Author: Virginia Coyne

Interior Design: Chandeliers of the 2017 DC Design House

The 10th annual DC Design House (through Oct. 29) benefitting Children’s National Health System gave area interior designers plenty of opportunities to showcase their lighting choices. We asked the creative minds behind four of our favorite rooms in the 27,000 square-foot, nine bedroom chateau why they chose they chandeliers they did.

Luxury Gowns on Loan

High-end clothing rental platform Armarium makes its D.C. debut. Need a gown for the ball and can’t find THE ONE—meaning the one you saw on the runway during fashion week—anywhere? That’s because off-the-runway styles...

Book Talk: Evolution of An Author

The path from chick lit to historical fiction was a natural one says Karin Tanabe, author of “The Diplomat’s Daughter” (Atria Books, 2017), set at a Texas internment camp and in the Pacific theater during World War II. “I missed research,” explains the formal journalist, and writing the book provided her the opportunity to do a lot of it.

We All Scream for Ice Cream

As temperatures rise, who can resist cooling off with a creamy, frozen dessert? Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite places – from locally-owned shops to international outposts – to grab a scoop...

On the Record: Covering Trump

Five White House correspondents speak candidly about covering the first 100 days of President Donald Trump. The same week White House press secretary Sean Spicer made those controversial comments comparing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad...

Cayman Islands Getaway

Pristine beaches, friendly stingrays and rum punch make the Cayman Islands the perfect place to escape reality.