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Social Diary: African Leaders Honored in Georgetown

Social Diary: African Leaders Honored in Georgetown

President of Burkina Faso and African Union Commission leader join festivities.

Life of the Party: Americans in Paris

Life of the Party: Americans in Paris

Berets and ball gowns helped transform the Corcoran into a Parisian wonderland at the annual Fall Fete.

Fashionable Life: GANT Greets Georgetown

Fashionable Life: GANT Greets Georgetown

The new(ish) M St. shopping haunt showed off its latest collection to VIP guests.

Performing Arts: Quite ‘Norma’ to be on Metro

Performing Arts: Quite ‘Norma’ to be on Metro

Spotted: Opera star Angela Meade on the red line train.

Around Town: Pageantry in Palm Beach

Around Town: Pageantry in Palm Beach

Mary Ourisman adds Washington flair to the International Red Cross Ball.

Spotted: Adam Waldman with Dr. Barbara Sturm

Spotted: Adam Waldman with Dr. Barbara Sturm

Love is in the air...


Social Diary: African Leaders Honored in Georgetown

Social Diary: African Leaders Honored in Georgetown

18 November 2013

President of Burkina Faso and African Union Commission leader join festivities.

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Life of the Party: Americans in Paris

Life of the Party: Americans in Paris

04 October 2013

Berets and ball gowns helped transform the Corcoran into a Parisian wonderland at the annual Fall Fete.

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Fashionable Life: GANT Greets Georgetown

Fashionable Life: GANT Greets Georgetown

15 March 2013

The new(ish) M St. shopping haunt showed off its latest collection to VIP guests.

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Performing Arts: Quite ‘Norma’ to be on Metro

Performing Arts: Quite ‘Norma’ to be on Metro

11 March 2013

Spotted: Opera star Angela Meade on the red line train.

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Around Town: Pageantry in Palm Beach

Around Town: Pageantry in Palm Beach

04 March 2013

Mary Ourisman adds Washington flair to the International Red Cross Ball.

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Spotted: Adam Waldman with Dr. Barbara Sturm

Spotted: Adam Waldman with Dr. Barbara Sturm

20 February 2013

Love is in the air...

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Life of the Party: Les Misérables

Life of the Party: Les Misérables

13 December 2012

Friends of the Woodley House were treated to an advanced screening of the popular musical.

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Around Town: Pop-up Power and Diamonds

Around Town: Pop-up Power and Diamonds

24 February 2012

Washington Project for the Arts goes to the bank; the Hope Diamond stars in a novel

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Around Town: Screen Queen and a Princess

Around Town: Screen Queen and a Princess

22 December 2011

Meryl Streep promotes women's history at a local awards ceremony; Princess Michael of Kent's diplomatic cousin is well served.

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Historical Landscapes: A Peek at the White House

Historical Landscapes: A Peek at the White House

14 October 2011

For one weekend only, the public can stop and smell the White House roses.

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Night Life: Track of Terror

Night Life: Track of Terror

10 October 2011

Celebrating Laurel Park's 100th anniversary, Maryland Jockey Club plans to throw the Halloween bash of the season with an extravagant, top-of-the-line haunted house.

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Performing Arts: Helen Hayes Gets A Facelift

Performing Arts: Helen Hayes Gets A Facelift

03 October 2011

The 30-year-old Helen Hayes Awards, a longtime advocate of district theater, is re-branding itself with a whole new outlook--and name.

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Night Life: Top Decks

Night Life: Top Decks

30 September 2011

Climb to the top while you can, because the best thing about summer in the district is the roof.

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Around Town: Welcome Home Kastles

Around Town: Welcome Home Kastles

15 June 2011

International tennis pro Billie Jean King and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray officially open Kastles Stadium in a dedication ceremony at the Wharf.

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Life of the Party: The Cognac King Comes to Washington

Life of the Party: The Cognac King Comes to Washington

27 May 2011

The Global Ambassador for Hennessy, Maurice-Richard Hennessy, dropped into the French Embassy and gave a cognac tasting on Tuesday.

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WL Sponsored: The Brave Grace of Sasha Bruce

WL Sponsored: The Brave Grace of Sasha Bruce

25 May 2011

An elegant reception and dinner at the Residence of the British Ambassador held for the longtime supporters of Sasha Bruce Youthwork.

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Around Town: Pet-Friendly Politics

Around Town: Pet-Friendly Politics

13 May 2011

A specialty "yappy hour" for pets was hosted at Art & Soul for the second annual White House Pet’s Correspondence Benefit with P2V.

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Around Town: Getting Your Preak on, Diplomatically

Around Town: Getting Your Preak on, Diplomatically

03 May 2011

The Preakness is gearing up for the 136th crowning at the winner's circle.

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Music Notes: Where DJ Neekola Gets Her Groove On

Music Notes: Where DJ Neekola Gets Her Groove On

17 February 2011

We asked the always in-the-know DJ and music producer DJ Neekola where some of her favorite music venues were in DC. Here's what she spun for us.

