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This custom-built 2 BR, 2.5 BA 2,700 sf penthouse offers an expansive floor plan, a deck with stunning views, and 2-car parking.

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This renovated 6 BR, 5.5 BA home features eat-in kitchen, finished LL, and master suite with walk-in closet and study. A patio, outdoor kitchen, putting green, and garage complete this offering.

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Recently completed stone and cedar craftsman style home features a chef’s kitchen, high ceilings, custom millwork, double sided FP & upstairs family lounge opening to a screened porch with views.

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Newly Priced Victorian semi-detached home on coveted block features expansive living and entertaining spaces and offers 5 BRs and 3.5 BAs.

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Arthur Keyes designed this residence for his family in 1949. 4,475 sf, 4 BRs, 3 and 2 half BAs, an open plan with library, conservatory, and spa with resistance pool and sauna.

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Elegant Federal-style 4 BR, 4.5 BA home offers top-level master suite with sitting area, 2nd floor master suite with full bath, parking, and deep garden.

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This rare 5.07 acre parcel offers views of the Bull Run Mountains and the Blue Ridge. The main residence is 4BR/4.5BA and is surrounded by gardens, a pool, and guesthouse.

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Washington D.C. International Wine & Food Festival The festival, in its 15th year, is an epicurean adventure with tastings, food pairings and wine education. Oenophiles and gastronomes will enjoy three days of signature events, master classes and wine dinners. Tickets are $20. For details, visit www. Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.



Valentine’s Day Auction Kickoff Neptune Fine Art and Robert Brown Gallery host an exhibition and silent auction of over 40 prints, drawings and Chinese antiquities with opening bids starting at $250. Artists include Jennifer Bartlett, Mel Bochner, Chuck Close, William Kentridge, Robert Longo and Donald Sultan. The Valentine’s Day Kick-Off will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. For details, visit Georgetown’s Book Hill, 1662 33rd St., NW. Presidents Day Beer Festival Drink the District celebrates Presidents Day by recognizing the accomplishments of area young professionals in a fun and festive environment, featuring unlimited tastings of more than 50 beers, live entertainment and some of D.C.’s best food trucks. Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. For details, visit Dock 5 at

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Tea, Chocolate and Valentines A variety of 18th- and 19th-century teas and chocolates will be introduced by a costumed interpreter, who will lead a guided tour of the 1816 Tudor Place mansion after the tea. Particpants will also view a special display of Valentine’s Day cards. Tickets are $30 ($25 for Tudor Place members). For details, visit Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31st St., NW.


Living the Dream...Singing the Dream The Choral Arts Chorus and the WPAS Men, Women and Children of the Gospel Choirs perform music that has given voice to humanitarian causes over the years. The concert is a joyful celebration at which the audience is encouraged to lift their hands in praise, clap, stomp and sing along. For details, visit www. John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St., NW


Georget Washington’s Plateau and the Presidential Table Curator Erin Kuykendall gives a lecture about the fine French porcelain, English glassware and rare American-made mahogany plateau that adorned the Washingtons’ dining rooms. Tickets for the lecture only are $10 ($8 for Tudor Place members). Tickets including a box lunch are $25 ($20 for members).

For details, visit Tudor Place Historic House and Garden, 1644 31st St., NW.


“Snow-Storm in August” Book Signing Dumbarton House and the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the District of Columbia host a talk and book signing by distinguished journalist Jefferson Morley, author of “Snow-Storm in August: Washington City, Francis Scott Key, and the Forgotten Race Riot of 1835.” For details, visit Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St., NW.


“Rising from Ashes” in Arlington The Arlington Cinema & Drafthouse presents a special screening of “Rising From Ashes,” the award-winning feature-length documentary about Rwanda’s first-ever national cycling team. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. For details, visit 2903 Columbia Pike, Arlington, Va.

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A WINNter Affair This 3rd annual gala, organized by the Young Professionals Council of the Children’s Inn at NIH, is an opportunity to support the Inn’s mission and enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dancing featuring DJ Neekola. For details, visit The Powerhouse, 3255 Grace St., NW. The Aging Male Face A light brunch will be served at this informal discussion featuring plastic surgeons Paul G. Ruff IV, M.D., F.A.C.S., and Michael J. Reilly, M.D.; dermatologist Terrence Keaney, M.D.; and prosthodontist Keith Progebin, D.D.S. For details, email St. Gregory Hotel, 2033 M St., NW.


“Etched” at Old Print Gallery The Old Print Gallery holds an opening reception for “Etched,” an exhibition celebrating the long legacy of printmakers who specialize in and focus on etching as a way of image making. The show also highlights new technical advances in etching, including etchings printed in color and finished by hand and

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Wisconsin Avenue Traffic: 2 Lanes Return to Glover Park; 35th at Wisconsin to Go TwoWay As expected and previously reported, it’s back to the way it was for the traffic lanes on Wisconsin Avenue between Calvert Street and 34th Street. The District Department of Transportation plans to complete the changes in late March. The dedicated left-turn lanes will be erased. Two lanes in each direction will return to the avenue, as existed before the DDOT re-do two years ago.

first -- which will allow time for construction. There will also be time for community comment. Crosswalks will be changed or moved. One of the two lights at Whitehaven and Wisconsin will be eliminated.

CRIME Report Hold-ups at TD Bank and Domino’s Pizza; Smash & Grab at Michael Kors -- The TD Bank at 1611 Wisconsin Ave., NW, was robbed Jan 31 around 6:30 p.m., according to the Metropolitan Police Department and the FBI.

The DDOT attempted to slow down traffic along the Glover Park corridor of Wisconsin Avenue, but the changes led to major traffic slowdowns in the area. The community complaints were heard, and the change back was approved. There will still be some traffic calming signs at Garfield Street. Part of the changes that continue for Wisconsin Avenue is the plan for a traffic light at 35th Street and Wisconsin -- as well as traffic going both ways on that one block of 35th. As it has been for years, 35th at Wisconsin is open in southbound traffic. One cannot drive north from 35th Street onto Wisconsin Avenue. The subject was described as a black male, with a medium build and facial hair. He was described as wearing a gray That configuration will change. It will be a hooded sweatshirt with another black hooded sweatshirt two-phase job with the traffic light being set up underneath, a black winter hat and blue jeans.

According to the FBI: “On Friday, at 6:36 p.m., an unknown male entered the TD Bank located, in Washington, D.C. The subject approached a teller, presented a note threatening that he had a gun and demanding money. After receiving an undisclosed amount of cash, the subject fled the bank on foot, heading south on Wisconsin Avenue and then east on Q Street. … The subject was described as a black male, with a medium build and facial hair. He was described as wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with another black hooded sweatshirt underneath, a black winter hat and blue jeans.” A reward of $5,000 for information on this crime is offered by the FBI, which adds: “The FBI/MPD Violent Crimes Task Force is investigating this bank robbery and requests that anyone with information call the FBI at 202-278-2000 or MPD’s tip line at 202-727-9099. Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the police department’s TEXT TIP LINE by text messaging 50411.” -- Also, a TD Bank on 7th Street, NW, was robbed Feb. 3. -- Domino’s Pizza at 3255 Prospect St., NW, was robbed after the Super Bowl, Feb. 3, with six men -- all of whom were armed -demanded money from the register. No other information is available at this time.

-- The glass door of the Michael Kors store at 3105 M St., NW, was smashed at 3:49 a.m., Feb. 11. The thief took purses and watches, according to MPD, which is reviewing video and continuing its investigation.

Community Calendar Friday, 7:30 p.m., Feb. 15 – 41st Annual Cherry Tree Massacre, Gaston Hall, Georgetown University. It includes a cappella groups from Georgetown and other universities. For details, visit

Saturday, 1 p.m., Feb. 22 – “Archaeology in Georgetown and the District of Columbia,” Peabody Room, Georgetown Public Library, 3260 R St., NW – 202-727-0233. City archaeologist Ruth Trocolli and her staff will talk about recent digs, especially involving finds from a burial site in Georgetown; special collections librarian Jerry McCoy will also be there. Saturday, 7 p.m., Feb. 22 – CAG presents Concerts in the Park kick-off party at Pinstripes, the new bowling, bocce and bistro located in Georgetown Park (entrance on Wisconsin Avenue at the C&O Canal). Co-chaired by Colman Riddell, Jennie Reno and Jennifer Altemus, the adults-only benefit helps cover the cost of the CAG summer concerts, which are free and open to all: $85 for CAG members; $95, non-members.

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Georgetown 2028’ BY RO BE RT DEVANEY


he Georgetown Business Improvement District, with the formal launch of the Georgetown 2028 15-Year Action Plan, reports that it is taking “a strategic approach to building an economically stronger and more sustainable commercial district.” While the plan has been reported on for months in various media, including in The Georgetowner, the Georgetown BID is already moving ahead for some of its more eye-catching recommendations -- there are 75 -- that includes: accelerating the schedule to bring Metro to Georgetown, revitalizing the C&O Canal and considering an aerial gondola between Rosslyn and Georgetown. According to the BID, “the Georgetown 2028 Plan was eight months in the making, anchored by a 21-member task force and supported by three working groups that focused on transportation, economic development and public space. More than 200 community members, representing a broad spectrum of the neighborhood, contributed ideas and suggestions. The community successfully collaborated, reaching consensus, on the necessary steps to enhance the Georgetown experience for visitors, residents,

business owners and the people who work here.” “The Georgetown 2028 Plan preserves what is great about Georgetown, fixes what is broken and creates what is missing,” says the BID’s CEO Joe Sternlieb. “The plan allows for more economic activity with no additional negative impact on the community.” The BID says that work has already begun on 30 of the 75 recommendations, please visit for the full story and details.

