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this row (from left): Atlantic Camo by No Kings Collective and House and Fearless by Kelly Towles.
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The look of Washington is changing—and not just thanks to the cranes, developers, and zoning boards. The landscape—the vibe, the ethos, the aesthetic—is being quite literally repainted overnight. In March, a series of murals popped up on the east wall of Union Market
and immediately captured the attention of First Lady Michelle Obama. In May, Kelly Towles staged DC’s installment of Pow! Wow!, a mural-festival-slash-globalart-movement. New construction calls prospective residents home with edgy, hyper-local art installations that have set
the bar for turning mixeduse developments into micro-neighborhoods—and that’s all just a tiny tip of the ultra-hip, deeply immersed iceberg. A movement that was started by muralists like G. Byron Peck and Aniekan Udofia is flourishing anew with artists and design/build groups like
Towles and No Kings Collective. These are creatives who see every new building as a fresh canvas and every standing building as an opportunity for transformation. It’s been a quiet, steady evolution, and DC is soaking up every drop of the rainbow-inspired colors
that are painting the town. It’s Washington like you’ve never seen it, and like you’ll never see it again—because with every sunrise, there’s something new to discover. Look past the monuments and toward the monumental talent that’s gracing our streets—the alt artists are building a new DC.
First row, From leFt: PhotograPhy by meg Kelly (Soul SearcherS); miguel martinez (BeaStS of england installation); meg Kelly (fruitS and candieS); second row, From leFt: PhotograPhy by Kelly towles (girlSrule); Kelly towles (dc4eva); ian roche (PoSeidon); third row, From leFt: PhotograPhy courtesy oF Jbg (atlantic camo); by Kelly towles (houSe); by Kelly towles (fearleSS)
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contents Summer 2016
04 // Full Frontal
18 // letter From the editor
TUNE IN! Shawn Mendes makes a stop at Baltimore’s Pier Six Pavilion in August.
20 // letter From the Publisher 24 // the list 27 // invited
SCENE 33 // Winter is CominG! The National Building Museum’s 2016 project is so cool it’s ice cold.
34 // taKe tWo! These chefs follow up their smashhit restaurants with new concepts.
The hottest concerts of the season are all over the map this summer.
38 // tiCKled PinK Rosé has become the official sip of summer—and beyond.
40 // role reversal Orange Is the New Black’s Blair Brown talks being the new girl on the (cell) block.
41 // sWeet on shaW Buttercream Bakeshop is about more than just cupcakes.
42 // dC’s a draG! Broadway gets all dolled up for the District with the arrival of Kinky Boots and La Cage Aux Folles.
PERMANENT STAYCATION? The apartments at The Hepburn offer all the services of a high-end hotel with the comforts of home.
43 // Gilded standard
SWEET ON SHAW At long last, Buttercream Bakeshop is open!
The Phillips Collection highlights the work of William Merritt Chase.
44 // sCene: the Guide Capitol File’s inside track to DC’s ultimate dining and entertainment.
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57 // SCENTS AND SENSIBILITY Jo Malone London’s home collection makes quite the stylish statement with help from Marthe Armitage.
52 // FROM ALL ANGLES With simple geometries and riotous abstractions, this season’s accessories jet us into the future of style.
58 // GOING FOR THE GOLD
54 // EYE ON THE FUTURE
59 // PULITZER PRIZE
These timepieces have winning style—just in time for the Olympics.
Mykita stays one step ahead with its fresh frames for summer.
Summer is more colorful than ever as Lilly Pulitzer blows into Georgetown.
55 // DINE AND SHINE
60 // STYLE: THE GUIDE
Red-carpet-watcher-turnedrestaurateur Giuliana Rancic tells us her must-stop shops in Washington.
56 // THE NEW BRONZE AGE These aren’t your mother’s oneshade-suits-all facial tanners.
Capitol File’s handbook to looking and feeling your best in the District!
GILDED STANDARD The Phillips Collection spotlights the influential American impressionist who taught Georgia O’Keeffe.
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TAKE TWO! Aaron Silverman follows up his hit restaurant Rose’s Luxury with the equally dazzling Pineapple and Pearls.
NATIONAL TREASURE This season, go “au courant equestrian”— DC-style!
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FEATURES 65 // ART OF THE CITY In DC, Howard University prof Ronald Beverly is looking to photography’s past to see its future. And in New York, LA, Boston, and beyond, local art stars are painting the national landscape.
78 // NATIONAL TREASURE
88 // A PRESIDENTIAL STAY Our VIP guide! Navigate the inauguration in style.
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96 // A SUMMER AFFAIR Turn the tables on dining outdoors with settings that combine whimsy and sophistication.
98 // GET DOWN AND THIRSTY How to do DC this summer? Go for a breeze at your back and a cocktail in hand!
100 // HANGING PRETTY Four local pros tell us why fine art is the perfect finishing touch when staging a home.
FREELY SPEAKING 120 // UNCONVENTIONAL BEHAVIOR Both parties are likely to put politics aside this summer in favor of pure entertainment.
106 // SPACE: THE GUIDE Capitol File’s inn-side look at beautiful living in the District.
97 // EN PLEIN AIR RH Modern partners with industrial designer Brad Ascalon for a sleek outdoor furniture collection.
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LETTER From THE EDITor
As an Annapolis girl, summer is my favorite time of the year. To me, it means homemade ice cream (using Ben & Jerry’s recipes, of course), getting out on the water, and picking blue crabs until my fingers are wrinkled. But here in DC, there’s something special about the way the city comes together in the summertime. No doubt misery loves company, and here in the sweltering swamp, the city unites. Democrats, Republicans, hipsters, lobbyists, lawyers, and chefs—we’re one in our quest for the cool this time of year, aren’t we? That quiet understanding on the Metro when you break the rules for an inconspicuous sip of your profusely sweating water bottle. The knowing nod when you pass a man on the street wearing a (mostly
soaked) shirt with a fresh one in hand, to be changed only upon office arrival. In Annapolis, “Summer Fridays” means kicking off your boat shoes by noon to get a jump-start on happy hour, but here, it means getting home before the threat of melting in traffic reaches its peak (but still also, happy hour). Fortunately, DC is rife with indoor activity. It’s no coincidence that we celebrate our Art of the City issue every summer, when the blistering heat leads us straight into the air-conditioned galleries and museums we love so much. In that way, this summer promises to be a good one, starting with the William Merritt Chase exhibition at the Phillips Collection. It’s always a good time to explore the alternative art scene (as we did, on page 4) with a cool
drive around town, checking out the new murals that are popping up overnight. After the sun goes down, take in a show at one of the DMV’s outdoor venues (we’ve highlighted the hottest acts on page 36). And when the mercury reaches its summer high, stay in and binge watch the latest season of Orange Is the New Black—in this issue, new girl (and Washington native!) Blair Brown tells us what to expect on page 40. So rather than hitting the road this summer, hit the town. Grab a cold drink, maybe a spritzing fan or two, and raise a glass with your neighbor, whomever that may be. After all, we’re in this together.
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photography by gearshift (young); Joy asico (gasteyer); Kris connor/getty images (Langhorne)
Kicking off WHCD weekend with Late Spring cover star Bellamy Young; hosting an intimate Q&A over lunch at the Sofitel with the hilarious Ana Gasteyer; and celebrating at the British Embassy with my husband, Aaron Moeller, and DC chef Jeremiah Langhorne and his wife, Jenny Mooney.
LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER
As you can imagine, the Capitol File team gets a lot of requests from friends, family, and readers who want to know the hottest things to do during a DC summer. Aside from finding ways to beat the humidity, there are many ways to keep yourself occupied while everyone else summers away or travels on their dream vacations—so for this issue, I thought I’d share the best ways to be a tourist and see the city with fresh eyes. I would start with walking. DC is ranked in the top 10 most walkable cities in the United States. Every neighborhood in DC is booming with great restaurants, art galleries, and shopping. Get out and explore 14th Street, which has an experience for everyone, including some great vintage shops and upscale restaurants. Or walk through Georgetown and visit Cady’s Alley for some of the best furniture and home stores in the city, like Calligaris and Maxalto. A ball game at Nationals Stadium in Southwest is one of the best ways to enjoy being outdoors, thanks to the PNC Diamond Club seats that invite you to enjoy the game with all the food and (cold) drink you could want. Spend an evening walking the mall and enjoying Jazz in the Garden, or review the calendar of events at CityCenterDC—amidst all the fabulous shopping and delicious eats, they always have amazing community events that are open to the public. Old Town is one of my favorite locations to stroll, with boutiques like American in Paris, Donna Lewis, and Duchess M.
And if you want to take a quick trip outside of the city, Annapolis is another great walkable town. There is nothing like enjoying a day by that water—the boating, the shopping, the Chesapeake Bay blue crabs! If you’re in the mood for a longer drive, roll down the windows and head to Virginia wine country to explore the many different wineries providing great reds and whites, to say nothing of all the food and entertainment. Or if you just can’t beat the heat and need to get way out of town, take a drive to Rehoboth and look up the Bellmoor Hotel—tell them the Capitol File team sends their hellos! For a different kind of walk, hit the links as a spectator at the Quicken Loans National Golf Tournament at Congressional Country Club this June. It’s a fabulous summer experience that is unique to DC, and it benefits the Tiger Woods Foundation. Rumor has it this year Tiger will be in attendance! The bottom line is you can’t go wrong this summer—there’s too much to do and not enough time to experience it. So get out there and walk!
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More than 400 influential Washingtonians joined Scandal actress Bellamy Young, British Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch, and Lady Vanessa Darroch at Capitol File’s annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner cocktail reception at the British Ambassador’s residence. With support from BP America and Ernst & Young LLP, global dignitaries, media powerhouses, celebrities, and elected officials joined Capitol File’s fête, including Candace CameronBure, Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, Baller’s Jazmyn Simon, Mercy Street’s Hannah James, actor Dulé Hill, actress Melissa Fitzgerald, and BET cofounder Sheila Johnson, among others. Jaguar Land Rover had the all-new Jaguar F-PACE SUV and the Land Rover Discovery Sport on display as guests arrived, and over the course of the evening, revelers signed the Invictus Games’ IAM statue in a show of support.
Scandal star Bellamy Young, who graced the cover of Capitol File’s Late Spring issue, stepped out for the WHCD weekend in a Talbot Runhof dress, Stuart Weitzman heels, a clutch by Tyler Alexandra, Jorge Adeler earrings, an EFFY bracelet, and a ring by Hearts On Fire.
Jazmyn Simon and Dulé Hill
Ann and Geoff Morrell
Rhonda and Michael Gallagher
Amb. Peter Selfridge and Parita Shah
CAPITOL FILE’S WHCD RECEPTION Inside the event held at the British Ambassador’s residence, guests enjoyed an ode to Great Britain’s cultural heritage, including fashion installations by Saks Fifth Avenue for style icons Alexander McQueen and Stella McCartney. The signature scents of Jo Malone London filled the space thanks to the brand’s candles and diffusers, and Diageo served British-themed cocktails highlighting Tanqueray No. TEN and Pimm’s. Notables enjoyed Wii U, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 gaming stations sponsored by the Entertainment Software Association. Syzygy Events designed the exquisite décor adorning the picturesque residence, with floral accents by MultiFlor.
Valeri Bure and Candance Cameron-Bure Secretary Jeh Johnson and Dr. Susan DiMarco
DeDe Lea and Debra Langford
Amb. Kim Darroch and Lady Vanessa Darroch
Marc and Shaza Andersen
Katrina Pierson and Scottie Nell Hughes
Robin Ruzan, Stephen Kessler, and Heather Podesta
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Saks Fifth Avenue in Tysons Galleria hosted a cocktail reception for Jorge Adeler’s Spring 2016 jewelry collection, which benefited the WashingtonFirst Youth Foundation. The jewelry designer himself was present at the reception, where guests were able to mix and mingle while shopping his new collection.
HONORING MICHAEL KORS The World Food Program USA (WFP USA), along with Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Jill Biden, and actress and philanthropist Olivia Wilde, honored fashion designer Michael Kors for his leadership in alleviating global hunger. Kors received WFP’s McGovern-Dole Leadership Award at a private reception and dinner at the Organization of American States in Washington, DC. The WFP’s 14th annual award is named after former senators George McGovern and Bob Dole, in recognition of their commitment to addressing worldwide hunger. Kors, who began partnering with the UN World Food Programme in 2012, has sponsored more than 13 million meals through his “Watch Hunger Stop” campaign.
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The Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation and Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie hosted their sixth Annual Great Ladies Luncheon & Fashion Show. This year’s luncheon honored Trish and George Vradenburg for their commitment to Alzheimer’s research, and a highlight of the luncheon was a runway preview of Oscar de la Renta’s Fall 2016 collection.
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Hallie Sherard, Paige Speyer, and Beth Masri
The Trust for the National Mall’s Annual Benefit Luncheon was hosted at West Potomac Park with special guests actress Bellamy Young from ABC’s Scandal, philanthropist David Rubenstein, and the Trust for the National Mall’s new president and CEO, Catherine Townsend. This annual celebration aims to advocate for the restoration and improvement of one of the country’s treasured landmarks, the National Mall.
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A two-piece look from Oscar de la Renta’s Fall 2016 collection
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A CABARETINSPIRED AFFAIR
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On May 11, Capitol File hosted an intimate luncheon at the Sofitel hotel with special guest Ana Gasteyer, who was in town for a one-night-only performance benefiting Arena Stage and marking the inaugural Beth Newburger Schwartz award. The singer/ actress participated in a Q&A with Newburger Schwartz herself over a three-course lunch.
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THIS YEAR’S INSTALLATION AT THE NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM IS SO COOL IT’S ICE COLD. BY KATE GIBBS
After the playful pleasures of mini golf, a giant maze, and 2015’s epic beach-themed ball pit, this summer’s Block Party experience at the National Building Museum is all about high concepts and low temperatures. Designed by James Corner Field Operations (JCFO), the in-demand firm responsible for the Presidio in San Francisco and New York City’s High Line, Icebergs transforms the museum’s Great Hall with soaring bergs (one is so high it reaches the third-floor balcony). Visitors are invited to explore 12,000-square-foot crags from below, above, and inside the caves and whiz down slides; shaved ice treats will be available for famished spelunkers. “We first introduced this idea [to JCFO] with only a certain level of confidence, knowing how in-demand James Corner and his team are,” says National Building Museum president Chase Rynd. “We knew partnering with James was a coup for us and Washington.” But it only took three minutes for Corner to agree. As for the outcome, Rynd acknowledges the twist in tradition. “We are about architecture and the build environment,” he says. “Icebergs is counterintuitive: It’s not about the build environment, it’s about the planet… We’ll get people talking!” July 2 to September 5 at National Building Museum, 202387-2151; nbm.org
“IT’S NOT ABOUT THE BUILD ENVIRONMENT, IT’S ABOUT THE PLANET... WE’LL GET PEOPLE TALKING.” — CHASE RYND
Making a point! For this year’s Block Party experience, the National Building Museum has constructed an immersive environment of glacial ice fields, as a way of getting the program’s millions of visitors to talk about climate change.
Scene dine out A taste of what’s to come (clockwise from left): The menu at Pineapple and Pearls changes regularly, but features such delicious bites as the fennel and absinthe bonbons; the pizza at All Purpose is “Jersey-inspired Italian,” says chef Michael Friedman; to book one of the fab tables at Pineapple and Pearls, an online reservation is de rigueur.
The sophomore slump plagues novelists, pop stars, and, yes, restaurateurs. But two DC chefs—Michael Friedman of The Red Hen and Aaron Silverman of Rose’s Luxury—are diving headlong into the buzz with two of the most anticipated concepts of the year. Together with the owners of Boundary Stone and the others behind The Red Hen, Friedman recently opened All Purpose (1250 Ninth St. NW), an Italian pizza concept, in Shaw. “The flavors are so nostalgic, but the ingredients are of such high quality,” he says. “You can’t go wrong with our mozzarellastuffed meatballs or the calamari fritto with Calabrian chili aioli,” he says. “And, with the pizzas, they are all amazing, but I could
eat the Duke #7 [a sausage and sweet pepper pizza] every day.” Silverman is busy dishing up an equally buzzy dining experience at Pineapple and Pearls (715 Eighth St. SE; pineappleand pearls.com). Just like at Rose’s next door, seats are hard to come by (note: advance online reservations are required), but Silverman says it’s worth the wait. His can’t-miss dishes from the constantly evolving tasting menu ($250 per person) include the white asparagus okonomiyaki, blue ribbon bone marrow, and spring vegetable egg drop soup. “I divide my time between both restaurants, but the majority is spent at Pineapple and Pearls,” Silverman says. “They are equally difficult, just in different ways. But a great team makes it much easier.”
