12 Nov

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Leaf Collections on the Hill

It’s finally feeling like autumn in Washington, DC.  There’s a chill in the air, the smell of Pumpkin Spice Lattes floats in the breeze, and we no longer have to pull weeds and cut grass.  As the leaves turn brilliant shades of yellow, red, and orange, they fall gently to the earth.  Brilliantly-colored leaves that […]


23 Dec

Organizing your Hill Home: Surviving the Holiday Clutter

Choosing to live on the Hill often means choosing to get rid of some of our most beloved treasures. When one makes the move to the Hill we are often forced to cast aside our over-sized chairs, treasured tchochkes and clothes not worn since college for minimalist furnishings and fashion that fits. If you are […]


27 May

From the Listserves: Bats!

I’ve heard rumor that one of my neighbors has a bat house. I think it’s a good idea.   They dine on mosquitoes and thanks to the standing water around my alley, my back yard seems a haven for the pesky bugs for most of the summer. I’ve thought of making my yard hospitable for them, […]