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Exploring a Secret Fort
We're going to explore one of the true hidden wonders of Washington, D.C., a Civil War fort nestled deep in Rock Creek Park. In July, 1864, a Confederate Army attempted a surprise invasion of Washington, D.C., hoping to sow panic and drive Congress and President Lincoln from the Capitol. Confederate forces swept into the city, and fought a desperate battle among the northern defenses of Washington. President Lincoln rode over to the see the fighting, the only time in American history a president has been under enemy fire. Eventually Union forces repelled the attack, and Washington was saved. It’s considered one of the greatest what-ifs in American history: Had the Union lost the battle, most historians believe there would have been a negotiated settlement to the war, and a durable Confederate nation. We’re going to visit Fort DeRussy, one of the forts that drove back the Confederate attack, and learn the full story of how the Civil War came to Washington. Abandoned after the war and overgrown, Fort DeRussy was practically lost to history. Today, it’s virtually unknown: I grew up blocks away and didn't even know it was there. It's an astonishing, beautiful ruin in a peaceful forest grove. Other things to note Please check the weather in advance and dress accordingly. Wear clothing that you don't mind getting a bit dirty and be sure to wear comfy shoes.
Make a Celebration Ring
We will begin with a peek in the Gallery, featuring jewelry handcrafted by US artisans, and a tour of our Studio School. I will also share some history of our 1890 Victorian-era building. In the workshop, you will use steel letter stamps and a hammer to impress words of your choice onto sterling silver strips. Then, you will form the strip into a circle and solder it together (with help). Finally, oxidize (blacken) the ring, and polish to your desired finish. We limit the workshop to four students to guarantee lots of personal instruction, as well as the opportunity to get to know your classmates. Other things to note Unfortunately, our Victorian-era building is not fully accessible to the handicapped.
Art & Soul of Black Broadway
Discover the musical heritage of U Street --aka Black Broadway-- from jazz to hip hop to punk to go go. Walk the streets & back alleys and learn how murals, theatres, music venues, and memorials embrace the history of this amazing neighborhood. Along the way, we'll listen to a diverse playlist that will match up with the murals and venues. Other things to note: This tour ends at the intersection of 13th & U NW, 8 blocks from the starting point. Typically I hold tours rain or shine, unless the weather posses a safety hazard (lightning, ice, tornado, etc). If a weather-related emergency arises, I will be in contact with the group to cancel, delay, or reschedule. The tour includes long periods of standing and walking outdoors. Please wear comfortable and weather-appropriate footwear and clothing. Restrooms may not be available during your tour; please plan accordingly.
Come Sail With Us!
We're vaccinated for your safety and peace of mind! When you book our sailing experience, your payment goes to fund our non-profit outreach programs. Join our group experience as we sail around Baltimore Harbor and the Patapsco river (can be booked as a private experience as well). Do as much, or as little as you like. Take the helm, hoist and trim the sails, tack, jibe, or just sit back and enjoy the ride. We'll leave from Tindeco Wharf and sail out into the harbor. From there, we decide to sail toward the inner harbor or out past Fort McHenry, into the Patapsco river toward the Key bridge. This is a great opportunity to get more sailing time and develop your sailing skills under the watchful eye of a US Sailing Master Instructor Trainer. Never sailed before? No problem, during our time we'll teach you as much as you want. Just get away from it all on a relaxing sail? That not a problem either. Bring snacks and beverages to enjoy and just take in the breeze and enjoy the sights and sounds of sailing. Other things to note We're sailing on the 36' sailboat so it's not likely you'll get wet (unless it is raining). We will sail in light rain, but not in thunderstorms. If you enjoy your experience, it is okay to tip your captain and crew as you would any other in the service industry.
