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Best Day Ever!
For a certain set of Washington parents, lost time and pandemic guilt are the ultimate excuse to throw their kids a next-level birthday bash. Inside the extra-spendy, extra-fabulous, extra-extra blowouts where one-upping moms rule. By Daniella Byck and Jessica Sidman.
To The Edge
Seb Audy is a World Bank manager turned corporate executive. He’s also one of the most daring polar explorers in the world, on a mission to crush mountaineering records and expose the effects of climate change. On the 30th day of his last expedition, the quest took a sudden, tragic turn. By Michael J. Mooney.
How we love—and spoil—our furry and feathered friends. Plus, the area’s top vets, daycares, groomers, and other pet-care experts. By Sherri Dalphonse and Marisa M. Kashino.
A Branding Fumble?: Evaluating the Washington NFL team’s new look. By Andrew Beaujon.
Lawn Enforcement: Checking in on the leaf-blower ban in Wesley Heights. By Jane Recker.
A Guide that Gets It: A DC visitor’s guide that gets it. By David Tran.
The Beat Goes On: Meet the group hosting some of the area’s hottest parties. By Jennifer Albarracin Moya.
No Comment: A farewell to the DCist comments. By Andrew Beaujon.
Big Picture: An especially stunning sunrise. Photograph by Chris Fukuda.
Interview: The National Zoo’s new director, Brandie Smith, on the power of animals. By Rob Brunner.
LIFE, HEALTH & STYLE
Make a Statement: DC influencer Tashira Halyard shows how she’ll be wearing one of her favorite spring trends: statement denim. By Amy Moeller.
The Great Brush-Off: Snacking is up, while brushing and flossing are down—leading to a wave of “Covid cavities.” By Sherri Dalphonse.
Top Financial Advisers: Our annual guide to the best financial planners, investment advisers, tax accountants, and other money pros. By Sherri Dalphonse.
Coming Soon: Our spring-and-summer restaurant preview—including a Champagne-and-pizza bar, a mod Caribbean spot, and many more places to look out for. By Anna Limpert, Jessica Sidman, Anna Spiegel.
The Briefing | Clarendon and Ballston: What’s new in the lively Arlington neighborhoods. By Mimi Montgomery.
Senior Living: An innovative cooking method has made meals easier—and more beautiful—for people with Alzheimer’s and other challenges. By Maya Pottiger.
Off the Market: The month’s luxury home sales. By Washingtonian Staff.
Opera star Denyce Graves on her long friendship with Ruth Bader Ginsburg. As told to Marisa M. Kashino.