Bank of Georgetown Branch Named for Co-founder Curtin Winsor Bank of Georgetown announced last week the relocation of its corporate headquarters and the opening of an adjoining branch at 1115 30th St., NW, just south of M Street. The bank’s 11th location in the Washington metropolitan area will be named “The Winsor Branch” in honor of its co-founder and late chairman, Curtin Winsor III, who died in December 2012. “Curt poured his heart and soul into the creation and success of Bank of Georgetown,” said Mike Fitzgerald, chairman, president, and CEO of Bank of Georgetown. “We miss him greatly but know he would be proud of the path on which we are progressing. We hope to honor his legacy with our newest branch and through our unwavering commitment to the bank’s mis-

sion of providing highly personalized relationship banking service to local businesses and residents.” After 10 years and multiple expansions at its original location on 31st Street, nearly 50 employees moved into the 17,400 square-foot facility, which features multiple conference rooms, a boardroom and more space for dayto-day lending and deposit operations. Bank executives felt strongly that leaving their original headquarters did not require moving out of Georgetown. “It is important for us to invest in the resources necessary to support our consistent growth in assets and customers. This move reflects our commitment to building a premier Washington D.C.-based community bank,” Fitzgerald said. “We are excited about our new home and look forward to serving a larger portion of the Georgetown community, while continuing to listen and cater to the needs of businesses throughout the District, Maryland and Virginia.” The full-service adjoining branch is the bank’s second in the neighborhood. Its first facility opened in 2005 at the corner of Wisconsin and K Street. ★

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The Georgetown shop of Calypso St. Barth -- a “women’s & home store” -- opened Feb. 7 at 3307 M St., NW. Calypso St. Barth was founded in 1992 as a modest resort-wear luxury brand. Since then, the boutique has grown into a luxury lifestyle brand. The high-end clothing store features pieces with rich textures, exotic colors and embellishments that appeal to modern women consumers. Amina Rubinacci Boutique to Open March 1 The Amina Rubinacci Boutique plans to open March 1, at 2822 Pennsylvania Ave., NW. The luxury designer label was founded in 1967. “Over the past several years, I have developed a deep admiration for one refined brand in particular: Amina Rubinacci of Napoli. I could not be more thrilled to bring Amina’s sophisticated styling to the women of Washington. … We are proud to open with a stunning Spring/ Summer 2014 Collection,” wrote owner Merribel Ayres. ★

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lifelong love of flowers turned into a career opportunity for former international relations consultant Tobie Whitman. Whitman recently launched Little Acre Flowers, D.C.’s first and only locally sourced, online based florist. All bouquets and arrangements come from farms in the D.C., Northern Virginia and suburban Maryland area, bringing the ever popular “farm to fork” experience from the garden to vase. Every order is unique to whatever is freshest that day to guarantee a more fragrant, natural arrangement than other commercial offerings. “A lot people don’t think about where their flowers come from-- it’s an extension of the local food movement,” Whitman said. “People are thinking about where their food is grown and we are making them aware of where their flowers come from now.” Before launching Little Acres, Whitman visited farmer markets in search of partnering with local farmers in her new business venture. She also plans to return to markets like the DuPont Farmers Market and conduct floral arrangement demonstrations to make more of a presence in the community. Little Acre Flowers does not have a brick and mortar store, but is a

thriving web-based shop. Little Acre Flowers’ web-based business has been booming since its launch in the last month. According to Whitman, Valentine’s Day orders were rolling in and this time of year is a busy one. Currently, Little Acre delivers to the area they source from. Exact zip codes of delivery can be found on their website. Each arrangement is one of a kind and comes wrapped in reused burlap from Mayorga coffee or reusable glass vases. The arrangements come in a variety of sizes and price points. A great amount of detail at Little Acre is put into sustainability, an effort Whitman feels passionate about. Personal notes can be added to arrangements written with soy based ink on recycled paper. Not having a store front also saves a lot of energy since the floral industry is conveniently online based. “There’s so much growing in the MidAtlantic region as a whole and it seems like there is a need for a locally grown and sourced florist,” Whitman said. Learn more about the company and their products at or call 202524-0812. ★

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The Cameras Lack One Element BY TIM OT HY RIET HMI LLE R


come from a rural area that at this moment is getting pounded by the “Polar Vortex.” Indiana to be exact. Coming from a place where roughly half a mile or more spans between intersections, it was startling to drive half a mile and hit 6 - 8 of them. I wasn’t used to this stop-start type of driving, but I caught on quickly when I noticed police at almost every intersection. Then I noticed the cameras… Most people in D.C. Metro know by now the “all seeing” traffic cameras have turned on and are watching our every move. We need to get something understood right off the bat, though. These new traffic cameras are looking for license plate numbers when an automobile violation occurs. These violations include: speeding (fine $50$300), failing to clear an intersection (fine $50), failing to yield to pedestrians at an intersection (fine $250) and overweight trucks in restricted truck weight zones (fine $150-$250). With all these automated cameras we (as drivers) need to understand the cameras do not hold the human elements of compassion and empathy. In fact, these cameras see nothing but violations. So if you think you may be reimbursed a fine or two for waiting for a cross-walker don’t hold your breath, the cameras don’t care. The United States Census Bureau claims D.C. holds a population of 632,323

residents. In 2010, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) stated that 25 pedestrians were killed in D.C. from vehicle strikes. NHTSA then released that the fatalities had dropped to 19 deaths in 2012. That is a mere 0.003 percent of D.C.’s population. Although deaths from traffic accidents have dropped to a very low number, that number still has not reached zero and it may never do so. This is due to the “human element,” a factor of mistake and error. What these numbers do not show is how many people illegally crossed the street and expected traffic to stop for them. These numbers don’t show how many drivers stopped, when they had the right of way, to let a mother and her child cross the street to

get out of the rain. These numbers do not indicate the honest mistake that a driver can make when approaching an intersection and someone runs out from between two parked cars only to be met by an oncoming vehicle. People are going to make mistakes and as much as we want to punish them for making those mistakes, we need to also realize there are other factors that can come into play. I’m sorry Washington, but people are not all the same nor the situations. I vote that these violations be reviewed by a human prior to being administered to a fellow human. Sounds like that could take a good deal of time, doesn’t it? Maybe the city will then learn we as residents are more than just voters, tax payers and law abiders. As for the drivers, I suggest popping in a favorite CD or tuning into a favorite radio station. Enjoy the traffic, it comes with living in a city. I also would like to challenge every D.C. driver to make a point to smile and wave the next time a pedestrian crosses the intersection in front of you. Who knows, you may just be the person on the crosswalk next time. Oh, and if we all start driving safer and crossing intersections with more caution, those “all-seeing” cameras may just disappear, but it’s a team effort. ★

When Firefighters Fail to Respond BY GA RY T ISCHL ER

There don’t seem to be too many facts in contention here. Medric Cecil Mills a 77-year-old District Parks & Recreation employee for most of his life, was walking with his daughter along Rhode Island Avenue, NE, when he collapsed. She ran into a store to ask them to call 911, and while others approached a firehouse which could be seen from the sidewalk where Mills collapsed. They knocked on the door, but the people inside refused to come. Several people knocked on the door. A dispatcher in the meantime reportedly sent another fire engine to an address in Northwest. The critical issue was simple. Mills died. The D.C. firefighters in the firehouse did not come to his aid. A lawsuit seems likely. People were appalled. Firemen in the house, including the probationary fireman who apparently said he could not do anything without asking his superior, are being questioned. Fire Department officials as well as Mayor Vincent Gray called Mills’s family to express their concerns. Paul Quander, the D.C. Deputy Mayor for Public Safety,

said that he was”quite disturbed and disappointed by what appears to be an inappropriate response.” Gray said, “... frankly, on its face, it’s really hard to accept what happened here.” Something should be done, someone should be held to account. Mills did not deserve this kind of neglect and apparent negligence. Nobody does. But there’s more to it than that, sad as that is. There’s an issue of trust here in a fire department that has been steeped in controversy over the last year or so. In almost any city, any neighborhood, people love, admire and trust the firemen who work for the city. They are underpaid, put their life at risk for the rest of the citizenry, and often, too often, die doing their impossibly difficult jobs. We count on them for help. I live in a neighborhood which has a firehouse almost as its center, a seamless part of the streets, the sirens rushing out to fires and dangers, the firemen known and respected well enough to greet. We just assume they’re there to help. I’ve watched them come to a local fire with speed and courage. PUBLISHER

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On one occasion, when I suffered a deep cut on a finger which bled profusely, I couldn’t think of anything else to do except to run to the firehouse a block away. Two EMS personnel happened to be there Medric “Cecil” Mills Jr., 77, sufand cleaned fered a massive heart attack and and washed my collapsed right across the street wound and ban- from a D.C. firehouse, but no one came to help. daged it. I’ve never forgotten that even though the personnel have changed in the firehouse. I just assume they’ll be there unless they’re out on a call, that they’ll help when asked, or even when not. This time they were asked. No one came. That hurts everybody.


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Jack Evans Report: D.C. Gets a Clean Audit BY JACK EVANS


s I wrote in my last article, around this time every year we conduct a performance analysis of the agencies within our committee purview and make recommendations regarding future programs and funding levels. Another crucial aspect of the oversight and budget process is the completion of our audit, the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (“CAFR”), which was recently released. The District of Columbia has a lot to be proud of. This is the 17th consecutive year in which the District has received a clean audit opinion on its annual financial statements. Once again, there are no reported material weaknesses, which is also commendable. Not only have we continued to maintain our strong bond ratings, and even achieved an upgrade by S&P from A+ to AA-, but we have also managed to increase our fund balance by $242 million to $1.75 billion. In short, our finances today are a far cry from the desperate straits we faced in the mid-1990s. This is an encouraging outcome. I believe that we should use this opportunity to save our surplus until we attain the full two months of operating dollars in our reserves that the bond rating agencies prefer and our auditors recommend. Our auditors also prepare a report, known as the Yellow Book, that discusses their analysis of the District’s internal controls over financial reporting and gives the results of their tests of the District’s compliance with certain laws, regulations, contracts, grant agreements and so on. With regard to these findings, we have good news and bad news. First, I want to recognize the Office of Tax and Revenue for resolving the issues that got them into the Yellow Book last year. This year, they are out of the Yellow Book. It’s a real achievement. In other areas of the government, however, we have ongoing weaknesses that need to be addressed. Our information technology systems continue to have problems. Our procurement offices still fail to maintain and produce basic documentation needed for our auditors to verify that fraud is not present. Reconciliations aren’t happening in a timely manner. Something as large as a $14 million deposit can be made twice, and nobody gets to the bottom of it for months. Maintaining our fiscal health has been no small accomplishment during the past few fiscal years, when so many governments have struggled financially. Our goal for the coming year must be to plan for our long-term needs, live within our means and not look to immediate fixes that have only a short-term impact. We should think of the findings of the CAFR – which was completed on time, resulted in a clean audit and reflects a balanced budget – not as the end of a process, but as starting points for a renewed effort: to delve deeper into the reports, to continue to perform oversight on the identified areas of concern and to move forward with our budget for fiscal year 2015.★

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Amos Gelb Lisa Gillespie Jody Kurash Stacy Notaras Murphy Walter Nicholls David Post Alison Schafer Shari Sheffield Bill Starrels


3540 Winfield Lane, NW This beautiful Georgetown home, located in the Cloisters, features a full renovation in an elegant contemporary design that exudes sophistication. It features high-end finishes and a gorgeous gourmet kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances - including Gaggenau, Miele and Sub Zero. Large, south-facing windows allow an abundance of sunlight and a view of green playing fields. The home features high ceilings with beams and is great for entertaining.

