NATIONAL NO PHONE ZONE DAY:
Friday, April 30, 2010
NATIONAL NO PHONE ZONE DAY:
LISTEN TO OPRAH!!!!
Even rock-band Kiss got in on the action and teamed up with Wal-Mart to show their faces on the classic treat
So don't wait. Order now online http://www.mymms.com/
ART & SOUL RED CARPET PREMIERE:
Last nights' photography exhibit held at the Library of Congress, had the stars right here in our backyard, and all for an artistic and necessary cause. "Art & Soul" is the cornerstone of The Creative Coalition’s arts advocacy campaign to focus national attention on the need to secure federal funding and support for the arts. Here's a look at some of the stars who were on hand to support this cause.
Actress Patricia Arquette
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Tyra, we did all of the hard work for you...
Vanessa and I scoured the line of hundreds and hundreds of Top Model hopefuls in DC to see who we thought was worthy enough to "walk the walk" before you, Ms. J and Mr. Jay. [Insert two finger snaps here].
Below is a rundown of the top girls we found.
P.S. -- Buff Body of the Week will be back next week. Send your nominations to: email@example.com
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
FASHION BS: WHERE BEAUTY MEETS STYLE
Our radio interview is out on the airwaves! Click HERE to listen to all the fun we had with Elaine and James from Fashion BS. Stay tuned for an upcoming video piece that we will be embarking on with this dynamic duo. You won't want to miss it. Markette and I dished it all out including: what are plans are for the future, fashion trends for the Spring, celebrity crushes, and a potential pie eating contest??!!!
WHITE HOUSE PET CORRESPONDENCE PARTY:
If you love animals and what to come to a fabulous event and potentially take home and adopt a pooch then join Markette and I tonight at the Hotel Helix from 6-9 p.m. as we get to hang out with some furry friends, to benifit the Washington Animal Rescue League Adopt Adopt Adopt!! Don't pay hundreds of dollars for your future canine or feline companion when you can adopt and pick out your furry friend online from the WARL . Wendy Diamond, founder and editor of Animal Fair Magazine and her adorable Maltese "Lucky" will be hosting the event. Wendy will be talking about her latest and greatest book It's A Dog World" about her 10 years of experience in the industry. And mechanical engineer, U.S. Air-Force pilot and the second person to set foot on the moon, and former DWTS contestant Buzz Aldrin will be there tonight too!
What should we ask Buzz? Send us your questions and will ask!
Want to know more Wendy Diamond also known as The Queen of Canine. Then watch this vid.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Let's face it: There may be a horse race going on, but the real show at the Kentucky Derby is all about the style and HAT-ittude taking place off the race track...
2009 brought us the "Kentucky Kardashians," as mom and daughter duo Kim K. and Kris J. brought Hollywood glamour to Churchill Downs.
In 2008 we saw playful and flirty lids from Hugh Hefner's top bunnies, as new mom and former "Girl Next Door" Kendra Baskett stole the spotlight in this pic by striking a fierce pose to go along with her show-stopping hat. Go Kendra!
What will 2010's Kentucky Derby bring? Maybe a new princess? Prince William's got the keys to the Chinook, so what are you waiting for, Kate Middleton?
What could be a more perfect addition to this prized American tradition than an appearance by Prince William's rumored fiance, who just might be the most stylish woman to basque in the royal limelight since Princess Diana?
Ponder that thought while I go have a drink...
P.S. - Come this Saturday, this is what I'll be sippin' on:
Mint Julep recipe from Round Robin Bar at the Williard Hotel
- 8 to 10 mint leaves, plus 1 mint sprig, for garnish
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 1/2 ounces bourbon
- Sparkling water
- Crushed ice
- Twist of lemon peel, for garnish
- Confectioners' sugar, for dusting
Chill a (tall) Collins glass in the freezer for 10 minutes.
Combine the mint leaves, sugar, 1 ounce of the bourbon and a splash of sparkling water in the chilled glass. Use a spoon or wooden muddler to gently crush (muddle) the mint into the mixture.
Add a handful of crushed ice and stir vigorously. Add the remaining 1 1/2 ounces of bourbon and a splash of sparkling water. Fill the glass to the brim with ice (tightly packed), then use a bar spoon or knife to agitate the mixture ("with relish" according to Jim Hewes) until frost appears on the outside of the glass. Garnish with the mint sprig and lemon twist, and dust the top with confectioners' sugar. Insert a straw and serve immediately.
Sunday, April 25, 2010
So the other day I was walking to the parking lot in Georgetown, when 3 gentleman asked me for directions to the waterfront. They wanted to go to have a drink where there wasn't so many college students. So I directed them over to Nick's Riverside Grille, Tony & Joes, and my favorite Sequoia. Long story short, I chatted briefly and made small talk. They were here staying in DC because they were filming Transformers 3. So what's the first question that pops to my mind (of all the things I could have asked)
"So is Megan Fox really a bratty, self centered, demanding diva to work with and are the media reports true about her being a total air-head?"
One producer said that Fox is actually just very shy and introverted, therefore her attitude comes across as snobby and indifferent. The other said that she is not that pretty in person at all, and can't act to save her life, but that she did have really good chemistry with her co-star Shia LaBeouf. They offered me more scoop if I would join them for drinks. "Um no thanks my life wont change that much knowing about Megan Fox." Not to mention I was taught never to take candy from a stranger as a child--I'm pretty sure the same principle applies in adulthood, only with cocktails...
