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Georgetown House Tour April 28th

April 1, 2018

Georgetown welcomes you once again to its most beautiful and historic private homes during its 87th Annual Georgetown House Tour, this year on Saturday, April 28th from 11:00 am-5:00 pm. Tickets for the Tour include admission to tea and entertainment. Tickets may be purchased in advance online and on the day of the tour at St. John’s Church at 3240 O Street. 

With something for everyone, large, small, and everything in between, the homes on the 2018 tour (one of the oldest in the country) is co-chaired this year by Hannah Isles and Kelly Stavish.

(Photo by: georgetownhousetour.com)

The tour will feature 8 homes, many of which are owned by accomplished female entrepreneurs, executives and business leaders. Although no two are alike, the common thread is women who surround themselves with things that reflect their travels, interests, work, and world views. This event will be a point of reflection upon the importance of the homes featured.

“In its 87th year the House Tour has really become a signature St. John’s event that the whole community looks forward to and comes together to support,” declared event Co-Chair, Isles. “This event brings together dozens of sponsors, over 100 volunteers, a dedicated hard-working committee and gracious homeowners, to raise funds to support the ministries of St. John’s Church and make a meaningful impact in the lives of those that St. John’s serves.” Added Co-Chair Stavish.  Since its inception the Georgetown House Tour has raised millions of dollars to support charities that serve those in need in the Georgetown community and beyond.

“It’s an exciting year with two talented young women, Hannah and Kelly, leading our tour” says Reverend Gini Gerbasi, Rector at St. John’s Church Georgetown. “The Georgetown House Tour provides vital funding for St. John’s ministries that support the most vulnerable members of our community.  None of this would be possible without the help and support from so many members of our church, friends and Sponsors.”  This year’s Platinum sponsor is Long & Foster Real Estate Company, and TTR Sotheby’s International Realty will be a Gold sponsor along with Doyle New York as a Bronze level sponsor.

Georgetown House Tour festivities kick-off on Wednesday, April 25th with the much anticipated Patron’s Party. St. John’s welcomes corporate and individual support for the party; those wishing to advertise in the House Tour program or join the host committee may contact Susan Ebersole at saebersole@gmail.com.  


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New York City Ballet at Kennedy Center March 27-April 1

March 14, 2018

New York City Ballet returns to the Kennedy Center with two sensational repertory programs for its annual appearance, including a program to celebrate the centennials of Jerome Robbins, one of the most influential dance-makers in the company's history, and legendary composer Leonard Bernstein.

 

It also presents three works by NYCB's George Balanchine and Peter Martins's Zakouski, while Resident Choreographer and Soloist Justin Peck offers the Kennedy Center premiere of a brand new piece.

 

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Hillwood Presents Inspired Table Settings

February 15, 2018

Contemporary tastemakers present inspired table settings at Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens from February 17 through June 10, 2018.

 

The Artisitc Table exhibition includes designs by Timothy Corrigan, Barry Dixon, Charlotte Moss, Alex Papachristidis, P. Gaye Tapp, Hutton Wilkinson and Josh Hildreth work with Hillwood curators to create table displays inspired by Marjorie’s exceptional flair for entertaining to explore the concept of artistically set tables, past and present. 

 

Hillwood’s remarkable collection will be the source for a display of historic tables, designed by Hillwood curators and inspired by eighteenth- and nineteenth-century French and Russian models, on view in the forty-four foot dining room and the enchanting adjacent breakfast room. The special exhibition space in the dacha will house the tables fashioned by renowned interior designers to generate a conversation between past and contemporary design. Drawing from the many and varied table wares at Hillwood or their own sources, designers will draw from the elegance of the European courts, Marjorie’s exceptional style, and their own modern aesthetic, as inspiration for beautiful and refreshing takes on setting an artistic table.

 

Entering the grand entry hall at Hillwood, guests to the Washington home of Marjorie Merriweather Post in the 1950s and 1960s received an impressive welcome fit for diplomats, socialites, politicians, and other worldly guests. Exquisite furnishings and objects introduced the dual interests that guided Marjorie’s passion for art collecting: the decorative and fine arts of imperial Russia and eighteenth-century France. With this blend of historical styles and her personal refined aesthetics, the magic of an evening at Hillwood became renowned.

 

The enchantment of her remarkable collection didn’t stop with the display. The opulent dining services  of the tsarist and French courts on display throughout her mansion were also used to serve and dazzle Marjorie’s dinner guests. In addition to the delightful fare, guests at her table enjoyed a visual feast created by sumptuous Sèvres services, glistening sterling silver, Russian imperial services, and lace tablecloths, among many other items from her collection.

 

Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens is located at 4155 Linnean Avenue NW.

 

 


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