Heather Parness: Right Woman, Right Job, Right Time

$1,475,000 Features: 3 full baths plus powder room Two fireplaces Private patio Garage Hardwood floors Sotheby’s International Realty Tad Stewart 202-431-5856 ★

Vice President of Long and Foster, Heather Parness Photo by Tim Riethmiller



veryone is talking about the dynamism of Washington, D.C.; its new growth in neglected neighborhoods, the influx of the younger generation and of investors’ money. There is opportunity all around, whether for jobs, in politics -- or in real estate. Such an opportunity is why the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States hired Heather Parness in July. Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., went across the country to get its regional senior vice president for the Washington, D.C., market. It created that new position for Parness. The 40-year-old native of Greeley, Colorado, now lives in a very Washingtonian place -Washington Harbour in Georgetown -- next to very Washingtonian neighbors, such as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Washington Nationals’ owner Mark Lerner. Parness, who began working in real estate in 1992 at the age of 18, says the reason she got into real estate was that she was raised by a single mother and had to pay for college. “I got a job in a real estate office and fell in love with the industry.” More specifically, she says, “I fell in love with the entrepreneurial spirit of real estate agents. … You can do what you want … how you want to do it … and make as much as you want. The sky’s the limit.” “I am more personally drawn to the management side of the company,” says Parness, who adds she is methodical and loves the legal side of the business. She has done everything in real estate -- “I have grown up in it,” she says -- from being an assistant to an agent, to doing office technology and moving into management. In Denver, she headed up Perry & Co. Real Estate and then Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty. As a number one, she got the attention of Long & Foster. “I have a huge amount for respect for Wes Foster and the company he built,” Parness said. Long & Foster Real Estate president Gary

Scott first contacted her. Then, she came to Washington to meet him, Jeff Detwiler, president of Long & Foster Companies, and Wes, himself. Parness is well aware of the “amazing opportunity” to learn from them. “You don’t get that opportunity very often,” she says. “You do not often get access to a position like this.” In the Washington, D.C., region, there are 13 offices, including W.C. & A.N. Miller Co. But it is the Logan Circle office, which is about to open, that has her excited. “There are amazing parts of Washington, D.C.,” says Parness, who sees smaller-scale offices opening down the line. “After all, it is all about servicing the agent.” There will be more luxury events via Christie’s International Real Estate. It is also about art, she says. Someone buying such an expensive home will likely have quite an art collection. Art shows, wine tastings and appraisal events are planned for March or April and the months ahead. Meanwhile, Parness has adapted to East Coast traffic, D.C.’s easily called snow days and the pleasant surprise of “a diverse, educated demographic.” “D.C. is an exciting, growing town” -- with a younger crowd, too. “People are pleasant and fun to talk to,” she says. “As you might expect, there seem to be more political discussions here than elsewhere.” Parness is studying the changing and improving demographics of D.C. -- checking out downtown, City Center, Capitol Riverfront Business Improvement District and all the way to Anacostia. She is part of the plan of growth that Long & Foster perceives as being ahead of the curve. “There’s a lot of strategic pieces that we’re putting into place right now,” she says. And Parness seems like the perfect member of that strategic team for Long & Foster, fitting in well with its energy and ambition. ★

Kathleen Battista

(O) 202.338.4800 • (C) 202.320.8700 4000 Cathedral Ave. NW Washington, DC 20016

Experience and Integrity — A Winning Combination

Thank you

to our Washington area customers, friends, and Westchester Residents for a spectacular 2013! Cathedral Realty LLC and Kathleen Battista had an exceptional sales history in 2013 closing more than $10 million at The Westchester. If you are considering purchasing or selling at The Westchester in 2014, please contact Kathleen for a confidential discussion and review of her marketing program.







Terri Robinson, Associate Broker direct 202.607.7737 | Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Georgetown Office 1680 Wisocnsin Avenue NW, Washington DC 20007 office 202.944.8424 | direct 202.607.7737 |

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POTOMACK COMPANY Foxall (Foxhall) Late Fall By Benson Bond Moore (1882-1974) 1923 Auction Date: Feb. 22 Estimate: $2,000 to $3,000 A group of American paintings with local interest will highlight Potomack’s February Catalogue Sale. Notable among these works is Benson Bond Moore’s “Foxall Late Fall.” A native Washingtonian, Moore lived in the city for 70 years and depicted regional scenes in some some of his greatest paintings. Foxall, as originally spelled, was one of Moore’s favorite areas to set up his easel. This particular rendition of Foxhall was painted in 1923 when Moore turned to his impressionistic style. www.

SOTHEBY’S Marcelle Ferron Untitled Oil on canvas Auction Date: Selling Exhibition, Feb. 14 to March 9 Sotheby’s will present Canadian Abstraction, a selling exhibit of mid-century Canadian abstract art in New York. This is the first exhibit of its kind outside of Canada in decades, which will highlight some of the best examples of works by artists such as Jean Paul Riopelle, Jack Bush, Jacques Hurtubise and Marcelle Ferron, many of whom were exhibiting their work alongside the great midcentury Surrealists, Modernists and Abstract Expressionists in New York, London and Paris.

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FREEMAN’S Chinese Famille Rose Porcelain ‘Boys’ Vase Daoguang mark and of the period Auction Date: March 15 Estimate: $30,000 to $50,000 Part of its Asian Arts auction, Freeman’s will feature a selection of exquisite porcelain and bronze artifacts, including this this rose porcelain vase decorated with a group of young boys. Other highlights include a Tibeto-Chinese cloisonne enamel gilt bronze stupa and a Japanese Namikawa Sosuke cloisonne enamel vase. SLOANS AND KENYON Selection of Exotic Skin Handbags from the Estate of a New York Lady Auction Date: February 22 Sloans and Kenyon’s Auction of Vintage and Contemporary Fashion, Couture and Jewelry will open with an exhibition from Feb. 19 to 21, and will feature vintage and contemporary fashion, couture and accessories by designers including Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent and many others, including signed vintage and costume jewelry. DOYLE NEW YORK Set of Six Russian Gilt and Polychrome Decorated Porcelain Dessert Plates Krnilov Brothers Manufactory, St. Petersburg, ca. 1900 Auction Date: Feb. 19 Estimate: $15,000 to $20,000 Doyle New York’s Belle Epoque Auction will showcase 19th and 20th century fine and decorative arts reflecting the opulence of the bygone era. These featured plates are each decorated with a circular medallion depicting different historic versions of the Russian State seal, including a double-headed eagle with outspread wings clutching an orb and scepter surmounted by a crown. Other highlights include a Russian bronze by Nikolai Lieberich, a Tiffany canister lamp, and an elaborate Napoleon III gilt-metal ebonized side cabinet.

BRINGING THE HAMMER DOWN Final selling prices for last month’s featured Auction Block items: DOYLE NEW YORK Saint John the Baptist Roman School 17th Century Auction Date: Jan. 29 Estimate: $6,000 to $10,000 Final Selling Price: $11,250 BONHAMS James Edward Buttersworth (18171894) “Schooner’s from the New York Yacht Club Racing in the Narrows” Oil on canvas, ca. 1870 Auction Date: Jan. 24 Estimate: $70,000 to $100,000 Final Selling Price: $106,250 SOTHEBY’S “A Child and Nurse in the Foyer of an Elegant Townhouse, the Parents Beyond Jacob Ochtervelt” (16341682) 1663 Auction Date: Jan. 30 Estimate: $3 million to $4 million Final Selling Price: $4,421,000


THUR S D AY, F E B R U A RY 2 0 , By appointment only Doyle New York’s Specialists will evaluate Jewelry, Watches, Fine Art, Sterling Silver and other categories for outright purchase or consignment for upcoming auctions in New York. We invite you to schedule a private appointment. Reid Dunavant, Director, DC/Mid-Atlantic Office 3256 Prospect St, NW, Washington, DC 20007, 202-342-6100

FREEMAN’S “Allegory of Poverty and Vengeance” Northern Italian School ca. 2nd half of the 16th Century Auction Date: Jan. 28 Estimate: $10,000 to $15,000 Final Selling Price: $17,500

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The Power of Color BY D EN A V E RRIL L AN D A LLA R O G E R S olor surrounds and enlivens our lives. The appropriate use of paint color in the interior of our homes can give the illusion of elongating walls, reducing corners, raising ceilings and expanding the overall room size. The colors we select not only affect our sense of the space but can profoundly affect our emotional state. When working with color, note that paint is one of the least expensive ways to artistically set the stage of our interior spaces. The natural light coming into a home through windows and glass doors make subtle changes in the colors in each room. In Georgetown, a pink-red hue is reflected into the rooms from the brick side walks and buildings. In suburban Maryland and Virginia, green is reflected into the homes from the larger green expanses of trees and shrubs. Here are some questions that we receive most often from clients: Q. I am moving to a large house in this area. I am worried that the rooms will look empty. Is there any remedy by using color on the walls and ceilings? A. Absolutely. Color can effectively change our perception of the size of a space. One example is to use accent colors that are well lit to draw the eye away from empty space to the complementary color, making a large room cozier. After looking at the furnishings and art already in their home, we ask about the clients’ color preferences. Warm grays or beige, and creams are the most popular neutrals for providing good backgrounds. An entire house using only these background colors, however, can be boring. If the main floor is large, we recommend that one of the rooms, such as the dining room, features a contrasting color that is complementary. For example, if the other rooms are beige, we might recommend a red or terracotta for the dining room. Green is also a good counterpoint color. From hunter to celadon and khaki, green is the best color to show off wood surfaces such as trim, molding, and wood furnishings. We might use accents of red and green (complementary colors) on upholstery and pillows in each of the other rooms to unify the entire space. Q. How do I know what intensity of color to use in a room? How bold can I go? A. How intense the color can be depends a great deal on the light in the room. Choose three close but different saturations of the color you want. Paint these colors on pieces of cardboard. Place the colors close to the natural light by a window and also in a far corner that receives the least light. Then try your three different intensities of color on large patches on the wall opposite the windows. When the paint is dry observe the colors at different times of day and evening. This will save you time and money before you paint the entire room. Various finishes can be applied to enliven or soften bolder colors. Glazes can soften the color as well as give it liveliness and transparency. Sponging, ragging, and washes give texture to the walls. Q. I love the architectural details in my apartment. It has great ceiling moldings and mill-work on the doorways. I would like to feature these elements without bold, garish contrasts. What colors should I use? A. Ceiling moldings frame a room nicely,


which is wonderful. The moldings work best when they are lighter than the wall color, although the contrast need not be great. Similarly you can show off the mill-work with a contrasting color. Follow these rules and choose a wall color that pleases you. Q. What about white? Should all ceilings be white? A. Ceilings do not necessarily have to be white. When choosing a ceiling color, consider the color of your walls and the size of the room. If the ceiling height is low, a soft white or cream can be the best choice. A bedroom with cream walls and blue furnishings can look lovely with a pastel sky blue ceiling. If you have a high ceiling, a faux finish such as tortoise shell or a textured color can add glamor and drama to a room for entertaining. As for whites in general, be cautious. White is less neutral than you think. It contains all the colors of the spectrum. Art galleries paint their walls white to make a strong statement that says, “Come look.” In a residence, white is not as neutral as beige or gray. There are bluewhites, yellow-whites, pink-whites, and greenwhites. A brilliant white can create eye-strain and give off glare. Whites show up paintings and picture frames, and the eye is more aware of the rectangles and squares breaking up the wall. Warmer neutrals such as beige and gray say, “Come look, relax, and stay.” If you love white on the walls, go toward the creams. Rooms using the natural palettes of cream, beige, warm gray, and taupe can be both sophisticated and calming. Plants and flowers will soften the neutral palette. Pulling in different textures for the rugs, upholstery, and accessories can make the room more interesting. Small accents of black and navy, can add to the elegance of rooms mostly defined by the neutral palate. Dena Verrill and Alla Rogers are principals at Dena Verrill Interiors in Georgetown. Their practice serves the metro area and anywhere their clients take them. Both Verrill and Rogers are Georgetown residents. Contact them at dena@denaverrillinteriors. com or Learn more at

