Video from Yesterday at Children's

Video of Zimmerman and Cartwright at Children's National Medical Center yesterday for Mason's Super Stars

Mason's Super Stars!

I want to give a special thanks to Ryan Zimmerman of the Nationals who came out and supported Mason's Super Stars at the National Children's Medical Center, along with Redskins players Rock Cartwright, Shaun Shuisham (and his gorgeous wife Erin), and Kedric Golston.

The guys were incredible, all coming out and playing with the kids, signing autographs, etc. out of the goodness of their heart, not because the team asked them to. They did me a big favor, and in turn touched the lives of the hundreds of kids, family members, and nurses who look up to them for their strength and dedication. It can be pretty scary even for a big football player to see the tiniest little guys fighting for their life. I think all the athletes would agree with me that while the commotion may have been around their visit, the real Super Stars were the kids undergoing chemo who possess a courage and strength unknown to them.

Mason's Super Stars is a monthly event we hold at the National Children's Medical Center in memory of Mason Leach who passed away last October. A super star on and off the field, Mason loved it when athletes, like D.C. United player Bobby Boswell, would come visit him during his treatments. In his memory, the Leach family started a fund to provide Target giftcards to the Super Star patients of the month, empowering them during a time where the patients may feel pretty helpless. Also special thanks to Edy's Ice Cream for the ice cream the players got to pass out on the floor to the children undergoing chemo, and to Eric Shuster of Comcast SportsNet for arranging Comcast to come and film! Hope you saw it last night!!

Please support the fund in any way you can:

Mason Leach’s Super Star Fund
c/o Children’s National Medical Center
attn: Volunteer and Consumer Support Services
111 Michigan Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20010.

Beaudry Trunk Show at Chas Schwartz & Son

A Chas Schwartz & Son special event, exclusively at Mazza Gallerie:See the complete Signature, Beautique and Men's collections, plus a special showing of the couture works from world-renowned diamond jewelry designer Michael Beaudry. Hand-forged one component at a time, the Beaudry collection is regarded as the finest crafted jewelry in the world.

Friday, May 2: 10-7:30

Saturday, May 3: 10-5:30 and by appointment.

Chas Schwartz & Son, Mazza Gallerie, 5300 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington

Ecotourism Gala at the House of Sweden

I am so bummed I am missing this incredible opportunity to see some of the finest holiday packages available. The Ecotourism gala kicks off tomorrow at 6pm at the House of Sweden in Georgetown. Focused on sustainable travel, the gala is sure to raise eyebrows as some of DC's finest has the opportunity to see the amazing vacations they can take, that will actually help preserve the beautiful places they love to travel.

Grande Opening of Profile

Hope Wellness Clinic Free Fair

Help welcome the Hope Wellness Clinic to the DC Area and get a free screening or two as well as an education on what the clinic provides for FREE. The Hope Wellness Clinic provides education and testing for Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis. The Clinic is also the only clinic in the USA, proactively educating its clients on how to continune treatment without going broke! You can also donate to the Hope Wellness Clinic (which is a 501C) at so they can keep providing these services to those that are without health insurance or are less fortunate. If you donate at least $20 at the event, you get a free autographed copy of "Healthcare for Less". Rain date is May 10th.

Date: Saturday, May 3, 2008
Time: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Safeway Parking Lot - Tackett's Mill
2205 Old Bridge Road
Woodbridge, VA

Parisian Carte Blanche Party Tomorrow at the Phillips Collection

Join the Parisian Carte Blanche Party tomorrow night at The Phillips Collection for Soiree Carte Blanche #6. Tickets are just $12 at the door and let you enjoy a unique evening dancing amongst french films and electronica music while enjoying cocktails and light fare!

BNO Swag Recap

DC's Beauty Extravaganza was hosted last week by SIN PR for the official Beauty Night Out! A successful evening with amazing swag, the SIN PR team knew they had it in the bag:

What was in this year's bag?
Boscia- beat the heat with Peppermint Blothing Linens,
*The Remix- Gift Certificate,
Urban Chic- exclusive 15% off coupons,
Hawaiian Tropic- get glowing in no time with this tanning lotion,
Benefit Cosmetics- signature "Bad Gal" eye pencil,
Clinique- treat skin with "even better" skin tone corrector,
Fiji Water- fresh Fiji water for all BNO attendees,
New Beauty Magazine- track the trends with New Beauty Magazine,
Trim Water- delicious flavored water to keep you fit
Baby Phat- exclusive nail file, only available to Beauty Night Out guests,
June Lab- skin saving cream,
Garment Guard- defend tees with disposable underarm shields,
*Wet N Wild- nail polish,
Bo Studio- Gift Card $5,
*Aqua Life- crocheted items
Eboost- kick start your day with Eboost flavor crystals,
Ceci Cela Essentials- scrub up with these luxury soaps,
New Day Mobile Spa-
The Spa at Mandarin Oriental-
Dr. Michelle Copeland- "The Beautiful Skin Workout" book,
Beauty in DC-

CuDC After Party

Looking for something Saturday night that may open your eyes to DC's artistic side? Head on over to the CuDC After Party at 1840 14th St NW. The party is at a raw space that will be filled with art, music, and of course fantastic food and drinks.

