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HOME 10 | Home Trends Collectively Curated…
18 | Feature Showhouse Inspirations: Takeaways from Aspire House McLean
30 | Design News Thos. Moser Releases Two New Designs for Fall 2020, The Omni Clock and Island Stool Join the Made in the USA Furnishings
32 | Holiday Special Fall Gift Guide
34 | Details Nothing says the holiday season like holiday lights. Here are a few great choices.
35 | Designer Spotlight Lorna Gross
36 | Arts The photography of Kara Hammond
TRAVEL 38 | Desitinations During Covid-19, Park City, Utah is still a magical place to travel.
44 | Black Book The best wine bars the world has to offer…
ENTERTAINING 46 | Foodie Rosemary Potatos, Prime Rib and Cranberry Cheesecake
52 | Holiday Special Thaksgiving Centerpieces
54 | Mixology Our mixologist Charles Tappan has created cocktails to say goodbye to 2020 and a signature JEH Mulled Wine.
BESPOKE 60 | Money & Finance Planning strategies during the pandemic.
62 | Health & Wellness Going “All In” to feel great.
64 | Stylist Fall fashion is all a-buzz!
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EVENTS 66 | Buzz The news that all of Washington is talking about.
67 | Diplomacy A Requiem at the Embassy of Italy and the Embassy of Ireland highlights artists that highlight Irish American friendship.
68 | Culture The skinny on D.C. museum and gallery openings.
JETMA 70 | Real Estate John Eric | Trevor Moore and Associates bring you the best in luxury real estate from all across the metropolitan region.
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Contributors CHARLES M. TAPPAN, JR. Before joining Republic National Distributing Company LLC, Charles worked in finance, as a broker on Wall Street and as an equity trader. He decided to make the leap into the Hospitality industry in 2011 while looking for
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community. DAVID BROWN became a pioneer of design in some of DC and Virginia’s most up-
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reflected in his work thanks to his unique cultural perspective gained through his travels. MARC SCHLIEFER has been in the financial planning business since 1978, when he joined Equity Planning Institute, Inc. He became President of Equity Planning Institute, Inc. in 1996. With over 33 years of practicing financial planning, Marc has
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Welcome “It’s the first day of autumn! A time of hot chocolatey mornings, and toasty marshmallow evenings, and, best of all, leaping into leaves!” –Winnie the Pooh
Fall is awesome. Colorful fallen leaves dot sidewalks. Crisp evenings greet us on nightly dog walks. Charming gourds decorate shops and cafes. There is something magical in an autumn breeze. There is something magical about the season. In this issue of John Eric Home, we celebrate the fall season. With Thanksgiving around the corner, make sure to read our special feature on ideas for amazing Thanksgiving table centerpieces. Want to discover the hottest fall fashion trends? Make sure to read our Stylist feature. Foodie celebrates the season, as does Mixology, so make sure not to miss those two features. Of course, make sure not to miss our other features – Health and Wellness, Money and Finance, Home Trends, Details, Black Book, Arts, Designer Spotlight – the gang is all here. 2020 has been a tough year. That is probably an understatement. We, at John Eric Home, are happy to say goodbye to 2020 and welcome in 2021. In the new year, we would like to wish you and yours health and prosperity. And that the new year ushers forth a new and positive energy for us all.
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JOHN’S FAVORITES MY PERSONAL BEST
1. Voting – Yep, it’s our right and duty to vote. So do it! Make your plan now to vote, whether by mail (yes, it’s safe and there are no systemic voter fraud issues regardless of what anyone says.) Please make sure you mail it back early enough so that the post office is able to deliver it to the election office well before the election. Don’t let anyone or a certain political party steal your vote, try not to count it or persuade you from not voting. You can also vote in-person early, absentee and drop off your ballot in a collection box in your area or, the old fashion way, in person on election day. Check out vote.org for information about voting in your area. https:// www.vote.org/ 2. Fuego Box – The best in craft and small batch hot sauces. A must for anyone who loves hot sauce like me. https://www.fuegobox.com/Food 3. Food52 – my go to for great items for the kitchen, baking, home and cooking. Not to mention the recipes. https://food52.com/ 4. Science – Yes, Science. Join me in elevating Science over fake cures (bleach and hydroxychloroquine) and all the other BS we hear daily from certain individuals and groups that should know better. https://www.scientificamerican.com/
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TREVOR’S FAVORITES MY PERSONAL BEST
1. Silver Hills – Sprouted Bakery. My new go-to source for all things bread. Lately, I have been buying their “The Big 16” bread, it’s lighter and healthier than other breads I’ve tried. I don’t feel as guilty eating so much bread. Who doesn’t love carbs?! They also have tortillas, muffins, bagels, and buns. https://silverhillsbakery.ca/ products/ 2. JUST Egg – I eat eggs almost every morning. I’ve migrated more toward a plant-based diet over the years and found this product to be a fantastic replacement. https://www.ju.st/en-us/products/consumer/ egg 3. Merrifiled Garden Center – I recently updated my landscaping in front of my house, just in time for fall. Merrifield Garden Center has a great selection, knowledgeable and friendly staff. I would highly recommend stopping by. https://www.merrifieldgardencenter.com/
HOME TRENDS WHERE STYLE & ELEGANCE MEET
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Collectively Curated Recent events have ignited a renewed focus on home life. Our homes have evolved from a place of relaxation from every day activities to the stage for all the activities and responsibilities life has given us. Our spaces have been called upon to play many different roles during the coronavirus pandemic. They have been an office, school house, video conference room, home gym and more. Our homes have now become multifunctional.
