Thankful FOUR

IMG_7671This week I’m thankful for the warm sun which lets me bring my sunglasses out to play!IMG_1944Fresh Produce from local markets. IMG_3098The pleasure of meeting Chef Jesús in the Aqua al 2 kitchen! IMG_7592Tulips blooming everywhere!

What are you thankful for this week?


Buki Peters

Locals Luv: Acqua al 2

IMG_2944webFiletto al Mirtillo – A hand-carved filet Mignon cooked in blueberry reduction sauces

Acqua al 2  is a delicious Italian escape on Capitol Hill in the heart of Eastern Market. I first heard about Acqua al 2 while living in Florence, Italy and was delighted when a restaurant opened in DC. Every dish served is delicious and a true pleasure to enjoy.

IMG_2907webParmigiana al Forno – Grilled eggplant, baked in tomato sauce and parmigianoIMG_2900webOrecchiette ai Broccoli – Ear-shaped pasta in a light broccoli sauce with parmigianoIMG_2927webAssaggio di Secondi – A sampling of three house steaks

When trying Acqua al Due for the first time, I recommend ordering a sampling of the pasta and steak dishes which are selected by the head Chef each day.

IMG_2862Aqua al 2’s interior decor is warm, welcoming and uniquely designed to transport you to Florence Italy. The soft leather seats, exposed brick wall, and paintings of Florentine streets  outside their large windows make it is easy to forget you’re in DC.IMG_3007Their delectable Tuscan cuisine is exceptional as is their service which is why I have dined there so many times and will continue to. My favorite dishes include the Carpaccio di Tonno, the Parmigiana al Forno and the Filetto al Mirtillo. IMG_3216|Shot at Acqua al 2, on Capitol Hill, Washington D.C || Photography by K. Manfredi|

Dining at Acqua al 2 is a must for DC visitors and residents alike. Their food is delicious, the service is note-worthy they give back to the Eastern Market community and DC as a whole by supporting local charities and organizations.

Acqua al 2 is one of my go to Washington DC restaurants and I enjoy it more each time I dine.


Buki Peters




A Positive Push!

IMG_7847Happy Wednesday!

Lately I’ve been reminded by friends and family that sometimes you don’t know how far (or fast) you can go until you are pulled or pushed to do so. I’m grateful to have people around me who remind me that I’m capable of great things and push me in positive ways! (more…)

DIY: Canvas Tote

IMG_1841I have several canvas totes because I use them to carry my groceries every week. I refrain from looking like a bag lady I decided to start personalizing my totes. It is simple to do and fun to wear around. (more…)

Washington DC murals

IMG_3225|Wearing J.Crew top, B.P sweater, H&M Jacket, Zara denim, Banana Republic shoes & Furla Bag|
Unexpected bursts of color on city walls are one of my favorite type of surprises. I was walking through Eastern Market this past weekend and was delighted to find this beautifully adorned wall. (more…)

Locals Luv: Poste Moderne Brasserie

IMG_2378Tuna Tartare

I had the pleasure of dining at Poste Moderne Brasserie a few weeks ago. I had read great reviews about its Executive Chef and Seasonal menu so I was curious to try it out myself. My meal of choice was brunch and I ordered a mix of classics and specialty dishes.

The presentation of each dish was unique to food and everything tasted very good. I especially enjoyed the Tuna Tartare, which was prepared with a hint of garlic, tonnato sauce, fennel and light potato strings. It had a fresh, mild taste and the potato strings served as a great compliment to the Tuna.

IMG_2370Truffle Frites (more…)

Cherry Blossom floral hat

IMG_2823I really enjoy wearing hats, especially fancy vintage ones. I bought this this floral vintage hat two years ago because it reminded me of the Cherry Blossoms that bloom every Spring in Washington D.C. (more…)

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