1522 U Street, NW

Fyubi makeup & brow studio has opened up in the former Foundry Furnishings space on U Street. Their website says:

Fyubi makeup and brow studio launched in 2008. Our mission is to blend trendy and traditional techniques to create looks that are appropriate and fun for every client.

Flaminia garioni (flami) is a makeup artist and Eyebrow specialist with over 15 years of experience. She began her makeup career as a traveling artist for major brands such as NARS, Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Armani and Stila Cosmetics to name a few. flami’s clientele includes celebrities, white house & capitol hill staffers. “I enjoy personal time with my clients, it allows me to cater to every woman’s beauty needs individually. ” as an independent artist, flami books on site services or works out of her private studio.

Flaminia gives back to her community and supports various charities. She is especially dedicated to ending domestic violence. she lost her mother yubi, a hair stylist who was well known in both Italy and the usa, and her brother diego in 1991. “they are my inspiration and I believe that my passion for beauty combined with my voice can make a difference in a woman’s self esteem and give her confidence to believe in herself.”

You can see their services here.

2230 13th Street Northwest

This house is located at 2230 13th Street, Northwest. The listing says:

“Beautifully renovated historic federal located in the vibrant 14th/U St corridor. Eco-friendly design, advanced environmental systems.Open plan main level w/light filled living room w/gas-ready FP, spacious dining room, 1/2 bath, chef’s kitchen w/island leading to brick patio. 2nd level features a lovely master suite, 2 add’l BRs, full bath. Amazing roof deck. Off street pkg + storage shed.”

You can see more photos here.

This 3 bed/2.5 bath is going for $4,895/Mo.

2201 14th Street, NW

From an email:

“For its November guest chef sandwich, The Red Hen’s Mike Friedman has dreamed up The E Street Special, a mountain of chili braised brisket, crispy bacon, Fontina cheese, sauerkraut and 1000 Island aioli on griddled pumpernickel bread. The $14 sandwich is available throughout the month. G, 2201 14th st. NW. 202-234-5015.”

1829 14th Street, NW

From an email:

“It is with great sadness that we announce that Vastu will be closing soon.
It has been a wonderful 11 1/2 years and we are very sorry to see it end. We simply couldn’t absorb the financial burden caused by increased costs and lowered revenue during last year’s short change in ownership.

During our time on 14th St, we have taken great pride and delight in being invited into your homes and lives, asked to help make them a little more comfortable and stylish, and we cherish the friendships we’ve made along the way. It has been an adventure watching the neighborhood go from a retail wasteland where we needed to bring lunch if we wanted to eat that day to one where there are seemingly endless options for all-day drunken brunches.

Our closing isn’t immediate and we will of course be delivering orders to those of you who still have them outstanding. (more…)


From an email:

“Satellite Room is hosting “Shaking It Up” for charity tonight featuring neighborhood celebrity bartenders, Seth Hurwitz (9:30 Club), Eric Hilton (Thievery Corporation and half of famed restauranteurs ‘The Hilton Brothers’), Ben Olsen (DC United), and Svetlana Legetic (Brightest Young Things). From 6-9 these four notables will (attempt to) concoct cocktails and pours with a portion of the night’s proceeds benefiting Martha’s Table. The full dinner menu and drink specials will also be available.”

Ed. Note: Italics are editor added.

14th and V St, NW

Thanks to a reader for sending:

“Duke’s Shoe Repair has been closed without comment for a couple weeks now. It is the large shoe repair store attached to the Reeve Center. I heard someone outside saying he had health problems, but I don’t know if that’s true. I just saw a note saying that it will be open this saturday and next saturday. I thought you might want to spread the word for other readers who have been missing their shoes and are wondering what Duke’s story is.”

Wishing Duke a speedy recovery.

1925 14th Street, NW

14th Street’s next massive development now underway just south of U Street – signs are up for Elysium Fourteen. Their Facebook page says:

“Elysium Fourteen is a highly exclusive apartment residence set in the heart of the 14th/U Street Corridor. This development project will involve the careful renovation and restoration of two existing historic buildings that will be subsequently adjoined to a newly constructed 9-story LEED certified apartment building with retail on the ground floor. Elysium Fourteen is an exceptional residence developed for the most discerning urban tenant.”

and their website says coming August 2015.




Here’s a rendering from thier Facebook page:



From the Black Cat:

Friday Oct 24

plus a screening of Sonic Highways

$20 Mainstage / Doors at 9:00

Tickets on sale at 6:00pm at the Black Cat

$20 per ticket. $3 service charge. Cash only. Maximum of 2 tickets per person. You must bring your ID. If you are buying a 2nd ticket you must provide the person’s name as it is stated on their ID. Tickets are 100% non-transferable and non-refundable. On sale October 21 at 6:00pm at the Black Cat. The Black Cat is located at 1811 14th Street, NW Washington, DC.”