The husband and I have a long-standing tradition of getting away for a couple of days (usually NYC) on Valentine’s Day instead of exchanging gifts. This year we knew we wouldn’t be able to because of his work-related commitments, so we opted instead for a romantic staycation at one of the District’s chicest spots, The Melrose Georgetown Hotel. To say that the decor in this lobby is Bond Girl worthy is an understatement, so I decided to go with it for the styling of this feature. I absolutely love this space that is the first stop on a very stylish tour upon entering the hotel.How fabulous are those orange leather couches? Also, it was so cold that day that I couldn’t bear to go outside (not a winter person, remember?), so this is the closest you will get to an exterior shot (see the door in the distance?).The area around the fireplace is serious cocktail party goals. I can totally imagine rocking “le smoking” (i.e. a tuxedo) and ordering “a martini, shaken, not stirred.”Champagne works too.This marble lobby is stunning – love the clean, white and black space. Total coincidence that it goes so well with this little white dress (not).The breakfast area basks in natural light, with great views of the street and that fabulous lobby (confession: I love people watching).
And how cool is this plate collage? I might have to steal that idea for chez moi.Dinner at Jardenea was FANTASTIC! The service could not have been better – the Chef even came out to introduce himself and talk about the menu. Each course was perfectly paired with a glass (or two) of wine. We especially loved the brussels sprouts and foie gras appetizers……and of course, the dessert, i.e. the best crème brulée, with Port for Madame, and Sauternes for Monsieur.Hard to call it a night (in true Gatsby flapper style, right?)
Striking a dramatic pose on the staircase leading down to the gym – which reminded me that I would have to work off all of that extravagance the next day.
But first a nightcap?Meanwhile, back in our lovely suite…This seating area was perfect for watching television and getting some work done before going out. Also, lots of natural light and great cityscape view from the window.There was also the perfect bathroom for those last minute touches……and a wonderfully comfortable King Size bed. We got a great night of sleep, and in the morning, I loved that the hotel was so close to my usual Saturday routine, i.e. SoulCycle Survivor class, and brunch at my new favorite post-workout spot, Bluestone Lane.
All in all, this was the perfect spot for our romantic staycation! Merci beaucoup for the excellent hospitality, Melrose Georgetown Hotel – we can’t wait for our next visit. xx
p.s. Special thanks to Ella Rue for the amazing fashion featured in this post.