sold! 2 bed/2 ba on U St. Corridor

Congratulations to my clients on the purchase of their new condo! The winter is a fantastic time to negotiate a smart deal. Savvy buyers (like my clients who purchased this unit!) are finding great opportunities. As an U St. Corridor resident for over ten years, I know the neighborhood inside out. Contact me today to...
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winter reads

Anybody who knows me understands my nose is always in a book. This last month, distraction has been needed. (furlough + freezing temperatures=books and curling up on my couch.) I only read fiction so this list will be divided into “light and fluffy” and “serious” books. What’s the difference? “Light and fluffy” books tend to be romances and books that make me laugh. “Serious” books are the ones that caught my attention because the plot or the writing (or both) enchanted me. I lost a day or stayed up all night reading these books because they were so engaging. Enjoy! Light & Fluffy My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan. I was expecting a trite, coming-of-age abroad novel. It’s not. It made me laugh. It made me cry. It made me think. All signs of a great read. Matchmaking for Beginners by Maddie Dawson. A smart, sassy romance.  It’s not the typical boy meets girl story. Instead, it’s littered with amazing, quirky characters who teach the protagonist there’s many ways to love. Ghosted by Rosie Walsh. This book was a page turner. I expected it to be a typical tale about a woman getting dumped. Instead, it’s about life’s unexpected turns. Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney. I love the way Sally Rooney writes. This book is sharp and complex. One of my favorite reads of late. Slightly South of Simple by Kristy Woodson Harvey. Who doesn’t enjoy a southern novel about complicated families? The first of the Peachtree Bluff Series, I whipped through this in one evening. Women in Sunlight by Frances May. The premise of this book was interesting: 3 ladies at the end of their lives rent a villa in Italy. (who doesn’t want to do that?) It’s worth reading for the descriptions of the meals and the day to day life in Italy. The rest: banal at best.   SERIOUS The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman. This is not an easy read. It’s raw and the subject matter will likely be disturbing for some. It’s also fantastic and a tribute to a mother’s love. The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin. A beautifully written tale about four siblings.  Tragic and glorious. All We Ever Wanted by Emily Griffin. Emily Griffin is one of my favorite authors because I immediately get sucked into the plot. Her latest is about the dangers and consequences of social media gone...
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things to do | rodarte exhibit

In between showings and the snow storm last weekend, I went to see the Rodarte exhibit at the National Museum of Women. I’m a fashion geek and I love these types of exhibits! It blew me away! Their first collection was entirely handmade and was featured on the cover of Women’s Wear Daily, which is a huge fashion coup. The level of detail in each of the dresses displayed was amazing. Since their dresses run from $8,000-$12,000, I’ll never own one but it’s fun to daydream! This dress was netting and tulle, two fabrics I never would’ve imagined together and it was stunning. I love anything shiny and this sequined dress was one of my favorites. Although the shoes weren’t designed by Rodarte, the best shoe designers in the business have worked with them. These spiked gems are Jimmy Cho’s. While I could never walk in 4″ inch heels, these are kick ass! Go see the exhibit! It’s not shut down during the furlough, tickets are $10 and it runs until Feb. 10th, 2019. The gift store was also adorable. I wanted a million things including the Rodarte paper...
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sold! 1 bed/1 ba in columbia heights

Congratulations to my client on the purchase of her first home! What a great way to begin...
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cheers to the new year!

Hello and happy 2019! Hopefully you had an amazing holiday season and new year. I spent mine enjoying family, friends and getting over my cold. It was fun and exhausting. I’m happy to be back in DC although I’ve been out or working since I returned. It’s a great way to begin 2019!...
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