Happy December, loves! Whether you’re still enjoying the break or hard at work shopping those Cyber Monday deals, there is plenty of holiday fun to be had this week. Here’s your curated agenda, courtesy of your Bitches.
Instead of trinkets or trash, give the give of wellness this year. VIDA Fitness is offering gift cards on its website and at the front desk of all their locations. Talk about the perfect stocking stuffer. Or, snag a massage or spa package for a loved one. Aura Spa is offering gift cards, as well.
Also, our official Bitch shoe line, Coye Nokes, is offering 50 percent off everything today with the “SHOPHOLIDAY” code. Get a pair for your best girlfriend and one for you, too. We’re smitten over our Shakira boots this winter. Everyone should own a pair of those stunners. Get them here.
Tuesday night the Capitol Christmas Tree will be lit by Speaker of the House John Boehner and Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers will serve as master of ceremonies. The ceremony is free and open to the public. The U. S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be harvested from the Colville National Forest in northeast Washington State. The event will be on the West Lawn of U.S. Capitol, Constitution and Independence Avenues, Washington, D.C.
After that, warm up at Lavagna, our favorite Italian spot. The restaurant is offering half-priced bottles of wine on Tuesdays (not to mention the dish winter menu).
InTheCapital’s 50 on Fire will be celebrated Wednesday night. The website is recognizing inventors, disrupters, luminaries, and newsmakers across all industries in DC. The party will be at the Powerhouse in Georgetown and will feature delicious food, bar, and music. Get tickets here.
Still shopping? On your lunch break, head to the Ella Rue Pop Up Shop for designer cashmeres and jewelry from the likes of Alice + Olivia, Vince, Kinross, and Rag & Bone. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Thursday, the pop up will be at The Washington Post. Jewelry starts at $5 and holiday gifts and cashmere will be 50 to 70 percent off. Plus, everything will be gift-wrapped.
Our favorite bag designer, Blair Ritchey, is hosting a trunk show at Urban Chic this Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Head there to get her handmade leather clutches and bags for your family and friends (or for yourself; we won’t judge). Urban Chic, 1626 Wisconsin Ave. N.W. (Georgetown), Washington, D.C.
Cori Sue will be at the National Christmas Tree Lighting at the White House Friday evening. The star-studded event will feature performances from the likes of Joshua Bell, Renee Fleming, Aretha Franklin and more. It starts at 4:30 p.m. and if you didn’t snag tickets online, you can watch it live-streaming online here.
Saturday evening, take a break from the holiday madness and enjoy a glass or two of wine. We’ll be at the State of Wine: a Tasting of Virginia Wines from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Studio Jade Crystal City Shops. The event will be a pop-up from the Washington Wine Academy and the Crystal City BID where you can sample varietals from 10 of the top wineries in the state. Get more information here.
Get your exercise in while feeling festive by participating in the Jingle All the Way 8K. Register here. After the run, head to brunch, of course. Lately, we’ve enjoyed Wit & Wisdom in Baltimore, Union Street Public House, and Union Market.