Ten years ago, I’m told repeatedly by locals, DC neighborhoods looked very different. Some areas had little to boast of, others were not where you wanted to wander alone at night. Today, several spots are experiencing a renewal of activity and attracting more visitors and economic life.Read More
Be still my beating heart!!
What a find! The US Botanical Gardens are an absolute must-see for DC visitors and locals alike. Because I live on Capitol Hill, it’s right down Pennsylvania Avenue from my house.Read More
The occasional romp outside Capitol Hill (where I live) or DuPont area (where I work) yields many a cool discovery when I’m exploring the city. Just as CityCenterDC makes seasonal changes to their skyline aesthetic, the northwest neighborhood of Shaw boasts fresh wall murals as we slip into April showers.Read More
Little Leaf was one of those places in DC that I heard about when I first got here…and I’ve been hearing about it nonstop ever since. Now I’m their biggest advocate and have taken several friends there for their first time! This plant shop is cleverly maximizing all there is to be gained from this massive plant trend lately, and they’re doing it well: their instagram is poppin’ and they even have a little store mascot, a sweet little pug named Bronson.Read More
What a weekend. Exhibit A sent me to DC Fashion Week to cover the event for it’s final two nights: Saturday’s Designer Showcase in Capitol Hill, and Sunday’s Couture Show at the French Embassy.
Guests of the Designer Showcase rocked it, taking the trendy “uniform” to its own level altogether. Blending neon and leather, sky-high platforms and booties, pops of color, and animal print, like my suit.Read More
Wowee…where’s Bob Goff when you need him? Because I found a whimsical city square that I think he’d want to see!Read More
People who knew me as a kid definitely would have called me a tomboy. I was sporty, ran around playing soccer with the boys at recess, and even stuck my tongue out at anything pink!Read More
The first time I visited Union Station, I was frantically trying to catch a train to Raleigh, so sprinting through the station with my bags didn’t give me much of a chance to take it all in.
But it wasn’t until I revisited over the weekend when I realized I definitely missed out.Read More