All my Exes live in Texas

Now that all of my exes have up and moved to Texas, I may have to check out the Texas Independence Day Celebration on Sunday afternoon from 4-7 at Lounge 201. Advance tickets are $20, or $25 at the door, with proceeds benefiting the group's scholarship foundation. Sunday Funday, Yee Haw!!!

Miss Pettigrew Lives for A Day Pre-screening

After picking up a fabulous outfit at Bloomingdale's in support of the WHS, join We One You Two & Focus Features for a fabulous pre-screening event of Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day. The fun begins at 6pm at Regal Gallery Place theaters in Chinatown. Grab your girlfriends and check out the film as well as new spring fashions. Enjoy the opportunity to try new beauty and spa products as well & don't forget to to grab a swag bag with a gift card from We One You Two on your way out. I wish I would be in town to make it!

Bogner Trunk Show at Harriet Kassman

Any jet-setter who loves the slopes respects the quality and style combined in the creations of Bogner. Personally a snow bunny, I love to curl up by the fire with an Irish coffee in one of their fabulous sweaters after a long day of attempting to mount the chair lift without getting hit on the head... twice. Check out their exclusive 2008 trunk show at Harriet Kassman tomorrow, Wednesday the 27th, from ten to six and then get ready to hit the slopes in style!

Harriet Kassma

Mazza Gallerie Floor Two,

5300 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Can Diet Coke Bottles Save the World?

No, this isn't a grade school hypothesis for the D.C. County Elementary School Science Fair. Greensmart has developed new laptop cases (from $25-40) which are made from plastic bottles and bags... so yes, those recycled Diet Coke bottles (which I opine I consume close to 12 of a day) are making a difference in the world. Go green and check out one of their awesome new laptop cases... or at least recycle those bottles so they can come up with more innovative products!

Wedding Ring Coffin

So I have been blessed with parents who have been married for almost three decades, yet my father left a New York Times article on my plate at the breakfast table Sunday morning for "The Wedding Coffin." My parents are convinced I have A.D.D. of the heart and will never settle down. Whenever I say, "Daddy I want this when I get married" he replies, "Which wedding?" Ugh.

The Wedding Coffin is a jewelry box for your jewelry or engagement ring from your previous relationship. As seen on our favorite shows like Sex in the City or even on some of Washington's finest; its often difficult to figure out what to do with those stones. Bury them- in their very own coffin!

While I don't believe in the trivialization of the sacrament of marriage, I did find humor in the product being offered for under $40... And they say, "Its cheaper to keep her" or it "Pays to stay"... depends on who is paying!!!

LNS Casting Call Party

LNS Casting Call Party this Thursday at the Park!

Toga! Toga! Yet another party Saturday Night

The largest Toga Party in Georgetown.
Open Bar All Night
*Appetizer* Buffet* DJ* Door Prizes*
Best Toga Contest
Saturday March 1st,
8:30 PM - 02:00 AM
Tickets $ 50.00 + Tax
Must be 21 or over to party
Reserve Tickets online:
Nick's Riverside Grill
3050 K St. NW
Washington, DC 20002


DC Scores

Save the world sipping free mojitos? Why not! Join the hosts of the DC SCORES Soccer Ball presented by Latin Concepts for a friendraiser at Chi Cha lounge this Wednesday night (February 27th)!Open mojito bar from 6-9 sponsored by 10 Cane rum! No Cover. Unfortunately I will have to miss this shin-dig for one of my most favorite DC charities as I won't be back in town until Thursday night!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Chi Cha
1624 U Street NW
Washington, DC

Save the world sipping free mojitos? Why not! Join the hosts of the DC SCORES Soccer Ball presented by Latin Concepts for a friendraiser at Chi Cha lounge this Wednesday night (February 27th)!Open mojito bar from 6-9 sponsored by 10 Cane rum! No Cover

