Please read question and answer number three regarding what item every DC man should own... prepare to be amused.
Capitol File Magazine- Men's Issue Late Fall 2013
Every man must own a biker jacket? What is this 1983...?? Plus very few men on this planet can successfully pull off a biker jacket without looking like they are about to hop on their Harley. Or leather pants? Come on now! DC men should be encouraged to channel Kanye West too? But then again Kanye did confess this to Los Angeles' Power 106: "I'm like, the most influential person of fashion in the last ten years." Yeah sure...
We are going to have to flag these suggestions as very bad fashion advice and it is rather disappointing coming from Mr. Ken Downing, the Fashion Director for Neiman Marcus. With that said, jeans and a blazer will do just fine. And if you need a little rock 'n' roll in your life buy a Beatles album.
If you've been to an NFL game this year, you already know that there are some new rules regarding the type of purse you can sport. And big purse ladies beware because those are a big fat NO NO.
When attending a game, you can either go with something approximately the size of your hand which means you can barely fit a cell phone and some spending money, so forget the lip gloss, pens, hair brush, tissues, sunglasses, and probably your keys too.
Or go completely clear... think Ziploc with handles. And don't worry, the NFL is making money off this new requirement because for $9.95 and up, you can get your very own NFL team logo clear plastic tote bag! Pretty awful right? Don't worry, we've got you covered.
Expressions NYC Clear Box Clutch: 7" x 4.5" x 2", $48 at Nordstrom
Wristlet with credit card and multifunction pockets: 8" x 5" x 1.75"
Coach Legacy Large Wristlet in Leather, $108
Givenchy's famed Pandora bag but smaller: 7" x 4" x 4"
Black leather Small Pandora Wrislet clutch, $570 at SSense.com
Since 2005, Death's Door Spirits has been supporting farming efforts on the tiny little island (22 square miles) known as Washington Island in Wisconsin. The concept of a distillery was originally an experiment to restore, promote and conserve agriculture on the island which was once known for potato farming, but it blossomed into something much, much bigger.
Death's Door Spirits are now available in liquor stores as well as bars and restaurants nationwide. Get yours here, just in time for some Halloween themed cocktails or simply for a name to blame when you are recovering the next morning.
“Death’s Door” takes its name of the body of water between Door County peninsula and Washington Island from which we get organic hard red winter wheat to make our vodka, gin and white whisky.
Has a surprisingly simple botanical mix of
organic juniper berries, coriander and fennel.
Double-distilled and hand cut resulting in a spirit
that’s smooth and rich with subtle notes of vanilla.
A smooth double-distilled varietal with vanilla,
chocolate covered raisin, and dark cherry flavors.
This Government Shutdown is really putting a dull damper on things, especially when it comes to all the gold from the Art of Byzantium from Greek Collections exhibit at the National Gallery of Art. This exhibit, which gives you a glimpse into the gilded life of the Byzantines in the 13th century, will thankfully be featured through March 2, 2014, so hopefully that will give Congress plenty of time to get their shit together.
Archangel Michael, First half 14th century tempera on wood, gold leaf overall: 110 x 80 cm (43 5/16 x 31 1/2 in.)
Byzantine and Christian Museum, Athens
The glamorous life of the Byzantines continues to influence our lives today as a version of this ornate lifestyle was represented in the Fall 2013 Dolce & Gabbana runway show. But to make things current, rich colors, embellished gowns and beautiful bobbles were this time made for a concrete jungle kind of empress.
A firm grip is necessary when shaking hands or carrying a clutch... NOT for accessorizing the forearm. So creepy and not cheap either!
Delphina Delettrez cuff, $2,600
Delfina Delettrez Stone Hand Olive Wood & Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet, $1,995