Weekend Warriors: Cardboard Tube Fighting League Tournament

Attention Weekend Warriors:

According to my YELP! weekend updates, there will be a "Cardboard Tube Fighting League Tournament- Washington War Dance" tomorrow, Saturday, July 26th, at 3pm on the Mall. This free event no doubt will bring out some interesting people, so be sure to bring along your camera!!!
Attire? "Cardboard armor, costumes encouraged. Business suits are also highly encouraged for this event"

"Let's beat each other up with cardboard tubes!"

While I unfortunately have a conflict and will be unable to make the event, figured I would pass it along... Only in Washington...

Congrats to Modern Luxury in Acquiring!

D.C. Magazine is of course one of my must-reads, which makes me ever-so-excited that Modern Luxury Media group just acquired, 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.



Fall Flag Football Registration is NOW open!!!

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.

New Leagues
If your office or team is looking to play flag football this fall you have found the best leagues in the Washington, DC area.

Full Schedule
Each team will play a full 8 game regular season schedule with playoffs and a championship to follow. This will ensure all teams will play at least 9 games!

Full Service
Headfirst Sports is the premier provider of youth and adult recreational sports in the area. We know what it takes to run the best programs, and it will show throughout the season as our staff will provide expert service and coordination in each league and event. Your league fee is all-inclusive, as Headfirst provides facility reservations, officials, equipment, web updates, scheduling, post-game social activities and awards. If you register as a free agent we will place you on a team and provide you with a uniform. All skill levels are welcome.

Flag Football League dues per team
• $795 if you register before August 15.
• $895 if you register after August 15.
League dues if you are registering as a free agent are $85 for the season.
We can help you with your team’s uniforms as well.

Great Locations
We have fields reserved on Saturday and Sunday. Games will be played downtown by the Washington Monument, West Potomac Park, and 23rd & Constitution. Tell us your best day and times and we will work with your team to create the best schedule possible.If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call us at 202-625-1921 ext. 19 or email us at

Registration Deadline is August 29
New leagues will start the weekend of September 13
Ready to play? Click HERE

Darlington House- New Hot Spot with 10 Cane Mojito Sampling

I love the Darlington House in Dupont. I think I have been so hesitant to divulge my accolades for their amazing food, drinks, and service only because I have never been too good at sharing...

But it is true, the Darlington House does dining better than just about any other place I have been to in the Washington area. I was introduced to the Darlington House by my good friend and Grooming Lounge owner Pirooz, and it has turned into our weekly meeting spot- delving into amazing dishes and of course bottles of wine!

Tomorrow from 7-9pm, the Darlington House will be offering complimentary samples of mojitos made with 10 Cane Rum- an exquisite premium Rum from the makers of Dom Perignon and Louis Vuitton. Need I say more?

1610 20th St NW
Washington, DC

Smart Blondes Drink Smart Water

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!)

My choice for the H2O? smartwater by Glaceau. While I used to be a Fiji girl, I just cannot tell you how great a quick sip of smart water rejuvenates me in the hot summer heat. Whether I am replenishing after my 5:30am workouts or trying to recuperate from a full night of soirees, SmartWater just does it for me. The difference? smartwater is enhanced with electrolytes. Doing some research on their website, I found that "smartwater is inspired by the way mother nature makes water, known as the hydrologic cycle (you remember the ocean, cloud, raindrop diorama from fifth grade right? Actually, it's how we got our name too (hydro=water/logic=smart)."

Oh and I have named the little goldfish dude in every refreshing bottle. His new name is Quench. My new slogan for them? Smart Blondes drink smartwater... Glaceau, call me. ;-)

Sick Feed at Skye Lounge Friday!

Come check out DC's hottest band, SICK FEED, this Friday night at Skye Lounge- not to be missed!

Friday, July 25, 2008 at 9:00pm
Skye Lounge
1919 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
(actually corner of 19th and Eye St.)
Washington, DC

What is in a name (tag)?

On Monday evening, I had the honor of attending the TVC event at Mike Lincoln's house thanks to the ever-fabulous Ellen Mundell of Deloitte (I have looked up to this woman for years- blonde, beautiful, and brilliant- a lethal combination). While there, a group of us opined over whether one should wear their name tag on the left or right side. I was nominated to do the investigating...

