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  • Spas
Waxing Philosophical at Skin Beauty Lounge in Washington, DC

February 22, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – The old adage “beauty is only skin deep” is a lovely philosophical sentiment about the importance of one’s inner character over external appearance. But Skin Beauty Lounge, a sweet salon/spa in DC‘s Eastern Market neighborhood, puts an entirely different twist on the saying. It’s a place… (more)
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  • Restaurants
Say Hi to Hello Cupcake in Washington, DC

February 21, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – Perky, spic-and-span, and a little bit precious, Hello Cupcake is one of the friendliest cupcakeries that DC has to offer. The humble cupcake has become such a craze in DC that many of the most popular purveyors have frustratingly long lines (here’s looking at you, Georgetown… (more)
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“App”-ventures: The Purple Passport Launches on Google Field Trip

February 20, 2014

Here at The Purple Passport, our love of travel was, in part, born out of our delight with that elementary school staple: the field trip. Field trips were opportunities to escape the regular routine, actively explore an unknown part of our world, and spread our wings (even if it was… (more)
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  • Restaurants
Zenned Out on Yogurt at FroZenYo in Washington, DC

February 13, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – It may be a tall order to find enlightenment in a cup of frozen yogurt, but if there’s any place that can deliver a bit of zen via a cold treat, it’s FroZenYo. The Washington, DC chainlet offers such a dizzying array of flavors and topping… (more)
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  • Nightlife
The Hill Gets Happy at Trusty’s in Washington, DC

February 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – Capitol Hill has long been enamored of the happy hour, that golden time at the end of the work day when ties get loosened and snacks and libations take the edge off partisan stress. Yet happy hours in the immediate neighborhood tend to be of the… (more)
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A Healthy Hideaway at Four Seasons Fitness Club and Spa in Washington, DC

February 6, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – With all the high-profile wheeling-and-dealing that occurs in Washington, DC, it’s no surprise that politicos seek places to hide away from stress, special interests, and the prying eyes of journalists. In the past, this might have been actual hideaways (remember Marion Barry in the Ramada Inn?)… (more)
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  • Restaurants
A Simple Equation at Filter Coffeehouse and Espresso Bar in Washington, DC

February 4, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – The mission of Filter Coffeehouse and Espresso Bar can be summed up in the equation that appears at the top of their website: people + bicycles + (coffee cup x French press) = thumbs up! That’s Filter’s simple way of expressing (espressing?) their commitment to the… (more)
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  • Nightlife
Matchmaking Over Mojitos at Chi-Cha Lounge in Washington, DC

January 31, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – Whether it’s a nosy grandmother or scheming friend, we’ve all been the object of a self-professed matchmaker’s machinations. It’s fairly easy to beg off when Grandma wants you to have dinner with that nice fellow who does her taxes, or your co-worker insists the guy in… (more)
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Sweet Fashions and Art at Caramel in Washington, DC

January 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – In an age of corporate food purveyors from Walmart to Whole Foods, the family-run corner grocery store may seem like a quaint relic of the past. And the same is largely true of the neighborhood fashion boutique, hard as it is to compete with mega-discount emporiums… (more)
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In Fine Feather at Cady’s Alley in Washington, DC

January 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – In DC‘s historic Georgetown neighborhood, feathering one’s nest is a task of epic proportions. The area’s sprawling Federalist mansions and brick rowhouses boast outsized colonial charm and ample square footage for displaying interior treasures. Luckily, the neighborhood’s residents have an interior design haven in their own… (more)
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