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Fig & Olive | D.C. - A Preview

There's a new Frenchie in town and I am completely enamored. Fig & Olive | D.C. just became the newest addition to the 'French Quarter' of the utopian-esque City Center DC and by that I mean this restaurant that specializes in Mediterranean cuisine joins HermèsCaudalie,  DBGB Kitchen and Bar and soon-to-arrive Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior, so I'd like to say bienvenue!

'La Vie en Rosé'

A few years ago, people scoffed at the thought of having a glass of rosé and now it has become so popular that it has been coined as 'summer water'.  I, for one am very happy about this, since rosé is my absolute preferred wine during the warmer months (and heck sometimes even during the cooler months).

Before I introduce you to one of the top-notch wineries in the South of France, which produces two of my favorite rosés, here are the essentials about the chic pink drink.

Spring Has Sprung At The Blue Duck Tavern

Spring has arrived in the Nation’s capital and that means happiness all around. People are cheery, there’s music playing in the streets and terraces are open for outside dining. Unlike Europe, there aren't too many options, but the few establishments that do have them, really stand out, like the Park Hyatt's Blue Duck Tavern.  And guess what folks, their beautiful sunken patio that includes a blue mosaic fountain (where sometimes you'll see a duck sunning itself) is now open! (cheers all around.)