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Happy 100th Birthday, Frida!

September 16, 2015

Frida Burling turns 100 today! When The Georgetown Dish last caught up with the Grande Dame of Georgetown two years ago, she was sharing a sofa with hosts of the Georgetown House Tour Patrons Party Marc Schappell and Tom Anderson of Washington Fine Properties.

Charming and vibrant as ever, Frida Burling has graced Georgetown with her presence for over 50 years.

A grateful community wishes her a wondeful day, and many more years with us!


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A Passion for Pellini

September 13, 2015

Amina Rubinacci jacket (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Amina Rubinacci jacket

Amina Rubinacci boutique in Georgetown has been bringing the Italian experience of fine women’s clothing and accessories to Washington for the last 18 months.

In addition to carrying the Amina Rubinacci collection of elegant fabrics and tailored styles, owner Merribel Ayres is committed to offering her customers colorful and unique jewelry pieces from the Milanese workroom of “Pellini Bijoux,” a family brand that spans three generations of women designers. 

Pellini necklace (Photo by: pellini.it) Pellini necklace

The Pellini atelier, founded in 1947 by Emma Caimi Pellini, had been winning prestigious prizes and exhibiting in Italy, when in 1951, the jewels went on display at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York and propelled Pellini to the international stage. In 1964, daughter Carla took over the company before passing the torch to granddaughter and current designer Donatella—who in the 80s started displaying her collections at fine department stores around the world.

Merribel Ayres with visitors to the boutique (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Merribel Ayres with visitors to the boutique
In the 90s, Donatella collaborated with Italian, French, and American fashion designers and became known in the fashion world for her experimentation with hand-worked resin and glass materials, which is still the main character of Pellini´s brand.

From necklaces to bracelets and earrings (both for pierced and non-pierced ears), this "truly made in Italy" collection is the perfect complement to the rich jewel tones and metallic woven jackets and sweaters in Amina Rubinacci's new Fall line.

Amina Rubinacci is located at 2822 Pennsylvania Avenue in Georgetown. Tel: 202.965.2822


 


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Summer Sarabande Soirée

August 26, 2015

At a Bonhams' estate auction I recently won the tableware collection belonging to the screen siren who taught Steve and the rest of us how to whistle. 

Edwin Neill III, Ada Polla, Natalie & John Divney, Joel Kallett (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Edwin Neill III, Ada Polla, Natalie & John Divney, Joel Kallett

The French design happens to be my own long-loved pattern. So, with enough matching plates and bowls to open a bistro, it was time for a party.

Alain Cohen modeling sporks and plates (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Alain Cohen modeling sporks and plates

I made everyone don color-coordinated spork necklaces, smile and say 'Summer Sarabande Soirée!'

Ian Mitchell, Hillary Leeb, Kimberly Casey and Sara Mokhtari (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Ian Mitchell, Hillary Leeb, Kimberly Casey and Sara Mokhtari

Over Ruilly (my new favorite Burgundy wine), sangria and Mediterranean-inspired tapas fare, dear friends came together on a cloudless August evening ... to meet, mingle and make plans for our next party.

Jennifer Altemus, Holly Styles and Tricia Huntley (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Jennifer Altemus, Holly Styles and Tricia Huntley

Santé Lauren Bacall!

Alain Cohen and Sarah Mokhtari (Photo by: Judith Beermann) Alain Cohen and Sarah Mokhtari


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