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Euro Prime
David Hagedorn | Photography by Greg Powers | December 22, 2014

The W Hotel, a Starwood Hotels and Resorts property, has been a tricky sell in Washington since it opened in 2009. It’s a neon-pink brand in a navy-blue town. A lobby with purple lighting, zebra upholstery, silvery sequined...

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Iconic Attractions
DC Magazine staff | December 19, 2014

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Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
“Its tagline is, ‘Where...

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Katie Bianco | December 19, 2014

1. Blue Duck Tavern
Blue Duck’s new executive chef, Ryan LaRoche, will help Washingtonians ring in the New Year with a four-course tasting menu, featuring dishes like smoked beet salad and...

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Michael McCarthy | December 17, 2014



It’s wonderful what a molecular biologist will find on his walks across the city. As Mukul Ranjan (the scientist in question) wandered through town taking...

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State of the Arts
Katie Bianco | December 17, 2014

The Washington Project for the Arts newest board member, Vikki Tobak, has been in DC for only a year, but she’s already putting her stamp on the city’s independent arts scene. “I’ve been pleasantly surprised by...

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Light Fantastic
Ellen Ryan | December 17, 2014

Three years ago, Will and Sumar Hussein Langhorne began a mission that centered on one very simple element: light. The couple’s project was their expansive Georgetown townhouse.

“Throughout the house, we wanted to bring in as much light as...

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Coupe du Jour
Nate Chapnick | December 17, 2014

Many high-performance supercars spend most of their time parked, saddled by inclement weather and overall impracticality. Enter the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC Coupe, a two-door supercar re-envisioning of the maker’s top-of-the-line sedan, to be...

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Deep Freeze
Katie Bianco | December 15, 2014

1. Femme Force
“The groundbreaking exhibition, Picturing Mary: Woman, Mother, Idea at the National Museum of Women in the Arts examines the concept of womanhood...

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Arts and Power
Michael McCarthy, Katie Bianco, Jeff Dufour and Sallie Lewis | December 12, 2014

The new director of the Hirshhorn, Melissa Chiu, is on a mission to make the museum a pre-eminent 21st century contemporary space.

Melissa Chiu...

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Blue-Eyed Soul
Michael McCarthy | December 11, 2014

You’ll likely remember the first time you heard Jen Miller’s voice. Its range—rough-cut bluesy lows and chilling highs—makes an impact. The DC transplant has a newly minted album called Overgrown, thousands of followers on...

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Ottoman Allure
Ayesha Khan | December 11, 2014

Once a capital of the great Roman Empire and seat of the Ottoman Empire, Istanbul—one of the world’s only cities set on two continents, Asia and Europe—has enchanted visitors for centuries. You can also count present-day intrigue among the...

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Tea Time!
Katie Bianco | December 8, 2014

1. The Jefferson
The hotel’s holiday tea includes tea sandwiches and pastries, but don’t overlook the Champagne service with a glass of André Clouet, Blanc des Noirs, Grand Reserve Grand...

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