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Brush you way to better health and beauty

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The news was shocking and disappointing to those of us who care for our bodies and skin: Microbeads, those tiny plastic scrubbing components used in exfoliators, were polluting our waterways. An even better alternative has emerged on the market in the form of the dry brush.

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Lost Distillery produces scotch of impressive complexity

- The Washington Times

In the southwest Scottish town of Cumnock sits a business that calls itself the Lost Distillery, whose website claims they aim to “rescue” from the dustbin of history even just some of the many, many whisky recipes that have been lost to time as Scotland distilleries inevitably turn over, go out or business or simply stop producing.

Spirit guide: Craft-distilled offerings to seek out this autumn

- The Washington Times

More distillers than ever before are trying their hand at craft whiskeys, vodkas and other spirits, which is great as you too can drink “hyper-locally” thanks to new products being concocted everywhere from Florida to, incredibly, Alaska. When next you’re at the liquor store, bypass the big brands in favor of some craft spirits, such as the ones highlighted here.

Bourbon products made by Cleveland Whiskey in Cleveland, Ohio.  (Eric Althoff / The Washington Times)

Cleveland Whiskey of Ohio makes bourbon in less than 24 hours

- The Washington Times

The common wisdom I’d heard was that bourbon must — simply must — be aged in barrels for at least five years to in fact be considered “bourbon.” But at Cleveland Whiskey in Ohio, founder and CEO Tom Lix is a firm believer that technology can accomplish in days what a barrel stashed underground would take a half-decade to do.

 The Tenleytown location of Massage Envy officially opened Thursday in Northwest. 
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Tenleytown in Northwest welcomes Massage Envy to the neighborhood

- The Washington Times

At long last, Massage Envy has come to the District. The Scottsdale, Arizona-based pampering service has had capital-area locations in College Park and Lanham in Maryland, as well Arlington, Virginia, but with the opening of the company’s new Tenleytown location in Northwest, the business has at last breached the capital sphere (or rather, square).

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Smithsonian will offer Laura Chenel’s goat cheese samples at Thursday event

- The Washington Times

Laura Chenel’s will be on hand Thursday from 6:30 to 9 p.m. with samples of its award-winning products at the event “FOOD in the Garden - Fermentation Nation” at the National Museum of American History. The Northern California cheesemaker was awarded two first-place awards and two second-place honors at the American Cheese Society’s 34th annual competition on July 28 in Denver.

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A fresh pour: Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley wines offer complex taste profiles

- The Washington Times

California's Sonoma County certainly doesn't lack for wineries, and oenophiles are finding even more to love in the microclimate of Sonoma's Dry Creek Valley, where vintners are producing more and more complex vinos to add to the delicacy that is the Golden State's grape-based golden harvest. There are as many wines in Dry Creek Valley as there are ways to enjoy them, but here are a few to keep an eye out for.

Unleashing the potential of Drambuie

- The Washington Times

I freely admit, I didn't know much about Drambuie, so when I was entreated to test out some cocktails by D.C. brand ambassador Vance Henderson, I was intrigued to learn, well, anything about this beverage, whose name I only knew once via a "Simpsons" reference.

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Ireland's first craft distillery gets into the gin game

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Its name means "valley of two lakes" in Gaelic, and its label depicts St. Kevin, the sixth century monk who founded a monastery in the nearby glacial depression amid the Wicklow Mountains located south of Dublin. Glendalough is busy pouring its Wild Botanical Gin, a small-batch liquid that offers a truly botanical nose and a full taste that can be enjoyed neat, over rocks or even in a cocktail, as D.C. brand ambassador Brendan Crowley explained over drinks at Logan Tavern in Northwest.

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Kelvin Slush Co. introduces frozen cocktail and slush mix

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Brooklyn, New York-based Kelvin Slush Co. has launched its newest flavor, Frose, or "frozen rose." Made from organic peach and strawberry juices, Frose is the sixth in a series of flavors from the company that also includes citrus, pina colada, margarita, ginger and tea.

Saturday is the International Day of Yoga, and the 3 Star Brewing Co. in Northwest Washington is offering a yoga session and local craft brews, courtesy of the Beer Yogis. Locals also can relax into cobra pose and cow pose for a two-hour yoga session on Saturday at the Yoga for Harmony and Peace event sponsored by the Embassy of India and Friends of Yoga. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

3 Star Brewing Co. offering a yoga and beer session

- The Washington Times

Saturday is the International Day of Yoga, and the 3 Star Brewing Co. in Northwest Washington is offering a yoga session and local craft brews, courtesy of the Beer Yogis.

A 102-pound, female loggerhead sea turtle makes her way into the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday Sept. 16, 2015, after being rehabilitated at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's sea turtle facility in Galveston, Texas. The turtle was caught off the Galveston Fishing Pier earlier this summer.  (Jennifer Reynolds/The Galveston County Daily News via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Rum makers donate proceeds for World Sea Turtle Day

- The Washington Times

Friday is World Sea Turtle Day, which was founded as a way to raise awareness of and respect for the world's endangered sea turtles. To honor the special day -- and the creatures it aims to save -- the Sea Turtle Conservancy has teamed up with Naked Turtle Rum to benefit the world's endangered sea turtles.

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Siren, located at Darcy hotel in Northwest, offers seafood worthy of Austen's hero

- The Washington Times

On the ground floor of The Darcy is the latest restaurant venture from chef extraordinaire Robert Weidemaier, called Siren. The motif of Siren can't help but bring to mind a nautical motif, with seafaring touches and mermaid murals that evoke that legendary creature of Greek myth who lured hapless men to her island for a feast of her own.

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Westend Bistro at Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. offers Friday rose flights

- The Washington Times

With the warm season upon us, perhaps it's little wonder that The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C. is opening up the doors -- literally -- of its Westend Bistro. The power spot in Northwest is welcoming afterwork crowds to experience its Rose Garden, which extends outwards from the Westend Bistro's bar on the ground floor of the prestigious hotel.