Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Weird sight's in the city

Labor Day Events 2010

September 5, 2010 -
National Symphony Orchestra
: Labor Day Capitol Concert, at 8pm at the US Capitol Building on the West Lawn. Approx 90 mins

September 4, 2010 - DC Blues Festival: FREE at the Carter Barron Amphitheater, from noon to 7:30pm. this year mark's the 22nd year.
featuring artist:
Bryan Lee & the Blues Power Band
Diunna Greenleaf
& the Blue Mercy Band
Cheryl Renee with
Them Bones Blues Band
Big Boy Little Band

Mr. T

I love me some Mr. T. Growing up I used to watch the A-Team, and his cartoons on Saturday mornings, I even ate the Mr. T cereal. I have even painted a couple of Mr. T's because I love 80's pop icon's.

Metro Etiquette

Here are some quick metro tips for tourists.
  • Do not eat in the metro system. This includes trains, platforms, and the areas in front of the farecard machines. We don't need little critters to start inhabiting our system (any more than they may already be).
  • Figure out where you're going before you go. Metro has been kind enough to post their map, and I've even tried to help you use it.
  • When going up or down escalators, please stand to the right. Crazy locals like to walk/run on the left.
  • When you get to the bottom or top of an escalator, don't stop! The escalator keeps depositing people on the ground, and if you're stopped they have nowhere to go but into you. Move to the side while figuring out which way to go.
  • You need your farecard to get in AND out of the metro system. Don't stare down the gates on your way out, wondering why they don't magically open like some other cities.
  • If you've got large suitcases or strollers, head for the elevators. Most stations have working elevators, and it keeps you from trying to balance your kid in their stroller on the escalator while above-mentioned crazy locals walk/run on the left.
  • Let people exit the train before you get on.
  • The pole in the train is not for your kids to swing on, you to wrap your entire body around, or a foot rest. Please just use it to hang on.
  • Since it is a weekend, the normal rush hour unwritten rules are relaxed. Feel free to speak on the train. (Yes, we tend to have silent rush hours. I like to believe that we're spending that time mentally solving the world's problems.)
  • Become the best-informed metro riding tourist by reading all my postsfor tourists.

Lost Boys

Recently I walked into the wonderful store located in Georgetown called Lost Boys. I was greeted warmly as I walked in by the owner and we started to discus the fashion and my blog. and she told me why she opened the store, because there was something missing in DC! MEN'S Fashion. All you see is stores for women. Well I'm quite glad that she opened this awesome boutique store. She hand picks all the items, and she recently just got the Fall 2010 items in. Go check them out fellas.

Fashion's Night Out 2010

This years Fashion Night Out DC on September 10, 2010 from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m, when the Georgetown style district will come together to celebrate an evening of shopping, entertainment and fashion. Expect everything from live music, Cirque du Soleil, a chic lounge for shoppers to kick up their heels between stores, stylist advice and exclusive promotions. For one night Washington DC’s most stylish neighborhood will come alive for a memorable fashion event that will be celebrated in cities across the nation.

Sponsored and organized by the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID), “Fashion’s Night Out is one of the biggest and most exciting global fashion events to ever come to DC, and Georgetown is absolutely thrilled to be the neighborhood leading the efforts for DC,” saysNancy Miyahira, marketing director of BID. “Georgetown merchants are very enthusiastic about Fashion’s Night Out and are producing over 60 exciting events to entertain fashionistas and shoppers.”

