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Claudine Sorel's POSTES Bags Now at Jean Pierre Antiques

December 7, 2014

If you're thinking Santa never looked so chic, it's that mini POSTES he's proudly sporting. Exclusively at Jean Pierre Antiques through December 24th, the entire fall collection is on sale.

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

"With the French history of the letter carrier bag, POSTES is a reflection of centuries old tradition in leather craftsmanship, brought back to life with new luxury materials,” explains designer Claudine Sorel.

It was in the early twentieth century that the postman's mailbag, made entirely of leather, gradually replaced the old wooden box used to distribute mail. "What better place than Jean-Pierre to showcase the line," continues Sorel. "With his keen eye and impeccable taste, Jean-Pierre has a devoted clientele seeking the finest in European, and especially French furniture and accessories."

Charlotte Trott with Vincent and her new POSTES bag (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Charlotte Trott with Vincent and her new POSTES bag

To those familar with the ever changing, always artistic tableaux Jean-Pierre creates for his windows, a special treat awaits. Fashioned in exotic Italian leathers and fur, each POSTES bag is made in New York City, and all artfully displayed on 19th century Louis XV bufets and under Art Deco chandeliers.

Jimmy McDavitt and Mia outside Jean-Pierre Antiques (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Jimmy McDavitt and Mia outside Jean-Pierre Antiques

The Collection, including the new Trocadero and Mini POSTES up to 70% off.

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

Jean Pierre Antiques is located a 2601 P Street in Georgetown. Tel: 202.337.1731

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)


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The Panetonne Has Arrived!

November 27, 2014

(Photo by: viaumbria.com)
As Georgetown experienced its first snowfall of the season, Team Via Umbria was busy unloading the truck with Italian holiday treats.
 
Starting with many varieties of Panettone, the traditional Italian sweet bread, vanilla flavored with candied fruit, the shipment includes almond, coffee, cherry, prosecco, without candied fruit, and gluten free flavors, all wrapped in exquisite packaging. Even an ornament-sized mini to hang from the tree!
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Along with the Panettone, came another traditional Italian holiday treat, Pandoro. 

Also on the truck, chocolates from Italy, packaged in the style of  turn-of-the-century grand pastry shops. In a wide variety, including dark chocolate, white chocolate, and with hazelnut, almond, pistachio, and nougat.

Visit Via Via Umbria on Black Friday, November 28th between 11:00 am and 7:00 pm and enjoy 25% off everything! That includes gourmet food products, stainless steel and olive wood kitchenware, and their beautiful Geribi ceramics!

Via Umbria is located at 1525 Wisconsin Avenue. Tel: 202.333.3904


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Drink Local During DC Cocktail Week

November 13, 2014

Cocktail Week, a special promotion organized by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), is back November 17-23!

Enjoy special libations and innovative food pairings at a great price at more than 50 of the area's top spots--including a number in Georgetown.

Don't miss the offerings at these participating Georgetown restaurants: Café MilanoDegreesEl CentroFarmers Fishers BakersFiola MareLuke’s Lobster, and Mama Rouge.

For more on Cocktail Week, click here.

Cheers!


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