Amuse Bouche

Maud Taber-Thomas at Susan Calloway Fine Arts

December 20, 2016

A passionate scholar of classic literature, an avid classical musician, an eager European traveler, and an aficionado of past time periods, Maud Taber-Thomas interweaves all of these interests into her artwork. See her current exhibition at Susan Calloway Fine Arts Gallery  through January 7, 2017.

An Artful Place (Photo by: Maud Taber-Thomas) An Artful Place


Trained in academic painting techniques, Maud's artistic process is strongly tied to the skills employed by artists from past generations, from the Renaissance Tenebrists, to the French Rococo painters, to the Pre-Raphaelites and the Impressionist portraitists. Working in miniature, on a larger than life scale, and every size in between, Maud endows all of her works with a sense of the fleeting nature of light, a celebration of color, and a sympathetic and tranquil sense of peace and thoughtfulness. Many of her works feature sensitive portraits that evoke the complex inner life of her subjects, hinting at stories that transcend the single moment depicted in a visual artwork. Maud's drawings and paintings exist within a peaceful conversation between the many art forms that she loves.


For her show at Susan Calloway Fine Arts, Maud has created artworks inspired by such authors as William Shakespeare, Henry James, Stella Gibbons, Charlottte Bronte, Jane Austen, Vita Sackville-West, and Oscar Wilde. Her works particularly feature strong women from literature. A selection of miniature paintings on the backs of New York City Metrocards will also be available, which feature a range of portraits, landscapes and cityscapes, and still lifes. 


Susan Calloway Fine Arts Gallery is located at 1643 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.

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Carine's New Look, New Designers

November 28, 2016

For the past ten years, Carine Krawiec and her bridal consultants have dazzled Georgetown with the finest in wedding apparel. Now, Carine’s Bridal Atelier has moved to a new 6,400 square foot location at 1623 Wisconsin Avenue and expanded its couture wedding gown collection to include new additions of Vera Wang, Naeem Khan, and Oscar de la Renta


“We are thrilled to welcome brides to our elegant, expanded new home,” said Carine.“By nearly tripling our floor space, we can now feature more designer gowns for our brides to choose from. Additionally, our new intimate setting and spacious fitting rooms complete the bridal gown shopping experience both for our brides and their friends and family.”

(Photo by: Abby Jiu)


Throughout the design process, Krawiec wanted the store’s interior design to mirror the beauty of the gowns, while also creating a welcoming setting where brides could feel at home. Features include an open showroom with couture gowns from more than a dozen top designers, large private fitting rooms, expanded seating for family and friends and a top floor dedicated for in-house alterations. 


In addition to the expanded space for alterations and showroom, Carine’s Bridal Atelier also has a basement space dedicated to selling bridal sample gowns and eveningwear. 


Krawiec started her fashion career in costume design and today has more than 15 years of bridal industry experience. “When my store first opened 10 years ago, D.C. bridal fashion was very conservative. My vision was to expand the selection in the area to include innovative, sophisticated, high-fashion collections that make a statement. At Carine’s Bridal Atelier, your aisle is our runway.” 


To make an appointment at Carine’s Bridal Atelier, call 202.965.4696. 

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Clyde's of Georgetown for Thanksgiving

November 14, 2016

It's always a good time to dine at Clyde's of Georgetown. This legendary which saloon joined the neighborhood in 1963, helped transform M Street from a row of dimly lit watering holes to a citywide dining destination, and has been a favorite with loyal patrons, residents and tourists ever since.


Famous for its burgers, zesty chili and Sunday brunch, Clyde's is equally as popular for its monthly specials, 3:00 to 7:00 pm happy hours, and half price wine Sundays.


Bring the whole family on November 24th for a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner as well as an a la carte menu. The turkey menu is priced at $26.95 for adults and $16.95 for children 10 and under.


Clyde's is located at 3226 M Street in Georgetown. Tel. 202.333.9180

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