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On February 7, pay homage to Winter Olympics host city Sochi with a Russian happy hour from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Mari Vanna. All sports fans receive a complimentary house-infused vodka shot to toast the games and free bites from a pirozhki tasting station.Visit the eatery anytime during the 16 days of the games to try three traditional Sochi dishes: shish kabob (cubes of marinated beef, $22), solyanka soup (spicy meat and veggie soup, $11) and khachapuri (a traditional Georgian dish of cheese-filled bread, $21). 1141 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-783-7777, marivanna.ru/washington

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A rejuvenating facial is just what the doctor ordered after the freezing cold weather that the polar vortex swept into the District last month.Through February 28, Bluemercury is offering a limited edition M-61 Glow & Go facial, incorporating massage, deep cleansing and a custom cocktail of serums, glycolic exfoliation, vitamin C treatments and oxygen therapy for skin refinement and protection. All Bluemercury spa locations (Alexandria, Bethesda Row, Clarendon, Dupont Circle, Fairfax Corner, Farragut North, Georgetown and Wildwood), $95, 50 minutes, bluemercury.com

Catch Simone Dinnerstein’s only Washington-area performance on February 9, which includes the Washington premiere of Nico Muhly’s “You can’t Get There From Here.� Presented by the Washington Performing Arts Society, Dinnerstein will also be “Bachpacking� to local elementary schools before the concert with a digital piano to play J.S. Bach’s “TwoPart Inventions� with students. The “Inventions� are a part of her newest album, “Inventions and Sinfonias� released on January 21. The Kennedy Center Concert Hall, Sunday, February 9, 4 p.m., $25-$85, 202-785-9727, wpas.org

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FORTHELOVEOFTEA The Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Art scored yet another U.S. debut with the February 22 opening of the “Chigusa and the Art of Tea� exhibit, which displays a 700year-old tea jar, or Chigusa. The Chigusa, which means “thousand grasses� or “myriad things,� originated in China in the 13th or 14th century and was shipped to Japan for use as a commercial container, but the Japanese chose to use it as a tea-leaf storage jar elevating its status and making it a highly desirable antique over time.Visitors can experience a traditional Omotesenke tea presentation on Sunday March 23 and April 6, or participate in a conversation with core Chigusa researchers on March 2. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Art, February 22-July 27, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., free, 202-633-1000, asia.si.edu

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Celebrate Black History Month at Mount Vernon with daily “Slave Life at Mount Vernon� tours to explore the lives and contributions of the slaves who built and operated George and Martha Washington’s home.Visit the female slave quarters and men’s bunkhouse to see typical slave dwellings and don’t miss the daily wreathlaying presentation at the slave memorial site. Mount Vernon Estate, February 1-28, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $8 to $17, mountvernon.org

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After several years of following Rouquette’s advice, which led Archambault to an executive chef position in Mexico and then Restaurant Le Pirate in Corsica, (which earned a Michelin star during his tenure) he started a consulting business with his wife. Soon after, Archambault followed Rouquette’s advice all the way to Los Angeles, Calif. “He told me I should really take advantage of my U.S. citizenship and get to the states, so my family and I moved,”Archambault says. At the Andaz West Hollywood hotel, where he served as executive chef of the RH Restaurant, Archambault met Brian McBride, who spent more than two decades working in Park Hyatt restaurants including his last five at Blue Duck Tavern. When McBride departed in December 2011, Archambault was his first choice to replace him, as he believed the chef ’s seasonal, farm-to-table approach to cooking would be a perfect fit for Blue Duck. “It was definitely a challenge taking over [from him]. Brian elevated [Blue Duck Tavern] to where it is and I knew I wanted to keep it there, but also put my own stamp on things,”Archambault says. In two years, putting his own stamp on things has included securing a RAMMY award for Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year, adding dishes that are reminiscent of what locals would have eaten 100 years ago, such as fried chicken liver and grits and launching a gluten-free breakfast menu this month. Going forward, Archambault plans to keep his focus on developing his team and nurturing budding chefs as that is “what he is most excited about right now.” “Everything is about the team,”Archambault says. “Without the team there is nothing you can do.”

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Celebrate with dinner and dancing at the opening night gala benefit for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. A company performance precedes the 9:30 p.m. dinner and dance. Proceeds support scholarships for talented local dancers to attend the Alvin Ailey School in New York and many arts-in-education activities. Kennedy Center; 7 p.m.; $500-1,000; sponsorships start at $7,500; contact Ariel Metzger, 202-636-8745, ariel@campbellpeachey.com.

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STUDIOTHEATREGALA Grab a specialty cocktail before the seated dinner and exclusive one-night-only performance highlighting Washington’s artistic vitality. And don’t forget your dancing shoes and festive attire before mingling with political and community leaders behind the scenes. The Studio Theatre; 6:30 p.m.; festive black-tie; $450; sponsorships start at $2,500; contact Marisa Alford, 202-232-7267 ext. 375, malford@studiotheatre.org.

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WASHINGTONBALLET’S NOCHEDEPASION Get ready for a “Caribbean Chic” evening at this Latin party featuring live performances from the Washington Ballet, hot dance music and delectable cuisine. This year’s gala shows off the sultry Colombian cities of Cartagena and Barranquilla, the birthplace of Latin pop starShakira. Proceeds support the company’s Latino Scholarship Fund. The residence of the Ambassador of Colombia; 7:30 p.m.; Caribbean chic; $275; sponsorships start at $500; contact Liz Sizer, 202-274-4518, esizer@washingtonballet.org.

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HEROESCURING CHILDHOODCANCER GALA If you’re a dreamer, a wisher or a hoper, you’ll surely enjoy this annual dinner dance gala. Now in its sixth year, the Heroes Curing Childhood Cancer Gala has provided vital funds for the fight against pediatric cancer and

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has raised more than $1 million since its inception. The 2013 gala allowed for the creation of the Dream Clinic in Oncology. This year, the focus turns toward the psycho-social support team in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. Four Seasons, Washington D.C.; 6:30 p.m.; black-tie; $1,000 per couple; sponsorships start at $5,000; contact Meredith Chipman, 301565-8422; mchipman@cnmc.org.

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CHANCEFORLIFE CHARITYBENEFIT Last year, over 400 guests gathered for poker, wine and dancing and helped to raise over $100,000 to find a cure for pediatric spinal cord cancer. This year more than 200 poker players will compete in a heated tournament for a $10,000 seat at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. If poker isn’t your game, enjoy a tasting of 15 wines paired with food such as mini crab cakes, or hit the dance floor at the after-party. City Tavern Club; doors open at noon, poker tournament begins at 1 p.m.; business casual; poker $300, wine tasting $85, after party $55; sponsorships start at $5,000; contact Nicole Arch, 703-519-6820, info@chance-for-life.com

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ST JUDE’SGOURMET GALA Who doesn’t enjoy an evening of great food for an even better cause? Whet your appetite with samples of the area’s finest cuisine while you mingle with like-minded community influencers with the goal of supporting the children at St. Jude who suffer from cancer and other deadly diseases. National Building Museum; 5:30 p.m.; business attire; $350; sponsorships start at $2,500; contact Daniela Romero, 703-351-5171, daniela.romero@stjude.org

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absentminded professor. But when he came back, [he had been married to his new wife for three years] he wore expensive Italian shoes, expensive suits, his hair was perfectly coiffed. Besides the material things, his personality changed.” The guest list included so many spies, former spies, investigative reporters and foreign correspondents that it was like being inside Langley, CIA headquarters. Martha Raddatz, ABC’s diminutive superstar, showed us a letter she received from Ames — even the contents — which we cannot post because some of it would need to be “redacted” as they say in the spy world. She told us about her 1995 interview with him in Pennsylvania, where he greeted her in slippers. “My initial reaction when I walked in and saw him is that he was the most arrogant, banal sort of creature. He acted like I was interviewing a king,” she remembered. “He had zero remorse. He had this attitude that he was smarter than everyone.” In the letter, Ames requested the tape of their interview. “It was a privilege to work closely with Sandy in the agency,” said Peter Earnest, the head of the Spy Museum. “She had a room full of secrets across the hall from mine. Every

once in a while I would ask her for the name of her source, and I will tell you, she was the keeper of the secrets. I got nowhere.” Screenwriter and executive producer of the miniseries Drew Chapman told us that they did a lot of research and talked to many CIA operatives and people who worked in and around the CIA. “Spying is really elemental to human nature,” he said.“It’s a form of gossip.We all do it. We all talk about other people behind their back. We all want to know a secret because a secret is such a magical thing. If you know a secret about someone or about something, you feel special, you feel led into this privileged world. So, I think the idea of espionage is a basic part of human DNA. And that, combined with other motives accounts for why one becomes a traitor. More often than not it was about money. Aldrich Ames was deeply in debt.” Speaking of betrayal, we asked Grimes if she took it personally that a colleague would be a traitor. “Actually, no,” she replied. “In 1991 we knew it was going to be a colleague because there were only so many people that had knowledge of the cases we lost, including those who were our bosses. It was a given.” We trust Aldrich will be wearing his slippers for a long time.

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STAR STRUCK: As one of the most anticipated events of the winter social season, the 36th annual Kennedy Center Honors delivered an evening of star-studded performances from Garth Brooks and young Broadway stars like Anna Kendrick and Suon Foster. The four-hour program highlighted the careers of 2013 honorees Billy Joel, Martina Arroyo, Carlos Santana, Shirley MacLaine and Herbie Hancock with tribute performances, video reels and speeches from friends. The audience rose to its feet many times, but no performance was more emotional than Brooks’ rendition of Joel’s “Goodnight Saigonâ€? during which Vietnam War veterans were brought onstage and saluted by President Barack Obama. Sonia Sotomayor made history as the ďŹ rst Supreme Court justice to participate in the show in its 36 years and received a standing ovation as she walked across the stage. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWW WASHINGTONLIFE COM

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KENNEDY CENTER HONORS BRUNCH Mandarin Oriental | PHOTOSBYTONYPOWELL BEDAZZLED: A dazzling A-list of stars and Washington heavyweights enjoyed a few casual moments at the annual brunch, hosted by Kennedy Center Honors producer George Stevens Jr. and his wife Liz. This year’s guest list included Alan Alda and Harry Belafonte who tucked into a smorgasbord of breakfast treats while mingling with politicos including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and British Amb. Sir Peter Westmaco.

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>>1963-1964 Former Kennedy administration officials Marcus Raskin and Richard Barnet establish the Institute for Policy Studies. Fellow Bob Moses directs the “Freedom Summer” campaign that registers African Americans to vote in Mississippi. It becomes nationally known when three campaign volunteers are killed by the Ku Klux Klan. >>1966 Charlotte Bunch organizes a women’s liberation conference and launches two feminist periodicals. Decades later, Barbara Ehrenreich leads the IPS’ Women in the Economy Project.

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>>1967 Raskin and IPS Fellow Arthur Waskow pen “A Call to Resist Illegitimate Authority” supported by well-known scholars and religious leaders, helping to launch the draft resistance movement.

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>>1974 International sister organization Transnational Institute is founded.

POWER TO THE PEOPLE: A sold-out crowd of more than 300 senior administration officials, members of Congress and political pros gathered to recognize the Washington

>>1976 Agents of Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet kill Orlander Letelier, leader of the Transnational Institute and 25-year-old IPS associate Ronni Karpen Moffitt in Washington. In conjunction with lawyers, Congressional allies, activists and media, IPS eventually achieves the convictions of two generals and several assassins.

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Marcela Turati and Uruguayan Ambassador to the Organization of American States’ Milton Romani Gerner) for championing human rights in Latin America. “The amazing thing about this award happens the day a+er,” actor and director Diego Luna told the crowd. “You have WOLA on your side and you realize you are not alone.” VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWW WASHINGTONLIFE COM

>>1985 Fellow William Arkin publishes “Nuclear Battlefields: Global Links in the Arms Race,” launching anti-nuclear activism. >>2003 IPS convenes a meeting that leads to the creation of United for Peace and Justice, the country’s largest coalition against the war in Iraq.

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1. Divest from Fossil Fuels: Encourage individuals, universities, religious institutions and cities to divest from fossil fuels and invest in a clean energy economy. This campaign has taken off in hundreds of college campuses and IPS is helping to spread it to individuals and foundations. 2. Turn Swords into Solar Panels: IPS is helping to lead a coalition that has identified cuts in military spending that leave the U.S. safe and secure and is working to reinvest those saved funds to help communities create green jobs to replace the ones lost as military bases close down.

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RECORD SUCCESS: A+er 26 years of producing an event it can be hard to top past successes, but for the 27th annual So Others May Eat Gala, chaired by Wayne and Lea Berman, all expectations were exceeded with an unprecedented $1.4 million raised. The funds are slated to go toward the construction of a multiuse facility on Benning Rd. NE providing aordable housing, a SOME Center for Employment Training and a health center. Leslie Hortum, Clint Wheeler, Rainey Foster and Louise Wheeler were honored for their service to SOME. Wolf Blitzer, who was slated to emcee, had to leave quickly as news of a U.S.-Iran nuclear treaty broke. Gordon Peterson graciously stepped in.

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ITALIAN PRIDE: Prominent and proud Italian-Americans turned out in large numbers — over 1,200 — to celebrate the National Italian American Foundation’s 38th Anniversary Gala. CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo shared co-hosting duties with actor Joe Piscopo, introducing talents Giada Valenti and Christina Carlucci, who sang the Italian National Anthem and U.S. National Anthem, respectively. They also presented special acheivement awards to two honorees, Diana Bracco for Philanthropy and Roberto Colaninno for International Business, both of whom are CEOs of their respective Italian companies. Other notable guests included NIAF Vice Chairman Louis J. Freeh, Italian Amb. Claudio Bisogniero, President of the Italian Senate Pietro Grasso, Leon Panea and NIAF Chairman Joseph V. Del Raso.

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YGL2014 ashington may well be the ancestral home of the power couple. Whether the last name is Clinton, Kerry, Dole, Dingell or Jordan, husbands and wives now share alpha dog status here with a frequency that would have made your grandmother’s housecoat spontaneously combust. But for all the power, dynamism and notoriety these high-profile duos generate, none brings the heat quite as literally as Alexander Ovechkin and Maria Kirilenko — the former possessing a slap-shot that registers 100 m.p.h., the latter boasting a first serve that nudges the radar gun even higher. Despite their Russian heritage, The Capitals’ captain and the WTA tennis star have rapidly become one of Washington’s royal couples. The two became engaged last winter — just 15 months after laying eyes on each other. Ovechkin was in New York in September of 2011 tending to promotional business with the NHL, when he and a few friends decided to head across the East River to see some tennis at the U.S. Open. Ovechkin is a fan of Rafael Nadal and had tickets to see Spanish superstar play Andy Roddick in the quarterfinals that afternoon. As it happens, Nadal dispatched Roddick in just 113 minutes, leaving Ovechkin ample time to stroll through Flushing Meadows’ outer practice courts. That’s where he happened upon a statuesque blonde with a blistering forehand and the comforting sounds of Russian dripping from her lips. Kirilenko was warming up for the doubles semifinal later that evening. As she was leaving the court, Ovechkin — marshalling the courage he normally reserves for a scrum along Verizon Center’s dasher boards — introduced himself to his countrywoman. Two hours later, the three-time NHL MVP was doing something he wouldn’t have remotely predicted when the day began — cheering wildly at a women’s doubles match. “I saw her and she saw me, and she fell in love right away,” Alex quips, flashing his puck-altered gap-toothed smile. Maria, knowing better, glances askew at him and chuckles, accomplishing what few in the NHL have been able to over the past decade — put Alex Ovechkin in his place. Their first date was one of the postmodern variety. It occurred just hours after they met at the U.S. Open — it happened via Skype from their respective New York City hotel rooms. That conversation would foreshadow Alex and Maria’s ongoing quest to remain connected as their careers usher them to far-flung corners of the planet. “Cell phones, Skype, text messages, emails — when I have a free minute, I text her. When she has a free minute, she texts me,” Ovechkin says. Capitals owner Ted Leonsis, whose fortune Is predicated on human connectivity, believes Ovechkin and Kirilenko are not only

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good for each other, but represent the prototype for the next generation of global power couples. “They’re children of Web 2.0,” Leonsis explains. “They’ve grown up on mobile and the web, and as they travel, they’re communicating and staying close. And I really believe you’re going to see more couples like this, who can stay connected no matter where they are.” When they’re in the U.S., home is Ovechkin’s sprawling estate in McLean. (He upgraded last year from his bachelor townhouse in Arlington.) Alex happily surrendered interior design responsibilities to Maria and his mother Tatyana — all except for two rooms, where he maintained sway: the master bedroom and the movie theater. As for the rest, Ovechkin displayed an early understanding of what some might call male matrimonial peacekeeping: As Kirilenko explains, “Every time I ask his opinion, he says to me, ‘Whatever. If you like it, I like it.’” If that strikes you as an unexpected level of serenity for a guy who has a reputation for revving his engine at maximum power — both on and off the ice — you’re not alone. Hand over a $124 million-dollar contract and global celebrity status to a twenty-something male and there’s a good chance he’ll find the inside of a nightclub, a vodka bottle and a woman’s negligee. Ovechkin found his share of all three during his single days. In fact, in 2010-’11 as Ovechkin’s on-ice production waned and whispers surfaced that he was overweight and under-committed, former Caps goaltender Olaf Kolzig accused the superstar of being “wrapped up too much in the rock star status that comes with being Alex Ovechkin.” But shortly thereafter, almost as mysteriously as they tapered, Ovechkin’s prodigious hockey powers returned. Last season, he reclaimed his status as the league’s top-goal scorer, and as of this season’s mid-way point, he heads that list again. The timing of Ovechkin’s resurgence coincides more-than-loosely with the growth of his relationship with Kirilenko. Likewise, Kirilenko has found herself producing the best tennis results of her career since Ovechkin became part of her life. After a mostly middling singles career, Kirilenko has made the quarterfinals at both the French Open and Wimbledon in the past 20 months and cracked the top-10 in the WTA rankings for the first time in her career last summer. Those who know both athletes well say it is irrefutable that each has been a major stabilizing force in the other’s life. “We help each other. We support each other,” Ovechkin says. “Because she is an athlete, she knows when I am in-season I need time and space just to relax and be comfortable. And I do the same for her.” Notwithstanding the magical powers of Skype, Alex and Maria have done everything they can lately to be by each other’s side

Those who know both athletes well say it is irrefutable that each has been a major stabilizing force in the other’s life.

