latest and greatest

Latest-and-greatest-janI'm glad today is the last day of January.  It's been a heck of a month.  Here's a few snap shots of my latest and greatest via instagram. Do you follow me on instagram?  It's not the same content as the blog and facebook so follow me!

top to bottom:  my mr. gave me the prettiest flowers for taking care of him when he had his surgery.  

the new sorg project on the corner of 10th and v st. has started demo.  it's going to be a 40 unit condo building.

did you know you can get pho delivered?  we love pho viet. 

had a home inspection this week for a lovely loft.  it went well!

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shout out to my mr.

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It's my husband's birthday today!  This guy had a rough month and I'm so happy he's on the mend.  Knee surgery and being sick is a hard way to begin a new year, but he's bouncing back.  Although we already celebrated once last weekend at the pop up restaurant, we're whoopin' it up again today.  I believe in big birthday celebrations.  

Every year I give my husband a shout out because I wouldn't be successful without him.  He helps me stage listings when needed, he empathizes when deals go wrong, and he buys me champagne to celebrate closings.  He let's me take endless pictures of him, our food and our adventures for the blog.  I'm a lucky girl.  Happy birthday and thank you for everything you do!

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Soup

Last weekend, I went to a pop up restaurant at a friend's house.  It was a birthday celebration for my husband and a couple of friends. Eight of us attended.  A pop up restaurant, also known as a supper club, is a temporary restaurant.  We had a five course meal prepared by a professional chef.  As you can see from the pictures above, it was top notch.

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2004-11th-Street-#3252004 11th St, NW #325

Washington, DC 20001

657 square feet | $2598 yearly taxes

list price | $395,000

sold price | $395,000

My latest listing sold for full price and closed yesterday.  Congrats to my clients! 

Sunny one bedroom with an open floor plan, 9' ceilings, new floors, new porcelain tiles in the foyer and bathroom, new carpet in the bedroom, stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, stackable washer/dryer and a garage parking spot.  Building amenities include concierge, party and exercise room, court yard and roof deck.  Steps to U St. Metro, restaurants and retail. 

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riveting rooms

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The cold continues which is why this lovely Miami condo is my pick for this weeks riveting rooms.  While you can't see a lot of the living room, I'm captivated by the view of the water.  How gorgeous is it?  Another reason I love this place?  It was designed by DC's own Darryl Carter. His amazing store is on 9th St., NW in Shaw. Do not miss it. The rest of the place is stunning.  See the photos below from the Elle Decor shoot.  

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noteworthy

Ice cyclesJanaury, you're killing me.  How much snow and cold can one withstand?  I know it's "normal" but I wish it'd be a little less ferocious.  Yesterday, I thought it'd be a great idea to walk from my house to 14th St.  It's only a 20 minute walk but ARE YOU KIDDING ME??  My face almost fell off.  sigh.  On a postive note, it's sunny which always make me happy.  Let's move on to stuff that's more interesting.

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To add insult to injury, my poor husband has the flu.  Last night, I made him spicy pork and kale soup with rice noodles.  It was hearty, warming and delicious. It's the perfect meal for when you have a cold or when you're freezing from the frigid weather. Enjoy!

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novel novels

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What have you been doing while it snows?  I've been reading and it's been fantastic.  Yesterday, I read two books and began another.  I know.  I read fast. That's why I go to the library.  My two favorites of late?  Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen and Splendour Falls by Susanna Kearsley.  I've been waiting for MONTHS for these two to be published.  

Lost Lake is a beautiful book.  I'm a huge fan of Sarah Addison Allen's magical novels and this one is no different.  The characters are well developed and the story moves quickly.  It's about love, loss and second chances.  

Splendour Falls is set in Chinon, France.  It's about treasure and history.  I find all of Susanna Kearsley's book interesting and this proved to be the case again.  

What are you reading?

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Hood-happenings-1-14SOOOOO many good things happening in the 'hood lately.  I'm most excited about the movie theatre across the street.  If we also get the proposed grocery store, I'm never leaving U St.  

link and photos top to bottom:  washington post, urban turf, washington post, urban turf

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riveting rooms

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I day dream about the strangest stuff.  For instance, I would love to have a front door like the door in this photo. I live in a condo so allll the doors look exactly alike.  Boring.

First, I love the color of the door.  Then, the texture and lastly, the silver hardware. The foyer is stunning too but for me, this photo is about that exquisite door. Happy Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!  

image via sf girl by the bay

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Batterbowlbakery

I've been living for weekends lately.  I'm not sure why. I haven't been doing anything exciting but there's always this sense of relief when Friday arrives.  It should be the opposite since I work on the weekends. Some how, I'm still stuck on that 9-5, Monday-Friday schedule even though I haven't worked those hours for YEARS.  Strange.

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I've been cooking a lot since my husband had his surgery. Normally, he does the cooking so it's been both fun and annoying.  It made me realize I'm throughly spoiled.  While I've always appreciated it, coming up with meal options has given me a new respect for his creations.  It's hard!

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