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National College Dance Festival The festival includes three concerts featuring some of the finest dance works selected from colleges and universities throughout the country. Tickets are $25. For details, visit Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, 2700 F St., NW. Opening: Linda Press and Barbara Sussberg The opening reception for the joint exhibition of Linda Press and Barbara Sussberg’s oil paintings at Susan Calloway Fine Arts will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. The exhibition will be on view through July 5. Susan Calloway Fine Arts, 1643 Wisconsin Ave., NW.



Pet Adoption Event A pet adoption event hosted by Coldwell Banker and Operation Paws for Homes will be held at Georgetown’s Washington Harbour rain or shine. Preview a portion of the available pets by visiting OPH’s website at For details, visit www. or call 202-3336100. 3000 K St., NW (Plaza Level). A Toad-ally Awesome Prince Is a kiss all it takes for a real transformation to take place? Come to this kinder, friendlier version of “The Frog Prince” and find out. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for children ages 2-12. For details, visit Oatlands Historic House and Gardens, 20850 Oatlands Plantation La., Leesburg, Va.


Les Papillons de Nuit This festive one-woman cabaret theater show, written, produced and starring Robin Phillips, evokes the bygone spirits of the Paris music hall scene of the early 1900s. Reservations are required (limited to the first 75). Tickets are $125 per person and $200 per couple. To details, visit Carderock Falls Manor, 1323 Calder Rd., McLean, Va.


Sunday Supper DC’s acclaimed Union Market will be the setting for the third annual Sunday Supper to benefit the James Beard Foundation, specifically the Sunday Supper Union Market Scholarship, which helps fund a grant for up-and-coming women restaurateurs. Diners will share a communal table and enjoy the cooking of the chefs and food producers who make the evening possible. Tickets are $250. For details, visit 1309 5th St., NW.


La Verbena de la Paloma (Spanish Operetta) One of the most popular zarzuelas (Spanish operettas) of all times! Set in Madrid in the late 19th century, the story presents a parade of characters drawn from Madrid’s Belle Epoque. The dialogues are sharp and witty, and the catchy music includes some of the most celebrated zarzuela tunes. The performance is in Spanish with English subtitles. Tickets range from $40 - $60. For details, visit www. GALA Hispanic Theater, 3333 14th St., NW.


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D’Milikah Splashes on the Waterfront From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., “D’Milikah Splashes on the Waterfront” will feature D’Milikah’s Brazilian swimwear line, Tridimensional Happiness. The show will also debut D’Milikah’s men’s swimwear line and resort wear collection. Nick’s Riverside Grill, 3050 K St., NW.


DC Shorts Laughs! This screening of DC Shorts’ favorite comedy films includes live performances by the area’s top stand-up comedians from the famed FunniestFeds competition. Tickets are $15-25. For details, visit U.S. Navy Memorial Heritage Center, Burke Theater, 701 Pennsylvania Ave., NW,


Zack Smith and The Dixie Power Trio On Father’s Day, dads and their families are invited to this concert by the Dixie Power Trio, a southern funk band. There will be


Smart Growth: Happy City Charles Montgomery, author of “Happy City: Transforming Our Lives Through Urban Design,” demonstrates how cities influence how we feel, behave and treat other people in ways most of us never realize. Drawing on brain science and urban experiments around the world, he explains how we can change our lives by changing our relationship with our cities. This event is free, but pre-registration is required. For details, call 202-272-2448. National Building Museum, 401 F St., NW.


Worlds Largest Swimming Lesson At 11 a.m., families from all over D.C. will have an opportunity to take part in the World’s Largest Swim Lesson, hosted by the CLAY Foundation. The World’s Largest Swimming Lesson was created as a platform to help aquatic facilities and the many different regional, national and international water safety organizations work together to communicate the fundamental importance of teaching children to swim. Bethesda Country Club, 7601 Bradley Blvd, Bethesda, Md.

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6th Annual Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer The Sixth Annual Newsbabes Bash for Breast Cancer will take place on at Powerhouse from 7 to 9 p.m., raising funds for Survivors Offering Support. D.C.’s top female news anchors will be among the hosts, including anchors from NB4, WUSA9, FOX5, WJLA, WTOP and Bloomberg. Dr. Jill Biden, a breast cancer survivor herself, will be a special guest. For details, visit www.newsbabes2014.eventbrite. com. Powerhouse, 3225 Grace St., NW.

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STARRELS, GROSZYK, STEINGASSER, BID, STARKS HONORED BY CAG Mayor Vincent Gray and Councilmember Jack Evans spoke at the Citizens Association of Georgetown’s annual awards and elections meeting at Dumbarton House May 29. CAG’s annual round of awards had an especially excellent mix of individuals, noted CAG president Pamla Moore. The prestigious Belin Award was presented to Bill Starrels for his expert and dedicated work in preserving the historic character of Georgetown.

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GLOVER PARK WAITRESS SAYS SHE WAS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED A woman was attacked early Saturday morning, May 24, in the 2400 block of Wisconsin Avenue, NW, according to the Metropolitan Police Department. She appears to have been uninjured. The crime took place across from Guy Mason Park. ABC7 News reported: “In the Glover Park neighborhood, residents aren’t used to hearing about this kind of crime. … According to police, the incident took place at about 1 a.m. on Saturday morning. A 19-year-old waitress had just gotten off work, and she was walking in the 2400 block of Wisconsin Avenue when a man grabbed her in an alley and tried to force her to perform a sex act. Luckily, she was able to break free and run for help. … Even at that time of morning, neighbors say there is usually

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Walter Groszyk was honored with the William A. Cochran Award for “exceptional efforts to protect and enhance the community’s parkland and architectural resources.” The Charles Atherton Award was given to Jennifer Steingasser, deputy director of the Historic Preservation Office, for “exceptional service by a dedicated public-sector professional for outstanding work preserving and protecting historic Georgetown.” The Martin-Davidson Award for business persons was presented to Georgetown Business Improvement CEO Joe Sternlieb and BID staff. A special appreciation award was given to Parking Officer Steven Starks for dedicated and distinguished Service to the Georgetown community. Starks got the biggest applause of the evening. CAG officers and directors were re-elected by acclamation: Pamla Moore, president; Bob vom Eigen, vice president; Barbara Downs, secretary; John Richardson, treasurer; and directors Karen Cruse, Hazel Denton, Hannah Isles and Luca Pivato. Treasurer Bob Laycock reported on the annual budget, which adds up to about $600,000.

foot traffic here, usually made up of patrons of the bars and restaurants.” NBC News 4 added this to the story: “Sources tell News4 the suspect was a customer at the establishment where the woman worked earlier in the evening. The customer was ‘pushy’ toward the woman while she was working, but she had ignored his advances at the time, sources say. The victim told police the suspect pulled her into an alley just before closing time and tried to get her to perform a sexual act, but she was able to run away and call 911.” MPD detectives were seen Memorial Day, May 26, along Wisconsin Avenue checking for leads and surveillance records of the incident. MPD has not issued a suspect description and termed the incident “first-degree sex abuse with force.”

