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This Week’s Featured Punch Partner: Pinot’s Palette of Dulles

This Week’s Featured Punch Partner: Pinot’s Palette of Dulles

This week we are highlighting our Punch Partner Pinot’s Palette of Dulles. We recently interviewed Robyn McClure, the owner of this local franchise, who currently runs pop-ups and on-site sessions. With a theme of Paint. Drink. Have Fun., what’s not to love about Pinot’s Palette? Well, mostly what we love about Pinot’s Palette is that [...]

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Ben Penrod, Co-founder of Awesome Con

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Ben Penrod, Co-founder of Awesome Con

By Punch Contributor Melinda Contreras Yesterday was Geek Pride Day. I know that because we received a company wide e-mail about it. Working for a logic game company, a fairly large percentage of our small staff can be considered geeks. This weekend, more than 30,000 geeks in DC will join together at the Washington Convention [...]

Film Review : TOMORROWLAND: With Disney’s new sci-fi, Is Brad Bird flying too high?

Film Review : TOMORROWLAND: With Disney’s new sci-fi, Is Brad Bird flying too high?

By Film Critic Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren How much does the power of hope influence the course of our lives? Is pessimism a destructive force? Is optimism & positivity essential to our future? Brad Bird says so, and shows it in Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, and sure-to-be-a-star Raffey Cassidy. Even [...]

From the Founder : Welcome to the World, Frasier the Pup

From the Founder : Welcome to the World, Frasier the Pup

I did it. I really, really did it. I mean, if I didn’t do it then, I would probably never do it. I’ve only been thinking and talking about doing it for about oh, five years now. But, sometimes it takes the universe luring you down a literal and metaphorical road to make an executive decision [...]

K Street Farm Dinner & an Interview with DC Greens Executive Director Lauren Shweder Biel & Chef Spike Mendelsohn

K Street Farm Dinner & an Interview with DC Greens Executive Director Lauren Shweder Biel & Chef Spike Mendelsohn

By Guest Contributor Lani Furbank Next month, some of the best chefs in the DC area will come together in the name of building a healthy food system in DC. They will prepare a multi-course, family-style dinner to benefit DC Greens, a nonprofit that uses the power of partnerships to support food education, food access and [...]


Beauty & Health

You’re Invited to a FREE VIP Ride at Zengo Cycle Mosaic : Saturday May 9th

You’re Invited to a FREE VIP Ride at Zengo Cycle Mosaic : Saturday May 9th

You’re invited! Join me along with Kate Bennett (POLITICO KGB File) and Hilary Phelps (Genuine Joy) as we host a special VIP ride to celebrate the grand opening of the new Zengo Cycle in Fairfax’s hot Mosaic District on Saturday, May 9th at 2pm.   Enjoy 50 minutes of an energizing, full-body, cycle-centric workout for the body, mind, and soul. Rockstar instructor Jordan Murray will be leading the [...]

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From the Founder

From the Founder : Welcome to the World, Frasier the Pup

From the Founder : Welcome to the World, Frasier the Pup

I did it. I really, really did it. I mean, if I didn’t do it then, I would probably never do it. I’ve only been thinking and talking about doing it for about oh, five years now. But, sometimes it takes the universe luring you down a literal and metaphorical road to make an executive decision [...]

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Arts & Culture

This Week’s Featured Punch Partner: Pinot’s Palette of Dulles

This Week’s Featured Punch Partner: Pinot’s Palette of Dulles

This week we are highlighting our Punch Partner Pinot’s Palette of Dulles. We recently interviewed Robyn McClure, the owner of this local franchise, who currently runs pop-ups and on-site sessions. With a theme of Paint. Drink. Have Fun., what’s not to love about Pinot’s Palette? Well, mostly what we love about Pinot’s Palette is that [...]

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People to Know

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Ben Penrod, Co-founder of Awesome Con

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Ben Penrod, Co-founder of Awesome Con

By Punch Contributor Melinda Contreras Yesterday was Geek Pride Day. I know that because we received a company wide e-mail about it. Working for a logic game company, a fairly large percentage of our small staff can be considered geeks. This weekend, more than 30,000 geeks in DC will join together at the Washington Convention [...]

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This Week’s Featured Punch Partner: Pinot’s Palette of Dulles

This Week’s Featured Punch Partner: Pinot’s Palette of Dulles

This week we are highlighting our Punch Partner Pinot’s Palette of Dulles. We recently interviewed Robyn McClure, the owner of this local franchise, who currently runs pop-ups and on-site sessions. With a theme of Paint. Drink. Have Fun., what’s not to love about Pinot’s Palette? Well, mostly what we love about Pinot’s Palette is that [...]