While this seems quite a logical explanation, I still like Ellen's idea of everyone just putting their name tags on their backs so you can have that "ah-ha" moment when you realize you put a name with the face... ;-)


Sinatra Soiree- My Favorite event of the Year!!!

I am SO excited for this year's Sinatra Soiree being held at my favorite venue, the National Building Museum, this Thursday, July 24th at 8pm by the Capital Club! Think of it as DC's prom for interns (yes, I may be getting a bit old!) but honestly no group does a better event all year long! See you there!

Join the Capital Club for a night of cocktails and carousing at the16th Annual Summer Sinatra SoiréeFeaturing DC's premier Sinatra band SWINGTOWN
Thursday, July 24, 2008
8:30 PM-1:00 AM

The National Building Museum
401 F Street, NW
Washington, DC

Dames: $65Gents: $75

Ladies-Strong Cocktail
Gents-Summer Ahoy

For Tickets Visit:

Dress Responsibly with Style for Fashion Fight Poverty

A Night of Hip Hop at the National Portrait Gallery

These programs are planned to celebrate both "RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture," and the broad-reaching cultural impact of hip hop.
Admission is free; no reservations required.

Thursday, July 24, 2008
2:00pm - 7:00pm
National Portrait Gallery
Live Broadcast: EZ Street, WKYS-FM2 p.m.–6 p.m.Robert and Arlene Kogod CourtyardEZ Street is back at NPG! Visitors are welcome to listen in on a live broadcast with EZ Street, WKYS-FM (93.9) in the Kogod Courtyard.
Hip Hop Happy Hour 5 p.m.–6:45 pm Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard
While listening to EZ’s live broadcast, enjoy the hip hop and R&B beats with a cool drink in hand. A wine and beer cash bar will be open from 5 to 6:45 p.m.
Face-to-Face Portrait Talk 6 p.m.–6:30 pm
Meet at F StreetAfter the live broadcast, learn more about Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of Ice T in the exhibition with guest curator Jobyl A. Boone.Reel Portraits
Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky) and New York Is Now 7 p.m.; doors open 6:30 p.m. Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium. Seating is limited. First come, first served.Paul D. Miller is a conceptual artist, writer and musician working in New York. Using archival footage and early avant-garde cinema mixed with his own music, Miller composes New York Is Now as an exploration of memory through the interplay of images and sounds, creating a digital multimedia opera about a city made of improvisations, disjunctions, overlapping histories and multiple rhythms. A conversation with Miller follows the screening.

Smithsonian's Young Benefactor Birthday Bash

Celebrate our 19th year as Washington’s premier, museum-based membership organization for young professionals.cocktails * light hors d’oeuvres * cupcakes
Tickets are available by calling 202.633.3030 or
$35/ YB Members $40/ Non
Proceeds benefit The Smithsonian Associates and the Young Benefactors Culture4Kids Fund.


Congrats to the Kastles!!!

Congratulations to Mark Ein, Jessica Jacobs, and the Washington Kastles for their successful domination over the New York Sportimes 18-17! The third straight win was celebrated by a completely sold-out crowd downtown at Kastles Stadium. Although it was a Tuesday, many of us continued the celebration at the Offical After-Party at The Park on Fourteenth mixing and mingling with the players and fans. Special thanks to Cat B. for setting that all up for us ladies! Ahem, I may have confessed to Kastles' player Justin Gimelstob my 6th grade crush on him from the Sybase Open in San Jose. Whoops! At some point we headed over to Tattoo Tuesdays before calling it a night. Is it Friday yet?

Fast Break to Read with the Mystics

Looking for a way to spend quality family time, learn about the importance of reading, and teach your children the value of giving back to their community? Then Take a Fast Break to Reading with Pitney Bowes and the Mystics:

BUY Washington Mystics tickets and help support literacy & education!This very unique opportunity gives youth from the Greater D.C. community a once in a life time experience to have a player from the Mystics read to them, then experience a thrilling game seated in a special VIP section! What a great chance to share with your children the importance of being a contributing member of their community!

