K Street Kate's Holiday Shopping Party

Kate and Perri help themselves to several holiday treats

4th Anniversary Celebration Of K Street Kate

Blogger Kate Michael celebrated four years of her victorious D.C. lifestyle blog "K Street Kate" with an extraordinary party at Luxxery med-spa on Wisconsin Avenue in Northwest D.C.

"Real Housewives of D.C." stars Lynda Erkeletian and Ebong Eka dropped in, as did Juleanna Glover, Yemeni Ambassador Abdulwahab Al-Hajjri, Stephanie Green, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar's (D-Minn) recently departed communications director, Erikka Knuti.

K Street Kate's Visit For The Launch Of Sofitel Properties

It was a day in Casablanca at the Sofitel in Lafayette Square as guests gathered at the hotel’s Ici Urban Bistro to enjoy the flavors of Morocco in honor of the launch of two of seven new Sofitel properties in Morocco Casablanca and Essaouria, in 2011.

Sofitel D.C. General Manager Pierre-Louis Renou hosted media mavens Stephanie Green, Pamela's Punch’s Pamela Sorenson, K Street Kate's Kate Michael, Matthew Dornic of Fishbowl. The dynamic duo of Nikki Schwab and Katy Adams of the Examiner’s Yeas and Nays, DC Magazine publisher Peter Abrahams, and Capitol File’s Sarah Schaeffer were along with the group.

A Moroccan Week menu, formed by visiting chefs from Marrakech, Fes and Rabat and featuring authentic delights like meat briouats, an assortment of traditional Moroccan salads, and seven vegetable couscous with lamb and tfaya will be accessible at Sofitel’s Ici Urban Bistro from September 25-October 3.

Fashion for Autism

On Friday, September 24, the glitz and glamour of New York Fashion Week comes to the City Tavern Club in Georgetown as designer

Former Miss D.C. Kate Michael, Edwing D’Angelo’s preview s his newest fashion collection. Also on hand will be internationally acclaimed Juilliard concert pianist Edvinas Minkstimas, fashion photographer Viktorija Juodenaite, Miss D.C. 2010 Stephanie Williams, celebrity stylist Erwin Gomez, and Miss Peru, just to name a few.

Many prominent members of the Georgetown business community have donated their time and effort to produce this amazing evening of style and grace, including Janine Schoonover (Serendipity3), Rokas Beresniovas (Wells Fargo), Katy Adams (The Washington Examiner), Marilyn Thompson (WASH-FM), Jenny Zin (Betsey Johnson), H.E. W.Nelson Lewis (Rolling Stone Magazine), Christopher Swann (Thomson Reuters), and Melanie Zipperer (World Bank) and many others.

Support a worthy cause and enjoy one of the highlights of the early fall social calendar in Washington D.C.!

Many More Years For K Street Kate

It was a little of K Street Tuesday evening, but just as full of go nonetheless as Kate Michael celebrated the fourth anniversary of her blog “K Street Kate” at Luxxery Express on Wisconsin Avenue.

The ex- Miss D.C. and current host of The District Dish celebrated in style with wines and champagne from CPC Cellars, cocktails made with Absolute Vodka and Smartwater for a little hydration, along with a guest list that included Real Housewives of DC cast member Lynda Erkiletian with beau Ebong Eka, Alan Popovsky, owner of Hudson restaurant, Reese Gardner, partner in the after party locale, Mighty Pint and Mel Davis of Citronelle.

After the ‘official’ celebration, party-goers moved the festivities to The Mighty Pint where its soon-to-be renowned potato ‘tots’ were emphasize of the evening along with, what else. Pints of beer and cocktail concoctions set to a backdrop of 80’s tunes.

Congratulations Kate—as you enter your second term!

Marzee Boutique’s Fashion Dresses Hosted by K Street Kate

Marzee Boutique will officially introduce its fabulous clothes and upscale atmosphere with a day long grand opening event, hosted by K Street Kate, Kate Michael.