CORRECTION The Corcoran College of Art and Design’s Georgetown campus, housed at the old Fillmore School at 1801 35th St., NW, will be for sale with the transfer of the Corcoran School and its real estate to George Washington University, as previously reported. The Georgetowner erred in a later reference in a May 21 news story about the old school property, writing “Hardy School property.” Also on 35th Street, the very active Hardy School, part of the D.C. Public School System, was nothing to do with the old Fillmore School.



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IN: Donghia Celebrates Move to Cady’s Alley

Opened in September 2003, Bangkok Joe’s is getting a re-boot, so to speak, to stay current with its guests. Along with a revamped menu, the space will be redesigned and get a new kitchen.

Donghia -- which specializes in decorative fabrics and furniture – celebrated its move to Cady’s Alley last week with a standing-roomonly party. The 3,413-square-foot retail property is at 3334 Cady’s Alley, NW. Founded by the late Italian-American designer Angelo Donghia, the luxury contemporary home furnishing collection sells exclusively to interior designers and architects through its showrooms. Its furniture is made in the U.S. and accessories are handmade in Italy in Murano, next to Venice. [See Social Scene on page 30 for photos from the May 29 event.]

IN: Orange Anchor Coming to Washington Harbour Restaurateur Reese Gardner is expanding to Washington Harbour with a nautical-inspired eatery, Orange Anchor. Next to Nick’s Riverside Grille and in front of the fountain, the new restaurant takes over the former Cabanas space and is set to open in August. Gardener runs other spots, such as the Might Pint, Cooperwood Tavern and Irish Public House.

OUT: Serendipity 3 Shuts Its Doors Georgetown’s Serendipity 3 closed its doors June 3. Since its opening in 2011, the home of the $1,000 “golden opulence” sundae, has had a bumpy ride. Health code violations and a disagreement among the owners caused temporary closures in 2012 and 2013. There is no word yet as to why Serendipity closed, but rumors quickly arose regarding a lawsuit from the landlord of the M Street restaurant, who is allegedly owed more than $98,000 dollars in rent, utilities, and other fees.

IN: Carine’s Bridal Atelier Acquires Second Location 
Carine Krawiec, owner of luxury bridal salon, Carine’s Bridal Atelier, has acquired

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a 4,200-square-foot second location in Georgetown, set to open a two-floor boutique at 1623 Wisconsin Avenue, former home of Georgetown Cafe, by Winter 2014-15. Krawiec plans to provide a fresh take on the bridal shopping experience through the boutique’s cutting-edge design while enhancing its exceptional customer service and wide-array of high-end inventory. “Our store has grown so fast over the past seven years, I wanted to provide a more spacious and luxurious atmosphere for our brides, while maintaining the welcoming and intimate reputation our store has become

known for,” says Krawiec. The expansion into 1623 Wisconsin Ave., NW, will welcome rising stars, Zuhair Murad and Inbal Dror, to the boutique’s designer repertoire. The existing location, 1726 Wisconsin Ave., NW, will remain a part of the bridal retailer’s growing empire. Since its establishment in 2006, Carine’s Bridal Atelier became home to legendary designers, such as Monique Lhuillier and Carolina Herrera, after Krawiec was encouraged by leaders in the industry to open a couture bridal atelier in the D.C. area.

OUT + IN: Bangkok Joe’s to Become Mama Rogue Bangkok Joe’s, the Thai restaurant at the entrance to Washington Harbour at 3000 K St., NW, closed June 1, as its owners transform the space into a French-Southeast Asian restaurant, named Mama Rouge. The new restaurant will open in September, owners -- chef Aulie Bunyarataphan and Mel Oursinsini -- told their patrons in a May 27 email. They also cited the changing tastes of customers. The same team runs Tom Yum District across Key Bridge in Arlington as well as T.H.A.I. The self-described “dumpling bar and cafe” -- reviewed by Zagat as having “dumplings “to die for” and “great cocktails to boot” -- has attracted the likes of such boldface diners as

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IN: Café Deluxe Opens on M Street in West End Known for its spot up Wisconsin Avenue near Macomb Street, Cafe Deluxe has opened another place in the West End in the new Hilton Garden Inn at 22nd and M Streets, NW, across the street from the Ritz-Carlton. Part of the hotel and restaurant in the neighborhood, Café Deluxe, according to the company, “will accommodate up to 130 people in the dining room with seating for 38 at the bar, about 50 in the private dining room area and an additional 2,500 square feet of event space in the hotel that can seat up to 225 -- ideal for holiday parties and special occasions. Room service from the kitchen of Cafe Deluxe will be available nightly to all 238 rooms of the Hilton Garden Inn.”

IN: EverFi Celebrates New Offices on K Street The educational tech firm, EverFi, which started in 2008 on Potomac Street, has moved again to 3299 K St., NW. Co-founded by Tom Davidson, EverFi has steadily expanded. The company occupies two floors and has a balcony overlooking the Potomac.

IN: Sushi Keiko Taking Over Sushi Ko Space

A restaurant named Sushi Keiko has leased 2309 Wisconsin Ave., NW, the former home of Sushi Ko, according to the Hyperlocal Glover Park blog: “The Sushi Keiko menu will feature a variety of Asian foods, including sushi and sashimi, small plates such as grilled baby octopus, and entrees including roasted Maine salmon.” One of the first sushi spots in D.C., Sushi Ko closed last summer in Glover Park but has another place up Wisconsin Avenue in Chevy Chase, Md.


Ron Swarthout Earns GBA Lifetime Achievement Award The Georgetown Business Association will honor Ron Swarthout, longtime proprietor of Georgetown Floorcoverings, the durable business which he ran from 1967 to 2012, and which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. At its June 18 Leadership Luncheon at Tony and Joe’s Seafood Place, the GBA will present Swarthout with its 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award. Georgetown Floorcoverings has been one of those institutions in our city and village which practically defines the idea of several terms that are bandied about casually—“mom and pop store,” “family business,” “business business” “and “hard work and service.”

started the business in 1954 in a small space at 1417 28th Street, NW, with a warehouse in the basement. Herbert Swarthout started out in flooring by working as an installer, which served him well in his own business. He enlisted his son in his teens to work as a helper to the carpet mechanics for 50 cents an hour. It took a while—a stint in the U.S. Marine Corps in the 1960s, and working with Western Electric for two years—but Ron Swarthout got in the family business in the 1960s, down at 3233 K St., NW, where his father had moved the store, and managed the store after his father’s retirement in 1979, before buying the business when his father passed away in 1979.

