This week may bring Michael Kors and Bebe, and next week could feature Ann Taylor and Seven, but no matter when someone stops in Eye of the Beholder Consignments, items from high-profile brands can be found on the shelves. Handbags may carry names such as Prada, Coach, and Juicy Couture, and clothing may hail from Talbots, Chico's, and Coldwater Creek. The shop also stocks shoes, business suits, and maternity wear for expectant mothers and dudes who just want to get closer to their children by dressing as a nanny. A portion of proceeds goes to charities such as the Baltimore Humane Society and the American Cancer Society.
The setting and subject may be different, but all of HQT Photography's photos share one common element: a smiling face. The photographer's crisp family photos capture the authentic smiles of kids and parents alike, and snapshots of partygoers encapsulate the glamour of the event. For each shoot, the shutterbug calls upon seven years of experience taking photos and portraits.
The eponymous Ellie Asemani, photographer of Ellie Photo, works with makeup artists and fashion designers to create memorable photo shoots and portraits for her clients. She snaps shots for models, families, or commercial purposes as well as events such as weddings, capturing moments in her studio or at outdoor locations.
Former Masters champion Fred Couples has competed on golf courses around the globe. So he had plenty of inspiration to draw from in designing Westfields Golf Club, which incorporates Northern Virginia's unique topography into its 18 holes. Amid the rolling hills, natural wetlands, and towering beech and oak trees that pepper the course, a lake looms to the left of the signature third hole as players take their tee shots. Other features make the course unmistakably Virginian—on hole 13, for instance, a Civil War burial site comes into play on the right side. After taking in all the course has to offer, players can relax and untangle their coiled hips by visiting the clubhouse's indoor and outdoor dining areas.
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