St. Thomas’ Parish

Today I ventured unexpectedly upon the ruins of St. Thomas church.  I was late to a dentist appointment so I figured I would explore it more on my way back. The serenity of the park was juxtaposed by overgrown foliage and a burned out chapel that sat eerily behind a wrought iron gate. Click the link …

Mango Tree (now closed)

The first night of summer was spent on the patio of Mango Tree in City Center sipping a spicy mango cocktail. Yelp Elite hosted the event at a relatively new restaurant that is gaining worldwide appeal. According the the Washington Post “Mango Tree is part of a Bangkok-based company, the Mango Tree Group, with 70-plus …

Kennedy Street Celebrates 100 Years

This Saturday marked the 100th anniversary of Kennedy Street located in the Northwest quadrant of D.C. The  neighborhood celebrated its anniversary by having its second annual Kennedy Street Festival. Two lots were filled with vendors and information booths. There were a couple of food trucks as well including wood fire pizza prepared on the spot by Timber Pizza Company. Fitness …

D.C. Jazz Festival at The Yards

On a whim I decided to throw my name in the hat on Yelp for free tickets to the DC Jazz Festival at The Yards.  I didn’t think anything more of it until the other day when I was checking my email and noticed a message from Yelp buried in the social tab of my …

Dumbarton Oaks Trailblazing

A couple of weeks ago the weather was the ideal balance between spring and summer. It was warm enough to enjoy being outside yet not too hot and humid to make it miserable. I had been itching to get back into the park so I laced up my sneakers and headed out on an adventure. …

Breaking into Spring

This weekend was a glorious breakthrough of spring weather that extended into Monday. Since I have the week off from work I am enjoying the weather and the sights and sounds of D.C. as much as I can. Tonight I made my way right outside of Adam’s Morgan to visit Mandu on 18th Street so …