Maria Helena Carey

María Helena Carey really loves food. Although she has always liked to write, tell stories and take pictures as well, it wasn’t until she moved to the nation’s Capital back in 2006 that she began exploring all those likes 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, as well as strangers taking pictures of other strangers. She is also a photographer and you can see her work at You can contact Maria at Maria [dot]Carey [at] thehillishome [dot] com.

Maria Helena Carey
16 Feb 2018

Barracks Row:

Five Questions With Brent Lightner of Taoti Creative

  Remember how a long, long time ago we had a feature where we shared five questions we asked from a local business? We decided to bring it back! Our first installment comes courtesy of Brent Lightner, founder of Taoti Creative on Barracks Row. Taoti stands for The Art of The Internet. (Clever, huh?) They specialize […]

14 Feb 2018


Valentine’s Day Ideas

  Whether you have a sweetie or not, Valentine’s Day should be about falling in love. Here are a few suggestions on how to tap that magical feeling! ❤ Take your sweetie for a walk down Barracks Row Main Street and tweet at the crazy geniuses from Taoti Labs using the hashtag #SetTheMood. Nothing says romance […]

13 Feb 2018


Hill Buzz

Say goodbye to the Safeway at 14th and D SE while you still can– last day is 3/10. Pretty sure the weekend cleaned off those shelves. Capitol Hill Corner Theodrick Joseph Jones has been charged with 15 burglaries in NE and NW. His crime spree sounds exhausting. Washington Post. The DC Council votes to pass […]

09 Feb 2018


A Better 2018: Health

Whatever resolutions you may have had at the beginning of the year have fallen by the wayside at this point. Let’s change that! One of the most popular resolutions is to start some sort of fitness regimen or workout routine at the beginning of the year. Crowded gyms in January seems cliché, but Julia Chigrina, a […]

06 Feb 2018


Hill Buzz

    The WaPo declares that Barracks Row “is on the march again,” uses a photo of 7th Street to illustrate article. The Washington Post A scholarly look at what once was Swampoodle, complete with maps. InTowner DGS Delicatessen is closing on February 11. Maybe Hill Prince or Whaley’s should start carrying pastrami sandwiches? This is a […]

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