Plus last-minute gift ideas for those in need of rescue!
December 23, 2020
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Old Acquaintance Have, in Fact, Been Forgot

As have: Basic social skills, pants with buttons, and personal goals beyond "rotate couch cushions." This year has been one for the books, and New Year's Eve is going to be very different, but two traditions will remain: We'll still butcher nearly every word of Auld Lang Syne, and we'll still eat a lot. Chez Billy Sud is bringing the City of Lights to your home with a dinner for two featuring beef bourguignon, sides, chocolate mousse, and a bottle of Champagne. At Officina, take home your choice of roasted duck, proscuitto cotto, prime rib, and several pasta dishes. Johhny Spero's Reverie is offering their own NYE meal kit for two, with oysters, Edwards ham with miso mustard, caviar, prime rib and more fancy feasting. If you want to cozy up outside at Tony & Joe's Seafood Place, next to one of their new fire pits, their Chill & Grill Dinner for Two includes shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon, and lamb, plus a bottle of vodka or Brut. If you want to play home chef, Georgetown Butcher offers excellent cuts of meat and seafood. For more outdoor dining, take-out and delivery ideas for New Year's Eve, visit our business directory and call your favorite restaurant - or visit their website - to learn more. (Photo by @atherahsan)

Type A's, Just Skip Ahead

If you've waited this long to do your holiday shopping, you honestly have zero time to waste reading a newsletter. You can focus on time management in the new year, but right now you need to head straight for our holiday gift guides. There are seven different categories for every budget and interest, but at this point, anything other than nothing is a win. From the cutest cookie tins from one of the best bakeries in the country, to local products by DC makers, and the fanciest couch pants you can imagine, set yourself up for gift-giving success.

It's the Most Wonderwoman Time of the Year

On the first day of Christmas Warner Bros. sent to me, Georgetown on the silver screen. Wonder Woman 1984 debuts Dec. 25 and features several scenes shot along Wisconsin Avenue. To celebrate, we're inviting you to participate in a fun Superhero Spotlight social media contest for the chance to win some very cool movie memorabilia, plus a chance to see the movie. In honor of the movie, REDDz Trading is also offering a $20 gift card to anyone who wears a Commander Salamander item into the store. REDDz owner Wendy Ezrailson opened Commander Salamander in 1977, and the punk boutique became an institution before closing in 2010 - only to be reprised for the movie! Next door to REDDz at 1415 Wisconsin Ave., where the boutique filming took place, sneaker and streetwear boutique MAJOR has the official WW84 sneakers and socks from Reebook. For full details on these and other promotions - plus contest details, visit our Wonder Woman page.

Freshen Up Your 2021 Holding Cell

All this time with our homes has had the same effect as a long relationship; those quirks that were so endearing in small doses, now shockingly annoying. While your husband's chewing won't get any quieter in 2021, you can give yourself an interior upgrade with St. Michaels Kitchen and Bath. Owned by long-time Georgetown residents, this full-service kitchen and bath design center recently opened at 1052 Potomac St NW and offers a full range of kitchen, island, bath, closet, home office and built-in cabinetry. The center carries manufacturers ranging from Plain & Fancy, to in-stock cabinets - plus the full line of stainless steel Danver and Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens. Locally produced full-custom cabinetry is provided through their sister company, St. Michaels Fine Woodworking and Cabinetry. Stop by Mondays - Saturdays, 9 am - 7 pm, and Sundays, 11 am - 7 pm; the first 100 visitors will receive a special gift.

It's What's On the Outside that Counts

If you've ever tried to Clark Griswold your own house, you have some appreciation for just how much work - and four-letter words - go into holiday decorating. More than 25 of our businesses have gotten into the spirit this season, and are participating in our Georgetown Silver Linings Holiday Window & Streatery Competition. You only have a week left to cast your vote for favorite display, either in person via QR code or online via Facebook. Vote in person and you'll have the chance to win $100, too! All votes must be cast by noon on Dec. 31. A competition map and link to our Facebook album are available on our Holiday Window Competition page. Plan your own stroll, or join DC by Foot for a Georgetown History & Holiday Lights 1.5-hour daily walking tour. 

Pass Along the Positive Vibes

If you're still looking for a way to give back this holiday season, or regret the three cases of macaroni you bought during a weak moment at Costco, Salon ILO's food drive isn't over yet. Bring non-perishable food items to the salon (1637 Wisconsin Ave NW) for the rest of this week, and you'll be entered into a raffle to receive a haircut and blow dry, mani-pedi, and luxury box of products. Drawings will take place through the holiday.

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