DC style news

District Roundup: August 14, 2014


Photo Credit: Momofuku

Momofuku. CityCenterDC. Prepare yourself. [Washingtonian]

Support your local business! Chris Cardi  and Soap Clothing are hosting the Fresh Factory Two Pop-Up Shop beginning at 3 p.m. this Saturday at Smith Commons on H Street. Men’s wear, women’s wear, and accessories will be available for purchase. [Instagram]

Love beer? Then you’ll love the 6th Annual DC Beer Week. Tons of beer-related events and specials will be happening throughout the city – and you can even attend a BrewHaHa at Old Ebbitt Grill next Friday, August 22! [DC Beer Week]

It’s the final weeks of the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s Free Summer Saturdays. The promotion runs through August 30. Get there early!

Racked has a great guide to affordable, quality manicures in the district. [Racked DC]

Sad restaurant news from downtown: Malaysia Kopitiam is closing this Friday. [Eater DC]

Lots of great concerts coming up this weekend, including Boyz II Men (Friday at The Fillmore), Tori Amos (Saturday at DAR Constitution Hall), and Arcade Fire (Sunday at Verizon Center). As of this writing, tickets were still available for each show. [Pollstar]

District Roundup: August 7, 2014


Photo Credit: District Doughnut, Twitter

Brace yourself, Barracks Row! District Doughnut will be giving away doughnuts to the first 500 guests beginning at 6pm on Friday. You’ll probably need to get there early. [Twitter]

The fourth annual DC Zinefest happens this Saturday at St. Stephen’s Church in Columbia Heights. More than 50 zine makers, writers, and artists from around Washington, DC, and the United States will be showcasing their work. The event is free and runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. [DC Zinefest]

DC’s Summer Restaurant Week starts on Monday. This guide from Washingtonian will help you find the best restaurants for your buck. [Washingtonian]

DC’s Hugh & Crye has launched a Kickstarter to create the perfect fitted T-shirt for men. If the campaign is successful, the T-shirts will cost $20 (shipping included) and will be made in the U.S. [Kickstarter]

It’s a great weekend for big comedy in DC. Jerry Seinfeld performs at the Kennedy Center on Friday and Saturday and Jim Gaffigan performs at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap on Saturday  in nearby Vienna, Virginia.

Three Fifty Bakery & Coffee Bar is now open at 17th and U St NW. [PoPville]

And, finally, one last sweet treat for your week: District Style favorite Baklava Couture is offering 15% of all online orders until August 31. [Baklava Couture]

DC Bites + Style: July 23, 2014


It’s been 30 years since Prince’s Purple Rain. Celebrate the music and the movie this Saturday with DJ Dredd’s Purple Rain Anniversary Dance Party. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12  at the door.  [Black Cat]

Want to incorporate more local products into your beauty routine? This article is a great starting point. [Shop Around Blog]

Sauf Haus Bier Hall opens tomorrow above the Shake Shack near Dupont Circle. Bavarian beers will be available on draft for $8 a half liter. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can pay $35 for a two-liter glass boot – and keep it as a souvenir! [Zagat]

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the Silver Line is opening this Saturday. The Post has a great guide to all the food and shopping you can now discover near its new stations. [Washington Post]

Beginning August 1, you’ll be able to have Dolcezza gelato shipped to anywhere in the continental U.S. Yum!  [Dolcezza]

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DC Bites + Style: April 30, 2014


Soi 38, specializing in authentic Thai street food, is now open near 21st and L St. NW. [Soi 38]

Robin Givhan is returning to the Washington Post this June.  [Styleite]

Soupergirl will be opening a take-out restaurant on M St. NW in mid-May and will offer a rotation of 5 different soups each day.  Options will presumably include Soupergirl’s creative gazpacho soups (including watermelon!) as the temperatures warm up.  [Washington Post]

Alice + Olivia will be opening a standalone store in Georgetown this September in the former Qdoba space.  [Racked]

We saw the sign weeks ago, and now it’s official:  District Taco is open in the former Cosi space at 20th and M St NW.

Yesterday was the last day of business for Juicy Couture in Georgetown.  No word yet on which retailer might take over the space, though there are rumors that Kate Spade Saturday might be one of the contenders.  Trends they come, trends they go!  [Washingtonian]

JRINK Juicery is now open weekdays as part of Epic Yoga’s massive space in Dupont Circle.  [Racked]

Photo Credit: Soi 38

DC Bites + Style: April 15, 2014


  • Looking for a new eating experience this weekend?  Whole Foods Foggy Bottom will be hosting a five-course, Italian-inspired gourmet vegan meal on Saturday, April 19 at 7pm.  Weather permitting, the event will be held in the store’s outdoor patio area.  Tickets are $10 and are available by emailing the store.  [Whole Foods Market]

  • STYLECABLE, a curated online website featuring up-and-coming fashion designers, will be hosting a pop up party on Wednesday, April 23 at 1776.  Tickets include an open bar, a lip and lash bar, and a promotional discount on jewelry, handbags, and apparel available for sale at the event.  [EventBrite]

  • Salt & Sundry will be opening a second location on 14th and S St NW later this summer. [Salt & Sundry via Instagram]

  • GCDC is now open at 1730 Pennsylvania Ave NW.  The focus for lunch is grilled cheese sandwiches, soup, and tots, but the options expand for dinner with an extensive wine, cheese, and beer selection.  Yum!  [GCDC]

  • West Elm may or may not be coming to 14th Street.  [PoPville]

  • Oyamel has extended its hours and its late night offerings.  The restaurant will now be open until midnight Sunday through Wednesdays and until 2 a.m. Thursday through Saturdays.