Style Section: Coming Up Trumps!

Written by BY: Beverley Bloom on . Posted in Arts & Entertainment

With a new glamorous first family firmly ensconced in the White House, style-watchers from around the globe will be eagerly watching the nation’s capital to see what fashionable ensembles the First Lady (and Daughter) will be wearing. The statuesque Melania will surely give Jackie O a run for her money in the style stakes.

Celebrity style, however, usually comes with a hefty price tag, so we want to create a designer look on a budget that can appeal to young professionals, working mums and anyone else looking to replicate that groomed sophistication (but without a team of stylists and make-up artists on call).

Free to see

Written by BY: Dinah Rokach on . Posted in Arts & Entertainment

As Tu B’Shevat, the New Year for Trees, approaches, we think of trees in bloom heralding the spring season. In the land of Israel, this harbinger of springtime takes place when the sap in fact is rising, but that stands in contrast to our stark February landscape of bare trees bereft of their leafy adornments. 

Let me offer a solution to this seasonal dissonance: the United States Botanic Garden beckons us to enjoy indoor trees in the full flowering of warmer climes. What a refreshing way to spend time on a cold winter’s day.

Larry Shor’s Greater Washington

Written by Super User on . Posted in Arts & Entertainment

 “Why don’t you write a book?” This question has been asked of me countless times over the years. While circumstances never allowed me to do so, I am very excited for this opportunity to share what I have known, seen and experienced in my 60 years of life as a part of the Jewish community of this great city. In my lifetime, I have seen this city change in monumental and unthinkable ways, both in good times and in bad, up until the time they happened. The story of the last 60 years is my story, too. In each column, I will share pieces of that story. The details remain fresh in my mind.