Messy Cooking with Flours in Your Hair

The lines between blogging/social media and business are blurred. For some in the District, like Katelyn Sornik of Kate Bakes and Tamon George of Creative Theory, social media or blogging was an entry-point to starting their own ventures. With this in mind, I reached out to Flours in Your Hair, a food and recipe blog started by two […]

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4 Tips to Grow A Business // Tamon George, Creative Theory

Tamon George finished a graduate business degree last year. Just a few months later, he launched Creative Theory, a District-based content marketing firm built in part on the Instagram expertise of George and his co-founder Gary Williams. Creative Theory is making a name for itself and has partnered with brands like Nike and H&M. Read […]

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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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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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(Start) DC Photos on Display

Start DC gives you an inside look at AIA | DC’s new photo exhibit.   DC residents, now through February 20, the American Institute of Architects (AIA|DC) is displaying an exhibition with winning photographs from its “#I See DC” Instagram photo contest. There were over 1,300 entries, and 110 were selected by a jury for the exhibition. I’m […]

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Kristin Csehill: Criss Naturals

Start DC talks with Kristin Csehill as she grows her business, Criss Naturals.   I’ve shared the stories of entrepreneurs like Shizu Okusa (JRINK) and Warren Brown (CakeLove), who told me that they started their ventures on the side while working full-time, growing their businesses and testing the waters before making the leap to full-time […]

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Kimberly Wilson: Tranquil Space Yoga Studios

Kimberly Wilson, DC entrepreneur and founder of Tranquil Space yoga studios, on finding balance and meaning. Kimberly Wilson is the creative director and founder of Tranquil Space yoga studios, which Travel + Leisure magazine has ranked among the top 25 yoga studios in the world. But these are only two of the many hats she […]

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