Hi! I’m Rachel and I live in Washington, D.C.

Likes: painting, chocolate, Mad Men, wine, fresh hydrangeas, reading, brie, photography, writing, DIY projects, baking, and horses

Dislikes: getting lost, waiting in lines, green beans, cleaning bathrooms, flight delays, and laundry

Want to say hello?  Email me: howboutsomecake [at] gmail.com


11 Responses to About

  1. Caity says:

    Hi!! I love your blog, it’s so cute and fun to read. My husband and I (just got married in August) are going to San Diego overnight for my bday in June. We live in Dana Point, so we were going to drive up on a Saturday morning, spend the day looking around, go to dinner then go to the safari park Sunday. Any suggestions for a nice yummy dinner and where to stay? We wanted to stay in the gaslamp district. Sorry for writing a novel and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated 🙂

  2. Hi Caity! Congrats to you and the new hubby! The top 3 restaurants we’ve been to here are Searsucker, Lou & Mickeys, and Oceanaire. You might have seen my review about Searsucker; it’s definitely the trendiest of the bunch. If you’re looking for something more low key, I suggest a gastropub called the Knotty Barrel. Unfortunately, I can’t help much with the hotel but I think you’re smart to look for something in the Gaslamp Quarter or East Village, which is right next to it and an easy walk to 5th street where most of the shops and restaurants are. If you have some extra time here, check out seal beach in La Jolla or Old Town San Diego. Hope you guys enjoy the trip, and happy birthday!

  3. Hi Rachel, I found you through Jordan’s guest post. I love your blog!

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  5. I’ve only been to San Diego one time. 🙂 I went to sea world, and it was fantastic. 🙂


  6. Hope you’re having a blast in Maui! I’ve loved seeing all of your pictures. I just nominated you for a blog award today, you can check out the post on my blog. 🙂


  7. I hope you enjoyed your last day in Maui Rachel! I can’t wait to read more about your trip! I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a blog award 🙂 http://pearlsandlaceblog.com/2012/11/04/blog-award/

    xo jen

  8. Natasha says:

    Hi Rachel! You are just so pretty & you guys are the most adorable couple; Love your blog!(:

  9. Bob says:

    Now this is a blog – and you have no idea how refreshing it is to find a woman who admits to enjoying a good slice every now and again! Thanks….nice job all around!

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