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Special Summer Offer at 1789 Restaurant (Georgetown)

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Just heard about this and had to share…

1789 Restaurant’s contemporary seasonal menu blends the flavors of fresh regional ingredients into unique and delicious summer dishes. Valid Monday through Friday nights, through September 13th, join 1789 for their 2013 Summer special – a four course tasting menu for $50 per person. Guests can customize their own tasting menu by choosing two selections from the starter options, such as soups, salads, pastas & cheeses, an entree and then a dessert. A surcharge may apply to some menu items. Drinks, tax and gratuity are not included. To receive your offer, click here and fill out the attached form.

If you haven’t been to 1789, I highly recommend it!  The staff’s incredibly attentive and the food is amazing.

1789
1226 36th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
http://1789restaurant.com

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An Evening at Tudor Place (Georgetown)

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Tudor Nights
Thursday, June 20th
6:00 – 8:00PM

For nearly a century at Tudor Place, seasonal bounty filled pots, pitchers and plates. Food grown here fed the Peter family members as well as household workers. Urbanization and specialization led to change, and the land turned to ornamental uses, but food and farming remain anchored in the object collection and archives. Continue reading

My Thoughts on No New Friends

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nonewfriendsFigured I’d mix things up a bit since no one’s reading my posts on new and exciting things to do in DC anyway and I’m done with my dating blog.  Sorry folks, I’m not bringing it back.

Over the last few weeks, Drake’s new song No New Friends (<– links to the clean version) has been clogging the airways, every where you go you hear it.  It has a catchy beat so I pretty much sing along to it every time I hear it.  Honestly, I don’t really know any of the words besides the chorus, no new friends, which seems to strike a key with me. Continue reading

Project Create’s 5th Annual Art Auction & Benefit

projectcreate-logoJoin Project Create on Thursday, May 16th from 6:00-9:00PM for their 5th Annual Art Auction & Benefit.  For more information, see below.

Join Project Create as we Create Art, Create Opportunity & Create Community in Washington, D.C.!  Project Create provides accessible arts education to promote positive development in children, youth, and families experiencing homelessness and poverty in the District. The Project Create Art Auction & Benefit is an exciting and unique opportunity to learn about the organization’s important work while enjoying art, hors d’oeuvres, and live music in the company of artists and art enthusiasts.
 
The auction, curated by Brigitte Reyes of Reyes + Davis Independent Exhibitions, features artwork donated by emerging, mid-career, and established artists representing various media including photography, works on paper, painting and sculpture.  Buy tickets online at http://projectcreatedc.brownpapertickets.com
 
All auction proceeds benefit Project Create’s arts education and enrichment programs in Washington, D.C.  View the complete press release here.

For more information,  contact Christie Walser, Project Create Executive Director, at christie@projectcreatedc.org or 202.660.2555.

Event Location
Paul Hastings LLP
875 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

Summer Dating Tips & Ideas

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summerdateideasI can’t believe May is here and summer will be here in a month.  I love summer not only because I was born in the hottest season but it’s also the time when you’ll have the most fun dating, whether you’re single or in a relationship.

During the warmer months there are so many things to do like Jazz in The Garden at the National Gallery of Art, Wine Festivals, Twilight Tours in and around the city, and paddle boating on the Potomac, just to name a few.

As a self-proclaimed foodie I love to eat but there are so many more things to do in the DC besides going to restaurants.  Living here, people fail to take advantage of all this great city has to offer.

Here’s a listing of some of the upcoming events/activities that are free or low cost and perfect for a date.

1.) Linganore Wine Festival (May, June, July, August)
2.) Screen on the Green
3.) Join a League (Kickball, Softball, Bocce, etc)
4.) Kayak Tours (Try Key Bridge Boathouse known as Jack’s Boathouse)
5.) Walking Tours (i.e. Monticello, Old Town Alexandria, Annapolis)
6.) Miniature Golf (H Street Country Club)
7.) Visit a Museum or a Garden (Smithsonian Museums are FREE! The Corcoran is free for Summer Saturdays, Tudor Place)
8.) Kennedy Center Millennium Stage (FREE Performances Daily)
9.) Take a stroll & have a picnic in Rock Creek Park
10.) Volunteer Outdoors (check out orgs like Capital Cause, Hands on Greater DC Cares, Volunteer Match)

Yes, I listed volunteering as #10 on my list.  Sure it may not be a traditional date but it’s a great way to feel someone out.  I’m extremely into community service, so I find it a good way to see how others react to certain situations.  I wouldn’t advise this as a first date, perse, but it’s also a great way to learn more about someone you’re interested in and find out what causes you both care about.

