Thursday, October 29, 2009

Honey I'm Gonna Fix the Kids!

Take a break and listen to psychotherapist and author of Honey I Wrecked the Kids! Alyson Shafer tonight at Daisy Baby in Bethesda. Local environmental company Green A-Porter are hosting with Daisy Baby to benefit BabyLove DC. Purchase a Green A-Porter tote, have a drink, get parenting advice, enter a raffle and relax in the beautiful, tranquil store full of lovely baby furniture, lush upscale bedding, toys and more.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Unitee Rocks It at Madison Square Garden

Congrats to Tami Kole Mensh of Unitee for getting herself and her fabulous new line of yoga/music fusion apparel and jewelry backstage at the official Gift Lounge of the 25th Anniversary of the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Concert at Madison Square Garden Oct. 29 & 30 to rock it with The Boss, Bono, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder and Aretha Franklin. How amazing is that??!! Tami is a Gaithersburg entrepreneur who has been selling her supersoft yoga wear online and at local shows and fairs. Most recently you might have seen her at Temple Beth Ami and The Potomac Community Center. Now she's jumping straight to the heart of NYC to rock and roll and show off her new line, featuring the retro 45 RPM LP adapter. We're just hoping she'll come back with lots of pictures to share with us and more than a few autographed items for herself!

"Peace, Love, Rock 'n Roll!"

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

CityShopGirl's Birthday Party

First off, I must apologize for a very tardy post and then also for not posting much of anything at all. It is awful when things like travel, work and family get in the way of blogging.

Saturday night started off with a lively cocktail party for those of us who ventured out to Lotus Lounge to celebrate Kelly Collis Fredrick's first year as publisher of CityShopGirl and the culmination of her enterprising citywide Scavenger Hunt in which subscribers gathered items from local businesses from clues on CityShopGirl emails, Facebook and Twitter. Sara Damelio of Skincando, who partnered with Kelly for the Scavenger Hunt, was there with a supply of Combat Ready Balm. We gave a $5 donation to help supply our troops with the soothing balm and also got a raffle ticket. Though I was in Japan for most of the Hunt, I did enter the raffle--and WON A PRIZE! YAY! Two free deep conditioning treatments at de la ines salon worth $50 each. Micha Weinblatt of Crooked Monkey (who recently had his own fab party) came with his roommate to wish Kelly well. Stylists from Bella Bethesda
Salon did makeovers and hair. I mostly sat at the bar and gossiped with my friend, Zena; Kelly worked the gig all night in stunning skin-tight leather pants. As she walked by, someone whispered, "She's a mom with two kids, you know." Ya know--so am I. But I looked as though I was separated at birth from my pal Zena Polin, who also chose to wear a print jersey dress and black boots. Great minds! The grand prize winner of the scavenger hunt was VERY happy to receive over a gift basket with over $2,500 worth of prizes. Wow! Congrats Kelly! Congrats Sara! You pulled off a massive undertaking supporting our local businesses as well as our troops in Afghanistan and Iraq. And we loved the party too!!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Bethesda Artist Market

Look for fine jewelry, pottery, paintings and craft at the Bethesda Artist Market Saturday at Old Georgetown Road and Woodmont Avenue. The works of 25 local artists will be represented including jewelry makers and artists from Bethesda, Cabin John, Chevy Chase and Silver Spring. Find a unique piece of jewelry or art and support your local artists--including those supplying the live music throughout the day: the Potomac Jazz Trio, indie band Naked Blue and acoustic guitar player, Lea.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Local artist rocks Lady Gaga!

How cool is this?? Two of my very favorites: Artist Anna Rose Soevik and pop singer Lady Gaga!  Anna painted Lady Gaga for a fundraiser to benefit YouthAids. Anna's done her share of celebrities including President Obama, Robert Kennedy, musicians including Bono, sports figures like Washington Capital Alexander Ovechkin and now the incredibly cool Gaga, whose manager came across Anna's website and was impressed enough to get in touch. Now Lady Gaga wants to use the portrait on her website. Anna hopes that it will encourage more celebrities to have their portraits done for good causes.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Fierce Style Comes to Bethesda

Project Runway designer Christian Siriano brings his fierce style to Westfield Montgomery Mall at 1 pm Saturday, Oct. 3 as part of the Westfield Style Tour. The tour starts Friday at noon with fashion shows, events and activities that go on all weekend. The highlight is Modelinia Style Sessions, during which shoppers can consult with a celebrity stylist to get a personalized look and a "fashion recipe," which details outfit suggestions and discounts. Participating retailers include Nordstrom, Ann Taylor (I LOVE the new looks at Ann Taylor), Banana Republic, Eileen Fisher and Zara. So go, get some amazing free advice, discover your style, pull your look together, and enter to win a trip to NYC Fashion Week in 2010. For more info, check