Mayflower Foundation Winter Formal

The Mayflower Foundation will be hosting its annual DC winter formal on March 1 at the University Club. This is a very popular annual event which draws a diverse crowd of Washington DC residents. It will benefit the Youth Leadership Foundation. The Youth Leadership Foundation (YLF) was founded in 1997 in order to serve disadvantaged youth from Washington’s inner city by boosting academic performance while developing their character. YLF operates two supplemental educational programs for Washington area minority students, the Tenley Achievement Program (TAP) for boys, and the Program for Academic and Leadership Skills (PALS) for girls. Both programs originally started as inner city outreach programs of the Tenley Study Center, a professional men’s service and mentoring organization, and its sister organization, the Van Ness Study Center.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

9:00 pm - 1:00 am

The University Club, 1135 16th Street, NW

Open Bar, Hors d'oeuvres, Live Entertainment and Raffle

Black Tie Optional

$65 in advance, $75 at the door

Annapolis Warehouse Sale


WHEN: The event is set to take place on Sunday, March 2
TIME: 1-6 p.m.

WHERE: Grand Ballroom of The Westin Annapolis at Park Place.
Admission is free.

The Sale will offer up to 80 percent off end-of-season home and paper goods, designer clothing for women, men and children as well as women's designer shoes. At press time, confirmed vendors are Bailey's Maryland Avenue, Diva, Horse (formerly Astrid), Marimus Sport, Novelties, Objects of Design, Saucy Shoes, Star Monograms, Tree Top Kids (formerly Be Beep) and Vertu. Among the designers featured will be merchandise from Betsy Johnson, Kate Spade, Kensie, Shoshanna, Hartstrings, J. McLaughlin, Seven for All Mankind, Tibi, Lilly Pulitzer Children, and DAKOTA MARTIN!

The sale will also offer complimentary food and drinks from local restaurants. Parking is available in the Park Place Garage.

Received this from a friend, Meghan, and really I hope I can check it out. Two of my favorite designers- Bailey and Dakota Martin will be there. I met the designers of Dakota Martin last year at a trunk show in D.C. and their stuff is so fetching I couldn't resist scooping two of their reversible scarf tops- fantastic summer accessory that travels really well!

Luke's Wings Innagural Flight

Heroes walk amongst us everyday, but so often we are so rushed to give a proper "thank you" to those who make it possible for us to go home each night to the blessing of a hug from our friends and family.

Luke's Wings was founded to give soldiers at Walter Reed a way to see their family upon their return to US soil. These men and women have risked their lives for our freedom, yet many times once they are back in the states, they are unable to see their family as the expense is too great. Providing flights for family members to see their loved ones boosts soldier's moral, hopefully aiding a speedy recovery.

Saturday, March 1 from 8:30-1am the City Tavern Club will be hosting a truly special kick off event in celebration of patriotism. Please check out the website, http://www.lukeswings.org for more information.

Shigeko Bork Mu Project

I know I am posting a jam packed calendar for the week, but as I am out of town for the next few days I am trying to get it all out in one fell swoop. Many of the events you may have already heard of, but hopefully I can add a few unique ones, such as this art exhibit opening reception on Saturday afternoon from 5-8pm before hitting one of the many soirees.

Founded in 2004, Shigeko Bork Mu Project is dedicated to presenting contemporary Asian art to the greater Washington, DC audience, while expanding awareness of the dynamism and sophistication that informs Asian art and culture. Mu meaning absence or nothingness in Japanese-- here signifies a potential opening and opportunity to discover and explore the work of established eastern artists as their careers are launched by Mu Project in the west.
Shigeko Bork Mu Project, 1521 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, #2, Washington, DC - 202.333.4119 -

Sunday Funday... Comedy Time!

If there is no better medicine than laughter, why not try it as the ultimate hangover cure?

A friend of mine, Chul Yim, sent me this information about his good friend who is going to be performing on Sunday... Sounds like a unique way to wind down the weekend with some friends, so why not?

WHS Shopping Day with Bloomingdale’s on Wednesday!

This Wednesday, February 27th, for one day only, Bloomingdale's (Tysons, Chevy Chase and White Flint) will host a shopping benefit offering WHS supporters 15% to 20% off. If you print off the discount card, and turn it in at either one of the Bloomingdale's locations listed above, Bloomingdale’s will give $5 to WHS for each card dropped off that day (one card per person). Even better, if we are able to have at least 100 cards marked to support WHS dropped off that day, Bloomingdale's will give WHS a percentage of the proceeds from the day.


