weekend guide [june 15-17]


w h a t   t o   d o   i n   D C

FOR THE POLO LOVERS: Hang out at the Inaugural District CupSaturday, June 16, 11:30am - 4:00pm. The charity polo match will feature teams from The United States and Mexico with proceeds benefiting Playworks of Greater Washington, DC, cocktails provided by One Eight Distilling, beats by DJ Esso, and a backdrop only our Nation's capital can provide.

FOR THE NOT SO BASIC WITCHES: JRINK’s Apothekary opens this weekend -- check out their witchy potions and powerful crystals at their newly renovated Dupont Circle shop.

FOR THE ICE CREAM LOVERS WITH A SOPHISTICATED PALETTE: Behold: the Summer Adventure Ice Cream Sneak Peek. Grab a ticket and check out what Ice Cream Jubilee is slinging this summer with their newest creative flavors. A flight includes Basil Goat Cheese, Everything Bagel, Gin & Tonic Sorbet, Blueberry Pie, and Sweet Red Pepper. Tickets here.

FOR THE YOGIS: An all-inclusive Black & Brown Queer Yoga class with YogaWorks Dupont Circle. Pencil in some self care with this guaranteed safe space. Live on the Hill? Here’s another class for you.  Prefer to practice with your pup? Try out DOGA: Yoga with Your Dog. And make a donation to the Humane Rescue Alliance while you’re at it. Yoga in the Botanical Gardens? Do it for the ‘gram. An early riser? & Lastly — join Epic Yoga for Sunrise Yoga on The Embassy Row Hotel Rooftop.

FOR THE WORLD CUP WATCHERS: The World Cup kicks off this weekend, and Rosslyn is hosting a World Cup Viewing Party at Central Place Plaza. Watch the Portugal/Spain match while playing a kick game and foosball and grab a drink at the pop-up bar.

FOR THE ARTSY CROWD: If you love local craft beer, you’ll probably recognize illustrator Ralph Steadman‘s work from the labels on Flying Dog’s bottles. Explore Steadman’s career of 60+ years at American University Museum‘s retrospective exhibit, with drawings ranging from student sketches to his collaborations with legendary gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.

FOR THE LOCALS: Enjoy the 13th Annual Columbia Heights Day Festival!  It will feature stages with live music, dance, and free fitness classes. Kids can play at the carnival on the Harriet Tubman field while adults make their own fun at the Meridian Pint beer garden. Cheers!

FOR THE VEGANS: Everyone loves a good summer cookout. How about a vegan summer cookout? We’re all in.

FOR THE SILENT DISCOERS: Silent Disco, Pride edition. Need we say more?

FOR THE STRANGER THINGS BINGE-WATCHERS: A Stranger Things themed dance party with specialty drinks? Down.

FOR THE KIDS AT HEART: Check out the National Geographic Festival this weekend. Curious minds only.

FOR THE NINETIES KIDS: Beats and Brunch featuring your favorite 90s and early 2000s bops.

FOR THE FANS OF THE MEATBALL SHOP: Free meatballs this weekend when they pop-up at Cotton & Reed. 

t h i s   a n d  t h a t s

  • This is the wicker round bag that everyone's been asking me about. 
  • The cheap dress that I swear looks good on EVERYONE. 
  • Is it bad that I've worn this on repeat all week? 
  • My brown mules from IG aren't available anymore, but I found a ton of others: 

w h a t   I ' m   r e a d i n g   

  • A deep-dive into the crazy story of Vice (I really don't like them). 
  • Throwback to Ovi's amazing fountain diving
  • When did social media become a "pink collar" job? No idea, but this piece has my SMH-ing. 
  • The Skinny Confidential is on local podcast, Down The Foxhole! 
  • A great look inside the problem of influencers and hotels. If you're an influencer, or an aspiring influencer, read this. 
  • My friend wrote this INCREDIBLE piece on her dream job, and I can't stop thinking about jobs, dream jobs, and what it looks like from person to person. 

weekend guide [june 8-10]


This weekend's guide features yet ANOTHER wedding photo since I have almost 1000 of them, and have no intention on not sharing them. 


