You are currently browsing the DCBlogs weblog archives for March, 2011.

Archive for March, 2011

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on March 31st, 2011 by asinglegirldoingsinglethings

As someone who grew up with a grandmother believing that we were distant relatives to the Queen Mum, I love reading about the British Royal Family.  In Adrienne Loves, she shows us how to score Kate Middleton’s classic look for under $100.

Its that time of year again, Washington, DC.  Cherry Blossom season, when the city explodes with beautiful blooms everywhere and with more tourist than we know what to do with.  This week The Green Mile shares some beautiful shots of spring around the district taken by his friend, Sarah.

If you are into fashion at all, you know that color has hit the runways this spring.  Bright, bold, splashes of color.  In her latest post, Search for J Street displays some colorful, fun purses for spring…and may even take a leap and buy one for herself.

Many of us have seen the hilarious video that Feast After Famine talks about in her latest blog post.  Follow along with her captions for the twins conversation and it will have you rolling on the ground laughing this cold and rainy Thursday morning.

And speaking of rain, Life as Lists, well, lists all of the reasons why March needs to get out of here.  Good thing April starts tomorrow!

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on March 29th, 2011 by Mascara & Microchips

A case of the Mondays becomes more of a trip to the land of lakes and brimstone for the folks at the Funny Farm

Two of my favorite things are food, and philanthropy. The Glamazon Diaries points us to a local chain that’s got both, just in time for the cherry blossoms.

British pop star Ellie Goulding rocked DC last week. If you weren’t lucky enough to catch her amazing performance, DCist recounts the show, reviews the music, and has some wonderful pictures for you.

Running Fashionably Late takes a (tongue-in-cheek) look at one of the most difficult languages to master:  Guy Code

Every house has it’s quirks… and if you’ve ever purchased your own place, you understand exactly where Counting My Pennies is coming from.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on March 28th, 2011 by Paint It What I Tell You

In the dating world, Date Me, DC has some highly priced competition…or so she thinks.

DC Gastronome visits the circus. For lunch.

Life in the Village offers up a political game that will entertain and challenge DC residents: The Redistricting Game!

A workout playlist that will please anyone and everyone? Fit and Hungry thinks this is it.

Homemade sushi sounds like such a good idea, but it also sounds like a headache. Rachel’s Recipes makes it looks easy, and beautiful.

Hannah, Just Breathe is ready to close this door now

DC Socialite finds a coolly casual picture of the President.

In case you’re in the mood to laugh, cry, feel confused or be surprised, Post Secret‘s Sunday Secrets always has something that everyone can relate to.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on March 24th, 2011 by asinglegirldoingsinglethings

Laura Donovan talks about her relationships with friends both in DC and across the country and tells us the ten things that she has learned about herself and this city since moving here seven months ago.

Do you remember vivid details of your childhood?  Or are they hazy?  They are hazy for Que Sara, but as she implies, sometimes it can be fun to try to remember a childhood memory.

Elizabeth Taylor died yesterday.  She was an icon in Hollywood and across the world.  There were numerous blogs that celebrated her life, including American Girl in Washington, This is glamorous, and Carrie Bradshaw is full of Sh*t.

Have you ever heard of the Rammy Awards?  Me neither.  But thanks to Capital Cooking with Lauren DeSantis, she explains what the awards are and lists the 2011 nominees.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on March 23rd, 2011 by RestaurantRefugee

Have you seen this woman? A young mother and wife left her Adams Morgan home on Monday morning heading for work… and then she disappeared. Please look at the pictures and see if you can help.

[Ed. Note: While double checking this post before publishing, news that Emily has been located appeared on the Facebook page dedicated to finding her.  Too many bloggers, and tweeters helped sound the social media alarm on this for them to be mentioned in this forum, we wish that we could give everyone the shout-outs they deserve.]

The rapper/singer/assaulter-of-girlfriend Chris Brown went on Good Morning America to promote his new album. When asked about his prior troubles with the law, he left the set and got all musician cliché on his dressing room. The once and future DC Blogger Average Jane has some interesting (and probably not what you’d expect) ruminations on the episode and Rhianna.

Snarkinfested has a pictorial post on the Circus Coming to Town and no, that’s not a euphemism for anything.

It may seem like just a wonkish political story about one of DC’s many regulatory bodies… but The Georgetown Dish makes it clear that anyone who cares about booze ought to care about Resignations and Ethics at ABRA.

U Street Girl alerts us to one of the lesser known hallmarks of spring in DC.

-the fooler initiative- discovers that when she slides down the fluid scale of sexuality, her patterns with men are her patterns with women too.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on March 22nd, 2011 by Mascara & Microchips

Jason’s View from D.C. briefly recounts a celestial event that occurred over the weekend, including some scientific tidbits.

