Monthly Archives: December 2012

Santa Salary

Just a quick post right now because I saw this and giggled

Not too shabby!

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Current Boutique, Home Rule & Pulp on 14th!

First & foremost, out hearts go out to those affected by this mornings tragedy in Connecticut at Sandy Hook Elementary school. Any time I check up on the story a shiver runs down my back and even the president was brought to tears during his press conference this morning.

Life has an amazing way of continuing on and while this is the story of the day, in the next few weeks the general public will begin to forget. However, these families will never be the same. It is an event that will define the lives of the parents and children involved, so call your parents, hug your kids, whatever it takes today and enjoy their presence.

Now onto my 14th street shopping experience!

Earlier in the week I was in desperate need of a gag gift for my office holiday party (tonight!) and read great things about Pulp on the corner of 14th & S.  They did not disappoint! I was easily able to find my gag gifts, plus wrapping paper and the most adorable card ever! Its filled to the brim with party gifts for all ages, and is in a bright purple building, you cannot miss it!

Now I had every intention of running in and running out with my goods, but as I exited I noticed next door was the most adorable cookware shop.. whats just a minute of popping in right? Home Rule uses this as their description

“Goods for the kitchen, bar, bath, home, and body that are distinct, well made, useful, and well priced”
& that is literally a spot on description! 

I don’t even celebrate Christmas and I need this ornament

salt & pepper shakers anyone?

Finally, I again noticed next door there was an adorable boutique and I had to go in.. the window displays were calling my name!

Introducing (or maybe its only new to me?) Current Boutique!

Current boutique has 4  locations — Bethesda, Clarendon, Logan Circle (where I was) and Old Town Alexandria. While I’m not the best thrift shopper around, I will say that the brand names in this store were out of this world! Real Burberry, Chanel, Louis Vuitton etc.  Plus, the front section is filled with new clothes with normal DC boutique prices and some adorable  & supremely fashionable hand bags and dresses for new years!

(have you nailed down new years plans yet?)

Here are some of the outfits they suggest on their blog:

DVF wrap dress

They also Consign, so if you’ve got some extra brand name goodies and want to trade them in, head here!

Run down there before its all gone!!



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Mean Girls of Capitol Hill

So I know I’ve been on hiatus for a while and left all the blogging up to Elyse….and it may not get better for a while. BUT I’m just stopping by real quick to let everyone know about this awesome tumblr that I discovered today:

Here are some of my favorites:





Absolutely hysterical!

Enjoy for now! Hopefully things will clear up soon and I’ll get back to posting!


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The Perfect Gag Gifts & more

Okay so I know that last week I posted a gift guide to end all gift guides from some lovely local bloggers, but this post is a tad different as I find myself needing a gift for my works annual holiday party gift swap. The only difference here is that everyone gets gag gifts!

Gag gifts are hard, they need to be both funny and work appropriate for all audiences.

I’m currently looking at options like this:

Funny, yeah? We definitely drink enough coffee around here!

Along my hunt I found this great local shop guide brought to you by bright young things and it breaks it down by the category of person you’re shopping for. Finishing off the xmas list and shopping local? Win-win! Click to check out the DC neighborhood gift guide.

P.S. Happy Hanukkah! My goal is to make latkes this week.. update later

xx E

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Zoo Lights DC

Have you been to Zoo Lights yet?

If you’ve driven up Connecticut Ave recently (my part of down) you’ll have seen that the normal Zoo entrance now has a special Zoo Lights sign–


how can you not go in with that red panda and magical light show calling you in?

howlin' for you

howlin’ for you


The premise of Zoo Lights is pretty simple, you stroll through and get the magic of being at the zoo after hours, plus there are lights, music, hot cocoa and sleeping chimps! Most of the animals cannot be viewed, but the Amphibians, Reptiles, Insects and Monkeys are still awake.


I know we’ve posted about the National Zoo before, but this is a chance to see it in a different light (ha. ha.) and it’s only open on weekends in December so grab a friend or two and be a kid again for an hour or so:)


P.S. After just checking on the dates I realized that it says that December 14th is “Zoo do you love” night, so grab your significant other and

“Stroll through the Zoo amidst thousands of twinkling lights and festive holiday displays before visiting the Invertebrate Exhibit for exclusive access to explore the wonders of courtship and breeding behaviors belonging to some of the Zoo’s wild residents.”


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