As we spend more time at home, creating uniquely curated spaces that correspond with our personal style is becoming as important as how these spaces function. Suddenly, we are noticing open concept living spaces aren’t meeting our needs and our accessories and artwork don’t truly express who we are. The new normal of zoom calls and daily visual communication with others from home is yet another reason to make certain your style is accurately being defined. Who would have ever imagined that everyone from your boss to your child’s calculus professor would be peeking into your home – everyday? Predictable is out and things don’t need to match, they just need to go, and they can go together in a lot of different ways. Just like matching your shoes to your handbag – stop doing it! Do not stress about everything being coordinating, but instead, focus on 12
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clever ways to make the things you love work well together to create a beautiful, layered and interesting home. The goal is to create a home that reflects who you are and tells your story. Is it possible to have more than one decor style present in your home? It is extremely important to do so as it creates a ton of interest. To be successful, you will need to utilize furniture pieces from different design periods, layer in fabrics and textiles that are varied in pattern and color, hang artwork and pepper in accessories that are interesting and meaningful to you and your family. You can group things by color, size and texture, and by displaying them together you create a collection which has more impact and makes more sense than if each item were displayed on its own. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
I suggest starting with simple muted colors. Use a consistent color palette to create cohesion among the various styles at play. Paint your walls and keep your large pieces of furniture a neutral color—even if they have an element of style to them—this will allow the other styles in your room to be showcased. Using a consistent color will later help your decor look more cohesive. Think of the large pieces in your space as the canvas that is going anchor the story you are about to tell. If you have a traditional armchair, but want to add in a more modern sectional, choose a sofa in the same shade as your original chair. These large pieces will also dictate your style. For example, if your largest furniture piece has elements of modern decor (like square arms) you will want to carry that style throughout by adding other modern elements. Don’t be afraid of mixing vintage with newer pieces. Vintage pieces are what give a home a soul and I find it almost romantic to think about their history. Then, you can use modern pieces to balance the more worn-in pieces of furniture. Keep the scale of all your decor in the same realm. You don’t want a huge overstuffed chair sitting next to a small wooden carved loveseat. If one half of the room is mid-century, and the other half is entirely Shaker, the sudden difference is overwhelming. But if multiple styles are incorporated strategically throughout the room, it’s easier for the eye to accept. Balance is achieved in a few different ways. First, your space needs to have equally distributed visual weight. This is where the 80/20 concept comes into place. The main style will be represented in 80% of the space, and 20% will be the other style. I suggest that you start by looking at the big ticket or larger items in the room (the ones that would be hard to replace) and let those be your 80%. Accessorizing is your next layer. Sometimes finding the right mix can be tough. Remember this rule, “different but the same” and “group things together accordingly.” Mix different textures and use them many times in the same space to avoid a sense of ran-
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domness. Incorporate pattern by picking a few and repeating them throughout the space in different scales. Repetition of patterns, colors and texture is going to be the key to creating a space the feels cohesive. To make sense of an item that may stand out as out of place, repeat an element of that item in at least one other place in the room. For example, if you have a painting that has way more color than anything else in the space, try adding just a few minor touches of one of the main colors in other areas of the room to tie it all together and make it blend into the room. You can also take a completely different approach for that one item that does not have anything in common with anything else in the space. Make it a focal point and instead of competing with other accessories, it will stand alone. A perfect example would be a light fixture that is a different color or finish than anything else in the room, or maybe it is really big and much bigger in scale than the other elements you have going on in the room. That’s ok. Hang it up and let it be the show stopper! I am avid art collector. I love the jarring effect of a bold painting. The colors might even clash with the furniture, but because I love the painting, it can look
spectacular in a room décor. It always reflects my bold and eclectic taste while making me happy every time I look at it. The most important reason to hang artwork on your wall or bring it into your home is because you love it. Artwork is not “supposed” to match. By limiting yourself to pictures that match, you are denying yourself the fulfilling experience of hanging art because you find the piece satisfying or exciting to look at. Hanging artwork is a way of showing off your personal style. It can be difficult to find artwork that uses the exact color scheme of your decor. Then, if you do find a piece or two that “match,” you may not like them or they may be out of your budget. Don’t go ahead and buy. This is not an efficient or satisfying way to express your style. Do not compromise your personal preferences in favor of an average piece 16
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that matches the colors in your home too closely. The decor will change over the years, but if you love the painting, it will always nourish you no matter where it’s installed. When updating and redefining your personal space, you need to have a plan to keep it from looking cluttered. Take into account these ideas when executing your environment. Combining different styles, and still creating consistency, is almost an art form and can be challenging. Eclecticism embraces the combination of different design and architecture to create a look of perfectly controlled chaos. An eclectic home is much more than just a hodgepodge of stuff: it’s decidedly curated and blends together a variety of styles. Most importantly, it truly expresses the personality of the homeowner.
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SHOW HOUSE INSPIRATIONS TAKEAWAYS FROM ASPIRE HOUSE MCLEAN By Sherry Moeller Photos by Stacy Zarin Goldberg
With several starts and stops due to the pandemic, the ASPIRE HOUSE McLean Show House at 952 Mackall Farms Lane in McLean, Virginia was held from August 22 through September 13, 2020 with all safety precautions in place including timed entries. Presented by ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME magazine, Artisan Builders, Harrison Design, and Design Chair Mary Douglas Drysdale, the show house provided an abundance of design tips and takeaways to apply to one’s home, as well as a chance to talk to the 28 designers and hear how they developed the look of their rooms. Most of the designers’ items in the house were also for sale. One of the show house’s most inspirational elements was the announcement of ASPIRE’s Diversity in Design Scholarship Fund awarded to Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. The top five takeaways from the show house include: neutral décor can set the groundwork for a home’s overall feel; color provides an expressive outlet to complement a neutral base; canopy beds are still very much in demand; small rooms can be intriguing and memorable; and art can be the personal touch a room needs. Entry Foyer by Katalin Farnady www.farnadyinteriors.com 19
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1. SET THE TONE WITH NEUTRAL DÉCOR Family Room: Pamela Harvey of Pamela Harvey Interiors created a fresh family room using shades of black, beige and bourbon. “This not only keeps a room timeless and classic, but also allows the silhouette of each piece to be the main focus,” says Harvey. “I also wanted to pull the warmth of the ceiling wood into the room, so we choose graphic patterns for our pillows, chair and bench fabrics.” Kitchen: Jonas Carnemark of Konst Siematic concealed appliances within the matte black cabinets in his kitchen, which also features dual islands, a contrasting white backsplash, and a prep island with 75-inch LED panel for virtual learning. “Like white, black is a timeless color,” Carnemark says. “It’s also a powerhouse of the neutral palette—right alongside the paler beiges and grays that typically come to mind.” Library: Nestor Santa-Cruz of Nestor Santa-Cruz envisioned a library for the soul by incorporating art, sculptures and iconic modern furniture. “I believe that memorable rooms have a clear design philosophy that transcends individual styles,” says Santa-Cruz. “The library is thus serene and elegant while espousing a sense of whimsy.”
Library by Nestor Santa-Cruz www.nestorsanta-cruz.com
Wine Bar: Olvia Demetriou of Hapstak Demetriou+ conceived the wine tasting room as a destination for celebrating wine with a smoky-gray stained wood wallcovering and black marble counter. “We chose to make the room seductively dark and atmospheric with a dramatically lit wine feature wall,” says Demetriou.
Bathroom One by Allie Mann www.casedesign.com
Dining Room by Jennifer Stoner www.jenniferstonerinteriors.com
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2. BE EXPRESSIVE WITH COLOR Recreation Room: Kiyonda Powell of Kiyonda
Recreation Room by Kiyonda Powell www.kiyondapowell.com
Powell Design Studio designed a playful “Cabin Cool” recreation room with a decorative wall finish, eclectic art, and modular furniture in rich colors. With a focus on entertaining, Powell says, “I wanted the space to have a relaxed and casual mood, a place where people can gather and enjoy each other’s company with games and lively conversation.” Photo by Keyanna Bowen Living Room: Janie Molster of Janie Molster Designs presented a sophisticated salon filled with an adventuresome mix of rosy pinks and pops of green. “Layers of art and texture encourage visitors to linger and be transported,” states Molster. Dining Room: Jennifer Stoner of Jennifer Stoner Interiors turned the central dining room into a colorful supper club setting to take advantage of the two-story barrel ceiling. “By designing within large niches in the space, we were able to create the intimacy that can be a challenge with rooms of this scale,” Stoner says.
Living Room by Janie Molster www.janiemolster.com
Bathroom One: Allie Mann of Case Architects & Remodelers drew inspiration from previous bathroom projects where she also used bold hues. “We celebrated color and pattern in this bathroom to create high drama in a relatively small space,” Mann says.
Bedroom Two by Annie Elliott www.annieelliottdesign.com
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3. INCORPORATE CANOPY BEDS FOR A CLASSIC ELEMENT Bedroom One by Josh Hildreth www.joshhildrethinteriors.com
Bedroom One: Josh Hildreth of Josh Hildreth Interiors embraced the shape of the canopy bed, which is the focal point in his room, and celebrated its graceful lines in hand-forged and hammered iron by Ironware International. “We chose to keep the bed simple and dreamy with an ivory Irish linen,” Hildreth says. Photo by Kip Dawkins Bedroom Two: Annie Elliott of Annie Elliott Design took traditionally feminine elements, such as a canopy bed, and paired them with masculine furnishings to make the bedroom “uncle chic.” By mixing geometric and floral fabric patterns and bringing the valance to the ceiling, Elliott says, “the canopy bed feels indulgent and cozy without eating up all the space in the room.” Bedroom Three: Melissa Colgan of Melissa Colgan
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Interiors was inspired by a modern day Bunny Mellon to blend classic Southern design elements including a canopy bed in a way that makes them feel young and a bit irreverent. “The canopy bed is wonderful because you can leave it unadorned, such as I did in my room except for the crown, and it can feel almost architectural like you are looking at scaffolding,” Colgan says.
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Laundry Room Entry by Elizabeth Gill www.elizabethgillinteriors.com
athroom Two by Michael Winn www.winndesign.com
4. MAKE SMALL SPACES MEMORABLE Bathroom Two: Michael Winn of Winn Design + Build started with a narrow bathroom with tall ceiling and half-circle window and blended materials to make it feel cohesive. “To complement the window’s circular shape, we used a large format tile installed in a horizontal pattern,” says Winn. Entry Foyer: Katalin Farnady of Farnady Interiors designed an entry foyer that welcomes guests to the diverse designs in the show house. “Through an exploration of dimensions, soft colors, textures, form and materiality, I was able to add the unexpected elements and drama I like to include in my interior spaces,” Farnady says. Laundry Room Entry: Elizabeth Gill of Elizabeth Gill Interiors created an entry space reminiscent of a foyer in a sophisticated NYC pied-a-terre. “It’s both elegant and contemporary,” says Gill, with its Maya Romanoff wallcoverings, Niermann Weeks mirror with lapis blue detail, and Sacco Carpet wool runner. 27
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5. ADD ART FOR A PERSONAL TOUCH Bedroom One: Josh Hildreth of Josh Hildreth Interiors was inspired by a mirror he found in Paris when designing the bedroom oasis he named Maureen’s Retreat in honor of his mother. “I like a broad mix of art in a home that includes painting, sculptures, ceramics, and of course photography,” Hildreth says. The entry to this bedroom includes a sculpture seen from the hallway. Photo by Kip Dawkins Bedroom Two: Annie Elliott of Annie Elliott Design says bedrooms deserve “real art” as much as public spaces. A bird theme is intentionally subtle in the room, from a pair of Claire Rosen portraits to 19th century engravings. “Only when you turn to the minimal watercolors by Jose Truillo might you register the repetition of subject matter,” Elliott adds. Family Room: Pamela Harvey of Pamela Harvey Interiors commissioned Amy Allison to paint a pair of large scale abstracts to flank the honed black marble fireplace in the family room. “The artist started with black and white and then layered warm color tones that along with the Jens Risom chairs give the space a nod to midcentury modern,” Harvey says. 28
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Bedroom One by Josh Hildreth www.joshhildrethinteriors.com
DESIGN NEWS CURRENT DESIGN NEWS
THOS. MOSER RELEASES TWO NEW DESIGNS FOR FALL 2020 THE OMNI CLOCK AND ISLAND STOOL JOIN THE MADE IN THE USA FURNISHINGS By Sherry Moeller Thos. Moser, Handmade American Furniture, added two new pieces to its sustainable designs this fall: the Omni Clock and the Island Stool - just in time for holiday gift giving and starting fresh for 2021. OMNI CLOCK The Omni Clock beautifully accessorizes a home’s décor while also providing another way to stay on schedule as we look ahead to 2021. The Shaker-inspired clock body is made of solid hand-finished cherry or walnut, while the face features contrasting ebonized ash with a laser engraved logo and Mother of Pearl hour and minute hands. A brass keyhole mounting system with removable plate on the back makes it easy to access the battery and motor components. Price: $625 - $750. ISLAND STOOL Crafted in hand-finished North American cherry or walnut, the Island Stool presents tapered legs, rounded stretchers for resting your feet, and a steam-bent apron below the seat that reveals the wood’s unique growth rings. The stool’s style and small footprint work in any kitchen setting, including modern and traditional, and offers a quick update to the kitchen in the new year. Price: $825 - $1,000. With five showrooms across the US, including in Washington, DC, Freeport, Maine, Boston, New York City, and San Francisco with a workshop in Auburn, Maine, the Made in America company was founded in 1972 by Tom Moser, a former Bates College professor. The company currently employees more than 70 craftsmen and craftswomen who have built furniture for popes, presidents, libraries and Ivy League universities. For more info about the new products, as well as signature pieces including the Continuous Arm Chair and the New Gloucester Rocker, visit www.thosmoser.com.
