Hollywood on the Potomac
“After five years, John has led this group with his heart and soul—that much is obvious through his impassioned words at the Embassy of Luxembourg on Wednesday night,” said Fran Holuba referring to her friend John McCarthy. “I believe this promising nonprofit is rewriting civic engagement and I’m truly inspired by their work…………and their uncanny ability to throw meaningful, yet glamorous events in Washington. I’m thrilled to be a part of the team and I can’t wait for their inaugural gala this fall.”
Celebrating 5 Years of Political Engagement, the event was aptly named “The Political Party” and included over 200 of the best and brightest in public service and community activists who celebrated at the luxurious french style, historic Embassy of Luxembourg in Dupont Circle, hosted by His Excellency Jean-Louis Wolzfeld, The Ambassador of Luxembourg.
“This event is not only a celebration of the work that Future Civic Leaders has accomplished over the last five years,” said McCarthy, Executive Director of Future Civic Leaders. but of the political community here in Washington that has lifted up the stories of the civically disenfranchised. We believe that Democracy works best when everyone is at the table, and by the turnout tonight, we can see that our supporters do as well.”
We like to think we came up with the title Desperate in DC before Desperate Housewives came out which shows you how long we’ve been discussing and writing. And yes, we came up with the title partly because we had a sense of desperation about our lives here.
I think anyone who lives here, particularly if they have kids and they are a woman, knows that struggle where their falling down on all fronts,” opined Phoebe. “their home life, their work life, their marriage, their house – everything is on the point of chaos at any given moment on any given day and the days that things are going swimmingly are very few and far apart.” We suspect that is applicable to all moms everywhere, so happy Mother’s Day wherever you are!
The weather may be taking a turn that’s a bit unseasonably cold, and there may be a snowy flake or two in the air, but that can’t stop the 2014 National Cherry Blossom Festival from blooming in DC. Sure, the buds on the trees might be a bit delayed, but it’s truly that 4 seasons a year that keep Washingtonians on our feet. Anyhow, didn’t Phil the groundhog warn us about this?
This past weekend the 2014 festival officially kicked off with an opening ceremony concert to get everyone ready for spring. The festival celebrates its 102nd anniversary this year of the 1912 gift of 3,000 cherry trees to the District from Tokyo, Japan. The tradition of marking the blooms is a favorite springtime activity for DC and the whole country as more than a million people flock into the Nation’s Capital to welcome the season.