Articles By: Pamela Sorensen

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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“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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Salon Nordine & Day Spa in the Mosaic District : A Visit & Massage

Last year, my idol, the iconic designer, captain of the fashion industry, global activist, and all around superstar Diane von Furstenburg, published her 3rd book, “The Woman I Wanted to Be”. Amongst a plethora of topics covered, she addresses in great detail how she dealt with her cancer diagnosis, during treatment and once cancer free. [...]

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#CFL10 Brings Out the Best Players & Supporters Despite the Worst Weather

What will your legacy be? If you have children, your answer is pretty simple. On the other hand, if you are childless, this question poses more thoughtful consideration and frankly, planning and execution. Then there are those whom you know who have built a family but go above and beyond to contribute to society and [...]

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5 Signs Your Headache May Be Caused By TMJ

What the heck is this article doing on Pamela’s Punch? you might be asking of yourself. Well, my dear readers, I have TMJ. And it sucks. I was diagnosed a few years out of college after what I had thought was a throbbing and piercing earache had taken too much of my time and attention [...]

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Aboard the Newly Opened Orange Anchor

Orange Anchor, the latest brand of locally-based restaurant group Wooden Nickel Bar Company dropped anchor in Georgetown’s Washington Harbour last week, first with a soft opening Wednesday, then an official launch during the weekend. May I take this moment to remind you dear readers and diners, what a “soft opening” really is. It is a method [...]

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Varnish Lane Brings the First Waterless Luxury Nail Salon to the Nation’s Capital

When I first heard of a waterless spa/luxury nail care salon, I admit I raised an eyebrow. I happen to enjoy a long decadent soak be it in a bath or foot tub. I found it hard to envision such an entity. By definition (at least in my little mind), a nail salon has a [...]

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Chicago! The Musical is a Must See with John O’Hurley Starring as Billy Flynn

He has the most distinguished, unmistakably recognizable voice of his time (if you don’t count, say Morgan Freeman and James Earl Jones…and a few others) if you are hip to television pop culture, particularly that of ahem, a little ’90′s show called SEINFELD. I’ve been a huge fan of John O’Hurley and his perfect execution of [...]

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VELUXE is Certainly Deluxe

“Timing is everything” is no flip cliché in my book. We at the Punch have finally taken a true turn toward Beauty, Health and Fitness in our 8th year of punching it up in The DMV and wouldn’t you know it…seems like everyone else is too. Our #DCandMe 2015 theme is all about appreciating the [...]

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#ICYMI: Valentine’s Day Grooming Punch Picks to Look Good, Feel Good & Smell Good on “Let’s Talk Live”

No, you are not going crazy. Yes, I recently wrote how I hate Valentine’s Day, but my friends, that is personal, and this is professional. I get to share with the people of the world who love this holiday and need assistance on how to spend their time and hard earned dollars, ideas. Good ideas. [...]

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Friendly Reminder: The 10th Annual Chance for Life Poker Tournament, Wine Tasting & After Party

 The 10th Annual Chance for Life Poker Tournament, Wine Tasting & After Party, a star-studded charity event hosted by RedPeg Marketing (led by our good friend Brad Nierenberg), will be held Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Sphinx Club in Washington, DC. The event – the biggest in its history – will feature a poker tournament, wine tasting, scotch tasting, raffle, and after [...]

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People to Know / Punch Profiles : Spotlight on Media Personality Sarah Fraser

When known personalities move away from this market to say, the Big Apple, then boomerang back, I’m always curious as to why the return. The departure’s impetus, not so much, because everyone has reasons for running away. Career, spouse, school, dating scene, weather…we get it. Then we smile knowingly and with open arms, welcome them [...]

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