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Thos. Moser Blanket Box Easily mistaken for an heirloom antique, the design of the Blanket Box transcends tradition, allowing it to mesh in even the most contemporary environments. Shaker craftsmanship resounds throughout the structure of the Blanket Box in both its form and its construction, which employs exposed dovetail joints that are as challenging to perfect as they are beautiful to observe. www.thosmoser.com Ferrari-Carano Sonoma Exclusive Wine Basket Raise the bar with four world-class wines from Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and a wonderful selection of complementary food. Ferrari-Carano pinot noir, chardonnay, merlot and crisp fume blanc are brought together with a collection of mixed olives, garlic and herb cheese spread, walnut cookies, crackers along with a handy wine stopper. Carine Gilson Silk Robe The elegant floral design is achieved using screen-printing, a technique in which dye is transferred by hand onto the material using a blocking stencil. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s cut from silk-satin to an elegant kimono-style silhouette and fastens at the waist with a detachable sash. Tiffany Sterling Silver Golf Putter Tiffany artisans transform utilitarian items into handcrafted works of art. Tee off with this timeless and elevated design. Available exclusively at Tiffany.com and the New York flagship store. Bamboo Cotton Bedding A harmoniously sustainable sleep awaits you with the Bamboo Cotton Bedding. Imagine a 300-thread count collection of re-mastered natural fibers so pure, it will captivate the senses. Sheet Sets include 1 fitted sheet, 1 flat sheet and 2 pillowcases, or 1 pillowcase for twin sets. Available in six calming colors.
DETAILS IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS
It doesn’t matter whether you are a true child or an adult-child, the twinkling lights of the holiday season always bring smiles. Here are a few selections to help you lighten your home… 3
1. MULTI C6 LED CHRISTMAS LIGHTS These LED lights are sure to make any space more fun and festive, whether you are decorating for Christmas or for another holiday or occasion. Indoor and outdoor use. 2. COOL WHITE FLEXFILAMENT TM LED VINTAGE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS Get the beauty of vintage incandescent visible-filament lights with all the modern energy savings and durability of LED with these flexible filament string light sets. Indoor and outdoor use. 3. LIGHTED LENGTH - (15) BULBS – CLEAR Create a one of a kind lighting design when power is not available with this battery powered clear mini light set. 4. LED GLOBE STRING LIGHT KIT - PLASTIC WARM WHITE G50 BULBS - BLACK SUSPENDED Hang these commercial globe lights in any indoor or outdoor setting to create a fun vibe during the holiday season.
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DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT THE BEST OF THE BEST
resident & Principal Designer, Lorna Gross believes great design is highly individualized and unique, yet is also comfortable and livable. Considered the consummate client advocate, Lorna has a talent for unearthing statement pieces that embody the essence of her clients. Hailing from Louisiana and New York and currently living in the DC Metro area, Lorna is as comfortable with the formal bone china dinner as she is with the raucous crawfish boil or crab feast. From sugarcane fields to corporate America, Lorna infuses a lifetime of dynamic influences and world travel into her design and her firm’s values and business practices. Her father was a contractor and her mother a teacher and seamstress who emphasized hard work and education. Following in their traditions, Gross holds both a bachelor’s degree and MBA from University of Maryland’s
Smith School and a B.A. in Interior Design from Marymount University. She is a board member of the International Women’s Forum and the Design Trust. Gross received the prestigious Designer of Distinction Award from the American Society of Interior Designers and has been recognized as one of the top designers in the region by Home and Design, Amara Home, Expertise and LUX Life Magazine, among others.
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From 1990-2004, Kara Hammond lived and worked as an artist in Brooklyn, NY, showing most notably with Joseph Rickards Gallery, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, White Columns, The New Museum of Contemporary Art, The North Carolina Museum of Art and Momenta Art. She has had eight solo exhibitions since 1997 and has been included in a number of national and international exhibitions. She has been a recipient of two PollockKrasner grants and has been awarded several residencies, including the World Views Program at the World Trade Center in 2001, The Ucross Foundation and The Santa Fe Art Institute in 2002 and the MacDowell Colony in 2004. Ms. Hammond has lectured as a visiting artist/teacher in various institutions across the country, including the American University, Montana State University, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, the Ringling School of Art + Design, and the Savannah College of Art + Design. For three years, Ms. Hammond taught as an Assistant Professor of Drawing at the College of Charleston, Charleston, SC, where she helped revive the drawing curriculum. She most recently taught as a guest lecturer in the studio art department at the American University in Washington, DC, in the fall of 2007. A native of North Carolina, Ms. Hammond graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BFA from East Carolina University in 1985 and acquired her MFA at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia in 1989. She is currently living in the Washington, DC area and is a Member of the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA.
DESTINATIONS LUXURY TRAVEL
In the era of Covid-19, traveling is not what it used to be. One of the biggest challenges is to book a vacation that is both safe and interesting to take. In the wintertime, one of the best enjoyed activities is skiing. Now even more, skiing is a great activity to enjoy while social distancing. In this issue, we head to Park City, Utah to exploreâ&#x20AC;Ś 38
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“Skiing is a dance, and the mountain always leads” — Unknown
In Park City, Utah, the dramatic Wasatch Mountain terrain teams up with the powder-light snow to create a fantastic winter vacation destination. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a treasure of the American West and one thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fun to explore.
Skiing becomes a simple pleasure with true ski-in/ski-out access to more
than 200 acres of peaks and terrain. Scores of alternative skiing activities are there to be enjoyed as well. Cross-county skiing, snowcat and helicopter skiing are enjoyed by enthusiasts who arrive from the world over to this little enclave in Utah.
Some resorts in the Wasatch Mountains have been prepping procedures for
the coming season that they hope will keep skiers on the hills and employees healthy. Vail Resorts, which owns ski and snowboard areas across the U.S., including Park City Mountain Resort, recently announced its winter operating plan.
Among the changes outlined are a requirement for guests to wear
face coverings to access the mountain and while visiting all parts of resort operations, including in lift lines and when riding in lifts and gondolas. Guests must also adhere to physical distancing guidelines on chairlifts and gondolas. Lift operators will only seat related individuals who are together or place two singles on opposite sides of a four-person lift, two singles or two doubles on opposite sides of a six-person lift or two singles on opposite sides of larger gondola cabins.
Ski school will be offered as well as on-mountain dining, with adjustments
made to help maintain safety. Access to the mountain will be closely managed to ensure social distancing. One of the biggest impacts: the company is implementing a reservation system for the slopes and limits on lift tickets to give pass holders priority.
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Montage Deer Valley has taken extensive precautionary measures to ensure
the safest environment possible for their associates, guests and residents. This includes increasing already-stringent policies regarding overall cleanliness, frequency of cleaning, food safety, and associate well-being and support.
For those who need a break from the powder, this resort also has hundreds
of original pieces of art by artists that are native to Utah as well as many others, all of whose works are truly representative of the culture and heritage of the American West. These paintings, sculptures and more fill the resort’s public spaces, guestrooms and residences. The property has developed a resort “art guide” which is a 150-page, hardcover book containing artist biographies as well as information about all the works that are housed in the public spaces of the resort. This guide gives guests, as well as any visiting art lovers, the opportunity to take a self-guided art tour and to learn more about the fascinating collection of art at Montage Deer Valley.
