Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Allow myself to introduce...myself



She had rings on her fingers and bells on her shoes
And I knew without asking she was into the blues
Hellew, gorgeous!  I’m Megan, fellow SEC-rooting, Southern-raised, single twenty-something living and working in our great country’s capital city.  I have recently partnered up with the amazing, stylish Emily as a contributor to BlueDogBelle, and I am elated to join the blog-o-sphere for the first time!  So what will I be adding to BlueDogBelle, you wonder…

I have a Carrie Bradshaw-level of adoration for my city, Washington, DC.  It is a little big town amidst an atmosphere of heterogeneity.  Any taste of life an individual could desire can be found here:  history, music, passion and activism, thoughtfulness, diverse backgrounds and perspectives, politics/policy/philanthropy, and all balanced out by the finer (literal) tastes of life, with a varied palette of globally-influenced spots to wine and dine.  One of the most surprising discoveries I made as a 22 year-old graduate was just how much of a role this last item plays in the DMV culture.  Restaurants and bars were obviously an area to socialize with friends, but post-college I came to the realization that this particular arena serves as a remote location for professionals from every office level to meet, to play, to network, and to wheel and deal.  We all have heard that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but in the District this saying transcends romantic strategy and overflows into the business of the city.  Of course, occupational drinks and meals aren’t a concept exclusive to DC - just the particular type of business dealt, and the power of the individuals at the table (or bar counter as the case may be), in these situations is nearly exclusive to DC, namely as the center of American politics.  

Which brings me to Blue Dog Belle!  I’m partnering up with my beloved fellow Southerner to dive into and celebrate DC’s Don Draper-esque scene, where bourbon meets business.  I’ll be bouncing around the District’s watering holes, both high profile and low key local favorites, and will jot down my experiences at each saloon, focusing on the style, the atmosphere, the crowd, the conversation, and naturally the highlights of the heart and barter of these spots - the libations.  Full disclosure, I’m afraid the meat of the true wheelings and dealings, as sexy as that would be to whistle blow, will not be the focus of my entries, as my attention will be on the spaces and the use of these spaces within the District. 

Thank you for visiting, and please stay tuned as I make my first entry this week!





12 comments:

Chelsee @ Southern Beauty Guide said...

This sounds interesting, I will definitely be following this! Happy Wednesday!

LoveT. said...

Great! :)
follow new

Lovely Greetings ♡ ,kisses

Jen said...

Awesome! :)

Amy Powell said...

sounds like a lot of fun :) look forward to reading!

Hanna said...

Hi there!!! I am your newest follower from the blog hop!!! I'm Hanna and I am a bubbly, somewhat crazy mom and nurse. I am your newest follower:) HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!! I would love for you yo stop by anytime at www.bouffeebambini.blogspot.com

xooxxo Hanna

Kylie PJ said...

Love your blog, and Washington sounds great. Newest follower.

Maya {CharminglyStyled} said...

Yay! Sounds like things are going well - love learning more about you! I love DC, can't wait to hear more about your adventures in the city!

xx,
Maya

Enjoying the Epiphany said...

I love your blog! I found you on the blog hop and am your newest follower. I was kinda, maybe, sorta hopin' you would pop on by and follow me back!

xoxo-
Sarah
www.enjoyingtheepiphany.com

Rachel @ Raves + Revelations said...

Hey lady! Wanted to let you know I nominated you for a Liebster Award! http://rzrantsandraves.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-liebster-award.html

My-cliffnotes said...

This sounds soo fun

Heather said...

I have to check her out :)

XO
Pearls & Paws

Christa Waldrop said...

This is so exciting & so true!

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