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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)
  • Nightlife

Chill with the Cool Kids at American Ice Co. in Washington, DC

December 8, 2013

Washington, DC, USA – While DC is home to a number of hot clubs, sometimes all we want is to chill out with our friends at an unpretentious bar to shoot the breeze. American Ice Co. is a refreshing alternative to the many sceney nightspots in the U Street/Shaw area,… (more)
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Stop and Smell the Rosé at Veritas Wine Bar in Washington, DC

October 26, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, US – In sophisticated cities like Washington, DC, the neighborhood wine bar is becoming as ubiquitous as the corner coffee house. Wine bars are not only the consummate date spot, but also chic gathering points for friends and coworkers. Whether it’s date night, girls’ night out, or happy… (more)
New York Historical Society in NYC
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Tempting Tuesday: Sample New York’s Finest at the New York Historical Society

August 20, 2013

NEW YORK, USA – When it comes to experiencing the heart of New York, any number of the city’s touristy attractions might come to mind (think: Times Square, Central Park, or even the Statue of Liberty). But for a true taste of New York, it comes as no surprise that… (more)
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Friday Finds: Giving Thanks

November 18, 2011

For those of us in the US, it’s just about that time again—time for turkey and celebration! The list of things we’re grateful for is long, but most importantly: we’re thankful to be spending the week in good company and with good food, and also for… Technology that brings us… (more)
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Friday Finds: All About Paris

September 16, 2011

We’re in a decidedly Parisian state of mind this week, after our Purple gals wrote a spotlight on finding Paris in London, and with New York’s recent influx of all things French (from macarons to cult label Maje). As a result, we’re looking for a bit of Paris no matter… (more)
The Windso Castle
  • Nightlife

Warming Up at The Windsor Castle

June 30, 2011

LONDON, UK- It was a chilly November day in London when a friend and I decided to explore the town. We had a full schedule planned- tea at Harrods, shopping at Topshop, a play in the West End. Of course, there’s nothing I love more than taking in the sights… (more)
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  • Nightlife

A sip of literary history at Gordon’s Wine Bar

February 9, 2010

LONDON, UK – I have to admit, it was more the literary romance of Gordon’s Wine Bar — the oldest wine bar in London — than the wine itself that drew me to this fabled spot. The bar dates back to the 1890s, when Rudyard Kipling lived in the building… (more)
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Looking (and tasting) every bit the part at Del Posto

August 13, 2008

MANHATTAN, USA – Del Posto is truly del-icious…not a surprise as one of the famed creations of my favorite Mario Batali. The seven course tasting menu ($175, $300 with wine pairing) is famous, but I prefer the more accessible five course do-it-yourselfer (Il Menu Del Posto, $95 – but supplements… (more)