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This Week in DC: December 26- January 1

Don’t get the holiday blues! Keep yourself busy and show off all your new goodies. Check out all of the fun activities we have lined up for you as we run head into 2017!


Get shopping! And head straight to Georgetown after work for the Rent the Runway Sample sale, running Monday, December 26 to Friday, January 20. Shop more then 5,000 styles from the coveted designers like Badgley Mischka, Halston Heritage, Kate Spade, ML Monique Lhuillier, Marchesa Notte, Cynthia Rowley, Nicole Miller and many more. All styles will be up to 90 percent off the retail price, and available for purchase, not for rent.  1249 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington, D.C. 

Head to our favorite 14th Street salon and snag yourself some great deals. Buy three services for the price of two! The services don’t expire until March so you have plenty of time to get in your facials and massages. These make the perfect gifts as well! Grab a few for yourself, friends, and family. 1314 B 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.  

Spend the afternoon with the Washington Ethical Society to celebrate Kwanzaa. There will be music, performances, cultural arts and crafts, dancing, face painting, and a candle lighting ceremony at this free event. Kwanzaa is a non-religious holiday which celebrates the legacy, strength and endurance of African Americans. The party is from 2-5 p.m. 7750 16th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Spend the night on Barracks Row and visit our go-to Italian spot–Lavagna–for half-priced wine night! Every Tuesday and Sunday night you can enjoy your Italian fare with a delicious bottle of wine for half the price. Order a bottle for dinner tonight and enjoy freshly made pasta, cheese boards, and delectable desserts. 539 8th St. S.E., Washington, D.C.


Get sweaty at SweatBox! Cycle and lift your way to the best post-holiday season body yet with this new high-intensity interval class. It’s your last chance to take on their challenge of ten classes between November 1 and December 31 and win a free ten pack of classes for January–then indulge in holiday festivities guilt-free! New to SweatBox? You’re in luck! The first class is on us! Sign up here and get moving! Spread the love on social media with the hashtag #BitchesWhoSweat. 1612 U St. N.W., Washington, D.C.

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Join City Tavern Club for their holiday sparkling wine tasting. This year, they will have a guided five wine tasting by Jody Jackman from Winebow. They’ll also have some light appetizers and an all-around great time! Tickets are $40. 3206 M St. N.W., Washington, D.C.



Spend your late night with Logan Tavern for their bonus happy hour! From 9 p.m. until close from Sunday to Thursday, enjoy $6 small plates and drinks on 14th Street. We have our eyes on the grilled cheese, Brussels sprouts, and a glass of Rioja. Cheers! 1423 P St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Holiday party season means a long list of hostess gifts. Fret not, we have the perfect treat for you to bring to anyone’s home or office! We suggest bringing Olivia Macaron treats to any soirée. We’re so excited for the new holiday flavors–candy cane, dark chocolate, eggnog, and gingerbread. (Pro-tip: the dark chocolate is the BEST! We are dying for this to become a year-long staple.) Pick up a limited edition holiday box of these kosher treats for anyone special in your life. Olivia Macaron’s three locations in Georgetown, Tyson’s Corner Mall, and Montgomery Mall are sure to be convenient for any busy holiday shopper. 3222 M St. N.W., Washington, D.C. | 1961 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA | 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, MD.

14K’s new end-of-week drink menu highlights a selection of specially-priced sampler flights of wine, champagne, bourbon, tequila, and hand-crafted martinis. Guests can enjoy the flights from 5-10 p.m. every Friday night. The flights of three range from $15-$20. 1001 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Have yourself a merry little party! Check out our D.C. New Year’s Eve Guide for dinner and party options.

Spend New Year’s Eve with Drink the District at the Cocktail Countdown. There will be multiple open bars plus signature cocktail libations every hour on the hour crafted by the best local mixologists. Before you hit the dance floor and take in live bands and DJs, nosh on tasty tidbits, sip your favorite drink from the open bar, and puff a hand rolled stogie at the cigar bar. Try on beautiful diamond necklaces and bracelets at the Bling Bar by Shah & Shah Distinctive Jewelers. Then, snap selfies wearing the stunning jewelry in the photo booth. Purchase tickets here. 1101 Sixth St. S.W., Washington, D.C.

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Head to the Carnegie Library for five hours of open bar and live musical acts. There will be numerous bar areas stationed throughout so you won’t get stuck in any lines. Enjoy light bites and party favors as well as a massive champagne toast! 801 K St. N.W., Washington, D.C.


Brunch that hangover away! Consult our D.C. New Year’s Day Brunch Guide for all your brunching needs.

BitchBiz: Bitches Who Brunch partners with EatWell DC, Lavagna, Olivia Macaron, and SweatBox. While this article was written independently by Bitches Who Brunch, we do receive compensation from these companies. 



Tess enjoys all things D.C. and food related. You can find her pursing a marketing career during the week while brunching and boozing all weekend. Will work for truffle potato chips.

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