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when travel schedules allow. After the hockey season ended last spring, Alex accompanied Maria to both the French Open and Wimbledon, where he became the highest-priced racket caddie in WTA history. Likewise, Maria has become a fixture at Capitals games an ardent team supporter. She is a frequent invitee to Leonsis’ owner’s suite, but she prefers to sit in the seats at ice-level with Alex’s family. “When he scores, he always looks for me and if I’m not there, he might get worried.” To further demonstrate her commitment to being a hockey spouse, Maria has begun taking skating lessons from Donna Oates, wife of Caps head coach Adam Oates. Asked how she’s coming along, Kirilenko replies, “not good.” Kirilenko will be rocking a slightly different hue of red later this month when the 2014 Winter Olympics descend on the couple’s home country. Maria will be watching intently in Sochi as Ovechkin plays in his third Olympic Games for Team Russia, seeking to rectify one of the most glaring inequities in their relationship — the fact that she owns an Olympic medal and he does not. (Kirilenko won bronze in doubles at the London Games in 2012.) Ovechkin and the Russians were favored to win the hockey gold four years ago in Vancouver, but were eliminated by Canada in the quarterfinals. Even Ovechkin’s mother boasts Olympic superiority over her son, having been part of Russia’s gold medal women’s basketball team Montreal in 1976 and again in Moscow in 1980. The pressure to rectify that on home ice in Sochi will be immense. “It’s probably the biggest moment in my life,” Ovechkin confesses. “Everybody in Russia right now is crazy about it. It starts with our families, and then our friends, our coaching staff, even the President and all the government. I hope for a medal.” It would certainly make for a memorable year — an Olympic medal followed by a wedding. The couple is tight-lipped about the details of their nuptials, except to say they will take place in Russia sometime this year after the hockey season ends. Of course, Washingtonians hope that’s later rather than sooner due to a protracted Caps playoff run. In that vein, as our interview concluded, I asked Ovechkin which he thought would happen first: he and the Caps winning a Stanley Cup or his fiancée winning a grand slam singles title. Alex answered calmly, but decisively, “Probably I’ll win the Stanley Cup first.” I asked Maria if she agreed, but before she could answer, Alex interrupted with a smirk and said, “Yes.” Being a modern power couple seems to include knowing when to cede your power. Brett Haber is a television sports commentator for Tennis Channel and NBC’s Olympic unit. He spent 10 years as a local sports anchor in Washington at WTTG and WUSA. Brett is a contributing editor for Washington Life; he lives in Bethesda.

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CELEBRATINGTHECITY’SYOUNGOVER-ACHIEVERS or a town that could soon overtake New York as “The City That Never Sleeps,”Washington Life’s invitation-only Young and The Guest List at Carnegie Library in mid-December was one for the books, serving as an appropriate bookend for an epic social year. WL’s eighth-annual YGL soirée fêted the city’s most energetic over-achievers aged 40 and under, and brought to the forefront how the nation’s wealthiest metropolitan area is being driven by the intellectual firepower and creativity of young, ambitious men and women. Indeed, the U.S. Census Bureau recently calculated more millionaires under the age of 40 here than in any other part of the country. Washington continues to be a hub of creative energy, technological growth, artisitic spirit, social change and dynamic business ventures. As the city becomes more vibrant with each new crop of movers and shakers, deciding whom to include becomes an ever-more daunting task.With 330 formidable young men and women on the 2013 list — a record number by YGL accounting — the roster included 217 business leaders and entrepreneurs, 42 White House and Capitol Hill staff, 29 media professionals, 18 artists, six restaurateurs, eight athletes, five diplomats and 10 members of Congress. More than 800 guests attended our marquee event, with serious-minded White House policy makers mixing it up with entrepreneurs, musicians, social activists and mixologists.There were two surprise guests, as Washington Capitals team captain Alex Ovechkin and his fiancée Russian tennis star Maria Kirilenko made a brief appearance and then departed before many of the guests had arrived.The earliest arrivals were rewarded with the opportunity to have their photo snapped in front of the step-and-repeat with “Ovi,” as he’s affectionately known around town, and his future wife. For the fifth year in a row,YGL was under the ingenious power of Andre Wells, one of the nation’s most sought-after event planners, who gave us some lavish surprises this year. To reinforce the idea of Washington as the new “Creative Capital,”WL collaborated with renowned

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Strategies made the party sing. Gregory O’Dell and Chinyere Hubbard are no strangers to throwing big parties, after hosting the only official Presidential Inaugural Ball in January 2013 for President and Mrs. Obama at the DC Convention Center.To bookend their year of hosting more than 300 events at the Convention Center, Events DC partnered with the magazine as the venue sponsor at Carnegie Library. Facing the Convention Center at Mount Vernon Square, the historic landmark with its nine spacious rooms, 150-seat theater and 75,000 square feet of party space proved to be an ideal location for 800 guests to spread out. Guests, who received beautifully embossed invitations from The Dandelion Patch, arrived at the party to a bevy of valets from U Street Parking

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and streamed past fire jugglers at the entryway, then headed into a heated tunnel-shaped tent provided by Perfect Settings. After checking in and receiving wristbands to pass muster with the sharply dressed security guards provided by OnPoint Security, more than a few guests stopped to snap photos of the 2014 Maserati Ghibli on display (provided by Omar Stowdah, president of Criswell Maserati of Germantown). Inside, Occasions Caterers prepared a veritable feast with passed hors d’oeuvres and food stations graced by towering floral arrangements by Amaryllis Floral.The scrumptious Korean Bon Chon bar, complete with sticky rice, Korean pork belly, kimchi and red snapper, and specialty dessert bar were huge hits with the crowd; we were partial to the house-

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made berry “pop tarts” and cheesecake pies. With five open bars, no one left thirsty. Jordan Vineyards president John Jordan provided his award-winning Chardonnays and Cabernets, which have been served at White House state dinners, while Teavine provided a delicious alternative of wine and tea. Ciroc was the vodka of choice and bottles stuffed with Christmas lights got attendees into a festive holiday mood. Anheuser Busch served choice beers with imported Stella Artois and Stella Cidre, while a separate craft beer lounge served four varietals of Goose Island, Anheuser Busch’s new foray into the craft beer market.Washington’s own Amir Peay of Georgetown Trading Co. poured his distinct brands of bourbon at YGL, including 1776 Rye, 1776 Bourbon and

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SWEET ENDINGS pecan frangipane with buerscotch cremeux: pecan frangipane/ buerscotch cremeux half sphere, dark chocolate disk/ bronze luster dust berry pop tarts: housemade mini pop tarts/strawberry and raspberry jams/ icing/sprinkles carrot cake push pop parfaits: mini push pop/carrot cake/ whipped cream cheese icing/baked streusel topping trio of mini cheesecake pies: cheesecake filled pastry topped with raspberries/ cheesecake filled pie shell topped with grape jelly and peanut buer mousse/ cheesecake and maple mousse pie topped with maple praline white chocolate cranberry parfait: white chocolate mousse/ cranberry compote/ sliced candied ginger/ white chocolate quills housemade marshmallows: orange blossom, raspberry, lavender and pina colada marshmallows pear and ginger turnovers: pear and candied ginger pastry/ confectioners’ sugar glaze

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Pow-Wow Botanical Rye. The downstairs lounge, furnished by Design Foundry, offered hand-rolled PUCHO Cigars while The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States poured high-end scotch, bourbon, tequila and port creating a dark, speakeasy vibe. Of course, no party is complete without killer dance tunes.The sound stages and lighting were provided by Huqa: Live, and Andy Kushner Entertainment was back with his internationally acclaimed cover dance band Rhythm6 with lead singers Sara Gray (also the leader) and Earle Lloyd getting YGL revelers on their feet all night long. Some of the city’s top deejays also played throughout the night, alternating between DJ Neekola and Pelonkey Inc., DJ Adrian Loving, DJ Ty of Black Hat Solutions and DJ FotiFo. As in years past,Washington Life provided those honored on the 2013 List with our highly anticipated VIP “Swag Bags,” with the luxury contents kept confidential until they were distributed; the swag didn’t disappoint. As guests departed for the after party at Cuba Libre, they snacked on sugary delights from Sugar and Ice and Red Velvet Cupcakery, no doubt well nourished by a holiday feast of music, drink, great food and accomplished company. THEFULLLISTOFHONOREESANDVIDEOCOVERAGEOFTHE EVENTMAYBEVIEWEDONLINEATWWW WASHINGTONLIFE COM 

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Serious Swag 2013 honorees went home with a bag chock full of goodies KATE SPADE Gold bangle EVENTS DC Reusable thermal bags MASERATI Bags and hats CIBU Full-size women’s Pho-freeze hair spray ESTEE LAUDER Tom Ford fragrance and Night Repair Serum samples THE DANDELION PATCH Stationery and coupons LEGAL SEA FOODS Voucher for a free lobster dinner THINKFOODGROUP Gi certificates for Jaleo, Oyamel or Zaytinya and Jose Andres Sea Salt Potato Chips RICHARD SANDOVAL RESTAURANTS Gi certificates for Ambar or Masa14 ZILLI Clothing discount coupon CUBA LIBRE RESTAURANT AND RUM BAR Mini rum boles and gi certificates DIANA MINSHALL Keychain REDPEG MARKETING Cookies DC VOTE Taxation Without Representation wrist bands KARMA Leave-in detangler sample and dicount coupons GOORIN BROS Hats and discount cards ARTIST’S PROOF Limited edition signed art prints KIND Granola bars SAHARA DANCE Discount coupons WASHINGTON SPORTS CLUB Free 30-day pass PURE BARRE Free class voucher LAVA BARRE Free class voucher and discount off 3 class package DESIGN ARMY Sketchbook LUXXERY Botox or filler discount coupons SMASHBURGER Coupon for free side ALEXANDRIA CONVENTION AND VISITORS CENTER Holiday coupon book LANDINI BROTHERS Gi certificates

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How do you think the local tech industry will evolve over the next five years? I think we’ve seen a very solid foundation built for Washington’s tech industry. With local startups becoming big, incubators and startup spaces like 1776, and tech companies all having a presence here, I think you’ll continue to see this area grow and prosper. Motto/quote you live by? “So keep fightin’ for freedom and justice, beloveds, but don’t you forget to have fun doin’ it. Lord, let your laughter ring forth. Be outrageous, ridicule the fraidy-cats, rejoice in all the oddities that freedom can produce. And when you get through kickin’ ass and celebratin’ the sheer joy of a good fight, be sure to tell those who come after how much fun it was.” (Molly Ivins) A natural talent you wish you had? I wish I had some, any, musical talent, particularly when it comes to karaoke. I make up for it with enthusiasm.

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Owner, Buck’s Fishing and Camping

Cristobal Joshua Alex President, Latino Victory Project

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Princess of Jordan; Student, American University

aniello alioto Political Director, Progress Now

Grant Allen

Vice President, ABB and Technology Ventures

Abeer Al-Otaiba

Engineer; wife of UAE Ambassador

Justin Amash U.S. Congressman (R-Mich.)

Ericka Anderson Social Media Manager and Senior Digital Associate, Heritage Foundation

Helena andrews

Columnist, “The Reliable Source,” The Washington Post

Cristina Antelo Principal, Podesta Group

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Carla Babb

International Broadcaster, Voice of America

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Vice President, JSC Concrete

Vinoda Basnayake

Executive Director, Generational Alliance

Communications Director, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)

International Associate,Patton Boggs LLP; Co-founder, Nightlife Agency

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Lucas Baiano

Kira Bates

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Founder/Principal, MacKenzie Public Relations

President, Media Matters

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Senior Associate, Price Waterhouse Coopers

Moira Bagley

Political Filmmaker

Kendra Barkoff Press Secretary to Vice President Joe Biden

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Press Secretary to First Lady Michelle Obama

Executive Director, SMYAL

Ronit Avni

Anchor, WJLA ABCNews 7

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Digital and Social Engagement Strategist, Ministers of Design

Katie Beirne Fallon

Legislative Affairs Director, The White House

Sports Anchor/Reporter, WUSA9 News

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Fitness and Yoga Instructor

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Founder/Executive Director, Just Vision

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AS A LIFELONG WASHINGTONIAN, WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU TO PLAY FOR THE REDSKINS? I grew up three blocks away from RFK stadium and I used to watch everyone go to the games. All we knew was Redskins. So to actually put on that helmet and the jersey and go out there and play for them every Sunday is a dream come true. That’s the only reason I left San Francisco. I was with the 49ers for four years and that was the team that drafted me. But I’ve talked to a lot of people who’ve played in the NFL and every last one of them said if they had the chance to do it again they would definitely play for their hometown. I had to jump at that chance. WHAT DO THE PLAYERS THINK ABOUT THE CONTROVERSY BEHIND THE REDSKINS TEAM NAME? We try not to pay attention to it. Why complain about it now? It’s been the Redskins for 80 years.That just takes our focus away from playing football. WHAT DO YOU THINK IS THE BIGGEST ISSUES FACING WASHINGTON RIGHT NOW? Other than politics? Education for our youth. It is so unfortunate when I go back to some of my schools in D.C. and hear that they are canceling programs and firing teachers because they can’t afford them.The youth are the future of D.C. and we are taking away from their education by not giving them the best opportunities. FAVORITE CHARITIY/CAUSE? I’m the spokesman for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, which is on May 10; United Negro College Fund; United Way; and INOVA. I like to stick with things I can relate to and are personal to me like children, breast cancer and finding ways to [fund] college. I know if I hadn’t received a scholarship to college I wouldn’t have been able to afford it. FAVORITE LOCAL HANGOUTS/RESTAURANTS/BARS? You can’t go wrong with Georgetown, Adams Morgan or U Street.

PIERREGARCON(2) WIDE RECEIVER, WASHINGTON REDSKINS

WHAT LESSONS CAN YOU TAKE FROM 2013 TO IMPROVE UPON NEXT SEASON? Not to take anything for granted and to use [last season] as motivation to get better. WHAT ARE YOUR PERSONAL PRIORITIES FOR THE OFF-SEASON? Working on my craft. As an athlete you can always get faster and stronger, become more familiar with the playbook and get more comfortable with your teammates. We are a young team and we need to continue to grow. IF YOU WERE TO PLAY FANTASY FOOTBALL, WHO WOULD YOU DRAFT FIRST? Jamal Charles or Adrian Peterson FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE? I love working with the Boys and Girls Club. It is important to me to see the one-on-one interaction with the people they are helping. MOTTO/QUOTE YOU LIVE BY? “Hard work always pays off.” FAVORITE LOCAL HANGOUTS/RESTAURANTS/BARS? Lost Society and Fogo de Chao

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Director of Business Development, Crossfire Strategies

Executive Director, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance

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ALLISONPRIEBESBROOKS Jewelry Designer, The Queen Bee

LEEBRENNER Founding Principal, FastFWD; Founder, Hypervocal

JAKEBREWER Partner, Fisson Media; External Affairs, change.org

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KIKIBURGER Public Relations Manager, Susan G. Komen for the Cure

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KEOCHEA Deputy Assistant Director, Community Affairs, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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PRESIDENT, LATINO VICTORY PROJECT

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE YOU ARE WORKING ON AND WHY SHOULD YOUNGER GENERATIONS CARE ABOUT IT? The fundamental need to ensure human rights, the rule of law and good governance are all central parts of American foreign and military policy. It’s always been an uphill battle, but if these issues aren’t integrated, the more traditional national security agenda will become even more difficult to implement. If the Arab Spring has taught us anything it is that people everywhere — including those living under the most authoritarian political systems — aspire to the same fundamental set of values.The future of American foreign policy, therefore, will require moving beyond just traditional government to government relations.Younger generations can be a helpful catalyst so their government can be more creative and innovative in doing this.

