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'For There is Always Light'

January 21, 2021

With the exception of invited guests and an extraordinary military force, Washingtonians, the country and the world watched the Biden Harris Inauguration TOGETHER, albeit virtually. Thank you, JCCIC for a stunning event, seamlessly edited to conceal that extraordinary military force. 

 

For so many of us, for so long, our city has felt under siege, even before the Capitol storming on January 6th. Thank you, President Biden and Vice President Harris for making me feel at home again.

Kamala Harris taking the oath of office to become the 49th Vice President of the United States (Photo by: Sgt. Charlotte Carulli ) Kamala Harris taking the oath of office to become the 49th Vice President of the United States

I'm old enough to remember Robert Frost reading "The Gift Outright" at the Kennedy Inauguration. Until yesterday, I have not been as moved by an American poet. Amanda Gorman's "The Hill We Climb" was the most inspiring moment for me in a day filled with so much light.

 

When day comes we step out of the shade,

aflame and unafraid

The new dawn blooms as we free it
For there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it
If only we’re brave enough to be it


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WFP Lists Spectacular Georgian Home

January 13, 2021

Washington Fine Properties (WFP) is offering a spectacular Georgian-style home at 2829 Woodland Drive NW at $6,495,000. Known for its elegant and stately homes, Massachusetts Avenue Heights has long been the frequent choice of the international diplomatic community and prominent private citizens.

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With close to 9,000 interior square feet, this distinguished property was built in 1929. The current owners purchased the house in 1988 and fully renovated it in 2002.

 

At present, the residence is configured with five bedrooms, five full baths and three half-baths. On the second floor is a study that could be another bedroom and on the third floor there is a guest bedroom, an office and sitting area. With its graceful proportions and high ceilings, it has the formality of an Ambassadorial residence, at the same time suitable for family life in one of Washington's most storied neighborhoods.

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A broken pediment over the front door and other Georgian embellishments including the Palladian window over the garage, echoed in the dormer windows is what you first encounter as you enter this beautiful home. You are immediately drawn to the graceful spiral staircase, the large formal dining room, the exquisite double living room and a sunroom with an elegant Palladian window. The gourmet cook's kitchen has a Wolf six-burner cooktop and double oven, SubZero side-by-side refrigerator, SubZero mini drink refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, Israeli granite countertops and french doors leading to a charming garden.

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The second and third levels offer a master bedroom suite, office, den and four additional bedrooms. On the lower level, there is a sizable family room, laundry room, a climate-controlled wine cellar and an abundance of storage space. French doors in each room across the rear of the house lead to a luscious terraced garden extending clear to McGill Terrace.

 

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On the first level is a large formal double living room with fireplace and french doors leading to garden. Banquet-size dining room with fireplace and french doors leading to garden. Beautiful light-filled sunroom with elegant Palladian window.

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Gourmet eat-in kitchen with Wolf six-burner cook top and double oven, SubZero Refrigerator and SubZero mini drink fridge, Bosch dishwasher, Israeli granite countertops and french doors leading to a charming garden. There's a half bath and original wood floors throughout.

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On the second level is the master bedroom suite with separate dressing room, a bedroom with full bath, plus a bedroom with office area and full bath. The study has a fireplace. 

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On the third level is a bedroom with bath, a bedroom and den with a half bath and office.

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On the lower level is a beautifully renovated family room with garage access, half bath, a laundry room and large storage room. There's also a  wine celllar!

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For a virtual tour, click here.

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For more information, contact Cynthia Howar at 202.297.6000 or cynthia@cynthiahowar.com


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Kristen Coffield's New Book on 'How Healthy People Eat'

January 10, 2021

As most of us do at the start of the calendar year, this month we are, no doubt, vowing to eat better and exercise more. But what about the rest of the year? How about changing our habits permanently for better health?

 

Culinary coach Kristen Coffield has written How Healthy People Eat to share how “plant-based diets hold the key to enhanced wellness and disease prevention; and that creating intentional culinary habits is a superpower for productive purpose-driven humans.”

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From tips on how to shop to how to stock a food pharmacy, Coffield shares her passion for culinary resilience helping us 'reset our health to factory settings.'

 

With a designer’s eye for layout, Coffield has packaged her kitchen companion into enticing bites like these:

 

* SHOP FOR MEALS VS BUYING FOOD Feeding yourself is a survival skill. Most people end up shopping for food without any idea how it  may fit into a meal.

            

* COCONUTS, big hairy healthy questions have a big hairy answer! The coconut contains lauric acid, which naturally converts into an extremely beneficial compound.

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Founder of The Culinary Cure, Coffield is a regular contributor on Good Morning Washington, ABC7, and Fox5, where she inspires and motivates viewers to take charge of their health. She is also a regular contributor to The Georgetown Dish.


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