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Washington, DC, is a place where massive changeover occurs like clockwork every four or eight years, but the annual Cherry Blossom Festival represents continuity. In this season of firsts, the festival celebrates its 90th anniversary and 105 years since the United States received the gift of cherry trees from Japan. During this particular

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cherry blossom season, the broader influence of the gift—and of Japanese culture—is prominent throughout the city. For a deeper look, start with the exhibition by the spectacular—and subversive— installation artist Yayoi Kusama at the Hirshhorn Museum (details on page 41). Take a culinary tour of Japan with a reservation at

Sushi Taro (sushitaro.com) or Sushiko (sushikorestaurants .com), two of the best Japanese restaurants in the DMV. Explore the Japanese-style garden at the Hillwood Estate (hillwood museum.org), especially beautiful this time of year. Hotels, restaurants, and studios are a veritable scavenger hunt of cherry blossom décor; as you

explore, share your favorites online and tag Capitol File with the hashtag #CapFileMoment. Ninety years on, the festival feels like an apolitical extravaganza, but it’s worth noting that the gift from Tokyo City Mayor Yukio Ozaki was intended to deepen relations between our two countries. There were dark times in that

relationship—Star Trek actor and social media star George Takei wrote a moving, haunting account for The Washington Post last year of his own experiences in the US’s World War II internment camps—but the cherry blossoms are a beautiful and important reminder of the positive values that have made us a leader on the global stage.

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The Cherry Blossom Festival, including the official parade (LEFT) and the Blossom Kite Festival (SHOWN HERE), is on its way. The century-old gift of the trees (BOTTOM LEFT) has a widespread effect on Washington, right down to the festive décor in places like CityCenterDC (BELOW).


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RETURN TO GRACE Beloved chef Johnny Spero is bringing fresh new dishes to Georgetown’s Grace Street.

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GET A ROOM! Yayoi Kusama’s Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity is just one of the artist’s spectacular pieces transforming the Hirshhorn Museum.

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SCENE.STYLE.SPACE. 41 // GET A ROOM!

20 // THE LIST 23 // INVITED

Yayoi Kusama’s dazzling exhibition reimagines the Hirshhorn Museum as a fantastic series of immersive spaces.

44 // MIX MASTER

COVER STORY 36 // G FORCE

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THE FUNNY FACTOR Comedian Kathy Griffin is bringing her hilarious new act to the DMV.

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With a fairy-tale home life and a powerhouse personal brand, E! personality and entrepreneur Giuliana Rancic strides into her 15th year with the network—happy, healthy, and loving her new life.

With a confident, print-centric spring collection, Jonathan Saunders debuts as DVF’s first-ever chief creative officer.

46 // TWO’S COMPANY Julie Kent and Victor Barbee put their stamp on the Washington Ballet with a new staging of Giselle.

48 // UK IN THE USA Ambassador Kim Darroch and his wife reflect on their first year in the British embassy’s residence.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY LLOYD BISHOP/NBC/NBCU PHOTO BANK VIA GETTY IMAGES (GRIFFIN); JEFFREY MARTIN (DISH); © YAYOI KUSAMA (AFTERMATH OF OBLITERATION OF ETERNITY)

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SPRING 2017

50 // PREPPY IN PINK Nothing says spring like the season’s quintessential hue.

52 // RETURN TO GRACE Johnny Spero brings a taste of Basque country to Georgetown.

54 // DESIGN MINDS Three DC pros reveal the top interior design trends for spring.

56 // DON’T CALL IT MELLOW YELLOW Joelle Solimano offers tips on wearing the season’s brightest trend.

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58 // THE FUNNY FACTOR A wave of comic relief is on its way. Which show is right for you? We break it down.

60 // HOUSE OF GEMS Two titans of DC jewelry invest in decadent store redesigns.

62 // COLOR ME SPRINGTIME! As buds burst and nature blossoms, watchmakers offer a riot of color in pieces that bloom on the wrist.

64 // TIME-TESTED Skip the trendy spa services for these two tried-and-true favorites for spring-ready skin.

FASHION FEATURE 68 // OPPOSITES ATTRACT

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Spring’s overriding trend: Modern mash-ups of color, texture, and shape showcase fashion eclecticism at its best. The ultimate accessory: Bravado!

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DESIGN MINDS Statement mirrors, like these from Ligne Roset, are just one way to instantly update your space for spring, say industry pros.

SPRING 2017

SELF 79 // BODY TALK Increasingly sophisticated technology is making it easier than ever to get the body you’ve always dreamed of.

THE SOURCE 85 // SCENE.STYLE.SPACE. Your guide to DC’s finest entertainment, shopping, and more!

BY THE NUMBERS 104 // AMAZON PRIME REAL ESTATE Jeff Bezos, founder of the e-commerce juggernaut, buys up the former Textile Museum.

ON THE COVER: Giuliana Rancic Photography by Eric Levin Styling by Kate Loscalzo Hair by Morgan Leek Makeup by Ofelia Suar Feher for Mario Tricoci Shot on location at InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, 505 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-4100; icchicagohotel.com Bell blouse, Givenchy ($1,495). Saks Fifth Avenue, Tysons Galleria, 703-761-0700; saks.com. Larissa open-pleat pants, Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet ($295). 3303 M St. NW, 202-602-0445; aliceandolivia.com. 18k gold Triplicity necklace, Hearts on Fire. (price on request). jamesandsons.com. Bangles and rings, her own

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

WELL, 2017 WASTED NO TIME GETTING AMPED UP, DID IT? Spring is nearly here, and with it, my chronic overuse of chronically overused clichés. “Spring has sprung.” “New beginnings.” “Spring into style.” I guess technically that last one is a pun, but it counts. Fortunately, most of these phrases get edited out by my diligent managing editor (thanks, Oussama!), and you, dear readers, are spared. On the heels of the inauguration and on the eve of White House Correspondents’

Association Dinner weekend, there’s no easing into this year for Washingtonians. It really is a new season, both literally and metaphorically, and DC is an interesting place to be. In our office, we’re gearing up for back-to-back events, planning for the year ahead, and launching a series of new social media efforts (follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat, won’t you?). And outside of the office, there’s so much to explore as the weather begins to break and the sun lingers a little longer each day (hallelujah for

all that Vitamin D!). With this issue, we’re launching a fab new section called The Source, making the back of the magazine a destination for the best things to do, places to go, and people to see in the District. We put our network to work, coming up with intel and insider tips for restaurants, salons, and much more, so keep an eye out for recommendations from some city insiders you might just recognize. Stick with us in 2017, and we’ll keep you connected. Enjoy the issue!

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To kick off inauguration weekend, the Capitol File team (from left: Laura Mullen, Suzy Jacobs, Meredith Merrill, Christina Cuevas, and Erin Gleason) and I joined Team Rubicon Global at Fiola Mare.


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programming that includes inspired dining and beverage and retail concepts. So many DC establishments want you to come in and experience the best they have to offer, and they also want to make sure you leave with a good memory and a desire to return. The emphasis is on experience over presentation. Even real estate firms are creating feel-good moments for potential home buyers. The Fleisher Group from TTR Sotheby’s has been thinking outside the box for a while now, hosting events in some of their luxury properties on the market. They are creating

experiences that allow prospective buyers to envision how they would entertain in a particular property. What better way to try out your dream home? The bottom line is that DC is an experiential town. Our residents are celebrating life, and it is contagious. So if you are planning a dinner party or selling a house or opening a new boutique, make sure you create an experience for your guests, because that is what we locals are getting used to. Cheers to spring!

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FASHION. FOOD. FUN. Lela Rose, the renowned dress designer, was recently speaking at the Washington Antiques Show touting these three items as being the keys to a great dinner party. The more she spoke, the more I thought about how they also represent so many happenings in DC. Restaurants like Maketto are selling clothes in one room while you dine in another; all the luxury boutiques are serving Champagne and bites while you browse for spring fashion; hotels, such as the brand new Sagamore Pendry Baltimore Hotel in Fell’s Point, are offering exclusive


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THE LIST SPRING 2017

Sarah Jessica Parker

Andy Ross

Monling Lee

Bryan Voltaggio

Sarah Bayot

Michael McCary

Andy Duncan

Spike Gjerde

Timothy Keating

Yayoi Kusama

Tim Nordwind

Stara Pezeshkian

Jeff Enriquez

Rachel Gardner

Chief Justice John Roberts

Trevor Frye

Natalie Portman

Mitchell Rales

Mark Michael

Kate Warren

Eric Michael

Damian Kulash

Maren Morris

Ally Banks

Brian Petro

Dr. Brian Gray

Lorenzo Creighton

Drew Graham

Kitiya King

Dan Konopka

Michael Voltaggio

Kerra Michele Huerta

Kasia Bronisz

David Burke

Shawn Stockman

Marcus Samuelsson

Elaine Mensah

Steve Ross

Nicole Alfieri

Ramona Kaveza

Marc Nelson

Kevin Hallums

Pia Carusone

Jane Cafritz

Davin Gentry

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RE-VISION: Looking anew at the art of Philip Johnson and the design of The Kreeger Museum March 10 – July 29,2017 Photographers Cynthia Connolly, Frank Hallam Day, Avi Gupta, Max Hirshfeld Franz Jantzen and Colin Winterbottom interpret the architecture of Philip Johnson through the lens of their cameras. Each photographer has created work specifically for this exhibition. Curators: Michael E. Hickok, FAIA and Yolanda Cole, FAIA, of Hickok Cole Architects The Kreeger Museum 2401 Foxhall Road, NW Washington, DC 20007 www.kreegermuseum.org


INVITED

ALL EYES ON WASHINGTON CAPITOL FILE KICKED OFF AN HISTORIC INAUGURATION WEEKEND IN STYLE WITH TEAM RUBICON GLOBAL.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY GETTY/PAUL MORIGI

On January 19, more than 250 VIPs, celebrities, political operatives, business titans, elected officials, and members of the media fêted Team Rubicon Global at Fiola Mare. Capitol File and The Artists and Athletes Alliance, with great support from Ernst and Young LLP and BP America, welcomed guests to the Georgetown waterfront restaurant.

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INVITED The evening, entitled Celebration of Service, honored Tim Edwards of Team Rubicon UK and the Clark Foundation. Notable guests included BP’s Geoff Morrell and EY’s Marc Andersen; Marla Maples; Erin McPike; Senator Rand Paul and his wife, Kelley; Ricky Schroder; Sheila Johnson; Ed Henry; Mark Sanchez of the Dallas Cowboys; Ryan Zimmerman and Tanner Roark of the Washington Nationals; Rep. Mimi Walters; Duck Dynasty’s Willie and Korie Robertson; former Washington Redskin Ken Harvey; Erin Elmore; and Fox News’ Eric Bolling.

Patrick Bauer, Kelly Collis, Terra Brusseau, and Michael Ballard

Geoff Morrell, Poppy MacDonald, and David Vennett

Marla Maples and Ricky Schroder Loran Aikan, Missy Edwards, and Maria Trabocchi

Mark Sanchez and Ed Henry

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Timothy Lowery and Michael Zingali

Doug Kammerer, Tanner Roark, Ryan and Heather Zimmerman, and Amanda Roark

William T. Newman, John Kushnir, and Sheila Johnson

Michael and Rhonda Gallagher with Tom Kuhn

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Kelley and Sen. Rand Paul, Eric and Adrienne Bolling, Sergio Gor, and Ali Jahangeri


Francesca Craig and Izette Folger

Jonathan Willen

Catherine Kaplan, Lela Rose, and Laura Bennett

2017 WASHINGTON WINTER SHOW

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAY SNAP

Taking as its theme “The Art of Style,” the Washington Winter Show, Washington Antiques Show opened with its annual preview night at American University’s Katzen Arts Center. Guests enjoyed cocktails and elegant nibbles by Susan Gage Caterers as they took in the North American premiere of the exhibition “Coco Chanel: A New Portrait by Marion Pike.” Over the course of the weekend, the show featured a private luncheon with fashion designer Lela Rose, who discussed her book Pret-a-Party: Great Ideas for Good Times and Creative Entertaining, and a panel discussion with noted design experts Darryl Carter, Barry Dixon, Tori Mellott, and Maria Crosby Pollard.

Anna Beth Tidwell, Courtney Decker, and Caroline Willis

Kevin and Nazgol Fearnow

Leslie Maysak, Coleman Riddell, and Amy Porter Stroh

Jill Bruno and Denise Prince

Jessica Boulanger, Liz O’Donell, Amy Gross, Tara Lamond, and Lexi McKay

Susan Burke, Eleanor Roper, Tori Mellott, Barry Dixon, Maria Crosby Pollard, and Elizabeth Brown

Bessie Doffermyre and Marilouise Avery

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INVITED Dan Metcalf, Boomer Foster, and John Jorgenson

Wendy Gowdey and Duane Giglia

Zelda Heller, Jamie Coley, and Leigh Reed

LONG & FOSTER CHRISTIE’S YEAR END SOIRÉE

Diane Von Volkenburg, Fouad Talout, and Barry Redler

Sophie Delquie, Jeff Detwiler, and Victoria Kilcullen

Tammy Haddad, Parita Shah, chef José Andrés, and Amb. Peter Selfridge

Omarosa Manigault

Sarah Jessica Parker

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Linda O’Dea and Elena Solovyov

Timothy Maloney, Milt Peterson, James Murren, and Sen. Mike Miller

MGM NATIONAL HARBOR GRAND OPENING MGM National Harbor made its historic debut during a series of official grand opening festivities. Delivering incredible views of Washington, DC’s iconic monuments and unrivaled room, spa, entertainment, shopping, and dining offerings, the $1.4 billion resort introduced an experience unlike anything on the East Coast. Notables in attendance included Sarah Jessica Parker, José Andrés, the Voltaggio brothers, Marcus Samuelsson, and Wolf Blitzer.

Chefs Michael and Bryan Voltaggio

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Lee May

PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICH KESSLER (LONG & FOSTER CHRISTIE’S); DANIEL SWARTZ, MGM NATIONAL HARBOR (MGM NATIONAL HARBOR)

Long & Foster Christie’s held its Luxury Alliance Year-End Soirée at The Kreeger Museum. The event included a cocktail reception with festive bites and sips by Occasions Caterers, art insights by Christie’s education professor Matthew Nichols, and private tours of the museum.


Kelley McCormick and Kacy Hutchison

Sara Anazi, Hilary Phelps, and Natalie Pinto

Ashley Koff and Carla Peterson

FASHION LUNCHEON WITH RENE RUIZ Capitol File and Rosewood Washington, DC, hosted a fashion luncheon with Saks Fifth Avenue and designer Rene Ruiz. Guests enjoyed a fashion presentation of Ruiz’s formal designs and must-have accessories for the 2017 inauguration.

Formal designs by Rene Ruiz

Marianna Huberman, Marisol Lamadrid, and Mariella Trager

Alan Behar, Rene Ruiz, and Pascal Forotti

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOY ASICO (FASHION LUNCHEON); JAY SNAP (BOONE & SONS)

Kristen Bringsfield and Erin Fry

Courtney Billings and Jenny Castle

Pete Boone, Debbie Boone-Meisel, Erika Boone, Nellie Boone Benhard, and Darryl Boone

BOONE & SONS HOLIDAY RECEPTION Boone & Sons Jewelers hosted an intimate reception for guests to preview their annual Holiday Trunk Show offerings. The jewelers showcased their latest collections, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting EBeauty, a nonprofit that supports women undergoing treatments for cancer. 

