Wonderful Machine included a nice piece about the creation of The Washingtonian's 100 Best 2017 edition. The story is devoted to Scott Suchman, wonderful Washingtonian contributing photographer, who created all the pictures for the issue. For the cover and a few other large spreads, I was brought in to style.
Getting the inside on Kinship and Pineapple and Pearls was a privilege for me. Kinship's chef-owner, Eric Ziebold is top shelf at my bar - I was a little ga-ga, truth be told. Rubbing elbows over a roast chicken was a thrill. Both Kinship and Pineapple and Pearls have incredibly beautiful interiors, fitted out with irresistible table and glassware. Not touching was not possible. My fingers felt the urge to stroke each bit of serviceware, from hand-thrown plate to gilded cocktail pick to professionally pressed, dove gray linen.