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Crishana Loritsch is a licensed property manager by day and a budding fashionista 24/7. A fourth generation native Washingtonian, she loves all things DC and credits her upbringing with making her into what she feels is a classic 21st century Renaissance woman.

Her love of the arts, music, fashion and all things girly began at an early age. Family legend has it that she only agreed to walk at the age of 22 months after her uncle promised to buy her a new dress. She walked the very next day and will walk a mile gladly to find the latest beauty and fashion must haves at a fantastic price. Her fondest memories growing up involve shopping with her Mom at Woodward and Lothrop (Woodies to us DC natives) and visiting every museum and art gallery that her legs and her Metro card could carry her. A few of her favorite DC destinations are The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The National Zoo, and The Phillips Collection. Living in the DC area and being in the property management field can be stressful, so Crishana is always on the lookout to take advantage of every opportunity to invest in her sanity, whether it's taking in a concert, seeing a ballet, or getting a massage and facial.

Crishana also makes sure to give back to her industry and local community. She co-chairs the Outreach Committee of the Washington Metropolitan Chapter of Community Association Institute (WMCCAI) and also serves on its Editorial Committee as one of its featured writers of their publication, Quorum magazine. She was honored as the WMCCAI 2011 Volunteer of the Year as well as being named one of its 2011 Rising Stars. Additionally, she participates in 5K/10K races all over the Washington DC metro area which benefit such charitable organizations at Ringing In Hope, Habitat for Humanity Loudoun County, Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, and The American Red Cross.

Best Places To Watch The Super Bowl: Washington, D.C.

Super Bowl XLVII

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Whether you are a true football fanatic with a head full of statistics to rival that of John Madden or you choose your favorite team based upon the colors of the uniform, chances are you will be watching the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 3.  Who can pass up a day when it is mandatory to hang out in an oversized shirt with someone else’s name emblazoned on the back, comfortable stretchy pants, and where it’s perfectly acceptable to feast on copious amounts of game day fare?  Wings, anyone?

Super Bowl 2013 Group

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Below is a list of hot spots around the city to take in the spills and thrills of the greatest gridiron event of the year where local Baltimore Ravens will face off against the San Francisco 49ers.  If you are depressed that your team didn’t make it to the final dance (I personally bleed Burgundy and Gold), take heart.  If nothing else, you can adopt a team for the night or stay tuned for the outrageous commercials that everyone will be talking about around the water cooler at the office on Monday.

Beyonce Super Bowl Pic

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As for me, I am most looking forward to the half time show where I know Beyoncé will bring the house down without having to suffer a “wardrobe malfunction.”  Her alter ego isn’t Sasha Fierce for nothing.

 

 

Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse

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Arlington Cinema N Draft House

2903 Columbia Pike
Arlington, VA  22204
Ph. 703-486-2345

WHEN: 6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 4:30 p.m.)

TICKETS: Free admission. Skip watching the game on a big screen, here you can watch the game on a movie screen with regular table side service available with a full restaurant menu and full bar service.

Crystal City Sports Pub

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Crystal City Sports Pub
529 23rd Street, S
Arlington, VA 22202
Ph. 703-521-8215

TICKETS: $25-35, call for reservations.

$35 pre-paid reservation party on the third level includes pre-game appetizer buffet and half-time dinner buffet; $25 pre-paid reservations for a seat on the second floor (money goes toward your tab).

Nellie’s Sports Bar

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Nellie’s Sports Bar

900 U Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Ph. 202-332-6355

WHEN: 6:30 p.m.

$4 Bloody Marys, mimosas, draft beers and rail drinks; $15 buckets of Bud, Bud Light and Michelob Ultra.

 

Rhino Bar and Pumphouse

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Rhino Bar

3295 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-3150

TICKETS: $20 (price subject to increase). Please click here to purchase tickets.

A Georgetown institution, it boasts serving more than 1,000,000 wings since its opening in 2000. Watch the game on one of the two huge televisions, or ten others strategically placed throughout.  Free open beer bar for the first quarter. $8 pitchers of Miller and Coors light, $3.75 Jose Cuervo and Captain Morgan cocktail. 25 cent wings.

The State Theatre

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The State Theatre

220 N Washington Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
Ph. 703-237-0300

WHEN: 4 p.m.

One of the area’s best venues for live concerts, their Super Bowl party begins at 4 p.m. with free hotdogs before the game and hot wings at halftime.

Union Pub

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Union Pub
201 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Ph. 202-546-7200

WHEN: Starting at 4 p.m.

Located on Capitol Hill in Northeast DC, on Super Bowl Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: $6 Bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys; 5:30 p.m. – kickoff: $1 drafts; All day: $12 Bud and Bud Light buckets; $20 Team-themed craft buckets; $3 team shooters; Raffles and giveaways during the game.

D.C. Editor’s pick: 

Tavern

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Ramparts

1700 Fern Street
Alexandria, VA 22302
Ph. 703-998-6616

It doesn’t get any better than Ramparts. It’s a sports lovers dream, packed with 26 HD TVs with surround sound making it the perfect place to watch the big game. All Sunday they’ll be offering $1 dogs, $2 Miller Lite Drafts, $1 Coors Light Minis, $4 Miller Lite 24oz. Pounders and a $3 football food menu.

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