Daily Roast

Breakfast at Blue Duck Tavern

April 26, 2012

"Our desire is to make Blue Duck Tavern a favorite choice for breakfast, a comfortable welcoming experience that is also a great value in the neighborhood," says exective chef, Sebastian Archambault.

Boxwood Winery's Rachel Martin, Amanda Galanis and Catherine Coughlin (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Boxwood Winery's Rachel Martin, Amanda Galanis and Catherine Coughlin

Tuesday evening it was all about sampling the new Southern-inspired breakfast fare including short rib hash, fried chicken liver with grits, green risotto with parmesan cheese and strawberry ice cream & cherry blossom sorbet with tuile.

Executive Chef Sebastien Archambault serving green risotto with parmesan cheese (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Executive Chef Sebastien Archambault serving green risotto with parmesan cheese

BDT GM Joseph Cerione and Fran Berk (Photo by: Judith Beermann) BDT GM Joseph Cerione and Fran Berk

Charcuterie (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Charcuterie

Enjoying grapefruit gimlet cocktails and wines from Boxwood Winery, guests mingled with neighbors and friends on the terrace of the Park Hyatt.

Fran Berk and Kate Michael (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Fran Berk and Kate Michael

Breakfast is served daily from 6:30 am to 10:30 am.

In the terrace (Photo by: Judith Beermann) In the terrace

Blue Duck Tavern is located at 24th & M Strrets, NW. Tel: 202.419.6755

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WFP Presents 2nd Annual Home & Design Weekend April 21st- 22nd

April 12, 2012

Washington Fine Properties (WFP) is presenting its Second Annual Home & Design Weekend, April 21st and 22nd. A celebration of excellence in design and home furnishings, offered by merchants along the 14th Street NW corridor, this two-day event includes free in-store lectures and hands-on-demonstrations by industry experts throughout the weekend.

Topics will include: Using Paint to Transform Your Space; New Spring Trends; Design Around Textiles; Knoll Furniture Discussion; Creating The Perfect Bed and Designing the Finest Bathroom.

Events will take place from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday.

For a complete list of participating merchants, locations and event times, click here.


Washington Fine Properties is recognized as one of the most successful carriage –trade real estate firms in the United States. In 2011, Washington Fine Properties was awarded “Highest Sales Volume Per Agent” in America and the “Highest Sales Price Per Transaction” by Real Trends, the leading organization in the nation which ranks the performance of residential real estate firms and is the source used to calculate the Wall Street Journal’s rankings published each year. WFP also ranked number 1 in sales over $1,000,000 in Washington, DC in 2011.

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Nectar Skin Bar Partners with Ashley Taylor for Fashion For Paws

April 8, 2012

Nectar Skin Bar, the full-service beauty destination in upper Georgetown is partnering with Ashley Taylor to raise funds for Fashion for Paws.

Now through April 13th, Nectar is donating 50% of airbrush tanning service proceeds, 50% off all 2-pack bikini waxing services, and 50% off all hair services with Carolyn at IPSA for Hair to Ashley Taylor's fundraising campaign for the annual fashion event that raises funds for the Washington Humane Society.

Brian Thomas in Nectar (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Brian Thomas in Nectar
"We are thrilled to work with Ashley on behalf of this incredibly important cause," says Brian Thomas, owner of Nectar Skin Bar.  "With our full staff of top-notch aestheticians, wide range of service offerings and convenient location, we are confident that we can help Ashley reach her $5,000 goal."

Ashley, a Nectar Skin Bar client since its opening in July of 2011, conceived of the fundraising plan while getting a pedicure at Nectar. "The great thing about this partnership is that if you're coming to Fashion For Paws, you can get tanned and blown out right up to the day before and donate to the cause," says Taylor, the granddaughter of Washington jewelry icon Ann Hand and a supporter of charities since she moved here from Los Angeles in 2004. "Combining one of my favorite causes with my favorite spa is just a perfect marriage in my book," she added.

Nectar Skin Bar is located at 1633 Wisconsin Avenue. To book your appointment to benefit Fashion for Paws, please call Nectar Skin Bar at 202.333.4332 or IPSA for Hair at 202.338.4100 and use code ATF4P when booking.

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