What an emotional roller coaster of a weekend, team.
On Friday we woke up ridiculously early to watch the marriage of some common chick we didn’t even know. Our emotions were a mix of elation (“She’s a princess!”) to jealousy (“Why the **** am I not a princess?!”). By the way, the Bitches love Kate Middleton, and the Sarah Burton for McQueen dress, in case you were curious.
On Sunday, we stayed up way too late celebrating the death of the wicked witch of the East, and our emotions were a mix of sadness, remembering those lost on 9/11, and jubilation, because it was about time America started kicking ass once again.
In sum, I’d really like to take a nap and not emerge, but the margaritas will start flowing on Cinco de Mayo. So, if you have some energy left in you, here’s what’s going on this week.
The weather has been simply gorgeous lately, and we’re absolutely loving spring. So, get outside and enjoy it at one of the best rooftops in the city, Above DC, the lounge at the Donovan House. The Thomas Circle spot launches a new menu of Asian-inspired picnic dishes tonight, and will remain open all summer. A sushi poolside picnic? Sounds like three of my favorite things.
The Fourth Estate, the restaurant at the National Press Club, pairs up with Chef David Guas of Bayou Bakery to host a multi-course beer and wine pairing dinner. The menu is, naturally, Southern Bayou cuisine, with dishes like Shrimp Etoufee, Crab meat maison, and pralines as a party favor. Price is $55 for members, $70 for non-members. Call (202) 662-7638 or email [email protected] for reservations.
FAIR Fund, a charity that works to prevent human trafficking through education and empowerment programs, hosts Pearls of Purpose at the City Tavern Club. The party includes a open bar, hors d’oeuvres and desserts, live music from Trio Caliente, and a VIP host committee including honorary host Kirsten Gillibrand. Tickets, $125.
It’s Cinco De Mayo. There are plenty of Mexican restaurants—Oyamel, Rosa Mexicana, Lauriol Plaza—that are providing special menus. We suggest making reservations or hopping over to happy hour early. If you’re not feeling Mexican, go for some Italian, as the Phillips After Five teams up with the Italian Cultural Society for a Roman Holiday-themed evening including Italian language crash courses, opera singers, and Italian themed food (Did we hear tiramisu cupcakes?) and wine.
The Ronald McDonald House hosts its top event of the year, Hunks with Heart, which showcases the attractive men who volunteer there. In addition to man candy oogling, you’ll also be provided with wine, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, and a live jazz band. Tickets, $35. 7-9:30 p.m., Old Town Hall, 3999 University Drive, Fairfax, Va.
We’re off to the races for the 86th running of the Virginia Gold Cup. Do you have your ticket yet? And, more importantly your hat? Here’s our roundup of Gold Cup outfit essentials, and hats Becca is lusting after. If you need tickets, check with The Capital Club of D.C. or with Becky’s Fund, both are hosting trips.
It’s Mother’s Day (and one of the biggest brunching days of the year, Bitches!). Celebrate the most important person in your universe with the most important meal of the week. Our Mother’s Day brunch guide will be posted tomorrow, in the meantime we suggest you get that card and those flowers in the mail, STAT.