Don’t tell the frat boys downing Miller High Life or PBR in Adams Morgan, but there’s a flood of better-tasting brews out there, stuff worthy of the serious sipping and sniffing usually associated with wine. And, maybe in a nod, er, quaff to the locavore food movement, many of these beers have been produced by […]
The advice you gave last week to the lady who wanted sandals for the end of summer got me thinking about the fall. Can you recommend something both casual and somewhat on-trend? —Viki Manolo says it is only natural that we should all be desiring the end to this interminable summer of suffering, that we […]
Think cooking hunks of meat is as retro as June Cleaver or Carol Brady? Think again. “Roasts are very relevant today,” says Neil Fletcher Wilson, a Hyattsville, Md., personal chef (301-699-2225, Chefneilwilson.com) who also teaches at L’Academie de Cuisine. “If you look at the menus at fine-dining restaurants, you’ll see a lot of roasted items. […]
The heroines of Brit chick-lit goddess Sophie Kinsella overbuy at Barneys, suffer from spates of amnesia and are forever messing up at work. Yet this doesn’t keep them from finding romance — or Kinsella, creator of the “Confessions of a Shopaholic” series, from selling books. Her latest novel, “I’ve Got Your Number” ($25, Dial Press), […]
This U Street bargain basement, where free books greet you at the door, boasts a modern, trendy vibe, with vintage must-haves such as ’70s high-waisted jeans and oversized vibrant silk blouses adorning the racks. Statement accessories such as large cocktail rings sit in glass jewelry cases or on the girly-girl vanity.
In his spare, contemporary dance works, D.C.-based Korean-American choreographer Dana Tai Soon Burgess fuses Eastern and Western traditions, weaving together disparate elements such as martial arts, sculpture and edgy music. His eponymous company’s “Becoming American” performance makes its world premiere Friday through Saturday at Dance Place. So what’s “Becoming American” about? It was inspired by […]
If the new DIY movement has a fairy godmother, it’d be Grace Bonney, the Brooklyn blogger behind Design*Sponge (Designsponge.com), one of the Web’s most popular nesting sites. In her trademark “You can do it!” attitude, she and her staff chronicle home trends including alphabet rugs and zigzag curtains; reveal readers’ crafts (pillow sewing, chair painting); […]