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CAMERA READY AS DONALD TRUMP TAKES THE PODIUM IN THE BRIEFING ROOM FOR THE FIRST TIME, WE LOOK BACK AT THE LEGACY OF THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS CORPS. BY AMY MOELLER

On the heels of one of the country’s most historic elections, all eyes are once again on the White House. And according to a report from the DC-based nonprofit Freedom House, Americans are among just 14 percent of the world population with eyes not just on but inside— thanks to the White House

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Correspondents Association. The men and women in this coalition have dedicated their careers to setting the standard for a strong free press. This January White House correspondents will file into the West Wing’s James S. Brady Press Briefing Room to cover the new leader of the free world.

As Donald Trump and his press secretary take the podium for the first time, the messages of the Oval Office—the who, what, when of the White House— will be transmitted across the country and around the globe. Here in DC, we have the unique feeling of being so

close to the action that we’re practically in on it. And so, on the brink of this monumental transition, the question remains: Will this administration present new challenges to the WHCA in carrying out its century-old mission? Or will the windows to the inside open wider? In just a few weeks,

the new president and new press secretary will face the White House press corps— and through them, the nation—like the presidents and press secretaries for 103 years before them. Even so, we’ll watch like it’s the first time, because for them, it will be. Lights, camera, let’s get to work!

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42 // WE WISH YOU A ZANY CHRISTMAS

20 // LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Three local theaters have dreamed up quirky new plays for the holidays.

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44 // DRUNK HISTORY

24 // THE LIST

These politically inspired bars have exactly what you need on inauguration night.

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As the FBI drama Quantico heats up with a second season, Aunjanue Ellis chats about being a new kind of leading lady.

39 // SO LONG, SMALL PLATES The hottest restaurants in DC are serving up medium-sized dishes.

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48 // HOLY SPIRITS! Luxe up your bar cart with divinely inspired primo liquors.

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50 // HOT ON THE ICE The Washington Capitals’ season is in full swing with a roster of athletes we can’t get enough of.

52 // SCENE: THE GUIDE Capitol File’s inside track to DC’s ultimate dining and entertainment.

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STYLE 57 // UNDER THE SURFACE Escada folds four decades of heritage into a modern resort collection that shimmers in shades of water, sun, and sand.

60 // GET LAYERED This winter’s sexiest trend is cozy chic.

62 // LET’S HAVE A PARADE! Macy’s celebrates its 90th Thanksgiving Day spectacle with a fancy Rizzoli tome and in-store events from coast to coast.

64 // SAVING FACE A groundbreaking new treatment makes the dreaded double chin a thing of the past.

66 // STYLE: THE GUIDE Capitol File’s handbook to looking and feeling your best in the District!

FEATURES 74 // PRESIDENT TRUMP

78 // #INSTA-DC! This year, discover the spirit of the city by checking out our most fabulous—and most followed—social media stars.

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Realtor Denise Warner picks her Georgetown faves, including the wintertime view from Tony & Joe’s.

82 // FORCES OF NATURE The giddy days of ski bunnies in neon hues are giving way to a modern mood on the slopes. Call it the new cold-mountain chic.

90 // INTO THE WOODS The latest fine jewelry collections set an enchanted scene of shimmering flora and fauna.

SPACE 97 // YULE NEVER BELIEVE! DC’s top party planners dish their best-kept holiday secrets.

100 // ROOMS SERVICED Addicted to the suite life? These favorite hotels are reimagining luxury just in time for the inauguration.

102 // GEORGETOWN GEMS Real estate pro Denise Warner tells the stories behind some of the area’s best-kept treasures.

104 // RICHMOND ROAD TRIP! Our neighbors to the south are stepping up their food game, and we’re digging in.

106 // THAT’S THE SPIRIT! Shaw’s Miracle on Seventh Street is bigger, better, and flashier than ever.

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108 // LAPS IN LUXURY The Range Rover V8 LWB takes you from Sunday drive to decadent off-road adventure.

110 // AMENITIES ARMS RACE High-end developers combat economic and political uncertainty with the appeal of amenities.

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PUBLISHERS Kim Armenta (Vegas), John M. Colabelli (Philadelphia Style), Louis F. Delone (Austin Way), Alexandra Halperin (Aspen Peak), Debra Halpert (Hamptons), Suzy Jacobs (Capitol File), Lynn Scotti Kassar (Gotham), Glen Kelley (Boston Common), Courtland Lantaff (Ocean Drive), Alison Miller (Los Angeles Confidential), Dan Uslan (Michigan Avenue)

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Michelin Guides’ international director, Michael Ellis, toasts to DC’s newly starred chefs at the inaugural DC Michelin Guide bash at the residence of French Ambassador Gérard Araud.

IT’S AN INTERESTING TIME TO BE IN WASHINGTON, that’s for sure. While the campaign is behind us (can I get an amen?), what’s ahead remains to be seen. But we’re looking forward. This issue is unique in that much of it was prepared ahead of election night, and some of it in the hours after. In fact, we prepared two portraits for the cover story (artist Cris Clapp Logan talks about that process on page 77), and asked some of DC’s most influential insiders what the election results mean not just for our country as a whole but for DC specifically. How do they foresee the new administration affecting day-to-day life here in Washington? Their answers were fascinating, and you can read them on page 74. And whether this year’s swearingin ceremony has you feeling ceremonious or just swearing, there are plenty of bars and restaurants

in town happy to host you on inauguration night (page 44). Then, when you’re ready to take a pause from politics, let’s celebrate the holidays, shall we?! In this issue, we’ve got party planning tips from the city’s top event planners (page 97) and inspiring snapshots of the city from DC’s most influential Instagrammers (page 78). These guys and gals have their fingers on the pulse and can help you navigate the year in style, from delicious brunches to stunning sights unseen. So as we shed our “I voted!” stickers for the latest ski-inspired fashion (or perhaps an ugly Christmas sweater), it’s time to get ready for the season. Let’s toast to living in the center of it all!

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY DANIEL SWARTZ (MITCHELL)

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LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER

Taking a moment with Saks Fifth Avenue’s Kerri Larkin and Odd Mom Out’s Jill Kargman during the actress’s book signing in DC.

“THE SECRET OF CHANGE is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” Thank you to Socrates—not the ancient Greek philosopher but the fictional character created by author Dan Millman—for those wise words that so reflect how the city feels today. We have a new president, a new administration, and a whole new vibe to DC. There is no doubt the energy in this city is different. The transition has begun, and it is time to look ahead. We have so much to be grateful for, and in the spirit of inspiration, I challenge us all to focus on the following: Being kind. We have had the most tumultuous election season in our lifetimes. The tensions have run high. Let’s now take the time to be kind to

those around us, both locals and visitors. Having fun. I cannot reiterate enough how many amazing activities are happening in DC on any given day. The National Gallery of Art’s East Building has reopened, the Washington National Opera has new shows at the Kennedy Center—and this winter, check out the Holiday Tree Lighting at CityCenterDC. Get out and enjoy it all! Doing good. In our previous issue, I talked about DC residents’ love for philanthropy. Keep it up… Roll up your sleeves and pay it forward. In January, please support the Washington Antiques Show, which raises funds for health and education programs in DC. February marks American Heart Month, and the

American Heart Association has many ways to volunteer and donate! Saying “yes.” A friend of mine keeps telling me that we need to say “yes” more. I know we’re all busy and overwhelmed, but sometimes saying “yes” opens the door to new opportunities and experiences. Being bold. Wear pink for a day. Buy a ticket to the Washington Ballet and enjoy Julie Kent’s genius. Buy diamonds for the holidays, the inauguration, or Valentine’s Day! Finally, carpe diem. Just seize every opportunity around you. Life is really fabulous!

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICH KESSLER (LYNN); JOY ASICO (JOVICIC, KARGMAN)

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Michael Banks

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Chris Wallace

Dr. Jill Justice

Anna Palmer

Lela Rose

Tom Wilson

José Fernández

Nate Schmidt

Aureta Thomollari

Chris Cillizza

Gregory W. Gingery

Jason Shelley

Jack Elliott Burns

Wouter Boer

Cathy L. Lanier

Linda McGreen

Meg Biram

Ed Jiloca

Meaghan Moynahan

Martha Raddatz

André Burakovsky

Mei-Mei Venners

Chad Griffin

John McCarthy

Amanda Marshall

Tim Bakos

Michael Ellis

Mike Cordero

Lester Holt

Magnolia Moeller

Jake Sherman

Anderson Cooper

John Podesta

Michael Phillips

Dean M. Zacharias

Lauren Veneziani

Amir Wagih

Jennifer Haber

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOY ASICO

BRAVO TV COMEDIENNE JILL ARGMAN BRINGS FUNNY TO THE DISTRICT.

Odd Mom Out actress Jill Kargman celebrates the release of her new book, Sprinkle Glitter on My Grave: Observations, Rants, and Other Uplifting Thoughts About Life.

On September 15, the Chevy Chase location of Saks Fifth Avenue hosted a private luncheon with author and star of Bravo TV’s Odd Mom Out, Jill Kargman. Following the luncheon, the actress joined a stylish group of Washingtonians to share and sign her latest tome Sprinkle Glitter on My Grave, which provides observations, rants, and other musings about life.

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INVITED / soirée spotlight /

PARTY FAVORITES

Rhonda and Michael Gallagher with Michelle Korsmo

Julie Donaldson, Michael Wilbon, and Sara Eckert

A signature cocktail by Cotton & Reed

More than 150 distinguished guests, including ESPN’s Michael Wilbon, The Watergate Hotel’s Rakel and Jacques Cohen, Washington Redskins Josh Norman and Vernon Davis, and ESA’s Michael Gallagher gathered at The Watergate Hotel in celebration of Capitol File’s Men’s Issue. Guests experienced virtual reality gaming in the ESA Arcade and sipped on top shelf whiskeys courtesy of Related Companies’ One Hill South.

Jason Pugh, Vernon Davis, and Doug Kammerer

The Watergate Hotel’s Jacques Cohen tries PlayStation’s Virtual Reality.

The Watergate Hotel’s Michael Deltette and Rakel Cohen

Jordan Sasson, Josh Norman, and Andrew Dance

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Paul Lindsay and Autria Godfrey

Artist Cris Clapp Logan offers guests sketches to remember the evening.

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CAPITOL FILE MEN’S ISSUE CELEBRATION

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DELIGHTFUL DETAILS—FROM COCKTAILS AND SWEET TREATS TO GAMING AND PORTRAITS SKETCHED ON-SITE—MADE CAPITOL FILE’S MEN’S ISSUE FÊTE A MOST MEMORABLE EVENING.


INVITED Emma Stone during La La Land’s panel discussion

Veronica Valencia, Mariella Trager, and Diana Moss

Erik Lloyd, Suhail Khan, Jana Plat, and Bradley Baird

Anna Smith, Tina Mathers, and Maureen Barsotti

MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVAL More than 400 cinephiles congregated at the Middleburg Film Festival at the Saturday Centerpiece Film After Party, courtesy of Capitol File, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, and Liljenquist & Beckstead, at the festival’s home base of Salamander Resort & Spa. Guests joined the party after the screening of La La Land and panel discussion, with director Damien Chazelle and Emma Stone in attendance.

Luis and Monique McSween

Maureen Orth, Luke Russert, and Elizabeth Vasily

Sam Shelton and Anne Baker

URBAN WILD

Dominic Mancini and Tracey Church

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The Rock Creek Conservancy hosted its annual gala, Urban Wild, at The Embassy of Italy. The event featured food from DC’s finest chefs as well as live entertainment and music while guests enjoyed the view of Rock Creek Park from the embassy’s atrium. The gala supports Rock Creek Conservancy’s mission to restore and protect Rock Creek and its land for everyone to enjoy.

Nathan and Jessica McMichael Barbara Harrison and Matt Fleischer

Steve and Lindsay Lucas with Kate and Dan Muse

PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICH KESSLER (MIDDLEBURG FILM FESTIVAL); JAI WILLIAMS (URBAN WILD)

Robert Kang and Eun Yang


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Tim Ebner and Heather Petrovich

Jen Richer, Patrick Bauer, Kelly Collis, Tommy McFly, and Chrys Kefalas

2016 ELECTION NIGHT

Party sips from The Fairfax at Embassy Row

Capitol File hosted a festive reception in partnership with the Center for America Progress Action Fund at The Fairfax at Embassy Row to watch the 2016 election results roll in. Guests noshed on red, white, and blue treats while sipping The Fairfax hotel’s specialty cocktails, The Rodham-Clinton and the Trump Royale.

Gadi and Anne Dechter

Christie Antoniewicz and Brian DeMarco

Diana Gaines and Bethany Stewart

Deborah Condrey and Will Richey

Chris Ballard, Clint Mann, Chris Masters, and Ross McWilliams

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MCWILLIAMS | BALLARD TURNS 20! McWilliams | Ballard celebrated its 20th anniversary with more than 100 real estate industry professionals at Longview Gallery for an evening of cocktails and dancing. The celebration featured live music, a feature photo wall showcasing 20 years of successful McWiliams | Ballard real estate projects, and a decadent doughnut display for guests to enjoy.

