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.
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.
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!
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!!!!
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.
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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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.
Whenever I’m getting ready to list a home for my clients, I follow these 7 steps to get the most money for my clients. This has led to many wonderful selling experiences and a lot of satisfied clients! (click here to see the reviews.)
1. De-clutter. I know you like your collection of troll dolls and think it’s wonderful. It isn’t. Box it up and utilize the space in a way that’s appealing to buyers. Clear the counter tops in your bathroom and kitchen. (Yes, even your toothbrush.) Take your photos and holiday cards off the refrigerator. It’s all a distraction to a buyer.
2. Re-paint in neutral colors. Red kitchens and dining rooms are so 2000. Don’t date your decor with bold colors. Buyers are picky and one terrible paint color can make them over look your property. A tan or greige paint color is the top choice for most buyers. Boring but it works.
3. Clean extensively. Nothing is worse than a grimy bathroom or kitchen when you’re viewing property. Hire a cleaning service. Your property should sparkle. Keep your place tidy while it’s on the market. Make your bed. Put away your soiled clothing and clean laundry. Hang up your coat and put away your shoes.
4. Re-arrange/remove furniture. Most sellers have too much furniture in their space. If you have belongings in every single corner, get rid of them. If it’s over sized and makes your space look small, store it for your next place. Rearrange your furniture to make the space open and inviting. Open your blinds/curtains to show the view and the sunlight.
5. Make sure it smells good. That old man/sock smell is not making your place more attractive. On the other hand, you don’t want to go overboard. Strong, floral plug-ins can make buyers suspicious. The most appealing scents are cinnamon/apple, vanilla or citrus scents.
7. Don’t overprice your property. Sellers first inclination is to list their property for waaaayyy higher than it’s worth. That leads to more days on market, price reductions and less money in the long run. Price correctly the first time. Your house will likely sell in 7-10 days and you’ll get the money you want.
A little prep work goes a long way when you list your home. If you’re looking to sell in 2017, contact me at email@example.com or 202.285.4238. It’s a great time to be a seller in DC!
Jen Angotti is the creator of Concrete Jungle DC, a blog about real estate in DC, ideas on how to decorate and design your abode plus a variety of topics she loves: new restaurants and bars, DC happenings, food, and travel. Jen is a licensed realtor in DC and VA.
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 […]