New Smithsonian Building

Visit the Newest Member of the Smithsonian Family

D.C. has several Smithsonian museums that many Washingtonians and visitors cherish, but on Sept. 24, the Smithsonian museums will have a new addition to their family. Get ready for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in the beginning of fall. Everyone who comes to the official grand opening and dedication can look forward to exploring the story of America through the lens of the African American experience. And, the Smithsonian has big plans to celebrate this momentous occasion of opening the newest, 19th member of the Smithsonian family. People from all over will be attending the three-day ...
People In A Raft In D.C. Shenandoah River

Featured Day Trip From DC: Shenandoah River Outfitters

Take a day trip out of the city and visit the Shenandoah River Outfitters. Visitors rave about their hiking trails and all of the different activities the ground has to offer. Even if you aren’t much of a camping enthusiast, there is so much to do at Shenandoah River that it makes for the perfect end-to-summer trip for everyone. Only an hour and a half away from D.C., this small yet exciting Virginia campground has beautiful views and tons of adventurous activities that will keep you happily immersed in nature. Although it makes for the perfect camping trip, the Shenandoah ...

Welcoming a New Harper Resident

With so many new options in DC, finding a new place can be challenging and stressful. Sarah K. recently moved in to The Harper and offered to share a little about her apartment-hunting experience. Tell us a little about yourself. Born and raised in Indiana, I recently moved to DC by way of California, the UK, NYC, and Bethesda. After getting a PhD (DPhil) in International Relations at Oxford, I started working as a Management Consultant at McKinsey & Co. I love to travel, do yoga, and spend time with friends. With so many choices for apartments in DC, why ...
Crowd Celebrating In Adams Morgan

Celebrate the Diversity in Adams Morgan

Adams Morgan is one of the most culturally diverse and liveliest neighborhood in D.C. It is one of the centers of D.C.‘s melting pot as well its liveliest nightlife. Adams Morgan has international residents and Washingtonians who enjoy the international food in the neighborhood restaurants from all over the globe such as Ethiopia to Latin America and the Caribbean. It also has colorful architecture to match its vibrant atmosphere and has such ethnic diversity that no one can help but explore. This neighborhood is such an amazingly vibrant place that it deserves to have a day dedicated to its magnetic ...
Man Sitting In Theater In D.C. Film Festival

The D.C. Shorts Film Festival

Tired of watching the same Hollywood production movies in theaters? Are you a movie or film lover who enjoys the craft of filmmaking? The D.C. Shorts Film Festival will help you expand your horizons. Throughout the summer, movie lovers have been attending outdoor films, but starting Sept. 8, they will be able to watch short films by filmmakers and screenwriters all over the globe. The programmers selected 131 unique films that reflect the 33 nations they represent to being new world views to one of the known melting pots in the U.S. and the nation’s capital. The films range from ...
D.C. Blue Festival Male Musician With Saxophone

Don’t Miss the D.C. Blues Festival

Trying to find something different to do for Labor Day weekend instead of the usual going out for cocktails, attending a cookout or going to the beach? Well, look no further. If you’re a fan of the blues and love musicians who are inspired by artists such as Ray Charles, Howlin’ Wolf, and even Shemekia Copeland, then you’ll love the D.C. Blues Festival. Even if you have never really listened to the blues or don’t consider yourself a fan, you can still enjoy the amazing performances and workshops. On Sept. 3 from noon to 7 p.m., the Carter Barron Amphitheater ...
Labor Day Artistic Celebration

How to Celebrate Labor Day in D.C.

Get ready for Labor Day, Washingtonians! Labor Day is Sept. 5, and we know you will want to make plans to celebrate over the weekend and into the holiday. Some may celebrate by taking a three-day trip out of the city. Some may have a big family cookout. Some may celebrate the end of summer by visiting a water-themed amusement park. Some may even sleep in all weekend. Whatever you are interested it, there are a great deal of things to do in D.C. for Labor Day. While D.C. isn’t well known for celebrating Labor Day with a giant parade, there are ...
Vintage Furniture Shop In D.C. Featuring Green Chair

Shop for Vintage Furniture in D.C.

Buying furniture for a new apartment can be difficult, especially when you are going for a vintage theme to decorate your home. Sure, Ikea, Target, or Crate & Barrel are great choices to decorate your home with a more modern look, but vintage furniture stores are your best bet to achieve a home with personality. D.C. has several unique neighborhoods with their own personalities and histories, and what better way to match the personalities of these extraordinarily distinctive neighborhoods by buying vintage furniture from some of D.C.’s best vintage furniture shops? Here are some of the best vintage furniture stores ...
Organized Bathroom Accessories

How to Keep Any Bathroom Organized

We talked about the advantages of having a small kitchen to help you stay organized and reduce clutter, but what about your bathroom? Bathrooms tend to be one of the most cluttered spaces in the home, with messy counters, overcrowded and disorganized cabinets and even soaps, shampoos and loofahs hanging around the bathtub. But, even if you have a small bathroom, you can still stay organized and reduce clutter. No more having your blowdryer tossed around or those big box of Q-tips taking up space in your cabinet. By creating or buying shelves, small organizing drawers and containers, you can ...
Meet Rasikas Newest Sibling Bindaas

Meet Rasika’s Newest Sibling: Bindaas

If you enjoyed the Penn Quarter Indian restaurant with modern cuisine, Rasika, you’ll love its new sibling! Rasika is known as a restaurant with a white-table cloth setting and putting a twist on centuries-old traditional dishes and creating innovative interpretations for Washingtonians who love to take their taste buds across the world. While the owner and chef will remain the same, Bindaas is entirely different. Rasika’s newest sibling opened last Wednesday in Cleveland Park (not far from the Woodley Park neighborhood), offering Indian street-eats. Ashok Bajaj, the owner of Rasika and the newest restaurant, Bindaas, stated that it is the ...