Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Dandy on the Town

hrcsm Bloomingdale's HRC Event

The Domestic Dandy and his husband, Brian, walk the red carpet.
On Thursday, August 24, Bloomingdale’s Chevy Chase hosted the Human Rights Campaign for an evening of fashion and equality.

As guests arrived they received the red carpet treatment as they viewed the latest evening wear trends from top designers. While guests shopped and mingled for a cause* they enjoyed DJ beats, signature drinks and hors d’oeuvres.
Guests Jackie and Alex Jaffe enjoy Eequatinis
 View more pictures from the event below!
*A portion of all sales benefitted the Human Rights Campaign.

Friday, August 26, 2011

End of Summer Dandy Dish Contest

The end of summer is quickly approaching. However, before it comes to a close, we have one big weekend to celebrate the season with friends and family. Whether it is a family reunion or a last weekend getaway with friends, I was curious to find out what you plan on making to entertain and satisfy the hunger of your friends and families. That’s why I’m running the “End of Summer Dandy Dish Contest.”

Send in your favorite recipe for those summer holiday get-togethers! It can be a main course, a dessert or even a fun and easy appetizer that makes all your friends squeal with delight!

The winner will receive the coveted “Dandy” Apron, made by yours truly!

So, enter your submission by Thursday, September 1 and I’ll announce the winner on Tuesday, September 6!! Don't miss your chance to win the Dandy Apron!

Good Luck!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Fashion for Equality

 HRC Event

Join the Domestic Dandy at Bloomingdale's Chevy Chase on Wednesday, August 24 at 6 p.m. for an evening of Equality.

See the latest evening wear trends from top designers and get red carpet treatment at Bloomingdale's HRC Event.

Enjoy signature drinks and hors d'oeuvres and DJ beats while you shop and mingle with other HRC supporters to get ready for the Human Rights Campaign's National Dinner.

Shop during the event and receive 15% off your purchase.* Plus, 10% of all sales during the event will benefit the Human Rights Campaign.

When: Wednesday, August 24 - 6 - 8 pm

Men's on 3
5300 WIsconsin Avenue, NW
Chevy Chase MD 20815

RSVP to 202-423-2889 or DCtickets@hrc.org. Space is limited.
Event Phone Number: 240.744.3700

*Some exclusions may apply. Please see a sales associate for details.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

A Sweet and Fashionable Cookie

I hate to admit it kids, but it’s back to school time. Make it a sweeter time with Eleni’s of New York “Back to School” Cookies!

I love these adorable hand-iced cookies from this New York based baker!

 My favorite has to be the adorable glue bottle. No worries eating this glue!

 Eleni offers many sugar cookie design choices. Choose anything from Birthdays

and you’ll find inspired cookies just right for the occasion!
Visit elenis.com to get your fashionable sweet tooth on today!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A Quick Summer Dish

Recently, we were invited over to our friends Kristen and Ben’s house for dinner. On the menu were fish tacos with mango salsa verde. I’ve never tried fish tacos before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Would it be too “fishy?” Too salty?

When I took my first bite I was in heaven. Not only was the fish excellently cooked but the mango salsa verde added a perfect flavor combination with the old bay seasoning. Thankfully, Kristen shared her recipe with me and my readers!

Try your hand at this quick and delicious recipe!

Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa Verde

YIELD: 2 servings (serving size: 2 filled tacos)
TOTAL:34 Minutes

  • 1/2 cup chopped peeled mango
  • 1/2 cup chopped green tomato
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped red onion
  • 4 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder

  • 2 (6-ounce) tilapia fillets
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/2 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning
  • 4 (8-inch) whole-wheat flour tortillas
  • 1 cup mixed salad greens

1. To prepare salsa, combine the first 7 ingredients in a small bowl; toss well.
2. To prepare tacos, preheat broiler.
3. Place fish on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; sprinkle fish evenly with seasoning. Broil 6 minutes or until desired degree of doneness.
4. Heat a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Lightly coat tortillas with cooking spray. Add the tortillas to pan, 1 at a time; cook 1 minute on each side or until lightly toasted. Divide fish evenly among tortillas; top each taco with 1/4 cup greens and 1/4 cup salsa. Serve immediately.

Kristen found her recipe for fish tacos on her “Cooking Light Quick & Healthy Menu Maker for iPad.” Download your Cooking Light App today!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


If you love the fashion of the AMC drama “MAD MEN” you don’t have to wait until next season to get your fix. Join your hosts at Banana Republic in Georgetown (3200 M St. NW) for their MAD STYLE Cocktail Party.

Sip complimentary cocktails as you peruse their newest limited edition MAD MEN collection. One night only, Thursday, August 11 beginning at 6 p.m.

Don't Miss it! Cheers!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Finally….an affordable shirt that fits!

This past weekend, I attended an open house for Hugh and Crye’s new modern boutique store in Georgetown.

Launched in 2009, this DC-based company, founded by designer Pranav Vora, specializes in upscale slim, fitted and skinny dress shirts for men.

By designing their shirts based on the body types of lean and athletically built guys, Hughe and Crye solves the common problems men have with the fit of most readymade shirts. Finally, one no longer needs to be a victim of the voluminous dress shirt.

On our visit, we were enamored of the many choices of fabrics and collar and cuff details. Whether you enjoy the tall spread collar with link cuffs, the signature rounded point button down collar with the rounded single button barrel cuff or the cutaway collar with button cuff, you’ll discover a shirt for you!

tall spread collar

signature rounded point button down collar

Cutaway Collar

To find your perfect fit, log onto www.hughandcrye.com/fit or check out their new store at 3212 O Street NW #5 and break free from the ordinary dress shirt!!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Captivating in the Kitchen

I can’t wait to share these fabulous aprons with my subscribers!

Designer Kelley Culp takes cool cotton prints and creates these gorgeous Glamorous Aprons for today’s fashionable cook! And at these prices, you can buy two…one should always have options.

Pick up one for yourself at Fab.com. But hurry, sale ends soon!!
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