This month, with a little spring in our step, we’ve rounded up packing tips, places to stay and see if you find yourself with a few extra hours to spend on your next business trip to Washington, D.C.
WHAT TO PACK
Spring is in the air, but it’s not always easy to pack for unpredictable weather this time of year. Here’s what we suggest for a few days in Washington.
A lightweight trench in case it rains
A spring-weight wrap to work double-duty for style and warmth
A cashmere sweater
A statement necklace to show that you mean business
Fitted blazer that can transition from work to cocktails
Heels to switch into for meetings and evening events
A pair of comfortable, flats to walk between meetings
TAKING IT IN
Whether you are between meetings or are lucky enough to have an overnight stay, must-sees include the Phillips Collection in Dupont Circle – a private art gallery featuring many of the masters, the Lincoln Theatre to take in a show and the beautiful Botanic Garden steps from the Capitol.
When it comes to dining – Georgetown offers some of the best tastes in the city – from Chez Billy Sid, a sleek French eatery and the packed-house fish market, meets restaurant, Black Salt.
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You can’t leave Washington without a visit to the Watergate Hotel’s Next Whisky Bar. You you can pretend you are starring in Mad Men with its ‘60s inspired design and a cocktail list so swanky you’ll want to take it home as a souvenir.