The leaves are changing, temperatures are dropping, and you’re suddenly craving movie nights in your favorite sweater. It can only mean that fall is here, and with it comes a swing in sartorial leanings.
Begin with The Guide, our review of this season’s essential trends. This season, CityCenterDC retailers can’t stop talking about autumnal shades, glistening accessories and the season’s most covetable gifts — for yourself or otherwise. As we shift into the most wonderful time of the year, don’t miss the trends, dishes and events happening at CityCenterDC.
It’s the thought that counts, but for those who are particularly hard to shop for see our Gift Forecast for presents that will be both appreciated and well-received.
When all else fails, take your loved ones out for a meal prepared with flavors of the season by some of the area’s most skilled chefs. See our Dining Out section to find a delicious gesture they won’t soon forget.
And lastly, in this issue’s Experience CityCenterDC, see what we have planned for fall and winter and take a look back at last year’s holiday celebration!
The new Winter Paisley collection from Alexis Bittar features a classic motif that effortlessly complements any ensemble. Dripping in lucite, crystals, sapphires and diamonds, the pieces evoke a flurry of snowflakes and twinkling lights.
Raise Your Glass
Ring in the New Year with bubbles from a Christofle champagne flute. The Parisian silversmith is known for its artful tableware and jewelry, and the new glassware gift sets make any party a blowout.
The new collaboration between Morgenthal Frederics and Monse is inspired by glam starlets of the ‘70s. Sleek and alluring, each pair of sunglasses is handcrafted in Japan and finished with a come-hither wash.
This season’s IT bag from Longchamp is refined Bohemia at it’s best. From quilted, to suede and fringed, and to python inspired – treat yourself this season.
Water, Water Everywhere
The blue topaz in David Yurman’s statement ring brings to mind the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. It’s part of the new Tides collection — designed by Sybil Yurman — created to emulate the colors and ebb and flow of the ocean.
Face the Elements
Natural, effective and luxurious, Caudalie’s new Vinopure collection helps skin transition into a new season. The three-part kit includes a toner, serum and mattifying fluid designed to combat blemishes, clogged pores, rough skin and dullness brought on by cold weather.
Keep Things Brief
A new collaboration between The Great Republic and Laulom means expertly crafted leather briefcases and duffel bags that tell a story. Every satchel is made in California where no attention to detail is overlooked, including brass hardware and contrast stitching.
Edgy, wild and free, the new fall collection from Zadig & Voltaire draws inspiration from legends and rockstars. Picture essentials that have an artistic flair, like a little black dress with cinched wrists and a plunging neckline.
The Student: Tumi’s Just In Case Backpack
Tumi’s Just In Case backpack from the Voyageur collection is a practical and sleek alternative to the bulky bags of yore. The lightweight, nylon sack folds flat and serves as extra storage for those on-the-go who don’t want to compromise their style.
The Outdoorsy Type: Arc’teryx Magnus Coat
Bring it on, snowstorm. The new Magnus coat from Arc’teryx is designed to be fully waterproof and windproof without adding bulk. Inside, its lined with Coreloft™ insulation for total protection from the elements.
The Sartorialist: Canali Suit
Canali’s impeccably made suits can’t help but command attention. The family-run company — now in its third generation — makes expertly tailored pieces meticulously sewn from materials hand-crafted in Italy.
The Special Lady: Bulgari Diva’s Dream Necklace
Bulgari’s new Diva’s Dream collection pays homage to glamorous women around the world with fanciful color combinations, rare and glistening gemstones, and graceful shapes.
The History Buff: The Great Republic Replica Flag
Think of The Great Republic as a living time capsule. The luxury shop includes one-of-a-kind items that celebrate American history, including a silk, 38-Star Grand Army of the Republic flag circa 1885.
The Epicurean: Fig & Olive Oil and Vinegar Set
Create grand feasts with a gift set from Fig & Olive. From a collection of olive oils and vinegars inspired by the taste of the Riviera, to bottles of flavored olive oils that make any dish extraordinary — a gift from Fig & Olive will secure a seat at the table!
The Maximalist: David Yurman Châtelaine Earrings
For the woman who believes more is more, David Yurman’s two-in-one earrings are the perfect gift. The Châtelaine triple drop can easily go from a stunning pave bezel stud to a lux chandelier that make a statement – day or night.
The Chick Chick: Longchamp Amazone Folk Bag
Longchamp’s Amazone Folk bag is designed for powerful women with their own sense of style. Retro yet modern, it fearlessly blends wild fringe with a sleek shape for irresistible results.
Mid-day at Momofuku
Executive Chef Tae Strain is offering a new lunch menu that includes a five-spice porchetta po’boy and a Creekstone Farms prime beef dip. They are available with sides including a sweet corn salad with cotija cheese and spicy cucumbers.
Destination Dining at Fig & Olive
Drawing from flavors from the French Riviera, Fig & Olive’s fall menu highlights include burrata with squash, organic lemon chicken, roasted Riviera salmon and potato leek Velouté soup.
Soup’s on at Fruitive
Things are heating up at Fruitive where you’ll find a selection of new veggie-rich soups, along with some seasonal items like a cauliflower curry wrap, acai spice bowl, and quesadillas.
Daniel Boulud’s acclaimed restaurant is refreshing the brunch menu for the season, adding must-haves like a breakfast sandwich made on a croissant-brioche bun with a fried egg, jambon de Paris, cheddar cheese, basil aioli, arugula and tomato.
Palmer Alley Fall Installation
CityCenterDC is welcoming fall with a new signature Palmer Alley installation featuring umbrellas galore. The colorful canopy is inspired by international alley world-wide. Be sure to tag #CCDCFall.
Holiday Tree Lighting
Now in its fifth year, the annual lighting of the Holiday tree with a tree over 75 feet tall will amaze and delight you.
The ice igloo made of 36,000 pounds of ice blocks was a cozy one-of-a-kind structure that fulfilled everyone’s subzero dreams. For this year, we will have another magical ice installation – stay tuned for more information!
William Close rang in the season with his magnificent Earth Harp, a 1,000-foot-long creation that is part instrument, part-theater. We have another fantasy-filled performance planned for this year — sign-up for our newsletter to keep up-to-date!
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