The Obamas returned to the White House yesterday, after a vacation in Martha's Vineyard and visiting New Orleans on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Each night this week the President will broadcast an address covering topics from the economy to the war in Afghanistan.
Speaker Pelosi commemorated the 90th anniversary of women's suffrage yesterday, with a speech where she reinforced her feelings of wanting to see more females in politics. Read Huffington Post's coverage here.
This year the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum will honor Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi for her contribution in breaking barriers and setting new precedents for females across America and the world. The Alice Award is named after Alice Paul, the human rights activist and founder of the National Women's Party. Previous recipients of the award include Secretary Hillary Clinton (2009), Katie Couric (2008) and Tipper Gore (2005.)
The ceremony will be held on Wednesday September 22nd at 101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington DC. If you would like to attend the event contact Pamela O'Leary at email@example.com or Barb Witten at firstname.lastname@example.org. As an alternative call 202.546.1210 or 202.841.6608.
I'd like to thank Jen of The Style Crusader for introducing me to London based designer Kate Kanzier. She currently has a fantastic online sale, with many delightful ballerinas starting at just £10! I shall be paying a visit for these beauties, as well as several of her gorgeous leather bags, such as those pictured above.
I seem to have an obsession lately, not with shoes (although that is still ongoing!) but with canvas bags. Whatever shape or size or design I am interested! I've picked up some free ones whilst I've been here in DC, as well as using my trusty Vivienne Westwood 'I Love Litter' bag to the max. But yesterday, I purchased this little beauty from Bloomingdale's. It is so spacious and roomy, and will serve me well on my flight home. I love the longer strap and the iconic Bloomy's lettering...
Here's my picks of some other great canvas bag selections:
A poll in conjunction with The Huffington Post and Weatherproof has voted Speaker Pelosi the most stylish politician. Other nominees included Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Let's take a look at some of Speaker Pelosi's fantastic outfits. Having met her several times, I can certainly vouch that she is incredibly stylish!
So this weekend I am off to Mount Vernon and the historic old town of Alexandria. Two great places which I have briefly visited before, so I am looking forward to returning and taking some great photographs!
What would be your ideal weekend and activities in DC?