If you're like me and stuck in D.C. during NYC Fashion week, fear not! Rebecca Heslin will be bringing you all of the action covering Fashion Week for USA Today. She will be covering 20+ fashion shows and parties in 5 days... Rough life. ;-)
Skye Lounge of Washington, DC's financial district plans to host a "Bike & Car Show" fundraising event the evening of Saturday, September 6, 2008. The charity chosen to benefit from dollars raised is the Coalition for the Homeless.
Owners of Skye chose the Coalition for the Homeless because they have participated in homeless fundraisers in the past with St. Luke's. "I know this is a major problem in the nation's capital and it should not be. The homeless population in Washington, DC is the greatest per capita of any city in the US. Through Skye we have the opportunity to give back and hopefully help alleviate a growing issue in the city" they both add.
The evening will showcase a myriad of exotic vehicles. Guests are encouraged to bring their own bikes and motorcycles as well. To accommodate the number of cars and bikes, from 6pm to 10pm, the city will close down blocks inclusive of 19th, 20th, and Eye Streets, NW specifically for this event.
Some of the exotic cars which will be featured include the Attack Roadster, Toyota Supra, Viper, Lamborghini Guilardo, Maserati, and the Drift Nissan 240. Among the motorcycles are the R1 Yamaha, Hyabusa, Suzuki GSXR (models 600, 750 and 1000).
A $10 or $20 donation for the cause is suggested for attendees. Skye will provide live music, a date auction, prizes and drink and food specials. Reservations are only for those showcasing cars or bikes and admittance is first come first serve.
Red Bull, Grey Goose, Race Apeel , MischiefTV, Eurobeat , Atyer Service have signed on to be corporate sponsors of the benefit.
So excited for this!!! Holly Morris of Fox 5 is hosting a wine tasting to raise funds for her team in Breast Cancer 3-Day Walk. Holly and friends will be making the 60 mile journey in honor of her aunt who was just diagnosed with Breast Cancer.
Hope you can make it out to the Fashion Fights Poverty Look Book Launch this evening that I will be hosting at Tattoo Lounge in honor of this years' Dress Responsibly Campaign.
If you never quite grew out of Legos as a child, this is an event you must see. Once you step through the doors, we're all the same age: 1Sheraton Premiere at Tyson's Corner (8661 Leesburg Pike Vienna, VA)
YES!Circle, TiE-DC and Success in the City are once again co-conspiring to bring you the most spectacular, fun networking event of the summer! Enjoy the last days of summer while mingling, networking, and having a great time! It's not about trading business cards; it's about connecting, building relationships and most importantly having FUN doing it! Business cards and tropically-inspired attire encouraged; a great attitude and an open mind are absolutely required! This event includes valuable networking, hors d'oeuvres, open bar, and fabulous door prizes!
Head on over to FLY Lounge tonight from 6-10pm to support Facilitating Leadership in Youth (FLY). Mix and Mingle during their charity happy hour where they will be collecting money at the door and selling FLY t-shirts. FLY supports Annacostia youth in achieving their educational goals, helping them develop into the leaders of tomorrow. Check out their website for more information!
Tuesday night, head on over to Trattoria Sorrento in Bethesda and network with like-minded DC area entrepeneurial wine enthusiasts while discussing this months' topic: "The Truth About Email Marketing".
Monday nights are shaken, not stirred in Crystal City with their 21 week James Bond Outdoor Film Festival... Tomorrow's movie? "Golden Eye" (1995) Bond movies will be shown through October 20th in the Courtyard along S. Bell Street between 18th and 20th.
Another Grande opening that will send those taste buds into over-drive... Check out Chop't's newest location in Metro Center tomorrow, Monday 8/25 from 11am-2pm for free salads and sandwiches! Co-founders Tony Shure and Colin McCabe will be there, so come hungry with questions as well! The new Chop't at Metro Center (618 12th st NW) will officially open its doors on Tuesday the 26th....
