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Get to Know Your New Roots

August 2, 2018

Celebrating 45 years of authenticity, Roots, the outdoor lifestyle brand initially inspired by the rugged beauty of Algonquin Provincial Park and Canada's great outdoors, is coming to Georgetown at 3259 M Street on August 9, 2018. 

 

“We are confident the distinct character of Roots is an excellent fit for the Washington D.C. market,” said Jim Gabel, Roots President and CEO. “We are committed to offering a unique shopping experience that facilitates a deeper consumer interaction with our products in a visually engaging environment. Through our two new stores and on Roots.com, D.C. consumers will have more opportunities to engage with our brand.”

 

One of just six in North America, the ‘Roots Cabin’ design offers premium apparel, leather goods, accessories and footwear. The award-winning ‘Roots Cabin’ store design evokes the comforts of a modern cabin, bringing Roots style to life. The store includes a customization workshop where consumers can personalize their very own handcrafted leather bags and jackets; a Salt & Pepper Sweat Bar; fitting rooms featuring iconic Greater Washington D.C. area landscapes; a comfortable lounge to read about the Roots history and charging stations; and a heritage art wall displaying images of many prominent brand ambassadors over the years.

 

With the opening of the 3,550 square-foot ‘Roots Cabin’ store in Georgetown and a second 3,200 square-foot location on August 10 at Pentagon City Mall, both new stores unite the worlds of cabin and city through modern design and innovation, bringing the Roots brand to life.

 

 

 

 


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'Behind Blue Skies' at House of Sweden July 29

July 17, 2018

As part of its summer film series, House of Sweden is hosting a screening of Behind Blue Skies on July 29, 2018 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

Starring Bill Skarsgård (also known from It, Deadpool 2, Allegiant, and Atomic Blonde), the film is a dark, complex depiction of Swedish society in the 1970s. Martin (Bill Skarsgård) is a young man who escapes his alcoholic father for the summer job of his life at the exclusive Royal Yacht Club in the idyllic archipelago of Stockholm. The hotel manager Gösta (Peter Dalle) is a playboy at the center of high society and takes the young Martin under his wing. Martin meets true love for the first time while being drawn into events beyond his control. 

English subtitles. 107 min.

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House of Sweden is located at 2900 K Street in Georgetown

 


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NGA East Building 40th Anniversary Summer Lecture Series

July 5, 2018

Celebrate the East Building of the National Gallery of Art's 40th Anniversary with a Summer Lecture Series from July 8 through August 26, 2018.

The National Gallery of Art East Building, designed by architect I. M. Pei, first opened to the public on June 1, 1978. This innovative and remarkably adaptable building has hosted major national and international exhibitions over the past 40 years. The East Building is also home to the Gallery’s exceptional collection of modern art. The Summer Sunday lecture series celebrates 40 years of exhibitions and acquisitions in this iconic building.

 

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