District Cuba’s website says:

“Our Mission is to promote cross-cultural exchange between Americans and the people of Cuba by providing our guests with a unique, hassle-free travel experience in Cuba.

District Cuba was conceived as an opportunity to promote exchange – fueled by friendship, family or simply curiosity – between Americans and the people of Cuba. Our carefully curated tours support sustainable development, responsible eco-tourism, and appreciation for Cuban people and their rich culture. We treat our customers as our guests, and work with the best partners in Cuba to deliver the best possible travel experience.”

1746 Columbia Road, NW

2408 18th Street, NW

So about those window displays

This was briefly home to fellow lingerie and more store, Lotus Blooms, before they closed last June.


Hart’s Desires Suitland, Maryland Facebook page says:

“HART’S PHILOSOPHY ON PASSION The goal of Hart’s Desires is to catapult our clientele into that ethereal and elite stratosphere of sensuality. By offering the most sexually savvy products to both women and men, we allow them the freedom to enter a”


2410 17th St NW

This rental is located at 2410 17th Street, NW. The Craigslist ad says:

“$3750 / 2br – 1267ft2 – Amazing 2 BD / 2.5 BA Luxury Condo in Adams Morgan/Kalorama


1 assigned parking space included. Spacious and bright 1,300 sq. ft 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom unit ideally located in the Adams Morgan / Kalorama neighborhood. The unit features generous living space, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors throughout, modern fixtures, updated bathrooms, and stunning floor to ceiling windows that let in ample natural light. The gourmet kitchen comes complete with marble countertops, stainless steel appliances, and high end fixtures. You’ll love the two outdoor spaces – a balcony and private rooftop terrace that are perfect for relaxing during the warmer months. The building is perfectly situated just 1 block from Meridian Hill Park and 2 blocks from all of the restaurants, shopping, and nightlife that 18th St and Adams Morgan have to offer. (Partially furnished option w/ bed and couch).”

2434 18th Street, NW Saturday night

Getting very close to Oven Baked Chicken in the old Meskerem space. Now hiring:



Now this is curious. Back in February a liquor license placard was posted for Phoenix Restaurant Lounge but after the Oppadak signage was posted it seemed that had passed. Perhaps not. A reader reports the Phoenix neon signage that sprouted Saturday night (see photo above.) Perhaps it’ll be party (Saturday) nights and Baked Oven Chicken days? STAY TUNED.

pretty girl takeover
via Facebook

2434 18th Street, NW Saturday day

1845 Summit Place NW

This rental is located at 1845 Summit Place, NW. The Craigslist ad says:


Park East is located in the heart of Adams Morgan; one of the most coveted neighborhoods in DC. We are near many bars, restaurants, and shops. Columbia Heights (green line) and Woodley Park –Zoo (red line) Metro stations are less than a mile away. The National Zoo is at our doorstep. The options are endless in this location. You will not find a better location for this price.

The building has luxurious amenities; Secured entry, 24 hour Fitness center and brand new Resident Lounge! (more…)