"CuDC promotes the development of sustainable arts spaces and offers programs that strengthen the capacity of artists and arts organizations in DC. A mouthful, I know. But basically, we work with pretty much every artist and arts organization in the city, not to mention developers, the city government and community development organizations."

Benefiting the Cultural Development Corporation, Saturday night's after party will dJ Neville C & dJ Fatback spinning dueling decades and cocktails provided by Skyy Vodka. Don't Miss it!


Fashion + Futbol

Tomorrow evening, join the Many Hats Institute for Fashion + Futbol from 7-9pm at L2 in Cady's Alley. With top models from Sisley and United Colors of Benetton, delicious hors d'ouvres from Leopold's, and cocktails by Cabana Cachaca - you don't want to miss this! Sponsored by Cabana Cachaca, Leopold's Kafe, L2, Sisley, United Colors of Benetton, Sueraya Shaheen Photography & Unison.Recommended $40 donation at the door.

Sashay Into Spring at Terra Bouqtiue Tomorrow!

With a tagline of, "Shopping, Mojitos, Makeup, and Gelato!" who could resist?!
Head on over to Terra Boutique tomorrow from 6:30-8:30pm at 1706 Connecticut Ave. for a fabulous evening of shopping and makeovers. View the newest Spring collections of Abaete, Black Halo, and Frenzii with a 15% discount on all purchases.Enjoy fresh mojitos from Latin Concepts, Dolci Gelati gourmet gelato, and spring makeovers and eyebrow consultations from a traveling artist of Laura Mercier and Nars. Plus enter to win a chic gift!

Luke's Wings Fundraiser at Tattoo Tonight!

Head on out to Tattoo this evening to support Luke's Wings as they raise money for our wounded troops to see their families at Walter Reed and Bethesda Naval Center.

Party with the Super Bowl Champs @ The Park

Ah, Wednesdays... head on over to the park if you want to start your weekend extra early... Hosted by Osi Umenyiouria, Plaxico Burress,and Antonio Pierce of the NY Giants, party in their off season!


The Perfect Granola Wardrobe

When you think hippie you might think Birkenstock and torn jeans... but that whole idea just went eco-chic with the launch of The site allows you to send in your old favorite blue jeans and has them recycled into sandals! Groovy!

Green Chest Waxing- Harrison Ford for Deforestation

"In an effort to showcase the pain involved in deforestation, Harrison willingly subject himself to the painful process of stripping his chest of all its follicles,” according to Access Hollywood.
“Having worked with Conservation International (CI) for 15 years, it was Harrison’s hope that his trip to the salon might just shock people into thinking “green.” CI operates in more than 40 countries to combat climate change, protect species, and to work with and assist local and indigenous communities.”

Kudos to Harrison Ford!

Queen Bee Designs Trunk Show Today

The Queen Bee Designs Spring 2008 Trunk Show & Sale
Saturday April 26th 10AM - 5PM and Sunday April 27th from 12PM - 5PM
This is the event all of Washington will be buzzing about - The Queen Bee's Fabulous Spring Trunk Show and Sale!!! Join us at the lovely home of designer Allison Priebe Brooks for an elegant & personal shopping experience either day... Saturday April 26th 10AM - 5PM and Sunday April 27th from 12PM - 5PMThis is the debut of their current Spring 2008 collection - just in time for Mother's Day! All jewelry and accessories will be offered at wholesale prices up to 50% off web and retail - earrings start at $22, bracelets from $30, necklaces from $40 and rings from $18. Further discounts and/or gifts will be given with every purchase. New accessories including handbags, leather goods, and gorgeous shawlswill also make their debut at our Trunk Show.
For more information email:

The Frustrations Album Release Party Tonight

Head on over to Rock and Roll hotel tonight for The Frustrations Album release party with hello Tokyo (one of my favs!) and Five Four. Door open at 8:30

Paul Wharton's Cockpit at Fly

Paul's bringing you a great new way to end Sunday Funday...


