The fall season represents change—and is also symbolic of the new and exciting things happening in the District. Capitol File finds meaning around town in so many of these, including the changes you’ll be making to your wardrobe after reading our fashion-focused Fall issue. Experiencing comfort, mystery, and new beginnings are a few ways Capitol File finds synergy with this special time of year.
Chillier temperatures make us crave comfort, and there’s no better place to be comforted than a luxurious five-star Washington, DC hotel. We recommend taking a staycation in town. Pamper yourself and your soul with a luxurious massage at the Mandarin Oriental spa. Or how about a glass of Champagne on the outdoor rooftop of the Rosewood to relax after a day of Georgetown shopping?
The National Gallery of Art is one of the most magnificent places in town to feel a sense of mystery—wander the museum and see the wonders of color in this season’s exhibit of 21 prints by Edvard Munch, “Color in Context,” opening September 3. The show “considers the choice, combinations, and meaning of color in light of spiritualist principles,” as the museum describes it, and draws from “popular manuals that explained the science of color and theosophical writings on the visual and physical power of color.”
Meanwhile, new beginnings here at Capitol File mean new relationships. We’ve begun a partnership with Pentagon Federal Credit Union, a group that is certainly doing well by doing good in the community, and we look forward to showcasing their good works. We want to congratulate Mary Streett on her new position as the head of US communications and external affairs at BP America. Kudos are also in order for EastBanc and the many wonderful places it has added to our city, including the Squash on Fire courts, which you can read about in this issue. And Georgetown continues to amaze me with the one-of-a-kind retail and home design stores in Cady’s Alley. Take an afternoon yourself to experience the gems of this special location, and enjoy all that fall has to offer in DC!
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