All of this will be included for only $20, and you will receive:

1 VIP ticket to a Washington Mystics home game
Fast Break to Reading T-shirt
Pre-game reading with a Mystics player
Gift bag with a brand new book
Chance to win prizes during trivia with Mystics player

Choose one, or all, of the following Mystics home games:
Sunday, July 20th @ 4:00 pm vs. Seattle
Friday, August 29th @ 7:00 pm vs. Chicago
Tuesday, September 2nd @ 7:00 pm vs. Indiana
Saturday, September 6th @ 6:00 pm vs. Detroit

(Please plan to arrive an hour and a half earlier than the game time listed above to attend the reading with the Mystics player)To purchase tickets CALL 1.877.DC.HOOP1

Put Cancer On Ice Charity Hockey Game

The second annual Dave Fay Memorial hockey game will be held July 19 at 8:30 p.m. at Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, where the Washington Capitals practice.The event, which will benefit Put Cancer on Ice, is named for Fay, the longtime hockey writer for The Washington Times who died last July after a 12-year battle with cancer. Fay, who worked for The Times for 25 years, last fall was honored with the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award for hockey journalism, earning him a place in the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Also there will be a silent auction of various Washington Capital and NHL items:

Caps Related:Washington Capitals Jersey signed by the 2007/2008 Washington Capitals Team * Washington Capitals Jersey signed by the 2007/2008 Washington Capitals Team * Washington Capitals authentic home jersey, signed by Nicklas Backstrom * NHL Puck signed by Alexander Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals * Limited Edition "Young Guns" poster, signed by Alexander Ovechkin, Alexander Semin, Nicklas Backstrom & Mike GreenNHL related: * Western Conference All-Star Jersey, signed by members of the 2008 All Star team * St. Louis Blues Jersey, signed by members of the 2007/2008 St. Louis Blues team * NHL Cap signed by Marc Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins * NHL Cap signed by Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks * NHL Cap signed by Dion Phaneuf of the Calgary Flames * NHL Puck signed by Joe Sakic of the Colorado Avalanche * NHL Puck signed by Martin St. Louis of the Tampa Bay Lightning * NHL Puck signed by Chris Pronger of the Anaheim Ducks * NHL Puck signed by Marty Turco of the Dallas Stars * NHL Puck signed by Daniel Briere of the Philadelphia Flyers

Midsummers Night's Eve for Childrens Hospital

A Midsummer Night's Eve for Children
Thursday, July 17th 9pm - Close
at The Space
903 N St. NW

Featuring 80's band Judo Chop
Open bar & Margaritas –
Summer Chic
Tickets: $40 online at
$50 cash at the door, if available

Children's National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area. Through my work with Mason's Super Stars, I have been honored to witness first hand the incredible care that Children's provides to so many deserving families. Serving the nation's children for more than 130 years, Children's National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury. Children's internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Serving as an advocate for all children, Children's provides more than $50 million annually in uncompensated care, ensuring that every child gets the care they need regardless of their ability to pay. Children's National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Kastles Match tomorow with Fashion Fights Poverty

You are cordially invited to an evening of summer spirits, delectable dining and star-studded tennis while benefiting DC Fashion Fights Poverty. The Washington Kastles begin their inaugural season in DC with tennis superstar Serena Williams headlining the Opening Night on July 8th. Other tennis stars scheduled to appear during the season include John McEnroe and Anna Kournikova. You will enjoy the unique format of World Team Tennis in its most intimate of settings, our 2,000 seat stadium located in the heart of the downtown district at 11th and H St. Enjoy the game of tennis like you’d never imagined while supporting Fashion Fights Poverty.Please accept a special 10% FFP discount on ticket purchases for ALL matches. In addition, on the evening of Thursday, July 17th, we will be showcasing the innovative efforts of this cutting edge organization. For every ticket an FFP supporter purchases for this particular Washington Kastles Match, an additional 10% will be given to Fashion Fights Poverty. To inquire about group ticket purchasing, please call (202) 4-TENNIS. We look forward to hosting you at what will prove to be one of summer’s hottest events!Fashion Fights Poverty rewards and recognizes eco-fashion designers and organizations who embrace the powerful potential of creativity and design to address issues of poverty by adhering to such principles as fair trade, equitable compensation and the use of environmentally-sustainable materials. To learn more about Fashion Fights Poverty, please visit our website at your tickets soon as the best seats are selling out! Please use the Discount code FASHION for the 10% Discount.

