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Joynt is Jumpin’
Karen Sommer Shalett | May 3, 2011

Famed Q&A Café creator Carol Joynt tells all.

When famed NBC producer and restaurateur Carol Joynt lost Nathans two summers ago to a dispute with the landlord, you may have underestimated her mettle. But this wasn’t Joynt’s...

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Restaurants 3.0
Erin Hartigan | April 28, 2011 A lot can happen in a year. Less than 12 months ago, restaurateur Hilda Staples had one restaurant, Frederick’s Volt, which she co-owns with Top Chef finalist Bryan Voltaggio. Now, Staples has an ownership stake in two of this year’...

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Northern Exposure
Karen Sommer Shalett | April 28, 2011 Capricia Penavic Marshall understood a political secret long before the pundits figured it out: As Ohio goes, so goes the nation. Having grown up in Cleveland in the ’60s, her parents’ kitchen table was a metaphor for the...

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A Cut Above
George W. Stone | April 28, 2011 “It’s refreshing.” That’s what my friend remarked after five courses of Spanish gluttony within the hushed plushness of Taberna del Alabardero, the most anachronistic restaurant in town and easily among the most transporting. ...

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Ready, Set, Jet Set!
Brad A. Johnson | April 26, 2011 Shanghai! Stockholm! London! Jodhpur? From a canal in Venice to a lagoon in Hangzhou, from the world’s highest skyscraper to a remote, low-lying island—sexy stays at hot new hotels around the globe.    ...

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There’s Something About Ginnifer
Lesley McKenzie | April 26, 2011 Another role, another case of romance gone awry. But Ginnifer Goodwin, the Memphis-born actress who’s known for injecting a serious dose of darkness into her pixie charm, doesn’t seem to mind. This time...

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Spring Awakening
| April 25, 2011

Georgetown design mavens are sharpening their pencils for the opening of CB2 (3307 M St., on April 30. Stationed across from Cady’s Alley, the hot design den will make for a stylish stop on the marathon mission that already includes...

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Appetite for Construction
| April 15, 2011

NoMa’s got a new restaurant done up in shades of Gray.   The reigning couple of fine cuisine, locals Todd and Ellen Gray of the White House favorite Equinox, are going low-key. Today, April 21, the couple threw open the doors to its...

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Hitting a High Note
| April 8, 2011

The “maestro” has come home and in just days, will conduct his sybaritic symphonies for DC once again.

The wait is over. Fabio Trabocchi’s new Fiola in Penn Quarter will open fully for lunch and dinner on April 18! Set in the old Bice...

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DVF: Unwrapped!
Karen Sommer Shalett | April 1, 2011

The fashion icon who made utility sexy is bringing her message of women's empowerment to DC.

Just a month after barrelling into a new territory—home design, Diane Von Furstenberg rolls into town on April 12 for...

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Dwell on This!
Perri Haynes | March 25, 2011

Don’t miss this gem of a design house.

Clutch your pearls! The Washington Design Center is about to show us that inspiration can come from the most unexpected of places—evidently, baubles and bookshelves can go hand in hand...

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How Crafty!
Karen Sommer Shalett | March 18, 2011

Sure, Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey has rolled into town, but the traveling circus we have our eye on is far more sartorially sophisticated. From March 25-30, Hermès’ will bring its Festival des Métiers (Festival of Crafts) to the former...

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