Seasonal Tastes at the Park Hyatt Washington & Blue Duck Tavern

Seasonal Tastes at the Park Hyatt Washington & Blue Duck Tavern

Last week I had the distinct pleasure of making the acquaintance of freshly minted Executive Chef Ryan LaRoche of Blue Duck Tavern (no, no relation to the Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche, although both are handsome, fit, and damn good at their chosen professions #NothingButOctober!). Chef Ryan, who just left the Park Hyatt Chicago [...]

Dar be Dar Fashion Show & Oktoberfest Specials at Cesco Osteria

Dar be Dar Fashion Show & Oktoberfest Specials at Cesco Osteria

Tuesday evening, downtown Bethesda hotspot Cesco Osteria’s Co2 Lounge hosted a fashion show for luxury swimwear brand Dar be Dar with designer Tala Raassi. Raassi showcased her bold and international-inspired 2014/2015 Resort collection to a stylish crowd of fashionistas, media personalities and VIPs. Guests were treated to a special swimsuit pop-up boutique after the show, snatching up the designer’s sultry looks straight off the runway. Proceeds from the [...]

The 12th Annual Michael Wilbon and James Brown Celebrity Roast and Golf Classic benefiting DC-CAP Proves to be Another Winner

The 12th Annual Michael Wilbon and James Brown Celebrity Roast and Golf Classic benefiting DC-CAP Proves to be Another Winner

Just a few blocks away from The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel Monday night, actor and activist Kevin Spacey was crooning to an audience (yay), but for sports fans and those whose aim is to support DC high school students’ future college education, the roast of NBA and Washington Bullets legend Wes Unseld was more than music [...]

Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation Hosts the 4th Annual Blue Hope Bash on October 16th at Four Seasons Hotel

Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation Hosts the 4th Annual Blue Hope Bash on October 16th at Four Seasons Hotel

Our long time Punch Partner, the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation will host its annual Blue Hope Bash to raise colon cancer awareness on Thursday, October 16, from 6:00-10:00PM at the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown. The theme this year is “Beyond The Limits” – elevating the awareness and need to talk about colorectal cancer, the prevention [...]

Fly Me to the Moon : Georgetown Gala 2014 to Honor Jack and Michele Evans

Fly Me to the Moon : Georgetown Gala 2014 to Honor Jack and Michele Evans

The Citizens Association of Georgetown’s annual black tie event that brings together over 400 residents,  organizations, businesses, and politicos to celebrate Georgetown and CAG’s mission of historic preservation and improving the life of the community, will be held on Friday, October 24th and will honor one of our favorite local power couples, Jack and Michele Evans. Officially called the [...]


Innovation & Technology

cove One Year Anniversary and coHi Launch Party

cove One Year Anniversary and coHi Launch Party

By Punch Correspondent Jaclyn South  One of the greatest things about living in the nation’s capital is how many different types of people you can meet in just a few hours, especially in a productive space such as cove. I can hear you sighing on the other end of this and thinking, “Why do I [...]

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Food & Drink

Seasonal Tastes at the Park Hyatt Washington & Blue Duck Tavern

Seasonal Tastes at the Park Hyatt Washington & Blue Duck Tavern

Last week I had the distinct pleasure of making the acquaintance of freshly minted Executive Chef Ryan LaRoche of Blue Duck Tavern (no, no relation to the Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche, although both are handsome, fit, and damn good at their chosen professions #NothingButOctober!). Chef Ryan, who just left the Park Hyatt Chicago [...]

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Fashion & Design

Dar be Dar Fashion Show & Oktoberfest Specials at Cesco Osteria

Dar be Dar Fashion Show & Oktoberfest Specials at Cesco Osteria

Tuesday evening, downtown Bethesda hotspot Cesco Osteria’s Co2 Lounge hosted a fashion show for luxury swimwear brand Dar be Dar with designer Tala Raassi. Raassi showcased her bold and international-inspired 2014/2015 Resort collection to a stylish crowd of fashionistas, media personalities and VIPs. Guests were treated to a special swimsuit pop-up boutique after the show, snatching up the designer’s sultry looks straight off the runway. Proceeds from the [...]

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Out & About

The Louis Celebrates Their Grand Opening with a Rooftop Pool Party

The Louis Celebrates Their Grand Opening with a Rooftop Pool Party

By Punch Correspondent Melinda Contreras  The end of summer and beginning of fall is equated to several different things including football, pumpkin spice anything/everything, better weather, etc. For some, the change in seasons will come with a change in residence as they change their address to 1920 14th Street NW, where The Louis has recently [...]

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Seasonal Tastes at the Park Hyatt Washington & Blue Duck Tavern

Seasonal Tastes at the Park Hyatt Washington & Blue Duck Tavern

Last week I had the distinct pleasure of making the acquaintance of freshly minted Executive Chef Ryan LaRoche of Blue Duck Tavern (no, no relation to the Washington Nationals first baseman Adam LaRoche, although both are handsome, fit, and damn good at their chosen professions #NothingButOctober!). Chef Ryan, who just left the Park Hyatt Chicago [...]

