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Fashion for Paws 2013

Nearly $700,000 was raised at a night filled with furry friends dressed to the nines! It was Fashion for Paws 2013, an show stopping production that included many familiar faces of DC and their pooches. I had a great time walking the runway with little Inko. I would’ve brought Atticus again but these days he’s so strong and being me so pregnant I was afraid I’d have a tough time wrangling him on stage.
I was thrilled to be part of the Lilly Pulitzer part of the show. The evening featured fashions from shops you’d find at Tysons Galleria. E! News’ Ashlan Gorse and Pamela Sorensen did an outstanding job as the night’s emcee and Mistress of Ceremonies. Special thanks to Richard and his friends for coming out to show the support! We were really tired for the show this morning.. but the great cause was worth the no sleep! Photos by Rich Kessler Photography and Travis Vaughn

Top fundraising models Susan Ostrowski, Melinda Griffith and Dr. Ashley Gallagher. Susan Ostrowski raised $37,000, followed by Melinda Griffith at $24,000 and Dr. Ashley Gallagher at $17,900.

With Inko!

Philippe Cousteau and Ashlan Gorse

Richard and Renee

F4P Shout Out on NBC4


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Look! Lilly lands in Northern Virginia

If you know me you know I’m a huge Lilly Pulitzer fan which is why I was so excited to find out there was a new store opening at Tysons Galleria. My little Lilly girl and I stopped by for their pink posh grand opening. It was like a Lilly wonderland… surrounded by new patterns on their classic cuts and styles!

A pink toast to all things pretty!

Such a great choice for a Spring horse race.

Someone really liked what she saw!

Like this adorable number for girls.

With manager Kendall

More pink lemonade please

Colorfully exhausted!


Key to the Cure (and some good cuisine!)

The 2012 Key to the Cure Kick-off Event had Saks Fifth Avenue at Tysons Galleria hopping! The best of fashion, local food and wine got guests in the mood to mingle and make a difference. The event is benefited Inova’s Life with Cancer.

Windows Catering presented pretty in pink

Taste of VA on a roll! Ashburn’s Ford’s Fish Shack’s lobster rolls

Kirk Wiles brought his great vino from Paradise Springs Winery

Juliana Zoto Efessiou and Chris Efessiou

Kate Michael in blue dazzled in blue

Delicious strawberry tuna by Windows Catering

With pals Monika Samtani and Anjali Varma

Our favorite Georgetown Cupcake

Abbey Slitor and friend Terry

We tried Chima with help from our friend Christina Mohr

Thanks to all who are helping find a Key to the Cure!




Good “Gossip”: All Access Fashion

Gossip Girls’ stylist Eric Daman did an amazing job styling All Access Fashion 2012. Held at Tysons Galleria…. the runway show featured hot looks for Fall from Intermix. Burgundy was a recurring theme… along with detailed leather pants. My fave: Red leather pants and aztec print wrap jackets that had a cape like effect.

Even Adora got in on the action!

Aureta Thomollari and beau Teddy were right across from us

Come carve with me!

OMG my little pumpkin has grown so much since last year!

Adora and I are excited to host another pumpkin carving event at Wildfire at Tysons Galleria. Join us on Saturday October 27th from 3-4pm!
Parents and children will enjoy a hands-on pumpkin carving session led by Wildfire Executive Chef Eddie Ishaq and NBC4Weekend Anchor Angie Goff. All participants will take home their creations along with a goody bag. Oh and get this.. the pumpkins are pre-gutted.. so no big mess here mommies!

The event is priced at $15 per child, plus tax and gratuity. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Food for Others (, the largest distributor of free food directly to people in need in Northern Virginia.
For more information or to make a reservation, contact Elissa or Amanda at (703) 442-9110.

First trip to see Santa

I knew this was gonna happen.
But at least she looks cute.



Meeting Tory Burch

Gracious. It’s the best word to describe the fashion designing star. Tory Burch was in town to toast her new store at Tysons Galleria but also to draw awareness to the issue of sex trafficking. The reception benefited the Rebecca Project for Human Rights and 20% of the night’s sales were donated. Tory took time to address the the wall-to-wall crowd made up of White House staffers, media personalities and fashion writers. Talking from the heart she said the stories she heard through the Rebecca Project have made a big impact on her life. Catherine Reynolds with the Rebecca Project hosted the event along with Dr. Elena Allbritton and Norah O’Donnell.

Susanna Quinn and Michelle Jaconi

Caught up with Judy Kurtz, Kara Batt and Chloe Thompson

Rebecca Spicer, Marcie Ridgway Kinzel and Gail Huff

Most guests wore Tory

Join Me: Pumpkin Carving Class

Don’t worry.. that pumpkin shortage we’ve been hearing about is not going to stop us from carving some jack-o-laterns. Hope you can join me for a fun Pumpkin Carving Class at WILDFIRE in Tysons Galleria. You just have to RSVP. It’s $20 per adult and up to two kiddos. I plan to bring my little munchkin perhaps dressed up for Halloween. All participants will take home their creations along with a goody bag. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Food for Others the largest distributor of free food directly to people in need in Northern Virginia.

What: Kid’s Pumpkin Carving Class at Wildfire
When: Saturday, October 22, 2011 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Wildfire Tysons Galleria, McLean, VA 3rd floor
(703) 442-9110
Cost: $20 for a parent and up to two children

Tory Burch is open!

Tory Burch’s first DC store has it’s signature orange lacquer towering doors wide open at Tysons Galleria. We stopped by the soft opening for the boutique that boasts her signature snow leopard chairs and graphic print curtains.  The shop carries a wide variety of the designer’s collection including shoes and handbags in addition to clothes. In it’s opening days guests also enjoyed complimentary spirits and sugar cookies imprinted with Burch’s famous T logo. A grand opening is schedule for September. Check out the 9NEWS NOW Morning Show  page for more info.

Aba Kwawu, Rich Dinning and Stella of Tory Burch

WUSA9 Video from the opening


Happy shoppers

Too small to fit into anything Adora remains a fan

Tory Burch to open at Tysons Galleria

Tory Burch is coming to Tysons! It’s opening it’s 51st boutique in McLean, Virginia at Tysons Galleria. The 2600-square-foot boutique is the company’s first in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area and is scheduled to open in May 2011. The entire Tory Burch collection will be available, including ready-to-wear, shoes, handbags, eyewear, jewelry and small leather goods.

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