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!
Mazza Gallerie Floor Two,
5300 Wisconsin Avenue NW
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!!!
The largest Toga Party in Georgetown.
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
1624 U Street NW
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
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.
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.
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 - www.muproject.com
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?
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.
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...
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!
4. China White
Sunday, February 24, 2008
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Cost: $80 (includes open bar and heavy hors d’vours)
Attire: Festive Attire or Black Tie Optional
Where: Hilton Garden Inn (McPherson Square)
815 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
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!
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...
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!
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! email@example.com
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?
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?