5 Things To Know This AM — Jan 23 2012

Meet the local designer who's spent the last 40 years dressing Washington's elite ladies, and who will finally debut a ready-to-wear collection next month. (Washington Post)
Just got an insta-crush on the newest bag design from Love, Cortnie. (StyleLust Pages)
Curvy girls, listen up! There's a clothing swap planned just for you on February 18. (Heart, Print & Style)
Get the play-by-play from the DJ at Newt Gingrich's victory party. (Vanity Fair)
Grab a drink at three of the 100 best beer bars in the U.S. Hint: They're are all in our 'hood! (DCist)
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Photo: Via Stylelust Pages
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