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From Jason Wu-Designed Furniture To a Woodlands Getaway, the Next Two Months Deliver Chills and Thrills Across the Region

By Michael McCarthy | December 7, 2020 | Home & Real Estate Food & Drink People Stay Shop

Jason Wu and his furniture designs are now at Interior Define near Logan Circle.

DECORATE Interior Define, the made-to-order furniture brand, recently opened near Logan Circle. Fans adore its affiliation with famed fashion designer Jason Wu, Apartment Therapy founder Maxwell Ryan and The Everygirl. Look for complete customization options for configuration, size, style, fabric and leather upholstery, as well as new ultracomfort options based on seating depth, cushion fill and textiles. 1701 14th St. NW, 872.802.4119,

LIVE Sexy in Rossyln? Sure, especially at Pierce (27 stories, 104 condos), new residences designed by Hickok Cole Architects rising as one of three towers thatcomprise The Highlands, a mixed-use community in West Rosslyn. Condos, which range from 1,266 to 2,403 square feet, feature large private balconies, hardwood floors, quartz countertops and luxe bathrooms with heated flooring. In addition to 24-hour concierge service, we love the resort-style rooftop pool access with cabanas.

Luxe spaces at Pierce in West Rosslyn.

INDULGE Renowned pastry chef David Guas always puts his Southern spin on confections, and it’s no different for the holidays at Bayou Bakery. Our faves: the New Orleans Christmas cake, otherwise known as a Creole Kringle cake (croissant dough, praline crunch, creole cream cheese filling, and finished with a warm praline glaze and roasted pecans); and Guas’ pies like bourbon chocolate chip pecan; sweet potato; and apple crumble. 1515 N. Courthouse Road, Arlington, 703.243.2410,

RETREAT Luxe Pennsylvania resort Nemacolin gets its guests into the holiday mood with UNWRAPPED, a series of performances that includes live music; performances from New York City Ballet’s Isabella LaFreniere, Roman Mejia and Sara Adams (Dec. 6); and figure skating from Johnny Weir (Dec. 18). Dining at Lautrec is also a treat as it’s helmed by Kristin Butterworth, the world’s only female chef with a Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond restaurant. 1001 Lafayette Drive, Farmington, Pa., 866.344.6957,

Italian kicks from Golden Goose, new at Tysons Galleria.

SHOP Italian retailer Golden Goose recently opened its first flagship store in the region at Tysons Galleria. The boutique will feature the brand’s most iconic sneakers, including Stardan and Superstar, as well as the latest kicks from its creative team. Shoppers also will find luxe bags and leather wallets for the nicest of the nice on their holiday lists. 2001 International Drive, McLean, Va., 571.570.4959,

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