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Deep Freeze
Katie Bianco | December 15, 2014

1. Femme Force
“The groundbreaking exhibition, Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea at the National Museum of Women in the Arts examines the concept of womanhood...

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Arts and Power
Michael McCarthy, Katie Bianco, Jeff Dufour and Sallie Lewis | December 12, 2014

The new director of the Hirshhorn, Melissa Chiu, is on a mission to make the museum a pre-eminent 21st century contemporary space.

Melissa Chiu...

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Blue-Eyed Soul
Michael McCarthy | December 11, 2014

You’ll likely remember the first time you heard Jen Miller’s voice. Its range—rough-cut bluesy lows and chilling highs—makes an impact. The DC transplant has a newly minted album called Overgrown, thousands of followers on...

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Ottoman Allure
Ayesha Khan | December 11, 2014

Once a capital of the great Roman Empire and seat of the Ottoman Empire, Istanbul—one of the world’s only cities set on two continents, Asia and Europe—has enchanted visitors for centuries. You can also count present-day intrigue among the...

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Tea Time!
Katie Bianco | December 8, 2014

1. The Jefferson
The hotel’s holiday tea includes tea sandwiches and pastries, but don’t overlook the Champagne service with a glass of André Clouet, Blanc des Noirs, Grand Reserve Grand...

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Easy Rider
Carita Rizzo | December 1, 2014

A custom Bratstyle 1976 Honda motorcycle pulls up outside of Foodlab, a gourmet deli in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, making heads turn as its engine loudly revs. Jai Courtney, looking every bit the action hero he portrays on screen, enters the cozy eatery wearing a black T-...

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Season’s Eatings
Katie Bianco | November 20, 2014

1. 2941
Executive Chef Bertrand Chemel’s Thanksgiving menu features Americana with a French twist with a three-course prix-fixe menu that includes butternut squash velouté, wild boar...

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Tremendous Truffles
Nevin Martell | November 14, 2014

1. Bibiana
Executive Chef Nicholas Stefanelli has a love affair with truffles, using up to 70 pounds of them a year. His favorite way to showcase the pungent...

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Pop-up Presents
Katie Bianco | November 7, 2014

1. Via Umbria
This homage to all things Italian recently opened its doors as a holiday pop-up featuring a gorgeous selection of glassware and Italian ceramics, as well as imported food and...

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Gala Glam
Michael McCarthy | November 5, 2014

It’s easy to understand why Dr. Katy Nelson adores the gala season and its celebration of seasonal couture: When she’s not making TV appearances on ABC 7 or wrapping up another episode of The Pet Show on News Channel 8 (Saturdays...

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Rare Bird
Cara Sullivan | November 5, 2014

There’s far more than meets the eye to the Magnipheasant Feathers collar from British jeweler Stephen Webster. The aptly named pièce de résistance pays homage to the glorious game bird. A single glance at the hand-selected marquise-cut amethyst,...

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Nectar of the Feast
Nevin Martell | November 5, 2014

Planning and preparing Thanksgiving dinner is usually so all-consuming that choosing worthy beverages is often forgotten. We decided to make it a bit easier this year, so we asked the kitchen at The Ritz-Carlton’s ...

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