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A feature wall showing 20 years of real estate projects

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOY ASICO (ELECTION NIGHT); RICH KESSLER (MCWILLIAMS | BALLARD)

Carl McWilliams, Royal Roth, and Bernie Merritt


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Jacquie Henly, Catherine Evans, and Mary Hoernig

EXCEEDING E X P E C TAT I O N S SINCE 1927

CARE FOR KIDS KICKOFF Capitol File and Tysons Galleria celebrated the Care for Kids Kick-off Celebration at the Tysons Galleria lounge. Guests sipped cocktails and tasted bites courtesy of America Eats Tavern before shopping at participating merchants with their Care for Kids shopping pass, benefitting Children’s National Medical Center. 

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We love this luxe look for the holidays. Glamming up your couches with metallic pillows and comfortable throw blankets can be a fun way to get into the holiday spirit.

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t’s that time of year again! Time to gather with friends and family to celebrate the year. This year, make your party stand out with a touch of effortless glam! To start, choose a bold color palette. This season, we’re in love with the combination of gold and emerald. As a base, these two colors pair perfectly with accents of mint, burgundy, navy--even a bold black and white stripe--for a palette that is festive and also timeless. And the versatility means you likely already have pieces in your home that can bring your vision to life! Good news for the holiday season, glamour does not necessarily mean expensive. As professionals, we’re often asked to make the most of a limited budget, and in those situations, the key is to start by choosing two to three places to really focus the decor. The best advice for this is to choose the areas your guests will spend the most time in--for holiday

parties, this typically means investing the most in the bar, the buffet, and the seating area. Another key to maximizing your budget (and the glam factor) is seeing the bigger picture before you actually have to implement it. A few days in advance, gather all of the pieces you think you might want to use, in a central location, like the dinner table or kitchen island. You can make the most effective decisions when you’re able to look at everything you have in one space. It’s a fun pro planner tip--we do this all the time in our warehouses and when we arrive on site to an event. Finally, for a good return on decor investment, consider renting a specialty piece. If you’re hosting an event at your office, a bold bar that complements your vision is sure to be a conversation starter. If planning something in your home, a bar cart can be a great place to add in some decorative accents.


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SO LONG, SMALL PLATES

Size matters: The hamachi crudo at Hazel is just one example of the medium-size plates—the perfect choice for sharing more than just a taste—that are hitting the District this season.

THE HOTTEST RESTAURANTS IN DC ARE SERVING UP MEDIUM-SIZED DISHES.

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Bindaas, which in Hindi means “cool” or “laid-back,” is an Indian street-food restaurant in Cleveland Park (3309 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-244-6550; bindaasdc.com) that’s on the leading edge of a food trend: medium-sized plates. But, don’t call this food trend “new,” says restaurateur Ashok Bajaj. He’s been around Washington, DC, long enough to know that food fads come and go, and he’s not surprised that these dishes—shareable plates that are bigger than a bite and smaller than a full entrée—are back in a big way. “We didn’t do medium plates intentionally. They’ve been around forever,” Bajaj says. “In India portion size matters. You want to sample a lot of different food, without the guest leaving hungry.” And they’re also priced right. At Bindaas, most plates range between $10-$14 each. This portion size is a big departure from the small-plates craze that

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SCENE DINE Ashok Bajaj’s Bindaas serves up “long plates,” like the Goan pork (BELOW), in an airy, colorful setting filled with murals (RIGHT).

Plate it again! Rob Rubba and his team at Hazel work quickly behind the scenes to produce perfectly plated—and portioned—dishes, such as the steak tartare (BELOW).

swept across DC just a few years ago, and is mainly due to the fact that diners are demanding both value and quality from their food, says chef Rob Rubba. His restaurant, Hazel (808 V St. NW, 202-8474980; hazelrestaurant.com), opened earlier this summer in the Atlantic Plumbing building of North End Shaw with such delectable dishes as barbecue carrots with hazelnuts, fennel, and buttermilk and stickycrunchy ribs with roasted peanuts, cilantro, and a citrus glaze. Plates on the selfdescribed “medium-size menu” generally range from $11 to $16, and are inspired by Rubba’s personal experiences, like the zucchini bread, spun from his grandmother’s recipe. “A medium plate is a dish that would be considered a

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well-portioned appetizer,” Rubba says. “Guests are more aware of quality, local, and rare ingredients... Our goal is [to make them] actually shareable and contain more than a small bite per person.” And a little further south in Shaw, medium plates are also on the menu at Cedric Maupillier’s Convivial (801 O St. NW, 202-5252870; convivialdc.com). The chef first built a critical mass of followers with his burgers at Mintwood Place, and at his newer venture, he prefers split-friendly portions for dishes like his fried chicken coq au vin. But good luck sharing. The mouthwatering fried chicken—topped with a reduced glaze and braised vegetables—is so good that you may just want it all to yourself.

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Convivial’s group-friendly menu has a dining room to match.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY REY LOPEZ (HAZEL); GREG POWERS (BINDAAS)

“IN INDIA PORTION SIZE MATTERS. YOU WANT TO SAMPLE A LOT OF FOOD WITHOUT THE GUEST LEAVING HUNGRY.” —ASHOK BAJAJ


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WE WISH YOU A ZANY CHRISTMAS THREE LOCAL THEATERS HAVE DREAMED UP QUIRKY NEW PLAYS FOR THE HOLIDAYS. BY KATE GIBBS

DC’s theater scene is rich with Scrooges every holiday season, but this year a handful of venues is foregoing the classics in a bid to come up with some modern holiday favorites. The Tony Awardwinning Signature Theatre premieres an original commission, Silver Belles (November 22 to December 24, Shirlington, 703-8209771; sigtheatre.org), a musical comedy about a Christmas pageant in disarray. When the longtime director dies unexpectedly, wellintentioned ladies of a certain age band

together to put on a show. “Silver Belles is The Golden Girls meets Designing Women wrapped in a fun new holiday musical,” says director Eric Schaeffer. There’s something about Mary in Laura Gunderson’s Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (November 23 to December 18, Bethesda, 240-644-1100; roundhousetheatre.org) at Round House Theatre. The comedy of manners considers the lonely heart of Pride and Prejudice’s most challenging character: Elizabeth Bennet’s bookish and single sister. “It’s the kind

of feel-good play you love to see in December,” says artistic director Ryan Rilette— “romantic, whimsical, and perfect for the whole family.” Three guesses as to the subject of Young Jean Lee’s Straight White Men (November 11 to December 18, 202-332-3300; studiotheatre.org) at the ever-provocative Studio Theatre. When three adult sons return to their childhood home to celebrate Christmas with their widowed father, fraternal high-jinks give way to hard conversations about the measure of a man’s success. The truest expression of the seasonal goodwill: A Korean-American woman playwright mines middle-age Caucasian male identity politics for laughs and compassion by the light of an artificial tree.

Tinsel with a twist: The Signature Theatre’s Golden Girls-esque Silver Belles is one of three original holiday shows bringing off-beat charm to the DC stage.

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DRUNK HISTORY THESE POLITICALLY INSPIRED BARS HAVE EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED ON INAUGURATION NIGHT.

Clink! CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Eno has dreamed up a wine flight inspired by Presidentelect Trump; Bourbon Steak’s Wizbanger cocktail, a nod to Dwight D. Eisenhower, includes scotch, grenadine, and absinthe; Off the Record has the last bit of election memorabilia you’ll ever need— illustrated coasters of Clinton and Trump.

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Can’t snag a ticket to an inaugural gala? You can still go out on January 20 to partisanly party in style, because some of DC’s swankiest watering holes will be open that Friday night. In Georgetown, the Four Seasons’ Bourbon Steak Lounge (bourbonsteakdc.com) will feature the winning drink of the presidential cocktail campaign it conducted during the fall. The four candidates all honored former presidents: Give ’Em Hell, Harry (Truman), Sherry Cobbler (Buchanan), The Chief (Hoover), and Wizbanger (named for a bomb and lauding Eisenhower, a WWII general before he occupied the Oval Office). Right next door, Eno (enowinerooms.com/ hotspots/georgetown-d.c) is launching a flight of wines saluting Air Force One’s new First Passenger: The flight features three wines from New York and Pennsylvania in honor of Donald Trump.

Looking for an inauguration souvenir? At the Hay-Adams’s Off the Record (hayadams .com/washington-dc-bars), you can collect a coaster designed by cartoonist “KAL” Kallaugher, who engaged in some equal-opportunity caricaturing during the campaigns. The lounge at 701 (701restaurant.com/bar) is midway between the Capitol and the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue, so plunk yourself there to toast the upcoming executive/ legislative honeymoon (maybe?). To hail the new Chief Exec under the watch of a POTUS past, head to either Lincoln (lincolnrestaurant-dc .com) or Teddy & The Bully Bar (teddyandthebullybar.com). If you’re in a meditative mood and don’t want to be disturbed by broadcasts of the balls, hunker down at the Oval Room (ovalroom.com), which—a rarity among today’s saloons—has no TV.

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CHANGE AGENT AS THE FBI DRAMA QUANTICO HEATS UP WITH A SECOND SEASON, AUNJANUE ELLIS CHATS ABOUT BEING A NEW KIND OF LEADING LADY.

Quantico leap: As Miranda Shaw, the assistant director of the FBI Academy, actress Aunjanue Ellis says she’s thrilled to be part of a show that’s moving the sociocultural needle.

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“I LIKE TO SEE BRAVE TELEVISION. I THINK QUANTICO IN THAT SENSE IS BRAVE TELEVISION.” —aunjanue ellis PHOTOGRAPHY BY MAARTEN DE BOER/GETTY IMAGES

Quantico takes a daring look at the world. “It is going there and being unapologetic about it, and I think that’s the kind of television that people respond to and want to watch.” Priyanka Chopra plays the main character. “People speak to having casts that reflect the world, but often these are just stock characters. Quantico gives them lives. We have this view of what an American heroine looks like, and then you have Priyanka Chopra, who’s redefining that. I love how she is becoming this cultural influencer.” Along those lines, you play a powerful African-American woman leading a team in the FBI. “When we see an African-American [woman] playing a role like this, we normalize it. That’s what happened with the inclusion of gay characters in popular television shows. Doing these things on film and television gives us perhaps permission to do it as citizens, which I think is the best kind of work any writer or producer can do in this age…. I think there’s a great deal of emotional responsibility.” You love Washington—you even did an internship here! “It’s always been special to me. Whenever I’m driving through, I think, ‘Why doesn’t the world pause for how beautiful this city is?’ It’s a work of art. [This job] makes me live in the fantasy I have of actually living here.” For more from this interview—including a chat about The Birth of a Nation and advice from Halle Berry—go to capitolfile-magazine.com.


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ultimate bar cart. Japan’s most popular whisky, The Yamazaki 18 Single Malt ($475) has a deep amber color accentuated by mature autumn fruits. whisky. suntory.com/yamazaki A blend of select prime

agave aged at least two and a half years gives Tequila Don Julio 1942 ($109) its warm, rich flavor. donjulio.com Tanqueray No. Ten ($37) gets its bright, clean taste from the inclusion of citrus that makes it ripe for

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HOT ON THE ICE THE WASHINGTON CAPITALS’ SEASON IS IN FULL SWING WITH A ROSTER OF ATHLETES WE CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF. BY AMY MOELLER

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THE SCHEDULE THIS YEAR.

745 That’s the total points scored during the 2015–2016 season. The leadings scorers—Evgeny Kuznetsov, Alex Ovechkin, and Nicklas Backstrom— combined for 243.

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300,000 THE DOLLARS RAISED BY THE TEAM AT CASINO NIGHT IN 2015 FOR THE MONUMENTAL SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY CAPS DITCH THE FANCY CARS AND PICK-UP TRUCKS (THE TWO MOST POPULAR MODES OF CAPITALS TRANSPORTATION) FOR A SCOOTER.

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Nate Schmidt and Taylor Chorney’s unofficial book club for two most recently read the Korean War novel Devotion. (The big hit of 2015 was The Martian.)

FOUNDATION. MARK YOUR CALENDARS: THE 2016 EDITION TAKES PLACE NOVEMBER 29!

