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A woman and her dog on a bed

Studio Tour

Lisa Shaffer is one half of Lisa & Leroy, a full-service interior design firm co-owned by her husband Daniel Benjamin — and named after one of her dogs! The self-taught powerhouse has …

Partners Daisuke Utagawa, Chef Katsuya Fukushima, and Yama Jewayni outside their restaurant

Soup’s On!

A good bowl of ramen starts with the noodles. Daisuke Utagawa should know. The Japan native co-owns some of D.C.’s best ramen shops, including Daikaya, Bantam King and Haikan. This year in …

Kayaking tour on the Anacostia river in DC

Anacostia River

SIX WAYS TO HELP CLEAN THE ANACOSTIA RIVER   PICK UP AND PROPERLY DISPOSE OF ANY TRASH Carry a bag for trash while running or taking a walk in Anacostia Park. …

Professional woman walking in sunlight with high quality purse

Studio Tour: Quavaro

What made you decide to base your business in Eastern Market? We started Quavaro in February 2017 with pop-up stores at Eastern Market and Union Market. We quickly felt the …

People eating brunch together in Washington DC

How to Brunch

Thank God for brunch. No, really! Back in the 1930s, hotel restaurants began catering to famished after-church patrons with decadent food spreads and cocktails. Over the decades, traditional brunch fare (think …

Appetizing bowl of soup with oil and lime for Sunday brunch

Easy Like Sunday Morning

Did your family go to brunch often when you were growing up in northern Virginia? I can probably count on one hand the number of times we went to brunch! …

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