Posts Tagged ‘omg’

Twist in Alex Trebeck Burglary

New twist in the Alex Trebeck robbery case and a look at new movies in theaters this weekend.

 

Gilt City DC Garden Party at Halcyon House

DC trendsetters gather for a stylish garden party to welcome Gilt.com’s Gilt City DC!

Staycation: Our visit to West Virginia

In our suite we arrived to fresh baked desserts, free bottled water and coffee.

As you may have seen from my previous post, Little Goff and I went on a little staycation in West Virginia. I highly recommend doing so to anyone who’s just itching to get out of town but really doesn’t have the time to take a week or even a weekend off for travel. It took us about an hour to get to the Hillbrook Inn Bed & Breakfast nestled in the rolling hills of Charles Town. Upon arrival at the European style country home estate we were hooked. Within seconds you realize this is a quiet place that is loud with history.. some of the English Tudor inn was constructed starting in the 1700’s. In fact George Washington use to own this land.

EXTRA: Travel for Busy Moms & Their Brood

What we found so refreshing is that among the antiques, aging books, dark wood and even an old water closet was a touch of today. We were impressed to find out that all the 6 unique rooms (we stayed in The Bamford) and 4 cottage suites had an iPad 2 in them. The Wi-Fi connection was very strong too— hence my real-time (and real funny) post on the wedding we witnessed from our patio. As for the food? The filet mignon was so tender– they only give you a butter knife to cut it. The dessert was creative. Ever had chocolate pate’? With the overnight stay you get free breakfast on the porch. I commented during breakfast that I could taste the difference in the tomatoes. They were definitely garden fresh– come to learn their produce comes from a local farm. The whole experience was more than up to our taste- it was great enough that we actually bought a gift certificate for our parents who so deserve a nice getaway!

Mandu

Mandu is a favorite thing of mine.. the Korean dumpling often stuffed with veges, pork or beef are awesome steamed or fried and dipped in soy sauce. Now I have another Mandu I’ll keep in mind whenever I get the craving for Korean in DC. The family-run restaurant on K Street is just awesome. This is the Lee family’s newest location and actually boasts extra items you won’t find on the menu elsewhere. It’s a fab spot for lunch throughout the week and has a dinner menu too.  Joining me for lunch was my little sis Jenny Kim and Korean food lover Flounder aka DJ Flounder from DC101. We had an absolute blast and started off with Hobak Jeon (zucchini fried in egg and flour) and of course mandu.

As for our meals we decided to teach Flounder (who has some mad chopsticks skills) how to eat one of our favorites: Dol Sot Bi Bim Bap. Think rice bowl, tons of vegetables, beef and hot paste served in a scolding hot stone bowl. There’s a raw egg on top and the idea is you mix it all together, adding in the hot paste allowing the stone bowl to fry the rice and cook the egg before your eyes. Jenny Kim got the same thing while I opted for spicy soup called Kimchi Jigae.

I spoke with Mrs. Lee who is called “Mama Lee” in the kitchen and she told me how she moved to DC in 1974. She started the restaurant on her own and has since been able to open up this second location on K Street with the help of her son Danny and daughter. She says whenever she’s at one of the restaurants you will always find her in the kitchen.. either cooking or supervising.

I could tell our meal had an oma touch (oma is mom in Korean). The food tasted very authentic.. just like my mom Chin would make.  In addition to great bites.. there’s an awesome bar and whole upstairs level for more dining.

The deets:

Location: 453 K Street, NW DC, Parking: Metered parking, paid lot on K Street or Parking Garage on I Street

Average app: $7 Average meal: $12

We show Flounder how to eat Dol Sot Bi Bim Bap

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and the EMMY goes to…

Brett Haber, Sports Anchor and Director WUSA9

We’ve got some colleagues to congratulate tonight! They walked away winners and with EMMY in hand at the 53rd National Capital Emmy Awards. Hat’s off to:

  • Best Sports Anchor: Brett Haber (he’s won this thing 5 years straight!)
  • Feature News report serious series: Human Trafficking by Andrea McCarren, Carl Gottlieb, Felix Ortiz and Larry Sindass

MORE: 53rd Emmy Results on NATASNCCB Twitter Feed

In other awards… Best Newscast went to WRC/NBC4 for a 5PM show while Best Anchor went to Steve Chenevey from FOX5. Chris Van Cleave at ABC7 picked up a statue for Best Reporter.


Publicyte: Meet Microsoft’s new digital mag

Ellen Scott and Mark Drapeau

Microsoft starts a new chapter in their electronic dynasty, but what’s else can this juggernaut do?  How about launch an online magazine called Publicyte.

PHOTOS: Publicyte Launch Party at L2

They partied in the dark for a new Microsoft magazine shedding light on technology and how it’s changing government. 

The digital only magazine called Publicyte celebrated it’s launch at L2 Lounge in Georgetown.

Editor-in-Chief Mark Drapeau says the site is all about cutting edge technology happening in the public and civic sectors… government, healthcare, philanthropy and politics.

Watch more on the Publicyte launch party on WUSA9 

“Fashion Delegate” Turns 1

It’s where fashion meets politics! Fashion Delegate.. the online site that showcases local designers and has the skinny on stylish politicos celebrates it’s 1 year anniversary in a penthouse overlooking Chinatown.

Psst… have you heard? The Bra Whisperer is here

Ladies.. listen up. The ‘Bra Whisperer’ has waltzed her way into Washington, opening up her first store Intimacy Bras in our area at Tysons Corner center!

WATCH: Angie interviews “Bra Whisperer”

With more than 15 years of experience, including being trained by the Queen of England’s Royal Bra Fitter, it’s no surprise Susan Nethero was deemed the ‘Bra Whisperer’ by fashion expert Carson Kressley. Nethero even has Oprah in her fan club.

MORE: 5 Lingerie Drawer Must-Haves as seen on Oprah

The founder of Intimacy Bras says studies find 85% of women are wearing the wrong bra. She says the biggest mistake.. wearing one that is too big around the back. She says to think of your bra as a see-saw… pull it down in the back to get the lift in the front. Nethero adds lingerie must-haves are a plunging bra, a converter bra and something red.  HOT!

White House Pet Correspondents Night

Sassy pet expert Wendy Diamond from Animal Fair magazine once again hosted her annual White House Pet Correspondents benefit. Held at Art & Soul on Capitol Hill the evening was dedicated to Pets 2 Vets or P2V– and organization that connects returning veterans with pets to help with daily task and morale. Our gals Sophie & Katherine from TLC show DC Cupcakes were there as well as John McLaughlin. We also so Bo Obama— well kind of!

Sophie, Wendy & Katherine

The Bo Imposter

Former Miss DC Jen Corey and friends

Calling all Designers

Think you have what it takes to be the next fashion designer? Enter Vitamin Water’s contest by clicking the ad below or checking out Facebook. Winner receives a $5000 grant.

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