On a complete high from taking portraits of Michelle Obama’s staff at the White House, I was so excited to play tourist for 24 hours before flying back to Los Angeles the next day. We stayed at the Hamilton Crown Plaza — just minutes from the White House! — and we ended our shoot with a celebratory dinner (and the best drinks) at Pennsylvania 6 (everything was RED – a colorist’s dream!!). The next day, we started off with coffee (a matcha for me) at Baked and Wired and explored historic Georgetown. Of course, being the tourist that I am, I had to go see Big Abe at the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. Seeing these iconic places in real life was beyond surreal – you have no idea how big they are until you’re up close (no offense Abe!). We also visited the Holocaust Museum, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and the C&O Canal Towpath. There’s still so much we didn’t have time to see, but we’ll keep the rest for next time!!