PhotograPhy by Kate Warren (PineaPPle and Pearls, food and dining room); tony J PhotograPhy (Pizza)
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Rock on! Each summer DMV fans pack outdoor venues, such as Wolf Trap (shown above left and far right), for concerts by the likes of (clockwise from above center) Shawn Mendes, Brothers Osborne, Pat Benatar, and Dierks Bentley.
photography by Juan naharro gimenez/redferns (mendes); brad barket/getty images (bentley); al pereira/Wireimage (benatar); ryan silver (brothers osborne)
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Tune in! The hoTTesT concerTs of The season are all over The map This summer. By Amy moeller
When the sun goes down, the volume goes up on a DMV summer night. Concert season is in full swing, and there are countless rocking acts to choose from in every direction. North: For your summer pop fix, head north to check out “Stiches” singer Shawn Mendes during the Baltimore stop on his world tour. Situated on the harbor, Pier Six is an easy drive from DC—or boat ride from Annapolis. Those who don’t mind missing the view can hear the show from the comfort of their own boat on the water. Travel tip: If you’ve been shuffling the kids around all evening and dread the idea of driving back to DC, treat yourself to a room nearby at The Ivy hotel (theivy baltimore.com). August 12 at Pier Six Pavilion, 731 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, 410-783-4189; piersixpavillion.com East: Miranda Lambert flies into town with special guest Kip Moore on her Keeper of the Flame tour at Merriweather Post Pavilion. This is Lambert’s first headlining tour since her highly publicized split from husband and fellow country star Blake Shelton, and the firecracker singer promises to bring the heat with hits like “Automatic,” “Gunpowder and Lead,” and “Mama’s Broken Heart.” Hometown love: Brothers Osborne, a sibling duo from
Deale, Maryland, opens the show. Brothers John and TJ hit it big in Nashville in 2014 with their single “Rum” and have continued to climb the charts with “Stay a Little Longer.” August 25 at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Pkwy., Columbia, 410-7155550; merriweathermusic.com West: Nostalgia alert! ’80s icons Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo join ’90s rocker Melissa Etheridge to burn through decades of favorites at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts on their We Live For Love tour. “Hit Me with Your Best Shot,” “We Belong,” “Come to My Window”—the set list practically writes itself. July 7 at The Barns at Wolf Trap, 1635 Trap Road, Vienna, 703-255-1900; wolftrap.org South: On July 23, Dierks Bentley brings Randy Houser along with country newcomers Cam (“Burning House”) and Tucker Beathard (“Rock On”) to Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia, on his Somewhere on a Beach tour. Bentley is hot off the May release of his latest album, Black, and Houser will surely be bringing favorites like “How Country Feels” and “We Went.” July 23 at Jiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cellar Door Dr., Bristow, 703-754-6400; jiffylive.com
“Rosé is different [from] reds and whites in the sense that it’s almost become more of a lifestyle brand,” says Paul Chevalier of Château d’Esclans, the winemaker behind such rosés as Garrus, Les Clans, Rock Angel, and Whispering Angel, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. “It’s this world-travelling group that drinks rosé, and now it’s spreading to broader demographics across the US.” Initially, US audiences shied away from the pink-hued summer sipper because of its reputation as being overly sweet, but no more—as palates have grown more sophisticated, Americans have embraced rosé in all its nuanced forms. “You’ve seen a great growth in the wine business as we’ve developed a stronger food culture in the US,” says Bill Terlato, CEO of Terlato Wines, which has several rosés on its roster from the Belleruche, Sanford, and Il Poggione wineries. “People who are interested in food are driving [the demand for rosé], and to a large extent, those are Millennials.” That same group—which eagerly stocks rosé outside its traditional “season” from Memorial Day through Labor Day—is also spreading its enthusiasm through social media, with hashtags like #RoseAllDay. Says Terlato, “There’s no question that the color is striking, but ultimately, there wouldn’t be that kind of following if the quality wasn’t in the bottle.”
Blush, baby! Rosé is a hit with foodies who are looking for something extra to set their dinner parties apart.
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THANKS TO A GROWING MILLENNIAL MARKET, ROSÉ HAS BECOME THE OFFICIAL SIP OF SUMMER—AND BEYOND. BY JILL SIERACKI
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AS ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK RETURNS, DC NATIVE AND HOLLYWOOD VET BLAIR BROWN TALKS BEING THE NEW GIRL ON THE (CELL) BLOCK. BY AMY MOELLER
Last season, Blair Brown joined Netflix’s blockbuster dramedy Orange Is the New Black as Judy King, the Martha Stewart-inspired character getting her day in court. She arrived at the penitentiary in the season finale, so we caught up with the 70-year-old actress ahead of June’s season-four premiere to get her thoughts on TV’s new golden age and joining OITNB. Girl power: “This show [is] created by a woman, has women producers, writers, a camera operator… It feels so natural. It’s not a woman telling a woman’s story. It’s people telling a story. There are things that men only know about men and women about women—no matter if we have unisex bathrooms, right?” TV today: “[Cable and Netflix] have really moved stuff along. We’re not tiptoeing around censors in the old way, a lot of which [was] completely arbitrary— and ridiculous.” Joining the cast: “That first year was so strange, because I would see [everyone], but I didn’t get to work with them. And then I finally got my orange [jumpsuit], and I was in the throes of it: It was confusing for me as an actress in the same way it would be confusing for Judy going into prison. It was easy to act that, because it was the truth! What’s going on? Who’s my ally? Who’s going to be my nemesis?” [Laughs] Season-four spoilers: “There are so many surprises, it takes your breath away!”
BROWN IS THE NEW RED HOT Blair Brown is a shapeshifter of stage and screen. Here are some highlights from the actress’s four-plus decades in the biz.
OR ANGE IS THE NEW BLACK A fan of the show since the beginning, Brown joined at the end of season three.
LIMITLESS Brown played Marie Finch in the 2015 TV adaptation of the 2011 film.
FRINGE She hit a late-career high in 2008 as Nina Sharp in J.J. Abrams’s sci-fi mystery thriller.
KENNEDY Brown played Jackie to Martin Sheen’s JFK in this 1983 NBC miniseries.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAMES DIMMOCK/NETFLIX (BROWN PORTRAIT); JOJO/WHILDEN (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK); JOJO WHILDEN/CBS VIA GETTY IMAGES (LIMITLESS); FOX VIA GETTY IMAGES (FRINGE); BETTMANN ARCHIVE/GETTY IMAGES (KENNEDY )
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SWEET ON SHAW BUTTERCREAM BA ESHOP IS PROVING THAT THERE’S A LOT MORE TO BAKERIES THAN JUST CUPCAKES.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY RACHEL MAY
BY TIM EBNER
Tiffany MacIsaac’s yearlong quest to open her first bakery, Buttercream Bakeshop, has finally come to fruition in Shaw—and the acclaimed pastry chef already has quite a following of loyalists. One of DC’s favorite bakers, MacIsaac was formerly the executive pastry chef at the Neighborhood Restaurant Group, and most recently kept busy constructing custom wedding cakes, baking special-occasion
sweets, and hosting pop-up events around DC. This is her first brick-and-mortar storefront, and already, it’s one of the most anticipated bakeries to arrive in the city this year. Forgoing DC’s popular bakeshop theme, Buttercream is a lot more than cupcakes, MacIsaac says. Look for a mix of sweet and savory items, including fresh-made breads, red velvet beet cake, and an assortment of
macarons and canalés. There are plenty of interesting twists, too. “Expect a lot of new items that we’ve developed over the last two years... things like ‘funfetti’ sticky buns and cinnamon bun scones,” MacIsaac says. As for her stunningly designed wedding and celebration cakes, not to worry: They are still available for custom order, too. Oh, how sweet it is! 1250 Ninth St. NW, 202-735-0102; buttercreamdc.com
To a tea! Tiffany MacIsaac’s artfully decorated tea cookies play a starring role in this collaboration with calligraphist Poppy & Scooter for a shoot styled by Marigold & Grey.
DC’s a Drag!
“La Cage aux FoLLes and KinKy Boots proudly exclaim that our differences are something we should not only accept but celebrate.”
Lace to the top: J. Harrison Ghee stomps down the runway and onto the Kennedy Center stage as Lola in Kinky Boots this summer.
The drag queen with sharp heels and a sharper tongue is a Broadway cliché so hoary you can see her whiskers beneath the pancake makeup (though saying so may get you a well-manicured slap across the face). But hits like Kinky Boots and La Cage aux Folles, which both sashay into DC this summer, are showing audiences the beating heart beneath the feather dressing. “[It’s] known by many as a very funny comedy,” says director Matthew Gardiner of La Cage aux Folles (May 31 to July 10 at Signature Theatre; sigtheatre.org) and its famous film incarnation, The Birdcage. “At its core, [though,] this story has always spoken to us because it’s about family and accepting the family we’ve been given. Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein’s musical asks us to recognize what makes us all human.” With a score by Cyndi Lauper and a book by Fierstein (again), Kinky Boots (June 14 to July 10 at the Kennedy Center; kennedycenter.org) makes a similar point: It’s the story of an unlikely friendship between a shoe manufacturer’s son and the ab fab drag queen who helps save his family’s business by inventing a line of sky-high stiletto boots that can take the wear and tear—and flair—of la vie en drag. Says Gardiner, “Both La Cage and Kinky Boots proudly exclaim that our differences are something we should not only accept but celebrate.” Preferably in a pair of six-inch heels!
PhotograPhy by Matthew MurPhy
Broadway is getting all dolled up for the district with the arrival of in y Boots and La Cage aux FoLLes. By Oussama Zahr
photography Courtesy of the phillips ColleCtion, Washington, DC (Hide and Seek); toleDo MuseuM of art, purChaseD With funDs froM the florenCe sCott libbey bequest in MeMory of her father, MauriCe a. sCott (THe Open air BreakfaST); terra founDation for aMeriCan art, Daniel J. terra ColleCtion (Hall aT SHinnecOck); art institute of ChiCago, bequest of Dr. John J. irelanD (a ciTy park)
gilded standard This summer The PhilliPs ColleCtion highlighTs The career and influence of gilded age masTer william merritt Chase. By Kate GiBBs
A little girl peeps out of a doorway across an empty room where a second child conceals herself behind drapery. Our eyes are drawn diagonally up across the plane toward the sliver of light illuminating their game. The bold domestic composition is deliberately balanced by flecks of color: blue ribbons on a party dress, red buds on the chintz.
The painting, of course, is William Merritt Chase’s Hide and Seek (1888), one of 60 works that the Phillips Collection has compiled for a major retrospective. “William Merritt Chase: A Modern Master”—the first such show in 30 years— pulls back the curtain on the painter, aesthete, and teacher of American modernists like Georgia O’Keeffe, Edward Hopper,
and Marsden Hartley. Curator Elsa Smithgall presents Chase (1849– 1916) in all his glory: formal portraits of finely dressed patrons, sundappled scenes of Hamptons summers, and children at play. Think of the show as an Instagram account from the Gilded Age, a reflection of an artist’s voracious appetite for American beauty at
the advent of leisure time. “Chase talked about how art should appeal to the eyes but come from the heart,” says Smithgall. “He believed you could make just about anything beautiful. One work from the end of his career is called Just Onions, and it is. And it is exquisite.” June 4 to September 11, 1600 21st St. NW, 202-387-2151; phillipscollection.org
clockwise from top left: Hide and Seek, The Open Air Breakfast, Hall at Shinnecock, and A City Park are among the 60 works on view at the Phillips Collection by the influential American impressionist William Merritt Chase.
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aMErica Eats tavErn A José Andrés restaurant inspired by American history at The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner. 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean, 703-744-3999; americaeatstavern.com
Bad saint A buzzy, highly acclaimed Filipino favorite. 3226 11th St. NW; badsaintdc.com
NATIONALS PARK: PNC DIAMOND CLUB An all-inclusive ballpark space with seats right on top of the action, the PNC Diamond Club is the perfect place to mingle with friends, family, clients and business associates. • New, contemporary renovations for the 2016 season • Main Concourse Level club behind home plate • All-inclusive food and beverage featuring chef’s tables • Private bar, featuring all-inclusive draft beer and house wine • In-seat food and beverage service • Complimentary VIP parking • Private restrooms
BEuchErt’s saloon A casual farm-to-table restaurant in the Eastern Market neighborhood of Capitol Hill. 623 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, 202-733-1384; beuchertssaloon.com
caFE saint Ex A contemporary FrenchAmerican neighborhood café and bar on 14th Street. 1847 14th St. NW, 202-265-7839; saint-ex.com
capital grillE One of DC’s favorite spots for power lunches and steak dinners. 601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-737-6200; thecapitalgrille.com
chaia Seasonal, flavorful plant-based tacos in a stylish, fast-casual shop. 3207 Grace St. NW, 202-333-5222; chaiadc.com
chEz Francois A romantic French spot in Virginia. 332 Springvale Road, Great Falls, 703-759-3800; laubergechezfrancois.com
convivial Cedric Maupillier’s FrenchAmerican bistro is famous for its burgers and decadent fare. 801 O St. NW, 202-525-2870; convivialdc.com
McLean, 703-442-4523; eddiev.com
Eno WinE Bar A trendy wine bar in the heart of Georgetown. 2810 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202295-2826; enowinerooms.com
Espita MEzcalEria Authentic mezcal, tacos, and mole in a hip Shaw eatery. 1250 Ninth St. NW, 202-6219695; espitadc.com
Seasonal fare by Jeremiah Langhorne in Shaw’s Blagden Alley. 122 Blagden Alley NW, 202-450-1015; thedabney.com
Fig & olivE
DC’s favorite ramen tucked into a tiny Chinatown spot. 705 6th St. NW, 202-5891600; daikaya.com
dBgB Daniel Boulud’s DC outpost, serving French-American fare and an acclaimed selection of burgers. CityCenterDC, 202-695-7660; dbgb.com/dc
dEl caMpo Victor Albisu’s Latin-inspired steakhouse in Chinatown. 777 I St. NW, 202-289-7377; delcampodc.com
EddiE v’s priME sEaFood Seafood and steaks in an upscale Tysons Corner setting. 7900 Tysons One Place,
Gourmet pizza in a casual setting. 1541 14th St. NW, 202-232-0920; ettodc.com
A Mediterranean oasis, perfect for afternoon cocktails. 934 Palmer Alley NW, 202-5595004; figandolive.com
thE giBson A speakeasy-style cocktail lounge. 14th St. NW, 202 232-2156; thegibsondc.com
il canalE rEstaurant Classic Italian and Neapolitan pizza. 1065 31st St. NW, 202-337-4444; ilcanale.com
iron gatE An historic restaurant serving Greek and Italian small plates with local ingredients. 1734 N St. NW, 202-524-5202; irongaterestaurantdc.com
The Piano Man does dC! Billy Joel will become the only artist in history to play Nationals Park three times when he takes Washington’s biggest stage in July. Packing three decades of Top 40 hits from 32 albums—including tunes like “Uptown Girl,” “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” “She’s Got a Way,” and “Only the Good Die Young”—this concert promises to transport Washingtonians back to a time as reassuring and
straightforward as Joel’s irresistible, well-constructed pop. July 30 at Nationals Park, 1500 S. Capitol St. SE, 202-675-6287; washington.nationals.mlb.com
PhotograPhy by Nicholas huNt/getty images
DINE & DRINK
the CApitAl of Comedy DC has been harnessing the power of humor ever since President Obama hawked healthcare.gov on Between Two Ferns. Now the Kennedy Center is getting in on the trend with its first District of Comedy Festival, featuring Chicago’s premier improv troupe, The Second City, in an Almost Accurate Guide to America (June 19–July 31); Jane Lynch and Jay Pharoah (left) in back-to-back shows on June 24; and a roast of James Carville (June 23), with Patton Oswalt, Triumph the Jay Pharoah heads to DC.
