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Pumpkin Decorating DIYs

No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating DIYs for Grown-Ups

Carving a jack-o-lantern may have been fun when you were a youngster—but that was before you were the one in charge of cleaning up. Times have changed, and so have your tastes. So here are a few sophisticated DIY projects you can try with your pumpkins this year. Chalkboard Pumpkins Chalkboard paint isn’t just for the walls. If you cover…

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Sauciety's Happy Hour

Kick Off Your Weekend With Sauciety’s Happy Hour

Happy hour at Sauciety, the restaurant inside the Westin Washington National Harbor, just might be the best-kept secret in the DC area. With its stunning views of the Potomac and its easy access to the Capital Beltway, it’s an attractive rendezvous point after the workday is done. The happy hour specials in the street-level bar area are no joke, either–you’ll…

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Chicken and Waffles at Succotash

Have You Tried the Chicken and Waffles at Succotash?

When James Beard award-winning chef Edward Lee started cooking at Succotash in Penn Quarter, the entire DC restaurant scene took notice. More recently, the team behind Succotash has brought its unique combination of classic Southern dishes with Korean flair to the National Harbor. Loyal customers of the original spot will tell you that the new space is gorgeous, with expanded seating options…

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Fall-Ready Apartment

Follow These Tips for a Fall-Ready Apartment

Cozy sweater season is finally upon us, and it’s not just your wardrobe that deserves a makeover. Your apartment should be ready for autumn, too! If you need some seasonal design inspiration, here are a few decor tips for fall. Toss up some twinkle lights. What could be simpler than stringing up a few strands of lights? Twinkle lights instantly create…

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