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photo by dave mentzer

photo by dave mentzer

what I'm drinking: Bonterra Rosé(they're an organic rosé that we found for under $15!) 



You may have noted that today's "newsletter" is not quite a newsletter, but instead a plain HTML email with a link to this page. Unfortunately, MailChimp has been experiencing some complications with their campaigns that affected my weekly newsletter. 

So this week, the newsletter is a private page on the Honestly, Though blog. 

In other news, I've joined #TeamFNV to help spread the good word about fruits and veggies, and I can't wait to get started. 

Hope your weekend is off to a great start! 

xx Phoebe 

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FOR THE FOODIES: check out Truckaroo, DC’s very own food truck festival taking place at the Bull Pen this weekend with all your favorite local vendors, live music and drinks.

FOR THE GARDEN PARTYERS:  this is an event you won’t want to miss: A Garden Party: From Africa to Asia Hang out at the beautiful Enid A. Haupt Garden during this awesome Smithsonian at 8 event. You’ll have late-night access to the National Museum of African Art and the Sackler Gallery, where you can view art from the African and Asian continents.

FOR THE ONES WITH KIDDOS: a littttle jealous of this one: Smithsonian Sleepover at the National Museum of American History. The Smithsonian National Museum of American History will provide kids with an unforgettable adventure this Friday with its Smithsonian Sleepover. Ages 8-12 are permitted, and there must be at least one adult present for every three children in any group that registers. No siblings younger than 8 are allowed, and no adults are allowed without children.

FOR THE HISTORY BUFFS: With Hamilton running at the Kennedy Center, it’s the perfect time to head over to the Textile Museum to check out this in-depth exhibit on Alexander Hamilton himself. Through historical newspapers, you’ll discover some of Hamilton’s greatest accomplishments and influential life events.

FOR THE MUSEUM EXHIBIT JUNKIES: The National Building Museum asked local teens how the arts and culture impact their hometown of Washington, DC for this annual exhibit. This year, Investigating Where We Live will highlight local artists and residents while also showing the teens’ view of the District through artwork, photography and the written word.

The National Gallery of Art has put on a litany of memorable exhibits across the last four decades in its East Building. This Sunday lecture will showcase more than a dozen of them, exhibiting highlights from each, including unforgettable photography, paintings and other images at ‘Forty Years of Exhibitions: A Baker’s Dozen Memorable Shows’

FOR THE CONCERT-GOERS: An international pop star in every sense of the phrase, Shakira will bring her El DoradoWorld Tour to the Capital One Arena this Saturday night. We know your hips don’t lie. Tickets can be purchased here.

Check out R&B artist Jeremih at the 9:30 Club this weekend.

FOR THE HOPPY ONES: Local brewery DC Brau welcomes back its double IPA Space Reaper with a special event at ChurchKey. Try this year’s Space Reaper on draft before cans hit the shelves.

FOR THE YOGIS: East Side Yoga has been presenting a monthly “Sanity Sundays Summer Yoga” at the NoMA REI Store since June. This month’s edition will feature a hip-hop playlist with a mix of ’90s classics and modern hits.

FOR THE FAIR-GOERS: Montgomery County Agricultural Fair at Montgomery County Agricultural Center: Rides, games, animal exhibits and more return for the annual fair, a fixture in the county since 1949. This year’s fair includes pig races, animal competitions and demonstrations, a hypnotist performance, monster trucks, chainsaw carving and acrobatic shows.

FOR THE “BORN IN THE 70S” CROWD: The Late Shift: Summer Fling at Torpedo Factory: The Alexandria art studio is throwing it back to its early days with a dance party highlighting music from the 1970s onward — all curated by a live DJ. Retro attire is encouraged. Get groovy.

FOR THE POP-UP FANS: The Bar Between Worlds at Union Drinkery: this dreamy, one-night-only experience and benefit inside Park View’s Union Drinkery with help from the designer who worked on Drink Company’s very uber-popular “Game of Thrones” and royal wedding-themed pop-ups. You’ll sip your way through three interactive installations re-creating the cosmos, the Elysian fields from Greek mythology and a dark Reykjavik winter.

FOR THE SPIRITUAL GAL (OR GUY): check out Olde City Farm + Garden’s new moon ceremony workshop and set your intentions for the new moon in Leo we’ll be experiencing that brings out a passionate and expressive energy, leading us to find our true selves.


FOR THE 5K FIENDS: [AUGUST 25] The Zoo is putting on a 5K to benefit the Zoo and conservation efforts. Put in the work, then party with the animals after. 

FOR THE DINNER CLUBBERS: [AUGUST 31] Republic Restorative teamed up with Zaytinya to host a cocktail dinner featuring mezze and spirits. 

  • Girlboss: Joanna Coles is my spirit animal, my girl crush, and the #bossbabe I hope to one day be. 
  • Tech Crunch: The truth about how Apple really got to $1 trillion. 
  • Neiman Lab: How this newspaper wrote an audience-driven article using IG Stories. 
  • Marketing Dive: Impossible Foods is crushing the marketing game. 
  • NYT: NYC just put a cap on the Uber's of the city. 
  • Thrillist: PSL season is already here (yes, I know it's early).
  • Oh, and if you needed a reminder: Everything Is Alive.