Specializing in both independent and international designers, the specialty retailer prides itself on scouring the world's hottest fashion magazines, runway shows, and showroom floors in order to obtain the latest apparel and accessories for its customers. Indeed, browsing the racks of clothing at the store today turned-up precious few "big names" which is exactly as the owners intended. Branding takes a definitive backseat to individuality at Marzee.

Marzee Boutique,was established online in 2007, opened its first brick and mortar location in Georgetown this spring. Attendees will celebrate and indulge in high fashion, delicious treats and chilled champagne. There will be hourly drawings for gifts and additional savings and mini style sessions provided by Marzee Boutique’s fashion experts.

Kstreet Kate Michael at Washington

Kstreet Kate Michael participated in Khalil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards at the Renaissance Hotel.

On April 22, night at washington everybody joined at the Arab American Institute as it hosted its 12th annual Khalil Gibran Spirit of Humanity Awards at the Renaissance Hotel. The awards honor those who enhance the lives of Arab Americans and promote peaceful coexistence in all walks of life.

Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley received the Award for Individual Achievement for convening the first US-Arab Cities Forum with Chicago’s sister cities.

The party also helped to raise $10,000 for next month’s Avon Walk, with every dollar going to breast cancer awareness and early detection programs.

Kate’s Leisure Time Favorite Places

Kate love’s wandering around Georgetown and watching all of the tourist’s places and she also loves just sitting at Dean and Deluca and having a chai latte and just hanging out. She loves the 14th street corridor very much. Now a day’s Kate used go there at least four days a week for shopping or eating, and at night too. Kate Michael actually has not been to Gibson, but it is on her list. Kate’s favorite places changes depending on her mood, and her favorite place right now is a tossup between 14th street and Georgetown.

Kate was just filming a documentary for the BBC, and they wanted her to take them to places that people don’t know. So she took them to some amusing places and parks, because a lot of people don’t know that DC has more green space than any other metropolitan city in the United States. Meridian Hill Park at 16th Street is an incredible place according to Kate, you can do anything there. On Sunday afternoons, you can see great drum circle, and you can enjoy everything going on.

Kate Michael At Beauty and The Blog Party

Chevy Chase’s Neiman Marcus for its Beauty and The Blog party was held to preview the newest products for spring before Neiman’s big beauty event starting today. Here, Genie Saleh, Brotman Winter Fried’s Whitney Stringer, and K Street Kate’s Kate Michael showing off some goodies they received.

Kate Michael's Disney days

In 2006, Kate Michael started a blog to chronicle her yearlong reign as Miss DC, but when the gig was up, she wanted to keep blogging. She asked her readers to come up with a new name and, drawing on a Washington Post article titled “Rename K Street to Kate Street,” they offered “From K Street to Kate Street.”

Kate liked the idea but shortened the name to K Street Kate. “K Street is a recognizable street all over the world, and it has a variety of restaurants, boutiques, and nightlife that showcase the city’s sophistication,” she says. “That’s what my blog is about quintessential DC. I like to think I’m quintessential DC as well.”

Raised in New Orleans and Atlanta, Kate moved to DC when she was 21. She started competing in pageants a year later as an effort to win scholarship money for graduate school at Johns Hopkins. “I also missed the stage,” she says.

Kate has always been a performer. One of her favorite jobs: dancing in the Christmas show at Disney World. She performed a ballet solo in front of 50,000 spectators five times a day.

Kate’s Disney days are behind her, but she keeps herself busy hosting a talk show, working as a program analyst for the DC Department of Employment Services, modeling, and promoting literacy efforts. We caught up with the Foggy Bottom pageant queen to quiz her on pageant life, Washington socialites, and more.

Favorites of Kstreet Kate

Number of pageant crowns:
Kate: “Two local crowns (Miss Thunder Road and Miss Gwinnett County, both from local pageants in Georgia) and one state crown (Miss District of Columbia).”

Where Miss District of Columbia crown was kept:
Kate: “In a wooden box on a shelf in my condo. Before I moved, I used to keep it under my bed.”

