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Now Open Near Your Apartment: Swingers, a ‘Crazy Golf’ Club

If you’ve never sipped an Old Fashioned between swings of a mini-golf club, have you really lived? The minds behind Swingers would say no. The “crazy golf” club is new to Dupont Circle, but in its native England, the fun pastime is well-known. It’s a type of truly over-the-top indoor mini-golf complemented by gourmet street…

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Need-to-Know Info for a Fun (and Safe) Camping Trip

Planning a camping trip this summer? Getting outdoors is a fun and safe option for a couples’ or a family vacation, but you’ll fare better if you’re prepared! Here are a few tips for newbies. Know your options. You don’t have to dive right into tent camping if you’re a novice! Many campsites offer alternatives…

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Save Room for the Baklava at Kabobistan Arlington

When’s the last time you tried a new restaurant? With the unusual circumstances of the past year, it’s probably been a lot longer than usual. But new businesses are once again starting to open their doors—including Kabobistan Arlington, which recently debuted in Columbia Heights. Its name offers a pretty good clue about what’s on the…

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Your Guide to Decorating Your Apartment for Summer

Summer has finally arrived after what probably felt like a very long season of cold and rain. To celebrate, add some spice to your space! Here are a few ideas to make your abode feel super summery. When in doubt, go with white hues. Whether you’re picking a new tablecloth, duvet, or gauzy curtains for…

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The Freshman Brings Coffee and Craft Cocktails to Crystal City

A hot coffee in the morning and a craft cocktail each night. What else do you need? Newly opened The Freshman in Crystal City has both, plus lots of delicious bites in between.  This new eatery opens at 8 a.m. Wednesday through Sunday, so it’s a great place for your first cup of joe and…

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Unconventional Brunch Recipes to Whip Up This Father’s Day

They say the easiest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, so it’s only fitting that a day devoted to dad would be full of delicious things to eat. And when the food surprises his taste buds with unique flavor combinations and unexpected ingredients? Even better! This Father’s Day, treat Dad to a…

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Can’t-Fail Ways to Make Mom Feel Special This Mother’s Day

The pandemic may have kept us apart from our loved ones for the past year, but it’s going to take more than a virus to undermine the bond between a mother and child! This Mother’s Day, show Mom how much you care with these clever tips and gift ideas—even if you can’t be together on…

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Raise a Pint to St. Patrick’s Day at Ireland’s Four Courts

There’s no better way to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day than a meal in a festive spot that makes you feel like you’ve been transported to a real Irish pub. And since we can’t travel to Ireland, Ireland’s Four Corners on Wilson Boulevard is the best place to get a taste of Ireland close to home.    The…

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Add These Apartment-Friendly Houseplants to Your Must-Grow List

Thinking about welcoming a new addition to your household—one with roots and leaves? Plant parenthood can certainly be rewarding, especially when you’re staying home most of the time. If you’re just getting started, here are a few plants that can thrive in your apartment.   Jade. This simple succulent with scarlet-tinged leaves barely needs to be…

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