Selling Objects of Beauty Since 1805 Call on the experience and knowledge of Freeman’s jewelry specialists to help you navigate all aspects of buying and selling at auction. For a complimentary consultation or to discuss consignment options, please contact: Matthew Wilcox 215.940.9825

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Georgetown, Washington, DC


Georgetown, Washington, DC


$4,850,000 THE RESIDENCES at the RITZ-CARLTON! This extraordinary home features over 3,400 sq ft of open living space w panoramic Potomac River & Georgetown city views. Featuring a marble foyer entrance & gallery, high ceilings, cherry floors, cozy library w/custom built-ins. Salley Widmayer 202-215-6174 Georgetown Office 202-944-8400

Renovated home just steps from Montrose Park on a quiet street with easy parking. Two Master Bedroom suites, 2 full baths, private back terrace & garden. Close to all that Georgetown has to offer!!! Beli Nasseri 202-277-0677 Foxhall Office 202-363-1800

Rarely available 4,200 SF stunning renovation in the Cloisters. Elevator to all 4 levels, cook’s kitchen, MBR suite w/sitting rm, his/her baths. A true 5 BR , 5.5 BA home. Fabulous mews setting. CONTRACT PENDING. Nancy Itteilag 202-905-7762 Foxhall Office 202-363-1800

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Dupont Circle, Washington, DC


Super location, spacious flagstone patio/courtyard, charming 1 BR/1BA w new kit granite countertops, cooktop, wood engineered floors, fresh paint, W/D. Terrace level, full windows. PET-FRIENDLY, LOW CONDO FEES, DUPONT CIRCLE, GWU METROS. Miller Chevy Chase Office 202-966-1400

Wesley Heights, Washington, DC


The views from the 5th floor of this 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath unit offers light and privacy. The unit comprises of an entry foyer, an elegant living & dining area and a kitchen with a window. Miller Spring Valley Office 202-362-1300

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Potomac, Maryland

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McLean , Virginia


This lovely townhome in Avenel is situated on the 15th fairway w/beautiful golf course views. The spacious interior boasts 4 levels of gracious living spaces, plus a private brick enclosed patio, a screened porch & a balcony off the Master Bedroom. Miller Spring Valley Office 202-362-1300


Gorgeous New Craftsman 7BR, 7.5BA home with 3 Car Garage on flat .42 acre lot. Over 8,100 sq. ft., striking hardwoods, gourmet kitchen, expansive deck, 2 balconies. Prime location close to DC, MD and Tysons. Tracy Dillard/ Mclean Office 703-861-5548/ 703-790-1990

Bethesda, Maryland


The city is just mins away; the commute by car or metro a breeze; the schools are renowned. Brand new 7,400 sq ft 5 BR beauty combining style & function combine for the ultimate in easy living w/unmatched outdoor living on huge cul-de-sac lot. Cindy Souza/ Bethesda Office 301-332-5032/ 240-497-1700




$1,295,000 New Georgetown Listing! 3 level 1900’s Townhouse. IDEALLY LOCATED – 3BRs/3BAs/3 FPs 3 kitchenettes. Lots of light, High ceilings -Private garden, Gleaming floors & charm! Lower level English Basement. Marie McCormack 301-437-8678 Miller Bethesda Office 301-229-4000

U St Corridor, Washington DC


Beautiful & bright while Private & peaceful, Large 2020 Loft. Gourmet kit with separate dining or den. Kit features 42’ cabs, granite counters, GE SS Profile appl, suite, gas cooking. LR has floor-to- ceiling windows, exposed ductwork, gas FP. Friendship Heights Office 202-364-5200

Southwest, Washington, DC


Rarely available 2BR, 2 BA w/balcony! Less than ½ mile to 2 METROs, dining, Arena Stage, the Capitol & Nats Stadium. Floor-to-ceiling windows in every room, Kit w/Silestone, spacious Liv/Din area. Concierge bldg w/party & fitness rms, large outdoor pool. Umekki Curry/ Chevy Chase Office 202-415-8982/ 202-363-9700

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Wesley Heights, Washington ,DC


Presenting 4 levels of luxury wrapped up in a timeless shingle package. Grand proportions, gorgeous windows, architectural details, extra rooms, up-to-the-minute kit, & space to stretch out & entertain Enjoy pleasant outdoor areas on a huge lot with off-street parking, too. Steve Agostino/ Chevy Chase Uptown Office 202-321-5506/ 202-364-1300

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Chevy Chase, Washington, DC

Georgetown, Washington, DC

Arlington, Virginia


Exciting, open contemporary home with high ceilings, lots of natural light & gorgeous finishes. Perfect for entertaining. Located in a premium North Arlington neighborhood with easy drive to D.C. Christine Rich 703-362-7764 Arlington Office 703-522-0500

Bethesda, Maryland


6 Br , 4 full BA, renovated open eat in kit w/ granite & stainless & breakfast room. Large FLR & FDR. 2 fireplaces. Finished basement. Screened porch & large flagstone patio. Beautiful landscaping, great home for entertaining. Deborah Charlton 202-415-2117 Georgetown Office 202-944-8400


Tastefully renovated & impeccably maintained. Spacious foyer, living & dining rooms; master suite + 3 large BRs; recently updated TS Kit & 3 FBAs; rec. room w/access to enchanting patio garden & parking. Close to METRO, shops & entertainment. Mary McGuire/ Chevy Chase Office 301-717-7563/ 202-363-9700

$1,035,000 Jewel of a house in Historic Georgetown! This home has been totally renovated with 2BR & 2BA! Stunning living room, eat-in-kit, formal dining room w/French doors to private garden & beautifully landscaped front yard. Maija Budow 202-415-4067 Georgetown Office 202-944-8400

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Country Dream Homes for Any Lifestyle BY PAU L INA P HEL PS

Windrush Farm


hether you are looking for easygoing year-round living or a vacation home to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, country homes can complement any lifestyle. Resting on 30 acres of beautiful Virginia countryside, Windrush Farm is nothing short of a dream country home. Named after a river in England near which current owners Timothy Dunn and Ellen Stofan previously owned a cottage, views of the countryside, including endless mountain ranges and rich green pastures make this a beautiful home in the heart of Virginia’s horse and wine country. In a sea of emerald, the home sits perched on a slope, overlooking acres of verdant


Upperville, Virginia • $4,900,000

Stone manor house in spectacular setting • 86.81 acres • Highly protected area in prime Piedmont Hunt • Gourmet kitchen • Wonderful detail throughout • 5 BR • 5 BA • 3 half BA • 3 fireplaces, classic pine paneled library • Tenant house • Stable • Riding ring • Heated saltwater pool • Pergola • Full house generator.

Paul MacMahon

(703) 609-1905


Boyce, Virginia • $1,325,000

Classic 1880’s Virginia farmhouse • Lovely setting • Private 1st floor master suite • 2 bedrooms on 2nd floor • 2 additional rental houses • Large stable & storage building • Fencing for horses & cattle • Property is protected by VOF conservation easement • Tear down the small cottage & build a new main house • Lots of options with 110 acres.

Helen MacMahon

(540) 454-1930

rolling hills. First built in 1850 as a manor house, Windrush Farm is located in the historic district of Rectortown, Va., just minutes from Middleburg. Known for its Civil War history, with historic battle and grave sites, many of its residences date back to the 18th century. “The home sits right on the edge of Rectortown where there are little hamlets people aspire to live in because it’s very quaint with very historical homes,” said Dunn. The home is extremely versatile. With seven bedrooms and three stories it is perfect for an extended family vacation. The guest rooms have


Boyce, Virginia • $1,900,000

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Middleburg, Virginia • $1,379,000

rior designer Beth O’Quinn, owner of O’Quinn designs in Middleburg, to refurbish aspects of the estate. They've also added many of their own pieces bought during their time in England.

Unlatch a door and you can easily step into a lush paradise in the garden. The couple bought the home in 2000 from Michael Sullivan and his late wife Beverly Biffle, both prominent socialites in Georgetown. The home is a sanctuary sitting off the main road. Driving down the private lane of the estate



Purcellville, Virginia • $1,325,000

Mountain top retreat with 60 mile panoramic views of the Shenandoah Valley • 215 acres • 1/3 pasture • Main house circa 1787 • 3 BR, 1 BA • 2 fireplaces • Random width pine floors • 2 BR, 1 BA guest cottage • Stone & frame barn circa 1787 • Remnants of formal garden • Old cemetery • Spring fed pond • Gazebo.

Custom home on 10 well maintained acres • Beautifully decorated • Hardwood floors, high ceilings, 4 fireplaces, gourmet kitchen • Large screened porch • In-ground pool and spa surrounded by brilliant garden • 4 stall barn/3 paddocks • Full house generator • Irrigation system for garden

Beautiful farm on 55.24 acres • Lovely views • Contemporary home with 4 bedrooms • 2 1/2 baths • 3 fireplaces • 2 car garage, very private • European style stable with 6 stalls • Tack room • Office, wash stall & apartment • Owner licensed real estate broker in Virginia.




