Hollywood on the Potomac

40th Anniversary!

March 13, 2019

If any scandals birthed at The Four Seasons in Georgetown, DC since it opened forty years ago, the walls weren’t talking; nor were the many managers both past and present that showed up to celebrate the 40th Anniversary. There have been no Eliot Spitzer-like hookups as in Room 871 at The Mayflower, no toe sucking presidential advisors like Dick Morris at The Jefferson – at least that we know of, but then again, the walls weren’t talking.

Here’s what we do know: Around 500 guests showed up and plucked Champagne from a model’s dress, food stations were abundant and overflowing, artists sketched enthusiastically, the entire lower floor was taken over for the event and everyone had a blast.


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Knock Out!

March 11, 2019

"We are proud recipients of the generosity of Knock Out Abuse," said Kathleen Biden at a cocktail reception hosted by Nesrin and Mauricio Fraga-Rosenfeld— owners of Susheria in Georgetown — and Cheryl Masri, co-founder of Knock Out Abuse. “Since DC Volunteer Lawyers Project started, our volunteer attorneys have donated over one hundred thousand hours, allowing us to serve over five thousand people, children and victims. Knock Out Abuse was an early and loyal supporter of our program. With your help we will continue to grow and serve more victims escaping domestic abuse.  For every one dollar donated to our program we’re able to leverage that into four dollars of legal services. That is a great investment. We are also proud to report that we have success in over 95% of our cases. For survivors, studies have shown that having an attorney can increase the likelihood of obtaining a civil protective order from 32% to 86%. Restraining orders, in turn, can reduce the occurrence of violence and help survivors feel safe and more empowered. Our attorneys can also help survivors through child custody and divorce.”


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'I Have An Idea'

March 4, 2019

“Jean, I have an idea.” Those were the scariest words in the English language for Jean Becker during the 25 years of working as Chief of Staff for President George Walker Herbert Bush after his presidency in 1995 and as First Lady Barbara Bush’s deputy press secretary.

 

Jean joined a panel, along with a distinguished group of experts who worked closely with both President Bush Senior and Junior as well as the first ladies, after screening of CNN’s six-part original series that examines the Bush family and their impact on Amercian political history at the U.S. Navy Memorial Burke Theater in Washington, DC. 

Narrated by Academy Award nominated actor Ed Harris, the series explores the Bush family’s internal dynamics, the influential matriarchs, sibling ambitions, and unceasing competitive spirit, which drove them to power. The series premiered CNN Sunday, March 3rd art 9:00 pm titled, “Fathers and Sons.”


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