Urbane DC Hosts Trunks Up for DST’s 100 Years of Excellence

As most of you know, if you’re an avid reader, I am a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and we will be celebrating our centennial during our 51st National Convention this weekend into mid-week next week!  Really, we’ve been celebrating since January, but this week is going to be EPIC!  So, to make sure you don’t miss out on any events, I’ve decided to share with you a few of the amazing parties going on.  And of course yours truly will be in attendance! 🙂


Urbāne DC Puts ‘Trunks Up’ for DST’s 100 Years of Excellence
Urbane Lifestyle & Entertainment Group is hosting Trunks Up, a Saturday Day Party.  The celebration will take palce at Eden Rooftop and Lounge (1716 I Street NW) on Saturday, July 13 from 4-8 pm.

Keeping the centennial theme, Trunks Up has 50 influential men from around the country and 50 ladies of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority (from over 40 chapters) as host committee members for the event.  Music will be provided by Roc Nation/Popular Girts & Biscuits’ DJ Square Biz and South-N-The-City’s/BET Award-winning DJ Commish.

Friends and guests are asked to RSVP for the event at trunksup100.com for complimentary admission until 5 pm.  To ensure entry a great experience, guests can purchase advance tickets and bottle service as well.

Eden Rooftop & Lounge is located at 1716 I Street NW, Washington, DC.  Valet parking will be available.

About Urbane DC:

The Urbane Group, LLC (doing business as Urbane Lifestyle & Entertainment Group) is a lifestyle marketing and entertainment company. The Urbane Group was founded in 2008 and now operates in four major US cities: Washington, D.C.; Chicago, IL; St. Louis, MO; and Houston, TX. For more information, visit us on the [web] or [Facebook].

About Eden:

Located in the heart of DC, Eden encompasses the District’s culture of refinement, beauty, intimate service, and green spirit.  The elegant outdoor rooftop provides a nightlife entertainment experience unparelled to anything seen before in the city.  For more infomration, visit Eden on the [web] or [Facebook].


What’s New in Elle’s World

Happy Friday!  It’s been a week since I’ve posted.  Due to being sick and celebrating the Centennial Founders Day of my illustrious sisterhood, I’ve been busy! 

First, let me a send a huge special shout-out to the Devastating Divas of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated!!!  Sorors, I had a BLAST celebrating with you last weekend!  So much so, my cold came back, and I’ve spent this entire week trying to get better.  (I mean, I HAVE to see the POTUS get sworn in-again-on Monday!)  I am so honored, blessed, and humbled to be a part of this sisterhood!  This year is also special because I will be celebrating 10 years in Delta with my linesisters.  I’m excited to head back to Tallahassee this fall for Homecoming to hang out with some of my favorite people.  Most importantly, I have begun mending a friendship with one of my linesisters that is very special and dear to me.  It’s amazing what happens when you open up and are honest with those around you…and when you stop being scared.

Next up, “Scandal” has been AMAZING the last two weeks!  So much so, that based on last night’s episode, I’m going to start counting backwards from 5 (or 3 if my list is short) when I tell people off.  Edison and Sally are on some bs, and Fitz is not divorcing Mellie, even though he told her he wants one.  While I’m happy we see how the conglomerate was formed, I’m a little disappointed that they didn’t talk about how Hollis hired Becky to shoot Fitz…maybe that’ll come up later. And I’m really mad that we have to wait two weeks for a new episode…Shonda, that ain’t hot!  I did think Fitz was going to lose it at the podium, but I’m glad he held it together!  I was thinking to myself it’s about time for Mellie to have that baby, so I’m glad to see she goes into labor next week.

Tonight, I will be on the Daily Drum, with host Harold Fisher, discussing the show that never was-Shawty Lo and all his baby mamas.  No, I never blogged about this show, because I wasn’t interested.  I’m a reality tv fanatic, but some of these shows are getting out of hand.  And this was one of them.  So, tune it to WHUR 96.3 at 7 pm tonight!

