Mapping Georgetown: Recollections of a Georgetown Alleyway

August 23, 2021

What is it about an alley? The common intrigue of this urban passageway sets our stage for today. We recently received this charming personal account for our Mapping Georgetown project from […]

Montecito Hangs Tough to Protect Harry & Meghan 

August 19, 2021

 It’s been 13 months since Prince Harry and his American wife Meghan Markle with son Archie moved to Montecito – my home of 30 years next to Santa Barbara, California.  Their arrival caused a near […]

Annapolis: This Old Town Is Feeling Very New 

August 18, 2021

 If you think “been there, done that” at the thought of Annapolis for a getaway, think again. Perched on the edge of the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland’s capital city may be […]

The Story Behind Mapping Georgetown

August 16, 2021

During a three-week trip to Russia a few years back, I met and came to travel with a gentleman in our California State Parks delegation by the name of Phil […]

Vaccine Hesitant Incentivized by Rewards App

August 12, 2021

Wish you could motivate folks to get the jab? Bright Mind Enrichment (BME) just might have the app for you. As the Delta variant spreads and we endure another pandemic […]

Weekend Round Up, Aug. 12 – 15


Looks like another hazy, hot and humid weekend is upon us. Cool off with special deals for Summer Restaurant Week or check out the Air and Space Museum’s virtual family […]

Bombay Club Back with Modern Indian Makeover


After a lavish redecoration, The Bombay Club, Washington’s first sophisticated Indian restaurant has reopened at 815 Conn. Ave. NW. Its gracious hospitality and location close to the White House and […]

Wild Thistle Kitchen: The Easiest Scone Recipe


I’m not sure how it happened, but I’ve kind of become known for scones. And muffins. But scones especially. Scones are one of those baked goods that many of you […]

Air Get-Aways Go Awry for Thousands

August 9, 2021

It’s the early weeks of August –- the “lazy dog days” of summer. In D.C., the House of Representatives is closed and the Senate will soon be out for August break. The streets […]

Mapping Georgetown: The Big Red Reveal


So there we were greeting guests at Rose Park Farmers Market a few weekends ago, chatting with those we knew about the Mapping Georgetown project and trailing into folks’ remarkable […]