Last Thursday, the W Hotel in the Nation’s capital hosted a fantastic event (A portion of the ticket sales went to the Washington Ballet) on its P.O.V. terrace, aptly named Rooftop Riviera, which transported guests to the Côte d’Azur for the night. Beautifully sculptured sandcastles were interspersed throughout the sun-drenched rooftop. A blue and white striped tent, reminiscent of Nikki Beach in St. Tropez, was the perfect backdrop for a photobooth.
This was the ideal setting for the W hotel to debut their five new spring cocktails – Juice and Gin, Awkward Situation, Smash & Run, Feeling Groggy and the Mexican Standoff. Each cleverly named and concocted to satisfy a variety of palates.
My favorites included Juice and Gin (notes: gin, lemon, grapefruit, berry and rosemary) and the Smash and Run (notes: rum, lemon, rhubarb, ginger and mint). They were both appealing in look and refreshing in taste.
In addition to libations, guests were treated to interactive stations that ran the gamut from sweets to beauty products. Dolci Gelati showcased three gelatos – abricot yogurt, key lime pie, honey mascarpone and a mojito sorbetto. To. Die. For. (If you haven’t had a chance to taste gelato from Dolci Gelati, then you are missing out. I highly recommend that you try them out at the next Nationals baseball game).
Bliss told guests about the diverse beauty treatment options
offered at their spa and Nectar Skin Bar dolled up the ladies with hot new lip colors. But the fun didn’t stop there. A fashionable duo from Oysters XO walked around and shucked fresh oysters with a variety of sauces which included a champagne based one as well as a bloody mary mix – a truly unique culinary experience.
Next time you are wandering around DC on a hot day, head to the W Hotel P.O.V. Rooftop Terrace for a breathtaking view and cocktails. You won’t regret it.
Chapeau to Olivier Servat, General Manager of the W Washington DC Hotel, and his staff for putting on a well-executed and memorable event! Thank you to fellow blogger Aparna for the invite!
W Washington DC – P.O.V. Terrace | 515 15th St NW, Washington, DC 20004 | http://www.pointofviewdc.com/