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January 7, 2020

Meet Some Friends at Emilie’s for Shareable Plates

Since first opening its doors in October, Emilie’s has garnered a large and loyal following among DC area locals. Why? Well, as part of chef Kev Tien’s growing culinary empire, this restaurant is one-part classic American fare and two-parts modern innovation.  Here’s how it works: once you’re seated, the "dips and ferments" trolley will begin making stops at your table.... continue reading

December 19, 2019

DIY Holiday Gifts They’ll Be Delighted to Unwrap

They say it’s better to give than receive, but living up to the old adage can be expensive. This holiday season, keep your wallet full—and your stress level at a minimum—by going the DIY route with your gift-giving. You don’t have to be an expert crafter or pro chef to create a gift that’s memorable and meaningful, and these ideas... continue reading

December 17, 2019

Shop Unique Holiday Gifts at the Downtown Holiday Market

The Downtown Holiday Market is a charming shopping village and one of the best holiday markets in the D.C. area. With more than 150 artists and local businesses, the market offers unique gift items such as jewelry, pottery, glass art, frames, paintings, bags, ornaments, and more. Shoppers can also enjoy live holiday music, such as jazz soloists, a blues ensemble,... continue reading

December 4, 2019

Happening Now Near 5333 Connecticut: ZooLights at the National Zoo!

The weather is getting colder, and the end of the year is drawing near. As you make your list of ways to celebrate the holidays, don’t forget ZooLights at the National Zoo. This yearly favorite features more than a half a million twinkling lights, plus family-friendly events, shopping, and more. Popular attractions like gingerbread village, the interactive light display, and... continue reading

November 26, 2019

Thanksgiving Dinner Is Served! Essential Hosting Tips for Renters

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, you’re probably starting to make your holiday plans. And if those plans include hosting the big meal at your apartment, you might also be panicking about how you’re going to accommodate everyone. But don’t worry—just a few of these small tweaks will get your apartment ready for the crowd. Stash your superfluous stuff. Extra clutter... continue reading