A D.C. Rooftop Pool With a View

Wednesday brought the opening of the Embassy Row Hotel‘s rooftop pool and lounge. Located a block away from Dupont Circle’s metro stop, the hotel offers a beautiful sight of Washington, D.C. Whether you are visiting for a dip in the pool or to enjoy a cold beverage, this rooftop provided a breezy atmosphere to relax and enjoy the city. The roof is complimentary to guests of hotel, but seasonal memberships are available (Capped at 20, members have unlimited access to the rooftop, plus one free guest per visit and exclusive discounts for hotel rooms. Membership is $500 for the season.). Additionally, day passes can be purchased for $25 at the front desk. But entrance is free for those who can wait until 5pm or later.

The rooftop hours of operation
Everyday: 7am – 10pm

Drink & food hours of operation
Monday – Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 11am – 8pm
Thursday – Saturday: 11am – 10pm
Sunday: 11am – 8pm

Below are snapshots of what you can expect. Feel free to click any of the images for a full-sized view.


Photos not exciting enough? Here’s a tilt shift video taken that night as well:


10-Second Slices of Life at Coachella 2012

Part review, part experience, but a full slice of our Coachella experience this year.

We decided to shoot 15 seconds (with the expectation of cutting it down to 10) of video using Mike’s iPhone every hour on the hour (but factored in a +/-2 minute window). The audio and video are unedited and unfiltered. Trust, there is stuff I want to fix, but ultimately I think this is a perfect snapshot of the exciting and mundane.

I will say, A LOT of amazing stuff is not in here since it didn’t fall on the hour. But the point of this video was not present a “best-of,” but more of an answer when people ask you what the festival is all about: good times.