Let the summer dating season begin.

Update on shessavvydc.com

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Thank you for visiting the home of She’s Savvy DC.  This blog was created a few years ago to share a listing of things to do, places to go, along with restaurant reviews with those who are either new to the Washington, DC area or those who’ve been here for a while who are constantly in search of something new.

While, I’m still on the go most of the time and love to post events with any and everyone who’s interested, I’ve spent less time posting events on this blog lately, for a number of reasons.  Honestly, the traffic has dwindled significantly since I moved it from Blogger to WordPress last year.  Also, although I share each and every post with my 2,600+ followers on Twitter, only a teeny tiny (I really mean small) percentage of my hits come from there.

As a result, I’ve begun to question whether my posting of events on this blog, Twitter, and Facebook, are still relevant?  It’s always nice to receive a tweet, a blog comment, or even an email once in a while from someone saying thank you for letting them know about an event or providing my honest feedback about a restaurant.  It’s also great when someone contacts me privately for suggestions on where they should take a friend who’s in town or where they should host a dinner party for a large group in a certain part of town.  It feels good to be thought about as someone who’s a go to person for not only her friends but to others in the social media realm.

At this point, I’ve been questioning whether I should even continue to try to cultivate this blog if it’s not as much of a resource as I thought it was, or as much as it used to be.  Don’t worry, if I decide against it, I’ll still be around in some form or fashion. 

Feel free to email me at shessavvy @ gmail.com if you have questions about things to do or if you have an event you’d like me to promote to my Twitter and Facebook followers/fans (precedence goes to events promoting charitable causes).  Additionally, I’m always interested in attending events, from venue openings to charity galas and will live tweet and publicize the event in various capacities. 

Feel free to follow me here twitter.com/shessavvy or facebook.com/shessavvy

ARTINI Season is Here

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newartiniWhile most people look forward to springtime, I look forward to ARTINI season, as I’d like to call it.

If you’re not familiar with ARTINI, it’s hosted by the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s 1869 Society, of which I am a member.  To learn more about the 1869 Society, click here.

ARTINI, is annual fundraising event and a celebration of sorts where the top mixologists in Washington, DC create a signature cocktail, or artini, inspired by works within the Corcoran Gallery of Art and compete to be the winner of the Critics Choice award.
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New CHANEL Boutique at Saks

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ImageJoin Saks Fifth Avenue in Chevy Chase (MD) as they celebrate the opening of the CHANEL Beauté Boutique on Saturday, February 23rd.  Enjoy champagne & Sweets from 12:00PM – 3:00PM

To book your appointment, today or in the future, contact the Chanel team at 240.497.5363

Saks Fifth Avenue
5555 Wisconsin Avenue
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
240.497.5263

Tigerlily Foundation’s Pajama Party

Pajama Glam Party
Saturday, March 9, 2013
4:00PM – 8:00PM

savvy_PajamaGlamPromotionFlyerThe Tigerlily Foundation will be hosting a Pajama Glam Party for all ages on Saturday, March 9 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center.  It will be a girls night out theme and of course you should wear your cutest pink or purple pajamas. Continue reading

Crystal Couture Show & Sale

savvy_2013coutureflyerOn February 5-9, 2013 from 6-10PM each night, join hundreds of fashionistas from across the DMV for this year’s  Crystal Couture.  This fashion event will host more than 40 of DC’s most stylish boutiques and designers.

It’s totally FREE!  Always my favorite word.  You should expect to also see Runway Shows, Trunk Shows and receive up to 50% off of designer fashions.  Also, treat yourself with sips from the bar, free makeup and hair makeovers, chats with wardrobe stylists and music from DJ Neekola.  Check out photos from previous years on Facebook.
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