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All That Glitters: Laura Lee Designs Celebrates Fifth Anniversary at Finnish Ambassador's Residence

All That Glitters: Laura Lee Designs Celebrates Fifth Anniversary at Finnish Ambassador's Residence

It’s not every day that one gets an opportunity to celebrate a professional milestone at an ambassador’s residence, but Laura Lee Williams, owner of Laura Lee Designs, had the good fortune to do so when she celebrated five years at the helm of her handbag business at the home of Finnish Ambassador Pekka Lintu and his wife Laurel Colless.

“What an honor and gift to have the loveliest evening surrounded by advisors, supporters and dear friends,” says Williams. “The Finnish Ambassador and his wife Laurel Colless are supreme hosts and I couldn’t have asked for a better evening.”

Gift Ideas For Mother's Day

Gift Ideas For Mother's Day

Just as the temperature begins to show signs of heating up, and my flower beds begin to show signs of life beyond winter, I found the most gorgeous collection of silk photo albums that are simply too elegant to forget. And in fact, I was invited to a fabulous black tie event last weekend at my friend, Lynda's home (yes, her home!) and I so wish that I had come across these works of art before I settled on something lovely as a hostess gift-- but not nearly as special.

Very Cherry AdMo PopUp Shop

Very Cherry AdMo PopUp Shop

This community notice comes to us from Adams Morgan Main Street:

Adams Morgan Main Street has partnered with the National Cherry Blossom Festival.  The “Very Cherry AdMo Pop Up Shop,” located in the heart of Adams Morgan, is a temporary urban shop and exhibit venue where both visitors and locals can find unique items. This colorful, multicultural neighborhood business district hosts original art, and crafts all under one roof at 2421 18th St NW.  It opened on March 27 and will remain open until April 16 for a total of 21 consecutive days & eves; including 4 weekends.

 

Celebrate Valentine Date Night at Your Local Giant

Celebrate Valentine Date Night at Your Local Giant

From Kaitlin Sanderson of Susan Davis:

Back by popular demand, Giant Food of Landover, Md. is hosting the third annual Valentine Date Night on Saturday, Feb. 12 at all 179 Giant Food locations. Date Night events include food tastings, raffles, cooking demonstrations, games, cookie decorating, and a special “Lovers Lane Express Checkout” for Valentine’s Day purchases. Valentine Date Night will run from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Here are some participating locations:

Don't Let the Traffic Grinch Steal Your Holiday Shopping Cheer!

Don't Let the Traffic Grinch Steal Your Holiday Shopping Cheer!

Ahhh….the holiday season is upon us again, replete with its many joys: rosy-cheeked, smiling children, twinkling lights, the smell of baking cookies, the opportunity to dress your dog like a reindeer and tell all your friends that “he really likes it.” But it also carries just a wee bit of stress. There’s the baking of said cookies, hanging the pretty lights, travel plans, menus, and, of course, shopping. Lots and lots of shopping.

New Target Grocery Store Opens, Will You Shop There?

The Target located in the DC USA mall in Columbia Heights has opened up its a grocery store section.  We want to know how often you'll be shopping there.

 

 

Having Guest From Out of Town? Check out Asante Sana Guest Quarters on Kenyon Street

If you have friends or family visiting from out of town, but you don't want them staying with you, check out the recently opened Asante Sana Guest Quarters. 

Asante Sana is located at 1207 Kenyon St NW, and offers rental accomodations from $150 per night.

Asante Sana's website descibes itself as follows:


Asante Sana Guest Quarters is your typical "Bed and Basket," where you're independent to pursue your own interests and maintenance on your own schedule. Relax, enjoy your stay and engage in home cooked meals as you wish. The Giant Supermarket is 2 blocks away. We provide a full utensil-equipped kitchen where you may boil frankfurters or prepare gourmet meals and enjoy them in our full dining room.