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Talbots 70th Anniversary Capsule Collection

October 9, 2017

Earlier this year, we covered the amazing collaboration between Talbots and O, The Oprah Magazine to support Dress for Success. Recently, Talbots announced that they are partnering with the American Red Cross to assist those affected by Hurricane Harvey, including over 250 of their employees and 20 retail locations in the Houston area. They have made a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund, and will match employee donations dollar for dollar up to an additional $100,000. They have also created a landing page on their website so customers will be encouraged to donate

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We love how this brand gives back and supports women! Did you know that it has been 70 years since Rudolf and Nancy Talbots opened the doors at their first freestanding store in Hingham, Massachusetts. Their successful catalog business was  launched the following year with a mailing to 3,000 addresses obtained from The New Yorker magazine. 

For 7 decades, millions of women have shared the special occasions (and the day-to-day moments) of their lives with Talbots. And they’ve been there, offering timeless and timely pieces with the effortless chic and thoughtful confidence that epitomizes modern classic style.

(Photo by: talbots.com)

Talbots has taken women to the Oval Office and the corner office. The brand has been invited to weddings, graduations, bridal showers, baby showers—and more than a fair share of rain showers. You’ll find it under a Christmas tree, sitting at a Thanksgiving table and celebrating at a birthday party. It’s been on wish list and gift list more times that we can count. Talbots has built an incredible relationship with generations of women. 

Over the decades, Talbots has dressed some of the most influential, powerful, accomplished (and yes, cool) women—from Oprah and Katie Couric to Taylor Swift, Jessica Alba and Michelle Obama.

To toast this banner year, Talbots has created a capsule of exclusive pieces, one for each decade in their story. From Lauren Bacall’s crisp white shirt and Audrey Hepburn’s little black dress to Ali MacGraw’s turtleneck and Faye Dunaway’s power blazer, these style icons were the inspiration for their anniversary collection.

(Photo by: talbots.com)


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Han Solo is BAAACKK

September 28, 2017

Celebrated actor Harrison Ford loved il Canale, Georgetown, so much that he returned for lunch Thursday, September 28.

Ford was in town to be honored by the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute at Thursday night’s gala. He and actress Betty White both received the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal for their commitment to wildlife and efforts to create a sustainable planet. 

This was the second time this month that the Star Wars and Indiana Jones legend dined at il Canale.

He enjoyed it so much that he wanted more.  And, he ordered nearly the same thing:  Scialatelli allo scoglio and tagliata, tiramisu and limoncello.

And don’t be surprised if Han Solo returns in the future for still more Italian cuisine at il Canale on 31st Street NW.

This time Teresa Farruggio (wife of il Canale owner Joe) was on hand to greet him. 

 

 


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Recycling Solar Specs

August 22, 2017

Summer of 2017's shortest shelf life accessory need not go to waste. 

 

Astronomers Without Borders will redistribute your glasses across South America and Asia for the 2019 total solar eclipse. They will be used to aid Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in schools that can't afford to provide glasses for their children.

 

While details are being worked out, if you must get rid of them now, you can mail your glasses to Astronomers Without Borders’ corporate sponsor:

Explore Scientific

621 Madison Street

Springdale, Arkansas 72762


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