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The Best of D.C. Lifestyle for 2019

BY Faye Hadley, Kristen Schott and Maria Springs | January 2, 2019 | Feature Features

The finer things? Yes, DC is rich with them—from sky to sea and more.
Go Rentals' fleet includes a white 2019 Bentley Bentayga.

BEST AIRPORT EXPERIENCE
Delta Sky Club at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport The 9,000-square-foot space has a menu from Top Chef finalist Marjorie Meek-Bradley and a bar with vino from master somm Andrea Robinson.

BEST CAR SERVICE
Go Rentals (by appointment only) Zanab Ersoy is the regional manager of the Mid-Atlantic region, and she’ll set you up in style—planeside delivery, preprogrammed GPS, in-vehicle amenities and service at 97 airports and five-star hotels nationwide. Your wheels: Bentayga, Tesla and more.

BEST CONCIERGE
Westlight Condominiums (1111 24th St. NW) The beacon of high-end living (from $1.3 million) has a valet, concierge and doorman available all day and night for its residents—auto detailing, hotel bookings, theater tickets, pet-sitting, planning an anniversary package... you name it.

BEST LIVE ILLUSTRATOR
Cris Clapp Logan (by appointment only) You can spot this well-heeled (we love her pompom pumps!) beauty at galas, weddings and parties sketching the scenes and bringing them to life on the page. She’s now drawing entire receptions on-site. She’ll do it for you too for $2,000 and up.

BEST LUXURY SUITE EXPERIENCE
Royal Suite at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC (2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) The hotel and Guarisco Gallery, a 19th- and 20th-century fine-art icon, have paired to provide arts appeal: Book the rooftop suite; then visit the gallery to select a painting to hang in your room for the duration of your stay—Renoirs, Cassatts and more are at your fingertips for $20,000 per night.

BEST ON-DEMAND EVENT DESIGN
Evoke Design & Creative (by appointment only) Need a soiree that inspires in three weeks? The team can dream up a scene to delight—a 50th birthday at the Mellon Auditorium with icon James Taylor is one example.

BEST VET
Dr. Katy Nelson (1221 Belle Haven Road, Alexandria) The pet whisperer (ABC7’s The Pet Show With Dr. Katy) has been in practice for 17 years and makes house calls on occasion for animals whose anxiety or mobility prevent them from coming to the clinic. She creates ongoing holistic care on the first visit and is getting certified in veterinary acupuncture.

BEST WOMEN’S CLUB
The Wing (Georgetown) DC’s haven for females spans 10,000 square feet with a lending library stocked with 2,000 books and a beauty room (and more) for members who pay $2,350 to $2,700 per year.

BEST YACHT CLUB
Capital Yacht Club (800 Wharf St. SW) Park Hyatt Washington, DC’s Troy Knapp is a member at the waterfront club—the most luxe initiation fee is $12,500. Want to join? Member orientations are held monthly.

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