February 28, 2010
Deacon has a full recap coming soon via BizBash, but we couldn't wait to share with you a few of the photos taken last night at Artrageous, a great benefit for the Smithsonian Museum of American Art. Thanks to Deacon contributor Ms. Kristina Libby for the images!
February 26, 2010
"I think I want a massage rightthisverymoment," you think. If you have an iPhone, you can now fulfill this very desire. A new app, launched today by SpaFinder (yes, those people who bring you the ultra fab Spa Week twice per year), haev launched an iPhone app that allows users to find nearby spas and deals, check the real-time availability of appointments, and book a reservation instantly. The free SpaFinder app is available from the App Store.
The free iPhone app allows spa-goers to search SpaFinder’s database of more than 5,000 day and destination spas around the world by price, deals, treatments, and online booking availability. Each spa in the database includes an overview, treatment menu, and customer reviews. The app currently allows users to instantly book appointments at more than 1,000 spas in the United States. Future versions will allow instant reservations at spas in additional regions worldwide.
“Whether your desire is a lunch-break facial or a vacation-day massage, the last thing anyone needs is stress and hassle when trying to find and book an appointment,” says Sallie Fraenkel, Chief Operating Officer, SpaFinder. “The SpaFinder app makes it possible to not only find the treatment you’ve been dreaming of, but also to pin down the best deal and book it with the touch of the screen.”
Fraenkel noted that the SpaFinder app is particularly valuable for time-strapped or stressed-out travelers in a new or unfamiliar city. Using the iPhone’s GPS features, the app allows users to quickly and easily find and confirm an appointment at a nearby spa, including providing map and directions.
"Travelers are able to view the real-time availability of spas in their vicinity and immediately book a free, confirmed spa appointment, all without having to research options or making multiple calls to find available appointments,” says Fraenkel.
App users who book reservations via the iPhone app also earn SpaFinder Reward Points, which can be redeemed for SpaFinder Gift Cards. SpaFinder Gift Cards can be used at more than 5,000 spas worldwide.
Throughout the month of March, 12 of the city's top mixologists will compete to create the most artistic martini; each artini is inspired by a work featured in the current exhibition A Love of Europe: Highlights from the William A. Clark Collection. Visit the participating restaurants all month long to sample the 12 artinis, and vote for your favorite at www.washingtonian.com/artini.
Then, join the 1869 Society for the culminating ARTINI benefit, where your votes for the winning artini will be revealed.
8 p.m. to Midnight
Corcoran Gallery of Art
1869 Society Members $85
Non-1869 Society Members $100
Click here to purchase your ARTINI tickets.
Discount packages of 1869 Society membership and ARTINI tickets are available. Tickets are limited for your enjoyment. Must be 21+ to attend. No walk-ins permitted. No refunds permitted. Tickets are non-transferable after March 18. 1869 Society membership at the Dual level and above allows a Member to purchase up to two tickets at the 1869 Society Member price.
All proceeds will support ArtReach, the Corcoran's community outreach program. ArtReach extends the resources of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design to underserved communities in Washington, D.C. through free high-quality arts education programs.
For more information about ARTINI, visit www.corcoran.org/artini.
Here's what came out of the trip - a great piece in JuliB!
February 25, 2010
As you know by now, the support for Haiti relief is a cause near and dear to Deacon's heart, as our own M has been deployed this last month in support of Operation Unified Response. Check out his unit, here, on Facebook!
Tomorrow night, join Deacon at City Tavern Club in Georgetown for an Art, Fashion and Cocktail Benefit for Haiti hosted by New York Designer Jodi Arnold (formerly Mint Jodi Arnold).
You can take 15% off the not-yet-released Spring collection and enjoy signature cocktails and original art. Spend lavishly, knowing that a portion of the proceeds will go directly to fund Haiti relief efforts.
The FREE event is tomorrow from 6-9 p.m., perfect for those who want a post-work pick-me-up before heading out for the night.
Check their Facebook invite for even more deets.
February 24, 2010
February 23, 2010
The tents at Bryant Park have been the official home of the twice-yearly NYC Fashion Week since 1993. As of this September, Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park will become Fashion Week headquarters. Growing tired of the frenzy around the tents as well as the space Fashion Week took up, the Bryant Park Corporation decided to stop hosting the lavish display after this season. Once the move is made, massive white tents will host fashion shows at Damrosch Park - starting this September for the Spring 2011 Collections.
