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Good Luck Lindsay!

Super nice gal pal and local sports reporting star Lindsay Czarniak is Bristol bound. We bid farewell  at a going away party held at Public Bar  in Tenleytown. Newly engaged and headed to ESPN there’s no doubt 2011 has been a great year! We’ll miss you Lindsay.. but know you’ll visit often! We know you will… now that you’re planning a Fall wedding in DC! Spotted: Former Redskin QB Jason Campbell,  Doug Kammerer, Wendy Rieger, Pat Collins, Dan Hellie and the whole NBC clan. NBCer turned ABCer weatherman Bob Ryan joined colleagues Alison Starling and Pamela Brown. Also there,FOX5’s Laura EvansWUSA’s Dave Owens, Ivan Carter, WTTG’s Lindsay Murphy, Mike O’Meara and Mike Wise. (Photo credit: Chris Abi-Najm)

Lindsay and fiancee Craig Melvin, a former colleague of mine in SC

Alison Starling and Pamela Brown

With Laura Evans

Party host Dan Hellie with Craig and former Redskin Jason Campbell

Moki Media’s Dannia Hakki with Carla O’Meara… the gorgeous wife of you guessed it my morning radio bud Mike!


Crawfish Boil in Dupont

Suck the head, pinch the tails! Ok.. so I didn’t do that first part.. but I sure did enjoy cracking some mud bugs at the Crawfish Boil. Hosted by “The Cajun Experience” in Dupont, the party was fully dressed with the sounds of Lousiana and a menu made to please. I tried the Poboy sandwichs and gator bites which taste like chicken. I wasn’t bold enough to do the frog legs though. We saw Louisiana Senator David Vitter with his family.. not only dining but also dancing to the New Orleans band Zachary Smith and the Dixie Power Trio. Photo Credit: Dave Phillipich

 

Patio Party at One Lounge

Summer is popping and Washingtonians are coming out to play at one of Dupont’s largest patios. Guests enjoyed signature cocktails, new-menu appetizers and DJ Billy Quest’s party tunes at One Lounge‘s Patio Party. One Lounge is half a block from the Dupont Circle metro. Watch more on the event on WUSA9 Here

 

“Serendipity 3” Sweet DC Debut

Georgetown just got even sweeter. The famous New York restaurant Serendipity 3 is now open in DC. On the menu… the shop’s famous Frrrozen Hot Chocolate and footlong hotdogs.

The restaurant has been a favorite of celebs for decades. The likes of Marilyn Monroe and Andy Warhol use to come to treat the sweet tooth! These days famous fans include Tom Cruise and Suri, Oprah, Britney Spears and Kim Kardashian.

PHOTOS: Grand Opening of Serendipity 3 in DC

We’ll have to wait and see whether the stars will stop by the newest location between M Street and Wisconsin Avenue. In the mean time… more whip cream please!

Video of opening courtesy Ellen Scott/WUSA9

 

Frrrozen Hot Chocolate in Serendipity style: Sharing!

Owners Britt Swan and Rodrigo Garcia

Kim will we see you on M Street next?


Owner celebrates birthday at his 'one and only' One Lounge

Lounge co-owner, Seth McClelland, celebrated his birthday at his 2nd home – One Lounge – with friends and VIPs. We have photos from McClelland’s 29th Bday bash!



 

Check out WUSA9 Simon Landau’s story HERE!

PHOTOS: Eden's 'Green Room' private party

DC Lounge Eden owners Charles Zhou, Kunal Shah and Vinoda Basnayake hosted a private viewing party for the club’s new first floor, The Green Room. Transporting the outdoors indoors with waterfalls, woods and state of the art visual effects, Eden continues to counter the winter season with a lounge that resonates summer. Check out photos from the event!

Photo credit: Karllito Antonio

Luxxery… making Georgetown look better

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DC’s beautiful people joined celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Ayman Hakki for the official launch of his new Luxxery Express location in Georgetown. While touring the new facility, guests enjoyed specialty cocktails, Peacock Cafe hors d’oeuvres and Frosting a Cupcakery cupcakes!

“I love being a doctor, and I love working in DC. I grew up here, so all my life I have wanted to come back, be a plastic surgeon in Georgetown…and I have fulfilled that.” ~Dr. Hakki

K Street Kate’s Kate Michael and her friends Rachel, Nelson and Katy attended the event to support the Hakki family and Luxxery Express. Other notable guests included FOX 5’s Will Thomas and Tonya Lumpkin.. formerly known as rapper Sole’

 By Rachel DeMita, special to OMG

DC Cupcake Couple Inspire Reality Romance Novel

SWEET!

Michelle Snow Bracken and hubby Todd had their story picked up by Chicken Soup for the Soul publishers! The sweet couple met online a few years ago, got married and began Frosting a very successful cupcakery in Friendship Heights… Read More

Erica Moody contributed to this report

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!

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

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