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE YOU ARE WORKING ON AND WHY SHOULD YOUNGER GENERATIONS CARE ABOUT IT? While the Latino population grows, the number of Latinos elected to public office remains extremely low. In the current Congress, only 31 members of the House are Latino while more than twice that number would be reflective of our share of the population. The statistics are worse in many legislative bodies across the nation. The lack of Latinos running for office further discourages political participation in our community; when you don’t see people on the ballot that reflect your community, you are less likely to vote. While a record 11.2 million Latinos voted during the 2012 presidential election, 12.1 million Latinos eligible to vote stayed home on election day.

FAVORITE BOOK AND WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING? One favorite book? That’s too hard! Maybe “Mama Day” by Gloria Naylor or “Sophie’s Choice” by William Styron. I’m currently reading “The Orphan Master’s Son” by Adam Johnson, a wild novel about North Korea.

MOTTO/QUOTE YOU LIVE BY? The co-founder of our organization, Henry Muñoz, has a wonderful quote that has really resonated with me: “No peso, no sayso.” It is hilarious, but also deeply accurate. Politicans and pundits have long recognized the political currency Latinos bring to the table but now its time to flex our financial muscle and support candidates and causes that champion our American values.

AUSTINTHOMPSON (2) MILLENNIAL COORDINATOR, SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION (SEIU)

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE YOU ARE WORKING ON AND WHY SHOULD YOUNGER GENERATIONS CARE ABOUT IT? When I talk to young people across the country, the first issue they talk about is just how bad the job situation has become. It’s becoming harder and harder to find family-sustaining, good jobs and that is the real culprit behind record economic inequality. For this country to maintain it’s claim to be “one nation with liberty and justice for all”that has to change.

FAVORITE LOCAL HANGOUTS/RESTAURANTS/BARS? I just moved here from New York City, so I am exploring the scene. I was warned by New Yorkers that Washington was the city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm, and that the restaurant/bar scene was weak. They are wrong! This town is packed with great restaurants and bars. Right now my favorite restaurants are Oyamel, Menomale and Red Hen.

MOTTO/QUOTE YOU LIVE BY? A quote by civil rights hero Ella Baker continues to be my North Star:“shine your light and people will find their way.”

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WHAT IS THE MOST PRESSING WORLD PROBLEM TODAY? Forty percent of the world’s unemployed are young people. That means close to 75 million youth are unemployed globally and millions more make too little to escape a future of desperate poverty. Creating enough good jobs to keep up with a growing population is the only viable long-term strategy to reduce inequality.

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE YOU ARE WORKING ON? Making our schools safe for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students.

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Producer, 18th Street Films Founder, Tangier Pictures

MICHAELCOE COO/Executive Vice President of Government Relations, Hawthorn Group LC

ELBRIDGECOLBY Fellow, Center for a New American Security

MOTTO/QUOTE YOU LIVE BY? “To thine own self be true” FAVORITE LOCAL HANGOUTS/RESTAURANTS/BARS? Sticky Fingers Bakery, Harmony Café and Founding Farmers.

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Digital Director, DNC

Director of Public Relations, Corcoran Gallery of Art; Editor, ProjectBeltway.com

Production Designer, TrueLine Publishing; Vice President, The Madisons

General Manager,Veolia Environment Inc.

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Director of Scheduling, Office of the President

Legislative Director, Rep. John Conyers (D-Mich.)

Senior Associate, United Nations Foundation

Associate, Foley Hoag LLP

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SMYAL

TIMCONLON Artist

ADAMCONNER Manager of Public Policy, Facebook

RORYCOOPER Communications Director, U.S. House of Representatives

MONIQUECURRIE Forward, Washington Mystics

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BRADDAYSPRING Strategist & Communications Director, National Republican Senatorial Committee

JUANCORONADO Cocktail Innovator, ThinkFoodGroup

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Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle

Director of Immigration Law and Policy Research, EPI

Host, Capitol Cooking Show

LAURENTDESBOIS Correspondent, France 2 Television

Co-founder, Cross Boundary

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Associate, Orrick

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Owner, Kaze Design

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Vice President of Communication, Education Finance Council

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Professional Oversight Staff, Committee on House Administration, U.S. House of Representatives

Senior Counsel in the Office of Legal Policy, Department of Justice

Public Affairs, U.S. Department of Justice

Senior Advisor, Philanthropy and Innovation, AFL-CIO

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Founder/CEO, The Millenial Train Project

Associate, Cyber Security

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Global Marketing Solutions, Facebook

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Director of Public Relations, Park Hyatt Washington

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Entrepreneur

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Director of Community Relations, WJLA/TBD TV

ABBYFENTON Partner, Steptoe & Johnson

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MIAFEURER Sculptor/Art Professor

President, The DLE Agency

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Editor, UrbanDaddy DC

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GREGENGERT Beer Director, Neighborhood Restaurant Group

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PAUL-MARTINFOSS Executive Director, Carl Menger Center for the Study of Money and Banking

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Chairman, Berico Technologies

Co-founder/CEO, Emergent Leaders Network

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Director, Public Trust Project

Founder/Principal, Finepoint

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Chief Counsel, United States Senate

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motto/quote you live by? “To whom much is given, much is expected.” your favorite book And what are you currently reading? I recently completed Malcolm Gladwell’s “David and Goliath,” which I think is actually quite relevant to sports. I prefer to read biographies or books that teach me about a particular theory or hypothesis. What do you think is the most pressing world problem today? Hunger and poverty. It is a tragedy. My time at Street Soccer USA was one of the most rewarding experiences of my entire life. It taught me that the average homeless family is unlike the stereotype that most people imagine.They are mostly normal people who have fallen on hard times. favorite Local hangouts/restaurants/bars? When I’m not at Verizon Center, I enjoy dining at restaurants like Café Milano in Georgetown, Cava in Arlington, or The Source Downtown. I’ve also become a fan of Le Diplomate on 14th Street NW. What trait do you have the least tolerance for in yourself and IN others?  Close-mindedness

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Staffer, House Financial Services Committee

Associate Artistic Director, Signature Theatre

Partner, Beekeeper Group

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Weekend Morning Anchor, NBC Washington; Editor, ohmygoff.tv

Photographer, National Geographic Young Explorers

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Deputy National Press Secretary and African American Media Adviser, DCCC

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Staff Writer, Politico

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Director, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch

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Marketing and Events Manager, RedPeg Marketing

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Shana Glenzer Vice President Social Marketing, SocialRadar

CEO, Acuity Inc.

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Hannah Goldstein Assistant Rabbi, Temple Sinai

Tammy Gordon Vice President of Social Communications, AARP

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Jonice Gray Tucker Partner, BuckleySandler LLP

Andrew green

Staffer, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)

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Founder, The verdeHOUSE LLC

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Communications/Public Relations/Marketing Expert

Carlos Gutierrez JR. Associate, Clark Hill

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Founder/President, epgPR LLC

Quarterback, Washington Redskins

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Washington Bureau Chief, The Huffington Post

Associate, epgPR LLC

Senior Policy Advisor, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

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Founder and President, Washington Writing Group

Associate, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Richard Graves Co-founder, Ethical Electric

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SOME PEOPLE SAY THERE ISN’T A TRUE STARTUP CULTURE/COMMUNITY IN WASHINGTON. DO YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE? I disagree. Whether it is the hundreds of startup companies that take advantage of the community and resources at 1776, or the dozens of large successful companies that continue to partner with and share their experience with smaller organizations, the area has a true entrepreneur community. They’re rooting for each other and we’re relying on them for the launch of SocialRadar. FAVORITE APPS? SocialRadar, Alien Blue, SnapDash 3 WEBSITES YOU VISIT DAILY? Twitter, Facebook, Digg JILLMELNICKI(2)

collaboration was absolutely necessary. Speech-recognition software has also made a huge difference in my level of productivity. WHAT IS THE MOST PRESSING WORLD PROBLEM TODAY? Misdirected personal and societal energy. Meaning, we focus on the wrong things because we’re looking for quick fixes and easy solutions or because we’re just uninformed. In the meantime, significant problems go unmet because they lack serious, long-term attention. FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE? The FAIR Girls (www.fairgirls.org) team works tirelessly to prevent the exploitation of girls worldwide with empowerment and education programs. REBECCAMARK(3) FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS MANAGER, MICROSOFT

COMMUNICATIONS AND PARTNERSHIPS MANAGER, OFFICE OF THE CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER, GOVERNMENT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

a local startup community, and a JOHNPAULFARMER(5) growing willingness by government INNOVATOR/ENTREPRENEUR to embrace technology. Having the federal government — our SOME PEOPLE SAY THERE ISN’T A primary local employer — invested TRUE STARTUP CULTURE/COMMUNITY in maintaining a vibrant startup IN WASHINGTON. DO YOU AGREE OR community is certainly a good DISAGREE? I believe you can find thing. As a result of this changing an entrepreneurial community tide over the past five years, the anywhere you find people. business community is taking note. Washington has a diverse culture that welcomes people from all WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? Checking across the country and around out shows at the 9:30 Club, Black the world. That can be a great Cat, Rock & Roll Hotel etc., breeding ground for innovative being the first to Yelp about new ideas and new approaches. restaurants, traveling WHAT TECHNOLOGY CHANGED YOUR LIFE? I look at the Internet JAKEWARD(4) of Things, open data, digital CO-FOUNDER/EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE health, 3D printing and additive APPLICATION DEVELOPERS ALLIANCE manufacturing as a few of the MOTTO/QUOTE YOU LIVE BY? “Don’t be game changers on the horizon, cocky. Don’t be flashy.There’s always and their potential is really someone better than you.” — Tony exciting. Hsieh, Zappos CEO MOTTO/QUOTE YOU LIVE BY?“It always FAVORITE BOOK AND BOOK YOU ARE seems impossible until it’s done.” CURRENTLY READING? “Liars Poker” — Nelson Mandela by Michael Lewis and “David and Goliath” by Malcom Gladwell, FAVORITE APPS? Twitter, Nextdoor,and respectively. any health app using Blue Button data FAVORITE LOCAL HANGOUTS/RESTAURANTS/BARS? Sidecar

HOW DO YOU THINK THE LOCAL TECH INDUSTRY WILL EVOLVE OVER THE NEXT FIVE YEARS? Years ago, the local focus was on the WHAT TECHNOLOGY CHANGED YOUR LIFE? Northern Virginia tech corridor On a personal level, I was thrilled with but now there’s a lot more energy the introduction of Google Hangouts. across this entire area. We have Last year, I held 12 weeks of virtual city-wide conferences geared Saturday meetings with classmates toward the “technorati” such as from around the country as we built Social Media Week, incubators WEBSITES YOU VISIT DAILY? Hacker a potential tech startup, where group that are actively helping cultivate News, DevsBuild.It, ESPN.com

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DIANAMINSHALL(1) AGENT, COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE

WHAT’S ONE LESSON YOU’VE LEARNED THAT IS IMPORTANT FOR OTHER GENERATIONS TO UNDERSTAND? Knowing when to give up on something. As a highly competitive person, it can be challenging to let go of a good idea, project I’ve been working on, or a deal. No matter how much effort you put into something, it is important to know when it is time to push it through, and when it is time to walk away.

probably read it every other year. FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE? So Others Might Eat. It is important to reinvest in our community and participate in a way that keeps me aware of other people’s concerns and opens my mind to what is going on where we live. WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? Urban beekeeping, cooking, traveling

ALL-TIME FAVORITE BOOK? “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith. I

HANNAHGOLDSTEIN(2) ASSISTANT RABBI, SINAI TEMPLE

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE YOU’VE ENCOUNTERED IN YOUR FIELD AND HOW DID YOU CONQUER IT? Even though liberal Jewish movements have been ordaining women for decades, people are often surprised to meet a young, woman rabbi. Usually, as I get to know people better, they no longer focus on my age or gender. MOTTO/QUOTE YOU LIVE BY? Be strong and resolute. ALL-TIME FAVORITE BOOK? “The World According to Garp” by John Irving BEST BOOK YOU READ LAST YEAR? “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt

BOOK YOU ARE CURRENTLY READING? “The Love Affairs of Nathanial P.” by Adelle Waldman WHAT IS THE MOST PRESSING WORLD PROBLEM TODAY? Though our world is increasingly interconnected, we seem to lack empathy for those in need. At a local level, in synagogues we bring people together in times of celebration and hardship.We work to build a community and combat the isolation that so many seem to experience in our contemporary world. On a larger level, we are a social justice-driven congregation. Hopefully, our engagement with justice work fights the tendency toward apathy and complacency and helps motivate people to improve the world around them.

JENNIFERPAQUETTEGALLOWAY(3) PRESIDENT, WOLCOTT HILL GROUP, LLC

WHAT’S ONE LESSON YOU’VE LEARNED THAT YOU THINK IS IMPORTANT FOR OTHER GENERATIONS TO UNDERSTAND? How to be empowered by the word “no.” WHAT IS THE BIGGEST CHALLENGE YOU’VE ENCOUNTERED IN YOUR FIELD AND HOW DID YOU CONQUER IT? My age. Whether being a government relations associate and lobbying on behalf of Fortune 500 companies or fundraising with national

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WHAT RESTAURANT BESIDES YOUR OWN DO YOU TAKE OUT-OF-TOWN GUESTS TO? Osteria Morini WHAT ARE YOUR MOST-REQUESTED DISHES? The bread basket and plats du jour WHAT IS THE MOST PRESSING WORLD PROBLEM TODAY? Lack of empathy toward different people. WHAT TRAIT DO YOU HAVE THE LEAST TOLERANCE FOR IN YOURSELF AND IN OTHERS? I am impatient; liars/sloppy people/laziness CHRISJAKUBIEC(2) EXECUTIVE CHEF, PLUME AT THE JEFFERSON HOTEL

WHAT RESTAURANT OPENING ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO IN 2014? Daniel Boulud in Washington WHAT ARE YOUR MOST-REQUESTED DISHES? On the menu the biggest seller in Plume is the prime filet of Martin’s Angus beef. But when we removed the croque monsieur from the bar menu we had so many requests for it that we had to put it back on. Otherwise, anything gluten-free. MOTTO/QUOTE YOU LIVE BY? “Today starts anew.”

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Co-author “Perfect Coffee at Home”; Former Lietutenant, U.S. Marine Corps

Communications Director and Senior Advisor, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

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Manager of Public Policy, Facebook

Founder/Director, Gilrs Health Ed.;

Senior Communications Officer, World Bank

Chief of Internal Communications, USGS

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Co-founder, MoKi Media

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Columnist, “The Reliable Source,” The Washington Post

Author, “Yours in Truth: A Personal Portrait of Ben Bradlee”

Senior Vice President for Policy/ Executive Director, National Urban League Policy Institute

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President, NARAL Pro Choice America

Web and Social Media Chief, USGS

President, Teavine Inc.

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Outfielder, Washington Nationals

Director of Federal Social Media, The Center for Excellence in Digital Government at GSA

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President/CEO, Halfaker & Assoc.

