Metro Weekly

Life + Leisure

  • Disaster Master

    Having grown up in the northern tip of tornado alley, I'm always a little nervous this time of year. I know from experience that on...

  • Last Call

    The Toyota Celica is a difficult car to love, because it so obviously wants to be loved. I've long maintained a kind of love-hate relationship...

  • Ria World

    It's always a challenge to design a restaurant for a hotel that doesn't look and feel like a hotel restaurant, a term laden with baggage....

  • Environs

    Don't listen to what all the other people say! Stake out your claim to individuality, personal space with this 3 BR, 2 1/2 BA townhouse...

  • Doggone Terrific

    It's not just your imagination -- Silver Spring does indeed keep getting better and better. And while most everyone knows about the lovingly restored AFI...

  • Environs

    Leave behind the confines of condos for this electrically eclectic 4 BR, 3BA Virginia stunner in West Alexandria. Plenty of room for myriad parties, all...

  • Loan Lock

    Quick quiz: Janey and Jim each have $15,000 in student loans, but Janey only pays $147 a month while Jim pays $170. Each will pay...

  • Bulgarian Bust

    It was only a matter of time until every eastern European nation's cuisine showed up in Washington. And in August of last year, Bulgaria got...

  • Environs

    You'll find an abundance of perfect spaces for all your antiques in this 4 BR, 2 BA Shaw townhouse. Newly renovated and overflowing with character...

  • Environs

    2 BR, 2 1/2 BA House in Arlington, Va., previously owned by a sweet little old lady. Back yard area perfect for uber-landscaping. Plenty of...

  • Mortgage Gambling

    The hyperactive Washington housing market -- which continues to see annual appreciation rates around 10 percent -- has pushed more and more home shoppers to...

  • Room to Grow

    Driving a Volvo makes me want to procreate. Perhaps it's the womb-like sense of security that envelopes you as you slide behind the wheel, knowing...

  • Environs

    If at first you don't succeed, you can always move to another neighborhood. This 2 BR, 2 1/2 BA townhouse near the waterfront in Southwest...

  • Environs

    The past makes the present perfect in this 1 BR, 1 BA condo in the historic Wyoming apartment building that looks over the city from...

  • Giving to Grads

    It's graduation time and, if you're like me, a surprising number of your nieces and nephews -- by family or by friends -- are receiving...