Laduree in New York

In New York City last weekend I discovered the new Laduree restaurant at 396 W. Broadway.  What a pleasant surprise.




We can now go have lunch, dinner or tea at the famous Laduree and feel like we are in Paris.


The ambiance is so  classy, chic and French.  From the gorgeous chandeliers to the elegant dining areas and colorful pastry display.

The Macaroons of course are authentic and delicious.


What fun just to take a peek inside even if you don’t plan to eat there.

You must, however, walk out with at least a dozen or so assorted macaroons to share with family and friends.  They are simply the best!




New Eye Care Shop in Dupont Circle – See and Be Seen

Travelling down R Street, NW in between 16th and 17th Street I cam across a jewel of an eye care/ eye style  and optometrist practice.  L’occhio Eyecare Eyeware, Inc. and Dr. Richard S. Grifasi, OD with over 20 years of experience, has several eye ware stores in Delaware and most recently in the DC area.  His philosophy is that the customer should always come first in every area of the eye care service.  They provide diagnosis and treatment of all vision problems and eye diseases, using the latest technology.  Their selection and quality of frames and lens is quite special and unique.  Take a look at their newest home in the Dupont Circle area

L'occhio front deskglasses case

storefront entrance

These photos show it all.  L’occhio has a very relaxed and zen feeling.  If you are in the market for a new pair of glasses or contact lenses, then try to stop by this lovely optical store.  Also, if you or anyone you know are looking to purchase a new home in the DC, MD or VA area, please feel free to contact Buyer’s Edge Co., Inc.

Susan Landis Rosenblum, Exclusive Buyer Agent.

Buyer’s Edge Co., Inc.

4849 Rugby Avenue

Bethesda, MD  20814

(o) (301) 657-1475

Baby Panda Bao Bao National Zoo

Meet National Zoo’s New Baby Panda


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  Meet the New Baby Panda Cub at the National Zoo


Last month we went to the National Zoo to meet Bao Bao the new baby panda cub.  It is well worth the visit.

Mother and baby were very active that morning. Bao Bao needed some prompting from Mom to venture out of her den and was either nudged along or picked up by the nape of the neck in order to be seen. Once in the viewing area she cautiously walked and climbed over bamboo, exploring her surroundings and always keeping a close eye out for Mom.

Before 9:00 a.m. or around noon seems to be the best time to see the Pandas awake.  Being FONZ (Friends of the National Zoo) members really helps in supporting the Zoo which is open to the public for free.  It also has its perks like being able to view the Panda Cub early in the morning when the Zoo has not officially opened.  The pandas were actively engaged and happily eating their bamboo breakfast when we left.  You may want to check out the 24 hour panda cam to observe the baby panda when she is not in the viewing areas. Well worth the visit if you are in the D.C. area some time in the near future.


Please feel free to contact Susan Landis Rosenblum, Exclusive Buyer Agent at Buyer’s Edge Co., Inc. if you are looking for a home or investment property in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.

Can We Own A Micro Pig in the District of Columbia?

Owning a Micro Pig in the District of Columbia?


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Photograph: Geoffrey Robinson/Rex Features

DC Law provides that:

No person shall import into the District, possess, display, offer for sale, trade, barter, exchange, or adoption, or give as a household pet any living member of the animal kingdom including those born or raised in captivity, except the following: domestic dogs (excluding hybrids with wolves, coyotes, or jackals), domestic cats (excluding hybrids with ocelots or margays), domesticated rodents and rabbits, captive-bred species of common cage birds, nonpoisonous snakes, fish, and turtles, traditionally kept in the home for pleasure rather than for commercial purposes, and racing pigeons (when kept in compliance with permit requirements).

As much as you insist that pigs really are clean, please remember: “Keeping, herding, and feeding of hogs, in pens or otherwise, within the District shall be considered a nuisance injurious to health.” Cows, horses and mules are okay, but only if kept in a stable, and only if the city’s Department of Health is notified.

So Unfortunately I am going to have to report back to my clients that they will not be able to own a micro pig in the District of Columbia.


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