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Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Department of State

Press Assistant for the National Security Council Press Team and Global Engagement, The White House

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ALEXHORNBROOK Director of Scheduling, Office of the Vice President

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RACHELHOLT Regional General Manager for the East Coast, Uber

Co-founder, Pleasant Pops

GREGHOUSTON Senior Vice President, The Meridian International Center

CHINYEREHUBBARD Vice President of Marketing, Events DC

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Emily Minehart Systems Engineer, Orbital Sciences Corporation

John Smallwood Propulsion Engineer, Orbital Sciences Corporation

What technology will change our lives the most in the near future? Many of our everyday technologies were derived from space sciences. Except for medicine, we believe space sciences offer the greatest potential to enhance human life. Commercial space companies such as Orbital Sciences Corporation are utilizing technology to provide reliable access to space and innovative space systems. The increased use of commercial space companies will provide cost-reduced access to space and space systems.This in turn will drive the improvement of space technologies which not only has benefits for the space industry but spins off to other industries as well. What is the most pressing world problem today? In general, American students continue to fall behind the rest of the world in the study of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).This trend, if left unchecked, could bring our nation’s global leadership into question. Therefore, enhancing STEM education is vital not only to the space industry but the nation’s future globally. favorite apps? NASA Updates on the agencies current work. ISSLIve Live data from the International Space Station.APODviewer NASA’s astronomy picture of the day. What are your hobbies? Emily: Traveling, hiking, skiing, boating and photography John: R.C. helicopters, lock picking, electronics, running, basketball and skiing

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President Emeritus, Capital Club

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Vice President, Pounds Properties

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Ayana elizabeth Johnson Executive Director of Programs and Strategy, Waitt Institute

Producer, ABC7 News

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Brian Marshall Johnson

Director, Human Rights Campaign

Director of Operations, Richard Sandoval Restaurants

Executive Chef, Plume at The Jefferson Hotel

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Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State

Vice President of External Affairs, Information Technology Industry Council

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Director of Specialty Media, The White House

Darren Jackson

Mid-Atlantic Regional Sales Manager, Bank of America Practice Solutions

Vice President of State Government Communications, The Distilled Spirits Council

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Director of Federal Relations, API; Editor, hungrylobbyist.com

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Cassidy Karakorn Deputy

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Attorney/Principal, Brimble & Clark

Sam Kass

Ashley Jones

Executive Director of Let’s Move/ Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition Policy, The White House

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Director of Speechwriting, The White House Office of the President

Executive Director of Business Developmen, Luke’s Wings

Brianna Keilar

Carolyn Amirpashaie King

Chief of Staff, Rep. John Barrow (D-Ga.)

Featured Dancer, The Washington Ballet

Goldy Kamali

Founder/CEO, FedScoop

Cody Stephen Keenan

White House Correspondent, CNN

Joseph P. Kennedy III

Suzanne Kianpour

Capitol Hill Producer, BBC News

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Director of Operations, Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.)

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EMILYTISCHSUSSMAN(1) CAMPAIGN DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS

SHOULD THINK TANKS HAVE TO DISCLOSE THEIR DONORS AS SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN HAS PROPOSED? Think tanks play an important role in the policy process, so it’s important that the views of contributors do not influence the policy recommendations. Disclosing donors is one way to combat that. I also believe think tanks need to have strong internal policies that insulate the policy analysts from undue influence. MOTTO/QUOTE YOU LIVE BY? “Just trying to change the world one sequin at a time” — Lady Gaga ALL-TIME FAVORITE BOOK? “The Book of Jezebel” edited by Anna Holmes, is a wonderfully snarky encyclopedia of feminist terms that cracks me up to no end. HILARYWETHING(2) SENIOR RESEARCH ASSISTANT, ECONOMIC POLICY INSTITUTE

WHAT ARE THE MOST EXCITING ISSUES YOU ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON? Much of my work currently centers around the question of how to make the economy work for the majority of working Americans, the bottom 99 percent if you will. FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE? I’m very passionate about bringing power back into workers’ rights, so D.C. Jobs with Justice is my favorite right now.They are fighting for workers’ rights and an economy that benefits everyone through engagement with labor, student and faith communities. WHAT IS THE MOST PRESSING WORLD PROBLEM TODAY? Inequality.The gap between the rich and poor is greater now than it’s ever been before, and it’s holding working families, and our economy, back. FAVORITE LOCAL HANGOUTS/RESTAURANTS/BARS? I live in Columbia Heights and prefer to stay local on the weekends. For drinks I usually go to the Red Derby, and Kangaroo Boxing Club. I also have a C.S.A. (community supported agriculture) with Smucker Farms that I pick up once a week. The best food is farm-fresh food and on Friday nights they usually have delicious tastings.

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SHOULD THINK TANKS HAVE TO DISCLOSE THEIR DONORS? Sen. Warren actually called on banks and financial institutions to disclose their contributions to think tanks. She did not exactly call on think tanks to disclose all of their donors. And even in the case of banks, she called on them to make the disclosures voluntarily. I definitely support Sen. Warren’s call for greater transparency by banks and financial institutions. It’s interesting to note that labor unions are required by law to report all of their contributions and expenditures to the U.S. Department of Labor, where they are available online. I’d like to see the same obligation imposed on major corporations and law firms. And personally, I think that all think tanks should indeed disclose who their donors are (individual, corporate and foundations). Whether it’s a political campaign or a think tank, money doesn’t guarantee results, favors or silence, but it’s important to know of any possible biases that a person or institution that publishes research intended to influence public opinion and policymakers might have. ALL-TIME FAVORITE BOOK? It’s a tie between “The Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison and “The Postmodern Condition” by Jean-François Lyotard. WHAT IS THE MOST PRESSING WORLD PROBLEM TODAY? How to prevent and mediate/ resolve domestic and international armed conflicts. Also, humans refusing to stop recklessly destroying the environment. FAVORITE APPS? Taxi Magic because I’ve left my life of driving behind and Google Maps because I never know where I am, even in a tiny city like D.C. Soundcloud because there’s tons of new and interesting music uploaded by artists around the world.

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YGL2014 Giovanni Russonello (1) Founder, CapitalBop; Jazz music journalist

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What is your favorite piece of music? In summer, it’s usually “All of You” from Miles Davis’“Round About Midnight.”Winter, I lean on “In a Silent Way.” Currently, Matana Roberts’“Coin Coin Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile” seems to draw me in closer every time I hear it. Local musician/band who is under appreciated? Kris Funn. He’s the first-call bass player for some of the major names in contemporary jazz, and he plays around the world. At home he’s in the Young Lions, a fabulous trio that can make all sorts of free-ranging grooves sound personal, and Corner Store, his own band. I especially love Corner Store; It has a cold blade of rock intensity, and a hot groove that feels like it’s etched in something. Favorite local music venue? When nuclear war comes, I’ll be happy in the basement at Bohemian Caverns. favorite Local hangouts/restaurants/bars? There are so many great little venues to tuck yourself away in, but I just gotta plug CapitalBop’s monthly D.C. Jazz Loft, an intimate show/get-together at the Union Arts warehouse space where we spotlight different local bands each time. Mark Gillespie (2) General Manager, YOA Orchestra of the Americas

What is your favorite piece of music? Bach’s “Goldberg Variations.” Today, any record produced by the Swede Max Martin. He has the Midas touch and is the most global songwriter of our time. Local musician/band who is under appreciated? All producers are under appreciated. Two of my favorite homegrown talents are Benny Blanco and Rich Harrison. Rich introduced D.C.’s Go-Go sound to the world with hits by Beyoncé and J-Lo. Favorite local music venue? Rumba Café for late-night Afro-Peruvian sets Best book you read last year? “The Swerve: How theWorld Became Modern” by Stephen Grenblatt BOOK YOU ARE currently reading? Listening to Teaching Company lectures on American history

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Senior Economics Researcher, Media Matters

Julie Kohler

Executive Vice President/ COO, Democracy Alliance

Carine Krawiec

Owner, Carine’s Bridal Atelier

Jackie Kucinich

Politics Reporter, The Washington Post

Anna Leffer Kuhn

Executive Director, Arca Foundation

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CEO/President,Voto Latino

Michelle Kwan

Senior Advisor for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, U.S. State Department

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Owner, The Aba Agency

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CEO/Co-Founder, Design Army

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Founder, BrightestYoung Things

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Executive Vice President, Public Diplomacy, MSLGroup

Co-founding Partner/Creative Director, Design Army

Svetlana Legetic

Zach Leonsis

Annie Lowrey

Manager of Business and Development, Monumental Sports & Entertainment

Economic Policy Correspondent, The New York Times

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Rachel Lerner

Vice President, J Street Education Fund

Deputy Director, International Republican Institute

Kirsten Lodal

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Co-Founder/CEO, LIFT

Co-founder/COO, Daily Secret

Justin Logan

Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute

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Larhonda Lombardi

Sports Markerting Professional

Nicolas Loris

Senior Policy Analyst on Energy and Environment, Heritage Foundation

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Greg Engert Beer Director, Neighborhood Restaurant Group

Where do you see craft beers headed in five years? While I see craft beer continuing to evolve and to expand its reach in the coming years, I also believe that the most exceptional brewers — whether existing, fledgling or still to come — will become predominant. Craft beer drinkers are increasingly more savvy and demanding and that the very best breweries will prosper, while many of the others will fade away. Less emphasis will be placed on what’s simply new or local. More emphasis will be placed on what’s proven to be great, whether by our own palates or by the palates of others. This is where rating sites, social media, word-of-mouth will continue to have the immediate and far-reaching impact we are already witnessing today.  How do you think peoples’ perception of beer has changed in the last FIVE years? Craft beer has become nearly mainstream, so much so that it has achieved a status apart from the once wholly dominant industrial lager segment. Motto/quote you live by? Ezra Pound’s “Make it New!” favorite Local hangouts/restaurants/bars? I love Toki Underground as well as the Queen Vic across the street. Cafe Mozart brings me back to my student days in Munich, Rose’s Luxury is as good as purported, and Del Campo is quickly becoming the go-to neighborhood haunt for me and my girlfriend Kelsey.

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Jaclyn Mason

Magician

Owner, Charm Georgetown

Sarah Margon

Oriana Skylar Mastro

Amber McDonald

Associate, Baker&Miller; Founder, The Kindness Collective

Tommy McFly

Rebecca Mark

Assistant Professor, Georgetown University Asia-Pacific Strategist, USAFR, Pentagon

Federal Government Affairs Manager, Microsoft

Alyssa Mastromonaco

Tara McGuinnes

Acting Washington Director, Human Rights Watch

Violetta Markelou

Photographer/Visual Artist

Kouri Marshall

Deputy Campaign Manager, Vincent Gray 2014

Deputy Chief of Staff, White House

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Executive Chef/Owner, Mintwood Place

Ashindi Maxton

Director of Political Partnership Programs, SEIU International

Lindsay Mask

Senior Communications Advisor, The White House

Britt McHenry

Sports Anchor/Reporter, WJLA-TV ABC 7

Patrick McHenry

U.S. Congressman (R-N.C.)

Communications and Partnerships Manager, Office of the Chief Technology Officer

Spike Mendelsohn

Restaurateur, Good Stuff Eatery/ We, the Pizza/Bearnaise

Elaine Mensah

Founder and Fashion Director, SVELTE LLC

Seth Messner

Attorney, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Marika Meyer Owner, Marika Meyer Interiors

Stephen Miles

Coalition Coordinator for Win Without War, CIP

Tim Miller

Executive Director, America Rising PAC

Alex Mills

Actor, Synetic Theatre Company

Diana Minshall

Agent, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

Jen Mishory

Deputy Director,Young Invincibles

Navroop Mitter

CEO/Co-Founder, Gryphn

Kate Michael

Principal, Global Vision Communications

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President, K Street Kate, LLC

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HOW DID YOU GET YOUR FOOT IN THE DOOR IN SUCH A COMPETITIVE INDUSTRY? My first T.V. job I accepted for no pay. It was a fairly new project, but one that forced me to think on my feet and gain confidence. Surprisingly, my work on that show for several seasons provided me with opportunities in local television. DO YOU THINK THERE IS A CAREER CAP FOR WOMEN SPORTS JOURNALISTS? Absolutely not.Women have become more prevalent in sports broadcasting and have earned the respect of their male colleagues.We’ve had women do play-byplay, sideline reporting, anchoring and analysis. The opportunities are endless.

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MOTTO/QUOTE YOU LIVE BY? “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” — Henry David Thoreau JOETOOHEY(2) DIGITAL PRODUCER, “MEET THE PRESS,” NBC NEWS

MOST MEMORABLE STORY YOU’VE COVERED? “Meet the Press’” coverage of the gun control debate after the tragedy in Newtown, Conn.We had a series of marquee interviews with NRA chief Wayne LaPierre, head of Mayors Against Illegal Guns Michael Bloomberg, and finally President Obama.We covered the story from all angles and helped move the conversation forward. MOTTO/QUOTE YOU LIVE BY? “You’ll always miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” — Wayne Gretzky FAVORITE CHARITY OR CAUSE? Any charity that gives to breast cancer research. My mom is a survivor and my family is really active with Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure. ALL-TIME FAVORITE BOOK? “Steve Jobs” by Walter Isaacson FAVORITE LOCAL HANGOUTS/RESTAURANTS/BARS? Townhouse Tavern — it’s the best kept secret in D.C. PETERHAMBY(3) NATIONAL POLITICAL REPORTER, CNN

MOST MEMORABLE STORY YOU’VE COVERED? I was on the plane with Sarah Palin for her entire vice presidential campaign in 2008.You couldn’t dream up a wilder ride in politics.

the two books that sparked my interest in journalism: George Orwell’s “Down and Out in Paris and London” and Hunter Thompson’s “Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail.”

WHAT WILL BE THE HOT-BUTTON ISSUE IN THE UPCOMING MID-TERM ELECTIONS? One theme that surfaces over and over when I travel is a deep and growing distrust of institutions, like official Washington, big business, the media, etc. Candidates who tap into those anxieties will be well-served in 2014 and 2016.

FAVORITE LOCAL HANGOUTS/RESTAURANTS/BARS? Bar Pilar, Cashion’s, Granville Moore’s, Tabard Inn

ALL-TIME FAVORITE BOOK? A preposterous question! I can, however, name

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FAVORITE APPS? Twitter is my news feed. Instagram is growing on me, in spite of the food porn. I also stream a ton of music from terrific local radio stations that have apps, like WWOZ in New Orleans and KUT in Austin.

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LACEYFAEH(1) SENIOR DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, DSPOLITICAL; EDITOR AND OWNER, A LACEY PERSPECTIVE LLC

WHAT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING PART OF YOUR JOB? Educating my clients on the latest advances in online advertising technology. It’s always changing and can get very technical but offers incredible results.

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POLITICAL COMMUNICATIONS HAS BECOME SUCH AN INTEGRAL PART OF CAMPAIGNS. HOW HAS THAT CHANGED HOW YOU DO BUSINESS? A job like mine could not have existed five years ago. Being on the cutting-edge of political advertising and technology and translating the latest advances into actionable strategies for my clients means I am always learning new things. WHAT IS THE MOST PRESSING WORLD PROBLEM TODAY? Women’s inequality, at home and around the world, where circumstances are even more dire. Giving women sound economic and political footing transforms communities and nations and we need to do more, whether its work policies in the U.S., better representation in government or educational opportunities abroad. I’m proud that many of the clients I work with are aligned with these goals. CRISTINAANTELOESQ(2) PRINCIPAL, THE PODESTA GROUP

MOTTO/QUOTE YOU LIVE BY? My dad instilled in me a great respect for time, as it is not guaranteed and it is precious. He taught me to regard every moment not spent being productive, efficient or achieving something as a waste. While I’d argue it has served me well, my husband would argue it makes movie night at home impossible. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE BOOK AND WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING? “Gideon’s Trumpet” by Anthony Lewis inspired my respect for government and law. I have a 6-week-old baby so there’s no spare time for reading at the moment. WHAT IS THE MOST PRESSING WORLD PROBLEM TODAY? Lack of educational opportunities. I think education is likely the best cure for most other problems.

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LUISMIRANDA(3) CO-FOUNDER/MANAGING DIRECTOR, MDC STRATEGIES

WHAT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING PART OF YOUR JOB? Staying creative. Working in politics and government, you’re often hamstrung by bureaucracy and institutional fear that prevents good ideas from getting off the ground. Working independently I get to be more creative, but it’s also a challenge to maintain that and to make it work. Still, that’s what makes the work fun! ALL-TIME FAVORITE BOOK AND WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING? I always liked “Anthem” by Ayn Rand. I’m currently reading Alexis Ohanian’s “Without Their permission: How the 21st century will be made, not managed.” WHAT IS THE MOST PRESSING WORLD ISSUE TODAY? Broadband access. It’s amazing what access to information, even via a cellphone, is doing to transform the world.Yet even in the U.S., the difference in cost for broadband access from one place to another can be staggering. WEBSITES YOU READ DAILY? Politico.com, Washingtonpost.com and whatever Twitter leads me to.