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SCENE: THE GUIDE CAPITOL FILE’S INSIDE TRACK TO THE ULTIMATE DINING AND ENTERTAINMENT IN DC

DINE & DRINK AMERICA EATS TAVERN A José Andrés restaurant inspired by American history at The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner. 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean, 703-744-3999; america eatstavern.com

BAD SAINT A buzzy, highly acclaimed Filipino favorite. 3226 11th St. NW; badsaintdc.com

CAFE SAINT EX A contemporary French-American 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

DAIKAYA

FIG & OLIVE

DC’s favorite ramen tucked into a tiny Chinatown spot. 705 6th St. NW, 202-589-1600; daikaya.com

A Mediterranean oasis, perfect for afternoon cocktails. 934 Palmer Alley NW, 202-5595004; figandolive.com

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IRON GATE

Daniel Boulud’s DC outpost, serving French-American fare and an acclaimed selection of burgers. CityCenterDC, 202-6957660; dbgb.com/dc

An historic restaurant serving Greek and Italian small plates with local ingredients. 1734 N St. NW, 202-524-5202; iron

DEL CAMPO Victor Albisu’s Latininspired steakhouse in Chinatown. 777 I St. NW, 202-289-7377; delcampodc.com

ESPITA MEZCALERIA Authentic mezcal, tacos, and mole in a hip Shaw eatery. 1250 Ninth St. NW, 202-621-9695; espitadc.com

ETTO Gourmet pizza in a casual setting. 1541 14th St. NW, 202-232-0920; ettodc.com

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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

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

KINSHIP Eric Ziebold’s longawaited return to the fine dining scene offers contemporary American cuisine. 1015 Seventh St. NW, 202-737-7700; kinshipdc.com

LE DIPLOMATE A 14th Street corner of France. 2331 Calvert St. NW, 202-332-2331; lediplomatedc.com

LUPO VERDE Housemade pastas and charcuterie on 14th Street. 1401 T St. NW, 202-827-4752; lupoverdedc.com

MAKETTO A hip restaurant-retailcafé concept, serving

Cambodian and Taiwanese fare. 1351 H St. NE, 202-838-9972; maketto1351.com

MASSERIA BY NICK STEFANELLI Nick Stefanelli’s first solo venture, serving up coastal Italianinspired dishes in a quaint, industrial space. 1340 4th St. NE, 202-608-1330; masseria-dc.com

MINIBAR 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; minibar byjoseandres.com

OSTERIA MORINI Italian-inspired fare, including housemade pasta, on the water in Navy Yard. 301 Water St. SE, 202-484-0660; osteriamorini.com

CHEZ FRANCOIS A romantic French spot in Virginia. 332 Springvale Road, Great Falls, 703-7593800; laubergechez francois.com

WINE TIME! Napa Valley winemaker and former diplomat Kathryn Hall gives us the scoop on her New York Times best sell-

CONVIVIAL

er, A Perfect Score—a breezy and surprisingly dishy read

Cedric Maupillier’s French-American bistro is famous for its burgers and decadent fare. 801 O St. NW, 202-525-2870; convivialdc.com

that covers everything from how to secure an ambassa-

THE DABNEY

sador to Austria under President Bill Clinton. “I thought

the phone. How did it feel to nab a perfect score from the Wine Advocate? “It was thrilling. Our team knew this was a wonderful wine, but there is nothing like recognition from an impartial critic.” You were the ambas-

Former ambassador Kathryn Hall and her husband, Craig, have penned a best seller about being Napa Valley winemakers.

and hoped I could make a difference. It was an absolute honor.” What’s your relationship to DC? “Two company towns are in my blood. One is Napa Valley and the wine business. The other is DC and the world of politics. For me, Washington is less kind or forgiving than it used to be, but I am as enamored as ever of it.”

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Seasonal fare by Jeremiah Langhorne in Shaw’s Blagden Alley. 122 Blagden Alley NW, 202-450-1015; thedabney.com

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SHINY AND NEW OPERA Washington National Opera’s five-year-old American Opera Initiative gets a celebratory twist this season with a first-ever festival. It kicks off at the Kennedy Center Family Theater with the world premiere of composer Mohammed Fairouz and librettist Mohammed Hanif’s The Dictator’s Wife (January 13 and 15). To mark President John F. Kennedy’s centennial in 2017, WNO takes a deeper look at life in Camelot with three new semistaged one-act operas (January 14): Frances Pollock and Vanessa Moody’s What Gets Kept; Zach Redler and Jason Carlson’s Adam; and Matthew Peterson and Emily Roller’s Lifeboat. The works will be performed with singers from the company’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. 2700 F. St., 202-467-4600; kennedy-center.org/wno

PLUME AT THE JEFFERSON 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

RASIKA Modern Indian cuisine in an elegant, fine-dining atmosphere. 633 D St. NW, 202-637-1222; rasikarestaurant.com

RED HEN Sophisticated Italian and American faves in the heart of Bloomingdale. 1822 First St. NW, 202-5253021; theredhendc.com

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RIPPLE 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

SHAW BIJOU Top Chef favorite Kwame Onwuachi serves up a globally inspired, modern American tasting menu. 1544 9th St. NW; theshawbijou.com

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December 31, Ford’s Theatre, 511 Tenth St. NW, 202-347-4833; fordstheatre.org

CAROUSEL The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic is one of three shows at Arena Stage this winter (the other two are a Moby Dick adaptation and a world premiere by Lisa Loomer). Through December 24, Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW, 202-554-9066; arenastage.org

THE NUTCRACKER Septime Webre’s red-white-and-blue staging of Tchaikovsky’s ballet makes its patriotic return to the DC stage. November 26–27 at Thearc Theater, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE, 202-889-8150; December 1–24 at Warner Theatre, 513 13th St. NW, 202-783-4000; washingtonballet.org

GALLERIES & MUSEUMS DTR MODERN GALLERY This venue offers some of the most significant privately held works by modern and contemporary artists. 2820 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-338-0625; dtrmodern.com

KREEGER MUSEUM More than 300 works from the late David and Carmen Kreeger’s personal collection of Impressionist and American art fill out the offerings at this private, non-profit museum. 2401 Foxhall Road NW, 202-337-3050, ext. 310; kreegermuseum.org

HILLWOOD ESTATE, MUSEUM & GARDENS The former estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post features both a museum and 25 acres of

NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART The US’s official art museum, gifted to the country by Andrew W. Mellon, is home to thousands of works of art from the Renaissance to the present day. Sixth and Constitution Ave. NW, 202-737-4215; nga.gov

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS The institution finds ever ingenious ways to spotlight female artists of all nationalities and periods. 1250 New York Ave. NW, 202-7835000; nmwa.org

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY This Smithsonian gallery is dedicated to portraits of people who have made significant contributions to American history and culture. 8th St. NW & F St. NW, 202-633-1000; npg.si.edu

THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION This modern-art museum—housed in the stately Georgian Revival home of the late Duncan and Marjorie Phillips— showcases works by Renoir, Rothko, van Gogh, and O’Keeffe in an intimate setting. 1600 21st St. NW, 202-387-2151; phillipscollection.org

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The singers in Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program will sing new works for the company’s American Opera Initiative.

gorgeously landscaped gardens and outdoor spaces. 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, 202-686-5807; hillwoodmuseum.org


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UNDER THE SURFACE ESCADA FOLDS FOUR DECADES OF HERITAGE INTO A MODERN RESORT COLLECTION THAT SHIMMERS IN SHADES OF WATER, SUN, AND SAND.

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BY BETSY F. PERRY

While many fashion houses change direction with each new in-house designer, Escada is approaching the grand age of forty without losing sight of what makes it special in the eyes of its faithful followers, while simultaneously offering “classic cool” to seduce younger fans. “In fashion, reaching 40 years is a great accomplishment,” says Escada’s fashion director, Daniel Wingate, of the label’s upcoming milestone. “It’s an honor that so many women still love the brand and turn to Escada to make them feel beautiful.” With that in mind, Escada has created a bright, vivacious resort collection laced with modern elements, but which, Wingate adds, translates the brand’s heritage for today. Wingate turned to David Hockney’s celebrated pool paintings—those modernist emblems of 1960s California cool—for his initial inspiration. Describing the collection as a “wink to the bygone era of famous swans like Babe Paley and Jackie Kennedy and the glamorous days of Hollywood,” he embraced super-fresh colors with names like Melrose pink and Mimosa yellow, along with shades of blue (a particular obsession in Hockney’s aquatic series). Key pieces include

Moments in the sun (CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT): For its 2017 resort collection, Escada modeled a yellow frock after Kim Basinger’s 1998 Oscar dress; the collection also includes coats and gowns in iridescent fabrics as well as kitten heels and metallic slides.

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here and right: Daniel Wingate, a 14-year veteran of Escada who has been fashion director since 2013, inflected the 2017 resort collection with mod touches, such as blacks and whites and pencil pants. below: The color-blocked ML40 bag ($1,295).

“IT’S AN HONOR THAT SO MANY WOMEN TURN TO ESCADA TO MAKE THEM FEEL BEAUTIFUL.” —daniel wingate

pencil-striped coats with matching dresses and cigarette pants worn with fortune cookie-shaped tops tied at the waist with karate-style belts. Wingate’s other inspiration, of course, is the “Escadettes”—the designer’s name for his loyal clients— who look to the brand to expand their wardrobes as they prepare to winter in toasty, sun-filled resorts. “They’re adding some wonderfully feminine but simple shapes in vivid, fresh colors, the head-to-toe tonal ones and the white and black grouping, along with the striped pieces that bring in all colors of the collection,” he says. “It’s also time to be more playful with your clothes.” To that end, he encourages his clientele to try a jumpsuit, belt the waist over a coat, and even experiment with a top worn back to front. The collection, which makes stylish dressing practically foolproof, also borrows from the past—specifically, the custom-made mint cowl-neck gown that Kim Basinger wore when she won the Oscar for best supporting actress for L.A. Confidential in 1998. Wingate has adopted the flattering neckline for a Mimosa yellow dress as well as for hip-length, waist-skimming tops with deep backs that can be worn with conservative white slacks or chic ankle-length pencil pants. And peeking out from both pants and dresses are metallic slides in silver, gold, or bronze that Wingate calls “Frank Gehry buildings for the foot.” Although accessories are minimal, Escada has introduced its chic new ML40 handbag—available in eyepopping colors—to commemorate the company’s upcoming 40th birthday and recognize Escada’s founder, Margaretha Ley. While the 2017 resort collection has pieces reminiscent of a more unhurried age, when women seemed to have all the time in the world to get themselves together, it’s still as modern and polished as the woman who wears it today—one who needs to keep it stylish but without overthinking her wardrobe. For Wingate, it amounts to a simple design credo: “Be relevant.” Saks Fifth Avenue, 5555 Wisconsin Ave., 301-6579000; us.escada.com

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STYLE TREND

THIS WINTER’S SEXIEST TREND IS COZY CHIC. BY AMY MOELLER

For an ab fab look built from a closet of classics, luxe layering is boutique owner Donna Lewis’s style of the season. Here’s how to wear it. Get the look: “It starts with luscious fabrics and a well-tailored fit. The key is maintaining an easy, body-conscious silhouette that balances fabric textures, weight, and drape, whether pairing cotton and cashmere or sinewy stretch leather and suede.” Top tip: “It’s always safe and chic to stay tonal without lapsing into monotone. Blending shades of camel and cream is fresh and classic, although any palette infused with a hint of pattern or texture can be artfully married.” Accessories: “Minimal. With a layered silhouette built of beautiful fabrics, a great bag and a fantastic shoe, like Negri’s leather sneaker bootie, is all you need.” Why now: “The best looks bridge the boundaries often drawn between classic and trend. Blending the beauty of fashion with the comfort and performance of lifestyle, luxe layering is the Golden Gate of fashion bridges.” Designers doing it well: “Munich designer Barbara Lohmann utilizes the most luscious Italian cashmeres and leathers in ultra-flattering silhouettes and palette pairings. Her striped cashmere tees and cardigans are beautiful on their own, but when coupled and tripled with her quilted cashmere-and-leather bomber and sleek knit leggings, the melding is both classic and modern luxury.” 309 B Cameron St., Alexandria, 703-548-2452; donnalewisusa.com

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Cozy in cashmere: This look from Barbara Lohmann’s Fall/Winter 2016 collection includes the Clivia cape ($1,590), Calla cardigan ($1,450), Ono pullover ($650), and Celine leather trousers ($1,630).

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF BARBARA LOHMANN/BARBARALOHMANN.COM

“DONE RIGHT, LUXE LAYERING PERFORMS FROM DAY TO NIGHT, LEISURE TO COCKTAILS, GROCERY AISLE TO JET-SET TRAVEL.” —donna lewis

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LET’S HAVE A PARADE! MACY’S CELEBRATES ITS 90TH THANKSGIVING DAY SPECTACLE WITH A FANCY RIZZOLI TOME AND IN-STORE EVENTS FROM COAST TO COAST. BY JILL SIERACKI

When the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade made its way down New York’s Central Park West and Sixth Avenue on November 24, the celebration was even more exuberant than usual to mark the 90th edition of the event. “We like to make sure nothing is duplicated—we’re giving people a full breadth of entertainment from the moment the turkey crosses the starting line to the time Santa officially rings in the

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holiday season,” says Amy Kule, executive producer and parade official. The parade typically reaches 50 million viewers with its nationally televised NBC broadcast, and 3.5 million line the streets in New York to witness it live. As part of this year’s milestone, Rizzoli has introduced the coffee-table book Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: A New York City Holiday Tradition, which captures the history

and scope of the spectacle and features a foreword by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and afterword by Macy’s Chairman and CEO Terry J. Lundgren. “The parade’s halo effect becomes a tangible reality for shoppers at their local Macy’s store and macys.com,” says Lundgren. “They expect the parade’s perfectly choreographed execution to translate into a seamless shopping experience.”

Across the country, in-store celebratory events and products are being unveiled (and a new app even allows users to create their own Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade). “This is a milestone for Macy’s, but I think it’s a milestone for every fan we have across the country,” says Kule. “This is not a New York parade; this is America’s parade.” 1201 G St. NW, 202-628-6661; macys.com

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Sky’s the limit! Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is filled with its signature floats, balloons, and novelty “balloonicles” and “trycalloons” (balloonvehicle hybrids). Launched in 1924 by Macy’s employees, the parade only took a hiatus during World War II. BELOW: The new Macy’s coffee-table book ($30) from Rizzoli.


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SAVING FACE A GROUNDBREAKING NEW TREATMENT MAKES THE DREADED DOUBLE CHIN A THING OF THE PAST.

