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Cute Local Tea House

My daughter is 2 and half and obsessed with Tea Parties. We have fake ones all the time at our house and even on the mini iPad (Toca Boca Tea Party is the best!).  When I discovered the Aylesbury Tea House in Leesburg Virginia I knew I had to make a date with Adora. This place is adorable from the moment you walk in, sit down and make your way through their mini little all-things-British store. They do traditional afternoon tea Thursday through Saturday. The space is so shabby chic. As for pricing.. you are paying more for the experience than the food in my opinion. The menu is very simple.. and the portions are dainty. Yes in writing a post on this place.. I have to use words like dainty. It’s a beautiful place and I really loved the feeling. Above all, Adora was so excited to have a “tea party” with her friend Sophia. The girls ate English biscuits (cookies) and drank tea (orange juice) in their tea cups. It was so cute to watch — oh and the petite cucumber sandwiches are delicious!


IMG_4759Finding out she has to eat a sandwich before the cookie








IMG_4734Sophia with her stylist mom April

IMG_4726Oh..look who decided to join us!

IMG_4719Really cute tea party dress.. kettle, pastries and all

IMG_4708So adorable!


Mr. Knick Knack

Hey parents.. if you’re looking for something great to do with the kids.. the famous Mr. Knick Knack is back at Reston Town Center on Mondays at 10:30AM. It’s the perfect place to catch up with your mom friends while your kiddos dance the morning away!

Someone slept through it all

April and Sophia

She was shy at first…

But warmed up!

Little Cole and Maddy

Playing with Serena

Shannon and Serena

Crashing a day care’s play group..

When it’s hot outside we break out the bubbles!

The end!


First visit to “Four Sisters”

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.

Jackie, Catherine with Juliette, Angie, Sumita, Alex, Vi, Kelly, April and Kere with Leighton


Bring on the Southern Style

No one can argue it was spectacular weather this weekend. It was perfect for our Shrimp and Grits Kids party with girlfriends. Mimosas, pink lemonade, cucumber sandwiches had us ready for Spring! My sister Jenny went all out and made some specialized dessert– Pulitzer’s Pink Fluff, Sour Patch Grapes and tea cookies galore. It was awesome to have so many of my mama friends stop by on a sunny Sunday afternoon. We chatted and ooooed and ahhhed over the adorable smock, monogrammed and seer sucker clothing! Our girl Kere also brought the bling.. debuting Stella & Dot’s latest styles! Shout out to my friend Shannon who hosted at her gorgeous house!

There was great stuff from Bella Bliss too! I got this for Adora for 4th of July!

Sister Jenny and little Knox

Serena and Adora greet the guests

With my sis

Spring cupcakes by the Cupcake Delivers

Pulitzer pink fluff!

Charlitta at work



Summer Hope is here!

That’s right, Summer Hope is almost here, an evening of fashion and giving back in the heart of Georgetown, where you can Spot It, Shop It, and Support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital! Plus my #SeoulSister is walking in the show.. so come out and show the love for NBC’s Eun Yang!

When: June 6, 2012
Where: Citronelle | The Latham Hotel
3000 M St., NW, Washington, DC

What: Enjoy a runway fashion presentation from MyDCStyle featuring some of my favorite looks for summer from Saks Fifth Avenue Tysons Galleria, and what you spot, you can shop on-site that evening following the runway show! That’s right, Saks employees will be available to ring up your orders for immediate gratification/retail therapy! :o)
Even better, Saks will donate 10% of all sales back to St. Jude!

Enjoy savory bites from Michel Richard’s award-winning Citronelle, along with specialty cocktails from the Fashionista Bar as you enjoy the exciting runway show accompanied by the beats of DJ Panama and enter to win some amazing door prizes like:

dinners at Citronelle
spa packages to Saks Fifth Avenue Tysons Galleria;
weekend stays at The Latham Hotel; and
a Day of Beauty at Salon Daniel.

VIP Runway Show || 6PM || Tickets $100
includes complimentary valet parking, 3 door prize chances, and a gift bag
*Special VIP model will make an appearance in the runway show*

General AdminRunway Show || 7PM || Tickets $60
includes 1 door prize chance and a gift bag

Reserve yours tickets today by calling Devon Dupay at the St. Jude office at 703-351-5171 or e-mail at

**Deadline to reserve your tickets is June 1 **

Nerd Prom Weekend Recap

8 parties and who knows how many dresses (and 1 jumper!) White House Correspondents Dinner weekend is over. I’m so glad this only happens once a year. It is exciting and utterly exhausting all at the same time. Here’s a sampling of where we were.. who we saw and how much fun it was seeing the world of politics and Hollywood collide.