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WHAT ISSUES ARE YOU WORKING ON THAT AFFECT YOUNG PEOPLE AND WHY SHOULD THEY CARE? Monetary policy is the issue I work on that affects young people the most. Your ability to live a comfortable retirement is based largely on your ability to save and accumulate wealth starting in your 20s. The low interest rate environment the Federal Reserve has brought about has created incredible disincentives to saving and investment among young people. Traditional saving at a bank will actually lose you purchasing power due to negative real interest rates (rate of inflation is higher than the nominal interest rate you receive on your savings deposits) so we have an entire generation of young people spending money and living the good life, but they’re not going to be able to continue that indefinitely. WHY HAS POLITICS BECOME SO ADVERSARIAL? Because so many people see it as a game, a contest. Too many Hill folks are just up here to “make the other side look bad” rather than accomplishing anything substantive or acting out of principle. MOTTO/QUOTE YOU LIVE BY? “Do not give in to evil, but proceed ever more boldly against it.” — Virgil. It was Ludwig von Mises’ motto, and it’s particularly relevant to me as a Hill staffer because there’s so

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much pressure to soften our positions or go along to get along. FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE? The Catholic Church. I’m a faithful Catholic and give most of my donations to my parish or to other Catholic organizations. WHAT IS THE MOST PRESSING WORLD PROBLEM TODAY? The increasing centralization of power within the state. There’s pretty much no sector of anyone’s life today that the government isn’t already involved in or doesn’t want to get involved in. We’re the frog in the boiling pot and most people don’t even realize it because they’re more interested in pursuing a comfortable life than anything else. Just look at how little reaction there has been to Edward Snowden’s revelations. The NSA is going to continue to vacuum up huge amounts of personal data because they think it won’t ever affect them. Once it does affect them, though, it’ll be too late to change anything. WEBSITES YOU VISIT DAILY? Zerohedge, LewRockwell.com, and AR15.com. WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES? My primary hobby is brewing beer. I’ve been a home brewer for nearly five years.

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YGL2014 Matt Stoller (2) Senior Policy Advisor, REP. Alan Grayson

What issues are you working on that affect young people and Why should they care? I want a more interesting world, and right now economic trends are working against that. This is because young people are being denied the ability to shape the world in which they live through financial deprivation. Money is permission to use social resources.That’s why credit reporting agencies and data brokers have immense amounts of information on every American because it’s important to dole out permission with intense care for what kind of society is allowed. Or to put it another way, if you only allow the most boring ass-kissers access to money, then you’re going to have a boring society run by ass-kissers. I prefer a society run by the Edward Snowden’s of the world than the ticky tack awfulness of Henry Kissinger’s spiritual children. Why has politics become so adversarial? That’s democracy, and heated political rhetoric is much better than violent conflict. People who say that we should all get along in politics are usually just mad at democratic checks on their preferred policies. For example, David Walker and Bob Rubin are constantly talking about the need to stop fighting with each other, fix our dysfunctional politics, then get on with cutting social programs. I’m sorry, but that’s just rich people saying that democracy is intruding into their desire to be jerks to the non-rich. Another way to phrase the question is, why do our political and legal institutions increasingly fail to deliver results that satisfy the broad mass of the public? The answer is that we increasingly have a system of aristocracy, and aristocrats have an interest in destroying democratic mechanisms of governance so they can organize our social resources. They need to paralyze the political system and democratic structures to do it to make sure the country serves their needs, and so their kids don’t have to compete with middle-class kids on an even playing field. This paralysis has allowed bad cell service, poor utilities, crappy broadband, a bad banking system (worse than Kenya in mobile payments, for example). On a basic level, when you don’t govern, your bridges fall down, but this can be a winner for a small elite even if everyone else loses. For example, if you want tax cuts for your helicopter and you don’t use the

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David Muse

Danielle Moodie-Mills

DJ, Music Producer

Senior Advisor/Global GeoPolitical Risk, Oxford Analytica

Advisor LGBT Policy and Racial Justice, Center for American Progress

Josh Morgan

Wide Receiver, The Washington Redskins

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Senior Vice President, Fitzgibbon Media

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Featured Dancer, The Washington Ballet

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Public Affairs Specialist/Attorney, U.S. Department of State

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U.S. Congressman (D-Fla.)

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Director, Smithsonian APA Program

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Special Assistant to U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland

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U.S. Senator (D-Conn.)

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bridges, then it might make sense to gut funding for bridge repair in favor of your own financial health. Motto/quote you live by? “If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.” — Oscar Wilde Favorite charity/cause?: I give to people who ask me for money on the street. It’s important not to ignore the obvious misery our society allows to exist. all-time favorite book? “Carbon Democracy” by Timothy Mitchell What is the most pressing world problem today? Climate change Jennifer Hing (3) Communications Director/Senior Advisor, House Committee on Appropriations, U.S. House of Representatives

What are the most important issues you are working on? My committee is currently writing a massive Omnibus Appropriations bill to fund the entirety of the federal government for the current fiscal year. Why has politics become so adversarial? Congress is polarized because the country is polarized. Politics and legislating is supposed to be difficult. That is the way the founding fathers intended it.   Favorite local hangouts/restaurants/bars? The Tune Inn for beer and chicken balls. Rose’s Luxury for everything they serve. I’m a Hill rat. Favorite charity/cause? K-9 Corps at the Congressional Cemetery. My dogs and I have been members for years. Nowhere else in the city can you play with your dog off-leash surrounded by such remarkable history.

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President, The Curiosity Project

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Alex Ovechkin

Left Wing/Captain, The Washington Capitals; Founder, Crazy Eights

Owner, The Dunes

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Reporter, ABC7 News

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John Pacheco

Director, C&M International

Bindu Pamarthi

Director of Occie Business Liaison, U.S. Department of Commerce

Student, Georgetown Law; Miss DC 2013

Maggie O’Neill

Charlie Paret

Owner, O’Neill Studios LLC

Brian Orakpo

Outside Linebacker, The Washington Redskins

Laura O’Shaughnessy

CEO, Social Code

Marquis Perkins Creative Director Destination DC

Tom Perriello

President/CEO, Center for American Progress

Dan Pfeiffer

Assistant to the President and Senior Advisor, The White House

Macon Phillips

Coordinator, State Department

Managing Director, Paxton Stuart LLC; Co-Founder, The Sundance Collective and DC Entrepreneurs Week

Trita Parsi

Founder, National Iranian American Council

Erich Pica

President, Friends of the Earth

Bob Pilon

Chief Development Officer, The ONE Campaign

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Philanthropy Consultant

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Adora Andy Jenkins Vice President of External Affairs, Information Technology Industry Council

Motto/quote you live by? The Golden Rule your all-time favorite book? “Pride and Prejudice” is one of my favorites. I’ve read it several times since I was young; It’s timeless. I also love “Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini,“Memoirs of a Geisha” by Arthur Golden and “Their Eyes Were Watching God” by Zora Neale Hurston. What is the most pressing world problem today? The education and skills gap in our country. So many Americans are out of work and yet there are tens of thousands of open jobs that can’t be filled because our country lacks a trained workforce.

Nate Jenkins White House Liaison, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

what are the Pros and cons of working together as a married couple? [One con is] since we both work in politics, we often find ourselves talking about politics together over dinner, with friends, with family, with coworkers and even with strangers. It can be a bit much sometimes. Favorite new technology? The Jawbone UP24 Fitness Band which tracks my daily activity and sleeping pattern. It also has a silent wake alarm that Adora appreciates much more than my old alarm clock that used to wake us both up in the morning. Favorite charity/cause? Susan G. Komen for the Cure. My mother Sherry Ann Jenkins was diagnosed with breast cancer when I was a little boy. She fought it for over 20 years, serving as a source of encouragement and support for other breast cancer survivors before she passed in October 2011. What is the most pressing world problem today? Ending education inequity is one of the most pressing challenges facing the country. A person’s zipcode shouldn’t determine the outcome of his or her life.

Ada Polla

Founder and CEO, Alchimie Forever

Jen Psaki

Ben Rhodes

Co-owner, Café Bonaparte Napoleon/Malmaison

Political Reporter, NBC News

Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting, The White House

Michael Lee Pope

Gautam Raghavan

Karen Richardson

Omar Popal

Author and journalist

Drew Porterfield

Curator/Director, Long View Gallery

Mike Powell

Chief Innovation Officer, State of Maryland

Amb. La Celia Prince

Ambassador, St.Vincent and the Grendadines

Spokeswoman, State Department

andrew rafferty

Public Engagement Advisor,White House Office of Public Engagement

Oscar Ramirez

Advisor, White House Office of Public Engagement

Sebastian Rivera

Principal, Podesta Group

Senior Loan Officer, Potomac Mortgage Group

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Joseph P. Robert III

Philanthropist

Steve Ressler Founder/President, GovLoop

Board of Directors, Fight for Children; Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps

Jessica Robertson

Nicole Rodgers

Karim Sadjadpour Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment

President, Role/Reboot

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Deputy Associate Director in the office of First Lady Obama, The White House

Michael Sapienza

Kim Rosenburg

Founder/President, Mixology Inc.

Executive Director, Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation

Adam Sarvana

Luke Russert

News Correspondent, NBC/MSNBC

Tracy Russo

Communications Director, Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.); Communications Lead, Congressional Progressive Caucus

Founder, Russo Strategies LLC

Giovanni Russonello

Founder, Capital Bop/New Vintage Jazz/Wine Fest

Leo Schmid

Marketing/PR Manager, Richard Sandoval Restaurants

Aaron Schock

Natural Hazards and Climate Change Public Affairs Specialist, USGS

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Principal, BrandLinkDC

U.S. Congressman (R- Ill.)

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Sandro Kereselidze Founder/Creative Director, Art SoirÉe

Tatiana Pastukhova Co-Founder/Business Director, Art SoirÉe

How has the D.C. art scene changed in the last five years? Since we started Art Soirée in 2009, it has changed a lot, especially over the past couple of years. We are proud to say that we made our mark in D.C.’s art history by bringing something unique and adding a lifestyle concept to peoples’ everyday lives. Now more than ever you see various types of art events and pop-up “happenings.” We think the sky is the limit, but as long as it stays high quality, tasteful and creative. What are the new art trends for 2014? We see a few trends becoming more and more popular, such as live art and digital art, We will see more fusion between the two. Over the past two years Art Soirée has been highly focused on live art. We were the first to showcase the largest live canvas painting at the Georgetown Waterfront during our Art Metamorphosis event in June of 2012.Twenty-seven professional artists worked on the 440-square-foot canvas in front of more than 3,000 attendees. Favorite local hangouts/restaurants/bars? With over 70 [Art Soirée] events just last year, it is really hard to go out much and spend time outside of those venues where we host our events. favorite apps? Park-Mobile is probably one of the most useful and convenient applications to date. You don’t need to carry quarters around and you can pay for parking with your phone. Art Soirée We are really proud of the app we launched which lists all of our upcoming events. Our followers can get easy access to all event information with a few simple clicks on their phone and never miss local artistic happenings. Shazam As huge fans of music, this app has definitely simplified tagging and adding songs to the playlist, wherever we are.

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Executive Chef, Le Diplomate

Nikki Schwab “Washington Whispers” Columnist, US News and World Report

Sheldon Scott

Ilya Shapiro

Chef/Owner, Rose’s Luxury

Adam Sharp

U.S. Congresswoman (D-Ariz.)

Head of Government and Non-Profits,Twitter

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General Manager, Marvin

Director of New Media, Israeli Embassy

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Self-Help Coach/Business Development Specialist/Model

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Business Development, KGD Architects

Ryan Seelbach

Principal Owner, The Huxley

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Rachel Sergi

Correspondent, Al Arabiya

Beverage Director, Buffalo & Bergen

Arash Shirazi

Founder/President, Bullitt Bookings

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Corporate Attorney/Partner, Latham Watkins

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Principal, Story Partners

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Vice President of Corporate Communications, Motion Picture Association of America

Philip Soriano

Customer Experience Operations, Hugh and Crye

Peggy Sparks

Owner, Artist’s Proof Gallery

Ryan Sparks

Founder and CEO, Sparks Consulting

Matthew Spence

Michael Steel

Press Secretary, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio)

Sally Steponkus Owner, Sally Steponkus Interiors

Clark Stevens

Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

Matt Stoller

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Middle East Policy, US Department of Defense

Senior Policy Advisor, Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.)

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omar stwodah

Founder, Wink

Greg Stamas

Associate, The Carlyle Group

General Manager, Criswell Maserati of Germantown

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KEVINLEWIS PRESS SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DIRECTOR OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MEDIA, WHITE HOUSE AT TIME OF PHOTO)

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE YOU ARE WORKING ON? I enjoy working on a range of policy priorities of the President, from targeted programs like Promise Zones aimed to help build stronger communities to college affordability programs that create ladders of opportunity for underserved young people and quality affordable health care for American families that have previously been denied access because of pre-existing conditions. I have the privilege of not only working for a president who is extremely dedicated to building more economic security for so many Americans, but I also get to work with an extraordinary staff who give every bit of their time to carry out that vision. WHAT IS THE MOST PRESSING WORLD PROBLEM TODAY? There are several, but I think that global education and literacy would be one of my top concerns. A strong education is one of the best ways to level the playing field and create a pathway to equality. FAVORITE LOCAL HANGOUTS/RESTAURANTS/BARS? Civil Cigar Bar, The Gibson, Chez Billy, Oohhs and Aahhs for comfort food, Patty Boom Boom for good reggae. WEBSITES YOU VISIT MOST? TheGrio.com, NYtimes.com, Suite Supply TONYAWILLIAMS DIRECTOR OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS, OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT, THE WHITE HOUSE

WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE YOU ARE WORKING ON? Job creation. The administration continues to work on a number of legislative and executive initiatives, as well as the pursuit of public-private partnerships to create job training and employment opportunities. As the vice president has repeatedly stated, a job is about more than a paycheck. It is about dignity. It is paramount that we provide an opportunity for hardworking individuals to be productive citizens and contributing members of their communities. It is also important that we establish and maintain a living/ minimum wage that rewards hard work. MOTTO/QUOTE YOU LIVE BY? “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE? National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)/Be The Match Registry. They accept monetary donations, but its primary purpose is to register and match patients suffering from blood cancers with unrelated donors. This program is particularly personal to me

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because my father died of leukemia when I was 18 months old, and African Americans have the lowest chance of being matched, which makes registry and donation that much more important. ALL-TIME FAVORITE BOOK? “Master of the Senate: The Years of Lyndon Johnson” by Robert A. Caro. Lyndon Johnson is one of the most fascinating and skillful politicians in U.S. history. The book showcases his keen understanding of people, Congress as an institution and the fundamentals of power, all of which he used to succeed in passing historic legislation and promoting an agenda of opportunity and equality. FAVORITE APPS? Redfin/Zillow I am mildly obsessed with D.C. real estate. Google Maps I have a horrible sense of direction. Good Enterprise allows me to connect to my work email and computer systems for the White House and the Senate on my iPhone and iPad so I don’t have to carry three or more devices.

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NICKLORIS(1) SENIOR POLICY ANALYST ON ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT, HERITAGE FOUNDATION

WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING ISSUE YOU ARE WORKING ON AND WHY SHOULD YOUNGER GENERATIONS CARE? Removing subsidies for all energy sources and technologies — thrilling, right? Younger generations should care because the more the government dictates these decisions, politicians and lobbyists will concentrate benefits to a select few and disperse the costs amongst the rest of us. The result is a higher tax bill, higher energy bills and less wealth creation. Energy markets can work if we let them.

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SHOULD THINK TANKS HAVE TO DISCLOSE THEIR DONORS? Disclosing donors is an attack on liberty, discourages giving and is a distraction from the real issues at hand. People should judge think tanks on the merits of the organization’s ideas and the quality of the work. FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE? GiveDirectly.org. They locate extremely low-income households in Kenya and Uganda and directly transfers your donation to that family so they can pursue their own goals and use the money how they see fit. FAVORITE LOCAL HANGOUTS/RESTAURANTS/BARS? Passenger, Birch & Barley, Lost Dog Café, Ray’s the Steaks, Dodge City, Brixton, Clarendon Castle, Rock & Roll Hotel. FAVORITE APPS? Spotify for my jams, Uber for my rides and WhatsApp to stay in touch with my friend living in Zimbabwe. ILYASHAPIRO(3) SENIOR FELLOW IN CONSTITUTIONAL STUDIES, CATO INSTITUTE

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SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER AND SENIOR DIGITAL ASSOCIATE, HERITAGE FOUNDATION

MOTTO/QUOTE YOU LIVE BY? “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

SHOULD YOUNGER GENERATIONS CARE? Given recent history, there’s a renewed interest in constitutional limits on federal power. As Thomas Jefferson said,“a government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take away everything you have.”

FAVORITE BOOK AND WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING? One of my favorite books is “American Wife” by Curtis Sittenfeld, but I have many favorites. Currently, I’m reading “Jesus>Religion” by Jefferson Bethke.

