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“Go the ___ to Sleep” Cracks Up DC Parents

Adam Mansbach, author of the hilarious lullaby parody ‘Go the F*** to Sleep’ stopped by DC’s P.J. Clarke’s for a reading and signing. Adam had the audience laughing to tears as he shared his journey as a writer and parent.

Guests had the chance to ask questions, one of whom asked whether Mansbach preferred  Samuel Jackson’s reading or Werner Herzog’s reading. Mansbach revealed that although both are fantastic and very funny, he likes Samuel Jackson’s reading slightly better.

After the reading and interview, Adam stuck around to sign books for his fans. More to come on the WUSA9 Morning Show this week. Yoni Lee contributed to this report.


Sweet Treatment: Nectar Skin Bar Opens

The next time you’re slurping down Serendipity’s frozen hot chocolate or doing your usual shopping, check out Georgetown’s newest addition: Nectar Skin Bar. Located at 1633 Wisconsin Ave., Nectar Skin Bar is a cozy spa that boasts an impressive selection of skin care and beauty products along with signature spa services. Yoni Lee check out the new place along with others who tried out their services. Apart from other salons, NSB has a patio for outdoor treatments when the weather’s good! Hot pick: Their organic sunless tanning treatment.

Interns Rock! Week: Deals for DC interns

Every summer, students from around the world gravitate to the mecca of internships- Washington, DC. Over 20,000 enthusiastic, talented (sometimes underappreciated) students contribute their know-how and time to DC’s competitive market, nonprofits and government agencies as next generation’s leaders. 

The Washington Center is hosting an InternsRock! Week during June 10th- June 19th where ANY and ALL DC interns can get discounts and cool stuff at participating locations with a wristband.

MORE: Information on InternsRock!

Participating vendors include: Wolf Trap, Sprinkles Cupcakes, BlackFinn, DC United and many more.

Intern Week on WUSA9

Our beloved morning interns on a shoot (with Kevin King) Britt Wright and Yoni Lee from George Mason. #mornshowslaves LOL!


Dining Deals: VENGA Launches in DC

Power players in sports and politics gathered at the launch of new Smartphone APP Venga. The party was held at the newly opened Fiola restaurant downtown. Venga claims to cut through the clutter allowing local restaurants and bars to send you exclusive offers on dining and nightlife in the District. Read more about the event here.

Winston Bao Lord with David Gregory and Ryan Zimmerman

Good Cooks Cook-Off

Home-chefs prepare your knives! Cook-off pros Nick Suarez and Theo Peck are bringing ‘The Food Experiment’ cook-off to D.C. for amateur chefs. The competition will be held at the Rock and Roll Hotel on May 15th from 12pm-3pm. Prizes include cash, a trip to Brooklyn and a chance to compete in the All-Star Championship Cook-off.

MORE: To register, purchase tickets, additional details

Taste of the Nation

DC’s acclaimed chefs and mixologists prepared food to feed the masses for the sold out benefit Taste of the Nation at the National Building Museum. The night raised close to $200,000 for the No Kid Hungry® Campaign. The annual event is held in nearly 40 different locations all over the U.S. and Canada for one common goal- to raise awareness for childhood hunger and provide funding.


Yoni Lee contributed to this report.

"Coleman's Juice" is top cocktail at Artini 2011

12 of DC’s best mixologists competed to create the most delicious and artistic martini. Each martini was showcased on their ‘Feature Night’ throughout March, but the moment of truth arrived at Artini.


The Critics’ Choice winner was announced late evening- Ronald Flores of Art and Soul with William Christenberry sculpture inspired ‘Coleman’s Juice’. The Gentleman Jack Tennessee whiskey based drink was garnished with a homemade Slim Jim and had a smokey flavor. Corcoran Art Gallery by trade was transformed into an upscale party by night with Washingtonians in their best cocktail dresses sampling each martini.

Cherry blossom yoga honors Jayna Murray

District yogis gathered in front of the National Monument for a moving practice with celebrity instructor and Lululemon ambassador Faith Hunter. The somber morning started with a moment of silence in honor of Jayna Murray.

Live music, pinking blossoms and positive energy helped warm up the crowd and by mid-session, the sun broke the clouds.

Spring into Fashion with Tara

DC Stylist and owner of Tara Styles DC Tara Luizzi dropped by J.Crew in Georgetown to talk about the latest Spring trends and tips on how to wear them. Women from the Young Professional’s Forum appreciated Tara’s expert advice on dressing for body types and even which staple pieces are worth the investment. This season makes a statement with vibrant neons, romantic florals and bold stripes. I like! At the forum, Tara’s shared tips like:
*Wearing a beautiful floral blouse under a suit
*Pairing a striped top with a pair of white pants for the weekend
*Accessorizing with a bright color bag or shoe
*Investing in a bold dress

For more on Tara click HERE.

Women united under "Red Tent:

Strangers left as sisters after women of all ages gathered under a “Red Tent” in DC. Inspired by the famous novel ‘The Red Tent’ the tent represents a safe place  to share encouragement and life-changing moments.  We shared the news on the Morning Show today:

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