Something for your body, your brain, your happiness, & someone else.
April 2, 2020
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In today's BIDness, we're bringing some more good news (and a dose of Joe Exotic) to your inbox. For the latest updates on COVID-19 and the Georgetown community, you can always refer to our dedicated website page. You can also follow us on Instagram at @officialgeorgetowndc

We also want to remind you that many Georgetown restaurants are still offering delivery or carry-out - from Tony & Joe's grab-and-go burgers, crabcakes, beer and soda from the Georgetown waterfront boardwalk, to Chez Billy Sud à la carte bistro classics and meal kits, Fiola Mare cured meats and cheeses, Georgetown Butcher produce, Peacock Cafe breakfast and juice bar options, and so much more.

Click here for the full list of offerings, as well as r
etailers offering specials like free shipping and gift card promotions, and other ways you can support our businesses.

Something for Your Body 

There will come a time when all of this ends, and we will return to public life, and everyone will see that you decided to cut yourself some bangs with a pair of poultry shears. Honor your future self, put down the scissors, and first seek the advice of experts. Georgetown Aveda Salon Spa is offering virtual consultations; book one now through their website, where you can also use code SOCIAL2020 for 20% off gift cards of $200+. If your roots are lashing out, purchase a Color-2-Go kit or root touch-up spray through Violet Salon and Spa, and check out their step-by-step video tutorial online. You can also request a face-to-face video call with your stylist. Salon L'eau is also selling color kits, and has a three-minute tutorial on Instagram. If your hair is under control but you're still Googling "what is contouring?", you can email to sign up for a virtual make-up lesson with Own Your Wonder.

All of our Georgetown salons and spas could use your support, and many are shipping their products, or selling gift cards to use with your favorite stylist at a later date. Check out their websites and social media accounts to see what's available and how you can give them some business from afar.

Something for Your Brain

While some of us ("us" being the person writing this newsletter) are regressing by listening to audio recordings of The Velveteen Rabbit at night, others are looking for more mental stimulation. The Wing is offering some amazing weekly programming, free and open to the public, including a conversation tonight with Katie Couric and Wing CEO Audrey Gelman from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Katie (we're on a first-name basis) will reflect on reporting from the frontlines of a crisis throughout her career, and they'll share expert tips on how to channel your own networks into vessels for human stories and useful intel. If that's feeling a little too real for you right now, The Wing's interior design team is ready to help reduce your anxiety and offer a fresh perspective on the space where you've been spending your time. DM or tag them in a photo of a room or corner in your living space and their experts will offer suggestions to shake things up a bit. Sign up for The Wing's newsletter to get more info on their daily programs - from cooking demonstrations, to financial recovery help - as well as joy-sparking missives and practical how-to's.

Something for Your Happiness  

If you haven't watched Tiger King, you need to immediately abandon this newsletter and turn on Netflix. (Preferably while enjoying a Bacchus Wine Cellar "Survival Six-Pack" of French wines.) For those already acquainted with Joe Exotic, Georgetown has its own, far less troubling version of an animal park. Over 200 neighborhood homes are already participating in the Georgetown Street Safari - putting stuffed animals in their street level-facing windows to entertain families taking a walk with their kids for some daily exercise. We've got teddy bears, monkeys, owls, giraffes, llamas and more ready to greet residents and bring a much-needed smile to everyone. To participate, download the map and animal list, and start your scavenger hunt. Safari participants should also post pictures of the animals they find on the official Facebook page.

Something for Someone Else

If our future is in the hands of these young people, we have brighter days ahead. When a group of Georgetown University medical students were told to put their clerkships on hold, they found a way to still be of service - founding MedSupplyDrive, a nonprofit that collects personal protective equipment for hospitals across the country. Hannah Day and several fellow third-year medical students have led the charge, collecting everything from masks, to non-latex gloves, and bleach - often from the likes of nail salons, construction sites, and tattoo parlors. You can click here to learn more, and become a volunteer or donate supplies. 

Last week we also shared the work Carine's Bridal Atelier is doing to make medical masks. Diana’s Couture & Bridal is contributing as well - working with a group to make 1,000 masks for Georgetown Hospital. If you’d like advice on how to make your own mask for nonclinical settings or personal use, visit their Facebook.
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