weekend guide [july 6-9]

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FOR THE METRO RIDERS: *TWO RED LINE STATIONS WILL BE CLOSED THIS WEEKEND*

FOR THE ART LOVERS: The Hirshhorn is opening a 60-year retrospective of German artist Georg Baselitz, celebrating the artist’s 80th birthday. The exhibit, Baselitz: Six Decades, will bring together over 100 works spanning his career, including pieces never seen in the U.S. before. Trace the influence and development of his career. Through September 16.

FOR THE YOGIS: There's serenity yoga going on at the Dumbarton House, Meridian Hill Park, 14th Street's Lululemon, on a rooftop in Van Ness, and Kundalini yoga is going down at a church.  

FOR THE HISTORY FANS: Learn about apple cider, fizz, and Germany's influence on this drink. 

FOR FANS OF (OR THOSE INTERESTED IN) ASIAN CULTURE: This weekend, Chinatown is hosting its Chinatown Community Festival. Think: street food from asian and pacific islander restaurants, henna, kimonos, rice drawing and more. 

( & check out the Nanotak x ARTECHOUSE exhibit. Get your tickets now before they’re gone!)

FOR THE HIRSHHORN FANS: This weekend only, the Hirshhorn is hosting a "sound scene" with DC Listening Lounge. Think: Auditory sensory coupled with interactive art. 

FOR THE FOLKS: The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is back on the National Mall. Stop by to watch the human tower, but stay for the Catalonia and Armenia fairgrounds on the Mall. 

FOR THE COMEDIANS: Capital Laughs is back with Friday Night Laughs, a comedic showcase. Ticket prices range. 

FOR THE BEER LOVERS: Port City is hosting a pub crawl in Old Town Alexandria. 

**Oh, and the Capital Fringe Festival is going on ALL weekend**

 

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(home edition because we move in less than two weeks!) 

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  • Glamour: The Fab Five's origin stories are just as great as you'd imagine. 
  • Vox: Everything you need to know about the on-going Thailand soccer team cave rescue 
  • Apartment Therapy: Looking at alllll the apartment inspo before we move on July 19! 
  • Slate: An in-depth look at the crash of Facebook and news sites. 
  • The Good Lemon: What fonts can you use? They asked designers. 
  • Bon Appetit: In defense of stealing restaurant pens. 
  • YouTube: A little primer in case you're somehow not obsessed with the #WhatTheFluffChallenge yet. 
  • Instagram: I'm obsessed with FedEx's instagram account. 

weekend guide [june 29-july 1]

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**** There's a HUGE protest happening tomorrow to demand that we keep families together at the border, instead of separating children from parents and guardians. Even if you're not in Washington, D.C., there are protests happening around the country. ****
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FOR THE ROSÉ LOVERS: The Yards is throwing a rosé all day party with rosé flights, piña coladas, oysters and more. 

FOR THE NATURAL WINE LOVERS: Pineapple Collaborative has partnered up with Please Bring Chips to put on a natural wine social. There will be wine experts to guide you through the world of natural wine, or you can just get tipsy drinking really f*cking good wine. 

FOR THE ART LOVERS: The Hirshhorn is opening a 60-year retrospective of German artist Georg Baselitz, celebrating the artist’s 80th birthday. The exhibit, Baselitz: Six Decades, will bring together over 100 works spanning his career, including pieces never seen in the U.S. before. Trace the influence and development of his career. Through September 16.

( & check out the Nanotak x ARTECHOUSE exhibit. Get your tickets now before they’re gone!)

FOR THE BEER FESTIVAL TYPES: Get pre-ready for July 4 because Red, White & Brew is back. Hop on over to Buzzard Point for unlimited American beer, tastings of non-beer and endless food trucks.

(or check out Solace Brewing's One-Year Anniversary Party!) 

FOR THE FOOD TRUCK FIENDS: Head over to Truckeroo and help be the judge of which food truck is supreme. Every month, Truckeroo brings some of the hottest food trucks in the are for s night of great food and great company. 
 

FOR THE HISTORIANS (and non-historians, tbh): The National Portrait Gallery has a new exhibit — One Year: 1968, An American Odyssey. The exhibit, spanning just a single room, uses 30-some portraits to paint a picture (figuratively) of the most important moments of that year that defined today's United States.