Foree Biddle Maggie Boasberg, Jenny Desanto, and Katie Gormley

Gorgeous bracelets on display at Boone & Sons

Cynthia Bollweg and Karen Keller

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INVITED

Kristin Cecchi, Jamie Dorros, Amy Baier, and Amra Fazlic

Ballerinas celebrated with guests at the Nutcracker Tea Party.

NUTCRACKER TEA PARTY Following a performance of The Nutcracker, the Washington Ballet held its annual Nutcracker Tea Party, co-chaired by Andrea Rinaldi and Ginger Dietrich, at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel. The party benefited the Washington Ballet’s education and community engagement programs.

Rajesh Khubchandani, Jim Dinegar, Nicole Quiroga, and Oliver Kilburg

Beth Kohlhoss, Deborah Sigmund, and Chris Reed

Kim Gerber, Jennifer Blackwell, Jennifer Brauner, and Jackie Scroggins

THE RITZ-CARLTON, TYSONS CORNER CELEBRATES 25 YEARS

Dr. Stanley Dorrow and Jane Nankwenya

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The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner celebrated its 25th anniversary with an intimate black-tie state dinner. Guests enjoyed a culinary tour through classic courses that paid homage to the state of Virginia and that have defined The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner for the past 25 years.

Megan and Graycen Frantz

Rachel Firschein and Micky Farivar

Angie and Adora Goff with Avery and Callie Nierenberg

Justin Russell, Gerald Stanton Jr., and Dwayne Brauner

Iman Butler and Jay Jacobs

Brig.-Gen. Tareq Ghali Mubarak and Ed Walter

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOY ASICO (NUTCRACKER); RICH KESSLER (RITZ-CARLTON)

Ginger Dietrich, Victor Barbee, Julie Kent, and Andrea Rinaldi


Capitol File’s Insta-stars share a toast Guests dined on tapas at Jaleo by José Andrés.

#INSTADC DINNER AT JALEO

Holly Garner and Dave Dettloff

The social media influencers featured in Capitol File’s Winter issue, along with cover artist Cris Clapp Logan, were invited to an intimate dinner at Jaleo in Chinatown. Over four courses of flowing small plates, guests mixed and mingled, and discussed social media in DC.

Ellen Kaplan and Cris Clapp Logan

Tommy and Carlin Fuge with Erin and Jeff Fuge

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAY SNAP (#INSTADC); RICH KESSLER (JDRF)

Tom and Susan Faries with Bill Parson

JDRF Hope Gala guests danced the night away!

Michelle Dolansky and Todd Hitt

JDRF DC HOPE GALA JDRF hosted its annual DC Hope Gala at the National Building Museum, bringing together more than 700 members from top business, civic, and cultural industries. The event offered fine dining, live entertainment, and an auction that raised $2 million to support research to prevent, treat, and cure Type 1 diabetes.

Patrick and Elizabeth Blake

Suzanne and Adam Singer with Barbara Rapaport

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INVITED Isaia’s Jim Shay

Doug Mason, Carrie Knight, Ron Melillo, and Don Shapiro

Zack Ramadan, Luis Serrat, and DeAngelo Hall

Casey Stringer, Peter Locker, Chauncey Foust, and Michael Wilbon

Capitol File, Mazza Gallerie, and Saks Fifth Avenue hosted a private fashion dinner with Isaia‘s president, Jim Shay. While indulging in a personalized wine pairing from Stags’ Leap Winery, guests enjoyed discussions of men’s fashion and learned about Isaia’s collections.

Tim and Jocelyn Greenan

Liz Bobbitt and Sid Moskowitz

Hundley Poulson, Justin Nicholson, Kathryn Sharp, and Dick Poulson

Juliet Reid, Greg Gingery, and Robin Parsky

Diahn McGrath, Judy Sloane, Tom McGrath, and Courtney McGrath Spangler

WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW

Jamie Maher and Robin Neall

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The Washington International Horse Show, the country’s leading metropolitan indoor horseshow, took place at the Verizon Center. Top riders participated in jumping, hunter, and equitation competitions. Sponsors included Events DC, AT&T, and Salamander Resort & Spa.

The Show Jumping event at WIHS

Kasia Bronisz, Sally Stephens, and Tim and Mitchell Gold

PHOTOGRAPHY BY TONY J PHOTOGRAPHY (SAKS); RICH KESSLER (WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW)

SAKS MEN’S PRIVATE DINNER


Patrice Brickman with David and Carrie Marriott Paul Wharton and Eleanor Maguire Mandy Mills, Amanda Marshall, and Anne Mahlun

BUTTERFLY BASH Debbie and Ernie Jarvis

Patrick Chauvin and Gretchen Van der Veer

Fair Chance hosted its annual Butterfly Bash at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The signature event is held to raise funds and to honor local leaders who are committed to helping children in Washington, DC, break the cycle of poverty. Guests enjoyed an evening of cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dancing.

Victoria Bennis and Garry Jelen

Floyd and April Alexander

Monte Durham and Meghan Werner

Tim and Basak Reed, Len Adler, and Michelle and TJ Mathieson

PHOTOGRAPHY BY JAY SNAP

CAPITAL CARING Capital Caring presented the Passion for Caring Gala at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. Themed “A Night in Havana,” guests were transported to Cuba by the event’s sights, sounds, and flavors. New to this year’s gala was a raffle that supported the organization’s work for hospice and palliative care in the community.

Greg Michaelson and Joelle Forester

Dan Adler, Greg Albright, Matt Howe, and Michael R Leaver

Malene Davis and Tom Koutsoumpas

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INVITED

Stephanie Watson and Steve Chenevey

Fr. Steve Planning, Tamara Day, and Tim Shriver Jeanne and Mark Shriver with Kathleen and Chris Matthews Lois Romano with Sherri and Robert Cunningham

MARK SHRIVER BOOK SIGNING Kathleen and Chris Matthews hosted a book signing reception at their home for Mark Shriver and his new title, Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis. Guests included Senator Edward Markey and Congressmen Steve Cohen and Paul Hodes.

Gordon Peterson and Anne Fleming chat with Mark Shriver.

Peter Franchot, Anne Maher, and Sen. Edward Markey

Tania Nuschese and Moza Alshamsi

Jamie Dorros and Stephanie Lemer

Samai Faruki browses the SemSem collection.

SEMSEM FALL FÊTE

Abeer Al Otaiba and Amy Baier

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SemSem hosted its fall fête at the private residence of Amy and Brett Baier. The event featured the brand’s Fall/Winter 2016 clothing collection for women and girls designed by Abeer Al Otaiba. SemSem’s upcoming season will support Every Mother Counts, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, everywhere.

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Rebeca Sterling, Sharon Bradley, and April Yvonne Firoozabadi

PHOTOGRAPHY BY RICH KESSLER (BOOK SIGNING); JAY SNAP (SEMSEM)

Michelle Fenty and Amb. Capricia Marshall


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ALL TTR 336 AGENTS

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ALL WFP 186 AGENTS

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* Source: Information is based on data supplied MRIS and its member Association(s) of REALTORS, who are not responsible for its accuracy, as compiled by Terradatum. Does not reflect all activity in the marketplace. Comparison based on sales period January 1, 2016 – December 31, 2016, as of January 13, 2017. Agent count for TTR and WFP based on count of MRIS IDs as compiled by Terradatum, as of January 13, 2017, and the count and names of their affiliated agents may have changed during the year. Information contained in this report is deemed reliable but not guaranteed, and should be independently verified. Production of Long & Foster Top 200 Agents is based on internal company records. ** TTR and WFP are #2 and #3 brokers in Capitol Region in sales volume, and #7 and #14 in number of units sold in 2016.


Dress, Pamella Roland ($2,990). Neiman Marcus, Tysons Galleria, 703-7611600; neimanmarcus.com. Copley diamond bangle and 18k Copley bangle (prices on request), Hearts on Fire. jamesandsons.com. Choker and bangles, Rancic’s own


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FORCE With a fairy-tale y-tale home life and a powerhouse p rhouse personal p rsonal brand, br E! personality and dynamic entrepreneur G iuliana Rancic strides into he Giuliana her 15th year with the net network—happy, k—happ healthy, and loving her ne new life. iinterview nt view by B BILL IL RANCIC ANCIC photography by ERIC LE LEVIN

WHAT AN EPIC FIVE YEARS it’s been for Giuliana Rancic. The longtime

star of E!’s Fashion Police was declared cancer-free after a double mastectomy in 2012, then welcomed her son, Duke, later that year. Since then, she has stepped back into the spotlight in a serious way, launching the wildly popular HSN fashion collection G by Giuliana and the wine line Xo, G; writing a New York Times best seller, Going Off Script; and partnering with husband Bill Rancic to expand the RPM dining brand with the recently opened restaurant RPM Italian in DC. With Rancic gracing her first Capitol File cover, it was clear that only her husband could do the interview justice—and the former winner of The Apprentice was happy to oblige. In a playful pre-awards-season chat, Giuliana talks openly with Bill about her newfound peace, the life-changing lessons of the past five years, and what it’s like to come home to DC. Giuliana, thank you for sitting down with me. I really appreciate you taking the time. It is an honor and a privilege. My goodness! I wasn’t prepared for something so official. I try to be a professional in every way I can. Just recently you celebrated five years since having your final surgery. Take us through the journey of the last five years. The five-year milestone is so important in breast cancer. I feel like I’ve come full circle. [Five years ago] there was just so much fear and uncertainty in my future. At five years, I’m so much more calm, and I’m such a different person in a way, and really better because of it. Which leads me to my next question. When you look back at the five years, tell me the three biggest changes in Giuliana. There are so many, but I think the main one is I just appreciate life more. I mean, you just do. When you go through something like breast cancer, as you always say, Bill—I’m going to steal a line from you, and I’m giving you credit— —which is very rare. Normally, I steal lines from you but I don’t give you credit. That’s okay. Here I’m going to give you credit, since you’re here in front of me. You always say, “When you go through something big in life, you turn down the volume on the little things and the things that don’t matter, and you turn up the

volume on the things that do matter.” matter I think that’s what I’ve done in the past five years, and I think you can see it through the decisions I’ve made, especially with work. Yeah. And personally as well. The biggest has been pulling back on the day-to-day work life so that I could move to Chicago and be able to take Duke to school every day. Going back to your question, I think I’m much stronger than I was before. I agree. I used to think I was strong, but I didn’t realize how strong I could be. I remember a great quote that I used to always look at, something along the lines of “You realize your true strength when you have no other choice but to be strong.” You’re out of options. I had no choice… and I realized, Wow, I’m a strong chick. That was one of the positives of breast cancer, that realization, because it has helped me go through other things these past five years. The third thing is... You know, I’ve always been empathetic, but I think that got turned up a lot, especially with women and the issues women go through. Speaking of that, I think one of the things I’m extremely proud of you for doing is creating Fab-U-Wish. Tell me what that has meant to you. Fab-U-Wish I created not long after I had my surgery. You and I were driving in the car one night, and we came up with the name Fab-U-Wish. We did. You like to think you came up with the name, right? Are you kidding me? I think I came up with it. Wow, this is unbelievable. Okay, you’re right. Maybe you did. I have to have a trademark attorney on retainer in the house. [Laughs] Fab-U-Wish was a way to give back to other women going through breast cancer, but really tied to my own experience. I remember going back to work for the first time after my double mastectomy. I got my hair and makeup done, and I put on a pretty dress, and I looked in the mirror, and it was the

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first time in a very long time I recognized the person looking back at me. The old you. The old me. The girl before the breast cancer. Seeing that really helped me say, “You know what? I don’t have to be a different person. I can be myself. I can still have the life I had before. I’m going to get through this, and I’m going to stay the same woman that I am.” That was very helpful, and I thought, I wish I could do this for other women and just let them feel fabulous for the day. That’s how Fab-U-Wish came about. We’re almost five years in, and since then we’ve partnered with the Pink Agenda, which is under the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Together, we fulfill wishes and also raise money for breast cancer research. It’s been incredible. Speaking of Fab-U-Wish, this is Capitol File’s Spring Fashion Issue. What excites you about fashion? Everything. I love fashion, but I grew up in a fashion-centric household. My father [Eduardo DePandi] is still, at 79, a master tailor from Naples, Italy. Still, every day, he makes these beautiful custom Italian suits for some of the best-dressed men in Washington, DC. I’m very proud of my father. It’s in your DNA. Just growing up in that household, my mom loves fashion, my sister used to work for Versace when she first started her career. I remember one night we were going to a very nice party in DC. I was a teenager. I came down in a pantsuit. My dad said, “No, Giuliana. Go back upstairs and get your big sister’s Versace dress out of her closet.” I’m like, “Okay, when Monica finds out that I’m wearing this Versace dress, you’ve got to defend me, Dad.” The point is, my dad had such a great eye. You have quite an eye for it, so much so that you’ve created the G by Giuliana line of clothing for HSN. What can we expect in the Spring collection? Are you wearing it now? I know you are. I’m always wearing G by Giuliana. I hear other designers say, “Oh, I don’t necessarily design for myself. I design for all women.” But first and foremost, I think you should design what you love, and then take it from there. Because you need to love it and you need to want to wear it. Let’s shift gears. You grew up in Bethesda and chose to attend undergraduate and graduate school in the DC metro area. Why did you decide to stay close to home? I chose University of Maryland at College Park for their exceptional journalism program. I had my eye on Maryland’s program for many years and was thrilled when I was accepted. As for graduate school, American University has a terrific program that allows students to experience reporting in the nation’s capital. Each day, we would choose a different beat to cover: the Supreme Court, the Pentagon, the White House, the State Department, or Capitol Hill. We had incredible access. I wouldn’t have been able to get that kind of experience at many other schools. Being part of that program gave me a solid foundation and truly shaped me as a journalist. When you moved to LA, what was the first thing you missed about DC? My family and friends! I graduated on a Sunday and was on a flight to LA the following Friday. It was my first time living away from home and I was completely alone. I was terrified but excited. I didn’t know a soul in Los Angeles—no famous uncle or any other connections to the business—so I had to figure things out quickly. But I’m glad that was the case, because it made me fight harder from the start. I always knew my old life would be waiting for me back in DC if things didn’t work out, and that gave me tremendous comfort in hard times. I thought you were going to say you missed Mama DePandi’s cooking the most! Oh wait, I take back everything I said… Yes, there is nothing I missed more

