The toast of the town

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Re­gard­ing the Sept. 3 obit­u­ary for Rose­mary Reed Miller, “Owner of Toast and Straw­ber­ries, a long­time bou­tique in D.C.”:

I first met Rose­mary Reed Miller when I came to the Dis­trict from Chicago in the early 1970s. My sis­ter, who had been liv­ing in Wash­ing­ton for sev­eral years, took me to Toast and Straw­ber­ries to find a dress for a spe­cial oc­ca­sion. She put me in a stun­ning brown and white hal­ter dress that could be worn sev­eral ways, and she ac­ces­sorized it with a set of wide sil­ver hoop ear­rings. I still wear the ear­rings. The dress, alas, did not grow with my fig­ure, but it would still be fash­ion­able to­day.

When I later moved to Dupont Cir­cle, Toast and Straw­ber­ries was my go-to spot for the per­fect out­fit for spe­cial oc­ca­sions. She asked me to be a model for some of her fashion shows, which were fun and an­other way to con­nect with her ex­ten­sive com­mu­nity of women and the men who loved how she dressed us.

Therese Keane, Wash­ing­ton

MARIE POIRIER MARZI FOR THE WASH­ING­TON POST

Rose­mary Reed Miller in 2000 in her Dupont Cir­cle bou­tique Toast and Straw­ber­ries.

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