Caring for guests goes hand-in-hand with the resort’s commitment to
caring for the environment. Their company-wide focus on sustainability impacts everything they do, from the use of natural lighting and indigenous materials to participation in the Environmental Protection Agency’s pilot ER3 initiative. Montage Hotels & Resorts continues to win accolades in this arena, with Montage Deer Valley earning Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s New Construction rating system. It is the first resort property in Utah to earn this distinction. Starting on January 1, 2015, the Montage Deer Valley’s power consumption is now 100% generated by renewable wind power.
If you are looking for a special place to travel in our current environment –
Park City suits well.
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WE ALL NEED A DRINK RIGHT ABOUT NOW – BETTER YET – A WINE BAR AT OUR DISPOSAL. ONCE THE WORLD OPENS BACK UP AGAIN – IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE IN ONE OF THESE CITIES, STOP BY ONE OF THESE TO SIP AND RELAX. LONDON: TERROIRS
This natural-wine bar leans toward organic wines made with minimal intervention. Balanced against that purity are Terroirs’ addictive “duck scratchings,” basically salty nuggets of deep-fried duck skin. PARIS: L’AVANT COMPTOIR
Many of the selections at star chef Yves Camdeborde’s minuscule Paris wine bar—a tiny zinc counter seating 12—are from the French Basque regions where the chef grew up. DUBAI: OENO WINE BAR
At this airy space in the Dubai Westin, diners go inside the temperaturecontrolled cave to choose from 60 cheeses to match a selection of 400 or so wines. ROME: IL GOCCETTO
Quietly inhabiting the lovely Via dei Banchi Vecchi, it is a secret hidden in plain sight: a cozy, wood-paneled wine bar with 18th-century ceiling and a superior wine selection. TORONTO: SWIRL WINE BAR
Located in the East End, Swirl is in a small, converted apartment above a dog store in Leslieville. There’s no kitchen, but they do have amazing appetizers and desserts preserved in small Mason jars. Wine prices are affordable.
FOODIE TASTE OF THE TOWN
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ROSEMARY ROASTED POTATOES INGREDIENTS 2 pounds Red Bliss, Yukon Gold, or other thin-skinned potatoes (5 to 6 medium potatoes), scrubbed clean 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon dried rosemary or 2 tablespoons minced fresh rosemary 2 teaspoons kosher salt DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to 425Â°F. Line a baking sheet with foil or a nonstick baking mat. Halve the potatoes and chop them into bite-sized pieces, leaving the skins on. Transfer the potatoes to a large bowl and toss with the olive oil, rosemary, and salt. Make sure the potatoes are evenly coated with oil. Spread the potatoes out on the baking sheet. Bake for 45 to 50 minutes until the potatoes are deeply golden, stirring every 15 minutes. Serve while still hot and crispy.
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PRIME RIB INGREDIENTS 4 pounds prime rib roast Âź cup unsalted butter, softened 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper 1 teaspoon Herbs de Provence kosher salt DIRECTIONS Place rib roast on a plate and bring to room temperature, about 4 hours. Preheat an oven to 500 degrees F (260 degrees C). Combine butter, pepper, and Herbs de Provence in a bowl; mix until well blended. Spread butter mixture evenly over entire roast. Season roast generously with kosher salt. Roast the 4-pound prime rib (see footnote if using a larger and smaller roast) in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Turn the oven off and, leaving the roast in the oven with the door closed, let the roast sit in the oven for 2 hours. Remove roast from the oven, slice, and serve.
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CRANBERRY CHEESECAKE INGREDIENTS 1 cup sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 cup cranberry juice 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen cranberries CRUST: 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 16 squares) 3 tablespoons sugar 3 tablespoons butter, melted FILLING: 4 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened 1 cup sugar 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 4 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup eggnog 1 tablespoon vanilla extract DIRECTIONS In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in cranberry juice until smooth. Add cranberries. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; set aside. In a small bowl, combine cracker crumbs and sugar; stir in butter. Press onto the bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Place pan on a baking sheet. Bake at 325Â° for 10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add flour and beat well. Add eggs; beat on low just until combined. Add eggnog and vanilla; beat just until blended. Pour two-thirds of the filling over crust. Top with half of the cranberry mixture (cover and refrigerate remaining cranberry mixture). Carefully spoon remaining filling on top. Return pan to baking sheet. Bake at 325Â° for 60-70 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Carefully run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; cool 1 hour longer. Refrigerate overnight. Remove sides of pan. Spoon remaining cranberry mixture over cheesecake. Refrigerate leftovers.
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THIS YEAR, THANKSGIVING TAKES ON A NEW MEANING. IF YOU ARE HOSTING THE HOLIDAY AND HAVE INVITED YOUR NEAREST AND DEAREST IN THE COMFORTS OF YOUR OWN HOME, YOU WILL WANT FOR EVERYONE TO HAVE THE BEST TIME POSSIBLE. DELICIOUS FOOD AND DRINKS ARE OBVIOUS MUST-HAVES, BUT THE REAL WAY TO WOW YOUR GUESTS IS WITH AN UNBELIEVABLY GORGEOUS CENTERPIECE. WHIMSICAL ORANGE AND WHITE PAINTED PUMPKINS
A neutral, textured table runner serves as an elegant backdrop for these small white and orange gourds. DEEP HUED FLORALS
Pinks, reds and whites are go-tos for floral centerpieces, but throw in a few darker, red-wine tones and this bouquet from Ruffled gets a splash of autumn. MASON JAR FLOWER ARRANGEMENT
Several pint-sized mason jars filled with small bouquets of autumn flowers will create a rustic and cozy feel for your table. FALL WREATH WITH CANDLES
Select a gorgeous fall wreath and scatter votives around the space to create a low centerpiece that will be an eye catcher. REAL FRUITS
A mix of colorful fruits can take a fall dining table to the next level in an instant. Decorate the table with white tapered candles along with bunches of grapes, tangerines, pomegranates and figs.
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“THE SIMPLE THINGS” Glassware: Irish coffee Glass Method: Combine all ingredients into a crock-pot, stir to integrate (until all sugar is dissolved), bring to desired heat and serve. Or, combine all ingredients into a saucepot, bring to a simmer and keep over low heat. Garnish, serve and enjoy. Ingredients: (Serves 2) 1 oz. Turbinado Sugar 1 oz. Lime Juice ½ Cup Whiskey (Bourbon or Rye) ¼ Cup All Spice Liqueur 1 ¼ Cup Apple Cider 1 Pinch Ground White Pepper Garnish: Apple Slices and Grated Nutmeg Don’t let 2020 keep you down. It’s been a tough year, but 2021 is just above the horizon. Sometimes it is The Simple Things in life that help ease the worries. This cocktail goes all in with simplicity. First, we start with a seasonal favorite – whiskey. Bourbon for those that want something a touch softer and rye for those that like a more hint earth and spice. Next, Allspice liqueur, often known as Allspice dram, is a perfect fall and winter pair. Rich, herbaceous, and not too sweet, it’s the perfect accomplice to the center stage whiskey. Citrus and sugar round out the ensemble cast. However, this is 2020, and with the year it’s been, even a simple drink needs to be kicked up a notch. Hot apple cider does the trick. Warming and rich, slightly sweet with the full flavor of childhood and favored desserts, the apple cider provides a classic charm. And just to give 2020 that extra little kick…a pinch of white pepper adds to a long finish. Raise a glass to The Simple Things and keep it headed towards 2021.
