Summer in the City

Washington D.C.

After traveling around to different cities over the week, it’s time to make our way home to Washington D.C.  SCOUT’s HQ is located in the historic D.C. neighborhood, Georgetown! To give you the best of D.C. we asked some of our Washington native employees what their favorite things are to do in the summer.

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1. Caroline Herrera dress  2. Stella McCartney sunglasses  3. Dolce & Gabbana pumps  4. SCOUT Miss Manors in Blackout Scout

Visit the Omni Shoreham Hotel pool or make a splash in the Georgetown Waterfront fountain to cool off in the humid summer days. Grab a picnic dinner and some lawn chairs for Screen on the Green on the National Mall. Lemonade from Founding Farmers is a favorite way to stay hydrated, and Kafe Leopold or Blue Duck Tavern are the perfect outdoor lunch spots.  Two of our SCOUT girls, Caroline and Megan, are seen enjoying some of their favorite summer spots!

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5. Dolce & Gabbana 3-piece  6. SCOUT BJ bag in Coral Dilemma  7. Marc by Marc Jacobs watch  8. Gianvito Rossi pumps

Make sure to stick to florals and bright colors to match the D.C. summer flair!

DC 39. SCOUT Original Deano in Raspberry Fizz  10. Roland Mouret dres  11. Ralph Lauren colored skinnies  12. Kaufman Franco blazer
13. Superga neon sneakers

16 Cool Stores in DC – Downtown & Uptown

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1. for fashion, art and furniture (and a new location in our neighborhood of Cady’s Alley!) stop into Muleh

2. Relish, a landmark in Cady’s Alley for high fashion, with kind and helpful staff

3. M29, right across from the Four Seasons


4. Hu’s Wear and (right across the street) Hu’s Shoes

5. Moss & Company for gifts & antiques

6. A Mano and Dalton Pratt for gifts

7. in upper Georgetown Sherman Pickey offers classics with a twist

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8. Sassanova for shoes and accessories

9. a great vintage store is Tari

10. for clothing new and consigned, Ella Rue

11. for an outstanding selection of vintage at Dupont Circle, Secondi

12. also in Dupont stop into in Dupont stop into Tabletop

moss and company

13. while downtown around 14th Street don’t miss Home Rule and Pulp

14. Rooms and Gardens has a pop-up at Q St. NW

10 Things to See & Do In DC

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1. the Newseum

2. the Phillips Collection

h street country club

3. the National Museum for Women in the Arts


1. Blues Alley

2. the 9:30 Club has great shows/musical acts

3. the Birchmere is right across the bridge

phillips collection


1. play mini golf at H Street Country Club

2. grab a beer and play bocce at Black Jack

3. visit the Dupont Circle Farmers Market

4. visit the Georgetown Flea Market

national museum of women in the arts

19 Great Eateries and 3 Openings

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1. Graffiato by Mike Isabella

2. for the ‘see and be seen’ scene, Café Milano in Georgetown

3. a classic, Ted’s Bulletin

4. Union Market in NE is a new must-visit

5. We the Pizza and Good Stuff – Georgetown Good Stuff location to arrive this winter

union market


1. Bandolero by Mike Isabella

2. Aqua al 2

3. Birch and Barley

4. Estadio

cafe milano

5. Bar Pilar

6. Matchbox

7. Oyamel by Jose Andres

8. Rasika

teds bulletin

9. off the beaten path, visit Kafe Leopold

10. Pie Sisters of Georgetown

11. for a tea break visit Teaism

12. for coffee, stop into Peregrine’s new location

13. for cupcakes Baked & Wired is our favorite

14. off the beaten path but a must-eat is Stachowski’s at 28th and P in Georgetown (neighborhood)



1. potential for Stephen Starr’s Le Diplomate to open down on 14th Street

2. Mike Isabella might be opening Kapnos

3. Good Stuff  in Georgetown

In Honor of the Inauguration, 7 Great Places to Stay in DC



1. for the ‘guest house’ feel, try the Tabard Inn

2. as part of this hotel you get great shopping (M29) and delicious food (Bourbon Steak) – the Four Seasons Georgetown

3. the Jefferson has fantastic service and beautiful accommodations


boutique hotels

1. aka. White House

2. the newest Kimpton Hotel in DC is the Donovan House, downtown by the Convention Center

3. for great food (Blue Duck Tavern) and a newly renovated space, stay at the Park Hyatt

4. Hotel Madera is another Kimpton Hotel with an ultra-chic restaurant in it (Firefly)

5. if you’re planning a trip in the spring don’t miss staying at Capella in Georgetown and company web site

PRESS NEWS: Ellen DeGeneres Receives the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in DC

For people who have watched one of the funniest women on television for years now, it came as no surprise that comedian Ellen DeGeneres was picked to receive the 2012 Mark Twain Prize for American Humor, the event for which was held at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, DC (our hood!) this past Monday. SCOUT was privileged and honored to donate gift bags for the event, our Cool Clutches in Camo Tow… we like to think it was for our irreverent spin on the camouflage name, and it was no doubt a chic choice for the guests honoring Ellen that evening. CONGRATS to one of the pioneers for females in comedy, and here’s to all the funny attendees who helped make this a standout DC event:

John Krasinski; Jane Lynch; Sean Hayes; Kristin Chenoweth; Jimmy Kimmel; Jason Mraz.

Below are photos and a shot of USA Today‘s coverage that followed the event. Click the shots below for more info and photos! and don’t forget you can watch the event this Tuesday, 10/30 on PBS!

Events: a Wrap-Up of the Recent Mother’s Day Shop at Powell Elementary

SCOUT fans, we wanted to share with you another local opportunity we were able to be a part of, the third annual Mother’s Day Shop at Powell Elementary School in downtown DC. On Friday May 11th over 300 students at the school got jewelry for the mom figures in their life and later gifted it in a SCOUT travel accessories case. This year’s event had the largest participation by students to date, so we’re thrilled to report that all of the boys and girls who came to browse and ‘buy’ gifts in anticipation of Mother’s Day went home with some fab donated jewelry and the additional present of a SCOUT bag.

We’re told that once they had made their purchases,

“they came down off the stage to the packaging tables where, to their surprise, they received the adorable Scout bags generously donated again this year by Deb and Ben Johns at Bungalow”.

The students were offering ideas for how their mom might use her new SCOUT bag,

“like for jewelry or makeup or car keys”.

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                This year’s Mother’s Day Shop was another great success and one more reason why the Bungalow team loves helping out where we can in the DC community. The ‘grassroots’ level charities we have worked with and will continue to work with are perfect indicators of the ‘generous’ lifestyle we are always promoting. Our consumers and retailers no doubt have busy and fast-paced lives through which they carry their SCOUT bags and bins, so to own a bag that in turn helps one of our DC neighbors is a purchase of which the SCOUT fans can be very proud. Thanks for your continued support of our brand, which makes our support for these organizations possible!