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  • Restaurants
Italy-Approved Pizza at 2Amys in Washington, DC

January 22, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – Ah, Naples. Peaceful piazzas, the sunny Mediterranean, and a taste that’s worth traveling around the world for: wood-fired pizzas. Naples is recognized as the birthplace of pizza, and the delicious pies are such a delicacy that they’re actually “protected” by the Italian government with D.O.C. (Denominazione… (more)
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  • Spas
Tempting Tuesday: Getting Back on Track with London’s Spa InterContinental

January 21, 2014

LONDON, UK – Following the holiday season madness, we are finding ourselves a bit ragged. But who has time for those indulgent spa treatments that we luxuriated in last month? Work’s in full swing, school’s back in session, and we are just barely keeping up with life, let alone making… (more)
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  • Spas
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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  • Restaurants
All In for Olive Oil at Zaytinya in Washington, DC

January 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – From skincare to cuisine to religious ritual, olive oil is the darling of the Mediterranean. Behind nearly every enviably glowing complexion and tasty dish of the region is a bottle of the good stuff. So, what better to name a pan-Mediterranean restaurant than for the green-tinted… (more)
Educational Coffee at Durham’s CounterCulture

January 16, 2014

DURHAM, USA – The premium coffee world has exploded in the last decade, taking us far far away from the Starbucks variety (although, I know there are still those dedicated flavored latte fans out there). With Intelligentsia and Stumptown Coffee Roasters among some of our favorites, I also happened upon Counter… (more)
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  • Spas
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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  • Nightlife
A Stellar Post-Collegiate Scene at Comet Ping Pong in Washington, DC

January 14, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – Most post-grads would agree that since graduation and the days of frat houses and beer pong, social events in the professional world look and feel remarkably different. Nevertheless, it’s still possible to find a sophisticated version of the collegiate party scene in Washington, DC at places… (more)
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  • Restaurants
Fueled by Flour at Bread Line in Washington, DC

January 13, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – In the same way that every middle-school cafeteria has its cool-kids table, every grown-up city has its cool-kids cafeteria. Hollywood movie stars and record-label royals in Los Angeles vogue for the camera at The Ivy. A-list Bohemians in New York hang low at Pastis. And in… (more)
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  • Sights & Activities
The Past is Present at Mount Vernon in Washington, DC

January 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – In the pursuit of novel experiences, a persistent world traveler will eventually happen upon a sight not only far from home, but seemingly far from the present day. London’s Kensington Palace, with its well-kept gardens and Orangery that serves a Royal Afternoon Tea, is one. Palm… (more)
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So Long, Farewell to Old-Fashioned Austria at Kafe Leopold in Washington, DC

January 11, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – It’s been a while since Austria had its moment in the spotlight, and when it comes to Austrian culture, some of the popular notions are downright dated. The Von Trapps took off for Switzerland decades ago. Cuckoo clocks are less for time-keeping than for safekeeping among… (more)
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