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Bluemercury founder Marla Malcolm Beck's favorite things to do in the capital.

When Marla Malcolm Beck, founder of luxe cosmetics emporium Bluemercury in Georgetown, isn't running her empire, she likes to wind down with a spot of tea, take in spectacular rooftop views or pretend to be a spy with her kids. Here, she shares her favorite things to do in the nation's capital.

Just blocks from our offices, Baked & Wired’s treats make both kids and parents happy.
1052 Thomas Jefferson St. NW, 202.333.2500

Le Village Marche carries the best gifts in the city. They're opening a new location in Cathedral Commons.
3318 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 703.379.4444

International Spy Museum exterior (Courtesy the museum)
(Courtesy International Spy Museum)

Learning about the ingenuity and imagination of real-life spies at the International Spy Museum is exciting for my kids (and for me!). Who doesn’t want to be James Bond?
800 F St. NW, 202.393.7798

The back patio at Capital Teas is a serene place for a spot of tea and a few moments of solitude with a newspaper. 
731 8th St. SE, 202.547.8327

Textile Museum staircase (©GWU Photography)
Textile Museum staircase (©GWU Photography)

The Textile Museum’s new space is beautiful and always inspirational.
702 21st St. NW, 202.994.5200

C&O Canal in Georgetown (©Evan Cooper/Flickr)
(©Evan Cooper/Flickr)

Each season, the C&O Canal is like a different place. It’s a great spot to explore with our whole family.

P.O.V. Bar at W Hotel (Courtesy the hotel)
(Courtesy W Hotel)

P.O.V., on the roof of the W Hotel, is the best place to watch the sun set.
515 15th St. NW, 202.661.2400

Corner tables at Chez Billy Sud in Georgetown (Sam Vasfi, courtesy the restaurant)
(Sam Vasfi, courtesy Chez Billy Sud)

Chez Billy Sud in Georgetown is a beautiful restaurant that serves great vegetarian options.
1039 31st St. NW, 202.965.2606