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Her Story: Microgreens’ Alli Sosna

Her Story: Microgreens’ Alli Sosna

A chef by training, Alli Sosna has worked in some of DC’s finest kitchens. Her commitment to the DC community led her to serve as Executive Chef at DC Central Kitchen, where she recognized her passion for providing the nation’s youth with access to, and knowledge of,...
Why You Should Wear Sunscreen Every Day

Why You Should Wear Sunscreen Every Day

The sky just opened up outside. Rain is coming down in buckets. The Nats game? Well…. But trust me, the sun’ll come out tomorrow. And tomorrow, the Friday before Memorial Day, is Don’t Fry Day. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with the National...
Serums for Flawless Skin

Serums for Flawless Skin

Sun’s out, buns out. Time to wax those legs, scrub those backs, and get your skin glowing for summer (oy) but also time to start thinking about lighter products and lots of sunscreen, too.  If your face has been on furlough, now’s the perfect time to get a...
Oh, Little Rabbit’s Napkins For Your Table

Oh, Little Rabbit’s Napkins For Your Table

When I was shopping for new dinner napkins, everything started looking the same– b o r i n g –until I found Oregon-based Oh, Little Rabbit.  Their eco-friendly home goods are natural, sustainable and have a sense of humor. So even if your dinner guests are painfully...
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: 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...
DIY Citrus Wood Polish

DIY Citrus Wood Polish

As an trained aromatherapist, I keep a stockpile of essential oils that I like to use for relaxation, household purposes, and preparation for zombie apocalypse, though I haven’t figured out that last part yet. If you have children or pets or simply want to create...
Cheap Dates: Cork Market Picnic

Cheap Dates: Cork Market Picnic

Forget about nursing that hangover and binge-watching Breaking Bad this Sunday. Instead, spend some quality time with your boo and still take that nap you wanted. First, call or e-mail Cork Market (at least 24 hours in advance) and order a specialty picnic basket...
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...
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...
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