“That’s one of the things about our business,” said Swarthout, who lives in Spotsylvania, Va. “We don’t just have a product. It’s all about helping people, doing a professional job. We install as well as sell. It’s about being proud of how you do the work and gaining people’s trust. ”

Swarthout was a visible part of the business community, with friends like Brad Altman, who ran Altman Parking and with whom he lunched regularly at Chadwick’s on K Street. The industrial atmosphere on the street had changed over the years. So, he moved the warehouse to R Street, SW, where it remains to this day.

Small businesses and family businesses are a dying breed in America’s economy, but Georgetown Floorcoverings is the essence of a family business. Swarthout’s father Herbert

“There have been changes,” he said. “You can’t get any parking anywhere, including K Street, for one thing. I guess that’s true all over the city. I think it’s probably harder for

Ron Swarthout of Georgetown Floorcoverings will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award on June 18.

small businesses today, than it was when my father started.” Swarthout made his wife Judy a half-partner in the business because he said he believed in sharing everything in their life. He has a son, Warren, who’s with the Fairfax County Fire Department, Marci, who’s a child psychologist and teacher and another daughter, Karen Swarthout Ori, who purchased and runs the business -- and is GBA treasurer.

Swarthout remains active in the day-today operation of the business doing billing and accounting and drops by the office and Georgetown at least “once a week.”


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In every issue of The Georgetowner, Walter Nicholls, who passed away last Sunday, wrote a column called “What’s Cooking, Neighbor?” In the last of these, in this issue, we seem to be part of his conversation with Ruth Poupon. This column and others over the past year make it clear that he was a real writer, a one-of-a-kind kind of person who breathed in and breathed out curiosity as if it were a rarefied ingredient in the atmosphere. The former Washington Post staff writer was a Magellan of eateries and food shops. “He knew places nobody knew about and people who were not big culinary stars, but were special,” said Nancy McKeon, a former Washington Post editor who worked with him beginning in the 1990s. He liked to go on expeditions where he would make discov-

eries – roots, vegetables, gardens, people who grew things or made them or cooked them – and the places where the process happened – barns, farms, country inns, out of the way bakeries and markets. When you read his writing, you immediately get the idea that perhaps the most important ingredients of a meal are people: those who set the table, who serve the food, who cook and make and invent the food, and those who dine as opposed to just eat and digest. In this way, a dinner, a breakfast, a table can be a place where the imagination, in conjunction with educated and experienced taste buds, empathy, humor – and taste in the sense of appropriateness – can roam. “We sent him to Alaska once for the Copper River Salmon Run, a fishing event, and he came back with detailed descriptions of the salmons, the fishing, the clothes people wore,” recalled McKeon. “He had so much energy, and he approached everything with intense excitement. He was almost like a toddler in his interests. He was always learning something new: a food, an ingredient.” Walter Nicholls was 64. He had been diagnosed with liver cancer less than three weeks before he died. Funeral arrangements are pending.

Georgetown Tobacco Imperiled by New Tax To the Editor: I am the owner of Georgetown Tobacco, a store I established in 1964 and now celebrating our 50th year. I would like to be in business for many more years. However, I and the owners of Curtis W. Draper established in 1880 and Signature cigars in Washington are faced with the most serious threat imagined. In January of this year, the D.C. Tax Revision Commission approved tax reform measures “to increase fairness, broaden D.C.’s tax base, promote competitiveness, encourage business growth and simplify the tax code”. As a result of the commissions recommendations, the D.C. Council has approved yesterday a tax of 7 million in option #5 of Bill B20 750. This 7 million was calculated out thin air as a line item guess but we are now faced with the reality that if this tax is finally approved at the June 11 District Council meeting, my company and the others small businesses would be forced to close our doors. The tax raises all tobacco products to the level of cigarettes which is 80 percent of the wholesale cost, as an example, a cigar that retails for $5.00 in Washington will have to sell for $9.00, two-ounce package of pipe tobacco would increase the same along with all other tobacco products. In Virginia, there is a 10-percent tobacco products tax, and in Maryland it is 15 percent of the wholesale. We are also faced with stiff competition from discount mail order firms across the nation, which offer many of the same products with no tax. In addition to the tax on sales the probability of a floor tax on products we now own could be beyond any of our abilities to pay. The tax, if finally approved, would go into effect Jan. 1, 2015, at the latest. Georgetown Tobacco and others like me will not be in business then. -- David Berkebile, president of Georgetown Tobacco Post script to editor, re: tobacco tax -- At press time it has been discovered that the tax exemption for premium cigars is back in the 2015 budget, and its removal was done by a drafting error. Therefore the 80-percent tax will apply to pipe tobacco, small premium cigars, cigarettes and rolling tobacco and snus. Georgetown Tobacco is hopeful that pipe tobacco and small premium cigars may be exempted as well for our customers of 50 years.


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2 School Principals Leaving BY JOSEPH PARK Principals in two of Georgetown’s public schools will be stepping down at the end of the school year. Dana Nerenberg, the principal of Hyde-Addison Elementary school, announced that she will be stepping down as principal after eight years of service to the school at 3219 O St., NW. In a recent letter sent out to Hyde-Addison families and community, Nerenberg expressed her gratitude for the time she spent at Hyde-Addison. “During this time, I have had the opportunity to form relationships with your children and families, work with amazing teachers and staff, and lead the development of a learning community for children and adults,” Nerenberg said. Nerenberg also applauded Hyde-Addison Elementary School staff for the consistent effort that they put to work every day. “We have a truly exceptional staff,” Nerenberg said. “A living and rigorous curriculum, a clear vision, mission and charge, and plenty of work to do in service of our amazing students.” Nerenberg said that she will be leaving the city to join her fiancé in Portland, Oreg. Rory Pullens, 56, principal of Duke Ellington School of the Arts, has announced his departure to Los Angeles, where he will be the head of a performing arts school for the Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation’s second largest school system. Pullens has served as head of Ellington since late 2006, when he came to D.C. from the Denver School of the Arts where he first designed the elementary-level arts school for the public school system. Ellington is located at 3500 R St., NW. It has been revealed to the L.A. Times that Pullens will receive a salary of $147,086 on a one-year contract plus $10,000 moving allowance. Previously, Pullens had accepted the job in Los Angeles twice, but backed out later. One time due to a family crisis, and the second time Ellington managed to retain him to stay. According to the job description, Pullens will direct the entire arts program for the school “to ensure increased arts ... opportunities” and to integrate arts into instruction.” WEB & SOCIAL MEDIA

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Good and Bad Tax Policy in the New Budget BY JACK EVANS

