Capital Yacht Charters' fleet of luxury yachts crisscrosses DC's waterways for corporate parties, sightseeing tours, and special events. Tours such as Monuments by Moonlight leisurely motor along the Washington Channel, affording guests the chance to ogle the capital's most famous sights. Each of their luxury yachts also comes equipped with a full bar with snacks for munching or feeding to the landmarks.
It's possible to find art almost anywhere?from the galleries of a museum, to the side of a building, to the pages of a comic book. It's a little more difficult, however, to find all those styles in one place. That's one of the problems that Art Whino Gallery?a sleek, modern space at the National Harbor?seeks to solve by showcasing artists from around the world that run the gamut of modern high- and low-brow art. The gallery celebrates more than 1,200 established and up-and-coming talents, in part through rotating exhibits that explore new media such as stencil and wheat pasting, screen-printing, and vinyl, as well as more established arts such as burning effigies to ancient gods. An onsite store features modern-art figurines and toys as well as prints. Art Whino doesn't keep all its talent indoors, though: the gallery often helms cultural street festivals and participates in conventions and live arts-and-music events.
Divine Purpose Wellness Center's focus is healing the spiritual and physical, as well as emotional. The staff addresses all three by evaluating work and life trends, and embracing natural-healing methods to achieve self-empowerment. Natural healing comes in the form of nutrition consultation and treatments such as detoxifying foot baths. Balancing energy is also key. They manipulate energy systems into alignment with Reiki therapy, alleviating stress and pain as they do. Body wraps and sweat saunas also help rid the body of toxins, improving well-being and overall health. All treatments are customizable and can be administered to individuals or groups.
Templates have no place at DeC 9 Professional Resume Service. That's because rather than using ready-made formats or recycled text, the company's writers craft cover letters and resumés that translate each individual's unique skills and experiences into employability. They believe in their work: if a client doesn't receive an interview within two months, they'll rewrite his or her resumé for no additional charge. If desired, they'll even go a step further by searching out employment opportunities and completing applications.
Chef Eukia Bryant’s culinary education began when she was just a girl. In her family’s kitchen she would marvel as her grandmother nimbly sliced meat and stirred pots of aromatic sauces. Although she would continue to study at a professional culinary institute, Eukia never forgot the skills and recipes she learned next to her grandmother. Today, with her own personal-chef business, she draws from those skills to whip up wholesome gourmet meals for couples and small groups.
The seasoned chef journeys to her clients’ homes, arms laden with bags of fresh produce, fine ingredients, and professional cooking equipment. She bustles about household kitchens as she whips up lavish dishes and desserts according to each customer’s specified tastes, preferences, and dietary restrictions. Before cleaning up the kitchen, she carefully packs meals into oven-safe containers and leaves customers with detailed reheating and serving instructions.
The versatile chef also designs elegant dinner parties for which she assists her clients with all aspects of planning—from crafting a special gourmet menu to deciding what color kazoo should go in each goodie bag.
Gaylord National sits on the banks of the Potomac River, which flows south from DC to the Atlantic Ocean. Outside the resort, a water taxi ferries passengers across the Potomac to the port town of Alexandria, Virginia, a former tobacco trading post and George Washington's hometown, founded in 1749. Visitors can shop along the cobblestone streets, step into a historical museum, or try on replicas of Washington's wooden teeth.A famous pair of giant pandas reside at the National Zoo in the tree-lined Woodley Park neighborhood of DC, about 15 miles from the resort. Mei Xiang and Tian Tian, two of the United States' few captive pandas, amble about and munch on bamboo in their 12,000-square-foot enclosure, which features streams, a water-cooled grotto, and an indoor habitat. The National Zoo houses about 2,000 animals from around the world, including elephants, cheetahs, and gorillas.Located just north of the National Mall in downtown DC, the Newseum chronicles the modern history of journalism, with artifacts that run the gamut from the Unabomber's cabin to an exhibit of eight 12-foot-high concrete slabs of the Berlin Wall. One gallery is dedicated solely to Pulitzer Prize–winning photographs, and another to the media coverage of 9/11.