~ what to do (washingtonian's only) ~

  • FOR THE LGBTQ+ & ALLIES ALIKE: The Capital Pride Parade is BACK this weekend.
  • FOR THE LGBTQ+ & ALLIES ALIKE: The big Brightest Young Things kickoff party for Pride Weekend has everything from dancing to major concerts. All proceeds benefit Capital Pride.
  • FOR THE ROSE LOVERS: Rose all day on National Rose day!  Head on over to the “Alice in Wonderland"-themed “Rosé Garden” at Union Market’s outdoor Suburbia trailer, with special frosé (frozen rosé) cocktails, five-glass rosé flights (served in inflatable flamingos) for $20, and Instagram opportunities with the Queen of Hearts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Your feed needs this. Seriously.
  • FOR THE ROSE & BASEBALL LOVERS: If you want to celebrate but don’t want to miss the Nats game, you’re in luck, the Rosé All Gameday promotion, which begins before the noon game includes a ticket, a can of Sofia Rosé, a pair of “rosé-colored sunglasses” and access to a pop-up “Rosé Garden” selling rosé and frosé by the glass.
  • FOR THE FEMINISTS: What would you say to women of future generations? Join the project at the Hirshhorn this weekend.
  • FOR THE ENVIRONMENTALISTS: March for the Ocean this Saturday on the National Mall.
  • FOR THE NATURE LOVERS: The Potomac Bonsai Association Summer Bonsai Festival will take place this weekend at the US National Arboretum. The festival is free to attend!
  • FOR THE BOOKWORMS: Lauren Weisberger, author of the novel The Devil Wears Prada, will host a yoga session, book signing, and boozy brunch at Bethesda Row this Saturday to celebrate her newest book, When Life Gives You Lululemons. The event will start with an hour-long outdoor yoga class.
  • Find new reading material at Books in Bloom, a daylong festival featuring readings, panel discussions, children’s activities, and a pop-up bookstore by Politics & Prose. The author lineup includes a former White House photographer, a National Book Award finalist, a USA Today reporter, and a James Beard Award-winning chef.
  • FOR THE FIT GALS: MINT Gym and Studio is hosting a free MINTFuze class at Meridian Hill Park Saturday morning featuring the gym’s Power Playground class, a balance of strength and cardio exercises. Free to attend if you register ahead of time.
  • Oh & FOR THE CRAZY FIT GALS: Join The Four Seasons Hotel for Global Wellness Day starting with a 5K run by the monuments. More activities will be led including yoga, dance, a panel discussion on wellness, and a lecture on meditation.
  • FOR OPRAH’S BIGGEST FANS (AKA EVERYONE): ‘Watching Oprah: The Oprah Winfrey Show and American Culture’ and then check out the new exhibit at the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
  • FOR THE FOODIES: Sample honey wine from Charm City Meadworks at LIL’B COFFEE & EATERY with Chef David Guas and the owner of Charm City at their  “Mead & Greet” Happy Hour with free mead tastings on the patio.
  • FOR THE DARTY DIE-HARDS: Rosebar is hosting an all day party at their lounge in DuPont Circle. Then check out the Ozio Rooftop for more places to pop bottles this weekend.

~ this and thats ~

  • ICYMI: Part One of my series ALL ABOUT the wedding and honeymoon is live.  
  • A HUGE congrats to Justin of DCFoodPorn for being named the best local social media account by Washingtonian. 
  • The bag that EVERYONE and their mother has this summer. 
  • Been wearing this monstera leaf necklace NON-STOP (and it was less than $20). 
  • I was in this crowd last night with Maxim, and I hope you were too, DC. #ALLCAPS
  • This crazy inexpensive tropical dress has been my go-to from the minute the temps turned up. 

~ what I'm reading ~ 

weekend guide [june 1-3]


It's *~official~* ! I'm back from my honeymoon, married to my best friend. And with that, my weekend guide is back as well. Scroll down for things to do, eat, read and more.

