Carolyn Crouchis the founder of D.C.-based walking tour companyWashington Walksand author ofFrommer’s 24 Great Walks of Washington, D.C. We asked Carolyn to share her favorite places to go when she is not leading tours around Washington.
Insider's Guide: Michael Akin, President, Reingold LINK
Michael Akin is President of Reingold LINK, a DC-based strategic communications and community relations firm. He proudly serves on the boards of Cultural Tourism DC and the Greater Washington Urban League. Michael and his wife Wendi live in Adams Morgan.
Start your day at Eastern Market, the only food market in DC that has continued to operate since the 19th century and a favorite gathering place for the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Sample all the delicacies that Eastern Market has to offer. Enjoy the fresh produce, Maryland crab cakes, choice cuts of meat, banquet of baked goods and other fare from family-owned businesses on display and on sale inside the Adolf Cluss-designed building.
Love-leigh Beasley is co-owner of Twins Jazz Club, one of DC’s premier live jazz venues, and daughter of "Twins" Kelly Tesfaye and Jos. A Beasley. A “techie” by trade, her passion for marketing and music drew her back to the family business which centers around a music venue that’s been bringing both seasoned and emerging musicians to perform in Washington, DC for nearly 25 years.
Before the summer ends, treat yourself to a tour of the beautiful grounds and exquisite landscapes that once belonged to three of DC’s most wealthy and influential families. Start at the Tudor Place Historic House and Gardens (1644 31st Street, NW) in Georgetown. Built by Martha Washington’s granddaughter, Martha Custis Peter, the Tudor Place Garden was built in 1816 and still contains much of its original Federal period design.
Zandra Chestnut is the co-founder of the Center for Green Urbanism(CGU), a green-business incubator that houses the Tubman-Mahan Gallery in the business district of Ward 7. Zandra is also a photographer who enjoys taking photos of litter and trash to demonstrate its impact on our community and the Anacostia River. Her work has recently been shown throughout the greater DC area in juried shows.
I would like to take the time to thank you for the support provided to our organization, Latin Fashion Week. The event was a huge success thank to the cooperation of company like Cultural Tourism DC and people like you.