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#LadyBoss : A Special Series on the Women Who Lead the Old Town Boutique District : Story Six

#LadyBoss : A Special Series on the Women Who Lead the Old Town Boutique District : Story Six

*The #LadyBoss Series is sponsored by Jason Mandel Real Estate – Washington Fine Properties: Every home has a unique story and Jason Mandel & Washington Fine Properties would be honored to tell yours.*  The sixth and final story in our special summer series #LadyBoss, the women who lead the Old Town Boutique District is on a woman whose specialty […]

Pleasure for the Paws : Four September Pooch-Friendly Events

Pleasure for the Paws : Four September Pooch-Friendly Events

If you have just joined the Punch world, then you are not aware that on Sunday, May 17th, when I was supposed to be packing for a trip to visit my niece and nephew in Las Vegas that coming Thursday, two of my besties and I took Sunday Funday to a whole new level. By […]

Making the Best of the Worst : Chanelle’s Cause and her Journey to the 2016 Paralympics

Making the Best of the Worst : Chanelle’s Cause and her Journey to the 2016 Paralympics

They say that your true character comes out when you are forced to face the most adverse times. HOW you deal with crisis, tragedy, and life changing hardships can define WHO you are. What would you do if your world was turned upside within a few seconds? I have a friend who lost his wife […]

Epicurience Virginia 2015 : Saturday September 5th

Epicurience Virginia 2015 : Saturday September 5th

Bryan Voltaggio, a Top Chef contestant and renowned chef and cookbook author, will be headlining the chef demonstration pavilion at the Grand Tasting on Saturday. By Guest Contributor Lani Furbank You don’t have to brave traffic to hit the beaches or the theme parks to have a memorable Labor Day weekend adventure! Food, wine, live music and […]

Film Review : “Z for Zachariah” : Three A-listers Go Indie

Film Review : “Z for Zachariah” : Three A-listers Go Indie

By Film Critic Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie, and Chris Pine are all at the top of their game. One could argue Ejiofor has been at it the longest (although for Pine it’s “All in the Family”, since his dad was career character actor Robert Pine) All involved in “Z for […]


All About the Animals

Pleasure for the Paws : Four September Pooch-Friendly Events

Pleasure for the Paws : Four September Pooch-Friendly Events

If you have just joined the Punch world, then you are not aware that on Sunday, May 17th, when I was supposed to be packing for a trip to visit my niece and nephew in Las Vegas that coming Thursday, two of my besties and I took Sunday Funday to a whole new level. By […]

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From the Founder

From the Founder : Back from Hiatus Monday August 24th

From the Founder : Back from Hiatus Monday August 24th

Dear Punch Family, apologies for the impromptu week off from blogging. Funny enough, when I was on travel to Las Vegas / Summerlin to visit with my niece and nephew, I wrote and published all week. Sometimes you have to take a step away to be most productive, and then when you return to the […]

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Arts & Culture

Film Review : “Z for Zachariah” : Three A-listers Go Indie

Film Review : “Z for Zachariah” : Three A-listers Go Indie

By Film Critic Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie, and Chris Pine are all at the top of their game. One could argue Ejiofor has been at it the longest (although for Pine it’s “All in the Family”, since his dad was career character actor Robert Pine) All involved in “Z for […]

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People to Know

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on Actress, Activist, “Gardeners of Eden” Film Producer & Crusader for the Elephants Kristin Davis

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on Actress, Activist, “Gardeners of Eden” Film Producer & Crusader for the Elephants Kristin Davis

I’ve always been an animal lover. In fact, my dearest friends know my claim to fame is that I favor fauna over people. Why? Well, they are inherently innocent, beautiful creatures. Wild animals play a vital role in what keeps our eco-system in sync. So when I learned that the massive killings of wild elephants […]

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Recent Articles

#LadyBoss : A Special Series on the Women Who Lead the Old Town Boutique District : Story Six

#LadyBoss : A Special Series on the Women Who Lead the Old Town Boutique District : Story Six

*The #LadyBoss Series is sponsored by Jason Mandel Real Estate – Washington Fine Properties: Every home has a unique story and Jason Mandel & Washington Fine Properties would be honored to tell yours.*  The sixth and final story in our special summer series #LadyBoss, the women who lead the Old Town Boutique District is on a woman whose specialty […]

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Pleasure for the Paws : Four September Pooch-Friendly Events

Pleasure for the Paws : Four September Pooch-Friendly Events

If you have just joined the Punch world, then you are not aware that on Sunday, May 17th, when I was supposed to be packing for a trip to visit my niece and nephew in Las Vegas that coming Thursday, two of my besties and I took Sunday Funday to a whole new level. By […]

