Live Music at The Blairs: Our Summer Concert Series

One key to living wisely this summer is to have a great soundtrack. That’s why from June to September, the Blairs District is throwing a weekly outdoor concert series at our stage on Sonny’s Green. Each Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. until September 27, come by and get to know a new musical act (or meet your…

BARRY SCHERR, AND HOW THE PEARL IS REVOLUTIONIZING REAL ESTATE

Up until just fifty years ago, real estate was built with a completely different mindset underlying its design and construction. Homes and businesses were built in strategic ways that emphasized a community’s growth, success, happiness, and health. Think the city centers and marketplaces in Italy, or even New York City. Now, so many contemporary communities…

OUR TOP SPOTS TO DRINK AND DINE OUTSIDE THIS SPRING

Now is the perfect time to get up, get out and get into some springtime culinary adventures. We’ve curated a list of our favorite outdoor dining spots across Silver Spring, which meet a broad range of tastes and palettes. Whether you want to sip a brand new beer, taste test some award-winning charcuterie, or curl…

The Fashionably Broke Takes on The Pearl

A few weeks ago, we were paid a visit by one of our favorite bloggers and fashionistas, Natalie Pinto from The Fashionably Broke. She took a tour of The Pearl, wandered around downtown Silver Spring, and took some amazing photos along the way. In between her weekend adventures, she took over The Pearl’s Instagram, and…

5 EVENTS WE’RE EXCITED FOR THIS SPRING

As you may have noticed recently, the weather outside has become delightful. It appears that winter doldrums are a thing of the past — at least for now — and that the allure of the outdoors is in full force. This is the perfect time to indulge your curiosity, try something new or nourish yourself…

HOW TO HYGGE INTO SPRINGTIME

A single tricky-to-pronounce phrase has taken the wellness world by storm — and it just so happens to consist of everything we love here at The Pearl. Hygge (pronounced “hoo-ga,” perhaps counterintuitively) is the art of manifesting joy and cozyness into the everyday moments of one’s life. The actual source of hygge tends to vary…

The Art of Living Wisely: Our Life Hacks for Single-Tasking

We’re nearly halfway into 2017, and by now you’ve probably crossed off most of your list of resolutions for the year. If the opposite is true, you’re in the same boat as pretty much all the rest of us. And that is completely okay. Your productivity may actually suffer from having too many things on…

THE PUBLISHED PEARL: FEATURED ON USGBC

The Pearl recently received an exclusive write-up on the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) website, covering everything from our apartment building’s thoughtfully curated amenities to Tower Companies’ grand vision behind the entire Blairs Master Plan. As Tower’s second-generation partner Jeffrey Abramson explains in a video interview, The Blairs will ultimately be “a necklace of parks…

Pearls of Wisdom: Spring

Each month at The Pearl, we’ll choose a word we find inspiring, motivating or just plain thought-provoking, share our favorite quotes on the subject and find local events and community happenings that help apply these “pearls of wisdom” directly to your everyday. Spring brings the promise of new beginnings. Just as autumn’s falling leaves remind…

THE ART OF LIVING WISELY: SPRING CLEANING LIKE A MINIMALIST

If the above photo fills you with happiness (and envy), take heart: it’s not impossible to make such a beautifully tidy space your own this spring. Decluttering has been proven to not only be good for your apartment, but also beneficial for your state of mind — and, by extension, your overall health and wellbeing….