Ciroc Pineapple Arrives In DC

Ciroc Pineapple Arrives In DC

By Punch Correspondent Melinda Contreras  Fall is quickly approaching, but you may want to hold off on making the hot toddies and ciders. Ciroc Pineapple has just hit the shelves, and you’ll want to continue enjoying tropical cocktails long after summer officially ends in several weeks. The newest addition to Ciroc’s line of flavored vodkas won’t [...]

#NYC: Virginia Rising Stars Dinner at the Prestigious James Beard House

#NYC: Virginia Rising Stars Dinner at the Prestigious James Beard House

We shared with you that now former Executive Chef of DC’s Blue Duck Tavern, Sebastien Archambault (who is now heading up the culinary team at the brand new Park Hyatt New York in Manhattan) recently was in the James Beard House kitchen along side Blue Duck’s Pastry Chef Naomi Gallego. It’s nice to have bragging rights each [...]

Ryan Kerrigan’s Celebrity Waiter Night Returns For Year Two

Ryan Kerrigan’s Celebrity Waiter Night Returns For Year Two

It’s fall (well almost) and we know this not because of the continued stifling weather, but rather the (sing it with me now) brass blasting across from flatscreen speaker in home and sports bars across Amuuurica: THE NFL THEME SONG. Just hearing the first few notes brings cheer to my being, a smile to my [...]

Michael Weiss Foundation Provides Local Skaters the Opportunity to Skate with Stars at “Ice Champions LIVE!”

Michael Weiss Foundation Provides Local Skaters the Opportunity to Skate with Stars at “Ice Champions LIVE!”

Three-time U.S. National Figure Skating Champion and two-time Olympian Michael Weiss will host the 10th Anniversary Michael Weiss Foundation “Ice Champions LIVE!” at The Gardens Ice House on Sunday, September 14 at 4 pm, bringing some of the brightest stars of figure skating to the area for a great cause. Alongside the stars, several local skaters will also take to the ice, including: [...]

Dazzling Sparklers: An Exploration of Sparkling Wine at Dcanter Wine Boutique in Eastern Market

Dazzling Sparklers: An Exploration of Sparkling Wine at Dcanter Wine Boutique in Eastern Market

By Punch Correspondent Whitney Stringer While DC Wine Week doesn’t start until October, the team has been buzzing all summer long with events as part of their Summer School series. I recently had the chance to join them for their class, Dazzling Sparklers: An Exploration of Sparkling Wine at Dcanter Wine Boutique in Eastern Market. The class was a [...]


Innovation & Technology

The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum to Mashup Founders, Angels, CxOs, VCs & Business Leaders

The Big Idea CONNECTpreneur Forum to Mashup Founders, Angels, CxOs, VCs & Business Leaders

In case anyone is wondering what level of talent and money we have in the capital region, look no further than the quarterly held CONNECTpreneur Forum, made up of a community of over 2200 Business leaders, CEOs, Entrepreneurs, VCs and angels in the Mid-Atlantic Region. CONNECTpreneur Forum mashes up 275+ top founders, angels, CXOs, VCs, and [...]

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Food & Drink

Ciroc Pineapple Arrives In DC

Ciroc Pineapple Arrives In DC

By Punch Correspondent Melinda Contreras  Fall is quickly approaching, but you may want to hold off on making the hot toddies and ciders. Ciroc Pineapple has just hit the shelves, and you’ll want to continue enjoying tropical cocktails long after summer officially ends in several weeks. The newest addition to Ciroc’s line of flavored vodkas won’t [...]

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Fashion & Design

Tiffany & Co.’s Tiffany T Collection Launches in the United States

Tiffany & Co.’s Tiffany T Collection Launches in the United States

I had the opportunity to do a “sneak-peak” of the bold Tiffany T collection recently. I even got to try on some of the graphic modern pieces and share which of the stunning selections were my favorites.  This particular launch of the seemingly neo-Tiffany & Co. era marks a very special one as this is the [...]

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Out & About

TOMA Skin Therapies Has Officially Landed in DC

TOMA Skin Therapies Has Officially Landed in DC

Obsessed with skincare (yes, me too – you lead a crazy life like mine and not be constantly seeking out extra help)? Rejoice! TOMA Skin Therapies has officially landed in the nation’s capital. Monday evening, beauty and wellness gurus Tori Paide and Marla Peoples transported their celebrated wellness destination, The Still Point spas, to the heart [...]

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Recent Articles

Ciroc Pineapple Arrives In DC

Ciroc Pineapple Arrives In DC

By Punch Correspondent Melinda Contreras  Fall is quickly approaching, but you may want to hold off on making the hot toddies and ciders. Ciroc Pineapple has just hit the shelves, and you’ll want to continue enjoying tropical cocktails long after summer officially ends in several weeks. The newest addition to Ciroc’s line of flavored vodkas won’t [...]

