Archive for July 2012

The Phillips Collection presents the 2nd Annual Food Truck Fiesta

July 31, 2012 - 12:23 PM
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This Thursday, you won’t want to miss the second annual Food Truck Fiesta at the Phillips After 5. With everything from live music to modern art galleries and lots of good food, you’re definitely in for a memorable night. Keith Costas, the Director of Special Events at The Phillips Collection and Juan Jose Quintana of Rolling Ficelle tell us more about the event.

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The trendiest lounges in D.C.

July 31, 2012 - 12:19 PM
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There’s nothing quite like enjoying summer by relaxing with a few good friends and sipping on a few cool cocktails at a lounge. Seth McClelland is the owner of One Lounge and he has a round-up of the trendiest lounges in the District.

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Workplace friendships: proceed with caution

July 30, 2012 - 12:37 PM
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This topic is one where people tend to proceed with caution. We’re talking about workplace friendships. Jennifer Nycz Conner from the Washington Business Journal has some rules for making the best of your 9 to 6 buddies.

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Start saving for retirement now!

July 30, 2012 - 12:34 PM
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Retirement may seem a long ways away, but it’s never too early to start saving. July is National Retirement Planning Month and Heather Evans from Merrill Lynch discusses how you should be establishing your retirement savings goals.

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Author Emily Giffin talks about new book “Where We Belong”

July 30, 2012 - 12:32 PM
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You might have heard of our next guest…Vanity Fair calls her a “Modern Day Jane Austen” and she’s sold over eight million books in the United States alone. Emily Giffin is the author of New York Times Best Sellers “Something Borrowed” and “Something Blue.” She joins Melanie and Natasha to talk about the release of her new novel “Where We Belong.”

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The latest political gossip with Judy Kurtz

July 30, 2012 - 12:30 PM
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A Congressman gives out his home phone number and a “Project Runway All Stars” winner wants to dress First Lady, Michelle Obama…We’re talking about the latest political gossip. Judy Kurtz is the “In the Know” columnist from The Hill Newspaper and has the scoop.

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How to work out like an Olympic athlete

July 27, 2012 - 02:33 PM
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The summer Olympics officially kick off today in London and while most of us aren’t professional athletes, we can still work out like an Olympian. Lisa Reed is a fitness guru and has some exercises that will whip us into shape.

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Summer fun: easy science activities for kids

July 27, 2012 - 02:31 PM
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It’s the last month of summer vacation and Mary Porter green from The Curiosity Zone has some fun and easy activities kids can do at home…including how to make rocket cars out of recycled materials.

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Transitioning kids from a crib to a bed

July 27, 2012 - 02:29 PM
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All parents go through the process of transitioning a child from a crib to a bed…and sometimes it can be an ordeal. But it doesn’t have to be so hard. Anjali Varma from Kidville shares some tips on how to make the transition easier.

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Station 4 celebrates National Peach Month

July 27, 2012 - 02:27 PM
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August is National Peach Month and Chef Orlando Amaro from Station 4 shows us some of his peach inspired creations!

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Local getaways for August

July 27, 2012 - 02:25 PM
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If you don’t have the savings or the time for a big vacation this summer, how about a weekend getaway somewhere nearby? Travel expert Laura Powell has gathered a few local hotspots that will refresh and recharge you.

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New book: "Buying America Back"

July 27, 2012 - 02:22 PM
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After it was discovered that Team USA will be wearing Olympic outfits made in China, the discussion about whether or not a product is “made in America” has been making headlines. Alan Uke is the author of “Buying America Back” and is here to talk about why we should be putting labels on all of our products.

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How to avoid catching a summer cold

July 25, 2012 - 03:37 PM
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With all the heat advisories lately, it’s hard to believe someone can catch a summer cold. But from the living room to the office, many people blame the air conditioner for “catching a chill.” Dr. Kristaps Paddock has some tips and products that will help you prevent catching a summer cold.

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Refreshing summer cocktails

July 25, 2012 - 03:35 PM
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Nothing quite says summer like a refreshing beverage. John Fulchino, the owner of Johnny’s Half Shell, makes a few cool cocktails from their new patio menu.

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4 easy tips to health and happiness

July 25, 2012 - 03:29 PM
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Health and happiness go hand in hand…but what can you do to make sure that you have both? Bonnie McDaniel is the Editor in Chief of Recipes for Good Living and she has four easy tips to help you take control of your health and happiness.

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How to keep up with trending accessories on a budget

July 24, 2012 - 12:41 PM
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Every season has its new looks and fashion trends, and accessories are a great way to tap into the new looks without overhauling your wardrobe. No matter what your budget is, there are endless options in a variety of price points. Naina Singla is a personal stylist and founder of Style’N, a personal style blog featuring tips and inspiration for the everyday woman.

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The latest political headlines with Judy Kurtz

July 24, 2012 - 12:40 PM
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A congressman confesses that he is a fan of Men’s Warehouse and a Real Housewife of New Jersey wants to run for Senate…we’re talking about the latest political gossip. Judy Kurtz is the “In the Know” columnist for The Hill Newspaper and has the scoop.

 

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"Project Runway's" Mondo Guerra talks fashion and new HIV initiative

July 24, 2012 - 12:32 PM
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Project Runway's Mondo Guerra is using his passion for fashion to help those infected with HIV. He talk about his new initiative "Project I Design."

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How to be a satisfied single

July 23, 2012 - 12:10 PM
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We've all been there at some point or another—we’re talking about being single. Some people embrace and enjoy their independence but then there are others who are always complaining about being alone. But what's so bad about being single? Brandon Gillespie, a relationship coach,  talks about how to be a satisfied single.

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This Summer: drink pink!

July 23, 2012 - 10:16 AM
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This summer has been a scorcher--and for wine drinkers, finding the perfect match can be a daunting task when it’s boiling outside.  That’s why it’s hard to beat a crisp rosé. David White, the founder and editor of the wine blog Terroirist.com explains why rosé is all the rage.

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