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Tickled Pink in Potomac

I cannot even begin to tell you how overwhelmed with emotion I am with all the support I’ve gotten from friends, family and co-workers over the last 8 months. My sisters Jenny and Tricia threw me a beautiful shower at good friend Dr. Alex’s Potomac home.

It was more than perfect– it was as I told the crowd– a room filled with so much love. Wish I could post the hundreds of pictures and special moments captured by REVAMP.com’s Daniel Swartz and Rita Lawrence with Bitsy Baby Photography. Please check out their galleries. Sweet thanks to Frosting: A Cupcakery for sending devilishly good dessert. No cupcake was left behind. Shout out to the gorgeous Lauren Von Der Pool and staff with green catering company Von Der Pool Gourmet.  I didn’t learn til after the party that the ‘beef wontons’ were vegan! I would’ve never known. They were delicious!

The best part of all? Seeing so many women from different phases of my life- high school, college, SC, DC, News, philanthropy and  mamas-to-be coming together to help me celebrate my first step into motherhood. Thank you everyone from me and baby “A”. Read more about the shower at REVAMP.com where Leigh Macdonald wrote a very kind recap of the party.

A glance at some gifts…

 

 

Great Dane takes the Dance Floor at 'LOVE BALL'

Doggies danced til the dropped at LOVE BALL, Cute Video Below 

Doggies danced and get down (or in this Great Dane’s case UP) on the dance floor! Montgomery County Humane Society’s annual LOVE BALL held at the Hyatt RegencyBethesda was a night of big awards, a great auction and of course the animals! Read more on the event at wusa9… 

WUSA’s JC Hayward presented and FOX 5’s Holly Morris emceed  

 

Colleen Laughlin and Angie get excited about the doggy bag 

 

WUSA’s Andrea Roane and husband Mike with pooches Kiwi and Lowey 

 

Doggy Bar 

 

TMI but TOO CUTE not to share 

Cirque de Soleil to invade DC's Fashion Night Out

Georgetown joins the likes of iconic fashion cities London and NYC as an official host of Fashion Night Out this year!

FNO host committee:  Mary Amons (Labels for Love, the District Sample Sale, The Real Housewives of DC), Rachel Cothran (Project Beltway, the Corcoran), Jeff Dufour (UrbanDaddy DC), Kelly Collis Fredrick (CityShopGirl), Angie Goff (WUSA-9 TV), Lana Orloff (Washington Life), Janice Wallace (The Capitol Fashionista), and Paul Wharton

Colleen Laughlin looking fashionable

Pregger hosts Angie & Lana

Us host committee members held a little kick-off soiree’ at the chic Hu’s Wear on M Street.  What a great space they have there!  This year in addition to the heavy discounts, food and fun Cirque de Soleil is sending performers from their latest show into the streets of Georgetown to engage and entertain the crowd!

WATCH BELOW: Coverage of the FNO Kick-Off Party 

Spa World: Our visit to the Korean Bath House

One of the most amazing places in the area exists in Centreville Virginia. It’s called ‘Spa World’ and it’s not your average day at the spa. In fact, it’s a full blown Korean sauna known in my mom’s native land as a Jjimjilbang. I ventured there with my little sister Jenny, Colleen who is a high school pal I went to school with in Seoul and Spa World junkie Dannia Hakki. It was a stroll down memory lane (on heated floors) taking me back to my childhood in Korea.  Here’s the deal it’s basically a spa filled with a variety of saunas or poultice rooms: Amethyst Gem Room, Red Clay Room, Ice Room, Oak Wood Charcoal Room,  Red Clay Ball Room (my favorite, you lay in little balls), Blue Onyx Room and the  Salt Room (made of complete salt..ceiling and all).

There are classic spa services too. Manis, Pedis, massages.. but be warned they are the pressure point kind. Jenny and I got foot massages and let me just say I never knew my feet had so many nerves. Intense.

The public bath area (separated by gender) is where I have yet to venture into. Equipped with 5 different types of pools with high powered jets the bottomline you get in with bottom and all. I still can’t bring myself to jump in the bath in the buff.  No thanks. I’d rather be eating at the spa’s restaurant. Afterall, the prison inspired suits they gives us come with an elastic waist. It would be such a waste not to get the most out of it.  See pictures below along with this instructional video provided by yours truly.

How to make the classic Jjimjilbang Lamb Towel

Jenny, Colleen and Dannia enjoy the red clay ball room

The clay up close- it’s like the  Chuck E. Cheese ball pen for adults

 The golden key- ok it’s orange but it’s your ticket to everything.  At the end of your stay (which could be overnight since it’s open 24 hours) they scan your key for your total. Food, services everything is charged to the key. General day pass is $35.

 From the Korean restaurant there- a classic MILKIS!

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