FAVORITE BOOK AND WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING? Favorite book: Ernest Hemingway’s “A Farewell to Arms”; currently reading: Mark Leibovich’s “This Town”

FAVORITE LOCAL HANGOUTS/RESTAURANTS/BARS? The Light Horse, Fado, Oyamel, Rustico

FAVORITE LOCAL HANGOUTS/RESTAURANTS/BARS? Old Dominion Brewhouse, The Hamilton, Al Crostino, Hill Country. Obviously, I like variety.

WHAT IS THE MOST EXCITING ISSUE YOU ARE WORKING ON AND WHY SHOULD YOUNGER GENERATIONS CARE? The national debt. It’s at $17 trillion and climbing — kind of important. The younger generation can’t afford NOT to care; this is their future.

WEBSITES YOU READ DAILY? Bloglovin (for all my favorite reads), Slate, Mashable

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La Celia A. Prince Ambassador, Embassy of St. Vincent & the Grenadines

What is the biggest issue facing your country? Dealing with the effects of climate change and the impact on small countries such as mine is an added burden threatening our development and stretching our scarce resources. your favorite vacation spots in your country that travelers shouldn’t miss? St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) is a multi-island state of 32 small islands and cays, nine of which are inhabited.We are the complete package, with mainland St.Vincent being verdant, rugged and mountainous, so it is great for hikes to the volcano and several water falls. The topography of the Grenadine islands is different in that they are less mountainous.That is where you find some of the world’s best waters to sail, snorkel or scuba dive. Even though I am from mainland St. Vincent, my favourite place is Bequia, a completely unspoilt, naturally beautiful island. If there is paradise on earth, it would be Bequia. Incidentally, outgoing Chief of Protocol Capricia Marshall visited there two years ago; I helped her plan the trip and she was sold! But travelers to SVG must also not miss the opportunity to tour Mustique and the Tobago Cays. motto/quote you live by? One of my favourite quotes comes from a writer whose work helped me build a greater self-awareness and spirituality. My motto is “I am fully aware that I have to die.That’s why I do not invest to accumulate riches; I invest in life itself…..Only when we have full consciousness of the fact that we die do we feel 100 percent alive.” — Paulo Coelho from “Confessions of a Pilgrim.” favorite book And what are you currently reading? The literary world is too rich for me to confine myself to one book as a favourite. I have been riveted by “The Constant Gardener,” spiritually enlightened by “The Pilgrimage,” deeply moved by “Half of a Yellow Sun,” cautioned by “The Picture of Dorian Gray” and “Le Petit Prince” and educated by “Guns, Germs and Steel.” My aim is to be constantly reading books of different subject matters. favorite charity/cause? I do not have a favourite charity, but some of the issues that make quite an impression on me are homelessness and hunger. It is sometimes difficult to fathom that in a country such as the United States, and more particularly a wealthy city such as Washington, D.C., that there are so many people that are homeless and hungry. I volunteer at D.C. Central Kitchen Jesse Suskin

Global Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Google

Brian Sykora

Co-founder of Pleasant Pops

david tafuri

Partner, Patton Boggs

Karin Tanabe

Novelist, “The List” and “The Price of Inheritance”

Katherine Tarbox Writer

Neisha Taylor

Director of Business Development, The Webster Group

Steve Taylor

Principal Software Engineer, Invincea Inc.

Holly Thomas

D.C. Editor, Refinery29

Shaunna Thomas Co-founder, UltraViolet

Aureta Thomollari

President, D&A Luxury Consulting

Austin Thompson

Millennial Coordinator, SEIU

Erin Thornton

Global Policy Director, ONE

Nicole Tichon

Executive Director, Tax Justice Network USA

Emily Tisch sussman

Campaign Director, Center for American Progress

jessy tolkan

Chris Vieson

Deputy Director of Floor Operations, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.)

Mark Vlasic

Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown

Rachel Vogelstein

Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations; Director of Women and Girls Programs in the Office of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Clinton Foundation

Pranav Vora

Founder/CEO, Hugh and Crye

Jon Ward

Omar Woodard

Senior Political Reporter, Huffington Post

Principal,Venture Philanthropy Partners

Becca Glover Watkins Deputy Press Secretary, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.)

William “Pepper” Watkins

Management Consultant, Accenture

Jessica Wright Director of Scheduling, The White House

nyree wright Senior Vice President, MSL Group

katarina Weir

Executive Director,YOA Orchestra of the Americas

Patty Wu International Policy Consultant Director, C&M International

Hilary Wething

Senior Research Assistant, EPI

Stephanie Young

Christina Wilkie

National Press Secretary, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.)

Director, Campaign for Global Electric Vehicle Infrastructure

Figure Skater, US Olympic Team 2014

Ashley Wagner

Reporter, Huffington Post

Elliot Totah

John Wall

Senior Assistant to Dr. Jill Biden, The White House

USA Director, B’Tselem

Erica Williams

Ryan Zimmerman

President, The Oxbridge Group

Point Guard, The Washington Wizards

Lisa Bright Villacis

Amelia Wang

Attorney, Military Officers Association of America; State Director, Military Spouse JD Network

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Uri Zaki

Chief of Staff, Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.)

Social Impact Strategist, Speaker/ CEO, EWS Strategies

Jake Ward

David Williamson

Executive Director, App Developers Alliance

Third Baseman, Washington Nationals

Ivory Zorich Special Events Director, Motion Picture Association of America

Financial Analyst/Editor, The Motley Fool

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Juke box Baby Shake, rattle and roll with leather, stilettos and chains. PHOTOGRAPHY: Yassine El Mansouri assisted by Soufiane Laamine, www.yassinephoto.com WARDROBE: Will Lawry assisted by Andy Bridges for Capital Image MAKEUP: Flaminia Garioni, Fyubi Makeup & Brow Studio, www.fyubi.com HAIR: Kennisha Ford for Capital Image, www.styleseat.com/kennishaford MANICURE: Shae Jackson and Makeda Janifer, Haven Beauty Lounge, www.havenbeautylounge.com MODEL: Cari Funkhouser for T H E Artist Agency CHIEF SOUND AND LIGHTING ENGINEER, ROCK & ROLL HOTEL: Dennis Manuel EDITORIAL DIRECTOR: Anne Kim-Dannibale ASSISTANT EDITOR: Laura Wainman Editorial Assistant: Emily Parker Photographed at Rock & Roll Hotel, www.rockandrollhoteldc.com, with special thanks to co-owner and talent buyer Steve Lambert and marketing coordinator Molly Majorack.

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ST LAURENT “Spencer” jacket ($2,350), Hu’s Wear, 2906 M St., NW, 202-342-2020; SEVEN FOR ALL MANKIND black and gold damask jeans ($235), Bloomingdale’s, 5300 Western Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815, 240744-3700; ST LAURENT pumps ($875), Hu’s Shoes, 3005 M St., NW, 202-342-0202; Necklace stylist’s own.

DOLCE VITA “Gaffy” laser cut vegan leater strapless peplum top ($118), South Moon Under, 2700 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201, 703-807-4083; AQUA gray tulle skirt ($168), Bloomingdale’s, 5300 Western Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815, 240-744-3700; ST LAURENT pumps ($875), Hu’s Shoes, 3005 M St., NW, 202-342-0202; Bracelets stylist’s own.

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ust a few months into his post as executive director of the Gay Men’s Chorus, Chase Maggiano, 29, talks about balancing his love of performing with the business of music-making and taking the chorus to the next level.

WASHINGTON LIFE: As the new executive director, you must have inherited both good and bad aspects. What do you hope to achieve with the chorus? CHASEMAGGIANO  I’ll start by saying what I have inherited — one of the largest choruses in the city. It has been around for 33 years and has a really strong history of support. With that sense of community, history and pride there is a deep devotion to making sure that this chorus speaks to the whole city, because it’s where we started. Our first concert was at the Wilson Building, which was City Hall in 1981, at the invitation of former Mayor Marion Berry. From day one, we wanted to make sure that we are representatives of everyone here. One of the biggest goals that I have is to make sure that we start speaking to the rest of the city by marketing in places that are not traditionally LGBT-focused. We are just a really great, fun chorus and there is no reason why we can’t invite everyone else to come join us. WL: It has to help that you are a musician in your own right. How do you balance being a violinist and an administrator? CM It’s actually very challenging because operating a $1.1 million budget doesn’t give me as much time to perform as I would like to. I am trying to get around that by going to a concert on a spare night or sitting around the piano, singing and playing with friends. My family lives close by and they always love it when I come play at their church, which has been a nice opportunity to reconnect. I don’t get to play with the symphonies anymore. Once the wheels of the organization are spinning a little bit better, I intend to have a little more free time and let myself play a little more. WL: You are an accomplished violinist but spent

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many years in the technology sector. How did you come to this career path? CM The first person who ever told me that I could lead an arts organization was Michael Kaiser. He sat me down one day and said “you shouldn’t be doing what you are doing. You should be getting on a path to run an arts organization.” I wasn’t ready to do that yet, so I continued performing and enjoying the artist life. A year later, I came back to him and said I was ready to take it. His advice was to get an internship. I interned at Washington Performing Arts Society. It was short-lived because they quickly hired me. Through that, Jenny Bilfield, WPAS’ president, has been a total rock of a mentor. Even when she does not know it, I learn from her every day.

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WL: What piqued your interest in the violin? CM I actually wanted to play the viola, but I was already playing piano. My dad said the violin would be easier because I was already reading music in the treble clef. I grew up in Northern Virginia and I studied violin with several members of the National Symphony Orchestra and went through competitions. Ultimately, I decided that I did not want to make my bread and butter with the thing that I love. I wanted to do exactly what I am doing now, which is being involved in the arts without having to worry about putting food on the table. This way, I can choose when and where I play, making me a more fulfilled musician than I would have been otherwise. WL: How do you advocate for the LGBT community in the arts? CM Washington is a very gay-friendly city and more and more, there are people who embrace this community in such a way that we are

becoming less of our own group and invited into the city. We have also achieved a lot, and we are no longer trying to fight the same fight from the ’80s. The idea of equality is no longer just about us. It means that we have a chance to spread equality to all audiences through our music. WL: What can people expect when they attend a Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington concert? CM The first thing you should expect is a rich, blessed sound. When you get 275 men who are all great singers together, the sound reaches you in a way that is overpowering, mammoth and beautiful. You can also expect a little bit of fun [and] to be challenged. The arts are supposed to push limits a little and say what’s next in the choral world and where we are going. We want to be a part of that discussion. Don’t be surprised if you see us with other groups in the next year or so. Locally, we are working with a group called Many Voices. They work in African American churches to encourage the discussion and progressiveness around gay and transgender issues. Music is a great way to bring down walls and we are helping them to facilitate that conversation.

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WASHINGTON WEDDINGS Sally Stiebel and Mark Ein MARRIEDSEPTEMBER^ Mark Ein is a businessman and investor. He is CEO of Venturehouse Group and founder of the World TeamTennis’ Washington Kastles. Sally Stiebel, a UVA graduate, is a policy analyst with Mehlman Vogel Castagnetti, a government relations firm in Washington. THEWEDDING_ The grand affair took place at Ein and Stiebel’s new residence, the Beall-Washington House, formerly owned by Katharine Graham. Honeymoon in Lake Como, Italy. DETAILS_ The bride wore Vera Wang with Christian Louboutin heels. The groom wore a Brunello Cucinelli tuxedo; a custom Charvet tuxedo shirt; Tom Ford bowtie, cummerbund and shoes; and vintage Cartier studs and cufflinks. Wedding planner David Stark Design and Production, Donna Newman Photography, Films by Francesco Videography, catered by Design Cuisine, six-tier round cake by Fluffy Thoughts Cakes. Music by Élan Chamber Strings, Ira Gonzales 5 Piece Bossa Nova group, The Hot Sardines, DJ Hapa and The Village People, with a performance from the English Beat at the rehearsal dinner. SPECIALTOUCHES_Embedded in their custom monograms were the initials “EAWO” (everything always works out), which was the wedidng theme and the couple’s personal motto. NOTABLEGUESTS_ Sen. Mark Warner, Jonathan and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Valerie Jarrett, Larry Summers, Ted and Lynn Leonsis, Raul and Jean-Marie Fernandez, Kay Kendall and Jack Davies, Russ and Norma Ramsey, Mitch and Emily Rales, Reed and Delphine Krakoff, Josh and Marjorie Harris, Tony Blinken and Evan Ryan, Murphy Johnson.

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Erika Paola Gutierrez and Rodrigo Garcia MARRIEDMARCH^ Erika is the president and founder of epgPR, a Washington public relations firm. Rodrigo is the owner of Serendipity3 restaurant in Georgetown. THESTORY_The daughter of former Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez and the son of Marlena Cooke, the widow of former Redskins owner and billionaire businessman Jack Kent Cooke, met in 2008 through mutual friends. Two years later, they were engaged at Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys. THEWEDDING_Classic, romantic Latin-themed at Renaissance-style Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Miami, Fla. Honeymoon in Maldives. DETAILS_ The bride wore Marchesa gown and veil, gold Stuart Weitzman heels, her mother’s diamond tennis bracelet, an ivory rose in her hair and three long-stem lavender roses, the groom’s favorite. The groom wore an ivory tuxedo jacket and black tuxedo pants with a blackand-white pocket square. Produced by Jackie Ohh Events. Carlos Baez Photography, Mena Catering, Digby & Rose stationery, Gipsy Kings cover band, f lowers by Avant Gardens. SPECIALTOUCHES_Bilingual ceremony (Spanish/English), traditional Mexican lasso and gold coin blessing ceremonies. FAVORITEPART_ The bride’s dance with her father. “When it was time for us to dance, we barely moved. We just stood there and hugged each other,” Erica said. NOTABLEGUESTS_Mr. and Mrs. Rafat Mahmood, Esther Coopersmith, Morton and Grace Bender, former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Alphonso Jackson and Michael and Mariela Trager joined in the mix of Washington society and politicos.

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Jenée Moore and Gerald Padmore MARRIEDAUGUST^ Jenée is the daughter of high-tech executive Mark and Brenda Moore (who donated $1 million to the new Smithsonian African American History Museum). She is a student earning a second bachelor’s degree in fine arts photography at Howard University. Gerald is the son of Trypetus E. Cooper Padmore and Gerald Padmore Sr. and is an entrepreneur. THESTORY_Passionate volunteers, Jenée and Gerald met at a community organization function. Later, they ran into each other and exchanged numbers. Gerald proposed after the couple watched a Redskins game in the bride’s father’s owner’s suite at Fedex Field. THEWEDDING_ Four hundred guests were treated to a sumptuous affair organized by event planner Andre Wells, who heeded the couple’s desire for an elegant wedding and reception that mixed African culture and personal touches at Dunbarton Chapel and Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium. Honeymoon in Bora Bora, French Polynesia. DETAILS_The bride wore Pnina Tornai; the groom Tom James Company custom tuxedo. SPECIALTOUCHES_ A photo booth for guests, a 5-foot-tall Sylvia Weinstock cake and eight 15-foot-tall oak trees adorned with Spanish moss and candles adding to the reception’s enchanted forest ambience. FAVORITEPART_ When specialty entertainment act, The Drumatics, joined guests on the dance floor for an interactive jam session. NOTABLEGUESTS_ Celebrity DJ MC Lyte, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Earl Stafford, CEO and President of Northern Virginia Urban League Cynthia Dinkins.

Victoria Lee Ingenito and Taylor Rees Shapiro MARRIEDOCTOBER^ Victoria is a senior health policy analyst for UnitedHealth Group. Taylor covers the Fairfax County Public School System for the Washington Post.

THESTORY_ The daughter of a pharmaceutical executive and a thoroughbred horse breeder met the son of longtime Washington Post sportswriter Len Shapiro and Middleburg Life founder and Washington Life columnist Vicky Moon in 2004 while playing polo at Great Meadow in The Plains, Va. Taylor proposed during Washington National Cathedral’s candlelight Christmas Eve service before 3,000 onlookers. THEWEDDING_ An Art Deco ceremony at The Willard Hotel and Crystal Room combined the couple’s Jewish and Italian heritage. Honeymoon in Istanbul, Turkey and Paris, France. DETAILS_ The bride wore Jenny Packham with custom-made satin and pearl peep-toe pumps, her paternal grandmother’s 1920s diamond watch and wedding ring, maternal great grandmother’s early 1900s pearl drop earrings and grandfather’s powder-blue handkerchief. The groom wore white piqué tuxedo shirt, Indochino custom midnight-blue shawl-collar tuxedo, Maus & Hoffman black velvet tuxedo slippers with skull and crossbones and a Stout Woodworks wood wedding band. Wedding coordinator Christina Canalez. Live It Out Photography. Willard Chef O’Hanlan. William Arthur Stationery. Elan Artists and The Blue Tips Rhythm Review, Bill Enright of Edge Floral Design. SPECIALTOUCHES_The vows penned by Taylor, a longtime friend officiating as 85 guests surrounded the couple, the song “Digital Love” by favorite band Daft Punk reimagined by jazz group Elan Artists at ceremony’s end, 5,000 cookies baked by the bride’s mother. NOTABLEGUESTS_ A mix of Capitol Hill staffers and government contractors.