Tomorrow, August 25th, head on over to the Grande Opening of "Hello Cupcake" at 1251 Connecticut Ave. "A sophisticated twist on an old classic", Hello Cupcake will help you survive the dreaded Monday blues! Opening at 10am, head on over for a cupcake, or eight!
Well it is finally happening, my friends are all getting married!
Wanted to extend a congratulations first off to my brother Patrick and his fiancee Julia who will wed next August!
I also want to congratulate two pairs of my very best friends, Anthony Guajardo and Jenna Landis whom I grew up with since 3rd grade; and my very best friend in the whole wide world Jessica Kent and Steve Lipinski (two of my best friends from high school!) who just got engaged this week!!
Funny enough: I went to prom with both Anthony and Steve... perhaps if you pity dated me to prom, you too, can marry my best friends! And also of course a special congratulations to Nancy Margaret Ray and Andy Andler who will be married this Fall...!!
It your favorite time of the year again... but you have to hurry because we are almost sold out of VIP tickets!! The Fall 2008 District Sample Sale will be held Tuesday, September 9, from 6:30-9:30pm. We will sell out fast so be sure to get your tickets here! Last Spring, the DSS raised $37,000 for their charities, so help them raise even more this Fall for the DC Rape Crisis Center!!!
So maybe you have lived here and feel like you are the tour guide when friends and family come to visit... but next time let DC BY FOOT guide you on some of the most amazing tours in the nation's capital... FOR FREE!
I met the guys at DC by Foot a few months ago and have meant to post as they are really bringing such an added experience, interacting instead of just reporting facts and figures. They're passion for the city is contagious, knowledge unparalleled, and attitudes amazing! Their "More than Monuments" tour is free, every day at 2 and 6pm at the Washington Monument! They also host the BenefacTOURS every Sunday at 6pm, with all tips generated being donated to a local Washington DC charity! Good work guys!
For more info, check out their website, email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 202.370.1830 . Group tours available!
Event at Salon Roi.
Summer will be gone soon.
Let’s enjoy the best moments of the summer
And CELEBRATE you-new you, just because you’re valued Salon Roi
CUSTOMER and FRIEND we would like to exclusively invite you and your friends
To our custom-made jewelry SUMMER SALE event (everything 20% off).
Please, join us for cocktails and take a small tiny Leopard Box filled with jewelry with you. On Wed, August 20th from 8-11pm. No RSVP needed, just stop by during that time and bring friends and loved ones…
Hope to see you soon.
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
10:15am - 3:00pm
1213 U St NW
From Memorial Day to Fourth of the July this summer has been memorable. Now as the summer draws to a close, let's not forget those that have been fighting for us.Please join us at the Rookery for music, drink specials, and grand old American happy hour. This is the perfect opportunity to bust out that red, white, or blue summer outfit one last time.-$10 suggested donation at the door- Patriotic attire encouraged- Free admission with a military IDAll procedes go directly to airline tickets that reunite wounded soldiers with their loved ones. Please join us and be a part of their recovery. For more information about Luke's Wings please visit www.lukeswings.org.
LITON AGENCY + REDSKINS + EASTERNS
Sunday, August 17, 2008
10:00am - 10:00pm
REDSKINS PARK OR EASTERNS IN RESTON
Liton Agency is searching for a Bubbly and confidant TV Host for Redskins Late Night Show. It will be hosted by Chris Paul of WPGC and produced by Larry Michael. It’ll be seen each week on WUSA 9 each Saturday night at 12:30.This is a great opportunity to become a celebrity in DC Metro area, be on TV and have huge potential to meet other media and marketing groups for future events all over the country. If you dream to be on TV, then this is the Job for you !The show will be taped each Tuesday night at Gordon Beirsch at Tyson’s Corner Center from 7-8:30PM for 17 weeks. One note. Because of the Thursday night opener against the Giants and the short week to produce the show, the first show will be taped at Gordon Beirsch at Tyson’s on Friday night August 29th. Other than that one show, it’ll be every Tuesday night for taping from Sept 9 thru the last week in December.Duties would be to interact with the host and player on camera. Possibly interact in a comedy skit. Could have a mike in the crowd for fan questions. Most importantly, she will be asked to dress sexy and add an element of sex appeal to this Late Night show. We are not only looking for just a great talent but you MUST be professional, punctual and take this job very serious as millions of people will be viewing you and the show depends on the quality of work that you provide. We will hold live auditions this Monday the 18th at either Redskins Park in Ashburn or Easterns Main office in Reston.