Three things that happen behind the scenes at the Miss America pageant that people would be surprised to learn:
“The girls get dressed in a tent behind the auditorium. Everyone teases their hair—even the ones that look normal on stage. There’s a lot of sharing of ‘butt glue,’ adhesive to keep clothes in place, because no one wants to be showing their ‘cheeks’ on the stage. And breast-enhancement cups come in several shapes and even more sizes.”

Three things people would be surprised to learn about kstreet Kate:

Kate: “I have five jobs: DC government employee, owner of Consignment Cocktails, talk-show host, writer, and model. The only TV I own is the same set I’ve had (with an inset VCR!) since I was 12. It’s a 12-incher! I can bake, but I can’t cook at all, so I’d rather live on cupcakes and brownies.”

Adrian Fenty or Barack Obama?
Kate: “Obama. In The Hill’s Most Beautiful on the Hill contest in 2006, Barack came in second . . . right behind me. So, I think it’d only be right to pass him my crown.”

What Kate would do for the talent competition other than dance?
Kate: “Um . . . finish a crossword puzzle? I’m kidding—I’m bad at those, so it’s a good thing I can dance.”

Three ways Kate working to improve literacy for Washington students:
Kate: “I continue to work with First Book and the Heart of America Foundation to help build libraries in underserved areas, give children their first books for home libraries, and serve as a reading mentor for children in elementary and middle schools. I have volunteered for the National Book Festival for the past four years, helping librarians from across the country in the festival’s Pavilion of States. But it’s not just about the kids, and it’s not just about reading books. I’m involved in efforts with the Junior League to promote adult literacy and financial and nutritional literacy as well.”
Favorite local charity:
Kate: “There are too many. But currently, Heart of America.”

Where to go to spot Washington socialites:
Kate: “When I’m not out at events, my favorite place to relax and enjoy being social is L2 in Georgetown.”

Favorite place to shop:
Kate: “Lately, I love Reiss, We One You Two, Club Monaco, Cusp, and shopping online at Gilt Group.”

Where Kate go to get away from the spotlight:
Kate: “I recently took a relaxing trip to the Eastern Shore to spend the weekend in a quiet bed-and-breakfast. Otherwise, I might go visit my parents in Atlanta.”

Favorite local blog besides of Kate:
Kate: “No fair! Too hard! I love reading about where to go on Pamela’s Punch or what to wear on the Glamazon Diaries or Project Beltway. A Not So Capitol Idea always gives me something to think about, and Ask Miss A keeps it real.”

Driving Force Behind The District Dish web TV Show of KStreet Kate

K Street Kate started producing The District Dish one year ago, to allow DC personalities to tell their story firsthand. The city’s local lifestyle scene was bursting with art, music, charity events, new businesses and social activities, but there was no video outlet for that information to be shared.

With each new episode (shown on local Comcast stations as well as online) we learn about the rich culture of the Nation’s Capital and why DC isn’t just a political power spot, but a place where people actually live, work and play.“One of my favorites of the past year has been Septime Webre, Artistic Director of the Washington Ballet. Watching Janina Gavankar, formerly on The L Word, give Ebong an improv acting lesson was pretty funny, too, and ribbing Michael Wilbon on air for not being a Redskins fan would have to be on my highlight reel!” Says Kate.

Kate Personal Note

“I would say that marketers have seen the value in using my social and conversational media platforms as tools to spread their message. While I take pride in being a new media pioneer, I still value the traditional separation between media and promotions and firmly place myself in the media bracket.” Says KStreet Kate

K Street Kate, the online magazine, originally began as a blog of my experiences as Miss District of Columbia 2006. After my year of service, my readers asked me to continue telling them of the hot spots, cool people and must not miss events happening around the city. I even had them vote on the name! K Street Kate was chosen for several reasons, the most important being that K Street is the most widely recognized street in the District (an ode to our hyper-local attitude for coverage), and had all of the aspects of DC lifestyle about which I was writing (restaurants, nightlife, politics, fashion, etc.). The site is quintessential DC, as are my interests, so I became K Street Kate.I’ve always been active on the social and charitable scene in the District, but my efforts in community reporting really put me at the heart of the biggest and best events the city has to offer. But where so many copycat sites are about aggregation, we pride ourselves on being a filter. Our readers have come to know that K Street Kate gives them the complete and candid scoop, allowing them to ‘Be in the Know and Know where to Be’ with quick, easy, and personality-filled posts.

