Thursday, July 31, 2008

Date night: Resturaunt Week is coming to DC and Bethesda

Three reasons why you should take part of this DC area tradition

1) It's an excuse to go out to a nice restaurant.
2) You and the hubby need some adult time.
3) You get to eat really good food and get all dolled up.

With more than 200 dining establishments participating, you are bound to find a new favorite.

For DC reservations, visit Open Table

For more information about Bethesda's events, visit

Fun treat: Trunk Show in the Hamptons, August 21, 2008, 10am - 4pm

Citibabes, a rockin' one-stop place of family love in New York, has teamed up with your favorite children's brands like Marie Chantal, Hatch, Pink Chicken to put on a trunk show in the Hamptons. It sounds like a fun treat for mom and the little ones with activities and childcare on-site. What's not to love?

To RSVP: send an email to

EVENT: Family-Friendly Environmental Festival, "Outdoors at Mammoth"

This looks to be a super-cool event for those that want to trek to Mammoth Lakes, CA for a last-minute summer vacation before school gets rolling. It is geared to families with children aged 5-16, but all are welcome.

For more information, visit

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Pre-season sale at Harold's

As I have said before, I love a good sale and I've made a decision about my wardrobe. Let go of the sentimental attachment and only wear things that make me feel and look fabulous -- like a hip mama without the curse of "mommy jeans".

That being said, one of my favorite haunts for great basics is Harold's. I discovered them while I was in Dallas and was pleasantly surprised to find one at Tyson's II.

Right now, is their pre-season sale. You can find great pieces at up to $75 off -- now that's a good deal.

Visit Harold's at or for more savings try,

Everyday luxuries at The Silken Thread

Not everyday, do I run across a great shop. I tend to find, like most moms, a few favorites and occasionally, venture out to try a new one. The Silken Thread, an online embroidery boutique by local mama Laura Swanstrom Reece, is one of those great finds.

With treats like Bon Bon dresses and rompers, Irish linen bibs and the sweetest little embroidered shoes, you are sure to find a treat at The Silken Thread. Above is a glimpse of some of the goodies available.

As a special treat to Capitol Moms readers, enter the code "CAPMOMS" to receive 20% off of your purchase. Shop at

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

CM Reads: Jude Deveraux's Return to Summerhouse

I am a reader, always have, probably always will be, and when it gets hot outside, I love to curl up under the ceiling fan and read. Now that I have little ones, nap time is a time to squeeze in a few pages between laundry, blog posts and dinner prep.

One of my latest reads is Jude Deveraux's Return to Summerhouse, available in our Amazon Store and at local booksellers nationwide.

This is the story of three women, Amy, Zoe and Faith, unexpected friends in need of healing, that come together with the help of Madame Zoya to step back in time to undo a tragedy of the past. The journey to the 18th century teaches them about love, healing, friendship and the power of choices.

Return to Summerhouse was a fast, satisfying read that tugged my heartstrings that made me smile in the end.

Now Showing at Imagination Stage: The Neverending Story, June 24 through August 10

The children's classic by Michael Ende, The Neverending Story is now showing at Bethesda's Imagination Stage. Most suitable for children ages 6 and up.

Here's a little about the show.

"A thrilling adventure tale in the epic spirit of The Lord of the Rings, The Neverending Story begins with a lonely boy, Bastian, who sneaks up to his school’s attic to read. There, he discovers the land of Fantastica, whose Childlike Empress is dying. Bastian follows the brave Atreyu as he searches for her cure, losing his horse in the Swamp of Sadness, befriending a flying dragon and outwitting the Werewolf Gmork. But when Atreyu returns to the Empress empty-handed, it is Bastian whose courage must be tested."

To watch video about the show, click here or visit,

To read the book and get a copy, visit our Amazon Store by clicking here.

Spa Mommy Treats: Indulge Mobile Spa opens in Annadale

The fabulous ladies, Tammy Carmon and Cameo Person, at Indulge Mobile Spa have landed themselves a home in Annadale. Offering yummy services like a Chocolate-infused Inch Loss Body Wrap, Peppermint-infused Body Wrap, and Kalahari Melon Seed Massage a mom is sure to find a service to tone the body, calm the nerves and delight her senses.

All services are offered on an appointment-only basis at the Sunrise Wellness Center or can be scheduled at the location of your choice.

For more information or to schedule your appointment, call 703-732-2414 or visit,

Mary Kay Apple Berry: Look Good and Do Good

Excerpt from MK website:
"Join Mary Kay in its first global effort to make a difference around the world. When you buy Beauty That Counts™ Mary Kay® Creme Lipstick in Apple Berry, Mary Kay will donate 100 percent of its profits from the sale of this lipstick to change the lives of women and children around the world. As part of this effort, in the United States, Mary Kay Inc. is proud to support Break the Cycle in its efforts to stop domestic violence before it starts"

To shop and to see more of the New Mary Kay, visit