Danie Gomez-Ortigoza, the blogger behind Journey of a Braid, is known for her sense of style, which starts at her head—with her beautiful wrapped braids and works its way down to her well-heeled feet. She’s also known for her community outreach—if there’s a way to lend a helping hand or shine light on a cause, she’s there doing it in a style that Instagram loves. We caught up with the dynamic blogger to see just how she spends her time in the District.
The Time: 8am
The Place: OTL
The Reason: But first, coffee.
“I order the Americano. I like it simple. And I love people-watching in this place.”
The Time: 9am
The Place: Ahana Yoga
The Reason: Getting her ohm on with Mimi or Dawn.
“I love her [Dawn’s] voice. And I love their energy.”
The Time: 11am
The Place: Fendi
The Reason: Doing what bloggers do best—pics. “That gorgeous colorful hallway is my favorite spot.”
The Time: 11:30am
The Place: Alice + Olivia
The Reason: A colorful addition to her day.
“Her dresses are incredible—the colorful textiles are just incredible.”
The Time: 1pm
The Place: Mandolin
The Reason: Ladies who lunch duty.
In addition for her love for octopus, Danie says, “I always see people I love when I’m here.” Win-win.
The Time: 3pm
The Place: Isabel Marant
The Reason: If the shoe fits, buy it.
Other things that accidentally wind up in her bag: “Either a piece of jewelry or a shirt’’ to complete the look.
The Time: 5:30pm
The Place: Bar Bevy
The Reason: Cheers to a successful day.
She’ll have “the moscow mule,” bartender.
The Time: 7pm
The Place: Swan
The Reason: Clean plate club.
Danie rounds out the day in the District with a little dinner. On her plate: “Seabass Sashimi,” she says.