One on One with John Legend at 6th Annual American Ingenuity Awards

                                                   By contributor Joey Love I was privileged  to cover the red carpet  for the 6th Annual American Ingenuity Awards at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.  Winners are selected by Smithsonian…

My First 5K with Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

So the 28th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure was held September 9, 2017 at the Freedom Plaza in Washington D.C. Funds from the event fuel breast cancer research, advocacy, and celebrates breast cancer survivors and honors those who lost their battle with the disease. Racers (unlike myself) had the option to run the competitive 5k…

6th Annual Garden of Light Gala

On April 27, 2017, I had the honor of attending the 6th Annual Garden of Light Gala sponsored by the Bethany House of Northern Virginia at the Crowne Plaza in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Garden of Light shined a bright light on domestic abuse and how people can come support the transformation of the lives…

A Toast to the First Amendment

April 28th 2017, I had the privilege of attending the National Restaurant Association’s reception “Toast to the First Amendment” party that honors the White House Correspondent’s dinner, L Street in Washington D.C. Top media officials, congressional staffers and other notables were in attendance at the event. Guests partied on the eighth floor of the National Restaurant Association…

4th Annual AMPA National Gala

On May 13th, 2017, I had the privilege and honor of attending the American Military Partner Association’s (AMPA) annual gala, held at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. I was there to support hundreds of our nation’s LGBT service members, veterans, military spouses, allies, from across the country and around the world at the 4th Annual AMPA…

Right to Bear Arts Benefit Gala: Red Carpet & Advocacy

  The White House correspondents dinner tends to be a huge event in the Washington D.C area. What many non D.C residents may not know is that there’s the main dinner and there are are sprinkling of exclusive dinners connected to the big event.  With many White house Correspondent parties getting cancelled, the Creative Coalition…

Zoofari: Dine for WildLife

For animal and food lovers, the best way to combine both passions is to attend Zoofari, THE  premier culinary event that features more than 100 of the top Washington D.C restaurants and vintners–all in a vibrantly wild setting at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo–and all to support the zoo’s mission to save the species. I attended both…

6th Annual Taste of Pikesville

The Pikesville Chamber of Commerce had its annual  Taste of Pikesville event at the Hyatt in Baltimore April 26, 2017.  Foodies, bloggers, and B-more media elite convened to dine on delectable treats, party with a moving mannequin (only in Baltimore), and try to out-scheme a legit magician (again, only in Baltimore). A portion of the…

Blue Star Families 2017 Honors Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter

As a strong supporter of veterans and of military families, I had both the honor and privilege of attending the Seventh Annual Blue Star Neighbors Celebration on March 22, 2017, held at the United States  Chamber of Commerce Building in the White House’s backyard. The Blue Star Neighbors Celebration is an annual celebration that highlights…

World Affairs – HONORS: Global Education Gala 2017

The Ritz Carlton, in the heart of Washington D.C, was bustling with ambassadors, CEOs, presidents, and movers and shakers in the international and education realm on March 29, 2017. The World Affairs Education Gala brought together leaders from over 75 nations and honored five amazing individuals and organizations that demonstrated strong leadership in education and in international…

Taste of the South 2017: Swag, Meat & Beyond!

Last weekend I had the privilege of attending Washington D.C’s own Taste of the South at the Hilton.  In its’ 35th year this black tie affair has amassed over 2,500 foodies ready to wolf down on ribs, grits, gumbo and all kinds of delicious goodness the South could only bring. Each state was represented ornately…