Hollywood on the Potomac


June 23, 2013

If hobnobbing is the art of social interaction with ‘higher-ups’ then Joanna Coles – new Editor-in-Chief of Cosmopolitan Magazine – does it well.  That’s not to say she isn’t herself one of the most powerful women in the world, but when Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and former Secretary of State and Four Star General Colin Powell did a spontaneous drop in at a private dinner in her honor – that we guess, is hobnobbing at its best and exactly what took place at Cafe Milano.

It was sometime after the the Truffle Scented Taglioni Pasta with a Creamy Pecorino Cheese and Fresh Black Pepper Sauce “Cacio e pepe” Style and the Sauteed Mediterranean Sea Bass Fillet with Baby Zucchini and Baby Leeks in a Heirloom Tomato Emulsion that the ‘hobnobbing’ took place.

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Devil's Back

June 17, 2013

Lauren Weisberger was the guest of honor at the exclusive launch of the sequel to her best seller turned box office hit, The Devil Wears Prada at the W Washington D.C. rooftop, P.O.V.

“At its core, Revenge Wears Prada, like The Devil Wears Prada, is about the struggle for power–just while wearing great shoes,” said Lauren Weisberger. “I can’t think of a better place to celebrate this story in Washington than overlooking The White House, which currently symbolizes both power and fashion better than anywhere else.”

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Asia Society Dedication

June 16, 2013

Increased awareness of the growing interconnection between the United States and Asia and the need for a networking collaboration was the theme emphasized by each of the prestigious speakers at the Asia Society Awards Dinner on Tuesday night at the Four Seasons Hotel.  The audience included a score of ambassadors along with members of Congress, senior U.S. government officials and global business leaders.

The energetic dinner chairman, James E. Rogers, bounded onto the stage with a warm and rousing greeting for the audience―perhaps not surprising, he is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of  Charlotte-based Duke Energy, and he probably uses a lot of it to handle all those positions. Duke Energy is the largest power holding company in the United States, distributing power to seven million customers. Its founder in 1900 was the tobacco and hydroelectric power tycoon James Buchanan “Buck” Duke, who made his fortune with the consolidated American Tobacco Company, and whose daughter was the legendary heiress Doris Duke, horticulturalist, art collector and philanthropist beloved of the tabloids.

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