Tucker Blair & Bonobos "Win A Weekday Wardrobe"

Lucky readers! Just in time after my last post about the new TB-Bonobos partnership, I wanted to share with you all that Tucker Blair and Bonobos are hosting a fantastic "Win A Weekday Wardrobe" contest for a short time!

Click here to fill out an entry form for a chance to win 5 Tucker Blair belts, 5 Bonobos pairs of pants, and 5 Bonobos polo shirts (valued at $1,500)!


Announcing an Exciting Partnership: Tucker Blair & Bonobos

Bonobos, selling uniquely designed custom fit pants for men, is a natural partner for Tucker Blair. Now you can find a selection of Tucker Blair Needlepoint Belts at www.bonobos.com! Tucker Blair continues to search for the best ways to bring exceptional products to our customers around the world.


Thank you for the Sugar Doll Award!

I've just been awarded the "Sugar Doll" award! Thank you so much to Sweets and Treats
for the lovely Sugar Doll Award! Sweets and Treats joined the blogging world rather recently, as a newlywed in Baltimore who writes lovely blog about her snazzy life and love of all things sweet. 
As a recipient of this award, the rules are to share 10 things about yourself and pass on the award on to 10 others.

1I love my family more than anything in the world!

2. In the summertime I love watermelon, lemonade, and ice cream every day! My favorite thing is soft serve vanilla. I also love making milkshakes, which I try to make healthy by making them protein shakes made with frozen yogurt and chocolate soy protein powder. Such a refreshing sweet "treat"!

3. I feel so fortunate to have a wonderful job. I am an analyst for a financial consulting firm and my role is dedicated to the office of the CEO and marketing initiatives. Everyday I learn something new and inspiring on the job, and to be working in an industry that is so integrated with the current economic regulatory reform going on in Washington and on Wall St. offers exciting and challenging opportunities everyday.

4Just like the lovely Sweets and Treats wrote in her award thank you post, I have a sparklingly sizeable sweet tooth! My taste palette extends not only in traditional sweets like chocolate but also to other things like balsamic vinegar, iced tea, even in wine at times. Just as much as tasting them, I love baking treats for others and sending sweet thoughts by snail mail.

5. Also like Sweets and Treats, I love to entertain. Ever since I was little I've loved helping my mom throw dinner parties and plan special events. Now I love bringing together friends for lovely evenings, and I'm working on being a more relaxing hostess because I certainly do have a perfectionist tendency, and it's always important to remember that it is being people that is the most important part. I love al fresco dinner parties and cocktail parties the best. G&Ts on the porch or dock. Nothing is better than entertaining by the water in New England in the summertime! 

6. Sweets and Treats and I must be two peas in a pod, because I too love organization. It keeps me going, inspires me, and has always come naturally for me. From color coordination to orderly files to clean cupboards, I love it all!

7I love iced coffee in the afternoon! A strong brew, sweetened, with a hint of creme please.

8. My favorite place to be is by the ocean. Truly this is where I go to come back to myself. It inspires me, centers me, and awes me everytime.

9. Summertime is my favorite season of all. I enjoy tremendously the changing of the seasons and the coming of spring, but I could spend the rest of my life in summertime :)

10I am astounded everyday by how fortunate and blessed I am. One of the hardest difficulties is not taking for granted all of the blessings of my life, but I believe by looking for the best in other people we see the best in the world and in ourselves.

And the winners are...

10. MRM


DC Cupcakes Season Premier!

I've written about the story of Georgetown Cupcake before, and now it's finally time for the premiere of their DC Cupcakes show I've been awaiting since last October! For anyone with an interest in female entrepreneurship, the restaurant industry, or baking and the bourgeoning cupcake trend that's taken the world by storm, you really must watch tonight for what promises to be a fun and inspiring 6-episode summer series. DC Cupcakesshares the recipe to Sophie and Katherine’s sweet success, following their journey as they navigate the challenges and rewards of building a booming cupcake business. Each half-hour episode goes beyond the frosting to capture the behind-the-scenes drama in their fast paced, family-owned bakery.

Georgetown Cupcake's founders, sisters Sophie and Katherine, risked their life savings and traded high power careers in fashion and finance to pursue their passion for baking and their lifelong dream of opening a bakery. Armed with their grandmother’s recipes and strong family support, the sisters opened Georgetown Cupcake on Valentine’s Day 2008. To their surprise, the shop became an overnight sensation and now sells more than 5,000 cupcakes a day. Earlier this spring Georgetown Cupcakes expanded from its original tiny jewelbox location on a sidestreet in Georgetown to move into a beautiful new space on M Street. The first
additional shop outside Georgetown opened in Bethesda recently also and is equally adorable. Every weekend I'm either in Bethesda or Georgetown, so I love it never matters whether I'm able to stop off for a cupcake! Today at both locations all day long Georgetown Cupcake has been giving away free DC Cupcakes in honor of the show's premiere. Last night there was a stunning party at the Ritz to kickoff the excitement, and since then all day long the buzz around DC has been bubblier than champagne!

To watch a glimpse of the show on TLC, click here! Stay tuned tonight at 10pm for the season Premier. Happy Cupcakes everyone!

Previous Gtown Cupcakes posts of mine you might be interested in:
Cupcake Sisters Filming a New Show
Georgetown Cupcake Grand Opening in Bethesda


Thank You to the New York Times!

Thank you to the New York Times mentioning my blog in this weekend's Weekly Recommendations. What an honor to be included!