From Boot Camp to Brunch

 Think athleisure fashions are a passing trend? Think again.  “It’s here to stay for a long time,” says Wendy Abelman, who co-owns the popular Potomac athleisure store Gym & Tonic with Amy Block. “Everyone likes comfort,” Wendy adds, “And they’re into health and fitness. Everyone is looking to take care of themselves.”  Amy agrees.

Function and Flair

With stores across the country and clients including some of the world’s most powerful and influential women, fashion designer Nina McLemore offers a beautiful, elegant and colorful collection made in New York from the finest natural fabrics.

Respect Your Hair

Healthy hair is happy hair—that’s the philosophy Nader Lotfi brings to life every day at Salon Nader.

Statement Piece

Maria Jordan combines her love of jewelry and Renaissance art in what she calls a serious hobby. She creates jewelry that resembles pieces worn by women in Renaissance paintings. In her home, Maria displays framed copies of the paintings, plus the lookalike jewelry she makes. Noticing that D.C.’s most powerful women often wear signature jewelry, Maria says, “They’re feminine but have…

Happiness Unleashed

The Olde Towne Pet Resort website says they have thought of everything so you don’t have to. And they aren’t kidding. It is doubtful that you—or your dog or cat—could dream up a better pet resort than this one. Luxury accommodations? Check. Playground equipment? Definitely. Back-up generators? Of course. And we’re just getting started.

Did Someone Say Sprinkles?

Whoever said, “I scream. You scream. We all scream for ice cream,” has never been to Sprinkles, the iconic Potomac Village shop that has been fulfilling the community’s ice cream dreams for 30 years. Visitors to Sprinkles experience a treat for the senses, but there is a distinct lack of screaming. It's mostly happiness and smiles, actually—and no shortage of…

Excellence. Passion. Innovation. Courage

When students arrive at Fusion Academy in Rockville, they immediately feel welcome. Joy Funk, director of First Impressions, greets them warmly by name in an entry area that bears no resemblance to the front office of most schools. On the wall behind her stylish desk sits a surfboard-shaped mosaic, the pieces of which spell the word "Fusion." It’s a nod to…

Let’s All Go to the Dentist!

Say these words aloud: “Stress-free dental experience for children.” Now say them again so they sink in. This seemingly magical fantasy is actually reality at SuperKids Pediatric Dentistry, according to real-life patients and their parents. Dr. Ben Liu has established a practice dedicated to providing sophisticated, high-technology dental care for patients from newborn to age 18 in a beautiful, comforting atmosphere with…

Mitch and Bill’s Excellent Adventure

History comes alive through great stories. Great stories come alive through great storytellers. Potomac has plenty of both—if you know where to look and who to ask. The Montgomery County Historical Society, known simply as Montgomery History, is a good place to start. Celebrating its 75th year, the group operates two museums and a research library, manages a 9,500-piece artifact collection…

Light and Magic

For more than 50 years, Washington Talent Agency has been delivering happiness one event at a time. In fact, it’s the agency's motto. At weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs, corporate events and more, WTA provides DJs, MCs, musicians, photographers and videographers. But WTA is not an event planning service.