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We continue to grow, and we're floored and flattered that people are finding our little piece of the internet. But more than anything, we're fired up and ready to keep going to make DC Refined the go-to for anyone wanting to know what to do, where to eat, what to see and who to meet -- or if you're just here for the adorable puppy pics, we've got you covered too!

It's our first birthday (!)

And just like that, our baby turns one!

It feels like just yesterday our team was tasked with creating the lifestyle arm of WJLA. They had a powerful website for hard news and an excellent television team at ABC7 and NewsChannel8, but they wanted a place dedicated to the entertainment, community and lighter stories of our city.

DCRefined.com was born on April 14, 2016. We gathered together a great team of writers who were themselves experts in food, drink, travel, fashion and more. They brought, and continue to bring, great words and stories to us every single week. Our photographer Amanda Andrade-Rhoades continues to capture this city at its very best. If you've ever been to the site, you've gone through one of her galleries, so you know how addicting they are.

We quickly found out that people really like puppies, crazy expensive homes and behind-the-scenes peeks into fancy parties. So we started covering those stories more and more, and people seemed to really latch on!

We continue to grow, and we're floored and flattered that people are finding our little piece of the internet. But more than anything, we're fired up and ready to keep going to make DC Refined the go-to for anyone wanting to know what to do, where to eat, what to see and who to meet -- or if you're just here for the adorable puppy pics, we've got you covered too!

So thank you to everyone on the team, and thank you readers. We really love hearing from you, so please, keep reaching out to us on social media, as any and all feedback is welcome! In the meantime, we will keep on keeping on, and doing our very best to keep you happy, interested and informed!

#SoRefined

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