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Fairmont Renovation Dazzles

January 17, 2017

The unveiling of a $27-million dollar renovation of the Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown was announced Tuesday by General Manager, Shane Krige. “This exciting project enhances both the guest experience and the hotel’s position as the largest luxury group hotel in the nation’s capital,’’ said Krige.  


Phase I of the refurbishment encompassed all 413 guest rooms including the exclusive Fairmont Gold Floor and the conversion of the executive forum amphitheater into the 2,900 square-foot Kennedy Ballroom. 


New York-based Wimberly Interiors garnered inspiration for the guest rooms from the city of Washington, D.C., conveying politics and power in the design.  Like the eclectic city itself, modern furnishings are mixed with classical detail pieces. Rather than a typical working desk, the king-bedded rooms offer a relaxing chaise, and a round table that doubles as a dining spot or a flexible working space.  A custom designed lounge chair offers further style and comfort.

Loggia (Photo by: Loggia


Throughout all guest rooms, the art collections reflect Washington’s history and importance, reinforcing Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown as the central location for visitors and local power players. 


Phase II, of the redesign included the entire lobby, loggia and courtyard garden.  Designed by Amanda Jackson, of Dallas-based Forrest Perkins, she drew her inspiration for the lobby design and color scheme from the geometry of an aerial view of the city of Washington. The theme is woven throughout the new space. Behind the front desk is a geometrically abstracted map of DC in warm gold tones with brushed, polished and satin finishes. 


The color palette is also influenced by this aerial view of DC, but intensified to add more drama and sophistication to the lobby/bar space. The blue affiliated with water becomes more saturated like a classic power suit, or an amazing night sky. The green of the trees and parks shifts to be more emerald and the neutral colors of the classic stone buildings becomes a bit warmer like a glass of champagne. The textures of all of these fabrics are rich and inviting to encourage guests to sit for a while and enjoy the drama of the space with a snack or a cocktail or even for an impromptu meeting. 


The lushly landscaped courtyard has been leveled to allow for larger events, offering unique pockets of seating. Two new water features have been added as a visual and auditory backdrop. Café tables are sprinkled throughout the center of the courtyard providing a tranquil space for breakfast or lunch. 


The Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown is located at 2401 M Street NW.

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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!  

Act now!


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