Thursday, May 21, 2009

EVENT: Art, Drink and Be Merry at The Sackler Gallery in DC

A fun event courtesy of The Sackler Gallery...
Thursday, June 4
6:30�11:30 PM
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Art, Drink, and Be Happy!

On June 4, the Sackler Gallery opens its doors for an evening of art, dance, and creative fun!
Indulge your senses in Asia and get your weekend started in style at the newest after-hours series at the Smithsonian�s Freer and Sackler Galleries. Explore the arts of Asia, sip cocktails, and mix and mingle to Persian electronic drum-and-bass music by DJ Delbar from Enjoy food tastings from area restaurants, dance performances by the Silk Road Dance Company, hands-on art activities, and raffle prizes.

Cash bar is available for wine, beer, spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the evening.

You must be at least 21 years old with a valid ID to attend this event.

$15 (In advance until June 1)
$18 (Limited number available at the door; cash only)
Includes one free drink ticket

Think I have a new show, Southern Belles: Louisville

Alright, I have to admit. I've got a thing for reality TV. I know it's a guilty pleasure and now one that combines my love and affinity for all things Southern, after all, I was born and bred a proud Texan, is Southern Belles: Louisville on SOAPnet.

I saw a preview and a teaser on The View and it sounds like good fun, big hair and drama, all rolled into one. Click here. I love it.

To catch a glimpse of The View interview, visit

LOCAL EVENT: June 1, Everybody Wins DC Charity Event

Purchase tickets at
Courtesy of Bisnow DC

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Backstage at the UniverSoul Circus: A Circus with a Hip-Hop Heart and a Soul Beat

I have to admit I hadn't been to the circus in at least 20 years. I was a small girl running around fascinated and slightly afraid of the elephants and wondering if the tigers in the cage were afraid. But when I heard about the UniverSoul Circus that is currently playing (until May 31st) at Capital Plaza Mall in Landover Hills, Maryland, I was curious.

As a mom of kids that love animals, I thought this would be a perfect event for my kids and it was, but it was even more fun for me. We went on a rainy night last weekend. We met some fantastic, amazing folks from all over the world, China, Trindad, Tobago, the Dominican Republic and Ghana.

We were amazed by little white tigers, a troupe of acrobats that twirled, swirled and balanced. It was fantastic, but the part that got me most was the vibe. The air was electric with energy and the scent of funnel cake and popcorn. The show moved quickly with the easy transitions, eye catching displays, elephant riding and the "Madea"-inspired Mistress of Ceremonies. My 3 year old had never seen anything like it and has been talking it about it ever since, particularly the Bird Man (a dancer in Carnival dress with amazing white wings) and the "Wimbo Wadies" (the Limbo Ladies) that danced below the flames in sparkling Carnival garb.

Good times were had by all. Thanks to the UniverSoul Team and Kristin Parker.

Details: We went to a show that started around 7:30pm. Think and plan ahead, as no strollers are allowed under the big top and the show lasts around 3 hours. There are most often 2 shows per day and is running in DC from May 14, 2009 - May 31, 2009.

Tickets and more information available at

Pictures coming soon....

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Redefining Comfort: with Sofft Shoes

Sofft makes some of the most comfortable shoes that I know. Here is a great opportunity to try them out if you haven't yet.

Visit them at