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Where are they now – real estate edition

Remember my apartment search when I was moving back to NYC from DC? I can’t forget. I might be scarred for life.

Something made me look back at the apartments I considered to see what rents look like now.

A penthouse studio at now goes for $3450 at 95 Christopher Street.

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Twitter Spotlight: Nikki Rappaport

I’m excited to feature Nikki Rappaport of Cupcakes for Breakfast in this week’s Twitter Spotlight. Nikki is friends with many of my DC favorites including @Tammy so it seems inevitable that we’ll meet someday. Hopefully soon!

While a lot of Nikki’s blog posts and tweets are about food, I also really like her home decor aesthetic. Don’t miss a peek at her cheerful apartment (tour here).


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Twitter Spotlight: Dave Stroup

Even though I left DC a few years ago, I love featuring Capital-area dwellers in the Twitter Spotlight. They’re smart and informed and passionate. Am I generalizing? Sure, a bit. But it’s my blog so I get to do that.

Today you’ll meet digital strategist, writer and photographer Dave Stroup. His web site bio calls out his experiences and accomplishments plus some good basic rules for living. When I read “when in doubt, Google it,” I wanted to send it to every intern in the world.

Here’s Dave.


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The best iced latte I have had in 1,000 years

My usual coffee routine is this:

During the week, iced venti lattes at Starbucks.

On weekends, too-small but delicious iced lattes at local coffee shops like Toby’s Estate.

Last week, I made a quick business trip to Washington, DC. Instead of frequenting the local Starbucks, each morning I visited a wonderful new-ish coffee shop near my hotel* called Slipstream.


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Twitter Spotlight: Adrienne Allen

Twitter Spotlights are always fun for me. I love getting to know someone I follow on Twitter.

These little interviews are even better when I learn something new about a real life friend. Today you get to meet the wonderful, whip-smart, fearless Adrienne in a special Monday edition of the Twitter Spotlight.

I adore her and think you will too.


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I lost a friend

We were sitting at the bar at Palena, my friend Joanne and me, when the couple arrived. Most likely, I was drinking one of Derek‘s sidecars while deciding what to order to eat. I probably had Chef Frank Ruta’s fantastic burger.


A man and a woman came to stand behind us at our end of the bar. I think I sighed and gave Joanne a look to say “oh great, people crowding us while we try to enjoy our dinner and girl talk.” Continue reading

I survived the mother-daughter weekend!

I had a mother-daughter weekend in the DC area. A cousin got married and Mom asked me to be her date. Dad is doing pretty well, but his health ups and downs mean he’s less likely to enjoy all of the standing around a wedding reception can entail, or a four-hour car ride.

I was [mostly] happy to step in, for the chance to see relatives and to try to see old friends in DC, time permitting.

And to see my mother too, yes. So long as she didn’t comment on my weight, hairstyle, lack of boyfriend and/or failure to visit.

The wedding was lovely.


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