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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…

 

 

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 

Oh Snap! The Young & the Guest List

It was rumored to never happen but we’re glad it did. The party to celebrate 250 of DC’s most influential movers ‘n’ shakers under 40.

Upon entering the stunning Washington Club at Dupont (with hot date wusa9’s Lauren Vance) we took our pics against the wall with the wonderful Joseph Allen and Alfredo Flores and were soon ushered into the next room for check-in. That’s where we exchanged double kisses with list-mates Paul Wharton looking fab hair pulled back & the Corcoran’s Rachel Cothran beautiful in a romantic sheath. We also were greeted by  Washington Life publisher John Arundel who told us about the magnificent venue.. a mansion built at the turn of the century by Chicago Tribune Editor Robert Patterson.  Extraordinary I think!  The mansion provided a warm air for the young on the guest list and then some. Among great history walked wonderful fashion and conversation. Events by Andre Wells superbly kept the rich feel of an ages-old establishment while adding touches of modern flair with bright flowers and strategically placed candles. The Asian fusion spread added a cultural taste and the swagalicious gift bags by Moki Media filled with everything from a Badgley Mischka parfum bottle to earrings by Karen Millen and Queen Bee were exciting to open.

All in all I’d have to say making the list is pretty neat— but after this night I think most would agree making the party is even better 😉

See More Party Pictures from the night courtesy Tony Powell of Washington Life Magazine

Ruffle Trio: Aureta Thomollari, Angie Goff in Tashia Senn & Katherine Kennedy (created top from a scarf & ducktape-genius!)

Beauty Queens: The former.. Miss VT Ashley Wheeler, Miss VA Tara Wheeler & Miss DC Kate Marie Grinold

Stopped on the stairway: WL’s Michael Clements, Mark Drapeau & Kelly Collis Fredrick

DC50’s Paul Wharton & designer Tashia Senn (Who styled me in the gold silk jumper for the evening)

Fashionistas: The Corcoran’s Rachel Cothran & Kristin Guiter bookend flower fun friend!

Included in those most lovin’ the Mo-Town band Keri Ann Meslar, Josie Taylor, Lauren Vance

Swag! My favorite find in the bag’s created by Moki Media include petite perfume & jewels by Queen Bee Designs

Oh Snap! Bloggers Reception

Blogger Reception

DC fashion and lifestyle bloggers lined green wall to green wall at SweetGreen in Dupont.  It was all for what metromix.com reports was the  “a blogger bash for the record books!”. OMG along with KstreetKate, TheGlamazonDiaries and FW Magazine hosted the event. I turned on my LIVE Chat/Cam  for some of the party where I couldn’t get enough of SweetGreens Beet Salad!  Special thanks to Makeda of TheGlamazonDiaries for putting together fantastic swag that included gifts from LuluLemon, Lancom and Honest Tea to name a few! For all my tweeples.. great seeing  @glamazondiaries  @gregslistdc  @cravedc @sweetgreen   @fwupdates @msspinach @kstreetkate @sweetflowmobile  @OrchidBtq @citygirlsblog @luxxery

 Check out some snap shots courtesy of Sam from metromix.com and Vik from Apt3 Photography. CLICK HERE to see the entire slideshow by @sfsam22

 

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