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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Fashion for Paws- The Fundraising Begins

Fashion for Paws- We need your help

What is Fashion for Paws?

Fashion for Paws infuses the nation’s capital with cutting edge high fashion, drawing an extraordinary crowd of VIP’s, fashion and animals lovers alike. The fashion show and fund raising event features sixty of Washington, DC’s most notable personalities as the models on the runway. Models on two-legs will be dressed in ready-to-wear spring ‘09, while those on four-legs will model ready-to-wag spring ’09.

When is Fashion for Paws?

On March 28, 2009 from 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. the 3rd annual Fashion for Paws® event will take place at the Embassy of Italy to benefit the Washington Humane Society (WHS). Tickets will be $75 per person (standing), VIP $150 per person (seated), and VIP tables will be $2000. This year’s Honorary Chair will be Luke Russert, and the Emcee will be Pamela Sorensen. Teatro Goldoni will be the VIP section sponsor, providing lavish Italian fare for VIP guests.

How can you help?

I. Make a donation

Support Karing by Kristina and Barkley Square’s Michelle D’Ettorre

email or donate directly at

II. Purchase a Fleur de Lis Dog Treat

These custom made cookies are available for $2 at or at the store located at 2006 Mt. Vernon Ave, Alexandria VA 22301

$1 from each cookie will go towards our fundraising goal

III. Purchase an ad in the Fashion for Paws Program

To help us reach our goal please email to purchase an ad

□ Full-Page Ad $ 2,500

Live area - 5.5 wide x 7 high (non-bleed)

□ Half-Page Ad $ 1,500

Live area - 5.5 wide x 3.5 high (non-bleed)

□ 1/4 Page Ad $ 750

Live area - 2.75 wide x 3.5 High (non-bleed)

□ Business Card Ad $ 300

Live area – 1.37 wide x 1.75 High (non-bleed)

IV. Purchase a Ticket to the Fashion for Paws Event

To help us reach our goal please email to purchase a ticket

Tickets will be $75 per person (standing)

VIP $150 per person (seated)

VIP tables will be $2000

Monday, January 26, 2009

Media for Sugar and Champagne

As the Sugar and Champagne Affair fast approaches (1.28.09 at the Ritz Carlton), we have had some great opportunities to showcase what we do at Karing by Kristina and Barkley Square.

On Sunday January 18th I was a guest on “Dishing It Out” a weekly radio show hosted by Nycci and David Nellis. I was interviewed along with Ellen Gray Of Equinox Restaurant (a new fave of the Obama’s) and Padua Player the Suga Chef. Click here to listen.

Pictured above: Padua, Ellen and me

Pictured below: A view of the studio we were interviewed in

This morning both Kristina Robertson and I were on Fox 5 with Holly Morris. We filmed at Equinox Restaurant and were joined by several of the featured Chef’s that will be at Sugar and Champagne as well as some dogs from the Washington Humane Society. Click here to see Kristina's segment on Doggie Fashion, and here to see my segment on Doggie Treat Baking

Below are several photos from the filming

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Bark Obama

The inauguration went to the dogs! Here are a few photos of Lacy, Cocoa and Gigi watching the swearing in and a photo of the Patriotic Dog Treats available at Barkley Square.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Good Luck at Miss America to KMG Miss DC!

I am wishing Kate Marie Grinold, Miss DC the best of luck at the Miss America Pageant on January 24th! A farewell was held for her yesterday at The Institute for World Politics. I was unable to attend the event, however you can visit K Street Kate's blog for the scoop!

Pictured: Miss Teen DC, Jasmine; Mrs. Alexandria, Me; Miss DC, Kate Marie

Friday, January 9, 2009

Sugar and Champagne

Join Barkley Square and Karing by Kristina at the 7th Annual Sugar and Champagne Affair. Barkley Square has the honor of providing dog treats for the Bark Bar for all of the 4-legged attendees. We will also be providing the gift bags and a few goodies for the VIP guests. Don't forget to stop by our table on vendor row for the latest in Canine Couture and Cuisine.

I will be making an official appearance at the event as Mrs. Alexandria!

To purchase tickets and for more details visit the Humane Society Website.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009