what are your 4th of july plans?

Posted by on Jul 1, 2015 in Me, me, me | 0 comments

what are your 4th of july plans?

I don’t know about you but I’m ready for a vacation. I’m heading out of town for the 4th and I CAN’T WAIT. The last couple of months have been crazy. I’m worn out from work and I need a break from the city. There’s nothing like a trip to the beach to hit refresh. I’m looking forward to reading a million books, hangin’ with my family, riding bikes and sitting on the beach.  Maybe I’ll even play a game of horseshoes.  Have a happy 4th of...

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big deal | largest DC sale in May 2015

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in dc, Real Estate | 0 comments

big deal | largest DC sale in May 2015

2320-2330 S St., NW Washington, DC 20009 10 bedrooms | 8.6 baths 26,900 square feet List price | $22,000,000 Sold price | $19,000,00  (CASH!!) The largest sale in May was two adjacent buildings and a chauffeurs residence located on a 34,000 square foot lot in the heart of the Kalorama neighborhood. The buildings, which once housed the Textile Museum, have many original architectural details, extensive gardens and amazing views. Click here for more photos of the gardens. **I’m curious to see what happens to this property.  Due to the...

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my visit to modern mobler (and my new chair!)

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

my visit to modern mobler (and my new chair!)

In between appointments on Sunday, I drove to Kensington, MD and went to Modern Mobler.  What’s Modern Mobler?  A vintage furniture store that “specializes in Mid-Century Modern and Danish Modern furnishings..all [the] pieces are vintage, primarily from the 1950′s-1970′s.” Why to did I drive to the Kensington store when they have a location at 7313 Georgia Ave NW? The Kensington store had a Plycraft Eames style lounger that caught my eye. I wanted to test the chair’s comfort factor and decide if it was...

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have you heard of attic?

Posted by on Jun 23, 2015 in dc, Interior Design, Web/Tech | 0 comments

have you heard of attic?

Have you heard of Attic?  It’s a new website that puts together inventory from over 30 “vintage, antique, restored and artisan furniture” stores in the DC area.  I’ve been using the site daily since it launched a couple of weeks ago. I was looking for a chair for my living room.  I wanted a Selig Egg Chair or a Eames Style Lounger but I don’t have time for daily stops at Miss Pixie’s, Modern Mobler or Simon’s Vintage.  Attic let me check out new inventory from those stores plus many others....

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‘hood happenings | u st. corridor and shaw

Posted by on Jun 18, 2015 in 'hood happenings, dc, Real Estate, u st. corridor | 0 comments

‘hood happenings | u st. corridor and shaw

  photos and links via: Urban Turf, CJDC, WBJ, Urban...

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father’s day gift guide

Posted by on Jun 16, 2015 in gift guides | 0 comments

father’s day gift guide

Can you believe Father’s Day is this weekend?  Where has June gone?  If you’re like me, you’re wracking your brains to come up with a gift for your Dad.  My Dad is tough because he buys everything he wants and he never “wants” anything.  Coming up with something he’d like is tricky but this year I have a couple of good ideas. 1. Hot Stuff Taster  $65.00  My Dad LOVES anything spicy.  While spicy food doesn’t agree with him, he doesn’t let that deter him. 2. Retro Radio $71.00  Every morning, my...

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provision no. 14

Posted by on Jun 11, 2015 in dc, Food and Drink, Restaurants | 0 comments

provision no. 14

While Provision no. 14 has one of the prettiest interiors I’ve seen in DC, the food and service is a work in progress.  The restaurant has been open a month and a half.  With any new restaurant, there’s a period of adjustment. I’m hoping the food/service issues are opening jitters and all will be resolved in the near future. I’m pretty sure our server was brand new. She was lovely but my husband was not happy with his experience.  First, he wanted an Old Fashion with rye.  Provision has an extensive cocktail list but...

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the pop up controversy

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

the pop up controversy

On Monday evening, the DC Zoning Commission voted to restrict pop-ups.  What’s a pop up?  It’s when a developer adds a couple of stories to a house when redeveloping it. The photo above is a perfect example. What’s interesting (and horrifying) is the Zoning Commission decided to back date this decision to July 14, 2014.  This decision is already causing a ruckus and an uproar in the real estate community.  The new rules restrict the approved height to 35 feet.  So what do you do if you’re a developer, you’re...

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riveting rooms | classic + modern

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in Interior Design | 0 comments

riveting rooms | classic + modern

After dithering for weeks about what sort of couch to order, I decided yesterday and it’s in motion!  Wahoo!  Slowly (really slowly) but surely, this living room is coming together. When it’s done, I hope it has the vibe of the room above.  This mix of modern + classic is what inspired the new living room furniture.  Now I need to find a chair for me, some new lighting and art.  Then BOOM..living room done. image from sfgirlinthebay via elle decororation...

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novel novels

Posted by on Jun 4, 2015 in Books | 0 comments

novel novels

After a long stretch of sub par books, I read two fantastic books this week.  I love a good page turner and both The Bone Tree and The Bullet delivered. The Bone Tree is the fifth book in the Penn Cage series by Greg Iles.  All of the novels are excellent. If you’re looking for a series to keep you occupied this summer, I recommend reading them.  They’re set in the South and there’s history, intrigue, murder and mayhem. I was thoroughly engrossed. What if you discovered there’s a whole chapter of your life you...

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