Insult Dog, and Mary Matalin, among others. Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW, 202-467-4600; kennedy-center.org
TEE TIME! Jaleo Bethesda
Traditional tapas done right—and in a lively setting— by renowned Spanish American chef José Andrés. 7271 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda, 301-913-0003; jaleo.com/bethesda
A hip restaurant-retail-café concept, serving Cambodian and Taiwanese fare. 1351 H St. NE, 202-838-9972; maketto1351.com
Joe’s seafood, Prime steak & stone CraB A traditional DC steakhouse, featuring ultra fresh seafood, just blocks from the White House. 750 15th St. NW, 202-489-0140; joes.net
kaZ sushi Bistro This authentic Japanese restaurant offers à la carte dining and an omakase tasting menu (starting at $85) for sushi devotees. 1915 I St. NW, 202-530-5500; kazsushi.com
PhotograPhy by Dave KotinsKy/getty images
Eric Ziebold’s long-awaited return to the fine dining scene offers contemporary American cuisine. 1015 Seventh St. NW, 202-737-7700; kinshipdc.com
masseria By niCk stefanelli
buns. CityCenterDC, 202602-1832; momofuku.com
osteria morini Italian-inspired fare, including housemade pasta, on the water in Navy Yard. 301 Water St. SE, 202-484-0660; osteriamorini.com
Nick Stefanelli’s first solo venture, serving up coastal Italian-inspired dishes in a quaint, industrial space. 1340 4th St. NE, 202-608-1330; masseria-dc.com
An old-school Washington steakhouse downtown. 600 13th St. NW, 202-347-1500; mastrosrestaurants.com
A fun local favorite for fresh seafood in a rustic-styled atmosphere. 1612 14th St. NW, 202-319-1612; pearldivedc.com
A raw bar and other American favorites in a 1940s Hollywood glam setting. 1350 Eye St. NW, 202-796-1600; pennsylvania6dc.com
An internationally renowned dining concept by José Andrés, offering an extensive tasting menu designed to take guests on an avant-garde culinary journey. 855 E St. NW, 202-393-0812; minibarbyjoseandres.com
Plume at the Jefferson
A 14th Street corner of France. 2331 Calvert St. NW, 202-3322331; lediplomatedc.com
Sherry drinking galore, by Derek Brown in Shaw. 1843 7th St. NW, 202-316-9396; drinkmoresherry.com
Housemade pastas and charcuterie on 14th Street. 1401 T St. NW, 202-827-4752; lupoverdedc.com
David Chang’s DC outpost, best known for out-of-thisworld ramen and delectable brisket, shrimp, and pork
DC’s only Forbes five-star restaurant, inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s kitchen gardens at Monticello. 1200 16th St. NW, 202-448-2300; plumedc.com
Modern Indian cuisine in an elegant, fine-dining atmosphere. 633 D St. NW, 202-637-1222; rasikarestaurant.com
Declare your day at the 2016 Quicken Loans National, June 21-26. Join the world’s best golfers including Rickie Fowler for an unforgettable experience of hospitality, VIP amenities, and fan promotions. Whether you are following your favorite golfer, socializing in the Clubhouse or relaxing with friends in a private Cabana, make your summer memorable at Congressional. From The Boardwalk on 11 to The Yard at 18, there’s an experience perfect for you. Relax and enjoy a summer getaway day in your own backyard. Tickets, including the Quicken Loans Hole-In-One House, Clubhouse and Cabanas, are available at www.QLNational.com or by calling 1-855-492-8051.
red hen Sophisticated Italian and American favorites in the heart of Bloomingdale. 1822
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Le cirque is coming to town! Cirque du Soleil’s latest show, KURIOS: Cabinet of Curiosities, flies, dives, and somersaults into the DmV on July 21. Under the blue-and-yellow Big top at lerner town Square in tysons ii, the show’s director, michel laprise, creates a steampunk world of mechanical marvels where curios come to life. critics across the country have praised laprise for grafting a tight narrative onto the visual dazzle for which the group is known. July 21 to September 4, 8025 Galleria Dr., Tysons, 877-924-
EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS SINCE 1927 Our historic hotel embraces the style and grace of our nation’s capital. Nestled among world-class boutiques, unrivaled dining and iconic monuments, The Fairfax at Embassy Row, Washington, D.C. is perfectly situated in Dupont Circle, one of Washington’s most vibrant neighborhoods. Our guests have easy access to famed Washington, D.C. neighborhoods and attractions such as Georgetown, Kalorama, Adams Morgan, The White House, and the National Mall, are at your fingertips. The Fairfax at Embassy Row is a perfect starting point to embark on all of your Washington, DC adventures. 2100 Massachusetts Ave NW (202) 293-2100 www.fairfaxwashingtondc.com
First St. NW, 202-525-3021; theredhendc.com
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An award-winning American fine-dining establishment by chef Cathal Armstrong. 110 S. Pitt St., Alexandria, 703-7060450; restauranteve.com
THE RIggsby American fare in a Mad Men-era setting, at Kimpton’s Carlyle Hotel. 1731 New Hampshire Ave. NW, 202-7871500; theriggsby.com
RIPPlE Local, seasonal favorites in Cleveland Park, helmed by Marjorie Meek-Bradley. 3417 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-244-7995; rippledc.com
ROsE’s luxuRy One of the best new restaurants in the country and a Capitol Hill favorite worth the certain wait. 717 8th St. SE, 202-580-8889; rosesluxury.com
THE sOuRCE An Asian-inspired, fine-dining eatery by Wolfgang Puck—the dumplings are a must. 575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202637-6100; wolfgangpuck.com
THIP KHAO An unassuming Laotian favorite in Columbia Heights. 3460 14th St. NW, 202-3875426; thipkhao.com
Jason Robert Brown won two Tonys in 2014 for his gorgeously scored take on Robert James Waller’s novel. June 28 to July 17, Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW, 202-467-4600; kennedy-center.org
DIsTRICT MERCHANTs Aaron Posner’s new adaptation transports The Merchant of Venice to an imagined setting that merges Shakespeare’s time with post-Civil War America. May 31 to July 3, Folger Theatre, 201 East Capitol St. SE, 202-544-7077; folger.edu
Theatre, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington, 703-820-9771; sigtheatre.org
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE DC gets a second production of Shakespeare’s play when the Globe arrives with its staging starring Jonathan Pryce as Shylock. July 27–30, Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW, 202467-4600; kennedy-center.org
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Everyone’s favorite masked stalker is back in this new touring production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s melodious melodrama. July 13 to August 20, Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW, 202-467-4600; kennedy-center.org
HAND TO gOD This truly deranged play by Robert Askins finds pitchblack humor—and no small degree of violence—in the idea of a blasphemous, sexobsessed sock puppet. July 7 to August 7, Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW, 202-3323300; studiotheatre.org
JElly’s lAsT JAM Jazz pianist Mark G. Meadows plays the part of Jelly Roll Morton in this award-winning bio-musical from the early ’90s. August 2 to September 11, Signature
concerts wOlF TRAP Thirty minutes outside of DC, this summer music festival welcomes stars old and new, including Paul Simon (June 27–28), Bob Dylan (July 5–6), Sufjan Stevens (July 22), Tony Bennett (July 28), Seth MacFarlane (August 4), Kristin Chenoweth (August 21), and Aretha Franklin (August 26), plus many more. Filene Center, 1551 Trap Road, Vienna, 877-965-3872; wolftrap.org
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taking the Plunge with her debut swimwear collection, Stella Mccartney PaYs homaGe to the female form.
Bod-acious! “I just want to make women feel their best all of the time,” says Stella McCartney, whose first-ever, bodyconscious swimwear collection is designed to “accentuate the most beautiful parts of every woman’s body.”
PhotograPhy courtesy of stella Mccartney
By Jill Sieracki
Fans of Stella McCartney’s Miracle dress have cause to celebrate this summer—the famed UK designer has reinterpreted her curve-making, color-blocked design made famous by Kate Winslet into one of the seven “stories” in her debut swim collection. “It’s a celebration of a woman’s body,” says McCartney, 44, of the body-conscious illusion design. “As a house we really do cater to everyone—all women, all ages, all sizes. This collection is truly inspired by women, and for women to wear it.” Rounding out the collection, available this July, are swimsuits in neoprene and mesh, Olympic-inspired stripes, crochet, the citrus prints first seen in Stella McCartney’s ready-to-wear collection, giraffe and other patterns, and “timeless basics.” The one- and two-piece suits come in different styles such as one-shoulder, triangle, or bandeau tops, and highwaisted, fold-down, or tie-side briefs (prices for separates, one-pieces, and cover-ups range from $80 to $324). Says McCartney, îî
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Neoprene and mesh black bikini ($100); striped green-andnavy Calypso one-piece ($245); models walk the Stella McCartney Spring/Summer 2016 runway show in Paris.
“I just want to make women feel their best all of the time, so I sought to design pieces that tick all of the boxes, that give you confidence, that accentuate the most beautiful parts of every woman’s body and technically deliver on fit and durability.” Swimwear was a natural next step for the always-indemand Londoner, who has found enormous success not only in runway and ready-towear but with lingerie and athletic wear, too—namely her decade-long collaboration with Adidas. “I think it is an incredible area for us as a brand to work in,” says McCartney of her expansion into swim. “On a whole, it’s about all things summer, all things female, and just really loving yourself—taking the time to just celebrate who you are as a woman.” Saks Fifth Avenue, 5555 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, 301-6579000; saks.com
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF STELLA MCCARTNEY (SWIMSUITS); GAMMA-RAPHO VIA GETTY IMAGES (RUNWAY)
“WE REALLY DO CATER TO EVERYONE— ALL WOMEN, ALL AGES, ALL SIZES.” —STELLA MCCARTNEY
FROM ALL ANGLES SUMMER’S STUNNING MUST-havES TaKE aRTISTIC CUES FROM PRIOR DECaDES. WITh SIMPLE GEOMETRIES aND RIOTOUS aBSTRaCTIONS, CUBIST ROOTS JET US INTO ThE FUTURE OF STYLE.
3-D DynAMic Magnificent Multifaceted bags and shades coMe at the cubisM trend froM all sides. Studded 3 baguette, Fendi ($4,500). Saks Fifth Avenue, Mazza Gallerie, 5555 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, 301-657-9000; fendi.com. Sunglasses, Alain Mikli ($405). Apex Optical, 4200 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-244-1308; alainmikli.com
prop design by sergio esteves. this page: photography by yagi studio/getty images (background image) opposite page: photography by digital vision/getty images (background image)
PhotograPhy by Jeff Crawford Styling by faye Power
Bold EdgE Make your bid for these works of art, featuring flat planes, interlocking geoMetries, and indeterMinate spaces. Pump, HermĂ¨s ($890). CityCenterDC, 202-7894341; hermes.com. Painted Petite Malle, Louis Vuitton ($5,750). CityCenterDC, 202-7742519; louisvuitton.com
EyE on the Future ita stays one step ahead with its fresh frames for summer.
An old redbrick building on M Street is the spot to find the funkiest futuristic frames in Georgetown. That old-meetsnew vibe is a reflection of Mykita’s mission, says CEO and creative director Moritz Krueger, who marries timetested techniques with new technology. “We don’t think separately when it comes to function and appearance,” Krueger says. “We dedicate extensive research and development to materials, construction, and surface—the elements that make up the characteristic modernity of our frames.” Mykita’s outré optics are crystal clear in a new collaboration (shown) with fashion designer Damir Doma: Each frame appears to consist of two frames layered one over the other, but it’s actually a single piece—an illusion of trompe l’oeil construction. Also new this season, Mykita embraces the mixed-media aesthetic with the Lite collection, which unites contrasting materials (think acetate and stainless steel) in a variety of shapes (round, panto, subtle cat-eye) and au courant color combos (gold with dusty pink or shiny graphite with cloudy acetate). Spec-tacular! 3001 M St. NW, 202-808-2070; mykita.com
Optical illusion: Mykita’s innovative collab with designer Damir Doma seems to combine two frames in one. “Contrasting colors accentuate the layered concept, which mirrors the modern aesthetic he’s so known for,” says CEO and creative director Moritz Krueger of Doma’s designs ($619 each).
PhotograPhy by Jeff Crawford; Styling by CaSey trudeau
By Amy moeller
STYLE SHOP TALK
DINE AND SHINE AS RPM ITALIAN REVS UP FOR A DC OPENING, RED-CARPET-WATCHERTURNED-RESTAURATEUR GIULIANA RANCIC TELLS US HER MUST-STOP SHOPS TO STAY CAMERA-READY. BY AMY MOELLER
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JASON MERRITT/GETTY IMAGES (RANCIC); ABBY GREENAWALT (SUIT); ANJALI PINTO (RPM)
Giuliana Rancic is having a homecoming. Together with husband Bill Rancic and their partners at Lettuce Entertain You, she opened her wildly popular Chicago-based eatery, RPM Italian (rpmrestaurants.com), in DC’s Mount Vernon Square just weeks ago. With all eyes on her, and hers on the restaurant, the style-conscious DC native reveals how she maintains her beauty routine while she’s in town— and what she looks forward to when she visits. Lights, camera, hair! “Erwin Gomez (Karma Salon, 1104 24th St. NW, 202-293-3333; karmaerwingomez.com) is the best!” For fabulous dresses: “Saks Jandel (5510 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase; thebridalsalonatsaksjandel.com) on Wisconsin Avenue—my husband can have his fittings for custom suits [by] my father, master tailor Eduardo DePandi, next door.” Post-dinner drinks: “My hometown friends and I meet up at The Rye Bar (1050 31st St. NW, 202-6172425; rosewoodhotels.com) in Georgetown to reminisce about our days at Walt Whitman High School in Montgomery County.” Escaping the hustle: “Opening a restaurant is pretty stressful, so [I love] some good spa time. My fabulous sister-in-law, Nikki DePandi, told me I must try the spa at Salamander Resort & Spa (500 North Pendleton St., Middleburg, 540-7513160; salamanderresort.com) in Middleburg.” Favorite part of being home: “Visiting with my family and sleeping in my very pink childhood bedroom, which Mama DePandi has kept exactly the same since I was 12 years old!”
“I LOVE TO SEE DC’S INCREDIBLE EVOLUTION—IT’S A STRONG TESTAMENT TO THE MAGNETISM — GIULIANA RANCIC OF THE CITY!”
Stay tuned! TV personality Giuliana Rancic (ABOVE) is opening a new location of her Chicago restaurant, RPM Italian (HERE), in DC. TOP AND BOTTOM LEFT: While she’s in town, some of her favorite stops include Karma Salon and her father Eduardo DePandi’s tailoring shop.
STYLE BEAUT Y Get glowing! Makeup artist Dick Page used bronzer at the Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2016 show to create a look he describes as “pared down, clean, and healthy.”
STYLE TIP: Guerlain’s (ABOVE) Olivier Echaudemaison suggests applying bronzer with a big, fluffy brush in the shape of the number three from forehead to chin, but insists on keeping the application as “simple as possible.”
HIGH-TECH BEAUTY: Yves Saint Laurent’s Les Sahariennes Bronzing Stones (BELOW) boast beauty-enhancing squalane—a fatty acid found in plants and vegetable oils—which leaves skin super moisturized.
THESE AREN’T YOUR MOTHER’S ONE-SHADESUITS-ALL FACIAL TANNERS. BY CHRISTINA CLEMENTE
If the past few years on the runway are any indication, au naturel skin tones are here to stay. “In the ’80s, an intense sun tan was the trend,” says Olivier Echaudemaison, Guerlain’s creative director of 16 years. “Today, [the look is] lighter and much softer. It needs to
be elegant.” Newly released bronzers pack hydrating extracts and ultra-fine pigments for a velvety but sheer finish. “There are far better texture and color options than the heavy, orange-y products of the past,” says Dick Page, who created this year’s fresh
look at the Michael Kors Spring/Summer show. Yves Saint Laurent’s new Les Sahariennes Bronzing Stones ($55), a line of three creamy-matte powders, are micro-milled to create a silky consistency, while light enhancing agents deliver a glow-y finish.
The first brand to introduce bronzer back in 1984, with its iconic Terracotta Bronzing Powder ($53), Guerlain remains at the forefront of technology with four new shades to complement the paler rose and golden tones of blondes and brunettes. And if you
are seeking something a little softer still, Guerlain’s Joli Teint ($54) contains less intense pigments to create a natural glow. Because when it comes to faking the bronze, less is more. Neiman Marcus, Mazza Gallerie, 202-966-9700; neimanmarcus.com
PHOTOGRAPHY BY VICTOR VIRGILE/GAMMA-RAPHO VIA GETTY IMAGES (MODEL)
THE NEW BRONZE AGE
Home sweet cologne (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT): Jo Malone London’s latest offerings include the Black Cedarwood & Juniper scent ($65–125); the brand’s signature cream-colored boxes; a four-piece soap collection ($40) wrapped in Marthe Armitage’s designs; and the Green Tomato Leaf home candle ($70).
SCENTS AND SENSIBILITY JO MALONE LONDON’S NEW HOME COLLECTION MAKES QUITE THE STYLISH STATEMENT WITH HELP FROM BRITISH DESIGNER MARTHE ARMITAGE.
