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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.

2129 Cedar Barn Way
Woodlawn,
MD
US

For more than 12 years, Metro Sports has given amateur and competitive players alike the chance to quench their thirst for the game with other co-ed teammates. Presided over by expert officials, teams play near the National Mall every spring, summer, and fall, making sure to avoid waking the kraken that lives in the reflecting pool.

While softball is an available adult co-ed league, Metro Sports offers more sports as well. Refereed soccer leagues face off during battles of thrilling breakaways and impassioned goaltending year-round, moving to an indoor turf field every winter. Volleyball seasons likewise divide between indoor and outdoor courts. Each metro-accessible game takes place at various locations in northwest D.C..

643 Plantation Blvd.
West River,
MD
US

Relaxing Moments consists of a registered massage practitioner and a foot-care specialist. The former relaxes bodies with Swedish massage, relieves aches and pains with deep-tissue massage, and assuages expectant mothers with prenatal massage. The foot-care specialist practices Thai foot reflexology, which balances and de-stresses the body through massage techniques and inverted tap-dancing moves performed on the feet.

6314 Windsor Mill Road
Woodlawn,
MD
US

Sometimes it takes more than medication to heal. That’s why acupuncturist Linda Wentz founded Holistic Touch Center and its mission to help hasten the healing process by offering services that extend beyond the body to incorporate the needs of the mind and spirit. There, Silvy Franco, the center's holistic esthetician, blends years of skin care experience with training in natural health and energy medicine to produce treatments that restore the body while rebalancing the mind and spirit. She reads each client's skin like a map, plotting out appropriate treatment courses that are delivered as part of one of the center's rituals, which include components ranging from traditional facials and detoxifying peels to Vitamin C infusions and cold stone massages. In addition to performing these rituals, Silvy also helps clients adapt these treatments for use in at-home skin care regimens, keeping epidermises glowing and well-adjusted to changes in seasonal weather.

Those interested in acupuncture may enlist in Kirsten Jacob, a trained herbalist who received her Masters of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Han University of Traditional Medicine in Tucson, Az. In addition to specializing in facial-rejuvenation acupuncture treatments, she also possess a background in pediatric respiratory therapy as well as general family treatment. Her specialities include pediatric and family acupuncture, behavioral/learning issues, and stress reduction and internal medicine. Kirsten incorporates classical Chinese botanical therapy into her work, which includes tui na–or Chinese medical/therapeutic massage–cupping, and moxa. When she is not helping her clients attain inner peace through eastern healing techniques, she tends to her kids while indulging in reading, writing, and traveling.

2111 Mount Vernon Ave
Alexandria,
VA
US

Property Location
With a stay at The Westin Alexandria in Alexandria, you'll be minutes from George Washington Masonic National Memorial and close to Lyceum. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Alexandria's Christ Church and Alexandria Black History Museum.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 319 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Your pillowtop bed comes with triple sheeting, cotton sheets, and down comforters. 32-inch high-definition televisions with premium TV channels provide entertainment, with wired and wireless Internet access available for a surcharge. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature designer toiletries and hair dryers.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. Additional features include a concierge desk, gift shops/newsstands, and wedding services. Guests can catch a ride on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 2 mi.

Dining
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café, and room service (during limited hours) is provided. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and a ballroom. A train station pick-up service is provided at no charge, and parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.

400 Courthouse Sq
Alexandria,
VA
US

Property Location
With a stay at Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Alexandria-Historic District, you'll be centrally located in Alexandria, walking distance from Alexandria Black History Museum and close to Lee-Fendall House. This eco-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Alexandria's Christ Church and Gadsby's Tavern Museum.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 178 air-conditioned guestrooms. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while video-game consoles and satellite programming provide entertainment. Conveniences include safes and desks, and you can also request rollaway/extra beds.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Take advantage of recreational opportunities offered, including a health club, an outdoor pool, and an indoor pool. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and shopping on site. Guests can catch a ride to nearby destinations on the complimentary area shuttle.

Dining
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Hot/cold buffet breakfasts are available for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and business services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms and banquet facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary during limited hours.

625 First Street
Alexandria,
VA
US