Gigi Smith

Gigi Smith is the chief editor of DC Life Magazine, a publication specializing in cultural diversity for social change in the nation's capital.

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The First Night Experience

The first night of the new year is a cause for celebration in any town…

Countdown to the Holidays in Washington DC-Part One

December is most memorable for its winter forecasting, holiday events, and the surplus of fun…

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Shopper Beware: Store Closings on Thanksgiving Day

We are T minus one day and some change from celebrating Thanksgiving Day. And while…

Free People Opens in Georgetown

There’s always something magical about stepping into a new retail space, one that’s part wonder…

Vive la Revolution! All Things for Bastille Day in DC

Today is Bastille Day, America’s coined term to indicate the French National Day. In France, it…

Back to Basics with Byer California

Mornings lately, at least for me, have become an annoying reminder of seasonal change. I…

Quick Guide to Get Ahead in Spring Cleaning

The sun will come out… tomorrow (says the meteorologists)!!! We already saw Spring making its…

Hardcore at [solidcore]

Deemed as the “Pilates on Steroids” workout, I was intrigued immediately. Some boldly say they…

A Wintery Escape to a Spring Garden

Although it may not feel like it, Spring is officially here. It’s time to swap…

Touchdown Recipes for Super Bowl Sunday

Uniquely American and now considered by many as an unofficial national holiday, the Super Bowl…