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Going Home For An American Leader: Sen. Edward W. Brooke

March 8, 2015

A memorial service will be held for former Senator Edward W. Brooke on Tuesday, March 10, at the Washington National Cathedral.  The service will begin at 11 am.

Services are open to the public.  Seating will be on a first come, first served basis.  Eulogists will be Secretary of State John Kerry, DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Edward W. Brooke IV, and Milton Davis, civil rights lawyer.

Burial with full military honors will be at 3 pm at Arlington National Cemetery.

Brooke, 95, passed away Jan. 3, 2015 at his home in Coral Gables. 

The two-term Republican senator from Massachusetts was the first African American to be elected to the U.S. Senate by popular vote and the only African American senator to be re-elected to a second term.

During his Senate career, Brooke fought for low-income housing -- earning the title, "Mr. Housing" -- co-authored with Sen. Walter Mondale the landmark 1968 Fair Housing Law, championed civil rights, and was a vocal and early advocate of improving relations with Communist China.  He was appointed by President Lyndon Johnson to serve on the Kerner Commission that investigated racial tensions in the wake of widespread violence in the 1960s.

Brooke was born Oct. 26, 1919 in Washington, D.C.  He attended Dunbar High School, Howard University, and attended Boston University Law School.  He served in the U.S. Army, seeing combat in Italy during World War II as a member of the segregated 366th Infantry Regiment, and earned a Bronze Star.

Brooke’s election drew national and international attention with the overwhelming victory of a black, Episcopalian Republican in a predominantly white, Catholic and Democratic state.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Brooke’s name may be made to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, 727 15th Street NW, 6th floor, Washington, DC 20005

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Beyond Stunning Inside & Outside

March 1, 2015

Spacious Living (Photo by: Beasley RE) Spacious Living

Stunning and breathtaking views abound from this three bedroom, three bath plus den penthouse featuring a nearly 1,500 square foot private roof terrace in one of Georgetown's most exclusive and sought-after condominium buildings listed by Beasley Real Estate at $6.5 million. 

Situated directly on Georgetown's waterfront, this home is just steps from the city's finest shopping, dining and outdoor attractions.  

Dining (Photo by: Beasley RE) Dining

It is a commuter's dream located just minutes from downtown either by walking or a short cab ride.  Reagan National Airport is easily attainable for those who like to travel for entertainment or business.  Closeby is a walkway by the river, jogging paths, a splendid park with fountains, and places to sit and watch the passing scenes of boaters and folks enjoying the outdoors.

The residence includes two garage parking spaces, two storage spaces, a rooftop pool, fitness center, community room, and 24-hour concierge and doorman services.

Quite simply, this is the best of Georgetown waterfront living and a true one-of-a-kind, rare gem.

The home is at 3303 Water Street NW, PH 8H.

Listed agents are Trent Heminger and Jonnie Jamison at 202.957.2272

Patio overlooking river (Photo by: Beasley RE) Patio overlooking river



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Illusions of Georgetown Opening in March

February 17, 2015

Justin Wheeler (Photo by: Illusions Salons) Justin Wheeler

Irma Wheeler opened her first salon, Illusions of Shirlington, in 1993. For over 20 years, Illusions has thrived at their Campbell Avenue location.  Her son, Justin Wheeler, has grown up in the beauty industry under his mother’s exceptional guidance.  Now this dynamic duo is taking on a new adventure and sharing their talents across the bridge at their newest location, Illusions of Georgetown.

“We strive to pamper our guests, and we bring our community the latest trends in the beauty industry,” Irma says. “We are constantly bringing in educational classes on color, cuts, and styles for our stylists. Beauty trends are always changing and we want to be on top of our game. From, balayage and ombre’, to razored bobs and men’s cuts, you name it and we are on it! I’ve been doing this for a long time, but I am always learning and so is my team,” says Irma

Illusions Salons exclusively uses Goldwell, a global color brand that features TopChic triflectives, Colorance, and Elumen colors.  At their Georgetown location, Illusions will be carrying Caviar and Caviar Clinical by Alterna, Brazilian Blowout, and Platinum by J Beverly Hills.  Along with hair care, Illusions also features world renowned brands, Image Skincare and Jane Iredale Skincare Makeup. Illusions of Georgetown will offer a wide variety of services including hair care, extensions, smoothing treatments, as well as special event styling and make-up.

Check out Illusions' Facebook page for the latest happening with their renovations, promotions, and services as well as latest work and trend predictions. “We want our guests to be excited before they even walk in the door!”

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