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Dar be Dar Fashion Show & Oktoberfest Specials at Cesco Osteria

Dar be Dar Fashion Show & Oktoberfest Specials at Cesco Osteria

Tuesday evening, downtown Bethesda hotspot Cesco Osteria’s Co2 Lounge hosted a fashion show for luxury swimwear brand Dar be Dar with designer Tala Raassi. Raassi showcased her bold and international-inspired 2014/2015 Resort collection to a stylish crowd of fashionistas, media personalities and VIPs. Guests were treated to a special swimsuit pop-up boutique after the show, snatching up the designer’s sultry looks straight off the runway. Proceeds from the [...]

read more

The 12th Annual Michael Wilbon and James Brown Celebrity Roast and Golf Classic benefiting DC-CAP Proves to be Another Winner

The 12th Annual Michael Wilbon and James Brown Celebrity Roast and Golf Classic benefiting DC-CAP Proves to be Another Winner

Just a few blocks away from The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel Monday night, actor and activist Kevin Spacey was crooning to an audience (yay), but for sports fans and those whose aim is to support DC high school students’ future college education, the roast of NBA and Washington Bullets legend Wes Unseld was more than music [...]

read more

Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation Hosts the 4th Annual Blue Hope Bash on October 16th at Four Seasons Hotel

Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation Hosts the 4th Annual Blue Hope Bash on October 16th at Four Seasons Hotel

Our long time Punch Partner, the Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation will host its annual Blue Hope Bash to raise colon cancer awareness on Thursday, October 16, from 6:00-10:00PM at the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown. The theme this year is “Beyond The Limits” – elevating the awareness and need to talk about colorectal cancer, the prevention [...]

read more

Fly Me to the Moon : Georgetown Gala 2014 to Honor Jack and Michele Evans

Fly Me to the Moon : Georgetown Gala 2014 to Honor Jack and Michele Evans

The Citizens Association of Georgetown’s annual black tie event that brings together over 400 residents,  organizations, businesses, and politicos to celebrate Georgetown and CAG’s mission of historic preservation and improving the life of the community, will be held on Friday, October 24th and will honor one of our favorite local power couples, Jack and Michele Evans. Officially called the [...]

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“Marie Antoinette” Lets Them Eat Cake at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

“Marie Antoinette” Lets Them Eat Cake at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

By Punch Correspondent Lindsey Clark  When the lights go down at Woolly Mammoth Theatre, I never really know what to expect when they go back up again.  Sometimes it’s hilarious or poignant, sometimes it’s off the wall…and sometimes it’s 18th Century French royalty in a bikini.  For the launch of their 35th Season, Director Yury [...]

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Best Dressed: The Tailored Man DC Trunk Show Schedule

Best Dressed: The Tailored Man DC Trunk Show Schedule

Gentlemen and LADIES who appreciate the look and fit of fine tailoring and cloth, please direct your attention to the following schedule. Our Punch Partner The Tailored Man is hitting the streets again this October in order to offer you the latest in Italian and English materials to be measured perfectly. Bespoke is not just [...]

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5th Annual Cosmo Couture Fashion & Design Event Goes Patriotic

5th Annual Cosmo Couture Fashion & Design Event Goes Patriotic

Last Thursday, the 5th Annual Cosmo Couture Fashion & Design Event displayed American pride and patriotism with Arlington’s Artisphere. Known as the “it” fashion function where interior and exterior collide, this yearly affair is produced by the Washington Metro City Center (WMCC) of the International Interior Design Association Mid-Atlantic Chapter (IIDA-MAC). In 2013, the DC-centric theme was the [...]

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Theater J Opens its 2014/2015 Season With Yentl

Theater J Opens its 2014/2015 Season With Yentl

By Punch Preview Correspondent Lindsey Clark I went into Theater J’s season-opening production of Yentl with visions of Barbara Streisand in my head – after all, my only previous knowledge of the story was the 1983 film in which she starred in the title role as the young girl who leaves her home and lives [...]

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Pennsylvania Themed Restaurant Second State to Open in October in DC

Pennsylvania Themed Restaurant Second State to Open in October in DC

My friend, fellow Nittany Lion and oh, yes, restaurateur Reese Gardner just announced the October opening of Second State, which will replace the former Mighty Pint at 1831 M Street, NW.  Gardner is the founder/owner of Wooden Nickel Bar Company based in Arlington, Virginia which owns and operates the popular Irish Whiskey Public House in DC and [...]

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cove One Year Anniversary and coHi Launch Party

cove One Year Anniversary and coHi Launch Party

By Punch Correspondent Jaclyn South  One of the greatest things about living in the nation’s capital is how many different types of people you can meet in just a few hours, especially in a productive space such as cove. I can hear you sighing on the other end of this and thinking, “Why do I [...]

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MPire Club: A New Luxury Adult Entertainment Venue Opens in DC

MPire Club: A New Luxury Adult Entertainment Venue Opens in DC

Say that you want about your “typical” adult entertainment spots aka “strip clubs”, and believe me, you may say what you want, because I know I do. However, being part of a progressive female empowered movement in DC, I, along with some other women, explored the newest of these types of establishments recently. The Mpire [...]

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