D.C. Magazine is of course one of my must-reads, which makes me ever-so-excited that Modern Luxury Media group just acquired Julib.com, the online luxury retail newsletter! What does this mean for DC fashionistas and jetsetters- a little dose of DC Mag coming right into your inbox! Congratulations!
Not so sure how I am feeling about the new facebook. I like the horizontal emphasis but it all just seems too stretched since I have been looking at the same format for so many years. I don't like it. Perhaps I am just bitter that I had to miss out on the F8 conference that had Thievery Corporation dominating the stage after the talks were through, but either way, I want the old facebook back.
Don't miss your chance to sign up for a Fall Flag football team through Play Head First Sports League. Last Spring, Shockingly Offensive Behavior dominated the afterparty, if not the field. Such a great experience to bond and get your day started while all of your friends are still taming their touch of the Irish flu.
In this sweaty summer heat, one of the most important things is to stay hydrated (trust me, this is a biggie for me since I get dozens of kidney stones every year! If what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, I must be looking like the incredible Hulk these days ha ha!)
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...
"If you have to wear a name tag, wear it on your right lapel,
not your left. Although 95% of America probably would naturally put their name
tag on their left, Senator Bob Dole will tell you that it's better on the right.
Why? Because if your name is on the left lapel, the person you meet has to shake
your right hand and turn their head right to read your name off your left lapel.
However, it's a much smoother move for the person you are meeting to shake your
right hand and see your name on your right lapel. Try it out, and you'll see
what we mean."
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... ;-)
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
Dames: $65Gents: $75
For Tickets Visit:http://www.capital-club.com/tickets.html
Thursday, July 24, 2008
2:00pm - 7:00pm
National Portrait Gallery
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?
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:
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 –
Tickets: $40 online at
$50 cash at the door, if available
Tomorrow, July 10 2008, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Whole Foods Market
2323 Wisconsin Ave NW
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.
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
IN THE FAMILY
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)
Monday nights will be shaken and stirred in Crystal City!
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.