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Dedicated to Denim

April 17, 2014

"1873 was the year that “two visionary immigrants — Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis — turned denim, thread and a little metal into what has become the most popular apparel on earth.” Levi Straus in San Francisco started it all.

We’ve come a long way since those original sturdy workmen’s overalls. And today, DC has 13 shops dedicated to denim, seven in Georgetown: Levi's, Steven Alan, Barney's, Madewell, Wink, Diesel and L:ucky Brand Jeans.

DC Racked mentions 11 but don't forget to check out Diesel at 3033 M Street and Lucky Brand Jeans at 3273 M Street.

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Beyond the Tidal Basin: Tour the Trees at National Arboretum

March 31, 2014

Get on board the Arboretum’s open-air tram on April 12, 2014 from 10:00 am till noon for a scenic and informative tour of the hundreds of flowering cherry trees that grace the National Arboretum’s grounds.

Horticulturist David Kidwell-Slak will share the stories of the most remarkable specimens, trees of historical significance, and the results of the Arboretum’s research program.

Stops include short walks into the research fields for close-up inspection of selected areas. Fee: $22 ($18 FONA) Registration required.

National Arboretum is located at 24th and R Streets, NE.

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Baccarat Launch Party at Contemporaria Georgetown

March 16, 2014

On Wednesday, March 26, join Deborah Kalkstein as she celebrates the launch of Baccarat and Baccarat's 250th Anniversary at Contemporaria Georgetown.

From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Baccarat manufactures the finest in crystal glassware, from timeless furniture designs to  bar and tableware and decorative lighting pieces.

Please RSVP for this special event by Saturday, March 22 at

Contemporaria is located at 3303 Cady's Alley.

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