Giveaway from KAG

My friend KAG is hosting a fabulous giveaway of Whitney English personalized notecards,
calling cards, and more from the Lemon Tree Paperie! Calling all stationery lovers, you must head on over to Monograms & Manicures to enter by Thursday. Good luck!


2nd Annual Taste of Success Event

Tomorrow evening I am attending and volunteering at a premier culinary and beverage tasting fundraising event in Washington, DC. I highly encourage people in the Washington area to consider purchasing a ticket for what promises to be a fabulous evening of charity, food, wine, and fun! An evening where hundreds of professionals come together to support StreetWise Partners where we will sip, sample, and create and impact. Come connect and celebrate emerging leaders who are giving people the opportunity to work their way out of poverty.

Event Details:

Tuesday, October 27, 2009
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Jones Day51 Louisiana Avenue, N.W.Washington, DC 20001-2113
Tickets: $55

Proceeds from this event will benefit StreetWise Partners, an innovative 501(c)(3) nonprofit that engages companies and volunteer business professionals to provide low-income adults with career pathway mentoring and access to job search networks to achieve lifelong employability.

Sponsors Include:
Mandu, Dolcezza Gelato, Tamarindo, Oceanaire, La Tomate, CircaAnhueser Busch, Heineken, Republic National Distributing Company, BreadsodaCafe, Raku, and many others!

About StreetWise Partners:
Established in 1997 by young corporate professionals on Wall Street, StreetWise Partners works to empower motivated, low-income individuals to be able to achieve the job they want. Our unique model matches business mentors with motivated participants, who work with them over 14 weeks to develop their employability skills, including hard skills (computer training, resume creation) and soft skills (communication, professional etiquette, networking). Together, we help economically distressed adults develop the job-search competence, the necessary soft and hard skills, and the access to professional networks to secure sustainable and career-advancing employment and be employable in the rapidly changing global economy.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.streetwisepartners.org/tasteofsuccessdc.



Come Shop at Fifi!

Attencion DC Readers!
Bungalow Co. is having an amazing trunk show today and tomorrow at the home of its founder and president, Deb Johns, in Georgetown. Please stop by between 10am-2pm on Wednesday or Thursday to browse the wonderful selection of newwest Scout bags and bins, vintage jewelry, and must have fashions and accessories. You don't want to miss this fun opportunity! (Hosted by the Fifi Girls, Coco Madge & Deb). Bring a gal pal, take a fun lunch break, and come shopping at this exclusive Bungalow event!


2009 Saks Key to the Cure

Saks Fifth Avenue, Chevy Chase and Suburban Hospital announce the
2009 KEY TO THE CURE Kick-Off
Thursday, October 15 @ 6pm
Saks Fifth Avenue Chevy Chase

Last night I attended this wonderful event – a night of fabulous shopping, an open bar, and raffle prizes. Washington women turned out in their best black and pink to support the women’s cancer programs at Suburban Hospital. Honorary chairs of the 2009 Key to the Cure Committee were Linda Evans (FOX5), Barbara Harrison (NBC4), Alison Starling (ABC7), and Andrea Roane (CBS9). Guests tried their hands at the “Key to the Treasure” Raffle, watched a fashion show on the second floor, and indulged in delicious culinary tastings from our capitol city’s best chefs, with restaurants and bakeries including Hook, Tacklebox, Redwood, Lotus, SweetGreen, and Georgetown Cupcake. It was a delightful way to support breast cancer research.
Every year I make sure to buy the Key to the Cure t-shirt, and I’ve now added this year’s to my collection of running t-shirts! The shirt is available exclusively at Saks, and over $30 from your purchase of this cotton tee, with exclusive Michael Kors design, will benefit local women’s cancer charities. You can buy it at Saks online as well as in their retail stores. Saks Fifth Avenue will donate 2% of sales up to $250,000 over the shopping weekend (10/15/09-10/18/09) to local and national women's cancer charity partners.


FORNASH Event this Weekend in Georgetown

For those of you living in the Washington area, there is a special event happening at Fornash, both their location in the Shoppes of Georgetown and at their Tysons Corner store. Many of you responded with delight when I previously posted about this wonderful company, so I wanted to be sure to share this with all of you and hope you are able to stop by the gem-like boutique sometime on Saturday or Sunday.

Parent’s WeekendGeorgetown University and George Washington University are both having their parents weekends this weekend, so Washington will be pleasantly bustling with happy students, parents, and everyone else enjoying the fall weekend!

Here is a special coupon, please tell them you got it from the Pink Washingtoniette:


Calling All Polo Players!

