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'Private Confessions' Celebrates Ingmar Bergman

November 28, 2017

The US Premiere of Private Confessions, part of the Bergman 100 Celebration will take place Wednesday, December 6 through Saturday, December 9, 2017 in the Eisenhower Theater at The Kennedy Center. A co-production between National Theater of Norway and Riksteatret, the performance is in Norwegian with projected English titles.


Ingmar Bergman, legendary Swedish artist directed more than 60 films and documentaries, most of which he also wrote, and directed more than 170 plays. His creations constantly navigated the boundaries of the human psyche, while at the same time exploring love, beauty, and the meaning of life in ravishing and astounding ways. This groundbreaking artist’s centennial includes exclusive opportunities to experience some of his most eminent work reimagined for the stage.


Bergman’s muse, celebrated Norwegian director Liv Ullmann, expands Bergman's 1996 film into a stage adaptation of poignant, non-linear series of “confessions” which delve into the realms of infidelity, family relationships, loneliness, and the weighty results of keeping secrets deep within.


Step into a deeply personal and heartbreakingly authentic world of secrets and explore what keeping those secrets does to one’s relationships. Ingmar Bergman’s powerfully penned 1996 film of the same name delved into the deepest thoughts of his mother, which were revealed to him only after her death through the pages of her diary.


Ullmann, helmed the film; she now returns to direct a stage adaptation of the work, which premiered in Oslo in January 2016. The play’s powerful source material has been expanded to include the diaries Ingmar himself kept during the film’s production. The result is a poignant, non-linear series of “confessions” which delve into the realms of infidelity, family relationships, loneliness, and the weighty results of keeping secrets deep within.

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#shopsmall in Georgetown Nov. 25

November 21, 2017

Shop Georgetown on Saturday, November 25, 2017.


More than 300 small businesses are participating as part of American Express' Small Business Saturday and #shopsmall.


New this year, shoppers will also receive a Small Business Saturday bag with purchase at any of the participating small businesses, while supplies last. Ten of the bags given away on Small Business Saturday will include a golden ticket, redeemable for a $100 VISA gift card.

Check out the Small Business Saturday promotions, specials and events here.

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Talbots 70th Anniversary Capsule Collection

October 9, 2017

Earlier this year, we covered the amazing collaboration between Talbots and O, The Oprah Magazine to support Dress for Success. Recently, Talbots announced that they are partnering with the American Red Cross to assist those affected by Hurricane Harvey, including over 250 of their employees and 20 retail locations in the Houston area. They have made a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund, and will match employee donations dollar for dollar up to an additional $100,000. They have also created a landing page on their website so customers will be encouraged to donate

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We love how this brand gives back and supports women! Did you know that it has been 70 years since Rudolf and Nancy Talbots opened the doors at their first freestanding store in Hingham, Massachusetts. Their successful catalog business was  launched the following year with a mailing to 3,000 addresses obtained from The New Yorker magazine. 

For 7 decades, millions of women have shared the special occasions (and the day-to-day moments) of their lives with Talbots. And they’ve been there, offering timeless and timely pieces with the effortless chic and thoughtful confidence that epitomizes modern classic style.

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Talbots has taken women to the Oval Office and the corner office. The brand has been invited to weddings, graduations, bridal showers, baby showers—and more than a fair share of rain showers. You’ll find it under a Christmas tree, sitting at a Thanksgiving table and celebrating at a birthday party. It’s been on wish list and gift list more times that we can count. Talbots has built an incredible relationship with generations of women. 

Over the decades, Talbots has dressed some of the most influential, powerful, accomplished (and yes, cool) women—from Oprah and Katie Couric to Taylor Swift, Jessica Alba and Michelle Obama.

To toast this banner year, Talbots has created a capsule of exclusive pieces, one for each decade in their story. From Lauren Bacall’s crisp white shirt and Audrey Hepburn’s little black dress to Ali MacGraw’s turtleneck and Faye Dunaway’s power blazer, these style icons were the inspiration for their anniversary collection.

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