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Chef - Restaurant
Chef - Restaurant

Marcel's chef Robert Wiedmaier.

Cheesecake - Mousse
Cheesecake - Mousse

A raspberry vanilla vacherin from Marcel's.

Bottle Shop - Grocery store
Bottle Shop - Grocery store

Table's new market, Menu MBK

Restaurant - Menu/MBK
Restaurant - Menu/MBK

The BistroBar, which occupies the space above the market.

La Tolteca - Honey
La Tolteca - Honey

Honey lollipops from Kara Brook's Honey House.

Fashion - Jeans
Fashion - Jeans

A collection by Anne Fontaine.

Necklace - Locket
Necklace - Locket

Ippolita's Wonderland pendant.

Product design - Aqua M
Product design - Aqua M

Bicolor Suede Booties.

Interior Design Services - Restaurant
Interior Design Services - Restaurant

The lounge of newly renovated Marcel's on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Fresh New Looks

The good life in food and fashion

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. marcelsdc.com

SAVORY MARKET
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. menumbk.com

SWEET SHOP
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; waxingkara.com/honey-house

IN STEP
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; forwardbyelysewalker.com

IN BLACK + WHITE
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; annefontaine.com

BEACH CHIC
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; bloomingdales.com


   

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