The past month and a half had been a quiet one for me socially, relatively speaking, because of the three-day event my mall (and some really great people) put on two weekends ago (go to All Access: Fashion for coverage). Six months of planning, 1000 hours of work (just for myself, not speaking for others) with the last month or so fully dedicated to it, required me “heads down”, requiring two days off afterward.
Last week, I finally emerged and I couldn’t be more excited to see what the rest of fall has to offer.
Capitals vs. Predators – October 3, 2010
… and Predatory they were! Although the Caps lost (go figure it’s the only loss of the season and I happen to be there), there is nothing like sitting right behind the glass in really awesome seats. A HUGE shout out goes to my mom and Tom for giving us the tickets, to start my three days off from work, right!
DC Magazine 5th Anniversary Party – October 7, 2010
Happy 5th anniversary to DC Magazine! They threw a fabulous party atop the new PNC Building, which has been hailed as one of the most green buildings in DC. Its top floor has a glass-enclosed, almost 360 view of DC, along with a rooftop view of DC, if you were lucky enough to make it up there. Many notable people made it out to celebrate with the magazine, sip cocktails and dine on some amazing hors d’ ouevres! We were all sad when it ended at 9pm. Shout outs go to: Aba Kwawu, Kerry Finnegan, Michael Woestehoff, Jason Hoskin, Moshe and Ashley Zusman, Katy Nelson, Aureta Thomollari, Tara de Nicolas, Alfredo Flores, Paul Wharton, Mary Amons, Erika Litman, Ernie Arias, Seyhan Duru, Leigh McDonald, Mel Davis, Wendy Gordon and many more!
Austrian Opera/Cactus Cantina – October 8, 2010
… so the Austrians, Egyptians and UAE do not believe in ample parking. Nestled way back in a section of DC that I’ve not been to are these amazing embassies… and no where to park. After getting all dolled up and doing a drive by, we decided that Cactus Cantina might be a better option. I’ve long held it as my all-time favorite low-key mexican restaurant, as there is something about the atmosphere that makes the food and the margaritas outstanding, no matter what you’re wearing!
Woody’s Golf – Perils of the Lost Jungle – October 9, 2010
Nestled in between Reston and Great Falls is a great amazing miniature golf course called Perils of the Lost Jungle. If you have never been there, you should go. It’s like a little piece of amusement park in Northern Virginia. It takes you on an Indiana Jones-like adventure in the 1930s where you try to avoid dinner plate-sized spiders, crated creatures, trying to escape, poisonous dart frogs and lizards (yes, you get wet), snakes, larger-than-life bees and a witch doctor, all while (attempting) to play 18 holes. It’s very popular but is entirely worth the trek! Although I (graciously) lost, it wasn’t by much.
Redskins vs. Packers – October 10, 2010
Once again, my mom and her husband were heros. They graciously gave us two suite tickets to the Redskins vs. Packers game this past Sunday and was it a GREAT time! Although the Skins seem to be doing fairly well, they need to stop causing fans’ blood pressure to rise, i.e. the guy sitting next to us in the suite that looked like he’d have to be carted off at the end of the game The best parts about the suite tickets: Access to club level for great people watching and Redskins’ suite cookies (I could admire from afar). Hail to the Redskins!
Next up this week: My housewarming party and a very special baby shower!