Rachel Hallinan is the blogger behind the DC Lifestyle and Events blog, District of Style. The site covers the most talked about events, features the most stylish & inspiring Washingtonians, and highlights the most worthwhile philanthropic and charitable causes in the city. Take a glimpse into the self-described “style & social grace enthusiast’s” life in the District:
What’s a typical day for you?
A typical day for me is planning events, scheduling meetings, finalizing event details, and interacting with many different people from different organizations.
What or who is your biggest influence?
My biggest influence is my upbringing and the values & principles I learned from my family.
What neighborhood do you live in?
What is your biggest DC pet peeve?
People on bikes wearing suits that think they are cars during rush hour. They do not watch! I’m looking forward to seeing less of them as the weather gets colder.
What is the #1 most played song on your iPod?
Right now, it is the house music remix of Mr. Probz “Waves “
Favorite DC haunt?
In the Fall & Winter, it’s Bourbon Steak at the Four Seasons. Birds of a feather flock together!
What’s your favorite thing to do on a Sunday afternoon?
Catch up with my girlfriends over a nice brunch after a
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Washington DC! I’m in the capital of the free world!
If you couldn’t be a…, what would you be?
If I couldn’t be a blogger, I would be a Director of Philanthropy for a worthwhile charity organization.
Top three favorite movies?
Dead Poets Society, Gone With The Wind, Goodfellas
Name five people, alive or dead, you’d love to invite to a dinner party
Most embarrassing moment?
Getting up in front of an audience of my colleagues and forgetting my speech. I just stared at them in a panic and then walked out of the room.
What was your major in college, and do you use it today?
Sociology. Yes I am very social. It worked out.
Name one thing most people don’t know about you.
I know how to breakdance. But I won’t. That might add more material to the “embarrassing moments” list!