It is a small world after all! New Kid on the Hill thought it would be just another commute home, but an innocent question sparks a connection.

Spring is in the air! For now, at least.   Stimeyland and family have been enjoying the wonderful weather.

Perhaps some of our readers with culinary forte can help Running with Blue Sponge and his sub-par popovers?

All Life is Local has the skinny on a few summer camps for D.C. area kids.

We’re all expect to be reasonable these days. Even the bugs, according to WashingTina

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on March 21st, 2011 by Paint It What I Tell You

“Is that bread pudding in there, or a baby?” A Clever Title Goes Here tells you the deal.

Teabelly shares the news of Hole In The Sky Collective’s impending move to Eckington.

In more new-to-the-neighborhood news, The Heights Life suspects that a DSW is coming to Columbia Heights. I love a shoe store that’s so large it requires you to wear comfy shoes just to browse all the aisles.

Absurd Reality tells us that an ironic t-shirt alone does not constitute the makings of a hipster. It’s only part of the equation

For Candy Sandwich, having red hair is something that sets her apart; she shares some red-headed facts and musings in her post about this vibrant hair color.

Washington Glass School posts their Spring and Summer class schedule: one class even includes a design-and-build-your-own-fixture component at a fantastic value.

And finally, Be Present Photos is confused by the spelling of a DC neighborhood; I am, too, and I live there.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on March 18th, 2011 by magnolia

We usually count on Unsuck DC Metro for ranting and commiseration about the state of our beleaguered public transit system. But this time, here’s a personal take on the horrors that the Japanese people face, as well as a link to ways you can help with the relief efforts.

When like-minded bloggers meet, especially in our cozy little social-media-friendly neck of the woods, good things happen. Sassy Marmalade spreads a little joy by praising her clique of bloggy Gamma Girls.

I get that cupcakes are kinda neat. However, things are going a bit too far. Once, I Googled “DC pancakes” and got results for “DC cupcakes.” That’s bad enough. But this, courtesy of Decidedly Uncomplicated, is where I draw the line. This. Trend. Must. End.

On the day when even the non-Irish pretend to be Irish, history seems to fall by the wayside in favor of beer, green shirts and carousing. But I Spy Things DC reminds us that there’s a little bit of history at play when one is faced with all this Irish nationalism. Interesting considerations, especially for this Anglo-Irish girl…

Not Enough Tequila in the World brings us a really unique – and totally fun – take on ethnic holidays. Next year, I am so doing this.

And finally, pretty pictures of food. Today’s offering: donuts, thanks to Silver Spring Daily Photo. Make the Homer Simpson joke of your choice here.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on March 17th, 2011 by asinglegirldoingsinglethings

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!  If you are still looking for a great spot to celebrate and enjoy a Guinness (or five) tonight check out DCist and KStreetKate for some great suggestions.

Food trucks have changed the restaurant scene in downtown DC, especially during the lunch hour.  Now that food trucks are expanding their coverage area to Silver SpringGreater Greater Washington writes about how they should be seen as an enhancement to restaurants, not competition.

Lemon Gloria was mugged a long time ago and felt comfortable in her areas of DC until Monday.

Finally, spring is in the air.  Days are getting longer and the sun is still out after work.  If you are starting to enjoy your balcony or patio like I am, Grown in the City offers some tips for growing strawberries yourself.

Asylum due for major changes. The 42 has all the details about his favorite place, except who will occupy the upper floors.

The Oven is Hot: Pizza No. 17 Open for Business. Photo. Borderstan.

DC Blogs Noted

Posted in DC Blogs Noted on March 16th, 2011 by RestaurantRefugee

Awkward Sex and the City likes to iron in her skivvies which is just one of the things she shares with her mother. It leads her to the obvious question: how much is too much?

When your Mardis Gras recap describes the beignets as having “So much powdered sugar, it looked like breakfast at Charlie Sheen’s house,” yes, your going to get a mention in this round-up. Strangers Laugh at Me had a good time.

The eponymous blogger Charlcie is a relatively recent cancer survivor, and she is experiencing “Guilt, Anger, [and thinking things will] Never be the Same.”

The Prince of Petworth delves into the morass of neglect and history that plagues the old Wonderbread Factory at 7th and S streets, NW.

In the wake of unspeakable tragedies in Japan, Jenny’s Blog, contemplates what can motivate charitable giving and whether motivations matter.

A Couple of Shout-Outs

Because this contributing editor is a sucker for serial blogs (and maybe trying to assuage some guilt too,) Capitol Catholic merits a shout-out. The blog chronicles the author’s efforts to visit every Catholic Church in DC.

TA (aka Testy Ardvarks, aka TndA) is “in a family way, knocked up, great with child” and writing about it. Congratulations from all of us at DC Blogs.