Private Shoot w/ Celebrity Photographer
This experience takes place at the National Mall. We'll stroll past a few landmarks and monuments and get some amazing photos of you and your family or friends! **All photoshoots are private and not a group experience. **Kids and pets are welcome. (No charge for pets or kids 2 and under.) **You will receive your photos the SAME DAY! **Shoots are only rescheduled for rain or dangerous weather. **Discount for 3+ people **$25 for a different location ----------------------------- Please do not ask if people can hop in just a few photos. Anyone being photographed must pay for their photos. The price is per person. Discount for 3+ people Please keep in mind I have no control over the crowds at the National Mall. Some of the photos shown were taken during the lockdown when we had the National Mall to ourselves. No I'm not a magician. I cannot make you look like anyone on your Pinterest board or IG and no will not replicate a photo you saw online. Please be on time! Arriving after 15 minutes will result in you forfeit​ing your session. If you shoot me a text I'm happy to wait for you. Please plan accordingly to arrive on time. No exceptions! We will be walking the entire time so wear comfortable shoes & dress appropriately for the weather :)

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Hidden Union Station
Join Atlas Obscura in partnership with Union Station Redevelopment Corporation for a behind-the-scenes tour of Washington Union Station, where you will learn the secrets of Daniel Burnham's 1907 architectural masterpiece! The opening of DC's opulent Union Station energized the city and forever changed how Washingtonians traveled. More than a century later, the station still buzzes with travelers, trains, and history. On this approximately one and a half hour tour, we will explore spaces that the 37 million passengers, tourists, and shoppers who pass through Union Station rarely get to see. You will climb steps and open doors into areas where the public is not normally granted access, be shown unique vantage points to view and photograph the station, gain up-close looks at the magnificent details and ornamentation of the station, as well as learn what is being done today to preserve Union Station for years to come. Great for groups visiting Washington, DC. A percentage of the proceeds will go toward ongoing preservation efforts at Union Station. Other things to note: Proof of Vaccination is required. All participants will receive a complimentary Union Station tote bag and a coffee table book on the history of the station.
Nice Gettysburg Day Tour from Washington DC
We will pick you up from our meeting point in Virginia, Washington D.C. and Rockville Maryland, and then we are heading to Gettysburg! The famous Gettysburg is located in Adams County and in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The Battle of Gettysburg (1863) and President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address are to important impactful remarks of the town. The town also hosts visitors to the Gettysburg National Battlefield in the Gettysburg National Military Park. Itinerary: Washington D.C. → Gettysburg National Military Park (4 hours) → Gettysburg Downtown (1 hour) → Washington D.C.
The Art of French Desserts
A class on the Art of French Pastry. ....probably Pastry Codex's most popular class! Enthusiasts will learn basic and advanced techniques on how to make a variety of classic and modern French desserts, including making a Creme Brulee, and layered desserts including building your very own Opera cake ( a sumptuous almond sponge layered cake made with a genuine French Buttercream and a Chocolate Ganache , Madeleines, and a delicate Pistachio Financier cake round out this comprehensive 3 hour class. All classes will be hands on with a demonstration, and allowing students to have their own ingredients and equipment in a follow up modality of this interactive class offering. Patrons finish up by torching their own Brulee, and caramelizing them along with decorating and finishing their very own individual Opera cake glazing it with a mirror Chocolate glaze. As a finishing touch they adorn the Opera with a fleck of edible gold leaf as decor adornment.
Mastering French Croissants & Brioche
Learn everything in this comprehensive class on mastering the Art of Croissant making. From proper mixing of the dough, lamination and folding in of the butter, make up the individual pieces, to proper resting of the dough, proofing, baking and eating! In this all inclusive class you will also learn to make a Pain a chocolat along with an added bonus exclusive to this class, a creme brulee Brioche. All products are yours to take home with you.
Traditional French Crepe-Making Class
Come learn a bit about the French culture and how to make traditional-French crepes from scratch by Chantal, a French native and owner of Crepes by C, LLC! This class is a completely hands-on experience. Guests will prepare their own batter, learn how to use a professional crepe machine and you will have the opportunity to try your hand at making crepes, with the most common sweet crepe toppings. I will provide all the necessary tools and ingredients. By the end of the class, you will have the skills and confidence to create delicious crepes at home for your friends and family. And who knows, you may even discover a new passion for French cuisine! This class is suitable for all skill levels and is a great activity for foodies, couples, and groups of friends. I can't wait to share my love of crepes and French culture with you!

