My, my, kittens, it’s a busy week of cocktails, fashion, fashion and more fashion ahead. I intend to enjoy it, as I may die come Monday. A bit dramatic, you say? Nonsense. I’ll be running the Boston Marathon. And, sometimes, people die. Like, they have their hearts broken on Heartbreak Hill and kick the bucket in the name of exercise and competition. No, I’m not concerned or anything.
Last night, we saw Woolly Mammoth’s newest show, Arias with a Twist. It’s playing until May 6 and Mondays are pay-what-you-can night. There will be a review later this week. Check it out! 641 D St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Go get your hair did! Luigi Parasmo Salon opens today in the heart of Georgetown. Luigi was voted best hairstylist in DC in 2010 and 2011 by the Washington City Paper and, after stints at several salons, he decided to strike out on his own. We’re checking out his beauty parlor at the opening party tonight and will be sure to report back. 1510 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Becca will be at the VIP grand opening of the newly renovated historic Howard Theatre Tuesday evening. The event will feature a concert by Trombone Shorty with special guest George Clinton. Didn’t get an invite? Go to the Grand Opening Gala and Benefit on Thursday. 620 T Street NW, Washington, D.C.
Like cocktails? Like amazing Italian food? Head to Fiola for its monthly mixology class. Bar Manager Jeff Faile serves up three cocktails that will be paired with a three-course menu by Chef Fabio Trabocchi. Faile will lead class participants through the history of each spirit as well as demonstrate three distinct cocktails. Attendees will taste each cocktail while paired with their meal and receive recipes for all the drinks. Classes are $85. 6-8 p.m. The bar at Fiola, 601 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
It’s time for our favorite fashion event, ReadySetDC’s Fashion District. The seasonal fashion show and party promotes local designers with a runway show, DJ, shopping, cocktails and more. The event’s always filled with Washington’s most stylish, interesting citizens and the Bitches will be there. This year’s designers which include Hugh & Crye, Kelly Tang, Artaya, Ginger Root Design, Read’s Clothing Project, Aliceanna and Accoutre, among others.
Uber will provide rides in style to and from Fashion District by using an exclusive ReadysetDC Fashion District promotion code for a discount. Uber riders will have access to an exclusive red carpet entrance, complete with paparazzi—an updated version of the photo booth. Riders will also receive a complimentary Uber cocktail, with presentation of receipt.
Early access tickets are $40, doors open at 6:30pm. Early access ticket holders gain early entrance to shopping, a complimentary Fashion District cocktail and hors d’oeuvres from some of DC’s most beloved and exciting restaurants. General admission is $30, comes with a complimentary Fashion District cocktail and doors open at 7:30 p.m. More information, online.
Stop by Urban Chic Georgetown for the Shoshanna trunk show. It’s happening 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. both Thursday and Friday of this week. Shoshanna’s Spring 2012 collection is all about bright, femininity with a boost of confidence (Watch out for a Lust List coming this week). Ladies who stop by the trunk show will receive 15 percent off all trunk show merchandise, and the first 25 to purchase will receive a gift card for a free Chocolate Sun Organic Sunless Tan at Nectar Skin Bar—the perfect complement to a gorgeous new frock. There will be Shoshanna-inspired sweets and candy bar styled by Petite Social. 1626 Wisconsin Ave., Washington, D.C.
First, head to Bethesda to meet Stacy London from TLC’s What Not To Wear as part of the Westfield Style Tour. From 12-2 p.m. and 3-5 p.m., snag a pic with Stacy London, an autograph and a special gift with a purchase of $100 or more. There are complimentary beauty makeovers and professional style consultations Stacy’s top stylists. Westfield Montgomery- Center Court, 7101 Democracy Blvd. Bethesda, M.D.
Then, it’s time for fashion and puppies with the best event of the year, Fashion for Paws. The 6th annual runway show features local guys and gals walking the catwalk with their pups and raises money for the Washington Humane Society. Tysons Galleria will present the Spring 2012 collections on the Fashion for Paws runway from: Elie Tahari, Karen Millen, Nicole Miller, 7 For All Mankind, Betsey Johnson, Vineyard Vines, Anne Fontaine, Basler and Aram. Canine couture will be handled by Wagtime and will be in keeping with the designs worn by the two-legged models on the runway. Tickets include cocktails, appetizers, the show, dancing, cupcakes and more. Bitch Bestie Lindsey will be on the runway looking glam. Buy a ticket through her fundraising page. 8-12 p.m., The National Building Museum, 401 F St. N.W., Washington, D.C.
Join some lovely ladies from Brussels for their first launch of their brunch club in Washington, known as EasySundays DC. The European ladies have partnered with GFWC District of Colombia Woman’s Club for their first brunch, to be hosted at their headquarters. Tickets, $15. 12-3 p.m., 1734 N Street N.W., Washington, D.C.