Author Archive: Jai Phoenix

A Southern belle with an edge, Jai often daydreams of where her next adventure will occur. From her hometown of Dallas, Texas, she has lived in California, Pittsburgh, Montreal and currently Washington, D.C. Although she’s been to numerous countries in Europe, she doesn’t restrict herself to a certain travel experience. With her background in International Affairs and foreign languages, moving forward in Marketing & Communications seemed the natural path to take. While traveling, her best advice is to “keep it simple and enjoy the journey!”

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Looking to Melt That Holiday Blubber? Try These Hot Spots.

Looking to Melt That Holiday Blubber? Try These Hot Spots.

[ 0 ] January 11, 2014 |

The holidays are over, and maybe you’ve realized that those “five pounds” gained from Thanksgiving through Christmas really equates to 10. Melt that weight and make the most of this frigid weather with ice skating in DC. This simplistic and magical sport has taken over our imagination since the 19th century. Metropolitan Washington has its […]

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The DC Cupcake Craze: Inside the Sugar-High

The DC Cupcake Craze: Inside the Sugar-High

January 11, 2014 |

  Washington, D.C. has been heavily sprinkled with sweet cupcake shops, which continue to inspire the next shop to pop up. These pretty, sugary cakes have created a definitive craze for this historical city. Georgetown Cupcake started it. Now with its five locations in DC, Bethesda, SoHo, Boston, LA and its 6th shop opening in […]

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Christmas at Mount Vernon: A Historical Holiday For the Books

Christmas at Mount Vernon: A Historical Holiday For the Books

December 29, 2013 |

What is Christmas to you? Do you choose to celebrate it or another such as Hanukkah our Kwanzaa? Regardless of your choice, there is something magical about seeing a piece of American history decorated in holiday garb. Mount Vernon is the home of George Washington. Opened in 1757, this beautiful structure has been around for […]

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The Crafty Bastards Festival for Crafty Bastards

The Crafty Bastards Festival for Crafty Bastards

December 24, 2013 |

Feeling funny about the name? Don’t. This smorgasbord of arts & crafts rocks in every single way, and if you are crafty (although you may or may not consider yourself a bastard), then this is the place for you. Based in Union Market, this annual event has become an autumn favorite. Crafty Bastards just celebrated […]

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Soaring Over Patriotism: Washington, D.C.’s Metropolitan Airports

Soaring Over Patriotism: Washington, D.C.’s Metropolitan Airports

[ 0 ] December 11, 2013 |

With over three airports to choose from, people really have no reason not to come and visit our Nation’s Capital. It’s a city of history, changes, and conflict all rolled into one; but, the beauty of it is, as President Kennedy said, “Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm.” Ronald Reagan National […]

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Union Market, DC Style

Union Market, DC Style

[ 0 ] November 15, 2013 |

New York is cool, Brooklyn even cooler. One of its most talked-about locations is Union Market, which is considered a neighborhood grocery store with top-of-the-line products. The District of Columbia, not to be undone, opened their version last year, and has continued to evolve into its own. So far, I’ve attended three events at this location, […]

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Animals Play in Celebration of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo Re-Opening

Animals Play in Celebration of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo Re-Opening

[ 0 ] November 4, 2013 |

  With the shutdown finally over, people flocked to the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Many, including myself, were particularly excited to see all of the animals roaming around, and a part of me thinks the feeling was reciprocal. Two things stand out to non-Washingtonians about the zoo: one is that it’s extremely accessible, the other is […]

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Slip into a Secretive, French-Styled Nightclub at Malmaison

Slip into a Secretive, French-Styled Nightclub at Malmaison

[ 0 ] October 30, 2013 |

At the end of a block close to the Potomac River, on a busy street in Georgetown, Malmaison is tucked away on a cobblestone corner. From the outside, the gas-lit lamp gives nothing away except the notion that a secret password or door is probably necessary. Yet, the doorman who greets you is friendly. You […]

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