The Gloves Sisters (clockwise from top)
Occupation: Political and government affairs strategist
Style: Functional, fitted, and below the knee
Summer Plans: Rehoboth, Denver, and Minneapolis
Travel Must: SPF 80
Memorable travel moment: Super Tuesday at the Arizona Biltmore the minute the networks called California for McCain.
Occupation: Owner of Bikram Yoga Capitol Hill, and video producer for Wonkette, BlackBook
Style: Gena Rowlands-meets-Missy Elliott-meets-Little Bo Peep
Summer Plans: D.C.-New York, New York-D.C., rinse, repeat
Travel Must: A chaperone
Memorable travel moment: A flight from London to Dulles – bad turbulence without air bags
Occupation: Management consultant
Style: Stolen-from-sister chic
Summer Plans: Mount Desert Island, Maine
Travel Must: iPhone
Memorable travel moment: New Year’s Eve 2007 on a boat filled with great friends in the British Virgin Islands.
Occupation: Writer, teacher, and rider
Style: Street market finds
Summer Plans: I will be working, but I would love to volunteer at an elephant rehabilitation center – anywhere.
Travel Must: Clean white shirt
Memorable travel moment: Fishing in El Beni, Bolivia, and noticing that our little boat was filling with water… we were fishing for piranha.
Location: Donovan House, a Thompson Hotel Address: 1155 14th St. NW, 202-737-1200
Opened: March 2008
Style: Understated with clean lines and Euro sensibility.
Room Rates: Standard rooms start at $250.
WL TIP: If you want to enjoy the ever-so-chic rooftop pool and bar you have to be a guest, which is not such a bad thing, especially if you book the Donovan suite with its amazing view of Thomas Circle.