“It’s like when stores rearrange their floor plans,” said Fern Mallis, senior vice president of IMG Fashion, which organizes the shows. “People don’t know where to make a right or a left, and they get testy about that, but people are still going to come.”
There was certainly an air of nostalgia as we saw large photo cutouts from Fashion Weeks of days gone by lining the tents. The excitement was BUZZING as droves of fashionistas poured into the tents at Bryant Park for this one last Week. The Queen Bee entered the tents for our first show of the week Sunday - - just after the Old Town Boutique Warehouse sale and the Furthur concert, and just in time for Diane von Furstenberg's show. This was the most high profile show of the day, and fashion heavies such as Anna Wintour, Andre Leon Talley, Patricia Field, Rachel Zoe and Washington's own Tim Gunn lined the front row.
The DVF collection dripped with embellishments and textures - metallic half-moons on floaty ballerina-sheer skirts, glitter, plus gorgeous prints straight out of the '70s, liberally layered with slouchy cardigans. "I always say I wanted to have a man's life in a woman's body," said von Furstenberg. This certainly was one of her more feminine collections to date and the crowd seemed to take notice as many jumped to their feet to applaud the collection of the fashion icon.
After the DVF show we headed backstage to rub elbows with the designer, models and production staff before hitting the after-party at the W Hotel's VIP lounge before heading to the Union Square Ballroom for Marisol Henriquez stunning collection and a late dinner at SoHo House.
The next morning we headed to The New York Public Library for Jill Stuarts's show, where we were able to sit front row - always a huge treat! Grungy and military trends pervaded as well as the short, tight, and sexy looks Stuart is known for. We also went backstage after Stuart's show before hitting NYC hot-spot Koi for lunch with DC's dynamic duo - Erwin Gomez and James Packard-Gomez. After lunch it was back to the tents for the Monique Lhuillier show, where once again we sat front row and next to celebrity stylist Phillip Bloch, who was most excited for Lhuillier's show. "Monique always puts on the best shows. Her clothing is impeccable," said Bloch. Oriental-influenced separates were followed by a parade of the stunning gowns Lhuillier is known for, ranging from the simple to extravagant. It was lovely!
Next we jaunted down to SoHo for the BCBG debut of the new Kardashian line, staying for about twenty minutes. There was not enough there to hold this Queen's interest - although I must say the store was BEAUTIFUL and our favorite bubbly was flowing - but it was back to the tents for Perry Ellis and my first ever men's runway show under the tents. Perry Ellis’ Fall 2010 collection heated up the runways with chiseled male models and luxurious men’s sportswear. Designer John Crocco is working hard to elevate this brand’s fashion cachet, and he showed three-piece suits, leather trenches and pants, even crocodile vests. The audience was packed with gorgeous style-conscious men ready to see the latest from the beloved line.
Tuesday was filled with luxury for us as we attended the Pamella Roland and Dennis Basso shows. Roland was inspired by the dark glamour and decadent colors of Venice. Guests in the front row included Brooke Shields, Nigel Barker, and Alfie Woodard as well as a smattering of NYC Housewives. The collection was classy and rich with a real Art Deco feel, and also lots of beaded embellishments.
The Dennis Basso show was one of the most provocative shows I have ever seen – decadent furs, spiky shoes, dark sexy colors and leather. It was an interesting juxtaposition that worked, and I left feeling exhilarated. We also sat front row directly across from fur-loving Vogue Magazine legends Andre Leon Talley and Anna Wintour - which is always fascinating.
Dinner with family members in Chelsea followed by a late night concert at the exclusive members-only club, Norwood, with a performance by Swedish Rock Stars from the band, The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, creating sweet dreams of fashion and rock-n-roll.
Wednesday morning it was early to rise for the Tory Burch presentation under the tents at Bryant Park. Models lingered on the runway - posing for pics and hamming it up for guests. The designers mingled and chatted with buyers, fans, and journalists, as she unveiled a collection that seemed to be styled for extreme eclecticism, mixing uptown-downtown, day-evening, classic-trendy, and feminine-masculine elements. Personally, I have been a huge Tory Burch fan for years, and this was one of my highlights for Fashion Week as I was able to hug the designer and tell her how her clothes inspired me. "I want to evolve," said Ms. Burch. "I think this collection is more of a departure for me."
