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WFP Kicks Off 4th Annual Home & Design Weekend

April 24, 2014

WFP's Justin DiFranco, Christopher Leary, Kimberly Casey, Brandon Sousa (NOAH) and Kevin Comerford (Photo by: Judith Beermann) WFP's Justin DiFranco, Christopher Leary, Kimberly Casey, Brandon Sousa (NOAH) and Kevin Comerford

Thursday evening, Washington Fine Properties (WFP) and DC Modern Luxury hosted a rooftop cocktail party at Room & Board to kick off a weekend celebration of fine design and home furnishings.

"WFP is excited to support all the fabulous design stores on 14th Street," said Kimberly Casey as she greeted guests.

Room & Board rooftop (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Room & Board rooftop

With its wraparound deck on the top floor of its showroom, Room & Board was the perfect spot from which to view the dazzling and ever growing business and residential landscape that is 14th and U Street Corridors. If the space seemed enormous, it's because this  four-floor modern furniture and accessories store is in the restored  R.L. Taylor Building, formerly a 1919 Ford Motors showroom!

Grace Gottlieb (Timothy Paul) and Brandon Sousa (NOAH) (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Grace Gottlieb (Timothy Paul) and Brandon Sousa (NOAH)

Guests were treated to cocktails and  passed hors d'oeuvres as they mingled with friends and colleagues, chatting about the upcoming weekend showcasing spring trends, new designs, artists-in-residence original works and great home decorating secrets from interior design professionals.

The two-day event is April 26th and 27th from 12:00 to 4:00 pm.

Saturday Symposiums:

12:00 pm Timothy Paul "How to Create the Perfect Bedroom"

1:00 pm Lori Graham " The ABC's of Accessorizing"

2:00 pm Mitchell Gold, Bob Williams " How to Crate the Perfect Custom Furniture Piece"

2:00-4:00 pm And Beige "Presentation From Hickory Chair"

Timothy Paul (Photo by: wfp.com) Timothy Paul

For more information, including a list of participating businesses, visit WFP Home & Design Weekend.

And Beige (Photo by: wfp.com) And Beige

Kimberly Casey and Liz Cohen (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Kimberly Casey and Liz Cohen

Jennifer Grillo, Matt Cheney, Kimberly Casey, Daniel Haider, Farleigh Jewett (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Jennifer Grillo, Matt Cheney, Kimberly Casey, Daniel Haider, Farleigh Jewett

Virginia, Goode, Lauren Hakim, Kimberly Casey, Channing Gibb (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Virginia, Goode, Lauren Hakim, Kimberly Casey, Channing Gibb


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Rush Limbaugh Attacks Katherine Tallmadge

April 17, 2014

Far-right conservatives, including Rush Limbaugh, are attacking Katherine Tallmadge for her views on fighting the obesity epidemic.

After being invited on FOX News' Neil Cavuto's show, "Your World Cavuto" on Monday, Katherine Tallmadge, Personalized Nutrition president, Diet Simple author and The Georgetown Dish contributor, encountered a firestorm of vitriol from the far-right, in hundreds of emails and phone messages..

On his FOX news program, Cavuto asked Tallmadge about Bubba Watson celebrating his Golf Masters win at a waffle house and to comment on whether public figures should set an example for the American public regarding their eating habits. Tallmadge answered, "Well, it would be great if celebrities and sports figures set a better example for our obese nation."

That started the firestorm and even Rush Limbaugh is on her case, calling her an "elitist inside-the-beltway nutritionist ... whose success is based on pestering people about what they eat." 

Then Newsbusters.com entered the fray. "Apparently some self-appointed nanny state-loving guardians of nutrition like Katherine Tallmadge believe that Watson set a bad example for Americans by eating [at the waffle house]."

"I was shocked by the professional and personal attacks. My passion is helping people transform their health and lives through nutrition." said Tallmadge, who never mentioned her political affiiation, though assumptions were made by FOX and Limbaugh fans. "I was called 'an elitist beltway snob,' a 'phony,' a 'Parisian Communist' (Tallmadge, a Swede born in France), a 'policewoman with a big fat nose,' a C***, a B****, and even words I'd never heard of like 'Libtard,' 'Dumbocrat,' well, you get the idea."

"They, who are hopefully people on the fringes (Neil Cavuto is certainly a very decent man), accused me of being un-American, un-Christian, etc. What's ironic is I was raised in a very conservative and religious environment. My American grandfather was a huge admirer of Ronald Reagan and would feel so sad over this venom against me by people who call themselves religious, patriotic conservatives. I love my country and practice my religion very seriously. I believe in loving my fellow human beings, which I thought religion was all about."


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Washington City Paper Names Georgetown Best Neighborhood for Shopping

April 10, 2014

The Georgetown Business Improvement District announced Thursday that Georgetown won "Best Neighborhood for Shopping" in the Washington City Paper's "Best of DC 2014" contest.

 

Congratulations to the Georgetown businesses who won their respective categories including Baked & Wired for "Best Place to Satisfy your Sweet Tooth," Georgetown Cupcake for "Best Cupcake," Blues Alley for "Best Blues/Jazz Venue;" Sweetgreen for "Best Salad;" and Georgergetown Optician as "Best Place to Buy Eyeglasses."

 

Read the complete list of winners here.


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