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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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Red Velvet Mash Up

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Last week the lovely owners of DC-based Dolci Gelati kindly gave me some samples of one of their new creations, raspberry red velvet gelato. Immediately, I knew what would go perfectly with these flavors so I made a cheese pound cake to use as a base. I ended up with classic red velvet flavors (there’s real pieces of cake in the gelato!) plus a little raspberry tartness too. Oh, and of course I had to add a little homemade whipped cream to the mix.

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I found this cream cheese pound cake recipe from Smitten Kitchen and it blew me away. It was so moist and rich. Who knew pound cake could be that good? My only regret is that I didn’t save myself more! (It got devoured within an hour at work.) I will definitely be making this again this summer – adding some fresh farmer’s market berries and maybe adding some of Dolci Gelati’s mascarpone gelato on the side! A perfect dessert to share with friends al fresco.

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You can find Dolci Gelati and all of their amazing flavors around DC at Nat’s Park, the National Zoo, and Taylor Gourmet (my personal preference because it also comes with an awesome sandwich).

Happy Weekend

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Oh, you have no idea how happy I am that it’s the weekend..just to have a few moments to breathe and stand still. I’ve been a pretty social chick this past week and it’s just going to continue for the next several days, leading up to my birthday. While I feel like I haven’t rested in weeks, I’m having a blast.

Not only has it been a busy week, but an inspiring one too. I’ve learned a ton and connected with some fantastic people. Some of my favorite things from this week…

Of Monster and Men’s full debut album was released on NPR, and it’s sheer perfection. I can’t wait to see them at the Black Cat on Monday. Take a listen, I promise it will make your ears happy.

I heard an excellent presentation by Daniel Mall about design. Favorite quote? “Spare no expense to enjoy yourself.” Check out his killer work and the most awesomest thing ever.

I organized all of my food-related pinterest boards this week. Make sure you’re following along and start cooking!

Speaking of food…a few of my recent favorite bites have been: the pickle madness salad at Sweet Green, another fab brunch at Birch and Barley (if you haven’t been yet, what’s wrong?), the Jersey Shore pizza at Graffiatio, lamb and ice cream sandwiches at Ripple, bottomless mimosas and egg sandwiches at Vinoteca, onglet à l’échalotte at Bistro du Coin…just to name a few.

Hope you have a fantastic weekend! I know I can’t wait for April, my birthday, and more reckless adventures. I’m off to buy a birthday party dress – can’t wait to share!

{Image thanks to: Leighten Meester for Vera Wang

Happy Weekend

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Long weekend bliss! Today I’m focused on brunch with three fab DC girls and GW’s Homecoming basketball game. Then tomorrow, I’m heading up to New York City for a two-day getaway. I have so many fun dates planned – it will be an exciting, quick trip! However you are celebrating President’s day, I hope you have a happy weekend, friends!

{Image thanks to: the Sartorialist}