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New Pinterest Board — Style Crush!

I get occasional hints at work and shopping g-friends that I tend to buy the same version of whatever dress or shirt or skirts that I already have. My response is always, “Well it’s because I know what will work and what won’t for my shape and height!” That said, they have a point…

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Chicks Who Kick Ass … Literally

As obsessed as I’ve become with watching it, mixed martial arts isn’t a topic that has ever graced the creative craft-, style-, and food-filled pages of mousybabe. But today, a post about MMA is warranted because, well, it’s about girls who kick some serious ass — something we celebrate above all here at MB. The… Read more »

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FOOD FIND: Estadio in DC

A radly designed Devil’s Backbone Dark Abby Ale… which I enjoyed at Estadio in DC for the first time. After hearing a good bit about this place from my trusty foodie friend Buddha, it certainly lived up to its reputation. The tables are tightly packed into the small space. Prolly had something to do with… Read more »

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Travel Treasures: Vamos a Cartagena, Colombia!

In less than a day, I’ll be hopping on a jet plane with Sven for a 5-hour JetBlue flight to Cartagena, Colombia — by all online accounts a charming, romantic fisherman’s town with horse-drawn carriages and open air cafes on the northern coast of South America. People have shot me some puzzled looks about our… Read more »

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Vintage Patterns – $3 a Pop At Bits Of Thread DC

I found out that Bits of Thread sewing studio has a whole basket of vintage sewing patterns for sale! I went through a phase last year where I was compulsively surfing websites full of vintage patterns and I couldn’t stop, even at work. I’ve since recovered, but I think this discovery might just put me… Read more »

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Pecan-Stuffed Dates From Dubai

Mama Hsu came back home from an excursion in Dubai and she brought back these delicious-effin’ candied dates, stuffed with pecans. They were ABSOLUTELY scrumptious. I don’t think I’ve tasted anything like it before. Unfortunately the little bag of delicacies didn’t last very long in my household. I was a little sad when I popped… Read more »

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Corcoran Features DC Subcultures

The Corcoran is in the midst of a program this month — Pump Me Up: DC Subculture of the 1980s — that features some pretty typically subversive elements of DC culture and history. Like DC hardcore, Go-Go, DJ’s, graffiti and Breakin’. Not to mention they’ve been marketing it heavily toward families and kids. Maybe it’s… Read more »

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I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

On my walk home the other day, I noticed a thorny bush with precious little buds starting to form – a rose bush! It was still a spiny, hairless little skeleton of a bush from the winter season, but in no time it’ll be blooming. And people will stop to smell the lovely roses. I… Read more »

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Pitchfork Classic Series Takes on Belle & Sebastian

Juicy. I just found out, via the 9:30 Club email list, that Pitchfork (some of us around here like to call them Bitchfork) has started a documentary series called Pitchfork Classic focusing on some seminal indie rock albums. The latest of which is none other than our beloved Belle & Sebastian! Ah the band for… Read more »