DC has long been misrepresented as a stuffy, boring town for fat cats on Capitol Hill and lobbyists trading trade secrets in fancy 5-star hotel bars where the only thing on peoples’ minds is politics. Sure, we do love a good chat about international affairs and foreign policy (it’s kind of hard to live here and not engage in political discourse at some point), but we also love to talk about film, arts, theatre, fashion, food culture and urban development! Like I said, I’ve been here for over 12 years and I’m still in awe of the amazing revitalization taking place in every neighborhood east of 14th St. – an area where you couldn’t even walk around alone during the daytime when I first moved here! It’s hard to keep up with the plethora of cool coffeeshops and restaurants that are popping up in the most unexpected parts of town. Today, I’ll talk a little bit about my current fave neighorhood that is getting cooler by the day: NoMa.