String ’em up.
What: New York-based floral design company The Orangerie spreads cheer throughout D.C. homes by hanging decorations and whipping up custom ones ($25 and up).
Why: It’ll also send holiday arrangements as gifts and dress the table for big family dinners or seasonal cocktail parties.
When: Thru Jan. 2.
Where: Appointments to 917-557-0474 or email@example.com.
Spilled Milk Catering
What: Forgo tired sammies and takeout options; the boutique catering company now does brunch and lunch ($20 and up per person).
Why: Chicken samosas with tamarind sauce, spicy tuna in mini wonton ice cream cones, and caprese salad skewers will you have you licking your lips.
When: Before the place gets booked for every office event during the next three months.
Where: You decide. Info at 202-525-6455 or online at spilledmilkcatering.com.
Hu’s Wear Winter Sale
What: All fall and winter clothing and accessories collections are 30-50 percent off at the newly expanded luxe boutique.
Why: Score treasures ($50-$2,200) from Alexander McQueen, Chloé, Sonia Rykiel, Viktor & Rolf, Lanvin, Proenza Schouler, and more.
When: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 2906 M St. NW, b/t 29th & 30th Sts. (202-342-2020).
Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids
What: It’s that time of year when kiddos (and those at heart) dream of shiny new balance bikes, mind-bending puzzles, and sparkling shoes.
Why: They still believe.
When: Before all the good stuff is gone.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.
What: Hit the floor one last time for DJ Mark Zimin’s cult-approved backstage dance night.
Why: Bid adieu to the ’60s garage and soul tunes and hard-to-find mod slide projections.
When: Sat., 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where: Black Cat, 1811 14th St. NW, b/t S & T Sts. (202-667-4490). Tickets ($5) at the door.
Photo: Courtesy of The Orangerie