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ParasolShare is Back!

June 12, 2017

And good timing too! Georgetown ParasolShare is back ... and better! Brought to you by the Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID), the second annual ParasolShare summer program helps visitors beat the heat and humidity of D.C. summers. This year's parasols are the same convenient size, but sturdier and more effective at shielding the sun.


More than 30 participating Georgetown stores, restaurants, salons, galleries and hotels are hosting complimentary parasols to use while visiting the commercial district. Pick one up as you shop and stroll, then drop it back off when it’s time to roll!


From M Street to Wisconsin Avenue, side streets and the K Street/Georgetown Waterfront, visit one of these ParasolShare locations here.


Shade, Share, Shop Georgetown!

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Four Seasons Washington DC Celebrates Global Wellness Day June 10,

June 6, 2017

Join Four Seasons Washington, DC for a festive day that is entirely not for profit, and encourages patrons to take a break from the stresses of everyday life and recognize the value of living well.


This year, the special day will be commemorated in 100 countries at 4,000 different locations across the globe, and the celebratory roster at Four Seasons Washington is an exciting one.


Hotel guests and locals alike are welcomed to partake in a variety of complimentary activities throughout the day featuring leading health experts and brands. No advanced registration is required for participation, and events are open to the public on a first come, first serve basis.

Fitness Activities


6:30–7:30 am: Hotel General Manager, David Bernand will kick off the Global Wellness Day activities by leading guests on the Run My City course through DC’s most iconic monuments, memorials and museums. Guests that would like to participate in the approximately 5-kilometer run can meet outside of the hotel's Fitness Club where they will return after the course.


8:00–9:00 am: A yoga ambassador from lululemon athletica will guide guests through a Vinyasa Flow class alongside the C&O Canal.

12:30–1:30 pm: OreOfe “LadyFit” Iluyomade will guide guests through an upbeat African inspired dance fitness class called “You Can Dance.” The class will take place in The Spa's yoga studio and includes stretching, flexibility, warm-up and cardio segments and is set to current African and Caribbean music.


A Revitalizer juice made with orange, mint, kale and ginger and superfood muffins with oats, carrots, blueberries, walnuts, flax seed and apples will be provided after each activity to help guests refuel and energize for the rest of the day

Food and Beverage Activities


10:30 am – 12:00 noon: Join renowned nutritionist Ashley Koff RD, best-selling author and powerhouse blogger Tess Masters: The Blender Girl, best-selling author and celebrated Persian chef, Najmieh Batmanglij and acclaimed mixologist and BOURBON STEAK Head Bartender, Torrence Swain for a comprehensive panel discussion on wellness and nutrition. Each expert will share knowledge from their own unique field, and give practical advice on how to make better choices day-to-day to increase wellbeing. The panel will take place in Bourbon Steak's private dining room.


June 10–17, 2017: Mindful eating is an important aspect of wellness. In celebration of Global Wellness Day, all week long BOURBON STEAK will offer its patrons a complimentary take-home salad to pair with any leftover steak or protein from their meal. The nutrition-packed salad is made of mesclun, cucumbers, radishes and strawberries with a side of sherry vinaigrette.


Spa and Wellness Activities

10:00 am – 2:00 pm: Guests can indulge in 100 percent natural and non-toxic beauty with Flash-Facials from Tata Harper. The 30-minute pampering session will leave skin feeling cleansed and renewed.


3:00–4:00 pm: Join Martha Beck certified life coach and yoga instructor Elena Sonnino for an interactive talk on mediation. Explore strategies and ways to incorporate meditation in daily life or to take an existing practice to new depths through movement, breath and an understanding of the chakra system to go deeper into oneself.


4:30–5:00 pm: Come for the stillness, leave with the glow that exists within. After her meditation lecture, Sonnino will lead a 30-minute guided meditation designed to activate hope. Appropriate for all levels.


2:00–5:00 pm: After a full day of activities, attendees can indulge in a mini-makeover from natural mineral makeup line Jane Iredale. A makeup artist will apply three products to brighten the complexion and refresh the face in minimal time.


