rise

Rise Bakery, located at 2409 18th St, NW in Adams Morgan, is a gluten-free bakery.  This is monumental news in my gluten free world.  A couple of months ago, my husband popped by there and grabbed a few things: a bag of bagels, a loaf of bread, a banana nut muffin and a cinnamon roll.  They were delicious and I was so exited. Good gluten free bread and pastries are hard to find.

I had an appointment today in Adams Morgan so I popped by the bakery. I grabbed a chocolate croissant and a cherry-ginger scone. I was not disappointed!  Is the croissant light and flakey like a regular croissant?  Nope but it’s pretty close in taste. I ate it in 3.2 seconds.
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The cherry-ginger sconce was also yummy. Out of everything I’ve sampled, I’ve liked the croissant, banana nut muffin and the cinnamon roll the best.  Their bread is also tasty. If you’re gluten free, Rise Bakery should be on your list of places to try in DC.

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life via instagram aprl

Why hello there. I’ve been a little lax on the ole blog because I can’t seem to muster up a lot of enthusiasm. I’ve been writing about real estate, design and things I love for TEN years. My creativity has dried up and work has been crazy. (Correlation? Possibly but I’m too tired to figure it out). I’m still exploring new places and things but really, I’m a kinda over writing about it. Kinda. There’s still a host of topics that pique my interest.  You’ll definitely still be hearing from me. However the days of daily postings are a thing of the past.  If you’ve noticed, I’ve been publishing twice a week.  That’s my plan for the future and I hope you keep reading.  Till next week!

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DCWise + jcrew invite 2017 700

Please save the DC Wise + J. Crew on May 3rd for our annual “Shop for a Cause” event at the Georgetown J. Crew. 20% off your purchase of $150 or more. The Georgetown J. Crew has Crew Cuts, Men’s and Woman’s fashions. I hope to see you there!

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whole foods ground broken

Exciting news in the ‘hood this week.  Ground has finally been broken on the Whole Foods site.  According to the Urban Turf article about upcoming development in Shaw/U St. Corridor, it’s delivering in 2020.  I’m not looking forward to years of construction noise and dust but YEA!!!!

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Earlier this year, I mentioned I was going to renovate my master bathroom. Happily, things are progressing and I have plans!! (I’m going to use a lot of !! in this post as I’m super excited).

This is the first time I’ve ever had use plans when doing a project in the condo.  When I renovated the hallway bath, I knew I wasn’t changing much.  I painted the original vanity, swapped out the fixtures and re-tiled.

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This renovation is going to require more finesse.  I’m converting the shower stall into a vanity for my husband and keeping the tub. While neither of us like to take a soak, it’s the only one in the house.  For resale, it’s important to keep at least one bath tub. Some buyers are really attached to their baths!

I’m retiling everything, adding an angled cabinet for storage, replacing the vanities, adding medicine cabinets and new light fixtures.

The tile I mentioned in this post was no bueno in person.  It was frustrating and a good lesson. Make sure you get samples!  I was sure it was “the one” and it wasn’t! Gah.

The next step is organizing the timeline and getting the materials ordered. I’m shooting for the reno to begin mid to late May.  Hopefully it’ll all work out! Stay tuned.

 

 

 

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Last week, Urban Turf had a wonderful neighborhood profile about U St. Corridor and how it’s changed in the last decade. I was happy to be included in the write up.  Check it out here.

photo via Urban Turf.

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1954 Columbia ext

1954 Columbia Rd., NW #211

for rent | $2100.00

I’m renting a 1 bedroom, 1 bath condo for a friend/client in the Kalorama/Adams Morgan area.  Contact me if you’re interested!

1954 Columbia lr

Sunny, corner 1 bedroom with hardwood floors, updated kitchen, stainless steel appliances, and granite counter tops. Fantastic Kalorama/Adams Morgan location, minutes to restaurants and shops, 96 walk score. Gas included in rent. Tenant pays for electric, phone & cable. Bike storage in basement. No pets. No smokers. Available immediately.

1954 Columbia Rd kit

 

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The annual Cherry Blossom Festival is March 15th-April 16th this year.  The blossoms are at their peak this week and absolutely beautiful. The Blossom Kite Festival is this Saturday, April 1st.  I went yesterday with my Mom and it was stunning.

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re roundup marchlinks from left to right: urban turfwashington post, wtop, realtor.com

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green-door

 

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rag & bone invite

DC Wise cordially invites you to a shopping event tomorrow, 3/15/17, from 5-7pm at rag & bone in Georgetown. Limited space available. Please DM info@dcwise.org if you’d like to attend.

15% of all sales will be donated to DC Wise.

 

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little leaf

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In mid December, Little Leaf, the sister shop to Salt & Sundry, opened.  This week was my first opportunity to visit and it’s as cute as pie.  ll 2

Full of potted plants and paper goods, it’s a wonderful addition to Mid City retail. Stop by when you get a moment!

1401 S St, NW

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