SAVE THE DATE // Next weekend is Rosé All (Game)Day at Nationals Park! $35 tickets = all-access to the Rosé Garden and free rose during the game. | tickets


~ what to do (washingtonian's only) ~ 

~ this and thats ~

  • Maxim and I just got into Winc (thanks to a wedding gift from our suave, Spanish friend) and we're so excited to try it out. 
  • A friend invented a 4-piece phone case set to keep you prepped for every situation life throws at you. 
  • In case you missed it, Maxi and I hired Riley to create a watercolor map for our wedding. And now we're madly in love with all of her incredible work. 
  • In my NEVER ENDING attempt to actually drink more than a cup of water, I bought this water bottle. 
  • Terrified, but excited, but terrified to rock these new ALL WHITE leggings to spin class.  
  • There's a new Instagram integration that allow you to buy Eventbrite tickets STRAIGHT from the app. 

~ what I'm reading ~ 

weekend guide [may 11-13]

photo: dave mentzer

photo: dave mentzer


~ what to do (washingtonian's only) ~ 

  • FOR THE CHEFS: Throw your bikini diet to the wind and make these deep fried pickles.  
  • FOR THE DOG LOVERS: Join a bunch of dog owners and lovers at Congressional Cemetery's Day of the Dog.  
  • FOR THE SPIN ADDICTS: Steve from FlyWheel is hosting an amazing charity ride for sickle cell research — including post-workout mimosas! (plus: you can sign-up via a Google Doc & pay with venmo). 
  • FOR THE #PLANTMOMS: COS in Georgetown is collabing with Little Leaf — this weekend only — and you're going to want to check it out. 
  • IF YOU'RE A FAN OF EL CENTRO: Tacos, beer and more at The Yards Park. 
  • IF YOU'VE BEEN FOLLOWING THE CAPITALS: For the first time in two decades, the Capitals are in the finals. And there's a viewing party for all of us that can't afford the crazy ticket prices. 
  • FOR THE CINEPHILE: Union Market's drive-in theater is BACK (!!) this weekend. 

~ this and thats ~ 

  • A friend invented a 4-piece phone case set to keep you prepped for every situation life throws at you. 
  • In case you missed it, Maxi and I hired Riley to create a watercolor map for our wedding. And now we're madly in love with all of her incredible work. 
  • In my NEVER ENDING attempt to actually drink more than a cup of water, I'm dying to buy this water bottle. 
  • Terrified, but excited, but terrified to rock these new ALL WHITE leggings to spin class.  
  • Also — this mask has been helping me keep my pre-wedding skin clear. 
  • ICYMI: Soul Cycle has new bikes! 

~ what I'm reading ~ 

weekend guide {january 26-28}

photo by  dave mentzer

photo by dave mentzer

weekend guide for january 26-28

what to do (washingtonian's only) 

  • FOR THE BLOGGERS: Come meet other local bloggers and women entrepreneurs at Blonde In The District's monthly Bubbles & Bloggers. 
  • FOR THE CLASSY COUPLE: Check out the giant igloos perfect for a date night, complete with chocolate and wine. 
  • FOR THE POLITICS BUFFS: Former mayor of Philadelphia (and now author) comes to Politics & Prose to talk about the "best job in the world
  • FOR THE LADIES AND BADASSES: REST UP! Because next weekend is Bossed Up Bootcamp and I expect to see you! (code: PHOEBE = 20% off) 
  • FOR THE SPEED DEMONS: Check out the Washington Auto Show downtown (it's only here until February 4!) 
  • FOR THE PHILANTHROPIST: Dance the night away to benefit Children's at Dock5 this Saturday. 


what I'm reading


this and thats

weekend round-up: june 10-11



w h a t  t o  d o


  • Bethesda’s First Fashion Carnival. They'll be shopping + events + a lip reader (?!). It's 100% free so check it out from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Details here. 
  • PRIDE PRIDE PRIDE If you're in DC, you better be heading downtown to help celebrate Pride! EVERYTHING you need to know is here.  And HERE's where you should party during the Pride Parade. 


