The Spy Museum is one of DC's newest. It really embraces the new trend of interactive museums, featuring a number of computer games you can play, tunnels to climb through, and movie presentations. Besides all that, the subject matter is pretty exciting! The musuem also has a fun gift shop with spy tools for sale and a great book selection. Be sure to reserve tickets, as there is timed entry and the musuem is nearly always full. There's a great cafe attached and some good restaurants nearby as well. Metro accessible.
The Clarendon Farmer's Market is really nice--they have a small but quality selection of vendors who sell fruits, herbs, veggies, and homemade products like soaps and breads. The prices are good and often beat those offered at the big grocery stores. The market is open from 3-7 PM on Wednesdays from May through October. I only wish they'd open on weekends or year-round!
a.k.a Spot has some very cute and practical gifts for dogs. I bought an "indestructible" toy here for a rowdy dog, and it lasted much longer that the usual toy that makes that claim! The store owner is cheerful, very enthusiastic about her products, and slips a complimentary doggie biscuit in with your order. They have things like leashes, toys, food bowls, sweaters, and other odds and ends. A great place to find a gift for your favorite dog!
Finally, a big, roomy vintage store! Polly Sue's has lots of room to move around and browse the dresses. The store seems to specialize in dresses, and has them from the 40s to the 90s. They even have some wedding dresses available. They also offer shirts, shoes, sweaters, and even have a men's section with shirts, jackets, and blazers. This is one of the best vintage stores in the DC area. Prices are moderate--not salvation army cheap, but not as much as some boutique-type vintage shops.
Glad Rags is located in the downtown of Takoma Park. It's a small store, but has some fun vintage finds. They had a nice selection of jewelry and bakelite when I was there, and tons of dresses, sweaters, and shoes. This would be a great place to look for a fancy vintage dress. Prices are reasonable and the owner seems to know lots of her regular customers--always a good sign.
Dr. Greenlee is my primary care doctor, although I more often see the physician's assistant because he is so busy. When I have seen him, he put me at ease with his quiet, calm demeanor. He's an adequate doctor--I would probably rate him higher, but his office seems a little busy and disorganized.
This is an office with several doctors. I see Dr. Soobert, who I believe is not a full M.D. but more like a physician's assistant. She has always been a great doctor, caring and professional. She conducts quick exams and always has time for questions.
The Eastern Market area offers great produce, dairy, and meat kiosks from local growers! Inside the building you can find the meat, seafood, dairy and bakery, along with some produce/flowers and a very tasty lunch counter. Outside is mainly produce and flowers. Quality is high and prices are better than the big chain grocery stores for things that are in season. Get there early in the day for the best selection and to beat the crowds!
Every weekend, the school parking lot on the 1800 block of Wisconsin Avenue fills up with flea market vendors. Their wares range from the cheap (used books, postcards) to the expensive (pottery, antiques, paintings). They get a local crowd that can afford the nicer stuff. It's a lot of fun to walk around and see what the vendors have. Get there early for the best selection!
This store carries an amazing selection of paper--wrapping paper, stationery, journals, art papers, and things so pretty you could frame them! Prices are reasonable, but reflect the high quality of the goods. They also carry paper-related things, like pens, stamps, and books. Definitely worth a visit! Metro accessible by Foggy Bottom (10 min. walk) or get there by the 38B bus line.