12 Oct

Fashion on the Hill: Attainable Fashion Meets the Runway–at North Hall Saturday

Need glamour heading into the “social season? ” Need a closet pick-me-up or a  special dress you can’t seem to get on the Hill? Or anywhere downtown? Get ready for ReadysetDC, which is holding its Capitol Hill fashion show, featuring all local designers, this Saturday at Eastern Market’s North Hall. It is an evening affair, a […]


22 Apr

Capitol Curb: Trash, Trinkets and Treasures?

Some of my favorite ‘things’ on Capitol Hill are in its trash. Or next to it. That is to say, things put out on the curb either intended as giveaways or trash, depending on who gets there first – the garbage collectors or the lucky folk who sometimes literally stumble on a cool  or useful […]


20 Jan

Instant Gratification

If you haven’t been to SOVA lately, its time to make the trip.  Now until February 20th, the space is alive with a special kind of nostalgia.  Twenty-one photographers armed with retro instant-film cameras have taken thousands of photos for Exposed: The Polaroid Retrospective. Taken with different types of cameras, these are definitely not your […]


14 Dec

Hill Gift Guide: For Your Home on the Hill

I have scoured  the seven seas–or a seven block area awash in the cold, dark days of December, keeping its eyes peeled  for swanky, cheerful  or just plain unexpected gifts to please the Hill home-body. Here’s what we have — feel free to add more. This list  is just meant to open the door to […]


23 Nov

"Fashion on the Hill" Hillys al Due

An out-of-town (just-over- the -bridge) guest at the second annual Hilly Awards sponsored by CHAMPS summed up the look among the many Hillys sparkling attendees Friday night by noting that the women who tried hit it out of the park, and the men looked like they were at least trying.  Since I live here, I […]