All spa and wellness activities will take place at The Spa at Four Seasons. Tata Harper Flash-Facials and Jane Iredale mini-makeover appointments can be made by calling 202-944-2022.


Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC aims to raise awareness on personal health and wellness with Hotel employees, guests and the public alike. 

For questions and additional information, please call 202.944.2022 or e-mail to

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Citizens Association of Georgetown Recognizes Community Leaders

May 24, 2017

The Citizens Association of Georgetown (CAG) held its annual meeting Tuesday at newly restored Dumbarton House. The evening began with a special reception for new CAG members.

Jack Evans, Kevin Brandt, Bob vom Eigen (Photo by: Lisa Koches) Jack Evans, Kevin Brandt, Bob vom Eigen


Councilmember Jack Evans and Deputy Mayor for Greater Economic Opportunity Courtney Snowden spoke on DC initiatives and the Metro.


Fourteen people were inducted into the CAG Legacy Society, a new effort to ensure the future of CAG.  This Planned Giving initiative ensures a thriving future for the oldest, and most active, citizens association in the District.  With an ever-expanding list of programs, a wonderful group of volunteers, and terrific staff, costs continue to escalate.  


The meeting included the presentation of CAG’s awards to outstanding community leaders for 2017 and the election of the 2017-2018 CAG Board of Directors.


The Belin Award for Distinguished Service to the Georgetown Community was awarded to Jennifer Romm. Jennifer graduated from Georgetown University in 1988. Currently, she is an event planner at the Library of Congress. She is a former president of CAG and currently is a co-chair of the CAG Georgetown Gala Committee and the Alcohol Beverage Control Committee. She is the lead CAG representative for the Georgetown Campus Plan and is part of the Steering Committee of the Georgetown Community Partnership. A Georgetown resident for over 30 years, Jennifer lives here with her husband David. 


CAG Block Captains (Photo by: Lisa Koches) CAG Block Captains

The William A. Cochran Community Service Award for Exceptional Efforts to Protect and Enhance the Community’s Parkland and Architectural Resources was awarded to June Libin, Edith Schafer and Lee Child of the Georgetown Garden Club


The Charles Atherton Award for Exceptional Service by a Dedicated Public-Sector Professional for Outstanding Work Preserving and Protecting Historic Georgetown was awarded to Kevin Brandt of the National Park Service. 


Kevin Brandt has been an important champion and supporter of the Georgetown community with his strong support for revitalizing and restoring the one-mile section of the C & O canal. As the non-profit, Georgetown Heritage, moves forward with making the canal a jewel in our midst, it is Kevin, who representing the National Park Service, has been with the community all the way. 


John Rentzepis, Pamla Moore, Cookie Cruse, Hazel Denton, John Richardson, Pam and Richard Hinds, Jennifer Romm, Victoria Rixey, Bob vom Eigen (Photo by: Lisa Koches) John Rentzepis, Pamla Moore, Cookie Cruse, Hazel Denton, John Richardson, Pam and Richard Hinds, Jennifer Romm, Victoria Rixey, Bob vom Eigen

Appalachian Spring received a Special Appreciation Award for 25 years of service to the retail community and its customers 


Special Appreciation Award went to CAG Public Safety Block Captains for keeping the community safe.


The Martin-Davidson Award for Outstanding Businesses That Have Contributed Significantly to the Community was awarded to Michael Rankin of TTR/Sotheby’s.


Through Michael's leadership TTR Sotheby’s International Realty is committed to a deep level of engagement in the community. In recent years, he has supported numerous art, charitable, community, and education organizations, which are further strengthening the community in which we live. TTR Sotheby’s International Realty was ranked #1 Philanthropic Small Company in the Washington metropolitan area recognized by the Washington Business Journal. Michael is an avid preservationist and has restored numerous historic properties in Georgetown, which he now calls home. He is an active member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, and the Citizens Association of Georgetown. Michael also supports the Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy, Friends of Rose Park, Little Folks, Washington Project for the Arts, and numerous other philanthropic organizations. His affable presence in the neighborhood helps to make this village the wonderful place it is.

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