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Interior Visions

Interior Visions

For over two decades, Mona Hajj has been designing interiors that combine global vision with an emphasis on elegance, comfort, and simplicity. Named one of Architectural Digest's top 100 designers and architects, Hajj's interiors are colorful, textural, and abundantly livable. Her distinctly original and internationally influenced aesthetic is evidenced by her use of culturally and historically diverse adornments such as Persian rugs, Flemish tapestries, Japanese screens, Italian chandeliers, and Chinese chargers. On this evening, Hajj discusses select projects showcased in her book, Interior Visions (Random House, 2011), including a beach house in Delaware, a New York City apartment, the Embassy of Luxembourg here in Washington, D.C., and even her own home in Baltimore. For more information and to register, please visit https://getinvolved.corcoran.org/interiorvisions

5 Winter Boots for Men

5 Winter Boots for Men

Like much of the Northeast, DC got hit hard by winter storms yesterday. Bundling up and preparing to go out in the cold is of great importance, especially when it comes to shoes. (Have you slipped on that ice? Ouch! It's brutal!). Here are 5 different winter boot options to get guys through the next part of winter.

1. For the Winter Sports Guy

In what has to be one of the greatest innovations ever for the winter shoe, this Columbia Bugathermo Boot is heated. Yup, it contains a heating system with rechargeable batteries. It's also waterproof and has a temperature display on the exterior of the boot.

2. For the Urban Cowboy

This X-Lace Boot by John Varvatos has a rough and tumble feel. It's currently on sale at Neiman Marcus for $359, down from its original $789 price tag.

3. For the Guy Who Likes to Mix it Up

You know you’re a Washingtonian If……

You know you’re a Washingtonian If……

John Kelly, Washington Post Staff Writer, wrote an article a few weeks ago asking us to test our knowledge about the DC area.  Kelly asks questions ranging from how the northern snakeheads got in a Crofton pond to what outfit was the hatchet wielding man attacking motorists and others in Fairfax County was wearing.  As one who was born and raised in Washington, DC, I pretty much failed the test.

DC Cold Weather Style

DC Cold Weather Style

One thing is for certain: DC is freezing cold these days. Whether you are holed up in a roasty-toasty apartment or still trying to make your way back to the District after the holidays, you will most certainly need warm clothing throughout the next few weeks. These clothing options are fashionable, warm, and can be found in local DC boutiques. (Or, if you don't want to venture outside, these boutiques are also online!) 

Attend the Red Carpet Premiere of Collide

Attend the Red Carpet Premiere of Collide

Collide, the new motion picture from DMV filmmaker Master June Daguiso, will premiere this Sunday at the Burke Theater. Collide is the latest action film from the Virginia resident and martial arts expert, who also stars. The movie tells the story of three criminals from different cultures whose paths inexorably cross in the U.S. Although an indie film, Collide has been three years in the making and was partially shot on location in El Salvador.

Collide will have its red carpet premiere this Sunday December 19 with showings at 11AM and 2PM. As of this writing, the 11AM showing is nearly sold out. Tickets are $15, but contact me for info on how to get in for half price.

DC Bartender wins National Model Search

DC Bartender wins National Model Search

 

Heather Swann is crowned MISS DC USA

Heather Swann is crowned MISS DC USA

When  Miss DC USA pageant director, Althea Smith asked me to be the last female judge for the Miss DC competition, I was ecstatic and of course said "YES".  I hadn't ever done anything like this before and the experience was a ton of fun.  The most suprising part of the competition was how much love and support the girls gave each other. Even though it was a competition, the sisterhood they belong to makes it more like a family than a contest.