Archive for June 2012

Alexandria’s Food & Wine Festival

June 23, 2012 - 09:55 AM
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Foodies and grape lovers are looking forward to gathering to enjoy fine cuisines and Virginia wines at Alexandria’s Food & Wine Festival, taking place on June 23. Natasha and Melanie get a sneak peak of what to expect.

 

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Spice up any dish with Chilean olive oil

June 21, 2012 - 12:54 PM
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When most people think of olive oil, they think of Italy. However, today we're taking a look at Chilean Olive Oils and some traditional dishes. Cary Kelly, the owner of Ah Love Oil and Vinegar, tells us all about this unique ingredient.

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Summer hairstyles: find the right “do” for you!

June 21, 2012 - 12:51 PM
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Looking for a fun and flirty new “do” this summer? Maria Burns from Salon deZen shows us the coolest new hair trends that are perfect for the warm weather.

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Be smart with your money this election year

June 21, 2012 - 12:45 PM
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Every four years investors face the same question: Should I adjust my investment strategy, given the presidential election? Well this year is no different. Heather Evans, a wealth management adviser at Merrill Lynch, offers some tips you should consider this year.

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Save money by using household items as beauty products

June 21, 2012 - 12:42 PM
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As women, we could spend a fortune on cosmetic products that promise miracles. But who doesn't want to save a few bucks? Radio host Chilli Amar shows us how ten everyday items can be just as effective as beauty products.

 

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5 foods that will lower your cholesterol

June 20, 2012 - 12:54 PM
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We all know that diet plays an important role in lowering cholesterol. But what foods are you supposed to eat…and which ones should you stay away from? Chef and health coach Tania Mercer tells us the top 5 foods that will lower your cholesterol and protect your heart.

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The Masters of Food and Wine--a culinary experience you won’t want to miss

June 20, 2012 - 12:52 PM
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Happening this Sunday at the Park Hyatt is the Masters of Food and Wine Event.  It's a seasonal culinary experience you won’t want to miss and Chef de cuisine, John Melfi of Blue Duck Tavern introduces the event as well as some of his exquisite creations.

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“To Heaven and Back:" A doctor's accidental death and inspiring return to life

June 20, 2012 - 12:48 PM
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The book “To Heaven and Back” has become a national word-of-mouth phenomenon.  It is a dramatic firsthand account of an accidental death by drowning, a visit to heaven, and a return to physical life. Surgeon Dr. Mary Neal discusses her book and experience with Natasha.

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Silverdocs: documentaries from every corner of the globe

June 20, 2012 - 12:46 PM
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The AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs Festival is a seven-day internationally recognized event that honors excellence in documentary filmmaking. This year, the festival is going to feature 114 films representing over 40 countries. Jody Arlington, the press manager for Silverdocs introduces two unique films that will be featured in this year’s festival.

 

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6 tips to get your man healthy

June 19, 2012 - 12:50 PM
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The statistics don’t lie…women outlive men by roughly 7 years. So what can you do to make sure your man stays healthy longer? Sports medicine doctor, Raymond Solano gives some tips on how to steer your guy toward a healthier future.

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Never-before-seen photos of Brigitte Bardot debuting in D.C.

June 19, 2012 - 12:48 PM
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Never-before-seen photos of the legendary french blonde-bombshell Brigitte Bardot are coming to Washington, D.C. The Sofitel Hotel is hosting the exhibit and artistic director, Henry-Jean Servat tells us all about it.

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The European economic meltdown--what does it mean for your money?

June 19, 2012 - 12:45 PM
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As financial eyes continue to look towards Europe’s sagging economy, it can be difficult to figure out how this affects you. We’ve shed some light for the everyday investor to understand how this affects the ups and downs of the U.S. markets. Charles Schwab financial consultant Antwone Harris gives us the details.

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The benefits of letting your child argue with you

June 19, 2012 - 12:44 PM
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If you’re trying to teach your children to stand up for themselves in school and in life, you may want to think about letting them argue with you. A new study shows that arguing might actually help your children stand up to peer pressure with drugs and alcohol. Clinical psychologist, Andrea Bonoir tells us more.

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How to make “man food” healthier

June 18, 2012 - 02:28 PM
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Men are notorious for loving “stick-to-your-gut” foods that taste great, but aren’t exactly great for the waistline. Dietician Rebecca Scritchfield shows us a few ways to lighten up heavy summertime favorites that men love.

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Quest to find love: woman goes on 31 dates in 31 days

June 18, 2012 - 02:26 PM
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Tamara Johnson thought she was the “world’s worst dater” so she decided she needed a change. She created a challenge for herself called 31 dates in 31 days and the goal was to forget everything she knew about dating and go back to the basics. Tamara tells us about this project, her new book, and the five R’s of first dates.

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The latest political headlines with Nikki Schwab

June 18, 2012 - 02:22 PM
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The Washington Examiner’s political gossip columnist, Nikki Schwab, gives us the inside scoop on D.C.'s latest political gossip.

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"Above All Things," The journey of an evangelical christian mother and her gay daughter

June 15, 2012 - 02:29 PM
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This guest’s world was turned upside down the night her 37-year-old daughter called and told her that she was gay. Shari Johnson, the author of the new book “Above All Things: The Journey of an Evangelical Christian Mother and Her Gay Daughter” shares her story on love and acceptance.

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Tips for navigating the housing market

June 15, 2012 - 02:24 PM
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For many, the idea of owning a home has served as a symbol of success—a sign of the American dream. But not everyone is in the right position financially to purchase a house. John Heithaus, the Chief Marketing Officer at MRIS goes over some helpful must-know tips for potential buyers.

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Puppy care 101 with Dr. Katy Nelson

June 15, 2012 - 02:20 PM
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NewsChannel 8’s Pet Expert, Katy Nelson gives tips on how to take care of your puppy. She goes over when you need to get them vaccinated, when to start training, and how to get them to stop biting. She has also brought adoptable pets with her who are in need of a loving home.

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"Riverdance" ends their U.S. tour at Wolf Trap

June 15, 2012 - 02:07 PM
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Of all the performances to emerge from Ireland- in rock, music, theatre and film – nothing has carried the energy, quite like the spectacle of “Riverdance.” This weekend you’ll have the opportunity to catch a show at Wolf Trap. Show director, John McColgan gives us all the details for this Irish music and dance spectacular.

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