Capital Bikeshare Expands into Virginia

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more awesome, Capital Bikeshare is about to build on its ubiquity. Parent company Alta recently announced that our beloved bikeshare program is expanding southward to Alexandria, with an initial run of nine stations in Old Town, with more on the way. The program is already incredibly successful…

In the World of FREE: Zaytinya

From 4:00 to 6:30 today, Tuesday, Zaytinya (my favorite Greek Jose Andres restaurant in Chinatown) will be serving complimentary wine tastings as part of their Grape Festival.  You may not know a Chablis from a Chardonnay, but everyone appreciates a little free in their lives, nes pas? Zaytinya puts a fun spin on traditional Greek…

Ms.Vedral Goes to Washington: Flats are for…

About a year ago, when I first began telling my friends and family that I was considering a move from my native New York City to Washington DC, the first argument against it–without fail–would be “but you have so much style.” I’ll admit, I didn’t disagree with their concern. I had been told by Washingtonians…

Fashion’s Night Out: Four Years Young

This Thursday, Georgetown will play host to a bevy of stylish (and thirsty) fashionistas ready to shop, snack, and dance til they drop. Fashion’s Night Out is an annual and international event in which stores band together to stay open later, offer better deals, and provide all manner of ways for customers to spend their…

Shakespeare Theater Free For All: All’s Well That Ends Well

Until September 5, The Shakespeare Theater will continue their over twenty year tradition of offering free tickets to their summer show. By lottery or first-come-first-served basis, the theater is giving away tickets to their so-good-it’s-back production of All’s Well That Ends Well.  Tickets can be had for free by enrolling in the online lottery or…

Labor Day Special: Modern Manners’ Recipe for the Perfect BBQ

While the end of summer holiday, Labor Day, neither marks a change in the weather (curse you, climate change!) nor the autumnal equinox (curse you, solar calendar!), it does mean something everyone can support: barbeque. The Labor Day Weekend BBQ is a great tradition of Americana, a last hurrah before school starts, or more appropriately…

Where I Live and What I Live For

Author’s Note: Readers, when I moved to Washington DC nearly six months ago, I did not come with the intention of starting a literary career. After all, who moves from New York City to Capitol Hill to do that? Seriously, I’d like to know so that I can involve them in our writers’ circle. But…