Everard's Clothing is pleased to announce the opening of its second shop in Washington, D.C., slated for November 2003. It will be located in the lobby of the prestigious Omni Shoreham Hotel . Now discerning shoppers will have two locations to choose from, in Georgetown at 1802 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W., and at the Omni Shoreham address. Louis Everard , Jennifer Nygard and Cosmina Popa of Everard's recognize that they could not have achieved this success without the support of individuals in the Washington community and wish to take this opportunity to thank them.
Fifty years is well, fifty years. WL erroneously stated in last month's column that Ridgewells Caterers was celebrating its silver anniversary. In reality, Ridgewells is celebrating a milestone 75 years in business with their diamond anniversary. But they look so young! Pardon us for overlooking 50 additional years of catering par extraordinaire and congratulations on quite an achievement.
Director and actor George Clooney , who was in town for the HBO premiere of "K Street" last month, was seen all over town, painting it red. He was at the Romare Bearden Foundation 's gala at the Ritz-Carlton downtown, playing basketball at SportsClub LA , and dining out at restaurants like Dish (ordering Chef Ron Redaa's meatloaf, described on the menu as Mom's recipe with mushroom sauce), and Café Milano , where he dined with a friend for four hours on the outdoor patio one Saturday night. Sources say that the waiters at Milano were still telling people at Sunday lunch how Clooney wowed the place the night before with his unexpected appearance. Also spotted recently at Milano were Women's World Cup soccer great Mia Hamm and Boston Red Socks slugger Normar Garciaparra .
Upper Georgetown continues to add new shops to its budding retail destination. You may remember Jaryam Couture Lingerie from its former location at Georgetown Park Mall. It's now located at 1631 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W. Sliding in next to Jaryam and Sugar is Sassanova . The store, which opened September 23, derives its name from its proud owners, Sarah Cannova and Sassy Jacobs . Stop by and unleash your inner Carrie Bradshaw with shoe addict favorites: Hollywould, Sigerson Morrison, Isaac Mizrahi, Burberry, Michael Kors and many more. Located at 1641 Wisconsin Ave. between Q and Reservoir Streets, N.W.
"Tinker, tailor,"… wait, stop there. Are you a man who hates to shop? And in this age, how hard is it to find anyone who makes house calls? Hunter and Lords Visiting Tailor will call on you at home or at your office with customized tailoring. For an appointment, call (336) 691-1660 or (301) 442-0858.
Synetic Theater is kicking off its inaugural season as an independent company on October 10 with "Hamlet…The Rest is Silence." The production won three 2003 Helen Hayes Awards for excellence in Washington area theater, including "Best Resident Play," "Best Choreography," and "Best Direction." The company's interpretation is enacted without dialogue through the fusion of dance, music, and mime. Other plays on this season's schedule are "The Crackpots" and "Master and Margarita." Synetic Theater's new home is in Arlington's Rosslyn Spectrum.
Autumn is the perfect time to hit the open road again. Recognizing the resurgence of drive travel, Relais & Chateaux has launched its North American Road Atlas . The prestigious global hotel association unveiled the atlas this summer, a map composite that features all 69 of the Relais & Chateaux and Relais Gourmands member properties located in the United States, Canada, and surrounding islands. A refined alternative to traditional road excursions for discriminating drivers, The North American Atlas is based upon its original predecessor, a collection of French hostelries their owners named " La Route du Bonheur ," or the "Road of Happiness." Call 1-800-735-2478 to obtain the 150 page, color, full-size atlas ($15 U.S.; $23 Canadian).
Downtown eatery Smith & Wollensky unveiled its " Premier All-American Wine List " at its New York restaurant in mid-September. The new list includes a collection of over 650 of the finest wines produced in the United States, including its "Undiscovered Gems" collection of exceptional wines that are rarely found on conventional wine lists. The U.S. ranks third in the world in wine consumption.
Tradeoffs of war: Get the facts by visiting www.costofwar.com for some interesting comparisons on the cost of war vs. the cost of educating and providing health care for children, building affordable housing, and other statistics.