Something for your body, your brain, your happiness, & someone else.
May 14, 2020
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In today's BIDness, we're bringing some more good news (and a reexamination of marriage vows) 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

For more information on Georgetown restaurants offering delivery and carry-out, plus gift cards and online shopping, click here. For a list of Georgetown businesses sewing and selling face masks, click here.

Something for Your Body 

So many fun new yoga poses during this era of quarantine life. Down Doritos, where you hold your palm open to let the empty bag of chips fall into the trash. Crying-Like-a-Child's Pose, where you sob on the floor because you can't see your friends. Or how about Sangria Salutation, where you take a sequence of sips because you've made it to 3 pm. Namaste, and Makethisgoaway. Fortunately, Sunday Serenity Yoga instructors Alia Peera and Audrey Roxas are back to bring us some peace and host Dumbarton House's 6th annual summer yoga series – this year, brought directly to your home thanks to Zoom! Enjoy a serene 60-minute, all-levels vinyasa flow class every Sunday from 10 am - 11 am through August 30 - fun and challenging for both experienced yogis and yoga skeptics alike. A $5 donation per person is suggested for the class. Donations will go directly to the instructor. Reservations are required to receive the Zoom meeting link.

Something for Your Brain

The best thing we can do for our hamster-on-a-wheel brains is to give them a REST. If you've tried meditating, but can't get past obsessively picturing that woman in the grocery store who leaned over you to grab a cucumber, maybe it's time to give art a shot. Georgetown's Framebridge asked some of the talented people in their Artist Program to create unique coloring pages that you can fill in on your own while you’re spending time inside. Just click on the images to save and print, and check back every week for the newest page.

Now is also the perfect time to step up our professional artwork game, because if we're going to keep staring at our own walls, they may as well bring us some right-brain joy. Calloway Fine Art & Consulting's current exhibition, Divergent Impulses, captures the many facets of human emotion (hello, quarantine) in artist Leslie Nolan's blurred figures. Addison/Ripley Fine Art has its own virtual exhibition, Seeing in the Dark by artist Trevor Young (pictured above), as ordinary nature and mundane architectural edifices are transformed into artwork empty of human life. Rather timely. For more amazing art, visit our Business Directory. 

Something for Your Happiness  

No one explained that the "from this day forward" part of your wedding vows would one day mean "every minute of all your days forward, for many, many months in 2020." Since none of us signed up for a pandemic with our significant other, you may be ready for a solo staycation. If, by some miracle, the sound of your husband chewing three meals a day hasn't ruined your marriage, how about a night away from the kids? Either way, Georgetown Suites is making it easier to plan your future escape - taking part in a “Buy Now, Stay Later” hotel initiative designed to help them support their staff and save you money in the long run. Buy hotel "bonds" between now and May 31, in increments of $100. After 60 days, when you’re ready to book your future stay, your bond will be worth $150 for every $100 spent! 

On the topic of happiness (and chewing): Pasta bowls the size of your face! Georgetown institution Filomena is now offering carry-out, delivery, and curbside pick-up daily. We miss the Pasta Mamas, but this is the next best thing.

Something for Someone Else

Remember all those branded, mini hand sanitizers you used to grab at every single work conference and community event, destined for the far reaches of your closet? What a simple time. Georgetown's Soapbox has always been in the business of selling soap, shampoo, and body wash, but they're now producing an unbelievable supply of hand sanitizers for hospitals and large corporations during COVID-19. For every product purchased, Soapbox is donating a bar of soap to someone in need - continuing to uphold their socially conscious mission while working nonstop. To learn more about Soapbox, check out their byGeorge feature from a few years ago.

Also doing their part during COVID-19, Moby Dick House of Kabob is offering 50% off carry-out for first responders and healthcare workers, and 20% off plus free delivery for all assisted living, senior and retirement home facilities making group orders. There continue to be so many good people out there, doing so much good. 

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