17 Jul 2020


To Do From Home, week of July 16, 2020

Hey everyone! Sure, it’s a heat emergency and public pools aren’t open, but at least there are showers and hoses and ice machines, am I right? What else can you do to keep it cool around here? Read on.

First off, check out Congressional Chorus’s rendition of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” because the lovely arrangement is a vast improvement to the ubiquitous 1995 hit from Deep Blue Something. While you’re at it, make sure you subscribe to their channel!

Compass Coffee is sending an email sweetener in their newsletter this week: a 15% off coupon when you use the code CONNECTED at checkout. Shop at their virtual storefront and help a local business stay afloat.

If you’re waiting eagerly for the start of baseball (maybe?), we are told that The Kelvin, one of the newest apartment buildings overlooking Nationals Park, still has apartments available. They sent us a panoramic rendition of the views and it honestly looks pretty sweet. Check it out:

Panoramic vista courtesy of The Kelvin

Why is it called The Kelvin? Apparently, because it brings the heat. And now you know. A one-bedroom on the tenth floor would run you $2,245/month. Unclear as to whether this unit has a view, but you can check it out here.

Ice cream cake from @icecreamjubilee on Instagram. Look at that gorgeousness!!

For those of us out there with a sweet tooth, Ice Cream Jubilee is celebrating National Ice Cream Month BIG this weekend, starting with an ice cream cake-making class which you can watch at The Yards’ Instagram live channel. The class starts at 4 p.m. On Sunday, starting at noon and all the way until 10 p.m., there will be hourly ice cream party box giveaways! All you need to do is to show up and enter, and you can win a box that has four different Ice Cream Jubilee flavors and all the necessary elements to dress up your treat. You can also enter their Instagram contest by clicking here. Current mood: SCREAMING FOR ICE CREAM.

The Books in Bloom Festival is happening virtually and going strong through July 20. You can check out the list of events here. Make sure that you support independent bookstores like East City Bookshop, Solid State Books and Politics and Prose so you can enjoy the festival and follow along!

Looking to add a new skill to your repertoire? How about music or drawing classes? You can hit up Music on the Hill for online lessons and a limited amount of socially-distant, in-person lessons as well. For drawing, how about CHAW? Their drawing and painting classes start soon.

Neighbor and friend of the blog Dave Schneier started a music blog, which is pretty great because Dave is way into music and has great taste and knowledge (and he misses live music a whole lot). Check it out here.

Here is one last thing you should definitely do this weekend: ENJOY YOUR LOVED ONES! This survey and graphic from our new friends at Reviews.org is going to warm your heart: Over half of you/us feel closer to our family than ever before! Check out the rest of their report here, look at the darling graphic below, and schedule some time either spending it with your family or calling an old friend– or a new one. Sending you much love from my corner of the Hill. Stay safe, dear neighbors!

Graphic courtesy of Reviews.org

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