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Cristophe salon D.C. has grand reopening with founder in attendance

- The Washington Times

Luxury haircutter Cristophe salon has unveiled a classy new look for its District location in Northwest. The District location — one of four in the company’s profile — has been patronized by the likes of the Clintons and other politicos for decades. The founder himself will even be on hand Wednesday evening as the business celebrates its grand reopening.

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Windrun, Santa Margherita offer wines to serve at Thanksgiving

- The Washington Times

The holidays call for drinking, but then what doesn’t these days. Many vintners are unearthing special holiday-related deals that will help lubricate family gatherings as 2016 winds down — and thus help those verboten discussions about politics and religion, if not go smoother, at least hopefully be sooner forgotten.

Goat cheese maker Cypress Grove offers tips on pairing products with beers

- The Washington Times

One typically thinks of cheese being paired with wine, but Northern California artisan goat cheese maker Cypress Grove, who recently held court at Great American Beer Festival, is enriching the lives of beer enthusiasts with its recommendation for pairing some of its products with certain of the more popular kinds of craft beers.


D.C.’s Willard hotel rotates Taste of InterContinental wine pairing menu

- The Washington Times

Seven decades in business certainly calls for celebration. For the platinum anniversary of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, the ritzy hospitality brand’s District outpost has unveiled its “Taste of InterContinental” experience, a five-course meal being offered at the Willard InterContinental, located along the busy Pennsylvania Ave. corridor in Northwest — not far from the White House.

Patrons at the Great American Beer Festival.  (Eric Althoff)

GABF winners and participants celebrate anniversaries, announce expansion plans

- The Washington Times

Innovation, celebrations of milestones and whiskey-beer collaborations were just some of the stories wafting out of the Colorado Convention Center this weekend at the Great American Beer Festival, wherein brewers from all 50 states converged to show off their wares at the country’s largest annual suds-fest. Here are some newsworthy items The Washington Times picked up over the beer-tastic weekend.


Ketel One Vodka unveils ‘Treat Yo Self Day’ cocktails

- The Washington Times

“Parks and Recreation” characters Donna (Retta) and Tom (Aziz Ansari) brought the world “Treat Yo Self Day,” marked on the calendar as Oct. 13. In keeping with the humorous bent of the long-running sitcom, Ketel One Vodka will be celebrating Treat Yo Self Day this year with some specialty cocktails to commemorate one of the year’s best days.

(from left) Jennifer, Jill and Jessica Emich, owners of Shine Restaurant and Gathering Place.  (Susan France)

‘Blissful’ triplets buck old boys’ club of craft brewing

- The Washington Times

Triplets Jennifer, Jessica and Jill Emich — known colloquially as “The Blissful Sisters” — came into the Great American Beer Festival competition at the weekend a double minority — not only as female owners of a brewery, but one that retails heavily in gluten-free beers.

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The seafood linguini special at Aperto.  (Eric Althoff)

Mangia mangia! Diotaiuti opens Aperto in Northwest

- The Washington Times

There's a bold new spot for power lunching in Northwest, and it's fitting that celebrity chef Luigi Diotaiuti is there to be your guide. Mr. Diotaiuti, whose fortunate clients have included George Clooney, Hillary Clinton, Harrison Ford and John F. Kerry, has opened Aperto to be the companion piece to his other District Italian bistro, Al Tiramisu, which has been a Dupont Circle staple for two decades.

A work from Ron Hess Original Art shows a D.C. office building with only one worker in it.  (Facebook)

The zen state: Pennsylvania artist draws D.C. office building with one worker in it

- The Washington Times

Artist Ron Hess of Easton, Pennsylvania, never wants for a sketchpad. The store manager and father of three has been drawing for years, capturing the world about him in a prolific series of works that was on display at the weekend at the Riverside Festival of the Arts. Mr. Hess also commits to the canvas the great American urban scenescapes, especially of New York and Washington. One of his recent master works entails a painting he made of a District office building located at 17th and H streets in Northwest.

FILE - In this June 24, 2015, file photo, Kim Kardashian poses during a photo call at the Cannes Lions 2015, International Advertising Festival in Cannes, southern France. Kardashian said on Twitter August 3, 2016, that her BlackBerry smartphone died. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

Clarins takes bold step into 'nude' lip trend

- The Washington Times

Blame Kim Kardashian. The woman who has become famous by loving the camera more than anyone else in the world has reshaped the world of cosmetics with makeup contouring, shamelessly false eyelashes and nude shades. Clarins' latest from its Joli Rouge Brilliant Lipstick line offer the sheer, neutral look with moisture for a healthy shine.

Holiday-themed chocolates are customizable from TopThisChocolate.com.  (Shana Elson)

District native offers customers customizable Christmas and Hanukkah treats

- The Washington Times

D.C. native Shana Elson is taking customizable candies to the next level with her business, Top This Chocolate out of Santa Monica, California, a boutique customizer of all manner of chocolate treats. "Before Top This Chocolate, the only chocolate that was available was whatever came off the factory floor," Ms. Elson said. "If you liked almonds, you were in luck, but if you preferred pistachios with cranberries, there was nowhere to turn."

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Sargent aims to dress up D.C.

- The Washington Times

British designer Kathryn Sargent aims to dress up the capital. The London-based designer recently came to the District for a "Tailored Tea" and "Wine and Design" event at The Jefferson Washington D.C. in Northwest. Ms. Sargent showed off her wares and explained the importance of a bespoke tailored suit for doing business in the District, be it for government, business or simply social occasions.

Actor Chazz Palminteri has his own signature brand of vodka, BiVi.  (swineandswill.com)

Palminteri unveils BiVi, first-ever Sicilian-style vodka

- The Washington Times

Chazz Palminteri, the writer-actor-director known for his one-man show and subsequent film adaptation of "A Bronx Tale," has gone where no Sicilian distiller has gone before. "My [business partner] Rich DeCicco said to me, 'You know there's never really been an Italian/Sicilian vodka made in Sicily,'" Mr. Palminteri, 63, told The Washington Times of his entry into the vodka business with his new signature brand, BiVi.