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    Recap: Arts+ Beats+ Lyrics Presented By Jack Daniel’s At Echostage

    September 20th, 2017

    It was an evening to remember as thousands packed into Echostage (2135 Queens Chapel Rd.) for Arts+ Beats+ +Lyrics presented by Jack Daniels.  Attendees were treated to the sounds of Mannie Fresh on the wheels, delicious Jack Daniels Cocktails and art from amazing artist around the world.


    The multi-city tour features visual works of art from nationally renowned artists, Frank MorrisonAniekan Udofia, and AB+L’s very own curator, Dubelyoo.


    All of the paintings, photographs and drawings were so unique that I had to walk around more than once to see them all again. I was in awe of how each artist brought their vision to life and made every single person in the venue stop and stare.  Arts+Beats+Lyrics is the perfect combination of all your favorite things in one place. Art, live performances by your favorite artist and cocktails, what’s not to love?  I was so extremely excited that they brought it back to D.C. after five years and can’t wait to see what’s in store for next year.

    Did you miss it last weekend, no worries check it out in these other cities here.

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    You’re Invited: Break The Internet Fest 2017 At Echostage

    September 11th, 2017

    Break The Internet Fest is back! This years festival will celebrate 150 years of Howard University and Morgan State University.  Grab your tickets now for a three day event featuring Cardi B, 21 Savage, Meek Mill and more at Echostage (2135 Queens Chapel Rd.) starting October 19th. Click here to get the complete line up and ticket info.


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    You’re Invited : Rye Street Tavern’s Grand Opening

    September 11th, 2017

    We’re so excited that Rye Street Tavern (225 East Cromwell St.) is opening tomorrow, September 12th. We were luck enough to have an early tasting during “Whiskey on the Water” and we can confirm you’re in for a treat!


    Adjacent to the five-acre Sagamore Spirit Distillery, the 13,000 square-foot bi-level American restaurant will feature food and drinks with Mid-Atlantic roots, using seasonal ingredients sourced from local farmers and fishmongers.

    Chef Carmellini and Chef de Cuisine Brian Plante helm Rye Street Tavern, whose name is an homage to Charm City corner taverns and gathering places, where locals and visitors alike quenched their thirst, exchanged stories and enjoyed good cooking. Rye Street Tavern’s signature dishes include Wood-Fired Seafood Bakes, Bloody Mary Blue Crab Salad and Liberty Farm Carrots with Popped Sorghum. The menu also features Chef AC’s Famous Fried Chicken, a rotating “Crab Of the Day” special with dishes like Crab Pot Pie as well as Coconut Cake with Maryland Mule Sherbet.

    “We’re proud to be next to the beautiful waterfront destination Sagamore Development has built,” says Chef Carmellini. “Baltimore is a great place and we’re excited to be part of this story.”

    Designed by Baltimore-based Patrick Sutton, Rye Street Tavern’s interiors include a fireplace and 25-foot copper column still spanning both floors and combines elements of rich leather, wood, concrete and steel. Via the bustling open kitchen, guests will have the opportunity to watch the culinary team in action at the wood-fired grill and oven, while the second floor houses a glass-ensconced wine room and a glimpse at two original pieces of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

    Rye Street Tavern can seat more than 200 guests, including indoor and outdoor bar seating for up to 80 and four private dining spaces for groups of 10 to 300. The space also features a stage for live entertainment.

    Check it out!

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    Recap: Vino 301 Concierge: A Beverage Adventure For All Liquor Lovers

    July 18th, 2017

    I’ll admit, I’m a bit indecisive and I want it all. Clothes, shoes, food, liquor – give me options! Imagine my excitement when I found out there was an adult beverage tour in Maryland that allowed you to tour and taste Wine, Beer and Liquor all in one day. The Vino 301 Wine Concierge hosts a full-service wine and spirits tour at various wineries, breweries and distilleries across Maryland. They provide transportation complete with a personal tour guide to answer all of your questions along the way. There are many tours to choose from, you can select a wine tour only, wine and chocolate tour, wine and cheese tour, wine and food tour, wine tasting classes and wine tasting parties… you get my drift. On this particular Saturday, my best friend and I enjoyed our adventure on the Wine, Beer and Spirit Tour, it was truly a spirited beverage adventure. Read the rest here.


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    Recap: Baltimore’s First Ever Dîner en Blanc

    July 18th, 2017

    It was almost impossible to scroll on any of your  social media feeds this past weekend without seeing pictures of Baltimore’s first ever Dîner en Blanc. The Dîner en Blanc concept began in Paris in 1988 when Frenchman François Pasquier invited a group of friends to an elegant outdoor dinner at Bois de Boulogne, asking them to dress in white so they could find each other, the famous all white dinner is now held in cities worldwide.


