Travel Spotlight: Exploring Georgetown - Washington D.C. Posted on 19 Mar 11:00 , 0 comments

[getty src="108139237?et=9PptL-kbR9N6XXMxNGqYbg&sig=Lb9mD0eAW-Co1qDawtBPy9shhs2dHMvwNyc-DIPcrBg=" width="477" height="408"]If you are familiar with Nomaterra, you will know that we absolutely adore D.C. Our fragrance, D.C. Cherry Blossom, captures the essence of this prominent town through indigenous scents of cherry blossom, citrus, nutmeg, warm vanilla, and other delightful notes. While the Nomaterra travel spray can whisk you away to D.C. at a moment’s notice, making you feel like you are right there in the city, nothing beats an actual trip to our nation’s capital – specifically to the quaint and historical neighborhood of Georgetown, located just north of the Potomac River. Georgetown is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Washington D.C. and is a vibrant community filled with upscale shopping, restaurants, and bars that line the pathway of cobblestone streets.   Shopping For those fierce and forward-thinking fashionistas, you must stop by Hu’s Wear - a two-story design showroom that features high-end lines such as Alexander McQueen, Proenza Schoulder, and new-comer Sumo. Other must-see boutiques include Relish, for those whose style leans toward a more modern elegance; Urban Chic, a shop that draws in the area’s young socialites; and Sangree, perfect for the career woman who’s fashion sense exhibits a more worldly and eclectic flair.   Restaurants Georgetown encompasses many fine restaurants that offer an array of cuisines from contemporary American to Mediterranean, to French or Latin American fare. One of our favorites is the 1789 Restaurant.  This historic restaurant is located on a quiet street in Georgetown and is situated in a renovated Federal period house in residential Georgetown. 1789 Restaurant features the charm of a country inn, and it is known as one of the best restaurants in the nation’s capital. Their menu highlights the flavors of the region’s best ingredients and often changes with the season. Other lavish restaurants to visit include Café Milano, a Washington hot spot for the affluent and influential; and for those who appreciate sustainable agriculture, Farmers, Fishers, Bakers focuses on fresh ingredients with an unbeatable location right on the Georgetown waterfront. Nightlife Of course, no trip is complete without experiencing the city’s bustling nightlife. L2 Lounge is an upscale evening establishment located in the central courtyard of Cady’s Alley. The ambiance and distinguished quality appeals to the sophisticated, internationally minded, social established, and artistically inclined strata who enjoy the finer things in life. For a more casual and laid-back experience, Sequoia Restaurant offers stunning views of the Georgetown Waterfront, a lively atmosphere, and is a popular spot to enjoy outdoor dining during the warmer months of the year.  Sequoia is not only a fun place to have a drinks and light fare while hanging out with friends, but it is also the perfect spot for people watching. Sightseeing Obviously, Georgetown is rich and full of history. If you have some time, we recommend taking a sightseeing tour to learn about the history of the Georgetown neighborhood. Georgetown offers an assortment of tours such as walking tours, food tours, celebrity tours, and more. So whether you are strolling along the C & O Canal, wandering in historic Georgetown homes (such as the Old Stone House, Dumbarton House, or Tudor Place Historic House and Garden), kayaking the Potomac River, or relaxing in Georgetown Waterfront Park, Georgetown will never leave one’s heart feeling unfulfilled.