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Welcome to Kalorama View

April 7, 2016

“We're setting a new standard for the neighborhood,” says developer Mike Cassar as he enthusiastically praises architect KC PriceAkseizer Design Group, and the Kimberly & Daryl Team of Washington Fine Properties. “I don’t think there’s anything like this in the area."

Nina & Nils Vidal with Mike Cassar on the penthouse roof deck (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Nina & Nils Vidal with Mike Cassar on the penthouse roof deck

"We created beautiful tall ceilings, and from the penthouse, that amazing rooftop view," continues Cassar. Incidentally, other developers were eagerly photographing that view when The Georgetown Dish was there for a sneak preview. "When we first purchased the property, it was full of water, totally flooded. It took almost a year." 

Unit Two (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Unit Two

From the 9-11 foot ceilings throughout and 5-inch-wide plank hardwood floors to elegantly appointed kitchens with Calcutta countertops and backsplashes and spa baths.

Bedroom of UnitTwo (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Bedroom of UnitTwo

Three homes (One, Two and Penthouse), priced from $639,000 to $1,499,000, have been thoughtfully designed to incorporate environmentally friendly features in addition to gorgeous, modern finishes.

Unit One (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Unit One

And there are those Jeff Akseizer's signature yellow doors. Unit one carries that 'sunshine' touch into the living room.

Eddie Cassar and Jeff Akseizer (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Eddie Cassar and Jeff Akseizer

Each unit at Kalorama View is wired with speakers, Nest thermostats, and Verizon Fios optic cable wiring. Number two has a private terrace off the owner’s bedroom suite, and the penthouse has two private balconies and a massive, private roof deck.

Rooftop view from 1817 Vernon Street (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Rooftop view from 1817 Vernon Street

This Saturday and Sunday, April 9 & 10, there's an open house from 1:00 to 4:00 pm when all three units will be open to the public for the first time. 

For more information, contact Kimberly Casey at 202.361.3228 or and Daryl Judy at 202.380.7219 or


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SkinCeuticals Launches First Aesthetic Center Worldwide with WIDLS

March 23, 2016

SkinCeuticals, an antioxidant leader and authority in developing skincare products backed by science, has launched their first SkinCeuticals Aesthetic Center, located in partnership with W for Men at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery (WIDLS). As the world’s first clinical practice dedicated exclusively to bringing laser and other skin treatments to men, W for Men has led the charge in providing men with the latest treatments and technology. The SkinCeuticals Aesthetic Center will align with and strengthen the services available to men through the practice, providing advanced, effective skincare solutions, consultations and integrated treatments in a premium atmosphere, just blocks away from the White House in Washington, DC.

(Photo by: Andrea Rodgers)

SkinCeuticals’ superior formulations are proven to be well-tolerated and effective on men’s skin. Due to differing hormone levels, the signs of aging manifest differently on men than on women and are also less likely to be corrected via procedure or product, oftentimes leading to men being perceived as older than their age. SkinCeuticals extensive line enables high performing, fragrance-free treatments that are customizable to men’s needs. By providing a comfortable, walk-in-friendly environment to assess and discuss their skincare needs, SkinCeuticals and W for Men hope to encourage men to take an active role in maintaining the health of their skin and help correct the appearance of aging skin.

(Photo by: Andrea Rodgers)

The Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery is the premier center for total skincare in Washington, DC. This practice brings the finest dermatologists from the most prestigious institutions in the country to a state-of-the-art facility with proven technologies. "The foundation to healthy skin is a personalized integrated skincare plan that can be further enhanced by a wide range of in-office dermatologic procedures," said Dr. Tina Alster, Founder and Director of the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery and W for Men.

"Men are increasingly interested in looking and feeling their best. Educating men on the right skincare regimen plays a significant role in my daily practice – and I see better patient compliance when I recommend products that offer both simplicity and a purpose. SkinCeuticals products really resonate with my male patients, because they address their fundamental skincare needs and are focused on science and immediate visible results. The resulting positive skincare habits, partnered with in-office lasers, injectables and other dermatologic tools, help us to achieve optimal clinical outcomes,” says Dr. Terrence Keaney, who spearheads W for Men.

SkinCeuticals consultation room (Photo by: Andrea Rodgers) SkinCeuticals consultation room

Brenda Wu, General Manager for SkinCeuticals adds, "As a brand, SkinCeuticals is founded in science and remains committed to dermatologists, clinical research and patient results. We are excited to bring the power of SkinCeuticals branding to this unique street-level center, to drive heightened foot traffic and increase patient engagement. And in partnership with the expertise of respected dermatologists who are actively involved in the latest advances in skin innovation and technology, the center is sure to create an amazing new patient experience. The SkinCeuticals Aesthetic Center by W for Men represents a bold new approach to skincare integrated with procedures and we couldn’t be more thrilled to bring it to the DC community.”

W for Men is located at 1430 K Street, NW.

WIDLS Office at 1430 K Street NW (Photo by: Andrea Rodgers) WIDLS Office at 1430 K Street NW

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Dr. Tina Alster & Dior Host Sturge-Weber Foundation Fundraiser

March 7, 2016

Trina Sams-Manning of Dior, Georgina Eva, Dr. Tina Alster and Karen Ball, President & CEO of Sturge-Weber Foundation (Photo by: Andrea Rodgers) Trina Sams-Manning of Dior, Georgina Eva, Dr. Tina Alster and Karen Ball, President & CEO of Sturge-Weber Foundation

Lady in Red, Dr. Tina Alster (Dr. T) invited over a hundred of her chicest beauty biz friends to the Dior boutique at City Center Sunday afternoon for an important cause and stunning Spring fashion.

Treating patients gratis for many years, the "Queen of Lasers," has helped improve the lives of children and adults with port-wine stain birthmarks and Sturge-Weber syndrome. A generous portion of the day’s Dior sales (and throughout the week) is being donated to the Sturge-Weber Foundation.

Dr. Tina Alster with other dermatologists (Photo by: Andrea Rodgers) Dr. Tina Alster with other dermatologists

Champagne flowed freely as guests enjoyed a preview of Dior's Spring-Summer 2016 collection. Fashionably chic Dior sunglasses and tribal earrings were a big hit, but many guests also purchased handbags, clothing and shoes from the collection to support the cause. It is no surprise that dermatologists are known to be the most fashionable physician group (with Dr. T at the forefront)!

Dr. Rebecca Kazin and Dr. Tina Alster (Photo by: Andrea Rodgers) Dr. Rebecca Kazin and Dr. Tina Alster

With the 2016 annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology taking place at the Washington Convention Center around the corner from City Center, the event was a nice opportunity for dermatologists from around the world to engage in some retail therapy as a nice break from the multitude of educational sessions and meetings taking place over the course of the 4 day conference.

Guests enjoying the reception (Photo by: Andrea Rodgers) Guests enjoying the reception

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