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Join the Artfully Philanthropic at the Dec. 10 Beyond Words Fashion & Art Show

Lisa Jones, The Lollipop Kids Foundation (LPK) and The Art Gallery partner to host its first charity fashion and art show, “Beyond Words”, on Friday, December 10, 2010 at The Art Gallery in the beautiful Washington Design Center, 300 D Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024.

Briar Patch Donates Rooms for Veteran's Day

Reprinted with permission from Ashburn Patch -- Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn in scenic Middleburg plans to offer free rooms to veterans as part of a nationwide promotion this week to honor those who have served our country.

B&Bs and inns across the country are providing free rooms on Wednesday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day on Nov. 11 to honor servicemen and women now serving or who have previously served time with one of the country's military forces.

Two B&B owners started the program in 2009. Both were members of the West Virginia B&B Association and this year the veteran program has expanded to include 49 states, 8 international locations and more than 850 Inns.

Bizarre, Seemingly Unsanitary Bathroom at 7-Eleven on 19th Street in NW

Let me preface this story, as well as these photos, by saying that I kind of feel bad posting this, simply because the people at the 7-Eleven were so nice to me when I went in yesterday.  I'm not a bad person, and I do appreciate the fact that they let me use their facilities even though I wasn't a customer, but what I saw needs to be seen.

It was around lunch time, and I was headed to Dupont Circle and needed to use a bathroom. So, upon seeing the recently opened 7-Eleven on 19th Street, I ducked into the convenience store and asked an employee if I could use the restroom even though I had no intention of purchasing an item.

He said, very kindly I might add, that I could and pointed me to the back of the store.  I opened the door to the bathroom and was taken aback.

The room was packed with trash and recycling bins, as well as containers that the store used to carry its products.  Had I entered the trash room by accident?  Nope.

Detours & OnRamps: An Oct. 25th Forum On The Issues Facing Mothers In The Workplace

DETOURS AND ONRAMPS CONFERENCE OFFERS INSPIRATION AND NEXT STEPS

A resource for work-life balance, career restarting, and entrepreneurship.

DC Metro Rap Celebrity Remy Interviewed at FedTalks 2010 about His Favorite Communities in DC Area

While at the FedTalks 2010 event on Tuesday, October 12, I caught up with DC area resident rapper/funny guy Remy Munasifi.  Some of Remy's hits include "Arlington: The Rap" and "The Metro Song".  In this video, Remy answers questions about his favorite DC Metro communities, as well as what new songs he has in store for the DC area---so check it out.

Women Leaders Praise Sisterhood University At GWU This Past Weekend

A pilot program tracking the impact of mentorship on women launched Saturday. Participants from the Mid-West and Mid-Atlantic gathered in Washington, DC at George Washington University School of Business, Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence.  The program, called Sisterhood University ™, is the testing ground for research gathered by Kathy Korman Frey's Hot Mommas® Project, an online case study collection of teachable role models and mentors for both women and girls. Frey, founder of The Hot Mommas Project and a George Washington University professor of the Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership program, led the pilot effort.

DC Magazine Celebrates its Fifth Anniversary in Style

Some people just understand luxury. Clearly, the leaders and staff of DC Magazine are among those in the know.

Last night, DC Magazine celebrated its fifth anniversary. The event, which was wall-to-wall packed with interesting and beautiful people, happened at PNC Place at 800 17th Street, NW, in the District. And while a bank seems an unlikely location for such a gathering, it ultimately proved to be top-notch.

DC Magazine is one of 13 city-regional magazines published by Modern Luxury Media, a style authority. DC Magazine is noted for its coverage of all-things-fine with respect to dining, nightlife, design and travel. But it’s also respected for its know-how regarding cutting-edge fashion, with coverage spanning local, country-wide and international trends.