Scoop Blog Archive / March 2013

Spring Cleaning Sale at Kimberly Baker

A sneak peek from Kimberly Baker's big upcoming studio sale

Kimberly Baker, one of our fave local jewelry designers is having her biggest sale of the year this Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24. She’ll have one-of-a-kind and vintage pieces, as well as items from her main collection on sale, with earrings starting at $15 and necklaces from $20. The sale is in-store only (Baker’s showroom/retail space is at 7214 Linden Ave. N.)

It’s a must-shop sale, IMHO.

Totokaelo to Open a Store Just for Men

This is not TotokaeloMan. This is Totokaelo.

**Update: I guess they had a few glitches and didn't open Sunday. Stay tuned for more info**

Big fashion news on Capitol Hill today. TotokaeloMan is opening below Totokaelo.

It's a huge space, skillfully merchandised with men's clothing, accessories and shoes from Rick Owens (of course, who does it better in the universe Totokaelites traverse?), Maison Martin Margiela, Yohji, Levi's Vintage, Dries Van Noten and many, many others. Plus, menswear for women is totally sexy. Read more »


Are Food Writers Part of America's Food Problems?

Leslie Kelly
Michael Moss Salt sugar fat

I brought Dahlia Bakery’s caramel corn to my meeting last week with Michael Moss, the Pulitzer Prize winning author whose latest book Salt Sugar Fat debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times bestseller list. That sweet, rich, just a tiny bit salty treat was my way of testing how evangelical Michael was about preaching the gospel of restraint. Read more »

Beauty Break: Malie Organics

Smell like the Hawaiian Islands with Malie Organics body care products

Everyone and their neighbor is in Hawaii right now, or getting ready to go. This is a blissful time of year if you're one of the lucky ones heading off to paradise and a maddening one if you're not. So if you're with me, in the homebound camp, let's develop a coping mechanism to get ourselves through this relentless rainy season and slather ourselves with Malie Organics, available locally at Essenza. Read more »


Pine Box Debuts Revamped Menu by Star Chef Scott Carsberg

Talk about a match made in heaven.

The Pine Box is the absolutely stellar, somewhat hidden beer haven on Capitol Hill co-owned by Ian Roberts (one of our 2012 Tastemakers). I love the place, but I'm a beer amateur. So I asked my favorite beer fanatic, Washington Beer Blog's Kendall Jones, to weigh in on the place. He told me this: Read more »