Avocado Green Mattress opens in Cady’s Alley in Georgetown this summer.
While The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Chevy Chase, a new community by Bozzuto and the Chevy Chase Land Company, won’t open until later this year at the intersection of Connecticut Avenue and Manor Road, potential homeowners can now review the sales gallery for the 65 luxury condos. The project also will include 100,000 square feet of retail and grocery space. The residences feature private outdoor terraces; sustainable features inspired by the local habitat, including a green roof and indigenous plants; and the amenities that come with a stay at The Ritz-Carlton. Sales gallery, 8401 Connecticut Ave., Ste. 111, Chevy Chase, Md., theresidenceschevychase.com
Lady Bird, an homage to Lady Bird Johnson, sits atop the new Banneker Hotel
The Kimpton Banneker Hotel opens this month, and we’re already smitten with the property’s rooftop bar, Lady Bird. With exceptional views of the city (including the White House), the lounge flaunts cozy fire pits, movable glass walls, low-slung lounge chairs, DJs and a mural by local artist Meg Biram that graces the centerpiece U-shaped bar. Contemporary French fare highlights an adventurous menu at the hotel’s bistro, Le Sel. 1315 16th St. NW, 855.546.7866, thebanneker.com
Summit the Rooftop recently reopened at the Conrad Washington, DC, adjacent to CityCenterDC
Summit the Rooftop recently reopened at the Conrad Washington, DC, adjacent to CityCenterDC. Executive chef Josh Murray helms the kitchen (complete with an eco-friendly solar oven) and dishes early favorites like Chesapeake hard clams with chipotle bourbon butter and toast, Maryland crab salad and house pork barbecue. An impressive beverage menu includes new cocktails like the Vantage Point crafted with Green Hat Gin (Ivy City), and the Modernist, made with Belmont Farm Scotch whisky (Culpeper, Va.). 950 New York Ave. NW, 202.844.5900, conradhotels.com
The new Ritz-Carlton Residences in Chevy Chase, Md.
Cady’s Alley in Georgetown will soon welcome Avocado Green Mattress, a brand that practices what it calls a farm-to-bedroom approach to producing exceptional products. The mattresses, handcrafted in Los Angeles, are organic and Greenguard Gold-certified (for low emissions), and they’ve achieved a Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX for human and ecological safety. Avocado also is the world’s first mattress brand to achieve net-negative carbon emissions across its entire business. 3336 M St. NW, avocadogreenmattress.com
Nina Thirakul, who designs clothing influenced by the early 1960s, is one of many talented international artisans at a new pop-up market at National Landing
DCBB Productions, the group that brought the chic Below Zero market to Dupont Underground last year, opens a new pop-up space this month at National Landing. The weekly international arts market features extraordinary artisans selling furniture, clothing, collectibles and a curated selection of jewelry, arts and crafts. Vendors will include local women’s fashion designer Nina Thirakul (thirakuldesigns.com), who specializes in vintage 1960s designs. Through July 21, 11AM-6PM, 220 20th St., Arlington, nationallanding.org
Liv by Advantia recently opened in the U Street corridor
Liv by Advantia Health, the first coordinated care women’s health clinic in the DC area, recently opened in the U Street corridor. Instead of siloing primary care, mental wellness or OB-GYN at different offices, Liv reimagines women’s healthcare under one (sleek) roof. Members can take advantage of telehealth appointments, online scheduling, complimentary same-day prescription delivery, and 24/7 access to lactation and perinatal support through Advantia Health’s Pacify app. 1443 U St. NW, 202.481.2050, liv.advantiahealth.com
After a year of social distancing, we might need to make new and interesting connections around town. Happied, a new platform for food and drink experiences, guides groups through virtual meetups with a social host. A kit—including everything from a charcuterie board to cocktails—is delivered to a participant’s front door. happied.co
Photography by: Courtesy of brands; by Robert Isacson; courtesy of Nina Thirakul; courtesy of Liv By Advantia