If you live in the Washington, D.C. area, you know exactly what to expect in these next two weeks. It may be the busiest time of the year here, when, after the calendar hits spring, one of the best sights in this entire country blooms.
Literally. Thousands upon thousands of trees around this city will flower and cherry blossoms will overtake the Tidal Basin and several other spots in town.
This year has proved tricky to predict the actual bloom, with our warmer than average winter followed by this recent cold front. Original forecasts had them flowering in late March, but right now, the prediction is that they will have peaked by April 4-6th, which doesn't seem to have happened.
For the better part of the last decade, there was a Texan in charge of Washington,D.C. Yet during the eight years George W. Bush was president, there was no corresponding increase of Texas cuisine in our nation’s capital.
Chalk it up to this city’s conservative dining scene during those years. But that's changed in the past few years, with there’s been an explosive growth in restaurant diversity. And although our current Oval Office resident comes from Chicago, Texas has come to town.
And as Texas would have it, they’ve done so in a big way. Hill Country Barbeque opened last year in Washington, D.C, building out a gargantuan space in Penn Quarter, on 7th Street, between E and
If you were not in downtown D.C. this past Tuesday night, you missed a very unusual sight. Instead of a snarling line of cars moving down South Capitol Street, like every evening commute, the road was closed off. Parading down, instead of traffic, was a pack of elephants.
Yes. Elephants. Which can only mean one thing.
The circus is in town. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s traveling extravaganza has come to the District, where, starting Thursday, they will put on nine shows.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is one of the oldest traveling circuses in the world, having formed in 1907. They still travel from city to city in their signature trains, and they pulled into Washington
This past weekend showed us just how wonderful spring in Washington, D.C. can be: warm temperatures, gentle breezes and clear skies. The perfect conditions that make you want to head outdoors.
A lot of us, when we do leave the house, don’t do so alone. Many people in this area take with them their four-legged friends. Which is perfect, because this area is littered with parks for your litter (or just the one, if that’s all you have).
Way northwest of the city, past Germantown, Maryland is Black Hill Regional Park. The entire area is dog-friendly, and with scenic views of Little Seneca Lake and rolling hills, it’s the perfect place to take your dog for a leashed stroll. But when your
Washington is filled with many venerable architectural institutions: the Library of Congress, the Lincoln Memorial, and the White House to name a few.
Among the many aspects these places share is that they were all built in a similar neoclassical style, with soaring Romanesque columns. It’s a look that many of the most powerful buildings have.
With the city in the midst of a construction boon, D.C. has seen itself moving away from the designs of the past with new modern glass structures. Many people may not know though, that this look came to the city decades ago, when it was paired with an iconoclastic building, creating one of the most unique contrasts in the metro area.
The phrase "arts and crafts" tends to conjure up images of kindergarteners fiddling around with tongue depressors, yarn and Elmer’s Glue. It rarely brings to mind avant-garde pieces that speak to the future of art.
Even if you did imagine wild works of fabric and folded paper, you might think you’d only see them in modern museums in cultural epicenters like New York or Paris. Not downtown Washington, D.C. However, they are here for you to experience; in fact, this weekend is the last few days of a show that’s been running since July.
The Renwick Gallery, a branch of the Smithsonian’s American Art Gallery, is dedicated to preserving this country’s craft and decorative arts traditions.
With the wide array of entertainment options available for children, it can be hard to get everyone to agree on one. But for most all kids, there's been one popular item in everyone’s childhood.
That is the works of Doctor Seuss. Be it Green Eggs and Ham or the Cat in the Hat or Oh, The Places You Will Go!, almost every child, and by virtue, nearly every parent, has at some point snuggled up with and enjoyed the works of Thedor Giesel.
And because his illustrations and stories are so vivid, so lively, it’s hard to remember that you’re only reading a book.
But what if all those marvelous characters could come to life? For kids to watch in person, see run around in a mystical world,
With cold weather having descended upon D.C. for good, a bevy of winter attractions are now available for locals and tourists to enjoy. While many of the options are familiar to residents, two new venues have both opened up this year, both within the city limits, that allow you to partake in one of everyone’s favorite outdoor, cold-weather activity.
Outdoor ice skating can be everyone's favorite way to spend a winter weekday evening or chilly weekend afternoon. There's nothing like sashaying about on a sheet of frozen water while the cold wind whips at your face. Inside Washington, D.C., there used to be only one location to go to, a small oval in the middle of the Sculpture Gardens
Serendipity is the occurrence of a happy accident, having something happen you weren’t expecting, and having it work out with marvelous and wonderful results.
While living in Washington, D.C. or during a visit, you might have found yourself wandering the streets of Georgetown, looking for something to eat.
If you look up when crossing the neighborhood’s busiest intersection—Wisconsin and M Street—you’ll find yourself looking at a sign that bears that exact word. And wouldn’t you know it, it is a place you can grab a bite.
Serendipity 3, located on the Southeast corner of the intersection, harkens back to an older time in America: the 1950s to be precise, with art deco décor
With winter comes many wonderful things: Thanksgiving, December holidays, even an entirely new year at the beginning of January.
But there’s one thing that winter brings that almost everyone dislikes: low temperatures, and with it, colds galore. Sniffling and sneezing, shivering and shaking, wearing the warmest of clothing and still feeling chilly.
Every person detests that awful feeling of being sick. But almost all of us have the same perfect remedy for the common cold.
And just in time for the winter season, a spectacular soup shop has opened up in Adams Morgan, where you can sip hot broths and eat sumptuous, spicy toppings, with flavors and temperatures sure to amplify