Washington DC– August 8, 2017. Rum Day DC is back this year with “Rum This Block!” Rum Day DC is an annual celebration in its sixth year which affords a mix of the rum industry’s specialty and top brands, consumers, the rum-curious and enthusiasts alike. Technically the holiday takes place on August 16th. Rum Day DC celebrations provide numerous brands with a unique opportunity to educate consumers while promoting and celebrating the wide variety of flavors and versatility offered by the sugar cane based spirit (although honey and molasses based rums have also been introduced). Continue reading
So SkinnyPop says! We all love a good snack, well, at least, I do. I had the chance to really dive into Skinnypop and pair it with a wine. Sounds strange?! I thought so too, but I was up for the challenge!
I hunted down which stores carried SkinnyPop and they fun began. I was able to find three out of the six with some flavor. I thought that a flavor would be the best option to pair with a wine. Once the popcorn was selected, I was easily able to find the various wine to pair along with the Skinnypop flavors.
Here is a chart of what wines should be paired with which Skinnypop, just so you have an idea where all of this came from. 😉 Continue reading
But did you die?! I’m just kidding, but I, unfortunately, had to work. I did, however, make my day count. I wore red, ate somewhere that supported the movement, and donated some clothing for a great cause.
I knew I had to work, so I wanted to make in impact in my own way. I found one of my favorite red dresses, no pictures, unfortunately. I then did some research on who in Gallery Place area was supporting the cause. I found Centrolina which has a woman as a chef and she is phenomenal. Continue reading
So, the last stop on the restaurant week leg was China Chilano. Sunday was the last day for restaurant week, but, don’t worry, it will be back in the summer. This spot is one of the infamous José Andres restaurants. I got to check out lunch at this spot. The idea behind this restaurant is that in the 19th century, Chinese and Japanese settlers travelled to Peru and made it their home. They brought with them some of their amazing cooking traditions and that’s where the multi-cultural Peruvian cuisine arose.
This spot that has apparently been in Chinatown area for a while but I never thought to go inside. Well I’m glad I did finally make it in. The ambiance is very Asian inspired and the set has all these different seating arrangements which keeps you intrigued. My friend and I decided to get different dishes for all three courses so that we could taste as many things as possible. For the appetizer we started off with the Dancing Yucca and the Ceviche Clásico La Mar. My favorite of two of these was the ceviche which contained red snapper, leche de tiger, sweet potato, red onion, and cilantro. Yummers! Lol!Next up was the main course which was a little bigger than the appetizer. If you haven’t noticed, already, this place does tapas style dishes. We choose the Ají de Gallina, chicken stew, and the Aeropuerto, basically a fried rice. I actually throrouhly enjoyed both of these dishes. The Ají de Gallina contained Ají amarillo chicken stew, fresh cheese, pecan, and rice. This dish is apparently Peru’s most precious dish. The Aeropuerto contains fried rice, egg noodle, crisp sweet potato, 20 seasonsal vegetables, sly bean sprout, “airplanes”. Yes, “airplanes” is one of the ingredients.And, we of course ended with dessert. The last two dishes were Suspiro Limeña, the iconic dessert of Peru, and Dulce de Plantano Manduro. The iconic dish of Peru was my dessert of choice and it was so good! This dish had sweetened condensed milk custard topped with soft and crunchy meringue, and passion fruit. The other dish had a lot of bananas, so not my favorite. I like bananas but in their original form and by themselves. Strange, I know, but that’s how I like to eat them.
The service was top notch here. My cup of water never got less than half full which was impressive in my opinion. The food all very well curated and you got various flavors throughout the dish and it worked well.
As you all should know by now, Restaurant Week in DC has begun. My first stop was R.P.M. Because I’ve been dying to try the full on entrees there. I did get to check out R.P.M. with a special event that Trunk Club hosted some time ago in their bar, lounge area which is beautiful! Continue reading
I made my way to the Million Women’s March and didn’t know exactly what to expect. I kind of wish I got there earlier or later. I have to learn to go to some things along because it felt a little rushed but I did enjoy myself and the experience was powerful. I wish I saw more women that looked like me there but a lot of women that I know felt differently about what the march was about. After going to the march, I had a moment to take it all, and I totally understood where they were coming from.
I did, however, catch some great images of what I saw at the march. Enjoy. Continue reading
The over-the-knee boot is a must-have. I think this shoe adds a bit of personality to any outfit. Most people notice shoes before they notice the rest of your outfit. An outfit can be super simple, but if you have that unique shoe, boom!
I have seen brands from Marc by Marc Fischer to the high priced Stuart Weitzman. These will be shoes that you will be able to wear year after year.
Want to know where to buy these, sign up with my link www.trunkclub.com/djames and I can show you the way.
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So there are all of these trends out here but a lot of us have issues styling them, so I will be starting a series called, “How to Style?!” where I will create collages of how these items can be styled.
I will also include links of where you can purchase these items.
Most will be items I can find for you at Trunk Club and if sold out, I will have a backup plan for you. 😉
These are considered the pointy toe with the chunky heel. I think this trend will be a classic shoe that you can have for years and years to come. This shoe gives a vintage feel with a modern day twist.
To purchase these, sign up with my Trunk Club link: www.trunkclub.com/djames
I know that a lot of you are probably wondering that. I took a job in May that changed my life in many, many ways. I was starting to work more than I could remember. I became a Wardrobe Stylist with Trunk Club which is a full-time, if not all of the time type of job. I am constantly communicating with clients in the DC area and clients all over the United States.
It’s pretty crazy how many people I talk to on a daily, weekly basis.
But I do plan to post more fashion posts that make sense with current fashion since I’m looking at clothes just about every day. I should use that inspiration for my own blog posts, so I’ll be back! 🙂
What have you guys been up to?
I occasionally can’t figure out how I do so much in a 24 hour day. I wanted to take you guys into my world on some of my days off.
This particular day started at about 5am to be exact. It was a Daybreakers kind of morning. I attended the event with Morgan of AsItHappens It took place at cafe Asia this go round. We had a good amount of space in here which was nice. We started out with Yoga and then it turned into a dance party with cool visuals on the wall, neon lights, a dope DJ, and a hula hooper.