The marriage of a heavy-duty fabric and an old-school silhouette make these Band of Outsiders bow ties, $135, feel thoroughly modern.
The classic Moleskin notebook, $45, gets the Shipley & Halmos treatment — a great gift for the thinking man on your list.
Lost Boys, 1033 31st Street NW; 202-333-0093.
These luxuriously wrapped, triple-milled MOR Emorium White Collection Soaps, $7 each, smell of fresh meadows and pink grapefruit. Inspired by stories of 17th-century decadence, they are almost too pretty to unwrap.
Designed by a former model, these 18-karat gold-plated Gorjana Reversible Alphabet Necklaces, $85, are chic simplicity at its best.
The stunning Sharya Stone and Wood Ring, $70, boasts an irresistible combination of banded purple agate against an ebonized wooden band.
Charm, 2910 M Street NW; 202-298-0420.
The creamy, dairy-free carrot soup is bursting with fresh veggie flavor and is topped with crunchy croutons and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Irresistible!
Step into the Last Tango Crêpe, a local favorite, and be transported into a charming Parisian café. Warm up with a bowl of delicious soup, and delight in one of the most luscious crêpes on the menu, filled with strawberries and Nutella (and we suggest adding bananas, too). Café Bonaparte, 1522 Wisconsin Avenue NW; 202-333-8830.
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