The Rookery Grande Opening Re-cap

Bo Blair, the LNS acclaimed "King of Georgetown" has done it again... this time with perhaps an even finer sense of class. I remember first hearing of this new endeavor two years ago when I was supposed to host a New Year's Bash there with the Sullivans, Ryan Zimmerman, and Tom Snedeker. Let me be the first to say that I think the Rookery will prove to be worth the wait.

Arriving at his new hot spot, The Rookery on 25th and Pennsylvania, immediately I saw a signature Bo detail that brought a smile to my face... people being turned away. Now I love meeting new people and new faces were definitely far and few between at the opening, but I also love the fact that he is known for having a list and actually having the doormen enforce it. Quite reminiscent of the London members-only clubs I miss so much.

The interior was stunning without being spectacular, with University Blue walls and wood paneling on the two floors. Elegant but comfortable at the same time. Think Smith Point 2.0, for those less inclined to dance on tables but who still will be double fisting RBVs. Both bars were filled with beautiful, smiling people- the most important adornment to any night spot in D.C. Kudos to Bo, and best of luck...


Re-Cap Spice Girls' Concert

Usually the baby of the group, tonight made me feel ancient.

Scantily clad 13-year olds dressed as their favorite Spice Girl herded into the Verizon center- Adrenaline on high. My fabulous friend Sean got me a ticket for tonight's Spice Girl reunion concert, and how could I resist?! Slightly embarrassed by the fact that I still knew every word by heart, I had never been so thankful to have box seats... away from the screaming teenyboppers whom I was actually surprised knew of the Spice Girls, wasn't that my generation?

Pre-pubescent audience aside, the concert was full of contagious energy. In my opinion, the dancer's were the highlight of the show- their awe-inspiring talent out shined even Scary Spice's rhinestone encrusted leotard! The best wardrobe award goes to Posh with a close runner up being Ginger. Ginger Spice was by far the best soloist, she had the crowd on its feet, singing along during her rendition of "It's Raining Men". Scary Spice gets the worst performance award- her solo performance was way too phallic for the audience. It made me blush and being part of the LNS community that takes a lot.

Now if only I could get, "So tell me what you want what you really really want..." out of my head I'd be in good shape!

Top 10 Night Spots I miss from London

1. Boujis (missing my crackbaby shots!)
2. Cuckoo Club
3. Fifty (free memberships are awesome!)
4. China White
5. Bungalow 8 (fun but not like the NYC one)
6. Amica (Champagne room is the best)
7. Eclipse
8. Funky Buddah
9. Paper
10. Nobu

Patrick de Santos Concert

This Sunday head to the University Club at 4pm to listen to some amazing jazz and samba music by Patrick de Santos. The evening will benefit the Elsie Whitlow Stokes School.


Spanish Wine Dinner at Teatro with D.C. Magazine

I cannot imagine a more perfect evening than one with good friends, food, and wine.

Teatro Goldoni served up the most delectable pairings from duck ham to divine lamb chops to mint sorbet with berries, all complimenting the rich flavors of the six wines Bacchus Importers shared. Words don't provide justice in illustrating how well the food paired with the wines chosen, exceptional cuisine with a Spanish flair coming from a traditionally Italian restaurant. The presentation of the food was just as enviable as the erupting flavors each bite provided.

The educational experience was made far enjoyable by my newly found awareness of the delicious textures, tastes, and aromas we learned to pick up from each different type of Spanish wine. The company I in, from my very best girlfriends old and new, the Ambassadors of Nicaragua and Afghanistan, and of course Michael and Tony- could not be beat.

