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A Truly “Purple” Pick at Violet Boutique in Washington, DC

December 16, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, US – Though this little shop is somewhat of an oddball among the string of bars in DC‘s Adams Morgan, we were pleasantly surprised to find Violet Boutique, which practically had our name stamped all over it! The feminine, purple-accented clothing store (fitting for ladies like us!) caters… (more)
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  • Shopping

Couture goes guerilla at the Dover Street Market in London

April 30, 2012

LONDON, UK – Ultra hot label Commes des Garçons’ designer Rei Kawakubo has long had a penchant for “guerilla” fashion.  From Los Angeles to Warsaw, she’s opened up barebones “pop up” shops that stay open for only a year or so.  These blink-and-you’ll-miss-’em suppliers have kept the focus on the… (more)
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  • Nightlife

Cocktails (and cool kids) via Casablanca at Andy Wahloo

December 14, 2011

PARIS, FRANCE – In the world of Andy Warhol, a can of soup was never just a can of soup. And for the mastermind behind Andy Wahloo, the hip Parisian bar bearing a clever variant of the artist’s name, a waiting area is never just a waiting area. Initially, owner… (more)
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  • Restaurants

Culinary booty and hot patooties at derrière

December 4, 2011

PARIS, FRANCE – It’s hard to know what to expect from a restaurant named for the French word for “rear end.” Perhaps some “nose to tail” dining, or a burlesque show between courses? As it turns out, derrière (written in all lower case à la e.e. cummings) gets its name… (more)