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Hilary Rhoda's Favorite Street: Wisconsin Ave.

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Hilary Rhoda

“Georgetown’s Wisconsin Avenue has such an eclectic charm,” Hilary Rhoda says. “While walking on the streets, you can’t help but feel as though someone plucked a picturesque American colonial town right from the pages of a U.S. history book and placed it in modern-day D.C.”

Photo by Dan Chung

George
George in Georgetown has great ambiance that makes me feel like I’m in New York City,” Rhoda says of the well-known Georgetown bar, popular both with young and established politicos. “And I’m always sure to run into a friend from home there.”
Sixteen Fifty Nine
Sixteen Fifty Nine is a great place to find vintage pieces for your home. I love the store’s ever-changing selection of tables and ceiling lamps” Rhoda says of the store’s midcentury modern goods, from Niels Moller chairs to Danish modern coffee tables. 1659 Wisconsin Ave. NW
The Collection at Chevy Chase
The Collection at Chevy Chase is a one-stop high-end shopping destination. Whenever I see Michael Kors, he always says to me, ‘Hilary Rhoda, Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase!’ ” Rhoda says. 5471 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase
Martin's Tavern
“I love the warm atmosphere at Martin’s Tavern,” says Rhoda. “It’s a family-owned restaurant and is filled with history. John F. Kennedy and Jackie got engaged here, and everyone from presidents to media icons have passed through the doors.” 1264 Washington Ave. NW
Georgetown Inn
“I adore the Georgetown Inn for its quaintness and European style. It is truly an inn that draws on its roots with guest rooms named Capital Room and Senate Room, and it is perfectly located within a short distance from sightseeing and shopping!“ 1310 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Cafe Bonaparte
“The cozy Café Bonaparte offers a taste of Europe on Wisconsin Avenue. It’s a great place to swing by on a late night during an evening with friends. I highly recommend indulging in a sweet and savory crêpe—that’s what they’re known for!” 1522 Wisconsin Ave. NW

As one of fashion’s top-earning models, Hilary Rhoda spends most of the year on the road. Jetting from the runways of Milan to New York (and being the face of Estée Lauder cosmetics) can wear on even the most professional traveler. It’s no wonder that when she chooses to relax, Rhoda heads home to the Washington, D.C., area and the charming and style-savvy streets of the Georgetown neighborhood. “Georgetown’s Wisconsin Avenue has such an eclectic charm,” she says. “While walking on the streets, you can’t help but feel as though someone plucked a picturesque American colonial town right from the pages of a U.S. history book and placed it in modern-day D.C.”

By Elizabeth Doyle

Photos by Andrew H. Walker / Getty Images

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