Amuse Bouche

Party Like It's 1810

March 22, 2016

Dumbarton House is hosting a Sparkling Spring Ball on Saturday, April 2nd, 2016, from 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm. 

Be transported to the Regency Era and party like Jane Austen! Say goodbye to the worries of the modern world and enjoy traditional country dances like those practiced by your favorite Jane Austen heroines. Take a turn around the dance floor, and enjoy the live music, elegant ballroom, drinks and refreshments. Come in period costume or after-five attire to celebrate the beginning of spring. Tickets range in price from $22.50 - $55. Ticket information available here

Dance Mistress: Susan Taylor

Musicians: Karen Ashbrook, Andrea Hoag & Paul Oorts

Are you interesting in the Ball but don’t know the dances? Are you looking for an opportunitiy to practice before the big night? English Country Dance is here to help! ECD is hosting a series of teaching sessions to help you prepare for the Ball. These sessions will take place on March 17, 24, and 31 from 7-9 p.m. The cost is $10 per session or $25 for all three. Click here to sign up! 

Dumbarton House is located at 2715 Q Street in Georgetown.

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LiLi The First Introduces Two New Designers

March 10, 2016

LiLi The First's Spring collection has already started to arrive from their favorite designers around the world. Home to emerging American and International designers working exclusively with boutiques around the world, Lili The First has stylesthat are unique, sophisticated, high quality, only available in small quantities but in a wide range of sizes.

In addition to their regular designers, LiLi The First is also adding two strong talented women designers to their chic league: My London Flat from Houston, Texas, who creates one of a kind necklaces from rare 18th century shoes or belt buckles combined with pearls (upper left photo) and Adonisis from Tokyo, Japan, who works with cotton and chiffon for the most unexpected yet elegant looks (upper right).

Lili The First is located at 1419 Wisconsin Avenue in Georgetown.

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Musical Performers Lend Operatic Culture

March 1, 2016

Two first-class operatic voices performed arias, duets and romantic Zarzuela songs Saturday night at the Community on the Hill Concert at St. Lukes Mission Center in Glover Park.

Narda Munoz (Photo by: Natalia Janetti) Narda Munoz

Organizer Dominick Cardella arranged the evening of opera with soprano Narda Munoz and tenor Jesus Hernandez, along with pianist Barbara Wilkinson.

Dominick Cardella, organizer (Photo by: Natalia Janetti) Dominick Cardella, organizer

Mexico-born Hernandez has performed with the prestigous Maestro Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and the Washington National Opera.

A native of Colombia, Monoz has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, the Opera of Colombia, the Bogota Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra.

Il Canale restaurant in Georgetown provided food at the reception.

Among the 100 or so fans were social writer Mary Bird, cultural  activist Judith Terra and music authority Barbie Coleman. Zarzuela is a Spanish lyric-dramatic genre that alternates between spoken and sung scenes.


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