philly in da house

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Me, me, me, Travel | 0 comments

philly in da house

This weekend I’m going to a wedding in Philly.  We’re staying at the Sofitel in the City Center. I already know I’m making a pilgrimage to Reading Terminal Market.  I’m also visiting with cousins and I can’t wait.  They’re taking us to Kanella, their favorite BYOB restaurant, on Friday night.   While part of me feels guilty for going out of town again, the other part of me is thrilled.  It can’t be all work and no play or else I’m an unhappy girl. What are you doing this weekend?  ...

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iphone 6 cases and a rant about cell phone insurance

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Me, me, me, Web/Tech | 0 comments

iphone 6 cases and a rant about cell phone insurance

  On Sunday, my husband smashed my iPhone.  It was an accident and shit happens but it is wreaking havoc with my week.  On Sunday morning, I called AT&T and filed a claim about the phone.  I had a bad experience with AT&T phone insurance a couple of years ago. I dropped my phone and had to get it replaced.  The whole point of having phone insurance is so you can get a.brand.new.phone.  Not a refurbished piece of crap.  New phone.  After a big fight with AT&T, I prevailed and they sent me a new phone. When I bought the...

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what are your favorite online furniture resources?

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Interior Design | 0 comments

what are your favorite online furniture resources?

As I start the hunt for furniture, I’ve been checking out online resources for unique items. It helps me price things, it gives me great ideas and it’s a great source for vintage furniture. I’m definitely leaning towards buying a vintage chair and having it reupholstered. I know people love ebay but lately, I’ve been loving Chairish.  Chairish is a website that allows you to buy and sell your vintage furniture, decor and jewelry without having to figure out shipping and payment. The chairs pictured are for sale on...

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big deal | largest DC sale in February 2015

Posted by on Mar 19, 2015 in dc, Real Estate | 0 comments

big deal | largest DC sale in February 2015

2305 Bancroft Pl, NW Washington, DC 20008 5 bedrooms | 5.2 baths 5,114 square feet | $25,722 yearly taxes list price | $5,250,000 sold price | $4,864,000 The largest sale in February 2015 was a renovated Colonial in the Kalorama neighborhood. It’s four levels, has three fire places, wide plank hardwood floors throughout, a formal living and dining room, eat in kitchen with Viking appliances and Waterworks marble countertops, and each bedroom has a bathroom en suite.  Additional features are an elevator, a garage and a lovely landscaped...

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a stroll through london

Posted by on Mar 18, 2015 in things to do, Travel | 0 comments

a stroll through london

I got back from London late monday night and I’m still exhausted.  Jet lag is not fun. London and Manchester, on the other hand, were a ton of fun. It was a quick trip. My husband and I spent 3 days in London and 1 day in Manchester.  On our first day, we were exhausted.  I never sleep on overnight flights and this one was no different.  I arrived in London starving and sleepy but I was determined to push through. We checked into our hotel, the Arch in Marylebone. Our room was available within thirty minutes even though it was 9am which...

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‘hood happenings | u st. corridor and shaw

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015 in 'hood happenings, dc | 0 comments

‘hood happenings | u st. corridor and shaw

links and photos top to bottom: urban turf, washington business journal, POP  What great news about the additions to the ‘hood!  I’m especially excited about the addition of a ramen joint from the Daikaya people at Atlantic...

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flourless salted chocolate cookies

Posted by on Mar 11, 2015 in Food and Drink | 0 comments

flourless salted chocolate cookies

This weekend, I had a dinner party on Saturday night.  I made an amazing pork ragù and polenta recipe from Bon Appétit. While the main course was delicious, the pièce de résistance was the cookies I made for dessert. flourless salted chocolate cookies ingredients 2 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt + sprinkle of sea salt 1 teaspoon instant coffee 1 cup cocoa powder 3 large egg whites 2 teaspoons vanilla extract instructions Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease two baking sheets. Whisk together the dry ingredients,...

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115 New York Ave, NW #4 sold for $15,000 over list price!

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in dc, Real Estate | 0 comments

115 New York Ave, NW #4 sold for $15,000 over list price!

The Spring selling season has started with a bang!  My first listing of the year sold for $15,000 over list price and had multiple offers.  Congratulations to my client! (breakin’ out the happy dance around the living room…woot!)...

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latest and greatest via instagram

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015 in dc, Me, me, me | 0 comments

latest and greatest via instagram

Life lately via instagram: pretty flowers, snowy days, showing property and watching the sun rise. What have you been doing lately? Follow me on...

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new (to me) store alert | hudson & crane

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in dc, home, Interior Design | 0 comments

new (to me) store alert | hudson & crane

I love a well curated home store, don’t you? Hudson & Crane in Adams Morgan is a fabulous addition to the decor options in DC.  The store opened in November 2014 and is full of great furniture, art and gifts. The backstory via their website: “Hudson & Crane (opened in late November 2014) was conceived by business partners, Lyric Turner and Jaye Langmaid, in an effort to bring accessible and affordable design to the NW DC neighborhood of Adams Morgan. Turner and Langmaid bring their own aesthetic of rustic modern and...

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