A recent survey by the American Society for Dermatological Surgery revealed that nearly 67 percent of us are as bothered by double chins as we are by lines and wrinkles around the eyes. But while there are several options for smoothing out the crinkles, a quick fix for a shimmying chin has always proved elusive—until now. Beauty-minded pharma company Kythera Biopharmaceuticals has debuted Kybella, the first and only FDA-approved injectable treatment for that under-the-chin wobble—or, in medical terms, submental fat. Utilizing precise injections of deoxycholic acid to destroy fat cells, Kybella, which enjoyed phenomenal success during clinical trials, has emerged as something of a miracle fix—for the appropriate patients, of course. “It’s a great product in the right circumstance, but the patient selection has to be correct,” says Dr. Stephen C. Adler, a Miami-based facial plastic surgeon. “It’s best in younger patients between 30 and 45 [who have] some fullness under the chin but otherwise good skin texture and tension.” “Kybella’s role is strategic and limited only to fat under the chin,” adds Adler. “It’s not the same as a neck lift, because it does not pull or tighten the muscles. It also takes two or three sessions, and there is a recovery time of a few weeks in between.” Whatever it takes to unearth your true face… Treatment programs can range from $1,300 to $7,200; mykybella.com

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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, 703-759-4076; adelerjewelers.com

AMERICAN IN PARIS A carefully curated, traditional Frenchin-DC boutique with one-of-a-kind pieces. 1225 King St., Alexandria, 703-519-8234; anamericaninparis oldtown.com

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ERMENEGILDO ZEGNA

Elegant cuts get pops of color in the designer’s jewel box of a boutique. CityCenterDC, 202-408-1921; carolinaherrera.com

A luxury Italian label offering men’s clothing, tailored suits, shoes, accessories, and fragrances. Tysons Galleria, 703-714-7332; zegna.com

CARTIER

FILSON

Add luxury touches with fine watches, jewelry, and leather goods. 5471 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, 301-654-5858; cartier.us

A hub for high-end, American-made outdoor clothing and bags. 1534 14th St. NW, 202-759-9570;

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The local home of the chic Parisian who started it all. Tysons Galleria, 703-8470555; chanel.com

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This family-owned jewelry store has served DC—and four White House administrations!—over 40-plus years. 1025 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-785-4653; booneandsons.com

A carefully curated collection of luxury retailers and delicious dining options in downtown DC. 800 10th Street NW, 202-289-9000; citycenterdc.com

BOTTEGA VENETA The height of understated Italian style and craftsmanship. Tysons Galleria, 703-443-3138; bottegaveneta.com

DAVID YURMAN Modern jewelry pieces in the brand’s signature cable and chevron patterns. Tysons Galleria, 703-245-3515; davidyurman.com

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For the busy politico, this family-owned, bespoke clothier for men is a mere two blocks from the White House. 1433 H St. NW, 202-638-6088; geoffreylewisltd.com

GEORGETOWN OPTICIAN Offering an expansive collection of bold designer eyewear and sunglasses. 1307

Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-337-8237; georgetownoptician.com

GUCCI Luxury Italian leather goods and clothing get a new twist from Creative Director Alessandro Michele. 1000 I St. NW, 202795-7950; gucci.com

GUESS An upscale American lifestyle company offering clothing and accessories with an edge. 7875 Tysons Corner Center, McLean, 703-288-5172; guess.com

HERMÈS The ultimate in aspiration, straight from Paris. Bien sûr! CityCenterDC, 202789-4341; hermes.com

HUGO BOSS German luxury fashion staples for men. 1517 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-625-2677; hugoboss.com

IKE BEHAR Handcrafted, US-made men’s dress shirts. 2900 M St. NW, 202-808-8715; ikebehar.com

LETTIE GOOCH BOUTIQUE Versatile and eclectic upscale women’s clothing and accessories. 1921 Eighth St. NW, #110, 202-332-4242; lettiegooch.com

LILJENQUIST & BECKSTEAD A family-owned luxury jewelry and watch boutique. 2001 International Dr., McLean, 703-4486731; liljenquist beckstead.com

LONGCHAMP French luxury leather goods, accessories, and clothing, including handbags, luggage, shoes, and ready-towear. 990 I St. NW, 202-842-0625; us.longchamp.com

BACK TO BLACK Louis Vuitton’s signature canvas patterns have

Zac Posen brings a style evolution to the American clothier. 3077 M St. NW, 202-298-8797; brooksbrothers.com

The iconic French fashion house offers ready-to-wear, jewelry, and accessories in one of DC’s most stunning boutiques. CityCenterDC, 202-408-5990; citycenterdc.com

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DONNA LEWIS

for the modern, masculine updating. Now the

Get custom-suited with these reliable practitioners of classic Italian style. CityCenterDC, 202-545-6579; canali.com

A curated collection of European luxury goods. 309 Cameron St., Alexandria, 703-548-2452; donnalewisusa.com

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a whiff of old-world luxury about them, recalling a time of neatly stacked steamer trunks. But the brand went full-on black-ops in 2008 with the sleek Damier Graphite collection—rendering the familiar checkerboard pattern in black and gray—and tastemaking men, including a pre-mountain hat Pharrell Williams, clamored

shades of the Monogram Eclipse collection, available in bags (backpacks, hard and soft briefcases, messengers, duffels), shoes (ankle boots, sneakers), and, of course, luggage. CityCenterDC, 202-774-2519; louisvuitton.com

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LOUIS VUITTON Monogrammed leather bags and luxury trunks. 5481 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, 301-654-1101; louisvuitton.com

MAX MARA Oh-so-classic and clean Italian fashion! Tysons Galleria, 703-556-6962; us.maxmara.com

of designer duds and accessories. 5555 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, 301657-9343; saks.com

SALVATORE FERRAGAMO Put your best foot forward in sleek Italian style. CityCenterDC, 202-289-6610; ferragamo.com

SHINOLA

The Collection at Chevy Chase, 301-6578777; tiffany.com

TYSONS GALLERIA

DOLCE VITA SALON AND SPA

All the luxury you can shop, in a convenient Tysons Corner location! 2001 International Dr., McLean, 703847-0555; tysons galleria.com

The premier salon in McLean, Virginia. Tysons Galleria, 703-942-5564; dolcevitasalon.com

Stock up on Detroitinspired bicycles, watches, bags, and more at the Motor City import’s DC outpost. 1631 14th St. NW, 202470-0250; shinola.com

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MULBERRY

TABANDEH JEWELRY

Timeless British luxury, right here in Washington. Tysons Galleria, McLean, 703-748-7300; mulberry.com

A highly curated jewelry store that more than 200 designers call home. 5300 Wisconsin Ave., 202-244-0777; tabandehjewelry.com

Modern minimalism for men and women. 1800 Galleria at Tysons II, McLean, 703-6634909; vince.com

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MAZZA GALLERIE One of DC’s shopping, entertainment, and fine dining epicenters. 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-966-6114; mazzagallerie.com

Home to haute names like Tom Ford and Alexander McQueen. 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-966-9700; neimanmarcus.com

Good things come in robin’s-egg-blue packages at the famed jeweler’s DMV outpost.

that village—plus oodles of retail—is at Celadon. 1180 F St. NW, 202-347-3333; celadonspa.com

Trendy dining and shopping from artisan vendors. 1309 Fifth St. NE, 301-347-3998; unionmarketdc.com

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GEORGETOWN SALON AND SPA DC ladies and gents flock here for everything from facials and haircuts to waxing and electrolysis. 2715 M St. NW, 202333-8099; georgetown salonspa.com

POLISHED OF GEORGETOWN Get rocket-fast waxes and other salon services. 1425 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-333-7877

THE RED DOOR SPA AT THE WILLARD

SPAS & BEAUTY CELADON SALON & SPA It takes a village, and

The full pampering experience in an iconic downtown hotel. 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW,

202- 942-2700; reddoorspas.com

SPA AT THE RITZ-CARLTON TYSONS CORNER The Ritz offers a serene escape from the din of the District. 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean, 703-744-3924; ritzcarlton.com

SPA AT SALAMANDER RESORT & SPA This wellness oasis is just an hour from DC in horse and hunt country. 2500 N. Pendleton St., Middleburg, 844-303-2723; salamanderresort.com

TOKA SALON & DAY SPA Explore an array of beauty services here, from hair design to nail care and massages. 9867 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, 703-759-5700; tokasalon.com

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PRADA The hipper-than-thou name in Italian luxury with a penchant for setting trends. Tysons Galleria, 703-2453438; prada.com

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE A classic selection

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SWEET INDULGENCE! This holiday season, one local beauty purveyor is upping the fun factor with luxe treatments that have a playfully festive twist. The Peppermint Sugar Scrub with Citrus Soufflé Wrap at Celadon Salon & Spa invites downtown shoppers to take a break from the holiday madness with a sweet treat for the skin. Part one of the hour-long service is the peppermint scrub, which removes dry skin, and part two is the citrus soufflé cream, which moisturizes the skin with a 10-minute wrap. Celadon’s Diamond Ice Face and Hand treatment layers on the luxury: This smoothing facial and hand treatment uses the SilkPeel Dermalinfusion’s diamond-tip vacuum to lift and exfoliate the skin, followed by a cooling masque and plumping serum to add that holiday-party-ready glow. 1180 F St. NW, 202-347-3333; celadonspa.com

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The DC outpost of the Manhattan-based luxury menswear retailer. 906 I St. NW, CityCenterDC, 202-754-8866; paulstuart.com


I was one of our nation’s hungry kids growing up. Today, 1 in 5 children in America struggle with hunger. But when they get breakfast, their days are bigger and brighter. Learning, attention, memory and mood improve. Together, we have the power to get breakfast to kids in your neighborhood — let’s make it happen. Go to hungeris.org and lend your time or your voice. Viola Davis, Hunger Is Ambassador

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Whyte House Monograms specializes in personalized, luxury goods for busy Washingtonians on a tight deadline. Native Washingtonian Debbie McCarthy Whyte creates custom gifts and personalized monograms for men, women, children, family and the home.

While one of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s animals won’t fit under your tree, an Adopt a Species package will! Surprise the animal lover in your life with a gift that supports conservation. With thirteen species to choose from, it’s the perfect present for every person (and animal) on your list.

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Looking for the ultimate holiday gift for the special man in your life? Nothing says “I love you” more than a one-of-a-kind bespoke suit by Master Tailor Eduardo De Pandi.

A traditional French boutique with unique, one of a kind pieces for the independent, styleconscious woman. Located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. Specializing in cocktail and evening gowns for women of all ages. This ale by Alessandra hat is one of the many featured this Winter.

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Shop the ready-to-wear collection at DePandi. 5518 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase; 301.718.1901; eduardodepandi.com

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AS DONALD TRUMP ASCENDS TO THE HIGHEST OFFICE IN THE COUNTRY, WHAT BECOMES OF WASHINGTON? WE ASKED DC INSIDERS TO WEIGH IN.


“The Bernie Sanders movement and the GOP success of Trump point to a reorientation towards Main Street and more regulation for Wall Street, which means fewer snazzy receptions at the various national galleries and museums in DC and more open-for-all celebrations on the National Mall. Trump has a challenge: Everyone who supports him expects that he will be a human wrecking ball flattening Washington and ending cozy relationships that have defined DC for generations. No one knows what that will look like—but by design, a Trump presidency won’t be pretty.” —STEVE CLEMONS, WASHINGTON EDITOR AT LARGE, THE ATLANTIC

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“I anticipate steakhouses will excel in Washington.”

Donald Trump is that one must expect the unexpected, which means if you’re in the ‘creating content’ business, there will be an abundance of material. Presidential daughters have had the monopoly on the White House for over 50 years, so expect a new interest in what a little boy’s life looks like with free rein behind the gates of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue as Baron Trump takes his place in history behind Tad Lincoln and John John.” —Marc Adelman, principal of Adelmania Consulting

We look forward to working with President-elect Trump to ensure that every last child has a healthy start, the ability to learn from a high quality education, and protection from harm.

“When Harrison Ford played a fictional President James Marshall in Air Force One, he commanded his hijackers to “Get off my plane.” In Donald Trump’s victory, he told a lot of career Washingtonians to do just that… get off his plane and get out. The Trump years in DC will look very different from the ones many of us have known. In a world where everything is bigger with Trump, expect outsized state dinners, longer motorcades, and a president who prefers Sharpies to email. What we can agree on with regard to

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“WITH TRUMP AS PRESIDENT, DAUGHTER IVANKA WILL BECOME A LEADING VOICE FOR MILLENNIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP AS IT RELATES TO AMERICA’S REVITALIZATION THROUGH CREATIVE INDUSTRIES. WASHINGTON’S CULTURAL SCENE WILL BENEFIT FROM HER ENGAGEMENT WITH CREATIVITY, AS EXPRESSED IN BOTH ART AND INNOVATION.”