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than my mom’s pasta! When you first got into the restaurant business, did you know you would want to open one in DC? It was always on my mind, but I never lobbied for it because we were so focused on being the best in the Chicago market with RPM Italian and RPM Steak. When our partners approached us about making DC our first venture outside of Chicago, I was over the moon. What drew my family here from Naples, Italy, in the first place was the success story of two of my uncles who owned a slew of popular restaurants in the DC area—Tiberio, Tragara, Terrazza, Piccolo Mondo, Otello, and Rigoletto. Another uncle later opened Pasta Mia in Adams Morgan. We immigrated when I was 7, and I grew up in these restaurants. That time in my life holds a special place in my heart. So for me it’s very personal. I’ve always loved coming home, but now that we have a restaurant here, it’s even better. What do you want RPM Italian to feel like, look like, taste like when DC diners visit? One thing I want is for people to love the ambience. I love the way RPM feels—it’s chic and sexy and has incredible energy, yet you can still hear everyone at the table talking without getting drowned out by loud music or bad acoustics. A memorable dining experience comes from that perfect alchemy of getting every element right, even the sound waves. Obviously, the two most important factors are always going to be the food and the service, and I think we’ve nailed both. I know the answer to this question, but what is your favorite dish on the menu? You know me too well, honey… Mama DePandi’s Bucatini Pomodoro, of course. I have a confession to make that I have never told anyone before: The last time we were at RPM in DC with my mom, she leaned over and whispered to me that she thinks the way the Neapolitan chef prepares her pasta is even better than the way she prepares it at home! I could not believe these words came out of her mouth, but then she ordered a second serving—no joke—and I knew she was for real. Too funny! Was it different preparing to open a restaurant in your hometown, where your mother, whose recipes inspired the menu, lives? It was different. I wanted to continue the family legacy of fine Italian dining. At the end of the day, that meant being both delicious and authentic. As you well know, authenticity is paramount to me, in every aspect of my life, so I wanted people to feel like they were enjoying a meal just like they would get at the best restaurants in Italy. But also, I knew my hometown friends would be dining here, and a lot of them grew up on my mom’s cooking, so I wanted to make sure the food was outstanding for them as well. Last question: What’s it like being a mother? It’s a life-changer, but it’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me—you and Duke are the best things that have ever happened to me. He’s just the best. Every day, it’s something new and adorable. It’s a type of joy you just don’t get anywhere else. I love to laugh, as you know. Italian family, lots of laughter. But the kind of laugh that I experience when my son makes me laugh is unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. When I look at him, I see you, and you’re the best dad I could have dreamed of. I just feel like my life’s complete. Things change, but right now life is beautiful. I think that’s wonderful. Giuliana. On behalf of Capitol File magazine, thank you. My goodness. I feel like I’m on the Today show and you’re Matt Lauer. I appreciate your candor, and I think our readers are really going to enjoy this. Thank you, Matt. I mean Bill. You had me fooled for a minute there.

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“WHEN OUR PARTNERS APPROACHED US ABOUT MAKING DC OUR FIRST [RESTAURANT] VENTURE OUTSIDE OF CHICAGO, I WAS OVER THE MOON.” —GIULIANA RANCIC

Beaded dress, Pamella Roland ($3,630). Neiman Marcus, Tysons Galleria, 703761-1600; neimanmarcus.com. 18k Lorelei diamond crisscross ring, Hearts on Fire (price on request). jamesandsons.com Styling by Kate Loscalzo Hair by Morgan Leek Makeup by Ofelia Suar Feher for Mario Tricoci Shot on location at InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, 505 N. Michigan Ave., 312-944-4100; icchicagohotel.com The InterContinental was built in 1929 and remains a true Chicago icon. Situated on the city’s Magnificent Mile, the hotel offers guests easy access to Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse, ENO Wine Bar, the I-Club and historic indoor pool, high-end shopping, and all the attractions Chicago has to offer.


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SCENE | STYLE | SPACE

EVERYBODY ’S TALKING ABOUT...

GET A ROOM! YA ’S DAZZLING EXHIBITION REIMAGINES THE HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AS A FANTASTIC SERIES OF IMMERSIVE SPACES.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY QAGOMA PHOTOGRAPHY/© YAYOI KUSAMA

BY KRISTON CAPPS

Yayoi Kusama debuted the first of her mirror rooms in 1965, decades before the world was ready for them. Her installation art—beyond bizarre when it first surfaced, but massively influential today—is the subject of a survey at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors,” which opens on February 23, showcases the Japanese artist’s ever-evolving, immersive sculptural practice. It’s the first museum survey to focus specifically on her environments, from Infinity Mirror Room—Phalli’s Field (a mirror-clad room, first shown in 1965, that is stuffed with plush, polka-dotted phalluses) to The Obliteration Room (an ongoing project since 2002 in which visitors “obliterate” an all-white dwelling with colorful dot stickers). Kusama is a forerunner of the artistic practices that have come to define the Hirshhorn’s recent programming—namely, spectacle. Doug Aitken’s “SONG1” (2012), in which the artist projected a 360-degree video onto the façade of the cylindrical museum building, is just one recent piece that owes a debt to Kusama. She and her contemporaries, among them Yoko Ono and Carolee

Art all over: The Hirshhorn Museum’s new exhibition kicks off the first major North American tour of Yayoi Kusama’s work in nearly two decades. SHOWN: With The Obliteration Room (2002 to present), Kusama allows museumgoers to cover a white space with dot stickers.

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Schneemann, challenged and expanded the possibilities of art practices in the 1960s. Kusama in particular settled on a practice that emphasized space and physicality. Space, a new emphasis at the museum, has always been at the core of Kusama’s work, although she has not always received credit for it. “She was a provocateur,” says Mika Yoshitake, associate curator at the Hirshhorn, who assembled the show. “There have been many artists to use mirrors or mirror rooms. It speaks to how as a woman and also as an Asian artist living in New York at the time, it was very tough. Lucas Samaras got pages and pages in Artforum, lots of features about his mirror room contemporaneously, while Kusama got just a few lines mentioned in a very minor art newspaper.” “Infinity Mirrors” includes six different immersive installations, which will appear as cubes inside the museum. The Hirshhorn will use timed tickets to control traffic flow for an exhibit that is bound to be a fan favorite. Viewers will have less than a minute to enter into works like Fireflies on the Water (2002), a darkened mirror room filled with what seem to be a galaxy’s worth of twinkling lights. That should be enough time for most viewers to snap the perfect ’gram—her work is ubiquitous on social media, no one leaves one of her mirror rooms without snapping a selfie—and for some to be transported somewhere else. “That experience is very much ‘your body is an atom— dispersed,’” Yoshitake says. “You’re part of the physical space, but in a different way, as if you’re part of the cosmological atmosphere.” February 23 to May 14, Independence Ave. at Seventh St. SW, 202-633-4674; hirshhorn.si.edu

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Dark matter: Part of Kusama’s appeal stems from her insistence on visual elements (such as dots, pumpkins, and phalluses) that are whimsical yet sinister, and infused with an intoxicating spirit of dark comedy. RIGHT AND BELOW: The artist is shown in 1965 in the Infinity Mirror Room— Phalli’s Field and in 2016 with more recent work.

PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF OTA FINE ARTS, TOKYO/SINGAPORE AND VICTORIA MIRO, LONDON. © YAYOI KUSAMA (ALL THE ETERNAL LOVE I HAVE FOR THE PUMPKINS); BY EIKOH HOSOE/COURTESY OF OTA FINE ARTS, TOKYO/SINGAPORE; VICTORIA MIRO, LONDON; DAVID ZWIRNER, NEW YORK. © YAYOI KUSAMA (INSTALLATION VIEW OF INFINITY MIRROR ROOM); BY TOMOAKI MAKINO/COURTESY OF THE ARTIST © YAYOI KUSAMA (KUSAMA)

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STYLE TASTEMAKER

MIX MASTER WITH A CONFIDENT, PRINT-CENTRIC SPRING COLLECTION, JONATHAN SAUNDERS DEBUTS AS DVF’S FIRST-EVER CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER.

“Printed textiles were always something I loved, so there is a definite synergy,” says Jonathan Saunders of his interpretation of the iconic DVF brand. LEFT, FROM TOP: Circle shoulder handbag ($298); colorful details from the Spring/ Summer 2017 collection.

The name Diane von Furstenberg evokes a rush of unique attributes: femininity, empowerment, confidence, grace. It also conjures New York itself. So when designer Jonathan Saunders presented his first collection for the iconic brand for Spring/Summer 2017, many wondered how a man from Scotland might interpret the vision of a worldly New York woman. The answer, it turns out, is quite successfully. “I saw it straight away— that effortless sense of ease, femininity without being too girly or frou-frou, sensuality, and a provocative nature,” says Saunders, 39, who built his name in London with his eponymous, print-heavy collection (which shuttered in late 2015 after 12 years in business), and who is now Diane von Furstenberg’s first creative head not named Diane von Furstenberg. “Textiles, and printed textiles in general, were always something I loved, so there is a definite synergy between what I stand for and what the brand stands for.”

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THIS PAGE: PHOTOGRAPHY BY JIMI FRANKLIN (CLOTHING DETAIL); COURTESY OF DVF (PORTRAIT, HANDBAG); OPPOSITE PAGE: PHOTOGRAPHY BY JIMI FRANKLIN (TOP); COURTESY OF DVF (BOTTOM LEFT, BOTTOM RIGHT)

BY BRYN KENNY


Saunders’s bold mix of patterns is apparent in this dress ($698) and origami belt ($178) from his new collection.

“I SAW [THE DVF HERITAGE] STRAIGHT AWAY— THAT EFFORTLESS EASE, FEMININITY, SENSUALITY, A PROVOCATIVE NATURE.” —jonathan saunders Midi dress ($498) and hammered-gold earring ($168). right: Scarf-hem tiered dress ($598), belt ($178), Steamer handbag ($798), and Laredo heels ($378).

As von Furstenberg herself steps away from designing to focus more on her philanthropic work, Saunders has segued with ease into the newly created role of chief creative officer. With about three months to present his first collection—which features original Saunders prints—there wasn’t much time to sweat the small stuff. “It was definitely a baptism by fire,” he says. “But there was such goodwill and belief within the team about what I wanted to do, which enabled me to go in with the velocity that was required to put a collection together within that period of time.” That velocity-driven result is a lively, eclectic mix of printed separates, including bold, wide-legged trousers, structured outerwear, flowing skirts, versatile shifts, and, yes, wrap dresses that stay true to the brand’s DNA. Printed silks and cottons—from an eye-catching Sakura blossom pattern to more graphic stripes and color blocking—create an overall sense of playful fluidity. Unsurprisingly, Saunders says he turned to dancers and choreographers such as Michael Clark and Pina Bausch when conjuring up the new silhouettes, noting, “Dancers are incredible examples of body movement and sensuality.” And while DVF devotees will appreciate Saunders’s respect for the label’s heritage, he didn’t shy away from threading his own point of view throughout. One wrap-style dress in particular manages to combine a mixture of seemingly every print in the collection—a testament to his willingness to venture into unexpected territory. “When Diane started the brand, it was about effortless clothes, but also interesting clothes. These weren’t simple retiring dresses—they were bold, bright dresses that happen to have a sense of ease,” he says. “That still feels really relevant today.” Saks Fifth Avenue, Tysons Galleria, 703-7610700; dvf.com

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SCENE SPOTLIGHT

TWO’S COMPANY THIS MARCH, JULIE NT AND VICTOR BARBEE PUT THEIR STAMP ON THE WASHINGTON BALLET WITH A NEW STAGING OF GISELLE. BY STEPHANIE GREEN

Ask the Washington Ballet’s new artistic director, Julie Kent, how she’s enjoying her life in Washington and you’ll receive a not-so-surprising reply: “Well… I’ve been in the studio working pretty much since we arrived.” This dogged work ethic has been the engine behind her graceful journey from Bethesda’s homegrown dancer to world-class star at the American Ballet Theatre, where she performed some of ballet’s most iconic roles as a principal dancer from 1993 to 2015. Last year she and her husband, Victor Barbee, another ABT principal dancer, returned to the area to take the reins of the Washington Ballet. (Barbee is the associate artistic director.) It’s clear her collaboration with Barbee keeps her inspired. “He brings decades of experience in a specialized way of transferal of information,” she explains, ticking off the dance luminaries with whom he’s worked. This March, at the Kennedy Center, they reveal the fruit of their labor with Giselle, a timeless story of “betrayal and forgiveness,” she says. Their take on the ballet is “very straightforward… so it doesn’t stray from the heart of the story.” “The foundation for ballet stands upon the classical masterpieces,” adds Barbee. “The Washington Ballet, by starting with Giselle, will further enhance its presence as a source of cultural pride in our nation’s capital.” March 1–5, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW, 202-4674600; kennedy-center.org

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“I’VE BEEN IN THE STUDIO WORKING PRETTY MUCH SINCE WE ARRIVED.” —JULIE KENT

PHOTOGRAPHY BY GARY FRIEDMAN/LOS ANGELES TIMES VIA GETTY IMAGES (BALLET); BILL O’LEARY/THE WASHINGTON POST VIA GETTY IMAGES (PORTRAIT)

Taking flight: Julie Kent dances the title role in Giselle opposite José Manuel Carreño for American Ballet Theatre in 2009. The piece is close to her heart: It made up the backstory to the 1987 film Dancers, in which she starred with Mikhail Baryshnikov. BELOW: Kent with her husband, Victor Barbee.


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UK IN THE USA AMBASSADOR M DARROCH AND HIS WIFE REFLECT ON THEIR FIRST YEAR IN THE BRITISH EMBASSY’S RESIDENCE. BY AMY MOELLER

The life of British Ambassador Kim Darroch and his wife, Lady Vanessa Darroch, is a nonstop procession of meetings and events at their Massachusetts Avenue home. In a recent 36-hour stretch, Kim joined the UK’s foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, in New York with Steve Bannon and Jared Kushner; in the couple’s residence with foreign-policy correspondents; and on the Hill with Mitch McConnell, Paul Ryan, Bob Corker, and Ben Cardin. Last year, with all the working breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and cocktail parties, the residence held nearly 700 events. “If you’re not careful, you end up eating far too much—and drinking far too much!” says Kim. The list of items that the couple brought with them from London is short but eclectic: banknotes with portraits of Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi (“I have met in my time Arafat, Milosˇevic´, and Hussein,” says Kim in disbelief); family photos; and a picture of the couple’s cottage in Cornwall from the turn of the century. The garden—with its perpetual parade of new orchids from a nearby greenhouse— is the couple’s favorite part of the house. “Everyone seems to have cherry trees or magnolias or dogwoods, so there’s a procession of these beautiful tree blossoms from the spring and summer,” says Kim. “The colors are amazing,” adds Vanessa. “We bought two dogwoods to plant in our garden at home in London so we can remember Washington.”

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Settling in: Kim and Vanessa Darroch brought with them to DC a few tokens of their travels, including a silver jug (shown here behind the couple) that was gifted to Kim in Armenia 20 years ago. “It looks much better now,” he laughs, “because the staff here polished it.”


