Summer is here in DC and so is the heat. I am sure that you are already thinking of a thousand different ways to stay cool, so here is one more to add to your list. Re-decorate your space!
With a new, super comfortable sectional sofa you could invite all of your friends over for movie night. With some interesting accents tables from Miss Pixies you will be ready in no time to whip out all of your board games. And with some additional unique lighting and decorations from and Beige, Muléh, or M29 Lifestyle, your home will instantly transform into the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing dinner or lively cocktail party.
To help get you started, CSN is giving one lucky We Love DC reader a $60 gift certificate to use at any of their 200+ online stores!
To enter, leave a comment on this post by Wed, June 9th at Midnight letting We Love DC know how you plan to stay cool this summer.
The winner will be randomly selected. Only one entry per person please!
I recently attended two events held in what I knew as the 14th and U Streets corridor – the Dog Days of Summer in August and about a month later, Fashion’s Night Out. The vibe of these events, the display of unique items from both clothing and home décor boutiques, made these memorable shopping excursions.
Who was organizing these popular events? I traced it back to the MidCity Business Association (BA). MidCity BA represents businesses on the commercial corridors that stretch down 14th Street from Florida Avenue to Thomas Circle and along U from 9th to 17th as well as several side streets way beyond the 14th and U district. Many don’t know that MidCity is actually a historical term for this collection of neighborhoods dating decades back.
Over the past few weeks, I spent time with a few of the boutique owners, as well as Natalie Avery from the MidCity BA, to better understand the neighborhood and community (and was able to sneak in some shopping too!). As a life long Washingtonian, it was a great experience to learn about the rich history of this neighborhood and the strong sense of community that still exists there today.