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  • Restaurants
America the Edible at Founding Farmers in Washington, DC

April 13, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – From amber waves of grain to the fruited plain, one of the most celebrated aspects of America is its fertile farming heritage. We are, in fact, a nation founded by farmers, given that George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison all tended the soil… (more)
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  • Spas
Power Bobs with Panache at Andre Chreky in Washington, DC

April 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – Women’s hair in Washington has always gotten a lot of attention−often of the misguided sort. In the classically male-dominated political game, ladies with clout tend to be picked apart for their coif more than their policies. Remember the hoopla over Sarah Palin’s big bangs and high-rise… (more)
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  • Nightlife
Clubbing Paradise at Eden in Washington, DC

April 5, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – A jungle theme. Neon strobe lights. Thumping house music DJs. Sparkler-lit champagne bottles. Drop-ins by Drake and members of the Wu Tang Clan. Sounds like you must be smack in the middle of a hot South Beach nightclub in Miami, right? Nope, you’re actually at Eden,… (more)
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  • Sights & Activities
Hop the Globe on Embassy Row in Washington, DC

April 3, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – Here at The Purple Passport, we’re pretty big fans of collecting as many stamps in our passports as possible. Aside from doing, say, a whirlwind Europe-in-10-days trip, we can’t think of a better way to collect a bunch of stamps in a short period of time… (more)
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  • Shopping
Flirty Fashions, Grandmotherly Wisdom at Lettie Gooch in Washington, DC

March 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – If “Lettie Gooch” sounds like an old-fashioned granny’s name, that’s because, well…, it is. This chic women’s fashion boutique in DC‘s U Street Corridor is named after owner Theresa Watts’s grandmother, whom she describes as an “inspiring turn-of-the century woman.” Sounds like one hip granny! The… (more)
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  • Hotels
Signed, Sealed, Delivered at Hotel Monaco Washington DC

March 27, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – In an age of online bill pay and Facebook Messenger, there’s something kind of romantic about heading to the post office to send an actual letter. Post offices remind us of a slower world in which missives written in longhand wended their way to recipients over… (more)
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  • Restaurants
Duck, Duck, Roots at Blue Duck Tavern in Washington, DC

March 19, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – Though it’s ensconced in the sexy Park Hyatt Washington, designed by the ultra-urbane Tony Chi, and frequented by DC‘s political elite, Blue Duck Tavern manages to be an authentically “folksy” dining experience. A meal here whisks us to America’s heartland through its rustic décor and down-home… (more)
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  • Nightlife
  • Shopping
St. Patrick’s Day Favorites in New York City

March 17, 2014

NEW YORK, US – If you didn’t wear green today, no doubt you’ve been in a “pinch” to find something emerald hued to head out in for St. Patrick’s Day festivities tonight. And if you happen to be in New York, oh what a festive night it’s shaping up to… (more)
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  • Nightlife
We’re Game at H Street Country Club in Washington, DC

March 14, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – Country clubs are often rarefied suburban spaces, known for their exclusivity and formal conservativeness. DC‘s H Street, on the other hand, is the terra firma of the urban anti-establishment, littered as it is with edgy music venues and hip bars that have risen from the ruins… (more)
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  • Sights & Activities
Celebrating 50 Years at the National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC

March 13, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – 50 years may be a blip in the history of African art, given that the continent has been producing art and artistic objects for thousands of years. But, the half-century mark is a rather grand milestone for the National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC,… (more)
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