Last Wednesday, the Council voted to approve an $11 billion budget, once again the largest budget in the history of our city. It should be noted that every other jurisdiction in the country has made tough choices to deal with the lingering fallout of the global recession. But in D.C., our tax collections continue to go up every month. Even after you take into account all the built-in increases from year to year – raises, inflation and the like – the mayor and Council had an additional $159 million to spend in the 2015 budget. I agree with many of the allocations of this money. For example, the budget includes increased funding for the arts, for Destination DC and for the DC Economic Partnership. These are tremendous economic drivers for the District and actually bring several dollars of revenue to our treasury for each dollar we spend on them. I also support increased funding for public education and affordable housing, among other priorities. On the capital side, I was successful in including $10 million in funding to expand green space in Ward 2 with the Dupont Crown Park, located over the Connecticut Avenue underpass north of Dupont Circle. Fortunately, the budget also includes about $165 million in annual tax relief. Our budget legislation will create a new middle-class income tax bracket of $40,000 to $60,000 and expand the Earned Income Tax Credit for low- and moderate-income workers. By raising the estate tax threshold to twice the current limit, and eventually recoupling it with the federal level at $5.2 million, adjusted for inflation, it also helps seniors and homeowners in the District whose property values have increased. But with all this extra money in our budget, I am disappointed that the Council would propose to maintain our top income tax bracket at 8.95%, which is among the highest income tax rates in the nation. Not only is it bad policy, it also breaks the promise we made when we originally raised the rate from 8.5% that we would sunset it after four years. In addition, the Council has proposed two new taxes that I find objectionable: an expansion of the sales tax to gyms and yoga studios and a tax on premium tobacco products. Taxes are not simply to raise revenue, but also express our policy preferences. With that in mind, why would we want to create disincentives for our residents who want to make healthy choices by joining health clubs, especially when it is clear that we do not need the extra money? With regard to tobacco, the last time we raised this tax we saw collections actually go down, as residents chose to make larger tobacco purchases in Virginia. The tax at issue today, though, is a tax on premium tobacco products like cigars, which will hurt local small businesses such as Georgetown Tobacco. Overall, I support the budget even though I do not agree with some of the items in it. Our final budget vote is not until June 11. I am hopeful we will make a few more changes before we put the law on the books.

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“. . . May the heaven-rescued land praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation,” wrote Georgetown lawyer Francis Scott Key on Sept. 14, 1814. America had dodged a bullet, bombs bursting in air and the rocket’s red glare 200 years ago. Key exalted at the sight of the huge American flag, the Star-Spangled Banner, waving at Fort McHenry, Maryland. Unable to pass the fort and attack Baltimore, the British Royal Navy ceased its bombardment and withdrew. Within five months, the War of 1812 was over, and America re-ignited its growth to greatness. The exaltation of Key and America at the time -- which cannot be overestimated -- guaranteed Americans’ love of the flag and of the national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” For Georgetowners, it is personal -- Francis Scott Key was a Georgetowner who left his house and large family on M Street, as instructed by the White House, to negotiate the release of William Beanes, who was held by the British. In meeting with navy officers, Key was detained on a British ship near Fort McHenry, because the bombardment was soon to begin. Key witnessed the pounding and shaking the fort took and Baltimore felt. The plan was to cut the very young nation in half. Remarkably, it was America, which declared war on Britain, seen as preventing westward expansion, blocking trade and harassing on the high seas. The war was not going well. Key, a member of the Georgetown Artillery, commanded by Major George Peter of Tudor Place, was at the Battle of Bladensburg-- and later witnessed the burning of Washington in August 1814. The morning of Sept. 14, 1814, shone as an amazing reversal of fortune. Key’s lyrics for the defense of Fort McHenry, printed in a Baltimore newspaper two days after the September confrontation, “went viral” -- to use a 21st-century phrase

-- up and down the East Coast. Immediately popular, “The Star-Spangled Banner” has never lagged in its ability to move Americans. That flag from 200 years ago is less than three miles away at the Museum of American History from where Key lived in Georgetown. While the song can take a beating from anyone who sings it, the flag cannot. The museum embarked on a conservation of the flag in 1998. It finally re-emerged in 2008 in a new display and renovated museum. It is one of those things considered sacred by Americans. Why is the flag supremely important to Americans? Its image over the decades across the nation and the world, across voyages and wars, can move the toughest of us to tears -- it is a unifying force for all Americans. More recently, such energy was felt after the September 11 attacks. “Two hundred years ago, Francis Scott Key, inspired by the sight of the flag’s ‘broad stripes and bright stars,’ wrote a song that gave new significance to a national symbol and started a tradition through which Americans have invested the flag with their own meaning and memories,” said John L. Gray, director of the museum. “It is an honor for the museum to be the home of the Star-Spangled Banner and to preserve it for future generations.” To observe the time 200 years ago, when the flag and the song proved one of America’s greatest moments, the museum announced that from Flag Day, June 14, through July 6, “the Maryland Historical Society is lending Francis Scott Key’s original manuscript of the ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ lyrics,

uniting it for the first time with the flag Key saw at ‘dawn’s early light.’ Visitors will be able to see the 30-by-34-foot flag and the manuscript, side-by-side in the banner’s environmentally controlled chamber at the museum.” One of the citizens who helped with the StarSpangled Banner conservation in a huge way was fashion designer Ralph Lauren. He and his company donated more that $13 million to complete the work on the tattered, fragile flag, which originally measured 30 by 42 feet. Lauren, whose designs are inspired by Americana and the flag, considers the Star-Spangled Banner “our greatest American treasure.” For his work, the Smithsonian will honor Lauren three days after Flag Day festivities. On June 17, the Smithsonian noted that “it will present designer Ralph Lauren, son of immigrants, with the James Smithson Bicentennial Medal during a naturalization ceremony welcoming 15 new Americans. The medal recognizes Lauren’s lifetime contributions to American artistry, entrepreneurship, creativity and vision. Lauren also played a leadership role in the preservation of the Star-Spangled Banner.” “I love this country. I love being an American. My earliest memories of the StarSpangled Banner was the flag that flew from the flagpole in the school across the street from my childhood home in the Bronx where we played baseball and basketball. I remember pledging allegiance to the flag each morning in school. It was a simpler time, after a world war, when those broad stripes and bright stars stood for our homeland and the freedom and hope it brought to every American,” wrote Lauren in the forward to “The Star-Spangled Banner: The Making of an American Icon.” Such enthusiasm for the flag will continue this Flag Day, as the National Museum of American History celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Star-Spangled Banner with “Raise it Up! Anthem for America.”

––According to the museum, “Artists such as Aloe Blacc, Renée Fleming, Angie Johnson and Brian McKnight are encouraging Americans to take part in the museum’s coastto-coast celebration in a national sing-a-long event for people to come together and sing their anthem at 4 p.m. EDT. Details are at” Across America, many groups are coming together for the celebration -- the National Park Service, Little League, Girl Scouts and the Kennedy Center. On the museum’s Mall terrace, Grammy-winning composer Eric Whitacre will conducts a 500-person choir in performance of “America the Beautiful;” MacArthur fellow Francisco J. Núñez will conduct “Lift Every Voice,” with commander and conductor Col. Larry Lang directing the U.S. Air Force Band and Singing Sergeants. To continue this Star-Spangled summer, this newspaper -- which helped to start the foundation which completed the Francis Scott Key Park on M Street in 1993 -- invites its readers to send impressions of and moments with the flag to There will also be more stories about the events of the summer of 1814, whether it is the British attack on Washington, the story of James and Dolley Madison, the loss of Key’s house on M Street in 1947 and the ultimate meaning of America’s Second War of Independence, which has led to centuries of peace between the U.S., Great Britain and Canada We recommend and will review Steve Vogel’s remarkable book, “Through the Perilous Fight: From the Burning of Washington to the StarSpangled Banner: The Six Weeks That Saved the Nation.” Meanwhile, appreciate the ultimate fabric from the War of 1812, our flag, and its song -- “The Star-Spangled Banner” -- 
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Left to right, clockwise: The Star-Spangled Banner exhibit today; conservators carefully clean the flag; Brent Glass, former director of the National Museum of American History; museum visitors got the chance to observe conservation work on the flag a few years ago.

