Happy first day of the week, everyone! After the holiday feast, some of you might feel sick if I bring up words like “food”, “eat”, “restaurant”…but hold on, the place I am about to tell you is one of the healthy ones, it can actually fit in your after-holiday diet plan! 😀
Makoto, a Japanese restaurant tucked in a basement in northwest DC, can be easily missed for first-timers. It is small as far as size is concerned, 26 ppl max. It is cozy, duh, unpretentious and super friendly. Maybe because we went on a weekday, it was not a full-house. Overall, we felt more like at a nice dinner party instead. Our waitress would give us very detailed instructions as to how to eat some of the dishes, “You are allowed to eat those 24K gold leaves,” she said, so I did. 🙂 By the end of the night, we were almost on a first-name basis with the chef/owner.
Last time we went to Makoto, it was also a birthday dinner. I never forgot how much I adored this place! It won’t take me another eight years to go back, that is for sure. Oh yes, reservation and proper attire is required.
Remember I told you that it was going to snow on my birthday? It did! Not enough flurry to make even a snowball but enough to derail my outfit plan of silk skirt and cropped jacket for the dinner. I went out in this blanket size fleece coat. We certainly posses neither the equipment nor the skills to handle low-light, so you will have to excuse the lack of clarity in the following snapshots, hehe.
Thank you very much for reading! See you in two days!
:: Outfit ::
Fleece Coat:: Rick Owens(similar here)
Black-trimm Collared Shirt:: Anne Fontaine (old)
Tweed Circle Skirt:: Alice + Olivia (similar here)
Studded Patent Pumps :: Valentino Rockstud Noir (here)
Accessories :: Charlotte Olympia Pandor Zodiac Clutch;
Burberry leather Obi belt (similar);
Potorlano long leather gloves