Dayside Brunch

This Saturday enjoy a great late brunch at Cities. Dayside starts at 2 pm and combines the elegance of the classic weekend brunch with the ambiance and festivity of the city’s hottest nightclub. There will also be a silent auction, where guests can bid on experiences that are impossible to buy anywhere like the invitation-only Capitol File After Party for the White House Correspondent Dinner. The event is free but guests must RSVP here by March 30 to guarantee admittance. Proceeds benefit the Washington Humane Society.
Cities – Dayside Brunch
919 19th Street
Washington, DC 20006
(Info via CityShopGirl)
P.S. I went to the website and saw who was hosting it….check it out!


Marcātus, a creative art market near the Nationals Ballpark, will be a multidimensional event different than any other to reach the District.  Marcātus invites you to come out for the whole day to enjoy the sounds of live music, smells of exotic foods, eye candy of art, to hunt for creative treasures, or simply to relax on the Great Lawn with a frosty beverage taking in the picturesque views of the Anacostia River.

Location: The Yards Park
10 Water St SE Washington, DC 

(One block south of N and 3rd Streets, SE )
Three blocks from the Navy Yard Metro (New Jersey Ave Exit)

Event is free and open to the public

Schedule:First Sunday of every month (Except July which will be Second Sunday).  
April 3rd, May 1st, June 5th, July 10th, Aug 7th
Hours every Sunday: 11am-6pm.

ARTISTS TENTS  – Water Street
50+ 10’x10′ Artist Tents.
Each artist will have the opportunity to display a large array of artwork

FASHION TENTS – Water Street
24 – 10’x10′ Fashion Tents
The Greater Washington Fashion Chamber of Commerce will have a wide collection of their Couture Artists showcasing the latest in fashion.

VENDOR TENTS – Park Pavilion
10 – 10’x10′ Sponsor Tents
Browse through various companies and their goods and services.

FOOD VENDORS – Park Pavilion
8 – 10’x10′ Food Tents
Try the many yummy delights from local food vendors and discover a new favorite DC Eatery.

ARTS & CRAFTS VENDORS – Terraced Steps
60 – 2’x8′ Arts and Crafts Tables
Explore through seas and seas of unique and amazing goods, ranging from robots hand-built from clock parts to jewelry made from found objects.

At Marcātus music will be an integral part of each Sunday.  This year’s premiere opening on Sunday, April 3rd will host the FORWARD Festival’s Closing-Day Party. Entering its 4th year in the DC Area FORWARD Festival is a 5 day celebration of electronic creative culture featuring music, educational workshops and digital art installations. On Sunday, April 3rd the festival, along with presenting partners LilSoSo, will curate 2 sound systems of music featuring local and national DJ’s and Live electronic talent.  To find out more about the FORWARD Festival

Would you like to participate? 

Email for information on reserving an artist tent.
Email for information on reserving a arts & craft table.
Email for information on reserving a produce, sponsor or food tent.
For More info on Forward go to:
(Info via The

Johnny Walker Tasting

This past weekend, a friend of mine told me about the Johnny Walker tasting downtown and I just so happened to get an email about it as well. So it was a done deal. Some of him and his friends made homemade pizza which = YUMMY!!! Why didn’t I take pictures of the pizza, I don’t even know.

Time was quickly leaving us all so we rushed downtown to a building I had never been in, in my life, but it was BEAUTIFUL! When you walked in, you signed in with an iPad to check into the event. You went through this little questionnaire before you could complete the sign in portion.

Prior to entering the event, you were given a golden nugget which could go toward a mix drink, a shot, or you could just hold onto it as a keepsake. I got a few pictures of all the Johnny Walker’s on display and we all decided to take a picture at the Johnny Walker picture booth which was extra fun and a little complicated since it was quite a few of us.

After about 15 to 20 minutes of waiting around and just admiring all the scenery, we entered another area with huge screens surrounding us and velvet couches with 3 shots waiting for us with a dropper, two mixers, water, and a lurking mini Johnny Walker pin to wear. I immediately put my pin on.

We then went through a series of well put together videos. The first was about the history of Johnny Walker and before we tasted each label, we went through a video of it’s history. The ambassador for Johnny Walker was amazing.


Meskerem Ethiopian Restuarant in Adams Morgan

Ok, so I was lucky enough to get a deal to go to Meskerem Ethiopian Restaurant from a friend that was leaving to go to Rome and her deal was about to expire. I went last week and started out with a vegetarian sambusa and a chicken sambusa. I personally like the chicken sambusa the most but my friend liked the vegetarian sambusa better. We went for the meskerem masob for the entree which comes with three different meets and vegetarian sides to add with the meats. This is a finger food so forks, spoons and knives are out!

