Volume 1, Issue 1
A GEORGETOWN COMMUNITY NEWSLETTER
In This Issue Brooks Brothers ................... 1
Spring / Summer 2012
Brother Mine Brooks Brothers’ brand new M Street flagship location has become Georgetown’s favorite gathering place.
Electric Charging Station ...... 1 Cady’s Alley ......................... 2 Herb Garden ........................ 2 Faces of Georgetown ........... 3 Out of Pocket ....................... 3 New This Season .............. 4-5 Directory .......................... 6-7 The Federalist ..................... 8 Georgetown Ten ................. 8
Juice up your ride in two hours flat at Georgetown’s first-ever public electric car charging station in the parking garage at 3307 M St.
ompleted in September 2011, the Brooks Brothers shop at 3077 M. St. has quickly become something of a living room for the Georgetown community. Clients drop
in to enjoy a game of pool or to take a break from shopping on the outdoor patio. You’ll also find designer Thom Browne’s Black Fleece line exclusively in DC at this Brooks
Brothers location. Visit brooksbrothers. com to learn more about Brooks Brothers and the Black Fleece line.
Jamestown Meets Georgetown Jamestown and EastBanc bring a new website to Cady’s Alley and a community newsletter to Georgetown.
ince forming an investment partnership last year, Jamestown and EastBanc have been working hand in hand to promote and support their Georgetown retail holdings, including the popular shopping destination Cady’s Alley. The first order of business was to create a new website for Cady’s Alley. Jamestown Creative Project Manager Jenni Strauss says of the Cady’s Alley site, “From the beginning, we knew vibrant colors and compelling imagery would best represent Cady’s Alley. Also, the website’s horizontal navigation is forward and fresh, which is indicative of the tenant mix at Cady’s Alley.”
stown COO Michael Phillips. “Our print newsletter is intended to support the existing community in an authentic way, while also giving the neighborhood a tool that will help everyone connect in different ways.” For more information, visit cadysalley.com.
Next, the partners turned their attention to developing a retail community newsletter for Georgetown. “Georgetown is a world-class shopping community,” says Jame-
Backyard Herb Garden Grad student and Kafé Leopold employee Hannah Wang experiments with a backyard herb garden designed to supply the restaurant.
annah Wang studies environmental science at George Mason University by day, so it’s no surprise that she brings an eye toward sustainability to her nighttime gig at Kafé Leopold in Cady’s Alley. “My direct objective is to see if I can successfully supply our restaurant with herbs without having to buy from our purveyors,“ says Wang. “I am planning to start small, growing only a handful of herbs first, including mint, basil, oregano, thyme and rosemary.” Keep an eye on the rear courtyard at 3307 M St. to see how her garden grows!
Faces of Georgetown In each issue, we’ll feature a Q&A with a Georgetown resident, employee, business owner or personality. This issue, meet Nancy Miyahira, Director of Marketing for the Georgetown Business Improvement District.
History of Bourbon
Q: Is there an upcoming Georgetown event that you’re especially excited about?
Man-about-town George Krauth dishes on the fashions, flavors, designs, and décor he discovers as he travels the globe tracking trends as Creative Manager for Jamestown.
A: The BID is sponsoring a neighborhood-wide Amazing Race-style scavenger hunt, the Georgetown way, on June 21st. Teams of four will scramble through Georgetown’s 20+ health, fitness, athletic stores and venues trying to solve clues. The team who solves the most in the least amount of time wins!
ourbon is very trendy these days. Normally, I sniff at trendy things; I prefer styles with substance and staying power. Happily, in the case of bourbon, “trendy” is also enduring. Bourbon has a rich American history. It was invented in the late 1700s by a Baptist preacher named Elijah Craig. Craig built his distillery in Fayette County, VA, which later became Bourbon County, KY after Kentucky broke off from Virginia in 1792. Craig’s barrels were stamped with the county name, and his whiskey soon became synonymous with “bourbon.”
Q: If you won the lottery and could only spend it in one Georgetown boutique, which would you choose?
All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon. To qualify as a bourbon, a whiskey must be made from at least 51% corn grain. My favorite bourbon is currently an ultra-small batch, 14-year-old variety called Black Maple Hill. I like to sip it straight, preferably in the company of fellow bourbon lovers like Harper McClure, chef de cuisine at The Federalist in downtown D.C. Potomac Wines & Spirits, right in the heart of Georgetown, is my go-to stop for bourbon whenever I’m in D.C. In addition to Black Maple Hill, they carry a complex 18-year-old variety called Elijah Craig, as well as an interesting experimental variety called the Buffalo Trace Single Oak Project, which you can read all about at singleoakproject. com. For more information, visit potomacwines.com.
