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Center of Attraction

By Kristen Schott

Portraits by Greg Powers


There are those who always draw a second glance. They have that enviable, magnetic all-over glow, the result of a healthy lifestyle—and a few beauty products too. Here, four DC tastemakers share their flex appeal.

Matthew Peschke
The hospitality biz’s newest local exec has a zest for life.

Be in the moment: That’s what Matthew Peschke does. But balance and moderation are key. “I stay active and eat healthy, but life is short, so I try to enjoy [everything],” says Wisconsin-born Peschke, who recently moved from Las Vegas to become marketing director for W Washington DC. The gig is tailor-made for a fella who values experience. “We [do] a lot of events with artists, fashion brands and fitness gurus. I love to create these [programs] because I want to attend them.” When he’s not toning his hospitality muscles, he’s at the gym—at 4:30 every morning. (Leg day is his favorite, for the burn: “It reminds you how hard you worked.”) And he takes nighttime walks with his pup, Rogue, to explore. “DC has a vibrant culture. It makes it easy to escape from work.”

1 “Music keeps me moving, and I would be lazy without [my Beats by Dre]. I have to confess, there’s a lot of Britney [Spears] on my chest-workout playlist, and Nicki Minaj and Cardi B on leg day.” Studio3 wireless headphones, $350

2 “I’m a huge fan of kombucha. I discovered Craft Kombucha, located in Union Market. It has an amazing variety.” Growler first fill for $15, refills $12

3 “I keep track of my fitness goals and make sure even when I’m working I stay active. I had the FitBit Ionic, but I’m going to buy the new Versa.” $250

4 “I have three [fragrances] in constant rotation: Tom Ford Black Orchid when I am feeling myself, Eight & Bob for business meetings and Eight & Bob Egypt for weekends.” Black Orchid eau de parfum, 1.7 fl. oz. for $122, by Tom Ford at Sephora