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#NYC: Virginia Rising Stars Dinner at the Prestigious James Beard House

#NYC: Virginia Rising Stars Dinner at the Prestigious James Beard House

We shared with you that now former Executive Chef of DC’s Blue Duck Tavern, Sebastien Archambault (who is now heading up the culinary team at the brand new Park Hyatt New York in Manhattan) recently was in the James Beard House kitchen along side Blue Duck’s Pastry Chef Naomi Gallego. It’s nice to have bragging rights each [...]

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Ryan Kerrigan’s Celebrity Waiter Night Returns For Year Two

Ryan Kerrigan’s Celebrity Waiter Night Returns For Year Two

It’s fall (well almost) and we know this not because of the continued stifling weather, but rather the (sing it with me now) brass blasting across from flatscreen speaker in home and sports bars across Amuuurica: THE NFL THEME SONG. Just hearing the first few notes brings cheer to my being, a smile to my [...]

read more

Michael Weiss Foundation Provides Local Skaters the Opportunity to Skate with Stars at “Ice Champions LIVE!”

Michael Weiss Foundation Provides Local Skaters the Opportunity to Skate with Stars at “Ice Champions LIVE!”

Three-time U.S. National Figure Skating Champion and two-time Olympian Michael Weiss will host the 10th Anniversary Michael Weiss Foundation “Ice Champions LIVE!” at The Gardens Ice House on Sunday, September 14 at 4 pm, bringing some of the brightest stars of figure skating to the area for a great cause. Alongside the stars, several local skaters will also take to the ice, including: [...]

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Dazzling Sparklers: An Exploration of Sparkling Wine at Dcanter Wine Boutique in Eastern Market

Dazzling Sparklers: An Exploration of Sparkling Wine at Dcanter Wine Boutique in Eastern Market

By Punch Correspondent Whitney Stringer While DC Wine Week doesn’t start until October, the team has been buzzing all summer long with events as part of their Summer School series. I recently had the chance to join them for their class, Dazzling Sparklers: An Exploration of Sparkling Wine at Dcanter Wine Boutique in Eastern Market. The class was a [...]

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Epicurience Virginia This Labor Day Weekend

Epicurience Virginia This Labor Day Weekend

Years ago (2009 & 2010) I visited Loudoun County, Virginia with the intent of receiving an education on the Commonwealth’s wine production. I can assure you, I did (and enjoyed every drop of my enlightenment). The historic region is flush with the award winning vineyards and wineries set amongst rolling hills, wide open skies, fields [...]

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D.C.’s First Ever “Day of Learning” to Take Place September 6

D.C.’s First Ever “Day of Learning” to Take Place September 6

Washington, D.C. is nationally recognized as being filled with educated beings. We stress the importance of earning multiple degrees and certifications. We are home to numerous colleges, universities, and museums. Our CV’s are lined with esteemed establishments where we teach and speak. Even our cocktail conversations tend to be less lite and more intellectual. So [...]

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Lake Anne Plaza 8th Annual Jazz & Blues Festival

Lake Anne Plaza 8th Annual Jazz & Blues Festival

As we share the impending goings-on around the capital region, the majority on this recent list seem to be music and arts related, which is refreshing. From SW DC to downtown to even way out in Reston, VA, our appreciation for pro/am artistic talent is abundant. Lake Anne Plaza in Reston just announced the performance [...]

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2014 G40 Art Summit at Blind Whino & Presented by Art Whino

2014 G40 Art Summit at Blind Whino & Presented by Art Whino

The cutting edge world of local art continues to expand in breadth and depth with the help of groups like Art Whino, who, for the 5th year in a row, is producing the G40 Art Summit at Blind Whino (for the 2nd time). This edition’s theme of the group art show focuses on multidimensional art. You’ve [...]

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DC Shorts Film Festival Heads into Its 11th Year September 11-21

DC Shorts Film Festival Heads into Its 11th Year September 11-21

The celebrated DC Shorts Film Festival is one of the largest short film festivals on the east coast and it makes its way to us for its 11th year September 11th-21st. Get excited. It’s right around the corner. Recently it was dubbed as the “Coolest Short Film Festival” by MovieMaker Magazine and named “Best Film Fest” [...]

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Capriotti’s to Open in Rosslyn on Monday with Free “Bobbie”s for the First 100 Customers

Capriotti’s to Open in Rosslyn on Monday with Free “Bobbie”s for the First 100 Customers

By Punch Correspondent Melinda Contreras  Capriotti’s, the Delaware-based sandwich shop famous for offering the tastes of Thanksgiving dinner all year long, will celebrate its opening in Rosslyn on Monday by offering the first 100 customer their signature sandwich, “The Bobbie,” for free. If that offer isn’t enticing enough, if you’re one of the first 50 [...]

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Tiffany & Co.’s Tiffany T Collection Launches in the United States

Tiffany & Co.’s Tiffany T Collection Launches in the United States

I had the opportunity to do a “sneak-peak” of the bold Tiffany T collection recently. I even got to try on some of the graphic modern pieces and share which of the stunning selections were my favorites.  This particular launch of the seemingly neo-Tiffany & Co. era marks a very special one as this is the [...]

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