Monthly Archives July 2012

July Round-up

Whew – July has been an awfully busy month and it’s not stopping.  I ran a 1/2 marathon at the beginning of the month – still wondering how I did that.  Shear determination I think. 🙂  We’ve had several events that were huge successes and squeezed in a great vacation in DC with the family.
August is going to be pretty non-stop too so time to buckle my seatbelt.

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Tradeshows: Food Done Right

I’m at a tradeshow in Washington DC right now and I’ve been seeing a trend.  The trend – food bars.  Quite a few companies are offering tasty treats.  A small few have knocked it out of the park while other’s haven’t.  If you’re going to offer something like this in your booth, my belief is that you need to do it right or don’t do it at all. 
The one that did a great job was a trail mix bar….

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We made it to Fifteen Eleven

We hopped on the water taxi again today…back to Old Town Alexandria.  The one store that I wanted to go to this entire trip is in Alexandria.  When we went on Wednesday, I knew that we wouldn’t have enough time for me to really check out the store.

We got on one of the free trolley’s that Old Town offers and headed up King Street.  Ever since Fifteen Eleven opened, I’ve been dying to go…and I…

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The Water Taxi to Alexandria

Yesterday we headed out of downtown Washington DC, leaving all the monuments behind.  We were off to National Harbor to the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.  It was nice to get out of the city.
National Harbor is about 5 years hold.  There are so many shops and restaurants around.  Kind of nice that you don’t have to eat in the hotel and there are tons of options within walking…

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A Walking Tour of DC Sites

Yesterday, we hit the ground running.  It’s our last day in DC proper.  Today we’re heading to Georgetown and the National Harbor area so we had to make sure we saw the rest of the major sites.  The weather yesterday was the worst so far.  Hot, muggy and a few showers…I have to say, I was a hot mess.  
First stop on our walk was the Department of Treasury.  Very pretty building – I…

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Newseum: A Place for All Ages

Newseum.  What a great museum.  Interactive, engaging and all ages will enjoy.  My little mister is 11 and he was so engaged during our visit to this museum, asking questions in all the areas.  You will see segments of the Berlin Wall.  The antennea that was atop on of the twin towers on September 11.  Headlines from way back when to today and some of the most amazing sports history…

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Mexican Food in DC: District Taco

The fam and I are on vacation this week in DC, so I thought it would be fun to share a little of our vacation this week vs. the typical posts.  
Yesterday, we discovered District Taco.  A mexican restaurant close to our hotel.  Love it.  Fresh ingredients which is so refreshing – no processed food. 🙂  My mister and I gave it 4 stars out of 5.  For me, it was because you could make the…

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Hotel Wanderlust: Public Chicago

One of Ian Schragers newest properties is Public Chicago.  Chicago Magazine calls it “Dazzling.”  I was chomping at the bit to stay there when I was in Chicago a couple of months ago – but unfortunately for me – it was sold out.  I’ve been lusting after the property since I first laid eyes on it.  I’m in love with their “no color” concept for their sleeping rooms.  Walking in – you just feel…

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Encouragement: We Didn’t Get the Gig

That headline sure doesn’t sound encouraging does it?  The truth is, we didn’t get the gig, but we learned a ton.  
Do you get down if you put your all into something and you still don’t get the gig?  Honestly, I did for about 5 minutes and then I picked myself back up, brushed myself off and gave myself a pat on the back.  You know why?  Because we put forth our best effort.  
Sure it…

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Events: Branding Fruit

Branding Fruit – kind of a strange title for a blog post don’t you think? 
But how many times have you ordered whole fruit at an event for a break?  Tons – right?
When you’re at the grocery store and your cruising down the produce aisle, you stop and pick up a banana.  What do you see on the banana?  A sticker to identify the brand of banana.  When you swing by the apple section – same…

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