Daily Roast

Tari brings Italian curb appeal to Georgetown for FNO

September 6, 2011

TARI & Art Soiree host an Italia event at to Georgetown's Fashion's Night Out

WHERE: TARI, 1525 Wisconsin Avenue (between P & Q Streets)

WHEN: Thursday, September 8th, 2011 6:00 pm - midnight 

What better way to introduce TARI's style than curb appeal with a brigade of Luxury Cars by Ferrari and Maserati, Paparazzi & Red Carpet! The latest Italian car innovation, the 2012 Lamborghini Aventador, the only one of its kind in the country, will be revealed for the first time by Lamborghini Washington.

Lambrusco, traditional antipasto  and hors d'oeuvres from Puro Cafe and 42 Degrees Catering will be served in the outside private lounge as guests mix and mingle. Live male models will light up the storefront, showcasing the best of Gucci, Valentino, Zegna and other Italian finds.

Personal stylist, as well as Rachel Cothran, of Project Beltway,one of DC's fashionistas and an official FNO Host Committee member, will be at your call to deck you out in designer couture pieces! 

Tickets to outside private lounge $20 (includes food and beverages)
Purchase an item from TARI and get a complimentary admission, a sneak preview of the boutique's expansion and private loft event space, T-Square.

Tari's owner, Sara Mohktari in front of FNO window display (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Tari's owner, Sara Mohktari in front of FNO window display

TARI is the designer, vintage, couture boutique offering a wide range of brands from Chanel, Chloe, Marc Jacobs and more. Awarded as Best Vintage Store in Washington City Paper's Best of DC 2011, TARI distinctly fulfills the craving for vintage couture of fashion forward Washingtonians.

For event, please rsvp to info@theartsoiree.com

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Ice skating at Washington Harbour?

August 30, 2011

A major renovation and redesign has been proposed for Washington Harbour, including plans to add a new rink to the pool and fountain at the center of the Harbour.  As presented to Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E on Monday by Charles McGrath of MRP Realty, the rink would be part of a new outdoor retail/bar/restaurant space, reconfigured to reduce its present “seasonality,” make it more pedestrian- and family-friendly, increase the view across the water to the Kennedy Center, update many of the design features and raise the level of “white noise” to benefit the residential occupants.

Charles McGrath of MRP Realty presents the plans to modernize the outdoor space (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Charles McGrath of MRP Realty presents the plans to modernize the outdoor space

The central element would be the new ice rink and other changes to the fountain and tower.  According to McGrath, it would modeled on the rink at Rockefeller Center and Reston Town Center and be the largest sheet of ice in the District. It would be open from November to March, 9 am to 10 pm, with strict controls on patronage from bar clientele to keep it family-friendly and safe for children.

Overall reaction was generally positive, with one resident calling the ice rink “a genius idea,” although he and others had misgivings about the proximity of the outdoor bars to the ice-skaters.  Others said that the ice-rink would be out-of-scale and out-of-character with what’s there now. 

Arthur Cotton Moore, the original architect, objects to the (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) Arthur Cotton Moore, the original architect, objects to the

The most direct criticism came from the original architect of Washington Harbour, Arthur Cotton Moore.  While he pointed out that he always supported ice-skating, he objected to the “uglification” in the name of “modernization” of the space.  He particularly objected to the proposed changes to many the original architectural elements, including removal, that now relate the present Washington Harbour buildings to its historic Georgetown  neighbors. 

The summer view of the modernized, year-round Washington Harbour central tower and fountain (Photo by: The Georgetown Dish) The summer view of the modernized, year-round Washington Harbour central tower and fountain

The ANC unanimously passed a resolution addressed to the Old Georgetown Board stating “general approval” of the MRP proposal, including the new fountain and ice rink as a “pleasant addition” to the neighborhood and that the parties work to “restore the [buildings] to their original grandeur.”

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Adieu frizzies, bon jour O Salon

August 7, 2011

If you’ve been going to O Salon, you already love your hair. You know that owners, Guillaume Choquet and Soner Ozbay share a vision, that great hair is more than a precision cut and fabulous styling. It’s also about impeccable service and understanding how to keep your hair healthy between visits.

One of only 200 select salons in the country to offer INOA, a breakthrough haircolor from L’Oreal, O Salon stylists condition your hair with no ammonia, no odor and cover, well ... every bit of grey on your head.

Got the summer frizzies? There’s Keratin Complex Smoothing Therapy which  infuses Keratin deep into the hair cuticle, eliminating up to 95% of frizz and curl and leaving the hair smooth, shiny and luxurious. As Guillaume says, “Typically results last three to five months depending on hair type.”

Morgan Johnson with MoroccanOil restorative hair mask (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Morgan Johnson with MoroccanOil restorative hair mask

Then there’s MoroccanOil Treatment, an easy-to-use product that gives a natural, silky finish and brilliant shine without any residue. Protecting  hair from damage caused by drying or over-processing, it also helps restore over-processed and damaged hair to its natural condition.

O Salon has been part of the Georgetown neighborhood for over ten years. Visit them now at their new home on O Street and mention The Georgetown Dish to receive a free treatment with the purchase of a service.

O Salon (Photo by: Judith Beermann) O Salon

O Salon is at 3212 O Street. Tel: 202.338.9100

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