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Georgetown 2014: A Christmas of Wreaths

December 18, 2014

Christmas. There. I said it. Yes, Jesus IS the reason for this Advent season symbolized by circular evergreen wreaths, so charmingly and whimsically adorning the doors of Georgetown.

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

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(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

Ok, NOT a wreath but so cute! (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Ok, NOT a wreath but so cute!

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Socks Only Tour of 1055High

December 2, 2014

(Photo by: 1055high.com)

EastBanc's latest jewel, 1055High, a seven-unit luxury condiminium property, overlooks the C&O Canal and Wisconsin Avenue. Reminiscent of nearby 1033 Water Street and Cady's Alley (also by EastBanc), with an historic-industrial aesthetic and modern finishes (including Boffi cabinetry), these residences offer its owners a unique view of Georgetown.

(Photo by: 1055high.com)

Tuesday was the Socks Only Party for lucky guests invited to take a peek before the new owners move in. Not a traditional open house as all units (priced between $3,600,000 and $5,550,000) were sold within weeks of being offered prior to construction earlier this year.

With a rooftop pool and fitness center, private outdoor terrace space, garage space for two cars, large open kitchens and heated marble bathrooms, 1055High is a true urban oasis.

If you're wondering why a four-story building is called 'High,' High Street was the name of what is now Wisconsin Avenue until 1895, when Congress mandated that Georgetown's street names be changed.

Enjoy the view!

View from second floor (Photo by: Judith Beermann) View from second floor

(Photo by: 1055high.com)

(Photo by: 1055high.com)

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

(Photo by: 1055high.com)

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A Few of My Favorite Things

November 23, 2014

These are a dozen of my best discoveries for 2014:

1. Oh My Son CD because Marcos Galvany's operatic tableaux is The Nutcracker for Easter.

Marcos Galvany (Photo by: OMS Productions) Marcos Galvany

2. Bastille Day at the Eiffel Tower because no one puts on a sound and light show like the French.

3. Living Well Health Club at The Washington Hilton because their olympic-size outdoor pool lured me into the gym. Thank you, Chan Frazier.

4. Georgetown Heritage because they're going to bring back the boat and save the C&O Canal.

(Photo by: Georgetown Heritage)

5. A Brief Encounter because Hannah Yelland dazzles in this brilliant Kneehigh Theatre Company Production.

Hannah Yelland in A Brief Encounter (Photo by: Kneehigh Productions) Hannah Yelland in A Brief Encounter

6. Bocce at Pinstripes because it's fun and a cocktail is within arm's reach.

7. Savannah Cupcake because these little gems are best in class.

(Photo by: Savannah Cupcake)

8.The Price of Inheritance because Karin Tanabe's wit and intellect shine in her latest caper.

9. Pardi's Sagrantino de Montefalco Wine because this Umbrian grape is a reminder of Italy's warmth and charm.

Pardi's Sagrantino wine (Photo by: Pardi) Pardi's Sagrantino wine

9. POSTES because Claudine Sorel's interpretation of the French postman's bag is a modern classic.

POSTES handbag (Photo by: Claudine Sorel) POSTES handbag

11. Consider it Done because Bernardaud's Kintsugi Sarkis plates are here along with other treasures for the tableware obsessed.

Kintsugi by Sarkis (Photo by: Bernardaud) Kintsugi by Sarkis

12. sweetGreen Frozen Yogurt because yogurt isn't supposed to taste like it came out of a machine.

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