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Sweet Carolina
Stephanie Davis Smith | April 1, 2014

Songs are written about mountain views like this—lyrics and stanzas about winding roads, deep valleys and quiet climbs up, up, up, until you feel like you’re miles above the clouds.

On a blustery afternoon...

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Casting His Spell
Andrew Myers | March 28, 2014

Presto, chango! See how the kid from Queens, an only child born to a public high school history teacher and an artist, a kid with no strong Tinseltown ties—poof!—appears at age 29 center stage at the 75th Academy Awards. After sweeping up the...

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A Foie Gras Feast
Nevin Martell | March 20, 2014

1. City Tap House
At this recently opened resto, almond and cinnamon laced challah bread French toast is crowned with a round of seared foie gras. Roasted apples, a decorative drizzle of port...

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Cherry on Top!
Katie Bianco | March 13, 2014

1. Shape Up
New this year, get fit beneath the blossoms with a Saturday morning fitness program, featuring local instructors teaching outdoor aerobics classes near the Jefferson Memorial. March 22, 29 and April 5, 10AM-noon,...

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Rolling on the River
David Hagedorn | Photography by Greg Powers | March 7, 2014

Chef Michael White may not be a known entity in DC, but in New York his name has been attached to a string of acclaimed Italian restaurants and a galaxy of Michelin stars. In 2010, White’s Altamarea Group opened the...

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One Phyne Day
Erin Hartigan | March 7, 2014

Paige Novick scored many fans after the launch of her statement-making jewelry line five years ago. Now she’s transforming her love of luxe gems into Phyne, a high-end collection of sleek, understated...

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Michael McCarthy | March 7, 2014


Crystal City

Local photographer Jay Snap surprised himself during Crystal Couture’s first-night fashion show: He captured this photo without even looking through the lens of his...

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The Ringmaster
Michael McCarthy | March 7, 2014

Justin Trawick is the P.T. Barnum of DC music. In the past several years, he has reeled in genre-blending music and goodwill among club owners to create The 9 Songwriter Series. The concept is simple: Book nine area artists for a one-...

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Easy Being Green
Katie Bianco | March 7, 2014

1. Go Gaelic
“On the rare occasion that I venture into an Irish bar on St. Patrick’s Day, I try to find a quiet corner where I can sit and chuckle to myself. Find a place where the owners have a good Irish band playing, like...

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