If you haven’t heard DC is the the “Coolest City in America” according to Forbes. Given the mixed reactions to the ranking I knew this would be the perfect opportunity to tap into my network of influencers to weigh in and provide insight about living in DC. For the second installment of this weekly series we have Whitney Stringer, the owner of Whitney Stringer PR & Events, a boutique lifestyle public relations agency known for shining the light on some of the area’s best local businesses. From fashion designers to boutiques to musicians to restaurants and beyond Whitney is known for keeping the pulse on emerging brands around the nation’s capitol
What do you love about DC?
The diversity! I love that the residents come from all around the country and all around the world. DC is truly a meeting of the minds. I also love that the diversity in careers, while we’ll always be known as a political town, DC is also emerging as a hub for creatives, a tech town, a food town, a stylish city and more!
What do you hate about DC?
Well, the traffic of course. But it just means there are even more great people 🙂 #GlassHalfFull
Little known DC fact?
I just recently learned the popular song “Afternoon Delight” by Starland Vocal Band was inspired by the spicy happy hour menu at DC-based restaurant chain Clyde’s. Okay, cool. lol.
Favorite spot in DC
I love grabbin’ lunch at G Street Foods downtown and for dinner DCity Smokehouse. It was even just named as the best BBQ in town by the Washington Post. *Disclaimer they’re both my clients, but I wouldn’t work with them if I didn’t love them! Also for late night, &Pizza has stolen my heart.
The Forbes ranking is right on time! Just last year the D.C. tourism organization, Destination DC started the #DCCool campaign to capture all the exciting activity happening in town. I’m glad Forbes has been paying attention as well!