Amuse Bouche

On the Cusp of Fashion's Night Out 2011

August 10, 2011

For the second year in a row, Georgetown will be the city’s official regional host of Fashion’s Night Out, September 8, 2011.

Presented by the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID), over 80 Georgetown stores, restaurants and salons plan to stay open for extended shopping hours and host an evening of spectacular, splurge-inspiring fashion events and promotions.

Jenn Lore, Debbie Young, John Asadoorian and Jim Bracco (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Jenn Lore, Debbie Young, John Asadoorian and Jim Bracco

Wednesday evening, the BID hosted a preview of the shopping extravaganza at Cusp. Thanking everyone for coming, and Cusp for hosting the evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, BID marketing director Nancy Miyahira, introduced John Asadoorian, Asadoorian Retail Solutions, and BID executive director, Jim Bracco before introducing this year's host committee.

FNO preview at Cusp (Photo by: Judith Beermann) FNO preview at Cusp

As Nancy told The Georgetown Dish, “It’s a night where we’re so fortunate as a neighborhood to showcase the best stars, which are our over 80 merchants … and more signing up every day.”

Each host committee member will be at a different location for special events planned by each participating business. New to the host committee this year, K Street Kate's Kate Michael said, “If I get any of my favorite stores, my bank account will be severely affected, but the objective of FNO will be met.”

Svetlana Legetic and Meaghan Calnan (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Svetlana Legetic and Meaghan Calnan

Georgetown isn’t alone in celebrating on September 8. From Manhattan to Milan, Atlanta to Australia, this unprecedented global initiative created in 2009 in a partnership between American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York will celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, boost the industry's economy, and put the fun back in shopping.

For more information, visit Fashion's Night Out Georgetown DC.

Jenny Zinn, Cameron Guckert, Lolly Amons and Sarah Spiegelman (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Jenny Zinn, Cameron Guckert, Lolly Amons and Sarah Spiegelman

Georgetown’s Fashion’s Night Out 2011 Host Committee:

Mary Amons, Labels for Love
Annie Lou Bayly, DailyCandy DC
Katherine Boyle, Fashion Washington
Kelly Collis, CityShopGirl & 94.7 Fresh FM
Marie Coleman, District Couture & DC Style Examiner
Rachel Cothran, projectbeltway.com
Jeff Dufour, UrbanDaddy
Lynda Erkiletian, T.H.E. Artist Agency
Angie Goff, WUSA-9 TV & http://ohmygoff.tv/
Walter Grio, Shoot for Change
Philippa Hughes, The Pink Line Project
Samy K, Hot 99.5
Svetlana Legetic, Brightest Young Things
Kate Michael, KStreetKate.net
Sarah Schaffer, Capitol File Magazine
Janice Wallace, The Capitol Fashionista
Andre Wells, Events by Andre Wells
Paul Wharton, Paul Wharton Style


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Cheers to Morton's summer cocktails

August 5, 2011

Five deliciously skinny cocktails debuted Thursday at Morton’s, attracting a spirited crowd to the patio, where Georgetowners sampled the 200 calorie "Spa-tini's" on a refreshingly cool summer evening.

Linda Roth, Linda Roth Associates with Krista  Skafti Jonsson, Icelandic Embassy and Thorsteinsdottir, Iceland Express (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Linda Roth, Linda Roth Associates with Krista Skafti Jonsson, Icelandic Embassy and Thorsteinsdottir, Iceland Express

“Everyone is counting calories. With all the spas in town, this is a good fit,” said David Delulio, maitre d’ and general manager. Such a good fit, he told The Georgetown Dish, “they’re permanently added to our menu.”

Tania  Arriaza and David Delulio (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Tania Arriaza and David Delulio

The secret to the great taste? "Ty Ku, Japanese vodka with half the calories," David explained. Tania Arriaza, traveling sales and marketing manager agreed, “We wanted to lighten our image, attract the ladies, and keep us current.”

Bo Jonsson and Patricia Militzer try the "Lean and Green" (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Bo Jonsson and Patricia Militzer try the "Lean and Green"

Mary Bird and Linda Greenan sample cocktails (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Mary Bird and Linda Greenan sample cocktails

Cocktails included "Skynny Blood Orange Cosmo," "Red Velvet," "Skinny Rita," "Antioxidant Me" and "Lean and Green." With tasty tuna, steak and chicken hors d’oeuvres, guests lingered to sample the entire new spa bar menu.

Morton's The Steakhouse patio (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Morton's The Steakhouse patio

Morton's The Steakhouse is at 3251 Prospect Street. Tel: 202.342.6258

 


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Free Pinkberry frozen yogurt today in Georgetown

July 25, 2011

From 5:00-6:00 pm today, Monday July 25, Pinkberry, the California tart frozen yogurt brand is giving away free yogurt at their soon-to-be open Georgetown location at 3288 M Street.

Yes, that's across the street from Georgetown Cupcake.

 


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