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From “The Mall” to “the mall” at Tysons Galleria in McLean, Virginia

April 24, 2014

McLEAN, VIRGINIA – On the tourist circuit in Washington, DC, the National Mall (or, as it’s affectionately known, “The Mall”) gets an awful lot of attention. What with all the museums and monuments−from the National Air and Space Museum to the National Museum of American History and the Washington Monument… (more)
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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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Sweet Fashions and Art at Caramel in Washington, DC

January 30, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – In an age of corporate food purveyors from Walmart to Whole Foods, the family-run corner grocery store may seem like a quaint relic of the past. And the same is largely true of the neighborhood fashion boutique, hard as it is to compete with mega-discount emporiums… (more)
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In Fine Feather at Cady’s Alley in Washington, DC

January 23, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – In DC‘s historic Georgetown neighborhood, feathering one’s nest is a task of epic proportions. The area’s sprawling Federalist mansions and brick rowhouses boast outsized colonial charm and ample square footage for displaying interior treasures. Luckily, the neighborhood’s residents have an interior design haven in their own… (more)
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Suit Up at J. Press in Washington, DC

January 6, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – Since its launch at Yale University in 1902, this menswear line has been every bit as preppy and collegiate as New England itself. While it may have started in Connecticut, the J. Press boutique has become a staple in Washington, DC’s menswear scene. US Presidents, statesmen,… (more)
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A Truly “Purple” Pick at Violet Boutique in Washington, DC

December 16, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, US – Though this little shop is somewhat of an oddball among the string of bars in DC‘s Adams Morgan, we were pleasantly surprised to find Violet Boutique, which practically had our name stamped all over it! The feminine, purple-accented clothing store (fitting for ladies like us!) caters… (more)
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The Crown Jewel of Vintage Accessories at Legendary Beast in Washington, DC

November 4, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, US – If we’re ever in the mood for an accessories scavenger hunt or are in desperate need of that perfect piece of jewelry for our themed dress-up party, Legendary Beast in Washington, DC, is our go-to place. Blink and you might miss it. Located atop ShoeFly on… (more)
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Retail Therapy at Wink in Washington, DC

October 20, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, US – Hidden underneath the Steve Madden store along M Street, Wink boutique feels like one of Washington DC’s hidden gems. Don’t let the small shop fool you, however. The basement space is filled, display by beautiful display, with some of the trendiest and most stylish clothes of… (more)
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Get Cheesy at Cowgirl Creamery in Washington, DC

October 16, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, US – For anyone who considers himself or herself a cheese connoisseur or just loves everything and anything cheese (which is pretty much everyone aside from vegans and the lactose intolerant, right?), Cowgirl Creamery is the place to go to grab an afternoon snack or to prep for… (more)
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Hollandaise with your Hemingway at Kramerbooks

November 19, 2009

WASHINGTON DC, USA – I love brunch, love love love it. The fact that at brunch I can acceptably order a Diet Coke, fried potatoes, and food smothered in Hollandaise sauce and call it a meal appeals to me. Washington DC is not short of incredible brunch places (the Tabard… (more)