STK 1 Year Anniversary Recap

Last week STK celebrated their one year anniversary by transporting us back to the roaring 1920s!  STK, located in Dupont Circle is a high-energy steakhouse and chic lounge but they transformed that night in a 1920s Speakeasy.  What is a speakeasy without a champagne skirt to greet you at the door!!

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Attendees enjoyed live performances by New York elite-DJ, DJ Martial, saxophonist Kareem Wilkes, and flapper dancers throughout the evening.

8_Saxophonist Kareem Wilkes with Flapper dancers

Partygoers were also treated to complimentary 1920s styling and makeup touch-ups courtesy of PURE, AVEDA Salon and Spa before striking a pose for a Prohibition-style “mugshot” in the Onomonomedia GIF booth.

1_Aveda Pure Salon hair styling and touch ups

Guest sipped on the featured cocktails of the night which included Cucumber Stiletto (Ketel one citroen, st. germain, muddled cucumber, mint); Hasta Manana (Delon tequila, pernod, pineapple gum syrup, fresh lime, cilantro); Not Your Daddy’s Manhattan (Bulleit bourbon, fernet branca, carpano antica sweet vermouth). Guests also enjoyed a myriad of delicious bites including delectable grilled pepper crusted sirloin, tuna and beef tartare, delightful popcorn rock shrimp, truffle grilled cheese, enchanting crab cakes with sriracha mayo, and deviled quails eggs.  As you can see from all the smiling faces, everyone had a great time (including some of our own Capfabb fellow members pictured below!!)

5_Kevin Gray of Men's Style Point selects a candy cigar

6_Lacey Faeh of A Lacey Perspective

3_Jessica Van Dop de Jesus of the Dining Traveler and Martin Van Dop

9_Carlis Sanchez of SpicyCandyDC_Jessica Hoy of Ink Blot Army_Frank Bruhweiler of AFI

7_Megan Wilson_Christina Sevilla)DJ Lemz_Neil Grace

4_Katya Ananieva of She's Unique in NOVA

Go check them out and try some great food!!
TWITTER: @STKWashDC
INSTAGRAM: @eatSTK
Author: Morgan Fykes

Taste of Three Cities Food Truck Festival Giveaway

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Cupcake truck

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Nothing says spring like outdoor dining!  Celebrate the return of warm weather with Taste of Three Cities Food Truck Festival this Saturday April 25th.  This all-out food festival will seek out D.C.’s number one food truck through a series of competitions in the heart of D.C.’s NoMa district.  CapFABB is giving away two sets of VIP tickets to the festival which includes early entry to the grounds and access to the VIP tent complete with open bar.
Please comment on this post telling us what would be the ideal food truck you would like to try!?
What better way to spend the weekend than with live entertainment and some quality food from D.C.’s top 50+ food trucks?! Grab your friends and enter today!  Winners will be announced Friday April 24th.
WHEN: Saturday, April 25th
VIP Access: 11am to 9pm
WHERE: Storey Park 1005 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20002
@Tasteof3Cities #Tasteof3Cities www.tasteofthreecities.com

Learn: How To Make The Perfect Wax Seal

This super simple wax sealing process—you could say it’s easy as one, two, three—is going to up your stationery game so much and give you a lot of Paper Source-esq street cred.

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While I made my wax seals outside for the sake of this photoshoot, I would advise doing them inside or away from the wind. It was a hilarious sight to watch me and my photographer, Lisa, get about half the amount of wax we’d need before we realized the wax we already dripped on the envelope was dry.

Once you’ve secured a lighter and a wind-free environment, light the wick of the wax.

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Once the wax is lighted, it does not take a long time for it to start dripping, so have the sealed envelope you want to wax nearby. Drip the wax until there is about a quarter size amount on the envelope.

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Then, dip the wax press—I used Gramr’s awesome ‘thx’ one—in olive oil and wipe off excess. This prevents the wax press and wax from sticking to each other.

Finally, press the wax press into the quarter size amount of wax you have accumulated and hold for 10-15 seconds.

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Lift the wax press straight up, and let the wax dry for about 30 seconds. Tada!—you’ve made the perfect wax seal, perfect for any letter or thank-you card. Talk about large impact for little effort!

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