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September Garden Shower

This weekend we celebrated our friend Alexa! She is the beloved wife of one of our morning show producers. Alexa and Ben are expecting their first child November 1st.. and are waiting to find out if it’s a boy or a girl. (btw How can anyone have the patience to wait!)

To celebrate we gathered in the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown’s Urban Garden. It’s not too hot and not too cold which made for a refreshing party. There were cute party favor boxes in grey and yellow the colors of the nursery and Red Velvet cupcakes with customized toppers.

Congrats to the mom-to-be and her husband who we found out over brunch is very talented in the nursery decorating department. See below.

The guest of honor!

Yummy food!

Tweet Tweet… guest @wanderingstacy posted this from the party

Dad to be has got skills.



Fanciest Rummage Sale

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington/Fairfax Region are hosting The World’s Fanciest Rummage Sale on Sunday, March 25, 2012 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. All proceeds from the event will go directly to Boys & Girls Clubs programs.

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The World’s Fanciest Rummage Sale will feature upscale, new or like-new items for sale, including designer clothing and shoes, wine, electronics, furniture, and home goods at ridiculously low prices. Attendees will enjoy amazing bargains, delicious food, and multiple opportunities to purchase tickets for prizes ranging from hotel stays, luxury dining experiences to spa packages, gift certificates, and more—all while supporting our most valuable asset—the children of our community.

Tickets to the sale are $5 per person. Pre-event registration is available on-line. Persons with a Military ID are admitted free of charge.

A donation of $25 sponsors one child for an entire year at a local Boys and Girls Club. Donations for the rummage sale can be made at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner on the following dates:

March 2012
Sundays – March 4, 11, 18 from 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Mondays – March 5, 12, 19 from 11:00 am-4:00 pm

For large item and furniture donations, pick-up arrangements may be made by contacting Helen Kruger at
703-748-4068. Event sponsorship opportunities are also available.

The Rummage Sale is part of The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner’s Community Footprints program.

Gingerbread Houses To-Go

For the cooking challenged like me… this is holiday gold! The Ritz-Carlton is offering Gingerbread Houses-to-Go. Head pastry chef Daniel Mangione along with my star decorators 9 year olds Claire and Audrey joined me in studio to show how EASY this really is. For $65 you get a plain gourmet gingerbread house… three tubes of delicious icing and sugar galore!Get your kit to go at the Ritz-Carlton 1150 22nd Street, N.W. Or email Audrey at

Can’t leave without mentioning the chocolate buffet going on every Saturday through December at the Ritz:
Chocolate Decadence
Saturdays, December 10, 17, 24, 2011 8-11PM
Enjoy a buffet of sumptuous chocolate and candy desserts, including a Candy Cane Bar and Champagne cocktails from the Champagne Sommelier in the Lobby Café & Bar.

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Royal Wedding: Local Viewing Parties to London Deals

I love it: Capitalizing off the the Royal ‘I Dos’ across the pond. There are a couple local events going on in celebration of Prince William & Kate Middleton’s big day. For the more adventurous andfortunate– we’ve got the inside skinny on how you can partake in the celebration in England.

DC Royal Wedding Events

Prelude to the Royal Wedding at Peacock Cafe’, Georgetown:

April 28th, 6:30 pm. Get dressed to the nines and join D.C’s elite in anticipation of the British social event of the decade! Mingle with British-inspired drinks on the eve of Prince William’s Royal Wedding to Kate Middleton. The night will raise money for Capital Breast Care Center (CBCC). Walter Grio, founder of Shoot for Change, will be snapping photographs of you in your finest attire! Tickets will be $40. Watch Facebook for updates.

Royal Wedding Watch Party at Ritz- Carlton Washington DC:

April 29th: Forget March Madness… it’s all about April Anticipation.. the gown, the cake, the Queen oh my! The Ritz in DC is hosting a Viewing Party and breakfast at the hotel the morning of the wedding. Enjoy the big day on 60 inch flat screen TVs in the Lobby Cafe. A full breakfast bufft will include English specialties . There will even be a Royal Wedding Hat contest!  The Ritz-Carlton Washington DC is located at 1150 22nd Street, NW.

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See how local couples can recreate their dream day totally inspired by the Royal Wedding. To see how you can get the ultimate Royal Wedding Experience Click here

London Weekend Celebration & Royal Tour:

April 2011: The weekend will be hosted by founder of The English Manner, Alexandra Messervy, formerly of The Royal Household of Her Majesty The Queen.

