19 Dec 2014

Shopping:

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Chef

Do you have someone on your list who subscribes to ten or more food-related newsletters? Are they more likely to pick up Food and Wine magazine over Marie Claire or Esquire? When you mention foreign travel do they immediately ask you if you tried some sort of native dish?  I have totally just described myself […]


18 Dec 2014

Home:

Decorate With Your Garden Greenery (But Skip the Miss Saigon Look, Maybe)

Have gardening questions or planting needs? Matthew Roberts at Ginkgo Gardens can help you get started or keep your established garden flourishing with his knowledge and expertise. With so many ornaments, strings of lights, and multiple Nativity scenes, but such limited space, we’ve reached a compromise of alternating Christmas decorating styles in different years in […]


18 Dec 2014

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Holiday Gift Guide: Bike Commuters and Cargo Holders

Are you a full-time biking family or are you new to cycling from the Hill to the office? The following gift guide will help you find the perfect thing for the novice bike rider or full-time commuter in your family. It’s no surprise that you are seeing more and more longtail bikes on the streets of […]


17 Dec 2014

Events:

Step Afrika!, Stepping Out for the Holidays

Sure, they say Christmas is in the air, but at the Step Afrika! Magical Musical Holiday Step show currently playing at the Atlas Performing Arts Center, it’s on the floor and in your feet too. The DC dance troupe’s joyful stomps, skips and slaps make for a singular brand of family holiday fun — and one that won’t […]


17 Dec 2014

Shopping:

Holiday Gift Guide: Kids!

There’s little better during the holidays than watching children open brightly wrapped packages, excited and wondering what might be inside.  Acquiring those gifts, though, can be daunting as Christmas nears, as that means trips to the mall or big box retailers for the “hot” toy of the year or the rushed and perhaps less-personal gift […]