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AC Hotel National Harbor – Living the #HarborLife

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Sometimes you just need a little staycation to rediscover some of the great things your city has to offer.  Chelsea and I did just that and packed our bags for an overnight at the AC Hotel by Marriott in the National Harbor.  We hung out with some really fun local influencers and found out just what it means to live the #HarborLife.       Let me start by saying I’m no stranger to Marriott.  Platinum Elite Rewards Member, stayed…

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L’Auberge Provençale – A Tres Bon Getaway

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“No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.” – Elbert Hubbard   That quote held especially true for us this summer.  The travel bug bit us hard but with Chelsea taking summer courses and me having a full-time job, we had to become weekend warriors if we wanted to fit it all in.  I can’t lie and say it wasn’t worth it but let me tell you we were tired after our last…

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#BodyGoals – My Top 3 Better Body Tips

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One of my favorite comments I get on Instagram is #bodygoals.  I truly appreciate any engagement on social media but to me this is so great because I can easily throw together an outfit and do my makeup, but my body is a work-in-progress and takes the most time and effort.  Even more so now that I’m 30 but let’s not go there (ugh).   I wanted to share with you guys my top 3 tips for a better body.…

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How To Host a Progressive Dinner Party

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Last week, we had the pleasure of hosting our twist on a progressive dinner party at the gorgeous new living space, AVA NoMa.  Traditionally, this moving feast is a collaboration with several friends held at each of their homes in succession, with a single course served at each one.  It’s a great way to entertain a group of friends without shouldering the whole responsibility (or cost) of a multi-course dinner party.   But since when do Chelsea and I follow the…

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Fauxchella Festival Feels

- Collaborators, Fashion, Lifestyle

Festival season is the time to experiment with your style, go a little more bohemian, be relaxed with your outfit and even push the boundaries a little!  Were you not lucky enough to make it to Coachella this year (while simultaneously being lucky enough to avoid Fyre Festival)?  Don’t worry Darlings, we’re going to show you how to get Fauxchella Festival Feels right here in DC, or wherever you are that’s not Coachella, and then we’ll give you a round-up…

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Total Wellness Challenge – An Angelica in the City Event

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Recently we had the pleasure of attending an event hosted by our blogger friend Angelica Talan.  The event was hosted at Make Studios in Clarendon to introduce us to Ginny Wright of Body by Ginny and her incredible Total Wellness Challenge.     Ginny Wright is a certified health coach and personal trainer and she founded Body by Ginny.   BbG specializes in boot-camp style classes held in parks and other locations. All classes meet outside regardless of the weather.…

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New York, New York – Family Style

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We love New York.  Both of our parents are born and raised New Yorkers and we still have most of our family up there.  One of my favorite times of year to go up there is during the holidays.  The light displays and store windows are nothing short of amazing.  This year we went up there the week after Christmas with our family and had SO much fun.   My Dad grew up in the Lower East Side of Manhattan.…

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My Dubai Diaries- Photo tour of my travel

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This would be our first time being reunited in several months, and with long distance, you look forward to this moment more than anything. My other half, Karim, is now living in Dubai (UAE), and I’m still a D.C. gal. We share a birthday a day apart and we knew we didn’t want to miss spending it together, so it was set… I was going to DUBAI! Even though this was a very personal trip for the both of us,…

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My Top Black Friday Sales

- Lifestyle

I’m breaking down my top BLACK FRIDAY sales by store and some picks from them!  Click on the image below to go right to the site and check out more of their sale!   J Crew 40% off sitewide.  This is a great place to stock up on quality winter coats and suits.   JOIE 25% off your purchase.  I’m not big on boho but they make it so chic!   Banana Republic 50% off your purchase of 5 items.…

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The District Darlings Relaunch Party!

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TheDistrictDarlings.com has gotten a huge facelift since when we first started our blog! We recently made the big move from WordPress.com to WordPress.org, so what better way to celebrate that and our new look than a (RE)LAUNCH PARTY with some of the local D.C. ladies and gents that we’ve met along the way. Nicole and I recently had brunch at Malmaison D.C. and we fell in love with the interior of their cafe, and it’s also right in Georgetown! We…

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