Capital Solstice DC Event Recap

Hey Cuties,

Last Friday Babe and I set out on a working date to the Capital Solstice Black Tie Cocktail Dinner by TTC Private Chefs & Dinning Services.  The event boast about a nine course meal and a magical experience. That did happen, but not like you’re thinking. Can you really sit down and eat a nine course meal? If you answered yes you are a totally fatty, and we should do lunch. *High Five* The meal was served in a traditional tapas style; small plates.  This wasn’t a sit and eat time of affair. The goal is for you to eat and mix and mingle while enjoying the entertainment.

I received a free ticket to cover this event. These are clearly my own thoughts and feelings as we have an understanding about the truth here on


They didn’t announce the venue until 48 hours prior to the event. *insert suspenseful music here* The event was held at Echostage. Echostage is DC’s largest concert/night life venue at 30,0000 plus square feet. Think wide open warehouse type of deal with a sound stage with two 60 foot bars on each side.



When I enter the venue, the first thing I see is this chocolate deliciousness below. I had no idea what it was but I immediately though cocktail.

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BomBom Chocolate Cocktail Hour

I was right, BomBom is a premium Caribbean rum with cream and chocolate with a coconut and coffee flavor.

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He watches me work

Thanks to Babe, this is what I really looked like to get this shot.

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Car service Lyft was there with these really cute pink mustaches. I totally want one.  They had a discount code that saved us $15 on our first two rides if we signed up.

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The Space

They transformed this warehouse to this gorgeous late night hideout. Flower petals, candles REAL ACTUAL BURNING CANDLES. I loved the attention to detail. These days you see a lot of battery operated candles and they serve their purpose but real candles get the mood popping a bit differently. The music was playing and the energy was good.

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Photo Credit Nick Klein

Babe and I got all kinds of right and fancy. Photographer fail for not capturing my hot ass shoes. UGH!

Shirt: NY&CO $12 | Skirt: Choies $30 | Shoes: Vince Camuto $100+ | Necklace: H&M $15

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Emcee/Host: Guy Lambert, WPGC 95.5

The voice that most folks in the DMV know was our Emcee for the evening. None other than Guy Lambert of the WPGC 95.5 morning show with Joe Clair.

Capital Solstice DC Interview

When they ask to interview you…

Baby I’m a star!

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Fashion Designer: Korto Momolu

Do we have any Project Runway fans in the house? Do have any Project Runway Season 5 & All Stars fans? If so, then you already know this beauty. While she was on the carpet taking photos she looked over to me and validated my entire outfit. Head to toe yall a fashion designer told me my look was E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G! I don’t know what tickles your fancy in life but this validation gave me my entire life and the future lives to come. HELL YEAH!

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The Gang is all here!

Chef Timothy Thompson and I chatted a bit Listen HERE 04:57 mark

L to R: Leonard DeShield Chief (PR & Brand) Project Runway Allstar at Korto Momolu Becky Lee (Green Dress) is the founder of Becky’s fund and some of the proceeds went to her non-profit. Korto Momolu (Black & White Top) is a fashion designer and put on a fashion show for us.  Timothy Thompson (Black Suit) Head Chef of this event; he is the TT in the TTC Pop Up Events.  Guy Lambert, Emcee for the night.

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Guy & I

Guy and I took this picture after our interview. Listen HERE 02:55 mark

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Mi & Korto

Korto and I took this picture after our interview. Listen HERE 00:00 mark

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Course 1: Seafood Corn Chowder

Course 1: Seafood Corn Chowder, Bay Scallops, Jumbo lump crab with Old Bay. This was my favorite.

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Course 2: Roasted Root Vegetable Salad

Course 2: Roasted Root Vegetable Salad, Broiled cashew, smoked lardon, citrus-thyme vinaigrette with Parmesan croutons

Question: WTH is a lardon? Answer:  is a small strip or cube of pork fat used in a wide variety of cuisines to flavor savory foods and salads

Course 3: Spring Salad, Spring mix, apple, pear and roasted muster vinaigrette with Parmesan croutons {Not pictured}

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Course 4: Pan Roasted Salmon Fricassee

Course 4: Pan Roasted Salmon Fricassee, with lentils and brown butter

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Course 5: Squash Risotto

Course 5: Squash Risotto, Jerk shrimp, puff pastry, micro greens

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Resort Wear by Korto Momolu

Korto did a fashion show with all of these beautiful ladies. I would wear all of these looks. I felt like I needed to plan a vacation and place an order at the same damn time.

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Course 6: Hour Short Rib Ragu

Course 6: Hour Short Rib Ragu, Roasted sweet potato, buttermilk biscuit, crispy onion

Course 7: Ratatouille Au Gratin, Parmesan crumb, thyme, rosemary {Not pictured}

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Course 8: Nutella Mousse

Course 8: Nutella Mousse, Peanut butter, deconstructed brownie

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Course 9: Banana Rum Cheesecake

Course 9: Banana Rum Cheesecake, Cinnamon graham cracker

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Course 10: Poached Pear Creme Brulee

Course 10: Poached Pear Creme Brulee, White wine, caramelized sugar

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Becky’s Fund

Becky’s Fund strives to address domestic violence in all sectors of our community, establish prevention-based educational programs to counter domestic violence, and collaborate with others in the community to find ways to change the behavior and thinking behind issues that cause and perpetuate domestic violence.