It’s a StarSpangled Summer June 10 War of 1812 Commemoration Concert Enjoy early 19th century music by Friday Morning Music Club at 7:30 p.m. in the Belle Vue Room of Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St., NW. Admission is free. For details, call 202-337-2288.

June 14 Flag Day “Raise it Up” Flag Day Kick-Off Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the flag and the national anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner,” on the National Mall with live musical performances. This is the big event that will match with other events across America. For details, visit

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The Enduring Power and Presence of the Star-Spangled Banner B Y B R E N T D. GLASS

When we planned the dedication of the new Star-Spangled Banner gallery at the National Museum of American History, it was important to me—as a grandson of immigrants—to include a naturalization ceremony as part of the proceedings. I could think of no better way to make the connection between the flag and American identity than to welcome people from around the world as they became American citizens. The ceremony took place on Nov. 19, 2008, the first of several sponsored by the museum in the past six years. A powerful and moving experience, it coincided with the reopening of the museum after a $120-million, two-year renovation. Our goal was to “shine new light on American history” with exhibitions and programs that interpreted the museum’s extensive collections in historical context. We presented a new architecture, creating a space that would be more welcoming and easier to navigate than the cold, dark modernist building that opened in 1964. Now, a sun-lit atrium would serve as a public square, a setting for informal gathering, and a crossroads of


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ideas, information, and events, surrounded by landmark symbols of freedom and justice—the Woolworth’s lunch counter and a heroic statue of George Washington. The new exhibition of the Star-Spangled Banner, the flag that inspired our national anthem, anchors the public square in a special gallery that is a triumph of engineering and craftsmanship. A contemporary sculpture provides a dramatic entrance to the gallery, and a multimedia exhibit provides historical context. It was a great joy to call attention to the pivotal role women have played throughout the flag’s history—Mary Pickersgill and her team of young women who sewed the flag; Georgiana Armistead Appleton who safeguarded the banner during the Civil War; Amelia Fowler who led the conservation effort for the Smithsonian in 1914; and Suzanne Thomassen-Krauss who directed the most recent conservation project. But it is the extraordinary opportunity to see the flag up close, dramatically presented “by the dawn’s early light,” that is a truly profound experience. I have seen visitors moved to tears. School children on scheduled

tours sometimes sing the national anthem. Two days after the presidential inauguration in 2009, from my office I heard the “Star-Spangled Banner” sung so beautifully that I had to investigate. It turned out that the Boys Choir of Kenya, after participating in the inauguration, now were inspired by seeing the flag exhibit. Thousands of museum visitors gave them a roaring ovation. Whenever I conducted a tour at the museum, I always made a point to say “welcome to your National Museum of American History.” By preserving the flag we not only saved one of America’s great treasures but also preserved a fundamental principle of a democratic society: history belongs to all of us. As a public historian, I believe more than ever that history is a resource for understanding our own times. Only if we know the past and why it matters will we understand and appreciate the opportunities and responsibilities of citizenship.

Brent D. Glass, Ph.D., a Georgetowner since 2006, is Director Emeritus of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, where he served as director from 2002 to 2011. An author and international consultant on museum leadership, Glass has participated in State Department public diplomacy initiatives in Egypt, Russia and Europe; served on the Flight 93 Memorial Commission; and advises museums across the country through the Kennedy Center’s DeVos Institute. His next book, a collection of essays on place and American history, will be published by Simon and Schuster in 2015.

to July 6 Francis Scott Key’s “Star-Spangled Banner” Manuscript on View With the StarSpangled Banner Flag To mark the bicentennial of the Star-Spangled Banner, the Maryland Historical Society will loan Key’s original manuscript of the “Star-Spangled Banner” lyrics to the National Museum of American History for a special short-term display, uniting it with the flag he saw at “dawn’s early light.” The flag is on permanent display at the center of the National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. For details, call 202-633-1000.

June 14 Symposium on Outcomes of the War of 1812 This symposium will focus on the war’s significant lasting effects on American history. Held at the Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Ave., NW. 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $40. For details, call 202-337-2288.

June 19 The U.S. Navy during the War of 1812 Professor of history William M. Fowler, Jr., will discuss the U.S. Navy during the War of 1812 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW. For details, call 202-785-2040.

June 29 DC Jazz Fest 2014: Bohemian Cavern Jazz Orchestra A night of classic jazz to honor the opening of the Dumbarton House as a museum, 2715 Q St., NW. 3 p.m. Tickets are $12. For details, call 202-337-2288.

July 25 Flag Folding at the National Museum of American History

August 30 to 31 Alexandria, Va., War of 1812 Commemorative Weekend

July 4 Fourth of July Celebration on the National Mall

See the original Star-Spangled Banner and participate in folding a full-size replica in Flag Hall of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Ave., NW., 4 to 4:30 p.m. For details, visit

Formerly Washington, D.C., weekend festivities that include a yacht race, cricket match, tug of war game, boat tours, military and naval exhibits and performances. Admission is free. For details, call 703-652-5367.

Celebrate our nation’s independence as the National Park Service illuminates the sky with a fireworks display.

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Walking tours, ice cream making, Dolley Cake, Federal period games, and crafts from 1 to 4 p.m. at Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St., NW. Tickets are $10. For details, call 202-337-2288.

July 2 Music of the War of 1812 in America Celebrate the War of 1812 with music honoring the war’s heroes from 6 to 7 p.m. at Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW. For details, call 202-785-2040.

Jazz, dancing, and food at 7 p.m. at Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St., NW. For details, call 202337-2288.

July 17 Author’s Talk: What So Proudly We Hailed Historian Marc Leepson will discuss his new biography, “What So Proudly We Hailed: Francis Scott Key, A Life.” Held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave., NW. For details, call 202-785-2040.

July 23 “Muster the Militias” War of 1812 Bicentennial Open House Weekend Walking tours and a Children’s tea & talk by American Girl author Valerie Tripp at Dumbarton House, 2715 Q St., NW. Admission is free. For details, call 202-337-2288.

