Cheap Dates: A Parisian Afternoon For Under $20

Cheap Dates: A Parisian Afternoon For Under $20

by Sarah Hall Paris, with all its food, wine, art and architecture–there’s no city in the world that’s more romantic. But hey, DC’s no schlub either. Here’s how to feel like Nino and Amelie without the transatlantic flight: The National Gallery of Art has a wide...
Her Story: Chouquette Chocolates’ Sarah Dwyer

Her Story: Chouquette Chocolates’ Sarah Dwyer

When she was a little girl, Sarah Dwyer was able to find the caramels in each box of chocolates. And when she did, she made sure she was the one who ate them. This love for anything with a caramel center led her to leave a well-paying job in the financial industry to...
Her Story: Fruitcycle Empowers Women

Her Story: Fruitcycle Empowers Women

There’s something about going to an orchard and picking your own fruit. The breeze in your hair, the sun on your skin, and the smell of ripe fruit permeating your nostrils. What isn’t felt is the thousands of pounds of fruit wasted due to bruising, over-ripening, or...
Reflections from EcoFarm 2019

Reflections from EcoFarm 2019

As an amateur gardener, eater, and food activist, mostly green (see what I did there?) and with a relatively shallow comprehension of how complex our food system is, I was intimidated by the Ecological Farming Association’s annual EcoFarm convening. Hosted by the...
Her Story: Chef Jess Swift

Her Story: Chef Jess Swift

Jessica Swift is a registered dietician and professionally-trained chef who brings healthy meals straight to you. Chef Jess‘ meals are prepared fresh in 2-3 day quantities and tailored to your specific needs. Not only are they delicious, but they also help meet...
Don’t Get Catfished

Don’t Get Catfished

Last time I was stood up on a date, I waited foolishly at the bar for hours then went home humiliated. Later, the guy would tell me an elaborate story about how his ex came over and they got into an huge argument, delaying his arrival. I responded by sending him a box...
Cheap Dates: From Here to Internity

Cheap Dates: From Here to Internity

Hey interns, work downtown? Been eyeing that cute intern? Want to see what he/she’s like outside those cubicle walls? Here’s an idea that’ll get you both out on the town without cleaning out your wallet. On any Monday night between now and August, head to Aria...
Her Story: Righteous Cheese’s Carolyn Stromberg

Her Story: Righteous Cheese’s Carolyn Stromberg

Once upon a time, there was a precocious little girl named Carolyn Stromberg whose first word was “cheese.” That fateful moment would start young Carolyn on a lifetime journey through Europe and Washington, DC, where she cultivated her love of food and wine at...
Cheap Dates: Your Very Own Rom-Com for $35

Cheap Dates: Your Very Own Rom-Com for $35

“Rom-coms,” or romantic comedies, exist in a wildly unrealistic parallel universe, where Nora Ephron is God and wealthy bachelors fall in love with prostitutes. Still, we all swoon at the stories of this alternate reality…I’m looking at you too, boys. Star in your own...
Cheap Dates: Ice Dates + Hot Skates

Cheap Dates: Ice Dates + Hot Skates

First dates can be awkward, but if all goes well, they can be the most magical nights of your life.  We’ve got the perfect winter date idea for you that will break the ice, not the bank. Grab your skates and head over to the Washington Harbour Ice Rink ($9 admission...
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