Hollywood on the Potomac

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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The Band Perry

January 15, 2015

This week hosted a musical welcome for the new 114th Congress as The Band Perry, the GRAMMY nominated powerhouse trio, came to DC to advocate for musicians rights and stopped by the Capitol building for a special concert. The family band, composed of brothers Neil and Reid along with sister Kimberly shared both old music and new to a captivated crowd of more than 20 members of Congress, staffers, and esteemed guests of The Recording Academy.

As often when musicians make it up the hill, issues like copyright and fair wages were front-and-center to many. Rep Kevin McCarthy who serves as a co-chair for the Recording Arts & Sciences Congressional Caucus pointed out that music can “inspire us or define a decade” but along with that nostalgia, comes the need that “someone has to be the voice for the people who write those words or sing that vocal or that tune.” McCarthy encouraged new members of Congress to join the cause along with himself, Rep. Steny Hoyer and other outspoken advocates for music.

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