A: Wow, that’s a tough one. I love Hu’s Shoes; Marlene Hu has many handbags I “visit!” They are so beautiful, and she has a great eye. Then again, I also really love Design Within Reach. Do I have to pick just one? Q: Nah, we’ll let you get away with two favorites. We can’t pick either! Here’s another question: What do you love most about working in Georgetown? A: Georgetown is such a dynamic and beautiful community, and everyone cares so much about what happens here. I also love working with our local and national merchants. Everyone is so passionate about what they do and I learn something new every day!
The crew at Contemporaria can’t get enough of the WAVER chair, designed by Konstantin Grcic and manufactured by VITRA ©vitra.com. More info at contemporaria.com or (202) 338-0193.
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Babette Spring and Summer 2012 collections bring color with dramatic design and pleated texture for clothing that is effortless to wear. View the rest of the Babette summer 2012 collection at babettesf.com.
From classic French Lavis techniques to modern, clean-cut styles of framing, L’Eclat de Verre features high quality at the most competitive pricing. More at eclatdeverre.com or (202) 333-6840.
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The Farenheit 12 from L2 may just be the perfect summer drink. The handcrafted blend of Tanteo Tropical, organic passion fruit puree and fresh lime juice is balanced and refreshing with just a hint of jalapeno-infused tequila and bourbon vanilla extract. L2lounge.com.
Forget spring cleaning and think summer makeover! The design team at Pedini will turn your ordinary kitchen into a modern marvel. Just look at the radical kitchen makeover they did for the client below, totally transforming a ho-hum galley into a veritable gallery of cuisine. Discover more Pedini style at pedinidc.com.
ALESSI Guido Venturini’s All Time table set is beautiful enough for a special occasion, yet durable enough for “all-time” use. Find pricing and other info at alessidc.com or (202) 298-0407.
Adidas, 1251 Wis. adidas.com
Diesel, 3033 M St diesel.com
Madewell, 1237 Wis. madewell.com
Walking Company, 3101 M S walkingcompany.com
Aerosoles, 1214 Wis. aerosoles.com
Gap, 1258 Wis. gap.com
Max Studio, 1242 Wis. maxstudio.com
Vineyard Vines, 1225 Wis. vineyardvines.com
Aldo, 3237 M St aldoshoes.com
H&M, 3222 M St hm.com
Michael Kors, 3105 M St michaelkors.com
Wink Bontique, 3109 M St shopwinkdc.com
Baker Furniture, 3330 M St kohlerinteriors.com
AllSaints Spitalfields, 3235 M St allsaints.com
Hu Shoes, 3005 M St husonline.com
Niccolo Giotto, 2928 M St 202.338.0110
Boffi Studio, 3320 M St boffigeorgetown.com
Abercrombie & Fitch, 1208 Wis. abercrombie.com
Hu’s Wear, 2906 M St husonline.com
Nine West, 1227 Wis. ninewest.com
Bulthaup, 3320 M St bulthaup.com
American Apparel, 3025 M St americanapparel.com
Intermix, 3222 M St intermixonline.com
The North Face, 3333 M St thenorthface.com
CB2, 3307 M St cb2.com
Annie Creamcheese, 3279 M St anniecreamcheese.com
J Crew, 3222 M St jcrew.com
Patagonia, 1048 Wis. patagonia.com
Bandolero, 3241 M St bandolerodc.com
Contemporaria, 3303 Cady’s Alley contemporaria.com
Anthropologie, 3222 M St anthropologie.com
J. McLaughlin, 3278 M St jmclaughlin.com
Rag and Bone, 3067 M St rag-bone.com
Bistro Francais, 3124 M St bistrofrancaisdc.com
Design Within Reach, 3307 Cady’s Alley dwr.com
Athleta, 3229 M St athleta.com
Jack Spade, 1250 Wis. jackspade.com
Ralph Lauren, 1245 Wis. ralphlauren.com
Illuminations, 3323 Cady’s Alley illuminc.com
Babette, 3307 Cady’s Alley babettesf.com
Jack Wills, 1079 Wis. jackwills.com
Relish, 3312 Cady’s Alley relishdc.com
Janus et Cie, 3304 M St janusetcie.com