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STYLE ACCESSORIES Crystalembellished bag, Miu Miu ($2,100). Saks Fifth Avenue, Tysons Galleria, 703-761-0700; saks.com

Sunglasses, Bottega Veneta ($540). Tysons Galleria, 703-442-3138; bottegaveneta.com

18k red-gold, rose quartz, and diamond earrings, Adeler Jewelers ($3,690). Village Centre, 772 Walker Road, Great Falls, 703-759-4076; adelerjewelers.com 18k white- and rose-gold, double-halo pink diamond earrings, Liljenquist & Beckstead (price on request). Fairfax Square, 8075 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, 703-7491200; liljenquistbeckstead.com

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The Bee and the Acorn: A Memoir by Paula Susan Wallace, Assouline ($35). Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919; assouline.com

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Camile mini saddle bag, Celine Lefebure ($395). Bloomingdale’s, The Shops at Wisconsin Place, Chevy Chase, 240-744-3700; bloomingdales.com

NOTHING SAYS SPRING LIKE THE SEASON’S QUINTESSENTIAL HUE, FROM EMBELLISHED BAGS TO LUXE LOAFERS AND MORE. BY FAYE POWER Brixton loafer, Gucci ($630). Saks Fifth Avenue, Tysons Galleria, 703-761-0700; saks.com

French Lime Blossom, Jo Malone London (100ml for $130). 996 I St. NW, 202-789-4239; jomalone.com

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14k rose-gold, diamond, and pink tourmaline ring, Getana Designs ($750). Boone & Sons Jewelers, The Hills Plaza, Chevy Chase, 301-657-2144; booneandsons.com

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RETURN TO GRACE JOHNNY SPERO BRINGS A TASTE OF BASQUE COUNTRY TO GEORGETOWN.

Chef Johnny Spero is no stranger to DC. His work includes stints at Minibar, Komi, and the shuttered Capitol Hill restaurant Suna, and he recently returned to the District from cooking in northern Spain’s Basque country at a two-starred Michelin restaurant called Mugaritz. “They have such a respect for the ingredient, and present it very naturally,” Spero says. “Chef Andoni [Luis Aduriz] and his entire team are a constant inspiration.” This summer, he brings that

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inspiration to Grace Street in Georgetown with Reverie, a new 50-seat restaurant. “The space is part of a collective of mixed retail. Already open are Grace Street Coffee, South Block Juice Company, and Sundevich,” he says. “The idea is casual fine dining, offering an à la carte menu and a small five- or six-course tasting menu.” But diners don’t have to wait until the early-summer opening to taste Basque-inspired, Modern American dishes like txuleton

steak or dried carrots cooked in coconut fat with Thai basil. Spero is hosting a series of preview dinners, likely two per month, in spaces around the city—including the future home of Reverie. Says the chef, “This is a chance for me to share my voice, vision, and passion and to continue to be a part of the ever-growing and changing dining scene.” Follow Johnny Spero on Instagram (@johnnyspero) to watch for invitations to his preview dinners.

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Day dreaming! The countdown is on for the opening of chef Johnny Spero’s (above left) new restaurant, Reverie, which will feature such dishes as charred tomato with Szechuan oil and bone marrow (above right).

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SPACE TREND Adding an interesting mirror, or piece of art, can instantly update a room, says Olivier Valette.

TREND (left): Texture. For a unique play on texture, Marika Meyer works with decorative artists to add faux marbling, parchment, and even malachite finishes on furniture, such as the faux finish on this dining room side table.

DESIGN MINDS BY AMY MOELLER

We sat down with the city’s in-the-know industry leaders to get the latest on what’s hot this season, tips to instantly update any room, and their takes on Pantone’s Color of the Year—their answers will surprise you! OLIVIER VALETTE

Owner, Ligne Roset (ligneroset-dc.com); Flos (flos.com); Poltrona Frau and Cassina & Cappellini (poltrona​ frau​group.com) Top trends: “Printed fabrics, lighter wood finishes (natural oak, natural beech), and new materials, such as synthetic stone with concrete or marble effects.” Pantone’s

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Color of the Year, Greenery: “It’s not that I don’t like green, but it’s considered bad luck in France (in theater, really). You’ll never see green pieces in my showrooms. I’m not superstitious, but luck is not something to play around with…” Instant update: “Sometimes you just have to add a few pieces of art or mirrors. I like adding plants to a room, especially in the spring. I love palm trees—they bring color and peacefulness, and at night, the shadow of the leaves on the walls can be decorative.” The secret to longevity: “Always choose the quality and nobility of the materials.”

TREND: New Materials. Look for lighter woods and interesting metals, says Valette, like the anodized satin bronze used in this Ligne Roset coffee table (left and above), available through ligneroset-dc.com.

THIS PAGE: PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANGIE SECKINGER (MARIKA MEYER INTERIOR). OPPOSITE PAGE: PHOTOGRAPHY BY KENNETH WYNER (BARBARA HAWTHORN INTERIOR); ANGIE SECKINGER (MARIKA MEYER INTERIOR)

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TREND: Pantone Color of the Year. Using fabrics in Greenery, as seen in this kitchen, is a great way to bring the outside in, says Barbara Hawthorn. BELOW: Hawthorn likes Chana in Kiwi, designed by Richard Smith, available through no9thompson.com.

ABOVE: Use wall coverings inside bookcases for an unexpected pop of color and pattern, suggests local interior designer Marika Meyer.

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Owner, Marika Meyer Interiors (meyerinteriors.com) Top trends: “Texture, like velvets, nubby linens… Last year we used a bouclé as a drape in a formal dining room, and it was simply luscious. Art Deco—I love the structure and masculinity. In my new textile line, the Fall 2017 collection is inspired by Deco books. It’s amazing how this historic design feels so current!” Go-to stores: “I find great

vintage pieces at Miss Pixies (misspixies.com). For antiques, I love Tone on Tone (tone-on-tone.com) in Bethesda—Loi is an old friend, and he has the most beautifully curated collection.” Instant update: “Paint and pillows! And remember, trim and ceilings are also opportunities for an update.” Unexpected color: “We often tint the back of bookcases or even add wallpaper to create a fun accent.”

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Owner, Barbara Hawthorn Interiors, Ltd. (barbarahawthorn interiors.com) Top trends: “The farewell to oversized furniture (welcome to proportioned, sleekly scaled furnishings); natural products like cork, exposed natural wall surfaces, and reclaimed wood floors for warmth, texture, and authenticity; transparent fabrics with a touch of metallic and sparkle.” Pantone’s Color

of the Year: “Greenery is a very vibrant color, but it can be a bit acidic. Use it to bring the outside in with leafy plants mixed with coral and rose flowers for warmth.” Go-to stores: “A Mano (amano.bz) in Georgetown always has fresh, colorful, quality table accessories. For modern furnishings, I love B&B Italia (bebitalia .com), Contemporaria (contemporaria.com), and Roche Bobois (roche-bobois.com). For a

great selection of quality hardware, W.T. Weaver (weaverhardware.com) and Waterworks (waterworks.com).” Instant update: “Create new place settings at your table with new placemats, napkins, and glass canisters filled with colorful fresh fruits. Or, change out your bathroom towels, shower curtain, and bath rug and add a colorful soap dispenser or a glass jar filled with fragrant colorful soaps.”

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STYLE WEAR, WHEN, HOW

DON’T CALL IT MELLOW YELLOW

Yellow is shaping up to be the hot color for spring. “Yellow is beautiful, but very difficult for different skin colors. The beauty is that designers have come out with so many shades, so there’s an option for everyone. Myself, I like the lemon color. It goes very well with darker skin.” Where will we see it? “Dresses. You’re going to see a lot of prints that have yellow—and accessories.” How can Washingtonians take a yellow dress from day to night? “Pair it with a blazer and traditional pumps for work, and then take the blazer and pumps off and add a chunky necklace and wedges. Wedges are going to be very big for evening this year. I also love adding a little fauxleather jacket for cocktails.” What designers are using yellow well? “Nicole Miller is going crazy with yellow. For young professionals that cannot be too wild—Black Halo. They take ideas from the big designers, and they make them in a very wearable way.” What other trends are you loving right now? “The trench, white shirt dresses, baby doll dresses, the body suit—the sexy ’90s look.” 1225 King St., Alexandria, 703-519-8234; anamericaninparisoldtown.com

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Style tip: “We’re seeing trenches on a lot of runways,” says trend-watcher Joelle Solimano. Pair one with a yellow frock, as seen at Tibi’s Spring/Summer 2017 fashion show.

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SCENE COMEDY

IT’S BEEN A WILD START TO THE YEAR, BUT A WAVE OF COMIC RELIEF IS ON THE WAY. WHICH SHOW IS RIGHT FOR YOU? WE BREAK IT DOWN. BY AMY MOELLER

Laugh attack (ABOVE, FROM LEFT): Jim Jefferies, Russell Howard, Brian Regan, and Kathy Griffin swoop into DC with sidesplitting standup shows.

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JIM JEFFERIES Likely targets: Antivaxxers, American exceptionalism, President Trump. You’ll love this show if… You care little for political correctness, have a thick skin, and like Australian accents. Before you go: Watch his Netflix original, Freedumb. March 10 at 8 PM at DAR Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. NW, 202-628-1776; dar.org

RUSSELL HOWARD Likely targets: His family, silly Americans, stupidity. You’ll love this show if… You love British humor, overheard conversations, and innocent pranks. Before you go: Watch episodes of his British show Russell Howard’s Good News online. May 4 at 8 PM at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW, 202-408-3100; sixthandi.org

BRIAN REGAN Likely targets: Mundane daily activities, hypothetical situations. You’ll love this show if… You’re into slightly nerdy humor—like a cross between Jim Carrey and Jerry Seinfeld. Before you go: Check out Brian Regan: Live from Radio City Music Hall. May 12 at 8 PM at Hippodrome at FranceMerrick Performing Arts Center, 12 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore, 866-577-7469; france-merrickpac.com

KATHY GRIFFIN Likely targets: Celebs, Hollywood, the Kardashians. You’ll love this show if… You enjoy crass sass, gossip, and Bravo. Before you go: Check out her new book, Celebrity Run-Ins, which indexes her brushes with A- and B-listers, from Woody Allen to Warren Zevon. April 7 at 8 PM at the Lyric, 140 W. Mt. Royal Ave., Baltimore, 410-9001150; lyricbaltimore.com

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SPACE INSIDE

HOUSE OF GEMS TWO TITANS OF DC JEWELRY INVEST IN DECADENT STORE REDESIGNS. BY CHARLOTTE SAFAVI

The owners of Boone & Sons Jewelers, a family-run boutique since 1966, knew that their Chevy Chase shop, at 1025 Connecticut Avenue NW, was due for an update when they called on interior designer Sara Tuttle (571-4428687; saratuttle.com), who happily took on the jewel box of a job. “My aim was to refresh the space while keeping the jewelry the focal point,” says Tuttle, who decided to layer in neutral texture by means of various wallpapers. A French blue and hand-painted gold botanical wallpaper by Gracie gives the thirdgeneration Chevy Chase shop a feel that is, as Tuttle says, “at once classic and modern—exactly what we wanted.” On the ceiling, she used a wall covering made from mica chips for “a sense of luster and sparkle, like diamonds.” Across the city in Vienna, acclaimed designer Barry Dixon (540-341-8501; barrydixon.com) went to work bringing another jewel box to life. When Liljenquist & Beckstead decided to open a new flagship store in the space once occupied by Gucci at The Shops at Fairfax Square, the owners tasked Dixon with fashioning an elegant space that represents their brand. “Our approach was to craft an assemblage of custom tables, mirrors, lighting, and upholstery,” says Dixon of the carefully devised classic interior, whose design was inspired by the shop’s own jewelry. “We worked in shades of platinum, gold, and bronze. We also contrasted the cool sparkle of glass and crystal against the rich warmth of leather, mahogany, and walnut in a dramatic mélange of geometric shapes.”

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A real stunner: The jewel in the crown at Liljenquist & Beckstead is an exquisite light fixture composed of a shower of crystal filaments dangling like a priceless diamond earring from a ceiling dome. LEFT: A detail from the decadent Gracie wallpaper at Boone & Sons Jewelers.

At Boone & Sons, Gracie’s Sky Shimmer wallpaper features a botanical scene hand-painted in gold on a rich blue background. LEFT: Liljenquist & Beckstead’s classic understated interior.


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STYLE WATCH OUT THE WORLD’S FINEST WATCHMAKERS USE SPRINGTIME AS AN OCCASION TO EXPRESS THEIR ARTISTIC SKILL IN PIECES THAT CELEBRATE COLOR AND HIGH STYLE.

COLOR ME SPRINGTIME! AS BUDS BURST AND NATURE BLOSSOMS, WATCHMAKERS OFFER A RIOT OF COLOR IN PIECES THAT BLOOM ON THE WRIST. BY ALDOUS TUCK

“April… hath put a spirit of youth in everything,” wrote William Shakespeare in “Sonnet 98.” Indeed, the boundless energy of nature’s rebirth has been an inspiration for artists since the beginning of time. And like the Bard, some of the world’s finest watchmakers use springtime as an occasion to express their artistic skill in pieces that celebrate color and high style on the outside and engineering excellence on the inside. Shimmering precious metals, mother-of-pearl accents, and dazzling gemstones enhance the hues of the season. These creations may measure time, but like a beautifully turned sonnet, their appeal is timeless. For more watch features and expanded coverage, go to capitolfile-magazine.com/ watches-and-jewelry.

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ABOVE, FROM LEFT: Classic elegance and colorful éclat define this Cartier Clé de Cartier 35mm ($29,100). The rhodiumized 18k white-gold case is set with brilliant-cut diamonds. The watch features a Manufacture self-winding, mechanical movement, caliber 1847MC. A sunray effect brings depth to the dial, which is elegantly offset by blue-steel, sword-shaped hands. The fuchsia alligator strap adds a dramatic burst of color. Tysons Galleria, 1739 International Dr., McLean, 703-749-4664; cartier.com Architectural design elements and mechanical mastery meet in the Jazzmaster Open Heart Lady by Hamilton ($1,145). True to its name, this timepiece offers intriguing glimpses of the watch’s inner movement, the new H-10 decorated

caliber. Rendered in stainless steel with the option of a colorful leather strap or metal bracelet, it has an 80-hour power reserve. Secrète Jewelry, 1607 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-588-7275; hamiltonwatch.com IWC’s Portofino Automatic Moonphase 37 ($8,500) blends stunning shade, lunar loveliness, and exceptional craftsmanship in one peerless piece. The stainless steel case houses a white mother-of-pearl dial that is accentuated by 12 diamonds and contains a mechanical, self-winding movement with a 42-hour power reserve. The green alligator strap by Santoni lets this handsome watch make a colorful leap into spring. Liljenquist & Beckstead at Tysons Galleria, 2001 International Dr., McLean, 703-448-6731; iwc.com


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TIME TESTED SKIP THE TRENDY SPA SERVICES FOR THESE TRIED-AND-TRUE FAVORITES FOR INCREDIBLE SPRING SKIN. BY AMY MOELLER

The beauty industry endures its share of trends, but the secret to good skin isn’t found in a fad. These facials have stood the test of time—at least three presidents’ worth!—to deliver spring-ready skin.

Oxygen Infusion Facial at Red Door Spa in The Willard InterContinental Years in service: 10. Why it works: A cool mist of pressurized oxygen—infused with gold, silver, zinc, and iron for their antibacterial properties—soothes skin, reduces puffiness, and minimizes redness and inflammation for hydrated, firmed skin. Why people love it: “They see instant results!” says Cornelia Zicu, global chief creative officer at Red Door Spa. “It’s safe for all skin types, and perfect to refresh and awaken dull winter skin.” 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-9422700; thereddoor.com/locations/ willard-intercontinental

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Keep it fresh: Exfoliate and awaken springready skin with facials that have been the go-tos of Washingtonians for at least a decade.

