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[ 0 ] April 20, 2012 |

Hearts of America's Charity in Chocolate

There was a time in my life when I had the funds to shop and where Gucci shoes were on someone else’s tab (*the ‘rents) with not a care in the world.  Things have changed dramatically with my introduction to Mr. Light Bill, Mr. Cable Bill and Mr. Car Note.  With a wardrobe that looks like I have not been shopping since 1998, I am ready for a makeover.  Starting this weekend I will reinvent my look with three local events that, unlike myself, have stayed in touch with today’s Vogue.  Of course, they have food involved:

*This weekend I will pull out my skinny jeans in hopes that they will fit or I’ll be like Cinderella’s stepsisters trying to squeeze their feet in the glass slippers before I head to the Capital Area Food Bank’s Blue Jeans Ball.  With the honorary chair of this year’s Blue Jeans Ball being First Lady Michelle Obama, I am excited to search for a new pair of baby blues.  Proceeds will go toward benefiting the Capital Area Food Bank.  Main event details: Cocktails and silent auction (6 pm), tastings and live auction (7 pm) and live music and dancing (9 pm).  Notable eats include local restaurants such as Mintwood Place, Estadio and PS7’s.  More info here.

*The Georgetown French Market returns on Friday and Saturday, April 27th & 28th, 2012 from 10 am to 5 pm 2012 with 43 participating merchants.  Just a couple of things to look out for: “Chic Girl” cocktails @ Urban Chic, shoppers will receive 15% off full-priced clothing and denim; and up to 75% off sale merchandise at Urban Chic.  Café Bonaparte, a Georgetown French bistro, will offer 50% off all sweet crepes for the weekend.

*I’ll learn how to pair sweets with my wardrobe.  I told you about Charity for Chocolate earlier this month, didn’t I?  If your forgot, here’s a word-for-word recap:

Heart of America’s Charity in Chocolate:  The event features tastings from more than 50 top local chefs/restaurants, with the highlight of the night being DC’s only Chocolate Fashion Show, where models walk the runway in dresses and accessories made from chocolate and sugar.  On April 23, 2012, the National Building Museum will be filled with savory and sweet tasting stations, silent and live auctions and an open bar.  Get tickets here.”

Cheers to the weekend, fashion…and of course FOOD.

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Category: Announcements, Food.Fun.Stuff., Washington D.C.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Washington, DC and North Carolina. All three places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. Johnna is currently airing on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host.

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