Quintessential Virginia farm house • Storybook setting amid large parcels of protected land • Older log cabin with 1800’s clapboard farm house attached • Master bedroom with updated en suite bath with handsome upgrades • Charming gardens among peaceful 7+ acres • Perfect for horses • Two stall barn with water and electric.

Two separate houses on 2 acres just south of Middleburg in Halfway • Both houses have been renovated & offer plenty of options • Live in one & lease the other or space for additional family • Back house all on one level & easily expanded • Great location & a unique availability • Nice large storage building.

Cute bungalow in the village of Upperville • 3 BR • Hardwood floors & built-in china cabinet • Remodeled in 2001 with many important updates such as new septic in 2006, new well pump in 2009, new furnace & water purification system in 2011 and new standing seam metal roof in 2012 • Nice fenced yard and garage shed.

Paul MacMahon Helen MacMahon

(703) 609-1905 (540) 454-1930

The Plains, Virginia • $1,195,000

Helen MacMahon Alix Coolidge

(540) 454-1930 (703) 625-1724


beautiful wood floors. Wood burning fireplaces are located in the den, library, living room and master bedroom making it a cozy home for the winter months. It is also perfect for the warmer months with most main levels opening to the outdoors. The breathtakingly beautiful views can be taken in from the comfortable smooth stone foundation of the terraces. Meals can be enjoyed half outside half inside with a dining table surrounded on three sides by the house walls, and the fourth wall a screen door. A large outdoor patio is ideal for barbeques or cocktail parties on warm summer nights. Unlatch a door and you can easily step into a lush paradise in the garden. With an attached two-car garage and an additional three-car garage as apart of the barn complex, parking is no problem for grander events. Aspects of the historic home still resemble the Manor style with its traditional floor plan, front entrance foyer, and the butler’s pantry. Updates to the home were made by Bill Turnure, an architect from Middleburg, who did the redesign and renovations for both the current and previous owners. Turnure’s expansions over the years have included a 40-by-18-foot indoor pool with a Jacuzzi; tennis courts; pavilions with an outdoor kitchen and lounge area; a green house with a gardener’s room; an extensive garden; a barn used as an office-studio; and an exercise room with access to the pool deck. Dunn and Stofan have also consulted inte-

Paul MacMahon

(703) 609-1905

The Plains, Virginia • $525,000

Helen MacMahon

(540) 454-1930

Paul MacMahon

(703) 609-1905

Upperville, Virginia • $225,000

Helen MacMahon

(540) 454-1930

110 East Washington Street | Middleburg, VA 20117 (540) 687-5588


keswick, virginia 202.390.2323 Oakfield

you feel as though you are entering a secret oasis. Drive slowly as you’ll want to take in the beautiful views of the countryside. “The most compelling thing besides the house itself are its views and privacy,” Dunn said. Dunn retired in 2009 as senior vice president and portfolio manager of Capital Research Global Investors. The Pelham property is a traditional brick home with forest green painted shutters and roof. Built in 1878, this home is a historically significant brick home, recognized officially by the Preservation Society of Loudoun County in 1992 for its authentic preservation. This home is praised as an “exceptional example” of a Virginian manor home. Known for its magnificent scale with its high ceilings, nine-foot tall and floor-to-ceiling windows, T &doorways, T_Georgetowner_2_Layout 1 2/5/14 12:38the PM

home serves for both easy living and entertaining. The exquisite Oakfield estate sits an hour away from D.C. in Upperville, Va. With 86 acres of land, this estate is surrounded by natural beauty with stone walkways and terraces winding through the perennial gardens. The home is built in a traditional style combining the classic details of an older home with up-to-date features. On the first floor, the foyer opens up to a breathtaking circular staircase winding all the way to the third floor, where more stairs lead to a finished attic. Other features of the home include a solarium to take in the stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounding countryside.★ Page 1

P r o P e rt i e s i n V i r G i n i A H u n t C o u n t ry HatHaway

Spectacular custom home built in 2005 with over 6000 sq ft and old world, quality finishes. Fabulous entertaining house with gourmet kitchen, five bedrooms, four and ½ baths, finished walk out basement with tv viewing area, work out room and craft center. Swimming pool, stable and detached garage complete the offering. Ninety acres of pasture and woods in two parcels. Conservation easement and tax benefit potential. $3,400,000


takaro farm

Hickory Grove

Spectacular 17 room custom brick Colonial boasting over 9,500 Sq Ft. of living space on a private lane s 25 gorgeous acres sPalladian windows s Wood floorssGrandly scaled rooms with high ceilingssExtordinary quality throughout sFabulous pool surrounded by flagstone terraces s Brilliant gardens sBoard fenced paddocks sIdeal for horses. Minutes to Middleburg. $2,400,000

Expanded through the years, Takaro has wonderful entertaining areas both inside and out, many overlooking the pool. Two separate suites are wonderful for guests or home office. A dramatic main level apt. is attached to the handsome 7 stall barn. This 14.73 acre property offers a carriage barn, air conditioned dog house, paddocks and pond. $1,550,000

Beautiful all brick custom built home just N. of Middleburg on 12 private acres in unparalleled tranquil setting. Main level Master with fireplace, Luxury Bath, Formal LR & Formal DR, 2 story Great Room, Library, 2nd Master Suite & 2 Guest Bedrooms up, full basement with room for In-Law Suite, Game Room & Workout Room. Rear 1200 sq ft brick terrace overlooks stunning pool. Mature landscaping, gardens & attached 3 car garage. $999,999

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tHompson House

704 stonewall avenue

Stunning 4 bedroom Cape Cod with over 3000 sq. ft. of wonderful living space on 2+ gorgeous acres. Features include a wood burning fireplace, whole home generator, hot tub in glass enclosed spa room and open floor plan. . High ceilings and huge living room are ideal for entertaining. Towering trees, lovely perennial garden and manicured grounds surround this home. The wrap around deck is ideal for relaxation in this serene setting. $615,000

Historic c. 1700’s, 4 level stone residence on .37 acres. One of the original homes of Upperville. Large rooms on the main level, with open kitchen and dining room combination. Kitchen replaced in 2000, new roof in 2001, replaced the oil furnace in 2011, finished the thirs level including a full bath, and updated the main level powder room and upper level bath. $599,000

Updated c. 1909 traditional VA stucco farm house on 4+ acres. Lovely front porch, original hardwood floors, 2/3 bedrooms, full bath on each floor, country kitchen, separate LR & DR, rear screened porch & detached 1-car garage. Large fenced pasture with small shed/barn ideal for horses. Orange County Hunt territory with great ride out. Only minutes to Middleburg, Marshall, I-66 & Rte. 50. $395,000

Completely remodeled open concept one level ranch style on .26 acres in quiet location. 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, Bamboo floors and cathedral style open beam ceilings throughout. Nice yard with large flagstone patio for entertaining. Walk to town, library, school and shopping. Backs to secluded views of hills and woods to the north. Large Garden Shed in back. New Roof in 2013. $349,000

Offers subject to errors, omissions, change of price or withdraw without notice. Information contained herein is deemed reliable, but is not so warranted nor is it otherwise guaranteed.


Telephone (540) 687-6500

P. O. Box 500 s No.2 South Madison Street Middleburg sVirginia 20117

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Your Dining Guide to Washington DC’s Finest Restaurants 20


1226 36th St. NW With the ambiance of an elegant country inn, 1789 features classically based American cuisine – the finest regional game, fish and produce available. Open seven nights a week. Jackets suggested. Complimentary valet parking.


3000 K St. NW (One block from Georgetown AMC Loews Georgetown 14) Georgetown introduces Washington’s first “Dumpling Bar” featuring more than 12 varieties. Come and enjoy the new exotic Thai cuisine inspired by French cooking techniques. Bangkok Joe’s is upscale, colorful and refined. Absolutely the perfect place for lunch or dinner or just a private gathering.



1736 Wisconsin Ave. NW Come and see for yourself why Bistrot Lepic, with its classical, regional and contemporary cuisine, has been voted best bistro in D.C. by the Zagat Guide. And now with its Wine bar, you can enjoy “appeteasers”, full bar service, complimentary wine tasting every Tuesday and a new Private Room. The regular menu is always available. Open everyday. Lunch & Dinner. Now Serving Brunch Saturday and Sunday 11-3pm Reservations suggested.

(202) 333-4422

(202) 338-3830

(202) 333-0111

(202) 333-8830





3205 K St. NW A Georgetown tradition for over 40 years, this friendly neighborhood restaurant/saloon features fresh seafood, burgers, award-winning ribs and specialty salads & sandwiches. Daily lunch & dinner specials. Late night dining (until midnight Sun.-Thu., 1am Fri.-Sat.) Champagne brunch served Sat. & Sun. until 4pm Open Mon.-Thu. 11:30am - 2am Fri.Sat. 11:30am - 3am. Sun 11am.2am. Kids’ Menu Available. Overlooking the new Georgetown Waterfront Park

One Washington Circle. NW Washington, DC 22037 Circle Bistro presents artful favorites that reflect our adventurous and sophisticated kitchen.

(202) 333-2565

(202) 293-5390

(202) 333-9180




Featuring Happy Hour weekdays from 5pm-7pm, live music every Saturday from 8pm-12 midnight, and an a la carte Sunday Brunch from 11:30am-2:30pm.

3236 M St. NW This animated tavern, in the heart of Georgetown, popularized saloon food and practically invented Sunday brunch. Clyde’s is the People’s Choice for bacon cheeseburgers, steaks, fresh seafood, grilled chicken salads, fresh pastas and desserts.

Open dailyfor breakfast, lunch and dinner.

1310 Wisconsin Ave. NW Reminiscent of the classic American Grills, Daily Grill is best known for its large portions of fresh seasonal fare including Steaks & Chops, Cobb Salad, Meatloaf and Warm Berry Cobbler. Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.Visit our other locations at 18th & M Sts NW and Tysons Corner.

3401 K St. NW Malmaison opened in June 2013 and features elegant French dining in Washington D.C’s historic Georgetown waterfront. Housed in a majestically refurbished industrial warehouse reminiscent of NYC’s Meatpacking district, the modern restaurant, pastry shop, and event lounge features the culinary talents of legendary 2 Michelin Starred French Chef Gerard Pangaud and Pastry Chef Serge Torres (Le Cirque NYC). .

1639 Wisconsin Ave. NW Established in 2013 Opened in August 2013, Pho Viet and Grille is a family owned Vietnamese style restaurant who caters primarily to Georgetown residents, students, and local business owners. Our family has over 20 years of restaurant ownership experience. Our goal is to bring homemade traditional Vietnamese dishes to Georgetown. We strive to offer Georgetown the best quality Vietnamese and authenticity with a relaxed atmosphere and ambiance. Come visit us once and you’ll be ours forever!