    The fabulous pop up dinner which is pretty challenging to get an invite too, brought together 1,500 of Baltimore’s finest at the Baltimore Zoo (which you had to take a bus too) for an evening of great food, dancing and drinks in your Sunday best white attire. Even Baltimore’s newest mayor, Catherine Pugh attended the event and greeted well wishers with a short speech before taking her seat.

    As the sun begin to set guests finished their dinner and waved their “sparklers,” a dinner en blanc tradition as a community marching band “New Baltimore Twilighters” begin marching throughout the venue which really got the the evening  started. Attendees continued the party on the dance floor as a D.J. hopped on the wheels to keep the party going.

    However, the night was pretty short as guests had to pack up all their stuff and be out of the venue by midnight. Still, many had a fantastic time, while others not so much. Check out some reviews here and here.

    I’m sure with time the event will only get bigger and better.


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    Recap: Broccoli City Festival 2017

    May 8th, 2017

    Its been five years since Broccoli City Festival first touched the grounds of Washington D.C., a festival curated by Howard University graduate Brandon McEachern to implement the importance of healthy eating and sustainable communities for African Americans. This years festival brought out nearly ten thousand people to a rainy Gateway D.C., where crowd goers hovered under umbrellas, rain coats, plastic bags and anything they could use to cover their heads from the on and off rain to catch the performances.


    The show which  featured acts like Future, Jhene Aiko, The Internet and more in the past pulled all the stops this year bringing out heavy hitters like  Solange Knowles, Rae Sremmurd and Lil’ Yachty amongst others.


    There are only a handful of festivals that take place in the D.M.V. area, so every time one takes place it’s a gigantic reunion where attendees look forward to vibing out to good music, eating great food and hanging with friends. Broccoli did everything in their power to make festival goers have an out of the box experience this year including; a 3D Planned Parenthood activation, photo booths, extraordinary vendors who offered a variety of unquie items. However, our favorite activation was from Toyota which concert goers could hop in one of their show cars and create their own music video.


    This years artist did not disappoint as well, besides the heavy hitters, artist like One Love, Rhapsody, 21 Savage, Chaz French, Rejjie Snow, Sir The Baptist, and Kevin Abstract took the stage. However, Solange certainly stood out with her extremely artistic performance with songs like Cranes In The Sky and T.O.N.Y., she even surprised fans by coming into the crowd to shake hands.


    And of course it wouldn’t be Broccoli City if it wasn’t some turn up and Rae Sremmurd left it all on the stage. They performed all of their hits including Black Beatles, No Type and several more. They turned Gateway into an unforgettable live party that made Broccoli’s fifth year celebration one to remember. We can’t wait until next year!


    Photo Credit: Instagram 

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    Recap: Ann Taylor Hosts Design Sponge Founder Grace Bonney & Friends for Cocktails & Conversation

    March 15th, 2017

    Last week, womenswear brand Ann Taylor hosted Grace Bonney, the creator of popular lifestyle and design website Design*Sponge, for an evening of cocktails and conversation at the Dupont Circle Ann Taylor location.

    More than 100 women from the District were there, including media, influencers, entrepreneurs and alumni from the HERlead Fellowship program, a groundbreaking partnership between Ann Inc. and Vital Voices aimed at training and empowering the next generation of female leaders,


    Attendees were treated to a unique networking and panel discussion event moderated by Bonney, featuring a quartet of powerhouse entrepreneurs from the D.C. area: Amanda McClements, owner of Salt & Sundry; Carolyn Misterek, founder of Matine; Jamyla Bennu, co-founder of Oyin Handmade and Ximena Hartsock, co-founder of Phone2Action.

    The four panelists imparted their business expertise and wisdom on modern womanhood during the hour-long discussion about entrepreneurship and social change.

    The discussion concluded with a special Q&A, allowing guests to seek first-hand tips and tricks from the influential women.

    Guests also enjoyed light bites and drinks as they perused Ann Taylor’s Spring 2017 collection and took home signed copies of Bonney’s bestselling new book, In the Company of Women, as a gift with purchase.


    The event took place just one day after International Women’s Day and Vital Voices’ 20th Anniversary Gala honoring Hillary Rodham Clinton, and helped serve as a sneak peak into the fashion brand’s new monthly discussion series with the author, featuring stories of inspired and inspiring women.

