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In the Mix: Best Martinis in DC

Task: Sample one—sometimes two—martini(s) from 12 of DC’s best mixologists and be able to walk out of Beacon Bar & Grill without falling. It may seem like an impossible feat, but on Tuesday, March 30, more than 200 guests were able to sip shot glasses full of each Absolut vodka martini and soberly (or not so soberly) vote for their favorite. At the third annual Best Martini in DC contest, Nage, Poste Brasserie, Hudson, and Mova (formerly Halo Lounge) were […]

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Eat, Drink, and Be Cherry

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is still a few weeks away, but before the tourists arrive, Washingtonians gathered at the W Hotel on Thursday, March 11, for the Fourth Annual Pink Tie Party to welcome the season and toast to all things cherry.

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Despite Blizzard, IWFF Entertains D.C.

Couples are to Valentine’s Day as wine is to cheese…and chocolate…and, apparently, salmon pasta. During Valentine’s Day weekend, the 11th Annual Washington D.C. International Wine and Food Festival (IWFF) brought together all sorts of pairings for a weekend full of love, libations, and lip licking.

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weddzilla-thumb Launch Party a Blooming Success

The launch party, held Thursday, February 25 at the National Museum for Women in the Arts, was full of elegance, grace, and lots of brainstorming brides. MES correspondent Allie Moore dishes on the event’s attendance, decor, and organization.