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF JO MALONE LONDON
BY CHRISTINA CLEMENTE
Blends of succulent fruits and fresh herbs are as synonymous with Jo Malone London as its cream-colored boxes. But the brand is shaking things up with its new limited-edition collection Summer Afternoon, which brings a blossoming garden on a warm English
day to life through handprinted designs by British artist Marthe Armitage. “When creating the artwork,” says Armitage, “I thought about the ingredients found in Jo Malone London fragrances and decided to focus on those that would lend themselves to a beautiful, lively design.”
Featuring some of the brand’s classic fusions, like Lime Basil & Mandarin and Red Roses, the set consists of drawer liners, beautifully wrapped soaps, bath oil imbued with Nectarine Blossom & Honey, and a home candle with sprightly notes of green tomato leaf. Armitage, who considers
plants a “vital source” of her designs, adorned the packaging with cute foxes and ducks, a beekeeper and gardener, and a game of croquet. She also favored ingredients found in the fragrance house’s blends (think fig and blackcurrant). Washingtonians can find the charming collection at
the newly opened CityCenterDC boutique, where we’d also suggest checking out the ultraalluring Black Cedarwood & Juniper scent, back by popular demand after a limited release two years ago. Happy spritzing! CityCenterDC; jomalone.com
GOING FOR THE GOLD SWISS WATCHMAKERS AND CHAMPION ATHLETES TEAM UP FOR TIMEPIECES THAT OFFER SPLIT-SECOND ACCURACY AS WELL AS WINNING STYLE. BY ALDOUS TUCK
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: In honor of the Summer Olympics, Omega has released the Seamaster Bullhead “Rio 2016” ($9,600). A blue leather strap speaks to the host city, with contrast stitching in the colors of the Olympic rings. The watch features a central chronograph seconds hand and a 30-minute recorder. Only 316 pieces were created. Liljenquist & Beckstead at Westfield Montgomery, Bethesda, 301-469-7575; omegawatches.com
longstanding partnerships. From sailing and equestrian competitions to world-class tennis, golf, motor racing, and beyond, Swiss makers have pushed their technical know-how to the limit, building reliable instruments that help competitors of all stripes attain excellence. And perhaps even that elusive gold medal… For more watch features and expanded coverage, go to capitolfile-magazine.com/ watches-and-jewelry.
TAG Heuer is synonymous with auto racing, and the new Carrera Heuer 02T ($20,200) keeps the brand on track. The COSC-certified automatic chronograph with tourbillon escapement is made from 5-grade titanium. The black skeleton bridges feature a chronograph minute counter at 3 and hour counter at 9. The strap is matte black alligator on black rubber. Boone & Sons Jewelers, 1025 Connecticut Ave., 202-785-4653; us.tagheuer.com
As the official timer at Wimbledon, Rolex has a deep connection to tennis, plus a myriad of partnerships in the sporting world. The Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41 in steel and yellow gold ($12,700) is a new take on a classic, constructed of 904L steel and 18k yellow or Everose gold. The watch is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 meters. Tiny Jewel Box, 1155 Connecticut Ave., 202-3932747; rolex.com
Legend has it that the Patek Philippe Aquanaut collection was born in 1974 from then-president Henri Stern’s passion for sailing. The latest incarnation of this famed sailing watch, the Aquanaut 5167/1A (price upon request), features a mechanical self-winding movement, 40mm cushion-shaped case, and screw-down crown. It is water resistant to 120 meters. Liljenquist & Beckstead at Tysons Galleria, McLean, 703-448-6731; patek.com
PHOTOGRAPHY BY GETTY IMAGES/IMAGE SOURCE (RUNNER)
The origin of precision timing in sports is shrouded in lore, but we do know that in 1932 Omega sent 30 state-of-the-art chronographs to the Olympic games in Los Angeles, providing not only the first official timekeeping technology, but also the first record of 1/10th of a second timing. Over the following eight decades, a number of brands proved their expertise across the sporting spectrum in the role of official timer and through
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PULITZER PRIZE SUMMER IS THE SEASON TO EMBRACE DC’S PREPPY SIDE—AND THIS YEAR IT’S MORE COLORFUL THAN EVER AS LILLY PULITZER BLOWS INTO GEORGETOWN.
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF LILLY PULITZER
BY KRISTIN DETTERLINE
It’s been more than 50 years since Lilly Pulitzer, the woman, launched Lilly Pulitzer, the brand, in Palm Beach, Florida, and now, it’s coming to the District. This season, the gold standard of resortwear expands its collection and brings back its greatest hits, with a new outpost in DC. “We’ve had our eye on Georgetown for some time, waiting for the right spot to open up,” says Janie Paradis, senior VP of marketing and creative communications. Occupying 2,700 square feet amongst Georgetown’s bricklined streets, the colorful prints are where the brand’s story begins, when Pulitzer famously designed her first shift to camouflage stains from working at a Palm Beach juice stand. (“It’s the ultimate example of fashion born from necessity,” says Paradis.) Later, she tasked her Key West artist-friends to create custom fabric prints. Today, a dozen full-time artists travel to resort spots like Costa Rica and Tulum for inspiration to continue that tradition. “Everyone knows the name of their favorite print,” says Paradis, ticking off popular, cheeky monikers like Cluck and Lovers Coral. To capitalize on the sentimentality of Lilly loyalists, the brand launched Pop Up Prints earlier this year. “We’re bringing back favorites,” says Paradis. And now they’re just a cobblestone stroll away! 1079 Wisconsin Ave. NW; lillypulitzer.com
LILLY PULITZER SHOT TO FAME WHEN JACKIE KENNEDY WAS PHOTOGRAPHED VACATIONING IN ONE OF HER DRESSES.
Fit to print: Lilly Pulitzer’s signature patterns— like the Multi Tile Wave on this Kennedy set ($198)—are produced by the dozen full-time artists on staff who travel the world for colorful inspiration.
STYLE: THE guidE capitol file’s handbook to looking and feeling your best in the district!
fashion & jewelry aDeler Jewelers celebrating 40 years of stunning custom jewelry. 772 Walker Road, Great falls, 703759-4076; adelerjewelers.com
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WEDDING REGISTRY OF STYLE Since 1987, Dalton Brody has been helping Washingtonians find the perfect gift. Well located in upper northwest DC, it is staffed by a talented team who love to help their customers discover bright and beautiful things to gift their friends and loved ones. In addition to the perfect gift for every occasion, they also offer wedding registries for the most stylish and discerning brides to ensure they’ll get exactly what they want on their special day. Their signature monogram napkins and china, which come in many varieties, are perfect for any wedding--and every dinner party thereafter. For that extra special touch, each gift from Dalton Brody will impress with complimentary gift wrapping.
a carefully curated, traditional french-in-dc boutique with one-of-a-kind pieces. 1225 King St., alexandria, 703-519-8234; anamericaninparisoldtown.com
amina ruBinaCCi this highly curated, italophile boutique carries womenswear and accessories. 2822 pennsylvania ave. NW, 202-965-2822; arboutique.com
Boone & sons a family-owned jewelry store with three locations serving Washingtonians—and four White house administrations— for more than 40 years. 1025 connecticut ave. NW, 202785-4653; booneandsons.com
Bottega Veneta the height of understated italian style and craftsmanship. tysons Galleria, 703-443-3138; bottegaveneta.com
Brooks BrotHers Zac Posen brings a style evolution to the american clothier. 3077 M St. NW, 202298-8797; brooksbrothers.com
The faceted decanter of Robert Graham’s new scent Valour.
Canali get the custom-suit experience from these reliable practitioners of classic italian style. citycenterDc, 202-545-6579; canali.com
Carolina Herrera elegant cuts get pops of color in the designer’s jewel box of a boutique. citycenterDc, 202408-1921; carolinaherrera.com
Cartier add a touch of luxury with fine watches, jewelry, and leather goods. 5471 Wisconsin ave., chevy chase, 301-654-5858; cartier.us
CHanel the local home of the chic Parisian who started it all. tysons Galleria, 703-8470555; chanel.com
CHarles sCHwartz & sons Jewelers shop fine jewelry at this locally owned retailer. Mazza Gallerie, 202-363-5432; charlesschwartz.com
ave. NW, 202-244-7197; daltonbrody.com
DaViD yurman Modern jewelry pieces in the brand’s signature cable and chevron patterns. tysons Galleria, 703-245-3515; davidyurman.com
DePanDi Washington men depend on this locally owned shop for luxury italian menswear and custom suiting. 5518 Wisconsin ave., chevy chase, 301-7181901; eduardodepandi.com
Dior the iconic french fashion house offers ready-to-wear, jewelry, and accessories in one of dc’s most stunning boutiques. citycenterDc, 202408-5990; citycenterdc.com
Donna lewis a curated collection of european luxury goods and clothing. 309 cameron St, alexandria, 703-548-2452; donnalewisusa.com
a carefully curated collection of luxury retailers and delicious dining options in downtown dc. 800 10th Street NW, 202-289-9000; citycenterdc.com
Mixing women’s classic and iconic styles with fashionsavvy trends in old town, alexandria. 805 King St., alexandria, 571-982-3118; duchessm.com
a local go-to for premier gifts and accessories. 3412 idaho
the consignment shop tempts its instagram followers with a
Spirited ScentS For his first foray into cologne, designer Robert Graham has launched a trio of men’s fragrances inspired by rare spirits: Courage (featuring notes of vodka citron, fresh Bergamot, and a smoky Guaiac wood finish), Valour (clary sage, coffee santos, and amber wood), and Fortitude (a top note of tobacco with secondary notes of patchouli
3412 Idaho Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20016 202-244-7197
and tonka bean). The scents are bottled in decanter-style vessels topped with Pilote de Course, English bulldog, and ram’s head curios, respectively. 5300 Western Ave., Chevy Chase, 240-744-3700; bloomingdales.com
rotating collection of newly acquired goodies. 3231 P St. NW, 202-333-1598; ella-rue.com
ERMENEGILDO ZEGNa A luxury Italian label offering men’s clothing, tailored suits, shoes, accessories, and fragrances. Tysons Galleria, 703-714-7332; zegna.com
FILsON A hub for high-end, Americanmade outdoor clothing and bags. 1534 14th St. NW, 202-759-9570; filson.com
ThE FRyE COMpaNy All-American boots for days! 1066 Wisconsin Ave., 202-337-3793; thefrye company.com/stores
GEOFFREy LEwIs CusTOM TaILORs For the busy politico, this family-owned, bespoke clothier for men is two blocks from the White House. 1433 H St. NW, 202-638-6088; geoffreylewisltd.com
GEORGETOwN OpTICIaN Offering an expansive collection of designer eyewear. 1307 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-337-8237;
Alessandro Michele. 1000 I St. NW, 202-795-7950; gucci.com
Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, 301-654-1101; louisvuitton.com
An upscale American lifestyle company offering clothing and accessories with an edge. 7875 Tysons Corner Center, McLean, 703-288-5172; guess.com
One of DC’s shopping, entertainment, and fine dining epicenters. 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-966-6114; mazzagallerie.com
The ultimate in aspiration, straight from Paris. Bien sur! CityCenterDC, 202-789-4341; hermes.com
Classic, clean, and sophisticated Italian fashion. Tysons Galleria, 703-5566962; us.maxmara.com
German luxury fashion staples for men. 1517 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-6252677; hugoboss.com
Timeless British luxury, right here in Washington. Tysons Galleria, McLean, 703-7487300; mulberry.com
Handcrafted, US-made men’s dress shirts. 2900 M St. NW, 202-808-8715; ikebehar.com
Home to haute names like Tom Ford and Alexander McQueen. 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-966-9700; neimanmarcus.com
Lab 1270 An interactive, creative retail concept at Union Market. 1270 5th St. NW; unionmarketdc.com/lab1270
LILjENquIsT & bECksTEaD
A family-owned luxury jewelry and watch boutique. 2001 International Dr., McLean, 703-448-6731; liljenquist beckstead.com
Luxury Italian leather goods and clothing get a new twist from creative director
Monogrammed leather bags and luxury trunks galore. 5481
pauL sTuaRT The DC outpost of the Manhattan-based luxury menswear retailer. 906 I St. NW, CityCenterDC, 202-7548866; paulstuart.com
pRaDa The oh-so-cool name in Italian luxury with a penchant for setting trends. Tysons Galleria, 703-245-3438; prada.com
REDEEM A hip men’s and women’s
new york state of mind This season, Max Mara launches the Whitney Bag Anniversary Edition to celebrate the attention-grabbing handbag’s first anniversary and pay homage to style PhotograPhy courtesy of Max Mara
icon and Whitney Museum founder Gertrude Vanderbilt
DONNA LEWIS GETS NUDE FOR SUMMER Alexandria’s donna lewis is known for its extraordinary collection of clothing, shoes and accessories, offering modern luxury that is comfortable. This spring, donna lewis debuted the Italian brand (nude) from design partners, Luana Rivi and Marinella Sighinolfi. Borrowing it brand name from English, meaning pure, simple and transparent, (nude) complements donna lewis’ beloved Italian mainstays, including Kiton, Belvest and Mazzarelli.
Whitney. The high-fashion brand is releasing only 400 pieces of the design, making this limited edition bag a must-have accessory. Similar in design to the original, the new version will feature decorative floral details— perfect for your summer wardrobe! Tysons Galleria,
309b Cameron Street Alexandria, Virginia 703-548-2452 donnalewisusa.com
McLean, 703-556-6962; maxmara.com
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GettinG Real About beAuty Real Housewife of Potomac Robyn Dixon takes us inside her beauty routine. Salon secrets: “I’ve been getting my hair done by Shirley Gordon at Strands Hair Studio (11306 Grandview Ave., Wheaton, 301-942-1780) for over 13 years.” That skin! “The Moroccan Oil Head to Toe treatment at the Ritz-Carlton (1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean; 703-506-4300; ritzcarlton.com) is amazing!” Black-tie affairs: “Aram in Tysons Galleria (McLean, 703-734-3834; aramboutique.com) has the most gorgeous dresses. They only carry a few of each style, so you aren’t likely to run into a ‘Who Wore it Best?’ scenario.”
SHOP SMALL IN A BIG WAY Tucked into the cozy brick-lined streets of Old Town Alexandria, the Old Town Boutique District features over 30 unique shops showcasing one-ofa-kind items and hardto-find brands. From home décor, fashion, jewelry, beauty, children’s apparel, home, food, wine and gifts, you’ll find everything that you desire here.
A modern, experiential on-demand shopping concept. 3711 Macomb St. NW, Unit 3A, 240-467-5917; shoprefine.com
SakS fifth avenue A classic selection of designer duds and accessories. 5555 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, 301657-9343; saksfifthavenue.com
SalvatoRe feRRagamo Put your best foot forward in sleek Italian style. CityCenterDC, 202-289-6610; ferragamo.com
Shinola Stock up on Detroit-inspired bicycles, watches, bags, and more at the Motor City import’s brick-and-mortar outpost in Washington. 1631 14th St. NW, 202-470-0250; shinola.com
taBandeh JewelRy A highly curated jewelry store that more than 200 designers call home. 5300 Wisconsin Ave., 202-244-0777; tabandehjewelry.com
tiffany & Co. Good things come in robin’segg-blue packages at the famed jeweler’s DMV outpost. The Collection at Chevy Chase, 301-657-8777; tiffany.com
tiny Jewel Box Washington’s oldest—and now largest—family-owned fine jewelry store. 1147 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-393-2747; tinyjewelbox.com
kaRma Beauty lounge Makeup and hairstyling fit for the stars. 1104 24th St. NW, 202-293-3333; karmaerwingomez.com
All the luxury you can shop, in a convenient Tysons Corner location! 2001 International Dr., McLean, 703-847-0555; tysonsgalleria.com
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Three Centuries of American Prints from the National Gallery of Art Through July 24
Organized by the National Gallery of Art, Washington. Made possible by Altria Group in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the National Gallery of Art. The international tour of the exhibition is sponsored by the Terra Foundation for American Art. Additional support is provided by The Exhibition Circle of the National Gallery of Art. image: Ed Ruscha, Standard Station, 1966, screenprint, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Reba and Dave Williams Collection, Florian Carr Fund and Gift of the Print Research Foundation
In Celebration of Paul Mellon Through September 18
Organized by National Gallery of Art, Washington image: Winslow Homer, Berry Pickers, 1873, watercolor and gouache over graphite, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon
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ART of the CITy 2016
This year, our exclusive and unique Art of the City portfolio presents a true celebration of the exceptional talent and diversity of our nation’s artists. In what has become one of the most exciting events in our GreenGale Publishing calendar, the 2016 lineup represents the best, the boldest, and the buzziest from each of our 11 cities. From Boston to New York City and the Hamptons, to Washington, DC, and Philadelphia, Chicago and Miami, Los Angeles, Aspen, Las Vegas, and Austin, we are showcasing this
spectacular array of artists in each of our magazines, on our covers, and through a series of exclusive events around the country, designed to connect our readers and communities with America’s art superstars. In addition—and to underscore our commitment to art awareness in our cities—this year’s featured artists have donated select works to charities to help provide much-needed support. Twyla Tharp said, “Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.” Now, on your mark, get set… go!
