Impress Yourself with Cameron Hughes Wines

Let’s face it: drinking wine in DC is a pretty ego-centric affair.  Unlike ordering your own cocktail, the choice of wine can be more about what you think others will like than what you like yourself.  And it can be nerve wracking to try to select a wine others will enjoy.  The only way to know…

This Weekend Visit Smithsonian’s 35th Annual Juried Craft Show

  This weekend only, the National Building Museum is taken over by some of the most prestigious designers and crafters in the country.  On display and for sale are works from 120 artists representing all facets of contemporary design and craft– basketry, ceramics, decorative fiber, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, paper, wearable art, and wood….

RSVP to Celebrate Craft Beer and Designer Clothes with Billy Reid in Georgetown

Luxury brand Billy Reid (www.billyreid.com) and Blackberry Farm (www.blackberryfarm.com) are joining forces once again to celebrate The Road To Shindig No. 8. On Wednesday, August 10th, from 6 PM – 8 PM, Billy Reid and Blackberry Farm will be hosting an in-store event at Billy Reid Washington DC (3211 M Street) to celebrate the release of the Blackberry Farm Brewery Palomino custom craft beer,…

Avant-Pop Jazz from Daniel Bennett Group in Bethesda

Wednesday, August 10, Villian & Saint in Bethesda hosts the Daniel Bennet Group for an evening of a “mix of Jazz, Folk, and Minimalism.” Daniel Bennett Group is currently touring to promote their newest album, Sinking Houseboat Confusion. The Daniel Bennett Group has been featured in the Boston Globe, NPR, First Coast Living (NBC), Yahoo Voices, Timeout…

The Park at Fourteenth: Downtown DC Red Carpet Dining

In lieu of the usual restaurant review, DC Style Is Real brings you a glimpse of a real-life back and forth about a recent dining experience at The Park at Fourteenth.  Two DC ladies reflect on a fun weeknight out in McPherson Square over GChat.   The Park at Fourteenth treated us to dinner, showing…

Galley: Delivery That’s Delicious

Are you like me?  Do you need to eat food to stay alive?   Food is an essential element, so why do I neglect the quality of my meals?  Well, thanks to my newly found best-friend-as-a-service Galley, I don’t have to. Galley is a DC startup: creating, dishing up and delivering original and delicious meals…

Wine and Design, Take Me Away

  Taking a step away from the dusty yet somehow still humid DC summer and into the cool and calm recesses of a museum is one of the pleasures of living in this city of ours.  Getting to spend time decompressing with a glass of wine and a project you don’t necessarily need to do…

From the Archives: The Legend of the Salty Oat Cookie

Back in 2010, I waxed poetic about the salty oat cookie at Teaism.  As the cookie continues to fascinate me, I’ve revived this post from the archives.   The salty oat cookie. The cookie that launched a thousand DC recipe blogs. The cookie that evades duplication, that creates wonder in unbelievers, the once and future…

Takoma Park Art Hop, this Saturday and Sunday

With more beautiful spring weather forecast for this weekend, make your way up to Takoma Park (just on the other side of the DC border) for the annual Art Hop.  It’s a weekend of public art, classes, demonstrations and more.  See the schedule below for an idea of what’s in store this year. Takoma Park…

Intersections Festival at the Atlas

For its fifth year, the Intersections Festival at the Atlas Theater is bringing together all kinds of exciting performances you can’t find anywhere else…and certainly not all under one roof.  Over three weekends from February 21 to March 8, singers, dancers, actors, puppeteers, and more will not only perform but interact with the audience. The…

After Work Speacial at the Kennedy Center: Jazz Hand, Tales of a One-Armed Woman

Yes, you read that title correctly: Jazz Hand.  One singular sensation.  “Jazz Hand: Tales of a One-Armed Woman is a two-person sketch show that addresses some of the awkward and absurd situations that actor Mary Theresa Archbold has encountered regarding her prosthetic arm. Featuring hilarious personal monologues, dancing, and singing, Jazz Hand holds a mirror…