Monthly Archive: October 2014

Bedding (Didriks via Flickr)

The Anatomy of a Well-Dressed Bed

If you have ever looked at an image of a bed in one of your favorite furniture catalogs or design magazines, you’ve probably noticed that the bed is really decked out. It’s layered in all sorts of bedding that looks...

Halloween at the Zoo (Taylor Ward via Flickr)

Go Fright-Seeing at Night of the Living Zoo This Week

Seldom has a short blast of promotional prose defined an event so clearly. Here is what the Smithsonian National Zoological Park had to say about Night of the Living Zoo. Prepare to witness death [-] defying acts and amazing oddities...

Pad Thai (Lummmy via Flickr)

Sugar Palm: Good, Affordable Thai Food in Alexandria

Everybody likes Thai food. OK, maybe not everybody. I’m just going on what I know, anecdotal evidence: me and the people I talk to, some of whom have even dined with yours truly on this fine cuisine. And if I’m...

College Park Sign (thisisbossi via Flickr)

4 Reasons to Rent an Apartment in College Park

There’s a big state school with its flagship campus in the D.C. metro area. You may’ve heard of it. It’s called the University of Maryland. But you may be a little less familiar with the city that surrounds it and...

Anacostia River Cleanup (AFS-USA Intercultural Program via Flickr)

Get Your Hands Dirty Helping Clean Up the Anacostia Watershed

Last month I wrote about National Public Lands Day, and it got me thinking. Why not try and make it a monthly feature, giving area apartment renters an opportunity to check out local organizations dedicated to cleaning up the environment?...

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Creating a Contemporary, Mid-Century Modern Look at Home

It’s the style that everyone wants today. It’s everywhere. It’s fun and quirky, vintage yet modern, and shockingly very comfortable despite the small-scale of many mid-century modern pieces. Mid-century. The middle of the century. 1900 to 1999. So, 1930s to...

Oktoberfest (digital cat via Flickr)

Celebrate the Season at Oktoberfest in Gaithersburg

Fall is a great season. You get the nice, crisp, cool weather. You get the changing of the leaves, back to school, Halloween, Thanksgiving, pumpkins and all that. You also get beer, and lots of it, in the guise of...

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Live Music Venues in DC, Maryland, & Virginia

Do you have a favorite artist or band you want to see perform live? Well, chances are they will be stopping by one of the concert venues below so make sure to be on the lookout for lineups in your...