And truth be told I never saw Transformers 1 or 2. Paramount announced a summer 2011 release date for Transformers 3 earlier this week, but director Michael Bay claims it was a mixture between a brain fart and a crappy phone connection.
So I guess I have time to rent T1 and T2, until numero three comes out. Until then I guess we can all form our own opinions about Fox. She may not be getting an Oscar anytime soon, but I would def. say she lives up to her last name.
iPHONE APPS: I LOVE MY iPHONE
This weeks iPhone app is called Ecobee
Ecobee is Free* Control your home's SmartThermostat even when you're away. Adjust the temperature right from your iPhone so you can make sure you conserve energy costs but still come back to a cozy house. It's very appropriate given the fact that we just celebrated Earth Day =)
YOUTUBE VIDEO PICK OF THE WEEK:
I leave you with this fresh water monster. You can see more of where this came from on Animal Planet. The show RIVER MONSTERS is incredible, I can't believe the monsters they have encountered. Check out this mean 80lb Piranha that needs some serious dental work!!
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Lobster Roll, $19
The sign outside of the Tackle Box, a casual dining spot located in the heart of Georgetown's shopping district, says they have "World Famous Lobster Rolls." But at nearly $20 a pop is this meal a deal or no deal?
Here are some details to help you decide:
Menu Item: Lobster Roll
Restaurant: Tackle Box
Cuisine: New England Style American Fare & Seafood
Neighborhood: Georgetown/M Street
What the menu says you'll get: "Lobster Roll" (That's it - no description)
What I actually got: a crisp and lightly buttered French roll (about the size of a 6-inch Subway sandwich) stuffed with chunks of lobster meat atop a basket of fries.
While my taste buds were certainly satisfied, I couldn't help but wonder if my pocket book had taken an unnecessary hit in the name of those glorified critters that crawl on the bottom of the ocean so commonly referred to as, "a delicacy."
What's your opinion: Is this lobster roll a deal or no deal? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section.
Friday, April 23, 2010
AMERICA'S NEXT TOP MODEL: DOWN TO 50
And then there were 50. You saw the lines that wrapped around the malls for this year's tryouts for America's Next Top Model. Well the choices are finally being narrowed down, and there are now only 50 girls left to vote for! Hundreds and hundreds of girls auditioned, so the experts and YOU have skinnied down the girls, I mean choices.. (no pun intended) Ok maybe a little pun.
To Vote for your favorite Top Model click HERE
Now, I am by NO means an expert nor was I a judge of any kind during this year's audition, but I can pick out a pretty girl when I see one, and I think I have narrowed it down to my Top personal five picks. One of the girls, I actually interviewed the day of the tryouts, had already been waiting in line for 3 hours!!! (#3 on the page) I hope she can go all the way and make her wait worth the while! Ok without any further ado here are my TOP 5.
My absolute #1 pick--she is gorgeous
This is the girl I interviewed who was soo sweet and stunning!
Wholesome girl next door--Does anyone actually live next door to these girls?
So what do you think? I think any of these girls could be the Next Top Model. Don't forget to cast your vote on DC50tv.com! Who is your top 5?
SHOELICIOUS PICK OF THE DAY:
JESSICA SIMPSON STELANA $76.10
Thursday, April 22, 2010
It's Earth Day and this week's Buff Body makes being green look so hot...
He's a shirtless staple in all of the gossip magazines, but people aren't talking about his moves on the big screen as much as they are oodling over his moves on the beach.
An avid surfer, runner and paddleboarder (check out his latest action pic in the April 26 issue of People) Matthew McConaughey is also one pretty green dude.
Star magazine reported that when McConaughey and girlfriend Camila Alves first found out they were going to be parents, they spent $1,200 on eco-friendly baby clothes, organic blankets and an untreated-wood crib.
Way to go Matt! Knowing this, I can almost forgive you for the $9.50 I spent to see "Fools Gold" and "Failure to Launch."
And now, my eco-friendly fashion report, starring Miley Cyrus and Audrina Patridge...
When it comes to Earth Day fashions, green is the new black.
Manufactured by the eco-friendly clothing line, Gypsy 05, Miley's top (Shreds Tunic Tee, $99) and Audrina's short pants (Nelly Silk Tube Jumper, $150) were both made with organic fabrics, low-impact dyes and water-based printing.
Inspired? Me, too. But since I can't actually afford a hundred dollar tunic, I'm going to dust off my old Hirachi sandals I bought in Mexico a few spring breaks ago (they weren't mass produced, so they should be eco-friendly, right?)
Well, if I did have a few bucks to spend in name of going green, then I would probably buy these sustainable and charitable products:
This graphic t-shirt made with organic cotton is so popular (since being featured in People StyleWatch magazine) that Los Angeles-based Kitson Boutique has sold out of their in-store inventory and now it is available only by pre-order.FEED P4P Travel Bag & Skin Care Set, $95
Made from recycled nylon, the bag comes with Tammy Fender Holistic Skin Care line's Clay Body Wash and Tucuma Butter Body Balm. Proceeds from the sale of each bag supports farmers through the United Nations World Food Programme’s Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative. The program was established to purchase food from local farmers to feed hungry people in under served regions around the world.