dc guide little black book

district sparkle’s little black book

With 20+ years under my belt & past residences in Maryland, Virginia, & now DC, it’s time this DMV native share the wealth on everything the nation’s capitol has to offer.

Welcome to District Sparkle’s Little Black Book.

 
shopping
pretty people vintage (alexandria, va) – hands down best vintage
secondi – some of my best pieces have come from digging thru their racks
buffalo exchange – new to dc & well worth the wait
second affair – my favorite hidden gem
meeps – my favorite neighborhood shop
 
clothing care
zips
 
eateries
darlington house – super yummy menu with a great atmosphere
sette – best italian
acqua al 2 – fine italian
shake shack – favorite burger joint
dean & deluca – georgetown refuel
 
brunching
southern hospitality – hands down favorite for any meal, any occasion, any time
dgs delicatessen – restaurant style serving delicious deli foods
scion – best bellini bar in town
the front page – buffet. ’nuff said.
 
lady maintenance
mimosa salon – mani/pedi
bliss – day spa experience
blue mercury – the works
salon cielo – ask for jasmine [hair]
 
after hours
veritas wine bar – cozy nook for low key nights
russia house – it’s exactly what you’d expect from the name; a house full of russians. & vodka.
madhatter – when all you want to do is dance like you’re a junior in college
napolean – one step up from napolean with a european edge
 
weekend
eastern market – my haven for unique jewelry, bags, furniture & gallery wall additions. make a day of it & stay for the food
dupont market – neighborhood market for fresh produce & blooms
 
 
 
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  • Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
    February 5, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    This is going to come in handy once I move to DC NEXT WEEK!

    xoxo
    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
    http://poorlittleitgirl.com

  • Julie Leah
    February 5, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    I’m coming back to DC on Friday from NYC. My bestie and I are planning on heading to Eastern Market on Saturday – glad it’s on your list ;)

    See you soon, gorgeous girl!! xoxo

  • Myrna
    February 5, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    New to the area and this is very helpful!!! Thanks for sharing.

    XX- Myrna
    Mybeatboutique.blogspot.com

  • Angela
    February 5, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Love the new feature! But I went to Scion a few weeks ago and they said they were getting rid of their Bellinis :-(

  • AshleyInDC
    February 6, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    Did you mean Urbana instead of Scion for the best bellini bar?

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