Thursday, June 26, 2014

Washington Kastles VIP Kick-Off Party

June 25, 2014 - In celebration of the start of the 2014 Washington Kastles season from July 9th - July 22nd, more than 90 VIP's, season ticket holders and sponsors gathered at Eno Wine Bar in Georgetown DC. Guests enjoyed wine, cheese and delicious appetizers throughout the evening. Photos and video of Kastles matches were displayed along with informative handouts and merchandise. The King Trophy was on display to reiterate the historic achievements of the Kastles and to hope for another winning season. There was also a treasure of a book displayed called Courting History: A Record-Breaking Season about the 2013 winning season of the Washington Kastles. In looking through the book I was reminded of the coverage of the Kastles matches that I helped provide, and I plan to continue my coverage of their matches.  


After three seasons on the Southwest Waterfront and in their journey to capture their fourth straight Mylan World TeamTennis championship, the matches will be moved indoors. The WTT matches will be at the Charles E. Smith Center, a new stadium located on the corner of 22nd and G Streets NW in Foggy Bottom.

May you attend a Washington Kastles match or several of them.

Note that home matches in DC are designated with an * before the date.

- Mon. 7/07 at Boston 7:00 pm
- Tue. 7/08 at Texas 8:30 pm
* Wed. 7/09 vs Boston 7:00 pm Martina Hingis (WAS)
* Thu. 7/10 vs Philadelphia 7:00 pm Martina Hingis (WAS)
- Fri. 7/11 at Austin 8:30 pm Martina Hingis (WAS), Andy Roddick (AUS), Marion Bartoli (AUS)
* Sun. 7/13 vs Philadelphia 7:00 pm Martina Hingis (WAS)
* Mon. 7/14 vs San Diego 7:00 pm Martina Hingis (WAS), Daniela Hantuchova (SAN)
* Wed. 7/16 vs Texas 7:00 pm Venus Williams (WAS), Martina Hingis (WAS)
- Thu. 7/17 at Philadelphia 7:00 pm Venus Williams (WAS)
- Fri. 7/18 at Springfield 8:00 pm
- Sat. 7/19 at Boston 6:00 pm
* Mon. 7/21 vs Boston 7:00 pm Martina Hingis (WAS)
* Tue. 7/22 vs Springfield 7:00 pm Martina Hingis (WAS)
- Wed. 7/23 at Philadelphia 7:00 pm

D'Milikah Splashes on the Waterfront - Second Annual Fashion Show

June 18, 2014 - It was a good time for the second annual fashion show: D'Milikah Splashes on the Waterfront. Welcome Summer.

At Washington Harbour on the Georgetown Waterfront of Washington DC, guests were invited to a D'Milikah fashion show at Nick's Riverside Grill in Georgetown. It was a hot day and yet guests came to experience a bit of Brazil in DC with this fashion show, but there were also some other treats in store. A featured cocktail was offered called the "D'Milikah Blue Brazilian Caipirinha." There was also a couple athletes demonstrating their skills to entertain the audience. Things got even hotter when D'Milikah swimwear designs walked the waterfront and around the outdoor seating area of Nick's Riverside Grill.

D'Milikah swimwear designs showed off a new collection called "Tridimensional Happiness" that graced the waterfront with fresh prints and styles. Tridimensional Happiness is inspired by unique representations of the number 3; three primary colors were mixed to make secondary colors that are represented in the line. Tridimensional Happiness is a colorful, fun and flirty line that is in sync with D'Milikah's entire collection. The line includes lace, tie-dye, metallic, animal and laser prints.

It was an honor for Emily Gonzaga to have done this show with all the guests in attendance. Thanks to everyone, including those involved to help make the event a success.

Hair: Melanie Medeiros
Make up: Felicia Gillison
Fashion Assistants: Tynisha Parks and Carlos Valenzuela
Photos by Vithaya Photography