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Calypso St. Barth Coming to Georgetown

June 3, 2013

EastBanc, Inc. and Jamestown announced Monday that Calypso St. Barth  -- the upscale women’s apparel and luxury home furnishings retailer -- has signed a ten-year lease to occupy the retail space at 3307 M Street.

The 2,718-square-foot showroom space will serve as the store’s first D.C. location and will replace the current double occupants AT&T Wireless and Salon Rafik.

Calypso St. Barth, founded in 1992, has grown from a modest resort-wear boutique to a luxury lifestyle brand, including an exotic home collection.

The home collection features pieces by contemporary American and European designers and mixes natural textiles from around the world to transform any living space into an effortlessly chic haven.

Nestled in with the current mix of fashion tenants – Intermix, Bonobos, Babette, Relish, City Sports and The North Face, Calypso St. Barth is another stylish fashion-forward lifestyle brand.

“Calypso St. Barth will deliver a combination of sophistication in both fashion and design disciplines to the vibrant retail community in Georgetown.”  said Anthony Lanier, president of EastBanc. “The store’s blend of fashion and home furnishings makes this brand a perfect fit for the Georgetown Renaissance portfolio that  supports our commitment to the neighborhood’s status as Washington’s premier retail destination.”

Calypso St. Barth plans to open in early spring 2014.

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Tudor Place Spring Garden Party May 22

May 20, 2013

More than 400 benefactors will gather Wednesday, May 22, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm to enjoy a green-themed evening of cocktails and conversation at Tudor Place’s 21st Annual Spring Garden Party.

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Many will be wearing lavish hats and finery appropriate for an event that is a staple of the spring social season in Washington.

The celebration benefits Tudor Place. This year’s gala, co-chaired by Page Evans and Colman Rackley Riddell, honors attorney Phillips S. Peter, a descendant of the Peter family.

The mansion and its gardens were created in the early 1800s and six generations of descendants continued to occupy and care for it until 1983. Thanks to Peter family foresight, today it is a historic house and garden museum operated for public education and benefit by the Tudor Place Foundation, which hosts the Garden Party.

Washington social and political elites have been drawn to salons, teas, “crushes” and other gatherings at Tudor Place since the mansion’s completion in 1816.

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Wells Makes It Official This Saturday

May 13, 2013

According to Mike DeBonis in Monday's Washington Post, this Saturday, at a rally in Northeast Washington, D.C. Council member Tommy Wells will formally launches his mayoral campaign.

"Wells (D-Ward 6), who announced the noon rally in an e-mail to supporters Monday, is likely to become the second candidate in the race, following fellow Democrat and council member Muriel Bowser. Incumbent Vincent C. Gray (D) has not announced whether he will seek a second term."

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