“RISE AND SHINE” Method: Make tea separately and bring to desired temperature. Combine all ingredients, including garnish and except for the tea, in a coffee mug. Pour hot tea over the rest of the cocktail and stir till honey is fully mixed. Serve and enjoy. *Note: There are many tea options besides Hibiscus. Passion Fruit, Peach, Citrus, Lavender, etc. can all be substituted per taste. Ingredients: 1.5 oz. White Whiskey (Moonshine) .75 oz. Apricot Liqueur 2 oz. Cranberry Juice 4 oz. Hibiscus Tea 1 Dash Angostura Bitters .25 oz. Honey Garnish: Cherry, ½ Orange Slice, 1 piece Star Anise As someone famous once said, “No matter how bad the day, the sun will rise again tomorrow.” For 2020, that has been our forward-looking motto. For the Rise and Shine cocktail, we start with moonshine as the base spirit, changing things up considerably. A really good white whisky (moonshine) feels like a velvet cushion and has a long finish of confection and citrus. They are also not expensive. In this drink, seasonal flavors of cranberry juice and apricot liquor pair seamlessly with the natural nuances of the moonshine. Bitters, honey, fruit, and botanicals join together in setting a harmonious tone. The hot tea plays the blender, but not the foil, and fuses all of the ingredients together to flesh out this potent yet much welcomed potable. Keep the shine of the day bright, and make sure to Rise and Shine with the occasion as we look towards 2021.
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“J&T MULLED WINE” Method: Combine cinnamon sticks, clove, cardamom and peppercorns in a tea bag or tie in cheesecloth. Combine the rest of the ingredients into a saucepan, stir to integrate until all sugar is dissolved, bring to desired heat. Garnish, serve and enjoy. Ingredients: (Serves 4) 1 Bottle Dry Red Wine (equal to 3 cups or approx. 24 oz.) ½ Cup Brandy ¼ Cup Orange Juice ¼ Cup Brown Sugar 1 tsp. Ground Ginger 4 Cinnamon Sticks 3 Whole Clove 2 Cardamom Pod 1 tbsp. Pink Peppercorns ½ tsp. Black Peppercorns. Holiday season is always about friends and family. 2020 is, of course, the exact type of year to keep up with those who we treasure the most. Sometimes, however, we can’t see them and that is when a classic cocktail becomes the friend that we all need. Like a good friend, a classic Mulled Wine is warm, comforting, enjoyable and dependable. The combination of red wine with a little sugar and spice tends to make everything nice. This mulled wine keeps true to tradition and utilizes a dry red, such as a Cabernet, and the classic elements of a strong, a weak, a sour and a sweet (historical parts of a punch). 2020 takes just a little bit more, so we up the game John and Trevor style. Some extra baking spice, in cardamom, brings depth, adding to the cinnamon and clove. A little pepper spice with black and pink peppercorn kicks up the flavor to almost a spicy level (true John and Trevor style). Warm up the nights and the cheer with a JEH Signature “J&T Mulled Wine” and raise a glass and toast with a wink to 2021.
MONEY & FINANCE MONEY SENSE
PLANNING STRATEGIES During the Pandemic WRITTEN BY MARC S. SCHLIEFER, CFPÂ® PRESIDENT AND FINANCIAL PLANNER
2020 has been quite a year. It started off well; the market was hitting record numbers, unemployment was low and the economy was booming. Then the virus hit. The market dropped 30% by the end of March. Restaurants, hotels, entertainment and virtually all travel slowed or shut down. Many cities and states closed all non-essential businesses and people that still had jobs were working from home. The world had suddenly changed and will probably never be the same again. Now we are in mid-August and the stock market has almost fully recovered. The Dow went from 29,551 in February to 18,591 in March. That was a very frightening time for people with all types of investments in the market. 401Kâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s saw their values drop by 38% if they were in index funds. Some people got scared and pulled their money out near the bottom, which turned out to be a mistake. As of August 14, the Dow is at 27,900. It was a very violent drop and a very fast recovery, so far. We are still not out of the pandemic and there is no vaccine yet. This can potentially harm the market again, but if businesses start up again and get back to normal and unemployment starts to improve, we can potentially get through this. I am not making any predictions either way. The point that I want to make is that historically, it has been better to stay in the stock market for the long term rather than panic when the market drops. If you look at any chart of any index, you will see periods of volatility and usually a recovery at some point. As the warning goes, past performance is no guarantee of future performance and thus can not be guaranteed in any way. Think of the person that got out of the market near the bottom at 19,000. They lost the upside that we just had. The percentage gain that they lost from 19,000 to 27,900 is 46.84%. If they wanted to get back in to try to get the 46.8% growth that they lost, the market would have to go to 40,968. That is possible, but I would not count on that for several years. The best thing that someone can do that got out of the market at the low point is to wait for a drop to get back in and buy, if and when it gets low. The worst thing that they can do is to buy in while the market is high and then panic and sell if the market drops. Buy high, sell low is very dangerous and can ruin you financially. We recommend that you develop a financial plan with a qualified financial advisor and have your goals spelled out. We have found that people with a written plan usually have the big picture in front of them and do not let their emotions get the best of them when
the market moves in the wrong direction. When you have a plan, you can also have a family index number which gives you a target percentage of return to shoot for each year. Another strategy that you can look at is what is called the bucketing approach. The strategy uses 3-4 buckets of money. Bucket 1 is for your safe money and usually has 1 year of income put away in a very safe place like a bank account. Bucket 2 is for your mid-range expenses for 1 to 5 years. This would be invested in moderate risk places, CDâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, bonds, dividend and preferred stocks. Bucket 3 would be for you longer term stocks and riskier assets. The theory behind this approach is that you can spend bucket 1 if the market is dropping so you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t need to touch bucket 3 or even 2. By not touching (selling) assets in bucket 3 or 2, you are not locking in your losses when the market is going down and have time to let the market recover. You can move funds back to bucket 1 if the market comes back and replace the safe money that you needed to spend. I hope this helps to give you a good overview of how the market has performed so far this year. I would be happy to help you develop a financial plan so you can set up strategies that will help you with your portfolio and give you a workable strategy. Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss your particular situation. Equity Planning Inc. 7910 Woodmont Ave. , Suite 900, Bethesda, MD 20814 Securities offered through Cetera Advisor Networks LLC, Member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through CWM, LLC, an SEC Registered Investment Advisor. Cetera Advisor Networks LLC is under separate ownership from any other named entity. The views stated in this letter are not necessarily the opinion of Cetera Advisor Networks LLC and should not be construed directly or indirectly as an offer to buy or sell any securities mentioned herein. Due to volatility within the markets mentioned, opinions are subject to change with notice. Information is based on sources believed to be reliable; however, their accuracy or completeness cannot be guaranteed. Past performance does not guarantee future results. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is a price-weighted average of 30 U.S. blue-chip stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. The index covers all industries except transportation, real estate and utilities.
