for rent | 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in Dupont Circle for $3300

Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in dc, Real Estate | 1 comment

for rent | 2 bedroom, 2 bath condo in Dupont Circle for $3300

1827 Florida Ave, NW #204 Washington, DC 20009 2 bedroom | 2 bath 1,000 square feet rent | $3300 One of my clients moved for a job and I’m helping them rent their condo.  Contact me to see the unit. It’s a sunny 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom condo with hardwood floors, open floor plan, granite counter tops in the kitchen, dishwasher, central heat/ac and a full size washer/dryer in unit. Master bedroom with bathroom en suite. Conveniently located in Dupont Circle, minutes to the Dupont Circle Metro, restaurants and retail. 98 walk score....

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before and after | plycraft recliner

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Interior Design, Me, me, me, shop local | 0 comments

before and after | plycraft recliner

After a brief trip to NC to be reupholstered (my parents found a guy that reupholstered the chair for $175.  Seriously.), my chair is back!  I LOVE it. I went with a graphite fabric from Osborne and Little.  It’s got a little texture but most importantly, it’s not scratchy.  I loath scratchy fabrics. My new couch is also supposed to be delivered soon.  Before you know it, I’ll have a brand new living room!   *currently the living room is a state of disarray.  new furniture coming in and old furniture going out....

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good eats | farmers’ market quinoa salad

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in Food and Drink, shop local | 0 comments

good eats | farmers’ market quinoa salad

Last weekend, I went to a cook out and brought this salad.  It was a hit and I’m making it again for dinner this week.  Enjoy! Farmers’ Market Quinoa Salad ingredients 1/2 cup pistachios 8 oz. green beans 4 oz. sugar snap peas 1/2 cup chopped fresh herbs (I used basil, parsley, and chives.  Can also add tarragon and dill) 1/3 cup olive oil 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar 2 tsp dijon mustard salt and pepper to taste 1 large head of broccoli, chopped (about 1 1/2 cups) 2 cups pea shoots (tendrils) 1 cup cooked quinoa (from about 1/3 cup...

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sold! 916 G St NW #802

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

sold! 916 G St NW #802

Congratulations to my clients! 916 G St, NW #802 Washington, DC 20001 1 bedroom + den | 885 sf | $508.60 monthly condo fee sold price | $525,000 Stunning 1 bed + den in Mather Studios. Sunny industrial loft with 10′ ft ceilings, original exposed brick walls, polished concrete floors, exposed duct work, a custom built media cabinet and tv that convey, custom sliding barn doors and gage~ steel floors in the bedroom. Open floor plan, granite countertops and stainless appliances in kitchen. Nest thermostat, walk in closet, w/d in unit, and pets...

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things to do | cocktails at barmini

Posted by on Aug 14, 2015 in dc, Food and Drink, things to do | 0 comments

things to do | cocktails at barmini

Last week, my husband and I had cocktails at barmini. barmini is the cocktail lab adjoining José Andrés’ restaurant minibar.  One of our wedding presents was dinner at minibar and it was an incredible experience.  I was expecting the same level of “cool” and I was not disappointed. http://www.jenangotti.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/barmini-Broadband.m4v As you can see from the video, the presentation is bad ass.  This was a highlander cocktail: scotch, mescal, rosemary and a creme de cocoa cloud.  We also had a few...

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wth? bad mls photos

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

wth?  bad mls photos

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

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‘hood happenings | u st. corridor

Posted by on Aug 6, 2015 in 'hood happenings, dc, u st. corridor | 0 comments

‘hood happenings | u st. corridor

links top to bottom: District Source, WBJ, Urban...

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novel novels | beach reads

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Books | 0 comments

novel novels | beach reads

Last week, seven books from my library reserved list hit at once.  Most people would be overwhelmed.  I was pumped!  Out of the seven, The Luckiest Girl Alive and The Book of Speculation were my favorites. I thought The Luckiest Girl Alive was going to be the typical “fashion girl in her 20′s” book. Nope.  It’s twisted, dark and completely engrossing.  It also had an unexpected plot twist.  I love when I’m surprised by the story. I read so much it rarely happens. The Book of Speculation is one of those strange...

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shop local | MidCity Dog Days Sale this weekend

Posted by on Jul 31, 2015 in 'hood happenings, dc, Neighborhood, shop local | 0 comments

shop local | MidCity Dog Days Sale this weekend

The MidCity Dog Days sale is the weekend!!  If I’m not working, I go early, scoop up a few deals and enjoy the people watching.  This year, over 23 businesses are participating.  I’m looking forward to checking out Salt & Sundry, to grabbing a lemonade from Cork Market and seeing if there’s a fancy home gadget I need from Home Rule.  These are my go-to local shops.  Don’t miss...

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el rey taqueria + mexican beer bar

Posted by on Jul 30, 2015 in dc, Food and Drink, Neighborhood, Restaurants | 0 comments

el rey taqueria + mexican beer bar

El Rey Taqueria opened in 2014 but it hasn’t been one of my go to spots.  When it first opened, a good friend visited and said it smelled faintly of trash.  The downside to being built from shipping containers?  Whatever it was, it didn’t sound appealing to me. A couple of months ago, I went for a drink and fell in love with the patio.  Then last week, the weather was beautiful and I was in the mood for tacos.  It seemed like the perfect time to visit El Rey. I’m impressed and it definitely didn’t smell like trash. My...

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