Celebrating the opening of Ocean Prime with owner and restaurateur Cameron Mitchell.
It's an interesting time to be in Washington, that’s for sure. While the campaign is behind us (can I get an amen?), what’s ahead remains to be seen.
But we’re looking forward. This issue is unique in that much of it was prepared ahead of election night, and some of it in the hours after. In fact, we prepared two portraits for the cover story (artist Cris Clapp Logan talks about that process on page 77), and asked some of DC’s most influential insiders what the election results mean not just for our country as a whole but for DC specifically. How do they foresee the new administration affecting day-to-day life here in Washington? Their answers were fascinating, and you can read them on page 74.
Backstage with Seth Meyers after a live taping of Late Night at Warner Theatre.
And whether this year’s swearing in ceremony has you feeling ceremonious or just swearing, there are plenty of bars and restaurants in town happy to host you on inauguration night (page 44).
Michelin Guides’ international director, Michael Ellis, toasts to DC’s newly starred chefs at the inaugural DC Michelin Guide bash at the residence of French Ambassador Gérard Araud.
Then, when you’re ready to take a pause from politics, let’s celebrate the holidays, shall we?! In this issue, we’ve got party planning tips from the city’s top event planners (page 97) and inspiring snapshots of the city from DC’s most influential Instagrammers (page 78). These guys and gals have their fingers on the pulse and can help you navigate the year in style, from delicious brunches to stunning sights unseen.
So as we shed our “I voted!” stickers for the latest ski-inspired fashion (or perhaps an ugly Christmas sweater), it’s time to get ready for the season. Let’s toast to living in the center of it all!