Interested in a game of polo this weekend?
I want to let everyone know about a very special event happening this weekend. A recent acquaintance of mine is hosting a wonderful event at his beautiful estate in Leesburg, Virginia, called the Ride To Thrive Polo Classic. It will be held on Saturday, October 10
This Polo Classic will be held to benefit the Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program (NVTRP). NVTRP is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of children and adults with disabilities, youth-at-risk, and veterans through the challenging, physically-active sport of horseback riding.

Merriweather Manor
16925 Locust Hill LaneLeesburg, VA 20176
This will be the first time that this polo match is being held at Merriweather Manor. The day will feature two full-length polo matches as well as activities including the traditional divot stomp, and a performance by the Winn Brothers, a seven piece group out of Washington, DC konwn for playing a variety of music from Jazz standards, Motown Funk, Classic Rock, and 80s hits. In the early evening, several young equestrians will treat match-goeers to a therapeutic riding demonstration, while guests enjoy incredible fare by Design Cuisine and yummy treats from Georgetown Cupcake!
Merriweather Manor

There will be anticipated coverage from Washington Life, Capitol File, The Washington Post, DC Modern Luxury, Washingtonian Magazine, and Bethesda Magazine.

Here are some photos from last year's event:

I hope to see many of you there!



Wishing everyone a happy October! Today is a beautiful, crisp fall day in Washington. This morning started for me with a wonderful run through Chevy Chase where golden sunlight was sparkling through the trees. Fall always fills me with a sense of abundance and makes me appreciate how fortunate and blessed I am to be healthy and happy.

I also love October because it is breast cancer awareness month, and I always love participating in the various pink initiatives going on throughout the month to support this valuable cause. I will soon be doing a special post about all the best events and products happening this month. Two new additions I’m making to my Favorite Places to Shop I especially want to note, although these brands tend toward summer more than fall, but perhaps I’m still hearkening back to those last days of summertime just a bit.

With so many people closing up their summer cottages in New England this weekend, it’s one last time to sail, pull on a sweater and take a walk on the beach. These two stores should have been on the list long before now, and they are the epitome of impeccable quality design married to unpretentious comfort.

Bringing to mind old New England families gathered on the beach with children and dogs,
dinner with friends under star filled summer skies, and beautifully appointed homes
that serve first and foremost as inviting oasises for family and friends,
Peter Beaton is a Nantucket brand that celebrates people not so much for who they are,
but how they live--with passion, generosity, and a captivating sense of style.

Emblematic of people who are worldly yet down to earth, trendsetting yet timeless, and fearless rather than flawless, PB is a way of living rather than an evanescent fashion statement. What began with straw hats that offered a chic alternative to high maintenance hair, has blossomed into a brand embraced by all those who value time gathered with family and friends, the liberation that comes from living in sync with our souls, and the joy of self expression through fashion, food, our homes and gardens.

Peter Beaton style is a delicious blend of affluence and ease.
It's allure lies not only in being able to adeptly reinvent the classics,
but in being able to stretch it’s well cultivated toes outside of the box
and break the rules now and then. PB style is inviting, captivating, and colorful--
it is elegance and intrigue combined. Peter Beaton is more than a lifestyle brand--
it’s a philosophy for living that nurtures, enriches, and celebrates the human spirit.

As each page pulls off the calendar, we linger flirtatiously closer to our prize—summer. Because the summer is such a rewarding season, McKinnon and Harris exhibits a similar pride in its products designed for outdoor areas, making us want to live outside as much as in our house.

McKinnon and Harris has been creating impeccably crafted seats and tables
for estates, gardens and yachts since its founding in 1991. A family-owned company,
McKinnon and Harris is home to artisans and creative minds passionate about
their craft, their work and the creative environment in which their craft is fostered.
The brother-and-sister tag team of McKinnon and Harris has spent
the last 16 years designing and manufacturing luxury outdoor furniture
to suit the needs of the most discerning consumers.
Each piece of high performance aluminum furniture is made
entirely by hand at their Richmond, Virginia metalworks,
and signed and dated by the individual craftsperson.

Achieving the balance between style, comfort and functionality.
Yet by employing old-fashioned craftsmanship and a
touch of technology, it is possible to bring the same style and comfort
from the living room to our outdoor sanctuaries.

Beyond unrivaled craftsman ship, McKinnon and Harris take
an equal interest in the materials used for cushion upholstery.
Here enter the innovations of Glen Raven’s Sunbrella fabrics, resistant to
fading, water, chlorine and mildew – exactly what’s needed on a boats and yachts.

The Garden-and-yacht-furniture manufacturer recently opened
its flagship showroom on Manhattan’s East Side, in Midtown.