Hollywood on the Potomac

Let Them Eat Cake!

July 29, 2012

Ok, we will – eat cake that is.  Ever since Marie Antoinette told us to, we have.

So, when sisters Sophie La Montagne and Katherine Kallinis founded Georgetown Cupcake we doubled our efforts.  Now we are fat and happy.  (Katherine and Sophie pictured above)

The other day, a copy of Reader’s Digest arrived at the doorsteps of Hollywood on the Potomac with profuse thanks for subscribing.  We thought that was a nice gesture, thanking us and all……..except we didn’t subscribe.

However, since it wasn’t wrapped in layers of plastic requiring shears to open and since it didn’t smell of cheap perfume, we decided to take a look inside…….e voila……there they were.  You guessed it, Sophie and Katherine.

Yep, there they were, filed under the pages ofQuiz, theirs being “What’s Your Cupcake Personality?” 

Find out if you're paersonality is Chocolate, Red Velvet, PB Fudge, Vanillla, Lemon Berry or Carrot here.

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The Thai Way

June 25, 2012

The Royal Thai Embassy hosted a Thai Village in Georgetown featuring authentic Thai food and performances under the patronage of Ambassador Chaiyong Satjipanon who received an unexpected guest (see video).

The Embassy in Washington began its operation in 1901 as the Legation of Siam (then the official name of Thailand) with Minister Plenipotentiary as Chief of Mission. Its first office was located in Arlington, Virginia, before moving to Washington, D.C., in 1913.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the joining of Washington, D.C. and Bangkok, Thailand as sister cities.  The sister city agreement was signed on February 19, 1962, the first such relationship for both Washington, D.C. and Bangkok.

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The Gates ... All Started Here

June 18, 2012

"So here we are and the question is what was Watergate?  What is it now?  What will it be tomorrow and all the tomorrows still to come?  At the beginning, it was in fact just a piece of real estate.

And unless somebody demolishes it – and it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen any time soon – it may always be the Watergate as a building.  But it’s also a crime;  A crime not of passion, a crime not of greed, but a crime of corruption -  political corruption of institutions by individuals high and low who saw the need and/or the opportunity to violate laws and standards of personal conduct.  Their lives were changed forever by what they did.  

Most paid an enormous price in a loss of liberty and a loss of reputation." Jim Lehrer - The Newshour. 

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