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I am so excited about what’s happening this Saturday. At 10am (following our show!) NBC4 presents it’s Asian-Pacific American Special. It’s 30 minutes jam packed with stories that will get you thinking and above all inspire! You will walk away having learned something guaranteed!
Along with tackling some big cultural issues like immigration.. the show will venture into something for everyone. There’s plenty for foodies to get excited about and music fans get ready for a great one-on-on with Richard On of O.A.R.!
We also take a close look at local Asian Americans who are changing our community and the world. One of the stories I contributed is about an Arlington man who’s tourist trip to China turned into a life long mission to help an oppressed people. Mike Kim gave up his successful financial business in the US and moved to the North Korea-China border to help North Koreans escape. This after discovering a 6,000 mile modern underground railroad. His story is heart-wrenching, fascinating and gives one hope. It even caught the eye of some of Hollywood’s biggest producers.
Don’t miss this great show hosted by Eun Yang this Saturday!
Tune in at 10AM after News4 Today on NBC4!
While I was doing a story on mommy bootcamp I couldn’t help but notice some adorable baby shoes on the shelf. Come to find out a local mommy makes them. There are all sorts of designs and fabrics so I asked about them. Kelly Edwards is the creator of Poco Bella Designs. She’s from Leesburg too. I ordered Bob a couple pairs… one for the summer and another for the Fall. They just arrived and I cannot get over how precious they are!
With three weeks left before I’m scheduled to pop I was a little nervous about jumping on stage for a fashion show. However, I knew it would be a forgiving crowd because the Tickled Pink Mother-Daughter Tea is all about being a momma! The Lilly Pulitzer fashion show is one of my favorite events. It benefits Children’s Hospital and always draws the best crowd. For the third year in a row we walked the catwalk. Adora even waved to the crowd and did a twirl at the end of the runway! Thank you to everyone who came out to support! Photos by imijphoto.com and Kipp Burgoyne
It was more like a lunch.. but that’s how us at News4 Today like to celebrate special moments. It was very sweet to have my dear friend Eun organize a little get together to toast baby Bob. The crew met up at Cactus Cantina for some guac, chips, fajitas and fun. We even had a couple of Bob’s future “boys” drop in. Thank you to everyone for all the support.. I’m gonna miss you guys while on maternity leave. I’d like to say I’m not gonna miss the hours I’ll likely still be up during those ungodly hours on feeding duty!
I love history. When I saw a Groupon to visit Lincoln’s Cottage at Soldier’s Home I snatched up two tickets for me and my dad. My father is retired military and a Civil War junkie. Lincoln lived in the cottage next to where wounded soldiers were recovering for a quarter of his Presidency. Historians say the experience added to his sorrow during the war.. as it was a daily reminder of lives lost and a fight that seemed far from over. It was also a retreat though.. being a few miles from the White House downtown. Here.. he could get away from crowds lined up to meet or talk with him.
The tour lasted about 1 hour and unlike other museum or house visits (Monticello, Mount Vernon) there is really no furniture in the house. Instead.. the tour focuses on what happened in each room, guests who visited the President and above all the conversations had that reflect Lincoln’s character.
One of the civil war era cannons
A life size statue of Lincoln
What I love about my girlfriends.. they love not only to eat.. but they like to try new places and foods! This time we chose the highly talked about Four Sisters at the new shopping center in Merrifield Virginia known as the Mosaic District.
We started off with a few orders of Goi Cuon (Fresg garden shrimp & pork rolls) and Cha Gio (Crispy Pork Spring Rolls). Being pregnant.. I was really loving the fried rolls this time around. Might I add.. there was not one roll left– they went like hot cakes.
Thank goodness we had our friend Vi with us. She’s Vietnamese and knows all the dishes and helped us order. I stuck with my traditional favorite.. the Beef Pho. Some of my girlfriends ventured out and tried the Caramelized Fish Claypot. Lettuce Wraps were popular too. Some of my girlfriends brought their kids.. and chicken fried rice was a good choice for them.
Check out my 6 second Pho… courtesy Vine!
The space was perfect, parking was easy and free! Really enjoyed the staff who were friendly and attentive.. especially for a big party like ours. As for pricing.. not bad: Dishes ranged from $8- $15. Apps started at $4.25.
I’m getting close.. 1 month away from meeting baby Bob. Anxieties are starting to kick in.
1) The diaper change! (I have yet to google/youtube the technique)
2) How wild are little boys really?
3) How’s Adora gonna handle this?
Must admit the joys of shopping continue. Despite what I was told.. I was able to find some pretty cool threads for the little guy!
The May FAMILY Magazine issue is out and we had so much fun being a part of it. Adora was a little crazy at the shoot.. but she’s just 2 after all. Special thanks to photographer Cyndy Porter and Cornwell Styling’s James and Carla. The team was phenomenal and SO patient! Being interviewed by veteran writer Charlene Giannetti was a great experience too. You can find the magazine pretty much everywhere across town.. but you can also check out the digital copy. We’ve got behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot too.
Some photos from the shoot..
Click the magazine below to read the article!
With just 6 weeks away from hatching.. we decided to take a little babymoon or staycation. I spent the week down in beautiful Charlottesville Virginia. What a scene. We stayed at the gorgeous Keswick Hall. Whether it’s from your room, dinner or the pool the view is absolutely breathtaking! Best part of all.. the location was just minutes away from Monticello. We got a tour through history with a pro- Shirley Midyette. Everyone knew Shirley .. and she knew everything about Monticello. She is highly recommended and so sweet. As suggested by twitter friends we strolled to the Downtown Mall where we indulged in some great milkshakes from The Nook and let Adora run her energy out at the Virginia Discovery Museum. We couldn’t leave town without making a stop for some good old school donuts– visiting Spudnuts was like stepping back into 1985. It was totally awesome. In fact the trip was totally awesome. Hard to believe.. just a couple hours outside of Northern Virginia.. there’s this whole other world! Thanks to Poshbrood for the recommendation!
Monticello– such a history lesson
Food was fabulous! Cream cheese stuffed french toast at Keswick!
The Virginia Discovery Museum- small but entertaining enough!
The infinity pool at Keswick– gorgeous!
The view from dinner at Keswick
Nearly $700,000 was raised at a night filled with furry friends dressed to the nines! It was Fashion for Paws 2013, an show stopping production that included many familiar faces of DC and their pooches. I had a great time walking the runway with little Inko. I would’ve brought Atticus again but these days he’s so strong and being me so pregnant I was afraid I’d have a tough time wrangling him on stage.
I was thrilled to be part of the Lilly Pulitzer part of the show. The evening featured fashions from shops you’d find at Tysons Galleria. E! News’ Ashlan Gorse and Pamela Sorensen did an outstanding job as the night’s emcee and Mistress of Ceremonies. Special thanks to Richard and his friends for coming out to show the support! We were really tired for the show this morning.. but the great cause was worth the no sleep! Photos by Rich Kessler Photography and Travis Vaughn
Top fundraising models Susan Ostrowski, Melinda Griffith and Dr. Ashley Gallagher. Susan Ostrowski raised $37,000, followed by Melinda Griffith at $24,000 and Dr. Ashley Gallagher at $17,900.
Philippe Cousteau and Ashlan Gorse
F4P Shout Out on NBC4
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