Whether you are new to the DMV (which I recently learned is the "district, maryland, and virginia") or a long time resident there might be a few things you have yet to try.  One jewel of an experience that I would like to share with you all is the High Tea time at the Mandarin Oriental.  High Tea is served Thursdays through Sundays from 2:30-4:30.  I believe the cost was approximately $35+ per person and included loads of biscuits and sandwiches.  

Let's thrown on some pearls, a great pair of heels, and a cardigan!  Date and time to be determined, and posted on the homepage as well as http://www.yelp.com/events/dc.