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Making the Best of the Worst : Chanelle’s Cause and her Journey to the 2016 Paralympics

Making the Best of the Worst : Chanelle’s Cause and her Journey to the 2016 Paralympics

They say that your true character comes out when you are forced to face the most adverse times. HOW you deal with crisis, tragedy, and life changing hardships can define WHO you are. What would you do if your world was turned upside within a few seconds? I have a friend who lost his wife […]

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Epicurience Virginia 2015 : Saturday September 5th

Epicurience Virginia 2015 : Saturday September 5th

Bryan Voltaggio, a Top Chef contestant and renowned chef and cookbook author, will be headlining the chef demonstration pavilion at the Grand Tasting on Saturday. By Guest Contributor Lani Furbank You don’t have to brave traffic to hit the beaches or the theme parks to have a memorable Labor Day weekend adventure! Food, wine, live music and […]

read more

Film Review : “Z for Zachariah” : Three A-listers Go Indie

Film Review : “Z for Zachariah” : Three A-listers Go Indie

By Film Critic Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie, and Chris Pine are all at the top of their game. One could argue Ejiofor has been at it the longest (although for Pine it’s “All in the Family”, since his dad was career character actor Robert Pine) All involved in “Z for […]

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Punch Partner Spotlight: Lunch With a View Along the C&O Canal at The Grill Room

Punch Partner Spotlight: Lunch With a View Along the C&O Canal at The Grill Room

The sun is getting lower, the leaves are about to turn shades of auburn and gold, and my favorite two week season in D.C. is waving at us from around the corner: Autumn! Our Punch Partner The Grill Room at the boutique property Capella Hotel invites you to dine on their terrace for breakfast, lunch and […]

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New Ardeo+Bardeo Chef Embraces Hyperlocal Produce

New Ardeo+Bardeo Chef Embraces Hyperlocal Produce

By Guest Contributor Lani Furbank There’s a new face in the kitchen at Ardeo+Bardeo, and he’s not afraid to push the limits of traditional dishes! Chef Jonathan Dearden took over as executive chef in July, and his impact on this modern American bistro is already shining through. Jonathan has led kitchens around the world, most notably at Jade Mountain Resort, […]

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Film Review : “American Ultra” Starring Jesse Eisenberg & Kirsten Stewart Hits Theaters This Weekend

Film Review : “American Ultra” Starring Jesse Eisenberg & Kirsten Stewart Hits Theaters This Weekend

By Film Critic Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren This weekend “American Ultra” hits the theaters…How about a movie that’s basically “Cheech and Chong: The Manchurian Candidates: A Love Story”? Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart play potheads trying to stay alive in this action comedy romance mash-up. Can they get people out to see them and […]

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#LadyBoss : A Special Series on the Women Who Lead the Old Town Boutique District : Story Five

#LadyBoss : A Special Series on the Women Who Lead the Old Town Boutique District : Story Five

*The #LadyBoss Series is sponsored by Jason Mandel Real Estate – Washington Fine Properties: Every home has a unique story and Jason Mandel & Washington Fine Properties would be honored to tell yours.*  Our #LadyBoss special summer series on the women who lead the Old Town Boutique District continues with Kelly Ferenc, owner of Bishop Boutique a jewel box space on King Street […]

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The Tailored Man D.C. Trunk Show & New Stylish Seasonal Specials

The Tailored Man D.C. Trunk Show & New Stylish Seasonal Specials

Right now, as I write this, the plethora of fat and delicious September issues are arriving in our mailboxes, so thick and filled with desirable fall fashions that we ignore the 99 degree sweltering temps and salivate for leather leggings (well I do!), woolen blazers, cashmere jackets, furry coats…and colors that welcome autumn’s arrival with […]

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Capella Washington, D.C.’s Farmer’s Market : Saturday, August 22nd 9am-1pm

Capella Washington, D.C.’s Farmer’s Market : Saturday, August 22nd 9am-1pm

Our Punch Partner Capella Hotel Washington, D.C. launched a Georgetown-based farmer’s market (yay) and with the dog days of summer truly upon us, why not meander over to the hidden boutique property which sits right on the C&O Canal and take advantage of the freshest fruits and veggies hand delivered to you from Northern Neck […]

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From the Founder : Back from Hiatus Monday August 24th

From the Founder : Back from Hiatus Monday August 24th

Dear Punch Family, apologies for the impromptu week off from blogging. Funny enough, when I was on travel to Las Vegas / Summerlin to visit with my niece and nephew, I wrote and published all week. Sometimes you have to take a step away to be most productive, and then when you return to the […]

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