RONALD BEVERLY THE HOWARD UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR IS DEVELOPING THE NEXT GENERATION OF PHOTOGRAPHERS BY LOOKING TO THE
WHEN IT COMES TO PHOTOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES, Ronald Beverly, the head of the photography department at Howard University, is a film purist—except when he isn’t. He grounds his own art—and insists that his students ground theirs—in an understanding of traditional practices, darkroom and all, even if 90 percent of the work he is shooting right now is digital. “I’m always accustomed to the complete loop from beginning to end, from image capture to presentation,” Beverly says. Consider Nature’s Avatar, a series of digital giclées (printed on canvas). Beverly’s Avatars are kaleidoscopic images that look like something Google’s DeepDream program might generate. They scan plainly as landscapes and vaguely as natural: rectilinear mandalas that emphasize form, pattern, and fractal geometry. Obviously, these are digital transformations. But his black-andwhite silver gelatin landscape prints are no less sharp and craggy. The 56-year-old artist found his footing as a photographer while pursuing a bachelor’s degree in design at Howard University. (He later got a master’s in photography at George Washington University.) His first love was music, but his decision to pivot toward the darkroom was a practical one. “The curriculum had us take at least one course in every genre in the arts,” Beverly says, “which meant you had to take a course in painting, a course in ceramics, a course in drawing, a course in sculpture, printmaking, photography. Of all the courses I took, photography was the cleanest genre. I didn’t have to pick clay out of my fingernails, didn’t have to clean brushes.” His students at Howard may view the darkroom as a relic from their parents’ basement or a movie set, says Beverly, but he approaches digital processing and photography in the same way as he does film. “In the digital darkroom, some students usually think I’m going to be the guru, the master of the software, from beginning to end—and I’m not,” he says. “What I do is cherrypick out the essentials of what a photographer needs to understand, and apply it to the imagery.” Beverly is clear with his students that he prizes large-format film photography over digital. “It’s about craftsmanship first, and your meaning and message later.” (Or as he likes to describe the digital-versus-film divide, “The microwave is quicker, but the food doesn’t taste as good.”) He isn’t apologetic about adopting new techniques, though, because his overarching theme remains the same. “My goal,” he says, “is to bring to light what we can’t see.” Beverly’s work will be on display at the MGM National Harbor when it opens this fall. 7100 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, 844-3464664; mgmnationalharbor.com. boxlightstudios.prosite.com
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF THE ARTIST (DETAIL FROM A FOUR-PANEL PORTRAIT SEQUENCE ENTITLED HOOD-EZ). OPPOSITE PAGE: PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF THE ARTIST (OVER TIME #2; ORBITS; AVATAR SERIES 5); BY TONY J PHOTOGRAPHY (BEVERLY)
ART FORM’S PAST. BY KRISTON CAPPS
Ronald Beverly, photographed below in his studio, insists on keeping his work grounded in traditional practices. CLOCKWISE FROM LEFT: Over Time #2 (2009), from his Texture Series; Orbits (2016); and Avatar Series 5 (2010), from the Nature’s Avatar series. OPPOSITE PAGE: A detail from Beverly’s four-panel portrait sequence entitled Hood-ez (2014).
“MY GOAL IS TO BRING TO LIGHT WHAT WE CAN’T SEE.” —RONALD BEVERLY
DICK CARTE R THE COLORADO ARTIST EXPLORES THE UNIVERSE—ONE BRUSHSTROKE AT A TIME. BY CHRISTINE BENEDETTI
The mandalas of Dick Carter, seen in his studio, have grown simpler over the years but retain their grounding in natural structures, from cherry blossoms to subatomic particles. ABOVE: Modern Mandala (2015). COVER, AT LEFT: Yellow X Mandala (2014).
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PHOTOGRAPHY BY SHAWN O’CONNOR (CARTER); TONY PRIKRYL (MODERN MANDALA, YELLOW X MANDALA)
It’s been 40 years since artist Richard Carter was Herbert Bayer’s assistant in Aspen, but the Bauhaus architect and artist’s influence is clearly present in Carter’s newest series of works. “It’s in my blood,” he says of the modernist movement known for bold lines, stark shapes, and bright colors. Titled “Mandalas Considered,” Carter’s new exhibition is the fruit of two years of painting and drawing. “I got interested in the mandala, not in the spiritual way but in a formal way, the structure of it,” he says about the geometric pattern used to represent the universe in many Eastern cultures. A cofounder of the Aspen Art Museum, Carter, 70, is deeply rooted in the Aspen Valley’s arts scene, serving on the board of the Art Base, the nonprofit that will be the beneficiary of an Aspen Peak summer fundraiser where one of his pieces will be auctioned off. During a residency at Anderson Ranch Arts Center last summer, he was inspired by Takashi Nakazato’s studio and created three mandala series with the Japanese symbol for a cherry blossom at their center. “They’ve evolved over different ways in the past two years,” he says, “but they all have some reference to scientific notation.” The new series visibly transitions from complex, physics-centered pieces to modern, simplified, more abstract works. The same could be said of Carter himself. “Mandalas Considered” runs June 3–25 at The Launchpad in Carbondale, 76 S. Fourth St., 970-9631680; launchpadcarbondale.com. “Drawings” runs June 10–July 1 at the Art Base in Basalt, 99 Midland Spur, 970-927-4123; theartbase.org. richardcarterart.com
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LISA SCH U LTE THE NEON ARTIST IS TAKING A POP-CULTURE MEDIUM AND BENDING IT INTO SOMETHING ENTIRELY UNEXPECTED.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BODE HELM
BY KARI MOLVAR
Lisa Schulte’s years of experience have taught her to “see” in light: “You just have to keep doing it... Then you have the natural feel to shape things within you,” says the neon artist, shown here with Untitled Wood Series #1 (2014). COVER, AT RIGHT: All Your Life You Were Only Waiting for This Moment to Arise (2015).
After a freak accident in childhood, Lisa Schulte lost her sight for three months. It was a moment that shaped the rest of her life. “One doesn’t take sight for granted when you get it back,” says the 60-year-old artist. “It changed my sense of light.” Now, as a visual artist known for her neon work, she’s constantly surrounded by an electric glow. “Many artists take a stab at using neon, but only a few in the world are true experts,” says Blair Clarke of New York’s Voltz Clarke Gallery, which will mount an exhibition of Schulte’s pieces this summer. Schulte is largely self-taught and came to neon through the event production industry—she had her own signage shop in Los Angeles, Nights of Neon, in the mid-’80s. “I just reached a point where I had so much experience in how glass works that I started creating three-dimensional sculptures with neon,” she says. These days, Schulte muses that she can literally “see” in neon—and she’s helping the next generation see it too, by donating a work of art to be auctioned for the artsmentoring nonprofit Free Arts NYC (freeartsnyc.org). “You just have to keep doing it, doing it, doing it,” she says of her work. “Then you have the natural feel to shape things within you.” “Summer Selections,” an exhibition featuring Schulte’s work, runs July 1–August 31 at Voltz Clarke Gallery, 141 E. 62nd St., Second Fl., 212933-0291; voltzclarke.com
MICHAE L DWECK THE SURF-INSPIRED PHOTOGRAPHER RELEASES A HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW EDITION OF HIS BELOVED BEACH-CENTRIC TOME. BY KARI MOLVAR
Photographer Michael Dweck captures the Montauk of his youth in The End: Montauk, N.Y., an ode to disappearing Hamptons surf culture. CLOCKWISE FROM TOP: Jessica and Kurt (2002); Dweck; Surfer, Ditch Plains (2002); Skinny Dipping, Cavetts Cove (2006). COVER, BOTTOM LEFT: Julia and Brittany, Hither Hills (2010).
PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL DWECK (BEACH SHOTS); JUPITER JONES (DWECK)
When photographer Michael Dweck, 58, published The End: Montauk, N.Y., in 2004, an homage to the Hamptons’ surfing culture and sun-streaked landscape, the initial print run of 5,000 copies sold out in less than three weeks. Collectors will have another chance to grab the book this summer, though: In July, Dweck will publish 300 copies of a new edition of The End. The $3,000 clothbound volume includes 85 previously unpublished images, as well as an essay by photographer (and Montauk resident) Peter Beard and an 11-by-14-inch gelatin silver print (Surf’s Up, Adriana, or Lilla), numbered and signed. To celebrate its release and preserve the shorelines depicted in the pages, a portion of the proceeds of the book will go toward the Surfrider Foundation (surfrider.org), Oceana (oceana.org), and Splash (splash.org), which help maintain US waterways and beaches. For Dweck, the new edition is also a chance to expand on the book’s original narrative—the spellbinding allure of summer and surfing, and a way of life that’s fading away. “The work was my way of freezing Montauk from when I was a kid,” says Dweck, who grew up in Nassau County, Long Island, and began visiting the seaside community in the ’70s. “It was about a feeling—of what it’s like to be free, young, and 19 again.” The End: Montauk, N.Y. (Ditch Plains Press, $3,000) is available at ditchplainspress.com. michaeldweck.com
BILLY AL BENGSTON
Nicknamed “Rainbow” in high school for his multicolored outfits (“I’d do a complete wardrobe change at lunch,” he says), Billy Al Bengston, photographed in his Venice studio in front of Milwaukee Monster (2016, FAR LEFT) and Ascot (2016), has been a lively fixture on the LA arts scene for nearly 60 years. COVER, BOTTOM LEFT: Riders of Destiny (1966).
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BODE HELM (BENGSTON); BRIAN FORREST (RIDERS OF DESTINY )
AN L.A. LEGEND ARTS ON. BY MICHAEL HERREN In the pantheon of postwar California Cool artists— adventurers with names such as Ruscha, Price, Bell, Altoon, Irwin, and Graham—Billy Al Bengston is the trickster god. He’s one thing; he’s its other—an entertaining introvert who’s naturally the life of any party but who’s also a natural in his studio, alone, a party of one. A self-proclaimed pistonhead who has surfed toes-on-the-nose and raced motorcycles for cash and glory—and who then translated this love of speedy sleekness and slick sheen into motifs and finishes in his paintings. Born in Dodge City, Kansas, at the height of the Depression, Bengston and his family settled in LA in the late 1940s, just in time for high school, where he developed a passion for ceramics before switching to painting. He then proceeded to have five solo shows at the famed Ferus Gallery on North La Cienega Boulevard between 1958 and 1963, and at age 82 he continues to strive to paint a pretty picture—noting, however, that his idea of a pretty picture might not be yours. “Painting, it’s like self-flagellation,” he says. “You sort of like it, and hope other people like what you did while you were beating yourself.” Bengston is donating a hand-colored monoprint, Untitled (1972), which will be auctioned on July 16 at Summer on Seventh, the annual LA fundraisercum-arts happening benefiting Inner-City Arts (innercityarts.org), a nonprofit that provides underserved youth in Los Angeles with access to free arts education. Bengston’s work is featured in “Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection,” which runs April 27, 2016 through February 12, 2017, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, 99 Gansevoort St., New York, 212-570-3600; whitney.org. billyalbengston.com
“PAINTING, IT’S LIKE SELF-FLAGELLATION. YOU SORT OF LIKE IT, AND HOPE OTHER PEOPLE LIKE WHAT YOU DID WHILE YOU WERE BEATING YOURSELF.” —BILLY
MEG SALIGMAN THE CELEBRATED MURALIST HAS CREATED SOME OF THE CITY’S MOST ICONIC PUBLIC ARTWORKS. THIS SUMMER, SHE REIMAGINES TWO OF THEM. BY JOANN GRECO As the creator of such beloved Philadelphia images as Our Flag Unfurled, artist Meg Saligman has become an integral part of the vibrant cultural life that drew her to the city. Painted on the side of a warehouse near the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, the mural was an immediate response to the events of 9/11, but now Saligman, 50, is meticulously restoring Flag so it will be ready to welcome the thousands coming to Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention in July. Then she will turn her attention to a new Project HOME residence to serve the city’s homeless: More than 100,000 prayer ribbons from the public installation she created for Pope Francis’s historic visit to Philadelphia last September will form part of the building’s façade. Saligman’s oeuvre has grown to include private commissions in Mexico City, Ecuador, Tanzania, and a handful of American cities. Last year she completed her largest work ever, the 42,000-square-foot M.L. King Mural: We Will Not Be Satisfied Until... in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a richly hued tribute to an AfricanAmerican neighborhood. “I’m very proud of my body of work,” she says. “It’s a great feeling when I drive by one and can say, ‘I did that!’” megsaligman.com
Participating in Philly’s Mural Arts program offers Meg Saligman “three things I absolutely love: painting on a large scale, being outside, and working with people,” she says. Seen here, Common Threads, an eight-story mural she painted in 1998, features local high school students mirroring the poses of antique figurines. COVER, BOTTOM LEFT: Our Flag Unfurled (2001).
PHOTOGRAPHY BY TOM CRANE (COMMON THREADS); MICHAEL SPAIN-SMITH (SALIGMAN); COURTESY OF SHERWIN WILLIAMS (OUR FLAG UNFURLED)
SUSH MACHIDA WITH HIS UNAPOLOGETIC EASTMEETS-WEST FUN FUSION STYLE, THIS POP MURALIST HAS LEFT A STRONG IMPRINT ON THE CITY. BY KRISTEN PETERSON
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF THE ARTIST
Japanese-born painter Sush Machida, 43, has made a distinctive mark on the city of Las Vegas with his brilliantly colorful Pop murals. His work includes the large-scale mural he painted with Tim Bavington on Downtown’s Emergency Arts building and 2,000 square feet of peaceful and happy murals for Hope Corridor at Clark County’s Child Haven, which he supports for its work in protecting children from abuse. Machida’s artistic lexicon is vast: Waves and clouds create minimalist forms that bring Japanese woodcut traditions solidly into the now; brightly hued tigers represent Japanese symbols of luck; and other works teem with colorful fish, air fresheners, perfume bottles, and cigarette packs. The pop muralist is making his mark on Las Vegas in other ways, too: Machida is donating a work of art through Vegas’s Art of the City project to assist in the massive fundraising effort to build The Modern (the modernlv.org), a contemporary art museum planned for Downtown’s burgeoning arts neighborhood. Of Machida’s work, renowned art critic David Hickey says, “It’s always kind of crazy, but it’s never too much, never more than you want. It’s just right—exquisite and graceful. It lives on the surface.” Machida’s work appears in “Tilting the Basin: Contemporary Art of Nevada” at the Nevada Museum of Art, August 5–October 23; nevadaart.org. sushmachida.com
Sush Machida’s exuberant style has earned him fans like Los Angeles Times art critic David Pagel, who writes, “Pop art never looked more scorchingly gorgeous or wickedly Zen.” COVER, AT LEFT: Uneri-zu (2016).
NICK CAVE THE PERFORMANCE ARTIST AND SOUNDSUIT INVENTOR TACKLES TOUGH SOCIAL ISSUES WITH HIS STUNNING FOUND-OBJECT CREATIONS.
A must-have for any contemporary art museum or top-level collector, Nick Cave’s instantly recognizable soundsuits—exuberant, brightly colored wearable sculptures adorned with everything from buttons and hair to toys and other found objects— have made the 57-year-old professor in the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s fashion design department one of the most sought-after artists in the world. Although festive in spirit, the multimedia creations are rooted in a dark moment: the 1991 police beating of Rodney King after a high-speed car chase in Los Angeles. Soon thereafter, Cave found himself gathering twigs and constructing a kind of protective garment-sculpture that served as a prototype for what he later termed soundsuits. He has made more than 500 of them since. Cave, who grew up in rural Missouri and began his studies at the Kansas City (Missouri) Art Institute, is part of a growing trend of community engagement in which an artist becomes what he calls a “cultural change agent.” Whether it’s with his soundsuits, sculptures, installations, or community projects, Cave seeks to transport people into a contemplative, healing, and transformative realm. “I’m creating this space,” he says, “that allows one to imagine.” “Nick Cave: Until” opens at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art on October 16. 1040 Mass MoCA Way, North Adams, MA, 413-662-2111; massmoca.org. nickcaveart.com
With its roots in issues like gun violence and racial inequity, Nick Cave’s colorful art ultimately seeks to transport viewers into a realm that allows for healing and transformation. COVER, AT LEFT: Soundsuit (2015).
