Real estate young gun Daniel Heider takes us on a tour of Logan Circle.
Le Diplomate, one of Daniel Heider’s go-to spots.
At 29, realtor and man about town Daniel Heider is the youngest vice president in TTR Sotheby’s history, so we asked him to take us to his go-to spots around his home in Logan Circle.
“Le Diplomate (1601 14th St. NW) is my neighborhood cafeteria. It’s a social hotspot where I’m always guaranteed a delicious meal. They’re very good to me. I can always spot the VIPs, because they have a plate of salmon rillettes and a basket of warm gougères.
“I basically run my morning operations from the Ted’s Bulletin (1818 14th St. NW) breakfast counter. I meet clients there for bottomless coffee pots of my favorite local roaster, M.E. Swing’s, and a magnificent vanilla cruller. I love the nostalgia—and the biscuits.
“I like to start my day [early] with Sunny Mae or Pauline at SoulCycle (1935 14th St. NW). I’ve actually shed a tear in that hot abyss on more than one occasion. I’m man enough to admit it. It’s cardio therapy.
“For retail therapy I head to Timothy Paul (1529B 14th St. NW). I bought my first set of John Robshaw bed linens there with my first commission check.
“I do a lot of deep thinking at Quill (1200 16th St. NW) at The Jefferson. It’s a sublime hideaway, elegant and honey lit, and there’s a jolly pianist named Peter who could lift anyone’s spirits.
“There’s no shortage of dry cleaners on 14th Street, but Besson’s Cleansing (1329 14th St. NW) is the place. I wear suits every day—and yes, they don’t just clean, they cleanse. As someone in marketing, I appreciate that kind of romancing.”