Washington National's Opening Party

Don't miss out on tomorrow night's party at K Street Lounge celebrating the 2008 season for the Washington Nationals!

Re-cap of a not-so-typical DC night ;-)

Last night was incredible. Rushing from a meeting in Dupont to the Reiss store in Georgetown for the Smithsonian Young Benefactor's Fashion Show, I was, as my love James Cornwall said, "A hot mess". Sweaty from walking 17 blocks (I'm really big on walking) in the gorgeous sun in a suit, I'd describe it more so as, "Not so cute". With the magic possessed only by the PR and Partners team, I soon went from blah to glam, rocking a faux-hawk and fierce make-up as I strutted my stuff down the red carpet. (Note to self: Thank goodness I just joined SCLA bc I need to drop about 15 pounds to fit into those clothes) Mama gave me child bearing hips, and heck, I swayed til even the Richter Scale couldn't take the heat. Grabbing the fabulous swag bag, I pulled an Irish Exit and hopped in a cab over to Kalorama. Did a mini-undo so I wouldn't be too severe for the next event, but it was awesome having the hair and make-up already done!

One of the greatest events I have been blessed to attend in D.C., last night was a small and private celebration for Special Olympics with the guest of honor being birthday boy Quincy Jones. (Happy 75th Q!) Quincy has inspired me since I was a kid through his work with NetAid. His philanthropic efforts have reached every corner of the world, touching the lives of those that need it most. His influence in making the world a better place could be seen on the faces of everyone, from the Special Olympic Medalists to Congressman Patrick Kennedy and the entire Shriver Family who took turns acting as Emcees. Hearing the words of Condi and Stevie Wonder celebrate Quincy's efforts made such a huge impact, showing that one person really can make a difference. It was a whos-who of Washington all congregating on the back patio, it wasn't a networking event for business, it was a celebration of a brighter future. Words don't do justice in expressing the honor it was to be in the same room as these people who have actually walked the walk, and changed the world. I have been involved with the Special Olympics since college and of all the athletes I know, those are the ones I really believe are heroes.

Unfortunately I missed out on Beauty Night Out, but I am sure it was a huge success! Can't wait to hear how everyone loved the gift bags, as I was stuffing them I was so jealous I wouldn't be able to pick one up- they looked phenomenal! All my best wishes, girls! Congratulations!

Off to another crazy day!


Support My Efforts for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

This Spring, The Madison has split into four teams to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and Race for the Cure. We are each aiming to raise $500 and then we will be walking all together on June 7th. So many of the strongest women I know have battled breast cancer. They are the heroes of my every day life- like my grandmother Ethel Kennedy, my aunt Yvonne Michel, and good family friends Bonnie Savage and Francine Bion. In an era where it seems everyday there is tragic news of yet another loved one being affected by a detectable cancer, I hope each and everyone one of you feels compelled to walk for a cure. Join the Madison this Spring in making a difference...

Retro Magazine Bags: So Hot Right Now!

Momaboma's Paper Vintage Bags are ever so eco-chic for toting your necessities this summer- whether down to the beach or just across town. The Italian company launched these stunning, retro bags that are made of paper from recycled glam magazines from the 1950's and 60's.

AirBand at the Rookery

Thursday sure is shaping up to be a busy night! If 80s flair is more your thing than the numerous fashion shows, trunks shows, comedy events, and happy hours, head on over to the Rookery for LateNightShot's Air Band Competition!

Laugh for a Change: Comedy for a Cause

Laugh for a Change: Comedy for a Cause will be working with StreetWise Partners to help low-income adults in the District with workplace skills and employment networks, building bridges for budding careers and brighter futures. Comedian James Decherd will be performing tomorrow to benefit the cause and for just a $10 donation at the door you can help the team purchase the items needed to change a life. The event will be held at the Science Club at 19th and K from 8:30-10:30pm tomorrow night.

Filmfest DC

The Washington, DC International Film Festival kicks off tomorrow night with the premiere of Two Ladies at the Historic Lincoln Theatre at 7pm. Live music and a reception to meet and greet with the stars and producer of the film will follow. The festival runs until May 3rd. Check out the website for more information and a schedule of films.

NRH's Victory Society Happy Hour

Join the National Rehabilitation Hospital tomorrow night (Thursday the 24th) from 5-7pm at Josephine Lounge in Downtown DC. The NRH's Victory Society is a group of young professionals who volunteer with the hospital in many capacities, including events like the annual gala, patient care, and the golf tournament. As one of the Top 10 rehab hospitals in America (as ranked by U.S. News and World Reports), the Victory Society is hoping to increase awareness and participation in their fundraising and volunteer departments. RSVP to

Erwin Gomez: Don't Miss The Dragon Confessionals This Week

Be sure to check out Erwin Gomez's Dragon Confessionals this Thursday!

le femme: The Art of Leah Sarah Bassett

Don't miss le femme:The Art of Leah Sarah Bassett on April 25th at 6pm presented by Art Whino at the National Harbor in Maryland. DJ Stylo will be jamming with performances by I.R.E. & LaVondra Shinholster.

