Enjoy the Weekend!

Washington, DC (May 24, 2012)– Wow! May has really been flying by. This month has been characterized with a sense of randomness, and that is just the way we like it. There are a couple things that are happening this weekend that I wanted to share with you, and some things are there because they just might improve your days off in the sun (hopefully). Enjoy!

1. A great new book from Garrett Peck. The great Potomac River begins in the Alleghenies and flows 383 miles through some of America’s most historic lands before emptying into the Chesapeake Bay. The course of the river drove the development of the region and the path of a young republic. Maryland’s first Catholic settlers came to its banks in 1634, and George Washington helped settle the new capital on its shores. Author Garrett Peck leads readers on a journey down the Potomac, from its first fount at Fairfax Stone in West Virginia to its mouth at Point Lookout in Maryland. Combining history with recreation, Peck has written an indispensable guide to the nation’s river.. Check out www.historypress.net listed at $19.99

2. IZZE Lemon is now available nationwide exclusively at Whole Foods Market for a limited time. The distinctive pairing of refreshing lemon flavor with sparkling water is sure to be a sweet one, with a little zip in every sip. Sparkling Lemon will be available exclusively at Whole Foods starting in May.

3. Another Great Capital Wine Festival Event! You asked for more wine dinners throughout the year, and we’ve listened. We have partnered with one of the finest, award-winning wineries in Virginia, Doukénie Winery, located in Washington DC’s Wine Country, Loudoun County. “Eat Local, Drink Local” Doukénie Wine Dinner Wednesday, June 6, 2012 7:00pm at 2100 Prime, 2100 Massachusetts Ave. NW. $125/person (includes tax and gratuity). Purchase Here.

4. Seasonal Summer Harvest Body Polish & Massage Polish at the Park Hyatt West End. Hydrate and nourish tired skin with their Summer Harvest massage, a combination of sunflower, aloe, carrot and apricot Dead Sea salt, followed by a hot shower and renewing light body massage. 50 minutes $90 Spa Room & In Room. Purchase here.

5. Alberto Parada Stackable Rings. These ultra cool stackable rings by Alberto Parada are handmade with recycled gold. Whether you wear one or a finger full, they really make an chic statement. You choose the metal and the color of sapphires you would like. $546 for the three at www.albertoparada.com

6. Slightly off the beaten path, the recently awarded LEED Renaissance Hotel in Crystal City is featuring a La Quercia Prosciutto pizzas with arugula, buffalo mozzarella, priced at $14 at Socci in Crystal City. Discover your new favorite meal from among their inspired menus created by Executive Chef David Creamer, whose rich Italian heritage is apparent in his cuisine. Socci is located in the Renaissance Capital View Hotel. More information is here. They received Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®).

7. It’s back! Adult Swim is a weekly summer pool party held every Sunday at the Capitol Skyline Hotel (10 I Street, SW, DC), hosted by Liquid Lifestyle. These Vegas-style pool parties feature the best local DJs, celebrity appearances, fashion shows, live musicians, costumed dancers and surprise entertainment. The series Grand Opener on Memorial Day weekend, Sunday, May 27th, is open to the public and will kick-off DC’s most anticipated pool party series. The party runs from 12-6pm, with free admission until 1pm with a text RSVP. To RSVP, patrons must text their full names to 202-RESERVE, and will in-turn receive a confirmation text to show at the door or $20 at the door.

8. Jonathan Adler is coming to town, and I wanted a pop of color in this mix. Here is his Junior Templeton Chair, moderately priced at $995. This and more at jonathanadler.com

9. If you have never been, head to 14th Street and check out Room & Board. Head to the top to see their showcase of great outdoor furniture, or something fun like the Montego Bean Bag Game Set in White, Steel or Graphite. $499.00 at Room and Board on 1840 14th Street, NW.

10. Yes! This is a dinosaur and they are flying now at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum in IMAX 3D! Featuring state-of-the-art 3D CGI technology, Flying Monsters 3D showcases pioneering scientific techniques that reveal new details about pterosaurs. From discovering pterosaur embryos that show they might have flown from birth tofiguring out how a creature the size of a giraffe could possibly fly, the film resolves mysteries that have intrigued scientists for more than two centuries. Individual tickets for all regularly scheduled public screenings of Flying Monsters 3D are on sale now and may be reserved and purchased up to two weeks in advance. Groups of 10 or more may reserve tickets now for any date during the film’s expected run. The public may visit any Smithsonian Theaters box office, call toll-free (866) 868-7774 or visit www.si.edu/IMAX for information or to purchase tickets.


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