Kate Michael Community

Even before she was Miss DC (2006) and a New Media Personality, Kate Michael was active on the social and charitable scene in DC. She contributes her community, nightlife and philanthropic event coverage to Niteside and if you just can't get enough, follows her on her personal site at www.KStreetKate.net.

Entrepreneurial Activities of K Street Kate

"The District Dish's" Kate Michael (of K Street Kate blog and former Miss D.C. fame)is getting all Kim Kardashian on us, in that she's doing a variety of entrepreneurial activities, all connected by the intangible concept of her glamour. For example, she spent all day Tuesday shooting a Best Buy training video in Northeast.

She later tweeted, "Just found out my Best Buy shoot is going to be seen by customers in stores across the US now on to the employee training video."

We're not sure what this even means, except if you go to Best Buy, Michael could be there on video. Not far from K Street, it's up on Wisconsin Avenue.
"The District Dish", a D.C. cable TV show starring Kate Michael. Michael is a former Miss D.C. and author of the "K Street Kate" blog. The show is a "lifestyle talk show"

K Street Kate Sponsored

K Street Kate sponsor, Z Burger is open and ready to serve you - with $1 burgers!!

When DC's biggest snowstorms hit these past few weeks, Z-Burger was one of the few area restaurants with open doors during the white-out. Now forecasters are predicting as many as 24’’ of the white stuff in some local areas! Z Burger suggests you walk, sled or ski into their Tenleytown location for $1 burgers and other specials on Friday and Saturday.
K Street Kate Grace

The Kennedy Center Concert Hall was filled with the glorious sounds of the 180 voices of Choral Arts Society in the original surround sound: antiphonal music.
K Street Kate’s Kate Michael graced the runway

Kate Michael Socialites

Washington may never again see a day when a few grand dames in Georgetown rule the social scene. But a handful of young women are establishing themselves as social leaders — and they’re doing so through a mix of charity work and self-promotion.

Do they consider themselves socialites? Some do. Others see their activities as a way of advancing their careers — as necessary as putting in long hours or taking on extra projects.
There are 10 Washington women who are working aggressively to position themselves within Washington’s interlocked social and professional spheres.

A quintessential new Washington scenester, Sorensen is involved at almost every level of the philanthropic circuit. Kate Michael is on host committees and advisory boards. She emcees events to support her friends’ charities and, thanks to her popular blog, Pamela’s Punch, she’s a frequent media sponsor of fundraisers.

Launched in 2006, Pamela’s Punch delivers the “who, what, when, where” of Washington’s social and philanthropic scene. It’s a go-to site for those who want to know about important charity events, restaurant openings and new businesses that cater to foodies, design aficionados and fellow scenesters.

When naysayers laugh that she’s just partying for a living, she doesn’t let it slide: “It’s a lot of hard work,” she says.

Is Kate Michael working harder than a 9-to-5er? “I would never say ‘working harder,’” she laughs, but maybe “putting in more time.”

But instead of working in an office, she spends her time meeting and greeting. “When you see me out, it is because I am supporting charities or friends’ charity events or companies that I work with on my blog.”

Kate Michael, who "served" as Miss District of Columbia and is "ALWAYS" K Street Kate.

Miss DC Send-off Downtown on January 13th at 6:30pm

Washington, DC – Miss District of Columbia, Jen Corey, heads to Las Vegas to compete for the title of Miss America. Supporters of the educational scholarship fund will send off Miss DC on January 13th at 6:3pm at the The Institute for World Politics, 1521 Sixteenth Street, NW in Washington, DC.

Are you looking for "rambo knives UK"?

Among those also expected to attend the festivities are Sonya Gavankar - Miss DC 1997; Therese Lizardo - Miss DC 2004; Kate Michael - Miss DC 2006; Shayna Rudd - Miss DC 2007; Kate Marie Grinold - Miss DC 2008; and Hope Wiseman - Miss DC’s Outstanding Teen 2009.