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Fashionable Life: DC Fashion Week Preview

Fashionable Life: DC Fashion Week Preview

10 February 2011

Another season of D.C. Fashion Week seeks to place National's Capital on the global fashion map.

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Social Diary: Social Samaritans

Social Diary: Social Samaritans

09 February 2011

Hands-on philanthropy with a very special touch at the Red Cross Ball.

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Around Town: Russian New Year

Around Town: Russian New Year

28 January 2011

Russians celebrate the old-fashioned way in Washington plus a report on the glitzy festivities in Gstaad.

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Around Town: Spring  Soirees

Around Town: Spring Soirees

03 June 2010

An exclusive private dinner, a major literacy awards ceremony, and a benefit to fight human trafficking.

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Around Town: The Red Cross in Palm Beach

Around Town: The Red Cross in Palm Beach

22 March 2010

Diplomats trek to Palm Beach for the Red Cross Ball; Women’s Museum patrons cruise the Mediterranean

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Washington Social Diary: Kyle and Tony, WL’s Lens Men

Washington Social Diary: Kyle and Tony, WL’s Lens Men

20 December 2009

Veteran Washington Life photographers Tony Powell and Kyle Samperton make you look great!

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Around Town: Lab School Tales

Around Town: Lab School Tales

07 December 2009

Vice President Joe Biden and Quinn Bradlee add spark to the Lab School’s 25th anniversary gala.

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Around Town: Revelations and Risotto

Around Town: Revelations and Risotto

16 November 2009

Literary lights ponder before dinner at the Folger; media types don aprons for a cause.

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Around Town: Lombardi is Still A Winner

Around Town: Lombardi is Still A Winner

10 November 2009

“Celebrate Lombardi” was this year’s theme of the Lombardi Gala, skillfully chaired by Howard B. Adler and Tanya Adler.

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Around Town: Red Carpet Curb Appeal

Around Town: Red Carpet Curb Appeal

01 November 2009

Celebrating the release of the new 2010 Cadillac SRX, local car aficionados strolled the red carpet at Jim Coleman Cadillac in Bethesda.

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Around Town: The Season Starts

Around Town: The Season Starts

16 October 2009

Lynda Webster serves coffee to the ladies and the Killions prepare to return to the City of Light.

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Around Town: Pisco And Piano

Around Town: Pisco And Piano

08 September 2009

Aiding earthquake victims, a trip to Mahlerfest, and a local music prodigy

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Around Town: Out in Style

Around Town: Out in Style

28 July 2009

The best in hats, helping the homeless, and a bold approach to spotting airborne human traffickers

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Around Town: Spring Goes Forth

Around Town: Spring Goes Forth

01 June 2009

Honoring John Whitehead, “Living Goddesses,” and jazzy cocktails in Georgetown.

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Spring Into Action

Spring Into Action

01 May 2009

A sumptuous wedding, sassy valets, and a lively bash for Catholic Charities.

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Without a Stitch

Without a Stitch

01 April 2009

“So, Mary McFadden arrives at the Queen of Thailand’s palace with just a handbag and the clothes on her back…”

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Turner and Trump

Turner and Trump

01 March 2009

Moguls make the scene in Palm Beach and Washington

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Wondorous Women

Wondorous Women

01 December 2008

Lynda Carter sings, Lolo Sarnoff's award, and Kathy Kemper's golf cup.

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Authors and Sailors

Authors and Sailors

01 November 2008

Writerly achievement, Navy memorials, and daring to dream By Donna Shor Wouk and Remembrance With wit and whimsy, (shadowed by sorrow), and a stellar cast of readers of passages from his best-known works, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Herman Wouk received the Library of Congress’s first Lifetime Achievement Award for Fiction. ABC’s Martha Raddatz read the ominous […]

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Fishing for Bear

Fishing for Bear

01 October 2008

Strange encounters, Doo Wop daddies, and tea dancing Russian style.

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Summer Treks and Arts Flashes

Summer Treks and Arts Flashes

01 September 2008

Seasonal meanderings, a bachelor no more, and news from the Diplomatic Reception Rooms.

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Social Solstice

Social Solstice

01 July 2008

Juggernaut hostesses, priceless porcelain, and Tom Hanks’ socialite crush.

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Hats, Hares, and Honors

Hats, Hares, and Honors

01 June 2008

Buskers hold sway, we remember Gogo, and the Atlantic Council makes news.

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Grand Balls and Great Friends

01 May 2008

The Red Cross Ball, a Barbadian reunion, and a compliment from Kissinger.

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Trumps and the Turks

01 April 2008

Whether by jet a la Donald or by Western Union, getting around town is a must.

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“Madder music and stronger wine”

01 March 2008

The royal treatment, Russian dynasties, and the master fruiterer.

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Travels with Charlie

01 February 2008

Socialites by the barrel, Wilson's Washington fetes and holiday cheer redux.

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