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Winter Getaway Packing List: Seaside Retreats

January 10, 2014

GLOBAL – While alpine resorts are amazing seasonal destinations to take advantage of the wintry landscape, we’re also craving a serious breath of fresh air this new year. In our opinion, almost nothing beats the invigorating, saline scent of a sea breeze to feel completely rejuvenated and refreshed. Whether it’s… (more)
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Recharge and Reflect for the New Year at Our Favorite Inspiring Sights

January 9, 2014

GLOBAL – New Year’s resolutions are best made—and kept—with lots of thoughtful consideration. With the dizzying revelry of the holiday season finally over, the period around the new year is a time for starting anew, seeing the world with fresh eyes, and reflecting on hopes for the upcoming months. In… (more)
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Winter Getaway Packing List: Bundle Up for Cool Weather in Style

January 8, 2014

GLOBAL – With the exception of warm tropical and equatorial nations, the rest of the world must endure chilly weather for at least a quarter of the year. During this period, it’s often cold and dark, making it more of a challenge to keep spirits high. Nevertheless, hot chocolate, cozy… (more)
Neyla is a Mediterranean restaurant in DC that serves natural foods
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Wishes Fulfilled at Neyla in Washington, DC

January 7, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – “Neyla” means “a wish which is fulfilled” in Turkish, and we couldn’t think of a more appropriate name for this  Eastern Mediterranean restaurant in Washington, DC. As soon as we sample from their menu of small plates and tasting platters, our wishes for scrumptious pan-Mediterranean fare… (more)
J. Press is a traditional menswear boutique DC
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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)
Jack Rose Dining Saloon is a popular spot to grab a scotch and enjoy a meaty dish in DC
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Get “Roped In” at Jack Rose Dining Saloon in Washington, DC

January 5, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – Echoing the style of Western saloons in the 1800s, Jack Rose Dining Saloon in Washington, DC gives us exactly what we need on a chilly night out: aged whiskey and meaty entrees. While traditional saloons served the nomad cowboy or out-of-town visitor, this social hotspot attracts… (more)
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Bowl in the Fast Lane at Lucky Strike in Washington, DC

January 4, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – There are some things that retain their charms forever. There are some, on the other hand, that lose a certain amount of magnetism as they—or we—age. Sweet and innocent in a 1950s or high-school-date kind of way, bowling may be one item we’d gently prescribe to… (more)
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Friday Finds: Arrivals and Departures

January 3, 2014

New Year’s provides an unusual vantage point. Fixed inescapably between the end of one year and the beginning of another, it offers an unrivaled view of both. But years aren’t the only things that close and open between December and January. As our favorite digital media mavens show, high-profile hotels… (more)
EBC is a massive fitness and indoor sporting facility in the West Loop
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The Hunt: Best Gyms for Fulfilling Your New Year’s Resolutions

January 2, 2014

GLOBAL – Every week, the Purple Passport team goes in search of a designated item in whatever city our team members happen to be. This week, we’re starting 2014 on the right (gym shoe-clad) foot and beginning that “be healthier” resolution. Step one: find the right gym. Luckily, we’ve compiled… (more)
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There’s Nothing Ordinary about Smith Commons in Washington, DC

January 2, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC, US – Though it may have a typical name, there’s nothing common about Smith Commons in Washington, DC. Not to be confused with other average Joe bars on H Street, this gastropub stands out for its variety of excellent food paired with seemingly endless drinking and seating options.… (more)
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