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“With a new Trump administration, there will be the immediate reversal of the recent executive orders on immigration and environmental regulation, major legislative battles on tax reform, infrastructure spending, and the filling of the vacancy on the Supreme Court. On K Street, there’ll be a frenzy of hiring of FODs (friends of the Donald), Melania and Ivanka will both serve as first hostesses at the White House, and the Benjamin Bar & Lounge at the Trump International Hotel will be the place to make deals, rub shoulders with the Trump inner court, and just be seen.” —Suhail Khan, former Capitol Hill staffer, Bush administration appointee, and longtime GOP activist

“There is no doubt he will continue his tough and politicians and how they work, and our allies that he does not approve of. Newt Gingrich has said that a President Trump will be the marketing chief of America. I am not sure who he will turn to to run the White House. Newt Gingrich?” —Tammy Haddad, co-host of the podcast Bloomberg: Master in Politics

“With Donald Trump as our 45th president, local trends will skew more private and exclusive... more luxe. We might see more formal, gilded interiors. It seems to me the White House would be designed to be more extravagant, modern and opulent... an Age of Opulence!” —Barry Dixon, interior designer

Washington will be adrift. Many will reflect on the sum of their professional careers. Media and home sales will flourish.

negative views of government and how it works,

—jason “Trump’s children have played a key role in his

grumet,

campaign, and I would expect they will be front

president of

and center in a Trump administration. Ivanka, in

the bipartisan

particular, could be used as a bridge to Republican

policy center

and Democratic women lawmakers that he’ll need in the first 100 Days.” —Anna Palmer, coauthor of Politico’s newsletter The Playbook

“IN A TOWN OF PREDICTABLE BEDFELLOWS, I EXPECT SOME STRANGE NEW ONES TO GET A LITTLE FRISKY UNDER PRESIDENT TRUMP. FOR VOTERS WHO WANT TO SEE THE GOVERNMENT WORK, THAT COULD BE EXCITING.” —S.E. Cupp, contributor to CNN, New York Daily News, and Glamour

“I THINK WE WILL SEE A RETURN TO REAGANESQUE GLAMOUR AND PERHAPS MORE OBVIOUS DISPLAYS OF WEALTH AND POWER: BIGGER JEWELRY, FURS, AND PARTIES. BECAUSE MR. TRUMP IS A SHOWMAN, I THINK YOU’LL SEE HIM OUT AND ABOUT QUITE A BIT. MOST IMPORTANTLY, EXPECT THE TRUMP HOTEL TO BE A HUB FOR POWER MEALS AND PARTIES. EVERYONE WILL WANT TO BE SEEN AT THE PRESIDENT’S BABY.” —Stephanie Green, DC-based journalist


“The District of Columbia is a vibrant, thriving place to live, work, and raise a family. In my view, it’s the coolest place to live on the map! When the next president takes the oath of office in January, the nation’s capital is destined to become the coolest state in the union, where residents have the same rights as every other American—full democracy, representation, and a fair shot at a good life.”

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— M AYOR M U R I E L BOWSE R

“LAND VALUES WILL FALL IN DC AND THE SURROUNDING COUNTIES AS THE NUMBER OF HIGHLY PAID GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND CONTRACTORS AND LOBBYISTS WILL DECLINE WITH THE REFORM OF OUR TAX-AND-SPEND REGULATORY-STATE. FEWER GOVERNMENT GOODIES BEING PASSED OUT [MEANS] FEWER JOBS FOR THOSE WHO LOBBY TO GRAB THEM.” —Grover Norquist, founder of Americans for Tax Reform

PIC T U R I NG T H E PR E SI DE N T Artist Cris Clapp Logan dishes on her Insta-business and creating the presidential look for this issue’s cover story. A communications pro turned stay-at-home mom, Cris Clapp Logan started her popular Instagram-based art business (@crisclapplogan) as a creative outlet. “I started with a few animal paintings for my kids’ nurseries and shared them online, mostly for family and friends,” she says. Soon after, she discovered an interest in portraiture of influential people, sharing some early impressions of Martin Luther King Jr., Harper Lee, and David Bowie, and eventually she began doodling daily life around DC. A year later, she’s garnered nearly 8,000 followers with her feed and has been commissioned to draw and paint (her medium is a mixture of watercolors, brush markers, and ink) everything from pet portraits to street-style depictions of fashion bloggers. We had to produce this issue before the election, which meant you had to create two versions of the portrait to open this story. What were some of the challenges? I’ve done quick sketches of both Donald and Hillary for my Instagram, and I usually draw Donald with a pout and Hillary with a bit of a rigid smile. When I started my initial pencil sketches for the cover, I wanted to leave all of that behind, but it took some time to get it just right! What did you hope to portray with each? Regardless of my own opinion of the candidates, we all want the country to be better off in four years, so I wanted them to look presidential and even hopeful. Was one more challenging than the other? Trump was much easier than Clinton. I think Trump’s expressions and hair are so distinctive that it just flowed. I realized as I was working on Clinton that her facial expressions remind me of my grandmother who recently

Artist Cris Clapp Logan

passed away, so I struggled some with the closeness I felt to that portrait. How long did it take you? I spent about four hours on Trump, from my first sketch to the watercolor and ink application. The final Clinton we chose took about five hours, but I created four different Clintons, so all in, I spent about twenty hours getting to the result we wanted. What materials did you use? I did an extremely studied pencil sketch and then layered watercolors, ink, and a little colored pencil to achieve the final results. How was it similar to or different from other portraits you’ve done? Overall it was fairly similar in style and medium to what I do for my clients, but I used a bit less color and whimsy since the subjects needed to look fit to run the country! You’ve been actively Instagramming for about a year—what’s your most memorable moment? Either when John Galliano shared my sketch from Maison Margiela or when Jessica Lowndes said she loved the NYFW front row sketch I created of her. How would you describe your style? I’ve heard people say my work is very colorful and gestural. My style tends to be pretty loose, with a lot of movement. Often I’m trying to capture the essence of someone without focusing on every detail. 

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Site-seeing! Holly Garner’s Instagram account documents some of DC’s most iconic spots with a fresh lens. clockwise from here: The Jefferson Memorial (“I took this at sunset,” she says. “The birds’ graceful movement captured my interest”); an installation by Toki that was sponsored by Hemphill Fine Art; a snap from cherry blossom season; Hahn/Cock by Katharina Fritsch on the new terrace at the National Gallery of Art.

This year, discover the spirit of the city by checking out our most fabulous—and most followed—social media stars. BY AMY MOELLER

HOLLY GARNER |  MUSEUM REGISTRAR AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART AND IGDC FOUNDER Holly Garner is the brains behind the DC Instagrammers’ meetup hub IGDC.com, but it’s her personal account that reflects her insight into the city she loves. “I like beautiful spaces, architectural details,” she notes. “It still remains a labor of love for me, and it’s whatever inspires me.” Her account has been featured twice on Instagram’s suggested users list, and her feed, which she calls her “daily journal,” has more than 75,000 followers.

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Her inspiration: “The IGDC community and my photographer friends.” Getting started: “It was an organic evolution—-a social evolution. It’s about personalities, learning about people, and word of mouth.” The key to Instagram success: “Post only what you love.” Memorable moment: “Being invited by the White House to cover the Pope’s visit to Washington on social.” Favorite DC spot: “The stretch of Rock Creek Park between Boulder Bridge and Military Avenue.” Favorite mural: “The D.C. mural in Georgetown. It was created to protest an anti-mural law passed about 15 years ago, and I love that it has endured.” A place to take out-of-town guests: “Blind Whino. It’s so unexpected and brilliant to experience.” For more on Holly Garner’s best of the city, go to capitolfile-magazine.com.

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JUSTIN SCHUBLE | STUDENT @dcfoodporn

Justin Schuble is a Georgetown University business student with a passion for food and an eye for design. His Instagram account has captured the attention of more than 100,000 followers who make and break reservations based on his posts. “It’s amazing how the littlest thing can affect how I approach my work moving forward,” Schuble says. “When I look back at my old photographs, it’s crazy to see how much my style has changed. I attribute that to the talented people who have inspired me over the years.” Memorable moment: “Hitting 100k followers.” Best comments: “People often tag their friends in the comments and say, ‘Add it to the list.’ It’s really exciting to see that people are not only enjoying my photos but actually making plans to try the food I’m posting.” Biggest challenge: “Being online all the time. It’s such an honor being able to share my life and my food adventures with hundreds of thousands of people, but there are days I wish I could leave my phone at home.” Most photogenic meals: “China Chilcano.” Most memorable meal: “Little Serow. The range of heat and flavors kept me on my toes throughout the entire meal.” If he only had 20 minutes in the city, he would… “Walk along the Georgetown Waterfront.” Date night: “Rose’s Luxury.” Weekend brunch: “Le Diplomate, Blue Duck Tavern, Birch & Barley. There is something about brunch in DC on a beautiful Sunday afternoon that makes me happy-—but that might just be the mimosas and French toast talking. I can’t turn down an opportunity to get awesome #dcfoodporn shots when natural light and runny yolks are involved.” For more on Justin Schuble’s best of the city, go to capitolfile-magazine.com.

Snap, post, eat! DCFoodPorn’s Justin Schuble captures delicious bites. clockwise from above: the Paella de Mariscos at Boqueria in Dupont; Chobani’s new Flip Greek yogurt flavors; seared lamb skewers and fried quail eggs on toast at Boqueria; the Flight juice sampler at Verve Coffee, taken during a recent trip to LA.


@PetiteFlowerPresents

One of DC’s most beloved fashionistas, Holly Pan quit her job as a business analyst to become a full-time fashion blogger in 2013. Her unique sense of style has garnered nearly 70,000 followers on Instagram, where she blends global influence with a hyper-local vibe. “This city is very open-minded and tolerant, because it has residents from all over the world,” she says. “There are no fashion rules in DC.” Favorite outfit: “That’s like asking for your favorite child! A No. 21 dress I wore recently during New York Fashion Week was photographed and featured on both New York Times fashion and Harpersbazaar.com.” Insta-inspo: “Runway looks, magazine editorials, and fellow bloggers.” Memorable moment: “The first time my picture was re-grammed by a style-inspiration account, @coffeenclothes.” The key to Instagram success: “Creativity, a signature style that speaks to the masses, consistency, and discipline.” Toughest part of the gig: “Managing priorities. Being a blogger is very much like being a small business owner—you could find yourself working around the clock.” Who she’s following right now: “@fashionedchicstyling, @thatsotee, @christie_ferarri, @woahstyledotcom, and @cnylorac.” A photogenic DC corner: “I Street by CityCenterDC.” Best people watching: “Embassy parties.” Shopping: “Online, Net A Porter. Locally, Saks Chevy Chase.” Date night: “Kennedy Center. The performances always give me good energy and make me [feel] extra special.” Surprising find: “I spotted a tourist carrying a large hot-pink Hermès Kelly bag--I didn’t scream, either.” For more on Holly Pan’s best of the city, go to capitolfile-magazine.com. Fashion forward! Holly Pan’s handle, @Petite FlowerPresents, comes from the literal translation of her Chinese nickname in high school. “Each outfit has a story,” she says, “so I added ‘presents’ to indicate that.” clockwise from top left: Pan models a

Rosie Assoulin dress, Anne Fontaine blouse, Fendi pouch, and Bottega Veneta booties; Chanel cap-toe slides; Balenciaga gold mirrored leather boots; a Dries Van Noten turtleneck mesh top, Anna K dress, and Rosie Assoulin crystal flower earrings.

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JARRETT HENDRIX  | PHOTOGRAPHER AND MARYLAND ELECTRONIC COURTS SPECIALIST @jarrett.hendrix

Jarrett Hendrix is the photographer behind the hashtag #PlacesThatDoNotExist. A lifelong Washingtonian, Hendrix’s love of photography pre-dates Instagram, stretching back to his high-school days when he’d photograph football games from the sidelines with a disposable camera. As a “huge fan of surreal photography,” Hendrix says that #PlacesThatDoNotExist is the result of art meeting photography. “I often find myself in situations where what is in my mind does not exist in the world today, and [I] create it using [my] imagination,” he says. He includes quotes and captions to give his 42,000-plus followers “a little push” into the story he wants to tell. “I believe that every photograph should mean something, and every photograph should tell a story,” he explains. But he also keeps it real: Most of the images are posted in real time, in an effort to maintain a feed that’s genuine and honest. Favorite photo he’s taken: “A black and white photo of a gentleman on a bicycle with a bullhorn during a Black Lives Matter protest in Gallery Place a few years ago.” Memorable moment: “[Touring] the National Museum of African American History and Culture before it opened to the

Snap-worthy! Jarrett Hendrix brings a surrealist’s eye to his urban photography. clockwise from top left: “When I’m not driving to work, I take the metro,” he says. “With all of the issues that have plagued our metro system, it still remains

one of the architectural gems of our city. This classic two train shot is a must-have for everyone with a camera;” a composite photo overlooking the city that typifies his hashtag #PlacesThatDoNotExist; the U.S. Capitol.

public.” Biggest challenge: “DC is not very large, so you have to really search for new spots to shoot.” Who he’s following right now: “@phil.martin, @kat_in_nyc, @danielkordan, @arpixa, and @vuhlandes.” Most photogenic ’hood: “Capitol Hill.” Most inspiring city scene: “I love the bridge by L’Enfant Plaza that overlooks 395. It’s a great spot for a cool long exposure.” His corner of the city: “I’m from the Benning Road, East Capitol Street area of DC—East of the River. That’s where my roots are, and it is my favorite part of the city.” If he only had 20 minutes in DC, he would… “Photograph tourists downtown. I am a street photographer at heart, and capturing people in public is one of my favorite things to do.” For more on Jarrett Hendrix’s best of the city, go to capitolfile-magazine.com.