August 23 to 24 The Battle of Bladensburg Commemoration and Monument Unveiling A day-long festival of events including a reenactment, musical performances, children’s village, Food Truck Rally, and fireworks at Waterfront Park, 4601 Annapolis Road, Bladensburg, Md., following the unveiling of the new Battle of Bladensburg Monument. 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is free. For details, call 301-887-0777.

August 24 The 200th Anniversary of the Burning of Washington Commemorate the 200th anniversary of the British invasion of D.C. with a 5K run at 8 a.m. at the Historic Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E St., SE, as well as the Georgetown Family Festival and Yards Park Beer Festival, sponsored by On Tap Magazine. For details, visit

September 3 to 4 America Under Fire Symposium The symposium will feature renowned scholars of the War of 1812, followed by a commemorative dinner and reception at the David M. Rubenstein National Center for White House History at Decatur House, 1610 H St., NW. For details, call 202-218-4307, or visit www.

September 6 to 8 Battle of North Point Commemoration (Baltimore County) Honor the Battle of North Point at Fort Howard Park, 9500 North Point Road, Edgemere, Md. Admission is free. For details, visit

September 9 Young Defenders’ Day at Fort McHenry Participate in a living American flag at Fort McHenry, 2400 E. Fort Ave., to honor the Battle of Baltimore during the War of 1812. For details, call 410-962-4290, x850.

September 10 to 16 Star-Spangled Spectacular Celebrate the bicentennial of our national anthem at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor with living history demonstrations, musical performances and a fireworks display. For details, call 1-800266-5699, or visit

September 12 Defender’s Day Observance Enjoy Navy ship tours and the Star-Spangled air show practice from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For details, call 1-800-266-5699.

September 13 Public Ship Tours View the Star-Spangled Spectacular Aircraft Display and Festival at Martin State Airport, 701 Wilson Point Road, Middle River, MD, followed by an air show featuring the Blue Angels, concert and fireworks display. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. For details, call 1-800-266-5699.

September 14 “By Dawn’s Early Light” Flag Raising at Ft. McHenry Celebrate the 200th birthday of our national anthem with a flag raising ceremony at Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic shrine, featuring Governor Martin O’Malley. Following the ceremony, enjoy Navy ship tours, air shows and live musical performances. 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. For details, call 1-800-2665699, or visit

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1789 RESTAURANT 1226 36TH ST. NW 202–965–1789

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.

BISTRO FRANCAIS 3124-28 M ST. NW 202–338–3830

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 frites), Steak Tartare, freshly pre¬pared seafood, veal, lamb and duck dishes and the best Eggs Benedict in town. In addition to varying daily specials.


1736 WISCONSIN AVE. NW 202–333–0111 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



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 1:00 a.m.

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.

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CLYDE'S OF GEORGETOWN 3236 M ST. NW 202–333–9180

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.

MALMAISON 3401 K St. NW 202–817–3340 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).


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1201 28th ST NW

202–333–4710 DAS Ethiopian offers you a cozy two story setting, with rare outside dining views and al fresco patio dining. DAS is located at the eclectically brilliant historic corner of the internationally renowned shopping district of Georgetown. A tent under which all come to feast is the very Amharic definition of DAS. From neighborhood diners, nearby students, journalists, to international visitors and performers, all enjoy the casual but refined atmosphere that serves up the freshest Ethiopian dishes from local and sustainable food sources.


1264 WISCONSIN AVE., NW 202–333–7370 Don't let the beer fool you, it's a compliment to your dining experience. Since 1933, the warm atmosphere of Martin’s Tavern has welcomed neighbors and world travelers looking for great food, service and years of history within its walls. Fourth generation owner Billy Martin, Jr. continues the tradition of Washington’s oldest family owned restaurant.

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1054 31ST ST. N 202–337–8855 Overlooking the historic C&O Canal, we offer fresh seafood simply prepared in a relaxed atmosphere. Outdoor dinning available. Join us for Happy Hour Monday - Friday from 5:00pm-7:00pm featuring $1.00 Oysters and half priced drinks

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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,

I-Thai Restaurant and Sushi Bar offers a taste of authentic Thai cuisine and Thai noodle dishes, where quality is never compromised. Using only the freshest ingredients, each dish is carefully prepared by our talented house chefs. With their extensive knowledge and expertise they are able to transform each dish with the perfect blend of herbs and spices into a delightful experience with the boldest and most genuine flavors possible.

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Simply Banh Mi - Vietnamese Sandwiches and More! This family owned deli features classic and modern banh mi sandwiches, fresh spring rolls, Vietnamese iced-coffee, and more.

Ranked one of the most popular seafood restaurants in D.C., “this cosmopolitan” send-up of a vintage supper club that’s styled after a ‘40’s-era ocean liner is appointed with cherry wood and red leather booths, infused with a “clubby, old money” atmosphere. The menu showcases “intelligently” prepared fish dishes that “recall an earlier time of elegant” dining.

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Cocktail of the Month BY JODY K URA S H

My custom jamu mixture to help with my insomnia

No matter where you go in Indonesia, you will see them. A small storefront with a counter, a vendor on the street. They are dispensing drinks of an odd consistency: most of them thick and gooey, like globs of brownish mud. These curious potables can be purchased at one of the incalculable number of jamu shops that fill this island nation. Jamu is a traditional herbal medicine from Indonesia, dating to ancient times. While little known in the States, jamu is widely used by locals. Indigenous healers, or dukuns, were the original jamu practitioners, but now it is more widespread than CVS in D.C. A mixture of plants, leaves, seeds, herbs, bark, spices, fruits and flowers, jamu is purported to cure everything. It can treat diabetes, lower cholesterol, eliminate body odor, improve sexual stamina, cool the body,

cure arthritis and even provide harmony within your family. The list goes on and on. Depending on the ailment, a different combination is prescribed. Commercially prepared jamu is widely available, but most prefer to have it freshly made at a shop, where they can get a custom blend. It comes in tablets, powders and teas, but is most commonly consumed as a drink. Sometimes it is served in a combination of these. My first jamu experience came courtesy of my friend Henry Kunjuik, who runs three jamu shops in Denpasar, the busy capital of Bali. Over the course of my nine months in Indonesia, Henry has treated me for a leg infection, hangovers and cuts and scrapes. Henry comes from Padang, a region of Sumatra famous for its spicy food. He has been practicing jamu in Bali for more than seven years. He and his older cousin learned to make jamu from a master jamu guru in Java. Henry works at one of his stores and has taught his younger brothers how to run the other two. Located on a busy thoroughfare, his main store opens around 4 p.m. every day to provide a relief for tired souls coming home from work and looking for a pick-me-up. He stays open until 1 or 2 a.m. In the meantime, his shop becomes a gathering point for a truckload of friends he refers to as brothers. The typical jamu order is a customized combo of a thick, freshly prepared natural smoothie with a shot of juice or tea and a tablet on the side. The most popular requests can be ordered from a menu, divided into jamu for men, jamu for women and jamu for both sexes. An average serving costs about 8,00012,000 rupiah (72-94 cents), depending on the mixture and the type of egg used (duck or chicken). Jamu Pegel Linu, which relieves muscle fatigue and helps one get a good night’s sleep, is the most frequently ordered item on the

