Cake pops pack a punch

  What can you say about a bakery whose Web address is bestcakepopever.com? Hyperbole? After two bites of an Oreo cake pop, I don’t think so. Meet Yael Krigman, attorney, Fulbright Scholar and baker who opened Baked by Yael in January. Located on Connecticut Avenue in the District, her pink and white storefront is located… Read More

What’s in a wedding?

A year before their wedding, Brandon Gray and Emily Woolf sat down with their rabbi, Jonathan Maltzman of Kol Shalom in Rockville. “We wanted to know what a Conservative traditional Jewish wedding would look like in 2015,” said Gray. Maltzman told the couple that a traditional wedding has few requirements and a lot of room… Read More

Pocket that phone

Someday soon, Angelique Tolmach’s wedding might be considered retro. When the Potomac native married Brandon Tolmach in Fort Lauderdale last January they followed standard Jewish protocol: Chuppah. Ketubah. Ring. Breaking the glass. Where they parted with tradition was in asking their guests – very nicely – to not take pictures of the ceremony. “We’d go… Read More

Small bites delight

Dim sum, donut bars, appetizers paired with mini drinks, cheese sommeliers, meat bars, breakfast food and anything vegan made it to Amy Levin-Epstein’s list of the top new wedding catering trends for 2014. Hungry yet? “There’s so much more to wedding food than chicken and potatoes,” wrote the media’s matrimonial guru in a recent Huffington… Read More

Never too late to tie the knot

  Marrying someone you love, whether at age 21 or 81, sure beats being alone, say older folks taking the plunge again. Joyce Lyman moved into the Ring House, a Charles E. Smith Life Community, in her late 50s as a divorced woman taking care of a parent. They moved into the complex together as… Read More