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5 Tips to Make Your Picnic Basket a Sight for Sore Eyes

Planning the perfect picnic in DC is easy. Thankfully, when you live at The Park Crest – our premier Kalorama apartments – it isn’t hard to find a beautiful spot to lay out a blanket and enjoy some delicious food and fun with friends. Whether you’ve just moved to DC and want to know the perfect place to enjoy a sunny picnic, or you’ve been here for years and want to try something different, this list will showcase the best picnic areas in DC (and one worth the short commute into Maryland), and the best tips for the perfect picnic ...
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5 Great Summer Festivals in Washington, D.C.

Summer in Washington, DC can be exciting if you know where to go and what to see. From the July 4th fireworks to local craft beer festivals, the nation’s capital is full of attractions. Whether you live in our apartments in Dupont Circle or our Columbia Heights apartments, here are some fun summer events in Washington DC for locals and visitors alike. 4th of July Celebrations The 4th of July is a big event in the nation’s capital. It’s a celebration of our nation’s birth, a testament to the centuries-old heritage of our long-standing republic, and a fun way to ...
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Celebrate America: The Best Fireworks Viewing Spots in Washington, DC

If any city knows how to celebrate America’s birthday, it’s Washington, DC. Here you can celebrate our 242nd Independence Day amid all the historic splendor of the nation’s capital. Start the morning with the National Independence Parade, take in a free concert on the West Lawn, and wrap it all up with the stunning Washington DC fireworks display over the National Mall. Whether you catch the action from the comfort of your luxury apartment in Washington DC from 2000 Connecticut, The Asher, The Drake, The Harper and The Hamilton House. You can also seek out great spots in and around ...
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Ready to Jet Set? How to Prep Your DC Apartment for Your Next Vacation

You booked your flight. You reserved your hotel. You applied for your visas. You packed your bags. You’re all ready, right? Not so fast. Whether you’re going on the vacation of a lifetime or a trip back home to see the family; whether you have a studio, a one-bedroom, or a two-bedroom apartment in Washington DC, you’ll need to prepare your place for your absence. Use this vacation preparation checklist to get sorted before you set out. Notify Your Landlord As soon as you have exact dates, tell the landlord or onsite manager of your Washington DC luxury apartments that ...
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How to Spend Springtime in DC: The Best the City has to Offer

Need a break from the city? Want to enjoy spring to the fullest? From urban parks and botanical gardens to sprawling estates and world-class zoos, there are plenty of ways to enjoy nature without ever leaving the city. Here are a few of the best spots in and around DC for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. Meridian Hill Park Less than a mile away from The Park Monroe apartments in Columbia Heights, you can stretch out in this upscale 12-acre park, which also happens to be a designated National Historic Landmark. Climb the steps around the cascading waterfall, walk through ...
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How to Plan Your DC Wedding in 12 Months

Everyone loves a good wedding. But the prospect of a year-long planning process can be daunting. You need to book the venue, hire the florist, engage the photographer, buy the dress, print the invitations, and so much more. Checking off that never-ending list can be stressful, if not maddening. To help you manage the task of planning a Washington DC wedding, we’ve put together this 12-month to-do list. Whether you’re tying the knot in an idyllic, rural setting or a downtown hotel; whether you’re honeymooning in Florence or staying put in your luxury apartments in DC, this handy wedding planning ...
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The Top 5 Wedding Venues in Washington DC

You knew Washington DC was a cultural and political hotspot, but did you know it’s also one of the best wedding destinations in the country? Whether you want to host a chic wedding in the heart of the city or a fairytale wedding set amid the rolling hills of Virginia, it’s not hard to find the perfect spot within an hour of your apartments in Logan Circle, Dupont Circle, or Woodley Park. To help make planning easier, we’ve listed some of the most incredible and unique wedding venues in and around the DC area. The Sequoia The Sequoia has been ...

How to Decorate Your DC Apartment Without Breaking the Bank

You don’t need a fortune to make your apartment more homelike or more you. Decorating on a budget is easier than you think if you follow a few basic principles of interior design. Here’s how to add a little style, comfort, and personality to your luxury apartment in Washington DC. Start with the Staples When you first move into your apartment, you have to furnish and decorate from scratch, and that means picking out those big staple items—the ones you can’t live without. Obviously, a bed and a sofa are essential. You will, after all, need somewhere to lay your ...
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The Ultimate Spring Cleaning List for Your DC Apartment

No one knows how, why, or when spring cleaning became such a venerable tradition. Maybe it’s because old fireplaces covered homes in a layer of soot during the winter months. It may have something to do with religious observances. It could simply be that no one has the energy to clean in the dead of winter or the inclination to get sweaty in the balm of summer. Whatever the reason, you would do well to take some pointers before tackling that apartment in Washington, DC head-on. Your Handy Apartment Spring Cleaning Checklist There’s day-to-day cleaning, and then there’s spring cleaning. ...
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Where to Buy Trendy Apartment Decor on a Tight Budget

How do you decorate luxury apartments in Washington DC? If you’re like most residents, you want apartment décor that’s unique, personal, and affordable. You want items you won’t find in every other apartment in the city for prices that won’t throw you into debt. Years ago, that might have been a challenge, but, these days, there are countless online retailers and artisan communities that cater to modern needs. Here are some of the best. Wayfair Probably the most well-known destination for discount home goods, Wayfair still leads the pack when it comes to bargains. The site, which sells everything from ...