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Apple & Paprika Exfoliating Facial at Celadon Salon & Spa Years in service: 15. Not-so-secret ingredients: This plant-based fruity facial uses organic apple and acidic pulp to remove dead skin and clear pores. Paprika and other herbs work to boost blood flow—necessary for that coveted, ultra-hydrated glow. Why people love it: It’s organic skincare (not something people cared about when it first appeared), and it’s packed with results-oriented ingredients. “It gives you that post-facial glow,” says Celadon owner Judith Koritsas, “that makes your friends say, ‘What have you done? Your skin looks great!’” 1180 F St. NW, 202-347-3333; celadonspa.com


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OPPOSITES ATTRACT Spring’s overriding trend: Modern mash-ups of color, texture, and shape showcase fashion eclecticism at its best. The ultimate accessory: Bravado! photography by RODOLFO MARTINEZ styling by FAYE POWER

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FLASH OF BRILLIANCE WHO SAYS SHIMMERING SEQUINS SHINE BRIGHTEST AT NIGHT? opposite page, on left: Tank dress, Alexander Wang ($5,995). Saks Fifth Avenue, Tysons Galleria, 703-761-0700; saks.com. Lucia bag, Dolce & Gabbana ($3,595). Neiman Marcus, Tysons Galleria, 703-761-1600; dolcegabbana.com. on right: Tank top, Calvin Klein ($35). Macy’s, 1201 G St. NW, 202-628-6661; calvinklein.com. Sequined skirt, Dolce & Gabbana (price on request). see above. GG Supreme top-handle bag, Gucci ($4,200). CityCenterDC, 202-795-7950; gucci.com

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MODERN ROMANCE LIVES IN THE ETHEREAL... AND EFFORTLESS. Gold gown ($4,990) and belt ($690), Oscar de la Renta. Saks Fifth Avenue, Tysons Galleria, 703-7610700; saks.com. Milena heels, Diane von Furstenberg ($298). Saks Fifth Avenue, see above; dvf.com

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MIDCENTURY AMERICAN CLASSICS SLIM DOWN AND DRESS UP! on him: Short-sleeve crew, Vince ($85). CityCenterDC, 202-7300157; vince.com. Trousers, Salvatore Ferragamo ($690). CityCenterDC, 202-2896610; ferragamo.com. on her: Floral dress, Dolce & Gabbana ($2,995). Neiman Marcus, Tysons Galleria, 703-761-1600; dolcegabbana.com


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WITH A RETRO REBOOT, THE COUNTRY CLUB GOES AU COURANT. Dress ($3,115) and belt ($245), Prada. Tysons Galleria, 703-245-3438; prada.com. Coco platform sandals, Gianvito Rossi ($825). Neiman Marcus, Tysons Galleria, 703-761-1600; neimanmarcus.com Hair and grooming by Danny Jelaca with Creative Management Makeup by Sage using Chanel and Dior with Creative Management Models: Maxine Schiff at Wilhelmina Miami, Olga Bocharova at Wilhelmina Miami, Josh Knight at Next Management Miami, Lada Kravchenko at Wilhelmina Miami Shot on location at The Confidante Miami Beach, 4041 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL, 305-424-1234; theconfidantemiamibeach .hyatt.com


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“WE’RE TRYING TO ACHIEVE SCARLESS HEALING AS OUR ULTIMATE GOAL.” —KIRIT BHATT, MD

Scar Reduction Takes Off There were 1.7 million cosmetic surgical procedures performed in 2015, reports the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and undoubtedly many patients were concerned about scarring. That’s why board-certified plastic surgeon Kirit Bhatt, MD, of Rejuve Plastic Surgery (6801 Whittier Ave., Ste. 301, McLean, 703-832-4000; rejuveplasticsurgery.com), helped develop Embrace, a scar therapy technology, while a clinical fellow at Stanford University in 2009. “Embrace is an advanced dressing that significantly reduces the appearance of scars after surgery,” he says. Now available commercially, the treatment “can be used on any incision on the body after cosmetic surgery [and] works by relieving the pulling on surgical incisions.” Bhatt also takes steps in the operating room to minimize tension and inflammation around incisions, and he points out that patients with darker skin tones— for whom scarring can be a particular problem—have also

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As the technology used by dentists and cosmetic surgeons improves, the results seen by patients can grow ever more impressive. Here’s a peek at some of the most recent DC breakthroughs.


SELF BEAUT Y & WELLNESS “THE PLACE WHERE ADVANCES HAPPEN DAILY IS IN THE NONINVASIVE MARKET.” —dr. christopher knotts

3-D Goes Beyond Teeth Dentists use 3-D imaging for everything from planning dental implants to visualizing teeth for extraction. Now, conebeam computerized tomography can provide them with a 3-D view of not only teeth, but also bone and even soft tissue. “It gives a wealth of information,” says Lawrence D. Singer, DMD, who is an assistant clinical professor of surgery at George Washington University Hospital, and the founder

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and managing partner of DC Smiles (809 Cameron St., Alexandria, 703-2994614; dcsmiles.com). He explains that the technology can help dentists detect temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders (which can cause pain in the jaw) and narrowed airways (a risk factor for sleep apnea). “A lot of people think they have migraine headaches, but really they have TMJ,” he says, adding that a dentist can refer patients with signs of overlapping medical issues to other specialists for diagnosis and further treatment. Cosmetic Advances Breast augmentation was the number-one form of cosmetic surgery in 2015, with 279,000

Something to smile about: Some dental practices, such as DC Smiles, offer in-office imaging to aid in diagnoses and treatment plans.

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seen improvement with Embrace. “We’re trying to achieve scarless healing as our ultimate goal,” says Bhatt. “We still have some ways to go but are making progress.”


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procedures, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Now, a new structured breast implant, the Ideal Implant, gives patients seeking augmentation an additional option, says board-certified plastic surgeon A. Dean Jabs, MD, PhD, of Cosmetic Surgery Associates (1515 Chain Bridge Road, #310, McLean, 703-5060683; cosmeticplastics .com). This structured implant is filled with saline, which can be absorbed by the body in case of rupture, as opposed to silicone, which can’t. “It looks and feels as if it’s a gel implant,” Jabs adds. Of

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course, as with any surgery, you should always discuss the benefits and risks with your boardcertified plastic surgeon. Liposuction—the second most popular cosmetic surgical procedure of 2015—is still the gold standard for reshaping specific body areas by removing excess fat, says Christopher D. Knotts, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon who works alongside Drs. George Weston, Robert Sigal, and Byron Poindexter at Austin-Weston, the Center for Cosmetic Surgery (1825 Samuel Morse Dr., Reston, 703893-6168; austin-weston

.com). Innovations in the technique include ultrasound energy and laser heating, but “major technology advances are really in noninvasive cosmetic treatments,” he explains. “In the last five years or so, the market has proven that fat removal can work using cooling or heating technology.” One such option is CoolSculpting, a treatment that uses a suction cup that draws in skin and fat; the fat is then cooled, and over time those chilled fat cells die off and are absorbed by the body. “The treatment takes an hour,” Knotts says, “and it does get sore afterward, but it’s the kind

of pain a good workout gives you.” Another new noninvasive option, he adds, is called SculpSure. It uses laser energy to heat fat, which the body dissolves over time. These noninvasive procedures aren’t for everyone and can produce just a fraction of the fat reduction possible with liposuction, Knotts says. But for those who want only mild sculpting, they’re perhaps something to discuss with your plastic surgeon—in addition to discussing the risks (side effects can include swelling and bruising) and, of course, how to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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PRO TIP: When choosing a doctor, prospective patients should look for a boardcertified plastic surgeon with years of experience and satisfied patients as shown by reviews, says A. Dean Jabs, MD, PhD, of Cosmetic Surgery Associates. Complete transparency and open communication are key, he adds, to a happy doctor–patient relationship and should be expected.

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Consultations with a plastic surgeon are key. For example, a very thin and contoured look may require two dozen noninvasive treatments, according to Reston-based doctor Christopher Knotts, while liposuction may actually be cheaper in the long run.


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THE ASTONISHING BILL VIOLA MAKES A SPLASH AT THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY.

A new exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery proves that there’s more to the art of portraiture than painting with oils: For the first time in the museum’s history, it is presenting a solo exhibition that consists entirely of video. The groundbreaking video artist Bill Viola is the perfect choice for this milestone event, having spent his career creating captivating, technically accomplished films that seem to reveal the inner life of his subjects through fantastical visual treatments—giving new meaning to the idea of a moving image. “The Moving Portrait” is on display through May 7 at the National Portrait Gallery, Eighth Street NW and F Street NW, 202-633-1000; npg.si.edu. LEFT: Water has been a recurring motif in video artist Bill Viola’s work, as in The Dreamers (2001).

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The new exhibition at the Smithsonian museums of Asian art is “Inventing Utamaro: A Japanese Masterpiece Rediscovered.” The distinct figure drawings of Kitagawa Utamaro—who elongated the face, neck, and nose of his subjects, while rendering the eyes and mouth incredibly small—exerted a profound influence on depictions of Japanese beauty. This exhibition brings together the panels of an important triptych that hasn’t been seen as a whole since 1879. April 8 to July 9, 1050 Independence Ave. SW, 202-633-1000; asia.si.edu

The former estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post features both a museum and 25 acres of gorgeously landscaped gardens and outdoor spaces. The current exhibition, “Four Seasons,” is the first to feature art in the estate’s celebrated gardens. Sculptor Philip Haas has used fiberglass fruits, vegetables, and plant life to create four larger-than-life busts that represent spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Through March 31, 4155 Linnean Ave. NW, 202-6865807; hillwoodmuseum.org

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More than 300 works from the late David and Carmen Kreeger’s personal collection of Impressionist and American art constitute the offerings at this private, nonprofit museum. To mark its 50th anniversary, the museum is mounting the exhibition “Re-Vision,” which reflects on architect Philip Johnson’s design for the museum’s building. A selection of artists have created new works that respond to his achieve-

The country’s official art museum, made possible by a gift from Andrew W. Mellon, is home to thousands of works of art, produced from the Renaissance to the present day. The gallery has plenty of special exhibitions to choose from this season, but we are most excited about the photography exhibit “Process and Participation in the Work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude.” It’s a crucial document of this pair’s captivating,

large-scale public art projects, which, by their very nature, are always temporary. Note: This exhibition is not open on weekends. February 6 to April 14, Sixth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, 202-737-4215; nga.gov

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS This institution finds ever ingenious ways to spotlight female artists of different nationalities and periods. In the exhibition “Border Crossing” (February 17 to May 14), Jami Porter Lara’s stunning sculptures turn humble plastic bottles—ubiquitous yet disregarded cultural artifacts—into works of art. The exhibition “New Ground” brings together the works of potter Maria Martinez (ca. 1887– 1980) and photographer Laura Gilpin (1891–1979), who helped shape the aesthetic of the Southwest in the last century. 1250 New York Ave. NW, 202-783-5000; nmwa.org

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY This Smithsonian gallery is dedicated to portraits of people who have made significant contributions to American history and culture. The museum just opened a specially dedicated space for children (aged 18 months to 8 years old) to experiment with the idea

of portraiture. Eighth Street NW and F Street NW, 202-633-1000; npg.si.edu

NEWSEUM This interactive museum of news and journalism contains 15 galleries and 15 theaters. The exhibition “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power, and Politics” looks at music as a way of promoting patriotism, peace, and protest, with specific examples from the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War and from artists such as Bob Dylan, U2, and Rage Against the Machine. Through July 31, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-2926100; newseum.org

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. A new exhibition celebrates Henri de ToulouseLautrec’s (1864–1901) iconic scenes of Parisian nightlife during the Belle Époque. With nearly 100 lithographs and posters, there should be plenty of examples of women doing the cancan with petticoats flying. February 4 to April 30, 1600 21st St. NW, 202-387-2151; phillipscollection.org

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The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC promises an “LGBTQ twist” on the classic Frank Loesser musical about a young man who charms and bluffs his way to professional success. March 10–12, Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW, 202-328-6000; thelincolndc.com

Road NW, 202-234-6732; mintwoodplace.com), Sushi-Taro (1503

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local population—the caliber of shops and dining establishments [is] wonderful.” MUST-SEES: “The Library of Congress, with its incredible interiors and treasure trove; the iconic Kennedy Center; the Rosslyn skyline; and the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.” DINING: “The

17th St. NW, 202-462-8999; sushitaro.com), Woodward’s Table (1426 H St. NW, 202-347-5355; woodwardtable.com), The Riggsby (1731 New Hampshire Ave. NW, 202-787-1500; theriggsby.com), and The Source (575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-637-6100; wolfgangpuck.com) for the best dim sum on a Saturday.” BEST VIEW: “The Top of the Hay, bar none. There’s nothing like it in this entire city.” The Hay-Adams is located at 800 16th St. NW, 202-638-6600; hayadams.com.

