A study released by jewelry brand Glamira earlier this year revealed the DC area to be the No. 1 most “luxury-obsessed” place in the country, with more folks than anywhere else Googling terms like “luxury vacations” and “luxury hotel.” (Virginia as a whole came in at No. 6 on the list.) So go ahead — embrace your inclination to live it up like a Real Housewife would. Here are some ways to splurge in the area.
Initiation fees at Arlington’s exclusive Army Navy Country Club start around $75,000, according to The Washington Post. If selected, you can access 54 championship golf holes, numerous tennis courts, and priceless networking opportunities. 1700 Army Navy Dr., Arlington
To wear to the country club, natch. This 14-karat white gold one consists of 37 round brilliant-cut diamonds, weighs 15 carats, and is priced at $49,000. Dominion Jewelers, 917 W. Broad St., Falls Church
With five-star hospitality, rejuvenating spa treatments, and proximity to a luxury shopping center, the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner is made for stress-free self-care sojourns. Get an 80-minute HydraFacial ($345) before browsing Chanel and Cartier at Tysons Galleria, and make sure you splurge on Club Lounge access for events like exclusive trunk shows. Enjoy whiskey? The hotel’s Catoctin Creek and Dinner package (starting at $1,600 a night) gets you private transportation, valet parking, tastings at the renowned distillery, and, back at the Ritz, a seven-course dinner for two. 1700 Tysons Blvd., McLean
Wren at The Watermark Hotel hosts intimate tasting-menu experiences of 18 to 20 chef-selected courses paired with wine, sake, and cocktails. It’s luxurious in a semi-private bar area, but at $175, it’s actually fairly priced. 1825 Capital One Dr. S., Tysons
You can’t top the iconic Italian brand. A new Roma Spider starts at $272,970, and a Purosangue SUV ranges from $393,350 to $500,000. Ferrari of Washington, 45235 Towlern Pl., Sterling
Give back by supporting a local organization close to your heart. If you’re into the arts, for example, you can donate to McLean Project for the Arts. This year, the spring benefit’s top sponsorship level was $25,000.
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