FOR THE COMEDIANS: This weekend is DC's Best Showcase for underground comics. Some shows (if you're out late) are free, while others charge a small cover charge of $10-20. 

ALSO: Check out the monthly comedy brunch at Wonderland Ballroom! 

FOR THE TRAVELED: The Embassy of Belize is having an open house evening with a buffet, a meet and greet with the ambassador, a presentation of local art and more. If you're interested in traveling to Belize or learning more about the gorgeous country, this is a must. 

FOR THE YOGIS: Yoga Factory is offering free outdoor yoga at the waterfront. Or if you want a more immersive experience, check out this yoga class with headphones

FOR THE SUPPORTERS OF #MadeInDC: Logan Exchange is having a pop-up shop to showcase local artisans, businesses and more. 

FOR THE NEWBIES TO DC: If you've never seen the Mount Vernon fireworks,cancel your plans because this is practically required reading for DC. They have two nights, too: Friday and Saturday. 

FOR THE FOLKS: The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is back on the National Mall. Stop by to watch the human tower, but stay for the Catalonia and Armenia fairgrounds on the Mall. 

 

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  • Washington Post: Everything you need to know about yesterday's newsroom shooting
  • McSweeney's: New York Times Tweets (LOL) 
  • Shape: Why just staying in is becoming the biggest party trend 
  • Cosmopolitan: Everything we need to know about AHS 8. 
  • Glamour: The Fab Five's origin stories are just as great as you'd imagine. 
  • Refinery29: How YouTubers are reinventing the celeb breakup. 
  • Vogue / YT: Is it weird that I want to be BFFs with Lili after this? 
  • MindBodyGreen: How to style your home depending on what your Myers-Briggs is. 
  • Humans Of New York: I love this kind of friendship.
  • Bustle: Tan France of Queer Eye talks fashion rules to break. 

 

weekend guide [june 15-17]

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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. 

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  • 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: 

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  • 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]

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

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~ 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]

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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

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  • 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. 

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weekend guide [may 11-13]

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~ 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. 

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  • 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 {april 13-15}

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photo by judan guttman, unsplash. 

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DON'T FORGET: 

I'M HOSTING AN INSTAGRAM PANEL & WORKSHOP AT THE END OF THE MONTH!

There are only a few tickets left — GRAB ONE NOW! 

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weekend guide {march 16-19}

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weekend guide {march 9-11}

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DON'T FORGET: 

NEXT WEEKEND I'M HOSTING A PANEL & WORKSHOP ALL ABOUT COPYWRITING ON INSTAGRAM! There are only a few tickets left — GRAB ONE NOW! 

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weekend guide {February 9-11}

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weekend guide for February 9-11

Happy weekend! My week has been pretty mellow, but this weekend is jam-packed for me — I have a baby shower for a friend, several restaurant tastings, a secret project to work on and I have to pack for a week in LA! In this edition of my weekend guide, find a great study on gestures vs. voice AI, a new podcast and — oh yeah! — my feature in Teen Vogue! 

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  • Maxim and I are trying out Felix Gray glasses to help with digital eye strain — review coming! 
  • I'm on a wire basket kick right now and have been organizing our apartment with these
  • Added this book on curating to my Amazon cart. 
  • This is the grossest and also most weirdly satisfying toy I've ever seen. 
  • My exact thoughts on the new Snapchat update. #RIP 
  • My new favorite K-Beauty toner — with ginseng. 
  • & I have been spending an *ungodly* amount of time falling in love with the Instagram account for The Kangaroo Sanctuary

what I'm reading

  • Everything that happened at the Winter Olympics opening ceremony.
  • The insights that apparently there's a problem with people cuddling too many chickens...? 
  • Months after hurricanes tore through paradise, a heartbreaking story of reality in the Virgin Islands. 
  • Watch Katie Couric "skimm" the history of the Olympics for you. [Fun fact! From grades 3-6, when asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I said Katie Couric. I was her biggest fan girl.] 
  • An old article from Bon Appetite about soy — because the battle over whether it's good or not never ends. 
  • A look into the life of a "low-tech"-er (aka someone without a smartphone). 
  • If you're feeling morbid, a look into a nuclear war with North Korea.