Corjor International

After checking out the trunk show at Urban Chic and after party at Peacock Cafe, head on over to The Park at Fourteenth for the Corjor International Fashion show kicking off at 11pm as part of DC Fashion week! Enjoy!

Shoshanna 2nd Annual Trunk Show @ Urban Chic this Thursday!

Head on over to Urban Chic in Georgetown this Thursday from 3-8pm for the 2nd Annual Shoshanna trunk show! Save 15% on all purchases and get a VIP gift bag (we love the swag!) with any Shoshanna purchase! Also, be sure to ask for a VIP wristband for complimentary cocktails at the Washington Life after party from 8-10pm at Peacock Cafe!

Don't miss out on having a fashionable Thursday!


The Madison Spring Fling

Can't wait to see my girls!!

Wednesday's Beauty Night Out

Don't miss out on Beauty Night Out, one of Washington's greatest events for gal pals (not to mention one of my most favorite events all year!) Their Spring Beauty Night Out will sure to be a hit- especially the swag bag! Don't worry, I'll have an update of its' contents come Thursday! Tickets are $25 in advance and $35 at the door- but you only get a bag if you purchase in advance, so do it today!!!

Cocktails on the Catwalk with Reiss and the Young Benefactors

Come join the Smithsonian Young Benefactors at Reiss of Washington, DC tomorrow night for Cocktails on the Catwalk from 6-9pm at the Georgetown location on Wisconsin Ave.
Join the Young Benefactors at the REISS store in Georgetown for an evening of fashion, cocktails, and music by DJ Dirty Hands of Fly Lounge. The event will include a Fashion Show of REISS’s newest line, makeup consultations by PR @ Partners Salon, and of course, shopping! Best of all, REISS will donate a percentage of all the night’s sales to the Young Benefactors and the YB Culture4Kids Fund.

Change of Date: Now the 29th of April

Tonight's party has been changed to the 29th because of "weather". I think everyne is really just heading over to watch the Capital's win the series tonight!! See you there next week!

Greek Easter Kick off Party tonight at Zatinya

I am really looking forward to tonight's Greek Easter kickoff party at Zatinya this evening... and then of course the Cap's game!

Tonight @ The Park

Join Verizon Wireless and the Washingtonian tonight to vote for the Best of Washington 2008 at the Park on Fourteenth!


Chef's Tasting benefiting LLS Man & Woman of the Year

One of our upcoming events, will be at John Barnett's house on May 1st called
DC Top "Chefs" Fundraising Benefit.
Our chefs so far include: Seyhan Duru, Fletcher Gill, Amit Anand, Carl Becker, Lilly Harris, and Scott Khale. Chef is asked to bring his/her favorite dish. We will have an Executive Culinary Chef come and taste the dishes and decide who is DC Top Chef!! The top chef (the winner) will receive a complimentary dinner for four at a premiere Washington, DC restaurant. Tickets to dinner, open bar, and admission to the after party are $65, which begins at 7pm.
Please either bring cash or check when you come to the party. Tickets to just the after party are $25, which also includes an open bar for the entire night starts at 10pm. Please either bring cash or check when you come to the party. All proceeds will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma society and Andrea Van Dell's campaign for their Woman of the Year.

For questions or additional information please email or We also invite you to visit our website to learn more about the Leukemia and Lymphoma society and our campaign for woman of the year (
We look forward to seeing you on May 1st!!
We will be sending an evite so if you would like the evite, please email: If you can not make the event but would like to donate please click on or cut and paste:

The O Street Mansion

Celebrating Robyn, Tricia, Jeremy, and John's 30th birthday bash last night at the O Street Mansion was incredible! I had never heard of the place before but was stunned to discover the hidden gem tucked right around the corner from my house. The boutique bed-and-breakfast located at 2020 O Street looks like a typical row house, but enter through the lobby filled with knickknacks and you will find yourself mesmerized by hidden doors behind tables, bookcases, and mirrors and secret elevators taking you to the penthouse for a breathtaking view of the city I love so dearly. Like a labyrinth, all of the hallways unfold new adventures.

