Now the 26-year-old owns District Hemp Botanicals, a small chain of CBD-focused wellness stores in Manassas, Leesburg and Dupont Circle. The Dupont store opened last month and, like the others, features a variety of products — tinctures, balms, sparkling waters, dog treats — infused with CBD, a non-psychoactive compound found in hemp and cannabis that’s been said, by its proponents, to treat all kinds of ailments.
Biddle lives in Centreville with her two sons, 3½ -year-old Oliver and 10-month-old David. She’d bring them and their father, Joseph, with whom she co-parents, along for part of her perfect D.C. day — before making time for herself.
I like to start my day at home with a protein shake — not a cup of coffee. Then I would probably get breakfast at Ted’s Bulletin [on 14th Street NW]. Honestly, I’m really just addicted to their handmade pop tarts. The blueberry flavor I had right after my birth with David and so it’s been really sentimental to me. That’s always what draws me there.
I would be with my kids and Joseph, their father — he’s my best friend, still. We’d hit the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. That always awed me as a child, so I definitely want them to experience that. I have not seen the new dinosaur hall yet, so we’d see that. Oliver is very into dinosaurs right now. And visiting the insect zoo — that has to be in it. I hate bugs, but I just love the experience there. It’s nice to see them when they’re not, you know, able to crawl all over me.
That’s probably a long trip. So we’re going to grab lunch. I would go to Surfside in Dupont Circle. That’s my favorite lunch spot. I get the Cabo San Lucas tacos, but I’m super boring and I ask for the grilled peppers and red onions to be left off. I crave it daily. The kids and Joseph are eating tacos with me. Well, David’s not, he’s eating baby food that I brought along with me.
Speaking of the kids, I’m probably needing a reup on caffeine at this point. Un je ne sais Quoi … is such a cute little French bakery. They have amazing chocolate croissants, so if I need something sweet I’ll grab some for me and the kids. I’m drinking a caramel macchiato.
Now I’m gonna take care of myself and leave the kids with Joseph. I’m going to hit the river and go kayaking in Georgetown. It’s very calming. I tried stand-up paddleboarding, and that took a lot more concentration. It was more stressful than it was calming.
I’d go to Georgetown Cupcake and there’d be no line. I’d get a Red Velvet cupcake. I love the whipped cream that they have. It’s like a cream cheese type of taste and it’s not too sweet.
I’m going to get pampered at Parlour Salon on U Street NW. It’s the only salon that knows how to treat my curls. I’d probably get my hair straightened, honestly — it’s so much less maintenance — but they leave my curls healthy after that. I’d just get my hair done because that’s the most important thing.
Dinner is the Capital Grille for the filet mignon — oh my god. I’m not a wine connoisseur, but [its] wine selection was quite impressive. It’s a special-occasion place for me.
Muse is my favorite band, they have been since I was in middle school, so I’d go see them in concert. I grew up with them. They’re one of the only concerts that I’ve frequented. I went to one for my birthday a few years ago and the experience is just mind blowing. If I had a choice, I’d love for them to play the 9:30 Club, a small, intimate type of show.