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It's a Dog's World

September 1, 2015

Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown agrees that sometimes it's a Dog's World. Guests on the road with their dog can share the puppy love with some of the homeless animals of the Nation's Capital. Every time they check-in with dog in tow, Fairmont Washington D.C., Georgetown's will donate 5% of their room rate to the Washington Animal Rescue League.

Package Includes:

  • Overnight accommodations, with your dog in a luxurious guest room
  • Dog treats handmade by the hotel's Executive Chef
  • A walking map of pet-friendly places in the D.C. area
  • A special pet do not disturb sign for the door
  • 5% of your room rate is donated to the Washington Animal Rescue League.

Dogs arriving at the hotel (with their owners of course) are greeted with healthy treats handmade by the hotel's Executive Chef. The Fairmont Washington D.C.'s no-charge Pet Program includes lots of other practical items like walking maps to nearby parks, a list of, pet-friendly restaurants, cafes and stores. The finishing touch, a special sign for your door - the green paw means, ''please service room, animal companion exploring city.'' Flip sides to the red paw and Spot can slumber on, ''do not disturb, animal."


This offer is available year-round, subject to availability.


Prices start from $209 USD per room, per night in a Fairmont Room.  Rate does not include taxes or gratuities.

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Ingenue to Icon: 70 Years of Marjorie Post Fashion at Hillwood

August 10, 2015

The first exhibition at Hillwood to present Marjorie Post’s full range of style, Ingenue to Icon examines how Post’s lifelong passion for objects that were exceptionally beautiful and impeccably constructed extended to her taste for clothing. Even before she became a celebrated connoisseur and assembled a renowned decorative arts collection, Post developed a keen interest in clothing and a great appreciation for the richness of fabrics, expert tailoring, and elegant design. From a confection in tulle and taffeta made for her 16th birthday to the flapper silhouettes of the 1920s and sophisticated gowns of the 1950s, Post's changing styles are consistently characterized by fine craftsmanship, beautiful materials, and fashionable styles.

Marjorie Merriweather Post (Photo by: hillwoodmuseum.org) Marjorie Merriweather Post

Post was born in 1887 and came of age during some of the most transformative times for American women in the 20th century. She played many roles throughout her life, from a young Edwardian bride, to high-profile business and society figure, to independent grande dame. She was always aware that how she presented herself, particularly through her dress, reflected her personality while projecting her role to society. The seven decades of apparel represented in the exhibition and the accompanying archival materials and portraits also offer insights into the progress of American society from the early 1900s to the 1970s and a new perspective on an emblematic woman whose life, sense of self, and wardrobe reflect the rapidly changing times.

Summer styles on view through September 27th. New display of Fall and Winter fashions begins October 1st. Exhibition runs through December 31, 2015

Hillwood Museum is located at 4155 Linnean Avenue, NW.

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Ladies Sing The Blues at Gypsy Sally's

July 19, 2015

Enjoy an evening of music at Gypsy Sally's August 7, 2015 with Ladies Sing The Blues Night: Ft. Cathy Ponton King, Erin and the Wildfire, The Jill Warren Band, Mary-eL.

Rock, blues, folk, and soul had a baby and they named it Erin. She collected three of her most talented friends in 2012 and dubbed them The Wildfire, in reference to the fiery quality of their groove. Erin & The Wildfire is comprised of Erin Lunsford (vocals, acoustic guitar), Ryan Lipps (guitar), Matt Wood (bass), and Nick Quillen (drums). Erin is an award winning vocalist (1st place Winner of Charlottesville’s Paramount Idol 2013) and an award winning songwriter (1st place Winner in the 11th Annual Rapunzel’s Songwriting Contest) with the song “Best I’ve Ever Been.”

Erin & The Wildfire has been described as a “local treasure” and their presence continues to grow throughout Central Virginia. The band met at the University of Virginia and have been making their mark on the Charlottesville music scene ever since. Erin & The Wildfire recently released their debut self-titled EP, which features poignant lyrics, dynamic energy, and sultry melodies. The EP track, “Best I’ve Ever Been” was also chosen as one of the best new songs of 2013 by WNRN Radio’s LocalMotive broadcast. The combination of Lunsford’s soulful and striking vocals with the Wildfire’s feverish intensity will start a flame in the heart of any listener.

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