KARIM KAWAR'S 40TH
June 3rd • Hillandale Mansion, Georgetown
PHOTOS BY KYLE SAMPERTON
THE EVENT: Isabel and Ricardo Ernst and A. Huda
and Samia Forouki returned a favor by hosting an
elaborate 40th birthday party for friend Karim Kawar.
THE SCENE: 200 guests made an extra eff ort to look
extra spiff y, especially Karim, who lost 40 lbs. for the
big day. Marvin Hamlisch composed a birthday song
incorporating the party's theme, "spiff y and sporty
and fi nally turning forty." Guests stayed until 2 a.m.,
sipping blue drinks on the lawn and dancing to a DJ,
who, along with the dance fl oor, was imported from
New York, while the live band hailed from Mexico.
THE GUESTS: Chief of Protocol Donald Ensenat,
Sen. John Sununu, Wolf Blitzer, George Tennent,
and Prince Turki al-Faisal.