Monday, The George Town Club hosted a fascinating luncheon/lecture with Richard Kurin, Under Secretary for History, Art and Culture featuring his new book, The Smithsonian's History of America in 101 Objects.
During lunch, a bit of news too. The Smithsonian Institution’s Board of Regents announced the election of Dr. David J. Skorton, president of Cornell University and a board-certified cardiologist, as the 13th Secretary of the Smithsonian, effective July 2015.
Starting with pre-Columbian artifacts (#1) and ending with the Magellan Telescope (#101) which will allow us to look back 11 billion years, Kurin, illuminated some of our favorite iconic objects, giving us the back stories we never knew.
The National Zoo started with a taxidermist's pet buffalo and Dorothy's ruby slippers were originally silver but technicolor had just been invented and they appeared too grey on film.
John Bull's 1833 steam locomotive was brought to Georgetown in 1981 (150th anniversary of its first test run) where it went for a "once-in-a-lifetime excursion" on the rails beside the C&O Canal. The photo above is real.
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In a very private transaction, Beasley Real Estate has accomplished the highest priced sale in Kalorama so far in 2014. The residence is stunning.
The property at 2121 Leroy Place NW was listed privately at $4.2 million. The seller and the buyer’s names were not disclosed.
The interior is awe-inspiring and the rear patio is fit for royalty to party.
The truly magnificent federal was completely renovated, with lovely detailing throughout including wainscoting, crown moldings and coiffered ceilings.
Beasley, founded by managing partner Jim Bell, has rapidly risen to be one of the leading real estate firms in the area. Sales such as the Kalorama transaction and similar closings assures that Beasley is regarded as on top of the game in the real estate world.
Beasley is a boutique property brokerage firm with a global reach, specializing in the greater Washington DC area.
A private trunk show debuting designer Claire Florence's Luxury Travel Cashmere Collection was held on February 12.
This special event, thrown to inspire women about fashion while donating part of their proceeds to charity, was held at The George Town Club.
A portion of the proceeds went to The Georgetown Ministry Center to help the homeless thrive.
Page Evans was instruental in making this local event a success.
To see more about her line and upcoming fashion events, visit Claire Florence.