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America Eats Tavern by José Andrés Coming to Georgetown

November 15, 2016

Renowned chef José Andrés whose American classics have been showcased at America Eats Tavern in Tysons Corner, will be relocating to Georgetown next year. The last day of service in Virginia will be December 23, 2016.


José and his culinary team, embracing local and regional flavors, offer a menu that highlight meats, oysters, wines, cheeses, blue crabs, beers, and other products from the Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania area. The restaurant is named for the Works Projects Administration's Federal Writers Project that was created during the Great Depression to provide work for unemployed professionals by sending them out to document America’s relationship with food.


“Georgetown is such a beautiful, historic part of D.C. and will make an amazing new home for America Eats Tavern,” according to Washington City Paper.  “We are proud to open our first restaurant in this neighborhood.”



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Georgetown Village Wishes Safeway Bob a Happy Birthday

November 2, 2016

Local residents and long-standing Safeway customers are enjoying the innovative reorganization of our Georgetown Safeway.   These are the members and volunteers of Georgetown Village, a 501c3 organization that enables seniors to stay in their homes as they age and also helps them stay socially and culturally active.  These goals are accomplished by a corps of trained volunteers who perform a wide range of services for members; driving to doctors, social activities and shopping, helping with household tasks like changing light bulbs and putting up Christmas decorations, shoveling snow, walking dogs, organizing files and much more.  Georgetown Village also arranges docent led tours of exhibitions, movie nights, book groups, visits to artists' studios, lectures, and many other programs that enrich our members’ lives.


Recently our volunteer who brings members to Safeway to shop each week was photographed with Bob, a long-time checker and a few of our members. They wanted to be sure to wish him a happy birthday as he always has a cheerful greeting for his customers – our members  - who have known him so long. 


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'Rubbing Shoulders' With Marc Rosen

October 6, 2016

Marc Rosen and Arlene Dahl with The Fairmont's Shane Krige and Diana Bulger (Photo by: Janet Donovan) Marc Rosen and Arlene Dahl with The Fairmont's Shane Krige and Diana Bulger

Marc Rosen thought he'd written his only book, Glamour Icons: Perfume Bottle Designs, which he has called "glass architecture," and something he knew a little something about having won the Fifi Award seven timess for his museum-worthy designs.

That is, until Pamela Fiori, former editor-in-chief of Town & Country magazine coaxed him into turning the fascinating stories he'd regalled countless friends with over the years into a full-length book, and even suggested its title,  Rubbing Shoulders.

Marc Rosen signs copies of his book (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Marc Rosen signs copies of his book

As a child, Rosen recalled his mother telling him always to stand up straight, "You have broad shoulders." Not so sure about their width, Rosen explained at a special party hosted by the Fairmont Hotel in Georgetown Wednesday evening, but confident that his beauty-driven life had brought him shoulder to shoulder with some of the world's most interesting people.  

From his early years, with 'shoulders to lean on' including antiques shop owner Mrs. Olin, to 'titled shoulders' Princess Grace of Monaco and Pope John Paul II, all of Rosen's recollections offer an intimate glimpse into fascinating lives. 

Arlene Dahl with her daughter Christina Carole Holmes and grandchildren (Photo by: Janet Donovan) Arlene Dahl with her daughter Christina Carole Holmes and grandchildren

The charming, photo-filled memoir includes anecdotes about a bevy of glamorous film stars, including the author's wife of 30 years, Arlene Dahl. Meeting her at 26 while he was a package designer, "the girl for whom Technicolor was invented," Rosen was immediately smitten. Soon, he had designed a round bottle for her perfume 'Dahlia,' one with "a raised diamond pattern that suggests the petals of a dahlia blossom in an abstract way." 

Friends gathered over cocktails, a sumptuous buffet and passed hors d'oevres as only The Fairmont can do. Rubbing shoulders with Rosen's family capped a delighful evening of reminiscences for all.

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