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.