Posts Tagged ‘capitol hill’

Dinner party and the pig

Nothing like some gourmet suckling pig wrapped in crackle to be a reason to congregate! I enjoyed hanging with women leaders in media and business at Art and Soul near Capitol Hill. Executive Chef Wes Morton wowed the crowd of friends with his 4 courses family style dinner. It included an heirloom melon salad and the milk fed pig with egglplant casserole. There was also a local cheese board with fresh honey comb. Apparently honey is the new thing to pair cheese with these days!

Blackbird PR’s Diana Biederman with Allison Butler of Reuters

With the fabulous Carol Joynt

Milk fed pig wrapped with crackle

Local cheese board

Washington Journalist & Media Conference Recap

More than 150 High School journalists were in DC for the week long Washington Journalism and Media Conference hosted by George Mason University. More here..

Patio Party: Art & Soul Welcomes Chef Wes

We caught up with celebrity Chef Art Smith (Oprah’s former!) at his yummy eatery Art & Soul on Capitol Hill.

MORE: Cocktail Reception for Art & Soul’s New Chef

Smith who lost more than 100 pounds is changing up his menu reflect living well.  To cut the fat but keep the flavor he brought in new Executive Chef Wes Morton (formerly of Againn) who hails from Louisiana. To toast the new lighter taste… foodies and even Food Network stars celebrated with small bites and southern cocktails on Art & Soul’s popular patio. Watch WUSA9 Thursday morning for more from the party!

Chef Art Smith, Carol Joynt and Mike Hydeck

Chloe Thompson & Kara Batt

Executive Chef Wes Morton

The Next Food Network Star’s Mary Ann Bryant

Quanicia Alston, Beatrice Livioco and Tricia Barba

Art’s patio named one of the top spots to eat outside in America!

'Casino Jack' Puts the Spacey in Political Scandal

Kevin Spacey may not be involved in the latest political scandal, but he sure can fake it as Jack Abramoff in ‘Casino Jack.’

One of the biggest political scandals hit the big screen where it all went down–here in D.C. at the World Premiere of the movie and we caught up with the star. Watch my WUSA9 TV report below:

 

Rima.. MISS USA on Capitol Hill

The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance honored Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) with the first ever Hope Award for her push for funding research for ovarian cancer. Miss USA 2010, Rima Fakih joined DeLauro and others on a panel following the ceremony.  DeLauro has taken the fight against ovarian cancer from her own personal experience to the Floor of the House of Representatives.

 

Gucci in DC: US Air loses $50,000 worth of luggage

CLICK TO SEE STORY ON WUSA9 TV

The heir to the GUCCI dynasty was in DC during his first visit to the US. 83 year old Giorgio Gucci spoke on Capitol Hill on the issue of the black market. He urged leaders to pass stronger counterfeit laws and follow through with enforcement. An unfortunate fashion note… Gucci addressed the crowd in an emergency buy… an untailored, slightly too big Jos. A Bank suit. The designer scrambled to find something to wear after US Airways lost $50,000 worth of his luggage! Gucci himself did not seem rattled. I was impressed with his graciousness.

RELATED: GUCCI STRANDED AT WHITE HOUSE

Highlights from the forum included an outstanding performance by opera sensation Cristina Fontinelli who sang the National Anthem. Rep. Diane E. Watson was honored as well for her push to protect designers and fashion commerce. I was honored to emcee the talk that included great insight from expert panelists Jean Bonilla, Caroyl Miller and Steve Hilson. The Greater Washington Chamber of Commerce and Emperor Brands hosted the forum.

Check out my interview with him about what he thought about his first visit to the Nation’s Capitol.  I’ll be airing more video on the WUSA9 Morning Show Friday. Tune in.

Oh Snap! State of Style on the Hill

The  State of Style Awards on Capitol Hill, honoring fashion legend Fern Mallis.

WATCH: Angie’s WUSA- TV Report on ‘State of Style Awards’

Fern Mallis received the Elements of Fashion Legacy Award during the Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce‘s first annual ‘State of Style Awards’ at the Hart Senate Building. Following the awards a panel including Mallis and local designers Tala Rassi, Tashia Senn and Evelyn Brooks discussed DC fashion issues on industry, politics and resources. The State of Style Awards recognize leaders and emerging professionals making a difference in the fashion industry here in Washington. Spotted: WaPo’s Robin Givhan, DC Councilmenber Michael Brown, philantrhopist Amanda Polk, designer/advocate Lara Miller. Pictures by: Vithaya Photography

GWFCC’s Ingrid Rios, Christine Brooks-Cropper with Angie Goff, Fern Mallis, Tashia Senn

Designer Tala Rassi was on the panel

Timur Tugberk, Alex Naini and Emily Nolan attend

Amanda Polk & Ingrid Rios award Evelyn Brooks

Creator of 'NY Fashion Week' to be honored in DC

Fashion power player Fern Mallis, President of Fern Mallis LLC, VP of IMG Fashion and creator of  New York Fashion Week will be honored on Capitol Hill this Thursday May 20th. Join us.

The Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce Hosts the First Annual State of Style Awards & Advocacy Day and I’ll be emceeing and moderating the event.  The annual State of Style awards reception and advocacy day brings together the efforts of major national trade organizations, non-profits, industry veterans and designers involved in the development and preservation of the American fashion industry.  To register for Advocacy day forums, meetings and activities on May 20, 2010 please RSVP at: government@gwfcc.org

Schedule of events:
May 20, 2010- US Capitol Fashion Advocacy Day
8am – 9am: Breakfast Orientation, U.S. Capitol Dome, Room H-137
930am – 12pm: Advocacy Meetings, U.S. Capitol, Senate and House of Representative meetings in their offices
register at government@gwfcc.org
12pm – 2pm: State of Style Awards luncheon, SH-902 Hart Senate Building, 2nd and C St. NE, WDC
register at advocacy@gwfcc.org 

Honorees who will be accepting an award from GWFCC Thursday, May 20, 2010 from 12pm – 2pm in room SH-902 at the Hart Senate Building on Capitol Hill include the following:
·         Elements of Fashion Legacy Award – Fern Mallis, President of Fern Mallis LLC, & Creator of NY Fashion Week, Fashion Business Pioneer
·         Fashion Advocacy of the Year award – Save the Garment Center, Inc.
·         Leadership in Emerging Business Award – Lara Miller, Executive Director, Chicago Fashion Incubator & Emerging Designer
·         GWFCC Fashion Scholarship award – Adegbemisola Ademisoye, 2009 Project Fundway Winner
·         GWFCC Fashion Chamber Choice award – Evelyn Brooks Designs, GWFCC Member of the Year
The Invited Panel Speakers to discuss the importance of advocacy and the exchange of information relevant to the fashion industry in areas of Small Business and Entrepreneurship and Enforcement of Counterfeiting are:
Sen. Mary Landrieu (LA)- Job Creation 3 Bill, Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Fern Mallis – President of Fern Mallis LLC, & Creator of NY Fashion Week, Fashion Business Pioneer
Tala Raassi – Fashion Designer
Maury Litwack –The Capitol Plan
DC Councilmember At-Large, Michael A. Brown

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