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Virginia Gold Cup This Saturday

May 2, 2012

The running of the world famous Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase race is this Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia.

"This event has a wonderful 87-year history of connecting the entire region, bringing hunt country together with the city," said Marc Schappell, managing partner of Washington Fine Properties, one of Gold Cup's key sponsors.

The Virginia Gold Cup is a grand spring tradition as well as a fixture on the social calendar. Run in Fauquier County since 1922 and attended by over 50,000 spectators, this race is one of the largest and most popular sporting events in the greater Washington metropolitan area. Race day features six hurdle and timber horses races, Jack Russell Terrier races, tent, tailgate and hat contests, and vendor booths for shopping.

Ticket sales benefit the Great Meadow Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of Great Meadow's open space for community access.

For more information and directions, contact Virginia Cold Cup.


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Breakfast at Blue Duck Tavern

April 26, 2012

"Our desire is to make Blue Duck Tavern a favorite choice for breakfast, a comfortable welcoming experience that is also a great value in the neighborhood," says exective chef, Sebastian Archambault.

Boxwood Winery's Rachel Martin, Amanda Galanis and Catherine Coughlin (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Boxwood Winery's Rachel Martin, Amanda Galanis and Catherine Coughlin

Tuesday evening it was all about sampling the new Southern-inspired breakfast fare including short rib hash, fried chicken liver with grits, green risotto with parmesan cheese and strawberry ice cream & cherry blossom sorbet with tuile.

Executive Chef Sebastien Archambault serving green risotto with parmesan cheese (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Executive Chef Sebastien Archambault serving green risotto with parmesan cheese

BDT GM Joseph Cerione and Fran Berk (Photo by: Judith Beermann) BDT GM Joseph Cerione and Fran Berk

Charcuterie (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Charcuterie

Enjoying grapefruit gimlet cocktails and wines from Boxwood Winery, guests mingled with neighbors and friends on the terrace of the Park Hyatt.

Fran Berk and Kate Michael (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Fran Berk and Kate Michael

Breakfast is served daily from 6:30 am to 10:30 am.

In the terrace (Photo by: Judith Beermann) In the terrace

Blue Duck Tavern is located at 24th & M Strrets, NW. Tel: 202.419.6755


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WFP Presents 2nd Annual Home & Design Weekend April 21st- 22nd

April 12, 2012

Washington Fine Properties (WFP) is presenting its Second Annual Home & Design Weekend, April 21st and 22nd. A celebration of excellence in design and home furnishings, offered by merchants along the 14th Street NW corridor, this two-day event includes free in-store lectures and hands-on-demonstrations by industry experts throughout the weekend.

Topics will include: Using Paint to Transform Your Space; New Spring Trends; Design Around Textiles; Knoll Furniture Discussion; Creating The Perfect Bed and Designing the Finest Bathroom.

Events will take place from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday.

For a complete list of participating merchants, locations and event times, click here.

 

Washington Fine Properties is recognized as one of the most successful carriage –trade real estate firms in the United States. In 2011, Washington Fine Properties was awarded “Highest Sales Volume Per Agent” in America and the “Highest Sales Price Per Transaction” by Real Trends, the leading organization in the nation which ranks the performance of residential real estate firms and is the source used to calculate the Wall Street Journal’s rankings published each year. WFP also ranked number 1 in sales over $1,000,000 in Washington, DC in 2011.


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