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Travel Here: Logan Hardware August Summer Market

It is hot, hot, hot in Washington DC, but it's still an excellent time to visit. Many folks are out of town on vacation, so you'll have lots more elbow room!

If you're in the DMV, travel on over to the Logan Hardware August Summer Market on Saturday, August 13, and Sunday, August 14, from 12-5pm. Artists and designers will be there featuring great gifts. Logan Hardware, an Ace Hardware DC store, is located at 1734 14th Street NW.

Liz Hutcheson of Fast Snail Creative Greetings & Design will be on hand Saturday and Sunday, offering cards and gifts illustrating her unique Washington DC perspective.

 

 

Liz writes of her Lincoln Love Wedding Card, "The inscription on Mary Todd Lincoln's wedding ring read, 'A.L. to Mary, Nov. 4, 1842. Love is eternal.' This sentiment inspired Liz's image of a Lincoln Memorial aglow with glorious color and with hearts blooming along its front steps."

Be sure to say Hi to JC Smith of the Bailiwick Clothing Company, and check out his awesome DC-themed t-shirts, tanks, and caps. He'll be at the Market on Saturday and Sunday.

 

 

Paola Bernacchi of Palo Borracho will showcase DC designs and beautiful floral illustrations on Saturday. Her giftware ranges from baby bibs and art prints to DC wine glasses, beer mugs, and more.

 

 

Need a wedding gift? Anjali Sunderam of Sovereign Treasures is bringing beautiful new hand-painted tabletop pieces on Saturday, as well as her colorful henna-inspired (my fav!) dinnerware and trivets.

 

 

Hurray for yummy sweets! Ruby Scoops is a local and online retailer of premium small batch ice creams, sorbets, sherbets, and desserts, all handcrafted and scratch made in Union Kitchen by Chef & Owner, Rabia Kamara. You can get your ice cream fix at the Market on Sunday.

 

 

Allison White, Co-Founder of the Scout Cart, is new to the Logan Hardware Market; she will be on hand Sunday to demonstrate how much easier your city (and suburban) shopping can be with this fabulous, high-quality personal shopping cart!

 

 

 

There will be lots to see, so perhaps you'll be able to stop by both days. Again, the Logan Hardware August Market will be held on Saturday and Sunday, August 13-14 at Logan Hardware, 1734 14th Street NW, Washington DC, from 12-5pm. Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

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Home Rule -- coming full circle

 

I enjoyed making many new friends at the National Stationery Show last May, but when I saw the buyers from Home Rule (www.homerule.com) come around the corner to my booth, it truly felt as though I had come home, full circle. This beautifully curated housewares store sits two doors down from the now-shuttered shop I used to buy for, PULP DC. It was great to see familiar, friendly faces!

 

The shop is small, colorful, and smells yummy -- the Illume candles are wonderful. Home Rule has beautiful tabletop gifts and accessories, and you can find just about everything you need to furnish your kitchen and bathroom here. And It's the perfect place to buy the perfect wedding gift.

 

 

Home Rule was all decked out for summer fun when I arrived to see its new card department.

 

So fans of DC's 14th Street, if you need to satisfy your card fix, be sure to stop by Home Rule!

 

 

And be sure to say Hi to Mazin and the rest of the Home Rule crew, too. :-)

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