Do More 24: Support a Local Non-profit Today!

Do More 24 brings together nonprofit organizations, companies, and people committed to making a difference on one day to make the National Capital Area a better place for all. It provides an opportunity to showcase the amazing and critical work of nonprofit organizations serving our region. Anacostia Gracious Arts Program (AGAP) provides arts education to inner-city students…

Walkable Living Within Reach

The Coalition for Smarter Growth brings today’s story about the push behind the desire to live, work, and play local.  As has been said before, “you’re not in traffic, you are traffic,” and some DC residents have had enough.  Read on and take a look at their interactive map. Today, 38% of District households are…

The District Sleeps Alone Tonight

I came to Washington, D.C. eight years ago. I had finished grad school in New York, and D.C. was not on the map until I met my boyfriend, who had found a job here. I was less than thrilled: My hope had been to settle in New York, and work for the United Nations. I…

Free Photo Tour at the Capitol Building

Are you hoping you get around to taking some gorgeous pics of the spring flora before summer arrives?  Do you just want to get outside more often?  Do you live on the Hill?  Take advantage of a FREE opportunity to tour the ground of the Capitol and get some photos in the process. The U.S….

DC Style Is Real featured on Field Trip

Posts from DC Style Is Real can now appear wherever you go when you, once you’ve downloaded the app, that is, walk around DC. Instead of digging into the archives of the blog, you can find stories by location. Set the app to follow your location and turn day-to-day life in DC into something more…

A Washingtonian in New Orleans

Can one country be so different that you feel like you’re in a foreign land after a 2 hour flight? That was my first thought upon arriving in New Orleans in late December. It reminded me of San Juan, something other friends have pointed out before. Must be the palm trees and the weather and…

Santarchy: Don’t Be Afraid, It’s Just Hoards of Santas

Put on a Santa suit and descend upon DC with thousands of like-minded Santas for the annual all-day Santarchy event! Santarchy/Santacons take place every year in major cities all over the world, involving tens of thousands of Santas. Santarchy is a non-profit, non-political, non-religious & non-sensical celebration of holiday cheer, goodwill, and fun. There is…

Quick Byte: Celebrity on H!

Stop the presses, everyone. Dr. Horrible himself, Neil Patrick Harris, was spotted at hot ramen spot Toki Underground last night before going to help light the White House Xmas tree. Contrary to rumors from a tipster calling himself “Kumar”, NPH was not on ‘shrooms and ecstasy, but had ‘shrooms in his bowl of ramen and…

Ms. Vedral Goes to Washington: Where To Get Your Nails Did

It’s been widely documented on these pages that I like to get my grooming on. Eyebrow threadings, waxing, mani/pedis–as Lindsay Bluth Funke would rightly point out, “these are some real costs, Michael.” And boy are they real. I moved here a little over nine months ago on a tight budget, only to find that the…

Something’s Really Happening Here: DC Week

What if you could look on one screen at all of the public transportation options in DC at the same time and choose the best route home (Metro, bus, Capital Bikeshare, Zipcar, and car2go)? Have you ever tried to cook from a recipe on your iPad or smartphone without getting food on the screen? A…

Call for Writers

Greetings readers! Some of you may or may not have noticed that the posts have been slow in coming lately here at DC Style Is Real.  Has DC Style gotten a little too real lately and precluded the writing of fine and entertaining posts for your reading pleasure?  Perhaps. That’s why I want you (YOU!)…