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People to Know / Punch Profiles : Ben Penrod, Co-founder of Awesome Con

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Ben Penrod, Co-founder of Awesome Con

By Punch Contributor Melinda Contreras Yesterday was Geek Pride Day. I know that because we received a company wide e-mail about it. Working for a logic game company, a fairly large percentage of our small staff can be considered geeks. This weekend, more than 30,000 geeks in DC will join together at the Washington Convention [...]

read more

Film Review : TOMORROWLAND: With Disney’s new sci-fi, Is Brad Bird flying too high?

Film Review : TOMORROWLAND: With Disney’s new sci-fi, Is Brad Bird flying too high?

By Film Critic Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren How much does the power of hope influence the course of our lives? Is pessimism a destructive force? Is optimism & positivity essential to our future? Brad Bird says so, and shows it in Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney, Hugh Laurie, Britt Robertson, and sure-to-be-a-star Raffey Cassidy. Even [...]

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From the Founder : Welcome to the World, Frasier the Pup

From the Founder : Welcome to the World, Frasier the Pup

I did it. I really, really did it. I mean, if I didn’t do it then, I would probably never do it. I’ve only been thinking and talking about doing it for about oh, five years now. But, sometimes it takes the universe luring you down a literal and metaphorical road to make an executive decision [...]

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K Street Farm Dinner & an Interview with DC Greens Executive Director Lauren Shweder Biel & Chef Spike Mendelsohn

K Street Farm Dinner & an Interview with DC Greens Executive Director Lauren Shweder Biel & Chef Spike Mendelsohn

By Guest Contributor Lani Furbank Next month, some of the best chefs in the DC area will come together in the name of building a healthy food system in DC. They will prepare a multi-course, family-style dinner to benefit DC Greens, a nonprofit that uses the power of partnerships to support food education, food access and [...]

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Movie Spotlight : Mad Max: Fury Road Review

Movie Spotlight : Mad Max: Fury Road Review

By Film Critic Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren Full disclosure: Cinema Siren doesn’t care for car chase movies.  That didn’t stop me from falling totally in love with this film, which looks as if, shot for shot, it is a series of dystopian paintings.  There’s a reason for that, it was created with 3500 extremely [...]

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People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on ADMK Jewelry Founder & Designer Meagan Kurtz

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on ADMK Jewelry Founder & Designer Meagan Kurtz

I hope to perhaps mentor other young entrepreneurs and help afford them the same success. We love the fact that while we grow we can support the surrounding community, utilizing the brand for the good of cancer research and other charitable causes. Social media is a funny thing. As much as it can get a [...]

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Sette Osteria on 14th : Many Reasons to Mangia! Mangia!

Sette Osteria on 14th : Many Reasons to Mangia! Mangia!

It’s no secret to my friends that I have a soft spot (mainly my belly) for Italian cuisine. I mean really good northern Italian food filled with sauces, meats, cheese, and carbs. Put me in front of a table filled with bowls overflowing with fresh al dente pasta, crusty bread soaked in olive oil, platters [...]

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ColorComm Announces the Eight Honorees of the 2015 ColorComm Circle Awards : CNN’s Lisa Ling to Keynote

ColorComm Announces the Eight Honorees of the 2015 ColorComm Circle Awards : CNN’s Lisa Ling to Keynote

ColorComm, the nation’s premier membership organization for women of color in communications, today announced the eight women to be honored at the ColorComm Circle Awards on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. The ColorComm Circle Awards are the highest honor awarded to a select group of women who are changing the face of the communications industry.  The ColorComm Circle Awards will take place opening night during ColorComm’s Annual Conference in the Grand Ballroom at [...]

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Pizzeria Paradiso Satisfies Their Need for Speed with New Restaurant : Veloce

Pizzeria Paradiso Satisfies Their Need for Speed with New Restaurant : Veloce

By Guest Contributor Lani Furbank Pizzeria Paradiso has long been a favorite gathering spot where you can find delicious Neapolitan-style pizza and a wide selection of beers in Dupont, Georgetown and Old Town. Now, the woman behind the pizza is putting the pedal to the metal with a fast-casual restaurant on L Street. Chef Ruth Gresser opened Veloce last Monday, [...]

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5th Annual “Fabulous” Event on July 20th : You’re Fabulous BUTT Never Too Young for Colon Cancer

5th Annual “Fabulous” Event on July 20th : You’re Fabulous BUTT Never Too Young for Colon Cancer

The Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation and the Never Too Young Coalition has officially announced the date for the 5th Annual “Fabulous” Event, which is set to take place on Saturday, June 20th at the Clarendon Ballroom in Arlington, VA.  The evening will be filled with a whole lot of ‘fabulous’ for attendees to enjoy from signature cocktails, savory bites, live [...]

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People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on Mary-Claire Burick, President of Rosslyn BID

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on Mary-Claire Burick, President of Rosslyn BID

It was 10 years ago this month that I moved from Reston, VA to inside the Beltway in Arlington. My original plan was to go all in and lose the Commonwealth as my home address, but after a weekend of searching over the Bridge (mind you, this was 2005, and D.C. is a lot different [...]

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