Monday, January 31, 2011

Restaurant Week Extended

Lebanese Taverna, downtown Bethesda

Snow can't stop the chefs. Bethesda-Chevy Chase Restaurant week will continue Jan. 31-Feb. 6. Restaurants include everything from Potomac's Old Angler's Inn to Redwood in downtown Bethesda to Le Vieux Logis on Old Georgetown Road. It's a great time to sample new entrees at your regular dining spots--and an even better time to find some new places.  Most offer three-course prix-fixe meals  from $12 for lunch to $30 for dinner.

Alfio's La Trattoria (301) 657-9133 Lunch $15 & Dinner $28
American Tap Room (301) 656-1366 Lunch $15 & Dinner $30
Bistro Lazeez Mediterranean Grill (301) 652-8222 Lunch $12 & Dinner $25
Brasserie Monte Carlo (301) 656-9225 Lunch $15 & Dinner $30
Cesco Trattoria (301) 654-8333 Dinner $30
Divino Lounge & Restaurant (240) 497-0300 Lunch $ 12 & Dinner $30
Food, Wine & Co. (301) 652-8008 Lunch $12 & Dinner $30
Geppetto Restaurant (301) 493-9230 Lunch $12 & Dinner $30
Grapeseed (301) 986-9592 Lunch $12 & Dinner $30
Guardado's Restaurant 301) 986-4920 Lunch $12 & Dinner $30
La Ferme (301) 986-5255 Lunch $15 & Dinner $30
Lebanese Taverna (301) 951-8681 Lunch $12 & Dinner $30
Le Vieux Logis (301) 652-6816 Dinner $29
Louisiana Kitchen & Bayou Bar (301) 652-6945 Lunch $12 & Dinner $30
Oakville Grill & Wine Bar (301) 897-9100 Lunch $15 & Dinner $30
Old Angler's Inn (301) 365-2425 Lunch $15 & Dinner $30
Passage to India (301) 656-3373  Dinner $30
Persimmon Restaurant (301) 654-9860 Lunch $15 & Dinner $30
Redwood Restaurant (301) 656-5515 Lunch $15 & Dinner $30
Tragara Ristorante (301) 951-4935 Lunch $12 & Dinner $30

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

SK Designs at Julia Farr (has been cancelled due to weather)

Snow update: Below is what was scheduled to happen and will happen at a later date. The SK Designs collection is available at Julia Farr over the weekend...

 Meet Shelley Johnstone and Karen Solomon, the dynamic team behind SK Designs, at Julia Farr this Thursday, Jan. 27. The SK Designs trunk show, which runs from 1-5,  features simple but elegant tunics, tops and dresses from the spring 2011 collection. The line is meant to seamlessly transport you from a casual day to an elegant evening with the simple addition of a great pair of heels and some jewelry.  

Sunday, January 9, 2011

This Equinox is hot!

Confidence! Balance! So are the terms redefined by fashion photographer Terry Richardson in Equinox gym's new ad campaign. When new Chief Marketing Officer Cie Nicholson came on, Terry Richardson's "gritty" fashion shots entered the scene. The press release says "...the goal of the new 'By Equinox' campaign was to blur the lines between fashion, fitness and lifestyle by capturing intimate moments that reveal the benefits of fitness without overtly focusing on the act itself." Um, yeah, those benefits ultimately do accrue. Really, folks! Hot doesn't happen in a flash (excuse the pun). But strong does have its rewards. Richardson has shot for icons like Gucci, Lagerfeld, Miu Miu and Chloe and his fashion savvy makes it clear that sweating it out in the gym can have a more glam counterpart.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Here Comes the...Sample Sale

I wore my mother's wedding dress, but if I could have a do-over, I'd definitely go and try on some fabulous designer gowns. If you're in the market, now's the time to shop. Chevy Chase Bridal in Mazza Gallerie is having an 80% off sample sale on gorgeous dresses from stars like Romona Keveza, Badgley Mischka and more. The sale starts today and goes through Jan. 13.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Today is all about fitness at Gilt Groupe!

 Gilt Groupe, an online subscription service to deeply discounted luxury goods, is having a fitness extravaganza today. Find deals on Puma, yoga and Pilates wear, coconut water, Freshology meal delivery, New Balance  and much more. Get your best fitness resolutions on today. All sales start at noon.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Happy New Year at Ginger!

Ahh, we're back! After a long holiday hiatus we're hitting January hard. First up: a spectacular winter sale at Ginger. Now is the time to get that fab outfit you've been coveting--at 35% off. Yes, you've bought for the kids, friends, parents; now it's time for a little self-care for the new year.