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A Preview of Space 20, the Kitchen, at the 2012 DC Design House

A Preview of Space 20, the Kitchen, at the 2012 DC Design House

 

This is the Seventh of an Eight-Part Feature on the designers’ vision and progress at the DC Design House, which is now open through May 13th.

For the second year in a row, Nadia Subaran of Aidan Design in Bethesda, MD, www.aidandesign.com, is part of the DC Design House. “It’s truly an honor,” Subaran says. “I feel very grateful to be in the company of so many fine designers.” Last year, Subaran designed the Pool Kitchen and this year took on the much larger main Kitchen in this Spring Valley home.

GW Hosts Screening of "Living for 32" Documentary in Remembrance of The Virginia Tech Tragedy

GW Hosts Screening of "Living for 32" Documentary in Remembrance of The Virginia Tech Tragedy

April 16th marks the fifth anniversary of the Virginia Tech massacre which took place in Blacksburg, Va in 2007. 

32 lives were lost that day in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history as well as the lone gunman who later killed himself.

We all remember where we were when news of a gunman on Tech's campus was announced. I was walking to one of my many journalism classes at my university, which was 2.5 hours from Tech.  I recall looking down at my phone to a mass number of missed calls and text messages from college friends asking if I had heard the news. At that time, some of my best friends from high school went to Tech and I was very worried about them. Thank goodness they were okay, but that day changed campus life forever at Virginia Tech and across the country.

Happy Emancipation Day, DC

WASHINGTON (AP) - Several roads in northwest Washington will be closing for a parade and fireworks display in celebration of Emancipation Day.

Monday marks 150 years from the date President Abraham Lincoln signed the DC Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862. The act freed some 3,100 slaves in the District of Columbia. The 16th president signed the Emancipation Proclamation freeing all slaves in the South just over eight months later.

The Emancipation Day Parade in Washington will close Pennsylvania Avenue and surrounding streets between 3rd and 14th streets from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A fireworks display will also close 12th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

8 Things You Can’t Miss Around Washington D.C. This Summer

8 Things You Can’t Miss Around Washington D.C. This Summer

Summer is a time for travel for millions of Americans, many of whom make their way to Washington D.C. With so much to do in the area, it’s a challenge for tourists to identify the best ways to make the most of their time. While some things will always top the list, such as visiting the White House, there are several other things that people will not want to miss this summer.

“The Washington, D.C. area is filled with so many amazing things to do and places to explore, it’s sometimes overwhelming for people who are coming here for the first time,” states the Janine Vaccarello, COO of the Crime Museum.  “The more you can narrow down the scope of your interests when visiting the area, the more you will be able to cover. But you simply can’t go wrong by visiting this region in the summer.”

Here are eight things you can’t miss when visiting the Nation’s Capital this summer:

A Preview of Spaces 17, 18 & 19 at the 2012 DC Design House

A Preview of Spaces 17, 18 & 19 at the 2012 DC Design House

 

This is the Sixth of an Eight-Part Feature on the designers’ vision and progress at the DC Design House, which is underway and set to open on April 14th.

The top floor of the Fifth Annual DC Design House includes three spaces. Susan Nelson of Susan Nelson Interiors of Great Falls, VA, www.susannelsoninteriors.com, is designing Space 17, the Daughter’s Bedroom. By combining block and geometric prints in green, yellow, pink, brown and cream, Nelson creates a cozy haven. “By using a mix of new and repurposed furniture, the room has a quality of changing along with the girl,” Nelson says. For instance, the coverlet features a sophisticated fabric with a watercolor quality, while the club chair is slipcovered in a fun confetti print in pinks and purples that the “daughter” might have loved as a child.

Cuba Libre DC Cooks On 9News Now

(WUSA) - A little taste of Cuba was featured Monday morning on 9NEWS NOW, and a bigger taste could be yours if you want to travel to a place rarely seen by Americans.

Guillermo Pernot is a chef and partner at the Cuba Libre restaurant in Northwest Washington. He visited 9NEWS NOW Monday morning to make a dish featuring malanga. It is a tropical vegetable, also known as eddoe, that is popular in Caribbean dishes.

His dish combined malanga shredded into thin ribbons, a dash of salt, some culantro (which is different from cilantro), a tiny bit of garlic, and one or two eggs. Mix it all together, and put it in your fryer at 375°.

You can enjoy this dish at Cuba Libre Restaurant in the District. It is at 801 9th Street NW, just north of Metro Center.

A Preview of Spaces 14, 15 & 16 at the 2012 DC Design House

A Preview of Spaces 14, 15 & 16 at the 2012 DC Design House

This is the Fifth of an Eight-Part Feature on the designers’ vision and progress at the DC Design House, which is underway and set to open on April 14th.

Carolyn Wilson and Elizabeth Boland of Design in a Day in Bethesda, MD, www.designinadaydc.com, are taking on Space 14, the Second Floor Foyer in this year’s DC Design House. “The opportunity to completely transform and redesign a space together as a mother-daughter team has always been a goal of ours,” says Wilson, “and doing this project for Children’s National Medical Center makes it even more rewarding.”