Espionage, Craft Beer, Epic Dance Parties & More: Our Top Picks for Ringing in the New Year

While I’m big on festive parties and having any excuse to be dressed to the nines, I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve often shied away from New Year’s Eve events over the years – not because they don’t look fun, but because they can break the bank for some of us. That being […]


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The Story Of Peter Pan: From Beloved Classic To Contemporary Spectacle

Director Alan Paul likes to go big. Shakespeare Theatre Company’s (STC) associate artistic director has made a name for himself directing musicals and operas notable for their grand scale and lush scope. That experience will come in handy this winter as Paul tackles his biggest project yet: a re-envisioning of J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, at […]

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National Symphony Orchestra Brings Holiday Sweaters & Classical Music to The Anthem

It could be argued that ugly sweaters are one of the best traditions of the holiday season. From Santa riding a unicorn under a peppermint moon to “Let’s get lit” menorahs, it’s impossible not to have a good time in an ugly holiday knit. Looking to bring some of that fun to the classical music […]

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Finding Your Good Podcast Launch Brings Faces of DC Fashion Together

When thinking of a fashion event with the who’s who in DC’s fashion scene in attendance, what comes to mind? Is it a Goodwill in Fairfax, VA at 8 a.m.? That is exactly where DC’s most stylish sustainable fashion bloggers and influencers converged to celebrate Goodwill of Greater Washington’s first podcast, Finding Your Good. Finding […]

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25 Of The Most Fun Things To Do in DC this December

Christmas, Chanukah and New Year’s celebrations – plus everything in between – await you in this busy, chilly month! Stay warm and have fun, DC. Sunday, December 1 All Levels Yoga Flow x The Yards Local Start your week off with an all levels flow at your local Lululemon. Grab your mat and water bottle […]

When Friends (And Family!) Visit DC

Many of my friends from Southern California, where I was born and raised, still question what I love about DC. That is until they come to visit. It isn’t until they see the beauty of the leaves changing in fall, realize how awe-inspiring the monuments are up-close, eat cuisines they’ve never heard of before, and […]

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6 Holiday Activities At National Harbor

For those looking to get in the holiday spirit, look no further than National Harbor, where a host of attractions and events take place at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Opportunities abound for shopping and dining – complete with picturesque views of the Potomac River and hordes of twinkling lights to add to […]

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5 Thanksgiving Meal Alternatives

Let’s face it: Thanksgiving dinner is a lot of work. Between the preparations, inevitable family tiffs and the clean-up process, it’s a downright exhausting evening, especially if you’re the one responsible for the cooking. Though wine refills can help you get through it, #FrayLife has other ideas. Save yourself from holiday trauma by dining out […]

4 Date Spots To Try This Winter

The weather is finally beginning to cool down, but not enough that you’re forced to run inside to avoid the temperatures. DC is in that wonderful, fall season where outdoor activities mix together with indoor fun to create the best of both worlds. This leads to exciting opportunities for unique dates for someone special. Below […]

5 Reasons to Kick Off the Holidays with DC Fray’s Santa Bowl

‘Tis the season for holiday-themed events, so get ready to ho ho hike at the Santa Bowl! On December 7, This fifth-annual flag football tournament is a surefire way to kick off the winter season, so grab your friends and start prepping for the best event of the holidays. Need help convincing your social circle […]

Winding Down From the Rise and Grind With a Hooky Day in DC

Do you remember being a kid, sitting at your desk in school and daydreaming about playing hooky and having the grandest adventure? The older I get, the more amazed I am that these child-like impulses never go away. So, in the spirit of rebelling against the monotony of adulting, I took a day off from […]