(202) 817-3340

(202) 333-0009

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3124-28 M St. NW A friendly French Bistro in the heart of historic Georgetown since 1975. Executive chef and owner Gerard Cabrol came to Washington, D.C. 32 years ago, bringing with him home recipes from southwestern France. Our specialties include our famous Poulet Bistro (tarragon rotisserie chicken), Minute steak Maitre d’Hotel (steak and pomme frit¬es), Steak Tartare, freshly pre¬pared seafood, veal, lamb and duck dishes and the best Eggs Benedict in town. In addition to varying daily specials.

(202) 965-1789


1054 31st St. NW Lovers of history and seafood can always find something to tempt their palette. Overlooking the historic C&O canal, we offer fresh seafood simply prepared in a casual relaxed atmosphere. Join us for happy hour Monday – Friday from 5:00pm-7:00pm featuring $1.00 oysters and half priced drinks. Lunch Mon-Sat 11:00am-3:00pm Dinner Mon-Sat 5:00pm-10:00pm Complimentary Parking (202) 337-8855

1522 Wisconsin Ave. NW Captivating customers since 2003, Cafe Bonaparte has been dubbed the “quintessential” European café featuring award winning crepes & arguably the “best” coffee in D.C.! Other cant miss attractions are the famous weekend brunch every Sat. and Sun. until 3 p.m. and our late night weekend hours serving sweet and savory crepes until 1 a.m. We look forward to calling you a “regular” soon!

1063 Wisconsin Ave., NW Filomena is a Georgetown landmark that has endured the test of time and is now celebrating 30 years. Our old-world cooking styles & recipes brought to America by the early Italian immigrants, alongside the culinary cutting edge creations of Italy’s foods of today, executed by our award winning Italian Chef. Try our spectacular Lunch buffet on Fri. & Saturdays or our Sunday Brunch, Open 7 days a week for lunch & dinner.

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here are few slow days at the critically acclaimed Michael Mina-branded Bourbon Steak, the contemporary American carnivore destination in the Four Seasons hotel. For a diverse clientele of international travelers, Washington’s business community and Georgetown neighbors, the lively bar pours some of the best cocktails in town. In the 110-seat dining room, serving 200 to 300 guests p e r

night, diners come for the terrific butter-poached and alloak grilled 50-day dry-aged steaks, house-made charcuterie and hand-packed caviars. The chic eatery’s popularity means 14-hour days for executive chef John Critchley, who came on board nearly a year ago. A Boston-area native, he started his restaurant career at age 14 as a dishwasher and prep cook in coastal Massachusetts eateries. At 19 he graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. As opening chef of Miami’s Area 31 seafood restaurant, Critchley was recognized by “Esquire” magazine in its “Best New Restaurants” of 2009. Prior to joining Bourbon Steak, he called

the kitchen of Urbanna near Dupont Circle his home away from home. Relaxing for a few minutes on soft leather chairs in the lounge beside a wall of windows looking out on to the popular outdoor terrace, we talked about his menu and more. “Our essence is the highest quality steaks but we are not really a steakhouse,” says Critchley, who has added more shellfish options, sometimes pairing select surf with turf. “Our focus is local, sustainable, humanely-raised ingredients with constant attention to detail.” Two of his top-selling entrees are the tagine of Virginia rockfish and lobster pot pie.

of combining distinctive spices, such as “rich and savory” Vietnamese cinnamon and sumac berry with an “earthy overtone and a raspberry note.” In the Bourbon Steak kitchen, he makes his own Ras el hanout Moroccan spice mix with saffron, turmeric, rose hips, clove, coriander seed, cinnamon, allspice, dried flowers and a variety of peppercorns. “In lamb dishes, the combination brings out the mineral flavor of the meat and adds a mild heat.” To make Critchley’s Morroccan Lamb Loin dish at home you can buy Ras el hanout Moroccan spice blend, sumac berry and Vietnamese cinnamon at Tea & Spice Exchange of Georgetown, 1069 Wisconsin Ave. N.W., 202-333-4540, Order the lamb loin from your local butcher in advance. Chef Critchley sources “consistent, amazing quality lamb with a unique grassy flavor” from Border Springs Farm in Patrick Springs, VA. You can too at: ★ What’s Cooking, Neighbor? visits with wine, food and entertaining professionals who work in the Georgetown area. Georgetowner dining columnist Walter Nicholls is the food critic for Arlington Magazine and a former staff writer for The Washington Post Food section.

MOROCCAN LAMB LOIN WITH BABY SPINACH AND GOLDEN RAISIN SALAD Ingredients: 2 pounds lamb loin 1 tablespoon Vietnamese cinnamon 1 tablespoon ras el hanout, ground1 tablespoon sumac berry 2 tablespoons olive oil Salt and pepper, to taste Season the lamb loin with the ras el hanout, sumac and cinnamon. Heat the olive oil in a heavy skillet. Add the lamb and sear on both sides. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, turning regularly, for 12 minutes or until medium rare. Remove to a cutting board to rest.

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Cocktail of the Month BY J ODY KURA S H aming cocktails after current events is nothing new, especially in a wonky city like Washington. Whether it’s an election, scandal, debt ceiling, snowstorm or government shutdown, there is always a cocktail commemorating something in D.C. Two of my favorites in recent years have been the “Binders Full of Women,” a Mitt Romney-themed election tipple from the Mt. Vernon Square bar and restaurant The Passenger, and BLT Steak’s “Gun to a Snowball Fight,” named after the 2009 incident in which a cop in plainclothes pulled a gun during a snowball fight on U Street. What about naming a cocktail after an international court ruling? This occurred in Peru last month after the International Court of Justice gave Lima economic rights over a slice of Pacific Ocean maritime territory in a 100-yearold dispute with neighboring Chile. The new elixir, called the La Haya Sour (The Hague Sour) after the Dutch city where the ICJ is based, is a variation on the Pisco Sour, Peru’s national drink. According to Agence France Presse, the cocktail was unveiled on the eve of the country’s Pisco Sour Day. Peruvians are so crazy about pisco, they have not one, but two national holidays commemorating their flagship spirit: National Pisco Sour Day (the first Saturday in February) and National Pisco Day (the fourth Sunday in July). The official website of the Peruvian government has a link to a site called “Pisco es Perú.” According to AFP, which interviewed the drink’s creator, bartender Javier Perez, the concoction’s intense blue comes from a dash of Curacao, to “give it the color of the sea.” Says Perez: “It’s a drink that pays tribute to The


back to the War of the Pacific (1879-1883), which pitted Peru and Bolivia against Chile. During the conflict, Chile invaded Peru, occupying the capital, Lima, and delivered a crushing defeat to its Andean enemies. Peru, which lost the territories of Arica and Tacna, fared better than Bolivia, which lost its entire coastline to Chile. Tacna was returned to Peru in 1929. Some Peruvians say that Chile stole the production of pisco during these years of disputed borders. “Chile, they try to claim everything from Peru as their own,” says Lowell Haise Contreras, a musician from Villa María del Triunfo, a district of Lima that was on the front lines during the 1881 battle for the capital. “Pisco, ceviche, empanadas. . . . They don’t make anything of their own, so they try to take credit for the great creations of Peru.” As for me, since I consider Peru my second home, I have to side with the land of Macchu Picchu.★ Hague ruling in favor of Peru and that puts an end to border problems with Chile.” Naming a pisco drink after Peru’s court victory is a double smack in the face for Chile. Peru and Chile have been fighting for decades over who invented pisco (a grape brandy produced in winemaking regions of Peru and Chile). Both countries also claim the Pisco Sour as their national drink. While it may sound trivial, the debate can become fierce between these neighbors. There is actually a town named Pisco in both countries, so each can lay international claim to an “appellation of origin,” a direct link between the product and the land. This is similar to France, where Champagne, Bordeaux and

Burgundy can only be labeled as such if they’re produced in those specific regions. The Peruvian city by that name dates back to 1574, while the Chilean town was given its moniker in 1936, when then Chilean president Gabriel González changed the name of La Unión to Pisco Elqui. Many believe the name was only changed in an attempt to steal the Pisco name from Peru. In 2013, the European Commission ruled that Peru will be recognized as the original home of pisco. The decision established the Peruvian village of Pisco as the geographical origin of the drink and protects the country’s right to claim its provenance in the European market. The rivalry between these two nations goes

La Haya Sour (The Hague Sour) 1 egg white 3 ounces Peruvian pisco (I prefer Macchu Pisco) 1 ounce lime juice ½ ounce simple syrup ½ ounce blue Curacao Angostura bitters In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, combine the first five ingredients. Shake vigorously for 15 seconds, then strain into a cocktail glass. Top with a few drops of bitters. Garnish with a lime.


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hef Update: Reston’s Vinifera Wine Bar & Bistro has appointed JohnMichael Hamlet as its new executive chef. Previously, he was district executive chef at Compass Group USA. Katie Busch was named chef de cuisine for Bistro Vivant in McLean. Busch most recently worked as executive chef at Hospada, a Czech restaurant in New York. Mike Huff takes over the kitchen at Blacksalt for Black Restaurant Group. Todd Schofield has been named executive chef of Westfields Marriott in Chantilly, where extensive renovations to its restaurant, Wellington’s, were recently completed. George Vetsch, former chef at C.F. Folks in Dupont Circle, has decided to work with Reza Akhavan, former general manager at Shaw’s Tavern, to open Silo in the Mount Vernon Square neighborhood. Silo will serve modern American 22

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food with Swiss and French influences. The 60-seat Silo will serve dinner only. Restaurants: The Walrus Oyster & Ale House, named for the Lewis Carroll poem “The Walrus and the Carpenter,” will open in the former Ketchup space at National Harbor with an Eastern Shore seafood theme, including a raw bar. The consulting chef is none other than Bob Kinkead. Only a stone’s throw from the waterfront, the restaurant will be open daily with full service as well as meals to go (think lobster rolls and crab salad sandwiches eaten as you stroll). After finalizing lease negotiations, the plan is to open in time for summer. Republic at Arlington will open in Ballston where Leek American Bistro used to be. Executive chef and operating partner Alan Newton says there will be French influence in the modern comfort food he will prepare. The drink menu will be determined in part by public voting. A February opening is planned. Amsterdam Falafelshop plans to grow in this region. The Annapolis franchisee has the rights to open a shop in Tysons Corner. A store on 14th Street in the District is slated to open by the end of the first quarter of 2014, with another D.C. location in the works, as well as a Reston location, say founders Arianne and Scott Bennett. Peet’s Coffee & Tea shop has signed a lease for space at 1001 Pennsylvania Ave., NW, in the former Citibank space that is also home to

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Michel Richard’s Central and the former Ten Penh restaurant (where San Francisco-based Tadich Grill will open). The region’s remaining Caribou Coffee locations will become Peet’s Coffee & Tea shops. The Caribou at 17th Street and Pennsylvania Ave., NW, is at the top of the list for conversion. Quick Hits: Dean Vlahos is looking to open his Redstone American Grill at National Harbor, where Red Eye Grill was supposed to open…Woodley Park gets a Dunkin’ Donuts on Connecticut Avenue in the former Café International space. Busboys & Poets will open in Northeast D.C.’s Brookland neighborhood in the Monroe Street Market mixed-use project, fall 2014. Another Busboys & Poets will open in the second quarter of 2014 in Takoma Park. A beer-centric restaurant is also slated to open in the Monroe Street Market, as well as the QSR concept & Pizza.

