Maria Helena Carey

María Helena Carey has always liked to write, tell stories and take pictures but it wasn’t until she moved to the Nation’s Capital that she began exploring all three in a serious manner. She loves poking around Capitol Hill and photographing some of her favorite things: food, her kids, quirky little dogs and cats, and Capitol Hill façades. She is also a portrait photographer and you can see her work at You can contact her at

Maria Helena Carey
18 Sep 2018


Hill Buzz

Extremely excited for Emilie’s, the upcoming restaurant coming to the Penn 11 development. Two words: Oyster cart. Squee! Washingtonian Take a peek at the newly updated Imani Church on Capitol Hill I mean, the Belltower. Holy fancy details, Batman! Urban Turf THIH alumnus Tim Ebner has the lowdown on the best steakhouses around DC. Naturally, […]

14 Sep 2018

First Bite: Fancy Radish

Let’s start by saying that this column is woefully, unabashedly late. I first tried Fancy Radish, the not-nearly-as-new-as-it-was-back-in-May restaurant at the Apollo on H Street, 600 H Street NE, in early June. Why am I choosing to share my first bite now? Coincidentally, the Michelin Guide announced its picks for Bib Gourmand restaurants around DC […]

13 Sep 2018


Welcome Back Eastern Market Nails on Sunday 9/16

Eastern Market Nails, the long-standing beauty salon above the Forecast, at 218 7th Street SE, is re-opening this Sunday, September 16. Tina and her business partner Vivian are currently busy putting the finishing touches on their new storefront, located at 214 7th Street SE, in the former Berkshire Hathaway Pen Fed building. Vivian tells me […]

11 Sep 2018


Mayor Bowser Declares State of Emergency

  UPDATED 7:30 p.m., 9/13/18 Mayor Muriel Bowser has rescinded her state of emergency declaration, effective immediately.   In case you missed it, Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a State of Emergency this morning. The state of emergency will be valid for a 15-day period. According to the Hill Rag, festivals taking place this coming weekend […]

11 Sep 2018

Volunteering & Giving:

FREE Eye Screenings This Sunday, Monday and Tuesday

The Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington will be conducting several free vision screenings for youth and adults September 16-18, 2018. The screenings will take place at 233 Massachusetts Avenue, NE and they are as follows: Youth screening: Sunday, September 16, 12-5 p.m. For ages 3-18. Ophthalmologists will be on hand to test children for amblyopia […]

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