City Desk

Buy D.C.: Georgetown French Market

Each week, Buy D.C. will highlight shops and items you can only find in the D.C. area, featuring different goods from different shops all around the city, curated by 94.7 Fresh FM co-host and CityShopGirl.com owner Kelly Collis.

candle

Pardon My Stench
Channel Jackie Kennedy with these French candles, the same ones she used as first lady in the White House. Pillbox hat not included. Riguad Candles, $90. Comer & Co., 1659 Wisconsin Ave. NW. (202) 525-2767

 

wine

The French Collection
After tasting at the market, take home a special mix of French white, rosé, and Italian wines. Wine, $50 for six bottles. Bacchus Wine Cellar, 1635 Wisconsin Ave. NW. (202) 337-2003. Tastings on Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

backgammon

Roll of the Price
A backgammon board so handsome, no one will remember that you can’t play chess.
Backgammon board, $150 (marked down from $345). Appalachian Spring, 1415 Wisconsin Ave. NW. (202) 337-5780

bowls

Bowling Alone
This porcelain bowls, created with an artesian method dating to the Qing dynasty, harken to a time when “made in China” didn’t mean lead-painted baby toys. Middle Kingdom porcelain bowls, $6-36. Susan Calloway Fine Arts, 1643 Wisconsin Ave. NW. (202) 965-4601

 

bowties
Tie One On
For the eco-minded Jim Graham in your life, these interchangeable wooden bow ties are made locally. SwitchWood box set, $60. Maurine Littleton Gallery, 1667 Wisconsin Ave. NW. (202) 333-9307

Photos by Kelly Collis

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  • Alison Jia

    Hi Kelly,
    I think you meant artisanal, thanks for the shout-out. Would love it if everyone knew "made in China" is a good thing. We all have to make things, wherever we are. See you at the French Market.

  • Just Sayin’

    Shouldn't artesian bowls be full of flowing water?

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