Chef Bradley Curtis has been hired to create the menu to complement the wines at Flight Wine Bar at 777 6th St., NW, in Penn Quarter. He previously worked at Graffiato, DGS Delicatessen, Bandolero and Zaytinya. Owners Kabir Amir and Swati Bose are new to the restaurant industry, but Swati knows her wines. She was assistant cellar master at Balthazar in New York. The 60-seat European-style wine bar opened at the end of January. Recent Openings: Ri Ra Irish Restaurant & Pub in Georgetown unveiled its Whiskey Room. Ted’s Bulletin opened in Reston and Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steaks & Stone Crabs opened downtown. Roofers Union, a casual restaurant opened in Adams Morgan. The Argentinian steakhouse that Jose Garces plans to open in the Loews Madison Hotel at 15th and M Sts., NW, is now slated to open in early April. Calendar: Sips & Suppers to benefit Martha’s Table and DC Central Kitchen is Jan. 25 (Sips), at the Newseum and Jan. 26 (Suppers), at various homes in D.C. Hosts are Joan Nathan, Alice Waters and Jose Andres. Turn Up The Heat: A Celebration of Women Chefs to benefit the Ovarian cancer National Alliance is Feb. 19, at the Reagan Building. Taste of the Nation is Mar. 31, at the National Building Museum. ★ Linda Roth is president of Linda Roth Associates. Reach her at Linda@LindaRothPR. com or 703-417-2700.


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aul Warhola, Andy Warhol’s older brother, died last month at age 91. On Pennsylvania Avenue in Pittsburgh, painted on the side of a garage-like building of buff-colored brick, are the words: "PAUL WARHOLA - WE BUY SCRAP METAL." That a hometown junk dealer and a worldfamous artist were brothers says a lot about the city of their birth, which a recent book calls “the Paris of Appalachia.” Soaking up immigrant labor and smoking up a picturesque landscape of rivers and hills, Pittsburgh’s industries made fortunes for Carnegie, Mellon, Frick, Phipps and Heinz, who became the city’s cultural benefactors. Carnegie – Pittsburgh’s other Andy – launched an international art exhibition in 1896 (see article on page 28) and founded the Carnegie Technical Schools a few years later. The schools evolved into the Carnegie Institute of Technology (now part of Carnegie Mellon University), where a coal miner’s son, Andy Warhol, studied commercial art. In 1949, this shy, church-going gay man with prematurely white hair moved to Manhattan. (His widowed mother joined him and stayed for two eye-opening decades.) Shoe ads and record album covers somehow led to paintings of Campbell’s soup cans, vivid silkscreened portraits of Marilyn and Jackie and an approach to art far ahead of its time. The Warhol Museum – seven floors of paintings, ephemera, movies and taxidermy, entered through a hallway of cowhead wallpaper – opened 20 years ago on the north side of the Allegheny River. The largest single-artist museum in the country, it symbolizes the city’s pride in its contemporary art scene. "Over the past 20 years, Pittsburgh has purposefully replaced its industrial smog with creativity in the form of world-class museums and festivals, coupled with neighborhoods infused with the arts,” explains Mitch Swain, CEO of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. The downtown cultural district’s 14 square blocks are home to seven theaters, including the Pittsburgh Symphony’s Heinz Hall, and a dozen galleries, notably Wood Street Galleries

and SPACE. The Agnes R. Katz Plaza, located at 7th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, is nicknamed “Eyeball Park” for the three pairs of eye-shaped granite benches by sculptor Louise Bourgeois, who also designed a mini-mountain of a fountain. In a once abandoned Sterns & Foster warehouse on the city’s Northside (not far from the Warhol Museum and the National Aviary) is the Mattress Factory, dedicated to installation art. Three light installations by James Turrell, who has been carving out an Arizona crater for more than 30 years, are encountered in disorientingly dark galleries. On another floor of the main building are two pop-inspired walk-ins by Yayoi Kusama, titled, “Infinity Dots Mirrored Room” and “Repetitive Vision.” Across town at the Frick Art & Historical Center is “An American Odyssey: The Warner Collection of American Painting,” with works by Gilbert Stuart, Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam and others. It's on view from March 1 through May 25. Two hotels provide glimpses into Pittsburgh’s Gilded Age: The Inn on the Mexican War Streets, built in 1888 for department store baron Russell H. Boggs; and the Mansions on Fifth, built in 1906 for Frick’s lawyer, Willis McCook. The Mansions on Fifth is a Historic Hotel of America, as is the landmark Omni William Penn downtown, built in 1916. Near the Warhol Museum is the Priory Hotel, originally a Benedictine monastery. The city’s newest luxury hotel is the Fairmont Pittsburgh, which opened in 2010 in the Three PNC Plaza office building. Several resorts and inns are located near Fallingwater and Kentuck Knob, the two former residences designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the Laurel Highlands, about 90 minutes southeast of Pittsburgh. Fallingwater is open for tours on March 1 to 2 and March 8 to 9, then daily, except Wednesdays starting March 15. ★

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Murphy’s Love: Advice on Intimacy and Relationships


My wife and I have a pretty great marriage. We have been together for more than 10 years, have kids and are each other’s best friend. But Valentine’s Day always presents a dilemma for me. She loves Valentine’s Day and I hate it. I think it’s a manufactured holiday that forces people to prove something that they already prove on a daily basis. She loves all the silly little parts of it (think teddy bears holding satin hearts). Every time I think about celebrating this stupid holiday, I get annoyed. I have tried to explain this to her, but she is a textbook hopeless romantic and always wants me to play along. In recent years I have tried to show her how useless a holiday it is by not really acknowledging it at all, which of course leads to a big fight. I’m not actually a jerk, but am I supposed to fake it with her just to make her happy? It doesn’t make any sense. We have the same fight every year. – Anti-Valentine’s Day Dear Anti, Well, you have certainly made yourself


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known on this topic. Less than 200 words, and I have absolutely no doubt how you feel about Valentine’s Day, which probably means Wife and Kids also know how you feel. And yet, she continues to want to celebrate your love each year, like clockwork. You poor, poor thing. I actually do mean to be flip, but I will explain myself. You are very clear about how you feel about the holiday. Wife has done the same. Now you are pouting because she doesn’t agree with you. I’m not sure I don’t agree with you, actually, but you aren’t getting anywhere by grousing about it, not to mention the futility of trying to teach your best friend a lesson by ignoring her desire to celebrate your relationship. Couplehood – partnerships of all kind, really – demands that we spend a lot of time considering things from the other person’s point of view and then acting on that knowledge. You haven’t described Wife’s Valentine’s wants as being totally bizarre or even unmanageable, just “annoying” (they sell those teddy bears just about everywhere). What about focusing on the positive–your best friend loves it when you acknowledge her on Valentine’s Day.

That’s a very easy way to make her feel cared for and loved. The memory of that feeling is the fuel that gets us through the inevitable rough patches in a relationship. Consider Valentine’s Day (and the ubiquitous, cheesy options for marking it) to be a foolproof, yet highly effective boost to your relationship energy and just get her the teddy bear. ★ Stacy Notaras Murphy (www.stacymurphyLPC. com) is a licensed professional counselor and certified Imago Relationship therapist practicing in Georgetown. This column is meant for entertainment only and should not be considered a substitute for professional counseling. Send your confidential question to








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Roseanne Cash: `River & Thread' of Memories BY GARY T ISCHL ER


he voice on the phone is clear and friendly, not unlike the singing voice. It’s conversational, the voice of a woman who seems well rested and comfortable. It’s the voice of Rosanne Cash, who’s coming to town this Friday for a concert at Lisner Auditorium, singing songs from her new album, “The River & The Thread.” It’s a group of songs which seem at once personal and intimate, but also generously sung as stories we all can share in, songs of experience, passed on down or rediscovered. The idea for the songs came from various road trips Cash took through several southern states with her husband, John Leventhal, who is the producer, arranger and a guitarist on the album. “It’s not an exercise in nostalgia,” she said. “I’m from there, I was born in Memphis, I worked there, my family is a part of all that— Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, but I had my growing up in California, and I’ve lived in New York for the last 20 years, so I’ve been in different places in different times. I’ve been here for twenty years now, so I guess you can say I’m a New Yorker.” She has a pretty good handle on who she is

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now, who she was and what she’s a part of. She is after all the daughter of Johnny Cash and his first wife Vivian, and stepdaughter of

