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Junior League of Washington’s Tossed & Found Sale


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Macarons in Target?

Yes, you’ve read that correctly.  Target (as in super duper big box store) has macarons!  They’re made under the Archer Farms label and were actually quite delicious!

There are two sizes available, a six pack and a twelve pack. Both contain six flavors: chocolate, vanilla, pistachio, coffee, raspberry, and lemon. The six pack includes one of each flavor while the twelve pack carries two.

I’m not sure you can get them at every location yet – they’re probably testing the product out at the moment. Check your local SuperTarget to see if they have them. They’ll be in the Bakery Department right by where you pick up your French bread loaves and cupcakes. Bon Appetit!

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Return of a Legend…

If you’re like me, you’ve had enough of Whole Food’s prices, Trader Joe’s bad produce and running to Virginia every time you need paper towels.  Well, the good news is finally here.  Our beloved Social Safeway is scheduled to open on May 6th.

And it gets better… It’s going to be open 24 hours a day!  And the store wouldn’t be complete without a sit-down sushi bar with sushi chefs, complete wine cellar, comprehensive cheese section, brick-oven pizza department, an Italian-style gelato bar, an upgraded Starbucks coffee bar, along with an indoor/outdoor seating area featuring a fireplace, HD televisions, complimentary WiFi, and open balcony overlooking Wisconsin Avenue.  How’s that for a facelift?

See you there!

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Fabulous Find: Last Minute Ghoulish Treats

Bootiful-CupcakesI love these boo-tiful cupcake wrappers from Paper Orchid (available on Amazon).  They’re $13 for a pack of 12 and if ordered today, will still come in time for Halloween!

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Fabulous Find: On the Upside…

52820.EE70CD27I am totally digging (well, not really since it’s hanging upside down), this upside down planter.  It’s the Boskke Sky Planter from Unica Home.  It’s built to hang upside down from a ceiling hook and uses a reservoir system to release water when the soil is dry.  The result, it requires up to 80% less water than conventional planters and needs refills as infrequently as twice a month!  Who doesn’t want that sort of efficiency for the basil pot in their kitchen?

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shapeimage_3YAHOO!  It’s finally here!

9 am – 1 pm in the Hardy Middle School parking lot (Wisconsin at 34th Street NW), across from Social Safeway (under construction)

You’ll be able to find fruit, vegetables, eggs, baked goods, and other fine local products from:

Black Rock Orchard
Bonaparte Breads
Derick’s Orchard
Gardener’s Gourmet
Hondo Coffee
Smallwood’s Veggieporium
Smith Meadows Meats and Pastas
Toigo Orchards
Westmoreland Produce
Wheatland Natural

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Farmer’s Markets in DC

The Washington Post just launched an interactive farmer’s market guide that lets you sort through markets in the area!  You can access it here.

You can click on the map to get to your neighborhood and select a farmer’s market for more information. You can also sort by days since farmer’s markets are often only open certain days of the week.  My favorite markets are Dupont and the Palisades markets.


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Fabulous Find: Cute Cupcake Cups

6a00d8341c6a0853ef0112790c09dd28a4-piI love these cute cupcake liners that come with Elinor Klivans’s Cupcake Kit.  For $19.95 you get the cupcake book full of great recipes and decorating ideas, the liners, a pastry bag and five different pastry tips.  Aren’t these fun for a Spring Shower?

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For the Hostess with the Mostess…

Ok, I couldn’t help it – I had to show you a couple of exquisite works of art from Simon Pearce!  All of these beautiful hand-blown pieces of glass make great hostess gifts – especially if you’re staying with someone over the holidays.  


The Brookfield Pitcher possesses a shape reminiscent of a traditional measuring cup, offering a unique and fun vessel for juices, cream or maple syrup and is one of my absolute favorites! Pricing starts at $80

xl_hartlandcakeplatesThe Heartland Cake Plates are the perfect gift for the one who loves to bake!  They’re stunning, come in a variety of sizes and really set any bake goods displayed on them apart! Pricing starts at $100

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For the Dog Lover…


These beautiful powder-coated steel cans for your dog’s gourmet bites from Harry Barker are sure to make a statement.  The large holds up to 22 pounds of kibble and sells for just $20!  The cans are FDA approved and come with a scoop.

And the added bonus – it means less trips to the pet store!

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