Hot pink procratination tool- check! Thanks to Dan Birdwhistell of Big Sight Media who pointed me in the right direction of Non Society, I am now obsessed. I honestly cannot say which contributor is my favorite: Julia the eager dating columnist, Meghan the Geekette who makes me feel a little more normal, or Mary the style snob whom I cannot decide if I envy or worship for her chic and sensible style! I kind of would love to be best friends with all three... ;-) Check it out! I really think they should come to DC so we can host a non-society launch party for them in the Nation's Capital!
We all have a pink National's hat floating around the jungle we call a closet- time to break it out- Its Ladies Night!! The Savvy Girls of Summer will be there promoting their new book, "It Takes More Than Balls" while Last Comic Standing semi-finalist Erin Jackson will have you falling off your seat! Watch the Nats take on the New York Mets with a few cocktails at the 5pm happy hour, first pitch is at 7:10.
This sounds so amazingly delicious! Save the date for Thursday, September 25th for the Washington Cupcake Contest! The event will be held from 6-9pm at the Washington Club in Dupont Circle.
* Vanilla with Chocolate Icing
Since moving to D.C., I have always longed to attend Screen on the Green. Dorky, maybe, but it has been on my to-do list for the past three summers, and finally I can check it off! Monday night I saw "The Apartment" at HBO's Screen on the Green down at the National Mall. Hundreds of people gathered on the lawn, sprawled out on blankets with picnics, playing cards and laughing as the sun set in anticipation of a romantic movie night. While the atmosphere was second to none, I have to admit that I am still a bit perplexed by the movie pickers' choice in films to show at a very public venue with little kids galore. Having no idea what "The Apartment" was about, I was taken aback slightly as the story unfolded about how a business man was essentially allowing his apartment to be used by upper management as a brothel, thus allowing him to get ahead in the work place. While this was a black and white film from the 1960s and nothing was explicit, I was still red with embarassment! Thank goodness it was dark!
Last Thursday, three of the Washington Bayhawks' players headed over to the Children's National Medical Center before heading up to Rutgers to take on the New Jersey Pride. Conor Gill, Jamison Mullen, and Billy Glading passed out ice cream, player cards, and posters to many remarkable little guys on the children's cancer floor in honor of Mason's Super Stars, seeing the kids' faces light up as they talked with the guys about movies, lacrosse, and summer plans was far more rewarding than one could imagine. The players exchanged email addresses with a few of the teenagers and have already been keeping in touch, one little girl told the boys how pretty they made her feel when she was having such a rough day...
D.C. Magazine is of course one of my must-reads, which makes me ever-so-excited that Modern Luxury Media group just acquired Julib.com, the online luxury retail newsletter! What does this mean for DC fashionistas and jetsetters- a little dose of DC Mag coming right into your inbox! Congratulations!
Not so sure how I am feeling about the new facebook. I like the horizontal emphasis but it all just seems too stretched since I have been looking at the same format for so many years. I don't like it. Perhaps I am just bitter that I had to miss out on the F8 conference that had Thievery Corporation dominating the stage after the talks were through, but either way, I want the old facebook back.
Don't miss your chance to sign up for a Fall Flag football team through Play Head First Sports League. Last Spring, Shockingly Offensive Behavior dominated the afterparty, if not the field. Such a great experience to bond and get your day started while all of your friends are still taming their touch of the Irish flu.
In this sweaty summer heat, one of the most important things is to stay hydrated (trust me, this is a biggie for me since I get dozens of kidney stones every year! If what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, I must be looking like the incredible Hulk these days ha ha!)