Here are some pictures from our lunch date:::::

Bikram Yoga Review

I signed up for Bikram (pronounced Be-crum) yoga which is yoga done in a 90+ degree heated room. It is an experience. You must go with the least amount of clothing you can wear because you sweat like no other. You are pretty much given verbal directions and you do pretty cool stretches such as the one above. I forgot how flexible I was but the heat helps you to be extremely limber. I felt like I got a really good workout as oppose to basic yoga. They definitely get you to test yourself which I like.

When it comes to working out, I need a challenge or I will get bored. I can’t say that I will go back once it gets warm out because leaving heat to go back into heat….ummm….not really a good mixture in my opinion. You are in the class for about 90 minutes so the workouts keep you going but you get a relaxing moment in between most which helps you to recuperate for the next exercise.

I took my first class at Bikram in Tenleytown if you were wondering where I went. Bikram is now offered all over so go and try it out if you have never tried it.

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival-GIVEAWAY!!!!

I will be giving away two tickets to this event for April 8th through April 10th weekend! All you have to do to enter is follow my blog and tell me why you should get these tickets and from there I shall choose a winner!!!!

All info is BELOW! On your mark, get set, go! =)

Sugarloaf Crafts Festival Includes Renown National and Local Artists

Maryland Most Exceptional Talents Among 250 Artists at April 8-10 Festival

The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg, Friday April 8 through
Sunday April 10, 2011 will feature the works of more than 250
distinguished artists from across the country, and offer a new theme
“Artful Outdoors.” The Festival will also highlight the wealth of
creative talent in suburban Maryland by showcasing work by
nationally-known, local artists. The three-day Festival will be held
at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg.

The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival will feature an eclectic mix of artists
whose work is exhibited in fine galleries, shown at museums, and
acquired by prestigious collections, as well as new artists showcasing
experimental techniques and bold creative vision. Craftspeople will
display and sell affordable and innovative functional and decorative
pottery, sculpture, glass, home décor, furniture and home accessories,
leather, fiber and wearables, items for the garden, fine art and

The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg will feature some of the
area’s most exceptional artists, including:

Holly Griffith (Brookeville, MD) Holly’s background in biology and
wildlife ecology has inspired her intricate stained glass pieces for
more than 25 years.

Carol Sher (Montgomery Village) Carol’s hand-drawn calendars, note
cards, stationery and prints feature the humorously flamboyant “glitzy
girl” characters of Lulu, Mew, Lily and Smooch and are sold all over
the world.

Jospeh Craig English (Washington Grove, MD) Joseph is an accomplished
painter, printmaker and sculptor whose work has been commissioned by
corporations and institutions to adorn public spaces throughout the

Visitors to the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival in Gaithersburg will also
find unique works from the artists participating in the show’s theme
Artful Outdoors, in which artists draw inspiration from the natural
environment and the outdoor lifestyle to create one-of-a-kind
handcrafted items.

The lively marketplace of the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival will be
enhanced by a full schedule of family entertainment. Master
craftspeople will showcase their expertise in live demonstrations in a
range of media, including kinetic sculpture, iron forging,
papermaking, and copper spinning. The Festival also celebrates the
skill of making small-batch specialty gourmet foods, available for
sampling and purchase. Visitors will enjoy live musical performances
from acoustic duo Stan and LeeAnne playing classic favorites, and
children can experience their own medieval adventure with interactive,
dress-up theater and the new “Smoking Dragon Marionette Show” from
Middle Earth Studios.

The Sugarloaf Crafts Festival will be held Friday, April 8 and
Saturday, April 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Sunday, April 10
from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds,
located at 16 Chestnut Street, in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Adult admission to the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival is $7 when purchased
online, $9 for adults at the door, and free for children under 12.
Admission is good for all three days. Free parking is available.

For more information about the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival, directions,
or to purchase discount admission tickets online visit or call (800) 210-9900.

Additional show information, artist profiles, and special offers may
be found on Sugarloaf’s Facebook page at

About the Sugarloaf Craft Festivals:

For over 35 years, the nation’s most talented artisans have sold their
contemporary crafts and fine art at Sugarloaf Craft Festivals, rated
as one of the top craft experiences in the country.  Last year in only
39 show days, 170,000 visitors purchased over $15 million in fine arts
and crafts directly from the artists at Sugarloaf festivals.