Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Food Trucks in the City

So word on the street is the next food truck extravaganza will be held this Friday, July 15th. I heard the last one was something that shouldn't be missed so I'm hoping to take full advantage.

According to their website, over 18,000 hungry people showed up to our first Truckeroo and all the food trucks had their busiest day since they have been in business.

The event is hosted by Truckeroo and will be held Friday, July 15th from 11:00 AM - 9:00PM at Half and M Street, SE across from Navy Yard Metro Station. You can expect to see 20-25 Food Trucks as well as listen to live music.

Admission is FREE!
For more information about the vendors who are participating, visit

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Savvy Shopping:

For those who know me, know that I love cute, girly dresses. I can't remember who first turned me onto but it's become my go-to website to find dresses for any and every occasion.

I've bought everything from sundress to cocktail dresses and everytime I wear one, I get a ton of compliments. The best part of it is the dresses are really affordable, perfect for savvy shoppers who want to look great without spending a whole lot of money. Another great thing is they offer free shipping on purchases of at least $75.

Here are some of my the dresses I love on their website right now (just bought the one in the middle). And guess what, none of them are over $60.

Make sure to shop!

Things to Do: Swing Dancing with Champagne & Cupcakes

On Friday, July 22, join the International Club of DC at Georgetown's Dumbarton House for Swing Dancing with Champagne and Cupcakes.

SWING INTO THE PAST - First ever swing dance night at Dumbarton House! Join us at Dumbarton house in Georgetown for an evening of jazz and swing dancing! Whether you come on your own or with friends this is a wonderful opportunity to make new friends while enjoying live music.

I've been to the Dumbarton House and it's a beautiful and historic home located in the heart of Georgetown. The lawn is expansive and it's a great place to just sit on the lawn and chat with friends or on a date while you enjoy the scenery, music and cocktails. My advice, bring a blanket or chairs if you don't like sitting on the grass.

It's only $12, but trust me it's well worth it. To learn more and to purchase tickets, click here.

Dumbarton House
2715 Q Street Northwest
Washington D.C., DC 20007

Monday, July 11, 2011

Things to Do: Makeovers and Margaritas

Join the ladies of the Junior League of Washington as they kick-off their annual A Capital Collection of Holiday Shops fundraising campaign on September 7 at Neiman Marcus in Mazza Gallerie.

The kick-off event is called Makeovers and Margaritas, two of my absolute favorite things in life. I'll be there to support my organization, I hope you'll be there too! Learn more below.

Ladies…there’s no better way to kick off the new Junior League year than with a girls night out. Grab your friends and help raise money at the kick-off event for the 53rd annual A Capital Collection. Come enjoy mini-makeovers and margaritas with the ladies of ACC and the wonderful beauty team at Neiman Marcus. Door prizes and goodie bags included! Hope to see you there! $25 tickets (available online soon!). Tickets will be $35 at the door.

Neiman Marcus - Mazza Gallerie
5300 Wisconsin Avenue NW
Washington D.C., DC 20015

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Things to Do: Phillips After 5

So I've been planning on going to a Phillips After 5 event for over a year now. Recently, I came across a posting about it on Yelp! and decided I'd share it with others, in the event that you've never heard about it. I'm hoping to make an appearance there soon.

Phillips After 5 is a cultural event comprised of art, music, food and libations (cash bar) and is held the first Thursday of every month from 5:30-8:00PM at The Phillips Collection, a small, modern art museum located in Dupont Circle.

Schedule for July 7th
Staged Reading of Six Degrees of Separation (6:30PM)
In John Guare's award-winning play, a con artist wins his way into the home of New York art dealers and dines in the shadow of their two-sided painting by Wassily Kandinsky. Alan Paul, associate director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company, directs.

Gallery Talk (6:00PM & 7:00PM)
Kandinsky's Experimental Process: Creating at least 15 preparatory studies for Painting with White Border, Kandinsky experimented with orientation and composition while moving freely among media such as pen, watercolor, and oil.

Tasting (5:00 - 8:30PM)
Sample a variety of beer paired with Top Chef DC Carla Hall's cookies!

Admission: $12; free for members. Cash bar.
RSVPs are required:

The Phillips Collection
1600 21st St NW
Washington, DC 20009