simplicity and elegance: keys to a classic winter style

There’s no need to reinvent one’s style with each passing season. The concept of minimalism also includes personal style and fashion choices. Maintaining a wardrobe of essential components and letting a few trendy elements filter in and out naturally are the keys to cultivating a timeless look, and avoiding accumulating too many frivolous possessions for the sake of style.

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en ce moment – highlights and inspiration this week

Stay warm and still look chic even when there’s a bomb cyclone. Plus the best events in town this weekend, because neither fashion nor your social life should suffer because of the cold. Check out free orchestra performances throughout DC, or stay in with my book rec.

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new endings; new beginnings

2017 was a great year in many ways. Like any long-term relationship (with a job, friend, pet, or significant other), my ride with 2017 was one with its highs and lows, its moments of success and growth, and its opportunities for improvement. What more could I ask for from my journey with this past year?

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Don’t miss this Jamaican soirée in 2018

Now that Christmas and holiday festivities have come to an end (and New Years is right around the corner) you might be wondering what’s next on your social calendar. When will you get the opportunity to wear that sequined dress that you purchased for your New Years gala? How will you continue to spend quality time with friends at swanky events in the city?
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district theater review: ‘in cabaret we trust’, an immersive experience

In Cabaret We Trust, put on by DC’s first immersive theater company, TBD (“tradition be damned”) Immersive, is a truly enveloping theater experience. The show will keep you guessing where in history you have landed as you meander through the Blind Whino, a historic neighborhood church turned arts annex turned cabaret theater for the night. My head’s already spinning.

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en ce moment – weekly highlights + inspiration

Here’s what gave me direction this week. Arts and culture at the DuPont Underground, new books and podcasts, and inspiration from one of my favorite authors.

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the best bars for first dates in dc

There’s a certain art to choosing the perfect first date location. I prefer a casually romantic ambiance in a dimly lit bar or speakeasy. Most men probably want this too. Sometimes, they just don’t know it yet. They may need a classy and knowledgeable woman to make a few suggestions. Enter, you.

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making the most of feedback from writing exchanges

As I sat outside at a café in my neighborhood working on some short stories this Sunday afternoon, I felt overwhelmed by the feedback from friends and writing peers that I was trying to process, and use to improve my stories.

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district theater review: Rent 20th anniversary tour

I caught the last show of the Rent 20th anniversary tour last weekend. Watching Larson’s musical today, where its setting, the East Village, Manhattan, is now a gentrified landscape of brunching, happy-hour going, twenty-somethings, it is impossible not to ask if the story of Rent is still relevant.

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en ce moment 6.10.17 – weekly highlights + inspiration

This week’s dose of arts and culture highlights…. the New York City ballet takes the Kennedy Center stage, yoga in the garden at the Dumbarton House, and the Around the World Food Festival and Baltimore Wine Festival coming up next weekend.

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