A HERO'S WELCOME
SGT. T. MICHAEL GOODRICH | OPERATION FINALLY HOME
Operation Finally Home is dedicated to providing homes for America’s military heroes who have sacrificed so much in the defense of our freedoms and values. See how they helped a local veteran’s family begin a new chapter, thanks to the generosity of a local team of builders and volunteers spearheaded by Miller & Smith. To learn how you can help support our military heroes, visit
DC'S FAVORITE POP OF PINK
MISS PIXIES | 14TH & R, NW
When is a store more than a store? When it becomes a daily source of smiles for those who visit, chat, mingle, and leave without ever swiping their credit cards. Sure, Miss Pixie sells plenty of goods, but the real reason people love her store is the joy of simply being there. And Miss Pixie’s enthusiam is totally free. Every neighborhood needs a pop of pink. DC is lucky to have Miss Pixie’s.
COFFEE SNOBS WARMLY WELCOMED
CAIT LOWRY | THE COFFEE BAR
Ask any coffee lover what makes a great coffee shop and they’ll tell you. Great coffee is crucial but it’s only half the story. Meet Cait Lowry, owner of The Coffee Bar at 1201 S Street in Shaw, and its new second location at 1200 17th Street, NW. Her secret? Serve the best coffee and have a great time doing it. Create a second home for your guests, and they’ll walk a mile for your espresso.
ORDINARY ART FOR EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE
RICHSHAAD RYAN | 14TH & R, NW
If you like your art bright, whimsical, and guaranteed to make you smile, skip the Smithsonian circuit and head past the corner of 14th and R. That’s where you’ll find a little section of sidewalk turned into an outdoor gallery. Meet Richshaad Ryan and his colorful, joyful homage to D.C.
A TRUE TALE TOLD LIVE
AMY SAIDMAN | STORY DISTRICT
Hear how a whooping, spinning, backward-jogging accountant wearing pink spandex inspired Amy Saidman to turn a small story telling series into Story District. Now celebrating its 20th Anniversary, Story District is D.C.’s most respected champion of the spoken word, named the “gold standard” in storytelling by the Washington Post
UNION MARKET | NOMA, DC
See the new creative and cultural hub of D.C. through the eyes of an artist. With sketchpad in hand, Ainsley Adao spent an afternoon being inspired by the sights, sounds and tastes of Union Market, which she then channeled into an original work of art.
BRAND NEW WITH AN OLD SOUL
MORTON STREET MEWS | PARK VIEW, DC
See a 110-year old church restored and reimagined by Sean Ruppert and his team of imaginative builders and craftsman at OPaL. The church transformation is the cornerstone of Morton Street Mews, a new community tapping into the creative spirit of Park View, D.C.