5 Things To Know This AM — Mar 15 2012

Last night's White House state dinner honoring Prime Minister David Cameron featured music from Mumford & Sons and John Legend. And (eek!) a star of "Downton Abbey" was on the guest list, too. (The Washington Post)
Some truly stunning orchids are in bloom at the U.S. Botanic Garden. (We Love DC)
Musician (and native Washingtonian) Daniel Martin-McCormick talks about fashion rules (mostly Clubmasters and Bob Marley tees) and being a D.C. punk-rock kid at the forefront of dance music with his newest project, Ital. (The Village Voice)
Chef Bryan Voltaggio of Lunchbox makes a "manly" muffaletta sandwich for Georgetown menswear boutique Lost Boys. (Eater)
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A local cake-loving creative starts guest-blogging for Martha Stewart Weddings. How sweet! (Apollinas)
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