before & after | guest bathroom

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in dc, home, Interior Design, Me, me, me, u st. corridor, washington | 0 comments

before & after | guest bathroom

Although the guest bathroom renovation finished in July, it wasn’t photo worthy until recently.  I’m thrilled with the final result! It’s unbelievable how new tile adds to a space.  For the floor, I chose a 5 x 5 carrera marble hexagon tile.  It’s a small space so it made a big impact.  I used a matte white subway tile...

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winter reads

Posted by on Jan 12, 2017 in Books, dc, Me, me, me | 0 comments

winter reads

I love curling up on the sofa with a blanket and getting lost in a good book. As we make our way through snowy, cold days, here’s a few books that have caught my interest.  I’ve read almost all the books that are on the “lists” and many didn’t impress. (I’m talking to you The Underground Railroad, Sweetbitter, The...

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all purpose does not disappoint!

Posted by on Jan 10, 2017 in dc, Restaurants, shaw, washington | 0 comments

all purpose does not disappoint!

Over the holidays, I finally went to All Purpose.  The pizzeria in Shaw has had a lot of good press and Tom Sietsema said it was his #1 restaurant in DC. My husband and I went for lunch and we shared a roasted squash and apple salad and each had a pizza.  I really enjoyed the salad of red...

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happy 2017!

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in dc, Me, me, me, Real Estate | 0 comments

happy 2017!

Why hello!  I’m a couple of days late in wishing you a Happy New Year but getting back to work is hard.  I spent the last couple of weeks working, enjoying my family and friends, and reading 8000 books.  Ok..I only read 15 and some were only 250 pages.  It was a really great holiday! This year was quiet...

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merry everything!

Posted by on Dec 22, 2016 in holiday decorating, Home and Garden, Interior Design | 0 comments

merry everything!

Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season!  I’m at home in NC, the mantel is decorated and Christmas Eve prep has begun. This year, I went with a classic red, white and silver palette on the mantel. Mom approves and that’s all that counts.  Merry...

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for rent | 2 bed, 1.5 ba condo on 11th St.’s “hip strip”

Posted by on Dec 15, 2016 in dc, Real Estate, washington | 0 comments

for rent | 2 bed, 1.5 ba condo on 11th St.’s “hip strip”

1020 Monroe St, NW #302 2 bedrooms | 1.5 baths 881 square feet for rent | $2600 Modern 2 bedroom, 1.5 ba condo with an open floor plan, hardwood floors, silestone counters, ss appliances, and w/d in unit. Located on 11th St. “hip strip” in Columbia Heights, minutes to Metro, retail and restaurants. 95 walk score. $45 application fee....

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‘hood happenings | u st. corridor, shaw and 14th St.

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in 'hood happenings, dc, Real Estate, Restaurants, shaw, u st. corridor | 0 comments

‘hood happenings | u st. corridor, shaw and 14th St.

links and photos clockwise: washington city paper, washington business journal, urban turf, urban...

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salt & sundry’s new store is open!

Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in dc, shop local, washington | 0 comments

salt & sundry’s new store is open!

Salt & Sundry is one of my favorite DC stores and they moved into a larger location at 1625 14th St., NW this week.  I popped in yesterday to check out the new location. Per usual, it was stocked with an assortment of stylish home accessories, jewelry and cool stuff for the pantry. In their old location at 1401...

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things to do | downtown holiday mart

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in dc, shop local, things to do, washington | 0 comments

things to do | downtown holiday mart

It’s that time of year again! The downtown Holiday Mart is in full swing. I love jumping on the Metro, grabbing lunch and strolling through the Mart in search of gifts. The vendors are regional artisans and I always find something unique. They’re open noon to 8pm daily until December 23rd....

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chocolate pistachio tart

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in dc, Food and Drink, Parties | 0 comments

chocolate pistachio tart

I made this tart for Thanksgiving and it was delicious. I also made it for my Dirty Santa party and the girls loved it.  It’s salty and sweet which is one of my favorite dessert combos. It’s also gluten free but you’d never know it.  Enjoy! Chocolate Pistachio Tart Ingredients: Crust: ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1 ½ cups...

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