Take a Dip Before You Sip
The mercury's supposed to hit 80 degrees today, which has me thinking about ways to beat the heat once warm weather arrives for good.
A leisurely afternoon in a pool and a refreshing frozen cocktail are my preferred solution, though most public swimming facilities frown at BYO martinis. But, in the best news I've heard in ages, there are two weekly poolside happy hours starting later this month.
First, there's a welcome return for Code Orange, the Omni Shoreham's luxe Thursday-afternoon event that allows use of its cool "resort-style pool" -- a large, mostly shallow pool built for wading instead of laps. Full use of the hotel's locker facilities is included in the $15 cover charge, as is one selection from the tropical drink menu. (The creamy Frozen Orange Blossom mixes gin, orange sorbet and peach schnapps, while the chunks of fresh mango in the Orange Mango Squeeze had me dreaming of the islands.)
Code Orange begins on May 22, and even if you don't get in the water, it's pleasant to just recline on one of the hotel's deck chairs and take in the sun.
Over on Thomas Circle, the Washington Plaza Hotel's striking pool is usually for hotel guests and members only, but this year, the international professionals group Euronet is hosting Thursday night gatherings with DJs and Caribbean cocktails. Splash, which kicks off on May 15, features a poolside grill dishing up burgers and hotdogs, a cash bar and DJs -- accompanied by a steel pan player -- spinning from 6 to 10. Admission will be $10 if you RSVP on euronetinternational.com, or $15 at the door.
| May 2, 2008; 11:57 AM ET
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