menu. Customers can expect to wake up the next morning rested and ready to go. “You work hard all day, then you’re so tired, “ says Henry. “Then you drink jamu before you sleep and when you wake up you much feel better.” When I ask Henry for an analysis of the natural ingredients, he recites a list of Indonesian words. While some are familiar – like ginger, citrus and turmeric – most of the words can’t be deciphered by Google’s online translator. In Indonesia, words vary not only from English, but from one island to another. Two of the ingredients common to most jamu drinks are egg and honey. It is generally believed in Indonesia that when mixed together they increase stamina. (If you want to make jamu at home, you will have to have most of the ingredients shipped to you, since they are native only to Indonesia. You can also order commercially made powders online.) Henry mixes up a concoction to relieve my insomnia and teaches me to drink like a local. First, he whips up a thick sludge using a mixer mounted to the counter. I watch as he cracks an egg into a cup and throws in various powders, Beras Kencur –a locally produced juice infused with herbs – and a special honey only made and sold for jamu. After a series of whirs and clanks, Henry pours a thick goop into a glass. He offers me a sample first. It’s bitter and medicinal, a bit like Jagermeister. He rims the glass with lime and squeezes the remaining juice

into my glass, which adds a pleasant citrus flare. My prescription is served on a plate, along with a sunny glass of Henry’s handcrafted ginger tea, a tablet of commercially made jamu and a piece of candy for dessert. I am instructed to chug the jamu and chase it with the sugary tea. The smack of the sweet and spicy ginger provides a lovely contrast to the herbaceous jamu, washing down the slurry with a refreshing twist. I finish up by taking the tablet with the remaining tea and skip the candy. Maybe it’s the power of suggestion, but I begin to feel invigorated almost immediately. When I go home that night, I ease into a soothing slumber.

Henry Kunjuik serves an order of jamu at his shop

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Whenever I'm feeling a little blah or beat, I treat myself to lunch at Patisserie Poupon. I never waiver on menu choices. I have haveto-haves. At one of the tiny corner tables in the rear of the attractive bakery/cafe, past the gleaming showcases of fancy French pastries, next to the specialty coffee bar, I rejuvenate with a healthful crudités salad composed of a variety of select fresh vegetables and a sandwich of yummy country pâté with cornichons on buttery brioche. A perfect pairing. In minutes, any troubles fade away. The owners are husband-and-wife team Joe and Ruth Poupon, pastry chefs who met at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. Joe is a native of Brittany in France and Ruth hails from College Park, Md. After working in restaurants for several years in Washington and New York, together they opened their flagship Patiserrie Poupon take-away bakery in Baltimore in 1986. The Georgetown location opened in 1998. In late March, a third location – Cafe Poupon – opened as a 30-seat eatery and bakery four blocks from the Inner Harbor on Baltimore’s historic Charles Street. "The new place, it's just gorgeous," says Ruth Poupon at an impromptu pastry tasting in her second-level office above the Georgetown location. "The building is a former Masonic Temple, built in 1866, with lots of French and Italian Renaissance-inspired detail."

At all Poupon locations, there is something sweet for everyone. The shop's many French-born customers order a wide variety of favorites, including breads, cakes and pastries. "In particular, they like our Paris-Brest," she says. The doughnut-shaped, almond-topped pastry is split and filled with a praline-flavored buttercream. American-born customers are less adventurous and "tend to go for just a few things," like the luscious strawberry cake, cream-filled and chocolate-covered éclairs and the classic, crisp, layered Napoleon. The bakery's large Middle Eastern following "loves our croquembouche for any kind of celebration," she shares. French for "crisp in the mouth," the decorative dessert (order in advance) is made with bite-size custard-filled cream puffs, coated in caramel and stacked into a tower shape. For a theme party, the sugary puffs may also be fashioned into the form of, for example, a baby stroller, train or teddy bear. The preparation must be exacting. "There can be no air in the filling and the caramel cannot be dark and bitter," she says. The weather also comes into play. "On a humid Washington summer day, the caramel can get sticky and melt. I say, this time of year, get a cake. We are pastry people who believe in what we do and want to do it well." For a "perfect day" on the 1600 block of Wisconsin, she suggests dropping the car off

at Detailz Fine Auto Cleaning for the works, inside and out, followed by an appointment at the beauty destination IPSA For Hair. "They are the very best," she says. "Then you have time for a little clothes and antiques shopping nearby. Then, have lunch with us." Patisserie Poupon, 1645 Wisconsin Ave., NW, 202-342-3248,

Raspberry Choux

MAKES 15 INDIVIDUAL-SIZED PUFFS INGREDIENTS FOR THE PÂTE À CHOUX 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup milk 8 ounces butter (one stick) A pinch of salt 1 cup all-purpose flour 4 large eggs, plus 1 for brushing

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DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line two baking trays with parchment paper. Combine the water, milk, butter and salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and add flour all at once, stirring with a wooden spoon until the dough forms a ball. Remove from heat and beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly between each addition. Use a pastry bag or spoon to transfer the dough onto the baking trays in balls approximately 1 1/2 inches wide. Beat the extra egg and brush the tops of the dough balls with a soft brush. Score the tops gently with a fork. Bake until golden brown all over and under, approximately 20 to 25 minutes. INGREDIENTS FOR THE DIPLOMAT CREAM 1 1/4 cups whole milk 3 egg yolks 1/8 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1 vanilla bean 1/2 cup heavy cream, whipped 2 pints fresh raspberries

DIRECTIONS Split the vanilla bean and scrape the seeds into the milk along with the pod. Bring to a boil. Meanwhile, beat the yolks and sugar until thick and fluffy, then beat in sifted flour and cornstarch. Temper into hot milk by adding a ladle of hot milk to yolk mixture. Whisk and add to pan, stirring constantly over medium heat. Bring to a boil, simmer for a minute, pour into heatproof bowl and cool. Once cool, refrigerate (can be made a day in advance). To serve, stir and smooth the cold pastry cream and gently fold in the whipped cream. With a sharp knife, remove the tops of the pâte à choux. Fill each pastry with the diplomat cream. Top with fresh raspberries and dust with powdered sugar. The Georgetowner family was shocked and saddened by the recent loss of food writer Walter Nicholls (see obituary on page 8), who created “What’s Cooking, Neighbor?” We will miss his presence dearly in the paper and in the neighborhood he loved.

