Is layering a necklace and a scarf overdoing things? Are dangle earrings too flashy for work? Learn the answers to such pressing fashion questions at an All About Accessories workshop Tues., 7-9 p.m. (tickets $79, reserve at stylespeaks.com) at Periwinkle (1557 Potomac Greens Drive, Alexandria; 703-519-5242). Personal shopper Cathy Starnes (who sometimes styles shoots for Express) leads the session.
Tobie Whitman always has her hands full, usually with a bunch of beautiful flowers. Earlier this week, the former international policy expert-turned-florist launched Little Acre, a field-to-vase floral delivery service that sources all of its blossoms within the D.C. area (littleacreflowers.com). One seasonal arrangement is available daily in small ($50), medium ($75) or large sizes ($100, shown). Buds might include tulips, lilies and hyacinths; arrangements arrive wrapped in rugged canvas repurposed from coffee bags from a local java shop.
The Chinese year of the horse gallops in later this month, an event Ikea fetes with the limited-edition, East-meets-West Trendig collection. Zen-cool items include a metal cabinet (shown, $229, Ikea stores), kimono-inspired fabric by the yard ($19 a yard) and pastel-hued porcelain rice or soup bowls ($3-$4) fit for dishing out — what else? — a New Year’s feast.
Sip, Sip, Hooray!
Tote+able’s canvas beverage bags are designed to hold much more than just wine. (Though we can’t think of a better liquid to pour into them.) The 16- or 25.5-ounce totes ($17 and $19, Hill’s Kitchen, 713 D St. SE; 202-543-1997) make hydration easy, whether you’re hiking with Fido or training for a 5K. The bags can also tolerate warm liquids, so load them with cocoa (or mulled wine) before hitting the ice rink.
No, you aren’t looking at some sort of Medieval torture device. This is Sephora’s new Upside Down Mascara ($22, sephora.com and stores). The double-wand applicator coats lashes from above and below, meaning the strands around your peepers look twice as voluminous and defined. It took us a few tries to apply the black pigment without smudges, but it eventually produced quite glamorous results.