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Sandra Conchar and Aleco Bravo Greenberg MARRIEDJUNE ^ The only child of Karen and Robert Conchar, Sandra was raised an accomplished equestrian. He is a real estate investor and executive producer in Fresh Produce Entertainment and the stepson of the late Herman Greenberg and Mrs. Herman Greenberg, and the son of the late matador Jaime Bravo. THESTORY_ After rooting for Sandra, a former national sidesaddle champion, at a competition his family sponsored, Aleco introduced himself. They’ve been together ever since. THEWEDDING_ The sunset ceremony and reception took place at the groom’s family’s 1740 estate, Rutledge Farm, in Middleburg, Va. and was attended by 350 guests who enjoyed barbecue and dancing into the wee hours. Honeymoon in South Beach and West Palm Beach. DETAILS_ The bride wore Alfredo Angelo; the groom Ralph Lauren. Jordan Koepke Photography, cake by Little Apple Pastry Shop, flowers by Corner Garden and Music Now Entertainment. SPECIALTOUCHES_An American flag planted next to the couple representing Aleco’s stepfather who died in February 2010, sunflowers and Aleco playing matador with Sandra’s dress in honor of his father Jaime Bravo. FAVORITEPART_The bride’s arrival by horse-drawn carriage. NOTABLEGUESTS_A mix of Washington, Las Vegas and Hollywood plus Middleburg equestrians and polo players with presiding official Hon. William Newman and Sheila Johnson, flower girl Terry Moore, best man Preston and Anita Madden and ring bearer Jaime Bravo.

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Kiki Ryan and Tim Burger MARRIEDMARCH^ Kiki is a public relations manager at Susan G. Komen and former journalist with Politico, MSNBC and the Washington Examiner. Tim is a crisis communications consultant and writer and former journalist for Time, New York Daily News, Bloomberg, Roll Call and Legal Times. THESTORY_The couple met as reporters in 2009. He proposed August 2012 outside the famed Casino building on Southern California’s Catalina Island, the site of the bride’s parents’ first kiss over 50 years ago. THEWEDDING_Rustic Art Deco at Mission Santa Inés, decorated with historic frescoes with a reception at Sunstone Winery, Bride’s Cottage at Alisal Ranch. Honeymoon on the Paul Gaugin luxury cruise to Tahiti. DETAILS_The bride wore Carolina Herrera, a sterling rosary that the bride’s grandfather gave her mother on her wedding day, and her great-greatgrandmother’s cameo, Kate Spade shoes and her mother’s blue garter. The groom wore steel gray Burberry suit with a skinny black tie. Produced by Tara Bassi Party Design, Allyson Magda Photography, New West Catering, Digby Rose Stationery, music by KC Campbell of VOX DJs, f lowers by Mindy Rice. SPECIALTOUCHES_Side trips and nods to the location’s appearance in the wine-themed film “Sideways” and a hashtag and Instagram for friends’ photos of the wedding. “It was so fun being able to see everyone’s pictures — hundreds of them — in one spot,” the bride said. MEMORABLEMOMENT_The bride’s father’s toast, encouraging the couple to tell each other daily: “I love you more than yesterday.” “And we do,” said the bride. NOTABLEGUESTS_Polson Kanneth, editorial producer at “ABC World News withDiane Sawyer”; Politico Senior Producer Christine Delargy; Michael and Mary Kathryn Steel; Google’s Rob Saliterman; and former senior advisor to Pres. George W. Bush Barry Jackson.

Claire Anna Kimsey and Benjamin Bailey Edwards MARRIEDMAY ^ Anna is senior vice president and education practice director for Dutko Grayling. Benjamin is a policy director for Aviation, Science and Space at the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation THESTORY_The couple met in 2009 when Bailey struck up a conversation with her during a flight to Atlanta. In August 2011, while on a trip to New Orleans, he proposed at his favorite restaurant.

Alison Starling and Peter Alexander MARRIEDAPRIL^ Alison is an anchor with WJLA ABC7. Peter is the White House correspondent for NBC News. THESTORY_The couple met as reporters at competing news stations in Seattle in 2002. After a long-distance courtship, they got engaged beneath the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

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Sophia Hunt and Mark Stafford MARRIEDSEPTEMBER^ Sophia is the daughter of the late Yvonne Hunt and John Hunt Jr. She is a project manager for a government contractor. Mark is the son of philanthropists Earl and Amanda Stafford. He is CEO of Wentworth Group Entertainment and director of CAYA Ministries. THESTORY_Sophia met Mark through a mutual friend. After running into each other three times, the two finally sat down together over a meal where Mark realized he would marry Sophia one day. THEWEDDING_Alfred Street Baptist Church followed by a contemporary reception at Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium for the couple’s 325 guests. DETAILS_ The bride wore Ines DiSanto. The groom wore a custom-made tuxedo from Geoffrey Lewis Ltd Custom Tailors. SPECIALTOUCHES_Event planner Andre Wells helped bring the couple’s dream wedding to life with creative food stations offering West Indian and Soul Food paying homage to the couple’s cultural backgrounds, a six-tiered cake with elements from the bride’s gown, and artist Demont Pinder’s onsite portrait of the couple’s first dance. FAVORITEPART_ “The exchanging of vows was a very special moment. Seeing the reception at the historic Mellon and being surrounded by loved ones, sharing amazing food and dancing,” said the bride. NOTABLEGUESTS_ A mix of philanthropic and business leaders.

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veryone’s lasting memory is whether or not they had a great time. Music is the single-most driving force in determining the success of any wedding celebration.What can you do to ensure you have the best entertainment possible? When researching a band, there are five Andy Kushner critical elements: First, singers must not (Photo by Rodney Bailey) only present a professional and energetic image they must have amazing voices that move you emotionally. Second is the talent of the instrumentalists, which is often overlooked with a focus on the singers. The rhythm section establishes the musical feel getting people excited to dance.Third, lead singers must know how to connect and engage a crowd. It’s a highly specialized skill to not simply give a performance for people to dance to but rather to make every person feel like they are part of a shared experience. Fourth, the leader must be someone you can connect and relate with and who exhibits great leadership skills since they set the tone for the band, which then sets the tone for the party. Fifth is stability of reputation. It’s natural to have turnover just as in any business. Therefore, research their consistency of success. Ignore what talent providers say about themselves. Investigate press, awards and testimonials they have actually received. Seek out what other clients say about the act and the person who formed and leads them. Ask industry professionals whom they recommend and why. Bands provide more energy than a DJ, however, some people prefer to hear songs as they were originally recorded. Have a thorough meeting or call with your prospective DJ because they can make or break the party. Word of mouth is the best judge of how good they are at packing a dance floor. My personal philosophy is to custom-design the flow of the performance for each individual client and create an emotionally impactful experience. Most acts do what they do at every other person’s wedding. Each bride and groom has their own vision and so the entertainment must adjust their presentation to be unique to every client. Thoroughly research your options. If you have an event designer/planner, put them in touch with your entertainer’s point of contact early in the planning process. Express your personal vision. It is the day and time for you and every one of your guests to have the most amazing party you have dreamed of. Great planning and collaboration is what will make that dream come true!

Named a “Top 25 Trendsetter,” multi-award-winning entertainment designer Andy Kushner turns simple ideas into extraordinary celebrations by custom-designing music for each individual bride’s wedding. Among clients and top event designers and planners, Andy has a reputation for his precise attention to scale, budget and personalization. To learn more about how he is transforming the traditional way of doing things with entertainment, visit his website www.andykushner.com or contact him at 301-869-8855 and info@andykushner.com.

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Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, D.C. | PHOTOSBYALFREDOFLORES A STELLAR NIGHT: The team behind the 14th annual gala, chaired by Jim and Mai Abdo, shook things up — literally. The “bhangra-funk ambiance,” as the invitation promised, was delivered through Bollywood accents such as a bangle and bindi bar, bhangra dancers, henna artists, and lively performances from the Red Baraat Band. The eclectic theme breathed so much new energy into the evening that when the crowd got particularly rambunctious during the live auction, Griff Jenkins had to jump onto a table to bring a9ention back to the auctioneer. Despite the light-hearted atmosphere, the evening’s goals — to raise funds for the Starlight Children’s Foundation and to honor Curtin Winsor III, who died unexpectedly in December 2012 — were splendidly surpassed.

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BID FOR A CURE: More than 500 guests showed their support for melanoma research at this fi+h annual gala where 60 percent of the guests were continuing supporters. As always, the evening is a careful balance between a fun night out featuring a lively auction, dinner and dancing and an emotional reminder of the fight against melanoma with a video featuring affected families challenging the audience to donate so that others won’t suffer. This year’s video drew $100,000 in 30 minutes.

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Kennedy Center | PHOTOSBYTONYPOWELL BUON NATALE: The Choral Arts Society’s 33rd holiday concert and gala took supporters to Italy thanks to this year’s honorary patrons, Italian Amb. Claudio Bisogniero and his wife Laura Denise. The Bisognieros infused the evening with a li9le dolce vita with Italian carols during the concert, rare silent auction items and homemade sweet potato gnocchi and braised short ribs at dinner. Later on, guests hit the dance floor to the strains of popular band Round Midnight, helping to raise $575,000 by evening’s end for the organization’s many outreach programs.

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SAKS JANDEL FASHION SHOW Saks Jandel | PHOTOSBYARVINESKANDAMIA HIT PARADE: Washington’s fashionable set joined hosts Amy Baier, Jean-Marie Fernandez, Mae Haney Grennan, Cindy Jones and Carrie Marrio at Saks Jandel’s much-anticipated annual holiday brunch and fashion show. This year’s event, beneďŹ ting Children’s National, featured designers Hanako Maeda of ADEAM and Rubin Singer who each sent showstoppers from their respective Spring/ Summer 2014 collections down the runway. The buying was guilt-free as 10 percent of the proceeds went straight to the hospital. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWW WASHINGTONLIFE COM

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“Evermay,� Georgetown | PHOTOSBYNESHANNALTCHAYAN WHODUNIT?: Mystery and intrigue were the themes of the S&R Foundation’s inaugural “Night Nouveau� with guests trying to solve a succession of murders throughout the mansion, including a poisoning, a shooting and tragic tumble down the grand staircase. The crowd of young professionals noshed on nibbles and sipped cocktails from local restaurant favorites (Daikaya, El Centro, Georgetown Cupcake, Jake’s American Grill, Petworth Citizen, Room 11 and Sushiko) as they tried to guess the identity of the culprit among them. Partygoers celebrated the mystery’s solution at a silent disco in the ballroom and garden (each dancer received a pair of headphones) with Heist deejay Chuck Koch. Aside from the light-hearted revelry, the evening celebrated the foundation’s many accomplishments, including the launch of the Illuminate series, the Evermay Chamber and Artist-in-Residence program. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWW WASHINGTONLIFE COM

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Ronald Reagan Building | PHOTOSBYALFREDOFLORES WEARING THE WHITE HAT: This inaugural event was jointly hosted by the White Hat Organization, a group of Washington area cyber security professionals dedicated to protecting at-risk children, and Children’s National Health System — a pairing that brought more than 300 supporters together for a festive evening of cocktails, dinner, casino games and live entertainment. The evening raised more than $325,000 for Children’s National’s specialty care services for local children in need.

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Echostage | PHOTOS BY ALFREDO FLORES AN ADULT FAIRYTALE: For its fourth annual Winter Wonderland, Art Soirée pulled out all the stops to ensure all 800 guests enjoyed themselves in the enchanted winter forest. “It was pretty much a non-stop four hour concert,” said Art Soiree co-founder Tati Pastukhova. More than 20 performance artists participated with live body painting, video projections and dancing added to the mix depicting the story of a cold Ice Queen who masks her soft heart behind a wall of ice, which fairytale creatures try to melt. View all the photos at www.washingtonlife.com

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While the men smoke cigars and watch boxing matches at “Fight Night,â€? the women gather at this ladies’ night out. This year’s event featured a “Great Gatsbyâ€? theme with keynote speaker and ďŹ rst-time a9endee, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. The evening raised more than $500,000 for domestic violence.

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6IPE\IH)PIKERGI Event designer Andre Wells and wife Robyn create a Gold Coast oasis far from the madding crowd. BY ANNE KIM-DANNIBALE PHOTOS BY TONY BROWN

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s you walk into the cozy Gold Coast home that event designer Andre Wells shares with his wife Robyn, an attorney, and their 8-year-old son, Christopher, you are struck by how down-to-earth it all is. Decorated in creamy neutrals with pops of vibrant color, it’s a much less formal setting than the extravagantly glamorous Hollywood affairs and society weddings which he plans through Events by Andre Wells, one of Washington’s top special events firms. When you have spent 11 years designing more than 4,000 gatherings for such high-profile clients as Black Entertainment Television, Walt Disney, Aretha Franklin and President Barack Obama, not to mention racking up airline miles traveling from Washington to Los Angeles and New York, it’s no wonder that the first thing Andre wants to do when he comes home is relax with his family. When they do entertain, more often than not it’s casual get-togethers centered around the couple’s dining room table — a sentimental piece, purchased shortly after they married in 1997. Rare nights out often end with different groups of friends migrating back to the Wells’ home for late-night pizza and jockeying over who gets to cuddle up on the loveseat in the sunroom — a universally favored spot. “A formal thing is afternoon brunch, with no real theme,” Robyn says. “Then we’ll sit at the table. Andre takes care of those planning duties at home.” “I just make it look pretty, she makes it taste good,” Andre says with a smile. “She’s fast. I’m really slow so you don’t want me to cook.” The couple met in Washington through mutual college friends and bought a house in LeDroit Park soon after they were married. After Christopher was born they realized they needed a more “kid-friendly” space. They came upon the Federal Colonial with a sprawling magnolia tree anchored in front while driving by one afternoon seven years ago. They loved the exterior, but the interior — a

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PREVIOUS PAGE, CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: A bright and sunny foyer with original black and white floor tiles welcomes visitors to the Wells home. Just above the still life, the Wells’ framed wedding stationery reminds guests of the couple’s traditional roots. Andre, Robyn and son Christopher enjoy unwinding in the popular sunroom where many dinner guests have fallen asleep. Christopher’s room is a riot of basketball paraphernalia. THIS PAGE, TOP: The living room exudes casual yet elegant style with a mix of old and new furnishings from area shops. An overall neutral color palette shows off the couple’s African American art collection. The player piano makes entertaining for this events guru easy while neat stacks of art books and magazines in every room provide ready inspiration. The yellow buffet found at an antique shop in Bethany Beach is multifunctional, adding a visual anchor to the formal dining room and storing Christopher’s many games.

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1980s color scheme of peach and sky blue — had to go. The worn wall-to-wall carpets were pulled up to reveal impeccable hardwood floors and the walls were painted a more cohesive palette of beige, soft mocha and eggshell, with a touch of glamorous gold rippling through the wall treatment in the dining room. “We didn’t have to do much, just cosmetic stuff,” Andre remembers. Andre and Robyn took on the task of decorating themselves, using a mix of old and new. Antique store finds and contemporary pieces from local shops like AndBeige and Miss Pixies commingle in harmony like well-behaved guests at an intimate dinner party. A glossy black grand player piano in the corner entertains with Big Band hits, while colorful pieces from Harlem Renaissance artist William H. Johnson and Charles Gibb brighten the space along with the couple’s framed wedding stationery and family photos. The second floor is a much more grounded affair. Christopher’s exuberant drawings greet guests at the top of the stairs, setting the stage for his room — a riot of basketball tchotchkes for the budding hoops player. Next door, Andre and Robyn’s master bedroom is a study in understatement, a calm corner in an otherwise bustling household. “It’s important to us to be comfortable,” Andre says as he tidies up. “We also want to be stylish, but not like ‘you can’t touch that.’ I like neat, which is hard because many times you don’t come home until late. The three of us live very active lives.” Busy schedules aside, they are also considering adding another project to their already-full to-do list. The kitchen — though tidy and functional — is overdue for an update. When they do find the time, their ideal kitchen will likely express the ease and comfort of a beachside cottage with

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clean lines and a black-and-white color scheme. The footprint will remain the same — no bulldozing into the dining room for these traditionalists who have what Andre calls “old-school values.” “I really like having a formal dining room,” Robyn notes. “Most people don’t have formal dining rooms anymore.They have that ‘great’ room with the kitchen. If you’re entertaining, you do not want to sit and see the dirty dishes.” You’d expect no less from a couple that insisted on a black-tie, seven o’clock formal wedding and lists Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta and Ina Garten as dream dinner guests — giants in the world of style and entertaining. But you can be sure that after all that elegance, by evening’s end, ties will be loosened and happy guests will be jockeying for space on that sunroom couch.

