DESSERTS IN GEORGETOWN ARE TRES MAGNIFIQUE!

Have you ever wondered just how many macaron vendors Georgetown can support? With the opening of Laduree on M Street last month, another chic patisserie joined a string of others along this ritzy strip of top-of-the-line specialty shops, boutiques and markets.

How do they stack up?

We set out to compare and contrast this tony area’s tres sucre petit fours and pastries on a recent warm Saturday, when the sidewalks were jammed with shoppers young and old (and their dogs). DESSERTS IN GEORGETOWN ARE TRES MAGNIFIQUE!

TRANSFORM YOUR LIVING SPACE FROM BORING TO DAZZLING WITH A GALLERY WALL

Whether you’ve lived in your home for many years or you just moved in last weekend, you may struggle with decorating. You might wonder why the homes you see in magazines and online always look so beautiful while yours seems to look blah or humdrum.

The truth is, there is no one big secret to making a home beautiful, but there are lot of little ones. One of these is to turn an ordinary wall in your home into a gallery wall. TRANSFORM YOUR LIVING SPACE FROM BORING TO DAZZLING WITH A GALLERY WALL

YOU CAN BET THE FARM ON HAVING FUN AT THESE ATTRACTIONS

enchanted forest

What’s great about living in D.C. is that you’re only about 30 minutes away in almost any direction from rural delights such as the farms that once sat on the land that is now our nation’s capital. Each year, our unending hunger for bigger houses and more space greater encroaches upon this farmland, pushing the cornfields and haylofts farther afield. YOU CAN BET THE FARM ON HAVING FUN AT THESE ATTRACTIONS

ART IS ALIVE AND WELL, AND IT’S IN CRYSTAL CITY

Art is definitely NOT dead, and if you need proof, go to Artomatic where you can see exhibits by more than 600 local artists, including paintings, drawing, sculptures, photographs and more. (See photos at the bottom.)

It’s true — you can sip chardonnay and speak in hushed tones to your companion while taking in the deeper meaning behind a rectangular canvas painted a single shade of dark blue. But here, you’ll have to sip it from a plastic cup, and your companion will never hear your hoity-toity critique, because it will be drowned out by the delighted voices of other show-goers, some who may have had more than a few plastic cups of wine. ART IS ALIVE AND WELL, AND IT’S IN CRYSTAL CITY

SPRING FESTIVALS = FAMILY FUN

It’s spring, and that means spring break, and that means kids home from school. You may fear you’ll quickly run out of activities to do with the little ones, the Play-Doh will turn hard, and they’ll finally tire of watching Frozen.

What to do? Sure, you can go to the Smithsonian and watch To Fly! again, but when it’s over, try out one of the area’s spring festivals. SPRING FESTIVALS = FAMILY FUN