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  • The arrival of spring ushers in one of the most anticipated moments in D.C.: outdoor patio season. Here are a few favorites.
  • From vegetable gardening, to beekeeping and caring for chickens, small acreage farming is on the rise.
  • Those looking for a summer vacation don't need to take time off work, or travel far to have fun and achieve full relaxation.
  • Brunch is no longer just for pancakes and weekend egg dishes. D.C. restaurants are getting creative with their menus.
  • The Nation's capital is home to some pretty crazy things, but bathrooms? Here are some weird and luxurious bathrooms in D.C.
  • The stars are out in Los Angeles for the 86th Academy Awards. What did they wear? And who won what? See the photos.
  • A 150 strong China Wuxi Performing Arts Group will perform "The Embroidery Girl" in Sydney and Melbourne.
  • Are they too abundant? The fashion trend could pose a problem for brides wanting a unique silhouette.
  • New York welcomed Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week on Feb. 6 amid icy sidewalks and temperatures in the 20s.
  • It's winter: Do you need a better reason to reach for a warm cocktail? Here are 10 popular ones that will warm you from the inside.
  • The stars came out to shine at the 56th Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Jan. 26, 2014 in L.A. A look at the evening.
  • The Sundance Film Festival is held in Park City, Utah. Catch a glimpse of year's event, which features independent films and music.
  • The 2014 Golden Globe Awards, Jan. 12, honored work in film and television. See the fashions and moments of the evening.
  • Originally opened in 1923 as the Iron Gate Inn, and closed two years ago, D.C.'s oldest restaurant gets revived and reopened.
  • With four storefronts and products in a number of local stores, Dolcezza recently expanded to a factory at 550 Penn Street NE.
  • In 2013, WTOP Living partnered with the Washington Animal Rescue League to feature a Pet of the Week available for adoption.
  • The holiday season is in full swing. If you're looking to celebrate, here are 10 holiday things to do in the D.C. area.
  • The city's best chefs, sommeliers and bartenders prepared food and drink from local growers at the annual Farmland Feast.
  • Millions of Indians stocked up on firecrackers, handed out sweets and hung glowing lanterns for the the Hindu festival of lights.
  • Overall, Portuguese wine exports posted a third year of growth in 2012, with a 7.1 percent rise. Here's a glimpse at how it's made.
  • Capitol Hill Books is a used bookstore in Southeast that is home to more than 20,000 books. No, that is not a typo.
  • Are you or your children dressing up for Halloween this year? Maybe you prefer to put your pet in costume? Submit photos.
  • When the leaves start to fall it's time to bundle up and check out the beautiful scenery. Some options.
  • Math, reading and history are no longer the basic subjects at a handful of local elementary schools.
  • Television's night of honors mixed in surprises with expected winners, and ended some winning streaks while extending others.
  • WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley ranks his favorite football flicks. See whether your favorite is one his list.
  • What styles are gracing the runway in London for Fashion Week? Check the photos for the latest trends from top designers.
  • The city's fifth beer week is over, but the excitement was captured in photos. A round-up of the beers poured throughout the week.
  • Previews of spring styles officially started Thursday at New York Fashion Week. Check out photos of what's hitting the runway.
  • The Venice Film Festival marks its 70th edition with films starring George Clooney, Sandra Bullock and Scarlett Johansson.
  • From whimsical touches to planting in straw, gardening's hottest trends emphasize process over product. Here are a few.
  • The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to a healthy baby boy on Monday, July 22, 2013. The event caused a frenzy.
  • Blueberry season is finally upon us. Typically a later summer fruit, blueberries are a favorite for their sweet and tart taste.
  • Splish, splash! It's time to have a maximum amount of fun for a minimal amount of money at the area's public swimming pools.
  • Songs of summer: Here are a few songs that are sticking in our heads this summer, as well as a few that are topping the charts.
  • The latest culinary craze sweeping America is the Cronut, a croissant-doughnut hybrid. So what's it all about? Here's a peek.
  • Bikers and beer lovers, alike, took to the streets of Southeast D.C. for New Belgium Brewing's Tour de Fat parade and performance.
  • The Asia Heritage Foundation hosted their eighth annual Fiesta Asia street festival on May 18, despite the rainy weather.
  • Summer is almost here, and that means bars and restaurants are opening their rooftop decks. Here are some of the area's best.
  • The 66th annual Cannes Film Festival opened Wednesday, May 15. Baz Luhrmann's 'The Great Gatsby' is one of the films shown.
  • Embassies share their country's food, drink, art and music. Passport D.C. has international activities throughout May.
  • D.C. welcomed its first Awesome Con April 20-21 at the Washington Convention Center. The day brought out costumes and comics.
  • Thanks to everyone who participated in the WTOP Cupcake Contest! Check out our winners, judged by Georgetown Cupcake!
  • The market features items from Georgetown boutiques and cafes, as well as music and art demos.
  • Chefs from 10 embassies faced off for the 2013 Embassy Chef Challenge.
  • WTOP Living previews some of the top dishes featured around town.
  • See which Hollywood stars and singers are attending inaugural events this weekend.
  • Some of the shows based in or around the District this season.
  • Hungry after a night out on the town? Here are some places open past midnight to satisfy any post-party cravings.
  • A walking tour through Washington shows where some of the most notorious scandals went down.
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