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After Valerie Plame Wilson’s husband wrote a New York Times op-ed taking issue with the Bush administration’s claims about Iraq’s nuclear ambitions, she was outed as a CIA operative. This world-premiere play looks beyond the splashy newspaper headlines of the Plame affair to its very human dimensions. Arena Stage, 1101 Sixth St. SW, 202-554-9066; arenastage.org


RAGTIME This Tony-winning musical was a prescient choice for the 2016-17 season: It dramatizes the volatile intersection of different identity groups—a wealthy white family, Jewish immigrants, and disenfranchised African-Americans— at the turn of the 20th century, a time of optimism and uncertainty in the face of technological advancement. Ford’s Theatre, 511 10th St. NW, 202347-4833; fordstheatre.org

THE SELECT (THE SUN ALSO RISES) The inventive theater troupe Elevator Repair Service presents the final installment of its widely acclaimed trilogy devoted to signature works of the Lost Generation. This 2010 adaptation of Hemingway’s novel followed freewheeling transformations of The Great Gatsby and The Sound and the Fury. February 18 to April 2, Lansburgh Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW, 202-547-1122; shakespearetheatre.org

THREE SISTERS One of Chekhov’s best-loved plays gets a staging with Paul Schmidt’s accessible American English translation. Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW, 202-332-3300; studiotheatre.org

1–5, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW, 202-467-4600; washingtonballet.org

WASHINGTON NATIONAL OPERA DC’s premier opera company offers two works that prove the vitality of 21st-century American opera. Jake Heggie’s enduringly popular Dead Man Walking (February 25 to March 11), adapted from Sister Helen Prejean’s memoir about her work with a death-row inmate, pairs a thoughtprovoking subject with a tonal, accessible score. Terence Blanchard’s Champion (March 4–18) is an “opera in jazz” that tells the real-life story of Emile Griffith and the demons he battled as a closeted gay boxer. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW, 202467-4600; kennedy-center.org/wno

spring with a residence that includes six performances at the newly opened MGM National Harbor. March 17–26, The Theater at MGM National Harbor, 101 MGM National Ave., Oxon Hill, 844-646-6847; mgmnationalharbor.com

Tony winner Leslie Odom Jr. (March 11), composer and pianist Billy Childs (March 31), and chameleonic actor Alan Cumming (April 29). The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW, 202-467-4600; kennedy-center.org

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The electropop darling pairs candid lyrics of romantic hardship with beguilingly stripped-down synthpop effects at DC’s coolest pop/rock venue. February 24, 9:30 Club, 815 V St. NW, 202-265-0930; 930.com

The hilarious memoirist brings his sixth sense for the comic potential of human foibles to DC in advance of the release of his new book Theft by Finding, due out this summer. April 13, The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, 301-581-5100; strathmore.org

THE MAGNETIC FIELDS Stephin Merritt and his indie pop band play their way through 50 Song Memoir—a new album containing one song for each year of Merritt’s life— over the course of two evenings. March 18–19, Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U St. NW, 202-328-6000; thelincolndc.com

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CONCERTS & COMEDY CHER The music and pop culture icon is making her way to the DMV this

The beloved American soprano has curated a concert series that celebrates the power of the human voice across a variety of genres. True to her stated mission, the series’s inaugural season includes Hamilton star and

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THE WASHINGTON BALLET The company’s new artistic leadership, Victor Barbee and Julie Kent, restages the classic Giselle. March

America’s most glamorous burlesque performer brings her show The Art of the Teese to the District after a residency at Paris’s famed Crazy Horse. February 23, The Fillmore, 8656 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, 301960-9999; fillmoresilverspring.com

VANESSA WILLIAMS The chart-topping pop/R&B singer and deliciously funny actress comes to DC for one night only; dinner is available during the show. Howard Theatre, 620 T St. NW, 202-8032899; thehowardtheatre.com

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NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA The orchestra honors Mstislav Rostropovich a decade after his death with “A Salute to Slava,” a series of concerts highlighting pieces and composers associated with the legendary cellist and former NSO music director. Cellist Alisa Weilerstein plays Shostakovich’s First Cello Concerto (March 9–11), and conductor James Conlon leads a program of works by Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and Britten (April 6–8), all of whom wrote pieces specifically for Rostropovich. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW, 202467-4600; kennedy-center.org/nso

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Red Hen’s Mike Friedman does it again with classic Italian comfort dishes at this eatery in Shaw. One of the most talked-about is the eggplant Parmesan, whose recipe comes from the chef’s mother. There’s also an assortment of pizzas, which you can order for takeout, and Italian delicacies, like rainbow cookie cake. 1250 Ninth St. NW, 202-849-6174; allpurposedc.com

AMERICA EATS TAVERN This José Andrés restaurant recently moved from Tysons Corner to Georgetown. With inspired dishes, the gourmet meal doubles as a jaunt through American history. INSIDER TIP: Skip the lighter fare and indulge in Andrés’s takes on comfortable favorites, like vermicelli mac ’n’ cheese, hush puppies, and shrimp jambalaya. Opening soon; americaeatstavern.com

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The SOURCE: SCENE you through the many pages of the drinks menu, and for dinner there are moles representative of traditional Mexican cuisine. 1250 Ninth St. NW, 202-621-9695; espitadc.com

FILOMENA RISTORANTE This downstairs Georgetown gem is the go-to place for Italian comfort food. The spicy shrimp appetizer is a must, and you can’t go wrong with any of the homemade pasta dishes. For more direction, just ask which pasta was made fresh that day (the selection rotates daily). 1063 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-338-8800; filomena.com

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BAD SAINT Planning on dinner here? You’d better get in line early... like 3:15 pm early. This Filipino restaurant in Columbia Heights has limited first-come, firstserved seating, but take it from us, the wait is worth it. Chef Tom Cunanan cooks soul-satisfying eats, such as squid adobo, and the cocktails, like the fiery Chili Manilli, are a must-try. 3226 11th St. NW, no phone; badsaintdc.com

BLUE DUCK TAVERN This Michelin-starred farm-to-table favorite in the Park Hyatt hotel offers breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. It’s ever-evolving seasonal menu captures the spirit of the mid-Atlantic region, with locally inspired entrées and delicious shareable sides. Seafood lovers should consider ordering the whole fish—it’s a passion point for chef de cuisine Brad Deboy. 1201 24th St. NW, 202-419-6755; blueducktavern.com

BOURBON STEAK As its name suggests, this stately steakhouse in the Four Seasons Georgetown delivers top-notch steak and an extensive bourbon menu; it’s also a hub for power lunches and star-studded dinners. You must remember to ask for the duck-fat fries trio: They are listed only on the lounge menu, but you can get them

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in the dining room and you will not regret it. 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-944-2026; bourbonsteakdc.com

CAFE MILANO Celebrating 25 years serving “upscale Italian” in Georgetown, Cafe Milano is a magnet for some of the city’s movers and shakers. It’s not at all uncommon to spot members of DC’s top brass (from the Bidens to Nancy Pelosi) enjoying a lunch or off-the-clock dinner among the influential crowd of regulars and celebrity visitors. 3251 Prospect St. NW, 202-333-6183; cafemilano.com

CENTROLINA Chef Amy Brandwein is homegrown talent, and she has a passion for authentic Italian cooking. Each dish uses locally sourced ingredients tied to the season. The adjoining Italian market is an easy way to bring authentic Italian cuisine into your kitchen, too. 974 Palmer Alley NW, 202-898-2426; centrolinadc.com

COLUMBIA ROOM Derek Brown has transformed a small, seated bar experience into a fullfledged tasting room. The three-course cocktail tasting by bartender JP Fetherston includes drinks like the Sugaring Season, a Canadian rye whisky cocktail with dry vermouth, fresh apple juice, maple syrup, herbs,

and acorn. INSIDER TIP: Walk-ins are welcome, but it’s better to secure a spot with advance online booking. 124 Blagden Alley NW, 202-3169396; columbiaroomdc.com

CONVIVIAL Cedric Maupillier’s decadent bacon cheeseburger rocketed to restaurant stardom at his über-popular Adams Morgan spot, Mintwood. When he crafted a new menu for this FrenchAmerican bistro in Shaw, it was the one item he carried over. While you’re there, share a cheese plate, sip any one of the handcrafted cocktails, and leave room for the s’mores dessert. 801 O St. NW, 202-525-2870; convivialdc.com

THE DABNEY The Dabney emphasizes all things mid-Atlantic, with a menu that showcases some of the region’s finest farms and food purveyors. Chef Jeremiah Langhorne oversees a staff of cooks committed to fresh and local food, and from his perch he can see almost everyone in the dining room. 122 Blagden Alley NW, 202-4501015; thedabney.com

ESPITA MEZCALERIA Holy mole! This restaurant captures the essence and flavors of Oaxaca and has the largest selection of mezcals in DC. Bartender Megan Barnes will help steer

This Michelin-starred Italian favorite in Penn Quarter makes regular appearances atop restaurant rating lists across the city, so it’s no wonder it’s the flagship restaurant of DC power duo Fabio and Maria Trabocchi, who also own Fiola Mare in Georgetown, Casa Luca near Mount Vernon Square, and the newly opened Sfoglina in Cleveland Park. INSIDER TIP: The lobster ravioli is a can’t-miss. 601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-628-2888; fioladc.com

INN AT LITTLE WASHINGTON When the Michelin Guide came to DC this year, it was committed to rating only restaurants in DC proper, but an exception was made for this iconic Patrick O’Connell spot. (The verdict? Two stars.) With its elegant, alwayschanging tasting menu, the Inn at Little Washington is a rare and historic treat—well worth the hour-long drive into Virginia, though you may just be tempted to spend the night once you see the picture-perfect rooms. 309 Middle St., Washington, 540-6753800; theinnatlittlewashington.com

IRON GATE This small-plates favorite has one of the best outdoor patios in all of DC. The rustic, Italian-inspired farm-to-table menu changes seasonally, but if you ever see a version of Burrata or cacio de pepe while you’re there, definitely order it. 1734 N St. NW, 202-5245202; irongaterestaurantdc.com

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The SOURCE: SCENE Penn Quarter fixture for nearly 25 years. The lomo de buey con piquillos (grilled hanger steak with confit piquillo peppers) and arroz cremoso de setas (creamy rice with seasonal mushrooms and Idiazábal cheese) are Capitol File favorites. 480 Seventh St. NW, 202-628-7949; jaleo.com

JOE’S SEAFOOD, PRIME STEAK & STONE CRAB This lavish two-story space has the look and feel of the federal city, but the real reason Joe’s is one of the best

spots for lunch or dinner downtown is the seafood (obviously). The menu features both Atlantic and Pacific oysters, crab rolls, and lobster worthy of a special occasion—but with a happy hour from 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM Monday through Saturday, the occasion could just be that it’s Tuesday. 750 15th St. NW, 202-489-0140; joes.net

Beard Award-winning chef Eric Ziebold (formerly of CityZen and Per Se). Located at street level, the restaurant features an à la carte menu serving just over 70 seats in a historic Seventh Street building. The Maine lobster French toast is one of the most buzzed-about dishes. 1015 Seventh St. NW, 202-737-7700; kinshipdc.com.

Mediterranean restaurant run by chef and owner Johnny Monis. You’ll quickly lose count of the dishes that come out of the kitchen as part of the tasting menu ($150 per person), which culminates with a family-style goat feast. 1509 17th St. NW, 202-332-9200; komirestaurant.com

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This “modernist American” spot is the more casual of the two Mount Vernon restaurants owned by James

If there’s one constant to the everchanging neighborhood of Dupont Circle, it’s this American-

Here you’ll find a little bit of France tucked into a corner café along DC’s bustling 14th Street corridor. “Le Dip,” as it’s lovingly called, features decadent French classics, one of the city’s best brunches, and an impressive menu of fruits de mer—not to mention a dining room chock-full of Washington notables. 1601 14th St. NW, 202332-3333; lediplomatedc.com

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Naturally, Bourbon Steak offers a selection of delicious cuts of meat and other hearty favorites, but the trio of duck-fat fries (ABOVE LEFT) is what you’ll be talking about for months to come. Pair it with a top-shelf cocktail in the restaurant’s stately yet cozy dining room, tucked inside the first floor of the Four Seasons Georgetown. It’s a combination that will have you returning again and again. 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-9442026; bourbon steakdc.com

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MARCEL’S You’ll find Belgian- and Frenchinspired dining at its very finest at this West End restaurant helmed by awardwinning chef and restaurateur Robert Wiedmaier. For more than 16 years, District gourmands have noshed on favorites like the boudin blanc, accompanied by expertly curated wine and Belgian beer lists (the double blonde ale Antigoon is brewed exclusively for Marcel’s). 2401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-296-1166; marcelsdc.com

MASSERIA This Michelin-starred favorite from James Beard Foundation Rising Star nominee Nick Stefanelli offers the Baltimore native’s modern take on classic Italian fare, with well-crafted prix-fixe and tasting menus. The setting combines the industrial look of nearby

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Maketto may just be the coolest hangout in Washington, DC. In fact, don’t come here when you’re in a hurry, because the restaurant will cause you to linger. There’s Vigilante Coffee upstairs, and the bar is a see-and-be-seen spot. But the real magic is out back, beyond the courtyard, where chefs Erik BrunerYang and James Wozniuk cook Taiwanese- and Cambodian-style. Just be sure you order the Taiwanese fried chicken. It’s already a dish with a cultlike following. 1351 H St. NE, 202-838-9972; maketto1351.com


Union Market and the feel of the Italian countryside. 1340 Fourth St. NE, 202-608-1330; masseria-dc.com

MÉTIER Located downstairs from Kinship, Métier is the realization of chef Eric Ziebold’s culinary ambitions: It pairs a luxurious tasting menu with extraordinary service for what he calls “a magical, once-in-a-lifetime experience.” Yes, there is a dress code, but it’s doable (jackets for the guys). 1015 Seventh St. NW, 202-737-7500; metierdc.com

MINIBAR This internationally renowned dining concept by José Andrés is among the most coveted reservations in Washington: It accommodates just six—yes, six—patrons per seating (and there are only two per night!) at the restaurant’s lone communal table. The meal takes the form of 25 to 30 mini courses. INSIDER TIP: Parties of six can also reserve the adjacent private dining room, which provides an even more intimate experience. 855 E St. NW, 202-393-0812; minibarbyjoseandres.com

OSTERIA MORINI Fresh pasta is one of the main draws of this Italian eatery from chef Michael White, but pastry chef Alex Levin,

who specializes in the cuisine of the Emilia-Romagna region, is no slouch: Each dessert is packed with ingenuity, texture, and flavor, including his peanut butter and chocolate budino. 301 Water St. SE #109, 202-484-0660; osteriamorini.com/washington-dc

PINEAPPLE AND PEARLS “Lavish” is the only word to describe the 13-course tasting menu at Pineapple and Pearls. Chef Aaron Silverman strives to pamper diners with dishes like white asparagus okonomiyaki and blue ribbon bone marrow. The restaurant has three online-ticketed experiences: dining room, chef’s counter, and bar service. The first two are priced at $250 per person and include beverages; the third is $150 per person and does not. 715 Eighth St. SE, 202595-7375; pineappleandpearls.com

PLUME DC’s only Forbes five-star restaurant, Plume is inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s kitchen gardens at Monticello. Tucked inside the Jefferson Hotel, this resto offers diners a choice of seasonal prix-fixe or tasting menus. 1200 16th St. NW, 202-448-2300; plumedc.com

RASIKA Iconic restaurateur Ashok Bajaj has been a part of the DC restaurant

scene for more than two decades, and his beloved Rasika is a shining star among the city’s Indian offerings. Helmed by James Beard Award nominee Vikram Sunderam, the restaurant features an ever-evolving and inventive menu in an elegant finedining atmosphere. INSIDER TIP: Don’t leave without ordering the palak chaat! 633 D St. NW, 202-6371222; rasikarestaurant.com

RESTAURANT EVE Chef Cathal Armstrong is the owner and chef of this warm and intimate restaurant right outside DC in Old Town Alexandria. It is a foodie’s delight: Both the tasting menu and the unexpected Asian tasting menu are full of classic yet modern dishes designed to surprise. 110 S. Pitt St., Alexandria, 703-706-0450; restauranteve.com

ROSE’S LUXURY A standard-bearer for service, food, and experience, Rose’s Luxury continues to wow us even after two years of rave reviews. Judging by the 5 pm line down the block, diners revisit Rose’s for dishes such as the pork lychee salad, potato bread, and cacio e pepe. But there are new dishes, too: Chef B.J. Lieberman has introduced staples like fried Brussels

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and Pearls (715 Eighth St. SE, 202-595-7375; pineappleandpearls.com). I like to go on Saturday mornings and get a coffee and a pastry or fried chicken sandwich and walk around the Capitol Hill neighborhood.” SIPPING COFFEE: “I enjoy sitting outside in the spring and summer months at Kafe Leopold (3315 M St. NW, 202-965-6005;

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kafeleopolds.com) in Cady’s Alley. It has a great European ambience, and it’s an excellent spot for people-watching.” SHOPPING: “Saks Fifth Avenue (5555 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, 301-657-9000; saks.com) in Chevy Chase. I can always find everything I need, and if I’m ever in a situation where I can’t find it, the friendly staff can always find it for me.” MUSEUM: “It’s hard to select just one... but the Newseum (555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-292-6100; newseum.org) has great exhibits and an excellent view of the US Capitol building.” knightsbridgerestaurantgroup.com

sprouts with benne tahini, eel sauce, and bonito. 717 Eighth St. SE, 202-580-8889; rosesluxury.com