As we departed Burch's show, leaving the tents for the last time, we felt a bit blue, cheering up quickly as we bumped into Melania and Donald Trump. Yep - that's how Fashion Week rolls in a nutshell - rubbing elbows with designers, millionaires, students, journalists and the like as we view the best of New York Fashion.
There is something for everyone in the world of fashion - it can and should be attainable for all. What we must do is open our eyes, make an effort, absorb and execute. We'll be back in NYC for the debut at Lincoln Center, because as Nicole Phelps, executive editor of www.Style.com puts it, "people in the fashion industry are addicted to change; they’re the sort of people who like it a whole lot more than other people.” “Evolution” - as Tory Burch also put it – “that too is what fashion is all about.” BUZZ BUZZ
February 22, 2010
Don't miss your chance to enjoy a free sweet treat, courtesy of "She's Out of My League," the newest movie from Paramount pictures. It's easy! Just connect online - and we know you know how to do that ....
February 18, 2010
Throughout the dinner, Trevor Corson will discuss the surprising history and secret etiquette of sushi with guests. A frequent guest on NPR and television shows such as Iron Chef America, where he has appeared as a judge, Trevor and his work have been featured on ABC News with Charles Gibson and CBS Sunday Morning. Trevor is the author of the bestselling book The Story of Sushi: An Unlikely Saga of Raw Fish and Rice, which tells the unknown tale of Japan’s most mysterious meal through the true story of a group of apprentice sushi chefs in Los Angeles; it was named a Best Food Book of the Year by Zagat and selected as an Editor’s Choice by the New York Times Book Review.
You'll enjoy shared edamame and the resto's signature Singapore Slaw, followed by authentic sushi including Kanpachi, Ocean Trout, Sweet Shrimp, Sea Scallop, Madai Snapper, Horse Mackerel, Octopus, Eel – Anago, Flounder - Konbujime Hirame and Oshizushi. The meal will close with a satisfying soup and dessert of panna cotta. A selection of premium sake including Voices in the Mist, Junmai Nigori; Southern Beauty, Junmai Gingo and Heaven’s Door, Tokubetsu Junmai will accompany the meal.
To reserve, call 202.379.4366.
Jose Andres is saying 'no' to snow and yes to 'hot, hot, hot'! In an attempt to lure patrons into his great restaurants, Andres has extended happy hour until closing for all of his DC area restos.
Enjoy discounts through Sunday at Jaleo, Oyamel, Zaytinya and Cafe Atlantico from as early as 4 p.m. onward. Sample patatas bravas ($4) at Jaleo with a glass of their famed sangria. Enjoy a classic margarita at Oyamel with a cochinita pibil con cebolla en escabeche, a Yucatan-style pit barbeque pork with pickled red onion and mexican sour cream. At the Mediterranean-inspired Zaytinya, enjoy a Pom-Fili with white wine, vodka, triple sec and pom juice (our fave), for just $4. And of course, don't miss one of DC's most famous restaurants, Cafe Atlantico, where you can enjoy made-to-order guac, quinoa crusted fried shrimp or house-made fish and chips plus mojitos, Dos Equis and more.
Sorry that the snow has held them back, but happy to say the sale is finally happening!
Don't miss your favorite Annapolis and B-more designers this weekend.
Don't miss this party hosted by our friend Betsy over at FashionIsSpinach.com.
She's an "alpha shopper" for Lucky magazine and we know that anything with her stamp on it is bound to be great. Plus, who can resist CUSP??
Click the photo to learn more over on her blog, or RSVP here.
Part of an international network, Starlight Mid-Atlantic helps seriously ill children and their families cope with their pain, fear and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities in Washington, D.C., Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. This past year, the foundation partnered with 154 hospitals and treatment centers; and helped more than 216,000 children and families.
A 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, the Starlight Children’s Foundation offers a comprehensive menu of programs and services to provide entertainment, education, support and other activities for children with serious and life-threatening medical conditions and for their families. These prolonged illnesses are painful, frightening, and isolate them from other children. Starlight's programs make a wonderful difference in their lives.
Not only will you enjoy a swank party, an excuse to dress up and a great cause, but VIP tix holders will get a sweet swag back valued at more than $1,000 each, plus admission to the after party and discounted bottle service. If you're in town, Deacon says that this is a must-attend event.
