Attention Please: Major Change with the Punch

Dear Loyal Readers, we have a huge announcement to make. In November this year, we will hit 9, the big 9 … almost a full decade of Punch posts. What started as a personal chronicling of the goings on about town – The Daily Adventures of Pamela Sorensen – morphed into a new media platform, [...]

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month so #LoveYourButtC4L

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month so #LoveYourButtC4L

And our long time Punch Partner Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation is heating up the fight with nonstop events, a 5K Race, meetings on the Hill, webinars, shopping functions, a Chef contest and much more, including a nationwide campaign called Love Your Butt which can be seen in major markets. In its third year, the mission [...]

Opening Night at the Italian Embassy : The Symposium: Food for Mind, Body and Soul – Artifacts Recovered by Guardia di Finanza

Opening Night at the Italian Embassy : The Symposium: Food for Mind, Body and Soul – Artifacts Recovered by Guardia di Finanza

In D.C. it’s hard to compete with Frank Underwood, but Friday evening, Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute held a full house as it introduced its The Symposium: Food for Mind, Body and Soul – Artifacts Recovered by Guardia di Finanza exhibit. Ambassador Bisogniero acknowledged with humor, his competition, [...]

Fashion Photographer Nigel Barker Hosts Book Signing Event at DCanter Capitol Hill This Weekend

Fashion Photographer Nigel Barker Hosts Book Signing Event at DCanter Capitol Hill This Weekend

This past Saturday, DCanter - Capitol Hill’s modern wine and beer boutique – brought together fashionistas and wine aficionados for an afternoon book signing event with famed fashion photographer Nigel Barker (you know, the super hot guy from reality show “America’s Next Top Model“). Held in DCanter’s intimate Tasting Room, guests sampled wines from fashion capitals of the world while mingling with Barker as he signed copies of his [...]

New York Times Best Selling Author Wes Moore Hosts Inaugural Champions of #THEWORK Celebration

New York Times Best Selling Author Wes Moore Hosts Inaugural Champions of #THEWORK Celebration

This weekend, 350 people - including Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Congressman John Delaney - turned out to support New York Times Best Selling Author Wes Moore at his inaugural Champions of #THEWORK Celebration. Moore and PHILANTHROPIK co-hosted the event at the Four Seasons Baltimore to honor seven individuals for their significant contributions and dedication to their local communities. Just last month, Moore released his second read, The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters, which quickly [...]


Beauty & Health

People to Know / Punch Profiles: Salon Antoine’s Tony Chahine

People to Know / Punch Profiles: Salon Antoine’s Tony Chahine

By Punch Correspondent Rebecca Norris  Salon Antoine, the cozy salon nestled amongst businesses off of Route 29 in Fairfax since 1997, have you heard of it? If you are one of the unfortunate few who have not, I’m here to open your eyes to a whole new world of salons. What makes it so different? [...]

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Food & Drink

Oyamel’s 8th Annual Tequila and Mezcal Festival Preview

Oyamel’s 8th Annual Tequila and Mezcal Festival Preview

 By Punch Correspondent Rebecca Norris  Although I proclaim to be a foodie, I’m the girl whose mind automatically jumps to Rio or La Tolteca when I get a hankering for queso and a good old-fashioned taco or taquito. So, when I arrived at Oyamel’s 8th Annual Tequila and Mezcal Festival Preview, only to be greeted [...]

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Arts & Culture

Opening Night at the Italian Embassy : The Symposium: Food for Mind, Body and Soul – Artifacts Recovered by Guardia di Finanza

Opening Night at the Italian Embassy : The Symposium: Food for Mind, Body and Soul – Artifacts Recovered by Guardia di Finanza

In D.C. it’s hard to compete with Frank Underwood, but Friday evening, Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute held a full house as it introduced its The Symposium: Food for Mind, Body and Soul – Artifacts Recovered by Guardia di Finanza exhibit. Ambassador Bisogniero acknowledged with humor, his competition, [...]

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Out & About

Fashion Photographer Nigel Barker Hosts Book Signing Event at DCanter Capitol Hill This Weekend

Fashion Photographer Nigel Barker Hosts Book Signing Event at DCanter Capitol Hill This Weekend

This past Saturday, DCanter - Capitol Hill’s modern wine and beer boutique – brought together fashionistas and wine aficionados for an afternoon book signing event with famed fashion photographer Nigel Barker (you know, the super hot guy from reality show “America’s Next Top Model“). Held in DCanter’s intimate Tasting Room, guests sampled wines from fashion capitals of the world while mingling with Barker as he signed copies of his [...]

