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We put together a list of must-visit markets and pop-up shops that highlight the best of the city’s movers and makers.

Finish your holiday shopping in the time it takes to sing “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Our gift guide makes that a cinch.

Current, Miss Pixie’s, The Tailored Man, Salt & Sundry and Smash Records top our lists.

Washingtonians say Nusta has the best mani-pedi and Bang gives the best haircut.

Hotels and inns are offering lodging on winery property or overnight stays on dairy farms. Flint Hill Farm, the Farmhouse at Veritas and the Peninsula Hotel are some of our drive-worthy picks with good eats and good sleeps.

"Whenever I go to a formal event, I think to myself, 'I could run into a senator, I could run into George Clooney.' You never know who you’re going to see."

  • Stephanie Kanowitz
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  • Styles
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  • May 13, 2014
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When it comes to meeting someone special, sometimes age does matter.

When making your yuletide list, why not share a bit of home? These gifts include items made locally or that pay tribute to D.C., Maryland or Virginia.

  • Jennifer Barger
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  • Styles
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  • Dec 1, 2013
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What’s that under the tree? It’s your annual gift-giving faux pas, of course. We asked etiquette experts how to extricate yourself elegantly from the embarrassment the season can bring.

We talked with Rachel Roy, the Cali-born iconic designer, about her career path, her affordable secondary line and fall trends (hello, leather!).

Dear Manolo, My engineer husband needs a new pair of shoes. He has had the same pair of black wingtips for the last 20 years, which he wears to every function that requires shoes more formal than sneakers. Can you suggest something brown?

D.C. stylist Lauren Rothman (styleauteur.com) has helped dress everyone from interns to high-level execs. The local stylist tackles these issues in her new book, “Style Bible: What to Wear to Work” ($23, Bibliomotion).

You’ve been able to score art deco cocktail shakers, aged Turkish rugs and Edwardian oddities at the Georgetown Flea Market since 1972. And jewelry makers, antique-postcard dealers and African-mask sellers have plied their wares outside Capitol Hill’s Eastern Market since 1974. But in the past couple of years, these granddaddies of D.C.’s outdoor souk scene […]

  • Jennifer Barger
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  • Styles
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  • Jul 12, 2013
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It’s a wonder I’m able to type these words. An avid crafter, I’ve Krazy Glued my fingers together while decking Converse sneakers with rhinestones, and I’ve come close to running a sewing-machine needle through my pinkie a dozen times. My location in D.C. doesn’t exactly make it easy to get my craft on. Despite the […]

A YouTube video on making McNuggetini cocktails from McDonald’s shakes and chicken bits turned Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark into viral video stars in 2009. Since then, the Los Angeles mixologists/vintage-dress fiends have starred in “Classy Ladies,” a cookingchanneltv.com Web series on highball crafting. Their new travel show, “Tripping Out With Alie & Georgia,” just […]

Unless you’ve been living under a boulder (or have a severe seafood allergy), you’ve probably heard Baltimore’s a great day trip if you like crabcakes. Ditto a jaunt to Richmond if you’re obsessed with Civil War history. Still, summer trips don’t have to tread the beaten path. Here are three familiar cities, all within a […]

  • Team Express
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  • Styles
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  • Jun 14, 2013
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Once upon a time (well, back in your mom’s 1980s heyday), personalization meant a towel monogrammed with your initials or a T-shirt festooned with a blurry snapshot of the cat. But now, thanks to technology (yep, you can put a photo on anything) and the Internet, proclaiming your individuality is as easy as following the […]

  • Express
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  • Styles
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  • Feb 15, 2013
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Dash to local stores and hip websites to score cool loot for all the characters on your list. Below are highlights from our gift guide, which includes over 40 presents for your nearest and dearest.                            

  • Team Express
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  • Styles
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  • Nov 30, 2012
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On Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention, first lady Michelle Obama wowed not only with her heartfelt speech but also with her dress. Custom-made by Tracy Reese — one of the first fashionista’s go-to designers — the damask sheath rocked Reese’s trademark blend of worldly prints and bold color. D.C. fans of the Detroit-born […]

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