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The giddy days of ski bunnies in neon hues are giving way to a modern mood on the slopes. The athleisure avalanche clears a path for slimmed-down silhouettes and stretch fabrics in a quietly powerful palette of earth tones, metallics, and polar blacks and whites. Call it the new cold-mountain chic. photography by rodolfo martinez

styling by faye power

this page, on her: Top, Dior ($1,300). CityCenterDC, 202-408-5990; dior.com. Cashmere leggings, Magaschoni ($298). Bloomingdale’s, Tysons Corner Center, 703-556-4600; bloomingdales.com. Sneakers, Stella McCartney ($590). Neiman Marcus, Mazza Gallerie, 202-966-9700; neimanmarcus.com. on him: Henley, Dolce & Gabbana ($375). Nordstrom, Tysons Corner Center, 703-761-1121; dolcegabbana.com. Cashmere jogger, Brunello Cucinelli ($2,545). Neiman Marcus, see above. Sneakers, Dior Homme ($700). diorhomme.com opposite page: Sweater, Tommy Hilfiger ($329). Macy’s, Tysons Galleria, 703556-0000; tommyhilfiger.com. Pants, Burberry ($450). CityCenterDC, 202289-9000; burberry.com. Lance Vachetta hiking boots, Michael Kors ($498). Bloomingdale’s, Tysons Corner Center, 703-556-4600; michaelkors.com


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this page: Jacket ($9,650) and jumpsuit ($2,100), Chanel. Tysons Galleria, 800-550-0005; chanel.com. Helmet, EA7 (price on request). Emporio Armani, Tyson Galleria, 703761-3103; armani.com. Gloves, Moncler Grenoble ($535). CityCenterDC, 202-408-5249; moncler.com. Egide boot, Moncler ($575). see above opposite page: Waffle crew sweater, Vince ($355). CityCenterDC, 202-730-0157; vince.com. Henley, Dolce & Gabbana ($375). Nordstrom, Tysons Corner Center, 703761-1121; dolcegabbana.com. Pants, Belstaff (price on request). DJ Bennett, 5335 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-5244488; djbennett.com


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on her: Ming sweater ($950) and scarf (price on request), Altuzarra. Saks Fifth Avenue, 5555 Wisconsin Ave., 301-657-9000; saks.com. Elaine pants, Bogner ($500). bogner.com. Socks, Club Monaco ($17). 3295 M St. NW, 202-333-4971; clubmonaco.com. Peana combat boots, Max Mara ($745). Tysons Galleria, 703-556-6962; maxmara.com. on him: Logan jacket, Toni Sailer ($2,249). tonisailer .com. Turtleneck, Vince ($325). CityCenterDC, 202-730-0157; vince.com. Trouser, Emporio Armani ($595). Tysons Galleria, 703-761-3103; armani.com

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this page: Jacket ($679) and shirt ($399), Mountain Force. mountainforce.com. White LS Raglan henley, Rag & Bone ($150). 3067 M St. NW, 202295-9072; rag-bone.com. Ski pants, Michael Kors ($295). Bloomingdale’s, Tysons Corner Center, 703-556-4600; michaelkors.com. Cashmere socks, Club Monaco ($90). 3295 M. St. NW, 202-333-4971; clubmonaco.com. Sunglasses, Ray-Ban ($140). Sunglass Hut, 3251 M St. NW, 202-965-1012; sunglasshut.com. Gloves ($450) and Armand Scarpa boots, Moncler ($795). CityCenterDC, 202-408-5249; moncler.com opposite page, on her: Fiumana chevron coat, Max Mara ($2,850). Tysons Galleria, 703-556-6962; maxmara.com. Candis long sweater, BCBG Max Azria ($448). 3210 M St. NW, 202-333-2224; bcbg.com. Sunglasses, Giorgio Armani ($380). Sunglass Hut, 3251 M St. NW, 202-965-1012; sunglasshut.com. Booties, Dolce & Gabbana ($1,245). Nordstrom, Tyson’s Corner Center, 703-761-1121; nordstrom.com. on him: Coat, Valentino ($6,495). Saks Fifth Avenue, 5555 Wisconsin Ave., 301-657-9000; saks.com. Turtleneck, Tommy Hilfiger ($329). Macys, Tysons Galleria, 703556-0000; tommyhilfiger.com. Fit 2 jeans, Rag & Bone ($175). 3067 M St. NW, 202-295-9072; rag-bone.com. Lance Vachetta hiking boots, Michael Kors ($498). Bloomingdale’s, Tysons Corner Center, 703-556-4600; michaelkors.com


Hair and manicure by Elizabeth McGuire at Bizzy Lizzy’s One Stop Shop Makeup by Helen Robertson at Celestine using Givenchy Beauty Models: Alex Kate Knight at MUSENYC and Zach Pricer at New York Models Locations provided by Buttermilk Mountain, Aspen/Snowmass (aspensnowmass.com), and Bowden Properties (bobbowden.com) home seen throughout: 455 Sunnyside Lane ($36 million,). Bob Bowden, Bowden Properties, 625 E. Main St., Ste. 102A, Aspen, CO, 970-5442000; sunnysideridge.com

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opposite page: Platinum and diamond High Jewelry necklace, Cartier (price on request). The Collection at Chevy Chase, 301-654-5858; cartier.com. White-gold, diamond, and glittered gray Dior lacquer Poisonous earrings, Dior Fine Jewelry (price on request). CityCenterDC, 202408-5990; dior.com this page: Custom-designed 14k white-gold, Tahitian Keshi black pearl, and round

brilliant diamond necklace, Jorge Adeler ($14,680). Saks Fifth Avenue, Tysons Galliera, 703-761-0700; saks.com. 18k white-gold, diamond, and cultured pearl Pluie de Camelia brooch, Chanel Fine Jewelry (price on request). Tysons Galleria, 703-8470555; chanel.com. Whitegold and Champagne diamond Dragonfly ring, Lalique ($24,000). Neiman Marcus, Mazza Gallerie, 202-9669700; neimanmarcus.com


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opposite page: 18k whitegold, sapphire, and diamond Splash hairclip, Tiffany & Co. ($135,000). The Collection at Chevy Chase, 301-6578777; tiffany.com. Platinum brilliant cushion-cut diamond vine drop earrings, Ritani ($156,000). Boone & Sons, 1025 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-785-4653; booneand sons.com. 18k white-gold and diamond Oiseaux de Paradis between-the-finger ring, Van Cleef & Arpels ($39,000). Tysons Galleria, 703-761-1600; vancleefarpels.com

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this page: 18k white-gold and 27.48-carat diamond High Jewelry Collection earrings, Chopard (price on request). Saks Fifth Avenue, 703-2691368; chopard.com. Platinum and 49.21-carat diamond Wreath Cluster necklace, Harry Winston (price on request). harrywinston.com. 18k gold and 0.35-carat round white diamond butterfly pendant, Simon G. ($4,840). John Greenan & Sons, Inc., 301-4211990; greenanjewelers.com


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It’s critical that all of us recycle properly. In fact did you know, recycling right is the #1 thing we can do to help the environment and the economy? But let’s face it, it’s not always easy to know what items go in which bin. That's why there is now a national movement to begin displaying standardized labels on bins ... to help people recycle more and help people recycle right. The standardized labels are proving to increase recycling levels by 50-100% and to help people recycle right! To learn more about this nonprofit solution and to select the standardized labels that work for your recycling program, visit:

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SPACE REAL ESTATE & DESIGN

Oh naturel! Design expert Jonathan Willen suggests combining elements from nature with heirloom items to create the perfect, commercial-free Christmas table setting.

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YULE NEVER BELIEVE!

DC’S TOP PARTY PLANNERS DISH THEIR BEST-KEPT HOLIDAY SECRETS. BY AMY MOELLER

This holiday season, entertain with a tip from the pros! Here, the Watergate Hotel’s Michael Deltette, Jonathan G. Willen & Associates’ Jonathan Willen, and Syzygy Events’ Julie Shanklin tell us how they raise the dinner-party bar. JONATHAN WILLEN

President, Jonathan G. Willen & Associates Top trend: “Mix natural items with family heirlooms. In a

world full of ‘commercial Christmas,’ pull out your old favorites and go outside to find something new: Berries, branches, moss, and flowers mixed with bright glass ornaments make for a stunning display.” Host gifts: “I attend a lot of holiday parties, and throughout the year I buy several small items for host/ hostess gifts. I collect stockings (hint: buy after the holiday for the next year), personalize

them with names or initials, and fill them with the wrapped items.” Favorite DC vendor: “MultiFlor (nicksflowers.com) makes it easy to brighten up any space. For catering, Susan Gage (susangage.com)—her team always outdoes itself in service.” Go-to designer: “Kate Spade has wonderful ornaments this year.” A fab party is not complete without…“Champagne!” 202265-8001; jgwillen.com 

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SPACE ENTERTAIN Name it! The Watergate Hotel’s Michael Deltette suggests personalizing the place settings at dinner with handpicked items, like Christmas ornaments.

Director of catering and events, The Watergate Hotel Personal touch: “My husband and I will be hosting Thanksgiving dinner at our home and serving the traditional turkey, Filipino-style, using my own marinade—soy sauce, calamansi juice, garlic, pepper, sugar, and vinegar.” Top tip: “Planning is year-round. Write down ideas or clip magazine pictures as you get inspired.” Design trick: “Personalize each place setting—skip the place card for an item that represents the person. I’ve used a shoe Christmas ornament for a friend who has a penchant for shoes. Her husband likes the Washington Nationals, so I used a Bryce Harper bobble head for him. Make your table fun—no need for Waterford and Wedgwood!” Go-to for last-minute items: “Home Goods (homegoods.com) for great table settings.” A fab party is not complete

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without… “Good company around good food.” thewatergatehotel.com JULIE SHANKLIN

Principal and founder, Syzygy Events Top trend: “A metallic combination is stunning. I’m using copper and rose gold. I’m also loving the coastal feel with shades of blues, grays, and soft pastels, kept natural with soft evergreens, natural wood, and elements you can find in nature. Natural green garlands, bulbs of paper whites, and grapevines add beautiful touches.” Hosting tip: “For seating, place cards are a must for large groups. It’s fun to mix up guests and put them next to people they’ve not yet met.” A fab holiday party is not complete without… “Wonderful friends. Sometimes a smaller group is the best party, and you can really splurge on every detail of your tables and menus.” 301-987-0095; syzygyevents.com 

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Go coastal! Syzygy Events principal Julie Shanklin suggests riding the coastal wave this holiday season, using shades of soft blues and grays for a beautifully breezy tablescape.

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SPACE TREND The St. Regis Hotel (here), the Hay-Adams (below), and the Mandarin Oriental (far right) have recently undergone extensive renovations, just in time for January 20.

ROOMS SERVICED ADDICTED TO THE SUITE LIFE? THESE FAVORITE HOTELS ARE REIMAGINING LUXURY JUST IN TIME FOR THE INAUGURATION.

Benjamin Franklin quipped that there were only two certainties in life: death and taxes. Had he spent more time in DC, he’d have known there’s a third: The city’s luxury hotels refresh themselves before every presidential inauguration—and the results are always electric. The Hay-Adams Hotel (800 16th St. NW, 202-638-6600; hay adams.com) may overlook Lafayette Square, the White House, and the Washington Monument, but its guest rooms are landmarks themselves. The property’s 124 rooms and 21 suites have been decked out in a palette of sage green, beige, robin’s egg blue, and browns. This refresh marks the third time

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since 2001 that noted decorator Thomas Pheasant has reimagined the hotel’s interiors. In time for January 20, the Hay-Adams has also made technical additions, including soundabsorbent walls, Bluetooth SoundLink speakers, charging stations, and Samsung smart TVs, which sit atop American-crafted credenzas and allow guests to mirror-cast video from their mobile devices. Two blocks away, the 182-room St. Regis Hotel (923 16th St. NW, 202-638-2626; stregis washingtondc.com) caps off its 90th year with new designs for the lobby and presidential suite. Designer Myron Wolman employed a jewel-bright palette for the Italianate reception

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KENT INTERIOR DESIGN OVERSAW A MANDARIN ORIENTAL RENOVATION TO UNDERLINE THE ROOMS’ RESIDENTIAL FEEL.

Checking in! FROM TOP: The MGM National Harbor, the Trump International Hotel, and the Watergate are among the luxury hotels opening for DC’s election year/inauguration madness.

SURE BETS Three new properties are coming to town just in time for the inauguration. The hospitality giant MGM Grand anted up a cool $1.4 billion to create the MGM National Harbor (mgmnationalharbor.com), a 23-acre resort featuring a 125,000-square-foot casino floor, a 24-story hotel, a 3,000-seat concert hall, a two-story conservatory, and a café with a 26-foot-tall chocolate fountain. Studded with art by the likes of Sam Gilliam and Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan, the property opens December 10 with sizzle—and steaks courtesy of the Voltaggio brothers. In June, EuroCapital Partners unveiled a decadent $125 million refurbishment of the Watergate Hotel (thewatergatehotel.com). The developers tapped industrial designer Ron Arad to overhaul the public spaces and Mad Men costumer Janie Bryant to design the staff

uniforms. From the Argentta Spa to the rooftop bar, the results are sexy enough to turn Don Draper’s head.

Likely to serve as a place to be seen in 2017, the Trump International Hotel (trumphotels.com/ washington-dc) opened softly in September—a media strategy at odds with its boisterous namesake. The hotel offers 263 guest rooms and suites, including a 6,300-square-foot townhouse with a private entrance. “With our unrivaled location and first-class service, we expect to fully sell out during one of DC’s most prestigious events,” says general manager Mickael Damelincourt.

area and was asked to lighten the spacious apartment. “‘Airy’ and ‘Old World’ aren’t often used in the same sentence,” says Wolman. “I designed it to feel magical and beyond special, like a white peacock.” In October, the Mandarin Oriental (1330 Maryland Ave. SW,

202-554-8588; mandarin oriental.com/washington) launched a renovation— overseen by Kent Interior Design—of its 397 guest rooms. To underline the residential feel, the traditional hotel room desk was replaced with a custom mahogany table. And in the West End, the Fairmont (2401 M St. NW, 202-

429-2400; fairmont.com/ washington) received a $27 million renovation. All the guest rooms have been refreshed with a soothing contemporary palette: soft gray and white with imperial purple accents. The wall behind each bed is papered in a custom print: a stylized map of the District. Positively dreamy!