We kicked things off Thursday night at the Ritz-Carlton Washington DC for a private dinner hosted by The Creative Coalition, Elle Magazine and Lanmark Technologies .The awesome Alex Wagner of MSNBC and Norah O’Donnell from CBS were honored as leading women in media. Thank you to April Firoozabadi for the wonderful fashion styling for the weekend!  (Photos by Allison Priebe Brooks, Pamela Sorensen, Paul Moretti)

CC’s Robin Bronk with Ginnifer Goodwin and Lani Hay

David Arquette

Tim Daly with Rebecca Cooper and Emily Miller

Friday night it was tres’ party time. First stop the Turkish Embassy for The Hill party. Then it was off to the W Hotel for the very fun Google/Hollywood Reporter bash. The night ended on L street for the Funny or Die 1st Amendment Party where Charlize showed up.

Mark Drapeau scores the pic all guys would die for

With Matthew Morrison and my co-anchor Richard Jordan

Later arriving at Funny or Die

Judy Kurtz and Scott Brodbeck

Early birds Tommy McFly and Kelly Collis spotted late night at Funny or Die

Saturday after anchoring the morning shows I met my girlfriend Pamela Brown at the WHCD brunch hosted by Tammy Haddad. It was a bit chilly… but still a great time. Lilo was there with her lawyer and Kris Jenner. We also spotted Woody Harrelson who I loved in the Hunger Games and Game Change.

My friend Jimmy gets a close up with Lindsay

With Pamela and Allison out back

Kris Jenner takes our friend Tony’s Camera and gets to work!

Loved seeing Jayne Sandman and husband Jeff Dufour

Saturday night we stopped by Capitol File’s party at the Newseum. Spotted were NBC’s Matt Glassman, Eun Yang and Doug Kammerer. We then finished the night at MSNBC’s party at the Italian Embassy.

At Capitol File with my lady friends Pamela and Amanda who were stunning!

Instagram with Megan McCain at MSNBC party

From the Vanity Fair party.. one of the cutest couples ever! Mark and Kelly!

And finally “the day after” arrived! I still had to do the shows Sunday morning. David Gregory joined us on set and said he too was feeling a little tired after a long night. It was good to know I was not alone in having to work the next day. After the show it was off to the Hay-Adams. John McLaughlin was hosting his famous Sunday brunch on the roof. The view was great as were the eggs benedict!

Julie Chen with hubby Les Moonves

Oh Bebe’!

DC fashion blogger April Jones Firoozabadi (and my college girlfriend!) radiated in emerald green at her Paris themed baby shower in Potomac Maryland. The Parisian celebration of black and pink was a perfect way to get ready to welcome baby Sophia. I’m planning a similar themed baby shower for my little sis so you can bet I’ll be using some of these photos by Kipp Burgoyne on my Pinterest board!

Joseph Abboud opens Streets of Georgetown

Legendary American fashion designer Joseph Abboud brought his style to Georgetown to celebrate the opening of his new “Streets of Georgetown” concept. The retail space carries the full collection of HMX brands designed by Mr. Abboud including Hickey Freeman, Hart Schaffner Marx, Bobby Jones, Coppley, Reid & Taylor and Palm Beach. Washington fashionistas and men trendsetters enjoyed cocktails and All American hors d’oeuvres with award-winning Chef Todd Gray, owner of Equinox Restaurant in DC. Photos and video by April Firoozabadi.
Abboud talks about how he got his start in fashion and what inspires him watch the video

Fashion Forecast Calls for Leather & Mustard

Labor Day weekend is near and in the fashion world that  means tis the season of the September Issue. Fashion Week and Fashion’s Night Out hype heats up and the search for Fall trendsseriously begin. For those unsure where to start- local stylist April Yvonne of MyDCStyle has some ansawers. She hosted the final installment of her Women of Good taste: Summer Fashion Series. Titled “Fall Fashion Preview” April showcased looks that easily transition from day to night.

  • Leather
  • Wide-leg pants
  • over-sized sweaters
  • Mustard Hues

April’s series is hosted at the W Hotel’s J&G Steakhouse in downtown DC. We hear fashionistas enjoyed Couture-tinis and scored a gift cards to the Saks Salon and Spa and J&G Steakhouse.

Crunch time for Fashion for Paws Models

Start your countdown! We are just 3 weeks away from DC’s elite fashion event of the year: The Washington Humane Society’s annual Fashion for Paws show.

Fundraising models like April Jones Firoozabadi have to raise $3,000 to walk their dog down the catwalk during the event. April held a charity event at Salon Daniel in McLean and raised more than 2-thousand dollars, the most money made ever in the show’s history by a single model at one event! Last year the show raised nearly $350,000 for animals in need.

Fashion for Paws will be at the National Building Museum on April 9th and expected to attend are DC’s A-List media personalities,  athletes, politicians and business leaders.

General Admission is sold out but you can still get VIP tickets at

MORE: Watch Angie’s F4P Report on WUSA9

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