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Oscar De La Renta

Oscar De La Renta water skiing


 There are dozens of his designs that I marvel at but I figured this laid-back black and white shot of De La Renta on water skis is just fine.

Rest in peace, man that for some reason knew better how to dress any woman on this planet than she could dress herself.

Also, you looked pretty boss on the water.

The Smithsonian Zoo

Wolf and I went to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo.

It is free to enter and quite a beautiful facility. I’m still not 100% sure how I feel about animal parks and zoos (some have their place), but if you’re in Washington DC, this is a definite on the list of things to see and experience.

You can find it at 3001 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washingto DC, 20008, and is easily reached via the metro’s red line at Woodley Park Station.

The Smithsonian's National Zoo.

The Smithsonian's National Zoo.

The Smithsonian's National Zoo.

The Smithsonian's National Zoo.

The Smithsonian's National Zoo.

The Smithsonian's National Zoo.

The Smithsonian's National Zoo.

The Smithsonian's National Zoo.

The Smithsonian's National Zoo.


And we went exploring

Despite the rain and cold, DC was a wonderful land to explore with wolf. We spent some days leading up to Christmas walking the city streets.

Washington DC is an easy, walkable place with access via the colourful lines of the metro. The Smithsonian Museums are all worth some hours and are free. We visited the info centre (on Jefferson Drive), bought a popout map (these are truly great, do recommend) and set out.

The Smithsonian Air and Space Museum is a must-visit, but it may take you more than a day to truly digest all the information and exhibits.

The city centre itself is littered with incredible monuments, buildings and statues. You can’t walk far without spying a number of these along the way.

It was fun.

The National Monument, Washington DC

British flag at the Smithsonian Information Centre

Carousel on Jefferson Drive

Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC

Holiday snaps don't need to be perfect, right?

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

Walking around Washington DC

Got my wolf back for a small while

Christmas in the US

Best Christmas present from wolf

Wolf and I trying to keep cosy and warm

Wolf’s visits mean the world

Being in a big new city (country) without a single person you know is interesting. It’s refreshing and entirely lonely all in one go (as well as many other things).

Wolf’s visits mean the most to me because it means I get to share sights, sounds, smells and smiles with someone who gets it.

Being on my own over my birthday I could handle just fine knowing that he’d be with me for Christmas and New Year.

I had so much to show him. The Christmas lights in the US are incredible, Georgetown in DC is lovely and the cold weather meant many stops at Starbucks for WiFi and warm cups for our paws. And we were going to be in NYC for New Year’s. Pretty amazing.

Christmas in America

School storage

Light in the night

Stuck in traffic

My face

Neighbourhood dog, Mac

Exploring Rosslyn, Washington DC

The Keys Bridge, Washington DC

Walking across the bridge