riveting rooms | living room edition

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Interior Design, Me, me, me | 0 comments

riveting rooms | living room edition

I’ve got living rooms on my mind. Whenever I begin thinking about making changes in my space, I start pinning lots of photos for inspiration.  My favorite lately is this colorful and warm living room.  While I’m leaning towards greys, I’m sure some rust and blue elements will be in the mix. My mind is brimming with ideas! photo via DomaineHome.com  ...

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my (soon to be) new living room furniture

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in Interior Design, Me, me, me | 0 comments

my (soon to be) new living room furniture

In March, I’ve lived in my condo for 8 years (!!).  While I’ve updated the bathrooms, kitchen cabinets, and countless pieces of art, I haven’t purchased any new furniture. It’s time.  While my couches are beyond comfortable, they are oversized and dominate the room.  I’m looking for a smaller couch with a chaise lounge and a kick ass arm chair. First, I’m going to buy the arm chair.  Part of me wants something brand new like the chairs I’m featuring today.  The other part of me wants to buy something...

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real estate round up | the latest real estate news

Posted by on Feb 24, 2015 in dc, Real Estate | 0 comments

real estate round up | the latest real estate news

photos and links top to bottom: inman, oprah.com, urban turf, washington business...

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big deal | largest DC sale in January 2015

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

big deal | largest DC sale in January 2015

2852 McGill Terrace, NW Washington, DC 20008 5 bedrooms | 6.3 baths 7,570 square feet | $31,894 yearly taxes list price | $5,850,000 sold price | $5,600,000 The largest sale in January was an enormous, custom built Georgian mansion located in the Massachusetts Heights neighborhood.  The home is three levels with a formal living and dining room, octagonal library, family room and updated kitchen.  The master suite has his-and-hers sitting and dressing rooms and his-and-her baths. (click the address link for the full virtual tour.)...

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*#%$ realtors do

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in dc, Real Estate | 0 comments

*#%$ realtors do

This is a repost from 2010.  Why repost? First, it cracks me up.  Second, something similar happened to me a couple weeks ago.  Third, the *#%$ realtors do to sell a property.Realtors do a lot of things to make a transaction happen. We clean. We put away stuff. We walk dogs. We travel at all hours to get paper work signed (this is clearly before docusign). We stage units. We arrange cleaners, painters, handy men and contractors. We set up home inspections. We show 60 properties in one week to buyers who are only in the country for a short...

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my favorite meal for entertaining

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Food and Drink | 0 comments

my favorite meal for entertaining

Cooking for people is an Angotti tradition and I love a dinner party.  For Valentine’s Day, instead of going out, we invited a few people over for carnitas.  This is currently my favorite meal for entertaining because it’s delicious and easy. Pork Carnitas INGREDIENTS 2 pounds boneless pork shoulder (Boston butt) 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons ground black pepper 2 teaspoons chile powder, coriander, cumin, chipotle powder 3 cups of water 1 Mexican beer Fresh cilantro sprigs The night before: Season pork shoulder with salt, pepper,...

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buying in 2015? what you need to know

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in dc, Real Estate | 0 comments

buying in 2015?  what you need to know

While it doesn’t feel like Spring out there, the DC Spring real estate market has begun.  In DC, Super Bowl weekend is the official kick off the selling season.  I’ve seen inventory creeping up.  The desirable listings are going under contract in 7 days or less. Multiple offers are still a reality. Interested in buying but have no idea where to start?  I’ve put together a cheat sheet to guide you through the process. 1. Talk to a lender. Picking a competent lender is the most important step in the buying process. Obtaining a...

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valentine’s day gifts your fellow will actually like

Posted by on Feb 11, 2015 in gift guides | 0 comments

valentine’s day gifts your fellow will actually like

I know this is a laaattte post for Valentine’s Day considering it’s Saturday.  Life has been crazy and I’m behind.  Although every fellow is different, my guy would love any of these Valentine’s Day gifts. 1.  I’ll take a Manhattan $120.  Have you checked out the website Mouth?  I’m kinda obsessed with it.  It has small batch booze, fancy chocolates and spreads plus snacks.  The SNACKS.  For my husband, this Manhattan gift pack would be pretty cool.  It’s his latest cocktail craze and those cherries...

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novel novels | february reads

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Books | 0 comments

novel novels | february reads

Sometimes, a girl needs some magic in her life.  These two books fit the bill and I enjoyed them so much! Did you read The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer?  It was one of my favorite books of 2014. When I saw her latest endeavor had been published, I immediately read it.  Belzhar is about adolescence, depression and how to endure and overcome.  Her writing is beautiful and the story immediately takes you back to your angst filled youth. I love Sarah Addison Allen and I read her novels again and again.  First Frost is the sequel to Garden...

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wth? really bad mls photos

Posted by on Feb 4, 2015 in Real Estate | 0 comments

wth? really bad mls photos

Sometimes, listing photos make you scratch your head and say “wth?” A few of my favorites...

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