Everyone has their own definition of luxury. For some, it might be an indulgent dinner at an award-winning restaurant; for others, maybe a finely crafted watch, handbag, or automobile. But the thread that connects every true luxury item or experience is craftsmanship. The painstaking details, the generations of artisanal knowledge, the human touch that conveys a lifetime of study and practice. Whether it’s a Bulgari bracelet or a Burberry trench, there’s an emotional value that stems from the care and skill required to craft a luxury product; that value is reflected in our tradition of preserving treasured items and passing them down to future generations.
At CityCenterDC, you’ll experience the renowned craftsmanship of some of the world’s most iconic brands—brands that invest in artisanal legacies and, often, keep them alive for centuries. We invite you to linger over the delicate stitching on an Italian wool suit, the perfect setting that cradles a breathtaking diamond, or the one-of-a-kind gift that will spark joy for years. As we at CityCenterDC like to put it, the delight is in the details.
TIFFANY & CO.
The brand is taking an unprecedented step towards transparency this month, becoming the first first global luxury jeweler to share the full journey of its newly sourced, individually registered diamonds.
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This renowned purveyor of fine silver flatware and home accessories relies entirely on handmade manufacturing in its workshops in Normandy, where 160 artisans keep centuries-old traditions alive.
Since 1934, Canali has been synonymous with iconic Italian tailoring. While modern innovations have streamlined the production process, expert tailors still oversee the delicate assembly and finishing phases.
Maria Grazia Chiuri has revamped the iconic Lady Dior bag as the Lady D-Lite, made from canvas for a fresh, youthful feeling, with the brand’s legendary craftsmanship on display via the more than one million embroidered stitches.
GETTING COZY AT THE CONRAD
Sometimes, all you need to fall in love with your city again is the perfect staycation. Book an overnight at the Conrad Washington D.C., which recently picked up a 2021 Four Star Award from Forbes, and reacquaint yourself with everything downtown D.C. has to offer. Spend some quality time with your favorite artists at the National Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum, or explore Chinatown’s hidden gems during a leisurely walk. Or just sleep in and order room service—this is your staycation, after all.
A NEW SEASONAL SIP
During the month of October, Del Frisco’s is featuring a specialty drink that benefits a special cause. For every VIP Cosmopolitan sold, $1 will be donated to support breast cancer research. To make the VIP Cosmopolitan, Del Frisco’s bartenders soak Gold Hawaiian pineapples in Svedka Clementine Vodka for two weeks before squeezing the juice, which serves as the cocktail’s foundation. An ounce of cranberry juice and a splash of lime juice complete the libation, which is shaken with ice and strained into a martini glass. A tasty concoction that gives back? We’ll drink to that.