What we're about

Hello future friends!

Please consider joining us if you are:

  • Someone who may have a lot of girlfriends but still enjoys making new friends
  • A warm and vibrant person with a sense of humor
  • A senior professional or advanced in your career
  • Someone who loves getting together for brunches, dinners, live music, stand-up comedy, fitness-related activities, and/or live speakers on behavioral science and health topics.

Here's looking forward to fostering lots of new friendships and personal growth through fun outings in NOVA and DC! 💃

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From the host, Rachel:
Hi! I've lived in NOVA for many years and enjoy cultivating friendships among intelligent and warm women who love to smile, laugh, and share life insights. Many strong friendships have been made in the book clubs I run and it's such a joy to be a part of and to foster! I've been leading a behavioral science book club and a business book club on Facebook since 2012 and thought it would be fun to branch out and assemble a social group here on Meetup.com.

I own an IT firm with 187 employees, have two poodle mixes, am child-free by choice, and share a house in Vienna, VA with my boyfriend. My hobbies include reading, exercise classes of all kinds, painting, TV binging, and volunteering. I really admire and try to channel Oprah, Ray Dalio, and Sam Harris. I'm excited to learn which thought leaders you follow and what ideas and lessons you find valuable.

Upcoming events (3)

Bubbly & Beginners Calligraphy! 👩‍🎨🥂

Needs a location

These sip and script calligraphy events are sold out near DC up until October. So if you’re interested in attending, it’s recommended that you buy your ticket soon. 🎟 😉 💕

Get your tickets at the bottom of the following page! https://sipandscript.com/event/bubbly-beginners-calligraphy-at-ms-peacocks-champagne-lounge-4/

You can also go directly to:
https://sipandscript.com/event/bubbly-beginners-calligraphy-at-ms-peacocks-champagne-lounge-4/#tribe-tickets

You may need to open the link in a browser instead of Meetup to see the ticket purchase button at the bottom of the page.

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Join us at Ms. Peacock’s Champagne Lounge in Arlington, VA for a night of champagne and calligraphy! Whether you’re a stationery nerd, DIY bride-to-be, or just a crafty individual, this workshop will provide an introduction to modern calligraphy with a pointed dip pen and ink. We will cover all the basics and get you ready to add those special lettered details to your snail mail, home goods, wedding decor, and more.

Class includes 1.5 hours of instruction and demonstration by peach & paperie, our beginner’s calligraphy kit (two nibs, black ink pot, 2 letter guides, tracing paper, and straight pen holder), and all the instructor guidance you need. All materials are yours to take home at the end of the evening.

To learn more about Ms. Peacock’s Champagne Lounge, check out their website and say hey on Instagram.

Feel free to come early to check-in, grab your seat, and order drinks and food to enjoy during class. Class will start promptly at 6:30 pm.

Class Expectations: This class is encouraged for someone who has never taken a calligraphy class before. We teach the basics and our expectation for you is to have ink flowing through your nib with enough confidence to be able to practice way beyond class. We love using tracing paper with our guides to help you build muscle memory and develop your own style. If you have tried calligraphy out before, this class will be a great refresher and hopefully a chance to try some new supplies from our beginner kit that will re-introduce you to this lovely form of art!

*If you feel COVID-19 symptoms the day of class, they will gladly transfer you into another event as a one-time courtesy if you email [masked] before the event. Please stay home if you are symptomatic.

Christian Finnegan at the DC Improv (Ticket Required)

Needs a location

Let's see a comedy show together!

Visit https://dcimprov-com.seatengine.com/shows/176225 to purchase your ticket to Christian Finnegan's show on 10/15/2022 at 7:00 PM (General Admission - $25.00). After you've purchased your ticket, forward your ticket to [masked] and ask to be seated with Rachel Everett's group. If you like, you can copy me at [masked].

Here's to an evening of laughs with amazing ladies! 😃

Dog Mamas Get Together at the Shirlington Dog Park! 🐶

Needs a location

Let's get our fur babies together at the off-leash, fully enclosed Shirlington Dog Park! Bring a drink and a snack and enjoy chatting with new friends while our pups play and walk about.

The Shirlington Dog Park is one of the best off-leash dog exercise areas in the region. Being approximately two acres in size, its narrow, quarter-mile length with an accessible trail, runs along an urban stream on the one side and warehouse buildings on the other. There is also a separate adjoining area for small dogs.

See you and your pupper(s) there! I'll be bringing a playful Bernadoodle and a snuggly Cavapoo.

Park map: https://shirlingtondogs.org/dog-park-map

Past events (5)

DC JazzFest at The Wharf

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