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Each week, Buy D.C. will highlight shops and items you can only find in the D.C. area. It’s curated by Kaarin Vembar, fashion and beauty writer, and co-host of the Pop Fashion podcast.
Invest: A ’Gator
This alligator will open your next beer and is bright enough not to get lost in your silverware drawer. Alligator bottle opener, $9. DCanter. 545 8th St. SE. (202) 817-3803.
Grab this hardwood mallet when you’re ready to crush ice for your cocktail. It comes with a canvas bag that absorbs excess water, resulting in a drier ice. Viski Lewis bag & mallet, $24.99. Hill’s Kitchen. 713 D St. SE. (202) 543-1997.
A Berry, Berry, Berry Fine House
Mix your own Strawberry Tequila Fizz with this #MadeinDC cocktail vinegar. Shrub District mixer, $12. Hudson & Crane. 1781 Florida Ave. NW. (202) 436-1223.
Love the Wine You’re With
This Languedoc rose is round, fruity, and pairs beautifully with tapas, meat, and roasted vegetables. 2013 Gérard Bertrand “Cote des Roses” (syrah, grenache, and mourvèdre), $14.99. Bottle Shop. 2216 18th St. NW. (202) 847-0327.
A Cordial Invitation
Place your spirit of choice in this vintage decanter. It comes with four shot-sized glasses and doubles as a beautiful statement piece. Vintage cordial decanter with glasses, $59. Junction. 1510 U St. NW. (202) 483-0261.