Last week I tramped around the city for the UPC Family Tour with my fellow local influencers. This tour was a chance for us to get to know some of the local businesses in our own city. We had schedule times to meet with the management and they even had some special things for us. It gave me a chance to check out businesses I wouldn’t usually experience. Our tour took place in the City Center/Chinatown area of downtown Washington, D.C These are all fun places to visit in D.C.
Our first stop was Fruitive in the City Center, they are the First Certified Organic Fast Casual Restaurant in North America.
Avocado Herb Toast: Flax & Spelt Bread, Avocado Basil Pesto Mayo, Oregano, Salt & Pepper – This is their most popular item on the menu.
While we were there Fruitive was celebrating their 5th birthday. They opened their original location in Virginia Beach. In honor of the celebration, they gave away plants. I took home a red bell pepper and another plant with purple leaves. I have no idea what it is, but you know my daughter is all about growing things.
Our second stop on the tour was the Spy Museum, I had never been before. They have a lot of amazing activities going on and I was simply unaware. We met with the marketing team and then enjoyed a complimentary experience at the Spy Museum. Did you know you can spend the night at the Spy Museum? Operation Secret Slumber is designed for children 9 to 13 years old. You check in at 7 PM on Saturday and leave at 10 AM on Sunday. If the Spy Museum wasn’t enough they also have Spy Camp. The camp is for agents 10 – 13 and it last a week. They even visit the FBI office, that is something the public hasn’t been able to do since 9/11. If you have a 15 to 18-year-old looking to enhance their spy training they can volunteer at the camp.
You can even crawl through the air ducts.
They sent us home with some spy gear. Then I purchased these dope lip socks in the Spy Shop.
How could I leave them there when they were branded just for me.
This was the crew, old friends, and new friends.
Hip City Veg is 100% organic with non-GMO soy ingredients. All of their salads are made with organic leafy greens, and they source local whenever possible. Their food shows up fresh every morning, and at the end of the day, the kitchen scraps are composted.
We sampled some of their vegan sandwiches.
We also had The BFG Smoothie, I was apprehensive about eating vegan and such but the smoothie was good. It is a blend of fruits and greens smoothie made with organic leafy greens, apples, bananas, and seasonal fruit.
You can’t have lunch without dessert.
Tesla is the king of the electric car, their mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy. Tesla was founded in 2003 by a group of engineers in Silicon Valley who wanted to prove that electric cars could be better than gasoline-powered cars. With instant torque, incredible power, and zero emissions. Tesla body is aluminum, not metal so no corrosion. Your motor will last about a million miles. You can design your vehicle put down a $2,500 deposit and get your order started. They don’t haggle prices and it usually takes about 3 months to create a custom car.
Battery Life: If you charge up your battery for about 20 minutes, you will gain about 150 miles. To get a full charge it will take about an 1 hour 10 minutes. If your battery is running low while driving your GPS will route you to the nearest charging station utilizing Tesla’s SuperCharger Network across the United States. It will tell you when to stop based on where you’re going and how long you need to charge. The battery life last depending on the size you get is about 275 miles of range and in Model S about 335 miles. Total battery life is about 10 to 15 years depending on how you use the car. ie: commuter or wide open country roads. Solid for 200,000 miles, slight decrease after that.
Model 3 is coming out, it goes into full production in July. It is a 4 door five-seat sedan, it is a little bit smaller than the Model S. This vehicle has a year and a half wait-list for this vehicle now based on the pre-orders. Base price $35,000.
All Tesla keys are a miniature Tesla car, that is so cute.
I won’t bore you with the details but the driving experience was incredible. The car pulls itself out of the parking spot for you so you don’t struggle to get in when the jerk beside you parked too close. It will also back itself up into a parking space because of said jerk. How dope are these doors?
We wrapped our day up with CorePower Yoga, they are the largest privately held chain of yoga studios in the United States. CorePower Yoga offers a variety of heated and non-heated yoga class styles, including classes that utilize weights and other equipment to build strength.
I was so excited to do my first yoga session. We took off our shoes and headed inside of the studio. It wasn’t hot but it was warm and although I wasn’t dressed for this I was all in. Our instructor guided us through an abbreviated class session. It was so relaxing, it was motivational, it was positive and so soothing. Even the aroma in the room changed, I was ripe for a nap after class. We were gifted sessions in our goodie bags and I will be back. Matter fact I’m off to schedule my next class right now. This is just what this 37-year-old body needs.
Some of our new friends had to leave so this was a ladies only session