Enjoy. See you at the screening!
Enjoy. See you at the screening!
|Markette snowboards backwards
down a hill... don't try this at home!
|This chicken tender platter set me back a little over $8.|
The food was not bad, but definitely more factory made, than fresh. It was also overpriced, but a ski resort can do that because they a captive audience - a bunch hungry people on a cold mountain with no other food options in sight.
Travel Tip: Eat a hearty breakfast before you go, and pack bottled water and snacks!
|My guy did better with his burger selection. But it still
set him back a pretty penny... more than $8.
With food in my belly and my mental block behind me, I went back to wrestle with the mountain.
|Markette versus The Mountain: slowly, but surely
there's triumph... who will win? Nature or (wo)man?
|Victory over the mountain!|
You know what? I think there really is something to that old addage,"If at first you don't succeed, then try, try again."
I love the month of February because it signifies that Spring is just around the corner. So as we finally purge ourselves of the "winter blues" we get to start seeing, thinking and living in red. The color red can mean love, fire, and passion. Red is hot and its counterpart for cold is blue and lets face it, I'd rather be red hot than cold blue any day of the week. It's all about roses, love, and passion this month, and I for one fully embrace it.
Oh and big shout out to my hubby who also just so happens to be born on Valentine's Day.
But this month is also a huge reminder, that if you have the passion, fire and desire to live--then you have to take care of yourself too. Heart disease is the # killer of women in the United States. The most common cause of heart disease is narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart itself. It's the major reason people have heart attacks. And the older a woman gets, the more likely she is to get heart disease. But it can effect women of all ages. Just like it did with Lauren and Amanda.
|Click HERE to read about Amanda's story. (Scroll on right arrow)|
|Click HERE to read about Lauren's story (Scroll to right arrow)|
This month DC on Heels is partnering with our sponsor ShoeDazzle to help raise awareness about heart disease and its deadly effects. We will be wearing our heartfelt Lauren pumps paired with our Amanda clutch and help share these two young girls incredible stories. 10% of the proceeds from these ravishing red beauties will benefit WomenHeart. Click HERE to signup now.
|Clay Matthews of the Green Bay Packers|
|Troy Palamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers|
|The biceps are legit... 2 legit 2 quit!|
|Now that's what I call the total package!|
According to the Chinese Lunar New Year--It's the YEAR OF THE RABBIT! Gong hay fat choy--wishing you a healthy, prosperous and happy new year. But what does that mean?
Well if you were born in 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, then it means that you are articulate, talented, and ambitious. You are virtuous, reserved, and have excellent taste. Rabbit people are admired, trusted, and are often financially lucky. They are fond of gossip but are tactful and generally kind. Rabbit people seldom lose their temper. They are clever at business and being conscientious, never back out of a contract. They would make good gamblers for they have the uncanny gift of choosing the right thing. However, they seldom gamble, as they are conservative and wise. They are most compatible with those born in the years of the Sheep, Pig, and Dog.
|Apparently he prefers monkeys.|
|Too bad there is no Year of the Kangaroo|
According to the lunar horoscope, the rabbit is naturally happy and a homebody. So put up those feet and relax as it looks like it's going to be a good year for everybody. We just came off a pretty tough year-- The Year of the Tiger, so I think that this year will be a little more calm and relaxing. Maybe it's time to finish up those projects you started around the house and never got around to. Or maybe it's time to take that vacation to the Canary Islands that you have been planning now forever.
Oh and apparently, according to Chinese custom, to truly honor the Year of the Rabbit, we should eat what rabbits eat. Jai, also known as Buddah's Delight, is a mild meatless monk's stew that brings good health and good fortune and typically features enough vegetables to feed a rabbit warren.
All of this got me thinking what animal am I according the the calendar, I was born in '80 and it turns out I am the...wait for it...Year of the Monkey!
I can't wait to head over to Ping Pong Dim Sum and celebrate the Year of the Rabbit! See you all there!
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Anchorwoman Merri Dee, also known as "The Honeybee"
was honored for her 40-year career on air in Chicago.
|Markette and CNN's "Ol' Blue Eyes," Wolf Blitzer
of The Situation Room.
|VIDEO: President Obama's top advisor Valerie
Jarrett reads letter from commander-in-chief.
|Markette with MSNBC and The Today Show fill-in anchor
Tamron Hall, who served as mistress of ceremonies.
|VIDEO: WUSA 9's JC Hayward tells
DC on Heels that its the community that has
kept her on the air for more than 40 years.
|Pulitzer prize-winning honoree Eugene Robinson's
writing has taken him everywhere from London to
Buenos Aires as a foreign editor.
|NPR's Allison Keyes rocks a FAB beaded blazer, proving
that radio personalities can have both style & resonance.
|Setting the Stage: the Hall of Fame awards ceremony
at the start.
|Markette shares a laugh with C-Span's Robb Harlston
and CNN blogger Rebecca Stewart.
|Team Merri Dee: WGN-TV's Mike D'Angelo,
Gloria Brown and Robert Jordan flew in from
Chicago to cheer on their colleague, Merri Dee.
|Former NABJ President Brian Monroe.|
|Pretty in Pink: ABC Miami's Neki Mohan|
|Markette with Xavier Dominicis of
Rent-A-Center, an event co-sponsor.
The next big event for NABJ is its annual convention in Philadelphia from August 3-7. DC on Heels will see you there!
|Attendees at the event|
|Everyone came together to support this important cause.|
|I am pictured with french model and actor who strutted the runway taking a stance against bullying!|
|A certain Real Housewife was in attendance.|
|And this housewife says she is all too familiar with bullying!|
|Grammy award winning artist Mya came out to perform and support!|
|Stay tuned for my interview with Mya.|
This week Markette tackles wines with funny names (care for a glass of "Bad Boy Red" or "Bitch")? Meanwhile, Vanessa explains the theory behind "Deals for Deeds."
Also on this week's DC on Heels TV segment: Prince George's Prince of Parkour and the ShoeDazzle.com Hot Heels of the Week!
|Who's gonna share this bottle of
Little Black Black Dress Wine with me?
Event highlights include the two-day Grand Tasting, which is the centerpiece of the event. More than 100 international and domestic wineries will sample some 600 wines. In addition, gourmet food vendors will sample new products, while local chefs team up with wineries to serve up tasty samples of regional cuisines (and something tells me there will be Maryland crabs somewhere in the mix!)
|What's in a name? Apparently, a lot of attitude|
My, oh, my! Now, I'm no sommelier but I tend to be drawn to the 'reds' and 'whites' with fun-loving names (makes me curious), versus the $30,000 bottles of wine coveted by connoisseurs of the culinary kind.
Leave me a comment below... and I'll see you in February at the festival!