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Insider intel: From her office on Wisconsin Avenue (left), realtor Denise Warner (inset) has easy access to (from top right) Bistro LePic, The Tombs, and Tony and Joe’s, with its views of a festive skating rink outside.

GEORGETOWN GEMS

After closing deals from the Wisconsin Avenue office of Long & Foster/Christie’s International for the better part of two decades, Denise Warner takes us on a tour of her ’hood. “In Georgetown, there’s a story to be told everywhere you look. A walk by Jackie Kennedy’s N Street home concludes with sitting in the booth at Martin’s Tavern (1264 Wisconsin Ave. NW), where President Kennedy proposed. A climb on the ‘Exorcist stairs’ can be rewarded by a meal at the Tombs (1226 36th St. NW). “Patisserie Poupon (1645 Wisconsin Ave. NW) is the place to meet a friend for a quiet morning coffee and pastry or quiche. “The happy hour at Sea Catch (1054 31st St. NW) is

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one of my favorites—I revel in the ambience and the amazing array of oysters. The wine tastings at Bistrot LePic (1736 Wisconsin Ave. NW) are delightful, the French cuisine blissful, and you can reserve the private dining room upstairs for a special occasion. “In the wintertime, it’s wonderful to watch—with a glass of wine and a plate of seafood or steak—the ice skaters outside from the warm interior of Tony & Joe’s (3000 K St. NW) on the Georgetown Waterfront. “And I love the quiet, elegant reading rooms of the Georgetown Library (3260 R St. NW). From its perch at the top of Book Hill, the view to the Potomac River is spectacular!” 1680 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202487-5162; denisewarner.com

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Come for the monuments, stay for the food: Just 100 miles south of DC, Richmond is impressing local and visiting diners with such worth-the-drive restaurants as Rappahannock (here); Heritage (right); and L’Opossum (bottom left and bottom right).

Old City Hall and a 19th-century statue of George Washington contribute to downtown Richmond’s historic charm. top right: A sunrise view from the Virginia War Memorial.

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RICHMOND’S SCORCHING-HOT FOOD SCENE REWARDS VISITORS WHO ARRIVE WITH AN EMPTY STOMACH.

RICHMOND ROAD TRIP! OUR NEIGHBORS TO THE SOUTH ARE STEPPING UP THEIR FOOD GAME, AND WE’RE DIGGING IN. BY LAURA HAYES

Whether out for a day trip or a weekend away, arrive in Richmond with an empty stomach because the Commonwealth’s capital has a scorching-hot food scene. How to choose? Start with twin-like versions of your favorite DC restaurants.

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If you like Rose’s Luxury, you’ll love Heritage. Heritage offers the same spoiled-rotten hospitality that diners get at Rose’s Luxury. And, like Aaron Silverman’s menu in DC, Joe Sparatta’s cuisine has whispers of both the South and cultures around the world. 1627 W. Main St., 804-3534060; heritagerva.com If you like Convivial, you’ll love L’Opossum. If you crave Convivial’s bad-boy, leather-jacketed French food, seek out L’Opossum, where classics are also twisted into something new: Try Les Escargots à la Ham Biscuit (far left, bottom) or Beef Swellington, which is glossy with duck butter. 626 China St., 804-918-6028; lopossum.com If you like Rappahannock Oyster Bar, you’ll love Rappahannock. The small oyster bar inside Union Market is just an amuse bouche of what the Rappahannock team is capable of doing with Chesapeake Bay seafood and oysters from its very own farms. The wood-grilled fish wows. 320 E. Grace St., 804-5450565; rroysters.com If you like Kapnos, you’ll love Stella’s. Like Kapnos, Stella’s modernizes one of the world’s oldest cuisines. Greek-born Stella Dikos tempts diners with savory dips, charred meats, and a parade of meze selections, much like Mike Isabella’s first foray into Greek food in DC. 1012 Lafayette St., 804-358-2011; stellasrichmond.com

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SPACE MUST-SEE Deck the halls: This year, the holiday-themed extravaganza Miracle on Seventh Street expands from Mockingbird Hill to sister bars Southern Efficiency and Eat the Rich. left and below: Snapshots of last year’s décor, including a “Hanukkah Hangout” (right).

“WE’RE EXCITED TO SHOW YOU ALL THE TINSEL WE HAVE IN STORE.” —angie fetherston

THAT’S THE SPIRIT!

Bartenders Derek Brown and Angie Fetherston’s Miracle on Seventh Street is back this year, and it’s a lot bigger and gaudier (in the best sense of the word, of course) than before. Last year, the duo transformed their Spanish sherry bar, Mockingbird Hill (1843 Seventh St. NW, 202-316-9396; drink moresherry.com), into a decked-out display of Christmas lights, tinsel, and wrapping paper. This year Brown and Fetherston will be decorating again, with a plan to expand the experience to all three of their adjoining bars in Shaw: Mockingbird Hill, Eat the Rich (etrbar.com), and Southern Efficiency (whiskeyhome.com). “Our plan is to open on

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November 25th and to wrap up with a New Year’s Eve blowout,” Fetherston says. “What we are looking forward to the most is bringing back the cheer. We’re excited to show you all the tinsel we have in store.” And if the décor doesn’t get you in the mood, the holidaythemed drinks will. Favorites like the mezcal hot chocolate and eggnog shot will be back as Fetherston prepares for thousands of thirsty holiday revelers. Last year, she says, people waited outside the bar for upwards of three hours—a problem they hope to solve with the bar expansion and longer seasonal run. There’s just one rule this year, says Fetherston: “No grinches allowed.”

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SPACE CAR TALK Peak performance: The Range Rover V8 LWB is the latest SUV to join the luxury family.

LAPS IN LUXURY THE RANGE ROVER V8 LWB TAKES YOU FROM SUNDAY DRIVE TO DECADENT OFF-ROAD ADVENTURE.

On a recent Thursday afternoon, hardcore luxury arrived in my driveway: The Range Rover V8 LWB. It felt as though it had been built specifically for me—and make no mistake, there is a wide range of bespoke options, including 19

different exterior paint colors in high-gloss or satin finishes. I did what any Washingtonian looking for the perfect weekend getaway would do and headed to Middleburg (zero to 60 in 5.5 seconds). On the drive, I felt like a Kardashian or Chamillionaire—or even

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royalty (a concept not at all lost on Land Rover, which recently prepared a special experience for Queen Elizabeth II in Wales). But the UK-manufactured luxury SUV is not just for cruising. With its supercharged V8 engine, it’s Range Rover’s most

powerful yet. Its off-road capabilities are likewise intense and matched only by its comforts—you can’t beat plowing over rocks and through creeks, all while your seat cools and your back is massaged. The LWB’s rear seat, which has more than seven extra

inches of legroom, begs you to hire a chauffeur and climb into the back—but the drive is too smooth to relinquish. Starting at $108,195. Rosenthal Land Rover Tysons Corner, 1592 Spring Hill Road, Vienna, 877-345-7736; rosenthallandrover.com

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SPACE ROUNDTABLE THE PANELISTS Andrew Dance, senior VP at Related Companies; related.com Matt Dewey, president of Long & Foster’s Urban Pace; urbanpace.com Elsa Huxley, realtor at Coldwell Banker, 605 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, 202-547-3525 Brent Jackson, senior VP at TTR Sotheby’s International, 1515 14th St. NW, 202-263-9200 Mandy Mills, realtor at Compass, 1313 14th St. NW, 202-379-9619 Chris Schmidt, VP, Related Companies; SEE ABOVE Editor’s note: Related’s first DC venture, One Hill South in Navy Yard, opens in February. Urban Pace is a new construction sales and marketing firm recently acquired by Long & Foster.

AMENITIES ARMS RACE AS THE CRANES CONTINUE TO CLIMB ON THE TAIL END OF AN ELECTION CYCLE, HIGH-END DEVELOPERS COMBAT ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL UNCERTAINTY WITH THE APPEAL OF AMENITIES AND SERVICE. View from the top: A pool, lush lawn, pet run, outdoor kitchens, and a dramatic view help to set apart the rooftop of One Hill South in DC’s luxury apartments market.

We sat down for this issue’s real estate roundtable to discuss how the rental market fares during the political turnover. What we discovered instead—over fifteen courses on the rooftop of Rose’s Luxury— was a much broader conversation about the flat-living (i.e., rentals and condos) market, and what the latest developer to enter DC, Related Companies, is bringing to it.

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How does the election affect the real estate market? Matt Dewey: The word I’ve heard a lot is “uncertainty.” We say we’re in the seventh or eighth inning right now [of an economic cycle], and I think there’s just some uncertainty. Elsa Huxley: The market tends to slow down pre-election as buyers and sellers wait to see what effect a new administration,

or new administration appointments/congressional staff changes, may have on inventory. Brent Jackson: It’s a common myth that there is a huge change over with a new administration. Mandy Mills: Most politicians go from public sector to private and vice versa. Still, there is notable movement, and an uptick in rentals. What

are these new DC residents looking for in terms of amenities, lease terms, and location? Dewey: Proximity to work is very important, so location is key. The areas of most interest are along 16th Street and 14th NW due to access to the White House, as well as SE Capitol Hill. The buyers typically look for larger unit sizes because they’re relocating from somewhere where


SPACE ROUNDTABLE Our panelists, including TTR Sotheby’s Brent Jackson and Related Companies’ Andrew Dance (below), report that the leaders in DC’s flat living market include (clockwise from left) The Hepburn, with its rooftop shuffleboard court and unparalleled views; One Hill South, opening in Navy Yard with a 10,000 square foot, residents-only Equinox gym; and EastBanc’s Westlight, a highly sought-after condo with an artfully designed lobby featuring a 50-foot living wall.

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lounge rooms, golf simulators, workout classes, community events, free beer, pet amenities. All of these are commonplace now in rentals. Jackson: Developers need to look forward to the next trend and that could be more white-glove service. Andrew Dance: The townhouse market is only going to get more competitive. There’s going to be an inflection point. [At Related,] we’re delivering services to meet needs and we’re creating awareness, that “these are the needs you have.” People don’t even know these services can be delivered. People will look at flat living with heavily amenitized environments and services, and pay a premium for that… In general, the buildings that have the most energy about them—whether for rent or for sale—have retail. Mills: And I think you have to think about the glamour factor of that retail.

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space is less of a premium. Jackson: Close proximity to the US Capitol, because they typically have long, grueling hours. Capitol Hill, Navy Yard, and Penn Quarter are popular. A gym is important for early-morning or late-night workouts. Pools are popular for weekend relaxing. Bike storage and doggie stations are popular, too. Huxley: We get a lot of turnover on the Hill because it’s a residential neighborhood with urban amenities, so it’s in demand for people who hate the idea of commuting and love city living and having a close-knit community. In the high-end rental market, Matt mentioned an “amenities arms race.” Where do we go from here? Dewey: Apartment amenities used to just be a front desk, roof deck, and fitness center. Now every rental building is trying to distinguish itself. Pools are basically mandatory, expansive


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Westlight, a Foggy Bottom condominium building by EastBanc, saw nearly a dozen people camped out overnight when its first contracts were released this November.

“POOLS ARE BASICALLY MANDATORY NOW IN RENTALS. THE NEXT WAVE APPEARS TO BE SERVICES.” Related Companies’ Chris Schmidt —matt dewey and Urban Pace’s Matt Dewey join Coldwell Banker’s Elsa Huxley (top right) to discuss the next wave of amenities for luxury leasing.

The election’s elect: As people move in (and out) for the new administration, Capitol Hill will be one of DC’s most turned-over neighborhoods.

Dewey: Services are often something that’s advertised but not delivered on. For example, the front desk is advertised as a concierge, but all they really do is accept packages. The next wave is going to be service-oriented— like a concierge that makes dinner reservations or walks your dog. [It] basically increases the convenience in your life. Jackson: Everyone likes to be pampered to a certain degree. It’s nice to know if you go away for a week your place and packages are taken care of. Should you have guests come in, that they are treated with white-glove service, too. It starts the minute a person opens the front door and should last the entire time on the property. Chris Schmidt: We will have a doorman building, which is rare in this city. We’ll put your packages into your apartment, we’ll put your dry cleaning into your closet, we’ll put your refrigerated items into your refrigerator. Dance: We’ll arrange for the movers, the cable, the electric. We’re trying to address every one of your needs in a thoughtful manner with a level of class and sophistication that makes you say, “Wow, this is what five-star service really feels like in a living environment!”

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THE WARDMAN An historic landmark with modern renovations. 2660 Connecticut Ave., 202-751-2900; wardmantower.com

LONG & FOSTER REALTORS A DMV real estate powerhouse. 730 12th St. NW, 202-737-1727; longandfoster.com

TTR SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY 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, 202-944-5000; multiple locations; wfp.com

HOME DÉCOR MAXALTO Modern and contemporary Italian furniture to the max! 3320 M St. NW, 202-337-7700; bebitalia.com

LIGNE ROSET This forward-thinking design company offers high-end, French-built contemporary furniture, home décor, and lighting. 2201 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-248-3112; ligneroset-dc.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

POLTRONA FRAU This fine Italian designer brand—the newest addition to Georgetown’s interior design tenants—shares showroom space with Capellini and Cassina. 1010 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-333-1166; poltronafrau.com

ROOM & BOARD High-end, Americanmade furniture and

WINTER WONDERLAND As the Washington Winter Show returns to DC, fashion designer Lela Rose—a guest lecturer at the event—tells us about her other life as a collector. You’re coming to the Washington Winter Show for the first time. “My mother has always collected modern art, and I have definitely continued my appreciation. I am most interested in midcentury modern (Edward Wormley) and French Modern (Pierre Paulin), but more so collecting things that I really love and feel a connection to, whether it’s artwork, tableware, or furniture.” What piece is your most prized? “I have a pair of vintage chairs in my bedroom that I had recovered in a gray wool and a gunmetal beaded piping.” Fashion designer Lela Rose is a guest lecturer at this year’s Washington Winter Show.

