Burning Man in DC

You won’t need to leave the east coast to experience this Nevada festival.

It’s no secret Burning Man festival takes place in a remote desert only to bring more than 50,000 attendees to create a temporary city. Most east coasters know about the festival’s reputation, but most do not flock to Nevada to experience the major event.

When the Smithsonian announced “No Spectators: The Art of the Burning Man” exhibition to take place in the Renwick Gallery, I knew there would be interactive installations that would embody the festival’s spirit. Not only can visitors gaze at marvelous artwork, they can also enjoy immersive room-sized installations, costumes, jewelry, artifacts and a virtual reality tour.

So if you’re like me and you’ve been itching to go, but would never want to endure the heat, this is a great way to get a taste of Burning Man.

For more information, visit https://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/burning-man.

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When it rains, it pours

Capturing the city from its best view on the Coca-Cola London Eye.

My adventure in the United Kingdom continued as I journeyed to one of my favorite cities, London!

My last trip in 2011, I regretted never looking at the entire city from the London Eye. I made sure to hop on the Coca-Cola tourist attraction this time around.

Gloomy skies filled the city from up above and it even began to rain as we made our way to the top, but it didn’t affect our view. By the time we made it back to the ground, the rain had passed.

In Soho, Aviva Tour of Britain filled the busy roads with professional cyclists pedaling away. As the race ended, it seemed they zoomed up and down the streets within a full minute with people passing by stopping to watch. 

Down the street, drizzles of rain and small puddles formed in the area creating the perfect backdrop of portraits. I’ve been anticipating wearing this Adidas windbreaker that sat in my closet all summer due to the 100 percent humidity overtaking the District.

With cooler temperatures in the air, I stopped for a quick shot on my way to the Oxford Circus.

One of my most recent purchases: this Henri Bendel crossbody perfect for any jetsetter or upcoming trip. It’s extremely light and you can choose between wearing it over or around your shoulder. The best part: when it rained, drops just slid right off the back so you never have to worry about damages during stormy times.

As always, I stayed extra cozy with my Nike Roshes. The pair is easy to pack because they’re possibly my lightest shoes and I never have to worry about leather creases because of the fabric material it’s made out of.

Stay tuned because there’s more bites to come!

Windbreaker: Adidas Originals (StylePX).

Shirt: Play by Commes des Garçons.

Crossbody: Henri Bendel.

Jeans: J Brand.

Sneakers: Nike Roshe One.