Shop the Capital


Renaissance Dupont Circle Hotel and Fashion Group International of Greater Washington, DC present SHOP THE CAPITAL – a month long celebration of local design talent that will allow hotel guests and locals to celebrate the new fashion identity of DC, shop the collections of local designers and mingle with the fashion community.

Every Wednesday from 6pm-9pm in September, FGI DC and Renaissance Dupont Circle will celebrate these rising stars with special pop-up shops to showcase their Fall 2014 collections.  Guests will enjoy the cool beats from house DJ Donald Syriani while tasting the haute cocktails.

Sip, shop and enjoy the beautiful collections and products from The Rising stars of Beauty, Accessories and Jewelry.

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Anna Bags-

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Hosted by Carl Ray. 

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29th Annual Kalorama House and Embassy Tour

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Long the home of diplomats, congressmen, and “Captains of Industry”, the Kalorama neighborhood offers a mix of many cultures and architectural gems.  The tour features several of Kalorama’s most beautiful homes, including the elegant Embassy of Luxembourg, the Embassy of Latvia (historically known as the Alice Pike Barney Studio House), the bright and modern Embassy of Slovenia, the Korean Cultural Center, and the President Woodrow Wilson House among others.  Tickets include a self-guided map detailing the architecture and history of each stop.

Proceeds benefit The President Woodrow Wilson House, a National Trust Historic Site.

Tour tickets, $35 in advance; $40 at the door.

Please note that due to security restrictions, some embassies will only admit advance ticket holders.

Metro: Dupont Circle Red Line

For tickets or more information, visit


SneakerBall XI – September 9th, 2014


Join us to celebrate SneakerBall’s 11th Anniversary!

SneakerBall is the only black tie and sneakers gala that annually celebrates the best of sports in the Greater Washington, D.C. region. The event is organized to recognize and benefit the Greater Washington Sports Alliance Foundation, the non-profit foundation of the Sports Alliance that uses the philanthropic generosity of individual and corporate donors to make strategic investments in emerging non-profits that use sports to enhance children’s lives.

Event Details:

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

6:30 pm -  Silent Auction & Cocktail Hour
8:00 pm – Dinner & Awards Ceremony
10:00 pm – After-Party
11:30 pm – After-After-Party at the Huxley

National Building Museum
401 F Street, NW
Washington, D.C.

The Huxley
1730 M Street NW
Washington, DC 20036



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