A Dry Weekend In Washington

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Coming in at No. 2 in the nation for alcohol consumption says a lot about the culture of Washington, DC. Cocktails are everywhere. From the office to the bar, to the late-night glass of wine at home, we’re drinking more than ever. “There is a stigma that alcohol is the only way to have fun, but […]
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What You Don’t Know About CNN’s Joe Johns

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CNN’s senior correspondent Joe Johns has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. After reporting on some of the nation’s top stories for years– including the 2012 election of Barack Obama and the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton– Joe Johns confirms the 2016 presidential election is the craziest story he’s seen to date. We […]
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Here’s $100 to Spend at Blank Label

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Thanks to Blank Label, we’re getting you tailored. Take our end of the year survey and instantly receive a $100 gift certificate. Use it to treat yourself to new threads, or gift it to someone special this holiday season. All for answering 10 simple questions. Why a Survey?  For the last 2 years, CAPITOL STANDARD […]
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The Making of a DC Power Couple

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We don’t often admit it, but when you live in a very powerful city like Washington, DC, you want to be one-half of a very powerful couple. When I attended the Hill Newspaper’s annual 50 Most Beautiful People unveiling on the rooftop of 301 New Jersey Avenue, I ended up chatting with a typical well-to-do […]
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The DC Government Wants to Hire You

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In our search for perks, cool coworkers, and a career full of excitement, it’s easy to overlook local government. But Willair St. Vil, of the District’s Department of Human Resources, assures me there’s more to the DC government than meets the eye. “In about 5 years, 20% of the DC Government’s workforce will be retiring,” […]
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The Art of the Hustle: Jamil Hamilton

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Jamil Hamilton is your typical D.C. consultant. What’s not so typical is that at night, when most of his colleagues are in bed, he’s driving to one of his popular DJ gigs. Best known for his signature Marvin Monday’s event, the consultant transforms the upstairs of U Street’s Marvin restaurant into a 90’s backyard party for […]
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Where to Make Powerful Contacts in Washington DC This Week

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“Millennials are changing the culture of the workplace, and companies who want the best and brightest talent are responding in kind,” says Lucas Group Executive Search Consultant Christopher Taylor. Millennial Week is where this new breed of talent and those looking for that talent collide. The conference will explore trends in entrepreneurship, digital fundraising, and startup […]
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This is How to Talk About Yourself at Parties

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If anyone’s going to face an interrogation at a party, it’s someone like me– a full-time freelance writer and member of the creative class. Parties are not for faking how invested you are in fishing the lime out of your drink or studying the molding in your host’s home. Parties are for socializing. Inevitably, whether you’re in Washington, […]
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Where Fit Professionals Run And Hike in DC

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Christa Aiken has been hiking at Great Falls National Park for years. Originally from Potomac, Maryland the former Redskins Cheerleader and founder of DC Fit Chick, is perpetually on the hunt for the perfect outdoor workout. “I love trying out the different Billy Goat Trails, or even some unmarked paths,” says Christa. “I’m also really digging Roosevelt Island. […]
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A Luxury Hotel’s Off-Menu Cocktail Recipe

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Labor Day weekend is for lounging. But not just any kind of lounging. It’s for extravagant, extraordinary, over the top chillaxation you just can’t get on any old weekend. On weekends like these leaving early on a Friday and sleeping in on a Monday means Saturday and Sunday can be filled with exploration and experimentation. […]
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