Applying makeup can either be a blast or a burden, so for those days when we want to put our best face forward, we opt to leave it in the hands of the professionals. But don't worry about scrambling to find a reliable location, because we've got you covered with the eight best beauty bars in the Capitol. Whether you're looking to spruce up your girls' night look or put on your best face for the White House Correspondents Dinner, this is the perfect primping list for you.
At the first signs of warm weather, we go running towards our favorite ice cream shops. Not that we've been depriving ourselves of the cold treat throughout the entire winter though-- Ben & Jerrys kept up company and filled that cone-shaped void in our life! But nothing beats eating homemade ice cream in the warm weather. It's a nostalgic experience that we will never get too old for. So, we've compiled the ultimate D.C. ice cream shop guide, ranging from sandwiches to slow-churned. Check out our favorite eateries and see, or taste, why we're so obsessed with them!
Nothing trumps Coachella as far as American music festivals, but the mid-atlantic East Coast can at least give a valiant effort to compete! The fifth annual event brought an impressive lineup this year (Lana Del Rey, 2 Chainz, Capital Cities, Foster The People, just to name a few) and attendees came from both coasts wearing their festival-best. Sweetlife is an event that embraces what's local and well-rounded "good living"... and we'd say good fashion too. On and off torrential rain didn't deter anyone from looking their best so click through to see a little showcase of festival style from over the weekend.
In midst of frayed denim shorts and cotton shorts, every girl must succumb to the challenge of finding the perfect evening shorts. Searching for the perfect pair for a night out can be pretty challenging, often leaving us to feel like there's something missing in our spring and/or summer wardrobes. To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite evening shorts, from a mesh skort to a draped-front pair. Click through to see 10 perfect options. More>>
She helped guide you through childhood, teaching you important lessons about love, life, and lipstick. Now it’s your turn to guide her to a beautiful brunch in her honor—but only with the help of Bitches Who Brunch, of course. First, make sure you’ve ordered your flowers and macaroons delivery from UrbanStems and Olivia Macarons! Then, book a table at one of the Bitches’ recommended brunch spots—they’ve found Mother’s Day specials around Washington. Here’s their curated list of where to raise a mimosa in Mom’s honor.
It's a familiar situation. You're ready to go out for the night and the moment you've been dreading finally arrives: time to put on your shoes. But a nightlife-ready look doesn't have to mean limiting yourself to hours of pinched toes and aching arches that leave you hobbling toward the nearest chair instead of the dance floor. Click through for our spring shoe picks that will keep your whining to a minimum and your style game in check because comfort and style are not mutually exclusive when it comes to party footwear. More>>
If you've ever wondered who's behind the infamously and enviably sculpted bodies of Candice Swanepoel or Heidi Klum, you're not alone. Fitness gurus like David Kirsch and Tracy Anderson are known for creating customized workout programs for the models and celebrities gracing the covers of Vogue or Sports Illusrated. Click through to get the scoop on 7 celebrity trainers and then hit the gym with them as your fitness inspiration!! More>>
"I just have a very different story. I didn’t go to fashion school, I have never lived in New York, and I'm not jaded by the fashion industry. I just believe that anything is possible." -Erika Schrieber
Erika Schrieber hails from a small town in Connecticut and is a recent DC transplant. Her background is in public relations with no formal technical training in design, and she is now living in an area that is certainly no contender in the fashion world. You're probably wondering how this young creative even got started in the fashion industry. Erika does not have the typical resumé of an emerging designer, but that is precisely what makes her collections unique and attractive to the everyday woman. Her humble beginnings started in her grandmother's basement with a sewing machine, and today she is on her second capsule collection, showcasing Fall 2014 pieces she titled "Urban Wanderlust". Read her interview to find out how she got started, why DC can be advantageous to emerging designers, and what about our very own city inspired her well-crafted new collection.
Guests at this year's Gold Cup get the GofG gold star for stealing the show from the thoroughbreds on the racetrack with their festive frocks, pastel palettes, and, of course, statement hats. We saw several variations topping off ladies' looks from floppy to boater hats, fascinators to feathered, and even a floral crown! And don't forget the dapper dudes of the day who displayed a whole array of bow ties that made us swoon. We even created a Bow Tie Hall of Fame to show off the cream of the crop. (In the interest of full disclosure, let the record state that this author is smitten with dudes sporting a bow tie.) It's an event that calls for class while maintaining a modern twist so see how these chosen guests tackled the task!
Congratulations--you survived! White House Correspondents' Dinner Weekend is officially over and while it may have made this Monday the biggest struggle bus in history, it was totally worth it! We've got all the photos from the hottest parties and celebrity spottings up the wazoo to cure your serious case of FOMO (just in case you weren't on the guest list for some of these obscenely exclusive events)!