Capital Solstice DC Mi & Babe

Because you needed to see this…

Babe wore dress shoes although he had on Nike’s in this picture.  We had a really good time, we looked good, we were in the company of some great people. Some old friends and some new friends.




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Article written by:

Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Tomiko

    Ok I’m slick jealous cause you get invited to everything.. Looks like so much fun.. Motivating me to get on PR email list

    • MimiCuteLips

      hahahha Thanks Tomiko. My dream is to be the go to person to cover and recap events. I’m working on this dream girl.

      Yes, you totally should.

  2. Kirstin N. Fuller (the travelin diva)

    Y’all fancy! lol I’ve done a 7 course meal. When I tell you I was done for the night and part of the next morning. I was done!! But in a good way lol. Looks like a cool event. The designers’ top was all kinds of fabulous.

  3. Stacie

    You and your guy make such a cute couple! This event looked real classy and a nice reason to get all spiffy.

  4. Tanya

    Girl, you guys looked too cute. I was shocked to hear you only had a 48hr window. That’s hawt! I love that. Great pictures of the food too.

  5. KenyaRae

    You guys look amazing! The food looks amazing! The event looked like a really good time.

  6. Alli Smith

    You always cover the best events! I love that they didn’t announce the venue until 48 hours before the event. How exciting! I know what a lardon is . . . from binge-watching Chopped. I knew it would come in handy some day.

  7. Essence Sylvia Smith

    Next time bring me! This event looks so fun

  8. Megan Elford

    I love the outfits! What I wouldn’t give to go to an event like this, just for the excuse to get all dolled up :-). You look amazing, absolutely gorgeous!

  9. Francisca Ramos

    Everything was well organized. The food looked delicious. This was an awesome opportunity. Thank you for sharing your experience.

  10. Kiwi

    This looks super fun! My type of event for sure!!! 9 course meal sign me up and I love the Lyft props Lyft is my fav!

  11. Donna Seay

    Oh wow! That was a beautiful event. You and hubby look cute and the food looked amazing!

  12. Jeanette

    I totally love what you’re wearing! It is so pretty. Those drinks look out of this world I would love to know how to even make those.

  13. Kayvona

    That looks like you had a great time! And your outfit is super cute!!

  14. lisa

    This looks like a really great event. I love the pics of all the food and drinks. Great outfit too!

  15. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    You’re always visiting the coolest events! It must be such a great experience meeting with & networking with so many different people. Love the 48 hour window!

  16. Liz Mays

    This sounded like the coolest event! What an awesome venue! I’m definitely liking the food and treats they had.

  17. CourtneyLynne

    Omg now this looks like one fabulous event!!!! Based on this post I’m assuming you had the best night ever!!!

  18. LaShawn

    Listen, I’m jealous you got to meet Korto!! I loved her! Next, you and your husband look FABULOUS! The food and drinks look wonderful, looks like you all had a great time. ( and your shoes were fabulous, shame on that photographer!)

    • MimiCuteLips

      Girl, I was trying to keep my ish together. She was so freaking cool. Thanks Hun.

      I know right, you can’t cut out these shoes.

  19. Anosa Malanga

    This event sounds so good! Something I would love… 60foot bar each side?! They are serious about thier alcohol haha I mean to be greated with them chocolatey delights you would know you are in for a good night

  20. krystal

    What a fun event to attend! Those Lyft mustaches are really cute. I love their service! Safe rides!

  21. Bonnie @wemake7

    You always have so much fun and go awesome places. Looks like you had another awesome night.

  22. Robin Rue

    This looks like it was such a fun event. Yummy food and drinks along with great people!

  23. Dana

    It looks like you had a blast and that it was a beautiful event! I’m liking the looks of that Bombom cocktail 😉

  24. Nikka Shae

    What a fun event! You and your honey look fab!! Now let’s talk about that chocolate bar!!!

  25. Valerie Robinson

    This event looked incredible, Mimi! You and your hubby look GREAT! I hear Guy Lambert on the radio, but never knew what he looked like lol.

  26. Marielle Altenor

    Oh, great recap! I wish I had been there too! Mostly for the BomBom chocolate cocktails and the short rib ragu yum!!!

  27. Kim

    Oh wow! What a great event to be able to attend. You and your husband look great! Love your skirt.

  28. Chrishelle Ebner

    You go to the coolest events. The food looked amazing and there was so much of it. I need to tag along with you on your next adventure.

  29. Garf

    That BomBom Chocolate Cocktail looks so good. It looks like you had a great time.

  30. Eva

    Omigosh all of it looks so good! If it tasted as good as it looked, it must have been phenomenal.

  31. Tata

    2 snaps for Korto! I love her haven’t seen or heard from her in forever so glad to see she’s still making gorgeous pieces, and yes your shoes were everything!

  32. Tata

    2 snaps for Korto! I love her haven’t seen or heard from her in forever so glad to see she’s still making gorgeous pieces, and yes your shoes were everything!

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