The single most indulgent week of the year has arrived: it’s the week right after Christmas and right before New Year’s eve. You don’t know whether to stay on the streak of bad behavior before your resolutions, or get your act together because you have to look perfect for NYE. Well, whatever your plan may be, we’ve sorted out some ways to make the most of your time away from your desk and out on the town.
You’ll probably wake up on Christmas Day pretty stoked for your unique holiday traditions. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, it’s always good to have some tips and tricks up your sleeve for holiday hosting. One of our very own Bitches has devised a way for you to be the hostess with the mostess. Here’s what she says.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France and featuring new staging and reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, LES MISÉRABLES is back behind the curtain of D.C.’s National Theatre. Seeing a show is the perfect winter activity, so book your tickets early before they sell out. 1321 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Masa 14 rooftop welcomes you for an evening covered in large star lights, heat lamps, and plush blankets on every seat. They’ll have a gourmet hot chocolate bar set up for all December, which is totally free! To accompany your hot cocoa, fresh baked cookies, hot chocolate, candy canes, marshmallows, whipped cream, chocolate chips, and the likes will also be available. You can even add Bailey’s on the side if you want to purchase a shot and spike it! 1825 14th St N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009.
For those of you not saving your alcohol consumption for New Years Eve, we have another Thirsty Thursday for you to check off your hit list. Cheesetique in Ballston, VA, is cranking out some seriously good bev and food. Literally, their beverages come with food: a cheese pairing, that is. Each cocktail and glass of wine is garnished with a perfectly paired hunk of cheese. 800 N. Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22203.
Who doesn’t love to close out the week on a high note? The Bitches love to find a reason to celebrate life and the thriving restaurant scene. This Tuesday, check out the new French bistro-inspired restaurant primrose. Primrose is a wine bar from husband-wife team Sebastian Zutant and Lauren Winter. They focus on small and natural wine producers from France and the United States, Check out what we thought about the opening, here. 3000 12th St N.E., Washington, D.C. 20017.
You’re going to want to have at an outstanding brunch this Saturday because it’s going to be the best brunch you’ve had all year. Yep, last one best one with our Best and Worst Brunch Guide. We’re hitting all the essential brunch categories D.C. has to offer. Read about our faves, here.
There are some incredible deals for eats and drinks in D.C. on NYE and NYD. It’s easy to be overwhelmed when planning a shindig for you and your friends. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of excellent spots to ring in the New Year (or load up on brunch to prepare for an evening of boozing). Get our guide to New Year’s Eve parties and the best New Year’s Day brunches, here.