LIFE IN THE DMV

Your Beach Essentials

We are in the dog days of summer - time to hit the beach! Whether you decide to take a beach weekend or a beach day at one of our local seasides, when packing up your beach bag make sure to include these items. They will help you to enjoy your time by the sea… Nylon...

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Goldfish Swim School – New Water Safety Guidelines

Updated recommendations suggest children start swim lessons at the age of one to decrease risk of drowning Goldfish Swim School—a national children’s swim school franchise with multiple locations in Northern Virginia—is helping spread the word to parents and...

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So, what is your plan?

A goal without an action plan is a bit like a building without a foundation. It might appear structurally sound, but it is not likely to stay standing for very long. I am interested to know how your 2019 goals are going so far? I ask this because we are now around...

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The Luxury of Linen

One of life’s greatest pleasures is sleeping in a cozy bed, resting atop a plush mattress and enveloped in layers of pillows and irresistibly soft sheets. Comfortable, practical, and beyond gorgeous, linen bedding will transform your bedroom into a blissful...

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Spring Changes

For many of us, spring brings the most exciting adventures outdoors. How many of us experience that same spirit indoor as well? If you haven’t been one to transition the interior of your home seasonally, this is the year to start. Spring is the perfect time to bring...

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Rolling Out the Carpets

It feels like we have been waiting may months for spring to arrive. As we welcome this season of transition into our home, it is the perfect time to lighten up the inside of our tranquil living space. It is important to keep stimulating your senses and switch things...

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SPACE SAVER

Are you finding that you just can’t make things squeeze into place? Perhaps your previously organized spaces are overflowing and crazy? You should consider these stylish options to add a little zing to your home and efficiency to your home. • If your living-room...

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Swivel Chairs

Chairs are getting quite a bit of attention, and one style that’s increasingly popular for its versatility is the swivel chair. Not only are they comfortable, but in big open floor plans where kitchen, dining and living areas all occupy one big room, swivel chairs...

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Tulip Time

When I think of spring tulips are the most iconic symbol that warmer weather and brighter sunshine days are right around the corner. While visiting the market yesterday, I was so pleased to be greeted by bright colors or yellow, hot pink, red and lavender. Is it true?...

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Be Mine…

We celebrate Valentine's Day in order to express our love through pink hearts, candy, red roses, and a loved-up card– but the true history of the holiday isn't as sweet. Originating as a pagan ritual for fertility, Valentine's Day has evolved throughout centuries...

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Season after season, runway shows dictate our latest décor obsessions. Many interior designers believe that good décor should feel timeless and that trends should be used with moderation, but that doesn't mean they aren't inclined to refresh spaces with accents that...

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The Dad Sneaker Continues

Even if you haven’t been watching the runway shows this year, you can’t go anywhere without seeing men and women wearing what can only be described as ‘dad sneakers:’ clunky, unsightly and probably very comfortable. The footwear of choice for unassuming middle-aged...

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The Year of the Pig – OINK!

The New Chinese New Year of 2019 or the Spring Festival marks the beginning of a new year and is the most important holiday for the Chinese. Celebrating the Lunar New Year is a millenary tradition and lasts 15 successive days from the New Moon until the Full Moon....

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What to Expect in 2019

What is on the style horizon for 2019? Get ready for pops of color, big statements, bold kitchens, floral patterns, and eco-friendly accents. The minimalist trend is fading as people begin to embrace bold colors, patterns, and textures in their living spaces. These...

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Organizing Into 2019

When it comes to making New Year's resolutions, getting organized and staying organized top many people's lists. It's no wonder why, considering belongings tend to pile up throughout the year as things are accumulated. By the end of the year, drawers are stuffed,...

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Memories

Over a lifetime we are all fortunate enough to creatively absorb the energy and love of those around us. What we sometimes aren’t aware of are the memories that will be established for a lifetime thereafter. In 2018 more than any other year, I have been fortunate to...

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Off We Go

For many of us, the next few weeks are going to be the busiest time of the year. As we all prepare to travel “over the river and through the woods”, I thought I would share a few airline travel tips. I have been traveling a great deal over the last ten years for work...

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Oh Tannenbaum!

I decided this week to share a classic article I wrote back in 2014 for John Eric Home Magazine. I was thinking today how important culture and traditions are to us around the world. I hope you enjoy! Mele Kalikimaka! As the holidays quickly approach and they year...

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