The six wines that teased our taste buds included:

1. Bodegas Palacios Remondo, Placet, Rioja, 2006

2. Cellar Laurona, Montsant, 2002 (our tables favorite!)

3. Hermanos Sastre Crainza, Ribera del Duero, 2003

4. Bodegas Comenge Crianza, Ribera del Duero, 2004

5. Bodegas Marques de Caceres Gran Reserva, 2000

6. Emilio Lustau, San Emilio, Solera Reserva, Jerez, Non-vintage

Although I grew up on a small, family owned vineyard, I had never had a real discerning taste for wine, especially reds. As I told the sommelier last night, I may be guilty of having complained that many red wines taste like "rubber bands". Not really sure why I have tasted rubber bands, but needless to say on the rubber band scale, these wines were amazing, I enjoyed every last sip... and then some!

Thank you to everyone who made the evening PERFECT!

WHS Night @ Warner Theatre- Annie

Attention Drama Queens!

Next Thursday, February 28th, the Washington Humane Society is hosting a special event at Warner Theatre for a performance of ANNIE.
The show kicks off at 8pm, but get to the theater early as there will be animals for adoption before the performance as well as information in the lobby on how you can give a home to a new fluffy friend. Washington Humane Society Members save 50% off the ticketed price by using the check-out code SANDY at Ticketmaster.
Also, don't forget to purchase your ticket for Fashion for Paws on April 12th!

Paper Flower Making at Paper Source

Looking for a creative outlet this evening? Check out Paper Source on M Street in Georgetown from 6:30-9:30pm tonight for Paper Bouquet making. $45 is the cost of the class, so grab some girlfriends and dive into the beautiful colors and textures and make your very own paper bouquet!


Had only I come across this brilliant D.C. entrepreneur before, my cocktail parties would have been a bit more entertaining!

Zondre Morris is a baker with a flair, bringing the District "Cocktail Cakes". Her concoctions come in either round bundts ($35) or cupcakes ($30/dozen) and are made with the finest of ingredients. The liquor infused desserts are perfect for celebrations of all kind- birthdays, retirements, or even just a fabulous addition for the ladies' book club meeting.

"Cocktail cakes are simply the infusion of rich delectable cakes with classic cocktail drinks to produce a mature and classy dessert."

With flavors like "The Banana Flirt", "Lemon Drop", and "Strawberry Seduction", I wouldn't know which one to choose! One of each?! Check out GetLitCakes for your next soiree...

Oscar Night D.C.

Join the Red Cross in Celebrating the 80th Annual Academy Awards this Sunday night at 7pm at POSH Supper Club. Tickets are are $95 for General Admission and $150 for VIP.

All the glitz and glam of Hollywood.

Walk the Red Carpet.

Interview with “Joan Rivers”*.

Watch the 80th Annual Academy Awards® live from Los Angeles.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

7 pm to midnight

Posh Restaurant & Supper Club

730 11th Street, NW

Washington, DC

Open Bar and Hors d’oeuvres

Black Tie Auction and Raffle for a Bahamas Trip. Bahamas trip includes 3 night, 4 day stay at Pelican Bay Resort in Lucaya, air transportation provided by American Airlines, and $500 Visa Gift Card.

Glass 3 Opening

Although I lack any ounce of artistic talent, I am awestruck and envy those who sculpt and design pieces in three dimensions. I am eager to attend tomorrow's VIP reception for the opening of the Glass 3 exhibit in Georgetown, as in attendance will be some of the world's most talented artists. To R.S.V.P. email jweber@georgetowndc.com


Fashion Ethic

Spurring from my work with Fashion Fights Poverty, I am always looking for new designers and retailers who focus on sustainable and ethical fashion. While perusing the web this afternoon I came across Fashion Ethic.

Founded by fellow fashionista Candice Caldwell in 2007, Fashion Ethic brings functional and ethical clothing made by inspired designers to the web in a boutique-like setting. The site is super easy to navigate and has a lot of really awesome pieces. My favorite was "The Spell" V-neck Tunic by Sustainable. $96 gets you an amazing piece that can be worn in the summer as a free flowing sundress, or in winter over a turtleneck and leggings. Added bonus: You're helping the environment one fashionable purchase at a time!

Tennis Anyone?

