October is national breast cancer awareness month, and chief-of-protocol designate NANCY BRINKER, founder of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, discusses the organization's fight to combat the disease in our Life Syles section.
Movie buff ARCH CAMPBELL previews the "C'est Chic! D.C. Film Festival" in Pollywood. A nine-time Emmy-winning film critic, Campbell reports on theater and entertainment for WJLA and 97.1 WASH-FM.
Ambassador HENG CHEE CHAN,who took up her appointment as Singapore's ambassador to the United States in July 1996, shares her thoughts abou being one ofWashington's longest-serving envoys in the WL 2008 Ambassador Guide.
TIM COBURN is an award-winning photographer who concentrates on commercial photography. For this issue, his lens captured our "Well Suited" fashion feature.
JAMES CORNWELL is a resident hairstylis and makeup artist for PR at Partners Salon and Tim Coburn Photography. He styled this month's fashion shoot,"Well Suited."
JANET DONOVAN is the founder and president of Creative Enterprises International, a Washington, D.C., publicity firm. In her regular column "Hollywood on the Potomac" and "Media Spotlight," She gives the inside scoop on celebrities and media personalities. This month, she puts the spotlight on The Weekly Standard's party with Dick Chaney as well as James Gandolfini's Alive Day Memories.
DONNA EVERS , our history expert, has more than 30 years experience in residential real estate in the Washington Metro marketplace. She is the broker and president of Evers & Co. Real Estate, the largest independent woman-owned-and-run residential brokerage in the area. Evers researches and reports on Metro area history on her radio show, "Real Estate Today"
Lombardi Gala co-chairmen PAUL FRAZIER and TINA ALSTER preview their upcoming benefit in our Event Spotlight. This husband and wife team are well known in the city - he's a judge and she has a plastic surgery practice.
ROLAND FLAMINI was the Washington-based chief international correspondent at United Press International from 2000 to 2006. From 1968 to 1994, he was both a foreign correspondent and the World Section editor for Time magazine. Flamini examines the warming state of Franco-American relations in this issue.
ARIANNA HUFFINGTON is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, a nationally syndicated columnist and the author of eleven books. She is also co-host of public radio's popular program Left, Right & Center.
JUSTIN KRIEL grew up in Johannesburg and now lives in Silver Spring, Md. He operates Contrast FX, a photography service specializing in interiors and portraits. For this issue, Kriel went on a photo safari to capture unique architectural elements on Embassy Row and shot Mexican Amb. Arturo Sarukhan and his wife Veronica.
GARY LANDSMAN , co-owner of David Michele, specializes in wedding and portrait photography. He has been shooting commercially worldwide for over 20 years, capturing advertising images, presidents, CEOs and, most recently, a campaign for Gilbert Arenas. Landsman opens the French Ambassador's Residence to us through his photographs in Embassy Row.
Hospitality entrepreneur FRANCO NUSCHESE is president of Georgetown Entertainment Group LLC, the management company for Cafe Milano, Sette Osteria and Sette Bello. Nuschese, Chairman of the National Italian-American Gala, gives us a preview of this year's festivities in an Event Spotlight.
LEAH PISAR, who served as director for communications at the National Security Council during President Clinton's second term, is writing a book on Franco-American relations in the wake of the Iraq war. Pisar introduces us to the new French ambassador, Pierre Vimont, in our Embassy Row feature.
Ambassador ARTURO SARUKHAN, a career diplomat in the Mexican Foreign Service, presented his credentials in November of 2006. Sarukhan discusses Mexico's cultural influence on America in the 2008 Ambassador Guide.
GAIL SCOTT, author of Diplomatic Dance: The New Embassy Life in America, was Washington's first solo TV anchorwoman. Covering diplomats for WL, Washington Times and Washington Diplomat, she also produces diplomatic events and briefings for leading organizations, educational institutions and powerful people. She organizes "Embassy Row" briefings for The Brookings Institution, and, as Advisor to Meridian International Center, she hosts a monthly "Meridian Embassy Chefs" series which will start this fall.