A suggested donation of $25 per ticket is asked. Tickets can be purchased at www.MissDC.org by clicking “DONATE” or by calling 202-332-3403

k street kate photos

Host-DC & K Street Kate Present The Gift of Recess

(Host-DC via DC City Blog) – Host-DC and Host-NYC invite you to be a kid again and to experience Recess, the DC area’s first game night for adults mixed with a party atmosphere! Relive some of your youth as attendees will be able to enjoy games, drinks, discounted rooms, and a live DJ in a fun and relaxed environment. Experience why Recess has been featured in The Washington Post, Metromix, On Tap Magazine, Brightest Young Things, and many other media outlets! On January 9th Recess is the place to be! Come play, dance, party, and stay with us at the luxurious Sheraton National Hotel!

Playground (aka location): Sheraton National Hotel, 900 South Orme St, Arlington, VA 22204 (Only 3 miles outside of DC. Discounted garage parking available at venue)

Cost: Get your tickets for only $10 from http://www.host-dc.com or http://thegiftofrecess.eventbrite.com.

Games: Nintendo Wii, Twister, Uno, Taboo, Pictureka, Scattegories, Pictionary, Jenga, Tabletop Soccer, Tabletop Hockey, Spades, Connect 4, Battleship, Sorry, Scrabble, Chess, Checkers, Life, Chutes and Ladders, Hungry Hippo, Candyland, Trouble, Operation, Guess Who, Clue, Monopoly, and more!

Who is invited: Everyone 21+. This event is for singles, couples, and groups its all about having a great time!

DJ: DJ Adrian Loving

Pick Your Playground Name: Upon entering guests will be given a name tag and asked to pick their playground name. Be creative and have fun with it as playground names are great ice breakers!

Watch the video from the first Recess: http://www.vimeo.com/4289411

For media requests, birthday parties, and other info contact: Info@host-dc.com or 202-498-9621

Please bring a children’s book to the venue or make a $5 donation to k street kate’s holiday book drive! Give back this holiday season!

katemichael · Kate Michael - Miss D.C. 2006!

This is a Blog to the beautiful and talented 2006 Miss District of Columbia, Kate Michael.

Kate was born in the city of Lilburn, Georgia on March 7, 1982. As a youngster, Kate's family moved often... she also won the the Girl Scout Gold Award growing up! Kate graduated from Parkview High School in June of 2000, where she was a top student and also a star high jumper.

Kate went on to college at the University of Georgia where she graudated Magna c. Laude in only three years, earning a B.B.A. International Business (Economics), and also a minor in French - which she is fluent in.

Kate definitely loves the camera and the camera loves her back! She was a finalist for Radio City Rockettes also was a performing soloist at the Magic Kingdom in Orlando, Florida.

Kate was chosen to be a participant in the University of Georgia's Honors in Washington Internship program after her junior year. Ultimately, that program would lead Kate on the path she's on today.

Prior to becoming Miss D.C., Kate won two local Georgia pageant titles - Miss Thunder Road in 2004, and Miss Gwinnett County in 2005. Though Kate didn't win the Miss Georgia crown either of those years, she did earn the great distinction of being named "The Most Beautiful Person on Capitol Hill" on July 26, 2005 in the Hill newspaper. During most of her time on the Hill, Kate worked for Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia.

Kate has also modeled in Elle magazine and is the face of the very chic Green and Blue boutique in Washington, D.C... Famous photographers including Zac Posen, Jez Coulson, Patrick Ryan have captured the many different sides of Kate in their photos of her, though to truely capture her essence, one need look no further than her outstanding blog! Kate regularly posts about what is happening in her life there, with many high-res photos from her appearances. With all that said, Kate Michael's star is one that is definitely on the rise - the sky's the limit!!

Leaders of the Pack

Kate Michael

Since winning the Miss D.C. contest in 2006, Kate Michael has created a multimedia platform for herself and her causes. Her website, KStreetKate, promotes life and style in Washington — and offers a window into how the social circuit functions. “I want to tell people about where they live, work and play,” the 27-year-old says.

