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Estate of Grace
By Beth Weitzman | April 2, 2015

The monkeys scampering through the trees have no idea how fabulous this place is. But I do. I’ve traveled all over the world and put my head on beaucoup plush pillows in plenty of villas owned by celebrities. But...

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Reynolds, Unwrapped
By Andrew Myers | March 30, 2015

What do a charismatic gambler, a hapless serial killer and a dogged young lawyer have in common? This may sound like the setup for a joke, but it’s actually a list of Ryan Reynolds’ most recent roles. In January, the witty, self-deprecating...

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Very Cherry
By Nevin Martell | March 20, 2015

1. Lincoln

Cherries are usually sweet or sour, but not after Executive Chef Demetrio Zavala works his magic on them. Zavala cold-smokes candied Rainier cherries to add a hint of...

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Petal Pushers
By Kelly Magyarics | March 16, 2015

As if they had been plucked from one of spring’s burgeoning gardens, this season’s cocktails are intoxicatingly heady. Hibiscus-, chamomile- and lavender-scented aromatic sips blossom on spring menus around town. “Floral elements make people...

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By Michael McCarthy | March 16, 2015


Reflecting Pool, U.S. Capitol

As someone with a meteorology degree, Richard Barnhill admits he’s a little obsessed with the sky. And when he’s armed with his Canon 70D...

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Path to Discovery
By Nate Chapnick | March 16, 2015

Land Rovers are engineered to get through even the most extreme elements, whether that’s crawling over a boulder in Moab, Utah, or powering through a blizzard in Lake Tahoe. While many Land Rovers may never ford a 2-foot-deep stream, the vehicle’...

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Blue Ducks All In a Row
David Hagedorn | Photography by Greg Powers | March 13, 2015

The Blue Duck Tavern, the Park Hyatt Hotel’s chic and understated restaurant at 24th and M streets in the West End, is three for three. In 2006, chef Brian...

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Rise and Shine!
By Nevin Martell | March 13, 2015

1. Ovvio Osteria
These buns have an Italian accent. Chef-owner Richard Hetzler coats buttery brioche rounds with a layer of Nutella, then sprinkles on powdered sugar. $9, 2727...

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By Katie Bianco, Michael McCarthy and Jennifer Sergent | March 12, 2015

The Mogul
If thousands of women are wearing Betsy Garcete custom-designed pencil skirts from Zophia in the next several years, few who know the DC-...

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Thai Tranquility
By Beth Weitzman | March 10, 2015

As the go-to retreat for the frenzied, harried, hypertense and otherwise overworked of the jet-set crowd, Chiva-Som (said to mean “haven of life”), one of Asia’s first destination health...

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Après Ski
By Jennifer Sergent | March 10, 2015

The slope from ski racing to interior design might not be straight, but Nicole Porell has relished its twists and turns. First, the design details: Porell started her own business in 2013, after several years of...

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