Tomorrow, I’m super excited to participate in the Yes We Can: End Illiteracy service project with First Book – DC and other volunteers.  Providing the gift of literacy to these elementary school students in Ward 8 is going to be an amazing experience!  And I’m anxious to witness the swearing in of President Obama in person.  I wasn’t in DC during his first inauguration, so I’m making plans to attend in person on Monday.  Look for me in the crowd!

Lastly, if you’ve paid attention to your address line, you’ve noticed that I am official!  I purchased the domain www.evolvingelle.com.  So share the great news with your friends and family, and send them on over! 

Ok, folks!  Don’t work too hard today, be sure participate in a service event in your community tomorrow, and enjoy your long weekend!  Until next time, I’m just a Southern girl…in the city!

Crimson and Cream Founders Day Weekend Kick-Off

As some of you regulars may know, I am a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.  And I am SOOOO excited about our 100th Founders Day that is fast approaching!  If you’re in the DMV, you may want to make your way to the Park at 14th this Thursday from 6-9 pm to party with the Deltas!  (And don’t worry; you’ll be home in plenty of time to catch the new episode of “Scandal”! :))  Hope to see you all there!

“Crimson & Cream” Founder’s Day Weekend Kickoff

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Washington, D.C. (Jan 7) – Urbane Lifestyle & Entertainment Group, The Park at Fourteenth, NAACP DC Branch, Alpha Omega Alumni Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. (DC), Kappa Psi Alumni Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. (DC), Alexandria-Fairfax (VA) Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc, some members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. and Friends are coming together for a special edition of “Park Thursdays” at The Park at Fourteenth in Washington D.C.

The event, fittingly titled Crimson & Cream Founder’s Day Weekend Kickoff, will be held on Thursday, January 10, 2013 from 6pm to 9pm. This happy hour event is in recognition and celebration of the Women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc Centennial Anniversary. Colleagues, alumni, and friends are welcome to attend and admission is complimentary with a RSVP.

The Host Committee for this premiere event includes:

Aaron Brown

Adrian Jordan

Akosua Tyus

Amber Bond

Cadene Russell

Chastity Threadcraft

Danette Thomas

Deepa Taylor

Dominique Wales

Erica Butler

Garine Dalce

Irene Aihie

Kashif Smiley-Clarke

Ilandus Swinson

LaShala Porter- Goodwin

LaToya Grant

Lynadria Ware

Melodi Pemberton

Mercedes Knight

Natalie Gill

Natasha Reid

Nicole Jackson

Nzinga Smith

Olukemi Are

Phillip Thomas

Shannon McNeal

Shinikequa White

Waikinya Clanton

Wiline Justilien

All attendees are encouraged to RSVP at http://urbaneworldwide.com/dc.  Those that RSVP will receive complimentary admission and enjoy $4-$5-$6 food and drinks specials.  Advance dinner reservations for parties of three or more can be made via (e) at dc@urbaneworldwide.com.

The Park at Fourteenth is located at 920 14th Street NW, Washington D.C. Valet parking and coat check are available.

About The Park at Fourteenth:

The Park at Fourteenth is one of DC’s premiere event venues. With food inspired by classic Americana couple with a chic, contemporary event space, The Park transforms the ideal event experience into reality. Park Thursdays has continued to excel as Washingtonians gather to enjoy life through food, dance and music. Park Thursdays is a place where everyone can enjoy themselves. For more information, visit http://www.park14.com

About Urbane Lifestyle & Entertainment Group:

Urbane Lifestyle & Entertainment Group (The Urbane Group, LLC) is a lifestyle marketing and entertainment company. It was founded in 2008 and now operates in four US cities: Washington, D.C.; Chicago, IL; St. Louis, MO; and Houston, TX. For more information, visit urbaneworldwide.com.

*For more information on events in DC during Delta Sigma Theta Founders Day Weekend, go to the “What’s Happening” page.*