(Brad Howell / For The Washington Post)

Three people creating the new Washington

Selling Washington worldwide, making the city a playground, designing the future office.


    SPRINGFIELD, VA - JULY 14, 2014: Clyde hangs out by the fish tank in the cattery at Olde Towne Pet Resort in Springfield, Virginia. (Photo by Lance Rosenfield/Prime for The Washington Post)

    A hotel manager’s lesson about the lap of luxury

    It’s a metaphor for people and literal reality for pets, but after that the differences can be few.


    WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 8: Marc Ratner, CEO of StreetSense Portrait taken the afternoon of May 8th 2014, at Mr Ratner's home 2701 Chesapeake Street NW, Washington, DC 20008, Portrait of Marc Ratner in his basement for an article about the people behind the recent boom of construction in DC. (Photo by Brad Howell for the Washington Post)

    Three people creating the new Washington

    Selling Washington worldwide, making the city a playground, designing the future office.


    Chocolate-dipped cannoli, ready to go at Vaccaro's Desserts in Silver Spring. To eat cannoli out of hand, owner Nick Vaccaro advises, bite alternately from both ends, working toward the center.

    How do you eat cannoli?

    There’s a way to do it without breaking the middle of the shell, says master baker Nick Vaccaro.


    For shoulder rotation: With your hips square, hold the club behind your upper back. Rotate your

    Out on the links, my joints aren’t swinging it

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    Weddings & Romance

    Andres and Veronica

    Date Lab: Roses and gummy bears

    But sometimes flowers and sweets can go only so far.


    Photo illustration for kd-wonder1. Photos by Bigstock

    Have you wondered what’s for breakfast around the world?

    It’s not cereal and pancakes in other countries. Many eat meat and rice in the morning.


    Carolyn Hax: Pestering sister and the picky eaters strike again

    Every visit to her home devolves into nags and upturned noses, so why do their shenanigans still bother her?

    Reliable Source

    The ultimate wedding status symbol: POTUS in the house

    Forget designer dresses or fancy favors -- having the commander in chief at your nuptials is a wedding win. Why the Obamas are hard-to-score guests.


    DARLINGTON, ENGLAND - 2012 - Walworth Castle Birds of Prey Center is in northeast England. Falconer David Toms works with 'Pigeon', Pigeon is a Pere Lanner Falcon.(Kelvin McKivor)

    Becoming one with the raptors in northeast England

    On a “Hawk Walk” in northeast England, you can watch a falconry display or try your hand at it yourself.

    Travel coverage

    Home & Garden

    Zuchetta rampicante squash harvested from the author's vines in our home greenhouse

    Fanfare for the trumpet squash

    Zuchetta rampicante is not just any squash. It can go 30 to 40 feet in one season.


    Models dance as they present creations by Rick Owens during the 2014 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show, on September 26, 2013 in Paris.  AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA        (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

    A rhythm travels from black sororities to a Paris runway

    A step team with roots in the Washington area brings dance — and diversity — to the fashion world.