Kate Michael, @theauthentikate, is a Writer/Model/On-Camera Host and Event Emcee. Notable as the Founder and current Editor-At-Large of K Street Magazine, Kate started the site while serving as Miss District of Columbia 2006 and competing in Miss America (2007).
Currently, Kate works as a professional spokesperson and model, walking the runway for such industry icons as Valentino, Derek Lam, Naeem Kahn and Oscar de la Renta. Her media portfolio includes a spread in Elle magazine and features on Inside Edition and BBC World News’ “The Real Cities” series. You’ll catch her interviewing guests on DC’s NewChannel8′s Let’s Talk Live and showcasing products on BestBuy.com, as well as work appearing on NBC, Fox, Comcast and local print publications.
The very first thing you’re gonna want to do after waking up on January 1st is… get some hangover grub! Here are some suggestions for a brunch that’ll break in the New Year:
Nosh on Firefly Restaurant‘s (1310 New Hampshire Avenue, NW) all-day boozy brunch on New Year’s Day, from 12:00 to 6:00 PM featuring $3 bloody marys and draft beers throughout the day to accompany Firefly’s comfort food with a modern twist (‘green eggs and ham,’ ‘the Elvis sandwich,’ ‘snake eyes,’ and ‘pop pop’s French toast.’)
Get cruisin! Jump aboard the Odyssey for a New Year’s Day Brunch Cruisewith live entertainment and spectacular scenery. The gourmet brunch buffet is accompanied by mimosas and a Viennese dessert table. $63.90* per person; boards at 11:30 AM, sails from 12:00PM-2:00PM. Reservations here.
Or stay in your PJs! Roll out of bed and head straight to Mon Ami Gabi for their annual Pajama Brunch. Sweet and savory comfort food favorites including waffles, French toast, crêpes and quiche just taste better in your comfy clothes. Guests in their pajamas will receive a Mon Ami Gabi certificate equal to the price of the meal (minus tax and gratuity)!