Someone just tweeted me this pic from the Washingtonian Best Of event a few weeks ago! Nicole & I were LOVING our Patron Popsicles!
Join us tonight for our Girls Night Out at the Hyatt Fairfax at Fair Lakes! We're stuffing the swag bags now!
We spent the night out with friends at National Harbor to finally get a chance to check out the Capital Wheel. It was so gorgeous lit up over the Potomac -- and the National Harbor was PACKED. We picked a perfect, breezy night to head up so no kids were complaining of heat or being uncomfortable. We found some vacant adirondack chairs in the sand and let B and his friend climb over The Awakening. Afterwards, we walked to the Gaylord and grabbed a beer and late night dinner before heading home. Check out our view!
Last week, I was able to score a ticket from my friends at AT&T to attend the Washingtonian Best of 2014 sponsored by AT&T. I talked my friend Nicole, owner of Belle Mode Intimates at Fairfax Corner, to come with me so I would be flying solo. The event was held at the National Building Museum and benefited the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
People from all over have told me that Washingtonian Best Of is THE event to attend each year -- from the food, performers, music and celebrity guests -- it's a can't miss event! The event was sold out (with tickets from $125-175/person!) and over 60 of DC's top restaurants were on site doing tastings and promotions. In the middle of the floor there was bar service with Patron adult beverages. They even had Patron Popsicles to greet you at the door before you entered the event. So delish!
We headed up to the private publisher's reception and I bumped into Dr. Robert Centeno from Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute and his lovely wife, Lisa. The entire event was in an Alice in Wonderland theme and there was even a "mad hatter" room where we got to pick up a custom made hat to wear around for the night.
Check out some of the pics below from the party -- I'll definitely be back next year! Thanks again to AT&T (@DCMobility) for sending me to the Washingtonian Best of 2014!
This is one of B's favorite events each year... Professional Bull Riding at the Loudoun County Fair! If you go, arrive early, take a blanket to sit on in case the stadium is full, and bring water/snacks. I didn't realize you could pack your own coolers and we ended up spending an arm and a leg on fair food.
So I've made up my mind to get healthier and part of that equation involves getting back into the gym. One problem I always have -- I get the most unpleasant shin splints on the treadmill. I was talking to the guys at Potomac River Running Store, a local family-owned business with 9 stores in the DC area, and they talked me into checking out their personalized shoe fitting "experience". I had no idea that through technology and iPad apps, the perfect shin splint-free shoe could be found! I settled comfortably into a pair of Brooks Running Shoes with the help of Rory, the store manager.
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My friend, Anna Whiston-Donaldson, sent me an advance reading copy of her new book, Rare Bird. I sat poolside with a kale salad & the book -- and I couldn't put it down. The forward is by Glennon of Momastery. You may be familiar with Anna's story and her son Jack. But it's more than her story of loss, it's an insight to her relationship with her family, her community, and her faith. Really good read. I finished it in 2 days.
Feld Entertainment, Inc., the worldwide leader in family entertainment, announces that its 34th Disney On Icespectacular will bring to life the Academy Award®-winning and number one animated feature film of all time, Disney’s Frozen, in Fairfax October 22 – 27 at Patriot Center. Tickets are on sale now for all 12 shows, including a show on Friday, October 24 at 3:30 p.m.– an addition to the previously announced Fairfax schedule.
The Academy Award® winning tale will be told live for the first time in this production, capturing the dynamic between two royal sisters, Anna and Elsa. Anna, a girl with an extraordinary heart, embarks on an epic journey to find her sister, the magical Elsa, who is determined to remain secluded as she finally feels free to test the limits of her powers. Rugged mountain man Kristoff, his loyal reindeer Sven, the lovable and hilarious snowman Olaf and the mystical trolls help Anna along the way in this story about love conquering fear. Audiences will get to sing along with such musical masterpieces as “Let it Go,” “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” and “Fixer Upper.”
For more information on the Frozen tour, please log on to www.feldentertainment.com, or connect with the Frozen updates on social media via Facebook (www.facebook.com/DisneyOnIce), Twitter (@DisneyOnIce/@NicoleFeld (show’s producer Twitter feed) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/DisneyOnIce).
Date and Time of Performance:
· Wednesday, October 22nd @ 7:00 p.m.
· Thursday, October 23rd @ 7:00 p.m.
· Friday, October 24th @ 10:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
· Saturday, October 25th @ 10:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
· Sunday, October 26th @ 10:30 a.m. 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
· Monday, October 27th @ 7:00 p.m.
Patriot Center, 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax, VA 22030
To order tickets by phone: 1-800-745-3000
To order tickets online: www.ticketmaster.com
Hi! my name is Andrea and I'm a not-so-average Northern Virginia blogger, mom, and transplant from the Midwest. I host Girls Night Out events, meet ups, and write about events and my adventures in the DC area. I love to travel, brunch, and drink wine with my neighbors! I'm known to live on the wild side and order Venti iced double shots at 5pm.