The creative spark in the New American Asian cuisine at Ippin Mono Kitchen is down to one man: Chef Sylva Senat. Trained at New York City restaurants like Aquavit and Buddakan, the French-speaking Haitian native brings an upscale, international sensibility to the restaurant's menu of sushi, noodles, and fusion dishes. Citrus panko adds extra bite to a shared plate of beef short ribs, while fresh oysters from the raw bar pair with the delicate flavors of champagne-yuzu mignonette sauce.
Project DC Events organizes jubilant bar crawls, such as The DC Santa Crawl, Bright and Pint, Pink and Drink, Cupid's Bar Crawl, The Shamrock Crawl, All American Bar Crawl, and Clarendon Halloween Crawl, which allow visitors to enjoy drink specials at a wide range of Dupont Circle drinking spots. In addition to discounts on drinks, events often include complimentary party favors, pictures, and prizes.
With a stay at Holiday Inn Arlington at Ballston in Arlington (Arlington - Pentagon), you'll be close to Ballston Common Mall and Arlington National Cemetery. This eco-friendly hotel is within close proximity of Arlington City Hall and Arlington House-The Robert E. Lee Memorial.
Make yourself at home in one of the 221 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and LCD televisions. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, makeup/shaving mirrors, and complimentary toiletries. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as multi-line phones with free local calls and voice mail.
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Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities including a fitness facility and a seasonal outdoor pool. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and shopping on site. Guests can catch a ride on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 1 mi.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or grab a snack at a coffee shop/café. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, an Internet point, and a computer station. Planning an event in Arlington? This hotel has 5000 square feet (450 square meters) of space consisting of a conference center, conference/meeting rooms, and a ballroom. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.?
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand?s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.
With a stay at Le Meridien Arlington in Arlington (Arlington - Pentagon), you'll be convenient to Theodore Roosevelt Island Park and Lincoln Memorial. This 4-star hotel is close to Arlington National Cemetery and White House.
Make yourself at home in one of the 154 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and DVD players. Relax and take in city and river views from the privacy of your room. Premium TV channels and CD players are provided for your entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature makeup/shaving mirrors and designer toiletries.
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Treat yourself with massages and facials. Additional features include wireless Internet access (surcharge), a concierge desk, and a fireplace in the lobby.
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Meet other guests and eat at the complimentary evening social, held Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
Branching off from a popular bike-tour company in New York City, Bike the Big Capital enlists DC native and seasoned guide Pat to marshal riders through the hallowed streets and monuments of the capital city. Bringing together self-propelled transportation and the history of the city's monuments and people, each tour weaves through neighborhoods as groups discover areas that harbor hidden treasures out in the open. While riding through changing landscapes, tours delve beneath the surface of each popular and little-known site visited, and historical information makes way for modern marvels as asphalt winds toward blooming green spaces.
When guiding cyclists around town, Pat teams up with a fellow history buff for the company's six-hour tours, each delving into a different facet of American history. The 10-mile National Mall Cherry Blossom Tour departs only during March and April, when the two cherry trees planted by first lady Taft and their blushing peers bloom like adolescents on an all-weeds diet.
Tour A, the American Identities Tour, leads pedalers through 14 miles of tree-fringed streets while guides narrate the backstory of passing monuments and the infamous Ford Theater, where John Wilkes Booth made his escape from unreasonably high ticket prices. During the evening, Tour B shows off 14 miles of DC in the moonlight across the historical Potomac River bridges, toward a nature preserve, and with a stop at the spooky outdoor staircase made famous by The Exorcist.