Weekend Buzz: Chinese New Year, Red Velvet Pancakes, & Leather Love

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This weekend marks the kickoff for Chinese New Year, so get in touch with your global side and head to Chinatown for the parade. Ring in the Year of the Snake with dragon floats, live music, firecrackers, and even kung fu demonstrations. (Chinese Parade DC)

As our friends in Nemo's path can attest, winter isn't going away anytime soon. So, stock up on cold weather staples at the Worn Abroad pop-up shop. Tropicalia is hosting the event today from 1 to 5 p.m., and there'll even be cocktails and tunes by DJ Shamwell. (Worn Magazine)

V-Day week is (basically) upon us, so it's time to start locking down some plans. If a dinner date is just a little too serious for you, give one of these cocktail bars a try. They're the perfect place to take a new S.O. or gab the night away with your girlfriends. (DCist)

We're always on the lookout for delicious, easy recipes, and it's no secret that brunch is our favorite meal. So, when we got our hands on this red velvet pancake tutorial, we couldn't wait another second to try it out. Happy feasting! (Bitches Who Brunch)

When it comes to dressing for our day jobs, going too matchy-matchy is a dealbreaker. But, we're finding ourselves totally consumed with this leather-on-leather look — how great are those perfectly preppy boots? (Currently Coveting)

Photos: Via DCist, Currently Coveting