Archive for November, 2009

Bake Sale | {Georgetown Style}

Posted in DC: Dining & Cocktails, Health & Wellness with tags , on November 25, 2009 by substanceandstyledc
In recognition of World AIDS Day, held annually on December 1, the makers of great cupcakes are teaming up with a local nonprofit that supports a great cause. Georgetown Cupcake has created a special cupcake that they will sell only on Tuesday, December 1 and 100% of the proceeds of those cupcakes will go to support Pediatric HIV/AIDS Care, Inc. an organization that provides children living with HIV/AIDS with education, therapy, and youth programming to empower them to live healthy and successful lives.   Learn more here.
In a few weeks you can learn more about the two women behind DC’s premiere cupcake boutique when they sit down to talk with Carol Joynt during her lunchtime Q&A Cafe.

Dinner is Served

Posted in Culture, DC: Dining & Cocktails, Politics on November 24, 2009 by substanceandstyledc
Tonight the eyes of the world will again turn their attention to Washington, DC for the most highly anticipated social event and celebration in the District since the inauguration of President Barack Obama. The President and First Lady Michelle Obama will host their first official state dinner honoring Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his wife, Gursharan Kaur at state dinner to be held in a white tent that has been erected on the South Lawn of the White House at 7:00pm. An invitation to any state dinner is highly coveted and for this one only 320 people made the final guest list. As this is the first state dinner hosted by the Obama administration it will be scrutinized for both its substance and style. The First Lady and her staff have been planning this fete for several months. Politicos, philanthropists, business leaders and a cadre celebrity guests will feast on food prepared by Marcus Samuelsson of Aquavit, a Scandinavian restaurant in New York City and be entertained by Oscar winner and internationally known recording artist Jennifer Hudson. In spite of other glorious events the President and First Lady have hosted at the White House since they took office this one will be used henceforth as a benchmark for their social savvy in how they represent the United States as a couple.
Find a complete schedule of today’s highly orchestrated event – that truly starts this morning – here.

Pillows, Pictures and Patti

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on November 23, 2009 by substanceandstyledc

A celebrity that you would really want in your home is finally coming there – kind of. Tomorrow, November 24 Washingtonians who spend $100 on items from the new Patti Labelle Home collection – a new line of bedding from the entertainer of the same name, can meet and take a photograph with the legendary Ms. Labelle at the Metro Center Macy’s in downtown DC starting at 5:00pm.  In addition to a photo with the celebrity and designer, those who purchase $100 or more from the collection will also get a copy of her latest cookbook, Recipes for the Good Life.

How Do You Like It?

Posted in Culture with tags , on November 19, 2009 by substanceandstyledc

If you like witty Shakespearean plays and deep discounts on tickets then you will like this deal from the Shakespeare Theater Company. In their continuous efforts to reach younger audiences with the classic works of William Shakespeare they often offer $10 tickets to people 35 and younger. Currently there are a number of dates to choose from on the production schedule for their production of As You Like It, perhaps Shakespeare’s most notable romantic comedy. Hop over to the Harman Center for the Arts and chances are you will like it too. Learn more here.

The Whole World in Your Bag

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on November 17, 2009 by substanceandstyledc

It is the yard sale the world has been waiting for and where you will find items from and about all over the world. National Geographic is hauling truckloads of books, maps, globes, toys, clothing, luggage and more to its National Geographic Warehouse Sale in Washington, D.C., this week. The event will be held at the D.C. Armory from Friday, Nov. 20, to Sunday, Nov. 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. Fourteen tractor trailers will be loaded with almost everything that National Geographic has offered for sale in the past five years. Many of the items seen in National Geographic gift catalogs as well as 300 book titles will be available. Prices will be discounted up to 90 percent. This year’s sale includes 600 different products – which equates to 200,000 items. Gets an early start on your holiday shopping.

For more information, visit here.

Art Salon | Poetry in Motion

Posted in Culture with tags on November 16, 2009 by substanceandstyledc

322If you didn’t’ get an opportunity to swirl with DC arts community at the Art Soiree last night – don’t worry. Later this week the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities will host their monthly Art Salon, a monthly convergence of artists, techies, green-collars, art enthusiasts, bloggers and educators that are creating the momentum for the new era of art in DC.

Designed to enlighten and entertain, the Art Salon is modeled after the Paris salons of the late 19th century. The event is held at a new location monthly and introduces a new theme each time highlighting the diversity of artists and culture venues in the District. This month the salon themed {Poetry in Motion} takes place Wednesday, November 18 at the newly opened Long View Gallery, 1234 9th Street, NW from 7:00pm until 9:00pm.

For more information and to RSVP, contact:

Sunday Night Soiree

Posted in Culture with tags , on November 14, 2009 by substanceandstyledc

art-soiree-nov15thSunday night photog aficionados and those who love them will gather for an exclusive one night only exhibition, Through the Eyes of Men. The exhibit featuring work by Tony Powell, Hisham Ibrahim, Sergui Odainic, Jerry R. Harke and Anthony Brice will be complemented by the sounds of beats from DJ MOVA and continue into the night with DJ ODAINIQ. Each of the photographers will be on hand so guests will have an opportunity to get close up with those who take the fantastic close ups. Through the Eyes of Men, is a part of the Art Soiree series and will take place Sunday, November 15th from 7:00pm to 2:00am at The Reserve, 1426 L Street NW, Washington, DC 20005.

Cross the River and the Border

Posted in Culture with tags , on November 12, 2009 by substanceandstyledc

PH2009111019079Now through Independence Day 2010 head east of the river to the Anacostia Community Museum to see The African Presence in Mexico: From Yanga to the Present. The newly opened exhibit explores the history, culture and art of Afro-Mexicans, and begins in the colonial era and continues to the present day. While Africans represented less than two per cent of colonial Mexico’s (1521-1810) population— they played a significant role influencing Mexican culture. The exhibit highlights discussions of African slavery in Mexico and the hero/slave rebel Yanga and includes paintings, masks, photos and other art works related to the traditions and popular culture of Afro-Mexicans. Visit here to learn more.

Good Drinks for a Good Cause

Posted in DC: Dining & Cocktails with tags on November 11, 2009 by substanceandstyledc

logo_cocktailsforacureDuring the month of November Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants is making it easy for guests and locals who enjoy boutique hotel bars to join the fight against HIV and AIDS with Cocktails for a Cure.” As part of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants’ annual Red Ribbon Campaign, guests and diners can feel good about indulging in spirits this holiday season with themed cocktails. For every “Cocktails for a Cure” purchase at a Kimpton restaurant this month, $1 will be donated to local HIV/AIDS charities. In Washington, DC your dollar will go to the Whitman Walker Clinic, the leading HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment organization in the District.

DC Kimpton Hotels include Rouge, Palomar, Monaco and Topaz. Cocktails that fight the fight are: Rouge on the Rocks, Scarlet Night and Ruby Sparkle. Find your nearest Kimpton location here.

Choc’late Soldiers

Posted in Culture with tags , on November 5, 2009 by substanceandstyledc

Choc'late Soldiers

Tuesday, November 10 the Smithsonian African American History Museum is sponsoring the world premiere screening of Choc’late Soldiers from the USA”: Sex, Race, and Rhythm in the Ring Auditorium on the first level of the Hirshorn Museum at 6:30PM. This landmark documentary explores how African American soldiers and British civilians form an unexpected bond during World War II, when some 140,000 African American soldiers fought in Europe. After the screening, filmmaker along with veterans who appear in the film will offer commentary and take questions from the audience. This is event is free and open to the public. Get there early to guarantee seating. Learn more here.


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