Fashion’s Night Out in Georgetown boasts over 60 unique, fashionable, don’t-miss events happening throughout the neighborhood. Just a few of Fashion’s Night Out events include:

  • AskMissA.com’s own Andrea Rodgers at Alchime Forever at 8pm to talk about her photo shoot for Vogue’s September issue. There will be an Ann Hand trunk show and the famous Washington-based designer is generously giving 10% off to anyone who purchases product from Alchime Forever. Alchime Forever will also give 10% off to shoppers who purchase Ann Hand jewelry at the event. There will also be complimentary Alchimie Forever Blueberry Bliss facials, makeovers, and other special offers.
  • Juicy Boys will greet customers at Juicy Couture with gourmet treats as shoppers enjoy fabulous fall merchandise and a gift-with-purchase fragrance with any purchase of $200 or more (full price only). 3034 M Street, NW
  • Shoppers can enjoy refreshments and participate in Lacoste’s Nintendo Wii tournament, for a chance to win prizes while browsing what’s new for fall. 3146 M Street, NW
  • Susan Calloway Fine Arts will host “The Art of Fashion” from 6 – 9 p.m., featuring live demonstrations of fashion illustration and techniques for painting on silk. Enjoy nibbles and refreshments while checking out unique pieces from guest jewelry artists amidst a backdrop of figurative and fashion-inspired fine art. 1643 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
  • Urban Chic will help shoppers get ready for fall with a Halston Heritage trunk show from 5 – 11 p.m. Shoppers can sip hand-crafted cocktails and nibble delicious treats with Urban Chic owner Lindsay Buscherand receive a gift with purchase. Later in the evening, DC style expert Kelly Collis Fredrick of CityShopGirl will be there to chat with guests about fall fashion trends. 1626 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
  • For shoppers who build up an “Appetite for Fashion,” Farmers & Fishers will offer special fashionista-themed cocktails for $5 with all proceeds benefiting a local charity. Cocktails will be offered from 6 – 11 p.m. Diners will also receive a free dessert of their choice when showing $100 or more in receipts from participating Georgetown retailers. 3000 K Street, NW at Washington Harbor
  • Fashionistas will flock to Proper Topper from 7-11 for a “fashion chat” with Jennfer Barger and Katherine Boyle of The Washington Post’s Fashion Washington and Post Express! Guests will be treated to champagne, wine and nibbles as they chat with two of The Post’s most respected fashion writers about interpreting fall trends and other topics. Proper Topper will also launch five new designer collections on Fashion’s Night Out: Study, H. Frederickson, E.Y.Wada, Stewart + Brown and Yoanna Barashi.

H St. Festival 2010

The H Street Festival is quickly approaching (September 18th — mark your calendar if you have no done so already!) and the organizers have just announced the line up for the 10th Street and 14th Street stages. We’ll have plenty of additional information on the festival in coming weeks but wanted to share this great list for all of our music lovers.

10th Street Stage

12:30pm – 1pm: Curtis D

1:30pm – 2pm: Nu Era

2:30pm – 3pm: The Tribe

3:30pm – 4:30pm: Lucky Dub

5pm – 6pm: Elikeh

14th Street Stage

12pm – 12:30 pm: – DJs Keenan & Metaphysical

1pm – 1:30pm Power Pirate

2pm – 2:30pm: Billy Woodward & The Senders

3pm – 3:30pm: Alma Tropicalia

4pm – 4:30pm: Funk Ark

5pm – 6pm: HR w/ band of Bad Brains

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Meridian Hill Park

Sunday's in Meridian Hill Park are the best during the summer month's! Laying in the field's having picnic's and the famous drum circle that has been going on for 30 year's now! Take a look at my pictures.

DC Mayoral Race

So Who are you going to be voting for in Nov for the DC Mayoral race?

Vincent Gray
Mayor- Adrian Fenty

Neat-O Architecture

This is an entrance to the ZDF German Television building in Georgetown. I'm surprised the residents of Georgetown let them get away with this Modern style.

City Mural's

18th & U St.
13th & Park Rd.
17th & P St.
14th & U St.

The Famous Madam's Organ Mural on 18th St.

Columbia Rd.
18th & Columbia Rd.
14th & Florida Ave.

Weird sight's in the city

The Market at Dean and Deluca in Georgetown
Walking home I found this in someones front yard.