  • Love Your Body Yoga Festival in Reston Town Center (I'll be there!). Come roll out your mat and find some balance. I've had a week full of spin + runs, so I'll gladly welcome the dedicated mat time. All day. 
  • Equality March for Unity and Pride. It will begin at 10:30 a.m. Get the details on where + road closures here.  
  • Taste of Africa is being hosting in Silver Spring from 12-9 p.m. Details here. 
  • Toki Underground + Astro Doughnuts are collabing to host a pop-up in Toki's space. And I'm definitely going to be there. Details


b l o g g e r  s c e n e

  • Jess gives advice on the very real problem that is dressing for petites [Not Jess Fashion
  • The “Girl’s Night In” founder quit her job  [Medium]
  • One my fave new instagrams to follow right now is Anna Grace Fitness. You have check her out. 
  • Judy went to Mexico, but honestly I'm just obsessed with her blog design. [Vogue Villain]
  • Geneva has the world's best insta in my humble opinion + recently shared her photo editing tips. [Cosmic American]


i n  t h e  k n o w

  • ICYMI: It's about to get REALLY hot. [DCist]
  • Hilariously satrical look at Ivanka Trump’s coffee order [Refinery29]
  • All of the juicy gossip + follow up from the Comey testimony [Vox]
  • So apparently THIS is the reason I’m covered in bug bites when no one else is [Greatist]
  •  YAS the half-up, half-down trend is FINALLLLLY back! [Refinery29]
  • ICYMI: This woman went viral because of how extra her house-warming was. [Buzzfeed]


l o n g - f o r m   

  • THIS is how tech billionaires are transforming the American school system. [NYTimes]
  • Deep dive into Apple’s new campus + The history of giant corporations based in suburbs [Wired]



weekend roundup: memorial day weekend

photo by  Bruce Allen

photo by Bruce Allen

Hi babes, I'm writing this little post (my first in a while) while on my way to SouCycle. It's been a tough couple of weeks with work and my personal/blogging life has been literally non-existent. BUT, I'm back and there's nothing better to kick your butt into high gear like cycle, smoothies + memorial day weekend. honestly, though. 

xx phoebe

w h a t  t o  d o

  • Attend the Memorial Day Parade downtown on Saturday. But watch out for the massive street closures. [Downtown] 
  • Memorial Day Brunch at El Centro.  [14th Street location is best]
  • Kick off the summer (and more rain) at Hawthorne on Sunday-Monday. [U Street]
  • If you happen to have 1920s garb just lying around, snag a ticket to the Great Gatsby lawn party happening Saturday. [National Cathedral] 
  • Fifth Harmony is performing at Wolf Trap (?!) on Saturday. [Vienna, VA]
  • Jack Rose is officiallllly launching their Game of Thrones themed ale this weekend. [Dupont] 
  • The Memorial Day Concert on Sunday has tons of locations to watch + related, fun activities. [Downtown]
  • With the day off on Monday, indulge yourself at an all-day cookout at Big Chief. [Ivy City]
  • Sunday evening, check out the Pink & White Party at the W Hotel. [Downtown]

b l o g g e r s

I did not put together a list of Memorial Day Sales at all, but a bunch of bloggers did! So check them out and shop 'til you drop

i n  t h e  k n o w

  • Starbucks has finally learned how to actually make iced coffee: WITH COFFEE ICE. [DCist]
  • Washingtonians are more likely to search for a shrugging gif than other U.S. cities. [DCist]
  • Check out all of the semifinalists in Eater's Young Guns contest - a search for the best talent in the food + drink biz. [Eater]
  • Check out this hilarious explanation of the Comey firing situations. [Washington Post]
  • President Trump straight-up PUSHED a prime minister out of the way. And I'm horrified to even be typing this. [CNN]
  • But Pope Francis put Donald back in place + gifted him his 2015 letter on climate change. I wish I was that savage. [Reuters]
  • According to SCIENCE, this is how to feel less stressed. Hint: Laughing helps. [Greatist]

l o n g  f o r m

  • Published in 2012, but still relevant AF: A long profile on Mark Zuckerberg having to, you know, be an adult + a CEO. [NYMag]
  • The world of indoor farming and the startup behind its business model, Plenty. [Fast Company]