The patio area at the Iron Gate.
The bar at the Iron Gate.
Icelandic cod with chanterelle mushroom puree
Chef Samuel Kim of 1789.
Valentina Eau de Parfum.
The Origin Nine Disc Mesh Necklace.
Tibi's Floral Tapestry Dress.
Chef Michael Schlow's new Tico on 14th Street in DC.
Celebrate Fall in Style LATIN ACCENT ON 14TH STREET
James Beard award-winning chef Michael Schlow recently opened Tico, serving cuisine inspired by his travels to Latin America, Mexico and Spain. The rustic space designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects and StreetSense features art by the chef’s wife, Adrienne Schlow, while the bar stocks more than 125 kinds of tequila. 1926 14th Street, NW; 202-319-1400. ticodc.com
A DC LANDMARK REBORN
The Iron Gate has been recently revived by the Neighborhood Restaurant Group. An in-house team collaborated with Catherine Hailey Design on a makeover of the historic stable that now includes a bar and patio area and a dining room serving chef Tony Chittum’s divine creations. 1734 N Street, NW; 202-524-5202. irongaterestaurantdc.com
NEW CHEF AT 1789
Samuel Kim, formerly of Tom Colicchio’s Colicchio & Sons in New York, has taken the helm at Georgetown’s 1789 Restaurant. This brings Kim full circle since the former banker launched his culinary career as chef de partie rotisseur at 1789 more than a decade ago. His new menu includes Icelandic cod with chanterelle mushroom purée. 1226 36th Street, NW; 202- 965-1789. 1789restaurant.com
ONE OF A KIND
Valentino’s new fragrance, Valentina Eau de Parfum, is feminine yet unconventional. It combines notes of Calabrian bergamot with white Alba truffle, jasmine and Amalfi orange blossom. Available at Bloomingdales and other local retailers. $82 to $110. bloomingdales.com
Simplicity and elegance define the 18-karat yellow gold Origin Nine Disc Mesh Necklace by New York-based jewelry designer Sandy Leong. Small, layered discs create a cascading, swaying whole. $4,200. sandyleongjewelry.com
Tibi’s Floral Tapestry Dress adds an unexpected edge to the conventional shift. With color-blocked floral prints, an asymmetric hem and a leather inset, its fresh, textured look is perfect for the change of seasons. $545. bloomingdales.com