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Although this winter has been fairly mild, we’ve had some brutally cold days, too — brutal enough to keep us inside with a blanket and Netflix instead of out on the town. And since most of us rely on an occasional night off the couch to break up the winter doldrums, that's not ideal. Which is exactly why the allure of a cozy venue with great food, drinks, and a roaring fire is simply irresistible.
That's where we come in. We've gathered up the very best bars and restos in the DMV with fireplaces — venues tailor-made for passing the chilly temps in complete comfort. Whether you prefer to nosh on French classics or down a pint of cheap beer, there’s a toasty-warm setting just waiting for you to cuddle up...just don't get too close — we speak from experience.
E/L Studio transformed an 1800s horse stable that was an abandoned property in a neglected alley in Washington, DC, into an architect’s storefront studio with a home above . The white brick building looks unassuming from the street making the interior quite an unexpected surprise. read
Let's get one thing out of the way first: We're not saying anybody needs plastic surgery, fillers, or any other cosmetic enhancements. Love what you've got — that's our motto. At the same time, we know plenty of people who feel a bit better with their wrinkles softened or their nose straightened. That's okay, too. read