42 in ’99: A Home Run with 44

This week, First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed Rachel Robinson (wife of Jackie Robinson), cast and filmmakers of the new Jackie Robinson biopic “’42” to the White House for a “Film Workshop for Students.” Personally, I wouldn’t call this a workshop when students aren’t holding and operating cameras, writing scripts, or rehearsing/reviewing scenes. So this post […]

Got Pie!? The 2013 Makes-Me-Wanna SHOUT! Pie Baking Challenge (Entry forms due February 4)

Pie is the President’s favorite dessert. So, if you’re a baker in the DC area, enter the The Makes-Me-Wanna SHOUT! Pie Baking Challenge presented with Eatonville Restaurant. The contest is looking for the BEST HOMEMADE PIE in the Washington, DC metro region. First Lady Michelle Obama has dined at Eatonville 3 times. No fees or […]

The Lady in Red at the State Dinner

My interest in state dinners are all about details: protocols, attire, guest list, entertainment, menu. I’m collecting a little data from last night’s dinner honoring Chinese President Hu Jintao. From jump… First Lady Michelle Obama looked FABULOUS This dress outshines everything on the red carpet of the Golden Globes Sunday. (IMO) House Alexander McQueen produced […]

Eclectique Interview: Tracye McQuirter, author “By Any Greens Necessary”

I’ve always known Tracye as a vegan, health educator, and one of the most attractive energetic, and positive people you’ll meet in the capital city. As an omnivore, I credit Tracye’s pluses to her choices and priorities especially when it comes to food. I was honored when Tracye asked me to host her book launch […]

Michelle Obama Hearts DC Arts

This was a big month for DC’s young artists. This week, the President’s Commission on the Arts and Humanities awarded Young Playwrights Theater a Youth Program Award. Young playwright Mariana Pavon Sanchez received the award on behalf of YPT from First Lady Michelle Obama. Mariana is the author of the play, “Mariana’s Wish” about a […]