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  • Shopping

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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  • Hotels

Welcome to the “Emerald City” at Opposite House

February 8, 2010

BEIJING, CHINA – It’s not every day that you’re greeted at the airport by a man in a Maserati. He’s not your tour guide or your weekend rendezvous — he’s the driver from Opposite House, a boutique Beijing hotel that’s at the top of our pick list. The courtesy car,… (more)
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  • Restaurants

Certifiably green and delicious at Founding Farmers

June 4, 2009

WASHINGTON DC, USA – Since this is my first blog post here at the Purple Passport, I decided that I would highlight a great restaurant, Founding Farmers, from my city of Washington DC, which combines eco-friendly dining with very tasty food. The restaurant is owned by a group of family farmers,… (more)