As head of KKG Arts + Culture Communications, Guiter has an office in the former Wonder Bread factory, but she finds real wonder all over town.
First Thing: Hunting & Gathering
I live in Mount Pleasant neighborhood, and our farmer’s market has fresh produce, live music and flowers. I select hydrangeas and sunflowers for bouquets on my desk.
Plaza, 3200 Mt. Pleasant St. NW
Morning: Weekend Brunch
I’d head to Tabard Inn. It’s Old World Washington (with tables in the courtyard now), always popular with the denizens of Dupont Circle. Chef Dalo De La Paz’s donuts are to die for.
1739 N St. NW, 202.331.8528
Afternoon: Taking a Sculp-tour
I’d stroll around Foggy Bottom [the neighborhood that includes GWU and the State department], because it has a summer-long outdoor sculpture show [download guide here]. Of course, the National Gallery Sculpture Garden is fun for picnics and live jazz every Friday from 5 p.m. Go early!
Sculpture Garden, 7th St. and Constitution Ave. NW, 202.289.3360
Evening: Happy Hour
Within steps of the Mall is a cool cocktail stop, the P.O.V. Lounge atop the W Hotel. As the sun goes down, I order a Dark and Stormy and take in the aerial view—the White House roof and the monuments.
515 15th St. NW, 202.661.2400
Nightime: Performance and Pizza
In June, Cultural DC presents the Source Festival, sets of 10-minute plays that are quirky, original and often very funny, staged by up-and-coming theater talent. After a show, I’d swing by Matchbox for one of my favorite D.C. dishes—the Fire & Smoke pizza.
Source, 1835 14th St. NW, 866.811.4111
Matchbox, 1901 14th St. NW, 202.328.0369
Read our Q&A with Kristin.