{happy weekend}

Hello friends. It was a sad week here in my Capitol Hill neighborhood of DC: Frager’s, our beloved hardware store (and 93-year old community institution), was destroyed in a huge fire on Wednesday night. Thankfully everyone made it out of the store okay and the brick facade of the building survived the fire. The owners plan to rebuild and neighborhood businesses have offered temporary work for displaced employees, but I’m still reeling from the destruction. My husband and I moved to Capitol Hill in 2009, and Frager’s quickly became one of my favorite places on the Hill. That probably seems weird, but it’s so much more than a hardware store: my husband and I bought our first Christmas tree together from Frager’s. I’ve purchased enough paint that the guys behind the counter know Sophie by name. Frager’s supports local sports teams, employs neighborhood teens during the summer, and even hosts an egg hunt for little kids during Easter. I look forward to a future teenage Sophie getting her first part-time job there. I just can’t imagine Capitol Hill without Frager’s. Thankfully our neighborhood has a history of rallying together to help local families and businesses in need, and I’m looking forward to helping in any way that I can.


In honor of Frager’s. Photo by me via Instragram from back in 2011.

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Check back soon for this week’s cocktail! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I’ll see you back here next week. xoxo

  1. I still call Capitol Hill home although I’m temporarily living abroad. It’s amazing how tied to the neighborhood a hardware store can be. When we bought our house Fragers was our go to supplier for paints, supplies, plants etc. so good to hear the neighborhood is reaching out to help! Thanks for the sweet picture!

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