The Linus Foundation is a non-profit that seeks to empower children to reach their potential through innovative education and creative experiences.
The evening will feature a 2 hour open bar from 9-11pm. All proceeds from this event will benefit Turning the Page, a local non profit which links DC public schools, families, and our community so that together, we can ensure that D.C. students receive valuable educational resources and a high-quality public education.
Tix are cheap by DC standards - just $30. Get them here!
February 16, 2010
If your own "Jake" is getting close to getting on bended knee, you might want to hint to him that a vacay to St. Lucia would put you in the mood to say 'I do.'
Book "The Bachelor" proposal package at Cap Maison and you can live like the celebs. The package "makes it easy for would-be grooms to create their own rose ceremony," the site boasts, and includes :
- Four nights in the signature Oceanview Villa Suite with private pool
- Scenic helicopter transfer upon arrival, offering a quick arrival at Cap Maison and aerial views of the island and Piton mountains
- Complimentary bottle of Champagne in room upon arrival
- Fresh single stemmed rose
- Daily Breakfast and Dinner daily at the acclaimed Cliff at Cap, under the direction of Executive Chef Craig Jones
- One-hour couples massage at the resort’s Spa Maison or en suite in the room
- Romantic sunset cruise on board Cap Maison’s private 46-foot luxury yacht
- $75 beverage credit per night for use at the resort’s restaurant or bars
- Private dinner on Rock Maison during sunset on the proposal evening, complete with roses and ring delivered via the Champagne Zip Line
- Return ground transfer to airport upon departure
- Validity from February to December 19th 2010
Rates for the package begin at $5,750 from February to March, per room at double occupancy, which offers a savings of 20%. From April to Dec 19, 2010, package rate begins at $3,400 per room at double occupancy.
Additional nights are available at $935, plus service and tax inclusive of breakfast.
February 15, 2010
February 12, 2010
We're racing around the Big Apple this weekend, dashing from the Tents at Bryant Park to the Meatpacking District, through Tribeca and back again to the Upper East, all in search of fashion, (plus some food and fun) in the country's fastest-moving city.
Natch, we're hitting some of the best shows - yesterday's madhouse of a Christian Siriano bash, the hipster-esque Generra show, and today's Adam and Arise Collective presentations, among many others.
Don't ya love it? We've got show reports below, plus a few of the best spots we stopped - and of course, more to come!
Deacon also wants to take the chance to introduce guest contrib Belle, a fashion-forward Great Pyrenees, and her loyal mom, Ms. Kristina Libby, social media whiz and eco beauty magnate extraordinaire. She'll be updating you from time to time about NYC's great happenings. You can also find her DC coverage about the arts and culture over on Ask Miss A.
So, on to the recaps!
Deacon was too busy to attend the Christian Siriano Fashion Show under the tents, so I got to play around there instead. Lucky me. First off, Fashion Week is everything you’d expect: people with attitude, a lot of black and so much eyeliner Duane Reade must have had to stock extra. In this kind of situation, a bright blue dress, a book on Africa and a little bit of kindness can bring you a whole lot of attention. In my case, the very kind attention of a Fashion Week veteran who showed me how to get the better seats and told me all the inside gossip.
So, from my third row seats at the front of the runway, I saw a few things that make even my big fluffy white tale wag. First off, a floor length silk dress with full length sleeves and the slightest train. It evoked all the best nautical affair images and reminds me of a long coveted dress worn by the heroine of the Bond movie where they tumble around the pyramids in Cairo. The movie title? Hardly as important as the dress.
He also stole the show with a huge flouncy, pleated draped and decorated florescent pink ball gown. Puffy with a train, the dress was the best re-make of an 80s prom dress that I have ever seen. Not only that, the model wearing it was amazing. It takes a heart of steel to hold up and wear this dress.
Finally, my least favorite number--- its was stripped and metallic and a suit and oh goodness, I think its been blocked out of my memory. Not every outfit can be perfect, right? I think the show didn’t blow anyone away and there were only one big moment when people gasped and coo-ed. So, on a rating of shows it probably isn’t a ten. Everyone is a cynic in NYC though; for this naïve little fashion week newbie—the show won me over.