A city bustling with all sorts of professional teams ranging from the Redskins football dynasty to the relatively new Bayhawkes (professional Men's LAX team), now they have one more to add to the roster: the Washington Kastle's Professional Tennis Team.

The Kastle's season will run from July 3-23rd, playing in the Eastern conference along with 5 other teams. The Kastles expansion to D.C. is backed by entrepreneur Mark Ein, a native of Washington. The team will be picked on April 1st in Miami. Match Point?

Lickable Ads?

Although I have always been a fan of Welch's Grape Juice, they may have taken things too far. Scratch & sniff ads are so passé apparently, now the creators of Welch's advertising group are communicating with a different sense- taste. As brilliant as this may sound in theory- let them taste the product before they purchase- I cannot wipe the cringe off my face when I think of the germfest laden on some Welch's People magazine advertisement (due out this month) in a doctor's office with sick kids licking the page. Disgusting. Creative idea, poor execution.

Party for Patriotism this Saturday with the Yellow Ribbons

Come out to Rugby Cafe in Georgetown this Saturday night starting at 9:30 pm for a $30 all you can drink deal. A portion of the proceeds will be benefiting the Yellow Ribbons, a DC-based charity organization that began as an effort to raise money and volunteer time to support the men and women serving our country and their families. Their goal to provide support and morale for the troops and their families at Walter Reed will be met by your participation this weekend. So throw on some Red, White and Blue and cheers to those who are making it possible for us to live out our dreams each day... Thank you!

When: Saturday, February 23rd, 9:30pm

Where: Rugby Cafe - M & Wisconsin in Georgetown

Cost: $30 all you can drink with proceeds benefiting the Yellow Ribbons

Designer of the Week: Lauren Bailey of Bailey Bag

I was first dazzled by Lauren Bailey at a trunk show at the City Tavern Club almost two years ago. Compelled by her contagious passion as an entrepreneur, I became fascinated with her collection of bags which combines fashion forward designs with healthy living ideas. The idea to fuse the benefits of magnetic properties with her stylish designs first began seven years ago, and has flourished since.

"Each BAILEY bag includes two or more of the naturally occurring, rare earth neodymium discs. These magnets are helpful in reversing the negative effects caused by electromagnetic radiation that we carry around with us everyday, via technology such as cell phones and laptops."

The DC native has been endowed with great success, Lauren's bags receiving high praise in numerous fashion publications. My favorite design is the Kris Clutch which she so kindly donated to a charity auction last year. The leather is of the highest quality, soft & luxe, while the designs are both fashion savvy & practical- a stunning clutch where you can actually fit your phone AND wallet!

Stay tuned as her success continues to skyrocket with a revamping of the BaileyBag website and new designs. Investors looking for a stylish new business prospect? Contact Miss Lauren Bailey at info@baileybag.com


Mardi Gras and Katrina Recovery Party

When catastrophic natural disasters hit, like Hurricane Katrina, millions of people are displaced and have to begin anew. I commend the hosts of this Saturday's Katrina benefit for not forgetting the struggles that the survivors are overcoming with every new day. Their efforts have remained steady long after the disaster was plastered on the front pages of our newspapers.

When: Saturday February 23rd

Cost: $80 (includes open bar and heavy hors d’vours)

Time: 8:00pm-1:00am

Attire: Festive Attire or Black Tie Optional

Where: Hilton Garden Inn (McPherson Square)
815 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 783-7800


The Lively Stones New Orleans Brass Band
Butch Grant & The Crossfire Band
DJ Dirty Needles (Mixing between sets)

Silent Auction and Door Prizes

Purchase tickets here to help the victims of Katrina and help "Rebuilding Together" reach their goal of $70,000... after raising $45k at the past two events, anything is attainable!

Balloon Ballgowns?

Came across this on Trend Hunter. While it could possibly be one of the most uncomfortable gowns ever made, I think the artistry is brilliant. Kudos! Inflatable Couture, what will they think of next?

Fashionista by Tyra Banks

Whether you think tuning in to the Tyra Bank's Show kills brain cells, or keeps you mildly entertained and grateful not to be there, you might enjoy her newest venture, Fashionista.

