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Sweater 101: How to Care for Cashmere

January 29, 2015 2:02 pm

Cashmere is one of the most luxurious materials, and it is especially appreciated in colder weather. Because cashmere sweaters and scarves are so expensive, however, you want to take some precautions to keep it in top condition. Here are a few smart tips to help care for your cashmere.

  1. Hand wash. This is one of the most important ways to keep your cashmere clothing feeling as soft as ever. Although many people resort to dry cleaning in order to wash delicate fabrics, cashmere is actually so delicate that the chemicals will make it coarse and rough. Instead, gently wash cashmere items with baby shampoo in lukewarm water, then hang to dry.
  2. Do not use a high-powered sweater shaver. If your cashmere starts pilling, gently comb the surface with a boar-bristle brush or use a sweater shaver on the lowest setting.
  3. Store cashmere items in separate bags. When packing your winter clothing away for the summer, keep cashmere protected by storing it in a plastic bag. Also, be sure to store each piece in its own bag to avoid ruining the whole stash if a moth, mold, or another intruder gets inside of the bag.

How to Hand Wash a Cashmere Sweater [Apartment Therapy]
How to Clean and Care For Cashmere [Oprah]
How to Care for Cashmere [Real Simple]

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The Boulevard Woodgrill: Come for Brunch

January 21, 2015 1:02 pm

A modern setting and a menu of flavorful food and drink is what will greet you at the Boulevard Woodgrill, one of Arlington's top spots for seafood and international fare. Weekend brunch is perhaps one of the best times to relax at Boulevard Woodgrill with a mimosa while you snack on smoked salmon Benedict, Grand Hotel French toast, eggs Florentine, or a southwest frittata with chorizo sausage, lump crab, and white cheese.

Lunch offerings include dishes such as a Black and Bleu burger, a lamb kafta pita made with grilled lamb, feta cheese, and mint yogurt, and a wood-grilled salmon wrap with balsamic glaze and roasted red peppers. The dinner menu rolls out fare like the Hudson Valley duck breast with parsnip puree, sage- and maple-cured Atlantic salmon with orange mimosa vinaigrette, and wood-grilled steak gorgonzola with tarragon mushroom sauce.

Visit the Boulevard Woodgrill’s website for hours of operation as well as full menus.

Boulevard Woodgrill
2901 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 875-9663

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Restaurant Week!

January 14, 2015 4:14 pm

Winter Restaurant Week is upon us! This well-known celebration features specially priced menus from some of the most acclaimed restaurants in the DC, Maryland and Virginia areas. A great way to explore new restaurants at an affordable price. Don't miss out!

When: January 19th thru January 25th

Make your reservation here.

Want to know more? Visit modernluxury.com/dc for more exciting events in the area.

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