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8th Annual Georgetown Jingle at Four Seasons December 15

November 14, 2013

The 8th Annual Georgetown Jingle will take place on December 15, 2013, at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC. The family-friendly holiday extravaganza, hosted each year by Four Seasons and the design community, helps raise funds for Medstar Georgetown University Hospital’s pediatric oncology programs.

Since 2006, Washington’s interior design community has come together to support this event. Nationally acclaimed designers will decorate the Lobby of Four Seasons Hotel Washington with a total of 18 holiday-themed trees and vignettes. Washington, DC designers Shazalynn Cavin-Winfrey and Joe Ireland are the 2013 design chairs and selected, with their committee, the participating designers.

This year, renowned designer Alexa Hampton from Mark Hampton, LLC, will decorate the mantle in the Lobby of Four Seasons. Working with an assortment of seasonal décor including floral, antiques and wood workings, Hampton will create a mantle masterpiece will retail for USD 30,000 - all of which will be donated to Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center to benefit pediatric patients. Hampton’s vignette and the 17 Designer Holiday Trees will be on display and available for purchase at Four Seasons beginning December 4, 2013.

The ticket price includes all event features – food, open bar, entertainment, tree/vignette displays, silent auction and much more. Tickets may be purchased online.

TheFour Seasons Hotel i s located at 2800 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Nancy Pelosi Views Machiavelli Exhibit at Italian Embassy

November 11, 2013

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US House of Representatives Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, viewed Monday the exhibit Niccolo’ Machiavelli: The Prince and its Era (1513-2013) at the Embassy of Italy in Washington, DC.

Machiavelli  was an Italian historian, politician, diplomat, philosopher, humanist and writer based in Florence during the Renaissance. A founder of modern  political science, he also wrote comedies, carnival songs, and poetry.

He wrote his masterpiece, The Prince, (from which the term "Machiavellianism" originated) after the Medici had recovered power and he no longer held a position of responsibility in Florence.

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Incredible Edible Herbs from the Dumbarton House Garden

October 30, 2013

Herbs and flowers have long been used for medicine, cooking and comfort. On Sunday, November 3rd, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm., in Dumbarton House's Belle Vue Ballroom, explore and learn about herbs used in the Federal period and grown in Dumbarton House's period herb garden.

Warm up from the autumn chill, taste the bounty of the season and join the American ladies for an introduction to herbs! Participants will make their own herb butter and bouquet garni. After a snack of bread, herb butter, and butternut squash soup seasoned with bouquet garni, participants will learn about the beneficial and healing properties of lavender as they make their own lavender sachets to take home.

$15 general admission; $10 for Dumbarton House or NSCDA members. Click here to register.

Dumbarton House is located at 2715 Q Street.

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