Merry merry, little reindeers! We had a great weekend of brunch and holiday parties and are energized for the week! Hopefully, we’re all able to get through this work week and on to the holiday season. Now that you’ve gotten your shopping out of the way, here’s your social calendar for the week.
Are you prepared for the holidays? If you’re still shopping for your loved ones, check out our gift guides for girls, guys, hostesses, and foodies. Better yet, head over to our newly launched Bitches Who Brunch Shop to pick out some Bitchtastic goodies for your loved ones.
If you’re looking for a local gift, we’d recommend sending a new Urban Stems holiday bouquet, picking up some Compass Coffee holiday blend, or ordering some District Doughnuts. For the winos in your life, order the Winestyr Bitches wine pack.
Or, head down to the Portrait Gallery and check out the holiday market. It’s open through the new year.
This evening, I’ll be at Union Market for the Rising Stars Chef Gala, highlighting the areas top chefs including Kyle Bailey of The Arsenal, Mike Friedman of Red Hen, Aaron Silverman of Rose’s Luxury, Mike Isabella, and others. A portion of the evening’s proceeds go to DC Central Kitchen, America’s leader in reducing hunger with recycled food, training unemployed adults for culinary careers, serving healthy school meals and rebuilding urban food systems through social enterprise. Tickets, $95. VIP reception with Champagne & Petrossian begins at 5:45 p.m. Gala 6:30 – 9 p.m. Union Market, 1309 5th St. N.E., Washington, D.C.
Why not enjoy some holiday cocktails with your bae or Bitches? Nopa Kitchen + Bar has added four winter cocktails to happy hour, which runs 4:30-7 p.m. Monday- Friday. Typically, this afternoon occurrence offers 20% off wines by the glass and cocktails. Cocktails include a Kentucky Coffee, with Baileys, Jameson, and coffee, as well as a Nopa Hot Toddy, with Cardamom-infused Bourbon, apple and honey syrups, and topped with an Amaretto meringue. Sounds like a great excuse to catch up with friends for the holidays. Nopa Kitchen + Bar, 800 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
I’m excited to spend the evening enjoying two of my favorite things: yoga and wine. Grip the Mat is hosting a Vinyasa to Vino yoga social tonight at Hierarchy. The itinerary will be one hour of vinyasa yoga + one hour of wine tasting! 7- 9 p.m.Tickets, $25. Hierarchy (beneath Napoleon Bistro), 1847 Columbia Road N.W., Washington, D.C.
Join the newest DC DJ collective, Citizen Select, for a DJ set at Little Miss Whiskeys on H Street. The tunes are nu-disco, house disco and indie dance. There’s no cover and the beats kick off at 10 p.m. RSVP and learn more on Facebook. Little Miss Whiskey’s Golden Dollar, H St. N.E., Washington, D.C.
We also happen to think that Central is the perfect spot for an upscale holiday brunch. Read our brunch review for what to order and today’s Side of Style for what to wear.
Via Umbria, a new, upscale Italian market in Georgetown, is holding holiday dessert sampling. Sounds like the exact type of thing we’d like to do on a Sunday. The market will be providing samples of Italian drinking chocolate and holiday desserts and also provide holiday gift basket demonstrations. 1525 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.