Swill on The Hill

August 9, 2013

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Swill on The Hill
There’s a bounty of meat and produce for sale at Eastern Market. Now, its Hill ’hood boasts a place to buy wine to go with it: DCanter (545 Eighth St. SE; dcanterwines.com). Small-producer vinos and craft beers line the purple-accented space. Wines — including such finds as crisp La Romaine Viognier ($18) and smooth Klinker Brick Farrah Syrah ($27) — are grouped by flavor profile. Classes, taught around a hip farmhouse table, start this week.

Regal Issues
Ancient Egyptian queens and Byzantine princesses knew the power of simple-yet-dramatic baubles. So does German jewelry designer Bernd Wolf, whose stones-and-gold plate pieces now reign at I. Gorman (1133 20th St. NW; 202-627-6480). Splurge-worthy stuff: a coral pendant (shown, $680) and fit-for-a-pharaohess turquoise-studded collar ($325).

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Suiting, Up
Pals and Georgetown alums Colby Kirk and John Hancock worked in international development, which seems an unlikely background for launching J & C Suiting, a bespoke menswear line. That is, until you learn that their suits and shirts are crafted by fare-wage laborers in Pakistan using fine imported fabrics (shown, $595). Bring an old suit to their pop-up shop at the Dunes (402 Meridian Place NW), and the do-gooders will donate it and give you $30 off your purchase.

Run Run Wrinkles
This iron is really going places. When charging, Panasonic’s new cordless, portable model (aka the NI-L70SR, $137, amazon.com) looks ready to launch, space shuttle-style, from its charging pad. When it’s time to iron elsewhere, you slap a space age-y bubble case over it and tote it by its handle. The ironing experience was pleasant — its glide is smooth, its steam pulse is strong without being too damp, its handling intuitive.

A Marc of Beauty
The name “Marc Jacobs” brings to mind edgy runway shows and innovative fashions (yes, pilgrim shoes are in!). The designer just launched a collection of makeup for Sephora available in stores and online (marcjacobsbeauty.com). It includes more than 120 products, including a plumping lip gloss infused with Champagne grape ($28, shown) and high-shine nail polish ($49).

 

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