Having kids has taught you to let a lot of things go. Unfortunately, that includes your Noguchi coffee table.
But thanks to local designer and mom Liz Levin’s new online resource, Nesting, you can have your side tables and not worry about them, too.
The shop stocks basics like upholstered chairs, sofas, and ottomans in fabrics that are as desirable as they are durable; select tables come with touch-up paint in case of nicks. Keep an eye out for pillows in stain-fighting fabrics, unbreakable lighting, and window treatments — all coming soon to the collection.
Levin also offers a la carte design services starting at $25 (just e-mail in a question) or will work with you on a total home overhaul.
Without cutting any corners.
Liz Levin Nesting (202-333-5386 or lizlevinnesting.com). Enter code dck25 at checkout for 25 percent off all upholstered furniture (sofas, chairs, and ottomans). One time per customer. Valid through September.
Banned Books Week
What: Celebrate with story times, special displays, and other activities.
Why: Freedom isn’t just another word.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Hooray for Books, 1555 King St., Alexandria (703-548-4092).
BabyLove DC Clothing and Gear Drive
What: Drop off new and gently used maternity, baby, and kids’ clothes, along with strollers, books, and toys.
Why: Show them some love.
When: Sat., 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Glover Park-Burleith Farmers Market, at Hardy Middle School, Wisconsin Ave. NW, b/t Whitehaven Pkwy. & 34th St.
Kids Menu at Bourbon Steak
What: Pint-size diners will love the lobster corn dogs, fish and chips, and filet with baby carrots.
Why: They Mina what they say.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 6-10 p.m.; Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 5:30-10:30 p.m.; Sat., 5:30-10:30 p.m.; Sun., 6-10 p.m.
Where: Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, at 28th St. (202-944-2026).