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CLEVER NO-CARVE WAYS TO DECORATE A PUMPKIN

  If the mess of carving a jack-o’-lantern doesn’t really appeal to you, but having some fall fun does, try one of these alternatives to your traditional Halloween decoration.  Nail polish pumpkins. Don’t have a fully stocked craft cabinet? No problem! Nail polish pumpkins make use of beauty supplies you have stowed in the bathroom. Use your…

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EVERY DAY IS ST. PADDY’S DAY AT IRELAND’S FOUR COURTS

  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 interior is accented with dark wood from the floor to the bar to the ceiling, with beautiful stained glass that really has you feeling the Irish spirit. Right now they’re…

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YOUR CHINESE-AMERICAN FARE FAVORITES ARE ON THE MENU AT LUCKY DANGER

  Newly opened near The Palatine, Lucky Danger in Pentagon City serves tasty Chinese food for take-out only.  Lucky Danger serves classic, well-loved Chinese dishes, like beef lo mein, kung pao chicken, and, for more adventurous palates, omelets with dried radish and sweet onion.  Have a special vegan, vegetarian, nut-free, or dairy-free diet? No problem; just let the…

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HOW TO MAKE YOUR APARTMENT EXTRA COZY FOR AUTUMN

  With its shorter days and dipping temperature, the fall season reinvigorates our desire for cozy, welcoming spaces. Here are a few tips to help you bring autumn into your apartment—in the snuggliest, comfiest way possible. Toss up some twinkle lights. Twinkle lights instantly create a cozy vibe within your home, transforming a simple space into…

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SHOP FOR A GOOD CAUSE AT FORT MYER THRIFT SHOP

  Do you love all things vintage? Visit Fort Myer Thrift Shop, located just moments from The Palatine, for fun and unique items to purchase. They sell clothes, shoes, kitchenware, furniture, artwork, books, electronics, military uniforms, jewelry, and so much more. When you stop by, you’ll see the store has two buildings to check out. The first…

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FUEL YOUR DAY AT THE WATERHOUSE COFFEE AND JUICE BAR

  Eating out on the go doesn’t have to be unhealthy! Just hit up The Waterhouse Coffee and Juice Bar next time you’re in a pinch for time and want a healthy treat or a caffeine fix! This locally owned cafe was started on the foundational belief that eating healthy can transform your life. The menu is…

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NEED-TO-KNOW TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL SUMMER 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…

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COOL OFF WITH A SCOOP OF ICE CREAM AT THOMAS SWEET

  Forget Willy Wonka! You have Thomas Sweet! This ice cream utopia and chocolate confectionary is the sugary paradise of your dreams. Most folks visit for the hand-crafted ice cream – rich and buttery, with tons of flavor options to choose from. But don’t just stop at a simple cup or cone. Thomas Sweet dips and…

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HOW TO DECORATE YOUR APARTMENT FOR SUMMER

  When in doubt, go with white hues. Whether you’re picking a new tablecloth, duvet, or gauzy curtains for summer, clean and crisp white is always a safe bet. Opt for natural materials such as cotton or linen, and feel free to intersperse the neutral pieces with some bold patterns, too. Turn to texture. Materials like jute,…

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