HEALTH & WELLNESS YOUR BEST SELF
Going â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;All Inâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;
Having been fascinated with nutrition, health and fitness for the best part of three decades, I am conditioned to celebrate weight loss as a win. We all are. Diet culture, and the pressure to be as lean as social media models appear to be, (even though the use of a good filter and a variety of poses can take pounds off,) has led many to live a life of constant comparisons and the obsession of seeing the number on the scale go down. While being significantly overweight is absolutely not healthy, the constant pursuit of weight loss can be equally damaging to our health.
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I recently began working with a private nutrition client who at the age of 32 wanted nothing more than to start a family. She contacted me because after years of maintaining a slender physique, her body was no longer functioning as a healthy female’s body should. Without action, the prospects of being able to start that dream family were dim. She wanted to gain weight. She needed to gain weight. I admit that, at first, I had to re-read her email. I have never been asked by a woman to help them gain weight. Just think about that, in three years of nutrition coaching and working with hundreds of clients, never once have I coached a woman through weight gain. As I did some research focused on weight gain for reproductive health, I came across this concept of going “All In”. If you do a quick search on YouTube, you will quickly find a wealth of stories sharing experiences of going all in. It is a fascinating concept, one that goes completely against the grain of the diet culture and celebration of weight loss that we are so accustomed to. All in basically means letting go of any and all diet restrictions and eating freely. Most of the women I studied during this research went from super restrictive caloric intakes of 1000-1200 calories per day, to upwards of 2500 and in some cases 5000 calories per day. The goal of this new eating philosophy is primarily to gain weight to get the body functioning as it should and be hormonally healthy once again. But in the process, it can also reset metabolism. One very inspiring journey featured a former bikini pro-star who was suffering from extreme hunger after many years of super strict dieting. She decided to go all in for a whole year and had some truly fascinating results. Over the first six months she gained around 40 pounds and despite all of the eating, the extreme hunger persisted. But then something shifted. Her metabolism stabilized, the extreme hunger began to diminish, and she rediscovered intuitive eating. Her body was finally able to recognize when she was actually hungry and when she had reached fullness. Over the next six months, about half of the weight she gained fell off even though she was still eating more than double what she had as a bikini competitor. Most importantly, her reproductive health was restored, and she actually loved her new body. Relationships with food are extremely delicate. For women, in particular, there is a lot of emotion wrapped up in eating and physical appearance. So, for a brief moment, I felt intimidated by the task of helping my new client gain weight. We began the journey by reframing the ‘weight loss win’. A lower number on the scale now represented a move away
from her ultimate goal of having a family. Conversely, a higher number showed progress towards restoring health, the very foundation behind this drive to gain weight. We made sure to eliminate any sense of urgency or put a time frame on “I need to be pregnant by…” and instead, made sure to celebrate every small win, be it increased energy, getting a compliment or actually, enjoying a meal out with zero guilt. There is no one size fits all “at this weight you should be healthy,” it is a very personal and individual journey. It took about three weeks before we saw any real weight gain. Then three weeks after that, she had gained about six pounds. We revisited the reframing of the weight gain many times and then, as she reached around an eight-pound weight gain, she actually discovered that not only had she enjoyed eating for the first time in many years, she actually loved how her body looked. Even in progress pictures I could see how she stood taller and felt prouder of the skin she was inhabiting. After almost three months and a little over ten pounds of weight gain, her body responded just as we hoped. She is now in a happy, healthy place ready to start her dream family. I watched another friend of mine share her story over social media of years battling stress fractures and other health issues, believing that they were all associated with over training. It turns out that what she needed was to go through her own “All In” process, and, after gaining weight, she too is back to being healthy and happy and appreciating her body for all that it can do rather than just what it looks like. The journey from frail to fierce is not an easy one but an important one. Health should always be your number one priority. Going ‘all in’ requires strength and determination, and not everyone will understand the process. But, if you can relate to any part of this article, then maybe it’s worth doing a little investigation into what going all in could look like for you.
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FABULOUS FALL FASHIONS! Covid-19 has impacted our lives in myriad ways. It has also impacted the state of fashion. Fashion this fall is partly being dictated by our current environment. WOMEN LUXE LOUNGEWEAR Over the past several months, while staying at home, we have become accustomed to wearing yoga pants and pajama bottoms. While you may not be willing to wear your pajamas out of the house, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy similar comfort in your choice of outside attire. A STYLISH MASK It seems as if we’re going to be wearing masks for the foreseeable future, so you might as well spring for one that’s worth showing off. Choose those that can match some of your stylish ensembles. A PONCHO For those days when it’s not quite cold enough to wear a coat, but too chilly for just a sweater, wear a poncho. Every woman should have a poncho in her fall wardrobe. Although on the casual side, they pair perfectly with everything from skinny jeans to LBDs. Try out a few different shapes to see which one suits you best and opting for a slimmer pant if you’re going for an oversized look on top.
MEN HOODIES Considering that fall weather can be truly unpredictable, stylish water-resistant outerwear and footwear will make sure you’re comfortable, no matter what Mother Nature has in store. No weekend look would be complete without a comfy-cozy hoodie, so opt for a cool retro-inspired one to give your ratty college sweatshirt a much-needed break. PUFFER JACKETS Men’s fashion has begun to embrace the puffer life. While the silhouette lends itself to athleisure and street style looks especially, it can easily be paired with a more formal look. WEATHER-PROOF SNEAKERS The selection of Gore-Tex sneakers hitting shelves over the course of the last year has included everything from waterproof versions of old classics like the Air Force 1, right through to high-performance trail shoes from Salomon and Hoka One One. For allround versatility, the best course of action is usually to go for something low-key.
