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This Week in DC: March 9-15

Springing forward means spring is around the corner, right?

Need a blowout or a mani in a pinch? The Bitches just started using Pretty Quick an app that lets you book beauty appointments in a jiffy near your location. Last weekend, Cori Sue was in dire need of a manicure before a party and our favorite spot, the nail saloon, managed to fit her in with a moment’s notice. With its wooden floors, exposed brick, and enormous leather chairs, the nail saloon does look more like an upscale cocktail bar than a nail salon. The nail saloon serves wine and cocktails, uses high-end, five-free polishes, and always delivers a perfect mani pedi. Download the app and use the promo code “BWB15” for a $15 credit to your first service. the nail saloon, 1508 14th St. N.W., Second Floor, Washington, D.C.


Tuesday is the perfect evening to head to the theater for a show. This week, check out the new play at Signature Theatre in Arlington, called Soon. It’s a bit apocalyptic (think: all the water in the world is evaporating) but a fun story filled with humor and wit. Shows only this week and next week. Tickets are $40-$95, get them here. 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington.


The Cherry Blossom Festival is only a month away, and we can’t wait for those blooms. In the meantime, we’re helping to support the cause by shopping at Vineyard Vines in Georgetown Wednesday evening. From 5 to 9 p.m., get a 10 percent discount on everything in the store, plus 10 percent of all proceeds benefit Cherry Blossom DC. Attend the evening shopping event and you could also win two tickets to the Pink Tie Party next week on the 19th. 1225 Wisconsin Avenue, NW.

A mid-week workout is order, especially with warmer weather right around the corner. Head to VIDA Fitness’ new location at The Yards for one of their amazing sweat sessions. We’re kind of in love with the new spot’s amazing cycling studio, with floor-to-ceiling projections behind the instructor. It’s like you’re cycling the Tour de France, but then nipping out on the Washington waterfront. Get class times here. 1212 4th St SE, #170, Washington DC.


Have a romantic Friday night dinner at La Tomate. The classic Italian eatery just north of Dupont Circle is the coziest, sweetest spot for date night. Plus, the food is excellent, like the Iberico Prosciutto, which is thinly sliced and aged a whole 24 months. Or the amazing pastas, like the linguine integrale, which is whole wheat pasta with garlic, chives and wild and porcini mushrooms, zucchini, carrots and mascarpone. We can’t get enough. 1701 Connecticut Ave NW.



Barrel’s popular Sunday comfort-food brunch is expanding to Saturdays starting this weekend. It will be the same menu from Executive Chef Garret Fleming, including flapjacks with bourbon apples and candied ginger cream and confit fried duck with eggs and grits (not to mention his insanely good biscuits with burnt honey and ham). Available from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. 613 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, D.C.

I first fell in love with Alexis Bittar when the brand started featuring Ab Fab’s Patsy and Eddie in their ads. Now, the jewelry line is opening a boutique store in D.C. this Sunday. You can check out the Spring Collection and pretend you’re Patsy. City Center.



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