Fit to Be Tan Designed by Paul Corrie Interiors Opens

Get a Tan, Buy a Bauble

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If Elisabetta Canalis and Steve-O’s recent make-outs have taught us anything, it’s that unexpected partnerships are having a moment.

For instance, take chic mullet of a lifestyle boutique Fit to Be Tan Designed by Paul Corrie Interiors. The housewares shop in front/custom tanning party in back is the brainchild of designer Corrie and husband Steve Ewens.

Beneath a rope chandelier of sailors’ knots, discover a meticulous tableau of one-of-a-kind finds: a sepia-tone shot of Lake Geneva, gold-edge mirrors, whisper-thin tumblers, and a wooden cigarette case ideal for holding eyeliners. For each treasure that’s sold, another arrives from Corrie’s private collection.

A peek down the hallway, however, reveals tanning rooms in which technicians will soon spray sun-sensible glows. By early March, you’ll be able to choose from ten tones (sun kissed to George Hamilton) and an optional glowing finish. Coverage is seamless and should last a week.

Just remember: Only jackasses test the comfort of toile-covered chairs before their bronzer has dried.

Fit to Be Tan, 1626 U Street Northwest (202-332-0360 or fittobetan.com). To make an appointment, email appointmentsdc@fittobetan.com. Tans are $50.

Photo: Courtesy of Fit to Be Tan

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1626 U St NW
bt 15th & 16th Sts
Washington, DC 20009