family, and decompress from the city life.

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Home Town: Olney, Maryland

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I call Olney, Maryland (suburbs approximately 15 miles outside of D.C) home and while I wasn’t at the beach, Martha’s Vineyard, or the Hamptons, I’m extremely happy with my decision to go home and spend time with family. It’s crazy…it wasn’t until this visit that I would truly appreciate the beauty of my parent’s neighborhood but if I’m honest, I had intended on to taking pics and doing some local exploring 😉

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Parent’s Backyard

While at home, my sister and I chose a day to do activities in Olney. We decided to have brunch locally, grocery shop, sip wine, explore, and be care- free-black-girls.

Pics below of our fun filled day: (when we weren’t taking advantage of my parent’s bathtub, stocked fridge, and binge watching ratchet television).

Brunch at Cava: Mini-chain branch for tapas-style Greek dining, serving up classic eats in an industrial setting.

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The food was delicious and what’s best about Cava is that you get unlimited tapas and .25 cents mimosas, champagne, or bloody mary’s. This is a win!

 

Grocery Shopping at Roots:

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If you know me, you know that I like a good balance. We indulged in so many crepes, it was ridiculous- I was in need of some tea and delicious healthy food options. Roots is sort of like Trader Joe’s meets Whole Foods. Local produce and much more- definitely my go to spot for special items.

Shamesley taking pictures at my parent’s house- Thanks sis!

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If you’re ever in Olney or from Olney, let me know places that you love. I’m all for local exploring and adventures.

 

-Sandra

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