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Deal of the Day: Celebrate 10 Years of Fashion in Crystal City with BOGO Crystal Couture VIP Ticket

Crystal Couture is always free to attend and shop amazing designer discounts, but bargain-saavy shoppers can upgrade to the Crystal Couture VIP Ticket. Ticket holders receive $20 of couture cash to spend at any retailer at Crystal Couture and four beverage tickets valid for any drink at the event bar.

The Crystal Couture VIP ticket is $20 online, but through today’s ARLnow Deal of the Day, you can get a ticket for your shopping buddy, spouse or partner for FREE with the purchase of your own ticket.

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Discount code BOGO10YEAR has been applied for you

Free — Open to the Public:
Friday, February 2 from 5-9 p.m.
Saturday, February 3 from 2-9 p.m.

Where: Crystal City Shops, 1750 Crystal Drive, Arlington, VA

What: The Crystal Couture Show & Sale is the area’s largest combined pop-up retail shop and runway show. Hosted by the Crystal City Business Improvement District in space provided by JBG SMITH, Crystal Couture is professionally managed and choreographed by local fashion maven, Maggy Francois. This year’s Crystal Couture guests can expect:

  • Over 25 pop-up retailers consisting of the metropolitan area’s most stylish boutiques and designers
  • Special Crystal Couture sales pricing
  • Featured celebrity fashion brands including Chris Brown’s Black Pyramid and LaLa Anthony
  • Special guest hosts including Ashley Darby of the Real Housewives of Potomac and musical recording artist Brave Williams.
  • Local personalities and hosts include Paul Wharton, Sunni from WPGC, Diego Gonzalez-Zuniga of Diego Downtown and media personality Ashleigh Demi.
  • Featured beauty brand by Robyn Dixon of Real Housewives of Potomac
  • Professionally choreographed runway shows by Maggy Francois every 15-minutes featuring over 30 individual designers and boutiques
  • Beer and wine bar (cash/credit)
  • Free 5-minute make-up and hair makeovers
  • Music entertainment from celebrity DJ Sabeel Chohan
  • For a full list of participating shops, boutiques and designers, visit

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Here is an unusual opportunity to learn from this incredibly talented and accessible artist, at Art House 7’s two-day oil painting workshop in October. Teresa will give 2 portrait painting demonstrations for 3 hours each morning. Students will then be painting from a clothed live model. Teresa will offer individual critiques that focus on materials, techniques, process and artistic vision. You’ll get jazzed up about painting and become more confident about your abilities.

Art House 7, Two-Day Oil Painting Workshop with Teresa Oaxaca. Saturday, October 22 and Sunday, October 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. EDT $250.

See more about Teresa Oaxaca here. Art House 7 5537 Langston Blvd., Arlington, Va. 22207

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Building strategies to understand emotions is essential to positive mental health, and validation is one effective skill to practice.

Emotional validation is the process of understanding, embracing, and actively listening to another person’s feelings (or your own).

Understanding someone’s emotions doesn’t necessarily mean you approve of how they are feeling or reacting to something. You can be supportive in acknowledging and validating an emotional experience without agreeing or diminishing it. Validation is a skill to learn and improve over time. It may take practice, but the effort is most certainly worth it. Emotional validation has the power to enhance interpersonal communication and foster strong relationships.

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