THE SOURCE Both the décor and the menu recently underwent a bit of a facelift. There’s a new brunch menu, a hot pot table for four, and a chef’s tasting menu counter for two. One thing remains the same: Chef Scott Drewno continues to serve exquisite and authentic Chinese cooking. 575 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-637-6100; wolfgang puck.com/restaurants

SUSHIKO Brothers and executive chefs Piter and Handry Tjan lead this DC sushi powerhouse, where they aim to honor and enhance the traditional way of making and serving sushi. INSIDER TIP: The team’s new $40 Japanese whiskey flights feature three one-ounce pours of premium Japanese whiskeys. 5455 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, 301961-1644; sushikorestaurants.com

SUSHI TARO This isn’t your average sushi spot. Nobu Yamazaki is on a mission to redefine Japanese cooking in DC, and there is no better place to experience that than at Sushi Taro’s Omakase Counter. The reservation-only counter takes you through a fun, interactive tasting course. 1503 17th St. NW, 202-462-8999; sushitaro.com

TAIL UP GOAT Owners Jon Sybert, Jill Tyler, and Bill Jensen—veterans of Komi and Little Serow—pull out all the stops. In their first year of operation, they’ve earned customer loyalty with detailed service and dishes like the lamb ribs served with root vegetables, pickled mustard seeds, and salsa verde. 1827 Adams Mill Road NW, 202-9869600; tailupgoat.com

THIP KHAO Chef Seng Luangrath treats her diners like family, serving up Laotian favorites like Lao curry puff (a curried potato dish served with sweet and sour sauce) and naem khao (a crispy coconut rice with lime, scallions, sour pork, peanuts, and cilantro, wrapped in lettuce). 3462 14th St. NW, 202387-5426; thipkhao.com

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Jewelry designer, CEO, and philanthropist Kendra Scott has released a line of gem-colored nail lacquers inspired by the striking hues and shimmer of her muchcoveted jewelry designs. The 19 shades and two transformative topcoats represent her accessories brand’s first foray into the lifestyle realm. The Austin-based businesswoman, whose jewelry is popular at Bloomingdale’s and purchased by Washingtonians at her retail shop in Bethesda, paid tribute to her beginnings in naming the colors, which range from everyday Peach Coral and True Red to standout metallics like Rose Gold. And with any luck, DC gals won’t have to head to Bethesda to shop the brand: Rumor has it that Kendra Scott is eyeing expansion in the District. 4835 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, 240743-2428; kendrascott.com

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which documents A-list celebrities wearing the brand’s custom designs. 772 Walker Road, Great Falls, 703-759-4076; adelerjewelers.com

ADELER JEWELERS Celebrating more than 40 years of stunning custom jewelry, Adeler Jewelers produces one-of-a-kind pieces that are spotted on celebrities on the red carpet and Washington notables on the town. Each item is custom-designed by Jorge Adeler (who owns the store with his wife and daughters), then handcrafted in-house by master craftsmen. INSIDER TIP: For inspiration, check out the jeweler’s red-carpet blog,

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS The shop on tree-lined King Street is a must-visit for its one-of-a-kind pieces, evening gowns, and designers like 525 America and Jill Stuart. INSIDER TIP: Ask for owner Joelle Solimano, who carefully curates the traditional French-in-DC aesthetic of the boutique. 1225 King St., Alexandria, 703-519-8234; anamericaninparisoldtown.com

BOONE & SONS This family-owned jewelry store has served DC—and four White House administrations!—for over 40 years. Today, Boone & Sons has grown to three DMV locations, each offering fine and fashion jewelry, as well as loose diamonds and luxe watches. 1025 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-7854653; booneandsons.com

BOTTEGA VENETA The brand’s signature technique for weaving leather (known as intrecciato) turns its bags, bracelets, and accessories into covetable objects, but creative director Tomas Maier’s

18k yellow-gold, citrine, and diamond earrings, Adeler Jewelers ($4,980)

genius for understated Italian style also comes through in beautifully draped dresses in subtly tinted shades. Tysons Galleria, 703-4433138; bottegaveneta.com

BROOKS BROTHERS Bringing a refreshing style evolution to the preppy American clothier, newly installed creative director for womenswear Zac Posen makes the label about more than just classically tailored men’s suits, as ladies can look forward to updated preppy styles and silhouettes and lots of color. 3077 M St. NW, 202-2988797; brooksbrothers.com

CANALI Get custom-suited with this reliable practitioner of classic Italian style. The brand’s made-to-measure program, Su Misura, includes a consultation to discuss the client’s tastes and needs, a fitting, and the chance to choose from hundreds of fabrics and custom finishes. CityCenterDC, 202-5456579; canali.com

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A model walks in the Spring/Summer 2017 womenswear show by Louis Vuitton, one of the many luxury designers with a gorgeous boutique at CityCenterDC.

Downtown DC’s hottest shopping mecca, this destination is a one-stop shop with a carefully curated collection of luxury retailers. The stores range from fine jewelers like Bulgari to fashion heavy hitters like Carolina Herrera, Salvatore Ferragamo, and Zadig & Voltaire. For dining, there’s Milk Bar for something sweet and Fig & Olive for something savory. INSIDER TIP: Check back often to see the rotating installations in Palmer Alley. SwatchRoom’s Dream Closet

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DAVID YURMAN The fashion jewelry brand creates ever-new variations on its classic cable and chevron patterns, from everyday bracelets to engagement rings and elaborate pavé designs. Tysons Galleria, 703-245-3515; davidyurman.com

DIOR The iconic French fashion house offers ready-to-wear, jewelry, and accessories from its new creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, who spent 17 years as half of the duo behind Valentino. INSIDER TIP: The CityCenterDC boutique is one of the prettiest in the District, thanks to a collection of commissioned pieces of furniture and a two-story wall of cascading LED lights. CityCenterDC, 202-408-5990; dior.com

DONNA LEWIS For almost two decades, this jewel-box boutique has carried a curated collection of European luxury goods that appeal to the downtown shopper. It offers designs for both men and women, and the brands include Kiton, Belvast, Xacus, and the new German jean company Mac. 309 Cameron St., Alexandria, 703-5482452; donnalewisusa.com

FILSON Tucked into a cozy store on 14th Street, Filson is a hub for high-end, American-made outdoor clothing, bags, leather goods, and accessories (think hunting, camping, and fishing) for men, women, and pups! INSIDER TIP: Check out their new watch collection—it’s one to covet. 1534 14th St. NW, 202-759-9570; filson.com

GEORGETOWN OPTICIAN With an expansive collection of bold designer eyewear and sunglasses, this shop offers eye exams and a full shopping experience for those on a quest for designer frames from the likes of Mykita and Thom Browne. 1307 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-3378237; georgetownoptician.com

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GUESS Last year the American lifestyle brand marked 35 years of dressing lovers of denim with a sexy edge. Look for 1980s and ’90s throwback pieces, like overalls and jeans boasting the original Guess logo. 7875 Tysons Corner Center, McLean, 703-288-5172; guess.com

Max Mara’s ready-towear show for Spring/ Summer 2017 featured a jungle theme and stunning monochromatic looks.

HERMÈS Drawing heavily on its equestrian heritage and making its mark with superior craftsmanship, Hermès brings DC shoppers the ultimate in refinement, straight from Paris. The selection runs from sophisticated wardrobe staples to bags, small leather goods, shoes, and scarves. CityCenterDC, 202-789-4341; hermes.com

HUGO BOSS The German luxury label serves up sleek, no-nonsense fashion staples for well-suited gents, from shoes and leather goods to suits and ties. 1517 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-625-2677; hugoboss.com

IKE BEHAR Master tailor Ike Behar’s reputation for fine, handcrafted, US-made men’s dress shirts continues with an expanded menswear collection overseen by his three sons. 2900 M St. NW, 202-808-8715; ikebehar.com

LILJENQUIST & BECKSTEAD This family-owned luxury jewelry and watch boutique offers a vast collection of high-end designers and a shop-in-shop Rolex boutique. There are also custom pieces by in-house master goldsmith Stephen Clarke, whose jewelry résumé includes collaborations with such notables as interior designer Barry Dixon. FUN FACT: Clarke was handpicked by the Smithsonian to reset the Hope Diamond. Tysons Galleria, McLean, 703-448-6731; liljenquist beckstead.com

LOUIS VUITTON For modern-day fans of the historic trunk maker, Nicolas Ghesquière offers stylish upgrades to the women’s and men’s collections, travel goods, and accessories. The DC boutique

provides two personalization services: hot stamping and the more elaborate Mon Monogram program, which allows clients to add initials and colored stripes to bags, duffels, and select accessories. CityCenterDC, 202-774-2519; louisvuitton.com

MAX MARA Last fall, the oh-so-classic and clean Italian fashion house launched a new campaign featuring It girl Gigi Hadid and reintroduced its iconic 101801 camel cashmere topcoat. The mix of fresh faces and archival favorites is part of the celebration of Max Mara’s 65th birthday. Tysons Galleria, 703-556-6962; us.maxmara.com

NEIMAN MARCUS Home to haute names like Tom Ford

and Alexander McQueen, the must-shop retailer brings shoppers ready-to-wear, accessories, and so much more for a shopping trip worth splurging on. INSIDER TIP: They have the only Van Cleef & Arpels boutique from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Short Hills, New Jersey. Tysons Galleria, McLean, 703-761-1600; neimanmarcus.com

PAUL STUART The luxury retailer is the top choice for menswear with an old-world touch, including classically shaped suits and tuxedos; plush, full-width ties; and scarves and pocket squares that add a jaunty splash of pattern and color. 906 I St. NW, CityCenterDC, 202-754-8866; paulstuart.com

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The SOURCE: STYLE The hipper-than-thou Italian luxury brand has a penchant for setting trends, thanks to Miuccia Prada’s daring style and disinterest in fashion-as-usual. Tysons Galleria, 703-245-3438; prada.com

SAKS FIFTH AVENUE The go-to for trending yet accessible contemporary collections, Saks is one-stop shopping for day, night, and everything in between. 5555 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, 301-6579343; saks.com

creating beautiful things. 1631 14th St. NW, 202-470-0250; shinola.com

TIFFANY & CO. Good things come in robin’s-egg blue packages at the famed jeweler’s DC outpost, including sweetheart necklaces and rings in sterling silver (the Elsa Peretti collection); sleek, contemporary cuffs and bracelets (the Tiffany T collection); and show-stopping fine jewelry (Tiffany Masterpieces). The Collection at Chevy Chase, 301-657-8777; tiffany.com

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Put your best foot forward in sleek Italian style. There’s a selection of fine leather goods and ready-to-wear, and the made-to-order program allows men to customize the brand’s famously luxurious shoes with a choice of color and material. CityCenterDC, 202-2896610; ferragamo.com

Luxury and convenience go hand in hand here: There’s fashion (Prada, Ermenegildo Zegna, Bottega Veneta, and Vince), lifestyle (Williams-Sonoma or covetable pieces from Anthony Vaccarello’s newest collection for Saint Laurent), and good eats (Maggiano’s Little Italy and Wildfire). 2001 International Dr., McLean, 703-8470555; tysonsgalleria.com

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Stock up on Detroit-inspired bicycles, watches, bags, and more at the Motor City import’s DC outpost. The shop champions American manufacturers, like Horween Leather and Waterford Precision Cycles, with a history of

A creative hub with an industrial, warehouse vibe, the Union Market district is home to the Angelika theater, the pop-up art/retail space Lab1270, the Dock5 event space, and the actual Market, which houses trendy dining

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(including the Michelin Bib Gourmand spot Bidwell’s), plus shopping from artisanal vendors. INSIDER TIP: Check the website for fun events, chef pop-ups, drive-in movies, and art shows. 1309 Fifth St. NE, 301-3473998; unionmarketdc.com

Dermatude (to stimulate collagen and elastin), and the Galleria location makes it easy to check off other items on your to-do list. Tysons Galleria, 703-942-5564; dolcevitasalon.com

VINCE

DC ladies and gents flock here for everything from facials and haircuts to waxing, nail services, and electrolysis. Walk in or make an appointment. 2715 M St. NW, 202-333-8099; georgetownsalonspa.com

Contemporary and cool, Vince’s pieces bring modern minimalism to men and women of the DC circuit, whether they’re heading to the office or running weekend errands. Tysons Galleria, McLean, 703-663-4909; vince.com

SPAS & BEAUTY CELADON SALON & SPA It takes a village, and that village—plus oodles of retail—is at Celadon. INSIDER TIP: Owner Judith Koritsas is an expert guide to organic and natural skincare products and ingredients. 1180 F St. NW, 202-347-3333; celadonspa.com

DOLCE VITA SALON AND SPA The premier salon in McLean, Virginia, takes its facials to the next level with high-tech tools like

WHO: General manager of CityCenterDC. FAVORITE

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RESTAURANT OUTSIDE OF CITYCENTERDC: “For anniversaries, birthdays, and other special moments, my go-to place is Fiola (601 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-628-2888; fioladc.com). This Penn Quarter staple is polished and upscale with sophisticated cuisine. My personal favorite dish is their carbonara... it is to die for!” MUSEUM: “The Phillips Collection (1600 21st St. NW, 202-3872151; phillipscollection.org). I love this intimate setting where one can encounter superb works of modern art. There are special exhibitions and frequent changes in the arrangement of the permanent collection, which means that there is always something fresh to see.” NIGHT OUT: “Eighteenth Street Lounge (1212 18th St. NW, 202-696-0210; 18thstlounge.com). When the mood occasionally hits for a night on the town, I love ending up at ESL. With multiple rooms, different music genres, and several DJs spinning, there is always a great vibe, but also areas to socialize in an intimate environment.” citycenterdc.com

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POLISHED OF GEORGETOWN Tucked into a deceptively spacious spot, Polished offers traditional salon services, including manicures, pedicures, spray tans, and waxing. INSIDER TIP: Make an appointment with Pam for a rocket-fast wax that’ll have you in and out in barely 10 minutes. 1425 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-333-7877

THE RED DOOR SPA AT THE WILLARD This downtown hotel allows guests and visitors to customize a full pampering experience. The menu includes massages (Swedish, deep tissue, hot stone), facials, and even an olive oil manicure. 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-9422700; reddoorspas.com

SPA AT THE RITZCARLTON, TYSONS CORNER The spa at The Ritz offers a serene escape from the din of the District, with seasonal treatments and packages. INSIDER TIP: Be sure to leave time after your appointment for some lounging by the indoor pool. 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean, 703-744-3924; ritzcarlton.com

SPA AT SALAMANDER RESORT & SPA Offering some of the best massages in the DMV, the spa at this luxury resort is a destination unto itself. The huge amount of outdoor space makes it a full-on wellness and relaxation oasis— just an hour’s drive from DC in horse and hunt country. 2500 N. Pendleton St., Middleburg, 844-303-2723; salamanderresort.com

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Breaking new ground: Local artist Margaret Boozer’s topographical map of the Potomac and National Harbor hangs over the reception area of the new MGM National Harbor. It uses clay from the construction site of the recently opened resort.

