Nana, courtesy of M.V. Jantzen (Flickr)

I was sad to read that after 8 years on U Street, Nana, the great boutique at 15th/U, is moving to Mt. Pleasant after the winter holidays. Owner Jackie Flanagan signed a lease at 3068 Mount Pleasant Street, formerly the Mount Pleasant Deli. The new location will be bigger and closer to Flanagan’s house in Mt. Pleasant.

While I’m sad to see the store leave U Street, it’s not like they’re going far. I’ll post more information about exactly when the current store is closing and the new one is opening when I hear more.

Garden District, courtesy of Daniel Lobo (Flickr)

Garden District, courtesy of Daniel Lobo (Flickr)

Sorry for no actual picture of the new place, but I drove by it on Saturday and saw that Garden District had moved and is now open at their new location across the street at 14th and S. More info can be found on their listerv:

We’re at our new location -1740 14th St., NW- just caddy corner to the Outside Shop at 14th and S St.  We’re settling in and we LOVE the new space.  It’s so much bigger to work in for organizing and displaying plants.  I think you’ll find it easier too to visualize great plant combinations and get great ideas for your garden.

The inside shop area will be finished next week.  There we will carry all the interior plants and pottery we had before at the Inside Shop at 14th and Church St.  We plan to keep this shop open during the winter months as well.

I haven’t checked it out, but will in the coming weeks. Anyone been in the new location? What did you think?

As per a newsletter sent out Wednesday, Inspired Yoga is officially moving to the Josephine Butler Parks Center on 15th and Chapin on September 1st. Kyra says:

This new location will give us the room we need to accommodate our ever growing IY community. Classes will be held in the large ballroom on the second floor which has gorgeous views and overlooks the park. You will love the parquet floors, chandelier and fireplace. Although or schedule will change slightly, the most popular classes will be held as scheduled & we will also be adding some new lower priced classes. We  look forward to having this opportunity to offer you the same dynamic & inspired classes in a much larger and historic space.

If you’ve been to Inspired Yoga, or you haven’t, let’s support the studio in this time of transition. If you’ve ever been to a class, you know the studio is an open, welcoming environment and a strong community. I will be going to more classes than ever in support of Kyra and Inspired Yoga.

Hi all, a quick administrative note: I’m moving on Friday (to another building in the U street area). I have a lot of things to do between then and now, and I still kind of have to work. So, apologies if the posts this week are not as plentiful or in depth. And, even though I hope to have Internet access the day I move in, Comcast is notoriously horrible, so posts might be a little light going into next week as well.

I will be so happy once this whole move is done. You forget how much you hate moving until you find yourself doing it again. I swear, I’m never moving out of my new place, until I decide to move back to Massachusetts for good.