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We’ll be at Dock5 at Union Market from 10a-6p getting our #FamousMerch on for the Junior League of Washington’s 59th Annual Holiday Shops benefiting local non-profits here in the District!

Get your tickets here.


Awesome events: There’s a new museum in town – The Museum of the Bible opens today!; Oyster Riot might be the rowdiest oyster event yet at Old Ebbitt. Shuck responsibly; Look, we don’t need a week dedicated to cocktails to feel better about drinking one too many, but it helps. It’s the last weekend to sip on DC Cocktail Week!; Remember David Arquette? Remember Sherlock Holmes? Well they’re one in the same this weekend through Nov 22nd at Warner Theatre; Is ice skating while drinking a good idea? Find out at the Top of the Gate winter ice skating rink; Marlon Wayans will be at MGM National Harbor to make you giggle on Saturday; Learn to make a Thanksgiving dinner that has a touch of spice with Chef Victor Albisu!


Introducing our first Morning Commute – a series where we pick up professionals in DC and take them to work. The catch? You won’t know where they work until we drop them off – unless you already know in which case, no one likes a show-off.


Drinking and ice skating doesn’t sound so bad compared to drinking and throwing axes; Miracle on 7th Street is back to get you in the holiday spirit; Could DC be the location to house the next Amazon HQ?; GET OUT WHILE YOU CAN AND DON’T LOOK BACK; Progressive millennials raise your hand – there’s a new hospitality brand comin’ for ya; Blake Shelton is thankful for all the support from everyone who agrees that he is not the sexiest man alive.


The busiest travel day of the year is upon us so how do you deal? Well we hope you have wine on hand. Good luck out there.


Our online store comes to life tomorrow 10am at Dock 5 at Union Market!


Breakings news alert: Congrats Rebecca Berg!; Nothing like a family reunion before a family reunion Robert Costa; Hip hip hooray; Hip hip hooray, Meet the Press met its 70th year and counting; It’s the most wonderful time of the year Daniel Swartz; Welcome to the team, Sophia!; Jim Billimoria doesn’t email us anymore; We miss Taz Jones; Jason Roe was arrested by the handsome police; John Goodwin made a trip to DC (and didn’t come by the FamousDC offices); Is David Mowery going to get his own political talk show?; Does Brendan Buck still watch college football?; Jim Long might be new to the snapchat game, but don’t underestimate his bitmoji; If F isn’t going to stand for FamousDC than it must stand for focus Ismail Tekin; Oh you fancy huh? Ian Marorana; Kelly Hudak is ELEVATING everyone’s subject line game to the NEXT LEVEL; Hi Lauren Zelt!; Kelly Klass likes concerts; Congrats to cat daddy, Amos Snead on his fourth feline!; NCA’s newly remodeled Candy Room is what dreams are made of; Congrats to Caroline Ey on her new adventure ahead!; Give Brittany Havens a high-five; Feel better Janice May! (And rock those heels whenever you want); Becca Glover’s dedication to skin care inspires us all; Caitlin Carroll crushed Don Quixote; Congrats to Mom and Dad, Lindsey Drew and Scott Hudson on the birth of baby Oliver! We can’t wait to meet him; Newlywed congratulations to Mark Bednar and Lindsay Bembenek! (We assume we’re invited to the honeymoon).

#MakingMoves by S-3 Public Affairs

Big news this morning: S-3 Public Affairs is proud to welcome Capitol Hill veteran and House of Representatives Floor Director Matt Bravo to its growing team. #DoBigThings; The Washington Post has announced the addition of Vanity Fair writer Sarah Ellison. Starting in January, Ellison will cover the intersection of media, politics, culture and technology; After eighteen years with the AP, chief congressional correspondent Erica Werner is joining the Washington Post as congressional economic policy correspondent; Jenny Kay has a new role as senior marketing and communications manager at Zuckerman Spaeder. Kay most recently was a director at Rational 360 and also teaches a mean solidcore class at the West End studio; Boehringer Ingelheim adds Pfizer vice president for federal government affairs Bridget Walsh, as vice president of government affairs and public policy; Matt Suckerow is making moves from his post as communications director for Rep. Don Young (R-AK) to serve as communications director for Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK); From Purple Strategies, senior director Kelley Smith is joining Edelman as senior vice president of new business; Direct Impact adds Kathy Jeavons from Story Partners as an executive vice president; Richard Attias & Associates adds former director of scheduling and operations for Speaker Paul Ryan’s office, Maureen Mitchell, as chief of staff; EMILY’s List has named Christina Reynolds, most recently with Global Strategy Group and Hillary for America, as its new vice president of communications; Ivan Zapien, most recently a longtime Walmart lobbyist, has joined Hogan Lovells as a partner in its DC office; The George Washington University recently named Center for American Progress chief of staff and vice president Lindsay Hamilton as its new executive director of media relations; And finally, a big congrats to Rebecca Berg on her new role as a politics reporter for CNN. Berg previously was a national political reporter for RealClearPolitics, and before this worked for the Washington Examiner, BuzzFeed, and The New York Times. #CrushingIt


Famous birthday wishes to Michael Pedersen, Ashley Bastock, Jillian Rogers, Jared Parks (U.S. Chamber), Brian Jones (Black Rock Group), Bethany Darnley, Bill Hatfield (NBC News), Michael Schwab, Geoff Freeman (President & CEO, AGA), Meghan Burris, Katherine Knight, Mike Reynard, Melissa Froelich and Marty Reiser!

Know someone with a birthday? Let us know! [email protected]


Happy Taxgiving