The lounge of newly renovated Marcel's on Pennsylvania Avenue.
 Marcel's chef Robert Wiedmaier.
A raspberry vanilla vacherin from Marcel's.
Table's new market, Menu MBK
The BistroBar, which occupies the space above the market.
Honey lollipops from Kara Brook's Honey House.
A collection by Anne Fontaine.
Ippolita's Wonderland pendant.
Bicolor Suede Booties.

Fresh New Looks

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Fresh New Looks LUXE LOUNGE
Fresh from an update by Arlington designer Charles Craig, the lounge at Marcel’s features a modern mix of white leather stools, open shelving and a sleek marble bar. Chef Robert Wiedmaier offers the full menu in the lounge, including goat cheese and endive salad with blood orange and raspberry vanilla vacherin. 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW; 202-296-1166.

Frederik De Pue, chef/owner of Table, has opened Menu MBK in the former Penn Quarter location of Azur. It will feature a market selling fresh produce on the ground floor as well as the upper-level BistroBar serving casual brasserie fare and Menu Kitchen—a special chef’s table scheduled to open in late February. 405 8th Street, NW; 202-347-7491.

Artist and marketing guru Kara Brook, who started cultivating bees for the beeswax required for her encaustic paintings, has turned the hobby into a new business venture with Honey House. The Owings Mills showroom sells a full range of bee byproducts including honey, honey lollipops and face and body creams. Open Monday, Tuesday and by appointment. 410-415-3027;

German-born architect Burak Uyan has turned his talents to the fashion world with a bold shoe collection. His sculptural Bicolor Suede Booties seem to defy gravity with their 4.5-inch heels. They are made in Italy with a back-zip closure. $247;

Anne Fontaine’s latest collection features chic ensembles in black and white. From left: the Perrie dress ($395), Parfum jacket ($495), Matys pants ($450) and Pierick top ($185). Available at Tysons Galleria;

Ippolita’s Wonderland three-stone pendant evokes sun and sand with its mother-of-pearl and clear quartz doublets. The 32-inch chain is sterling silver. $1,195;