Hollywood on the Potomac
Drescher, who currently stars on TVLand’s Happily Divorced, was one of the celebrity guest judges at the University of Maryland’s public policy school’s second annual Do Good Challenge, a philanthropic contest.
While in town, she stopped to talk about her own advocacy and philanthropy leading her group Cancer Schmancer and how she has taken her message globally as a Public Diplomacy Envoy for Women’s Health Issues for the U.S. State Department. Her passion is unmistakable as a cancer survivor herself and her spirit is infectious, making you want to get involved.
It’s always easier to find the residence of the Japanenese Ambassador on Nebraska Avenue this time of year – just follow the cherry blossoms.
H.E. The Ambassador of Japan and Mrs. Sasae hosted a reception to celebrate The National Cherry Blossom Festival that has been taking place in Washington for several weeks.
“Today I am a happy man,” he joked. “Do you know why? Because the cherry blossom is in full bloom. Two weeks ago I was very worried, there was snow outside. I’m also a happy man because no other country has such an opportunity to celebrate its friendship with The United States like this. The Irish Ambassador has St. Patrick’s Day, the Italian Ambassador has Columbus Day, the German Ambassador has Octoberfest, but I get three weeks of celebration. I have to thank the cherry blossom god.”
“The new Capella Hotel, a sweet spot between K and M Streets, combines traditional comforts like a curved wooden desk and swooping free-standing bathtub and tech amenities like bedside outlets for electronic devices. Pleasant thoughts after a night in a spacious, king deluxe suite overlooking the canal: dark, gleaming wood floor, luxe thread-count bedding, contemporary (German-design) furnishings plus touch pad controls for illumination and opening/closing the curtains. Samples of chef Jacob Esko’s handiwork promise fine dining in The Grill Room.” Jean Cohen
Legendary Hotelier Horst Schulze unveiled the new Capella Hotel in Georgetown, one of Washington’s most anticipated hotel openings..
Horst Schulze, Chairman & CEO of Capella Hotels and Resorts and Bruce F. Bradley of Castleton Hotel Partners I, LLC, the hotel’s owners celebrated the opening of Capella’s first U.S. branded hotel.