NOT YOUR GRANDMA’S WALLPAPER: WHERE TO BUY TODAY’S TRENDS

Everything that was fashionable once will be fashionable again, right? That’s the theory – and there are few exceptions. If you need proof, see wide leg cropped pants (hey seventies, we missed you!), crimped hair that I was never ready to let go of when in came and went in the nineties, thick eyebrows, and more that are blazing the trail back into style from their hiding place in trend’s past. While there are no shoulder pads to dodge in home décor style, the here today, gone tomorrow, back again later life-cycle of fashion still holds up. So what’s the latest comeback story? Wallpaper. NOT YOUR GRANDMA’S WALLPAPER: WHERE TO BUY TODAY’S TRENDS

KIND OF A BIG DEAL: A WILL FERRELL POP-UP BAR

Whether you’re still caught up in the turbulent season of politics, trying to escape the impending doom of DC’s summer heat, or honestly just trying to make it through the week, one thing’s for certain: everybody in the District could use a hearty laugh (preferably paired with a hefty pour.) Enter Stay Classy DC, a pop-up bar that will be themed around a favorite “funny guy” – Will Ferrell. KIND OF A BIG DEAL: A WILL FERRELL POP-UP BAR

CLEARING SMOG – WITH A BIKE

No matter what way it manifests itself, pollution is a gross problem to have. It could be plastic floating about in the sea, trash strewn about among trees, or perhaps the greatest culprit in today’s times…smog. With some industrial powerhouses in the States’ biggest cities, the US certainly can’t point fingers, but perhaps the place that is deepest down the rabbit hole in terms of pollution, by a lot of standards, is China. CLEARING SMOG – WITH A BIKE

GETTING JUICY IN DC: THE DISTRICT’S BEST JUICE BARS

Here’s a rhetorical question for you: When did juice get so good?! Seriously, though! One year, the best the world of juice has to offer is removing pulp (ew, thank you very much), and before I know it there is a whole world of juice that has been born that involves mixing fruits and adding spice and way more antioxidants than I ever knew existed. Juice is no longer a sad substitute for kids that aren’t allowed to drink coffee yet, it’s…it’s a thing. If you order juice nowadays, it’s no longer assumed that you must be fighting off some strange form of the bubonic plague, instead, people will probably think that you’re as hip as they come or that you have your life super together. GETTING JUICY IN DC: THE DISTRICT’S BEST JUICE BARS

MAKING THE CASE FOR COMPOSTING: DC’S NEW INTIATIVE

These days, weird weather is in no short supply – and with weird weather comes conversations about our planet and we are doing (or could do) to keep it as healthy as possible. Washington DC is no stranger to these talks. In fact, on Earth Day in late April, DC led by example through a new initiative that is intended to make composting easier throughout the city.

MAKING THE CASE FOR COMPOSTING: DC’S NEW INTIATIVE

IN3: DC’S INCLUSIVE INNOVATION INCUBATOR

With more and more people finally taking to Fleetwood Mac’s advice and “going their own way,” co-working and incubator spaces are in high demand. However, for some, they can be a stressful bill to pay and more of a hindrance than a help. A workspace is only as good as the work that gets done (and the coffee that gets downed) in it, after all. While DC has no shortage of co-working  and incubator opportunities meant for both small, start-up businesses and solo workers, there is one that just recently hit the scene with a unique mission. IN3: DC’S INCLUSIVE INNOVATION INCUBATOR

ARCHITECTURE FOR GOOD: BATTLING HOMELESSNESS

When homelessness is a concern, the home-less aspect is often (and unfortunately) only the tip of the iceberg. Those who find themselves battling homelessness can often come from heavy, challenging backgrounds that expose them to things such as abuse, addiction, violence, and more. Finding both the mental strength and physical resources to bounce back from homelessness is no small feat – which is why having effective programs in place cannot be overlooked. ARCHITECTURE FOR GOOD: BATTLING HOMELESSNESS