Banana Republic, 3200 M St bananarepublic.com
Jewelerswerk, 3319 Cady’s Alley jewelerswerk.com
Riccardi, 3213 M St 202.338.5300
M2L, 3334 Cady’s Alley m2l.com
Barbour, 3221 M St barbour.com
Juicy Couture, 3034 M St juicycouture.com
Rugby, 1063 Wis. rugby.com
Pedini DC, 3340 Cady’s Alley pedinidc.com
Barney’s CO-OP, 3040 M St barneys.com/CO-OP
Karen Millen, 1259 Wis. karenmillen.com
Sisley, 3222 M St sisley.com
Poggenpohl, 3324 M St poggenpohl-usa.com
BCBG, 3210 M St bcbg.com
Kate Spade, 3061 M St katespade.com
Sports Zone, 3140 M St sprtzone.com
Poltrona Frau, 1010 Wis. frauwashington.com
Brooks Brothers, 3077 M St brooksbrothers.com
Lacoste, 3146 M St lacoste.com
Sterling & Burke, 2824 Penn. sterlingandburke.com
Restoration Hardware, 1222 Wis. restorationhardware.com
Calvin Klein Underwear, 3207 M St cku.com
Levi’s Store, 3263 M St levi.com
Steve Madden, 3109 M St stevemadden.com
Waterworks, 3314 M St waterworks.com
Camper, 3219 M St camper.com
LOFT, 1239 Wis. loft.com
Streets of Georgetown, 1254 Wis. hmxgroup.com
Charm, 2910 M St charmgeorgetown.com
Lorenzo Donna, 2822 Penn. 202.337.0622
True Religion, 3225 M St truereligionbrandjeans.com
City Sports, 3338 M St citysports.com
Lucky Brand Jeans, 3271 M St luckybrandjeans.com
UGG, 1249 Wis. uggaustrila.com
Coach, 3259 M St coach.com
Lululemon Athletica, 3265 M St luluemon.com
United Colors Benetton, 1200 Wis. benetton.com
J. Paul’s, 3218 M St j-pauls.com
Cusp, 3030 M St cusp.com
M29 Lifestyles, 2800 Penn. 202.295.2829
Urban Outfitters, 3111 M St urbanoutfitters.com
Johnny Rockets, 3131 M St johnnyrockets.com
Alessi, 3319 Cady’s Alley alessidc.com Ann Sacks, 3328 M St annsackstile.com
West Elm, 3333 M St westelm.com Yves Delorme, 3320 Cady’s Alley yvesdelorme.com
2B Bebe, 1211 Wis. 2bstores.com
Zara, 1238 Wis. zara.com
Bodega, 3116 M St bodegadc.com Café Tu-o-Tu, 2816 Penn. cafetuotu.com
Ching Ching Cha, 1063 Wis. 202.333.8288 Chipotle, 3255 M St chipotle.com Clyde’s, 3236 M St clydes.com
Don Labo’s Mexican Grill, 28 donlobosmexicangrill.com Filomena, 1063 Wis. filomena.com Fino Italiano, 3011 M St finoitaliano.com
Georgtown Sushi Chopsticks, 202.338.5855
Harmony Café, 3287 ½ M St 202.338.3881
811 M St
Kafé Leopold, 3315 M St kafeleopolds.com
Subway, 3275 M St subway.com
L2 Lounge, 3315 Cady’s Alley l2lounge.com
Sweet Green, 3333 M St sweetgreen.com
La Chaumière, 2813 M St lachaumieredc.com
Tackle Box, 3245 M St tackleboxresturant.com
La Madeline, 3000 M St lamadeline.com Le Pain Quotidien, 2815 M St lepainquotidien.com Little Viet Garden, 2934 M St littlevietgarden.com Martin’s Tavern, 1264 Wis. martintavern.com Mie Yun, 3123 M St mienyu.com
The Guards, 2915 M St theguardsrestaurant-dc.com Thunder Bar, 3058 M St thethunderbar.com Uno, 3211 M St unos.com Unum, 2917 M St unumdc.com
Apple, 1229 Wis. apple.com/georgetown AT&T, 3307-C M St att.com Ben and Jerry’s, 3135 M St benjerry.com Bobbi Medlin, 2900 M St bobbiemedlin.com Bridge Street Books, 2814 Penn. 202.965.5200 CVS, 2819 M St cvs.com
Alanya Salon, 3285 M St alanyadc.com
Eagle Bank, 1044 Wis. eaglebank.com
Blue Mercury, 3059 M St bluemercury.com
Frank Millwee Antiques, 2912 M St 202.333.4811
Bogart, 1063 Wis. bogartsalon.com
Galerie Lareuse, 2820 Penn. galerielareuse.com
Evolve, 2905 M St 202.333.9872
Georgetown Cupcake, 3301 M St georgetowncupcake.com
Hela Spa, 3209 M St helaspa.com
Georgetown Scoops, 2818 Penn. georgetownscoops.com
Isabelle’s Okyo, 2903 M St okyosalon.com
Georgetown Tobacco, 3144 M St gttobacco.com
Kiehls, 3110 M St kiehls.com
Georgetown Frame Shop, 2902 ½ M St georgetownframeshoppe.com
L’ Occitane, 3106 M St loccitane.com
Georgetown Tee’s, 1075 Wis. 202.337.4399
Lush, 3066 M St lush.com
Godiva, 3242 M St godiva.com
Red Toque, 1003 Wis. 202.333.4546
