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Celebrate La Chandeleur at Hillwood Feb. 9

January 9, 2019

La Chandeleur, also known as Crêpe Day, marks the halfway point between winter and spring.  In France, families celebrate by eating crêpes, which are round and golden like the springtime sun.


In festive French fashion, you are invited to celebrate this holiday on Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. amidst Hillwood's magnificent setting and exquisite French treasures.

  • Snack on a tasty treat of sweet crêpes.
  • Hear classic French tales inspired by scenes from La Fontaine fables that are pictured on tapestries covering chairs from France displayed in the mansion.
  • Explore Hillwood's French treasures through docent-led, family-friendly gallery talks and a printed treasure hunt.
  • Decorate a plate with fanciful designs and flourishes inspired by Hillwood's French Sèvres porcelain.

Purchase tickets here.

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

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Linda Hardiman's Signature Image Facials

July 12, 2018

Master aesthetician Linda Hardiman has introduced a new line of skin care to her regime for clients at Georgetown Salon & Spa.

Image, a clinical skin care company providing professional skin care solutions free of parabens, petrochemicals and preservatives and never tested on animals. Committed to research and development of the latest anti-aging, balancing, hydrating and illuminating technologies, Image skincare is in over 50 countries.  

Linda Hardiman giving client Image facial (Photo by: Linda Hardiman) Linda Hardiman giving client Image facial

The signature facial, a four layer treatment combining vitamin c, hydroxy acids and enzymes to speed up cell renewal, gently exfoliates and hydrates the skin. It’s base of organic aloe vera along with stem cell technology and hyaluronic acid gives a noticeable result in just one session. 

“I love this facial, says Hardiman. "Many of my clients can’t stop touching their skin after the treatment. They just can’t believe how it makes their skin feel. I spent a lot of time looking for a new skin care line to carry in the spa and I believe this is one of the best ones out there. This facial is suitable for almost everyone, leaves the face incredibly soft and smooth and can be done on the day of a big event” 

Special for the summer and valid until 9/30/18: One signature facial, mani and pedi for $165. 

Georgetown Salon & Spa is located at 2715 M Street in Georgetown. Tel. 202.333.8099

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'Whiskey in a Teacup' with Reese Witherspoon at The Anthem

July 10, 2018

Grab your friends and join Reese Witherspoon at The Anthem for a fun night of lively conversation Septemver 22, 2018. With her debut book, Whiskey in a Teacup, the Academy award-winning actress, producer, and entrepreneur invites you into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties, and traditions she loves with contemporary flair and charm.


Reese will share personal stories about what growing up in the South taught her about life, love, and work, and fans will learn how she entertains, decorates her home, and makes holidays special for her family. She will be joined by a special guest for the conversation and audiences will learn just how easy it is to bring a little bit of Reese’s world into their home, no matter where they live.


Each ticket includes a copy of Reese’s book, Whiskey in a Teacup (a $35 value, published by Touchstone/Simon & Schuster). VIP ticket holders will walk away with a limited-edition Draper James tote bag filled with some of Reese’s favorite products.


Tickets go on sale July 13, 3018 at 10:00 am EDT.

The Anthem is located at 901 Wharf St. SW.

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