Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Winter Wonderland by Art Soiree

12 Jan

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

In the busiest season ever, only the most brave and confident troopers dare to throw another event, and succeed to the fullest. Again, fabulous Art Soiree surprised everybody with first class evening dedicated to art. On the night before Christmas Eve, there were 10 photographers presenting their own unique visions and perceptions of what’s called “Winter Wonderland”. As usual, L2 Lounge was packed and shoulders were rubbed a lot, for good.

Lucky photographers chosen for the exhibit flowing from 2010 through 2011 were: Anthony Brice, Emily Clack,  Tim Coburn,  Dominique Fierro, Xeniya Ketz, Yulia Mikhalchuk, Natalya Skiba, Peter Stepanek,  Alyona Vogelmann. Their photobabies were on display till January, 13, right before the next exhibit – Stellar Constellation by Don Patron

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“Work it girl!” brings hot Santa Helper to support Blessed Haven

18 Dec

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

It was the last Happy hour “Work it girl!” had to offer this year, and it was coolest (or hottest?) ever. Despite the freeze and snowflakery in DC area, hot swimwear model Cheryl Preyer flew from Florida to help raising funds for Blessed Haven. And, it was a huge success! You bet, Cheryl would sell icicles by the price of crystals! As Teresa Young informed, event raised over $500, plus, made happy so many people, who are going to cruise to Bahamas for just $5 raffle ticket! Turns out, at the end of the day, giving to others does pay off!

Staying warm isn’t about clothing in this season, but it’s about uniting in doing great things, for example, supporting foster teens, as Blessed Haven does.

Work it Girl's Teresa Young, overexcited attendant, swuimsuit model Cheryl Preyer

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Winter Wonderland at L2: First annual

15 Dec

Everything that Art Soiree does – it does at highest standards. Winter Wonderland, planned to launch on December, 23 at L2 lounge, fingers crossed, won’t be any exception.  There will be Ice sculptures, live performances and multi-artist photography exhibit, all combined by “Winter Wonderland” theme. Mark your calendar, this is an event to go to.

If you are unable to attend, then look for the coverage by DressHopper any time soon after the 23-d.


Georgetown Jingle: Christmas is officially here!

14 Dec

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Georgetown Jingle “jingled” for 5th time. Happy Anniversary! Four Seasons Hotel on Pennsylvania avenue opened its doors and allowed hundreds of happy and ready to give back guests into warm decorated environment. If Santa’s sleigh really would run on Christmas spirit, just this event along would send it around the globe few times!

In 2010, Georgetown Jingle welcomed 22 new sponsors and more than 30 new auction, restaurant or gift bag sponsors.  Since 2006, when the event was created, GT has raised $1.3 million in support of Georgetown University Hospital’s Pediatric Oncology programs, specifically the Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Program (in collaboration with Duke University) and the Cancer Survivorship Program.

Whole family could enjoy the event. Everybody could sample delicious foods and desserts from DC favorite restaurants. Adults could shop for auction items and test their luck with raffle tickets, or just hang out in DC Magazine’s Sports Lounge. Kids had a blast at workshop where they could decorate cupcakes or holiday cards, and eat the firsts, make a wish on Santa’s lap, get goodie-bag with reindeer (guess who was the most popular? tip: he has red nose). Absolutely everybody’s favorite was live performance by Pamala Stanley – kids were jumping their energy off on stage and tried to mimic her dancing moves.

Dear Santa, everybody  tried so hard helping to fight childhood cancer… please don’t forget to include everybody in your “Nice” list. Merry Christmas!

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Pets make their wishes at Santa’s lap in Tysons

09 Dec

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Tysons Galleria and Capitol File Magazine joined on Wednesday night for Santa Pet Photos event to benefit Washington Humane Society. There was a long line of well-dressed and excited wishers, and Santa couldn’t be any busier. More than 100+ guests attended the event, posed with Santa, enjoyed yummy treats and mingled. Can you imagine better time spending on freezing weeknight?

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Santa is taken!

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Peruvian Christmas is already here

07 Dec

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

Exhibit of hand-crafted nativity sets has opened in Art gallery of Peruvian Embassy this Tuesday.  Guests of opening reception could enjoy sweet holiday treats and spectate lovely and creative very special crafts by Peruvian artisans. The exhibit will go on daily from noon to 6 p.m.  till December, 22.

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All access Holiday party at Newseum: 3000 people and counting!

04 Dec

by Yulia Mikhalchuk

If Newseum building was a bit smaller, it would explode on Friday! More than THREE THOUSAND people thronged in for a Holiday party which, no word is too big to express it, was HUGE success and went on even later than it was planned (who would want to leave such fabulous party, considering a whole weekend ahead with no alarm clocks!) The event was brought as a partnership of Newseum and BYT. Seems like after-hours museum parties become a beautiful tradition and bring lots of excitement into the public. There are some people who are strictly nightlife fellas and have no chance to see museum expositions since they are only open at daytime. That kind of events broad up the access and take whole museum visiting to a new level.

Just for $15 ticket you could get:

* Exclusive after-hours access to the Newseum — a dazzling, high-tech roller-coaster ride through 500 years of headline history including Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalism, the Berlin Wall and exciting galleries, theaters and interactives
* Autorock DJ
* Cash bar with specialty cocktails and holiday treats available for purchase
* An unveiling of a very special photo installation by BYT photographers featuring some of our favorite D.C. faces and characters of 2010
* Christmas At Ground Zero – A book talk from Tad Daley, author of Apocalypse Never: Forging the Path to a Nuclear Weapon-Free World.
* Exciting films, merriment, mistletoe and more!
* And most importantly, full access to the following Newseum exhibits:

* Berlin Wall Gallery
* Athlete: The Sports Illustrated Photography of Walter Iooss
* G-Men & Journalists: Top News Stories of the FBI’s First Century
* Pulitzer Prize Photographs Gallery
* Interactive Newsroom and Ethics Center

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