Locals LUV: Hotel Monaco

IMG_2067Welcome to Hotel Monaco, a Kimpton Hotel!
A boutique hotel known for its colorful and bold decor on the inside and architecturally grand and timeless external structure, Hotel Monaco is vibrant DC Gem. Located in China Town and walking distance from The Verizon Center, Smithsonian Museums, Theaters and the metro, Its Downtown location is ideal for guests to stay and DC residents to play. IMG_2263 IMG_2120Hotel Monaco’s beautiful architectural structure is rich with history. It was the first all marble building in Washington DC and formally home to the General Post Office.IMG_2281

IMG_2287The original architectural structure of the General Post office has been carefully preserved and artfully decorated for Hotel Monaco.
IMG_2318 IMG_2321Portraits of past presidents are incorporated into the wall paper and bursts of their faces are displayed in the lobby and bedrooms infusing DC’s history into the decor. IMG_2342 IMG_2482The formal and classical exterior of the building is very different from the modern textures, prints and the warm atmosphere inside. For Hotels in DC this is a great marriage of old and new, a uncommon treat in the Nation’s Capital. IMG_2144 IMG_2155And of course what is a hotel without a wonderful staff? The hotel staff is so helpful and delightful to interact with. They even provide pet gold fishes for lonely guests upon request and complimentary yoga mats encourage exercise even if you are too shy to go to their gym! IMG_2495|Shot on Location at Hotel Monaco in Washington DC || Photography by K. Manfredi|

I had a wonderful time visiting Hotel Monaco, Many thanks to the accommodating staff who made me feel at home.

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xx

Buki Peters

Spring has Sprung

Spring has Sprung|Wearing: Nandi Chin bridal dress & J.Crew Jacket || Photography by Katelyn Smoot|

I was down with the horrible flu for 5 days but upon rising from my sick bed I realized that Spring has Sprung! The weather is becoming cheerful and mild and I couldn’t be more pleased about it.

xx, Buki Peters

Coming Soon: Locals Luv Hotel Monaco

Hotel Monaco|Shot on Location at Hotel Monaco, Washington DC || Photography by K. Manfredi|

A few years ago I was invited to my friend Debbie’s beautiful Wedding in Washington DC. It was at Hotel Monaco, which was unknown to me at the time so I was unsure what to expect. To my delight, not only was the wedding breathtaking but the hotel’s interior design was stunning.

I look forward to sharing some photos from my recent visit to Hotel Monaco with you next week!

xx,

Buki Peters

Check Out: The Iberian Suite Exhibit

IMG_2508This past weekend after brunch I decided to pop into the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts to check see for myself the Iberian Suite Exhibit I had heard some buzz about. It is was all that it was hyped up to be. My personal favorites were the Picasso Exhibit and the Blue and White dress collection. (more…)

Layered lace

Nandi chin bridal1 - StylewithBuki.comOne of my favorite elements of design is texture. I enjoy feeling and visually processing the layering of different fabrics together to create a whole piece. This is why Nandi Chin Bridal designs are so special. She transforms classic silhouettes into intricate works of art. (more…)

About Me: Say Cheese!

IMG_1921If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you probably have guessed that I love smiling quite a bit, I mean it is my go to expression really and it almost always reflects my mood. What you may not know is that though I may say ” Cheese” a lot, I strongly DISLIKE cheese and eat it well, almost NEVER. (more…)

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