03/31/15 4:10pm

9th Street between H and I Street, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending the update on Dolcezza.

Another reader sends a link to The Great Republic:

“The Great Republic is proud to announce the opening of its newest shop at CityCenterDC, scheduled for Spring 2015.

The Great Republic celebrates the United States in antique, one-of-a-kind offerings as well as Made in America handcrafted goods. Our products are designed for the individual that puts a premium on unquestioned authenticity and quality of craftsmanship when investing in an exceptional piece of history or handcrafted item – either for themselves or as a gift.

Exploring our offerings is an opportunity to see and own something you won’t easily find elsewhere. Leveraging nearly 30-plus years of experience in understanding and sourcing the world’s finest antiques and “off the chart” goods and gifts, we are absolutely confident in our ability to deliver the “wow” during this visit and future visits to our site.

We embrace the ethos that less is more, and seek out items that command your attention but never at the expense of our guiding principle, which is integrity – integrity in the way we do business and the products that we sell. In a room where an item from The Great Republic is on display, your guests will be drawn to the item and the story behind it.

Some of our “wow” includes everything from a beautifully framed 38-Star American flag to a first edition engraving of Washington’s famous Crossing of the Delaware, to an 1845 wall map of the United States, to a fully restored 1946 Indian Chief Motorcycle, and to a first edition of Mark Twain’s classic novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

In addition to the aforementioned offerings, we also sell what we refer to as “modern day collectibles.” In our mind the retail world is divided into two camps: those who know how to use tools to handcraft exceptional products and those who do not. The Great Republic is a company that completely embraces the first ethos, a company based on impeccable craftsmanship that combines the past, present and future, creating and showcasing exquisite Made in America items that will stand the test of time.

Visiting the Great Republic’s website affords each visitor the opportunity to the wonderment and uniqueness of our magnificent one-of-a-kind offerings presented alongside an array of handcrafted must-have modern day goods. So please stop by often and stay as long as you’d like…we look forward to getting to know you!”

03/31/15 3:30pm

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“Kylie from Lanier Heights on her first day of Puppy Kindergarten!”


“This is Max Purrzer in Adams Morgan. Max is excited about the Nats’ chances this season, especially now that his namesake and fellow heterochromian has joined the team.”


“Muddy Waters”

1219 Euclid Street Northwest

This rental is located at 1219 Euclid Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Great opportunity to lease this spacious, 1 bed, 1 bath basement apt in great Columbia Heights neighborhood. Unit features 2 separate entrances, covered portico, shared patio, washer/dryer in the unit, recessed lighting, storage space and more, all in great location. Walking distance to Columbia Heights and Shaw metro stations. Tenant responsible for electric; landlord pays water, trash and bas”

You can see more photos here.

This 1 bed/1 bath is going for $1,425/Mo.

03/31/15 2:10pm

Photo by PoPville flickr user Phil

What are the top rated wedding website builders?:

“This week our goal is to create and post our live website and share with all our family n friends. I know about godaddy website builder, but their themes are more for business people or recreational (for fun) stuff. I posted this quesiton on facebok and then people said i should use facebook! Others suggested wordpress but that sounds too complex. I guess the best solution we found so far is rsvpwed.com as they have all the functions and related themes, but there might be something better lurking around the corner. If anyone has a list of maybe 5-10 to choose from, that would be huge. Or if you have experience with our top choice, it would help us come to a decision.”

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