TOMS Shoes Film Screening Tonight!

Wanted to introduce you all to TOMS Shoes. Founder Blake Mycoskie has a contagious passion for sustainable philanthropy, all which is unveiled in the 35 minute film about his recent shoe drop in Argentina in, "For Tomorrow". I am honored to be hosting this event along with the City Tavern Club, Bisnow, Surreal Vodka, and Casa Noble Tequila tonight at 6:30pm. Hope to see you there!


Whole Foods Wine Festival

Tomorrow, July 10 2008, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Whole Foods Market
2323 Wisconsin Ave NW

Washington, DC
(202) 333-5393

Whole Foods of Georgetown is sponsoring this event to benefit Harvest for Health programs of the Capital Area Food Bank.20% off cases of wine, 8 wine tasting stations, delicious food and live music! Plus, a chance to win a Performer Charcoal grill.$10.00 suggested donation for a good cause.

Charity Dog Wash for Military Canines

Come to any DC area Dogtopia on Sunday, July 13th, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m and treat your dog to a mid-summer bath in support of military dogs stationed in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere overseas. Fun, food, games and prizes for everyone (including those on four legs)!Since 4th of July, 2005, Dogtopia and K-9 Support, Inc. have raised money, created awareness and collected donations for our brave military dogs and their handlers stationed overseas. They are often overworked and overlooked, but are performing some of the most essential (and dangerous) missions. In order to continue the momentum of the campaign, a $10 donation is suggested per wash. All proceeds collected will go towards care packages for the handlers and their dogs.

Locations: Dogtopias in White Flint, MD, Clarksville, MD, Tyson's Corner, VA, Manassas, VA, Alexandria, VA, Dulles, VA

SMASH BASH with the Kastles

Check out the Washington Kastle's these weekend with all of Washington's finest! Don't miss the after party with Sick Feed!
Get your tickets here!

Free Slurpee Day Friday

Head on over to 7/11 on Friday for Free slurpees! Yum

Green Cup and First Chukker Polo Team Kick-off at BLT tomorrow!

The First Chukker Polo Team and Green Cup Host Committee are throwing a Polo Party on the Rooftop of BLT Restaurant on Thursday, July 10. Featuring Motown Music by the Victor Chase ProjectThe BLT Rooftop overlooks the White House and hosts up to 400 people. The event will run 6pm until 11:30 We will have to honor the 400 person limit (Rain date to be determined): Polo Chic

Time: 6pm - 11:30pm

Live Motown Music
Small Donation Requested

Wine Bar Wednesday

Don't miss out on Wine Bar Wednesday at Breadsoda tonight!!!

In The Family Screening

Free showing:
The signing of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) into law marked the first time federal legislation has been passed to eliminate the misuse of genetic information.
For many, this bill will not be just another on the books so far removed from our daily lives. Millions of Americans will feel the impact of GINA personally.
At 27, filmmaker Joanna Rudnick faces an impossible decision after testing positive for a genetic mutation: remove her breasts and ovaries or risk overwhelming odds of developing cancer. Intensely personal and timely, In the Family follows Joanna as she struggles to understand what these choices mean.

Join us Thursday, July 10 for back-to-back sneak previews of this incredibly powerful and relevant film. A Q&A with Joanna Rudnick will follow each screening.
This event is free to the public.
When Thursday, July 10, 20082 screenings: 6:00 PM and 8:30 PM Where:E St Cinema555 11th Street NWWashington, DC In the Family is a co-production of Joanna Rudnick, Kartemquin Films, and the Independent Television Service (ITVS). Coming to PBS on P.O.V. October 7, 2008.
Nominee: US Feature Competition
Nominee: WGAW SILVERDOCS Documentary Screenplay Award (inaugural year)

Special thanks to Danielle Leach who sent this to me, as she knows Genetic Testing and Counseling is something those with MENs must think about every day...


Get Groovy tonight in Crystal City!!!

