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K STREET TIES ONE ON: What do Christina Aguilera and members of Congress have in common? Accessorizing, apparently. Aguilera, an advocate for ending domestic violence, has designed a limited edition red polkadot men's silk tie and women's scarf, which were distributed this week to members of Congress, White House officials, fellow advocates, media and survivors. This week has been the Lifetime Network's End Violence Week, in which celebrities such as Nicole Kidman and Martina McBride also participated. Aguilera, who dedicated the song on her "Back to Basics" album "Oh Mother," to her mother, a domestic violence survivor, is also featured in a public service announcement airing on the network this month. One hundred ties and scarves will be passed out during Aguilera's "Back to Basics" tour, which ends next month.
LIVE FEED: Thanks to LaVelle Olexa's ingenuity, Lord & Taylor's Fifth Avenue windows now have glimpses of the Atlanta Aquarium. And Wednesday night, no one was more eager to see the video footage of fish swimming across plasma screens than the aquarium's benefactor Bernie Marcus, who donated $200 million for Georgia's newest tourist attraction. Lord & Taylor's Jane Elfers and NRDC's Richard Baker welcomed Marcus to Manhattan by hosting a dinner in his honor at Del Posto. Before Mario Batali's culinary creations were served, Harold Koda, Nicole Miller, Bud Konheim, Yeohlee Teng and other guests learned a little about Marcus, who cofounded another Atlanta institution — Home Depot. "I'm a pharmacist [by training]. If I had been a doctor, I could have been something," he said.