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The Sweetest Thing
By Nevin Martell | January 23, 2015

1. Brabo
At this intimate Alexandria restaurant, you don’t have to wait for dessert to get your sugar rush. Chef de Cuisine Harper McClure cooks up an espresso...

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Palma D'or
David Hagedorn | Photography by Greg Powers | January 22, 2015

When celebrity chef Michael Mina opened Bourbon Steak six years ago, he managed to bring a fresh idea to the steakhouse concept. Rather than stick to the formula that teamed...

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Sunnyside Up
By Jacqueline Z. Grossnickle | January 22, 2015

Gone are the days when handbags came in only three colors: black, navy and practical beige. Today, women can carry their essentials in pretty purses that come in every color of the rainbow. Fashion-forward Céline delights us with the...

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Winter Flurry
By Katie Bianco | January 22, 2015

Just in Time
Detroit-based watchmaker Shinola is set to open a 4,150-square-foot store in the 14th Street corridor this year. The company—which produces everything...

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Sunny Disposition
By Kelly Magyarics | January 21, 2015

If green Chartreuse is the attention-seeking acerbic sister, yellow Chartreuse is its more unassuming, affable sibling. This winter, bartenders are passing over green’s herbal style in favor of the sweeter, milder flavor of yellow. Mellow out...

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Rarefied Racer
By Nate Chapnick | January 21, 2015

There’s nothing more opulent or authentically luxurious than Bentley’s flagship sedan, the Mulsanne. This storied automobile set the world standard by which all other luxury vehicles are judged when its most modern iteration debuted back in 2010....

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Tap Stars
Michael McCarthy | January 16, 2015

1. Eno
The brick-lined 72-seat bastion of wine, adjacent to Georgetown’s Four Seasons, keeps eight coveted vintages—including superb Virginia wines—on tap. Don’t...

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The Best of the City
By The Editors | January 15, 2015

BEST OF THE CITY | CULTURE

Artistic Spark
With the reopening of Artist’s Proof Art Gallery in Georgetown’s Book Hill neighborhood, ...

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Interior Motives
By Charlotte Safavi | January 13, 2015

Having a signature style comes easily to interior decorator Jennifer Wagner Schmidt. She simply follows her personal passions—from Helmut Lang and Proenza Schouler to Kelly Wearstler and Jonathan Adler. Add luxury travel and vintage Hollywood to...

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Natural Wonders
Rima Suqi | January 12, 2015

Have you ever seen a frigate bird flirt? The male frigate has a red pouch he inflates to comically large proportions, hoping to catch the eye of nearby females. Once successful, it depresses back to its usual, goiter-like state. The parallels to human behavior it...

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Tranquil Treatments
Katie Bianco | January 9, 2015

1. Open-Door Policy
Elizabeth Arden Red Door just launched a new anti-aging treatment: The Color4 Light therapy facial uses UV-freed LED lights to revitalize...

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Boyhood Dreams
By Cristina Cuomo | January 5, 2015

When I met Ethan Hawke 20 years ago, he was a freewheeling young guy with a love of life, writing (The Hottest State, his first novel, was already in the works), muscle cars, Sam Shepard plays and Bob Dylan records he’d play in his West Village...

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