Post Tagged with: "Sofitel"

Los Angeles Peterson Museum Hosts a Night of Luxury

Los Angeles Peterson Museum Hosts a Night of Luxury

On Thursday November 9th, I was given the honor of attending Bradford Rand’s (President/ CEO of Job Expo International and RAND Luxury Inc.) Luxury Product Showcase: The Luxury Review. This was an exclusive press showcase and intimate shopping experience which, for the first time, allowed consumers to purchase the latest in luxury products. The myriad [...]

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De-Lightful. No Guilt.

De-Lightful. No Guilt.

The French are known for exquisite taste in food, fashion, music, art, and literature (and looooove). This is not an uncommon notion.  We also know that when it comes to the world of French cuisine, those who may not be most familiar, or perhaps those who are all well too familiar, think that it is [...]

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iCi Urban Bistro: A Hidden Gem in the Heart of Washington DC

iCi Urban Bistro: A Hidden Gem in the Heart of Washington DC

Post by Punch Palette Correspondent Lena Aburdene Friends and colleagues often ask me where to have dinner for special occasions. I usually have a shortlist that I refer to but have grown a bit tired of the same options. Recently I dined at iCi Urban Bistro in the Sofitel Hotel Lafayette Square and was so [...]

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Single But Not Alone

Single But Not Alone

Washington, DC is alive and well with young professional, smart, interesting, attractive single men.  Who knew? (We were already aware of the abundance of single women in this city.)  And who knew that many separate circles of said demographic would show up to the Singles Soiree at the Sofitel last Thursday night? Frankly, I was [...]

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Countown to Singles Mixer at Sofitel

Countown to Singles Mixer at Sofitel

“Single and ready to mingle”. That’s right, we singles state it proudly whenever we are pelted from every angle with Valentine’s Day commercials during the weeks leading up to February 14th. Frankly, many of we singles want to mingle because we happen to be at the stage of Singlehood when we are ready to jump [...]

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Janus – Looking Back and Forward (Part 2)

Janus – Looking Back and Forward (Part 2)

We asked our 2010 Punch Partners, friends, and supporters to share some stellar highlights of the past year as well as a few good things that we can expect from them in 2011.  You read Part 1 and here is Part 2: The Sofitel Lafayette Square which is a stone’s throw away from the White [...]

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New Year’s Eve at …..

New Year’s Eve at …..

The Punch is blessed with having three great venues as long time Partners, among which you have your selection of cuisine and ambiance, but certainly all have talented chefs and excellent service.  And we are not just biased, we hear all kinds of feedback from you, and believe me you, we listen. So when making [...]

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A Spirited Festival of Food & Drink

A Spirited Festival of Food & Drink

Last Tuesday evening Washingtonian’s toasted to the beginning of the holiday season at the Spirit of the Festival presented by the Washington D.C. International Wine & Food Festival. The spirited event was held in the Ronald Reagan Building International Trade Center and featured chef/mixologist teams from five area restaurants including Founding Farmers, Ici Urban Bistro, [...]

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Punch Parisian Party Celebrates Four Years

Punch Parisian Party Celebrates Four Years

Yes, it all began with a few glasses of wine (don’t all business ideas begin with a drink?) and an email (not a cocktail napkin) to Brian Williams of Viget Labs four years ago about 11:30 at night.  I wrote to him that I wanted to start a “blog” as a way to chronicle the [...]

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New Site

We have the new site up and running … slowly, gradually with tweaks and changes happening daily.  Thanks to Viget Labs and NiMA Marketing for all the great work.  Apologies for the delay in posts while there’s the changeover.  We’ll have plenty up soon.  Meanwhile, a huge thank you to the Sofitel Lafayette Square and [...]

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Taste of Morocco Begins…

Taste of Morocco Begins…

Remember when I mentioned after returning from the sexy North African state this summer that I felt like I was channeling all things Morocco?  Well, the powers continue and believe you me, I’m not complaining.  This is one place where your antennas are alert, every sense is heightened, where you are living in the moment, [...]

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FRESHFARM Cooking at the White House Market

FRESHFARM Cooking at the White House Market

Post by Punch Palate Correspondent Lena Marie On Thursday September 16th, Chef Olivier Perret of Sofitel’s Ici Urban Bistro showcased his talents at the White House FRESHFARM Markets, using local and seasonal ingredients to make a delicious Chilled Corn Soup with FireFly Black & Blue Goat Cheese and Caramelized Honey Crisp Apples.  Passersby who stopped [...]

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