I am sun burnt and my hair is frizzy. Hello, summer. Becca’s in Vegas all week and I just returned from a whirlwind weekend in New York. Not sure we’ll make it to any of these fun events, but we sure wish we could—my seersucker pants are longing for a bikeride
It’s a perfect (beer) pairing—Birch & Barley and Sierra Nevada team up to create a five-course meal paired with nine Sierra Nevada ales. Tickets are $75, call (202) 567-2576 for reservations. 1337 14th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Tweet, eat, drink and dance… at DC Tweetup #24 held at Madam’s Organ. The event features live music, half-priced drinks and discounted appetizers, and benefits Alabama tornado relief. Free, RSVP here. Wednesday, 5–9 p.m., Madam’s Organ, 2461 18th St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Luke’s Wings, a charity that purchases airplane tickets for hospitalized wounded soldiers’ families, hosts its annual Casino Royale Night. Attendees will enjoy specialty cocktails, gourmet hors d’oeurves from Leopold’s Café, a luxury raffle table, and a night of casino gambling complete with tables, games, and dealers. Guests will receive $30,000 in casino chips. DJ Neekola will be spinning music for the evening. Black tie, tickets, $55. Thursday, 7 p.m., Leopold’s Lounge (L2), 3409 M St. N.W., Washington D.C.
Urban Chic boutique hosts a trunk show featuring Tibi, one of my favorite designers, spring and summer collections. Shoppers receive 15 percent off of any Tibi purchase and enjoy complimentary champagne, treats from Hello Cupcake, and a free gift. Urban Chic, 1626 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
It’s time for the Seersucker Bike Ride and Lawn Party! Join Dandies & Quaintrelles for their biannual vintage-themed bike ride. Get dressed up in your best vintage attire and bike through Washington, culminating in a lawn party—complete with badminton and croquet—at the Hillwood Estate and Museum. Bike ride begins at 2 p.m., lawn party begins at 3:30 p.m. Click here for more information, and here for lawn party tickets ($10).
We suggest brunch and sunshine… my absolute favorite new spot, Lincoln Restaurant, launches their brunch today. We’ll both be out of town, sadly, so see if you can beat the Bitches there. (Feel free to tweet us your thoughts)
If you’re feeling more ambitious, head to Annapolis. By far the most fun race we’ve heard of, the ZOOMA Annapolis Half-Marathon and 10K takes place this Sunday. After you finish your run, enjoy complimentary wine, massages, shopping, and live music at the post-race party. Details, here.