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All Access Fashion Highlight Holiday Style

Gorgeous gowns in plums, dark blues and shimmering black were showcased at this year’s All Access Fashion Show at Tysons Galleria in McLean. The annual show is a sneak peak at what top design houses are bringing to the area for Fall. Photos and video by Leigh Macdonald.

PHOTOS: All Access Fashion Show 2011

It’s 5 for Kate!

5 years and going strong! Congratulations to online magazine KStreetKate for keeping DC in the know of all the great things this city has to offer. The anniversary party was held at the National Press Club.

PHOTOS:’s 5th Anniversary

Reflecting on the last 5 years, founder Kate Michael told the crowd that  it’s “a very long time in internet years” and she plans to keep it up. We sure hope so… here’s to looking forward to celebrating 6! Leigh Macdonald contributed to this report.

Key West comes to Virginia

WUSA coverage of the Key West Festival at Breaux Vineyards. Read more here…

Key West comes to VA!

This past weekend, wine and fun lovers gathered to celebrate parrothead style at Breaux Vineyards in Purcellville. It might have only been a one day event, but a taste of paradise last forever!  This is the 6th year the vineyard has hosted the Key West Festival for families across the area. Watch WUSA9’s Morning Show monday for a recap of the event!

WUSA9 Contributor, Leigh Macdonald, with Aldona Petraitis (Leesburg), Lisa Dyer (Ashburn), and Brian Macdonald in front.

Nick Clements, having his face painted by Sparkle from “Everybody Loves a Clown”


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World’s Biggest Swim Lesson.. in Leesburg?

It’s that time of year again. Cookouts, vacations, and good ole fashion fun in the sun.  Yes, summer time is finally here. Who wouldn’t want to visit a pool when temperatures climb above 90 degrees? In fact, if you have plans to do so this weekend you’d be surprised about the splash locals are making.

MORE: Photos from World’s Biggest Swim Lesson

Swimmers gathered at Leesburg’s A-V Symington Aquatic Center at Ida Lee Park to try to set a new global record for the World’s Largest Swimming Lesson. Last year, nearly 4-thousand people  set a Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous swim lesson. No word if these waders in the water helped break that this year. Drowning is the second leading cause of unintended, injury-related death of children ages 1 to 14 in the U-S. Leigh Macdonald contributed to this report.

Sheila Johnson headlines Leesburg Awards

Sheila Johnson joins Town of Leesburg Mayor Kristen Umstattd for the annual Business Awards.

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Birthday shoes!

She had them on she was looking hot! Happy Birthday to Leigh Macdonald our NiceShoesNoDrama Queen! It was great gathering with the girls at Cafe’ Milano to celebrate. Special thanks to Kimberly Suiters for organizing it all!

Sweet gift for all guests from the birthday girl!

Showin’ the Leesburg Love

A typically remote Leesburg was bustling with excitement for their 10th Annual Business Awards, recognizing the town’s top businesses. Guests included Dr. Sheila Johnson co-founder of BET and partner in the Wizards, the Capitals and the Mystics.

MORE: Full list of award recipients

The George C. Marshall Award, the town’s most coveted award went to the owner of Tuscarora Mill, South Street Under and Fireworks, Kevin Malone. On a personal note, I’m starting to get to know this historic town. My sister recently moved there so I’m spending a lot of time out on N. King Street. They have the cutest antique shops and now I’ve found a new great coffee spot called Shoes. It use to be an old shoe shop… you can feel the nostalgia the second you step in. Leigh Macdonald contributed to this report.


Baby Bash Bling 2011

This past weekend, DC Metro area expectant moms were treated to an afternoon of pampering at Baby Bash & Bling.

READBecoming a New Mom

Expectant moms dubbed ‘pregginistas’ by Monica Byrd- the event’s founder, were treated to giveaways including: a Britax car seat and stroller, a mommy yoga session, and consulting from area style and lifestyle coaches.

WUSA 9’s community blogger, Leigh Macdonald, served as head momma aka mistress of ceremonies for the event.

EXTRA: Angie on motherhood and finding a balance

Ladies of Leesburg Gather for Japan

A group of Loudoun County women gathered for a “fun-with-a-purpose” girls night out. Organized by Ladies of Leesburg, women gathered for a no-RSVP, no presssure night with one objective. They brought their appetites to Travinia Italian Kitchen in the trendy Village of Leesburg. The restaurant donated 10% of the group’s sales to the Japan Earthquake relief. The women also enjoyed discounted shopping at the The Dandelion Patch, another new addition to the Village. Visit for more!


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