By Suzy Jacobs | February 16, 2017 | People
The latest from Capitol File's Publisher, Suzy Jacobs.
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Fashion. Food. Fun. Lela Rose, the renowned dress designer, was recently speaking at the Washington Antiques Show touting these three items as being the keys to a great dinner party. The more she spoke, the more I thought about how they also represent so many happenings in DC. Restaurants like Maketto are selling clothes in one room while you dine in another; all the luxury boutiques are serving Champagne and bites while you browse for spring fashion; hotels, such as the brand new Sagamore Pendry Baltimore Hotel in Fell’s Point, are offering exclusive programming that includes inspired dining and beverage and retail concepts.
So many DC establishments want you to come in and experience the best they have to offer, and they also want to make sure you leave with a good memory and a desire to return. The emphasis is on experience over presentation. Even real estate firms are creating feel-good moments for potential home buyers. The Fleisher Group from TTR Sotheby’s has been thinking outside the box for a while now, hosting events in some of their luxury properties on the market. They are creating experiences that allow prospective buyers to envision how they would entertain in a particular property. What better way to try out your dream home?
The bottom line is that DC is an experiential town. Our residents are celebrating life, and it is contagious. So if you are planning a dinner party or selling a house or opening a new boutique, make sure you create an experience for your guests, because that is what we locals are getting used to. Cheers to spring!
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