    The series will launch on in early Spring.

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    Recap: D’usse Power Couple Brunch At Home Maid

    February 21st, 2017

    This past Sunday afternoon,  D’usse brand ambassador  Azikiwe Deveaux hosted a power couple brunch honoring some of the city’s most notable stand out husband and wives at Baltimore’s newest black owned hot spot Home Maid ( 1400 Key Highway) .


    The afternoon featured a menu curated by D’usse which included infused french toast, chicken and waffles, shrimp, salmon and grits. Everything was absolutely delicious! Our favorite part of the menu was of course the carefully crafted  D’usse cocktails for the event; LemonMaid (get it? ha) and Lorraine75.


    Home Maid’s quaint feel, made us literally feel right at home. The restaurant while intimate, is very inviting. It’s obvious that each dish is made with love, especially their grandma style homemade biscuits that we all couldn’t get enough of.  Couples enjoyed fellowshipping with one another and playing games, one of which had us all impersonating our spouses and it was absolutely hilarious! It was inspiring to see that each couple there was helping the Baltimore and surrounding community thrive in some way.


    Some of our favorite fab couples included; Keisha and Jameel McClain, Nick and Marilyn Mosby, and Ashley and D.J. Quicksilva.


    “We wanted to honor you all because you set the example willingly,”  brand ambassador Azikiwe Deveaux  expressed. “You all show how it should be done.”

    What a fabulous day and we can’t wait for the next event!




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    Recap: UrbanDaddy and INFINITI Host Exclusive Dining Experience with Celebrity Chef Roblé Ali

    February 20th, 2017

    Last Wednesday night at Long View Gallery (1234 9th Street)  an exclusive dining experience was hosted by UrbanDaddy and premium automaker INFINITI. The two joined forces to host a delicious and absolutely fabulous intimate dinner  with celebrity Chef Roblé Ali and we couldn’t get enough!  More than 120 influencers from the fashion & beauty, tech, political, business, media and entertainment worlds gathered for an evening of decadence, featuring a multi-course dinner of elaborate food stations sprinkled throughout the gallery space.

    unnamedNewsy reporter Noor Tagouri, Becky’s Fund founder Becky Lee, WPGC 95.5’s Sunni and the City and two-time Super Bowl Champion and former Washington Redskin Gary Clark

    While experiencing Chef Roblé’s one-of-a-kind bites and sipping champagne, wine, beer and cocktails, guests — including former First Lady Michelle Obama’s hair stylist and makeup artist Johnny Wright and Carl Ray, Washington Redskins legend Gary Clark, D.C. Film Office Director Angie Gates and many more — enjoyed tunes from DJ Jerome Baker and live performances of Top 40 hits by the Kris Funn Band and pop violinist Michelle Kim.


    Celebrity Chef Roblé Ali, Infiniti’s Kim Eubank and UrbanDaddy Founder and CEO Lance Broumand at the UrbanDaddy x Infiniti Evening of Decadence dinner

    INFINITI’s display of its new Q60S sports coupe and first-ever QX30 premium active crossover models blended within the elevated scene, which was decked out with chic florals, candlelight, plush seating and inspiring works of art hung throughout the gallery.


    Celebrity Chef Roblé Ali, Infiniti’s Kim Eubank and UrbanDaddy Founder and CEO Lance Broumand at the UrbanDaddy x Infiniti Evening of Decadence dinner

    “There’s no better destination for an evening of decadence, celebration and just plain old fun than the nation’s capital,” said UrbanDaddy Founder and CEO Lance Broumand of the event. “We are so thankful to our partners INFINITI and Chef Roblé for a night of amazing culinary creativity and thought-provoking conversation with some of the city’s most influential and interesting people. What a night!”

    What a night indeed!

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    Review: Gunther’s & Co. Restaurant

    January 6th, 2017

    Stepping into Gunther’s & Co. (3650 Toone St.) for the first time is a great reminder of why they call Baltimore “Charm City.”

    The relatively new restaurant opened this past summer and it does not disappoint.

    Upon entrance you step into a large exposed brick bar that looks beyond gorgeous in this renovated boiler room turned cocktail hot spot.


    Although my girlfriends and I could have easily eaten in the bar we went to the dining side of the restaurant which was equally as gorgeous with two levels that include large intimate booths, low lighting and family style rectangular tables. It’s absolutely stunning!

    We indulged in red wine, the mac n’ cheese, french fries, Butternut Squash Ravioli and so much more! Everything was absolutely delicious.

    I highly recommend you try it out! Yummers.

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