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At Home with the Pastranas

Nohra Pastrana, wearing Melinda Eng red strapless draped chiffon ballgown and matching stole, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE; Colombian filigree gold dreamcatcher chandelier earrings made in the city of Mompox on the Pacific Coast and her own gold and diamond cuffed bracelets.

Nohra Pastrana, wearing Melinda Eng red strapless draped chiffon ballgown and matching stole, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE; Colombian filigree gold dreamcatcher chandelier earrings made in the city of Mompox on the Pacific Coast and her own gold and diamond cuffed bracelets.

Ambassador and Mrs. Pastrana agree that their most important job has been raising their three children. As Nohra eloquently explains, “What I really feel is that no matter how important your job, work is a fleeting thing in life, whereas your children are your eternal legacy.” The entry hall of the residence clearly reflects their priorities, filled with beautiful candid photographs that trace the family’s growth over the years.

After four years in Madrid, the Pastranas are greatly enjoying becoming part of the Washington community. “Oh, we just love it,” exclaims the Ambassador. “Conversations here are always so interesting and, thanks to our former positions, when we go to restaurants now we often run into old friends, and that’s really nice.” If you’d like to run into Ambassador and Mrs. Pastrana, check out ex-pat favorites like Café Milano, Citronelle, and Maestro….

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