The month ahead means the District is back in business, especially for fun in the autumn sun.
Peruvian Connection collaborates on fall looks with Glenda Bailey.
SHOP Peruvian Connection in Northwest DC has big news: This fall, the brand launches a gorgeous collection that showcases its partnership with Glenda Bailey (the legendary former editor of Harper’s Bazaar). The pieces are nothing less than stunning. “A true collaboration is making the most of other people’s talent, and to be able to collaborate with the Peruvian Collection team was a great privilege,” says Bailey. 950 F St. NW, Ste. 102, 202.737.4405, peruvianconnection.com
The new Jenni Kayne boutique is now at Bethesda Row.
STAY Look for a much-anticipated fall opening for Pendry Washington, DC at The Wharf this fall. Situated in the second phase of the waterfront development, the hotel features 131 guest rooms and 38 suites. Designed by ODA with interiors by DesignAgency, the property blends a European sensibility and modern-day hospitality. 655 Water St. SW, 949.345.9377, pendry.com/washington-dc
SHOP Earlier this summer, Bethesda Row welcomed iconic brand Jenni Kayne. The 2,497-square-foot space holds apparel and accessories, home decor and picks from the brand’s skincare line, Oak Essentials. 4856 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, 301.364.9160, jennikayne.com
Writer and DC native Alicia Tenise Chew’s new book embraces the splendor of fall.
READ Alicia Tenise Chew, raised in DC and now based in Los Angeles, has always been enamored of the months ahead. Her debut book, From Harvest to Home (Chronicle Books), covers the beauty of the season and serves as a how-to guide for projects like tablescapes and holiday decor. chroniclebooks.com
REFRESH Gents, looking to update your fall wardrobe? Brioni recently relocated its boutique into a light-filled new space at CityCenterDC. Find the latest in suits, jackets, coats and, yes, as gala season approaches, tuxedos. Accessories like sunglasses and jewelry also are part of the shopping experience at this bastion of Italian craft smanship. 925 H St. NW, Ste. 609, 202.499.3454, brioni.com
No Kings Collective will showcase local art at Westfield Montgomery through Oct. 9.
VISIT Westfield Montgomery hosts a three-week celebration of local culture, diversity and artistry. Working with DC-based production company No Kings Collective, the event features live art exhibits and a zigzag art wall near the Nordstrom wing of the center. Curated local artists will use their personal backgrounds and stories as inspiration for their works. Along with the art exhibit, the center will feature a range of popups, including interactive classes, in-store specials, giveaways, community programming and performances—perfect for families and adults. Sept. 16-Oct. 9, 7101 Democracy Blvd., Bethesda, westfield.com/montgomery
Digital Diego Rivera in DC through the holidays
DISCOVER If you can’t make it to San Francisco for the groundbreaking Diego Rivera exhibit at SFMOMA, there’s a moving alternative (literally). Mexican Geniuses: A Frida & Diego Immersive Experience showcases the work of Rivera and Frida Kahlo in 360 degrees of digital bliss. The minds behind this art showcase also brought a similar Van Gogh experience to DC last year. Expect 300 projections, ethereal music and plenty of inspiration. Through mid-December, 1235 W St. NE, feverup.com
The Black Version appears at the Kennedy Center from Sept. 29 to Oct. 1.
LAUGH The Kennedy Center’s new comedy series kicks off the season this month with Lebanese American stand-up comic NEMR; he returns to the Center with his new show, The Future is NOW! (Sept. 17). The Black Version (Sept. 29 to Oct. 1) also shouldn’t be missed; the improvised show features an all-Black cast described as a comedic A-team by Rolling Stone. And if you’re planning ahead, satirist David Sedaris makes a visit Oct. 14. 2700 F St. NW, 202.467.4600, kennedy-center.org
Sabering classes at the St. Regis lead to one thing: more Veuve Clicquot
SABER This is saber-rattling in a more genteel form. This fall, The St. Regis Washington, DC, offers sabrage master classes for hotel guests and locals. The experience includes a sabering lesson with a sabering master, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Champagne, a St. Regis saber to take home and a selection of canapes. Want a private class? The hotel team can arrange that too. Let the bubbly flow. 923 Black Lives Matter Plaza NW, 202.638.2626, marriott.com
Mallet’s GRFTR Fleck sneaker is sustainably produced and looks great too
STROLL Mallet London, the British sneaker brand that seemed to be on everyone’s feet throughout the summer, has made a move toward sustainability. The new GRFTR Fleck sneaker, as part of the brand’s pre-AW22 collection, changes the way the company approaches its business. Oh, and the kicks are comfy and perfect for window-shopping in Georgetown or weekends in Middleburg.mallet.com
Discover work from local artist Hoesy Corona at Conrad Washington, DC this month—curated by Latela Curatorial.
SEE DC-based art advisory studio Latela Curatorial (latelacuratorial.com) recently partnered with Conrad Washington, DC at CityCenterDC to showcase In Bloom by Hoesy Corona. The installation in the hotel’s lobby highlights Corona’s interest in creating mythological characters that speak to the issues of our time. The exhibit also reveals the usual suspects in Corona’s work: Plant People and Mother Scapegoat, making for a truly engaging stay at the property. Through Sept. 30, 950 New York Ave. NW, 202.844.5900, conradwashingtondc.com
Photography by: COURTESY OF PERUVIAN CONNECTION; COURTESY OF BRANDS; COURTESY OF BRANDS; COURTESY OF BRIONI; COURTESY OF WESTFIELD MONTGOMERY; COURTESY OF THE ST. REGIS; COURTESY OF MALLET; COURTESY OF LATELA CURATORIAL