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The MGM National Harbor opened to great fanfare this winter, with the resort boasting a Vegas-worthy casino, an intensely packed lineup of entertainment in its stateof-the-art theater, and worldclass restaurants helmed by local chefs. But beyond the glitz and glamour and good eats, more DC love brews in the form of locally sourced art displayed throughout the property. One of the biggest works—literally—in the $1.5 billion space is Margaret Boozer’s 21-by-33-foot topographical map of the surrounding Potomac River area, created from Boozer’s medium of choice: earth (hence the name of her studio, Red Dirt Studios, in Prince George’s County). The stunning sculpture, made of 10,000 pounds of soil from the resort’s construction site, greets visitors in the hotel lobby. Check in and check it out! 7100 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, 844-346-4664; mgmnationalharbor.com

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WHO: A top real estate agent at Washington Fine Properties. LUNCH: “The Peacock Café (3251 Prospect St. NW, 202-625-2740; peacock cafe.com) and Farmers Fishers Bakers (3000 K St. NW, 202-2988783; farmersfishersbakers.com) on the Georgetown waterfront are great.” DINNER: “I love the old favorites. If my daughter is home, we go for pasta at Paolo’s (1303 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-333-7353; paolosristorante.com) or Café Milano (3251 Prospect St. NW, 202-3336183; cafemilano.com), and I still always love Martin’s Tavern (1264 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-333-7370; martinstavern.com)—open every night, even during snowstorms.” SALON: “I’ve been with my same hairdresser at Georgetown Salon and Spa (2715 M St. NW, 202-3338099; georgetownsalonspa.com) for 10 years.” OUT FOR A STROLL: “My favorite walk is the loop of the two bridges—Memorial Bridge, over to Virginia, and back over the Key Bridge.” Washington Fine Properties is located at 3201 New Mexico Ave. NW, Ste. 220, 202-944-5000; wfp.com.

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The first foray into the DC market by the renowned real estate developer Related Companies, these apartments near Navy Yard are the epitome of luxury, with white-glove service and such amenities as a full-size basketball court and an unparalleled rooftop green space. INSIDER TIP: The units are available for co-brokerage, meaning you’re welcome to work with your own realtor. Have your agent contact the management team directly. 28 K St. SE, 202-852-2800; onehillsouth.com

new southwest waterfront redevelopment, opening this year, offer sweeping Potomac River views and designer finishes in what is sure to be a bustling destination, the Wharf, with easy access to the National Mall and downtown. 750 Water St. SW; viodc.com

WARDMAN TOWER This historic landmark was designed by the legendary Harry Wardman in 1928 but recently underwent a lavish modern restoration by Deborah Berke Partners to create 32 luxury condos priced from $3 million to $9 million, delivering in 2017. 2660 Connecticut Ave., 202-751-2900; wardmantower.com

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The McLean/Tysons area is booming, and residents of The Signet’s 123 soon-to-deliver condominiums will be at the center of the action. The low-rise will feature six residential levels, plus 5,000 square feet of carefully curated retail on the ground floor. Elm Street and Fleetwood Road, McLean, 703-535-5550; signetmclean.com

Overlooking Washington Circle in West End, the 71 luxury condos at EastBanc’s Westlight feature bluechip services and top-notch amenities in a pet-friendly, LEED-certified building with coveted garage parking. INSIDER TIP: After last fall’s first round of sales drew a line around the block, round two is taking place by phone and email—if you can snag a spot! 1111 24th St. NW, 202-3333313; westlightdc.com

VIO The luxury condominiums in this

REAL ESTATE SERVICES COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE This venerable firm is a leading residential brokerage in the mid-Atlantic area, with 2,200 agents, from the Delaware beaches to northern Virginia. 3000 K St. NW, 202-333-6100; multiple locations; coldwellbankerhomes.com

Christie’s International Real Estate specializes in luxury. It operates in 45 countries, focuses on $1 million-plus homes, and has more than $100 billion in annual sales. 730 12th St. NW, 202-737-1727; longandfoster.com

WASHINGTON FINE PROPERTIES Billed as the preeminent “carriage trade” brokerage in the region, this firm has more than 100 brokers specializing in affluent neighborhoods of DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Recently, WFP’s Nancy Taylor Bubes was selected to represent the former home of first lady Jacqueline Kennedy. INSIDER TIP: For a fun real estate report, sign up for Kimberly Casey and Daryl Judy’s weekly newsletter. 3201 New Mexico Ave. NW, #220, 202-9445000; multiple locations; wfp.com

FURNITURE & HOME DÉCOR CALLIGARIS Named for an Italian craftsman who got his start in 1923, the Calligaris brand today offers Washingtonians “smart design”—versatile and ergonomic Italian furniture—in an elegant showroom in Georgetown’s Cady’s Alley. 3328 M St. NW, 202-2445544; washingtondc.calligaris.us

DALTON BRODY COMPASS A relative newcomer to DC real estate, Compass prides itself on its trendwatching and its innovative use of technology for marketing. Dupont Circle Office, 1506 19th St. NW, #1, 202-4911275; multiple locations; compass.com

THE FLEISHER GROUP Marc Fleisher leads this small, highly experienced TTR Sotheby’s group, with more than 33 years as an agent and $3 billion in career sales. 5454 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, 240-2350181; marcfleisher.com

LONG & FOSTER, CHRISTIE’S INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE Like its renowned sister company,

A local go-to for premium gifts and select home goods, Dalton Brody offers an adorable assortment of tabletop items, handmade jewelry, and the perfect gift for every occasion and person, from recent college grads to that hard-to-shop-for hostess. INSIDER TIP: Let the team know when you’re purchasing a gift and they’ll take care of the wrapping! 3412 Idaho Ave. NW, 202-244-7197; daltonbrody.com

DESIGN WITHIN REACH Coming up on 20 years in business, Design Within Reach prides itself on creating authentic and accessible (read: original, to-be-used-and-not-justseen, and available now) pieces for the modern American home. Its collection includes furniture as well as

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KELLOGG COLLECTION This fixture on Wisconsin Avenue began as DC’s first and only retailer of hand-woven Indian dhurries and has flourished as a sophisticated source for home furnishings, accessories, and design services, with four DMV stores. 5215 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-3636879; kelloggcollection.com

LIGNE ROSET This forward-thinking design company offers high-end, French-built contemporary furniture, home décor and accessories, lighting, and textiles, in collaboration with dozens of top designers. 2201 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-248-3112; ligneroset-dc.com

MITCHELL GOLD + BOB WILLIAMS The luxe furniture and home décor duo showcases modern and traditional styles in two stunning local showrooms—one on 14th Street and another in Tysons Galleria. 1526 14th St. NW, 202-332-3433; Tysons Galleria, 703-962-9310; mgbwhome.com

levels. Shoppers can find everything from solid-wood dining tables and chic kids’ bunk beds to handsome bedding and picture frames, plus a wide variety of accessories and outdoor furnishings. 1840 14th St. NW, 202729-8300; roomandboard.com

STARK With an impressive showroom in the Washington Design Center, Stark offers high-end custom rugs, carpeting, and fabric (for both indoor and outdoor furnishings) to design trade professionals. 1099 14th St. NW, Ste. 430, 202-484-4566; starkcarpet.com

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Frank Sinatra, and Jackie Kennedy. 2100 Massachusetts Ave. NW, 202293-2100; fairfaxwashingtondc.com

THE BELLMOOR INN & SPA

THE GREENBRIER

Lushly appointed rooms and a not-tobe-missed spa in the heart of Rehoboth Beach make this charming inn a perfect destination for a beach-bound girls’ weekend or some low-key R&R. 6 Christian St., Rehoboth Beach, 302227-5800; thebellmoor.com

Worth the drive, this historic luxury resort, dating back to 1778, sits on expansive (we’re talking 11,000 acres), impeccably landscaped grounds at the foot of the Allegheny Mountains in West Virginia and hosts a full yearround schedule of events, including an annual PGA Tour FedExCup tournament. 300 W. Main St., White Sulphur Springs, 855-453-4858; greenbrier.com

EMBASSY SUITES AT THE CHEVY CHASE PAVILION This three-star hotel in the Friendship Heights shopping district shares the Pavilion with retailers like J.Crew, Nordstrom Rack, and World Market. It’s also across from both Mazza Gallerie and The Shops at Wisconsin Place. 4300 Military Road NW, 202362-9300; embassysuitesdcmetro.com

THE JEFFERSON This boutique luxury hotel is as convenient as it is charming. Just a couple of blocks from the White House and downtown, it boasts DC’s only Forbes five-star restaurant, Plume. 1200 16th St. NW, 202-448-2300; jeffersondc.com

ZEN ASSOCIATES A local mainstay for design, Zen Associates’ highly experienced landscape architects and interior designers also provide design-and-build services. 2321 Distribution Circle, Silver Spring, 800-834-6654; zenassociates.com

POLTRONA FRAU This fine Italian designer brand—the newest addition to Georgetown’s interior design shops—shares showroom space with Capellini and Cassina and offers, among other favorites, an unparalleled selection of custom leather options. 1010 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-333-1166; poltronafrau.com

HOTELS & RESORTS

The Presidential Suite at the St. Regis is the height of luxury, with gilded accents and an airy, expansive feeling.

THE FAIRFAX AT EMBASSY ROW A classic boutique hotel in the tony Upper Northwest area of Embassy Row, the Fairfax has hosted such notables as the Gore and Bush families,

MGM NATIONAL HARBOR A “monumental” new addition to the DMV hospitality scene, the MGM National Harbor opened to the public at 11 pm on December 8 and reached full capacity within hours. In addition to 308 hotel rooms, the resort features Sarah Jessica Parker’s first stand-alone boutique, SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker; restaurants by such acclaimed chefs as José Andrés (Fish), Marcus Samuelsson (Marcus), and Bryan and Michael Voltaggio (Voltaggio Brothers Steak House); and a packed schedule of world-class entertainment. 7100 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD, 844346-4664; mgmnationalharbor.com

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PARK HYATT

Family-owned since 1950, Roche Bobois offers—in collaboration with top international designers—premium European furniture, storage solutions, lighting, accessories, and rugs, plus exclusive made-to-order designs out of its Chevy Chase Pavilion showroom. 5301 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-6865667; roche-bobois.com

Home to the Michelin-starred Blue Duck Tavern, this hotel has hired renowned designer Tony Chi to renovate its rooms, with spa-inspired baths and a refined palette of grays, blues, and yellows. INSIDER TIP: Look for fresh honey by the jar, produced by a hive on the roof and collected by an in-house beekeeper. 1201 24th St. NW, 202-7891234; parkwashington.hyatt.com

ROOM & BOARD This high-end, American-made furniture and home goods store has a vast selection spread across four beautiful

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RITZ-CARLTON TYSONS Offering luxury accommodations and a top-notch spa (which recently

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lighting, rugs, and accessories. 3338 M St. NW, 202-339-9480; dwr.com


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CHARMED, I’M SURE Built on the historic Recreation Pier, Sagamore Pendry Baltimore, the first hotel collaboration between Pendry Hotels and Baltimore business tycoon Kevin Plank’s Sagamore Development Co., is slated to open in Fell’s Point in March. This Charm City waterfront hotel features 128 lushly appointed rooms and suites, a pool deck with 180-degree views, and much more. 1715 Thames St., Baltimore, 240-309-7487; pendryhotels.com/ baltimore

underwent a $1 million renovation) amidst all the Tysons shopping, the Ritz-Carlton Tysons also boasts fun events throughout the year and one-stop shopping for weddings and more. 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean, 703-506-4300; ritzcarlton.com

SALAMANDER RESORT AND SPA Sheila Johnson’s equestrian escape is just an hour from DC. Nestled in the historic town of Middleburg, the resort offers 24-hour in-room dining, a 14,000-squarefoot stable, an exceptional spa, and more. INSIDER TIP: It also hosts one of the most exciting events in the region: the annual Middleburg Film Festival. 500 N. Pendleton St., Middleburg, 540326-4040; salamanderresort.com

SOFITEL This French-inspired five-star hotel is perfectly situated downtown, just a stone’s throw from the White House. Inside, a charming bar is the ideal spot for coffee, tea, or a drink. FUN FACT: Sofitel’s Alexandra Byrne is the city’s only female general manager of a luxury hotel. 806 15th St. NW, 202730-8800; sofitel.com

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THE WATERGATE The über DC hotel reopened to much fanfare in early 2016, and its owners, Jacques and Rakel Cohen, have reimagined everything, right down to the Mad Men-inspired uniforms (they literally brought in the show’s costume designer to dress the employees). INSIDER TIP: The Next Whisky Bar is worth a stop, and the rooftop, Top of the Gate, boasts one of the best views in the city. 2650 Virginia Ave. NW, 202-827-1600; thewatergatehotel.com

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The birthplace of the Bloody Mary, the St. Regis sits just two blocks north of the White House. Its recent renovation is impressive, and its restaurant, Decanter, offers a year-round schedule of holiday events. INSIDER TIP: In addition to being a great place for star-spotting, the St. Regis offers one of the best afternoon teas in the city. 923 16th St. NW, 202-638-2626; stregis washingtondc.com


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Heroes

Honoring USMC Sergeant Joshua Lopez (Ret.) •

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Old Post Office Pavilion, Trump International Hotel Washington, DC 7PM | Black Tie Tickets available at www.lukeswings.org PRESENTED BY:

Thank You from the Women’s Board of the American Heart Association for your generous support of

and the effort to fund lifesaving heart research

The J.W. Marriott, Jr. Foundation

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AMAZON PRIME REAL ESTATE JEFF BEZOS, FOUNDER OF THE E-COMMERCE JUGGERNAUT AND OWNER OF THE WASHINGTON POST, BUYS UP THE FORMER TEXTILE MUSEUM.

LIVE-IN HISTORY

1912 MORE THAN A CENTURY AGO, THE FORMER TEXTILE MUSEUM’S POPE HOUSE WAS DESIGNED BY JOHN RUSSELL POPE, THE ACCLAIMED US ARCHITECT WHO ALSO DESIGNED THE JEFFERSON MEMORIAL, MERIDIAN HOUSE, AND THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES.

THAT’S THE AMOUNT THAT JEFF BEZOS SPENT (IN A REPORTEDLY CASH TRANSACTION) ON THE FORMER TEXTILE MUSEUM. THE SALE WAS THE HIGHEST PRICED RESIDENTIAL SALE IN WASHINGTON IN 2016.

TWO AFTER TWO YEARS ON THE MARKET, THE PROPERTY WAS SOLD IN MAY 2015, AND RESOLD IN OCTOBER 2016 (TO AN DETERMINED TO BE BEZOS).

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INCLUDES A TWO-CAR GARAGE Ivanka Trump.

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24,000 THE TWO MANSIONS THAT MAKE UP THE FORMER TEXTILE MUSEUM—THE POPE HOUSE AND THE WOOD HOUSE (NAMED FOR WASHINGTON ARCHITECT WADDY WOOD)—ARE 9,000 AND 15,000 SQUARE FEET, RESPECTIVELY. BOTH APPEAR ON THE NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES.

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