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Recent Articles

Attention Please: Major Change with the Punch

Dear Loyal Readers, we have a huge announcement to make. In November this year, we will hit 9, the big 9 … almost a full decade of Punch posts. What started as a personal chronicling of the goings on about town – The Daily Adventures of Pamela Sorensen – morphed into a new media platform, [...]

read more

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month so #LoveYourButtC4L

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month so #LoveYourButtC4L

And our long time Punch Partner Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation is heating up the fight with nonstop events, a 5K Race, meetings on the Hill, webinars, shopping functions, a Chef contest and much more, including a nationwide campaign called Love Your Butt which can be seen in major markets. In its third year, the mission [...]

read more

Opening Night at the Italian Embassy : The Symposium: Food for Mind, Body and Soul – Artifacts Recovered by Guardia di Finanza

Opening Night at the Italian Embassy : The Symposium: Food for Mind, Body and Soul – Artifacts Recovered by Guardia di Finanza

In D.C. it’s hard to compete with Frank Underwood, but Friday evening, Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute held a full house as it introduced its The Symposium: Food for Mind, Body and Soul – Artifacts Recovered by Guardia di Finanza exhibit. Ambassador Bisogniero acknowledged with humor, his competition, [...]

read more

Fashion Photographer Nigel Barker Hosts Book Signing Event at DCanter Capitol Hill This Weekend

Fashion Photographer Nigel Barker Hosts Book Signing Event at DCanter Capitol Hill This Weekend

This past Saturday, DCanter - Capitol Hill’s modern wine and beer boutique – brought together fashionistas and wine aficionados for an afternoon book signing event with famed fashion photographer Nigel Barker (you know, the super hot guy from reality show “America’s Next Top Model“). Held in DCanter’s intimate Tasting Room, guests sampled wines from fashion capitals of the world while mingling with Barker as he signed copies of his [...]

read more

New York Times Best Selling Author Wes Moore Hosts Inaugural Champions of #THEWORK Celebration

New York Times Best Selling Author Wes Moore Hosts Inaugural Champions of #THEWORK Celebration

This weekend, 350 people - including Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Congressman John Delaney - turned out to support New York Times Best Selling Author Wes Moore at his inaugural Champions of #THEWORK Celebration. Moore and PHILANTHROPIK co-hosted the event at the Four Seasons Baltimore to honor seven individuals for their significant contributions and dedication to their local communities. Just last month, Moore released his second read, The Work: My Search for a Life That Matters, which quickly [...]

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Hennessy V.S.O.P. Privilège & The Dominican American National Foundation Celebrate White House Policy Briefing

Hennessy V.S.O.P. Privilège & The Dominican American National Foundation Celebrate White House Policy Briefing

Last week, Hennessy V.S.O.P. Privilège and the Dominican American National Foundation (DANF) hosted a reception at Cities Restaurant & Lounge in D.C. to honor a day of policy briefing at the White House with national Latin diplomats and senior administration officials. Notable thought leaders made a toast with specialty Hennessy cocktails to the DANF’s mission to form a coalition of Dominican American non profit [...]

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People to Know / Punch Profiles: Salon Antoine’s Tony Chahine

People to Know / Punch Profiles: Salon Antoine’s Tony Chahine

By Punch Correspondent Rebecca Norris  Salon Antoine, the cozy salon nestled amongst businesses off of Route 29 in Fairfax since 1997, have you heard of it? If you are one of the unfortunate few who have not, I’m here to open your eyes to a whole new world of salons. What makes it so different? [...]

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Young Playwrights’ Theater Honors NPR’s Diane Rehm With 2015 Giving Voice Award at March 7 Gala

Young Playwrights’ Theater Honors NPR’s Diane Rehm With 2015 Giving Voice Award at March 7 Gala

By Punch Preview Correspondent Lindsey Clark  If you’ve ever seen a play and felt moved enough to wonder about the voices behind the writing, you have organizations like Young Playwrights’ Theater to thank.  Since it was founded in 1995, YPT has encouraged thousands of students in the DC area to discover the power and impact [...]

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Woolly Mammoth Gets Back to Nature with “Cherokee”

Woolly Mammoth Gets Back to Nature with “Cherokee”

By Punch Preview Correspondent Lindsey Clark City person though I am, every once in a while, I feel the pull to escape the chaos and get back to nature.  In fact, I’d imagine that most of us dream about spending a weekend outside of cell phone range, not answering a single email or living off [...]

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Mari Vanna DC Celebrates Two Year Anniversary

Mari Vanna DC Celebrates Two Year Anniversary

Tuesday evening, over 100 guests – media personalities, politicos, influencers and VIPs – helped celebrate the two-year anniversary of Dupont Circle Russian eatery, Mari Vanna (our go-to in DC for vodka and blinis). Held in the restaurant’s third level cocktail lounge from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., guests made a toast to the milestone with [...]

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Oyamel’s 8th Annual Tequila and Mezcal Festival Preview

Oyamel’s 8th Annual Tequila and Mezcal Festival Preview

 By Punch Correspondent Rebecca Norris  Although I proclaim to be a foodie, I’m the girl whose mind automatically jumps to Rio or La Tolteca when I get a hankering for queso and a good old-fashioned taco or taquito. So, when I arrived at Oyamel’s 8th Annual Tequila and Mezcal Festival Preview, only to be greeted [...]

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“Dame Edna’s Glorious Goodbye – The Farewell Tour” to Play National Theatre April 21-26

“Dame Edna’s Glorious Goodbye – The Farewell Tour” to Play National Theatre April 21-26

The first time I saw Dame Edna perform in Washington, DC, I think I was in my 20′s. Granted the end of my 20′s, but still, it had been that long ago . I had had no idea what to expect, but I can tell you, I was bowled over laughing, you know, the kind of physical [...]

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