PHOTOGRAPHY BY GEOF TEAGUE/WWW.GEOFTEAGUE.COM (CAVE; BACKGROUND); JAMES PRINZ PHOTOGRAPHY. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND JACK SHAINMAN GALLERY, NEW YORK (SOUNDSUIT)
BY KYLE MACMILLAN
PETE R TU NNE Y WITH HIS GIANT POLAROIDS COLLECTION, THE ARTIST, PHILANTHROPIST, AND ENTREPRENEUR IS CAPTURING MOMENTS AND CREATING TREASURE. BY JON WARECH
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN REUTER (TUNNEY)
Peter Tunney is living in the present. His famed Grattitude, The Time Is Always Now, and Enough Is Possible paintings hang around the world. “The overarching theme is that I hate that we’re getting older, I hate that time is slipping by,” he says. “I really love being here.” Tunney’s obsession with time is what makes his latest project, Giant Polaroids, so interesting. It involves a large Polaroid camera—one of only five made, manufactured in the late ’70s and used by Andy Warhol and Chuck Close—that produces huge 20-by-24-inch photos. But film for the camera is running out. The 55-year-old artist takes pictures of “whatever comes into my mind that day” and has partnered with the estate of photographer Bert Stern to shoot Stern’s photos of Marilyn Monroe, the last taken before she died. “You’re like nose to nose with Marilyn Monroe telling you, ‘Come and get me, baby,’” he says of the process. Of course, long after all the film for the giant camera is gone, Tunney’s work will still be making its mark. As part of Ocean Drive’s Art of the City initiative, he has agreed to donate a work to benefit Artists for Peace and Justice (apjnow.org), a nonprofit that addresses issues of poverty around the world. “If we ran out [of film] tomorrow, then c’est la vie,” he says. “It would just make me treasure these pictures more, and would make me think I should have done more Marilyns.” Tunney’s studio is located at 220 NW 26th St., Miami, 646-245-7904; petertunney.com What Peter Tunney (ABOVE RIGHT, artdirecting Mr. Brainwash at a Giant Polaroids shoot) calls “stuff that I treasure”—from Cap’n Crunch boxes to bleached-out beer cans to a childhood Lassie book—has a way of becoming part of his art, which may explain how his paint-smudged jeans wound up in the piece Cailin Double Exposed in My Jeans (2015) on Ocean Drive’s cover (LEFT). BACKGROUND: A detail from Brillo (2016).
J E N NIFE R CHE NOWETH NO ONE UNDERSTANDS THE TEXAS CAPITAL’S PASSION FOR PLACE LIKE CHENOWETH, WHOSE XYZ ATLAS SHOWS WHERE AUSTINITES HAVE EXPERIENCED THEIR HIGHS AND LOWS. BY KATHY BLACKWELL
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JENNY SATHNGAM
Jennifer Chenoweth jokes that she feels like “a dinosaur” because she can use power tools and has classical training, but she is learning the computer graphics program Rhino in order to do 3-D design. “Digital prints help art be more affordable for more people,” she notes. Her XYZ Atlas project also includes small sculptures (TOP) based on the flowerlike color wheel of emotions that’s also at the heart of The Hedonic Map of Austin (2015; RIGHT).
This spring, artist Jennifer Chenoweth unveiled the final installment in her collaborative multimedia project XYZ Atlas, which employs art, technology, and psychology to illustrate how Austinites feel about places around their city. Over a three-year period, 500 people responded to her surveys, which asked questions like “Where did you fall in love?” and “Where did you have your worst night?” Inspired by Robert Plutchik’s color wheel of emotions (lemon yellow for joy, dark green for terror, and so on) and using geospatial information systems technology, Chenoweth created The Hedonic Map of Austin, which depicts where residents have felt their highs and lows. The happiest point is a lemon-yellow peak right over Barton Springs and Zilker Park, the urban oasis in this outdoors-obsessed city. “I thought people would just answer with two-word locations, but they told these rich stories,” says Chenoweth, 47, who was also surprised by how the surveys tracked Austin’s rapid growth. She has expanded XYZ Atlas to include temporary art installations, a catalog, and a large solar-powered steel sculpture of a lotus flower called Dance of the Cosmos. Chenoweth is now applying for grants to help her fund the digital platform of XYZ Atlas so she can take it to other cities. “The possibilities of art have completely changed through technology,” she says. Artwork from XYZ Atlas is on display through August at the Beverly S. Sheffield Education Center at Barton Springs Pool Bathhouse, 2201 Barton Springs Road; barton s p r i n g s c o n s e r v a n c y. o r g . fisterrastudio.com
R ACHE L PE RRY THE ISABELLA STEWART GARDNER MUSEUM’S ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE CREATES MASTERFUL ART FROM WHAT THE REST OF US THROW AWAY.
PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND YANCEY RICHARDSON GALLERY (LOST IN MY LIFE SERIES); IAN TRAVIS BARNARD (PERRY)
BY LISA PIERPONT
A fruit sticker, a plastic twist tie, a price tag: Rachel Perry collects, cherishes, and creates world-class art out of them—thousands and thousands of them. The current artist-in-residence at Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Perry, 54, has spent her career exploring how our identity is defined by modern consumer culture. She’s a collector first, hand-peeling labels and meticulously preserving them on wax paper; then, she is a sculptor, photographer, performance artist, and painter. Her mission: “What I am doing here is trying to comment on the daily life of one small life on this planet as it may relate to art, and that is all.” Born in Tokyo, Perry earned a BA from Connecticut College and a diploma and fifth-year certificate from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She was honored with the Catherine Boettcher Fellowship at the MacDowell Colony and is a two-time winner of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Award for Excellence in Drawing and Sculpture. Her work is displayed in numerous museums and private collections around the world. Her solo show, “What Do You Really Want?,” is currently on view at—literally on the outside wall of—the Gardner Museum. “Rachel Perry: What Do You Really Want” runs through June at the Gardner Museum, New Wing Façade, 25 Evans Way, 617566-1401; gardnermuseum.org. Perry’s work will also be featured at “First Light: A Decade of Collecting at the ICA,” which runs August 17, 2016 through January 16, 2017, at the Institute of Contemporary Art, 25 Harbor Shore Dr., 617-478-3100; icaboston.org. rachelperrystudio.com Rachel Perry painstakingly sculpts tin foil into letters. Language’s inability to really communicate “what we humans are trying to describe” is an ongoing fascination for the artist. ABOVE, FROM LEFT: Lost in My Life (fruit stickers) (2010); Lost in My Life (wrapped books) (2010). COVER, AT LEFT: Lost in My Life (silver twist ties #1) (2011).
NATIONAL TREASURE Archetypes of equestrian style—hard-wearing jods and haughty jackets juxtaposed with spirited silks and sweet silhouettes—continually inspire modern designers, such as Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors, Miu Miu, Brunello Cucinelli, Max Mara (and so many more). That redefined embrace of glamour and guts, we affectionately (and rather giddily) call “luxe ranch dressing.” photography by TODD MARSHARD
styling by FAYE POWER
opposite page: Dress, Burberry ($3,295). CityCenterDC, 202-4633000; burberry.com. Riding boots, Boss ($925). CityCenterDC, 202-4089845; hugoboss.com this page: Blouse, Michael Kors Collection ($1,250). 3105 M St. NW, 202-3423103; michaelkors.com. Pants, Vince ($995). CityCenterDC, 202-7300157; vince.com. Riding boots ($1,200), Ralph Lauren Collection. 1245 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-965-0905; ralphlauren.com
Dress, Ralph Lauren Collection ($2,790). 1245 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-965-0905; ralphlauren.com. 18k yellow-gold Horsebit ring, Gucci ($3,100). CityCenterDC, 202-795-7950; gucci.com. Boots, Max Mara ($735). Tysons Galleria, 702-5566962; maxmara.com opposite page, on dana: Dress, Proenza Schouler ($1,350). Barneys New York, 3040 M St. NW, 202-350-5832; proenzaschouler.com. on nika: Dress, Prabal Gurung (price on request). Neiman Marcus, Mazza Gallerie, 202-966-9700; neimanmarcus.com
opposite page, on nika: Blazer ($2,590), trousers ($995), and scarf ($550), Lanvin. Saks Fifth Avenue, 5555 Wisconsin Ave., 301-657-9000; lanvin.com. Blouse, Prabal Gurung ($550). Neiman Marcus, Mazza Gallerie, 202-966-9700; neimanmarcus.com. Ankle boots, Gianvito Rossi ($1,225). Neiman Marcus, see above. on dana: Coat ($5,020) and belt ($975), Miu Miu. miumiu.com. Ankle boots, Proenza Schouler ($1,050). Barneys New York, 3040 M St. NW, 202-350-5832; proenzaschouler.com this page: Duster coat, Sally LaPointe ($2,250). sallylapointe.com. Blouse, Weekend Max Mara ($315). Tysons Galleria. 703-556-6962; maxmara.com. Pants, Edun ($1,200). Neiman Marcus, Mazza Gallerie, 202-966-9700; neimanmarcus.com
Top, The Row ($990). Neiman Marcus, Mazza Gallerie, 202-966-9700; neimanmarcus.com. Breeches, HermĂ¨s ($990). CityCenterDC, 202-789-4341; hermes.com opposite page: Dress ($795) and shirt ($495), Suno. Saks Fifth Avenue, 5555 Wisconsin Ave., 301-657-9000; saks.com
Blouse, Preen by Thornton Bregazzi ($760). Intermix, 3300 M St. NW, 202-298-8080; intermixonline.com. Pants, Dior ($3,700). CityCenterDC, 202-408-5990; dior.com. Sterling silver Horsebit Light bracelet, Gucci ($1,950). CityCenterDC, 202-795-7950; gucci.com opposite page: Jacket, Altuzarra ($1,995). Hu’s Wear, 290 M St. NW, 202-342-2020; altuzarra.com. Top, Iro ($430). Saks Fifth Avenue, 5555 Wisconsin Ave., 301-657-9000; saks.com. Pants, Brunello Cucinelli ($925). Neiman Marcus, Mazza Gallerie, 202-966-9700; neimanmarcus.com. Boots, Tory Burch ($695). 1211 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-337-1410; toryburch.com Styling assistance by Connor Childers Hair by Deborah Brider using Kérastase Makeup by Bank using Dior Addict Models: Dana Drori at Trump Models, Nika Lauraitis at Trump Models Location by Annee Elliot Productions Location provided by Campbell Stables, Bridgehampton, NY
A PresidentiAl stAy Our VIP guide! Navigate the inauguration in style. by amy mOeller
Every four years, hundreds of thousands of people descend upon the nation’s capital for the swearing in of the leader of the free world. Whether it’s an incumbent president taking the oath for the second time or a fresh face making his or her first appearance on the platform in front of those Capitol steps, Americans from coast to coast journey to the city, more than doubling its population for the days bookending the inaugural celebration. While the next one—on January 20,
2017—is still six months away, reservations are already heating up, and with the political conventions just around the corner, everyone is in planning mode. To help you navigate the event without getting lost in the crowd, we studied the parade route and talked to the A-list vendors, restaurants, and hotels nearby to determine how to make this the ultimate VIP experience. We’ll show you where to stay and how to see and savor the best of inauguration weekend.
Capitol kickoff! Crowds gather near the Capitol building for President Obama’s second inauguration ceremony, on January 21, 2013.
While some say you can’t beat the energy of the crowd, others prefer to keep a luxuriously comfortable distance. Fortunately, many hotels and other venues offer prime locales for getting an “aerial” view of the inaugural festivities. Here’s where to host your inauguration party.
POV restaurant atop the W Hotel offers unparalleled views of the Washington Monument and the White House.
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VIEW FROM THE TOP
The rooftop of the Hay-Adams hotel (800 16th St. NW, 202-638-6600; hayadams.com)—called the Top of the Hay, and overlooking the White House and St. John’s Church, where the inauguration’s morning service will be held—already had a number of private events scheduled as of press time, with some availability remaining. The location comes with a hefty price tag—weddings on uneventful weekends reportedly begin around $200 per person, with a 340-person capacity—but you can hardly beat the view for such a historic event. With its Pennsylvania Avenue location, all of the event spaces at the Ronald Reagan Building (1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW;
The US Marine Corps marches down Pennsylvania Avenue after George W. Bush’s inauguration in 2001.
ronaldreaganbuilding.com) offer some kind of access to the parade route, but only two have direct sight lines. The larger of the two, the Pavilion, can accommodate up to 450 people for a reception, while the Rotunda holds 250. The 7,300-square-foot 14th-floor terrace at the JW Marriott (1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-3932000; marriott.com) directly overlooks Pennsylvania Avenue. And finally, at the W Hotel (515 15th St. NW, 202-661-2400; wwashingtondc.com), two of its restaurants, Pinea and the rooftop POV (so named for its view of the White House), were both still available for buyouts at press time.
MARC ADELMAN Consultant at Adelmania Consulting Inaugurations attended: 2 His favorite: President Obama, 2009
BY THE NUMBERS
1.8 million An estimated 1.8 million people attended President Obama’s first inauguration in 2009. It was the greatest number of visitors at any event in DC history, including other inaugurations, and it more than tripled the population of the District. (For a frame of reference: An estimated 250,000 people flock to the Mall for Independence Day.)
Best view: “I had a ticketed seat on the Mall during the 2009 inauguration. It was so cold, I must have worn six layers. Experiencing history is not always for the warm-blooded.” Hottest ticket: “I read, like many, about the small reception of good friends and family of the Obamas who gathered at the White House at midnight. That was the golden ticket.” Transportation tips: “A car service is ideal with so many celebrations to attend. With major swaths of the city’s roads being shut down, prepare to get out of your vehicle blocks from your many destinations and walk.” Hotel recommendations: “The Ritz-Carlton on 23rd! Great accommodations, easy location, and a fantastic bar and restaurant for you and your friends to meet up and regroup.” Insider advice: “Attending an inauguration is something that you will remember the whole of your life. Don’t lose sight of what you are participating in. Inaugurations are both democracy in action and democratizing in action. Whether you’re an Oscar-winning actress from LA or a theater student from Des Moines, everyone has to wait in the same lines, go through the same magnetometers, and everyone will be inconvenienced together. Living through history requires patience!”
The trickiest reservation at this point in the planning process will certainly be the hotel. Providing the utmost convenience—and, in some cases, a sneak peek from the comfort of your room—hotels along the parade route have the most direct access to the festivities, allowing guests to walk to events, significantly cutting down on time spent in traffic. If you can still snag a room—most of the hotels we spoke with estimated that they’ d hit around 50 percent capacity by convention time—there are a handful of options front and center.
Executive order (HERE AND LEFT): The Presidential Suite at the Sofitel, tied to a promotional package totaling more than $200,000, is fit for a king—or president!
Trump International Hotel (1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-695-1100; trumphotelcollection.com), in the old Post Office building, officially opens September 12, and could be an especially interesting choice for this election’s inauguration. Situated directly along the parade route, rates begin at $1,250 per night with a five-night minimum and top out at $100,000 per night for the Trump Townhouse, the largest Presidential Suite in the city at 6,300 square feet, with dining-room seating for 24. The Willard InterContinental (1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, 202-628-9100; washington.intercontinental.com) will offer rooms priced from $1,000 to $10,000 per night, and reservation interest is already strong. At press time, just a few of its rooms and suites facing Pennsylvania Avenue (and the parade) remained, starting at $1,500 per night. We recommend checking out the Oval Suite ($4,500 per night plus a food and beverage minimum), a corner unit named for its elliptical living room with perfect views of Pennsylvania Avenue and the Capitol.
Across the street at the W Hotel (515 15th St. NW, 202-661-2400; wwashingtondc.com), standard rooms start at $999 per night, while suites are priced from $5,000 per night, with a four-night minimum. At press time, the hotel was taking reservations only for blocks of 10 or more rooms, with general reservations opening up late this summer (it anticipates being fully booked by convention time). If you’re able to snare a reservation, ask for one of the WOW Suites, which are located at the corner of 15th and Penn, offering a view of the parade; they begin at $20,000 per night. Just north of the parade route, overlooking the White House, the Hay-Adams hotel (800 16th St. NW, 202-638-6600; hayadams.com) offers rooms ranging from Superior Rooms (with a four-night minimum) for $1,199 per night to the two-bedroom Federal Suite for $8,999. The JW Marriott (1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-393-2000; marriott.com) also boasts a prime location. Its concierge-level guest rooms start at $1,250 per night and require a four- or five-night minimum.
