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Petal Pushing
Sarah Crosland | February 27, 2012

By now you’ve seen the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s collectable poster filled with ’60s psychedelic figures sailing through an orange sky. Artist Peter Max’s design sings of a hip retro-modernity, and it’s just...

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The Big Bubble
George W. Stone | February 27, 2012

Consider the extra-virgin olive oil lollipop; a mini miracle rolled in milk chocolate, festooned with focaccia crumbs, dusted with Sicilian salt and filigreed with a 23-karat edible gold leaf. It looks desserty; though it arrives as an amuse-...

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Raising the Barre
Sarah Crosland | February 27, 2012

One January evening in 2007, after having attended a master class at The Kennedy Center, 17-year-old Keenan Kampa stood in the theater’s wings ready to watch the start of the Kirov Ballet’s Romeo & Juliet. She...

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Center Stage
Karen Sommer Shalett | February 27, 2012

Washington may have found its own Medici. With the cultural renaissance souring in the District, the arrival of Houston-born, Manhattan-soaked and Milan-dipped Reginald Van Lee five years ago brought the era of the arts patron to bear. Ask him...

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On a Pedestal
Karen Sommer Shalett | February 27, 2012

Design star Jonathan Adler—who first sat at the potter’s wheel at camp to get out of playing sports—says he’s been nosing around Washington. And he’s hoping to come back—a lot—when he finally signs a...

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Vancouver Bound
Beth Weitzman and Elina Fuhrman | February 27, 2012

Vancouver, British Columbia, exudes a fresh energy that is addictive after just one visit. Little wonder why—aside from its robust cinematic scene (many Hollywood movies and TV shows are filmed in the waterfront city),...

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District Over Easy
Sarah Crosland | February 27, 2012

We love being ahead of the trend, which is why we’re starting our celebration of the season’s seminal symbol early this month with these egg-cellent dishes. (Sorry, we couldn’t help ourselves.) Whether you’re a...

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Drop-top Gorgeous
Nate Chapnick | February 22, 2012

What more can you do to impress when it’s old news that you already commit eight hours to hand-stitch the steering wheel? Bentley has long been known not just for incorporating the finest leather, wood and alloys into its cars, but...

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Red Carpet Beauty
Baze Mpinja | February 17, 2012

We’re not sure which actresses will be thanking the Academy on Sunday night, but truth be told we’re much too focused on the ladies’ gorgeous looks to be bothered with who wins what. No matter which talent takes home the...

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Museum Tour
Sarah Crosland | February 13, 2012

Head to the National Mall on Wednesday, Feb. 22 to catch the star-studded groundbreaking ceremony for the National Museum of African American History and Culture. You won’t get a glimpse inside until 2015, but we’ve taken a look at the...

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Love Story
Sarah Crosland | February 6, 2012

You may be head over heels when it comes to love, but you’re a few weeks behind when it comes to making plans. Well, consider us Cupid. From luscious chocolates and Champagne to romantic rooms for two, we’ve found five spots around town...

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Swing Set
Adrienne Messeca | January 27, 2012

It’s time to salute “The Duke” as Strathmore launches its weeks-long tribute to legendary jazz composer—and DC native—Duke Ellington Feb. 3. Discover Ellington, which runs through Feb. 20, features a packed roster of...

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