Whales can be an elusive species only hanging in clans of its own. But there are a few habitats where no matter the time of day, a whale will certainly be spotted. From posh country clubs to exotic car dealerships to run-of-the-mill grocery stores in upscale nabes, we have the list of top spots to spot a whale in its natural (read: fancy) habitat.Read More
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Working up a sweat has never been so glam. Located close to uber-posh Tysons Galleria and in the same complex as Hermes, the fashionable gym has all the amenities a whale will need to stay fit. And the networking opportunities ain't bad either.
2. Vida Fitness
Like its suburban sister, VIDA Metropole in Logan Circle is the hottest place to get hot. Part of the ever growing VIDA empire, the gym has everything a whale needs to ball out including lap pools, luxurious locker rooms, and plenty of machines. Plus, even Anderson Cooper is known to drop by every now and then.
3. Nationals Stadium
Fresh cut grass. Cold beer. Delicious hot dogs. And box seats. Of course box seats. Because a whale doesn't sit with the masses. Above the plebeian crowds, whales watch the game in style and comfort. No lines to the bathroom or for another round for these guys.
4. Ferrari Maserati of Washington
Sterling, VA 20166
What's a whale without a sick set of wheels? That's right: He ain't a whale. Whether it's a Ferrari and/or a Maserati (why not have both?), this dealership only caters to those with the dollars and access to land these high-performing vehicles.
5. Sidwell Friends School
This is the famous school where the kids of the rich and/or powerful go. First Families sent their young ones here. Members of Congress sent the tykes here. Giant whales make sure their boys and girls get only the best. Meet The Teacher Nights are probably brimming with the nation's Who's Who.
6. Congressional Country Club
Bethesda, MD 20817
One of the PGA stops, this uber-classic country club in Bethesda hosts the best, brightest, and most balling whales. When the weather turns awesome, ladies and gents in the DMV grab their wood and knock around some balls while having a few.
7. Saks Fifth Avenue
With a hot body, where's a whale to go to make sure it's decked out in designer duds? Saks Fifth Avenue of course. Located in tony Chevy Chase, this is where the black Amex can do some serious damage. Jimmy Choos. Check. Tom Ford. Check. Gucci. Double check.
8. W Curtis Draper Tobacconist
Washington, DC 20005
A throwback to the old ways, this cigar shop in downtown blocks from the White House is wear lobbyists, lawyers, and other power brokers light up and talk shop. Or don't talk shop. Whales from the left and the right come together here and enjoy some down town with Scotch (bring your own) and escape the madness outside.
Even whales want to budget shop every now and then. Located in Potomac Yards, this discount retailer attracts the movers and shakers in the 202. FLOTUS is known to stop by every now and then to pick up a few items. Because that whale has taste.
10. The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
Just across the Potomac, the Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City may not have the cachet of a Georgetown address, but whales flock here regardless. Check them out having a cocktail, gossiping, or seeing who's hanging in the hotel.
Washington, DC 20007
It's not called the "Social Safeway" for nothing. The grocery store on Wisconsin Ave is the frequent haunt of Gtown homemakers and taste makers who need to grab a few things when Dean & Deluca just won't cut it. Make sure you're always wearing your best when doing a milk run because you never know what DC whale you'll run into here.