Looking for a view? Ask for a Pennsylvania Avenue View Room. BY THE
For the ultimate inauguration experience, look a block north of the parade route to Sofitel (806 15th St. NW, 202-730-8800; sofitel.com). Standard rooms are priced between $950 and $1,400 per night—but the Presidential Suite Package is the crème de la crème. For a whopping $201,700, it includes a four-night stay in the 1,800-square-foot Presidential Suite, private limousine transportation to and from the airport, 24-hour French butler service, a personal hair and makeup stylist, in-room massage, and the opportunity to host up to 20 guests for a French Champagne and caviar cocktail reception in your room. The package also comes with dinner for two at iCi Urban Bistro, the loan of his and hers Cartier watches from Tiny Jewel Box, a special gift from Hermès, and VIP access to CityCenterDC shops. Sofitel will also provide two first-class tickets on Air France and a three-night stay at the Sofitel Fauboug, located adjacent to the Parisian “White House,” the Elysée Palace. A presidential package, indeed!
14 While most inaugurations feature half a dozen official balls, Clinton’s 1997 inaugural had the most in US history with 14. Typically, one official ball is open to the public and tickets are sold online (in 2013, they were $60 a pop). The other balls are closed lists. Translation: You have to be a major campaign donor or a staffer—or, of course, know someone.
SAVOR... Mastro’s 600 13th St. NW, 202-347-1500; mastrosrestaurants.com Blocks from the parade route: 2 Buyout capacity: 406 Private dining rooms: Four (seating from 16 to 147). In the event of no buyout, reservations will be accepted. VIEW FROM THE TOP
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Event producer at C3 Presents; has worked on the White House Easter Egg Roll (2009–2016), Obama’s Election Nights (2008 and 2012), and the 56th and 57th presidential inaugurals
Central Michel Richard 1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-626-0015; centralmichelrichard.com Blocks from the parade route: 0 Buyout capacity: 300 Dinner reservations: Available after 6 PM.
Inaugurations attended: 3
Old Ebbitt Grill 675 15th St. NW, 202-347-4800; ebbitt.com
His favorite: 2009. “The first one I was involved with as a producer, and one of the cooler moments in our country’s history.”
Blocks from the parade route: 0 Buyout capacity: 1,000 Dinner reservations: Traditionally available after 6 PM. Private dining room: The Cabinet Room seats 50.
To get the best seat in the city, one should... “Donate heavily to the winning candidate, or volunteer/work for the Presidential Inaugural Committee. The first will get you tickets, the second will get you credentials.” Best ball: “The ball for the campaign and inaugural staff in 2009 featured performances by Jay Z and Arcade Fire, while 2012 featured Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett. It was hard to beat. Plus, there’s the collegial atmosphere— and no press.” Hotel recommendations: “The Willard or the W hotel, as they both could offer great views of the parade route.” Insider advice: “Study the street closure maps carefully, but be prepared for them to change. Have a driver and have them drop you off a safe distance from any street closures to avoid getting stuck in traffic. Sometimes the best way is on foot. Staying close enough to walk removes the hassle!”
The Capital Grille 601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-737-6200; thecapitalgrille.com Blocks from the parade route: 0 Buyout: Booked for lunch. Dinner reservations: Available after 5 PM Private dining rooms: Two (seating for 12 and 30). Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab 750 15th St. NW, 202-489-0140; joes.net Blocks from the parade route: 1 Buyout capacity: 516 Private dining rooms: Seven (seating from 10 to 150). In the event of no buyout, reservations will be accepted. Del Frisco’s Grille 1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-450-4686; delfriscosgrille.com/washington-dc Blocks from the parade route: 0 Buyout capacity: 100 to 150 Private dining rooms: Three (seating for 20 to 35). In the event of no buyout, reservations will be accepted.
Refuel between events with delicious meals without having to travel too far off the inaugural path. We recommend making reservations—or hosting your party—at any of these favorites, which also offer private dining and buyouts. Here’s the breakdown.
Dig in! Stay close to the parade route at (FROM TOP) Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab; Central Michel Richard; and Del Frisco’s Grille.
Healthcare that’s all about her. And her.
Inova Women’s Hospital is the only one in the region built exclusively for women’s medicine. After all, their bodies are diferent, and their care should be, too. But what also makes Inova diferent is our leadership and research in genomic medicine. In the coming months we will ofer a variety of genomic tests for families, including Next Generation Sequencing related to inherited diseases; Pharmacogenomic testing that determines how individuals will react to certain medications; and Somatic Profiling of tumor cells. That’s preventive medicine,and it’s part of the personalized health care that continues to evolve at the new, expanded Inova Women’s Hospital, now open at our Fairfax Medical Campus.
Dalia Tomashefski and Alfred Khoury, MD
Make Everything Possible Support the Inova Maternal Fetal Medicine Research Program Dalia Tomashefski had two high-risk pregnancies within two years. She was diagnosed with a high platelet count. A condition that put Dalia at risk for developing blood clots. The disorder is particularly dangerous for pregnant women. A blood clot located in the placenta may cause problems with fetal development or trigger a miscarriage.
The following day, while Dalia was in labor, the door to her hospital room opened. Into the room walked Dr. Khoury. With grief in his heart, he looked at Dalia and everyone in the room and simply stated, “I need to bring a life into this world.”
Dalia and families who have experienced a high-risk pregnancy know the worry associated with the diagnosis. To the rest, it’s unimaginable.
Everything possible also comes from knowledge discovered through the Inova Maternal Fetal Medicine Research Program.
Dr. Alfred Khoury, his colleagues and the dedicated team of nurses at Inova Women’s Hospital understand. They exert all their knowledge, skills and compassion, everything possible, to relieve the burden of high-risk pregnancy.
The program explores placental disorders, similar to the condition Dalia experienced, to unlock mysteries of the organ vital to the health of the fetus. Applying its genomics expertise and the use of leading-edge fetal imaging technologies, Inova researchers are gathering knowledge about the placenta to better diagnose and treat mothers, like Dalia, and their unborn babies.
“Everyone was caring and nurturing to me and my husband,” says Dalia. “Dr. Khoury addressed my concerns without raising any panic. His knowledge and caring provided the perfect balance for my personality. We will always admire Dr. Khoury. We love him!” Dalia’s ﬁrst pregnancy resulted in a healthy baby boy. Four months later, and a bit of a surprise, Dalia was pregnant again. Anxiety returned. But Dr. Khoury and Inova’s skilled women’s health professionals were there for Dalia throughout the entire pregnancy.
Everything possible comes from dedicated physicians like Dr. Khoury.
“Knowledge is power,” says Dalia. “The more we do to support research, the more Dr. Khoury and others can do to help women and their babies, like me.” Today, Dalia, her husband, David, have a beautiful, healthy family that includes Ramsey, 8 and Maya, 7.
At Dalia’s ﬁnal appointment on the day prior to her delivery, Dr. Khoury was unexpectedly called from the room. His mother was gravely ill. She would pass away later that night. Dalia did not expect to see her trusted doctor in the delivery room the next day.
More women and more families deserve happy stories like Dalia. Help Inova do everything possible for women with high-risk pregnancies. Support the Inova Maternal Fetal Medicine Research Program today.
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See and be seen: The Hepburn is both a stunning addition to DC’s landscape and one of the best ways to see it—its 360-degree views take in the Washington Monument and the National Cathedral.
DC’s latest aDDition to the luxury apartment sCene, The hepburn, is spoiling tenants with the perks of hotel living.
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By Amy moeller
It’s no coincidence that the shining curvature of The Hepburn’s façade mimics the signature silhouette of the Washington Hilton next door. This 195-unit luxury apartment project, designed by the firm Beyer Blinder Belle and now available for leasing, wants its renters to live the hotel high life.
“We have this romantic notion of living in a hotel,” says Lowe Enterprises senior VP Mark Rivers. “So to the extent we can, we’re providing that kind of attention.” Concierge service at The Hepburn starts with the usual fare—securing coveted dinner rezzies, theater seats,
gala invites, and so on—and takes it from there. Traveling? They’ll not only research your itinerary but also coordinate private aviation and yacht charters and pet-sitting services. They’ll even arrange for housekeeping and replenish your pantry while you’re gone, so you don’t skip a beat
upon return. “We are selling not only a wonderful building,” says Rivers, “but a lifestyle difference.” The amenities kick into high gear with in-home spa and salon appointments, personal training, and handymen at the ready. The Hepburn’s idea of community engagement
extends to monthly supper clubs with celebrity chefs and wine tastings with master sommeliers. It’s hotel-level attention with all the comforts of home. Talk about room service— and yes, you can get that, too! 1901 Connecticut Ave. NW, 866-387-1211; thehepburndc.com
FLOWER POWER: To get that pro polish outdoors, pick up a handful of different blooms in varying shades of one color for a monochromatic look that offers depth of texture.
TRUE BLUE: “Synthetic crystal” glasses (also known as melamine) are looking more and more like the real thing. You can get them in virtually any color (including a convincing clear, not pictured) to match your spread. Cheers! $10 each
TOP THIS: Placemats provide an instant upgrade. A natural fiber plays to the outdoor element, while the more formal border reinforces the upscale look.
A SUMMER AFFAIR
BY AMY MOELLER
Summer is the season for setting the outdoor table, but there’s more to it than paper plates and—heaven forbid!— plastic tablecloths. We took the design gurus from Syzygy Event Productions (syzygyevents.com) to local gift shop and home décor store Dalton Brody (3412 Idaho Ave. NW, 202-244-7197; dalton brodyregistry.com) for an afternoon of summer-inspired tablescape design. The end result—a festive high/low setting with a color palette that nods to the nautical—is the perfect look for your next al fresco dinner party.
PUT A RING ON IT! When entertaining outside, cloth napkins elevate an otherwise picnic-esque setting and stand up better to the breeze than paper. Add a napkin ring with a nautical vibe for a more playful touch. Old Bay napkin holders, set of 4 for $26
THE DISH: Enamelware is back! These tin-like staples were ubiquitous in the ’90s, and it’s easy to see why: The durable material makes them perfect for al fresco dining, but the delicate look and feel suggest they’d be equally appropriate in the dining room. $18 each
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TURN THE TABLES ON DINING OUTDOORS WITH SETTINGS THAT COMBINE WHIMSY AND SOPHISTICATION.
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Ciel rectangular dining table (starting at $2,995), side chairs ($695 each), and cushions in white Perennials Classic Linen Weave ($235 each), RH.
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RH ModeRn partners with industrial designer BRad ascalon for a sleek outdoor furniture collection. by jill sieracki
“My goal in designing the Ciel collection was to bring the feeling of modern, casual indoor living to the outside,” says industrial designer Brad Ascalon, whose first-ever collaboration with Restoration Hardware’s RH Modern launches this summer. The collection includes sofas, chaises, chairs, and tables.
“The purposeful tensions between both the hard and soft detailing, and an attentive control of the negative and positive space of each piece, bring the collection in a direction that is rarely found in outdoor teak furniture.” A third generation craftsman—Ascalon’s grandfather Maurice was
a noted sculptor and industrial designer, and his father, David, was renowned for his largescale art installations—the industrial designer has collaborated with such high-end brands as Ligne Roset and Redken, and been featured in Architectural Digest, The New York Times, and
Wallpaper*, which named him among the “Ten Most Wanted” emerging designers in 2005. “We continuously investigated where we can incorporate more contemporary detailing to make Ciel feel refreshingly relevant to today’s customer,” says Ascalon of the new outdoor
collection, which is available in natural and weathered finishes. “The Midcentury Modern aesthetic is certainly something [that resonates with] many RH Modern customers, but pushing further in this way gives it a life of its own.” 1222 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-625-2771; rh.com
GET DOWN AND THIRSTY How to do dC tHis summer? Go for a breeze at your baCk and a CoCktail in Hand! By Laura Hayes
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kapnos taverna transports diners to southern greece with its beachy vibe. A midsummer’s eve (from top): Beer-garden-goers can cool off at Takoda’s new patio, which offers American drafts and whiskey drams in Shaw; the seafood tower with mussels is the perfect choice for outdoor indulgences at Kapnos Taverna.
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If your idea of enjoying the outdoors is soaking up the sun while sipping something cold, we hear you—and so do DC restaurateurs, who have expanded your al fresco options with newly opened patios all over town. In Shaw, a new beer garden beckons at Takoda (takodadc.com). The rooftop’s centerpiece is a horseshoe-shaped bar where you can sip American drafts or drams of whiskey with a 270-degree view of the neighborhood. Logan Circle gained a playful neighborhood hang dubbed Radiator (radiatordc.com) after the area’s automotive past. The 50-seat outdoor area focuses on classic cocktails and bar
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More and more, developers and realtors are staging homes and buildings with art to attract tenants and buyers. Does it work? Judy Sherman: Absolutely, if you do it right. Staging art is totally different from collecting art. It’s subliminal. It works with the lines and the light and makes [for] a good experience. You might not really know that the art contributed to your experience when you leave— but it’s done the job. Katherine Hoffman: It has to be the right kind of art, and not art that was so amazing that it’s all you remember. Victoria Kilcullen: You want to remember the home... KH: The experience, the energy. VK: If we have listings with art that might be offensive—for example, Mapplethorpe—or art that’s very stylized, I will advise my sellers to take it down. You cut out a certain part of your buyer pool when you have very specific art like that. On the other hand, art that is pleasing psychologically binds someone to a house. If the art is very good, it increases the value of the house. “This person has a Cézanne? Wow, this house has incredible value.” It can speak to the buyer. JS: When we’re talking about staging, it’s more like curating. It’s psychological: knowing your audience. Once someone is in a home, how can they use their space to showcase a piece? JS: Lighting. If it’s not lit properly, you don’t get the impact of the art how it was intended. It can really almost deaden a piece. îî
The Panelists Jennie Buehler, gallery director, DTR Modern; dtrmodern.com Katherine Hoffman, real estate agent, Donna Evers & Co.; eversco.com Victoria Kilcullen, real estate agent, Christie’s International Real Estate of Long & Foster; christiesrealestate.com Judy Sherman, principal/art consultant, J Fine Art; jfineart.com
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FOUR LOCAL PROS TELL US WHY FINE ART IS THE PERFECT FINISHING TOUCH IN STAGING A HOME. BY AMY MOELLER
“Art thAt is pleAsing psychologicAlly binds someone to A house.” —victoria kilcullen
Art matters! A private residence in Baltimore showcases Susan Singleton’s Etruscan Shards high on the wall. left: Andy Warhol’s Indian Mother & Child has pride of place in the home of J. Paul Lobkovich and Michael Conway. Pro tip: Install picture lighting!
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Home is where the art is: The George, an apartment complex in Wheaton, uses works by Mary Calkins to create a positive emotional response in this model unit. below: Finding a place to exhibit your artwork is almost as important as the work itself. Improper lighting, says art consultant Judy Sherman, can almost deaden a piece.
“If It’s not properly lIt, you don’t get the Impact of the art how It was Intended.” —judy sherman
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APARTMENTS & CoNdoS
in historic Woodley Park. 2900 connecticut ave. NW, 202-459-9944; southcathedralmansions.com
7770 Norfolk a new 17-story condo development in Woodmont triangle. 770 Norfolk ave., Bethesda; live7770.com
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The ApArTmeNTs AT CiTyCeNTerDC leased living with some of dc’s finest luxury shopping. 825 and 875 10th St. NW, 888-481-7392; apartmentsat citycenter.com
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The ultra-modern Silver Slugger Suite is a sterling choice of venue for your group occasion. With its spacious, modern design and billiards table, it is perfect for any gathering — from business meetings to birthday parties.