I will admit I am mildly obsessed with the hit, "The Devil Wears Prada". (One of the few movies I feel was as good, if not better, than the book.) Fashionista was inspired by the growing number of wide-eyed fashionistas who give up everything (sometimes even their dignity) to score their dream job of getting coffee for an editor of a hot fashion magazine.

Brought to us by the CW, casting agents hit the streets of New York recently and handed out surveys to potential Fashionista contestants with questions ranging from their style sense to whether or not they have a temper. Keep a well-manicured finger on that remote...

Hoop Dreams Scholarship Fund Event

Hoop dreams is a phenomenal charity in DC that is run by an even more marvelous committee. They are hosting a soiree Wednesday, details below!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 7pm-11pmHarry's Tap Room2800 Clarendon Boulevard - Arlington, VA 22201

Attire: Business Casual n' Fun!

Tickets: $75 per person (Includes Food & Beverage)

Silent Auction and Live Entertainment on a Magical Night in Arlington!

RSVP Today! Call 202-414-8226 or email LKapinus@hoopdreams.org or RSVP online at http://www.hoopdreams.org/

This is a fundraiser, but also a great opportunity to meet and network with Susie's corporate supporters.


MontBlanc's Scented Love Letter Ink

If you find yourself channeling Elle Woods as you finish off those graduate school apps, or writing a "Dear John" letter to the man who forgot you on Valentine's Day, check out MontBlanc's newest creation- scented ink! The cartridges are only compatible with MontBlanc pens and come only in crimson red- so probably not for every day use!

Saturday with the Ladies

Yesterday was an absolutely fabulous day as we rallied a dozen wonderful ladies for a brunch at Cafe Milano. Thanks to Laurent for putting it all together for us! After brunch we headed to Paolo's and were very grateful to our mystery admirer who sent us these amazing chocolate covered strawberries to accompany our champagne in celebration of Keri's visit to D.C. Thank you!!

As Keri so eloquently said, "A group of 12- 6's automatically all become 9's when they're together!"

Fashionably Earth-Friendly

Eco-bags have been around for awhile but are gaining in popularity every day. I remember when my mom first got me the signature Trader Joe's Bag, which I tried to remember to take with me every time I shopped, but unfortunately often left it stuck in the cupboard.

At Fashion Week, Amanda Hearst, Annie Churchill, and Alvin Valley launched their Eco-Tote line emblazoned with a big earth on the front. A portion of the proceeds goes towards "New Yorkers for a Green New York" to support The Stevenson Green Roof Project.

As one of last year's Fashion Fights Poverty lookbook spokespeople, I have been fascinated in my education of how many brilliant minds are engaged in the intersection of fashion and philanthropy. Utilizing awareness in the fashion world allows ideas to flourish- look at the large chain stores such as the Aids Tee at Gap, Zara's Eco-sustainable lines available in the EU and Top-Shops recycled Tees.

You can even customize your own reusable bag from Bags on the Run if you want something truly unique and chic!


District Sample Sale- March 4th

The district Sample Sale is always fabulous- be sure to get your ticket now as theyre only doing pre-sale tickets!! You will save bundles!!!

Celebrate President's Day at Tattoo

Sunday night (February 17th) don your red, white, and blue and come support the troops at our fundraiser for President's Day at Tattoo. Rsvp at Andrea@dcrsvp.com


Fashion For Paws- Sponsor Me!

Sponsor Me for Fashion for Paws- all proceeds going to the Washington Humane Society!

If you purchase a ticket on the website you can select "Katherine Kennedy" as your model you are sponsoring and the price of your ticket for April 12th at the Italian Embassy will go towards my campaign to raise $3000! And as an added incentive for our male attendees, myself and some others have agreed to strut our stuff in bikinis if we raise $5k! Even if you cannot make it, you can still donate and make a difference for our furry friends!

Thank you!!!


Do they have rehab for web 2.0 junkies yet? They need to.

So my lovely friend Carissa sends me an invitation to play Scrabulous with she and two of our other friends. I'm hooked. Let my productivity decline...

