DC Living: Real Igloo at City Center

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When you think of igloos, typically visions of fur adorned Eskimos and the Arctic come to mind. Never does one associate an igloo with the epicenter of luxurious living and shopping in DC but this weekend, and this weekend ONLY, 36,000 lbs of ice are formed together to make an impressive and instagram worthy installation!

Top DC blogger at city center igloo holidays 2017-13 ice lounge

Yes ladies and gentlemen.

There is a real ice Igloo at City Center in DC and you are welcome to inhabit it for a few minutes THIS weekend.

Here is a little description of the fun:

Plastic igloos are popping up all of the world and this holiday season CityCenterDC will take it to the next level with a modern Igloo – Ice Lounge, made entirely of (36,000lbs) of ice. Styled with plush interiors by Joseph Ireland of JD Ireland Interior Architecture + Design, this one-of-a-kind, frozen structure will allow Washingtonians to fulfill their subzero dreams for a weekend. Opens December 1 at 4 p.m. and will also be open to the public December 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Follow along on social media with the hashtag #CCDCHolidays. – TAA PR

Jermaine and I had the absolute pleasure of previewing and shooting inside the igloo before it opened to the public and it was everything we dreamed of and more. I really wanted to channel my inner Arctic Goddess and like everything else, add my own “stank” on it. So that is what I did.

Fur hat- check!

Long hair- check! Thanks wiggy wig!

Flowy gown- check!

Fur coat- check!

For those in DC this weekend, here are the deets and some handy dandy tips for having your own Igloo fun

Location: City Center DC

H St NW between 10th and 11th (it is right by Momofuku and my fave, MILK bar!)

Outfit Suggestions

Go all out! This is not the time to look like you are going skiing. A once in a lifetime opportunity like this deserves flair. Let your outfit stand out against all that ice!

I suggest flowy dresses and furs for the women or even something completely crazy like a bathing suit and fur (lol). Basically, have fun with it yall. Life is too short for that safe sh*t.

 Igloo Hours

Today, Friday, December 1st opening is at 4pm and then tomorrow is from 10am to 6pm.


Duh, this is going to be a highly instagrammable attraction so of COURSE there is a photo contest!

CityCenterDC invites you to share your photos of any CityCenterDC Holiday décor on Instagram using hashtag #CCDCHolidays for the chance to win a $350 CityCenterDC gift card.

To enter:

  1. Follow @CityCenterDC on Instagram
  2. Post a photo of any CityCenterDC Holiday décor using #CCDCHolidaysbetween November 20 and January 31.

The winner will be announced on or around February 1 via our CityCenterDC Instagram account.


It can get a little dark inside the ice lounge/ igloo so I highly suggest bringing an external flash if shooting with your DSLR. We did not so had to really up the ISO and losing a little quality. Also get a wide lens. You want to get the whole shebang if possible! If shooting with iPhone, dont forget that you can play with exposure compensation by tapping the screen and moving the sun dial up or down!

So who will be inhabiting the ice lounge/ igloo this weekend and what will you wear?

Talk to me!

Dress: Honey Punch,  | glitter boots: ShoeDazzle (Jessica) | Fur Hat: Burlington similar 1, similar 2 | Navy Blue teddy coat: Boutique Hush, similar

all photos by Jermaine Maull for 10th Letter Visuals

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