• Seats 50 guests • Nightly rentals available • All-inclusive buffet and beverage service, including draft beer and house wine • Exclusive suite environment and lounge complete with billiards tables • Climate-controlled indoor suite plus outdoor seating • Optional staffed private cash bar • Private restrooms • Includes 12 parking passes 202.675.NATS(6287) nationals.com/suites
this mixed-use development delivers later this year in the ultra-hip h street ne neighborhood. 600 H St. Ne
new construction of a nine-story, 56-unit, leedcertified apartment building with retail on the first floor, in a prime 14th street corridor location. 1925 14th St. NW
The lAureN the only three- and fourbedroom condos in downtown bethesda, designed with the most discerning home buyer in mind. 4934 Hampden lane, Bethesda, 301-830-3634; thelaurenresidences.com
souTh CATheDrAl mANsioNs a harry Wardman design
The WArDmAN an historic landmark with modern renovations. 2660 connecticut ave., 202-7512900; wardmantower.com
The WooDley luxury apartments in the heart of Woodley Park. 2700 Woodley Road NW, 888-3102947; thewoodleydc.com
REAL ESTATE SERVICES The BANks DevelopmeNT Co.
dc’s latest real estate powerhouse with a focus on technology. Dupont circle office, 1506 19th St. NW, #1, 202-491-1275; multiple locations; compass.com
evers & Co. reAl esTATe real estate services led by donna evers, a 40-year veteran of the industry. 4400 Jenifer St., NW, 202-364-1700; eversco.com
The fleisher Group an exclusive affiliate of christie’s international real estate. long & foster Real estate, inc 5101 Wisconsin ave., 800-853-2285; marcfleisher.com
JoNes & Boer ArChiTeCTs
family-owned custom homebuilders. 4811 St. elmo ave., Bethesda, 301-6524200; banksdevco.com
an award-winning residential architecture firm with more than 30 years in the district. 1739 connecticut ave. NW, 202-332-1200; jonesboer.com
ColDWell BANker resiDeNTiAl BrokerAGe
loNG & fosTer reAlTors
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a dMv real estate powerhouse. 730 12th St. NW, 202-737-1727; longandfoster.com
Green Grill To liven up its space—literally—Cava Grill’s new Dupont Circle location commissioned local artist Holley Simmons and her growing terrarium-building business, Still Life, for a green installation. “Cava’s food is all about fresh, meticulously sourced ingredients, so I wanted to mimic that ethos,” says Simmons, who purchased most of the plants locally. To capture the Mediterranean vibe, she used vivid green and hints of yellow. “It’s the same color palette you see all across Greece,” she says. Dig in! 1222 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202370-6636; cavagrill.com.
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luxury leasing with expansive views, impressive outdoor spaces, and ultra-convenient access. 7902 tysons one place, tysons corner, 855-216-0379; livetysons.com
3000 K St. NW, 202-3336100; multiple locations; coldwellbankerhomes.com
KVS TiTle DC-based titling services. 7550 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 500, Bethesda, 301-6051420; kvstitle.com
consulting, and project management. 1950 Valley Wood Road, McLean, 703-241-5588; barbara hawthorninteriors.com
District real estate and property management. 333 Main St., Second Floor, Gaithersburg, 301-563-9021; oculusrealty.com
Modern Italian design for kitchen and bath. Cady’s Alley, 3320 M St. NW, 202-337-7700; boffigeorgetown.com
TTR SOTheby’S inTeRnaTiOnal RealTy
An elegant, modern showroom for artfully crafted Smart Design Italian furniture that is versatile and ergonomic. 3328 M St NW, 202-244-5544; washingtondc.calligaris.us
Full-service, high-end real estate services. 1206 30th St. NW, 202-333-1212; multiple locations; ttrsir.com
WaShingTOn Fine PROPeRTieS Luxury residential real estate services. 3201 New Mexico Ave. NW, #220, 202-9445000; multiple locations; wfp.com
HOME DÉCOR ann SacKS Luxury tile, stone, and plumbing products, with a brand new DC showroom. 1629 14th St. NW, 202-299-0014; annsacks.com
baRbaRa haWThORn inTeRiORS, lTd. More than 30 years of experience in interior design,
FaRROW & ball British-born, high-end wallpaper and paint. 5221 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-4796780; farrow-ball.com
JOnaThan adleR Quirky yet luxe design, décor, and gifts. 1267 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-965-1416; jonathanadler.com
maxalTO Modern and contemporary Italian furniture to the max! 3320 M St. NW, 202-3377700; bebitalia.com
miTchell gOld + bOb WilliamS Luxe furniture and home décor with locations in both DC and Virginia. 1526 14th St.
NW, 202-332-3433; Tysons Galleria, 703-962-9310; mgbwhome.com
ROOm & bOaRd High-end, American-made furniture and home goods. 1840 14th St. NW, 202-7298300; roomandboard.com
HOTELS & RESORTS The bellmOOR inn & SPa This resort hotel features lushly appointed rooms and suites and a not-to-bemissed spa in the heart of Rehoboth Beach, just steps from fine dining and the boardwalk. 6 Christian St., Rehoboth Beach, 302-2275800; thebellmoor.com
embaSSy SuiTeS aT The cheVy chaSe PaViliOn Accommodations in the Friendship Heights shopping district. 4300 Military Road NW, 202-362-9300; embassysuitesdcmetro.com
gaylORd naTiOnal ReSORT A popular wedding, meeting, and convention hotel. 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor, 301-965-4000; marriott.com
Accessory overloAd Room & Board, a 14th Street hub of modern-yet-mainstream furniture design, recently welcomed a redesign PhotograPhy courtesy of room & Board
of the top floor, now home to the brand’s new accessories collection. Known for their mostly American-made furniture, Room & Board recently brought in an assortment of small home goods and curated décor that includes throw pillows, vases, candlesticks, planters, and frames—making it that much harder to leave empty-handed. 1840 14th St. NW, 202-729-8300;
CRAIG MCCULLOUGH, REALTOR Craig is one of DC’s best Realtors. Before Craig became a Realtor, he worked five years as an accountant, where he specialized in Construction and Real Estate accounting. His understanding of Real Estate Finance provides him with the skills to assist buyers and sellers to ensure that their transaction is financially sound and beneficial to them. Within his first year as a Realtor he was 1st runner-up for Washington City Paper’s Best Real Estate Agent. Craig McCullough is one Realtor that works to gets his clients the best deals and the best properties. CATALYST, a RLAH group 202.650.7781 Craig@CatalystMetroDC.com www.CatalystMetroDC.com
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Kimpton Does DC, AgAin Kimpton Hotels opens its 10th DC property this summer, giving the District the highest concentration of the brand’s hotels in the US. Formerly a Savoy Suites, the new Kimpton Glover Park Hotel sits just north of Georgetown University and underwent an extensive renovation to adopt Kimpton’s ultra-hip aesthetic. The results of that design transformation include an eightstory mural (an abstract homage to Rock Creek Park) on the exterior and a new rooftop lounge. 2505 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-337-9700; kimptonhotels.com
Situated just a block from the Woodley Park/Adams Morgan Metro station, one of Harry Wardman’s original properties opened for luxury leasing in March. South Cathedral Mansions, on the corner of Cathedral and Connecticut Avenues NW, offers one-, two-, and three- bedroom units with 24-hour concierge and maintenance services, a dog run, a fitness center, and a 60-foot outdoor lap pool. And now that spring is here, residents can take advantage of the property’s generous spaces for outdoor entertaining, including a sundeck, fire pits, a grill station, a grand patio, and lounge areas. 2900 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-459-9944; southcathedralmansions.com
goodStone inn & reStaurant Cozy, luxurious accommodations in Virginia’s scenic horse country. 36205 Snake Hill Road, Middleburg, 540-6873333; goodstone.com
tHe greenbrier Worth the drive: the historic, luxury resort in West Virginia. 300 W. Main St., White Sulphur Springs, 855-4534858; greenbrier.com
tHe Hay-adamS History with those unparalleled White House views! 800 16th St. NW, 202-638-6600; hayadams.com
Hotel monaco, alexandria A Kimpton property in the heart of Old Town. 480 King St., Alexandria, 703-5496080; monaco-alexandria.com
tHe ivy Decadent design and luxury accommodations in Charm City. 205 E. Biddle St., Baltimore, 410-514-6500; theivybaltimore.com
tHe JefferSon This boutique luxury hotel boasts the city’s only Forbes five-star restaurant, Plume. 1200 16th St. NW, 202-4482300; jeffersondc.com
Kimpton carlyle This Kimpton property in hip Dupont Circle is home to the
Riggsby restaurant. 1731 New Hampshire Ave. NW, 202-2343200; carlylehoteldc.com
lanSdoWne reSort An AAA Four Diamond Award-winning luxury escape in Leesburg, Virginia. 44050 Woodridge Pkwy., Leesburg, 703-729-4036; lansdowneresort.com
mandarin oriental Southwest DC’s luxury hotel, offering unique views of the monuments. 1330 Maryland Ave. SW, 202-554-8588; mandarinoriental.com/ Washington
tHe mayfloWer An historic downtown hotel in the Marriott family. 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-347-3000; marriott.com
omni HomeStead Weekend away: a luxury resort in the Allegheny Mountains. 7696 Sam Snead Hwy., Hot Springs, 800-8381766; omnihotels.com
palomar Hip accommodations—and a killer brunch at the hotel’s restaurant, Urbana—in Dupont Circle. 2121 P St. NW, 202-4481800; hotelpalomar-dc.com
tHe ritz-carlton tySonS corner Luxury accommodations and a top-notch spa amidst all the Tysons shopping. 1700 Tysons
Blvd., McLean, 703-5064300; ritzcarlton.com
Salamander reSort and Spa A luxurious equestrian escape just an hour from DC. 500 N. Pendleton St., Middleburg, 540-326-4040; salamanderresort.com
Sofitel French-inspired, five-star accommodations downtown. 806 15th St. NW, 202-730-8800; sofitel.com
St. regiS The birthplace of the Bloody Mary, just two blocks north of the White House. 923 16th St. NW, 202-638-2626; stregiswashingtondc.com
W Hotel A blend of history and exquisite design, with a rooftop bar overlooking the White House and Washington Monument. 515 15th Street NW, 202-6612400; wwashingtondc.com
tHe Watergate The historic hotel, reimagined. 2650 Virginia Ave. NW, 202-827-1600; thewatergatehotel.com
Willard intercontinental An iconic downtown hotel just a block from the White House. 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-628-9100; washington. intercontinental.com
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SHOP NIGHT AT FILSON
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Outdoorsmen and women of the District shopped the night away at Filson’s 14th Street location during an intimate reception celebrating the brand’s newly launched suede collection. Ducks Unlimited, the world leader in wetlands and waterfowl conservation, received 20 percent of the evening’s proceeds as the featured charitable partner. Margaret Everson, the organization’s chief policy officer, who leads the organization’s Washington, DC efforts, was in attendance to support the event.
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LUKE’S WINGS’ HEROES GALA Luke’s Wings hosted its fifth annual Heroes Gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, DC, raising essential funds to provide flights for wounded veterans and their families. This year’s gala honored Capt. Florent Groberg, and in attendance was former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. Sponsors included Under Armour, Delta, and Kind Snacks.
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Andrew Mickley, Babs Chase, and Maj. Gen. Peggy Wilmoth
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Capitol File and Mazza Gallerie invited Washington’s chicest ladies to preview Lela Rose’s Pre-Fall collection, courtesy of Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie, during an intimate luncheon hosted by Amy Porter Stroh, Blair Bourne, Gwen Holliday, Jill Trimble, Kate Moss, Linda Banton, Lisa Goodwin, Nancy Dorn, Rae Forker Evans, Sharon Dougherty Trifilo, and Sissy Yates, benefiting Green Door Behavioral Health.
Kirk Wiles, Shannon McGuire, Shonda Paul, and Reza Khadiri
A stunning lace dress from Lela Rose’s Pre-Fall collection
Mariella Trager, Marisol Lamadrid and Casilda Garcia Quiros
Sharon Trifilo, Farinaz Akhavan, and Jocelyn Greenan
Steve Chenevey and Nikki Burdine
Kate and Jason Kress with Teresa and Mark Del Rosso
Jill Trimble and Kate Fralin
Joy Truitt and Sandra Grier
FASHION FOR PAWS
Chris Culliver with his pup, Trina
The Washington Humane Society hosted the 10th annual Fashion for Paws Runway Show at the Grand Hyatt, where guests were treated to a runway fashion show complete with chicly dressed pups, an online auction, and VIP reception. All donations from the event benefitted The Washington Humane Society. Supporters of the annual event included TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, Audi, Rent The Runway, and CityCenterDC.
Emcees Scott Thuman and Dr. Katy Nelson
PHOTOGRAPHY BY TONY J PHOTOGRAPHY (LELA ROSE); RICH KESSLER (FASHION FOR PAWS)
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SITAR ARTS CENTER ADVANCES THE CRITICAL LIFE SKILLS OF UNDERSERVED CHILDREN AND YOUTH AND PREPARES THEM FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY THROUGH VISUAL, PERFORMING, AND DIGITAL ARTS EDUCATION IN A NURTURING COMMUNITY.
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SITAR ARTS CENTER’S COLOR THE NIGHT GALA Sitar Arts Center hosted its annual gala at the Howard Theatre on April 21, in celebration of artistic honoree Septime Webre of the Washington Ballet. The night was comprised of a silent auction, a wine and cocktail reception, and performances by Sitar Arts Center. A few sponsors of the event include the JBG Companies, Peter Fox Project, and TTR Sotheby’s International Realty.
Greg Albright and Septime Webre
Patricia and Lloyd Howell Jr.
Viveca Novak and Kathryn Kincaid
America Eats Tavern at The RitzCarlton, Tysons Corner
Derrick Swaak and Karen Trainor
AMERICA EATS TAVERN ROUNDTABLE Capitol File editor Amy Moeller and associate publisher Meredith Merrill led an enlightening discussion with a selection of Northern Virginia’s top real estate agents at America Eats Tavern by José Andrés, located at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. Guests chatted about new developments, hot neighborhoods, and real estate best sellers over the three-course luncheon.
Guests noshed on deviled eggs and hush puppies before sitting for lunch.
Rachel Wunder and Joan Stansfield
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAI WILLIAMS (SITAR ARTS CENTER); TONY J PHOTOGRAPHY (AMERICA EATS TAVERN)
Heidi Ellenberger Jones and Carl Bender
HIT DATE NIGHT
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Shamim Jawad with Ambassador Arturo Sarukhan and Veronica Valencia
Matt Dillon and Roberta Mastromichele
Dave Grimaldi and Yebbie Watkins
Anna Fuhrman and Diane Nichols
REFUGEES INTERNATIONAL’S ANNIVERSARY DINNER Refugees International hosted its 37th Anniversary Dinner to honor those who have shown incredible leadership in humanitarian action. Sir Richard Branson, Senator Ben Cardin, actor Matt Dillon, and Ambassador of France Gérard Araud were among the notables, honorees, and board members in attendance to fête the continued works of the organization.
Sarah Bacon and Constance Barker
CAMERON SILVER AT CITYCENTERDC Capitol File and CityCenterDC invited an intimate group of DC style setters to join Cameron Silver—author, founder of Decades, and fashion director of H by Halston and H Halston—in a discussion of all things fashion. During the seated lunch at Fig & Olive, Silver offered style tips, spoke on the future of the fashion industry, and provided how-to’s on luxury vintage shopping.
Paul Ashe and Darren Fewell
Kate Yakimtsova and Carole Benis
Barbara Crocker and Carl Ray
Fig & Olive’s White Room was home to the fashion discussion and lunch.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY TONY J PHOTOGRAPHY (REFUGEES INTERNATIONAL, CAMERON SILVER EVENT)
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BEYOND THE CLASSROOM The DC-based non-profit For the Love of Children hosted its annual luncheon, Beyond the Classroom, at the Marriott Wardman Park. Guests celebrated the organization’s commitment to providing free educational services to students from low-income families in the District of Columbia and West Virginia.
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UnConventional Behavior Both parties are likely to put politics aside this summer in favor of pure entertainment. By Paige Wiser
her jewelry line? Will loyal Republican Jessica Simpson report for the E! Channel wearing her flag-themed bikini? Will Trump hint at an appointment for Omarosa as Secretary of Defense? Will Vermont take this opportunity to secede from the Union? America holds its breath. The Democratic convention holds even more suspense. Starting July 25, the Dems descend on Philadelphia, and Hillary Clinton could very well lock up the presidency with a single announcement: George Clooney as her
running mate. In any case, the odds are 2-1 that her big moment will be interrupted by Kanye West, who will crash the stage, grab the mic, and fast-track his own presidential bid. After all, why wait for 2020? It won’t be hard to tempt “Bernie or Bust” millennials away from Clinton, insomuch as he’s already cornered the critical Kardashian vote (although Scott Disick is a wild card). Will the televised proceedings most resemble The Amazing Race or American Horror Story? Either way, the ratings should be record-breaking.
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Capitol File - 2016 - Issue 3 - Summer - Art of the City - Ronald Beverly
Published on Jun 10, 2016
Capitol File - 2016 - Issue 3 - Summer - Art of the City - Ronald Beverly