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Our fabulous weekend is here!  We have some fun things planned and are so glad you’ll be joining us.  We’re looking forward to making memorable and long-lasting connections so feel free to let your hair down, we are going to have a blast! 

the Team

The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City  Hotel

Address:  1250 S. Hayes Street, Arlington, VA

Parking:  $51 nightly ($21 daily at mall parking)

Check-in  3:00 pm

Check-out:  12:00 pm

Additional Fees:  

-Incidental hold – $100 a night

-Refrigerator – $75

-Microwave- $25

-Room Service fees

the Experience

December 1, 2023

Wear your favorite PJ’s and plan to enjoy black-owned wines, some local and some international.  We’ll have reds, whites and bubbly available for you to indulge.   You’ll have the opportunity to take part in our  fun ice breakers centered around Friendship and you just might win the giveaway!

~Room location details will be provided after check-in~

December 2, 2023


Indulge in the various options made available to our group.  We’ll toast, chat, and sip the afternoon away.  See you at 1 pm sharp!

Matchbox  Pentagon City, 1100 S Hayes Street, Pentagon City, VA (just steps away from the hotel)

BREAKFAST OPTIONS – waffles, bacon, eggs & chicken sausage

BRUNCH OPTIONS – Mini burger sliders, crispy shrimp, mini crab cakes, spinach artichoke dip, simple salad, caesar salad, garden pizza, matchbox pizza

DESSERT & MIMOSA – donut platters and unlimited mimosas

Enjoy specialty drinks made by our team mixologist, Trida!  We decided to have a little fun with it and named them after the main characters in my debut novel, Friendship Matters.  There’s “The Saisha”, “The Euniqé” or “The Kandace,” taste one or all three, totally up to you!  We also have a few other options available as well so join in on the fun, and possibly win another giveaway.

~Room location details will be provided at check-in~

December 3, 2023

We will meet up, take group and individual pics, then say our farewells.

~Location TBD~ 


-Don’t forget your PJ’S for Friday night

-Grab your preferred choice of spirits (Wine on Friday and specialty drinks on Saturday will be provided)

-Brunch on Saturday is the only meal included, light snacks will be available on Friday

-Pictures will be taken throughout the weekend (Some will be internal to group and others will be posted on Social Media)


Places to Eat

Sante Restaurant Lounge (Hotel )

Chipotle, Rosa Mexicano, Shake Shack, Starbucks, Panda Express (inside the mall)

Banditos Tacos & Tequila

Potomac Tavern

California Kitchen

Places to Shop

The Fashion Center at Pentagon City (Connected to the hotel)


CVS Pharmacy


Whole Foods

Virginia ABC Liquor Store