Amuse Bouche

LiLi The First Introduces Two New Designers

March 10, 2016

LiLi The First's Spring collection has already started to arrive from their favorite designers around the world. Home to emerging American and International designers working exclusively with boutiques around the world, Lili The First has stylesthat are unique, sophisticated, high quality, only available in small quantities but in a wide range of sizes.

In addition to their regular designers, LiLi The First is also adding two strong talented women designers to their chic league: My London Flat from Houston, Texas, who creates one of a kind necklaces from rare 18th century shoes or belt buckles combined with pearls (upper left photo) and Adonisis from Tokyo, Japan, who works with cotton and chiffon for the most unexpected yet elegant looks (upper right).

Lili The First is located at 1419 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.

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Musical Performers Lend Operatic Culture

March 1, 2016

Two first-class operatic voices performed arias, duets and romantic Zarzuela songs Saturday night at the Community on the Hill Concert at St. Lukes Mission Center in Glover Park.

Narda Munoz (Photo by: Natalia Janetti) Narda Munoz

Organizer Dominick Cardella arranged the evening of opera with soprano Narda Munoz and tenor Jesus Hernandez, along with pianist Barbara Wilkinson.

Dominick Cardella, organizer (Photo by: Natalia Janetti) Dominick Cardella, organizer

Mexico-born Hernandez has performed with the prestigous Maestro Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and the Washington National Opera.

A native of Colombia, Monoz has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Opera of Colombia, the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra.

Il Canale restaurant in Georgetown provided food at the reception.

Among the 100 or so fans were social writer Mary Bird, cultural  activist Judith Terra and music authority Barbie Coleman. Zarzuela is a Spanish lyric-dramatic genre that alternates between spoken and sung scenes.


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WIDLS Chevy Chase Hosts New Year, New You Event!

February 21, 2016

Last Thursday evening, Dr. Tina Alster’s Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery(WIDLS) location in Chevy Chase hosted a New Year, New You event.

Dr. Rebecca Kazin who spearheads this location, educated prospective new patients on cutting-edge treatments, while her staff provided tours of the sleek, modern space.

Andrea Rodgers, Nicole Jones, Kimberly Mannausa (Photo by: Andrea Rodgers) Andrea Rodgers, Nicole Jones, Kimberly Mannausa

“You may not know this but you are in a really special place,” said Dr. Kazin.  “There are only a handful of practices like this one in the country.  Dr. Tina Alster, who founded the practice 20 years ago, has been a mentor of mine for many years and a trailblazer in the field of cosmetic dermatology. Even places like Johns Hopkins Hospital do not have the depth and breadth of technology that we have here and at K street office. We are the doctors doing the research studies that end up determining patient treatments. We are lecturing and training the next generation of dermatologist as well as plastic surgeons. We sit at the table on our national committees to make sure patients have a voice and are being cared for properly. But how that really translates to caring for you guys, is that I know with complete certainty that we have the best technology available to treat our patients and we are the most well trained to do it.”

Dr. Rebecca Kazin speaks with a guest and Kristen Coffield (Photo by: Andrea Rodgers) Dr. Rebecca Kazin speaks with a guest and Kristen Coffield

Attendees were greeted by representatives from several pharmaceutical and laser service companies who provided in-depth information about their products and treatments. New and existing patients were able to take advantage of a special 20% discount on the brand’s skincare line, as well as services they have never received at the practice, including Dysport, Restylane, Fraxel laser, Coolsculpting and Thermage treatments. 

Guests enjoyed skin-friendly nibbles like lemongrass almonds and a rainbow assortment of fresh vegetables. Additionally, there were platters of sushi rolls with healthy fats including avocado and salmon, which are good for skin, hair and nails. There were dark chocolate-covered cranberries to satisfy any sweet tooth and to provide the final antioxidant kick. Attendees sipped on Prosecco and water with antioxidant pomegranate seeds or raspberries.

Sarah Moore, Kimberly Mannausa, and Elizabeth Brandley (Photo by: Andrea Rodgers) Sarah Moore, Kimberly Mannausa, and Elizabeth Brandley

Guests left the event with swag bags filled with Dr. T’s “Magic Trio” of branded skincare products – Gentle Cleanser, Antioxidant CE Ferulic Serum, and BB Cream. There were also haircare products from Natu, and a complimentary issue of the latest New Beauty magazine. Everyone who attended was educated and inspired about the beautiful options available to them at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery.

The Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery is located at 5550 Friendship Blvd #110, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. Tel: 

Kimberly Mannausa and Andrea Rodgers with the three door prizes which were given out (Photo by: Andrea Rodgers) Kimberly Mannausa and Andrea Rodgers with the three door prizes which were given out


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