By Punch Power Correspondent Ghazal Vaghedi This past week I attended the port media dinner hosted by the Instituto dos Vinhos do Douro e Porto (IVDP) at Birch and Barley.Â The exquisite five course menu by Chef Kyle Bailey was paired with a variety of dynamic ports from Porto, Portugal (in the Douro Valley),Â the [...]
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By Punch Power Correspondent Ghazal Vaghedi I recently interviewed Colleen Fisher, stay-at-home mom to four boys, ages ranging from 2 1/2 to 7.Â On top of managing a full house, Colleen also teaches spinning classes five mornings a week.Â Colleen like many otherâ€™s involved with Cycle for Survival has a personal connection to the [...]
By Punch Power Correspondent Ghazal Vaghedi I recently interviewed Heather Bauer, RD, CDN, a nationally recognized nutritionist, entrepreneur, author, and mother of three. Over the last decade she has taught thousands of people how to safely lose weight and keep it off through her nutrition counseling company, Nu-Train.Â She has written two books, The Wall [...]
By Punch Power Correspondent Ghazal Vaghedi This weekend, Vida celebrated its five year anniversary and grand opening of Vida Fitness and Bang Salon on U Street.Â The new state of the art four story U street location boosts a remodeled Bang Salon and outdoes the other three locations with a plush membership only rooftop pool [...]
By Punch Power Correspondent Ghazal Vaghed If you are like me, you have at least three different “to do” lists, not to mention your day job, and where does that workout make it on the priority list?Â Letâ€™s be honest, getting your essential workout (promising to get you flat board abs and a tight bottom)Â as [...]
By Punch Power Correspondent Ghazal Vaghedi On Thursday night the Bob Woodruff Foundation hosted an event drawing more than 700 people to raise awareness and funds for wounded warriors and their families.Â The who is who of news personalities, defense contractors, Congressional leaders, and administration officials, joined servicemen and women of all military branches to [...]
By Punch Power Correspondent Ghazal Vaghedi When I decided on a whim to go to Costa Rica last month, I was just looking to get away from the DC daily grind.Â I imagined pure leisure in the form of lounging on the beach, massages, yoga, sprinkled with fresh seafood and fruity cocktails.Â My visions of [...]