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Archive for July, 2011

Tashia Senn’s bridal shower, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” style

31 Jul

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Fabulous “blue and pearls” bridal shower was hosted for successful local designer Tashia Senn. Congratulations Tashia, many wonderful years to your marriage!

Enjoy the pictures and don’t forget to visit whole gallery.

Tashia Senn (center) with her firnds and attendees

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“Go the f**k to sleep” by Adam Mansbach

30 Jul

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Adam Mansbach spoiled Washingtonians with his DC only appearance on July 27. P.J.Clarke’s restaurant was full of “cuss” lovers and parents who could relate to the attitude.  Guests were lucky enough to hear The #1 New York Times bestseller go “live” by the author, and just for $15 you could become lucky owner of book and signature.

Enjoy some pictures.

BrandlinkDC team with the books

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Cocktail 101 attire by April

29 Jul

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

April Jones Firoozabadi of My DC Style hosted another event of “Women of Good Taste” series. This time “Cocktail 101 attire” was the theme. Guests gathered on the patio of  “J&G Steakhouse” of W Hotel to see the latest trends and styles to wear in the evening, received tips of how to mix, match and revamp the look. April showed guests dresses and blouses&skirts from several local boutiques, demonstrated how you can embellish the look with appropriate jewelry (when you should), provided by Stella&Dot. Weather was surprisingly pleasant to let the guests enjoy cocktails under open sky, as well as appetizers and desserts. Swag bags from “The Dandelion patch” also had variety of coupons to the boutiques represented at the showcase.

Enjoy the pictures.

Vibrant colors are very in!

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Gilt City is now officially married to DC

28 Jul

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

It was hot hot and not because of the weather on Tuesday, July 26 in Halcyon House in Georgetown (which is, by the way, for sale now. Got $16 million?). The finest crowd of invitees streamed down to celebrate the long-awaited landing of GiltCity in DC. Gallons of drinks and tons of fingerfoods made the mingling even more smooth and easy and pleasurable, it was surely the_party_to_be_at. No wonder party crashers were buzzing around trying to get in!

Luckily, weather has cooperated and allowed this garden party with lawn games and other outdoor activities to happen. Gilt City’s Juleanna Glover, Winston Lord, Susanna Quinn, Lindsay Czarniak and Craig Melvin could not be happier with the outcome of the event, produced by BrandLink DC.

Spotted: Eun Yang, Joseph Ireland, Logan Persons Jones, Dr.Mark Drapeau, Peter Corbett, Marybeth Coleman, Courtney O’Donnell, Christy Schlesinger, Jill Hudson Neal, Karen Sommer Shalett, Mary-Frances Wain, Sean Staples, Shea Van Horn, Sarah Wildman, Brandy Morgan, Jill Chamberlin Powell, Rachel Cothran, Lindsay Czarniak, Leandro Oliva, Alexe Nowakowski, Holly Thomas, Nikki Schwab, Tara de Nicolas, Emily Miller, Holidae Hayes, Bradley Duckworth, Laura Chavez, Kate Glassman Bennett, Angie Goff and Adora, Dr. Alex Naini, Michael M.Clements, Anchyi Wei, Catherine Ommanney, Lynda Erkiletian, Ebong Eka, Tommy McFly, Barbara Martin, Jayne Sandman, Catherine Calabrese, Richard Desonier, Mary Byrd, Christina Sevilla, Tiffany Carter, Maggie O’Neill, Heather Guay, Ashley Mason-Greene, Ali Howard, Annie Perezchica, Libby Ulman, Danielle Bolger, Diana King, Stephanie Green, Svetlana Legetic, Kiki Ryan, Marissa Schneider and so many more!

Enjoy some pictures and stay tuned for more Gilt City guilty pleasant offers.

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Gilt City’s “Friends with benefits” preview with cocktails

23 Jul

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Again, those lucky got their free tickets to “Friends with benefits” movie preview, even before it hit the theaters, plus a cocktail reception before, by GiltCity. Bar area in Clyde’s restaurant at Gallery Place Chinatown was filled with excited previewers-to-be, mingling, sipping on the cocktails and craving on the bites. When it’s hot like that outside, all you really want is to be inside of air-conditioned environment, absorbing cold drinks. Tuesday, July 19, was one of the days to do so.

Enjoy the pictures.

