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10 ESCAPE The luxurious Umstead Hotel and Spa in North Carolina is worth the trip for its art collection alone.

Washington’s Fashion & Lifestyle Magazine

January 2015

from the editor

Fitness comes calling in January. But with leggings and yoga pants almost de rigueur on the streets, exercisewear companies have upped the fashion quotient on their offerings. Starting on Page 7, we show cool gym duds, some of which can morph quite easily into casual cafe wear. Our Home page, Page 11, offers some ideas for brightening a dull winter. And Escape heads a bit south, to North Carolina, which offers the luxurious Umstead Hotel and Spa, Page 10.

11 Home Dull? Dreary? We hear you. A couple of professional designers have suggestions for brightening things up, and we have a couple of ideas of our own.

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Felicia puts her dukes up, ready for action in her Nike Dri-Fit cropped tank ($35) and Nike Pro Hyperwarm Nordic tights ($60). Both available at Nike Georgetown, 3040 M St. NW, 202-471-5870 and

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4 MAKEUP MAN Carl Ray explains the do’s and don’ts of wearing makeup to work out. 5

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GYM AND BEYOND Sweat-wicking, ab-smoothing, butt-firming fabrics are only part of the appeal of the latest exercise clothes. Psst! You can wear them to lunch too.




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Post-Workout Glow If you must wear makeup to the gym,


keep it light and as minimal as


possible. Makeup in excess can clog your pores. There is nothing worse than sweating and wiping your “face” off on a towel. My advice is to remove makeup before workouts. carl ray


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1. Sweat is actually good for your skin — it opens up pores and helps skin breathe. However, it’s a good idea to cleanse your face or use a pre-moistened face wipe before and after a workout to prevent clogged pores. Estée Lauder ‘Take It Away’ Towelettes, $20, area Nordstrom stores and 2. If you must wear makeup to the gym, keep it light with a coat of waterproof mascara. Diorshow Waterproof Mascara, $25, area Saks Fifth Avenue stores or 3. After sweating during a workout, it’s important to replenish hydration with a moisturizer. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel, 6.7 oz, $38, area Macy’s stores or 4. After moisturizing, apply BB cream and concealer. Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer, $32, area sephora stores or 5. Finish your look with another swipe of mascara and a sheer tinted lip color. Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm, $17, area Bluemercury stores or

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Willard Hotel Mazza Gallerie 2nd Floor 1400 F Street NW, Washington DC 20004 5300 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 202-737-4757 202-363-5432

Gym & Beyond

A new generation of fitness clothing is appealing to gym rats and couch potatoes alike for its sweat-wicking, ab-smoothing, butt-firming fabrics, practical pockets and overall flattering silhouettes. Whether you’re cycling, boxing, weight training or lounging over a latte at your neighborhood cafe, give these styles a workout. Photographs by Marvin Joseph Produced by Janet Kelly

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Alex’s halter-style ballet-like tank top with pleated peplum ($64) shouldn’t be reserved for stretching at yoga class. The same goes for her Emerge Renewed cropped leggings ($98) with mesh paneling. Post-practice, wear under a moto jacket for that trendy feminine/masculine mix. Tank top and leggings available at area Lululemon stores and This page: Above left: Her MPG nylon, expandable tote ($48) slung over her shoulder, Felicia leaves her workout behind, slipping on an R&R Surplus thermal hoodie ($180) over her Vimmia Pointe top ($92) and Blue Crush Leggings ($105). All available at Core 72, 5502 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-686-4258. Above right: Alex dons sheepskin Mini Bailey Fingerless Gloves ($145, Ugg Australia, 1249 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-640-1208 and with her Oiselle heather gray, super-soft mock turtleneck, the perfect pullover ($76, Core 72) for a run on a chilly morning. Below right: Alex doesn’t just exercise; she makes a statement with her Onzie Graphic Leggings ($76) and Oiselle pullover. For something warm and fun to wear over tights while dog-walking or snowshoeing, she opts for a Skhoop Short Down Skirt ($130), insulated with duck down. All available at Core 72. Previous page:

Styling: Bonnie Kogod Alex Cunningham and Felicia Flaherty, Cima Talent Management Makeup: Lauretta McCoy Hair: Zara Korutz


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Felicia stays cozy in a toasty, buttery-soft Think Fast herringbone zippered pullover ($98, area Lululemon stores and with sweat-wicking fabric, Lycra to keep its shape and thumbholes to keep sleeves down. She’s perfectly coordinated in her sequin snake slate Speed Tight II ($108, area Lululemon stores and Completing the graphic look are her Nike Free 5.0 Fit 5 print sneakers ($110, Socks, model’s own. January 2015 | | 9


High Life at The Umstead

Luxury in the North Carolina Triangle


e (and by that I mean I) were severely underdressed for lounging at the Umstead. The Forbes five-star resort and spa set in a 12-acre wooded grove in Cary, North Carolina, requires slink; champagne satin a la Harlow, marabou mules. Sleek blond furniture, Frette linens, plush carpets, triple layers of drapery, it’s tres 1930s drawing-room comedy. Bring on Jeeves! Enter Clark Gable. (You can add Asta, but a pup will add $200 to room tabs that begin at $329.) Our 1,080-square-foot suite runs $599, including a foyer, powder room, huge balcony overlooking the pool (open through November) and a lake with a trail that skirts splashing fountains and basking turtles. The bath, large enough for a rumba and standard in all rooms, features a soaking tub, separate glassed-in shower and toilet, double vanity and Gilchrist & Soames toiletries. What magic have they done with the lighting and mirrors? One looks 10 pounds lighter, three inches taller. You won’t regret a final glance before sashaying off to Herons, the hotel’s extraordinary restaurant, or a nightcap in the bar and grill, which borrows glitter from the Dale Chihuly glass sculpture. The hotel’s artwork alone is worth the visit. A zip down the road from the Research Triangle that is Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, the Umstead is perfect for visiting the college kid — also a fine stopping point on trips south.

The author’s suite balcony overlooked the pool and greenery.

Included with your room are separate but equal facilities for men and women, including eucalyptus-infused steam baths, saunas, whirlpools, lounges, a meditation garden and a co-ed current pool. There are cucumber slices for the eyes (though we can’t swear they offer them to guys), teas and waters for system cleansing and invigorating. Extras include massage therapies from thumping to soothing, exotic body scrubs, collagen facials and more. To understand the whole layout a tour guide is required. One is provided. And have you ever been in a scented gym? We (and by that I mean I) kid you not. Sweat never smelled so sweet. STEPHANIE CAVANAUGH The Umstead Hotel & Spa, 100 Woodland Pond Drive, Cary, North Carolina 27513; 919-447-400, Room rates start at $329.

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Lighten Up!


Drippy, dreary winter? Time to brighten the house with ideas both practical and fanciful. 4

A little glitter never hurt! “Fold” pillows from John Robshaw Textiles, embroidered with metallic thread, are $125 to $175 (pillow inserts separate) from 2. Daylight plus privacy? Top-down/bottom-up shades, from companies like Hunter Douglas and Next Day Blinds, deliver: And designer Tricia Huntley says having your windows professionally cleaned makes a miraculous difference. 3. Brighten that dark corner with a long, narrow mirror, such as the Ming mirror, $620 at area Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams stores and 4. Tiling the interior surround of a window with mirror — or these mirror-finish porcelain tiles from Ann Sacks ( — allows more light to reflect into the room. 5. Glittery Nest Birchwood Pine and Holiday candles double their glow when set atop a mirror; $34 each at area Neiman Marcus stores and 6. The fireplace: not so good for heating but great for atmosphere. Potpourri fire-starters from the 400-year-old pharmacy Santa Maria Novella (5454 Wisconsin Avenue, Chevy Chase, Md.; 240-743-4949, make for quick combustion when set under logs, four for $55. 7. Restoration Hardware’s Starlit Trees lit up the holidays, but Dupont Circle designer Joseph Ireland says he leaves his 3-footer in place “for months.” Hard to argue! The trees are $32.99 to $249.99 at 1.

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