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Get “Mad Men” Style

You can now dress like Mad Men’s retro-chic cast with Banana Republic’s limited collection. Watch 9NEWS morning show for more…

MORE: Banana Republic’s Mad Men Collection

See more from WUSA9’s Morning Show

Wearing my sweater and lace cami from the collection at work.
 

 

Mommas ‘Shave for the Brave’

46.

Danielle Leach of Arlington lost her son Mason in 2007.

That’s how many mothers are told each day that “your child has cancer.”

It’s why 46 moms are shaving their heads come September 21st at Union Station. 46 Mommas Shave for the Brave next month to honor their children and raise money and awareness for childhood cancer. The moms have lost a child to cancer or their child is currently undergoing treatment. I’m honored to emcee this event and hope that you will join us to cheer these moms on…many are local.

46 Mommas Shave for the Brave

September 21st 5-9PM

Union Station

Proceeds go to St. Baldrick’s Foundation to aid in childhood cancer research. For more information, visit ‘Shave for the Brave’, 46mommas.com or their Facebook.

 

BRB: Neighbor with a big bite

Okay if you’re gonna break your diet.. and you’re doing it with burgers you must go big or don’t go at all.

Yes that’s my table at the new BRB burger joint in Reston Town Center. BRB which stands for Be Right Burger opened up right next to the ice skating rank.

FREE BURGER: Check in w/ Foursquare

DEALS: Join BRB on Facebook

It’s really a cool concept. There are touch screens for you to place your order and pay for it while you’re waiting in line. The signature items run the hunger gamut.. from the Samurai Turkey Burger, to the Shroomin Burger, the Lobster Roll and the monster Hangover (see below). What I love is that the meat is all-natural, hormone and antibiotic free Angus beef from a local Maryland farm.

Adora who has just started to eat solids took a liking to the kid french fries- cut out like smiley faces! Sauces were amazing too– my fave was the wasabi mayo which is what I dipped my fries in. Oh the best part. Thursday through Friday BRB is open until 3AM! BRB is located at 1820 Discovery Street at the Reston Town Center.

It’s 5 for Kate!

5 years and going strong! Congratulations to online magazine KStreetKate for keeping DC in the know of all the great things this city has to offer. The anniversary party was held at the National Press Club.

PHOTOS: Kstreetkate.net’s 5th Anniversary

Reflecting on the last 5 years, founder Kate Michael told the crowd that  it’s “a very long time in internet years” and she plans to keep it up. We sure hope so… here’s to looking forward to celebrating 6! Leigh Macdonald contributed to this report.

Garden Party Gets GiltCity DC Going

DC’s top trendsetters gathered on the lawn to welcome one of the leading designer discount websites to DC.

Gilt City Pres. Nathan Richardson,hosts Winston Lord, Juleanna Glover, Lindsay Czarniak & Craig Melvin & Gilt City DC Curator Marissa Schneider. Photo: Revamp

Summer fashion and fresh mint juleps set the mood for the Garden Party celebrating the launch of Gilt City DC. Gilt City DC is an expansion of the popular Gilt.com giving fashion and entertainment gurus access to deals for high-end spas, theater, vip washington parties and private movie screenings. Mint juleps and a hunky chef hard a work entertained guests at the historic Halcyon House on Prospect. Washington is one of 10 cities Gilt is specializing it’s offers.

Spotted in their summer garb: Ebong Eka, Laura Evans, Eun Yang, Lynda Erkiletian and Cat Ommanney, Winston Lord, Craig Melvin and Lindsay Czarniak, Tommy McFly, Katherine Kennedy, Kate Michael, Beautiful and expecting Juleanna Glover


Where the beef… meets broadcast

Shawn, Me and Elaine with Chef Philippe Reininger

The weather was perfect for an afternoon lunch with the news gals here in DC. This time we gathered at the new J&G Steakhouse on 15th and Pennsylvania. As we enjoyed appetizing fried calamari and rice cracker crusted tuna we laughed about being moms and the new “Go the ___ to Sleep” book that’s all the rave these days amongst parents. When it was entree’ time we were impressed to find out that the steakhouse is vegan friendly! A couple of the gals had no problem ordering. Halibut in a scallion-spicy chili sauce was a popular pick this day. I was also happy to see they have Sips & Bites from 5-7pm on weekdays where you can get smaller portions of their dishes paired with wine at the wine bar.

MORE: Women of Good Taste Fashion Series

It was also great to chit chat with cityshopgirl turned radio host Kelly Collis who recently helped launch the new morning show on 94.7 FRESH FM. Shout out to Eun Yang for arranging the get together… really enjoyed catching up with all the girls at the table.. Anita Brikman, Lesli Foster, Elaine Reyes and Shawn Yancy!

Beautiful fruit dessert in sangria

Great patio for outside dining

Upping your career ante

Kristina Bouweiri, CEO of Reston Limo is among 5 women featured in the July issue

Next time you’re at the supermarket browsing the magazine stand pick up the latest issue of Northern Virginia Magazine. I was excited to be featured as a local woman in business, giving advice on upping one’s career ante. Others featured in the article include Gannett’s Government Media Corp. CEO Elaine Howard, Success in the City’s Cynthia De Lorenzi, Brenda Blisk Senior VP of Spire Investment Partners and Reston Limo’s Kristina Bouweiri. While you’re reading be sure to check out the feature on our area’s musical elite!

Wounded warriors hit the links

Veteran with Gen. Stanley McChrystal. Photo Credit: Michael Clements Photography

It’s one of my favorite events of the year: The Yellow Ribbon Fund Army-Navy Golf Classic. This year General Stanley McChrystal was the guest of honor. Once again we had the chance to meet some amazing heroes at the tourney that pairs injured service members with supporters on the greens.

Golfers this year raised more than $217,000 for the Yellow Ribbon Fund. YRF supports injured servicemembers in the area and their families.  I was honored to co-host the awards ceremony with This Week in Defense host Vago Muradian. Photos by Michael Clements. Tune in to WUSA9’s Morning Show Wednesday to see coverage from the great day!

PHOTOS: YRF Army-Navy Classic 2011
MORE: Wounded Vets Swing for Challenge

Check out coverage from the awards ceremony on WUSA9

Sen. Vitter, wife break it down at Crawfish Boil

Louisiana Senator David Vitter, wife Wendy and family dined and danced at the Crawfish Boil at ‘The Cajun Experience’ in Dupont.

Dandelion Patch Grand Opening in Leesburg

I’m loving Leesburg these days.. mostly because I’m out there a lot more with my sister living there now. Well for all of you who love great stationary, Lilly, Vera and all those cute lady boutiquy things you’ll love The Dandelion Patch. Owner, Heidi Kallett just opened her 4th store. The new shop is in The Village At Leesburg. Spotted at the ribbon cutting: Loudoun County Woman co-publisher Dan Doll, Mayor Kristen Umstattd and a too cute for words Little Miss Old Dominion Hannah Reece.

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