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A Sartorial Salute!
Karen Sommer Shalett | March 16, 2011

A few DC fashionistas soldier on

There are vintage shops—with their dreams of streams of Chanel—and then there’s the army surplus store, which comes in handy whenever Marc Jacobs shows a helmet...

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A Bright Idea!
Karen Sommer Shalett | March 8, 2011

Pentagon City's Nordstrom just might be DC's beauty central. We recently discovered the tucked-away Clarins spa—a facial so perfect it's shocking it's been here since 2009. Now, we hear Nordstrom Beauty Director Julianne DeChaump is winging...

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Chew Dat!
Karen Sommer Shalett | February 28, 2011

When you call in to work next Wednesday, just tell them you have the bayou flu. On Tuesday, March 8, NoVa's Bayou Bakery offers NOLA devotees a front row seat to the annual Clarendon Mardi Gras parade with its own party from 5 to 11PM. James Beard-...

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Power (Suits) to the People
staff writer | February 21, 2011

When fashion designer Elie Tahari joined Kirsten Gillibrand’s policy roundtable at the Fashion Institute of Technology in late January, he addressed the junior senator from New York as both his legislator and his client....

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Rock On!
| February 16, 2011

As if The Washington Ballet’s Artistic Director Septime Webber isn’t rock star enough, the DC darling is about to roll out a trifecta of works never before seen together. Christopher Bruce, Britain’s pre-eminent choreographer, makes his Washington debut...

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Tucked Away
By Karen Sommer Shalett | February 7, 2011

Locals consider Orange, Virginia, the skydiving capital of the state, which makes it a fitting burg for David and Charlene Scibal to take a flying leap of their own. After pouring millions into a shuttered hotel, the couple has recently opened...

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The Perfect Couple
| February 7, 2011

Jack and Jackie. Michelle and Barack. Brad and Angelina. DC loves its power couples, not to mention power-dining. On Feb. 14, we can add power-shopping to the list and in one reservation tackle all three. Michael Mina’s BOURBON STEAK is pairing up...

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Hollywood Calling
By David Hochman | February 6, 2011

Every newcomer to New York has a first-apartment-in-the-city story, but Kevin Spacey’s is more of a parable. At age 19, the young actor arrived in Manhattan to attend the Juilliard School and rented a place across from the old Mark...

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On Your Mark!
By David Hochman | February 6, 2011

“Mark’s usually right on time, so he should be here any minute,” the server at the Polo Lounge says with a song in her voice. She’s grinning as she clears the extra place settings from the back corner table that is, or so it...

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Killer Watts!
By Kevin Gray | February 6, 2011

As soon as Naomi Watts comes through the door, something is wrong. It’s a sweltering Friday at lunchtime. She hasn’t slept much. Her hair is mussy, in a sexy bedhead way. She’s sporting a strapless grey jumpsuit and cheap flip-flops...

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Blue Crush
By Bridget Freer | February 6, 2011

It’s after 9pm on a Friday. Michelle Williams has just finished work and is pottering about the house, cracking open a bottle of wine and putting out a cheese plate. Dressed in ballet pumps, jeans and a soft, stripy sweater, she looks beautiful in...

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The Greater Good
By Mary Beth Albright | February 5, 2011

During Snowpocalypse a year ago, my husband and I bundled up and trudged through the swirling tundra to a snug café room in Cleveland Park. We were the first people in at 5:30PM, but not the last. Six o’clock chimed with every...

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