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This Week in DC: December 22-28

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Happy Holidays, Bitches!

It’s a short week and we couldn’t be happier. We Bitches have already headed home to see our loved ones at various spots across the States. We’re enjoying some much-needed R&R. We’re wishing you and yours a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season.

We’re also thrilled to announce our partnership with a speedy new food app called OrderAhead. What’s a Bitch to do when there’s so many last-minute holidays things needed here and there? Now we’re using OrderAhead to get our brunches, dinners and shopping-on-the-go snacks delivered on the fly. Plus the app is partnering with some of the very best Washington restaurants. We can’t do without it, especially this time of year. Click here to download it. 

Haven’t made your New Year’s plans? Tomorrow, we have a guide to all the best parties in Washington. Next Monday, we’ll provide you with a list of all the restaurants serving brunch on New Year’s Day.

Monday

Behind on your holiday shopping? Never fear, the Bitches are here! We have your last-minute gift guides for girlsguyshostesses, and foodies.

Or, order the gift that keeps on giving: ice cream! Ice Cream Jubilee has launched ice cream delivery subscriptions and sundae gift boxes just in time or the holidays. Each gift box will include flavors inspired by classic desserts, cocktails, and international treats, all made with all-natural, local cream from South Mountain Creamery.There are two sizes, a large with five pints of classic Ice Cream Jubilee flavors – Banana Bourbon Caramel, Gin & Tonic sorbet, Cookies & Cookie Dough, Mexican Hot Chocolate, and Caramel Popcorn. This large sundae box also includes chocolate sprinkles, rainbow sprinkles, 10 sugar cones, 2 homemade sauces – salted caramel and dark chocolate – and freshly baked quarter-pound chocolate walnut cookies ($58). The small sundae box includes two pints of seasonal flavors, chocolate and rainbow sprinkles, and sugar cones ($28). Order online, or pick up in store at 301 Water St. S.E., Washington, D.C.

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Tuesday

Still not finished with your shopping? Get thyself to Alexandria and visit the holiday market—for fun, for shopping, or for both. Inspired by the European Christmas markets, the Old Town Market features gifts from local craft vendors including The Capital Candy JarArtfully ChocolateMike Tanoory Studio and Troy Montana Jewelry. For a full list of vendors see here and for a full list of performances see here. The Alexandria market is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. December 22 and 23 and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on December 24. 300 John Carlyle Street at John Carlyle Square, Alexandria, Va.

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In Washington, the Downtown Holiday Market is open noon to 8 p.m. on December 23. I’d go for the mini-doughnuts alone. 9th and F Streets N.W. (in front of the Portrait Gallery).

Wednesday & Thursday & Friday

Merry Christmas and Happy Boxing Day! Hope Santa is good to you.

Saturday

Didn’t get what you wanted for Christmas? Then head to Watefront Station to shop at the local fashion trucks. (Yes, fashion trucks). The region’s top four-wheeled fashion trucks will offer selections of clothing, jewelry, accessories, and more. Plus, there will be fun activities: music! Face painting! Balloon artists!.  Participating Fashion Trucks: Craft Commons, Curbside Fashion Truck, Curvy Chix  Chariot, Saivita Flower Truck, Street Boutique, The Strut Truck. The Thread Truck, Tin Lizzy. The event is open to the public and free to attend. Cameras are welcome Waterfront Station, 401 M St. S.W., Washington, D.C. 1-5 p.m. 

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Sunday

Brunch, of course. Check out our Best and Worst Brunches of 2014 to plot your 2015 meals. Don’t forget our Best Brunch Bites of 2014 to find what you’re craving—we give the rundown on the best pancakes, mimosas, omelets, steak and eggs, and more in this game-changing piece of journalism.

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