The Game

So I have always considered myself to have more game than Milton Bradley- having always been "one of the guys" despite my more feminine attributes. I learned a lot from their smooth talking and antics, which found them success all over the globe.

And then I read " The Game".

Truth be told, an ex-boyfriend had been reading it before we broke up. I had heard about the pick-up artists' underground network, and when Barnes and Noble had it for sale in their bargain priced book section for $5.98, I picked it up. For less than the price of an RBV, I was going to be getting a night life education.

(Note: I am a book junkie. I only read non-fiction- mainly biographical books. I usually read an entire book in a sitting- going through 3-5 books a week. Inherited it from my mother.)

I have always considered my game to be in that I try to be "unattainable." I once blamed it on loving the movie Clueless (as awful as this sounds) because Cher considered herself too much of a catch to date anyone in High School. I make guys work for the prize- if it was easy it wouldn't be worth it, right?

Well "The Game" addressed the issue of girls like me exactly. Using Mystery Method, the book explained if you approach the girl (who is used to being fawned over with cheesy pick-up lines) in a non-threatening way, ignore and isolate the target while entertaining the rest of her entourage, she will crave your attention. Its true.

So this Valentine's Day arm yourself with pick-up armour. Its an entertaining book, and will make you feel really good that your life hasn't gone to waste like that of the characters in the novel.

Valentine's Day for the Single One

Ah yes, the Hallmark-created holiday has come again, painting D.C. in red, pink, and purple hearts with those walking on clouds they are so happy, and others sobbing in pillows.

No fret, any bachelor or bachelorette celebrating their singledom this year has more than enough choices to black out and make that Valentine's across the bar look a little more enticing.

Smith Point is hosting a "Annonymous Love" party where patrons can dedicate songs to friends and future loved ones, send shots to existing or new couples, and dance the night away on the SPDF courtesy of LNS. $20 open bar from 9-11:30.

The Gryphon room will be toasting tonight to all of those who have forgotten about Mr. Right and are looking for Mr. Right Now. Kicking off at 9, the place is sure to be packed. Who knows, maybe that "now" part will just fall away sometime...

Play, Lotus, and Josephine's are hosting events as well, providing all too many options for those who missed out on reservations at Citronelle.

Happy Valentine's Day!



So I have an obsession.

Norissa from http://www.tranquilit.com/ is a fabulous lady who I met out and about in D.C. She is fantastic all around, getting her hand into a little bit of everything much like myself. Last year she sent me a couple of her products from her line at TranquiliT.com and lets just say that the black jumpsuit is basically all I wear...

The Jumpsuit is my go to item for traveling, and I love jetsetting so it definetly has gotten its' wear! The eco-lux line is machine washable, doesn't wrinkle, and is super comfy- perfect for long trips. I usually throw a hoodie over the onesie for long flights and switch to a pashmina and some jewlery for a fancy dinner out- makes packing a breeze! All the items are super versatile- the skirt can be folded into many lenths and even doubles as a dress. Im obsessed.

Chance for Life Poker Tournament

Is lady luck on your side? It is in the cards, right?

This Saturday, February 16th, revel in your good fortune while supporting an amazing cause to help those that are looking for a little hope.

The Schedule of Events is as follows:

Poker Tournament at 3:00 PM ($300)

Wine and Beer Tasting at 8:00 PM ($50)

After Party at 10:00 PM ($30)

There will be a Grand Prize of a2008 World Series of Poker $10,000 Ticket!

Other prizes include: World Series Poker Bracelet, NCAA Tournament Opening Day tickets, Timeshare anywhere in the World, Redskins Tickets, Cruise Package, Private Table at the Parkand...iPod Touch from PC Connection, Snowboard from Sobe/Pepsi, 2-night stay from Sheraton Suites Old Town, Washington Nationals Tickets, Spa Package from Radiance Med Spa, Private Table at The Park.

Please join us for the 3rd Annual Chance for Life Charity event in support of the Spinal Cord Tumor Association, Inc. Last year, more than 400 people gathered for a night of poker, wine, and dancing. Together, we collected over $65,000 in donations and we hope to make this year bigger and better than ever! chanceforlife@redpegmarketing.com

The Reason I love D.C.

