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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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Waxes, Not Taxes, at Bliss in Washington, DC

March 5, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – Just like the federal budget, the spa culture in Washington, DC can seem perpetually out of balance, veering toward the formal and the stuffy at the expense of freewheeling leisure. But Bliss, a branch of the hip spa chain at the W Washington D.C., injects some… (more)
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Waxing Philosophical at Skin Beauty Lounge in Washington, DC

February 22, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – The old adage “beauty is only skin deep” is a lovely philosophical sentiment about the importance of one’s inner character over external appearance. But Skin Beauty Lounge, a sweet salon/spa in DC‘s Eastern Market neighborhood, puts an entirely different twist on the saying. It’s a place… (more)
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A Healthy Hideaway at Four Seasons Fitness Club and Spa in Washington, DC

February 6, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – With all the high-profile wheeling-and-dealing that occurs in Washington, DC, it’s no surprise that politicos seek places to hide away from stress, special interests, and the prying eyes of journalists. In the past, this might have been actual hideaways (remember Marion Barry in the Ramada Inn?)… (more)
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More Than Skin Deep at Nectar Skin Bar in Washington, DC

January 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – Our nation’s capital isn’t always so easy on the skin−especially delicate facial skin. What with the winter chill drying our dermis, summer humidity melting our makeup, and political partisanism threatening the delicate oil balance in our pores, our face practically needs its own lobby on Capitol… (more)
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Thinking Outside the Bob at Bang Salon in Washington, DC

January 15, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – Emma Lazarus’s poem “The New Colossus” is engraved on a bronze plaque inside the Statue of Liberty in New York. Over 130 years after Lazarus wrote it, her famous words remain a welcome call and symbol of freedom to the downtrodden around the world. “Give me… (more)
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Stiff Backs Relax at the Spa at the Mandarin Oriental in Washington, DC

December 25, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, US – Washington, DC is not exactly a stranger to high-strung, high-powered types. This is, after all, America’s capital, where the plethora of politicos stands tall, braced at every moment for attack or counterattack. Surely the strain of being an upright public servant can wreak havoc on even… (more)
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Tempting Tuesday: Stay at the W Washington D.C. for Less

August 6, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – It’s that time of year again: this week marks one of the few weeks left of summer vacation. Though school may be just around the corner, we know you’re still itching to soak in every last second of this beautiful, sun-filled weather. And lucky for you,… (more)
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Tempting Tuesday: Spend an Extra Day in the Nation’s Capital

July 30, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – From historic monuments to free museums to art galleries, America’s capital city is home to an endless montage of bustling sights and opulent architecture. In recent years, this play-it-safe city has shed its conservative roots in favor of trendy boutiques, hotspot bars, and swanky hotels. And… (more)