Celebrate the spring season in full color—eye-catching menus, chromatic style and striking art installations included—at CityCenterDC.
When you think of springtime, a season brimming with optimism and the promise of fresh starts, what color comes to mind? For us, it’s blue, the shade of serenity: one that inspires us to relish the great outdoors and soak up every second of D.C.’s celebrated blue skies.
Turns out, the promising hue is popping up everywhere at CityCenterDC. Consider the season’s most-wanted style moments, picks that promise to bolster your big plans: aquamarine-tinted shades, glacier-clear outerwear, indigo separates, plus a slew of storied footwear options at Sky Valet shoes. For even more uplifting color, organize a date to check out our ombré lantern installation and DBGB’s hue-imbued menu, both ushering in the cherry blossom festival in their unique ways. So go on, make those plans and feel the sun on your face. It’s finally spring!
A cozy crewneck sweater, like this azure Kate Spade piece, makes for a perfect match with the season’s best bloom prints.
Originally produced in the ‘90s then reimagined with airy crystal acetate for today, these wrap-around frames will have you seeing blue.
Take on the spring season’s unpredictable weather with this hooded windbreaker by Moncler, one that’s fashioned in lightweight ripstop nylon.
Both you and your precious pup can doze off in style with these matching pajama sets, designed in a periwinkle-hued link print.
With an ice-blue face that forgoes traditional timepiece expectations, this Breitling Top Time Triumph watch makes a subtle statement.
The iconic Parisian brand breathes its French effortlessness into this off-the-shoulder dress, complete with neckline-framed ruffles and a flowy silhouette.
Ready to ring in the spring season? Take it all in with the sweet sounds of Andrew Savoia, a classically trained cellist and D.C. local. The promising new talent is acquainted with the big stage, but in recent years, has captivated a whole new audience in the digital world. He’s managed to amass a devoted following on TikTok under the handle @savoiboi—over 2 million likes and counting!—by reinterpreting all the musical greats through string, from Beethoven and Bach to today’s biggest names in pop, like Ariana Grande and The Weeknd.
Catch Andrew Savoia and his unique sound at CityCenterDC—March 26, April 1, April 2 and April 9—in the Plaza from 6:30-8:30pm.
Learn more about @andrewsavoia on Instagram.
With a keen eye for craftsmanship and unforgettable detail, Sky Valet Shoes is CityCenterDC’s premiere footwear boutique. Its meticulously curated selection—storied brands with a traditional look and feel alongside contemporary collections nodding to present-day street style influences—means there’s a distinguished shoe for every occasion. Read on for our top footwear picks for men, a considered lineup of Sky Valet’s most coveted pairs that will take him throughout the season in style.
1. Crockett & Jones
A pair of burnished brown Oxfords, like these from English-made Crockett & Jones, bring a sense of elegance to any look.
These made-in-France derby shoes are designed using a hand-stitched technique, one that Paraboot has been employing since its 1908 inception.
Ultra high-quality artistry is imbued in this sleek sneaker by Spingle, an exclusive Japanese brand that’s in limited supply in the U.S.
in Palmer Alley
With the much-anticipated arrival of cherry blossom season comes CityCenterDC’s equally awaited lantern installation. Strung high above Palmer Alley—already dotted with destination boutiques like Hermès, Louis Vuitton and Dior—are hundreds of pink lanterns fluttering in the breeze, from punchy magenta to beautiful blush. Head to the brilliant display with a friend and make an unforgettable moment out of the new season. Snap a sweet selfie with the lanterns in view and be sure to tag @citycenterdc when you post!
A stunning presentation of hamachi is accompanied by cherry blossom-tinged shoyu, then topped with a tempura shiso leaf to finish.
Paired with orange-braised duck, fennel fronds and a surprising addition of cherries, this warming pasta is one to be remembered.
Otherwise known as Daniel Boulud’s Cherry Blossom, this whisky-forward cocktail pays homage to the blooming time of year with cherry blossom tea syrup and dust.
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