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2019 Washington Winter Show Showcases Elegant Entertaining

October 31, 2018

From the first dinners at Mount Vernon to today’s casual cocktail parties, entertaining is woven throughout American lives. Creating beautiful spaces and experiences for our loved ones is the joy and fun of being a host. While the main elements of entertaining have remained the same for hundreds of years - styles, methods, and approaches have evolved and fashions have changed.


The 2019 Washington Winter Show will explore the ways we entertain, what has guided us in the past, and what inspires us today. Taking place Thursday, January 10 through Sunday, January 13 at American University’s Katzen Arts Center,  with the Preview Night Party on Thursday, January 10.


The Show highlights over 40 dealers from across the US and Europe. Events include the Luncheon, lectures, cocktail parties, and more!


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LECTURE AND LUNCHEON- Friday, January 11, 2019 10:30 am The Friday Lecture and Luncheon will feature celebrated event designer and producer, Bronson van Wyck. He is celebrated for a style of entertaining that combines wit and sophistication with the gracious warmth of his Southern upbringing. 


Bronson is the author of “Born to Party, Forced to Work: 21st Century Entertaining” which will release in Fall 2019 from Phaidon. 

DESIGNER PANEL-Saturday, January 12, 2019 11:00 am Whitney Robinson, editor-in-chief of ELLE DECOR magazine, will moderate the Saturday Designer Panel. Panelists include Leanne Ford, star of HGTV’s “Restored by the Fords,” and celebrated interior designer’s Sarah Bartholomew and Eddie Ross. 


SATURDAY LECTURE-Saturday, January 12, 2019 4:30 pm William Allman, former White House curator, will present "'The President Requests the Pleasure': Entertaining at the White House.”


LOAN EXHIBIT The 2019 Loan Exhibit, “The Pleasure of Your Company: Elegant Entertaining with George and Martha Washington,” is presented by George Washington’s Mount Vernon.


CHARITIES The beneficiaries of the 2019 Show will be The Founders Board of St. John’s Community Services, the Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys, and THEARC.


DIRECTOR & CHAIRS Show Chairs: Marilouise Sibley Avery and Johanna Bayly Howe Honorary Chair: Her Excellency Maguy Maccario Doyle, Ambassador of Monaco to the United States and Canada Show Executive Director: Jonathan G. Willen

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Halloween in Georgetown 2018

October 17, 2018

(Photo by: Judith Beermann)

Halloween isn’t just for kids!

(Photo by: tudorplace.org)

Tudor Place invites the whole family to get in the spirit October 27, 2018 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.


Trick or treat in the Tudor Gardens. Play outdoor games, enjoy face painting. and paint your own pumpkin to take home. Costumes suggested but not required.


Register here.

Tudor Place is located at 1644 31st Street in Georgetown.


(Photo by: l2lounge.com)

L2 Lounge will be transformed into a mythological fantasy of wonder and intrigue for Halloween in the Garden of Eden on October 27, 2018  from 9:00 pm till Sunday, October 28, 2018 3:00 am.


The night will feature DC's sexiest sirens and include live art from special effects MUA, dynamic emerging artists, and sounds from DJs.

Dance the night away.


Must be 21.

L2 Lounge is located at 3315 Cady’s Alley in Georgetown.


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(Photo by: franceintheus.org)

Celebrate Halloween at the French Embassy October 31, 2018 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm for a Dance Soiree with an evening of music, French wine, Parisian desserts & dancing. Dance the Tango, Viennese Waltz, & Salsa followed by an evening of dancing in the French Embassy ballroom. 


Attend on your own or with friends as a dance partner or prior dance experience are not needed. French wine & desserts will be available for purchase at the cash bar. Don't miss this rare opportunity to enjoy a night of dancing at the French Embassy as you celebrate Halloween with other ghosts, goblins, politicians and other scary creatures.


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Embassy of France is located at 4101 Reservoir Road NW.

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Viking Ship At The Wharf Now

October 9, 2018

Climb aboard the world’s largest operating Viking ship, Draken Harald Hårfagre and discover your #VikingSpirit with inspiring ship tours, engaging crew demonstrations, and insta-worthy moments.  Now at The Wharf through Monday, October 15. 

(Photo by: www.drakenhh.com)


Hosted in partnership with Wharf DC and with a number of free cultural events hosted by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington and the Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce, Mid Atlantic Chapter, Inc, the Draken is docked at The Wharf’s Transit Pier and offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for visitors to relive history in a way never experienced before.


Draken will allow guests to marvel at this stunning Viking ship and interact with the crew as they share their personal experiences of thrill, fear, and exhilaration while enduring the ship’s 2016 transatlantic crossing – reliving the Viking discovery of the New World more than 1,000 years ago.

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