Author: Tierney Plumb

Beauty Review: Laneige
Beauty, Wear

Beauty Review: Laneige

I started using this Laneige’s lineup of Perfect Renew products about a month ago, and I’ve already noticed some significant changes in my skin’s texture and tone. The best part is, all five products–lotion, cleanser, eye cream, regenerator–are all sold as a set and run around $100 on Amazon. Unless you […]

Clients pumping iron at the 1612 U St. NW space.
Fitness, Local Love

SweatBox Brings A Nightclub Feel to Fitness

Don’t call SweatBox just another trendy cycling studio. While small and compact, the boutique fitness concept is packed with equipment–think suspension straps, weights, and, of course, bikes–to burn calories fast. The dark and rectangular-shaped space, wedged next to its owner VIDA Fitness on U Street, comes alive with energy-inducing music and colorful LED lighting once the 50-minute […]

Local Love: Valentine’s Gift Ideas For Her
Explore, Local Love

Local Love: Valentine’s Gift Ideas For Her

Americans love Valentine’s Day so much, they dropped a whopping $19.7 billion to celebrate the holiday in 2016, according to the National Retail Federation. To show big love for your significant other, think small–by buying baubles, buds, and beyond from small local businesses. At Union Market in Northeast D.C., for instance, shops are selling everything from […]

SCDC Travels : Costa Rica
Latin America, Travel

SCDC Travels : Costa Rica

I went the nontraditional trip route this past November and booked a Groupon for a Costa Rica excursion. From horseback riding to zip lining to dancing the night away at a beach side karaoke bar, this eight-day adventure had it all. Here’s my itinerary. Getting There: The $650-per-person Monkey Tours Groupon […]