mother’s day gift guide

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in gift guides, Me, me, me | 0 comments

mother’s day gift guide

Mother’s Day is two weeks away (!?!) I’m already thinking about gifts for my Mom.  This year I found a couple of fantastic options.  Adorable bedding from Serena & Lily.  Cute but comfy shoes for her upcoming anniversary trip.  Of course, baubles are always welcome in the Angotti...

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sectional couches for the living room

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in home, Interior Design | 0 comments

sectional couches for the living room

Next on the agenda for the living room is finding a new couch. I want the same thing that I have but with sleeker lines and in a smaller size.  We love our current couches but they’re HUGE. Regardless, I’ll be sad to see them go. The replacement MUST be as comfortable and have down filled cushions.  So far, these two have caught my eye.  Which one do you like? taft sofa with chaise $2598    paidge 2 piece chaise sectional...

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big deal | largest DC sale in March 2015

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in dc, Real Estate | 0 comments

big deal | largest DC sale in March 2015

2950 University Terrace, NW Washington, DC 20016 5 bedrooms | 5.2 baths 10,000 square feet | list price | $5,495,000 sold price | $4,500,000 The largest sale in March was a 10,000 square foot house built in 1995 situated on 1.56 acres.  The home has 11′ ceilings, hardwood floors, a formal living and dining room plus a family room and a garden room. There’s an elevator to all levels.  Amenities include a 2 bedroom guest house, a pool, a green house and extensive gardens*. *While the interior of the house is dated (from the photos,...

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behind the scenes | gettin’ trendy with wendy

Posted by on Apr 21, 2015 in Me, me, me, things to do | 0 comments

behind the scenes | gettin’ trendy with wendy

True confession:  being on TV is hard but highly entertaining.  As I mentioned, last week I went to a taping of the Wendy Williams Show and this is how it went. 6am: After not sleeping much because our hotel room was hot as hades, my friend and I wake up at the crack of dawn.  There is a miscommunication with the front desk/room service about our breakfast order and I almost have a melt down due to lack of coffee.  It wasn’t pretty. 7:30am: We take a taxi to Chelsea and start standing in line with the other Wendy fans. It’s chilly...

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gettin’ trendy with wendy

Posted by on Apr 16, 2015 in Me, me, me | 0 comments

gettin’ trendy with wendy

Today, I’m going to a taping of the Wendy Williams Show or in Wendy speak “gettin’ trendy with Wendy*”.  Why?  One of my best friends is obsessed with the show and wanted to go. She sold the experience by saying “we’ll go to NYC for one night, shop and drink, go to the show and come back the next day”.  Shopping and drinking in NYC with one of my best friends? Who would say no to that?  It’s also in the middle of the week which is perfect. So I’m off and I can’t wait. *side...

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riveting rooms | master bath edition

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in dc, home, Interior Design | 0 comments

riveting rooms | master bath edition

As you can imagine, the news that a Whole Foods is being built across the street has made me very, very happy.  It also means we’re never leaving the condo.  For years, I’ve thought we’d sell eventually and move into a house.  Now I’m content to stay indefinitely. Which means I can renovate the bathrooms!  Before the the Whole Foods news, I was reluctant to invest anymore money into the condo. Now that we’re staying, it’s on. This is not happening anytime soon but I’m having a ton of fun thinking...

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‘hood happening | u st. corridor and shaw

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in 'hood happenings, dc, Real Estate | 0 comments

‘hood happening | u st. corridor and shaw

    The biggest news of the week is a WHOLE FOODS is being built across the street from my house.  I’m seriously excited and the news just added 100K in value to my condo.  Happy dance!  Have a great Tuesday. Photos and links top to bottom: WBJ, District Source, Curbed DC, POP...

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overdyed rugs

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

overdyed rugs

Choosing a rug is hard.  I’ve been thinking about it for months and I’ve dithered over style and color.  Do I want something modern and colorful that would work with all my mid century modern furniture? Or do I need to switch it up because I have too many mid century modern influences?  Lately, I’ve been drawn to a mix of classic and modern. It’s a look that would work for a long time without seeming dated.  What do you think?  My favorite is in the top left corner except it’s $8,000 and that’s not...

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new listing! 1 bed | 1 bath with garage parking for $425,000

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in dc, Real Estate | 0 comments

new listing!  1 bed | 1 bath with garage parking for $425,000

2120 Vermont Ave, NW #412 Washington, DC 20001 1 bedroom | 1 bath 650 square feet | $355.00 monthly condo fee list price | $425,000 Sunny one bedroom condo with an open floor plan, hardwood floors in the living area, stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops in the kitchen, Elfa walk in closet in the bedroom, w/d in unit, a balcony and garage parking. Building amenities include a fitness room, roof deck with amazing views and communal grill. Minutes to U St. Metro, retail and restaurants. 96 walk score. Across the street from the...

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a day in philly

Posted by on Apr 2, 2015 in things to do, Travel | 0 comments

a day in philly

Our weekend in Philly was fantastic.  On Friday afternoon, we took the train up. It was lovely. I’m a big fan of not driving especially since I was able to enjoy double vodka and soda on the train.  It’d been one of those days and that’s the joy in taking the train: you can drink!  (priorities, people. priorities)  The BYOB restaurant we went to on Friday night, Kanella, was excellent too. My favorite part of the trip is what we did on Saturday and for me, this is a perfect day in Philly. We started the day by walking to La...

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