We'll be honest - Generra was a bit of a generic bust. The venue, the ultra-hip Hiro Ballroom, an asian fusion resto and bar/club, looked like a great place to enjoy a laid-back dinner before hitting the town. That said, the not-so-packed show debuted its fall looks of rather blah fairaisle-inspired sweaters, floaty skirts and peacoats that honestly looked as if they'd been plucked straight from the discount racks at a bad TJ Maxx. For a line we normally enjoy, this collection is not one that we hope will make a statement in stores come fall.
So after a bit of a catch up (coffee at Guy and Gallard Cafe), we ran back to the flat and readied ourselves for a warm-up on the town. We opted for Upper East's fab Italian joint, Bella Blu, where we enjoyed amazing isotto, a delish Ferreri Cabernet and the conversation of the best service we've had in ages - thank you to Neil, our bartender, for the perfect biscotti and Moscato to cap off the meal.
We then cabbed it to SoHo, where the SoHo Grand was rocking - think sweet DJ sets and NY society at its finest. Calling it an early night (by NY standards) we rolled back in and are headed out now to enjoy brunch and a few stops at Bergdorfs, Bendels and Barneys before hitting the tents once more.
If you've got a stop or a sight we must check - drop us a note on our Blackberry - we'd love you to keep us buzzing all day long!
Available at Annapolis' own (and our fave candle shop) Candles off Main, these delicate glass creations come in two sizes, the larger size weighing in at an affordable $29.
Choose from more than 20 seasonal scents, several of which are perfect to warm the night (and the bedroom) ... perhaps for Valentines Day? We're in love with the Currant Rouge, a blend of citrus, tart apple and green accord, and can't wait to try the Yuzu in the summer, a Japanese grapefruit scent and the head note of our fave cocktail at Oya.
February 11, 2010
February 10, 2010
Give a big shout to our friends at The District Dish, who have successfully been running their online and Comcast TV show for a full year!
Help K Street Kate, Sonya Gavankar and Ebong Eka celebrate their successful season with a party at Public Bar
Deacon believes strongly in helping all of his fellow four-legged friends, and of course, he supports anything about fashion, food and fun as well. All of our fierce fundraising efforts will culminate in a full-fledged runway extravaganza on April 10th, 2010 at the Embassy of Italy.
All of your generous donations will go directly to helping the animals in need, and can also be used to purchase your tickets to the Fashion For Paws runway show.
Would you be so kind as to contribute to our cause? You can donate personally to Deacon and McLean's fund by clicking here.
Deacon & McLean
Got cabin fever? Get thee to The Jefferson, Deacon's all-time fave DC hotel. Feb. 9th & 10th, they're offering a "snowpocalypse special," a rate of $195 per night for a Deluxe King (versus the regular $380) ...
Plume, the main resto, isn't open, but you can still enjoy drinks at Quill, the chic in-house bar, and enjoy the amazing Red Flower bath amenities.
Want to know more? Check out our Robb Report, Washingtonian, and JuliB coverage.
Call (202) 448-2300 to book!
February 9, 2010
Snowpocalypse got you down? Never fear - we still tracked this month's hottest events (and updated the dates in the case of snow closures) via JuliB.
Check out an exclusive with the latest Tory Burch designer, sip wine like a veteran vintner, get busy in the boudoir, and more.
February 8, 2010
And, at just $39.95, they're pretty affordable too.
Our fave location of this outlet is Potomac Mills Mall - stop by Wegmans on your way back and re-stock on milk, too!
February 7, 2010
Instead of picking out specific goods from each store, we've opted to provide you with a listing of our favorite places to shop - after all, every guy and gal has a different definition of sex appeal. The shops below are listed in alphabetical order, as we can't pick a fave!
Long live Bloomers, located in Old Town next to fab makeup boutique Bellacara. One of Deacon's faves for everyday wear.
A great, feminine lingerie shop in Federal Hill.
One of Deacon's all-time favorites for frilly, feminine and oh-so-sexy lingerie.
Perfect for women of all shapes and sizes, located in Old Town Alexandria.
At left, find the Anthurium, with heart-shaped leaves and flowers. It's their special of the month!
Celebrate all that is sex appeal this month at Old Town's The Full Cup. Launching tomorrow, check out an exclusive showcase of one of the region's best boudoir photographers, Brett Cordeau.
Send your loved one a hint (or a hot gift) in the form of a photo session or a gift certificate (complete with Full Cup intimate, natch). She'll be visiting the shop in person on February 27th too, and everyone who stops by will receive a free gift. In-person appearance, 10a.m. - 12p.m.
