mother’s day gift guide

I can’t believe it’s the last day of April and Mother’s Day is in two weeks! Quarantine is a series of the same and I’m ready to get back to the (new) normal. Meanwhile, I’m happy to have something to celebrate even though I’ll be celebrating remotely. I’ve always focused on #shoppingsmall but it’s more important than ever. All of the gifts featured today are from Salt & Sundry and Furbish Studio. Enjoy! Tropez glasses-rainbow set $108Striped turkish hand towel $18Further hand soap + lotion $25All Day Cocktails...
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new listing in eckington!

29 Q St., NE #2 4 BD | 3 BA | 1,875 sf | $799,000 Fantastic, multi-level 3 bedroom + den condo with an incredible, private roof deck! Renovated in 2015, the condo has an open floor plan, hardwood floors, a renovated kitchen with LG appliances, quartz countertops and soft close cabinets. The master bedroom has floor to ceiling windows, a juliet balcony and a bathroom en-suite with a double sink vanity and rainfall shower. Bedroom 2 is situated at the front of the house and has a lovely bay window with a full bath adjacent to the bedroom. Bedroom 3 has floor to ceiling windows, a juliet balcony and the 3rd full bathroom adjacent. The den, located between the master bedroom and bedroom 2, is perfect for WFH scenarios. The private roof deck has amazing Monument views and is the perfect place to social distance and enjoy the outdoors. 10 minute walk to Union Station, Trader Joe’s and the NOMA Metro station. Minutes to the upcoming development Eckington Yards. 10 minute walk to Bloomingdale restaurants and retail. 93 walk score.For a virtual tour, click...
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who needs a distraction?

Hello from U St! Normally when things are crazy, I have no inclination to write. You know that saying: “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything.” I’ve been doubling down on that idea! Quarantine is strange. I miss so many things. Dumb stuff like my exercise classes, my friends, the cleaning ladies, getting my nails painted, grabbing a meal or a drink. I know! It’s completely shallow and yes, I know I’m lucky. But that’s how I feel. Mostly, I’m relieved my loved ones are healthy and safe. For me, my day to day hasn’t changed too much. I’ve worked from home for years. The real estate market is still booming so I’m still working a fair amount. (That’s a post for another day!) Anyway, let’s focus on some distractions. Everyone one knows I’m crazy reader. The volume of books read has remained the same but I can’t get into anything super complicated. I tried to read John Grisham’s latest (Well written as always but I couldn’t get excited about the characters. A priest/attorney who’s helping innocent people get off Death Row? Meh). Instead, give me a romance, anything sci-fi (but no dystopian, failed world novels) or a fast paced spy novel. Make me laugh. Give me a happy ending. DISTRACT ME! These have been thoroughly entertaining: American Spy  Lauren WilkinsonNothing to See Here  Kevin WilsonIf I Never Met You  Mhairi McFarlaneThe Giver of Stars  Jojo MoyesCrescent City   Sarah J. Maas Things You Save in a Fire  Katherine CenterThe Bookish Life of Nina Hill  Abbi WaxmanThe Dutch House  Ann PatchettEvvie Drake Starts Over  Linda Holmes  I’ve yet to watch a movie but if I do, one of these is happening: BooksmartGirls TripBridesmaidsWedding CrashersCocoUpIncredibles 2Pretty in PinkThe Breakfast ClubFerris Bueller’s Day OffThe Blues Brothers Stay...
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sold in mt. vernon triangle!

Congratulations to my sellers on the sale of their condo! We had multiple offers and sold for $616,000, 11K over list price....
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congratulations to my sellers!

This one of my favorite listings so far this year! Not only were the sellers lovely, they were open to all my ideas to help sell their unit. Using Compass Concierge, we updated their kitchen with new floor tile, a new backsplash, new counter tops, sink and faucet. It’s seriously adorable. All of these updates helped garner a full price offer within a day and a half on the...
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