Image Credit: M29 Lifestyle for We Love DC
Another spring trend report coming your way…
This time our exclusive We Love DC look comes from the new “lifestyle boutique” in Georgetown, M29 Lifestyle. The newest store to hit M Street is best described as kitschy and cool – carrying an assortment of gift items, home decor, and apparel with a unique focus on the artists and designers behind all of these hand-selected pieces. Everything about M29 Lifestyle is appealing to the eye, even the store itself is designed in such a fashion where natural light streams in from floor-to-celling windows and items are presented in a breezy, atelier-style way.
‘Spring Trend – Color (Rckndy)’
courtesy of ‘prettylovelythings’
Looking for a little interior pick-me up while anticipating warmer weather? No problem. David Dennis, owner of Rckndy on U Street, shares exclusively with We Love DC readers a few design trends for Spring. Pops of color seem to be the biggest trend hitting the store with “purple being the new it color” says Dennis, who also suggests that the best way to achieve this look is by incorporating bright colors through a few bold accessories, that way, you don’t overdo it. A popular item is the Gus Modern Stool in Safron even though Dennis says that most people still end up buying it in a neutral color anyway. If color is not your thing, no worries, I was also told that 80’s geometric patterns are having a revival.
Rckndy is located at 1515 U Street NW.
‘sushi at sunset’
courtesy of ‘staceyviera’
I’ve been out and about quite a bit lately, and have started to observe some notable spring food trends in the city. So here are some of my short thoughts on the DC spring food scene and what is hot now.
The rise of octopus. Most recently at Ardeo, also spotted at Potenza, charred octopus is both delicious and surprisingly tender. Look for it on more menus in the coming months, and take a chance, it’s worth it.
Sushi 2.0. This spring has seen the rise of the unique sushi. Sticky Rice branches out a bit, but newcomer Sei uses a sushi canvas to serve up otherwise hearty food like fish and chip. Ceaser salad even makes its debut in roll form at Sei. Continue reading