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[NOW IN DC ] STYLE COUNSEL A truly crafted cocktail goes beyond the ingredients in the glass. Many mixologists in DC make sure their creations also refl ect their personal style. In honor of our annual Men of Style Issue, DC rounded up some of the chicest gents behind the bar and asked them to spill what makes their drinks so dapper. – Kelly Magyarics Havana Safari, with white rum, lime juice, grenadine and Kümmel—a caraway and fennel seed liqueur—shaken and served, and garnished with a lime wheel STYLE INSPIRATION Fire y’s Bar Manager Jon Harris nds parallels to his personal style—which he de nes as classic with a rock ’n’ roll edge—in this heady sip. “It’s simple and elegant, with only a few ingredients e ectively deployed, and loaded with exotic air.” Fire y, 1310 New Hampshire Ave. NW, 202.861.1310, re y-dc. com THE DRINK Sartorial Sips HOUSE CALL The 2014 DC Design House will be unveiled April 13, with work from many of the areaʼs best designers on display— including elegant looks like this from Marika Meyer. GLAM ROOMS DESIGNING WOMEN The always-impressive DC Design House returns this spring with a fresh crop of aspirational ideas from 24 of the region’s best interior designers. Design devotees will be able to tour the 8,000-square-foot Forrest Hills home starting April 13, but we got a sneak peek—and some inspiration for your next room revamp. DC Design House, April 13-May 11, Tickets $25 (proceeds go to Children’s National Medical Center), 4600 Linnean Ave. NW, dcdesignhouse. com –KB The Designer The Designer The Designer Yoshimi Kicks the Bad Guys, which makes its debut at Barmini this month to celebrate the cherry blossoms—with sochu, grapefruit juice and shiso leaves STYLE INSPIRATION Beverage Director Juan Coronado plays up the drink’s glam factor: “ is is a sleek cocktail with glamorous avors. Grapefruit juice is a key ingredient that creates an elegant acidity that lingers. e soshu is the sip’s backbone, bringing lots of character.” Barmini, 855 E St. NW, 202.393.4451, minibarbyjoseandres. com THE DRINK Marika Meyer, Marika Meyer Interiors LLC Dining Room “ is year, the dining room is meant to serve as [a great and engaging space],” says Meyer. So the question was “How do we make this suitable for a soiree on New Year’s Eve, as well as approachable every day?” Cheryl Lynn Doyle, Doyle Interiors LLC Guest Room “My inspiration was my grandmother, who was a fabulous host, who always went out of her way to make people comfortable,” says Doyle. “I started with a somewhat elegant, feminine feel, but, from there, I wanted to make it fresh and modern.” Nadia N. Subaran, Aidan Design Kitchen/Butler’s Pantry “ e scope of our project is really quite massive. We took out a very large part of the exterior wall to open the kitchen up to the breakfast/family room,” says Subaran. “It de nitely has some traditional bones to it, but very modern and minimal detailing.” 28 DC APRIL 2014 Range’s Bloody Mary, with Tito’s Handmade vodka, egg whites, bacon, mirepoix, a laundry list of herbs and spices, and an umami-rich consommé STYLE INSPIRATION Beverage Director Dane Nakamura says the updated brunch staple is akin to “wearing your grandfather’s clothes and making them look contemporary.” Nakamura’s style is polished, with just the right amount of edge—much like the vibe at Bryan Voltaggio’s hot spot. Range, 5335 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202.803.8020, voltrange. com THE DRINK

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