Attendees enjoying the reception

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Blanca Santander exhibiting at Peruvian Embassy

23 Jul

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

On Wednesday, July 20, Peruvian Embassy’s gallery opened its doors to let art admirers enjoy the exhibit of Blanca Santander. Ms.Santander left her motherland Peru in 1996 to come to Seattle, WA. She left her successful career as an artist to establish her life in new world.

“My work is an expression of vibrant color and deeply spiritual energies. I usually work in series, developing an idea, producing a consistent body over a period of years. *** I am from the land of Incas and Mother Earth. My heritage, my values, my colors run concurrently with all my themes. The fusion of my past and present can best be expresses by my painting “Mother Earth and the New World”. My passion is my love for our Mother Earth, my faith in humanity and my belief that compassion is so important in our lives” – Blanca Santander about her work.

Santander’s work is recognized on a national level. Barnes & Noble has now for the third year in a row licensed another one of Blanca’s paintings to produce shopping totes to promote during National Hispanic Heritage Month. Coming this September the painting “Flower Girl” will be featured on merchandise at selected Barnes & Noble stores nationwide. And, in 2008, Washington DC’s National Hispana Leadership Institute (NHLI) honored Blanca for her painting “Timepeace” at their national conference held in Albuquerque, NM. Her point of view is influence by her Peruvian culture. “I’m from the land of the Incas and Pachamama.”

The exhibit will run through August 10. Art Gallery is open  weekdays 10:00am to 5:30pm.

The Peruvian Embassy is located at 1700 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, DC.

Enjoy some pictures but remember it is always better to see live.

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PURE in August

23 Jul

PURE is an exclusive fashion exhibition & all white cocktail affair hosted by Jaicee Events this upcoming Labor Day Holiday (scheduled for August 27th at the Artisphere 1101 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA). Whether it’s PURE fashion, PURE inspiration and/or PURE love this event will showcase the PURE talent of 15-20 local designers all up for an amazing challenge. The event will not only present a platform for local designers to showcase their skills, but it will also provide industry professionals the opportunity to converse & network with others in fields of common interests.

Guests (including designers, stylists, photographers, models, MUAs, event planners, fashionistas, bloggers, entertainers, Washingtonians, etc.) will arrive to an all white cocktail affair in which they’ll be greeted with live entertainment, hors d’ oeuvres and cocktails. During this chic standing reception, attendees will have the opportunity to browse & vote on the designs of the 15-20 hand selected designers! The designer with the most votes at the conclusion of the evening will receive an amazing prize and opportunity!

Email PURE@JaiceeEvents.com to learn more.

Purchase tickets ($25 each) HERE

 

Sidewalk sale is Bethesda starts today!

22 Jul

Amazing bargains all over. Don’t miss out! Will (will?) see you there!!!

 
 

Gilt City’s first step in DC – Urban Chic Boutique event

19 Jul

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Gilt City didn’t even have to knock on the DC door. It was wide open and sophisticated crowd of shoppers, diners, sport and show admirers were awaiting with flowers and orchestra. No wonder the first four deals Gilt City offered were snatched literally in minutes! Stay tuned for more and pray fortune will smile at you if it still didn’t.

The very first event made quite an entrance on Monday, July 18. 25 (twenty five) lucky ones got $100 gift cards to Urban Chic Boutique, exclusive shopping experience with styling advisors in boutique after hours, bottomless champagne and cupcakes from legendary Georgetown cupcake. Without a doubt, it was full success in attendance! Wouldn’t you come if you had to shop with 75% discount in Urban Chic, personal shopper to help you, sips and sweets all around, and 20% off toward future Gilt City yummy offers?

Urban Chic DC

1626 Wisconsin Avenue
Washington, DC 20007
t: (202) 338-5398
Monday-Saturday 10-7 PM
Sunday 12-5 PM

Enjoy the pictures!

BrandLink DC's Danielle Bolger, Urban Chic's Katie Nannes, Megan Hood, Margaret Anne McCarver, Jennifer Cook; BrandLink DC's Catherine Calabrese

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Happy Hour in Serenity Day Spa to benefit Ladies DC

19 Jul

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Serenity Day Spa on Wisconsin avenue opened the doors for Happy Hour “menu”  for those ladies wishing to support Ladies DC, on Monday, July 18.

$5 cover included champagne, 20% off 30-minute spa services and a swag bag with couple product samples and coupons. Proceeds went towards future LDC programming.

Serenity Day Spa (Tenley)

4000 Wisconsin Ave. (North wing of the building), NW
Washington, DC 20016
202-362-2560

LDC Founder Lindsey Mask (center) and firends

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