M3 Massage, 3070 M St m3massage.com
Haagen-Dazs, 3120 M St haagendazs.com
Serendipity 3, 3150 M St serendipity3dc.com
Salon Rafik, 3307-B M St 202.965.4000
Jinx Proof, 3285 1/2 M St jinxprooftattoos.com
Mr. Smith’s, 3104 M St mrssmiths.com Muncheez Manja, 1071 Wis. munchezzmanja.com Old Glory, 3139 M St oldglorybbq.com Paul Bakery, 1078 Wis. paul-usa.com Pizzeria Paradiso, 3382 M St eatyourpizza.com Prince Café, 1042 Wis. 202.625.6400
Red Fire Grill Kabob, 3299 M St refirekabob.com
Keith Lipert, 2922 M St keithlipert.com Kinko’s, 3329 M St fedex.com
Dean & Deluca, 3276 M St deananddeluca.com
Miss Saigon, 3057 M St ms-saigonus.com
, 1073 Wis. Qdoba Mexican Grill, 3303 M St qdoba.com
Taj of India, 2809 M St tajofindia.com
Sephora, 3065 M St sephora.com
La Belle Florist, 3000 M St labelleflorist.com L’Eclat de Verre, 3336 M St eclatdeverre.com Market Street Diamonds, 2914 M St marketstreetdiamonds.com Michael Getz Antiques, 2918 M St trocadero.com cherubgallery.com P & C Fine Art, 3108 M St pcart.com Paper Source, 3019 M St paper-source.com Pink Berry, 3288 M St pinkberry.com PNC Bank, 1201 Wis. pnc.com Potomac Wines & Spirits, 3100 M St potomacwines.com Sprinkles Cupcakes, 3015 M St sprinkles.com Starbucks, 3122 M St starbucks.com Suntrust, 2929 M St suntrust.com The Pleasure Place, 1063 Wis. thepleasureplace.com The Spice & Tea Exchange, 1069 Wis. spiceandtea.com Tumi, 1246 Wis. tumi.com Verizon Wireless, 3068 M St verizonwireless.com Wells Fargo, 2901 M St wellsfargo.com
The Federalist’s Future Past V beyond georgetown
enturing beyond Georgetown? Check out The Federalist, located in the heart of downtown D.C. With a menu inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s travels and tastes, The Federalist is single-handedly bringing back 18th century mid-Atlantic cuisine. Chef Harper McClure’s reinvented early American recipes have
The Georgetown Ten
been lauded by foodies from Forbes to Oprah. Dishes like veal and cabbage meat pie, cane sugar and rum braised duck leg and syllabub with stewed apricots are all examples of the Federalist’s faithful adherence to Mr. Jefferson’s 18th century palate. Visit thefederalistdc.com to drool over the menu!
There are so many things to love about Georgetown. The Merchant staff selected a few of our favorites.
WISEY’S ON WISCONSIN
Try the “Weekends in Washington” package at the newly remodeled Madison Hotel, with rates starting as low as $159 a night. madisonhoteldc.com
There is something amazing about the smoothies at Wisey’s! Wisey’s offers delicious vegetarian selections as well. wiseystogo.com
The Georgetown Library has recently been fully restored. They have great programs for both kids and adults. Find out more at dclibrary.org/node/1415.
FASHION’S NIGHT OUT
Pizza is a highly individual affair; that said, Pizza Paradiso is the pie we’d choose if we were stuck on a desert island! eatyourpizza.com
Save the Date for Fashion’s Night Out Georgetown: 09/06/12, 6–11pm, at over 100 Georgetown stores. fashions nightoutgeorgetowndc.com
At the intersection of 36th and M Street lie a set of stairs so steep, the locals call them The Exorcist stairs. Georgetown’s little workout secret!
BAKED & WIRED
TASTE OF GEORGETOWN
If you’re in the mood for a sweet treat, the cupcakes at Baked & Wired (1052 Thomas Jefferson St.) will not disappoint! bakedandwired.com
The 19th annual Taste of Georgetown is on June 2 from 11am – 4pm, with over 30 Georgetown restaurants. Tickets at tasteofgeorgetown.com
Antiques, curios and knickknacks galore! The Georgetown flea market is a dream. Open every Sunday 8am-4pm. georgetownfleamarket.com
Enjoy a picnic at Georgetown Waterfront Park, a historical sea port that has been reinvented as public greenspace. georgetownwaterfrontpark.org