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Actress Ashley Benson Kicks Off #AweSummer ::: 49-cent Slurpees all Memorial Day Weekend Nationwide

Actress Ashley Benson Kicks Off #AweSummer ::: 49-cent Slurpees all Memorial Day Weekend Nationwide

Actress Ashley Benson of hit TV show “Pretty Little Liars” and box office hit “Spring Breakers,” appeared at a Los Angeles 7-Eleven store to take the ceremonial first Slurpee sip of summer. 7-Eleven is kicking off the Slurpee season as the country heats up for summer this Memorial Day weekend. The convenience retailer is making summer #Awesummer with Summer Slurpee Days – a 49-cent medium-size Slurpee drink offer Friday through Monday, May 24-27, at participating 7-Eleven stores nationwide. 

Dinners by Design Raised Money for Smithsonian Programs

Dinners by Design Raised Money for Smithsonian Programs

Smithsonian Women's Committee Members, Smithsonian Craft Show Artists and Dinner Guests Joined Five of DC's Top Interior Designers at Their Homes for the Second Annual Dinners by Design

David MitchellAndrew Law, Camille SaumSkip Sroka, and Rosemarie Howe generously and creatively supported the recent Smithsonian Craft Show by hosting five exciting Dinners by Design. David Mitchell founded this annual event in 2012 and is working towards declaring April Design Month in DC.

Guests had the unique opportunity to tour the designers' homes, who offered a rare behind-the-scenes look at their residences while also sharing insight into the process of designing homes for some of the DC area's celebrities.

The Independent Collection Maps a New Course for Destination Travel

The Independent Collection Maps a New Course for Destination Travel

Neighborhood collaborations make the getaway experience one to savor

City scenes and insider information greet guests who visit The Independent Collection’s new in-the-know websites, http://independentcollection.com. The recently relaunched sites are for a select group of hotels located in unique urban neighborhoods along the East Coast, all part of The Independent Collection. The Independent Collection, a growing collection of intimate lifestyle hotels managed by HHM, maps a course of travel for its guests that make the entire experience one to remember.

Rat & Mouse Poop, Mold On Ice Machine, No Health Permits Close Restaurants

WASHINGTON, DC (WUSA9)-- In this week's Food Alert, a fine dining restaurant operating with an expired business license, another without a health permit, and then there are the mold and rodent issues.

Health inspectors shut down Taipei 101 Tokyo Cafe on Bethesda Avenue in Bethesda, MD;  Mauricio's on Bladensburg Road in Brentwood, MD;  Cups and Mugs located in the Reston Hospital Center in Fairfax, VA; ZMart on South Capitol Street in Southwest, DC; and, Rajaji Curry House in Northwest, DC.

At Bethesda's Taipei 101 Tokyo Cafe inspectors observed, "Rodent droppings throughout the facility and on food contact surfaces."

At Cups and Mugs in Fairfax, county health inspectors closed the coffee shop citing "critical health code violations."  Inspectors wrote-up the shop for not staffing anyone certified in food safety, not tracking workers' disease status, and not having required soap and paper towels.

DROP OFF DIAPERS and WIN ‘MOMMY and ME’ CUPCAKE DECORATING CLASS at OCCASIONALLY CAKE

DROP OFF DIAPERS and WIN ‘MOMMY and ME’ CUPCAKE DECORATING CLASS  at OCCASIONALLY CAKE

 

Occasionally Cake of Old Town Alexandria needs diapers as part of the Northern Virginia Family Service Diaper Drive. Customers can drop off diapers from Sat., May 4 through Mother’s Day, Sun., May 12, and be entered to win a Mommy and Me Cupcake Decorating Class, to be held on Tues., May 14 at 5 p.m. Three winners will be chosen from a raffle drawing.  Call (703) 647-9638 or visit www.occasionallycake.com for more information.

The Mommy and Me Cupcake decorating will be taught by owner, Sabrina Campbell, mom of two daughters and soon-to-be son. She will discuss cupcake decorating techniques, creativity and tips for parent and child.

Publisher, photographer probed over topless Kate photos

Publisher, photographer probed over topless Kate photos

PARIS (AP) - French prosecutors have placed the publisher and photographer of unauthorized topless snaps of Prince William's wife, Kate, under formal criminal investigation, they said Thursday.

Caroline Chassain, spokeswoman for the Nanterre prosecutor, said that Mondadori Magazines France and local photographer Valerie Suau were placed under investigation earlier this month over possible criminal exploitation of the images, which appeared in the French Closer magazine last September.

The photos showed the duchess of Cambridge relaxing at a private villa in Provence, in southern France, sometimes without her bikini top and, in one case, her suit bottom partially pulled down to apply sunscreen.

Chassain added that Suau's employer, local newspaper La Provence, was also placed under formal criminal investigation on Monday, but she did not elaborate.

The investigation will likely take months to complete.