Where to drink:
Now that the weather is (finally) showing signs of warming up, my thoughts are turning to spring time and outdoor activities. A favorite of these activities is sitting outside and enjoying a relaxing happy hour with girlfriends.
A great location for this is Bar Dupont. Right in the heart of Dupont Circle, Bar Dupont offers patio seating and a perfect vantage point for outstanding warm weather people watching.
As a nice touch you can forget about traditional bread and butter, and look for interesting snacks like spiced nuts and wasabi peas on the table.
From 4pm-6pm, order one of their specialty cocktails (I like to ask what the Bartender’s Choice is for the week) for $7, a glass of wine for $6, or a draft beer for $5.
I also highly recommend rounding out the happy hour with an order of warm cookies and milk. What could be better?
What to Wear:
While the weather is still climbing, I’d wear a brightly-colored sweater in a lightweight fabric, white skinnies, and a cute pair of flats or sandals (change into these after work, of course).
This pink striped sweater from Anne Taylor Loft is made with a comfy, lightweight sheer fabric that will comfortably transition you through the cooler spring days. Wear a nude or pink cami underneath to keep things office appropriate.
On the bottom I’d put on a comfortable pair of white skinnies (This pair from The Gap happens to be a ‘jegging’ type of material – perfect for a tailored look). These are also great for the in-between weather, because they give you a bright warm look, while keeping your legs warm once the sun starts to go down.
The Sam Edelman Gigi sandal is a comfortable classic, perfect for a late afternoon meetup with girlfriends. Looking for something a bit dressier? A nice wedge would create a dressier look, while keeping your outfit relaxed and cute.
Who to Invite:
Your girlfriends for an evening of catching up that could lead to a longer night of cocktails and gossip.