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Giveaway: Willy Moon at U Street Music Hall

When you listen to a great song and all you want to do is dance – the last thing you want to be wearing is something you can’t move in. I love adding one casual and comfy piece for a night out at a show…like an oversized t-shirt, beanie + side braid, sweatshirt, my favorite worn in jeans, or sneakers in a great color.

Need some music to get you in the dancing mood? Check out my updated 2013 playlist. It includes a fun song by Willy Moon (who also happens to be super stylish himself).

Cupcakes for Breakfast: relaxed style – Sincerely Jules

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AND it just so happens I’m giving away two tickets to Willy’s show at U Street Music Hall this Friday night! Who wants to come dance with me? If you’re not convinced, watch his video:

To enter, leave a comment below with your current favorite dance song. (I’ll even add some of them to my playlist.) Bonus points for tweeting about this giveaway using #WillyMUHall.

And if you can’t wait to see if you win on Thursday, you can always purchase tickets here.

Cupcakes for Breakfast: Willy Moon at U Street Music Hall

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Girl About Town on the Glitter Guide

I’m so thrilled to be on the Glitter Guide today having cupcakes and lattes with you at Baked and Wired. DC has so many cupcake shops, but if you’re going to get just one, go get the strawberry cupcake at Baked and Wired. Trust me. Find out all the other things I love about Baked and Wired over on GG!

I wanted to share a few more of my favorite photos from the shoot from my fab photographer Sarah Gerrity. There were so many fun ones to choose from! Sarah also has a gorgeous food blog, Sweetsonian, so get over there too and browse all the beautiful things she makes in the kitchen.

Now, why don’t I have a cupcake and beautifully swirled latte right in front of me?

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Photos by Sarah Gerrity

Happy Winter Weekend + a Winner!

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These are just a few things keeping me inspired on this cold Friday. Despite some winter blues, I’m feeling really energized recently. Good things are happening. And most of all, I’m just having a whole lot of good fun. Can a girl ask for more?

I hope you all have a great long inauguration weekend! Be sure to follow along on twitter and instagram as I wear a velvet dress (I promise it’s more glam than 80′s) to the Chef’s Ball and get up super super early for a taping of Morning Joe! Can’t wait!

Lastly, congrats to Lisa who won two tickets to the Vaccines at the 9:30 club – I’ll be in touch soon with details!

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Giveaway: The Vaccines at 9:30 Club

outfit for the the Vaccines show at the 930 Club

jacket | necklace | t-shirt | jeans | bag | boots

 

DC has some great concert venues and in the next month or so I’m really excited to go to a couple of shows. It’s one of the best things to do in the winter, right? It’s not like I can spend a Friday night soaking up the sun at jazz in the garden…might as well stay warm by singing and dancing around with a few hundred friends to some great music. And you’ll most likely find me in an outfit just like the one above. Comfy, practical, a little more bad-ass than I actually am.

I’m excited to team up with the 9:30 Club for a great giveaway for two tickets to the Vaccines show on Friday February 1st. To enter, leave a comment below sharing one of your current favorite songs. (I made a small playlist of some of the songs I have on repeat – check it out on spotify!) For an extra entry, tweet about the giveaway using the hashtag #Vaccines930.

I’ll announce the winner next Friday but if you don’t want to wait or you definitely want to end up at the show with yours truly, you can buy your tickets here. Hope to see ya there!

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Election Cake Map

What a crazy week! I guess this post is a day late, but I finally got around to getting it together. I want to share my election night project: #cakemap. I drew a map on to a chocolate sheet cake and as the states were called, we filled them in with blue and red icing. It was a fun (and sweet – we ate a good amount of icing) way to spend election night!

election 2012 cake map outline

punching holes in the Election 2012 cake map

To get the map on the cake, I punched little holes in the outline of a paper map with a push pin. We put the paper map on top of the chocolate cake and dusted powder sugar over it, pressing the sugar into the outline holes. We were hoping to get a clear outline with it but it wasn’t clear or it was pretty faint in some parts, so I ended up free-handing some of it by just looking at a map. The states were pretty misshaped on the East Cost, and I forgot South Carolina at first (oops), but in the end I think it came out great!

filling in the cake map for election 2012 – photo thanks to alejandra owens

filling in the election 2012 cake map

The cake when Obama won with 274 electoral votes:

Obama wins with 274 electoral votes on the cake map

The final cake on Wednesday morning with every state filled in except Florida:

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Thanks AlejandraTammy, and Emily for all your help with Election Cake Map. Have to remember this for four years from now!