Hank’s Oyster Bar is fresh from an expansion that has doubled its size. O’Neill Studios spearheaded the project, which includes a new charcuterie room (above) with a ceiling painted in a striking modello motif. 1624 Q Street, NW; 202-462-4265; hanksdc.com
Get your fix of Vietnamese bánh mì sandwiches, spring rolls and innovative salads at BONMi. The new DC spot opening in late October was designed by Mangan Group Architects using sustainable bamboo, glass and granite. The organic look complements the eatery’s fresh, wholesome fare. On left, the ingredients for a pineapple Caesar salad. 900 19th Street, NW; 202-785-0012. eatbonmi.com
Chef Jeff Tunks has opened District Commons on Washington Circle. Sleek interiors boast banquettes embellished with sepia-toned photographs depicting the Foggy Bottom neighborhood of yesteryear. The menu features classic American fare with a modern-day spin. 2200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW; 202-587-8277; districtcommonsdc.com
The Necklace Halter Gown by Aidan Mattox in dark teal silk is sure to make a statement with its bejeweled neckline. $440; available in select Bloomingdale’s stores and bloomingdales.com
There’s nothing subtle about the Moura ankle boot (below, left), which marries a 4.7-inch stiletto heel with an ostrich leather shoe and metal fasteners. It’s $1,995 at Bally, the Swiss leather purveyor that recently opened a shop in Tysons Galleria. bally.com
BODY (bottom), the latest women’s fragrance by Burberry, boasts green absinthe, freesia and peach top notes and natural rose, iris, and sandalwood at the heart. Its multi-faceted glass bottle is engraved with the company’s signature check in rose gold. From $75 for eau de parfum and $50 for body oil or body milk. burberry.com
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