If you love something, let it go and if it comes back it was yours to keep... Right? Well I left D.C. and now I am back. Why? I think I am addicted.

D.C. has such a unique culture- there is always something going on. The city is filled with fascinating people who understand the power of reciprocity, they genuinely see what they can do to help you, knowing that somewhere down the road they will find success 10-fold. Its all about networking and leveraging contacts to benefit everyone.

For instance, I didn't want to go out last night- at all. I met with Victoria to get some advice on starting up a boutqiue PR firm at Hudson. That turned into drinks at the Four Seasons with Roby and Carissa followed by a private dinner in the kitchen at Teatro Goldoni prepared for us by the fabulous Michael. (Absolute most amazing Lobster risotto ever!) From there we went to the Park, did a victory lap or two, headed to DC Coast where I made new friends with a dentist with the greatest name ever- Dr. Doctors and finally went to Ebong's birthday celebration at Tattoo... So much for not going out!

I love D.C. Its just a big town where everybody knows your name... I'm hooked!

Desperate and Dateless?

Being that I will probably spend my Valentine's day with my two favorite guys- Ben and Jerry- I'm really in no place to judge. Interesting though are the numerous new dating sites online- move over Match.com!

Do you look your best all sweaty, dominating the basketball court? Check out http://www.athleticsingles.com/ to find some hot jocks who just want to have fun.

This next category really disturbs me, actually prompting me to write this post actually. "Date by Disease" http://www.h-date.com/ is for people who have contracted herpes and want to meet other singles facing the same consequences. http://www.irritatedbeingsingle.com/ matches up those with IBS and Crohn's disease ( members get discounts on bulk toilet paper at Costco, jk!). Finally, http://www.prescription4love.com/ reaches out to many people who are suffering from cancer, diabetes, MS, epilepsy, HIV, etc. At least you know you're not alone...

Finally, http://www.singlegourmetdating.com/ is a place where foodies can meet online and set up a 7 course date soon afterwards, uniting food snobs to find something savory and sweet, just wait for desert!!!

(I first saw this in the January/February issue of Women's Health)

Fashion for Paws Kick-Off

Join the soon-to-be-runway models of Fashion for Paws, the Washington Humane Society, and the partners of We One You Two to celebrate the launch of the model's websites where you can help them raise money before they strut their stuff down the Catwalk. Christiana Vodka is sponsoring the event and 10% of all sales from the boutique will go to the WHS!

The actual runway event will take place on Saturday, April 12th at the Italian Embassy where 40 of DCs finest will strut their stuff to raise money for the shelter. Last year's innagural event was quite successful, this year we are trying to raise over $100k!

For more information contact the WHS.



Stole this from LNS.

Hillary Special:
Two Fat Thighs with small breasts and a Left Wing!


So I kind of want to start a PR firm. I know my God-given talent is networking, but does DC need another PR firm? I love the contagious passion of start-ups and would want to specialize in emerging businesses- whether high-tech or products. Do I take the big leap?

"50 Faces" by Sean Tiner

A couple days ago a friend-of-a-friend tagged me in a photo on Facebook. I was a little weirded out at first, but then I saw the photo- which he created through a digital process, and thought it was really cool. I learned more by checking out his blog and then his website. I am really impressed by his artistry as well as his reasoning for doing the series:
"I randomly selected 50 facebook friends and created stylized portraits from their profile pictures. Some of them are friends, others current and former classmates and the rest are acquaintances. The 50 are connected through serendipity; the same way facebook connects us. All of the portraits are created through digital processes, symbolic for our horizontal technological society."
Kudos from KK. ;-)

Monday Night Lights

So last night I had a fabulous dinner party with two of my favorite girls at my new place in the West End. After a couple glasses (okay Bottles!) of wine we ventured to the Ritz for some cocktails. We ran into so many fabulous friends all enjoying the evening at the new restaurant "Westend Bistro" by Eric Ripert... Who knew Mondays were hot?