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15th and U Street, NW

Incidentally, I keep forgetting to post that Shangri-la Day Spa has been closed for many months now.

I suppose sometimes a for lease sign is just a for lease sign but somebody more clever than I should come up with a good caption contest – go! Read More


Photo by Harrison Jones

Harrison writes: “Two people are reportedly trapped inside this small aircraft that has crashed into power lines near Goshen Road and Rothbury Drive in Montgomery Village near Gaithersburg. Rescue is still in progress over two hours after the plane crashed.”

Update from Pepco:

“Pepco is pleased to have successfully assisted Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services and other local emergency personnel with the effort to rescue the individuals who were stranded in the airplane in Montgomery County. As of 11:58 p.m., Pepco also has restored electric service for all customers impacted by incident. Read More


1427 H Street, NE

From an email:

“Featuring Motown Christmas songs themed Cocktails and soundtracks playing in the background. Multiple installations including a Christmas tree room in the speakeasy, a Black Santa Throne room, Gingerbread Man Wall and much more. Classic African American Christmas movies playing on the tv throughout. Read More

photo by Brian Wee

Thanks to Brian for sending this awesome shot: “I managed to grab a shot of one of the arboretum’s pair of bald eagles (Mr. President and Lotus) in the act of hauling back home improvement materials (a branch with dead leaves) for upgrading their nest in preparation for breeding season!”

If you spot a hawk, any interesting wildlife or celebrity skateboarder Tony Hawk, and get a good photo please send in an email where you spotted them to [email protected]. Thanks! Hawks around Town is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.


Maman’s about section from New York says:

“on any given day of the week, maman welcomes sleepy new yorkers, local celebrities, moms-on-the-go, business partners, and friends into one of our many locations. greeted by the scent of culinary splendor that wafts through the space, our guests step into an experience that engages all of the senses: rustic décor at every turn, the aroma and comfort of cuisines inspired by family traditions, and the highest quality, locally sourced ingredients. maman founders benjamin sormonte and elisa marshall have brought to life a melding of our earliest childhood experiences in the kitchen and a nod to their mothers from the south of france and north america. maman, after all, means “mother” in french. what started as an independent soho café and bakery in october 2014 is now a leading lifestyle brand that boasts cafés across north america, plus retail items so you can ‘take maman home’ with you. Read More


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