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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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Groovy fashions, sans lava lamps, at Ambiance on Haight

April 15, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, USA – In the Summer of Love, Haight-Ashbury wasn’t exactly a neighborhood known for conspicuous consumption (other than of the herbal variety, of course). The hippies of the era eschewed commercial commodity fetishism in favor of tie-dye, bare feet, and flowers in their hair. Oh, what a difference… (more)