Something old, something new.
Slip In and Slip Out with a Steal
What: Dive into piles of lace, tulle, and satin when charming bridal boutique Hitched opens the floodgates, er, doors, to its fall sample sale party.
Why: Up to 60 percent off a well-edited selection of gowns by Oscar de la Renta, Amsale, Ulla-Maija, Judd Waddell, and others. Get there early.
When: Thurs., 5-8 p.m.
Where: 1523 Wisconsin Ave. NW, at Volta Pl. (202-333-6162). R.S.V.P to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: Artists and musicians offer steals on cool vintage finds at chef Carole Greenwood’s pop-up shop/yard sale.
Why: Housewares, cookery, luggage, artwork, and clothes with a great selection from the best-dressed chef’s own closet.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 1200 Fairmont St. NW, at 12th St.
Farm Color Tour
What: Loudoun County wineries celebrate fall with free open houses, tastings, musical performances, and cooking and vineyard tours.
Why: Hit Notaviva Vineyards for s’mores and a pond-side campfire, Hiddencroft Vineyards for live music by Katie Ribik and Logan Kraft, and Zephaniah Farm Vineyard for burgers and wine pairings.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Map online at loudounfarms.org.
What: Paddle your way to The Watergate’s newest restaurant for a surf-and-turf menu inspired by a rotating list of rivers around the world.
Why: Sit up straight at a table in the main dining room, go casual in the bistro area, or kick it old school at the piano bar.
When: Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5-11 p.m.; Sat., 5-11 p.m.
Where: 600 New Hampshire Ave. NW (202-333-1600).
Photo: Courtesy of Hitched
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