TTR Sotheby’s International Realty’s Mark Lowham to Chair 2014 March of Dimes Signature Chefs Gala


Mike Isabella named honorary chef for the fundraiser which supports healthy babies

Arlington, VA (September 3, 2014) — The March of Dimes announced that TTR Sotheby’s International Realty’s Managing Partner, Mark Lowham has accepted the role of 2014 Signature Chefs Gala chair. The 18th  Annual Signature Chefs Gala will highlight the culinary excellence of the area’s finest chefs, mixologists and vintners. Presented by Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP and TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, the premier social event will be held on Wednesday, November 12 at 6:00 pm at the Ritz-Carlton Washington, D.C. Hotel.

In this role, Lowham will play an integral role in raising awareness and funds to advance the research, education and community programs at the core of the March of Dimes effort to find causes and preventions for premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality. Mark Lowham is the proud parent of two children, Grace, age 8, and Alex, age 7. It is important to him to give to a cause that helps families have healthy babies and children.

“It’s an honor to work with the March of Dimes, and I can’t think of a more important cause than healthy babies,” said Mark Lowham, 2014 March of Dimes Signature Chef Gala chair. “The generous contributions of the restaurants, bars, wineries, sponsors and attendees will help fund vital research and community programs to save lives.”

Mike Isabella, chef/owner of G, Graffiato, Kapnos and Kapnos Taverna, will serve as the event’s honorary chef. In this role, Isabella will recruit chefs to participate, have a chef station at the gala and serve as a spokesperson in addition to other duties. Jo-Jo Valenzuela of DC Craft Bartenders Guild will return as the cocktail chair.

Last year, the gala drew more than 400 of Washington, D.C.’s elite philanthropists and executives. Since 1996, the event has raised more than $1 million to ensure the health of babies. Each year, the March of Dimes Maryland-National Capital Area Chapter invests in mission initiatives, including research, education and community programs. Through these efforts, the March of Dimes strives to help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies and healthy babies.

Tickets for the 2014 Signature Chefs Gala are $2,000 for a table of 10. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available by contacting Elizabeth Thomas at (571) 257-2300 or

Event sponsors include: Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, DC Magazine and the Washington Informer.

About the March of Dimes

The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit or Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Contact: Michele Murphy-Hedrick, (571) 257-2303,



Atlas 1-Year Anniversary Party




Saturday, September 6, 1-5 pm
Celebrate Atlas Brew Works 1-year anniversary with an afternoon of music, beer and fun at the brewery!
Eat: DC Sliders, Cap Mac & Woodland’s Vegan Bistro.

Drink: Your ticket includes your first beer and then you can purchase beers from the bars inside the brewery and a brand new beer which will debut at the party!

Listen:Live music from Bumper Jacksons, Unstable Heights and Sunwolf.

Your ticket covers admission, your first beer ($5 for each additional), an Uber code for safe transportation to the brewery and back, and, best of all, a donation to the Washington Humane Society! Get tickets now



InTheCapital’s #DCFest


DC Fest is coming back to the Half Street Fairgrounds!

The District’s coolest young professionals will come together to celebrate living, working, and playing in one of the greatest cities in America.

Last year’s DC Fest was all about fun and we’re pumped to be hosting everyone’s favorite end-of-summer event once again. Get super early bird tickets now for the best pricing – but hurry, there are a limited number available.

Here’s everything we have in store:

  • Icy summer drinks (first one’s on us or you get unlimited drinks when you buy a VIP ticket.)
  • The District’s favorite food trucks.
  • Live music throughout the night.
  • The Coolest Companies Competition is bigger and better than ever before. Nominations for the uber-popular company culture competition are open now. Show us what you’ve got, here.
  • Cornhole is back! We’ll have plenty of games set up for you and your most competitive friends.
  • DC’s best brands will be rounding out the DC Fest Marketplace with lots of goodies.

Buy your tickets now, and don’t forget to nominate your company for the Coolest Company Competition today.

