Around Town: Grand Opening @ BucketFeet — 7/20/16

Beer Googles at BucketFeet (Photo by Mickey McCarter)

Malileh Salari was born and raised in Iran, where she became an interior designer and graphic designer after graduating from Tehran University.

In 2011, she moved to the United States, settling in Pleasant Hill, California. Now a mixed-media painter, Malileh has designed a shoe called Mystery for BucketFeet (1924 8th St. NW #125, DC), a designer show store that opened its doors in Shaw in recent days.

Each pair of shoes sold by BucketFeet, whether for men, women, or children, bears a unique art pattern created by an individual artist. And as a customer, you can read a bit about the artist on an accompanying placard, such as shown in these pictures taken by us in a grand opening party at BucketFeet on Wednesday:



For more information on BucketFeet and its shoes and artists, visit

Here are a few pictures of BucketFeet courtesy of public relations photographer Joy Asico:


Bucketfeet-4 Bucketfeet collaborates with artists worldwide for one-of-a-kind designs.


Stars and Bars: Opening Celebration @ One Eight Distilling, 1/8/15


One Eight Distilling, DC’s second distillery (after New Columbia Distillers LLC, makers of Green Hat Gin), will official open its doors on Saturday, Jan. 10.

But before then, One Eight will host preview night on Thursday, Jan. 8. So you can visit One Eight on 1/8…

From 7-10pm, the distillery will host a celebration for its grand opening, featuring “after-hours tours, food from Dirty South Deli and a cash bar featuring District Made Vodka and Rock Creek White Whiskey cocktails–produced in partnership with Union Kitchen,” according to One Eight.

The distillery invites us to its facilities at 1135 Okie St. NE, DC, for drinking, mingling and shopping. Guests will be able to purchase bottles from the first batches of the distillery’s vodka and whiskey. The celebration is 21 and over only and does not involve any tickets. Simply show up!

Starting Saturday, Jan. 10, One Eight will open with free tours each week from 1-4pm. For more information, visit