People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on Award-Winning Bartender Derek Brown, National Archives Foundation’s First Chief Spirits Advisor

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on Award-Winning Bartender Derek Brown, National Archives Foundation’s First Chief Spirits Advisor

Ever since we began publishing Punch Profiles back in the day, we’ve been lucky to take part in exchanges with the most interesting people who make true impacts on the region, some of whom are more “underexposed” but who are doing kick ass work behind the scenes in their respective industries and causes. They also [...]

Rock Recovery presents Building Bridges: Living An Integrated Life

Rock Recovery presents Building Bridges: Living An Integrated Life

One thing I’ve learned (and it’s been pounded into my head) from my confession about my food struggles, is that I am NOT ALONE. Even this past weekend during all of the White House Correspondents Dinner weekend festivities, I was humbled with friends approaching me to thank me for being honest and sharing a very [...]

Movie Spotlight: The Age of Adeline – The Actors Shine but the Script Needs a Facelift

Movie Spotlight: The Age of Adeline – The Actors Shine but the Script Needs a Facelift

By Film Critic Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren It’s Spring!  And of course that means Spring Fever, and thoughts of romance.  Hollywood is ready for you, as usual…the tagline for this week’s new release The Age of Adaline is “Love is Timeless”. Well, so is character development and plausibility.  After all, this isn’t The Age of Ultron. [...]

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on Jessica Greenhill, Founder of myBOOKbag

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on Jessica Greenhill, Founder of myBOOKbag

By Punch Contributor Melinda Contreras  Earlier this week I came home, saw a package sitting on the kitchen counter, and I immediately ripped it open. I quickly became confused at the contents, and it was then that I actually decided to read the front of the package, and see who the package was addressed to. [...]

Washington Post Restaurant Critic Tom Sietsema Gives The Grill Room 3 out of 4 Stars

Washington Post Restaurant Critic Tom Sietsema Gives The Grill Room 3 out of 4 Stars

The Grill Room (we acknowledge that isn’t the sexiest name-but then again, a clever name doesn’t always produce three out of four stars) found in Georgetown’s Capella Hotel just won over D.C.’s toughest food critic. BTW, have you have ever read a review by Washington Post‘s Tom Sietsema that bordered on a verbal face smack to the restaurant? And [...]


Beauty & Health

Rock Recovery presents Building Bridges: Living An Integrated Life

Rock Recovery presents Building Bridges: Living An Integrated Life

One thing I’ve learned (and it’s been pounded into my head) from my confession about my food struggles, is that I am NOT ALONE. Even this past weekend during all of the White House Correspondents Dinner weekend festivities, I was humbled with friends approaching me to thank me for being honest and sharing a very [...]

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From the Founder

From the Founder : Follow Up and Feedback

From the Founder : Follow Up and Feedback

It’s been 10 days since my lifestyle change commenced. It’s been a few more since my public (on Facebook) declaration of committing to a radical food makeover. It’s been one week since I published an open confession, my life as a secret binge eater. I’ve received a plethora of inquires: “How do you feel? How [...]

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Arts & Culture

Movie Spotlight: The Age of Adeline – The Actors Shine but the Script Needs a Facelift

Movie Spotlight: The Age of Adeline – The Actors Shine but the Script Needs a Facelift

By Film Critic Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren It’s Spring!  And of course that means Spring Fever, and thoughts of romance.  Hollywood is ready for you, as usual…the tagline for this week’s new release The Age of Adaline is “Love is Timeless”. Well, so is character development and plausibility.  After all, this isn’t The Age of Ultron. [...]

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People to Know

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on Award-Winning Bartender Derek Brown, National Archives Foundation’s First Chief Spirits Advisor

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on Award-Winning Bartender Derek Brown, National Archives Foundation’s First Chief Spirits Advisor

Ever since we began publishing Punch Profiles back in the day, we’ve been lucky to take part in exchanges with the most interesting people who make true impacts on the region, some of whom are more “underexposed” but who are doing kick ass work behind the scenes in their respective industries and causes. They also [...]

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People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on Award-Winning Bartender Derek Brown, National Archives Foundation’s First Chief Spirits Advisor

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on Award-Winning Bartender Derek Brown, National Archives Foundation’s First Chief Spirits Advisor

Ever since we began publishing Punch Profiles back in the day, we’ve been lucky to take part in exchanges with the most interesting people who make true impacts on the region, some of whom are more “underexposed” but who are doing kick ass work behind the scenes in their respective industries and causes. They also [...]