June Carter Cash. She started out as a sharp voiced introspective singer. In her twenties, she married countryfolk star Rodney Crowell. There’s enough drama, history, threads and talent in her life to make for an epic musical series: two marriages, three daughters, and a son; the daughter of a weighty legend; bearing the weight of expectations that go with that; and a period of illness that began with brain surgery, after she announced that she had the rare brain disease, Chiari Malformation Type I. We don’t talk about her dad, her step-mother or her mother—all of whom died within a fairly short time of each other. Maybe it’s because it’s a conversation she’s had so many times and the residue is in so much of her music, that there’s no doing justice to it in the brief time we have. Instead, we talk about the South, about working with her husband—“he wrote 98% of the music, I wrote most of the words,” and “it was really good for our marriage”—about her recent residency at the Library of Congress with Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, and, of course about the album. Those things are connected, especially in the music, which, because of her considerable gifts as a writer, seem to course out of the river that also contains poetry and the rich word lore of the South. “I think the South is especially rich in writers and literature, it’s in the blood, in the history,” Cash said, who’s especially fond of Carson McCullers. Although she had hit albums and records and was often consideredcby connection, if not necessarily by style—to be a part of the Memphis-Nashville musical community, Cash grew up favoring the California style music by the likes of the Eagles, and the musical intimacy of singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. Some of her

early efforts reflected that influence. These days if you Google her name, in terms of genre or music, it crops up in the all-encompassing halo of “Americana” music, which has its own Grammy category. “I don’t know, I suppose its about singersongwriters, about folk-blues-and country,” Cash said. “Emmy Lou Harris has always said that she was Americana before there ever was such a thing.” Crowell, with whom she had three daughters and with whom she remains friendly, recently won a Grammy with Emmy Lou Harris for best Americana album. If there is an artist today that encompasses a kind of contemporary Americana, a voice with enough range and experience to speak to large parts of the country, it’s probably Cash. She is in her 50s now, and has dealt musically with her rich and sometimes troubling relationship with her father, in memorial concerts, in the great “Black Cadillac” album—which was highly personal, but also resonated with her father’s audiences—and with the “The List,” which features selections from “100 Essential Country Songs,” which her father compiled for her a long time ago. But “The River & The Thread” is something different. It’s witchy, folky. It feels like someone traveling through her memories, but also keenly at home with herself. The songs are richly written—musically and word-wise. They have a way of making you want to rummage through them again, right away, and for sure later, like some fresh treasure trove found in the attic. That’s especially true of “A Feather’s Not a Bird,” the first track, which is as simple as a modern incantation. Her voice is clear and mature in the way some of her early songs were not. Leventhal joins in from time to time, giving resonant timber to parts here and there, and his guitar-playing carries everything along like a boat on a river. The New York Daily News said her music translates “the passion and specificity of roots music into her own graceful language.” Her voice is traveling here—but not staying—rummaging in her roots and her people. It’s looking into the mirror out on the road. And it’s affecting because while it’s about particular people, journeys and stories, like a Virginia Civil War soldier, for instance, she sings for all of us. We get it right away. The refrain from “A Feather’s Not a Bird” seems like a riddle solved, but it’s also haunting: “A feather’s not a bird/the rain is not the sea/a stone is not a mountain/but a river runs through me.” Rosanne Cash appears at Lisner Auditorium, Friday, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m. ★

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hen you have a large performing arts community, as we are fortunate to have in Washington, diversity—and connections—make themselves felt during the course of a season. To begin with, there’s “Moby-Dick,” Captain Ahab’s hunt for the great white whale, Herman Melville’s great American novel that has often seemed almost operatic in its themes and symbolism. And so it is as the Washington National Opera brings us Jake Heggie’s opera “Moby-Dick.” With Carl Tanner as Captain Ahab, evocative, powerful sets by Robert Brill and directed by Leonard Foglia, it’s the East Coast premiere of a production commissioned by the Dallas Opera Company. Evan Rogister conducts. At the Kennedy Center’s Opera House, February 22, 25, 28, and March 2, 5 and 8. American theater and music legends Mandy Patinkin and Patti LuPone—aka Che Guevera and Evita Peron—reunite since their spectacular co-starring stint in Andrew Lloyd Weber’s 1980 rock opera, Evita. Both Patinkin and LuPone have had spectacular Broadway careers buttressed by appearances in television and films. Patinkin has had three hit television series, including “Chicago Hope” (doctor), “Criminal Minds” (FBI profiler) and “Homeland” (CIA spy). “An Evening with Patti Lapone and Mandy Patinkin” is at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater, February 18-23. The theatrical and musical programing company, In Series, presents “The Cole Porter Project: It’s All Right With Me,” at the Source Theatre. The revue celebrates the words and music of the American master, February 22-March 9. And there’s rock and roll on the horizon. The national tour of “American Idiot,” featuring the music of Green Day, with music and lyrics by lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer, comes to town next week. The show—a musical about the search for meaning in a post 9/11 world by three boyhood friends—runs at the National Theatre, February 18-23. And, as they say, now for something entirely different....but then we’re talking about Woolly Mammoth Theatre, where different is a matter of course. This time it’s a play called, “We are Proud to Present...” (Full title: “We are Pround to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the GermanSudwestAfrika, Between the Years 18841915). The play by Jackie Sibblies Drury is about a company of idealistic actors, three black and three white—who try to tell the story of a centuries-old conflict in South West Africa, the extinction of the small Herero tribe at the hands of German colonizers. The story follows the actors and how their own feelings about race in contemporary times affects their work and the play they’re producing. Directed by Michael John Garcés (who helmed “The Convert” at the Woolly Mammoth last year). “We are Proud….” runs through March 9

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“Peter and the Star Catcher”

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“Mandy Patinkin and Patty LuPone” Kennedy Center

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“The Importance of Being Earnest”

“Ella Fitzgerald First Lady of Song “ Metro Stage

“Beaches” Signature Theater

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“Twelfth Night” Synetic Theatre

“Scapin” Constellation Theater

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“Moby-Dick” Washington National Opera

“Violet” Ford’s Theater

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“Seminar” Round House

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“The Moody Blues” Music Center at Strathmore

“Rumpelstskin” Imagination Stage

“Richard III “ Folger Theater

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‘TIP’ and Lots of Play at Carnegie Museum

BY RIC HARD S E L DE N n 1974, the stark exterior of the Sarah Mellon Scaife Galleries became the new gateway to Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art. Forty years later, it is still bracing to come upon this brutalist addition, designed by Edward Larrabee Barnes, to the Carnegie Institute’s neoclassical buildings. It was an inspired notion, then, last fall, to install “TIP,” a chaotic exhibit of wooden poles wrapped in steel mesh and colorful strips of fabric. “TIP” is the work of British sculptor Phyllida Barlow. It runs 131 feet from the Forbes Avenue sidewalk to the museum entrance, welcoming visitors to the 2013 Carnegie International, the world’s second oldest international survey of contemporary art (the oldest, the Venice Biennale, began a year earlier, in 1895). The 2013 Carnegie International, curated by Daniel Baumann, Dan Byers and Tina Kukielski, kicked off last October and continues through Mar. 16. Since the next Carnegie International is at least three years away, it would do well to get yourself to Pittsburgh as soon as you can. As the Barlow piece suggests, this Carnegie International is serious about play. One of the largest sections of the show, filling the museum’s Heinz Architectural Center, is called “The Playground Project.” An immersive environment by Tezuka Architects, it combines projects by students in the museum’s summer camps with documentation of innovative 20thcentury playgrounds from the United States,


Phyllida Barlow's TIP at the Carnegie Museum of Art

Europe and Japan. There is also a playgroundthemed “sci-fi road movie” by Ei Arakawa and Henning Bohl and – what else? – an actual playground.

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Though there is plenty to see, with 35 artists from 19 countries represented, the show is more manageable than most survey exhibitions. However, with the decision to disperse the pieces

throughout the museum – even in the attached Carnegie Museum of Natural History, past the dinosaur bones – visitors have to do some navigating. Wear comfortable shoes. In some cases, the pieces are site-specific. But more generally this approach enables the curators to provide art-historical context and show off the permanent collection, including works from earlier Carnegie Internationals. It also adds a DIY sense of involvement and discovery. Two of the most captivating installations are in the Hall of Sculpture, viewable both from “ground level” and a perimeter balcony. “The Bidoun Library,” by Negar Azimi, Nelson Harst, Babak Radboy and Ghazaal Vojdani, is an extensive, mobile display of books, magazines, comics and posters, most in Arabic, dealing with “that vast, vexed, nefarious construct known as ‘the Middle East.’” On the other side of the court is “Disarm” by Pedro Reyes: seven bizarre, self-playing musical instruments making an oval around a sort of drum set, all of which he assembled using 6,700 weapons repurposed from the Mexican drug wars. As visitors wander among them, they go off (so to speak), sounding like electric bagpipes, a xylophone, a rock bass and temple blocks. The Carnegie Museum of Art is open daily except Tuesdays, with extended evening hours on Thursdays. ★

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Washington Ballet Celebrates the Jazz/Blues BY MARY B IRD The Washington Ballet’s “The Jazz/Blues Project,” appeared at Sidney Harman Hall, Jan. 29 – Feb. 2. Three ballets were performed to the music of Charlie “Bird” Parker, Keith Jarrett and Etta James. The jazz and blues themed work was choreographed by Val Caniparoli, Annabelle Lopez Ochoa and Trey McIntrye.The Howard University Jazz Ensemble and award winning vocalist E. Faye Butler added their talents to the dancing. A reception for the performers and major donors following the Jan. 30 program was hosted at the Embassy of Brazil. Ambassador Vieira said “the show was fantastic.” Board Chair Sylvia de Leon spoke of the “broad diversity” of jazz and led a toast to Artistic Director Septime Webre. ★

Frye Opening The Frye Company's Pop-Up Gallery opened Thursday, Jan. 30. Frye Georgetown welcomed D.C. photographers, artists, influencers and media to preview the collection curated by Worn Creative. Guests circulated through the space, admiring the work of featured artists Martin Swift, Amber Mahoney, Jim Darling, and Jessica Lancaster on the second floor, and browsing the Frye collection on the first floor. Attendees sampled specialty cocktails provided by Catoctin Creek Distilling Company. John Thornley, lead singer of the indie-rock band U.S. Royalty, provided the soundtrack for the evening. ★

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BY MARY B IRD This year’s nominations for the 20th anniversary of the Helen Hayes Awards were announced on Jan. 17 from the stage of the National Theatre where at age five Helen Hayes began her “lifelong love affair with the theater.” theatreWashington Board Member Glen Howard hosted the program which was also streamed via a live webcast. Nominees for outstanding achievement were selected in 27 categories from among 198 eligible productions during the 2013 calendar year. Former Board Chairman Victor Sharghai will receive this year’s tribute award sponsored by the late Jaylee Mead during the Apr. 21 awards ceremony which will be held this year at the National Building Museum. ★

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Georgetown Arts 2014 BY M ARY B IRD The Citizens Association of Georgetown held an opening reception at the House of Sweden on Feb. 6 to showcase the talents of Georgetown residents and artists who have studios in Georgetown. The attendees deemed the fifth annual event, which ran through Feb. 9, the best to date. Sale proceeds support CAG to preserve the historic character, quality of life and aesthetic values of Georgetown. In the same spirit, Georgetown Village, a non-profit membership organization established to help seniors age safely in their homes, will hold volunteer training at 3 p.m. on Feb. 24 in the lobby at 3000 K St., NW. ★

Artists, Fabiana Amin, Cynthia Howar and Edward Bear Miller. Photo by Neshan H. Naltchayan

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Artist Dariush Vaziri and Sandro Kereselidze of Art Soirée.

CAG executive director Betsy Cooley and treasurer Robert Laycock.

CAG Art Show chair and artist Laura-Ann Tiscornia and CAG Show designer Jennie Buehler .

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Georgetowner's February 12, 2014 Issue  

This issue features couples in love who live in Georgetown, our Annual Real Estate Wrap up and Travel: "The City of Warhol and Carnegie"

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