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Exploring a Secret Fort
We're going to explore one of the true hidden wonders of Washington, D.C., a Civil War fort nestled deep in Rock Creek Park. In July, 1864, a Confederate Army attempted a surprise invasion of Washington, D.C., hoping to sow panic and drive Congress and President Lincoln from the Capitol. Confederate forces swept into the city, and fought a desperate battle among the northern defenses of Washington. President Lincoln rode over to the see the fighting, the only time in American history a president has been under enemy fire. Eventually Union forces repelled the attack, and Washington was saved. It’s considered one of the greatest what-ifs in American history: Had the Union lost the battle, most historians believe there would have been a negotiated settlement to the war, and a durable Confederate nation. We’re going to visit Fort DeRussy, one of the forts that drove back the Confederate attack, and learn the full story of how the Civil War came to Washington. Abandoned after the war and overgrown, Fort DeRussy was practically lost to history. Today, it’s virtually unknown: I grew up blocks away and didn't even know it was there. It's an astonishing, beautiful ruin in a peaceful forest grove. Other things to note Please check the weather in advance and dress accordingly. Wear clothing that you don't mind getting a bit dirty and be sure to wear comfy shoes.
Make a Celebration Ring
We will begin with a peek in the Gallery, featuring jewelry handcrafted by US artisans, and a tour of our Studio School. I will also share some history of our 1890 Victorian-era building. In the workshop, you will use steel letter stamps and a hammer to impress words of your choice onto sterling silver strips. Then, you will form the strip into a circle and solder it together (with help). Finally, oxidize (blacken) the ring, and polish to your desired finish. We limit the workshop to four students to guarantee lots of personal instruction, as well as the opportunity to get to know your classmates. Other things to note Unfortunately, our Victorian-era building is not fully accessible to the handicapped.
Morning Photo Session in Washington DC
Treat yourself to great pictures as a souvenir while experiencing DC landmarks. The photo session starts at the Lincoln Memorial which has great views of the Reflecting Pool and the Washington Monument. Then we have the option of taking a 10 minute walk to take more photos at either a beautiful park or at another Memorial on the National Mall. This photo session can be adapted for engagements, elopements, families, graduating seniors, maternity, surprise proposals and business headshots. Pricing is: * $110 for one person in a non-private session * $154 for a private session (any number of people) In a non-private session, another person may book and join you. We will walk together as a group and rotate between who is taking pictures. Select the private option if you do not wish to share your session with another person. Photos are typically delivered in 1 to 3 days. 10 edited high-res photo downloads are included. Additional photo downloads can be purchased: * $15 per additional photo -or- * $150 additional for full gallery download (80+ photos) After signing up, check your Airbnb messages to answer a short questionnaire and to receive the prep guide. Message me if you wish to have a session for a time not listed or if you have any questions.
Private Cocktail Experience & Tasting with Netflix-Featured
Ever wanted to up your mixology skills but didn’t know where to start? We can help you! Join us for a private cocktail experience and tasting showcasing Netflix-featured and award-winning mixologist Kapri Robinson. In an engaging 60-minute session, you will learn how to make two classic cocktails, get answers to your most pressing bartending questions, and taste carefully curated distilled spirits — and you don’t even have to pick up a shaker! This intimate experience is limited to 8 people per sitting and is hosted at one of the premier speakeasies in Washington, DC. Hidden behind a nondescript door in the library of one of the city’s hippest hotels, it can only be found if you know what you're looking for. The experience includes 2 spirit tastings, 2 cocktails to drink, snacks, drink recipes, private VIP access to one of DC’s top speakeasies, and lessons on cocktail mixology and history. It is great for a unique date night experience as well as for groups looking to relax and have some fun! You’ll leave with enough knowledge and know-how to dazzle your friends with your newfound ability to make class cocktails at home. Pull up a stool and get ready to take notes in the best possible atmosphere to learn — sitting back at the bar with a drink in your hand.
