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'Elegant Entertaining at Home' Design Discussion Jan.12

January 3, 2019

Sarah Bartholomew (Photo by: washingtonwintershow.org) Sarah Bartholomew

You're invited to attend a design panel discussion on "Elegant Entertaining at Home" Saturday, January 12, 2019 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at American University's Katzen Arts Center. 


This special event is just one of many exploring the theme of how we have entertained in the past and what inspires us today at the 2019 Washington Winter Show (WWS) from January 10 through January 13, 2019.


Moderated by Elle Decor editor-in-chief Whitney Robinson with HGTV’s Leanne Ford, interior designer Sarah Bartholomew, and designer Eddie Ross. Keeping with the Show’s theme “Elegant Entertaining,” Whitney will lead a discussion on entertaining and how interior design influences it. This vibrant group of designers is not to be missed! 


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Eddie Ross (Photo by: washingtonwintershow.org) Eddie Ross


About the Panelists:


Whitney Robinson is the editor-in-chief of ELLE DECOR magazine. Before that, he was style director at Town & Country, where he assigned, edited, wrote and produced style and interiors stories and collaborated on a wide range of topics throughout the magazine. He was the co-founder of Qulture.com, a bilingual digital destination for arts and culture in the Middle East.


Sarah Bartholomew is nationally recognized for her signature, fresh take on classic sensibility. Known for interiors that balance beauty and function, layer color and pattern and embody both elegance and practicality, Bartholomew creates timeless, livable spaces to call home. Most recently, Sarah Bartholomew launched a collection for Pottery Barn featuring furnishings and home accessories.

Leanne Ford (Photo by: washingtonwintershow.org) Leanne Ford


Leanne Ford is an American interior designer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ford’s easy vibe and personal style match the stylish yet approachable spaces she creates and curates. Her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Country Living, Domino, GQ, Lonny, ELLE DECOR, and more. She is currently the star, along with her brother Steve Ford, of Restored by the Fords on HGTV. 

Eddie Ross is the Co-founder and Chief Content Creator of Maximalist Studios. He has worked as a design, decorating, and food editor for Better Homes & Gardens, Food Network, Martha Stewart Living, and House Beautiful. He appeared in Bravo’s interior design series Top Design and entertaining specials for HGTV. He is the author of the book Modern Mix: Curating Personal Style with Chic & Accessible Finds. 


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Volta Park's Breakfast with Santa Dec. 2

November 25, 2018

Please join Santa Claus, and the Friends of Volta Park in Georgetown to celebrate the Christmas season on December 2nd from 10:00 am until noon..


Children young and old are invited to take pictures with Santa and receive a toy from Santa’s workshop.


Volta Park's Breakfast with Santa has become the largest annual gathering in Georgetown of neighbors and friends - you don't have to be a child or have children to attend. You will not want miss this exciting community event!

Arrive early to see Santa’s magical sleigh ride.


Volta Park playground is located at 1516 34th Street NW.

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Wolfgang Puck's CUT Coming to Renovated Rosewood Hotel

October 4, 2018

Rosewood Washington, D.C., closing on October 17, 2018 for renovations, plans to reopen in Spring 2019.

The extensive renovations includes the addition of six neighboring townhouses to the property’s room inventory, a new restaurant, CUT by Wolfgang Puck, and revamped public spaces. 

Thomas Pheasant (Photo by: thomaspheasant.com) Thomas Pheasant


The townhouse suite experience will feature interiors designed by D.C.- based and internationally renowned designer Thomas Pheasant and furnished with thoughtfully curated works of art created by local artists and photographers.  


Each townhouse will offer approximately 1,000 square feet of living space, including luxurious bathrooms and well-appointed kitchens, making them ideal retreats for guests seeking extended stays or a quick weekend getaway.


 “At Rosewood Washington, D.C., we have always pride ourselves on offering our guests a local, authentic experience.  Through the addition of the townhouses and an exciting new restaurant concept, we will elevate our Sense of Place ethos even further by offering visitors an immersive Georgetown experience not available anywhere else in the capital,” said Radha Arora, president of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts.


Upon reopening, the hotel will also debut a new restaurant – CUT by Wolfgang Puck.  First launched in 2006 in Beverly Hills before expanding to Las Vegas, New York, London, Singapore, Bahrain, and Doha.  Helmed by Executive Chef Andrew Skala, CUT at Rosewood Washington, D.C. will reflect the distinct spirit and sensibility of the Mid-Atlantic, with both the menu and design drawing inspiration from the surrounding Georgetown neighborhood.  

CUT (Photo by: wolfgangpuck.com) CUT

CUT D.C. will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A new bar and lounge will welcome guests upon entering the hotel lobby as well as atop the hotel on a magnificent deck overlooking Georgetown and Washington, D.C. Both will serve custom cocktails, wine, artisan beers, and an extensive menu of food items. An intimate 14-seat private dining and meeting room will also be available for special events and celebrations.

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