"The Mansion, five interconnected town houses, includes a Conservancy, Grand
Ballroom, European Wine Cellar, seven dining rooms, 12 conference rooms, 23
guest rooms, 32 secret doors, 18 fireplaces, all with state-of-the-art

I cannot count the numerous times I was lost as rooms seemed to disappear. Words don't do justice in describing DC's best kept secret- you even have to have a secret password to enter! Every last thing is also for sale, so bring your check book! While rooms go from $300-$3500 a night, you can just stop by for a Sunday brunch that's only $45 and inclusive of all the bubbly you can sip!! Thank you to the gorgeous and handsome hosts, I hope you enjoyed your celebration... I sure did! Happy hunting...

Qi Spa

I was blessed with the absolute must luxurious afternoon last Thursday at the Qi Spa in Georgetown. I endulged in a facial and massage and let me tell you, I floated out of there without a worry in the world. Tucked on the second floor, Qi spa provides a relaxing oasis right in the heart of the hustle and bustle. The Signature Hot Stone Massage was by the highlight of my week.

Qi Spa Signature Hot Stone Massage
"As described in ancient Tibetan medical
texts, heated river stones are used alone with jojoba oil massage the body,
exerting warmth and pressure on energy points. Its Yang power assists a smoother flow of Qi to rid toxins from the body. This harmonious treatment delivers profound healing power for your mental and physical well being."

I was also excited to see that they carry Alchemie-Forever brand products which I swear by! Kudos to Kadrieka who sent out the most stunning invitation I have ever received (it is actually still on my mantle as I write this, ha ha) and the dazzling swag bags complete with a Rose scented Spalasium candle, Bubalina body butter and shower gel!

Qi Spa is located at 3106 M Street, NW. (202) 333-6344 to make an appointment or go online!


Now you can even get an eco-friendly death bed... hm.


Green Apple Festival

Come out and join in America's largest Earth Day celebration on Saturday! There will be a ton of up-and-coming bands and other activities to delve into! Kicks off at noon and runs through the evening.
I'll be posting more earth day events tomorrow!

Skye Lounge Grande Opening

It is a cool venue, worth checking out at least once!

Learn to Row Day- Saturday

Learn to Row Day is being held by the Capital Rowing Club on Sunday, April 20th from 1-4pm at 1105 O st SE by the Anacostia Community Boathouse. This is your opportunity to take a free, half-day training sesh, think of the work out! For more info contact

Live Art Event: X in DC

Head on over to X in DC on Saturday, for the Live Art Event being held at Be Bar 1318 9th St. NW Washington, DC.

This month's theme is "Green". Receive a reduced cover charge of $5 for incorporating this month's theme into your clothing. Also, be sure to bring an extra $25 to purchase a limited edition "X" T-shirt (totally environmental and respectful of human life.)

Save the date! Sashay into Spring

Save the date!

Listopad's Spring Patio Party on Saturday!

Check out Listopad's Spring patio party this saturday while sipping some champagne and shopping the hottest vintage trends for men and women- and don't forget, vintage is chic and eco-friendly!

POWERade Challenge with Jason Campbell

Head on over to RFK Stadium this weekend for a free event hosted by the Redskins' Jason Campbell! Lots of great prizes!

UFC Fight on 50 HD Flat Screen TVs

Check out Saturday night's fight at Jim Spero's Velocity Five Restaurant! 50 HD Flat Screen TVs will give you a great view from any seat!


Cool Cities Semi-Formal Benefit Gala

Although I will have to miss this event because I will be at the Corcoran Ball, it sounds absolutely wonderful! Aimed towards young professionals in their 20s and thirties, along with the Sierra Club of Washington, the semi formal gala held on Friday evening will be making a donation in offsets to The Carbon Fund to make the event Carbon Free! The lively stones will be performing and their will be an open bar and hors d'eovres! From 8:30pm-1am and only $60! Check it out!

Alicia Bell Trunk Show @ Daisy Too

Head on over to Daisy Too tomorrow evening for Alicia Bell's Custom Trunk Show with her fabulous tailored shirt line which has been raved about by InStyle and Vogue Magazines! Also, don't forget to head on over to Bethesda Row tonight for all of the Spring Sales!

Sun, Moon, Star: 3 Windows @ the Embassy of Japan

Tomorrow, Thursday, April 17th, head on over to the Embassy of Japan to see Osaka Born DC artist Shinji Turner-Yamamamoto's 3 Window's exhibit, orgainzed by the Japanese Information and Cultural Center. The reception will be from 6:30-9pm and is free for those who RSVP to the Embassy at 202.238.6949. Come celebrate 100 years of relations between the United States and Japan and view the Embassy's tea house and garden!