Friday, November 11, 2011

Things to Do: Pray the Devil Back to Hell Screening

Recently, I came across the movie screening/ fundraiser for the film Pray The Devil Back to Hell. I'd actually heard of it a few years ago as my previous job held a screening of it along with commentary from the writer Abigail Disney, yes she's related to Walt. Unfortunately, I was too busy working the event I didn't have the opportunity to see it. To learn more about the film, click here

Join Refugees International Young Humanitarian Circle for this film screening on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 from 6:30-8:30 PM at Napoleon Bistro and Lounge. The cost of admission is $30 and 100% of the proceeds will benefit Refugees International, and includes complimentary champagne, hors d’oeuvres and popcorn.

For more information, contact Ashley Wright at 202.828.0110 ext. 209 or by email at

Seating is limited so reserve your space today!

Napoleon Bistro and Lounge
1847 Columbia Road, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Register at by 5PM on November 25

Monday, November 7, 2011

Savvy Shopping: $1.99 Holiday Card Deal

Truthfully, I'm not a huge fan of VistaPrint, never have been, mainly because of the cheesy, free business cards I see people have made through them (sorry if I offended anyone). Over the weekend I came across an amazing deal for holiday cards. The promo said 20 personalized holiday cards for only $1.99.

I figured I'd just visit the link provided and see what the options available were. Surprisingly they had hundreds of holiday cards and every one of them was customizable outside, inside and on the back. I just knew there had to be a catch, that my almost free cards would end up being $20-30, no catch. They do have several option listed where they try to upsell you, but if you're just looking for cards, simply bypass all of the offers.

With customization on the front, inside and on the back where I included my photo and a message, it was still only $1.99 and the shipping $6, not bad. I usually pay $15-20 for 20 boxed cards each year at Target or Hallmark. These were half of that and are fully customized so I won't need to spend countless hours, writing messages and signing each of them. You truly can't beat this deal!

My Advice: Since it's still early in the season, I'd highly recommend you jump on this deal so you can pay the least amount for shipping and still receive your holiday cards prior to December.

Use this link to instantly save $5 on your first order. Happy Shopping!

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Just received this. Seems like an interesting project, just thought I'd share.

Be Part of Cynthia Salzman Mondell's SOLESISTERS Film Project

Please share your pictures and videos of:
a) Your Shoes
b) Your Friends or Family's shoes
c) Foot traffic of places you visit

The only requirement is that it must be women's shoes, from toddlers to great-grandma's and all that fall between. Variety always draws excitement, so get creative! These can be sent in any file format and everyone whose work is used will receive a credit. We can't wait to showcase your creations in our "Shoefessional" at the Dallas Museum of Art during the Late Night Events featuring Jean Paul Gaultier.

PR Contact:
Valen Chavez
Media Projects Inc.
Sole Sisters Film
Dallas, Texas

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Things to Do: FotoWeek DC

It's almost that time again for FotoWeekDC. This annual, week-long event began in 2008 as a way for DC photographers, both professionals and amateurs, to showcase their work. This year's event event will be held November 5-12, with a launch party on the 4th. (see below for more info)

This year's "FotoWeek Hub" will be located at 1800 L Street NW (where the old Border's was at the corner of 18th & L Street NW). I actually walked by this morning and saw them setting up, can't wait to check it. Another exciting part about FotoWeekDC is it's FREE! Just one of the many perks of living in the Washington, DC area.

Here's more information about the event taken from their website.

With over 50,000 square feet of space, FotoWeek Central will host 14 individual photography exhibitions. Four additional satellite locations include FotoSpace, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, George Washington University, and the Pepco Edison Place Art Gallery. Additionally, many FotoWeekDC partners will have events in conjunction with the festival, listed on our FotoWeekDC Schedule of Events.

Expect to see the very best in photojournalism, commercial photography and art photography. All Exhibitions are free and open to the public. Continue to visit our website as additional exhibitions, programs, pop-up events, and partners are being added daily!

For more information, visit:

FotoWeek Launch Party - Friday, November 4, 2011
The Festival begins at 5 pm at FotoWeek Central with the exclusive preview opening of this year’s exciting exhibitions. At 8:30pm, we’ll move to the Corcoran Gallery of Art as the celebration continues with FatBack DJs and monumental projections. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served at both venues. It’s a Two-for-One evening with a
DOUBLE party not to be missed. One ticket provides entry to both AMAZING EVENTS to mingle with DC’s photo luminaries. For more information, visit