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Asian American Half Hour Special Airing this Saturday

Please join me and Eun Yang this Saturday as we commemorate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a 30 minute Special on NBC4. We have so many incredible Asian Americans who are making an impact where we live now. Their stories will amaze you and inspire. The Special show airs Saturday May 10th at 7:30PM. Special thanks to our sponsors Allstate Insurance and McDonald’s.

Some history.. the Library of Congress chose May for this month “to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants.” Eun and I headed over to the beautiful residence of the Japanese Ambassador to film the show. Shout out to our producer Jason Gittlen and photographer Chester Panzer.

Some of the stories you’ll see will range from an Oakton woman with a real rags to riches story. Rosemary Tran Lauer has a true story of triumph over war, welfare and cancer after fleeing her native Vietnam and arriving in America with nothing. Eun shows us a local group that helps young people find their way in what can be a very complicated world. Just a couple of the many great stories we can’t wait to share.  Won’t you join us!

ASIAN AMERICAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER TV SPECIAL

SATURDAY MAY 10TH

7:30 PM ON NBC4

We’ll see you then.. Angie & Eun!



In time for fashion week: DC moms hit runway

So who are the “Runway Moms?”

The “Runway Moms for a Cause” also known as RMAC is an impactful intersection of philanthropy and fashion at its best.  They are hosting a runway show for an often overlooked issue all while trying to help find a solution.

The inaugural black tie event will focus on influential Washington DC mothers raising funds for Orphans through the United for Kids Foundation. The event will be hosted by new momma, FOX5’s Maureen Umeh.

Mark your calendar Friday, September 30th, 2011 at 6:30 pm at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Come support this awesome women and role models including good friends of OMG: Aba Kwawu, Rebecca Cooper, Maimah Karmo, Maggy Francois and Kelly Collis just to name a few!

 

 

Face Time

When it come to putting my makeup on I often say “It’s time for me to go paint my face.” Between the lotion, the primer, the matte cream, the liquid foundation, the powder, the highlighter, the bronzer and of course the blush I end up feeling like a work of something. Everyday I pile that stuff on for work knowing it’s the last thing my poor pores need.

I wish I could say I take care of my skin. I exfoliate, I get facials but in reality I don’t. In fact, I’d much rather get a massage over a little face time when it’s between the two.

But recently I decided it was time to apologize to face and reward it with a little revival. I headed to new posh new spa Nectar Skin Bar in Georgetown.

That’s where brow and face guru Adrian Avila gave me an intraceuticals oxygen infusion facial. A what? It sounds fancy but it’s real simple. He re-hydrated my skin by using topical oxygen. It’s also infused with vitamins, anti-oxidants and hyaluronic acid to penetrate the deeper layers of the skin.

Don’t even ask me what all that is.. just know the results were glowing and I felt great!

Next visit: I’m planning to meet up with Kaitlin who I hear gives the best organic chocolate spray tan.  Yep sugar that safely sun kisses you..  you can even top it off with some caramel bronzer. Who could resist!

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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SaraBeth’s, Magnolia.. must stop eating

What a Sunday in NYC. We started with navigating our way through the annual Puerto Rican Parade. We finally found entrance to the famous Sarabeth’s in Central Park where we wanted to brunch. Sarabeth’s can be argued the best brunch in the city and we were not disappointed. A must order– a basket of her signature muffins and preserves. As if that wasn’t enough.. we decided to eat cupcakes at Rockefeller Center. Where from? Magnolia of course. Later that evening I stopped by CBS studios on W. 57th to visit Russ Mitchell before he did the evening news. All in all a great day in the city.

Wedding dress shopping

We were SO excited to go with our bride-to-be Heather Brown wedding gown shopping!  She found one she really liked and we did too. Picture? Of course we’re not gonna show you. All I can say is that she looked beautiful. While at the boutique some really pretty sashes caught our eyes. I also found a great look for any future M.O.B. Following some gown gazing… a revisit to our good ole’ days together down South. The BBQ Fest was going on at Madison Square Park.. and despite the rain the scene wasn’t anything less than porkfection.

 

harth Opening: Hot Eats, Cool Show

The storms couldn’t put a damper on the red hot grand opening of harth, the new signature restaurant at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner. We were greeted by fire breathers and dancers. The red carpet came out for the celebration that drew hundreds of hungry Washingtonians. Guests enjoyed a sampling of what harth has to offer- food that supports local farmers! LOVIN THAT! One of my faves: Cheddar and Chives Popovers made with poached eggs, sundried tomato hollandaise and bacon jam. Loved the contrast of wood fire burning ovens and dripping ice bars in the lobby. SAKS presented an eye-pleasing show with this summer’s most stylish bikinis and big hats. The cool finale– two ice carvers jammin’ out while creating a sculpture for the audience. Loved having my sister Tricia who is visiting from Texas join me. She was a great help with Adora while I shot video.

Robert Redford premieres 'The Conspirator' in DC

Robert Redford is still a hunk! It was great to see him premiere his new film he directed ‘The Conspirator’ here at the historic Ford’s Theatre.  The film that centers around the men and one woman arrested for the conspiracy surrounding President Lincoln’s murder stars Robin Wright Penn as Mary Surratt. Following the star-studded screening the cast hit the official after party hosted by Capitol File at the Newseum.  Read more and watch coverage on WUSA9 here...

Redford with Niche Media’s Jason Binn, Capitol File’s Kate Bennett and Sarah Schaffer

Cast member Evan Rachel Wood looked stunning

Screech invades traffic report

Happy Nationals Opening Day! Let’s play ball. This week our favorite eagle Screech paid a visit to our studios and helped out with the traffic.

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