U.S. Capitol Building D.C.

The U.S. Capitol Tour in Photos & Video – Free to Visit in D.C.

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With my Art Weekend in D.C., I decided to extend by a day so I could do my own tour of D.C. in a short time.  I had never visited the iconic buildings of Washington, D.C. – the Capitol, Supreme Court or the White House.  For this trip, the White House was under construction and […]

Best Burger and Fries in D.C.

Is the Best Burger in D.C. (and duck fat fries!) at Bourbon Steak?

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Knowing that my Art Weekend in D.C. was planned out, I stayed an extra day to explore on my own.  I asked a few D.C. based twitter friends for restaurant suggestions, along the lines of “what’s a must eat food experience in D.C.”  A few replies were “the best burger in D.C. is at Bourbon Steak […]

The Renwick Gallery collection

The Renwick Gallery – Decorative Arts in D.C. – Thoughtful & On Trend

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Art Museums often have the “permanent collection” which you see the same pieces with each visit and it’s the temporary exhibits that draw you back to discover or re-discover an artist and their work. For my Art Weekend in Washington, D.C.  I would discover many new (to me) American artists in the Decorative Arts.  My […]

Trace at Hirshhorn by Ai Weiwei

Trace at Hirshhorn – Powerful Art in D.C. Using 1.2 Million Legos

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My art skills are limited to badly drawn stick figures and flowers.  I’ve attempted mosaics, pottery and a few other creative endeavors but am keeping my day job in accounting/finance.  Even as a child, my Lego creations showed no imagination.  That’s why I leave the Lego art to the professionals – the master builders/artists like […]

Fairmont D.C. Gold Lounge Review Jellybeans

Luxury In Georgetown: The Fairmont, D.C. Gold Level Experience

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If you’ve never considered staying on the concierge (club) level of a hotel you should.  The individual attention, privacy and access to the lounge can elevate your hotel stay and make it less stressful plus there are free cookies (ok, maybe something only I value)!   When I stayed at the newly renovated, modern luxury, […]

AMOR sculpture D.C. National Gallery Sculpture Garden Art Weekend in D.C.

Itinerary: Art Weekend in D.C. – Art, Walk, Eat, Drink, Repeat

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Washington, D.C. is a three-hour train ride from Philly and yet I’ve only visited three times over the years –in high school, when a friend lived in the city and last time for my trip to South Africa (the award ticket originated at IAD-Washington Dulles airport).  D.C. really is a wonderful city with so many […]

Under the Wish Tree for Washington DC

Make a Wish at the “Wish Tree for Washington, DC” at the Hirshhorn

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Modern art and I have a love/hate relationship since my visit to the Chicago Art Institute which threw me over the edge.  Yoko Ono’s art over the years has been controversial for me so when I heard about the Wish Tree for Washington, DC, I was curious. How is a living tree a work of art?  […]

Angel Wings D.C. by Colette Miller

No Age Limit on Fun at the Rooftop Silent Disco in D.C.

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Growing up, I danced all the time.  Now I only dance (and sing) in the car as the commute requires it to preserve my sanity and provide other drivers a smile. So when I saw that the Silent Dance Society and the Embassy Row Hotel had invited our #BloggersTakeTheCity group to the Friday Night Rooftop […]