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March 31, 2010  
Blue Jeans & Princesses!

Canine lovers? Fashion Lovers? Embassy of Italy lovers? No matter what, you'll love Fashion for Paws Runway Show on April 10, benefiting the Washington Humane SocietyInfo

We’re still catching up from all the fantastic events last weekend, starting with the eighth annual Blue Jeans Ball at the Marriott Wardman Park.

The Capital Area Food Bank hosted the always popular event Sunday night to support its mission of ending hunger, one of the few benefit galas that allows guests to show off their style in denim. Here, host committee members Lipman Hearne’s Adam Shapiro and the Glover Park Group’s Alissa Brenner.

Fashion for Paws (Apr 10)

Many restaurants generously supplied food, including Bisnow faves Central and Rosa Mexicana. Sodexo's Jeff McClure and Lisa DeStefano flank Debra Narrango.

Nemacolin (Golf) - jumbo

Guests gladly took out their plastic for a good cause at the silent auction. Hotel Monaco’s Luis Colmenares is with Linda Roth Associates’ Jessica Zachar and Anthony Hesselius, who helped plan the event.

Encore entertained guests on a denim stage, commemorating 30 years of the Capital Area Food Bank serving the DC area. 



Rescheduled due to the now dimly remembered Snowpocalypse, the Winter Princess Ball was held at Westwood Country Club near Tysons to benefit The Gladney Center for Adoption. Here’s Cardinal Bank prez Kevin Reynolds, whose family is very involved in raising money for this wonderful organization, and daughter Brooke.


Director of the Office of Information and Resource Management, Anthony Arnolie, and his twin girls, Gracie and Alayna.


Cassidy and Turley’s Dale Powell, with his daughter, Claire.


Washington Board of Trade executive director Matt Erskine, with his daughter, Anna.

The Tux!


We went to Adams Morgan’s District Lounge for a fashion show, The Tux: Past, Present and Future. Here are Phyre Arts & Entertainment media consultant Mary Awosika and founder Brandon Bell, who told us he was inspired by endless possibilities for re-imagined interpretations of the classic tuxedo, such as the design he’s wearing.


We snapped a model showcasing a futuristic Tux look on the runway.



We went downtown to Blackfinn for the DC United vs. KC Wizards viewing party and snapped Accenture’s Kevin Pitchford and Megan Iliya with DCU staffer April Pritchett.


Two DC United rookie players: goal keeper Andrew Quinn and defender Jordan Graye.



To all of you who wrote in, thanks!  The correct answers: Shanahan has coached for four NFL teams, LA Raiders, SF 49ers, Denver Broncos, and ‘Skins. He was QB at Eastern Illinois University. The lucky winner:  UBS Financial Services’ Brian Morris.

Congrats to the others who got the right answers in on time: Tim Atkinson, Steven Blumberg, Lisa Bradford, Pat Casey, Josh Goldman, Michael Jasser, Rob Kimmer, Ryan Kole, Susan Lowenfeld , Bob Mason, Daniel Martin, Jason Navon, Kristina Patten, Antonio Paz, Sotereas Pantazes, Aaron Schwartz, Rob Tessaro, Adam Tope, Andrew Welsh, Mark Wooters. To them, and everyone else who can’t judge, you can watch (and heckle Brian). Info in red box below.

Makeda Saggau-Sackey and Madeleine Starkey contributed to this issue.