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Rock Recovery presents Building Bridges: Living An Integrated Life

Rock Recovery presents Building Bridges: Living An Integrated Life

One thing I’ve learned (and it’s been pounded into my head) from my confession about my food struggles, is that I am NOT ALONE. Even this past weekend during all of the White House Correspondents Dinner weekend festivities, I was humbled with friends approaching me to thank me for being honest and sharing a very [...]

read more

Movie Spotlight: The Age of Adeline – The Actors Shine but the Script Needs a Facelift

Movie Spotlight: The Age of Adeline – The Actors Shine but the Script Needs a Facelift

By Film Critic Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren It’s Spring!  And of course that means Spring Fever, and thoughts of romance.  Hollywood is ready for you, as usual…the tagline for this week’s new release The Age of Adaline is “Love is Timeless”. Well, so is character development and plausibility.  After all, this isn’t The Age of Ultron. [...]

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People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on Jessica Greenhill, Founder of myBOOKbag

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on Jessica Greenhill, Founder of myBOOKbag

By Punch Contributor Melinda Contreras  Earlier this week I came home, saw a package sitting on the kitchen counter, and I immediately ripped it open. I quickly became confused at the contents, and it was then that I actually decided to read the front of the package, and see who the package was addressed to. [...]

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Washington Post Restaurant Critic Tom Sietsema Gives The Grill Room 3 out of 4 Stars

Washington Post Restaurant Critic Tom Sietsema Gives The Grill Room 3 out of 4 Stars

The Grill Room (we acknowledge that isn’t the sexiest name-but then again, a clever name doesn’t always produce three out of four stars) found in Georgetown’s Capella Hotel just won over D.C.’s toughest food critic. BTW, have you have ever read a review by Washington Post‘s Tom Sietsema that bordered on a verbal face smack to the restaurant? And [...]

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Need to Laugh? Then Go to Dame Edna’s “Glorious Goodbye: The Farewell Tour” at National Theatre

Need to Laugh? Then Go to Dame Edna’s “Glorious Goodbye: The Farewell Tour” at National Theatre

Irreverent. Unfiltered. Fabulous. Riotous. These are some of the words that come to mind when I’m asked, “Who is Dame Edna Everage?” The first time I saw her perform in D.C. I believe it was her 50th birthday celebration about 10 years ago. Her perfectly coifed just-right-shade-of-purple ‘do (the envy of all “blue hairs”), wild spectacle [...]

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People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on Mathilde Thomas, co-Founder of Caudalíe

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on Mathilde Thomas, co-Founder of Caudalíe

DC is the epicenter of the US. We’ve had our eye on DC because it’s a vibrant, international city and Caudalíe is a global brand. A few weeks ago Caudalíe co-founder Mathilde Thomas came to Washington, DC for the opening of their boutique in the posh CityCenterDC. If you are not quite yet familiar with the 100% family-run skincare line over [...]

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Indie Movie Spotlight: Ex Machina & Interview with Writer and Director Alex Garland

Indie Movie Spotlight: Ex Machina & Interview with Writer and Director Alex Garland

By Film Critic Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren What happens when a genius plays God? Are his creations his to destroy? Writer Alex Garland’s first feature as director examines artificial intelligence, morality, and the future in Ex Machina. Cinema Siren critiques this tense, fascinating film and has an exclusive interview with Garland in this video [...]

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Indie Movie Spotlight: Clouds of Sils Maria

Indie Movie Spotlight: Clouds of Sils Maria

By Film Critic Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren The new Indie Clouds of Sils Maria garnered Kristen Stewart the first Cesar Award win for an American woman in history.  Is her work in the film worthy?  Those who want to support women in strong roles and enjoy well written character dramas will find much to celebrate [...]

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#EarthDay at Kiehl’s Since 1851 on April 22nd

#EarthDay at Kiehl’s Since 1851 on April 22nd

Kiehl’s Since 1851 continues their on-going environmental commitment with their seventh annual Limited Edition Label Art Series for Earth Day, this year, partnering with Elizabeth Olsen and Maggie Q, to benefit Recycle Across America. In collaboration with artist/sculptor Fernando Mastrangelo, Elizabeth and Maggie have each designed a limited edition label depicting their vision of social responsibility for our .95 oz. Creamy [...]

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People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on Capitol File Editor in Chief and Poshbrood Founder Elizabeth Thorp

People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on Capitol File Editor in Chief and Poshbrood Founder Elizabeth Thorp

Once upon a time, “blogging” in this town was finding its sea legs. Bloggers weren’t quite considered media yet, but they were being asked to participate in active roles pertaining to events, tourism, the happenings around town and well, even far, far and away. In fact, travel blogging was a curious beast that cities were [...]

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Celebrate Earth Day: Save Water, Drink Green Beer (yes … Green Beer!)

Celebrate Earth Day: Save Water, Drink Green Beer (yes … Green Beer!)

By Guest Contributor Lani Furbank “Save Water, Drink Beer” may be a silly phrase that’s plastered on t-shirts and beer mugs, but depending on which beer you’re drinking, there’s actually some truth to it. This Earth Day, City Tap House will be serving up five beers from eco-friendly breweries in Vermont, and I had the chance to taste them ahead of [...]

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