Hollywood on the Potomac

Art Soiree

January 26, 2015

Tom Toles doesn’t mince words; he doesn’t have to. The Pulitzer Prize winning editorial cartoonist for The Washington Post takes on social and political issues with art…….such as deflategate, the sports scandal currently surrounding the New England Patriots as they head into the Super Bowl to pair off with the Seattle Seahawks on February 1st.  Some think the scandal is just hot air; Toles thinks it’s food for fodor.  #DeflateGate

Toles, Art Soiree and Suspicious Package hooked up for a one night stand at The Ritz Carlton in Georgetown for the Fifth Annual Political Cartoon Exhibit where walls morphed into cartoons.

We asked Tom how he gets inspired and if he ever gets creative block: “Inspiration is like the grain of sand in an oyster. The world is full of irritants. You try to make pearls out of them,”  he said.  “I feel like I have creative block every time I sit down to draw. It is the demon that must be battled and beaten.”


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Three Day Rule

January 22, 2015

Dating in DC is difficult – just ask around. Forget waiting for the “You’ve Got Mail” fairytale days of the past.  Forget the catch all solutions to finding a partner……there are just too many options for how to meet people and none of them are quite making the cut……..not even a date for the weekend, let alone marriage material. Enter the Three Day Rule.

“People have dating ADD or dating overload,” says Talia Goldstein, founder of the Three Day Rule, a matchmaking website that tries to counter the white noise of the bar scene or the instability of dating apps and provide a deliberate, hands-on approach to putting people together with their match.

Goldstein, a former television producer, says that it started out as an instinct.  She would set up colleagues and before long, people were requesting her help and she knew this was her calling. The website just launched its DC footprint along with services in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Chicago and hopes to attract folks who have been ‘too busy’ or ‘too distracted’ to find ‘the one.’


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Farewell Amb. Szapary

January 19, 2015

“It was a great privilege to represent my country in The United States. I represented a country that I loved – Hungary – and in a country that I loved – The United States,” Gyorgy Szapary, The Ambassador of Hungary, told Hollywood on the Potomac during a sit down interview at the home of Aniko and Nash Schott who hosted his farewell party.

Publisher Austin Kiplinger, The Ambassador of Spain Ramon Gil-Casares, Roland Flamini, Susan Eisenhower , Lynda and Bill Webster were among those who dined on red, black and green caviar served on Herend china passed down to Aniko by her grandmother. 


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