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Getting an Amazon package delivered from the sky is closer to becoming a reality. The Federal Aviation Administration has granted Amazon approval to deliver packages by drones. The company has been working on drone delivery for years, but it has been slowed by regulatory hurdles. Last year, Amazon unveiled self-piloting drones that are fully electric, can carry 5 pounds of goods and are designed to deliver items in 30 minutes by dropping them in a backyard. Amazon is the third drone delivery service to win flight approval, the FAA said. Delivery company UPS and a company owned by search giant Google won approval last year. (WTOP)
IKEA IKEA furloughed around 14,000 workers nationwide at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, which cost the state of Maryland over $2 million in unemployment benefits. Now the company wants to “pay it forward.” In a letter to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan sent in late August, IKEA USA President Javier Quiñones outlined plans from the IKEA U.S. Community Foundation to cover the state’s $2,136,346 in unemployment benefits paid when the stores in College Park and Nottingham temporarily closed. The money will be funneled to two Maryland-based non-profit organizations – Baltimore’s Promise and the Greater Washington Community Foundation. IKEA’s investment in the state is unique. This is the first significant corporate donation during the pandemic to the state, aside from in-kind donations of personal protective equipment. Baltimore’s Promise, which will receive a grant of $1.07 million from IKEA, is based in Baltimore City and has provided youth-focused services and advocacy since 2012. The Greater Washington Community Foundation will receive $1 million to fuel their efforts in Maryland. (dcist)
YARD WASTE Yard waste collection resumed in Arlington after a four-month hiatus. Residential waste collection customers had to do without the weekly collection of organic material since early May, when the county suspended it on account of increased trash volumes during the pandemic over-stretching collection crews. Overall, the volume of trash collected from residential waste customers — mostly those living in single-family homes — increased by more than 30% during the pandemic, as people stayed home from work, school and other activities. Arlington opened two drop-off sites for organic waste during the collection suspension, which were utilized both by homeowners and a cottage industry of enterprising students hauling yard waste for a fee. The drop-off sites have closed. (AN)
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MESSA PER ROSSINI Embassy of Italy November 13th
After the death of Italian composer Antionio Rossini in 1868, his publisher Giuseppe Verdi suggested that a Requiem Mass be performed for the legendary composer. The Messa per Rossini was discovered by American musicologist David Rosen in 1970 and has been performed at various festivals since. The pieces will be performed by a symphony orchestra mixed choir and four soloists. Tickets start at $65 and the performance will last from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
NEWS: SHADE OF GREEN- A CELEBRATION OF IRISH ARTS IN AMERICA Inspired by Johnny Cash’s famous song “Forty Shades of Green”, the Embassy of Ireland invited forty artists to create pieces that represent the connections between Ireland and the United States. Throughout the summer, the embassy showcased one artist, actress or dancer a week on their website. The purpose of this series was to represent and celebrate the diversity of Irish arts practiced in America. Visit the Embassy of Ireland’s website to learn more.
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CULTURE WHERE ART AND LIFE MEET
D.C. museums and galleries are slowly welcoming visitors back in person. Like many businesses and organizations across the country, Covid-19 has forced these centers of art to alter their operations and implement new health and safety measures. Most are operating with limited capacity, reduced hours, and post various visitor requirements. Here is the scoop on what you will need to know when visiting one of our cultural institutions. AMERICAN ART MUSEUM AND RENWICK GALLERY The museum is open Wednesday-Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and requiring timed passes for its main building, which visitors can reserve online or over the phone. Masks are mandatory for visitors over 6 years old, and strongly recommended for those ages 2 to 6, and social distancing measures will be in place, along with other safety precautions. Timed-entry passes are not required for the Renwick Gallery, which will be open Wednesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Artechouse The immersive art and technology museum is open Monday-Thursday from noon to 8 p.m. and Friday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Visitors are required to wear masks and are asked to purchase tickets online in advance, as capacity is being limited. Hand sanitizing stations are available throughout the space and guests are asked to follow directional signage. Glenstone Museum Glenstone is operating at limited capacity from Thursday to Sunday between 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will admit groups no larger than five people. Walk-ups will not be permitted. The museum is requiring visitors wear face masks and implementing social distancing measures. Its gallery, cafĂŠ and some other spaces remain closed. Hillwood Estate, Museum and Garden Hillwood is requiring visitors to Marjorie Merriweather Postâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s former home to make reservations in advance. No reservations will be taken on site. Guests must wear masks in both indoor and outdoor spaces and follow social distancing guidelines. Operating hours are Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. International Spy Museum The museum will be requiring social distancing and limiting capacity. Visitors are encouraged to buy their timed tickets online to ensure contactless entry and minimize wait times. Masks are required for visitors 3 years old and up, and styluses will be provided for interactive exhibits.
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Museum of the Bible The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors over 3 years old are required to wear masks, practice social distancing and follow recommended flow paths. The museum will be conducting temperature screenings at the door and implementing capacity restrictions and staggered entry in galleries and attractions. Visitors will also be provided with styluses to use on the museum’s touch screens. National Museum of Women in the Arts The museum is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Face masks are required, and visitors are asked to purchase timed tickets in advance. The museum will also be implementing social distancing measures, restricting elevator capacity to one person or household and suspending bag- and-coat-check services, among other steps. National Museum of the American Indian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. UdvarHazy Center The Udvar-Hazy Center is open to visitors, who must reserve a timed-entry pass. Face masks are required for those older than 6 and strongly encouraged for children between 2 and 6. All visitors under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., guests are being asked to follow social distancing guidelines and wash hands often. Parts of the space will remain closed. The National Air and Space Museum in D.C. remains closed. National Museum of African American History and Culture The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors must reserve timed passes, which they can reserve online or by phone. Those over the age of 6 must wear masks (they are strongly recommended for kids between 2 and 6). Capacity restrictions and social distancing measures are also in place Some exhibits and attractions remain closed, including the museum’s store and Sweet Home Café. National Museum of American History The museum is open Friday through Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Timed-entry passes are required, social distancing measures will be in place and visitors over the age of 6 must wear face coverings. They are also highly encouraged for those ages 2 to 6. Some parts of the museum may be partially open or closed, including the Eat at America’s Table Café and the Jazz Cafe.
The museum is open Wednesday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Timed entry passes are required, which visitors can reserve online. The museum will only admit 100 people per hour. Face masks are required for visitors 6 years old and up, and strongly recommended for children between 2 and 6 years old. Parts of the museum will remain temporarily closed, including the cafes. The museum is also implementing social distancing measures and placing hand-sanitizing stations through the space, among other steps. National Portrait Gallery The portrait gallery is implementing social distancing measures and requiring masks for visitors over 6 years old (and strongly encouraging them for children between 2 and 6). Operating hours are Wednesday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visitors must have timed-entry passes, which are available online or by phone. Some exhibits or other indoor spaces may be closed or operating at limited capacity. Planet Word The museum will open to the public on October 22. General admission will be free, with a suggested donation of $15 per person, but visitors must register for timed tickets. The museum will have a limited number of passes available for walk-ups, but recommends reserving them ahead of time. Masks are required for visitors over 2 years old and visitors must keep a safe distance from other households or groups.
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