I was home alone for 5 days. I was so so so bored... so I did some shopping. I decided to completely dump out my make up bag and start fresh. $300 later... you can see what I picked up! I absolutely love the Urban Decay Naked Collection. And, I'm a big fan of the Anastasia brow pencil.
Last week's photos are finally up from the Girls Night Out at the Hyatt Fairfax in Fair Lakes! We had a great night out with girlfriends old and new. Join us for our next meet up: Margarita Monday at Coyote Grille in Centreville. You can RSVP here.
There are two albums to check out on our Facebook page -- be sure to tag yourselves!
Step and Repeat by Classic Portraits & Event Photos by Carrie's Family Photography.
Mark your calendars to join us on Saturday, August 23 from noon-4pm for the Belfort Furniture Back to School Ice Cream Social. Belfort will have moon bounces and story time for the kids, as well as decorating classes all afternoon. Guests will get a free backpack with any KidzGear purchase AND one person will win a $2000 youth bedroom set!
For more information, visit http://www.belfortfurniture.com/.
Friday night, after my pit stop at the Alimond Studio Anniversary party, I drove out to West Virginia for a family reunion aka poker tournament, at the Bavarian Inn. The view was wonderful with an infinity pool overlooking the Potomac Rive
Friday night I stopped by one of my favorite photographer's studio in downtown Leesburg for their anniversary party! Lots of great connections (BowTieStrategy pictured with me -- without his bowtie!), tasty appetizers, and delicious local wine to celebrate the studio's success.
Sorry for the blurry pic, clearly Aliyah didn't take it...
Join us tonight for our Girls Night Out at the Hyatt Fairfax at Fair Lakes! We're stuffing the swag bags now!
Someone just tweeted me this pic from the Washingtonian Best Of event a few weeks ago! Nicole & I were LOVING our Patron Popsicles!
We spent the night out with friends at National Harbor to finally get a chance to check out the Capital Wheel. It was so gorgeous lit up over the Potomac -- and the National Harbor was PACKED. We picked a perfect, breezy night to head up so no kids were complaining of heat or being uncomfortable. We found some vacant adirondack chairs in the sand and let B and his friend climb over The Awakening. Afterwards, we walked to the Gaylord and grabbed a beer and late night dinner before heading home. Check out our view!
Last week, I was able to score a ticket from my friends at AT&T to attend the Washingtonian Best of 2014 sponsored by AT&T. I talked my friend Nicole, owner of Belle Mode Intimates at Fairfax Corner, to come with me so I would be flying solo. The event was held at the National Building Museum and benefited the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
People from all over have told me that Washingtonian Best Of is THE event to attend each year -- from the food, performers, music and celebrity guests -- it's a can't miss event! The event was sold out (with tickets from $125-175/person!) and over 60 of DC's top restaurants were on site doing tastings and promotions. In the middle of the floor there was bar service with Patron adult beverages. They even had Patron Popsicles to greet you at the door before you entered the event. So delish!
We headed up to the private publisher's reception and I bumped into Dr. Robert Centeno from Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute and his lovely wife, Lisa. The entire event was in an Alice in Wonderland theme and there was even a "mad hatter" room where we got to pick up a custom made hat to wear around for the night.
Check out some of the pics below from the party -- I'll definitely be back next year! Thanks again to AT&T (@DCMobility) for sending me to the Washingtonian Best of 2014!
So I've made up my mind to get healthier and part of that equation involves getting back into the gym. One problem I always have -- I get the most unpleasant shin splints on the treadmill. I was talking to the guys at Potomac River Running Store, a local family-owned business with 9 stores in the DC area, and they talked me into checking out their personalized shoe fitting "experience". I had no idea that through technology and iPad apps, the perfect shin splint-free shoe could be found! I settled comfortably into a pair of Brooks Running Shoes with the help of Rory, the store manager.
Thanks to Rory and his team for taking care of me! You can stop by and see Rory at the Potomac River Running Store's Fairfax Corner location or visit them online: www.potomacriverrunning.com.