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Gift Ideas For Mother's Day

Gift Ideas For Mother's Day

Just as the temperature begins to show signs of heating up, and my flower beds begin to show signs of life beyond winter, I found the most gorgeous collection of silk photo albums that are simply too elegant to forget. And in fact, I was invited to a fabulous black tie event last weekend at my friend, Lynda's home (yes, her home!) and I so wish that I had come across these works of art before I settled on something lovely as a hostess gift-- but not nearly as special.

Alexandria's Books-A-Million Gets Ready to Shut Down

Alexandria's Books-A-Million Gets Ready to Shut Down

Alexandria's Books-A-Million will be closing down on April 16. "Everything in the store is 20% off right now so it has been crazy," said an employee today. The Reston location will be closing as well, but Books-A-Million will remain open in Dupont Circle. An elderly lady was buying a few picture books this afternoon in Alexandria for her great grandson; she was disappointed to see the store shutting down. How do you feel about bookstores closing down? Do you think there is still a need for printed books with the Internet, iPads and Kindles? 

 

Very Cherry AdMo PopUp Shop

Very Cherry AdMo PopUp Shop

This community notice comes to us from Adams Morgan Main Street:

Adams Morgan Main Street has partnered with the National Cherry Blossom Festival.  The “Very Cherry AdMo Pop Up Shop,” located in the heart of Adams Morgan, is a temporary urban shop and exhibit venue where both visitors and locals can find unique items. This colorful, multicultural neighborhood business district hosts original art, and crafts all under one roof at 2421 18th St NW.  It opened on March 27 and will remain open until April 16 for a total of 21 consecutive days & eves; including 4 weekends.

 

Lou Lou Boutique Opens Eighth Location

This story comes to us from Erica Ann Lindgren:

Loulou, a women’s accessory boutique, plans to open its eighth location in April 2011. With stores currently located in Bethesda, DuPont Circle and Metro Station, Loulou Georgetown marks the fourth metropolitan Washington D.C. location.

 

The new store, located in Georgetown at 1304 Wisconsin Ave NW, will carry both moderately priced and designer accessories, including jewelry, handbags, outerwear, and toiletries.  The store will be approximately 1,200 square feet and is located right next door to the Georgetown Inn.

 

The Georgetown Angels Want Y-O-U to Visit the Shops at Georgetown Park

The Georgetown Angels Want Y-O-U to Visit the Shops at Georgetown Park

Have you heard of the Georgetown Angels?

Don't Let the Traffic Grinch Steal Your Holiday Shopping Cheer!

Don't Let the Traffic Grinch Steal Your Holiday Shopping Cheer!

Ahhh….the holiday season is upon us again, replete with its many joys: rosy-cheeked, smiling children, twinkling lights, the smell of baking cookies, the opportunity to dress your dog like a reindeer and tell all your friends that “he really likes it.” But it also carries just a wee bit of stress. There’s the baking of said cookies, hanging the pretty lights, travel plans, menus, and, of course, shopping. Lots and lots of shopping.

Is Your Facial Adding More Stress to Your Life?

Is Your Facial Adding More Stress to Your Life?

There is no better way to get that stress off your face than a facial.  So why with so many places right here in the Nation’s Capitol, can the wrong decision cause more stress?   It may be those "unwanted extras"….medical professionals may call it Erysipelas, which is a skin infection caused by streptococcal bacteria; I call it "an expensive reason why I don’t go to spas.”  It is amazing how many spas this bacteria has made its home in!  Luckily, Patsy, owner of Patsy's Nail Bar, educated me on "spa sanitation," and armed me with some key questions we should all be asking before we subject ourselves to a potential Occupational Safety and Health Administration (O.S.H.A.) or even a Washington, D.C "health violation":