The Mandarin Oriental Envisions Waterfront Luxury in Washington D.C.

Oct 18, 2017  |   Contributor: Julie Hatfield

How many downtown Washington D.C. hotels can you think of that are on the waterfront? Not only is the Mandarin Oriental set on the Washington Channel (which leads to the Potomac River, which feeds into Chesapeake Bay and finally, the Atlantic Ocean), but it overlooks a marina that could be San Diego Bay or Miami Beach if you didn't know you were in D.C.

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DC's First Michelin Guide Awards 12 Restaurants With Stars

Oct 14, 2016  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

This past spring, Michelin announced it’d be creating its first guide in our nation’s capital. This week, the inaugural edition hit bookstores and honored 12 Washington, D.C. restaurants with its prestigious stars. Although no eatery earned three stars, its highest honor, three restaurants did get two-star designations.

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5 Luxury Hotels With Fashion Designers Behind Their Runway-Chic Uniforms

Apr 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Luxury hotels typically pull out all the stops when it comes to designing their property, deciding on which furnishings to use and what amenities to provide. But those looking to set themselves apart go even farther by hiring fashion designers to create their runway-style staff uniforms. 

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7 Very Grown Up Easter Egg Hunts

Mar 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

Is it just us or did Easter sneak up on you too? With visions of Cadbury eggs, pastel color schemes and Champagne brunches filling our minds, it may have come early, but we’re definitely ready to celebrate. Across the globe, hotels are commemorating the holiday with plenty of activities for the little ones and festive dining options on Sunday. 

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Virginia’s Most Gentlemanly Place to Play Golf

Mar 11, 2016  |   Contributor: Jared Paul Stern

Keswick Hall and Golf Club, the Forbes five-star, 600-acre resort set in Virginia’s Hunt Country, is now the country’s most gentlemanly place to play golf thanks to the recent addition of a Pete Dye-designed course dubbed Full Cry. The course takes its name from the most exciting part of foxhunting, when all the foxhounds in the pack howl and bark in unison in full pursuit of their quarry.

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Be Among the First to Live Inside a 5,100-Sq.-Ft. Penthouse Housed in a Defunct Helicopter Factory

Jan 22, 2016  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Luxury properties are a dime a dozen, but finding something extra special, with a little history and character, can be harder to come by. If cookie-cutter penthouses don’t suit your taste then you’ll want to jump on the waitlist for one of the residences in the upcoming Helicopter Factory.

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Presidents Eisenhower, Johnson & Hoover Once Called These Now Million Dollar Residences Home

Dec 11, 2015  |   Contributor: JustLuxe Team

This spring, the long-awaited Wardman Tower in DC will finally open to new residents. Over the past few years developer JBG and NASH, the North American arm of Japanese developer Seksui House, have been renovating the property to create 32 luxury condominiums.

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Capella Offers the Best of the Holidays with $7,000 Thanksgiving Dinner Package

Oct 29, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

This season elevate your Thanksgiving dinner with an evening at Georgetown’s award-winning Capella hotel. For the holidays, the property will be hosting a Black Friday brunch and Thanksgiving feast, as well as offering a Capella Presidential Thanksgiving Package.

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The Jefferson is All About Their Male Guests With This One-on-One Savile Row Bespoke Tailoring Package

Oct 19, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

This winter, The Jefferson will be partnering with Kathryn Sargent, Savile Row’s first female head of bespoke tailoring, to bring the best of London menswear to DC.

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Nobu Opening in DC as Part of a $93 Million Luxury Condo Renovation at Rock Creek Park

Oct 2, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Next year DC will welcome the world-famous sushi chain, Nobu, to its Rock Creek Park neighborhood. The restaurant is planned for a fall 2016 opening at 2501 M St. NW, inside an up-and-coming luxury condominium building.

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Former Textile Museum Sells for $19 Million as DC's Most Expensive Residence

Sep 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

DC’s priciest home is officially off the market after two long years. Formerly the home of the Textile Museum, the estate was bought for $19 million, $3 million less than its original asking price.

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DC's Most Expensive 8-Bedroom Rental Can Be Yours for $27.5K a Month

Aug 20, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Homeownership rates have been steadily declining since the housing market collapse in the late aughts, but since then the number of rental households has increased annually with the strongest period of growth since the ‘80s.

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7 of D.C.'s Most Prestigious Annual Balls and Galas

Jun 26, 2013  |   Contributor: Nicolle Monico

When Washington D.C. politicians, socialites, and high-profile community leaders get together in ornate gowns, perfectly tailored suits and cocktails in hand, significant changes are sure to follow. Each year, the District holds some of the best galas, balls and events that bring a community of world-changers together to fundraise in lavish ways.

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Finally, Valet Service Now Goes Wherever You Go With New ZIRX App

Jun 3, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

Unless you have a private driver taking you around 24/7, you’ve probably had to deal with finding a parking spot at some point—which is pretty stressful if you have a pressing engagement to attend. Valet isn’t offered as often as we would like, and while there are designated lots and garages that you can pay for, they aren’t exactly ideal for when you want to simply pull up to your destination and be done with it.

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Sweetgreen Goes Healthy By Only Serving Farm-Fresh Cuisine at the Music Festival

Apr 27, 2015  |   Contributor: Mila Pantovich

It seems like each year puts a new music festival on our radars, events that give both an alternative and an accompaniment to the majors, like Coachella. The sweetlife festival in Columbia, MD—less than an hour drive from Washington DC—takes place May 30-31 and is put on by sweetgreen, a culinary lifestyle brand that dedicates itself to connecting the community with farmers and growers.

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