Monday nights will be shaken and stirred in Crystal City!
James Bond Outdoor Film Festival-Arlington-Crystal City-From Crystal City With Love photo
Free. Rain or shine (except severe inclement weather). 18th and Bell Street, in the Courtyard across from Crystal City Metro Station and Crystal City Marriott. This night will be Austin Powers night - paying tribute to the spin off "The Spy Who Shagged Me". Movie patrons that come in the best costume, will receive a prize from participating night sponsor, Ruth's Chris Steakhouse! There will also be samples provided by the sponsor.

Capital Fringe Festival

The Capital Fringe Festival is coming downtown beginning this week!! This is your chance to bare witness to mesmerizing independent performing arts- right here in the Nation's Capital! Look for some updates soon!

Washington Kastle's Home Opener

Don't miss the Washington Kastles this month featuring the likes of Serena, Anna, and John! Get bitten by Wimbeldon fever? Check it out in your own backyard at the newly constructed Kastle Stadium right downtown in Washington, D.C.! See you there!

Washingtonian's Best Of Washington Party this Tuesday!!

Don't miss out on Tuesday night as Washingtonian Magazine presents, "Best of Washington" at the National Building Museum!


Concert at the Naval Memorial- Top Five Coolest Things I have ever done in D.C.!

Last night I was delighted to have the honor to attend the weekly Tuesday night concert series with Lt. Andrew Baldwin at the Naval Memorial on Pennsylvania Ave. I tagged along having no idea what a show I was going to have the privilege of observing- it was truly phenomenal!!
I cannot put a finger on what exactly was my favorite part, the Mo-town band who shook so much Shakira would be jealous; the drill team with their amazing discipline and coordination; or the rendition of Hair Spray that had me out of my seat, dancing (forgetting that I could be embarrassing the Doc.). I honestly opine I have never been so awestruck by such tremendous talent as that which I was privileged to witness last night.

The memorial itself is one of my favorites- the statue of the Lone Soldier watching over the world just resonates a sense of safety and peace of mind. Words don't do justice in describing how proud I was to be a citizen of the United States, as when the Old Glory song rang beyond the roof tops down Pennsylvania Ave.
I highly recommend checking out the memorial as well as the exhibits, which features, "Navy Medicine: Saving Lives on Land and Sea", the reason Lt. Baldwin was asked to give the opening remarks. There is also an incredible LED TV that is just gigantic- perfect to rent out for any upcoming event! I know I was half tempted to crawl into one of the comfy seats and watch Pearl Harbor! I'll be back... Hope you can join!
Special thanks to Miss Liza Zusman for the photos!!

Alert: A girl's best friend: Found!!!

KKinDC first to break the news:

Raise your left hand... Take a good look!
Now your right... Take another good look...

Anyone missing a 3.02 carat diamond solitaire ring?!

A few days ago a couple walked into the Mervis Diamond Boutique with a 3.02 solitaire diamond ring with the imprint "Mervis" on the metal that they found in the Tyson's parking garage. The couple is looking to return the ring to the rightful owner.

The ring is reportedly 3.02 carats, H color, and SI1 clarity and an excellent ideal cut. Zed Mervis estimates that the ring and diamond together are worth over $40,000!!!

The couple, along with the wonderful people of Mervis Diamond are trying to track down the customer who is missing their precious stone. They have determined that the ring was sold over three years ago (the company only imprinted the name Mervis on their rings for a couple of years).

Any help or information, feel free to email me or Contact Mervis Diamond Importers
1900 Mervis Way
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
Phone: (703) 448-9000

Any and all claims will be checked against the master list of sales, so don't be sneaky ;-)
Photos to come soon.

FreshFarm Market

There are few things I love more about summer than Farmer's Markets! Eat an apple a day to keep the doctors a way... or just feel saavy chic when toting an eco-friendly bag around filled with fresh fruits and veggies! It is bikini season after all ;-) offers a variety of farmers markets all ove the DC area. Check out their website to find one near you!

Glam Today- Sign up!

Thank you to the fabulous Miss Rebecca Heslin for sending this my way- Glam Today is a wonderful new website that has newsletter on everything we fab gals love most- fashion, celebrities, and fitness! Enjoy!