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.

Strange trike art in Mt Pleasant

Sunday was gorgeous. I ended up walking around the city, mostly through Mt Pleasant. Ended up coming across perhaps the strangest house at Park and 17thish, that featured this very weird tricycle art. In fact, there were tricycles hung at different parts of the house. I just had to share. Check out the rest of the pictures I took on Sunday on my Flickr photostream.

Amani's DC store (courtesy of AmaniDC)

Amani's DC store (courtesy of AmaniDC)

AmaniDC, a nonprofit boutique, is having its grand opening today and tomorrow in Mt. Pleasant. Amani is a peace-building organization that helps East African women fleeing from conflict and poverty. Their boutique sells handbags, jewelry, home goods, and children’s items made by the women. The organization is self-sustainable, operating on the profits made by selling the items.

Their DC store is opening at 3166 Mt. Pleasant Street and will celebrate their grand opening today from 2-7 pm and tomorrow from 11 am-4 pm. The events will feature raffles, free gifts with $25 purchase, African chai, and refreshments. I urge you to make it over to the grand opening, what a wonderful way to support a great cause.

Past tense yoga in the park

Past tense yoga in the park

To celebrate opening a new yoga studio, Past Tense, in Mt. Pleasant on Mt. Pleasant Road and Park Road, the studio is having a free yoga class, Sunday at 7 pm. The class will be held in the park at 17th and Lamont. I’m all about free yoga outside, so if you’re in the area check it out.

The studio is also having a great deal on monthy yoga plasses – $79 of unlimited monthly yoga. That is a great deal! I currently am paying $100/month at my studio, which is a good deal, but $79/month is a great deal. The first day of classes is Monday, so check it out. Best of luck to the owners in their new venture!