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Mongolian Cashmere Makes Its US Debut in Georgetown

January 2, 2017

Una Ganbold modeling a cashmere coat (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Una Ganbold modeling a cashmere coat

Mongolian school friends Tosca Metz and Una Ganbold have turned a childhood dream into a reality with T&U, the cashmere boutique they recently opened on upper Wisconsin Avenue in the building formerly occupied by The Dandelion Patch.

"Our products are unique and authentic, made entirely in Mongolia," says Metz. "We carry three lines: Basic, Organic and Yama, which means goat in Mongolian, and the cashmere comes in over a thousand different possible colors. Our Yama line combines European styling with hand-made Mongolian wool. The coats are my favorite." 

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

This is the very first Mongolian cashmere store in the USA, though the parent company, Gobi which started in 1976, has locations around the world, including Europe, Asia  and the Middle East.

In addition to luxurious coats, there are capes, sweaters, vests, hats, scarves and socks for men and women. For the home, there are throws and blankets. 

The shop is open from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday. Stop by now and on January 13 for their grand opening when customers will receive 10% off thier purchases.

Tosca Metz and Una Ganbold (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Tosca Metz and Una Ganbold

T&U is located at 1663 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown. Tel: 202.338.0333

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Midnight in Paris NYE 2017 at Malmaison

December 27, 2016


Date: Sat, December 31st 2016 - Sun, January 1st 2017


You are cordially invited to Celebrate New Year's Eve 2016-2017 in true Parisian style at the Gorgeous Malmaison Ballroom. Spend the night with Malmaison and immerse yourself in a magical atmosphere of the past - all the while toasting to your bright future. Behind the decks on the night will be the charismatic DJ Benny C., who will provide your favorite Top 40 tracks of past and present. Revel in a night of elegance and splendor at the Midnight in Paris New Years Eve soiree.


TICKET PRICE: $35 (Presale) - This event will sell out in advance. We have capped the amount of tickets available to ensure a enjoyable expereince for all our guests. Please act fast tickets are selling rapidly!

* Includes One Hour Open Bar ( 9pm - 10pm )

* 7 hours of New Years Eve Partying!

* Complimentary Champagne toast at midnight

* Live Streaming of NYE Countdown on projectors and screens in the venue

* New Years Eve DC Party favors

* Special Presentation of the Movie - Midnight in PARIS: Directed by Woody Allen


Ticket prices will increase once the allotted number of early bird tickets are sold out!  

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Jane Monheit Live at Blues Alley for Christmas

December 14, 2016

“When I was growing up, listening to music and singing along with records was the greatest joy of my life. Above all, beyond any other artist, I loved and revered Ella.” – Grammy nominated vocalist, Jane Monheit


Jane Monheit will be performing live at Blues Alley December 22 and 23, 2016.


With her new album, The Songbook Sessions: Ella Fitzgerald—the first to be released on her own Emerald City Records—the Long Island native has surprised even herself with her artistic leap. Jane had thought about recording an Ella tribute for a long time. Fitzgerald’s beloved songbook albums held “Biblical” importance for her when she was growing up and have never lost their hold on her.


On this new offering, Monheit pays joyous tribute to Ella while sharing a definitive portrait of herself, guided by her producer, arranger, and trumpet great, Nicholas Payton. Once she decided to make the dream project a reality, she had no trouble choosing titles. She jotted down a list of 25 titles “almost immediately.” She and Payton each narrowed the choices to a dozen and settled on the final list together.


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Blues Alley is located at 1073 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.

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