Cherry Blossoms

Start DC braves the crowds for peak Washington, DC, cherry blossom viewing season. Cherry blossom season (happening now!) is a magical time of year in Washington, DC. The cherry trees, gifts from the Japanese government in 1912, are rivaled only by those I saw while living in Japan. Here are some shots from sunrise at the Tidal […]

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Food Feature: Drift on 7th

Start DC checks out a new seafood spot by local entrepreneur Ferhat Yalcin.   Drift on 7th is a reincarnation of Fishnet, Chef Ferhat Yalcin’s first seafood restaurant in the space that closed in late 2015. Yalcin learned the hard way that Shaw does not have a robust market for balik ekmek, the Turkish fish sandwiches he grew up […]

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Michelle Samson: Taffy Floral

Start DC catches up with Michelle Samson, woman-about-town and founder of Taffy Floral.   Virginia-based business Taffy Floral is unmistakable. Scrolling through Instagram or Facebook, I know before even glancing at the profile that a bouquet is Taffy Floral. And I’ve seen even more Taffy bouquets lately as Michelle Samson, founder, has been busy creating workshops with […]

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