This tour programme will include…

  • Accommodation at a four star hotel in central London or a very special private members’ Club
  • Welcome brunch with invited guests
  • MasterClass and wedding flower demonstration with celebrated international florist, Judith Blacklock, with afternoon tea
  • Visit to Kensington Palace and the new restoration project of Kensington Palace Gardens, overseen by Royal Gardens Historian Todd Longstaffe-Gowan
  • A Tour of Royal St James’s with a MasterClass on etiquette, style and the Royal Wedding with television expert DianaMather
  • A Private visit to some of Her Majesty’s Royal Warrant Holders
  • A Bird’s Eye View of the Royal Procession on Friday 29th April and the opportunity to join in the fun on the streets as celebratory parties take hold, an official balcony appearance and fly past Buckingham Palace for the Royal Couple
  • A Champagne Celebratory Dinner joined by specially invited guests and commentators on the Day
  • A special visit to Westminster Abbey to view the decorations and flowers for the Wedding Day
  • A Private tour of the Gardens of Hampton Court Palace and a visit to the magnificent Loseley Park, with a Celebratory Afternoon Tea

Private transport throughout, superb accommodation, and commemorative gifts, the cost of this tour is just £1,850 per person  or about $2,990

Royal Wedding Recreated in DC

See for yourself. In honor of your Royal Highness and his marriage to princess-in-waiting Catherine Middleton… The Ritz-Carlton, Washington DC is offering couples the Royal Wedding Experience. I scoped out the regal package that includes everything from the bride having their couture gown custom made to turning the ballroom into Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace. OMG got a sneak peak at what’s in store. Luxury vendors who will help create a fairytale wedding inspired by Real-Royals include music by Entertainment Exchange, true English arrangements and decor by Capital Events & Decor, vintage jewels by Tiny Jewel Box, gowns by Carine’s Bridal Atelier, royal wedding wardrobe by SAKS Chevy Chase, cake by the Ritz’s Executive Pastry Chef Daniel Mangione and you’re very own “Royal Watcher” the fabulous Susan Nixon who will offer guidance on traditional British customs.

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Redskins NYE Party at Ritz

It’s one of the hottest tickets in town… and most of all it’s helping the kiddos!  Get tickets today at

Happy Birthday Lindsay & Alison

Happy birthday wishes to two great news personalities and friends in DC. Lindsay Czarniak and Alison Starling toasted another year together in the company of close friends and co-workers at the Ritz-Carlton Georgetown. Both birthday gals were glowing… Lindsay in pale pink cocktail dress and Alison with perfectly feathered hair. Lotsa media heads were in the room including Laura Evans from FOX5, NBC’s Wendy Reiger, WJLA’s Kris Van CleaveRebecca Cooper, Courtney Robinson and Julie Parker and radio friends Sarah Fraser Hot 99.5 and Tommy McFly now with FRESH 94.7FM. (Congrats Tommy boy on the new gig!)

With the birthday girl

Coop got the scoop on Alison!

John and Courtney

 Radio friends Sarah and Tommy

We're about to get 'EXTREMELY' tasty!

Calling all foodies: get your utensils ready because ‘A Night of Extreme Taste’ is coming to DC! On September 30, chefs and bon vivants will gather at the DC Ritz Carlton to celebrate the Jerome Girardot Foundation‘s 2nd annual event. 

  Check out some of the featured chefs!

‘A Night of Extreme Taste’ will feature 28 of the nation’s most talented celebrity chefs, over 13 savory stations, and a grand showpiece made entirely of chocolate.  Guests will have unlimited access to tasty treats and a chance to mingle with top chefs… a culinary experience of a lifetime!

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Join OMG: Signature Chef Event to Heat Up October

The OMG pick of October!

Calling all bon vivants, chefs and foodies of DC to join me next month for the ultimate food social of the Fall! Mark your calendar for Tuesday, October 26 as Signature Chefs Auctions come to the DC Ritz-Carlton

Silent Auction DC features 20 of DC’s top chefs, gathering for an evening of culinary delights, fine wine and good company. The March of Dimes event will include live and silent auctions of unique dining packages, hotel stays and weekend getaways.

The 2010 honorary chef is Ris Lacoste (pictured), Executive Chef and Owner of Ris. WJLA-TV news anchor Leon Harris will serve as master of ceremonies.

SPECIAL: General admission seats are $150 (a $50 discount). REGISTER ONLINE NOW!

Event guests get a special treat as the Ritz-Carlton DC is offering special room rates of $359 for Tuesday night, October 26.  Call 800.241.3333 before Tuesday, September 28 to request reservations.

Find out more by visiting the March of Dimes event website or at Sak’s Facebook eventSignature Chef’s Facebook event and Twitter.

30 Seconds: 'Newsbabes' in Action

Thanks to L.I.A.M. Productions, LLC for this great clip that sums up the successful night!

Related: Newsbabes Bash Blows Up, More than 500 Attend

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