Eric Ziebold is dishing out a six-course tasting menu in the main dining room or the plush "Sin Den," a private cabana-style sitting area, surrounded by mood-enhancing lighting and sheer draperies.
Differing from the menu available in the main restaurant, guests will enjoy include a first-course selection of Lobster with Citrus Relish, followed by Rappahannock River Oysters and three other decedent courses, finishing off with The Lover’s Purse stuffed with caramel, marshmallow, and Valrhona Chocolate.
This amorous experience in the ‘Sin Den’ is priced at $350 for two, exclusive of tax and gratuities. An optional wine pairing is available for $100. The special menu will be offered on February 12, 13 and 14 only, with two limited seatings at 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Advance reservations are required, www.cityzenrestaurant.com.
Still searching for a place to have a tete a tete on Valentine's Day? Look no further, as Mie N Yu in Georgetown is offering a sweet prix fixe menu that is sure to warm the very cockles of your heart.
We love this Asian-inspired hotspot for its intimate atmosphere, sensual menu and dark decor (literally, it's cozy, not goth).
Plus, our contact tells us that it's a primo place for engagements, if you're into proposing on the most "Hallmark" of all romantic holidays. Please don't, but romantic gestures are fully appreciated. Oliver Davis, Maitre'd, can accommodate your every desire.
Want to own a piece of artwork by a renowned photographer on display at the Smithsonian Museum? Now's your chance. Stephen L. Miller photography has partnered with DeaconDoesDC for an exclusive giveaway, and it's super easy to win.
Send us the best photo you've taken in the DC metro area. We'll narrow to the top three and the readers will vote. The winner will received a signed work of art mailed to their home or office address.
Hurry! The initial round of e-mail submissions (send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a link to your photo in the comments) are due to us by Friday, February 12th at midnight!
Scope him out on Facebook for even more great images and inspiration.
We're absolutely in love with the floral/ocean scent that is Kai, introduced to us last week during a meeting with Sarajane Sparks, the Kai publicist in DC. Since last week, we've been sampling the line, enjoying candles, room spray, linen wash, perfume and more. The subtle scent smells fresh and clean, with just a hint of sex appeal - it would be the perfect beach bag addition during a warm weather getaway, a pick-me-up on a cold and snowy day (aka this week) or even a perfect housewarming gift for a stylish friend. After all, it's sold at nearly every Barneys nationwide.
Men, take note- you can buy a number of gift sets at local office buildings this week and at all area Urban Chic locations. The present lasts longer than flowers and shows some originality - after all, roses are so cliche.
Get your goodies here:
Tuesday, February 9th from 11:00am to 3:00pm
1515 North Courthouse Road, Arlington, VA 22201
Wednesday, February 10th from 11:00am to 3:00pm
King Street Metro Place
1737 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Thursday, February 11th from from 11:00am to 3:00pm
Navy League Building
2300 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA 22201
February 4, 2010
Due to impending snow, the Old Town and Annapolis Boutique Warehouse sales have been postponed. The Old Town sale will now be held on February 13th and the Annapolis sale will take place on February 21. We'll update readers as more info becomes available!
February 3, 2010
You'll see a full outlook in an upcoming edition of JuliB.com, but we couldn't wait to share some of the fun photos from our trip, plus rave about our experience at Capella Telluride, the up-and-coming Capella chain's first U.S. property.
From the ski-in, ski-out location to the top-notch one-on-one service (a personal assistant for every guest!) to the oh-so-amazing spa and restaurants, we couldn't have asked for more. We spent our days sipping hot chocolate in the hotel's "living room" (below) and perusing magazines in front of the fire while we recovered apres ski, or working out in the state-of-the-art gym.
Wait for it - we heard a little rumor that another, more "local" property might be coming soon, if you catch our drift.
In the meantime, enjoy our photos from the trip!
Deacon Partner ShopItToMe is giving away a swank prize - two night at a W Hotel of your choice and a $100 gift card to Bliss Spas. You know you want to win, and it's easy too. Just refer friends to ShopItToMe.com, our favorite sale aggregator. Or, tweet the message once a day until Feb. 5 for extra entries. If you win, each friend who signs up also gets a free subscription to Harper's Bazaar, so everyone emerges richer.