Friday, December 17, 2010

First 50 to 'Like' us on Facebook get a $10 gift card to P.F. Chang's!

Already like us? Then just tell a friend (or two). The more the merrier! Give MoCoScene a little holiday love on Facebook and treat yourself to $10 off lunch or dinner at P.F. Chang's China Bistro. (Note: the Orange Peel Shrimp is to die. They also have great lunch bowls.) Gift cards make great stocking stuffers. And, if you're entertaining out of town guests around the holidays, what could be better than sending them off with $10 toward a great meal?  Gift cards are available for pickup at The Shops at Wisconsin Place administration office--right across from P.F. Chang's. While you're there, visit stores like Bloomingdale's. Anthropologie, Sephora, White House Black Market, Eileen Fisher and many more. If you go on Saturday, bring new socks or a package of underwear to donate in support of Thrive DC.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Give a little, get a little and make someone happy (and warmer)

This Saturday, help the less fortunate in our community by donating new warm socks and packages of underwear at the Shops at Wisconsin Place in Chevy Chase from 12 to 3 pm. A small offering goes a long way toward helping someone feel more comfortable during the (cold) holiday season. The first 150 to donate will receive a The Shops at Wisconsin Place water bottle, Washington Nationals baseball cap or a treat from Georgetown Cupcake.

Thrive DC is a nonprofit dedicated to providing services to the homeless.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

No partridges in pear trees: These 10 days of Christmas are LUXE!

Not only has the Bethesda-based luxury PR, marketing and events firm, BrandLink DC, changed the face of the area--glamming it up and bringing fashion, fun and style to Bethesda (think the Front Row runway show) and DC (think W Hotel)--now the company is literally sharing the wealth. And what do you have to do to enter the BrandLinkDC Luxe Holiday Giveaway? LIKE THEM ON FACEBOOK. That's it. You're probably on right now anyway; go to their page, hit "like" and get yourself eligible to win the following LUXE gifts! (I'm gunning for the R.Nichols stationery giveaway on Thursday--LOVE him.)

Prizes to date (as of 12/9/10)
Monday, December 13: W Washington D.C.
Beach Bums & Bellinis Istanbul: Yoga and Brunch passes (2) for December 19
515 15th Street NW, WDC, 202.661.2400,

Tuesday, December 14: one80 Salon
$150 plus Davines Authenic shampoo & conditioner
1275 K Street NW, WDC, 202.842.9113,

Wednesday, December 15: Room & Board
$100 gift card
1840 T Street NW, WDC, 202.783.8200,

Thursday, December 16: R. Nichols
$100 in fashionable notecards

Friday, December 17: bliss spa
“Shoppers Delight” new 30-minute leg massage
515 15th Street NW, WDC, 202.661.2418,

Monday, December 20: Ginger
$100 gift card
7114 Bethesda Lane, Bethesda, 301.664.9242,

Tuesday, December 21: Equinox
24K Gold Facial from The Spa @ Equinox ($160 value)
4905 Elm Street, Bethesda, 301.652.1078
8065 Leesburg Pike, McLean, 703.790.6193,

Wednesday, December 22: Hanky Panky
Hanky Panky Gift Pack

Thursday, December 23: popchips
Case of popchips

Friday, December 24: Gilt Groupe
$100 gift card

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

So you wanna be a star?!

Models wanted! South Moon Under boutique has put out the word that they've partnered with and is looking for models for a photo shoot scheduled to take place next spring in New York. The casting call began Dec. 6 and continues through the end of February, and is open to males and females age 16 and over. Here's more info straight from the source:

Each contestant is required to submit an entry form with photos (professional not required) on South Moon Under will then select six lucky winners (three females and three males) to be featured in their Spring 2011 photo shoot in New York City. Each of the six models will receive $250 in clothing products and professional tear sheets from the shoot.

Following the shoot, South Moon Under will then select one female and one male as their "Top Models" based on the day's photos. South Moon Under's "Top Models" will receive $500 cash and an additional $250 in clothing products. 

The Top 10 entrants with the most votes at the end of the contest will all be entered into a random drawing. One of these entrants will win a $500 shopping spree at South Moon Under.

There is no purchase necessary to enter. Please visit for contest rules and regulations. Prizes are subject to change.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Meet handbag designer Paige Ralston Fromer this Saturday

On Saturday, Dec. 4, you'll have a chance to see the latest fabulous designs from Ralston Handbags and meet local designer, Paige Ralston Fromer. The trunk show, which features cupcakes and bubbly, takes place at the fabulous new Julia Farr boutique in Friendship Heights from 2 pm to 6 pm. The sophisticated leather handbags, all made in Argentina, come in smooth leather, crocodile, animal prints, woven textures and metallics. While you're there don't forget to check out the other great merchandise in the store--Julia Farr stocks Catherine Malandrino, ADAM, Halston Heritage, Jane Oh, Susana Monaco, Rachel Roy, Robin Brouillette and Tibi.  Have fun!

Paige Ralston Fromer of Ralston Handbags