5:30 PM17:30

Behold.Her Portrait Event: Motherhood When You're the Boss

"Motherhood when you're the BOSS"

What does a maternity leave look like when you’re running your own business? We are given 3 months in corporate america to get back on their feet and come back to work. We’re told that’s not enough, so what is? When you run your own business and your first “baby” is your livelihood, how much time should you give yourself as you become a mother? It’s hard to make this decision. It’s hard to take time off. It’s hard to not take time off.

Join Behold.Her's special guest and discussion leader, Mariko Iwata, founder & creative director at Miks Letterpress +, for an honest and nuanced conversation with mothers and mothers to be at the gorgeous Brief Assembly. Take some time to reflect on their experience through their transition to motherhood. There are so many of us who aren’t told what it was going to be like because it’s just not shared. Let’s talk about what it was like for us. Was it what you expected? Was it what you wanted?

What were assumptions about motherhood, equality with your partner, grandparents or nap time that you had that were thrown to the wayside? What about your “tribe”, your “village”? How does that work this day and age?

Recent or even long time mothers as well as those interested in motherhood are welcome to attend so that we can hear, share and ask questions in a positive and encouraging environment.

This is a ticketed event. Tickets and more details are available here.

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6:30 PM18:30

Underbares Launch Party

On International Women’s Day, Underbares launched online and IRL at Brief Assembly because they were done with the status quo.

The undergarment market is a landscape of extremes: over-sexualized, push-up, lacy undergarments or functional “nude” bras (that are not in fact nude for most) that are not particularly pretty. They believe there has to be a middle ground: both comfortable and beautiful. So, they launched with an undergarment that compliments that sentiment: the everyday Underbares.

Grab a group of girlfriends (supportive male allies are welcome to join, too!) and join us for an evening to celebrate the launch, we will be toasting, snacking, and shopping!

Delicious goodies will be provided by our generous sponsor Maketto.

Bring along a gently used bra (or two!) to donate at the door to I Support the Girls, a local organization dedicated to distributing bras and feminine hygiene products to women and girls in need, both nationally and internationally.

RSVP here.

p.s. Our first 25 guests will receive a special tote bag with a beautiful illustration by local artist Sally McBratney (www.sallymcbratney.com). 

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to Apr 29


The Mama Notes & Brief Assembly. present Mama Mornings, a weekend of self-care, wellness and special treats for moms! 
This event is free and open to the public, we'd love to have you stop in for one event, or join us for both mornings. You can RSVP here if you are interested in attending!

10 am - 1 pm: Join us for mingling and shop a specially curated selection of products with Caitlin Kruse of The Mama Notes
10 am - 12 pm: Nail art bar and polish changes from Varnish Lane
11 am - 11:30 am: The '5-minute face', a quick, natural beauty routine workshop with Becky Waddell of Take Care Shop

All day: 
+ Egg by Susan Lazar pop-up featuring modern kids clothing made from natural materials
+ Hair care samples and styling info from Ian McCabe Studio
+ Take Care Shop pop-up featuring natural products for moms and babies
+ KOKO'S NEST pop-up featuring heirloom baby blankets and a new collection of throw blankets
+ nook: play well complimentary event passes and preview information on new locations
+ Belabumbum pop-up featuring sleep and loungewear for mamas, along with a special edition robe designed in collaboration with The Mama Notes
+ A special offer for guests in celebration of the upcoming self-care course CORE CARE by Ritual Care
+ Juice specials from South Block Juice Co. 

9:30 am - 10:30 am: Self-love yoga and meditation with Cynthia Lorena and Nikki Powers of Nourish & Refine
11 am - 2 pm: Complimentary hair styling and consultations with stylists from Ian McCabe Studio

All day: 
+ Take Care Shop Care Shop pop-up shop featuring natural products for moms and babies
+ KOKO'S NEST pop-up shop featuring heirloom baby blankets and a new collection of throw blankets
+ nook: play well: play well complimentary event passes and preview information on new locations
+ A special offer for guests in celebration of the upcoming self-care course CORE CARE by Ritual Care
+ Belabumbum pop-up shop featuring sleep and loungewear for mamas and a special edition robe in collaboration with The Mama Notes
+ Juice specials from South Block Juice Co.

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6:30 PM18:30

Ringlet's Grit in the District: Self Care

We're all about that self-care and as creatives and entrepreneurs it's easy to let it fall by the way-side. Sometimes (and by "sometimes" we mean most times) things like sleep, relaxation and recharging can feel like unattainable luxuries. Join RINGLET, Brief Assembly and our incredible speakers for an evning of shopping, drinks, treats and a discussion on the nitty-gritty of self-care as an entrepreneur.

Speakers Include:

Come prepared to ask questions and to chat with some of your favorite gals in the self-care and wellness world!

Tickets available here.

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11:00 AM11:00

Holiday Sip & Shop With Sip City + Vegetable and Butcher

Stressed? Feeling like you haven’t been eating healthy this holiday season? Still have a few last minute gifts to grab? Join us for mimosas from Sip City and small bites from Vegetable and Butcher. stick around and shop from local makers at the Brief Assembly pop-up shop while sipping and munching on your Sip City and V+B goodies.

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7:30 PM19:30

December Bright: A Workshop for Ending the Year & Designing 2018

Hosted by Kimberley Pendleton of Heart Space.

As the year comes to a close, take a night out to get clear and cozy, reflecting on your year and crafting 2018 and beyond.

With wine & treats, in a gorgeous setting, get clear on the lessons of your past year and create a plan and path for the life you want. You’ll be provided with a new journal, art supplies to paint and collage, and lots of high impact visualizations and writing exercises.

If you'd like to read more about Kimberly & the work that she does, you can explore Heart Space, coaching, retreats, and small group masterminds for women.

Your investment of $35 includes a new journal, wine, snacks, and sparkling water, all art supplies, and a circle of women all encouraging you!

Tickets available here.

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5:00 PM17:00

GLAMSQUAD Holiday Hair + Makeup

GLAMSQUAD is coming to Brief Assembly from 5:00-7:00pm for the ultimate holiday pop-up glam experience. Their team of hairstylists and makeup artists will be on-site to provide complimentary glam hair and makeup touchups!

GLAMSQUAD is the market leader in the growing mobile beauty industry, serving thousands of clients weekly in New York, Miami, Los Angeles and they recently launched in DC! Making getting ready a whole lot easier, GLAMSQUAD coordinates the delivery of professional and affordable beauty services to your home, office or hotel.

Want to book GLAMSQUAD this holiday season? Download the app or go to www.glamsquad.com. Use the promo code BriefAssembly to receive $25 off your first appointment booking. Offer valid for new clients only through January 5, 2018.

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