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Shirlie’s girls night out starts next Thursday!

30 Mar

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Starting April 5, Shirlie’s Girls Night Out is back at the Village at Shirlington. The village’s best boutiques, shops, salons and restaurants will host trunk shows, cocktails and special promotions once-a-month for a girls night out (summer dates are May 3, June 7, July 5, and August 2).

There will be some great fashion-focused offerings next Thursday night, including: cupcakes, champagne and 10% off all purchases at chic women’s boutique Periwinkle; a Rudy Project Sunglasses trunk show at Visual Eyes Optical Boutique (next month’s GNO will feature trunk shows from Burberry and Versace); and a hand-crafted silver designer jewelry showing at Capitol City Brewing Company.

Find the whole list of specials and promotions below:

Ah Love Oil & Vinegar: Treat yourself or the girl you love at Ah Love for Girls Night Out! From 5p-9p, we will welcome guests with Balsamic Bubbly (flavor changes each month); delicious treats from our shelves and our kitchen, and a discount on oil and vinegar pairings. Splendid gift baskets will be presented to lucky participants on our email list three times throughout the season. Shirlie loves surprises! 4017B Campbell Avenue, 703.820.2210, www.ahloveoilandvinegar.com

The Bungalow: Enjoy half-price bottles of wine and all-you-can eat pasta buffet!

Join us Thursday, April 5th from 6-8pm for a chance to win a genuine diamond! All ladies will receive a raffle ticket upon arrival. Giveaways & the grand diamond prize will be drawn at 8pm. Must be present to win. 2766 South Arlington Mill Drive, 703.578.0020, www.bungalow4u.com

Busboys & Poets: Springtime in Shirlington means new art, new cocktails and an open outdoor patio! Try the “Naked Strawberry” cocktail ($12), made with Naked Jay whipped cream vodka, prosecco and house-infused strawberry simple syrup.  Sip the signature Shirlie cocktail and enjoy other drink specials for Girls Night Out! 4251 South Campbell Avenue, 703.379.9757, www.busboysandpoets.com

CakeLove:Cupcakes are better with friends! Buy 2 cupcakes, get one cupcake free. (Valid during Girls Night Out hours only. Not valid with any other offer or promotion). 4150 Campbell Avenue Suite 105, 703.933.0099, www.cakelove.com

Capitol City Brewing Company:Capitol City will feature a hand-crafted silver jewelry showing in our private “Brewer’s Room”. Ladies will be able to view and purchase pieces from the designer collection. Capitol City will offer half priced “Signature Martinis” and half priced wine from 6pm-9pm in the private “Brewer’s Room”.001 Campbell Avenue, 703.578.3888, www.capcitybrew.com

Cheesetique:20% off all bottles of wine purchased in the restaurant, and a specialty Shirlie Cocktail. 4056 Campbell Avenue, 703.933.8787, www.cheesetique.com

Dogma Bakery & Boutique: Adopt a cat! 20% off all cat products. Enjoy special drinks while visiting with the cats and shopping at Dogma, 2772 South Arlington Mill Drive, 571.422.0370, www.dogmabakery.com

Extra Virgin Modern Italian Cuisine:Listen to live Acoustic Music from 7-11pm.  Sakitini drink specials from 3:00-9:00 (all Sakitini’s are $7). 4053 Campbell Avenue, 703.998.8474, www.extravirginva.com

HairCuttery: Stop by to pick up an Instant Saving Coupon scratch off! 4150 Campbell Avenue, 703.379.4830, www.haircuttery.com

Hardwood Artisans:What could be more fun than having a hilarious cartoon likeness of yourself drawn, for you to keep, free? That’s right, nothing.  Come out from 6-8pm and have a caricature done by the amazingly talented Caricature Artist Martin Hugg. 2800 South Randolph Street, 703.379.7299www.hardwoodartisans.com

May 3rd: The live acoustical talents of Matthew Mills is here from 6-8pm to bring a smile to your face through music.  Feel free to listen while you shop or, if you’re feeling spunky, try your dancing shoes out.

June 7th:  A spread of hors d’ oeuvres, red and white sips of heaven from 5—8pm—the perfect Girls Night Out.

Illusions of Shirlington: Details to come! 4033 Campbell Avenue, 703.820.4247, www.illusionsofshirlington.com

Johnny Rockets: Milkshake samples for all Lady Shirlies! 4251 Campbell Avenue # 105, 703.845.2796, www.johnnyrockets.com

Le Village Marché:Enjoy sweets and bubbly and 20% off the entire store! 2800 South Randolph Street Suite 110 A, 703.379.4444, www.levillagemarche.com

Luna Grill and Diner: $5 martinis and cocktails and ½ priced appetizers. (Bar only). 4024 Campbell Avenue, 703.379.7173, www.lunagrillanddiner.com

Periwinkle: Shop til you drop! Enjoy 10% off your purchase while sipping bubbly and tasting cupcakes. 4150 Campbell Avenue Suite 104, 703.519.5242, www.periwinkleshop.com

Studio Salon & Spa: Schedule your Classic Manicure & Classic Pedicure combination package with Karen for $49.00 today, for Girls Night Out (valued at $65)! Call 703-998-2929.  2800 South Randolph Street Suite 150, 703.465. 5551, www.shirlingtonstudio.com

Visual Eyes Optical Boutiques: Stop by each month for a different designer eyewear trunk show: Rudy Project Sunglasses (April), Burberry and Versace (May), and Raybans (June).

4018 Campbell Avenue, 703.671.1188, www.visionsource-visualeyesods.com/

 
 

Saks sprinkles events around to celebrate spring!

30 Mar

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

If you are not there yet, you are definitely going to. This weekend and further Saks Fifth Avenue in Tysons Galleria is bursting with amazing and fun events you don’t want to miss!

