- Chef Geoff, up to some antics. Photo: USDA/flickr.
Poor Geoff Tracy. The proprietor of perennially popular happy hour destination Chef Geoff's and husband to Norah O'Donnell managed to get three speeding tickets in three days thanks to some recently installed speed cameras on Foxhall Road.
"I haven't gotten a speeding ticket in 21 years," Tracy tweeted. "With the new camera, I got 3 in 3 days. Ouch."
The down-on-his-luck chef was slapped with $425 in fines after his Lexus (fancy) was captured going 10-15 miles over the 25 mph limit. Tracy tells The Reliable Source that he's planning to hire someone to stand on Foxhall Road for a week with a sign drawing attention to the camera.
"It'll cost me about $1,200, but I figure it is worth it from a goodwill standpoint," he says. Goodwill toward whom, exactly, we don't know, but Chef Geoff has sure proved he knows a good cause when he sees one.
FANCY BITS AND PIECES
Fancy bright young people at a fancy Washington Ballet Mad Hatter party. (BYT)
Glittarazzi’s Kelly Ann Collins doesn’t like to eat and she doesn’t like to sleep. She likes to make shit happen. (Twitter)
Betsy Lowther feels the same! (Twitter)
When decorating your Rhode Island seaside house, take care not to let the look veer from preppy to juvenile. (Washingtonian)
Washington Life "kills" with this headlines. (Washington Life)
Capitol Hill Barbie guestblogs on Capitol Hill Style about Paula Deen’s diabetes drama and fall from foodie grace. (Capitol Hill Style)
NOT LOCAL, BUT
Karl Lagerfeld interviews himself. (YouTube)
FANCY WEDDING FLORAL TRENDS
Trending on the local wedding bouquet and boutonniere scene: roses. If you’re feeling particularly whimsical, match hot pink rose bouquets to your bridesmaids’ hot pink shoes. (Ask Miss A)
Where does one find a bathing suit in the middle of winter in Maryland? (Twitter)
If you want a get-noticed necktie or a punchy pocketsquare, this is a great time to be a man in D.C. (Washingtonian)
NBC's Angie Goff seeks fashion leaders and fans for a new panel to evaluate Fashion Star, a Project Runway knockoff featuring Jessica Simpson and Nicole Ritchie. (Oh My Goff)
A Diva State of Mind would like party promoters to please stop exploiting Dr. Martin Lurther King, Jr. with their promotional materials. Also: This is how to wear sequined shorts. (A Diva State of Mind)
Tucker Carlson ties a bowtie: