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When her friends pointed out that the favorite part of her day was walking Dakota, Karen Taylor knew what she going to do next.
After more than two decades as a nanny and eldercare provider, it was time to make a change after a beloved client recently died.
No ordinary dog walking business, Georgetown-based Top Dogs includes homemade organic dog treats for clients, and full service overnight dog sitting for their owners. "I take care of the two things families care most about, their pets and their home," says Karen. "I take in mail, water plants, and tend to any of the pet's needs, including an unexpected visit to the vet." With a pet first aid kit with her, she's ready for any emergency.
Personal one-on-one care is what this dog lover is all about. "No pack walks, and I never leave dogs alone," Karen told The Georgetown Dish. Top Dogs is licensed, bonded and insured in D.C. and Virginia.
For more information, visit Top Dogs Dog Care, LLC or call 202.679.0075
"This is our first highlights preview and reception in our new office," said Martin Gammon, managing director of Bonhams auctioneers and appraisers in Georgetown. Thursday evening brought out trustees from the Sackler Gallery and other invited guests for a sneak peek at rare art that Bonhams will be selling later this month at Asia Week 2012, the annual citywide New York event celebrating art from China, India, Japan, Korea, the Himalayas and Southeast Asia.
It was collector and appraiser, Osborne Mackie's first visit to the M Street office/gallery, "I'm so excited that Bonhams is now here in D.C." With a passion for 18th century American furniture, and French and English ceramics, "it's great to have experts nearby."
Japanese art expert, Jeffrey Olson explained that sagemono, the containers worn suspended from the obi were carried that way because Japanese don't have pockets in their kimono.
Jim Bell, founder and managing partner of Beasley Real Estate and associate Eric Tomlinson were on hand to congratulate their friend Gammon and survey the fine paintings and delicate objects.
On March 20th, Bonhams will host a sale of over 150 fine Chinese snuff bottles from three private collections. Chinese fine art specialist, Bruce MacLaren described these"remarkably collectible" and intricately carved porcelain, agate, stone, jade, enamel over gold and glass bottles that started being made "when tobacco came to China in the 1670's."
Read about Bonhams Asia Week collection here.
And what's next for Bonhams? Gammon, whose specialty is rare books and manuscripts, was eager to share that "Mapping in America," a collection of rare books about the county's founding, will be arriving this spring.
Bonhams is located on the second floor at 2902 M Street. Tel: 202.333.1696
"It's always been my dream to open a shop together," says Kyle Barber about Duo, the second floor boutique on Book Hill launched earlier this month with her sister Elizabeth Sutphin.
For jewelry designer Kyle, having a permanent location was a natural next step after "people were buying my jewelry off the street." All the pieces are one-of-a-kind, often made from vintage pieces and found beads.
Duo also carries a broad range of clothing styles and lines. Kyle is the "bohemian," while Elizabeth more "preppy."
Well known lines like Amanda Uprichard, Cluny and Addison Story blend easily with Lucca Couture and Dolce Vita.
Black Orchid are the sisters' favorite jeans, and the only brand they sell because "they're not absurdly expensive, stretch and stay fitted."
Duo is a 1624 Wisconsin Avenue. Tel: 571.212.4180