DOCKLESS BIKESHARES PROVE YET AGAIN THAT WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS

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Who would’ve thought the age-old argument over human nature would’ve been settled by something as mundane as dockless bikeshare bicycles? The theory was that if people are essentially good and well-meaning, then they’d treat the bikes with respect and return them to their proper place even though no one is watching. On the other hand, if people are essentially bad and corrupt, they’d trash the bikes and throw them in the canal just because they can. Guess what they’ve been doing. DOCKLESS BIKESHARES PROVE YET AGAIN THAT WE CAN’T HAVE NICE THINGS

ART YOUR HEART OUT DECEMBER: TOP 7 ABSTRACT ART EVENTS IN THE DISTRICT

I’m not sure about you but one of my most absolute all-time favorite months out of the year is December —  and that’s not just because it’s my birthday month ya’ll.  I don’t know — there’s just something about December and the end of the year that  just really makes the District want to get #turntup like no other.

True to it’s nature, DC has some insanely awesome art exhibitions this month — way too many to fit in one post, actually. As I was perusing the various galleries and museums I noticed an unusually higher number of exhibitions focusing on the abstract than I typically see. ART YOUR HEART OUT DECEMBER: TOP 7 ABSTRACT ART EVENTS IN THE DISTRICT

GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT AT MIRACLE ON 7TH STREET

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The holiday season is a time for friends, family and feeling festive. One of the best spots to do that in Washington is at the Miracle On 7th Street pop-up bar in Shaw. The whimsical bar is now in its third year in business in D.C. (the idea is based off a similar idea in New York City) and ready to charm guests with all new kinds of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Winter cheer. GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT AT MIRACLE ON 7TH STREET

AT MAYDAN, TAKE A CULINARY ADVENTURE FROM MOROCCO TO GEORGIA

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(Photo by Kate Warren)

Food is one of the best ways to learn about and experience other countries and cultures. That’s certainly the case at Maydan (1346 Florida Ave. NW), one of D.C.’s newest restaurants. The concept opened November 21 and embraces recipes and cooking techniques from a hand full of countries including Morocco, Turkey, and Georgia.

The word Maydan fittingly translates into “town square,” and the restaurant layout certainly lives up to that name. The open dining room and bar is both bustling and cozy, making guests feel like they’ve been transported from the streets of D.C. to a gathering place halfway across the world. At the center of it all is an attention-grabbing hearth,  which is used to cook just about everything on Maydan’s varied menu (it also does a pretty good job helping to heat the space on cool winter nights). AT MAYDAN, TAKE A CULINARY ADVENTURE FROM MOROCCO TO GEORGIA

THE DISTRICT’S BEST HOLIDAY-FUELED & LIGHTS FESTIVITIES THIS WEEKEND YOU CAN’T MISS

Okay, you know how there are those people that absolutely hate it when they start to hear Christmas music in November? The same people that can’t stand to see Christmas lights, festivities and holiday sales out just before Black Friday? Well, this post is not for them.

No, my friends, this post is for those of us that get insanely giddy every time we start to hear the old school oliday  music echo through the corridors of the  mall. This is for those of us that are pushing 30 and still taking their pictures with Santa.

THE DISTRICT’S BEST HOLIDAY-FUELED & LIGHTS FESTIVITIES THIS WEEKEND YOU CAN’T MISS

RING IN THE WEEKEND HITLIST

Okay, so you’ve eaten so much holiday goodness that you’re full to the brim like a stuffed turkey and you’ve put in the mandatory face-to-face time with the crazy fam. Now, all you’re looking to do is find a way to get out and hang loose for this holiday long weekend.

Well, you’re in luck because we’ve brought you a fun-loving Holiday Weekend Hitlist chock full of the top events this weekend. RING IN THE WEEKEND HITLIST

WHERE YOU SHOULD START IF YOU WANT TO BUY A CONDO – THE BASICS

Are you looking to buy a condo?

If you’re a recent grad, an empty-nester or a single professional, this home ownership option might be just what you’re looking for.

Why are condos so popular? The main reason is cost. A smaller space in a larger building will cost significantly less than a single-family home — especially in the city. That’s why this home ownership option is so attractive to young couples or singles paying off college debt — it’s affordable. And it beats apartment living, because it’s an investment. WHERE YOU SHOULD START IF YOU WANT TO BUY A CONDO – THE BASICS