We’ll see you at the Fairgrounds!


Mediterranean Soirée Labor Day Party!


JBC Events present Mediterranean Soirée, an end-of-the-summer Labor Day party!

Hosted by Jana Sedlakova, Laila Mokhiber, Roy Abdo, Jad Bouchebel, Milena Mijuskovic & Skylite DC.

Sounds by: Caseo & Ivan.

We are bringing the hottest Latin & Mediterranean sounds to our event.

This event is by invite ONLY. RSVP on Facebook DOES NOT guarantee entrance. You must be registered for the party via Eventbrite:

For table reservations, call 571-243-7199 or email

All guests must be at least 21 years of age to attend the event and present a valid U.S. ID for event entry.


DC Wine Week Road Trip 2014: Elevation Tour


DC Wine Week is heading to Virginia Wine Country!

We’re partnering with DiVine Wine Tours of Virginia and hitting the road!

This Virginia Wine Tour takes you out into the beautiful and historic area of Middleburg, Virginia. The simple and quiet life surrounded by rolling hills lined with farms, very small communities and vineyards. Add some sunshine and great company and you’ve got something rare, something….elevated.

– Boxwood Winery
– Stone Tower Winery
– Greenhill Winery

Ticket: $135
– Tickets include transportation, behind-the-scenes guided tours, lunch and wine tastings.
– Additional money is needed only if you plan on purchasing bottles of wine on-site.

Pick Up Info:
– All tours are 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
– Pick up for each tour will be at Hamilton Live 600 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20005. We will be meeting up in the front bar and promptly departing at 10:15 AM.


2014 Citi Open


View the official photo gallery here.

Held July 26th-August 3rd, the Citi Open is part of the prestigious Emirates Airline US Open Series–the summer tennis season that links eight North American hard-court tournaments to the final Grand Slam of the year, the US Open. The men’s tournament is one of only 11 elite ATP World Tour 500-level events worldwide, making it one of the top 20 tournaments in the world, and the only one held in the United States.

First, we headed to the annual Chef Challenge on Thursday, July 31st. This rollicking event was emceed by Mike Isabella, celebrity chef and owner of Graffiato. Marjorie Meek-Bradley of Ripple and Roofers Union, Argentinian Embassy chef Diego Biondi and two-time defending champion of the competition and owner of Del Campo Victor Albisu squared off to at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park to claim this year’s presigious title. Tennis fans and foodies alike watched the chefs race against the clock to create delectable treats using pre-selected ingredients. Judges were Charles de Bournet Marnier Lapostolle, CEO of Perigee Spirits and maker of KAPPA Pisco, our own Tommy McFly, and Laura Hayes, a writer for Dining Bisnow and Thrillist.

The Citi Open also features a WTA International Tournament, one of only two in the United States. The tournament’s owner and beneficiary, the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation (WTEF), provides underserved children in the D.C. area with a safe environment to learn critical life skills both on and off the court through academic and athletic enrichment.

The Washington Tennis & Education Foundation (WTEF) is a premier educational and tennis organization for underserved children in Washington, D.C. The mission of WTEF is to improve the life prospects of low-income, underserved children and youth in the District of Columbia through athletic and academic enrichment.

WTEF seeks to keep children off city streets during out-of-school time in a safe environment they can trust. WTEF also engages them in productive activities that teach discipline, build confidence, improve school performance, and encourage a healthy lifestyle. WTEF empowers students to achieve their highest potential by helping them develop meaningful values and critical life skills that will lead them to make constructive life choices.

The final results were as follows:

USD 1,654,295.00 (ATP)
USD 250,000.00 (WTA)
28 JULY – 3 AUGUST 2014

Singles – Finals

[2] M Raonic (CAN) d [13] V Pospisil (CAN) 61 64

Doubles – Finals

J Rojer (NED) / H Tecau (ROU) d S Groth (AUS) / L Paes (IND) 75 64

Singles – Finals

[6] S Kuznetsova (RUS) d K Nara (JPN) 63 46 64