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above the entry hall. The “breakfast,” catered by Susan Gage, included chicken potpie, spinach salad, egg frittata and lamb chop lollipops. Betsee Parker hosted a formal hunt breakfast at her historic “Huntland” estate for the Piedmont Fox Hounds. With a 6 p.m. start time, the gentlemen wore black tie and “scarlet if convenient,” which translates to those male Robert Mihlbaugh and Rachel Harshman hosted a hunt country breakfast at members of the hunt entitled their ‘Tarleton Farm.’ (Photo by Middleburg Photo) to wear it, please do so. roducing a “hunt breakfast” is an For this soiree, guests gathered in the ballroom entertaining art in Middleburg as well as soprano Lauren Stroman sang three arias. A as certain swish foxhunting pockets classical pianist and a harpist performed and around the country. The name alone is actually foxhunter Bobby Dreyer blew the coaching horn a misleading term because it’s held in the calling all to dinner. Several weeks later Parker afternoon once the horses and riders have again opened her home, this time for a black-tie returned from a lively gallop over jumps across hunt breakfast for the Middleburg Hunt. the countryside. Robert Mihlbaugh and Rachel Harshman “In days gone by, it was a simple affair of wrapped up the season and entertained members eggs, pancakes and waffles,” says Lenny Hale, a of the Middleburg Hunt at their “Tarleton Farm” lifelong foxhunting enthusiast, adding that the for a traditional afternoon hunt breakfast. No highlight back then was a cup of hot bouillon caterer here. Instead Rachel said she “cooked with vodka. “It hit the right spot after a cold all night” preparing chicken and dumplings and morning out riding.” other goodies for the 200-plus guests. The decades-long progression to a more Meanwhile, what better place to spend a sophisticated gourmet delight might have to do quiet and restful Nov. 22 on the 50th anniversary with the guest list. These days it includes not of President John F. Kennedy’s death than in only the serious participants and landowners Middleburg where the family enjoyed many within the hunt territory, but also friends from memorable moments. Fresh off a spectacular far and near. reunion gathering of Kennedy White House Consider a few recent elegant affairs… staffers, campaign members, historians and family Shannon and Jim Davis hosted the Orange at her Spring Valley home in Washington, Nancy County Hunt at their “Hillmount Farm.” As Dutton enjoyed a luncheon in her honor at the guests entered, waiters were circulating with Middleburg Tennis Club. trays of Bloody Marys, white wine or sparkling Dutton and her late husband, Fred Dutton water. A string trio from the Community Music (a special assistant to the president), met while School of the Piedmont (which Shannon helped working in the White House and she has start 19 years ago) played softly from a balcony maintained close contact with many alumni.

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And finally in real estate news, the local buzz has been all about the recent sale of the 133-acre property most recently known as “Foxmount Farm.” It’s been sold to Wyatt Properties LLC for $3.3 million. The transaction went through the offices of Thomas and Talbot with John Coles and Mary Ann McGowan as agents for buyer and seller. This property has a rich and colorful history. It was sold by Patricia and Donald Brennan, who also own “Llangollen,” the one-time Liz Whitney Tippet farm. Llangollen is now home to the Virginia International Polo Club run by their daughter, Maureen Brennan. The Brennans purchased “Foxmount” from the late Washington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke, who called it “Kent Farm.” The contemporary home was built by Cooke in 1985 and includes a pool. The property also contains a magnificent 12stall horseshoe stable where Sen. John Warner (who sold the farm to Cooke) spent many hours with his beloved hunters.Then known as “Atoka Farm,” it was much larger, but portions have since been sold off. Warner and his then wife, actress Elizabeth Taylor, were married there and together, they hosted the popular Atoka Suppers. There is a manager’s residence and two tenant houses along with two charming stone guesthouses. Plenty of extras for many horse activities include an indoor schooling ring, runin sheds and a new riding ring.

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Puttin’ on the Ritz Two area penthouses sell for $5 million apiece, setting records for 2013 BY STAC E Y G R A Z I E R P FA R R

2957 Newark St. NW sold to a retired pulmonary surgeon from Florida and his wife for $1.8 million.

THE DISTRICT Penthouse 1F at the Ritz Carlton Residences at  SOUTH STREET NW recently sold for $5.2 million, making it the most expensive condominium transaction in the Washington area in 2013, according to TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. It was last sold in 2005 for $3.1 million. The three-bedroom unit features a 36-foot living room overlooking the Potomac River, marble gallery leading to the master suite and a large library. Christopher Ritzert and Christie Weiss of TTR Sotheby’s were the listing agents. Washington Fine Properties’ Matt

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McCormick was the buyer’s agent. David and Ruth Schaeffer purchased  KALORAMA ROAD NW for $4.5 million from Stephen and Dolores Wolf. Stephen Wolf is chairman of R.R. Donnelley, a Chicago-based communications company and former CEO of United Airlines and US Airways. The five-bedroom 1936 French Provincial-style property was completely restored and renovated in 2010 to feature a gracious floor plan for entertaining, gourmet kitchen with adjoining family room, lowerlevel au pair suite, impressive gardens and a two-car attached garage. Washington Fine

Properties’ William F. X. Moody, Robert Hryniewicki, and Adam Rackliffe were the listing agents while TTR Sotheby’s Michael Rankin represented the buyer. Edward Grubb and Kathleen deLaski sold    TH STREET NW for $3,495,000 to an anonymous buyer who purchased the 1850 detached brick Federal townhouse with four bedrooms through a private trust. DeLaski is president of The deLaski Family Foundation, a leading Washington area grant-maker in education and the arts. Washington Fine Properties’ Anne Hatfield Weir and Heidi Hatfield were the listing agents. William F. X. Moody, Robert Hryniewicki, and Adam Rackliffe were the buyer’s agents. Retired histor ian Richard E. Jorgenson sold   NEWARK STREET NW for $1.8 million to Washington newcomers Dr. Lalit and Anubha Gupta. Dr. Gupta is a retired pulmonary surgeon from Florida. Jorgenson, who lived in the property for almost 40 years, is very active in the Historical Society of Cleveland Park. The picturesque appearance of the century-old house helped set the spirit for the neighborhood which led to its reputation as a perfect small-town neighborhood within the capital. Famed Washington architect A. H. Sonneman included a turret, a palladian window and an expansive wrap-around porch to achieve the property’s original 1909 charm. The house is presently undergoing complete restoration by Outerbridge Horsey, AIA, of Washington. Washington Fine Properties’ Anne Hadfield Weir was the listing agent, while Washington Fine Properties’ Bobbie Brewster represented the buyers.

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MARYLAND K&L Gates law firm partner Lawrence Lanpher sold GRAFTONSTREET in Chevy Chase Village to C. Bowdoin (“Bowdy”) Train, a local money manager, and his wife Georgina Sanger, an executive at consulting firm Everfi, for $2.4 million. The classic 1910 sevenbedroom stucco residence features a gracious entry foyer, living room with coffered ceiling and fireplace, and a generous dining room with original built-in cabinetry. Washington Fine Properties’ Margot Wilson was the listing agent. Mark McFadden, also of Washington Fine Properties, was the buyer’s agent. Colin and Anne Dyer set a record for most expensive condominium purchased in Maryland in 2013 when they purchased   WISCONSINAVENUE  in Chevy Chase

for $5 million from a private trust. Mr. Dyer is president and CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle commercial real estate brokerage firm. The 4,500-square-foot, three-bedroom, five-bathroom penthouse at the Parc Somerset boasts tree-top views and unique finishes like ambient lighting from coffered ceilings, paneled wood library, master suite with private study, walls of windows, chef ’s kitchen, and a whopping five-car garage. Long & Foster’s Angelika Suisman was the listing agent. McEnearney Associates’ Bret Brown was the buyer’s agent. Benjamin and Faith Psillas purchased   THORNAPPLESTREET for $1,710,000 from Mary Ann Garrett. Mr. Psillas is president of Allpoint, a surcharge-free ATM company. The five-bedroom Colonial in Chevy Chase was built in 1928 and features four finished levels,

including tall ceilings and arched windows, a two story-garage, basement recreation room, and a brick terrace bordering a well-manicured tree-covered lot. Long & Foster’s Frances Darby was the listing agent while Washington Fine Properties’ Eileen McGrath was the buyer’s agent.

VIRGINIA Doug Mcginn bought  NDROAD NORTH in Arlington for $2,081,000 from Alan Rogers, a former Air Force major general and

currently an advisor for the Kogod School of Business at American University. The fivebedroom residence built in 1940 in Country Club Hills was recently renovated to include top-of-the-line amenities. Long & Fosters’ Karen Close was the listing agent, while RE/ MAX’s Jeffrey Beall was the buyer’s agent.

PROPERTYLINES CAMELOT RETREAT: Wexford, the Fauquier County estate built by John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy, is on the market for a cool $7,950,000. The property, set amid rolling fields lined with stone fences and trees, was constructed in 1963. The couple only visited the four-bedroom estate twice before JFK was assassinated. HATCHERSMILLROAD in Marshall, Va. includes a pool, tennis court, pond, and 166 acres of land just three miles outside of Middleburg. Patricia Burns of Middleburg Real Estate is the listing agent. HUNTSMAN’S PIED-Á-TERRE: John Huntsman has listed    LEROY PLACE NW for $4.2 million. The politician and former Republican presidential candidate bought the property in 2010 for $3.6 million from Wordperfect founder Bruce Bastian. The five-bedroom Federal-style house in Kalorama was built in 1911 and features a gourmet kitchen, exquisite master bath and a wrap-around patio. PICTURE PERFECT: Painter Carolyn Egeli, the daughter of noted Norwegian painter, Bjorn Egeli, has listed her Valley Lee estate at   GLEBELANE for $1,995,000. The waterfront retreat sits on 21 acres fronting Herring Creek near St. Mary’s City with a private 1,350-foot shoreline and private pier. The five-bedroom farmhouse also boasts a renovated gourmet kitchen, artist’s studio and a wrap-around porch. Washington Fine Properties’ Bobbie Brewster is the listing agent.

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PRETTY IN THE PALISADES: Brenden and Carey Macpherson have listed  SHERIER PLACENW for $1,685,000. The Arts and Crafts five bedroom in the heart of the Palisades was recently expanded and renovated by Chryssa Wolfe. The house boasts a formal living room, dining room, library and an extra large family

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room. The large chef’s kitchen features Wolf and Viking appliances while the exterior includes a koi pond, landscaped yard, and a screened-in porch. Beasley’s Ross Vann is the listing agent. Send real estate news to Stacey Grazier Pfarr at editorial@washingtonlife.com.

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This 3,250-square-foot apartment occupies one of the largest floor plans in the 162-unit LISTING AGENT: building of The West End Residences at the Ritz-Carlton. Built in 2000 and completely Jim Bell, 202607-4000; renovated and designed by Darryl Carter, this custom-designed home has three bedrooms Beasley Real and three-and-a-half baths and is a premiere urban alternative to a suburban lifestyle. Sliding Estate, LLC wall panels made of raw porcelain separate the dining and formal living room from the family room, kitchen, and bedrooms. While the master bedroom has a private balcony, the master bathroom has Ann Sacks stone work throughout, large glass-walled shower with dual shower heads and a separate soaking tub. Two additional bedrooms feature en-suite bathrooms with marble throughout, and custom floor-toceiling bookcases in each room.

LYONVILLAGE   N?HERNDONSTREET^ARLINGTON^VA This custom home blends with historic residences in a vibrant and desirable Arlington community. Built by BCN Homes for its exacting owner in 2007, this stately Colonial brings the best of the best to this historic community. Starting with a classic center hall floor plan on four levels, the approximately 6,400-square-foot home is upgraded and customized both inside and out. From the Crestron full home Audio/Video System spanning 14 rooms to the custom wainscoting and built-ins to the hand-selected tiles and lower level HD projection TV, the residence offers top-of-the-line finishes around every turn.

ASKING PRICE $2,825,000 LISTING AGENT John Eric, 703-798-0097; TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

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DIXIEPLACE^MCLEAN^VA Located on a 1.2-acre private oasis in the heart of McLean, this customdesigned residence has been masterfully renovated to include over 6,500 square feet of living space. The bright and open interior offers serene views of the surrounding woods and meandering stream.With a functional floor plan, highquality millwork, over-sized windows, lofty ceilings and exquisite finishes, it is ideal for gracious living and entertaining. Minutes from downtown Washington and Tyson’s Corner, the house is also convenient to parks, shopping and major commuter routes.

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Meticulously renovated by noted architect Anthony Barnes, this prewar residence has hosted Presidents and offers rich history with modern amenities. Interior spaces include a reception hall with hand-carved balustrade, banquet-sized dining room, formal living room and sunken library, all with gas-log fireplaces, plus a media room, caterer’s kitchen and five bedroom suites. A second dining room leads to a finely crafted glass conservatory built in the U.K., and reassembled to become a gourmet kitchen with 18-foot-high glass ceiling and panoramic vistas of Normanstone Park.The owner suite has a balcony, dressing room and marble bath.The house also has a two-car garage, flagstone terrace, landscaped gardens and swimming pool. 92

ASKING PRICE $2,245,000 LISTING AGENT: Steve Wydler, 703-873-5020; Wydler Brothers, Long & Foster

ASKING PRICE $7,900,000 LISTING AGENT William F. X. Moody, Robert Hryniewicki & Adam Rackliffe, 202-243-1620; Washington Fine Properties

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MYWASHINGTON David Gregory, host, NBC News’ ‘Meet the Press’ WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN POLITICIANS EVADE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS WITH BLUFF AND PREVARICATION? I follow up. I try to make it a conversation, but I am also ready to remind them when they have said something different than what they are saying now.

that when I spoke French during a press conference, I was speaking to Chirac and not Bush!

YOUR MOST SURPRISING OR UNEXPECTED MOMENT ON THE SHOW? My most surprising interview was certainly Vice President Joe Biden. When he changed his position on gay marriage, he forced the President to do the same earlier than he planned. It was a surprise and a reminder of the reach and impact of “Meet the Press.” WHO WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO HAVE ON “MEET THE PRESS”? I would like to have Hillary Clinton on for the whole hour. I’ve been working hard to get NFL Commissioner Roger Gooddell as well as Mark Zuckerberg.

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WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO NEXT? I’m doing exactly what I love to do.

DO YOU SENSE THAT POLITICAL DIVISIVENESS IS INCREASING OR ON THE WANE? With regard to the current climate in Washington, I don’t think the polarization is on the wane. I do think Republicans have stepped back from the kind of confrontational stance that would shut down the government. DO YOU EVER PONDER THE SIGNIFICANCE OF SITTING IN TIM RUSSERT’S SEAT AND HIS LEGACY? Tim is a huge part of the legacy of “Meet the Press.” But, after five years as moderator, I try to focus on making the program my own and pushing forward into a new generation.

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HOW MANY LANGUAGES DO YOU SPEAK AND DO YOU EVER GET ASKED ABOUT ASKING JACQUES CHIRAC A QUESTION IN FRENCH? I speak French, but I would need to live there for a while to be fluent. People forget

MY TOP SPOTS 1. My favorite gym is Synergy Fitness (2000 15th St. N., Arlington, Va.) in Rosslyn. 2. Favorite spot for a drink is Off-The-Record (800 16th St. NW) bar in the Hay-Adams Hotel. 3. Great date place with my wife is Central Downtown (1001 Pennsylvania Ave. NW). 4. Equinox (818 Connecticut Ave. NW) is my favorite lunch spot with politicos or White House figures. 5. Another favorite spot to have coffee or just to sit is in the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol. 6. We love Nationals Stadium (1500 S. Capitol St. SE) because we are big baseball fans and all three of my kids play locally.

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HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO STAY GROUNDED BY REMAINING A PART OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY VERSUS THE HIGH-FLYING NETWORK LIFESTYLE? The thing I love about Washington is that there is a great community here that is independent of “official” D.C. With three young kids, I feel really connected to that community and this is a very comfortable place to live.

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SHARE A FAVORITE PERSONAL ANECDOTE. I’ll never forget when a woman in New Hampshire came up to me and said that she loved watching me because my hair is white and fluffy like hers!


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