Tap into your inner-fashionista and schedule a girls’ weekend around the largest exhibit of fashion apparel in the nation’s capital, DC Fashion Week. The event features hundreds of designers from around the globe with daily showcases running from February 17-23.
You and your best gal pals will definitely want to start your fashionista weekend off right by booking a room at the elegant Ritz-Carlton in Georgetown, just steps away from cobblestone streets lined with local and international retailers.
Once you are settled in, stroll down to M Street for some serious retail therapy. M street boasts some of the area’s best shopping spots like Hu’s Shoes and Hu’s Wears where owner Marlene Hu Aldaba handpicks her eclectic collection of designer, ready-to-wear footwear, clothing, handbags and accessories. Around the corner, Nancy Pearlstein’s exhibits her vast experience in fashion with her store, Relish, which she calls a true specialist store, with distinctive but classic style. Make sure you check out the employees’ fashion blog before you head over to the chic boutique, Wink, for a complete shopping experience.
When the weight of excessive amounts of shopping bags starts to tire you out, shoot over to Georgetown Cupcake to treat your sweet tooth to a gourmet goodie. If you and the girls are looking for more than just a bite, head over to the Blue Duck Tavern where Chefs Archambault and Melfi slow roast three quarters of the menu in a wood-burning oven. The Blue Duck Tavern is known to attract famous patrons with its famous cuisine, and even hosted the Obama’s anniversary dinner!
Speaking of leading ladies, be sure to swing by the National Mall and check out the “First Ladies” exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, where the First Ladies’ inaugural gowns, fine china, and other furnishings are on showcase.