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Happy Labor Day

Hey, hope everyone is enjoying the holiday weekend. I went down to Irvington Virginia for a relaxing visit to Tides Inn. The little Chesapeake Bay resort is a good quick getaway. We overlooked the marina and met some really nice people from Newport News to Vienna. The weather was picture perfect, ate most of our meals outside. We were next to a small town I’m quite fond of.. Kilmarnock. A little more than a year ago I stayed in the town’s Inn. I seriously felt like I was in a movie back in colonial times. I just love this stuff. True little old town America.

View from our room

Fun games on site… even to entertain baby
On the terrace following breakfast
There was a show with local artists going on all weekend
Perfect weather for swimming

A road trip is never complete without something odd

 

Local artists shine at Art Soiree

It was another successul event for Art Soiree as over 300 artistas packed the house at L2 Lounge for a night of ‘Challenge, Inspiration and Experience’!

Pieces from local artists, Emma O’Rourke, Wendy Wang and Aleksandra Katargina lined the walls of L2.  All artwork from the night will stay on display and for sale through November 3rd with 10% of sale proceeds donated to Susan G. Komen

In addition to the amazing art, guests enjoyed music by DJ Neekolaa  and a live saxaphone performance by Megan Nortrup. Art Soiree’s Tati and Sandro were pleased to have Kate Michael of K Street Kate as their official media sponser.

By Rachel DeMita, Special to OMG

Photo credit: Yulia Mikhalchuk

Art Soiree' Blows Up Buddha Bar

WATCH VIDEO: Art Soiree’ Gala coverage on WUSA9 TV

By Rachel DeMita, Special to OMG  It was a creative’s dream party! Filled with amazing art, pleasing performances and tasty treats, art lovers gathered Sunday for a night to remember: Art Soiree’s First Anniversary Gala.

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Founders Sandro and Tati launched their website and announced their new project – Art Soiree Voyage – during the Gala. The two art extraordinaries were excited to share their year’s worth of successes and were pleased by the overwhelming number of attendees.

Guests enjoyed the luxurious venue of DC’s Buddha Bar, while waiters treated them with Pan-Asian hors d’oeuvres including sushi and mini lettuce cups. Social delight and soothing music kept artistas on their feet all night.  

 

 

Artists Help Save DC's Cherry Blossoms

Recently, a dozen local artists took to the tidal basin to create their interpretations of the cherry blossoms. Those paintings would eventually pay off. PROJECT:Arbor Day hosted by local artist Don Patron at District was an art show auction that raised money to help save the blossoms damaged by recent snowstorms. The event was a huge success.. $11,000 raised for the Trust for the National Mall to go towards rehabilitating the  trees.

Below watch coverage from the event on WUSA

The talented, giving artists

Dave Bradberry and his paiting ‘Red Heels’

Angie with Krista Johnson and her painting

John Breast, Paul Shigeta, Sherwin Britton, Eric Tomlinson

Peep Show featuring Salahis, DC Snowstorm

My buddy Jennifer Lee at the Washington Post reminds us of the paper’s annual Peep Show Contest. This year the entries were out of this world– in fact there’s some real mushy magic in an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ entry. The big winner was the Pixar inspired ‘EEP!’ modeled after the movie UP. A peaceful, non-heat packin’ “Peepocalypse 2010” was also impressive… along with the White House ‘Party Peepers’ featuring marshmellow Salahis stuck beside President Barak Obunnypeep. [Right: White House Party Peepers by Cori Wright of Falls Church]

Slideshow: 2010 Peep Show Entries

Related: Salahis working on book deal

Winner: EEP! by Michael Chirlin and Veronica Ettle of Arlington

Peepocalypse 2010: Dupont Circle Snowball Fight by Dennis Chong and Carolyn Prince Racich

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