Amuse Bouche

An Americana New Year's Eve at Gypsy Sally's

December 28, 2014

Celebrate New Years Eve at Gypsy Sally's and enjoy an Americana musical feast with Yarn, Nora Jane Sturthers & The Party Line and South Rail.

Nora Jane Struthers calls her music "Classic Americana". The 26-year-old vocalist - an NYU grad and a full-time teacher of high school English in Brooklyn, before making a professional leap into music with a move to Nashville in 2008 - has formulated a unique fusion of traditional styles. "It's not really bluegrass, it's not really old time, it's not folk - it's all of these things," Stuthers says.

Since their start in 2007, Yarn's original Americana sound has developed into music that seekers of the unique see as the soundtrack to their lives. Yarn's first four albums were recognized by the AMA's and R&R radio charts, spending time in the top 5 at their highest point. Yarn has become one of the hardest-working and harder-touring bands for this generation's digital natives and new music folllowers.

2012 brings this grammy-nominated roots band into the music revolution, inspired by today's music devotee's hunger for artists to believe in and follow, they are giving it to the fans everyday in everyway possible. Yarn's devotion to their fans is realized in online and social sharing of their music, whether it's daily video posts, premiering fresh songs on local radio, or performing live in small town venues across the country. They are bringing songs to American music lovers, and the music lovers are responding.

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Gypsy Sally's is located at 3401 K Street in Georgetown. Tel: 202.333.7700


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Relax, Georgetown!

December 8, 2014

Manicure/Pedicure Station (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Manicure/Pedicure Station

With customer service the hallmark of Luigi Parasmo and his stellar team of hair stylists, we couldn't help but be thrilled when we heard about his new 2,000 square-foot spa opening on the salon's second floor. The Georgetown Dish had a sneak peek Monday evening.

Yon-Ka Paris product line (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Yon-Ka Paris product line

A one-stop shopping experience for anyone seeking hair, skin and body treatments, Luigi Parasmo now offers the entire package. "Relax, Georgetown," says Parasmo, as he invites us to tour his new spa. As co-owner Javier Calvo explains, "Our clients will feel complete here."  An escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, this urban retreat is immaculate, chic and serence.

Treatment room (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Treatment room

Services at the spa include skin, body and nail treatments, ranging from holistic oxygen therapy, acne-specific remedies and a spa menu geared specifically towards men. Equipped with state-of-the-art, cutting edge technology, beauty savants will peruse websites, emails and beyond with embedded iPads at each of the three pedicure stations. Two manicure bars equipped with four highly trained manicurists will allow spa-goers to rub elbows with DC's elite while getting pampered.

Co-owners Luigi Parasmo and Javier Calvo hired new specialists - master aestheticians, nail technicians and massage therapists - to join their team at the spa. Three treatment rooms play home to facial and massage services with Luigi Parasmo Salon's experienced estheticians. The facial menu includes express, oxygen and microdermabrasion treatments. \

Luigi Parasmo Spa (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Luigi Parasmo Spa

“I think everyone who steps in to my chair has an inner beauty, and I like to discover that beauty. To me, the word beautiful is not what’s in society’s fashion magazines - beauty can be a busy working woman, a mother, a daughter, my friend. Beautiful is anything that is feminine and related to a woman’s world. Looks should always be personalized according to a person’s features, the face, skin tone and lifestyle. I look for the individual beauty in all the clients of Luigi Parasmo Salon. My goal is to help my clients find that inner wow- factor," says Parasmo.

The spa uses Yon-Ka Paris products, also available for purchase. 

Luigi Parasmo Salon and Spa is located at 1510 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown. Tel:  202.333.2244

 


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Smithsonian Holiday Festival Dec. 6 & 7

December 1, 2014

This Saturday and Sunday, December 6 and 7, The Smithsonian Institution invites you to celebrate the season with special events to help get in the holiday spirit, including musical performances, films, book signings, trunk shows, crafts for kids, and more.

For a complete schedule of activities, click here.


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