First, Rebecca Minkoff representative will be there to help you spruce up your style for spring! Look at the picture, I’m in awe: combining peach, pink, tangerine and cherry? Seriously? Finally, mixing unmixables is in fashion. It widens horizons and forgives more. If before some elements of your wardrobe just didn’t go together, now it’s time! Be your own “mixologist”! Come Saturday, March 31 from noon to 2.

Get an exclusive gift when you spend $250 or more on women’s contemporary (which is easy!) – Rebecca Taylor scarf, wow! Till Sunday, April 1 (and it’s not a joke)

No worries gifts are not for women only! Marc Jacobs’ pocket square for those spent $250 and over in men’s design lab. Till Sunday, April 1

View a special presentation of the Chopard Spring 2012 collection, till Saturday, March 31, noon to 5

Finally, a desirable “dessert” – Lafayete 148 New York’s representative coming to Saks to help you find your style for spring. Saturday, March 31 from 11 to 2, presentation promptly at 11:30

Enjoy your fashionable weekend!

 

Tiny box offers six stories of treasures

10 Feb

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Tiny Jewel Box invites Washingtonians for a special Valentine event this Friday and Saturday, February 10 and 11, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For these two days only, TJB will host new, never-before-seen designs from Penny Preville, exciting new artist creations from Fragments Design Lab, and an exclusive collection of Tag Heuer Watches, and provide shoppers with sweet treats from the Tiny Jewel Box Candy Bar. If you haven’t get anything for your valentine on soon-to-come special day, you might consider grabbing this opportunity.

Tiny Jewel Box

1447 Connecticut Ave, NW

Washington DC, 20036

tel# 202-393-2747

Business hours: Mon-Sat 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Validated parking at Colonial across the street

 

“Sugar and champagne” for 11th time – for dogs’ sake

03 Feb

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

First day of February was sweetened and showered with champagne to benefit Washington Humane Society for the 11th time in the row. About 70 restaurants and beverage professionals participated in annual charitable affair, now in Ronald Reagan Building. Every year event grows bigger and represents more vendors, and every year more dog owners come to support (and try all the yummies). It might not be the best environment for dogs to socialize, but it’s definitely the most spacious and the most doggy-crowded place that you can ever find in DC under one roof. Needless to say, besides the mingling, dogs get to try fabulous treats, too.

“Sugar and Champagne” was created 11 years ago by Ellen and Chef Todd Gray of Equinox, Watershed restaurants and Muse at the Corcoran.

Enjoy the pictures and come again next year for 12 annual! Recap of the 10th on DressHopper can be found HERE.

Blitzen! My #1 prize for "charmness"

true love!

fantastic desserts!

Yum!

Dog chef!

Chef Todd and Ellen Gray

so much space, so much air.

Great Dane Casillas (after the Spanish soccer player Iker Casillas from Real Madrid) with his owner Kristen Qumsieh. My prize for the size!

ears!

Next great bakers: Dana Herbert, Pamela Ahn, Jay Qualls, Jasmine Frank

More pictures HERE

Participating restaurants and beverage professionals for 2012: 1789, Art and Soul, Ayrshire Farm (Furry Foodie), Bandolero, Bar Pilar, Barkley Square (Doggie Bar), Bastille, Bayou Bakery, Bistro Bites, BlackSalt Restaurant and Fish Market, BLT Steak, Brasserie Beck/Mussel Bar, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Cafe Saint-Ex, Carmines, Casa Nonna, Central Michel Richard/Citronelle/Michel, Cookology, Cork Market&Tasting Room, Cure Bar&Bistro (Hyatt), DC Central Kitchen, DIAGEO, District Commons, Dolci Gelati, Dozen Bakery, Equinox/Watershed, Founding Farmers, Fuel, Good Stuff Eatery, Graffiato, Hank’s Oyetsr Bar,  Hello Cupcake, Honest Tea, Jake’s American Grille, Juniper Restaurant, Kushi, La Taberna del Alabardero, L’Academie de Cuisine, Lebanese Taverna, Marcel’s, Market Salamander, Matchbox Food Group, Neighborhood Restaurant Group, Next Great Bakers (Dana Herbert, Jasmine Frank, Jay Qualls, Kendra Jordan, Pamela Ahn), Pinkberry, Pitango Gelato, PS 7, Restaurant Eve, RIS, Ruffino Prosecco – Constellation Wine US, Santa Lucia Estate Coffee, Shab Row Bistro and WIne Bar, Sticky Fingers Bakery, Sugar Association, Team Spirits Imports, The Daily Dish, The Dog Chef (Doggie Bar), The Federalist, The Source, Thibaut-Janisson Winery, Think Food Group, Virtue Feed&Grain, Vivreau, Washington Court Hotel-Bistro 525, ZENTAN

 

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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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!!!

 
 

Local rising star RashidaJolleyTheHarpist released her single on Sunday

18 Jul

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Gifted_from_Above Rashida Jolley had her single release party happen on Sunday, July 17 in B.Smith’s restaurant Union Station. Many admirers enjoyed the cuisine of the restaurant, and then they had the pleasure seeing and hearing Rashida perform live. Seeing the amount of passion, and strength, and emotion she put into each performance, it’s like Earth will die tomorrow and this song is the last one we are all going to hear…

It was an evening full of thankful heartfelt words, laughter but also tears. Rashida mentioned not once how grateful she is to her family for the continuous unconditional support.

Rashida had smashing success on “America’s got talent” , and recently wowed Mo’Nique of “The Mo’Nique show”.

Jolley’s single “There’s No One Else Like You” is available on iTunes now. Please support our DC very own genuine talent. She will definitely go places.

Enjoy the pictures and video.

Rashida and her manager Priscilla Clarke


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