Tomorrow, Thursday, April 1 Join us for the‘Skins Cheerleader Final Auditions!  Doors open at 6:30pm, show starts at 7:30pm. Come watch the NFL’s most glamorous cheerleaders prepare for the upcoming season, and see the area’s most beautiful and talented women compete in the final audition to join the “First Ladies of Football.”  Bethesda Theatre, 7719 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda.  General admission $15, VIP $25. More info


Saturday April 3, 4th Annual Washington Nationals Opening Day and Final Four Party!  Come to K Street Lounge (1301 K Street NW). From 9pm to 10pm Final Four showing on 14 Plasmas with open bar then from 11pm to 3am Party all night with the Nats Players. Come enjoy the first Baseball experience of the year as you party all night long on DJ's playing 80's/Dance/Mashups with Nationals Players after the game ends. www.kstreetdc.com


Wednesday, March 31 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, celebrate the Blooming of the Cherry Blossoms with Japanese tea, desserts, and a stroll through a 5 ½ acre garden at Tudor Place, 1644 31st Street NW. Price: $25/person (members $20). To purchase tickets visit: http://cherryblossomtea.eventbrite.com or for more information: www.tudorplace.org

Wednesday, March 31 beginning at 6:45 PM, join author Adrienne Mayor for a Smithsonian Resident Associate discussion of her new book, “The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome’s Deadliest Enemy” at the Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive SW. Price: $25/non-members, call 202.633.3030 or visit: www.smithsonianassociates.org


Thursday, April 1 from 5:00 – 8:30 PM, this month’s Phillips After 5 is incorporating a celebration of the Cherry Blossom Festival with Japanese inspired dishes along with fashion inspired by the Georgia O’Keeffe collection on display in DC, and jazz from Maureen Mullaney at The Phillips Collection, 1600 21ST Street NW. Price: $12/person (free for members) www.phillipscollection.org

Thursday, April 1 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM,(and every Tues and Thurs for a while) bring your pooch to a Doggie Happy Hour at Hotel Monaco, 480 King Street, Alexandria VA. Sip on cocktails and let your dog enjoy complimentary treats. Price: happy hour discounts apply,  www.monaco-alexandria.com.

Thursday, April 1 from 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM, join Survivor cast member Candice Woodcock for the 19th Rocks Survivor Viewing Party at 19th, 1900 Pennsylvania Avenue NW. For more information please visit: www.enjoyyourround.com

Thursday, April 1 from 10:00 PM – 1:00 AM, join the Avon Breast Cancer Foundation for In It to End It, a benefit to raise money against breast cancer at George, 3251 Prospect Street NW. The total goal by the end of the two day walk is to raise $4,000. Price: $5 donation suggested, 100% of proceeds go to the Avon Foundation. Facebook Group: “In It to End It” for more information, www.georgeofdc.com

Thursday, April 1 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, join the DC United for its 8th Annual Kick-off Luncheon at the Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 9th Street NW Washington D.C. to raise funds for D.C. United's charitable arm.  Take advantage of this great opportunity to mix and mingle with your favorite players and coaches and to meet the exciting new additions to the the new-look 2010 team.  Tickets: Online at http://www.dcunited.com/luncheon or email Kate Larned, Exectuive Director, United for D.C. Klarned@dcunited.com

Thursday, April 1 from 6:00 – 9:30 PM, visit Coprodeli USA’s annual spring event, the 4th annual Cocina de Coprodeli an outreach effort to feed children in Peru, 1777 F Street, NW. Coprodeli USA addresses the food security of thousands of children and community members. Featured culinary geniuses include: the Embassy of Peru, Mio Restaurant, Las Canteras, Redwood Restaurant, and Yorktown Bistro. Eat, drink and mingle amidst photography and traditional dancing. Price: $35/person in advance or $40/person at the door . For more information or tickets visit: www.coprodeliusa.org

Friday, April 2 from 1:00 PM – Sunday, April 4 5:30 PM, visit The Art of the Kimono: Trunk Show and Sale in the Smithsonian Freer Gallery of Art & Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 1050 Independence Avenue SW. Presented by Kyoto Kimono of New York vintage Japanese kimonos will be available during this three-day show. Two fashion shows will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For more information

Friday, April 2 at10:00 AM and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00, take a stroll down the tidal basin with a guided tour! Learn all the history you can about the historic Cherry Blossoms & Festival through Washington Walks. Tours continue through April 11, 1200 Independence Avenue SW.  Price: $15/person, www.washingtonwalks.com/tours/cherry-blossoms.shtml

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