This Skinny Girl Likes to Eat Too Edition

If you all don’t know already, Recess is now a tapas lounge. They do still have the parties here and there but they wanted to expand a little. Who doesn’t love tapas? I remember going to Recess in March because a friend offered a free dinner for my friends and I. We went and all ordered various dishes, the food was okay. Their wasn’t anything that stuck out to me and made me want to return. Continue reading

Sunday Funday



Sunday, July 21st, 2013 | 1:00-4:00pm

Taste (and judge!) the District’s best ice cream, gelato, custard, frozen yogurt, & other summer treats – for FREE – on National Ice Cream Day!* Foodies, have no fear, you’ll be in good company. Stirrers and shakers of the DC Food Scene will serve on a panel of judges to determine the 2013 DC Scoop® Winner!


The DC Scoop is a kid-friendly event with activities for all ages. Enjoy ice cream cooking demonstrations, a book signing with ice cream expert Cesar Vega, and music. Children will enjoy live entertainment, face painting, and music and dancing with the Boogie Babes. Live music performances by: The Singing Lizard,Oh Susannahand Mr. Skip! Boogie Babes is a live music performance for kids and their grownups, which takes place at Union Market weekly (Wednesdays at 10:30am).

*The DC Scoop is a free event. Free samples are available from contestants. Full serving sizes are available for purchase.

Kids Ice Cream Eating Contest:

Begins at 3pm! Children through age 12 are eligible to enter to participate in the Kids Ice Cream Eating Contest at the DC Scoop! One of the highlights of the annual DC Scoop event, kids compete with each other to see who can eat their bowl of ice cream the fastest. The top finisher from each age group will be declared the DC Scoop Ice Cream Eating Contest Winner!

Participation in the Ice Cream Eating Contest will be selected in a random drawing at 3pm on the day of the DC Scoop Event. Participants must register for the drawing at the DC Scoop Event and be present at 3pm for the contest.

*The Union Market is a new grocery spot that is an authentic artisanal marketplace near New York Ave that I think is amazing and have been wanting to go and experience. More info about the event is here.*

oBBsessed with BB Cream

If you all don’t know about BB Cream I am here to fill you in. Because I work in skincare, I will be filling you all in on this product and what it can do for your skin. Before I begin I must let you  all know that BB Cream stands for Beauty Balm or Blemish Balm. I have been faithfully using the Kiehl’s BB Cream for about a month now I would say. I am thoroughly impressed with the natural coverage and knowing that the Vitamin C in the product is actually working on clearing my skin while I have the product on. Continue reading

Mai Tai July at Farmer’s Fishers Bakers

Summer is prime Mai Tai season and Farmers Fishers Bakers is celebrating the legendary tiki cocktail all month long with a special line up of ten classic and contemporary takes on the drink. They’ll be available throughout the month – try a few and find your favorite! And be sure to mark your calendar for July 11th, from 5-7pm, when Chief Mixologist Jon Arroyo will be celebrating the month with a Mai Tai Madness Party on the outdoor tiki patio. Take your pick of ten different Mai Tais, including the classic 1953 recipe, Mai Tai Punch, and more.  Cheers to your new favorite month! For more information, click here.202.298.8783.

(Info via Georgetown Bid)

Emijaa Jaaemil Jewelry Feature!!!


Some history about you.

My name is Emijaa Jaaemil – I work for a corporate law firm by day and jewelry designer both day and night. I graduated with a BS in Journalism from St. Johns University which is where I took my first and only class in jewelry design. I started making jewelry in 2008 but officially launched my jewelry line in Fall 2009. Currently, I handcraft my jewelry out of my Brooklyn apt.

I would like to know the description of your line and how you were inspired.

My jewelry is handcrafted wire wrapped accessories using artistic wire and crystal beads and/or semi-precious stones. I love things that are unique and make a statement. I’m inspired by everything – colors, shapes, past designs… I’m always looking for ways to evolve the jewelry I have already made…

How long you have been making jewelry.

I’ve been making jewelry for 5 years…

What are some inspiring jewelry lines that have influenced your direction with making jewelry.

Some lines I absolutely love are – Dannijo, Fenton and Fallon, Lionette, Lulu Frost, Gemma Redux… I love classic pieces… to me it’s important to wear something thats bold but still classy…. I’m not a fringe and feather kinda gal…

And last how can we stay connected and purchase your pieces.

You can find Emijaa Jaaemil Jewelry on: Instagram and Twitter @EmijaaJaaemil; Facebook @EmijaaJaaemilJewelry but most importantly – my online shop…