ALEXAN­DRA BYRNE

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WHO: Gen­eral man­ager at Sof­i­tel Lux­ury Ho­tels and Re­sorts. READ­ING MA­TE­RIAL: “Kramer­books (1517 Con­necti­cut Ave., 202-387-1400; kramers.com) in Dupont Cir­cle is a true sta­ple, and I will al­ways ap­pre­ci­ate pag­ing through a real book to bring bal­ance to my world of smart­phones and dig­i­tal tech­nol­ogy.” CUPPA JOE: “The Cof­fee Bar (1201 S St. NW, 202-733-1049; the­cof­fee­bardc.com) is this tucked-away haven. I love the his­toric build­ing and eco-chic dé­cor—and the pour-overs!” GIFT GIV­ING: “As if Salt & Sundry (1625 14th St. NW, 202-621-6647; shop­saltand­sundry.com) wasn’t swoon-wor­thy enough, Lit­tle Leaf (1401 S St. NW, 202-506-2131), its plants and pa­per con­cept, has suc­cu­lents, sta­tionery, ceram­ics, and more.” SHOP­PING: “J’adore Ci­tyCen­terDC (city­cen­ter dc.com)! It is so re­fresh­ing to have a des­ti­na­tion for lux­ury French brands, like Cau­dalie, Her­mès, Dior, Louis Vuit­ton, and Zadig & Voltaire, all so close to Sof­i­tel. You can take the girl out of France, but you can’t take France out of the girl!” Sof­i­tel is lo­cated at 806 15th St. NW, 202-730-8800; sof­i­tel.com.

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