On her weekly webisode, “The District Dish,” she interviews fellow Washington movers and shakers, such as D.C. Councilman Jack Evans and the Washington Ballet’s Septime Webre.

Michael says D.C. denizens don’t go out and about just for fun. Instead, they “like to meet and mingle for more useful purposes,” she said. “We use the social time to make connections and hopefully also get some work done.”

For her, that work includes supporting FirstBook, which fights illiteracy, and Fashion Fights Poverty. She’s also a member of the women’s groups The Madison and Junior League of Washington.

Michael is frequently spotted at L2. She’s often there with her boyfriend and the hot spot’s manager, Rodrigo Garcia, son of Marlene Ramallo Chalmers Cooke, who was a gossip page regular when she was married to late Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke.

Miss District of Columbia USA

Miss District of Columbia is a young woman with a purpose. She makes a difference in her city. She is bright, talented and well spoken.

The Miss District of Columbia pageant is an official preliminary of the Miss America Organization. The titleholder will represent the District of Columbia at the Miss America competition in January 2007 and will serve the Washington community throughout her year of service.

Meet Kate Michael Miss District of Columbia 2006

Miss District of Columbia is a young woman with a purpose. She makes a difference in her city. She is bright, talented and well spoken.

The Miss District of Columbia pageant is an official preliminary of the Miss America Organization. The titleholder will represent the District of Columbia at the Miss America competition in January 2007 and will serve the Washington community throughout her year of service.

Age: 24
Date of Birth: March 7, 1982
Hometown: Washington, D.C.

Undergraduate: University of Georgia (2003)
Bachelors in Business Administration, Concentration: Economics, Minor: French
Graduate student: Johns Hopkins University
Master of Arts in Government
Master of Business Administration
Parkview High School, June 2000

Platform Issue:
Partnerships for Literacy

Scholastic/Career Ambition:
To obtain a joint MBA/Master of Arts in Government
To work in Government Affairs for an international corporation or association

Jazz Dance - "Fever"

Scholastic Honors:
Magna cum Laude; Rho Lambda; Pi Delta Phi; Phi Kappa Phi; National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Order of Omega; Beta Gamma Sigma; Delta Epsilon Iota; Presidential Scholar

Leadership Roles:
College Sorority Vice President of New Member Education; Ballet Ensemble Vice President; City Tavern Club Membership Committee member; Junior League of Washington Literacy Partnerships Committee member

Girl Scout Gold Award; Bryce Harlow Foundation Fellow; Finalist for Radio City Rockettes; Performing soloist at the Magic Kingdom

Interesting Facts:
Finalist for the Radio City Rockettes and the Broadway and touring companies of The Producers; Fluent in French and lived abroad in Lyon, France; Worked as an Entertainer at the Magic Kingdom; Graduated from the University of Georgia Magna cum Laude in three years

Research Assistant to Senate HELP Committee; Director of Constituent Services to Senator J. Isakson; Legislative Assistant/Correspondent to Congressman E. Schrock; Staff Assistant/District Aide to Congressman J. Isakson

Bio - Kate Michael

Kate Michael is President of K Street Kate, an online lifestyle magazine and talk show (The District Dish) that promote life, work and play in the District of Columbia.

In 2003, she earned her B.B.A. International Business (Economics) Magna cum Laude from the University of Georgia, and in 2008 she completed her dual MA in Government/MBA from the Johns Hopkins University.

Kate's early years in Washington were spent working in various capacities for the Federal and District Governments, including years as a staffer on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and as Program Analyst for Green Collar Jobs at the D.C. Department of Employment Services.

Kate is actively involved in many local philanthropic organizations, including Susan G. Komen, FirstBook and the Junior League of Washington.

Kate is amember of such nationally recognized organizations as The National Press Club, Phi Kappa Phi, Beta Gamma Sigma, and the Sigma Kappa Sorority among many others. At one time a professional dancer at Disney World and off-Broadway, Kate is a proud member of Actor's Equity. Although no longer her professional career, dancing and entertainment continue to be her passion.