There must be something you’re on the hunt for at this year’s show. “I’d love to find a really lovely set of oyster plates!” January 13–15 at The Katzen Arts Center, American University; washingtonwintershow.org

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home goods. 1840 14th St. NW, 202-729-8300; roomandboard.com

STARK High-end custom rugs, carpeting, and fabric available to design trade professionals at the Washington Design Center. 1099 14 St. NW, Ste. 430; 202-4844566; starkcarpet.com

DÉCOR & DESIGN SERVICES ANTHONY WILDER DESIGN & BUILD, INC. Family-owned, high-end design and construction. 7913 MacArthur Blvd., Cabin John, 301-907-0100; anthonywilder.com

BARBARA HAWTHORN INTERIORS, LTD. More than 30 years of experience in interior decorating, consulting, and managing projects. 1950 Valley Wood Road, McLean, 703-241-5588; barbara hawthorninteriors.com

J. LAMBETH & COMPANY An independent trade design showroom featuring everything from textiles to furniture to lighting. 1099 14th St. NW, Space 220, 202646-1774; jlambeth.com

ZEN ASSOCIATES Landscape architects, interior designers, and design-and-build services. 2321 Distribution Circle, Silver Spring, 800-834-6654; zenassociates.com

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HOLIDAYS AT HOME Ocean Prime’s executive chef, Jason Shelley, shares his secrets to hosting the perfect holiday meal at home. Must-have menu item: “We grew up making my grandmother’s ravioli at Christmas. We make our own ricotta, our own dough, our own ravioli.” Three DIY tips: “You need a good game plan, the right tools for whatever you’re trying to make, and timing— understand what needs to be done when.” Can’t-livewithout tools: “A good, big, wood cutting board and a good knife. My wife always asks, ‘Do you really need a cutting board that big?’ Yes, you do!” Seasonal sip: “In Europe they do hot wine, cooked with cinnamon,

PUTTING ON THE RITZ!

Chef Jason Shelley offers his tips for entertaining during the holidays.

cloves, and orange. It’s spectacular. That’d be a great way to start off a meal—people come in from the cold and have a warm drink.” 1341 G St. NW, 202-393-0313; ocean-prime.com/locations-menus/washington-dc

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner underwent a multi-million-dollar renovation this past fall. Taking inspiration from the boutique hotels of Europe, the iconic luxury brand refreshed its 398 guest rooms and suites with the help of Wimberly Interiors designers, who updated the hotel’s traditional style with a new, modern palette of deep charcoal, blues, greens, and purples. In addition to a fresh new look, the hotel upgrades include the integration of the latest technology—including USB ports, smart TVs, and streaming capabilities—for the business traveler. When it comes to the Ritz, a silver anniversary is pure gold! Tysons Galleria, 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean, 703506-4300; ritzcarlton.com

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HOTELS & RESORTS

Road, Middleburg, 540-6873333; goodstone.com

SALAMANDER RESORT AND SPA

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Worth the drive: the historic luxury resort in West Virginia. 300 W. Main St., White Sulphur Springs, 855-4534858; greenbrier.com

Sheila Johnson’s equestrian escape just an hour from DC. 500 N. Pendleton St., Middleburg, 540-326-4040; salamanderresort.com

Lushly appointed rooms and a not-to-be-missed spa in the heart of Rehoboth Beach. 6 Christian St., Rehoboth Beach, 302-2275800; thebellmoor.com

EMBASSY SUITES AT THE CHEVY CHASE PAVILION

THE HAY-ADAMS History, with those unparalleled White House views! 800 16th St. NW, 202-6386600; hayadams.com

THE IVY

Stay in the Friendship Heights shopping district. 4300 Military Road NW, 202-362-9300; embassysuitesdcmetro.com

Decadent design and luxe rooms in Charm City. 205 E. Biddle St., Baltimore, 410-5146500; theivybaltimore.com

THE FAIRFAX AT EMBASSY ROW

This boutique luxury hotel boasts the city’s only Forbes five-star restaurant, Plume. 1200 16th St. NW, 202-4482300; jeffersondc.com

A classic boutique hotel in the tony Upper Northwest area of Embassy Row. 2100 Massachusetts Ave. NW, 202-293-2100; fairfax washingtondc.com

GOODSTONE INN & RESTAURANT Luxurious accommodations in Virginia’s horse country. 36205 Snake Hill

THE JEFFERSON

SOFITEL French-inspired, five-star accommodations downtown. 806 15th St. NW, 202-7308800; 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; stregis washingtondc.com

THE WATERGATE The historic hotel, reimagined. 2650 Virginia Ave. NW, 202-827-1600; thewatergatehotel.com

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Southwest DC’s luxury hotel, offering unique views of the monuments. 1330 Maryland Ave. SW, 202554-8588; mandarin oriental.com/washington

An iconic hotel one block from the White House. 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-628-9100; washington. intercontinental.com


INVITED

Stef Woods, Dina Al Sabah, and David Alden

Jocelyn Napolitano Greenan, Rachel James, Paul Wharton, Natalie Miller, and Barnette Holston

ST. JUDE HEART OF FASHION Barnette Holston and Natalie Miller hosted the annual Heart of Fashion event at Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Emceed by the fashionable Paul Wharton, the event included a fall runway show and a silent auction.

Lindley Richardson and Laura Carlson

Martha Slagle, Louise Williams, and Sondra Hoffman

Relish Catering’s Chef Ed Jiloca served made-to-order gnocchi. Patricia Montague, Catherine Kaplan, Jonathan Willen, and Mason Bavin

David Jones and Wouter Boer with Ally and Michael Banks

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Leah Kiarash and April Yvonne Jones

Models prepping for the runway backstage

John Feeney with Marc and Travis Fleisher

UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN Capitol File and The Fleisher Group celebrated with board members and supporters of The Washington Winter Show and The Washington Antiques Show at an Under the Tuscan Sun-themed soirée. As guests arrived at 3030 Chain Bridge Road NW, a new-to-the-market project from Banks Development Co., they were welcomed by a Ferrari California T courtesy of Ferrari of Washington. Noshes included a made-toorder gnocchi station by chef Ed Jiloca of Relish Catering with luxury décor provided by Ligne Roset, Poltrona Frau, and MultiFlor.

Jessica Boulanger and Susan Burke

The Ferrari California T greeted guests as they arrived at 3030 Chain Bridge Road NW.

Dale Overmyer and John Cecchi

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALFREDO FLORES (ST. JUDE); JOY ASICO (UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN)

Sumita Pradhan and Angie Goff


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INVITED Sharon Virts and Scott Miller

Dr. Mark Reins, Nina Totenberg, and Mark Stauder

Inova’s Knox Singleton speaks to the crowd.

Ashley Dabbiere with Alfred and Dina Khoury

INOVA HONORS DINNER

Barbara Comstock with Juan and Susan Hernandez

Travis Crytzer and Kim Hellebuyck

Marc and Shaza Andersen with Tony Burchard

Bruce Allen, Governor Terry McAuliffe, and Dan Snyder

Carlyle Abbott, Brad Edwards, and Jane Rodgers

REDSKINS WELCOME HOME LUNCHEON The Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation held its annual Welcome Home Luncheon at the Hilton Hotel in Tysons Corner, where The Washington Redskins ownership and community leaders welcomed the Redskins back from training camp where they prepared for the 2016 season. The luncheon included a VIP reception and silent auction with one-of-akind items and experiences.

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Susan La Pierre and Tom Shumaker

Ken Harvey, Larry Michael, Pat Fischer, Bubba Tyer, Mark Moseley, and Brig Owens

PHOTOGRAPHY BY TONY J PHOTOGRAPHY (INOVA); RICH KESSLER (REDSKINS WELCOME HOME LUNCHEON)

On September 30, more than 500 guests gathered to honor the Inova Healthcare professionals, nurses, and physicians who inspire patients and provide unparalleled care. Held at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, the annual gala dinner was presented by WashingtonFirst Bank.


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INVITED

Steve and Marie Schram with Katherine Bradley Bob Hisaoka and Jim Abdo Sid and Sherrie Beckstead with Dimitri Galanis

JOAN HISAOKA GALA The ninth annual Joan Hisaoka “Make A Difference” Gala was held at The Omni Shoreham in honor of Joan Hisaoka, who lost her battle with cancer in 2008, and her dream of assisting those living with cancer. The gala benefited the Life with Cancer program of the Inova Schar Cancer Institute, included a VIP reception as well as silent and live auctions, and concluded with an after-party.

Geanne and David Gentry with Christine Weise

Bonnie and Dick Patterson

Stanley and Nina Snow

Cynthia Steele Vance and Mark Lowham

John and Joann Mason

DeAngelo Hall and Dr. Alex Naini

Pierre Garçon, Keirsten Allen, Chris Baker, Sherry Gruden, and Josh Norman

REDSKINS RUNWAY SHOW Chris Cooley

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The Redskins Charitable Foundation and the WOW Wives hosted the second annual Redskins Runway Show at Bloomingdale’s Tysons Corner. The fundraiser supports the programs and efforts of the Redskins Charitable Foundation, which has given almost $20 million to the community, and serves 190,000 individuals in the DC metro area annually. The runway show starred Washington Redskins players, their wives, and the team ownership.

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SAVE THE DATE! Monday, February 6, 2017 The Women’s Board of the American Heart Association Greater Washington Region Presents A Beneft Luncheon & Fashion Show

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel 2660 Woodley Road NW Washington, DC 20008 Reception at 11am, Luncheon at 12pm

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INVITED Design Within Reach Georgetown showroom

Jonathan Kuhn and Gary Frey

Fredric Kendrick and Debra Killick

Kim Phillips, John Edelman, and Vienna Bandur

John McPhee and Evan Berenzweig

DESIGN WITHIN REACH GEORGETOWN Design Within Reach hosted the grand opening of the new Georgetown location, in partnership with the National Building Museum. Guests enjoyed giveaways, wine courtesy of Early Mountain Vineyards, and small bites while they viewed the stunning furnishings and collections.

Sean Yoo chats with Mona Elsayed and Mark Simmons.

Catherine Hailey-Babin, Marnie Keaney, and Heather Cummings

Boofie and Margaret O’Gorman with Chris and Peggy Lyn Spencer

Ron Sitrin, Sue Fitzpatrick, and John Mentis

TOP OF THE HAY WITH LONG & FOSTER CHRISTIE’S

Boomer Foster and Zelda Heller

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On September 21, Long & Foster hosted the Christie’s International Real Estate welcome reception for the 2016 Luxury Specialist Conference at The Hay-Adams. Guests enjoyed cocktails and a view while networking with other Christie’s agents from around the country.

Eleanor Moriarty, Ilana Marcus, and Monique Sofo

Colleen Ludington, Erin Haig, Lis McCrossan, and Cindy Castano-Swannack

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ALFREDO FLORES (DESIGN WITHIN REACH); RICH KESSLER (LONG & FOSTER)

Guests take in the views from the Top of the Hay.


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FREELY SPEAKING

Stronger together: The author’s parents—Mary Page Evans and Tom Evans, a Republican congressman from Delaware—stand next to George Bush (left), who at the time was Ronald Reagan’s running mate in the 1980 presidential election.

BIPARTISAN BEDFELLOWS THERE IS HOPE FOR A FUTURE WITHOUT POLITICAL ACRIMONY—JUST ASK MY PARENTS.

Political and civil unrest. Riots in the streets over race and war. Accusations of dirty tricks in presidential campaigns. The Watergate Hotel in the headlines. Are we talking about the 1970s or the present day? I never imagined the political climate could get more polarized than when I was growing up in the Nixon era amid Vietnam and the Black Panthers.

People were sharply divided then, and no one embodied that divide better than my parents. Mom was a devout Democrat, while dad, a Republican congressman from Delaware, was the co-chair of the Republican National Committee for part of the Nixon administration. Every election year, they joked that they’d cancel out each other’s votes. Today they love to tell a

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story from the early ’70s when my mother joined an anti-Vietnam War march in Washington. My father’s RNC driver dropped her off amid the protesters. “Are you sure this is where you want me to leave you, Mrs. Evans? Does your husband know?” That evening, she joined my father for a party at the Watergate. Sunburned from a day of protesting in paisley prints and bell-bottom jeans,

mom struck up a conversation with a White House aide about Nixon’s infamous “Enemies List.” “That sounds wonderful,” she joked. “I’d love to be on that list.” “You are,” retorted the operative. And with that, he walked away, leaving my liberal-leaning mother at a loss for words—probably for the first time in her life. Now married for 55 years,

my parents’ opposing political views are proof that bipartisan bedfellows can and do exist. Which should give us all hope. Like my mother, I’m a devoted Dem‚, and in a few months, I will be meeting a Republican at the end of the aisle. If my parents are any example, differences don’t have to be deal breakers—in fact, they can make for a more perfect union.

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