Plus a new blog, the Georgetown Fall Market + more.
October 3, 2019
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We're Squealing...Squeaking?...With Delight 

In the words of Chandler Bing, via a very dated Friends reference, could these chocolate mice BE any cuter?! The New Hampshire-based chocolate shop and cafe, L.A. Burdick, is opening at 1319 Wisconsin Avenue by early next year and will feature chocolates shaped like impossibly cute animals, among other treats. The 26-seat shop will also offer pastries and several varieties of hot chocolate. 

Suspiciously Charming People

In fourth grade, Sid Mashburn came home with a brown pinstripe suit and matching spectator shoes he’d picked out for Easter. In 1960s Mississippi, his parents weren’t having it. Little did they know, he was ahead of his time. In this week's byGeorge blog, the fashion designer and entrepreneur shares how he and his wife, Ann, found their way to one another while she was living a 'Devil Wears Prada life' at Vogue, the path that led to the national launch of their Sid Mashburn and Ann Mashburn clothing boutiques, and why opposites attact--in business, and in love.

Candy Apples the Size of Your Face

Fall is mostly an exercise in taking already sweet fruits, cakes, and drinks, and then adding syrup, spice, and caramel. To every thing there is a season, amirite? Celebrate the most wonderful of them all with a visit to the Georgetown Fall Market, Friday, October 4 - Saturday, October 5 from 10 am - 5 pm in Book Hill (Wisconsin Avenue from O St to Reservoir Rd). More than 30 businesses are now participating, offering special promotions, sales, and food at this outdoor market--plus live music, face painting, and the chance to win an amazing prize package. Visit our website for details on each promotion, plus info on the contest!

One Man's Trash is Another Man's Art Exhibit

And they called Picasso abstract. Join designers, curators, and Georgetown Environmental Initiative faculty tonight (October 3) from 6 pm - 7 pm at Georgetown University's new exhibitions space, the Maria & Alberto de la Cruz Art Gallery (3535 Prospect St NW), for LISTEN--a panel discussion about sustainable design. The talk is part of an art exhibition called Design Transfigured/Waste Reimagined, the first to recognize a fresh approach to addressing the environmental crisis through an extreme and inventive kind of upcycling. Pioneering international designers have radically transformed waste into useful, beautiful products. See jewelry, furniture, fashion and decorative objects made from compressed smog particles, food waste and more. The exhibition will be featured at this gallery, as well as the Lucille M. & Richard F. X. Spagnuolo Gallery (1221 36th St), Wednesdays - Saturdays from 10 am - 6 pm, and Sundays from 1 pm - 5 pm, through Dec. 15.

Peace Be With You

Are they accepting adult applicants, 'cause we've got some people to nominate. Join Little Friends For Peace for their 10th Annual Fall Fundraiser this Friday, October 4 from 7 pm - 10 pm at Church Hall (1070 Wisconsin Ave NW) to celebrate another inspiring summer of peace camps spreading joy, love, and simple conflict resolution practices to hundreds of low-income youth throughout the DMV. Meet local peacemakers, dance, play cooperative games, and ride the peace train. (Unclear if that last one is literal or figurative, but both options sound great.) Special announcements and a presentation will begin at 8:30 pm. Buy your tickets today, which will help fund future Little Friends For Peace programs in DC.

When Talking to Your Cat Feels Too Sad

Nothing boosts productivity like a huge lunch. If you're tired of working from home, in an office with the same coworkers every day, or at a coffee shop, WorkChew has a new flex workspace program. The membership community is partnering with Chaia (3207 Grace St NW), 1310 Kitchen & Bar (1310 Wisconsin Ave NW), Dyllan's Raw Bar Grill (1054 31st St NW), Ri Ra (3125 M St NW), and District Doughnut (3327 Cady's Alley), and turning their unused space into flex workspace designed for you to work, eat, and connect. WorkChew provides everything from Wifi, to charging stations and reserved seating, plus you'll have access to exclusive food and drink discounts while you work, parking through SpotHero, and community and WorkChew social events. The program is also available for those who need to host a client, team meeting, or study group. Apply here if you're interested!

Talk of the (George)Town

Three Georgetown bakeries made Eater DC's list of the 16 best chocolate chip cookies in DC! 

Conduct your own taste test with stops at Insomnia Cookies (3204 O St NW), Baked & Wired (1052 Thomas Jefferson St NW), and Dog Tag Bakery (3206 Grace St NW), and let us know what you think on Instagram @officialgeorgetowndc. Let the chocolate chips fall where they may...

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