November-December 2015

Family Portrait: Danni and Slim Starr

Meet the Rockville couple and their two daughters

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Danni and Slim Starr and their two daughters, 3-year-old M.J. and 1-year-old D.C., live in Rockville’s King Farm neighborhood. Danni, 30, is co-host of The Kane Show on HOT 99.5. Slim, 33, runs his own disc jockey business, Slim & Starr Entertainment.

Where they are on Friday nights:

Slim works as a DJ at Tommy Joe’s in Bethesda, pumping out a mix of pop, dance and hip-hop. Danni is usually home, putting the girls to bed and relaxing, though occasionally she gets a babysitter and joins Slim.

The playground rules:

The girls’ favorite park is Mattie J.T. Stepanek Park in King Farm, which they refer to as “the big park.” “There’s a beautiful playground, tons of open space, basketball courts, tennis courts,” Danni says. “They also do really cool fireworks on the Fourth of July.”

Where you’ll find them on date night:

Cava Mezze in Rockville. “The lighting is dim and it seems super intimate,” says Danni, who loves the chicken souvlaki.

Lake love:

The family moved to Rockville from Minneapolis in 2013. “Minnesota is known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes, and it is really hard to find a lake around here,” Danni says. That is, until they discovered Greenbrier State Park near Frederick this summer. “It made us feel like we were back at home,” Danni says.

Snow what:

When the Starrs were apartment hunting in Rockville in 2013, a big snowstorm was in the forecast and a few snowflakes had begun falling. They kept checking out homes anyway, and were greeted with surprise. “They would be like, ‘Oh my God, how did you get here?’ ” Danni says. “We were like, ‘We drove.’ And they were like, ‘What do you mean, you braved the storm?’ And we were like, ‘Wait, this is the storm?’ ”