real-estate-round-4.16

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2120-Ver-220-entry

2120 Vermont Ave., NW #220
Washington, DC 20001
619 square feet | $355.00 monthly condo fee
list price | $425,000

Sunny, modern one bedroom, one bath condo with hardwood floors, open floor plan, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, juliet balcony in the bedroom, w/d in unit, and garage parking. Pet friendly. Building amenities include gym, roof top grill and deck. Minutes to Metro, restaurants & retail. Across street from upcoming Shaw Whole Foods. 97 walk score.

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md-gift-guide-2016

Mother’s Day is May 8th which gives you three weeks to get ready. This is what’s caught my fancy this year.

1. Wave Sheet Set.  Adorable for the beach house.

2. Otami Throw Pillow.  Everyone needs a little color in their life.

3. Lightweight cashmere scarf.  For Spring nights when it’s a little chilly.

4. Seaglass Bib Necklace.  Statement necklaces are a must.

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a day in east london

IMG_3162Two weekends ago, my husband and I went back to London.  One of our friends recently took a job there and is living the expat life in Shoreditch.  While I enjoyed our first experience in London last year, this visit was a hundred times more fun. For us, our best adventures are when we pretend we’re locals. It helped that our friend was the consummate hostess and guided us to activities she knew we’d love.

netil-marketMy favorite part of this trip was Saturday. We strolled through several neighborhoods and went to two different markets. Our first stop was Netil Market in South Hackney.  This is a small market but it had boa buns (huge London trend at the moment) which my husband immediately devoured.

broadwayNext, we wandered down to Broadway Market.  It’s much larger than Netil Market and has loads of vendors.  There were bakery’s, cheese shops, jamón ibérico (yum!), flower shops, and clothing stands.  It was amazing! I wanted to buy a million things but restrained myself. Barely.

street-art-broadway-marketEast London is also has amazing street art.  It’s everywhere and it’s really good.  This was my favorite piece near Broadway Market.

canal-walk-Next we strolled down the canal.  We saw a bunch of house boats, more street art/graffiti and lots of ducks.  While it was a little overcast and rainy, it was “warm” by London standards. (Around 55 and people were in shorts.  Meanwhile, I had on a hat and scarf.  Brr!).  After about thirty minutes, we ended up in Islington and stopped at a pub for some chips. (first photo).

Then we went back to my friend’s flat, had cheese, jamón ibérico, and a glass of wine before we got ready for cocktails at Nightjar.  London life sure is fun!

Where to Stay |  The Ace or The Hoxton

Where to Eat |  HKK (not cheap but so delicious!), Polpo

Where to Drink | Nightjar, Happiness Forgets

Where to Shop | Brick Lane or Redchurch Street.  SO MANY GOOD SHOPS.  Don’t miss Monologue, Dark Sugars Chocolates and The Godhood Store.

 

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2120-Ver-#503-sold-postcard

2120 Vermont Ave., NW #503
Washington, DC 20001
1 bedroom | 1 bath | garage parking
condo fee | $355.00
square fee |650
sold price | $446,500

Sunny, modern one bedroom, one bathroom condo with an open floor plan, floor to ceiling windows, hardwood floors, granite countertops in the kitchen and bathroom, stainless steel appliances, dual flush toilet, juliet balcony in the bedroom, walk in closet with Elfa closet system, w/d in unit and garage parking. Across the street from the upcoming Shaw Whole Foods, minutes to the Metro and new Shaw restaurants/retail. Pet friendly. 97 walk score.

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916-G--ext

916 G St, NW #506
Washington, DC 20001
1 bed | 1 bath
843 square feet
$490.18 monthly condo fee
list price | $479,000

Stunning corner loft with open floor plan, 9′ ceilings, exposed brick, polished concrete floors, exposed ductwork, granite counter tops in the kitchen, stainless steel appliances, wired for surround sound and a washer/dryer in unit. Pets allowed. Rental parking available next door. Minutes to Metro, restaurants and retail. 95 walk score. Open Sunday April 17th from 2-4pm.

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j-crew-invite-5.16Join the ladies of DC Wise on May 18th at the Georgetown J. Crew! You’ll receive a 20% discount on purchases greater than $150 (exclusions may apply). Light refreshments will be served and personal stylists will be on hand to help with signature looks. This event is free to attend and I hope to see you there!

 

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victoriatelierI know some people find Etsy overwhelming but I love it.  I enjoy supporting small businesses, the variety of prices appeals to me and it’s not cookie cutter. Whenever I’m shopping for home goods, I check out Etsy first.

VictoriAtelier.  When I was redecorating my living room last year, I stumbled across the VictoriAtelier shop.  I purchased an original 23 x 23 oil painting for $165.  It’s gorgeous and every time I see it, I smile.  Her work is colorful and abstract (my favorite!). She lives in Spain so it took a couple of weeks to reach me and was in perfect shape when it arrived.

urban pillowUrban Pillow I enjoy a colorful throw pillow and it’s the accessory I change the most. Therefore, I don’t want spend $150 for a pillow. Urban Pillow has a wonderful selection that costs between $22-36.  It’s only the cover. You have to provide the insert yourself but those are easy to find too!

 

 

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