Hidden Union Station
Join Atlas Obscura in partnership with Union Station Redevelopment Corporation for a behind-the-scenes tour of Washington Union Station, where you will learn the secrets of Daniel Burnham's 1907 architectural masterpiece! The opening of DC's opulent Union Station energized the city and forever changed how Washingtonians traveled. More than a century later, the station still buzzes with travelers, trains, and history. On this approximately one and a half hour tour, we will explore spaces that the 37 million passengers, tourists, and shoppers who pass through Union Station rarely get to see. You will climb steps and open doors into areas where the public is not normally granted access, be shown unique vantage points to view and photograph the station, gain up-close looks at the magnificent details and ornamentation of the station, as well as learn what is being done today to preserve Union Station for years to come. Great for groups visiting Washington, DC. A percentage of the proceeds will go toward ongoing preservation efforts at Union Station. Other things to note: Proof of Vaccination is required. All participants will receive a complimentary Union Station tote bag and a coffee table book on the history of the station.
Washington DC's Underground Donut Tour
Join us on a donut adventure through our nation’s capital, Washington DC. Our tour begins in Lafayette Square across from the White House itself. Here you’ll learn some history around our nation and how donuts fit in, both historically, but also in current DC food culture. From here, we’ll visit our first stop, Astro Doughnuts and Chicken, which is only a short walk from the White House. After we’ve sampled some freshly made donuts from Astro’s, we’re off to Palmer Alley and an amazing Italian bakery and cafe that has some delicious bomboloni for you to sample. Make sure to have your camera ready - this is quite the photogenic experience. From there, we’ll make our way to Farmers and Distillers for another batch of freshly made and absolutely delicious donuts. There’s quite an interesting history behind Farmers and Distillers, but you’ll have to join the tour to learn about it. And lastly, we’ll end our tour at Toscana Market for some truly decadent donuts from a famous DC chef.
Art & Soul of Black Broadway
Discover the musical heritage of U Street --aka Black Broadway-- from jazz to hip hop to punk to go go. Walk the streets & back alleys and learn how murals, theatres, music venues, and memorials embrace the history of this amazing neighborhood. Along the way, we'll listen to a diverse playlist that will match up with the murals and venues. Other things to note: This tour ends at the intersection of 13th & U NW, 8 blocks from the starting point. Typically I hold tours rain or shine, unless the weather posses a safety hazard (lightning, ice, tornado, etc). If a weather-related emergency arises, I will be in contact with the group to cancel, delay, or reschedule. The tour includes long periods of standing and walking outdoors. Please wear comfortable and weather-appropriate footwear and clothing. Restrooms may not be available during your tour; please plan accordingly.
Creating Fragrance Experience
Join me for "The Fragrance Experience" - a 2-hour olfactory experience incorporating sound, sight and ofcourse, SCENT - that is fun, creative, engaging, and educational! This experience will be held in a creative studio space in the suburbs that will be our fragrance laboratory! Immerse yourself in my world of perfumery by starting with a fragrance-making tutorial where you will learn all the basics so we can get to the fun part, then you will be able to smell through an abundance of different scent types and notes, and by the end, YOU will have created and bottled your own custom signature scent with your own two hands! No one else in the world will have it!
Forge a Knife from a Horseshoe in Northern Virginia
The average person never gets the opportunity to try their hand at blacksmithing. But you're not the average person. Beginning with a horseshoe, you'll use a hammer, anvil, and fire to forge your very own, handmade knife. You'll walk out with an excellent cheese knife, box cutter, herb chopper, or letter opener. Oh, and you can brag about it, too. -Designed with the absolute beginner in mind: no prior experience required -Suitable for ages 6+ -No lifting required (aside from a hammer) and little strength necessary, though hand-eye coordination always helps The curriculum is designed to be tons of fun and to flow seamlessly: 1) You'll begin the class by putting on safety gear and reviewing safety procedures. 2) You'll use traditional blacksmithing equipment (forges, hammers, and anvils) to forge a knife from a horseshoe. 3) Each step will be demonstrated and guidance will be provided throughout the class.
