The second stop on our Treat Yo Self tour of the DMV is the Connecticut Avenue portion of Chevy Chase. An often overlooked area in Northwest DC, this little stretch features some true gems worth checking out during a day of indulging in you.
Photo Credit: June B Sweet
Start your day the right way - with sweets! June B Sweet specializes in gourmet Brigadeiros which are, "mini, perfect-bite sweets well known throughout Brazil and Portugal" and positively DIVINE. The Brigadeiros created by June B Sweet are also tiny works of art that almost seem too beautiful to eat. Visit the storefront that they share with Write for You to pick up some sweets and custom stationery so that you can write love notes to all of your friends telling them how wonderful your Treat Yo Self Day was.
Photo Credit: Core 72
After you satiate your sweet tooth at June B Sweet, pop down the street and get motivated to work off those unbelievably delicious calories at Core 72. This adorable little boutique carries a well-curated selection of athleisure wear that will make you want to whip out your yoga mat then and there. At Core 72 they "curate from brands that we adore and personally wear everyday" that "reflect an active yet relaxed lifestyle". Their regularly changing product offerings and friendly, knowledgeable staff will keep you coming back to restock your wardrobe time and time again.
You're probably a bit famished after all of that shopping! We recommend making a stop at Macon Bistro & Larder (designed by a certain Foxy lady - check out our album for more pics!) to indulge in their Lacquered Short Rib with Anson Mills grits, bourbon lacquer, & crispy shallots. Follow it up with an after dinner cocktail (try the Macon 75 - a refreshing twist on a classic) before making your way back down the street for the last stop in your Treat yo Self Day.
Photo Credit: The Avalon Theatre
Most people don't even know that DC has an amazing historic, non-profit movie theater tucked away in this little enclave of Connecticut Avenue. The Avalon Theatre opened in 1923 and is the oldest operating movie theater in the area. Grab a glass of wine from the cafe in the lobby and settle in to spend a couple hours soaking in the ambiance while watching some of the best art house style films that you will find in the area.
We hope that this post has opened your eyes to some of the treasures near Chevy Chase Circle and that you will make your way over there to Treat Yo Self while also supporting local small businesses. Next week we'll have some treats for all of our Northern Virginia friends!
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