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The A-Plus List & Beyond

April 7, 2016

A seasoned DC insider said it this way:  “It was the A-List and Beyond.”

National Gallery of Art Mercury Fountain (Photo by: Natalia Janetti) National Gallery of Art Mercury Fountain

Some 1,400 guests ranging from art to culture contributors to social writers to seasoned political types, attended the 75th anniversary of the National Gallery of Art Wednesday night.

The invitational black-tie event, sponsored by the trustees of the National Gallery of Art, brought in museum founders and donors from New York, upscale neighborhoods of D.C., and you-name-it places from around the globe.

No exaggeration, the layout of superb cuisine and the cocktail bars in the main halls went from here to there on either side of the Mercury Fountain.  Guests -- including Dame Jillian Sackler, Bob Bennett, Barbara Allbritton, David Rubinstein, and Judith F. Terra -- mingled at tables surrounded by some of the greatest art in the world.

The consensus:  the Gallery’s anniversary itself was  a work of art.

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Toast the Cherry Blossoms with Scarlett

March 7, 2016

From March 20 - April 17, stop by the Loggia Lounge at The Fairmont, Washington, D.C., Georgetown for Scarlett, a delicious Cherry Blossom-inspired cocktail.

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Come celebrate one of the best seasons in out Nation's Capital with a stylish beverage. This cocktail is made with Finlandia vodka, Moet Chandon Champagne, fresh raspberries and lemon.  Available for a limited time (during the Cherry Blossom Festival), this cocktail is only $14 per glass.

Check out the world-class Easter Sunday Brunch in The Colonnade too.

The Fairmont is located at 2401 M Street NW.


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Wild Women of Washington Lecture & Book Signing March 3

February 11, 2016

Come to Dumbarton House and join Canden Schwantes, author of Wild Women of Washington, D.C. for a lecture on her most recent book. The work, a “history of disorderly conduct”, highlights the unconventional and wild practices of the women of Washington, D.C.

The FREE lecture will take place on Thursday, March 3, at 6:30-8 p.m. and will be followed by a book signing. Copies of the book will available for purchase at the event.  

This lecture will be held in the museum’s Belle Vue ballroom. Please enter into the ballroom through the lower terrace. Dumbarton House is handicapped accessible, and there is limited parking behind the garden at 27th & Q Streets, NW. Groups are welcome. 

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Dumbarton House is located at 2715 Q Street in Georgetown.

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