We had a wonderful time on Thursday night at our Girls Night Out & Meet Up at Hyatt Fairfax in Fair Lakes! Check the pictures below -- and you can see the full album on our Facebook page. Be sure to tag yourselves and go ahead and RSVP for our next upcoming events! We have a book club meet up at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner and also our annual charity event in November -- this year benefitting Autism Speaks.
Yesterday, I was invited to be on a "Sip and Share" panel at A Baby Affair at The Hill Center in DC. I was a guest - and the moderator (I kinda felt like Whoopi Goldberg on The View) - alongside Elizabeth Thorp, founder of Poshbrood and Editor in Chief of Capitol File Magazine, Danni Star, co-host of The Kane Show on Hot 99.5, and Nikki Johnson, founder and blogger of Super NOVA mom.
We had fun talking about being moms, living the busy DC area lifestyle, and sharing our favorite local resources and date night hot spots.
It was great to connect with other local moms in the audience and hear their questions too... ciao until next year! xo
Motherhood meets high style at D.C.’s original luxury event for moms and moms-to-be. On Sunday, September 28th, A Baby Affair comes to the District, presenting a carefully selected range of stylish essentials for the modern mom. Throughout the afternoon, current and expectant mothers can browse goods and services from exhibitors offering everything from nursery design and newborn-photography services to car seat jackets and nutrition
counseling. This intimate setting brings new moms and moms-to-be together through a carefully curated collection with the modern, discerning, and savvy mom in mind.
On September 28th from 11 to 3 at The Capitol Hill Center on Capitol Hill, A Baby Affair will be taking place, presenting a carefully selected range of stylish essentials for the modern mom. A Baby Affair is a one of a kind
consumer experience. It’s not designed to be the biggest show it's designed to be the BEST. This event is far from your typical consumer show! A Baby Affair is an intimate day, designed to inspire attendees, with an emphasis on quality and creativity. Attendees peruse carefully chosen exhibitors, view products, are treated to luxurious pampering and can’t miss information sessions and mini-classes. Attendees will sample delicious fare for parents and baby and receive creative and inspiring tips on a myriad of topics while celebrating the gift of parenthood. All of this plus attendees will hear a frank and fabulous conversation on modern parenting from Expert Moms at the Sip & Share Panel. This year’s Expert Panel can’t be missed as it includes me, Andrea Khoury blogger of Real Housewives of NOVA, Danni Star co-host of The Kane Show on Hot 99.5, Elizabeth Thorp founder of Poshbrood and Editor and Chief of Capitol File Magazine, and Nikki Johnson founder and blogger of Super Nova Mom. These outstanding experts will shed light on what it means to be a mom in this modern day. This years Baby Affair will deliver modern moms tools, tips, tricks and trends to help enjoy the ride, showcasing the best of the best area and national resources for one of the most challenging and exciting periods in their
lives. Get your tickets at ababyaffaironline.com and don’t leave Dad at home A Baby Affair has a “Dads Only”
I went with my mom, dad, brother and his fiance to Hollywood Casino on Saturday night to celebrate my mom's 50th birthday! I had the best luck of my life when I hit 4 of a kind at the texas hold 'em table! #WINNING
Another wonderful Girls Night Out event at Parallel Wine Bistro in Ashburn! The full photo album is up on our Facebook page. Please tag yourselves!
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Party DC’s VA Wine Fest Bus Trip is Saturday, Sept 13! Over 1,000 attendees on last year's bus trip -- this is definitely something you should add to your NOVA Bucket List! Join Party DC Events & On Tap as they travel in style to the DMV's Largest, summer wine festival where over 50 VA wineries gather in one place (Great Meadow in The Plains, VA - same location as Gold Cup), where you will have over 300 wines in which to taste (included in your ticket price).
Luxury Coach Buses leave from:
1. Rock Bottom (Ballston) - on the Orange & Silver Lines
2. Clarendon Grill - on the Orange & Silver Lines
3. Ireland's Four Courts (Arlington) - on the Orange & Silver Lines
4. Clyde's (Reston Town Center) - just one exit from the new Wiehle stop on the Silver Line
All-Inclusive Bus Trip package Includes All of the Following:
* Luxury bus transportation to/from Wine Fest (each bus equipped w/ air-conditioning & restroom). Buses start leaving at 10:00 AM; leave Wine Fest at 5:00PM sharp.
* Admission ticket into the wine fest ($30-$35 value)
* Unlimited tastings of over 300 wines from 50+ wineries *
* Souvenir Wine Glass
* All-Day, Live Music from Many, Great Bands
* Pre/Post parties at all four restaurants (pre-party & guest check-in start at 9AM - everyone must check in)
* Multiple VIP tents w/ seating in front of main stage (only for bus trip guests)
Tickets: start at only $49.99. Buy tickets here: http://www.partydc.com/virginia-wine-festival-bus-trip/
Please note that there is only one, round-trip journey from each of the restaurants to/from the Wine Fest.
Each location has their own designated buses.
We had such a blast last night as we hosted Margarita Monday at Coyote Grille in Centreville! It was our first mini meet up in the Centreville area and we had a fantastic group of women come out for a night of networking, mingling, and fun! Check out the full photo album on our Facebook Page.
Special Thanks to Tatjana and her team at Coyote Grille for hosting such a fun event! Event photography courtesy of Pretty in Pic Photography and Carrie's Family Photography.
Did you miss out on the fun? Check out our upcoming events!
Last week, I hosted a Blogger Night Out at one of my favorite hidden gems in Northern Virginia: Sterling Restaurant Supply. It used to be the Fortessa Outlet - and while they still carry Fortessa products, they have amazing deals on items for your home kitchen as well. I actually met Laura from Sterling Restaurant Supply at the PGA Family Day that I hosted a few months ago -- and when she told me about her store, I knew I had to check it out.
Laura set up a beautiful array of appetizers, adult beverages, and desserts to enjoy while we shopped, chatted, and tweeted/instagramed our night. One of my favorite pieces the store carries are these one-handed food and drink plates (pictured below). For only $4/plate, how can you go wrong?
They carry great, inexpensive items that are perfect for hostess gifts - how about a wooden cutting board and cheese knife for less than $20? I walked out of there with an 8quart stainless steel stock pot... just in case I plan on making chicken noodle soup for the entire block.
If you'd like to stop by, you can find more information and directions at www.sterlingrestaurantsupply.com. Mention Real Housewives of Northern Virginia and you'll get 10% off your purchase!
Special thanks to Laura and the Sterling Restaurant Supply team for hosting us!
My friend, Sean, and his family live out in Waterford, VA on a beautiful property with a large winery right across the street. We stopped in on Saturday night for "Vino in the Village" with 100 other guests.
We started off at the winery for a private tasting at Village Winery and Vineyards with the winemaker. He was so fun and chatty -- and he only sells the wine in boxes. It's eco-friendly -- and each box is the equivalent to 4 bottles of wine. He had some great summer, patio wines that were a little more fruity. Sean actually made a few batches of sangria with them at his party.
After the tasting, we mingled over to Sean's house for food from Tapas Truck of DC, live music from Trio Caliente, and dancing!