Articles By: Pamela Sorensen

Zaytinya’s Celebration of Aglaia Kremezi’s New Cookbook “Mediterranean Vegetarian Feast”

Celebrity chef/restauranteur/food activist José Andrés and Zaytinya’s Executive Chef Michael Costa welcomed friends and family of the famed and favorite Washington Mediterranean establishment this week for the purpose of a book party. We Washingtonians love us a book party, especially when it has to do with food (ok, and celebrities and gossip, but for sure good food). [...]

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Pumpkin Flip Cocktail Class & Monthly Tasting at Copperwood Tavern

We now take you back to our friends at Copperwood Tavern, who are (good gracious does time fly by, it’s ALREADY NOVEMBER?) hosting their monthly tasting on Tuesday, November 4th (aka Election Day) 6:30pm and 7:30pm. The popular flavor of natural pumpkin will be out in full force for all you “cultivator of the squash [...]

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Punch Pick: Gift Ideas from Italian Jewelry Designer Giuliana Michelotti

I became a fan of Italian jewelry designer Giuliana Michelotti last year when I met her in person at a Georgetown event which was celebrating the Year of Italy. Once I devote myself to a talent, I’m pretty much a follower for life, especially if I’d had the honor of having a meaningful conversation with her/him. [...]

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Watch While You Eat: iPic Theaters Pike & Rose Opens Halloween with a James Beard Award Winning Chef

iPic Theaters, the fastest-growing affordable luxury movie-watching experience in the nation, announces that it will officially open as the anchor tenant for the new Pike & Rose development in North Bethesda on Friday, October 31st (HALLOWEEN). Comprising 47,000 square feet, eight screens and 782 seats, iPic Theaters Pike & Rose is a visionary entertainment destination providing [...]

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Noche de Pasión: The Tango Soirée

Join the members of The Washington Ballet’s Women’s Committee, Jeté Society and Latino Dance Fund Host Committee for Noche de Pasión: The Tango Soirée on Saturday, November 8, 2014. This inaugural event will benefit TWB’s scholarship programs and the Latino Dance Fund as well as celebrate TWB’s fall repertory program “Masterworks,” showcasing 5 Tangos by world-renowned choreographer, Hans van [...]

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DC’s Dancing with the Stars Gala Lights Up the Night with Moves Like …

Jagger? Maybe not Jagger per se, but definitely some professional dancer(s).  On Saturday night, over 400 dance enthusiasts and philanthropists turned out to support the first-ever DC’s Dancing Stars Gala at the Ritz Carlton in Tyson’s Corner. Event co-chairs and Fred Astaire Studio of Fairfax owners Maria Coakley David & Jim David and Executive Director Susannah Moss brought together notable Washingtonians to help raise over $150,000 in support of local charities. Former Washington [...]

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Punch Pick: Holiday High Tea Time: Gift Ideas from Palais des Thés

Personally, I’m a huge tea enthusiast. The experiences of taking tea alone in peace and tranquility, or with friends enjoying moments of laughs and joyous conversation, or even with a group as a social event, all are at least in my book, occasions to cherish. As you scout gift giving ideas for the holidays, Palais des [...]

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American Kidney Fund Celebrates Six Years with The Hope Affair

On Wednesday, October 22nd the American Kidney Fund celebrated its sixth annual national gala, The Hope Affair, at the Andrew W. Mellow Auditorium. This year’s gala, themed “Sharing the Journey,” was emceed by Emmy-award winning anchor, Shawn Yancy, with performances by Afro Blue, Howard University’s Premier Jazz Ensemble. Joined by members of the renal community, the [...]

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Emerging Scholars Annual Gala

This month, Emerging Scholars hosted its annual fundraising gala, themed Expanding Horizons. The event took place at the Jose Andres’ Jaleo Restaurant in Arlington, VA. WJLA Meteorologist Eileen Whelan hosted the event. Emerging Scholars is a non-profit organization that offers academic preparation and financial support to bright, promising students who otherwise would not have the opportunity to [...]

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GANT + Becky’s Fund Event

By Punch Correspondent Jaclyn South  If you know me, you know I love shopping. So, when Pamela offered up the chance for one of us to head over to GANT in good ol’ Georgetown, I obviously had to snatch it up! For those of you who haven’t really shopped at GANT, or have never heard [...]

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FOTODC Announces Exhibitions, Projections, FotoFilm : FotoWeekDC Returns November 8-16

I can’t believe it’s been 7 years since this region was blessed with the inaugural FotoWeekDC. Get ready for an intense, comprehensive week filled with exhibits, events, lectures, films, parties and experiences. You do NOT want to miss it. The 7th annual FotoWeekDC 2014 will present a line-up of dynamic and diverse exhibitions, projections, film screenings and [...]

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Punch Pick: Picnic Theatre Company & Dumbarton House present H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds”

On Halloween Eve 1938, Orson Welles’ realistic radio broadcast about a martian invasion of Earth sparked panic across America.  Just in time for the season, our friends (who work pretty damn important full-time jobs) at the never tiring Picnic Theatre Company invite you to a presentation of H.G. Wells’ War of the Worlds. I love [...]

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