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Georgetown-Union Station Route

 

Can you believe that the holiday season is already upon us? I don’t know about you, but the holiday season really snuck up on me this year. If you live in the District then you know that traffic is a NIGHTMARE from around Thanksgiving until about Valentine’s Day. More people are traveling to the city to visit family, friends, and to also do a little holiday shopping.

 

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New to DC? There are of plenty of maps to show you how to get around.

 

Transportation is a major contributor to climate change, which is evident because it has been unseasonably warm here. This season, I am committed to using the DC Circulator as a more eco-friendly way to get around the city. (And also to spend less time in traffic.) Not only is the DC Circulator more green and convenient, but it is a cheaper alternative to the popular taxi services we see around the city.

 

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Stopping on M St NW

 

I decided to get a jump start on my holiday shopping by taking the DC Circulator into Georgetown. My first stop was at Free People. I love Free People because it matches my self-coined “flowy, boho, minimalist chic” style.

 

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Kimonos + ponchos are some of my must haves for fall.
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This festive kimono caught my eye.
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Light My Fire Shimmer Kimono in “Pewter”

 

 

After all of that shopping I worked up an appetite. I walked across the street on a hunt for clean eats and discovered a raw vegan store called Postmodern Foods.

 

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This is the owner Denise Hicks. She jokingly added that she needed to stand on her tiptoes before we took this photo. 🙂

 

Everything at Postmodern Foods is 100% vegan, organic, dairy-free, and gluten-free. There is also an emphasis on using local produce and eating seasonally. If you purchase any of the juices, bring back the bottle for $2 off your next visit.

 

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Massaged Kale Salad, Watermelon Pear Aloe Juice, Kelp Noodle Salad + Cran Apple Aloe Juice

 

Postmodern Foods’ space is the cutest. There is a lounge area in the back where you can hang out by the balcony or watch tv by the fireplace. I don’t have much of a view at home so I happily sat by the balcony.

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Who wouldn’t feel right at home here?

 

There are a plethora of neighborhoods you can visit using the DC Circulator. I also really love visiting Maketto (you have to try the vegan Wok Fried Noodles!), Calabash Teahouse & Cafe, and Busboys & Poets. Each of these places are easily accessible on the various DC Circulator routes.

Ready to ride on the DC Circulator? Then why not try it for free? Be sure to enter the #HolidayRide Sweepstakes for your chance to win some awesome prizes! Now through December 16, 2016 DC Circulator is hosting daily and weekly giveaways. Plus, one lucky winner will take home the Grand Prize.

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Headed back home.

If you take the DC Circulator be sure to tag me, and the official DC Circulator Instagram account using the hashtag #HolidayRide! We can’t wait to see you in the city.

♡ Chelsea

This post was sponsored by goDCgo.

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Wishing you a safe, healthy and happy holiday season!

All photos by WillPowerPhotos for That’s Chelsea