DC DEVELOPMENT(S): THE PERLA

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If you hear church bells ringing, it might be no more than an echo. Okay, that might be a tad dramatic –– there are plenty of places of worship untouched by DC’s growing pains. Still though, it’s only right to acknowledge that as development creeps up in unsuspecting corners, some of DC’s establishments get pushed out. That is the case as The Perla, one of DC’s developments in the works, comes to fruition in the heart of Shaw. DC DEVELOPMENT(S): THE PERLA

DC DEVELOPMENT(S): THE WREN

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As I’ve gotten older, the “checklist” I have for every apartment, home, or real estate hunt has shifted ever so slightly. Now, instead of my only criteria being that it fits within my budget and doesn’t look like the ceiling fan will decapitate me when I’m least expecting it, I get to be a little bit pickier. I can hold out for something with exposed brick or that’s walkable to a hip bar where I can spend way too much money or a place where there’s a doorman dedicated to receiving my amazon prime packages promptly (and without judgment). Looking to some of DC’s latest developments, I’d probably even be prompted to hold out for an apartment that sits comfortably atop a Whole Foods, so I can buy organic cheese puffs and whole trade chocolate that I can’t afford at a moment’s notice. I’m talking of course, about a development nearby Howard University at 965 Florida Ave. NW: The Wren. DC DEVELOPMENT(S): THE WREN

WARM UP THOSE LOVELY BONES WITH THESE COZY DISTRICT HOTSPOTS

Okay, so the holidays have come to a close and let’s be honest – we’re all feeling a bit meh about it. Plus, we’re presently experiencing a level of cold that I can only accurately equate to being fully embalmed alive in pure liquid nitrogen.

Seriously, I can literally feel my body dying every millisecond that I am exposed to the District winter elements and there is no amount of layering that my fragile bones can find any remote semblance of comfort in.

Anyways… so the point is that this got me thinking…wouldn’t it be nice to have a list of insanely cozy establishments in the District that you could dart over to for a quick drink, get-together or an afternoon of remote work? WARM UP THOSE LOVELY BONES WITH THESE COZY DISTRICT HOTSPOTS

“I’m honestly not sure what people do with these private top-floor decks, considering no one smokes anymore and it’s not really feasible to bring food or drinks up from the kitchen two floors below.  If I lived here, I think I’d just toss my dirty socks out there.  (But I’m a disgusting person.)”

“I’m honestly not sure what people do with these private top-floor decks, considering no one smokes anymore and it’s not really feasible to bring food or drinks up from the kitchen two floors below.  If I lived here, I think I’d just toss my dirty socks out there.  (But I’m a disgusting person.)”

BECOME A PLANETEER WITH THIS DC FOOD WASTE DROP-OFF PROGRAM

Did you know that in the US, 30%-40% of  food is wasted every year? That weighs in at about 240 pounds of food per person every year.

According to a report by the National Resources Defense Counsel last year, “…for a family of four, the money spent on food wasted could total from $1,365-$2,275.” BECOME A PLANETEER WITH THIS DC FOOD WASTE DROP-OFF PROGRAM