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Posted on June 10, 2014
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The Politics of Fashion: D.C. Unboxed is a film about fashion and D.C. I make an appearance (no idea what I said; hopefully it’s somewhat intelligent). It premiered earlier this month at Mazza Gallerie and will screen next week at E Street Cinema. Get your tickets (and check out the trailer) here.

…and speaking of movies, the Angelika Po-Up at Union Market opens this weekend. Read more about the Angelika here, but essentially, the original arthouse opened in 1989 in New York and before we know it, we’ll have our own as Union Market continues to expand into a fully formed destination for food, shopping, and entertainment. Click here to learn about showtimes this weekend and discounts & deals.

D.C. is investing in public art.

I feel a little weird saying this, but I need a witness here: Cindy Crawford’s kids are super hot.

Building and sustaining a brand: Mashable takes a look at GAP.

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Posted on May 15, 2014
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{Street art located around the corner from the site of the D.C. Flea}

News, inspiration and fashionable things to know–from the Beltway and beyond.

No more D.C. Flea, reports Prince of Petworth. But today, Rebecca Cooper over at Washington Business Journal has the scoop on what’s to come.

The Washington Post has the scoop on Off the Beaten Track, a new affordable work space in Langdon Park for local artists of all stripes. And there’s a vintage furniture shop on the first level!

D.C.-based biography scribe (she wrote The Royals and Jackie Oh!) Kitty Kelley will write her next book about Georgetown, the neighborhood. In other Georgetown news, that ‘hood has a new men’s clothier, Ike Behar New York.

Knowledge Commons DC is doing a class on Madonna and how she co-opted, collaborated and expounded upon cultural trends. Saturday, May 24 from 2 to 4 p.m.; more here.

ESFP but wanna be an INTJ? Emily Spivack, the writer behind The Smithsonian’s Threaded blog, wrote a cheeky style guide based on the Myers-Briggs test.

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Posted on June 4, 2013
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This weekend I decamped to Lexington, Virginia for some restorative family time and outdoor challenges. I’m almost done with Cheryl Strayed’s Wild and reading it has been giving me serious hiking urges and overall wanderlust. Plus, I miss the smell of the honeysuckle and the sound of treefrogs and the Eastern Towhee. You can take the girl out of the country but you can’t take the country out of the girl.



On Saturday we hiked up above Goshen Pass, where I grew up swimming in the summers. We crossed a swinging footbridge across the river, then hiked Hunters Trail and Little Peak Trail to Viewing Rock, where we had a great view of Lake Merriweather.



I snuggled with my nieces and nephews, ate delicious breakfasts out on the porch, inspected my parents’ gardening skills, and marveled at the stars. On Saturday night, the field leading up to my parent’s house was filled with hundreds of fireflies, making the top half of the view the dark sky filled with bright stars and the bottom half a field lit by starlight and hundreds of firefly lights. It was as if they were shooting stars. I can’t even describe how amazing it was, and there wasn’t any way to photograph it. Sometimes the best things can’t be captured.


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Ready your pedis….it’s time for spring!

Posted on April 9, 2013
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Spring (errrr, summer?!) sprang so fast that I haven’t even had time to transition my warm-weather gear. I find that it’s key to do a little refreshing before the season fully hits, both as a motivator/reminder that The Winter That Would Not End will in fact do so, and also to avoid buying meh things out of desperation (“ugh, crap it’s really hot all of a sudden”). Recently, I bought a pair of shoes.

I actually really hate buying shoes. Here’s how it often goes with me: I don’t want to spend money on shoes if they’re going to hurt my feet, so once in a while I buy a pair of shoes, usually on the cheap in some way, and they often hurt my feet, most likely because they are cheap. I typically buy so few that I stick to boring pairs (the line between “classic” and “boring” is a fine one), and then I wear to death any of the few pairs that are comfortable, and then they look shoddy.

Can I get a witness?

So. In an effort to break my bad footwear habit and inject some bold spring freshness into my below-the-knee style, I bought these mint suede platform sandals. (Note: these are now on sale, and were over $100 when I bought them. Yes, that is pricey for me, especially for “frivolous shoes that I will not wear to work.”) Out of my comfort zone? Check. Comfortable? Check (yes, really!).

Ready, set, spring!

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