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.

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
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
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
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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  1. February 5, 2013 / 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

  2. February 5, 2013 / 4:46 pm

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

    XX- Myrna

  3. February 5, 2013 / 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 :-(

  4. February 6, 2013 / 2:24 pm

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

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