1601 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20009
Across the board, this French brasserie received consistently high reviews from both critics and patrons alike. Located in Logan Circle, Le Diplomate is the epitome of a classic French dining experience. … BRUNCH SO HARD
No seriously, don’t go. I mean, yeah, it’s surreal and incredible and one-of-a-kind, but it’s also private property, with “No Trespassing” signs posted everywhere, and actively being used by a “hunting club,” which is a term used for packs of men tromping through the woods and firing high-powered rifles at the slightest movement. The cops also check in on the place regularly. So yeah, don’t go. However, if you did manage to sneak in, you’d see one of the best abandoned sites on the east coast. (Don’t do it, though.) … DON’T GO TO THIS INCREDIBLE RENAISSANCE FAIR AN HOUR FROM DC
Lego-lovers will undoubtedly flock to the Lego House in Billund, Denmark, this fall. Architect Bjarke Ingels of the firm BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) said during the museum’s planning stages, “It will be the best museum ever.” If you love free creation with unlimited supplies and all things Lego, you may agree. … DENMARK’S LEGO HOUSE WILL BE OPEN IN SEPTEMBER!
Coffee table books – we’ve all leafed through them. Some are clearly there to fill time and space, not to serve a legitimate purpose (see: The Automatic Millionaire.) As silly as some of them may seem though, coffee table books can be the investment that keeps on giving. Or, put into realer terms — the investment that keeps guests occupied while you run frantically around the kitchen cooking dinner and “no, don’t be silly, of course they can’t help with anything.” Some coffee table books can even gain a second wind and live on to entertain guests elsewhere when their pages have been leafed through one too many times to make your living room look magazine-worthy. (Read: they can retire as bathroom books!). … THE COOLEST COFFEE TABLE BOOKS AROUND
This heart palpitating event took place literally just days after artist Yayoi Kusama’s acclaimed exhibition titled, “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors” premiered at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Days! Days I tell you! Which leads me to conclude:
Famed artist Yayoi Kusama’s retrospective exhibition hits DC this weekend at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, and it’s sure to cause a stir. The artist, who is known for her extensive use of nudity, phallic sculptures and – you guessed it – polka dots has seen a dramatic rise in her status in recent years which has culminated into the kick off of her North American tour — the first in almost two decades.