Tag Archives: Photography

LATELA’s “Collage” Exhibit

Start DC Checks Out One of DC’s Newest Art Galleries. LATELA (pronounced “Nutella” with a “La–”) is Marta Staudinger’s newly-opened Brookland art gallery and creative space. And like the hazelnut spread with which it shares syllables, LATELA is already winning fans. The space was recently voted DC’s best commercial art gallery by Washington City Paper in its 2016 reader …

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 …

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 …

Wonder

The Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery is back after two years of renovation. The museum’s grand re-opening exhibit, “Wonder”, is not to be missed! The whole exhibit runs through early May and here are a few highlights.   “Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never …

Doron Petersan: Sticky Fingers Bakery

Doron Petersan, founder of Sticky Fingers Bakery, chats with Start DC about finding and building a niche in the District. For over a decade, Sticky Fingers Bakery has been bringing vegan treats to the District. What started with determination and recipe development in Doron Petersan’s kitchen is now a Columbia Heights staple, with an expanded menu to include savory …