Explore the streets of Georgetown
Join us to explore the historic streets of Washington's oldest neighborhood! Established fifty years before the Capital, Georgetown began as a gritty port city on the banks of the Potomac River, described by Abigail Adams as a "dirty little hole". Despite its modest start, Georgetown is now home to palatial mansions, elegant cemeteries, stately churches, and a world class University. We'll explore the highlights and secrets of DC's most exclusive neighborhood, while learning about Georgetown's transformation in this rags to riches tale. Other things to note Our Georgetown tour does involved some steep hills and uneven sidewalks, so please wear sturdy shoes.
DC National Cherry Blossom Festival by Bike
Celebrate the arrival of Spring with this two-hour ride through the National Cherry Blossom Festival! This special ride showcases the famous cherry trees and amazing sea of pink and white blossoms surrounding the Potomac Tidal Basin and East Potomac Park. Other things to note: This Tour is Seasonal and peak Cherry Blossom time varies!
White House with former Kennedy staffer
This is a walking and history tour that walks the complete outside circumference of the gated portion of the White House. Prior to 09/11, as a former White House staffer, I could simply show my ID and take visitors in for a tour. That perk evaporated on 09/12/2001, and inside tours must be requested through a member of Congress. An external, walking tour is the next best thing to a tour inside, with my sharing features of major rooms in the White House, the West Wing, and the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, where my office was when I worked at the White House. In addition to the history of the building and stories about some of its occupants, you get the perspective of a former White House staffer who worked for two US presidents and on the campaigns of two candidates who did not win the presidency. I have met every president who has served during my lifetime, from FDR through the current president. The meet place is outside the White House Visitor Center, on Pennsylvania Avenue, between 14th and 15th Streets, NW. The walk begins by passing through the recently dedicated National World War I Memorial, and proceeds past the Sherman Monument to the Ellipse on the side of the White House, with stories, photographs, and opportunities for questions. Continuing toward the official front of the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, we pass the first headquarters of the America
Photography workshop
This is a fun activity for anyone who's ever been interested in photography or art but hasn't been able to bring portrait photos to life! You'll walk into a photoshoot with live models and we'll practice every aspect of photography! I'll guide you through how I shoot sessions and give you tips on getting what you envision to come out on camera. I'll talk you through light, basic settings, concepts, and directing. This 2-hour course will be jam-packed with information you can take home and expand on as well as a genuinely lovely time stepping into my world as a professional photographer in the DC area.
Wine Whiskey and Food the Ultimate Tasting Experience
In this tasting we will go through several Virginia based wine and whiskeys. Each one shall be paired with a small tasting plate. You will taste 4 Virginia Wines and 4 Virginia Based Liquors. Then you will have 2 cocktails to sample and Taste with your final courses. This experience is a total of 10 select courses to go with each wine and spirit. Prior to the class, you will arrive and be greeted with your first tasting and food pairing. Next you will be seated at your table where you will experience each pairing and enjoy it with the chef's food pairing. The Vineyards that we will pour from include; Walsh Family Winery, Lost Creek Vineyards, Malarkey Distillery and Cotochtin Creek Distillery.
Scratch, Sip & Paint WBL
WBL has taught thousands of students of all ages throughout the District of Columbia, and now there's an opportunity to sample two of our most successful classes. Come tag your name on a wall - time to get comfortable with that spray can! Come scratch and mix your favorite hits! And while you do this, we are happy to provide the wine and/or cider. Perfect for a date, girls' night out, or birthday party! Have a look at a past group that joined us: https://vimeo.com/206342946 Other things to note Our organization is proud to have worked with the community since 2002. We are unapologetic advocates for the hip-hop arts and we welcome you to join our educational Experiences. In an abundance of caution we are requiring all experience participants to present proof of vaccination to enter our experiences.