Equestrian Summer in Upperville and Great Meadow




Sarah Rosenfeld, Sarah Bryen, and Katie Nelson

Summer’s coming up quickly here in the Virginia countryside. The last of the fox hunters have gone to ground and it’s time for the rest of the sporting season: from the steeplechase races to polo, to the horse show season taking off, to fresh country fare at our local restaurants and farmers markets (yep, we’ll truck some of that in for y’all). The Upperville Colt & Horse Show, the country’s oldest, began on Monday. Now in its 161st year, the show runs through Sunday, June 8, and features more than 2,000 horse-and-rider competitions. Set on the beautiful grounds of the historic Salem and Grafton Farms, “under the oaks,” Upperville combines everything from the finest show hunters in the country to Olympic-level jumper riders. For me, personally, some of the best events are the Ladies Sidesaddle Hunters, where attire, or “turn out,” must be perfect down

to the sandwich in the sandwich case (judges have been known to take a bite); the famous Upperville Grand Prix; and the leadline division, where tots on ponies are led by their parents. A little bit more about that. Leadline is held on Saturday following the sidesaddle. Children ages 1-6 will be dressed in their own twee finery, in full-on adorable mode. The Grand Prix, featuring some of the best horses and riders in the world, is held on Sunday. My suggestion: make a day of it. Pack up your coolers with some tailgate-style foods and beverages (preferably adult, but don’t overdo it), grab some chairs and sit on the hill to watch the jumpers go. There will also be an antique auto show, a petting zoo, a moon bounce and – the most fun – Jack Russell Terrier Races! One note about Grand Prix day. While it’s not specified in the program, many people will be in "afternoon attire." Fancy dresses and large hats are not out of place. So if you've got it, wear it. If you discover that you enjoy watching the horses jump around while you sip a cold one, Great Meadow is bringing back its Twilight Jumper Series this year. Held June 27, July 18 and August 29, all Fridays, this event in The Plains brings out both local and professional talent for a Friday evening with dancing and wine tasting. Great Meadow encourages you to pack a tailgate, but note that nearly every event at Great Meadow is to be free of glass bottles, lest one injure a horse. Great Meadow’s Twilight Polo Series has also begun, continuing on Saturday nights through September. There is dancing as well as polo, and – with the Aspen Dale Winery at the Barn on hand – everyone will have a great time. Check the Great Meadow website for this year’s themes: from Military Appreciation Night to Pirate Night.

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4 bedroom • 2 1/2 baths • 3 fireplaces • 2 car garage • Main house totally renovated, new kitchen, granite counter tops • Hardwood floors on main level • New carpeting & freshly painted • 55.24 rolling acres • Phenomenal European style stable with 6 stalls, tack, office & apartment • Owner is a licensed broker in Virginia.

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Completely renovated country cottage with lovely kitchen & baths • French doors open to very extensive gardens, patios, porches & stone walks • 8 acres • 6 stall barn with wash stall • 2 stall run-in shed • 5 paddocks, riding ring & tremendous ride out • Studio/office • Efficient turn key property very close to town • A great find.

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Make sure you pop back to Great Meadow for the rest of their events on the card for the summer, including a Fourth of July celebration and, later that month, the WEG selection trials. (Ever want to see someone play high jump on a horse without a saddle? Now’s your chance.) The Virginia Scottish Games are at the end of August, the Wine Festival is in September and the International Gold Cup Steeplechase in October.

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Charming stucco, log and frame home • 10.32 acres • 3-4 bedrooms • 3 1/2 baths • 2 fireplaces • Beautiful floors • Large family room • Master bedroom with terrace • 4 stall barn with tack • 2 paddocks • Mountain views and Middleburg address • 2 recorded lots.

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Quality home in convenient location • Private setting • Much larger than it appears • Expanded and completely renovated • Large 1st floor master suite • Gourmet kitchen w/ Carerra marble • 4 BR & 4 1/2 BA • Hardwood floors • Natural light • French doors • 2 fireplaces & top of the line finishes throughout • Decks for entertaining.

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Murphy’s Love: Advice on Intimacy and Relationships


Dear Stacy: I had a pretty promiscuous period in my late teens and early 20s, when I dated a lot of the wrong kinds of guys and found myself in very embarrassing situations. Today I am in a stable, long-term relationship with a man I love more than anything in the world. We’re both about to turn 30 and I am pretty sure he’s planning to propose as part of the festivities. I want to marry him, but I worry about my past coming back to haunt me. I have told my boyfriend about some of the things I did back then, but not everything. I know I was pretty irresponsible and am lucky I came out of that period with my health (yes, I’ve been tested) and some self-esteem. I know my boyfriend loves me for me, and that he doesn’t think a thing about my past, but I worry that someday someone will tell him a story about me that will show him he was all wrong in choosing me. I’m not sure I can live my life waiting for the other shoe to drop. – Storied Past Dear Storied, I feel so much for your situation, because all of us could look back on a mistake we made and cringe in the way it sounds like you are cringing now. I’m sure that most of us would be doubly embarrassed if the Love of Our Life was made privy to all of those details

as well. What seems uncommon is the sense I get that you might be considering forgoing a marriage to someone you “love more than anything in the world.” Does that seem like a reasonable exchange? Trading your longterm happiness for some embarrassing details? I can imagine your response would be more about the content of those details, and I know that, to you, they probably seem earth-shattering and irreconcilable. If we are talking about ongoing, intrusive thoughts of your own unworthiness and fear of being found out, I obviously recommend that you find a professional to talk this through. But if Boyfriend is the person you are imagining building a life with, shouldn’t that image also include the gifts of honesty and forgiveness, when necessary? I’m not suggesting that you sit Boyfriend down and detail your past in timeline format. But an honest conversation about how you’re wrestling with these feelings of insecurity and fear would be a great step as you build a foundation for this partnership you want to last a lifetime. That “foundation” that we therapists are always talking about? It’s actually made

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A Lifelong Portrait of London’s River BY AR I POS T

The washed out, muted tonality with which Whistler wove together Japanese aesthetics and the singular character of the murky English skies became the artist’s signature style. Ultimately, Whistler sought to document the industrial center of England’s great port in all its dirty, tumultuous fervor. It was the essence of an ebbing and flowing lifeline of people, ideas and struggles. The turn of the 20th century was marked by advanced industrialization and globaliza-

tion, two factors that forever altered the course of human history. In this light, Whistler’s lifelong portrait of London’s river offers a window into our modern evolution. It is a foggy, endless and often beautiful view. “An American In London: Whistler and the Thames” will be on view at the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery through Aug. 17.

Left: Billingsgate James McNeill Whistler 1859 Etching on paper H x W: 15.3 x 22.5 cm (6 x 8 7/8 in) Freer Gallery of Art

Since the end of the Revolutionary War, England and the United States have shared a peculiar affinity. During the 19th century, England was – perhaps bitterly – aware of America’s nascent industrial, commercial and trading potential, and the United States continued to long for England’s cultural inheritance with childlike dependency. This eager and mutual fondness might help explain why London was a second home for much of America’s aristocratic and liberal elite. From the impenetrability of its social order to its literary heritage to its European bustle and gleam, the aura of “Englishness” pervades American sensibilities to this day. This is particularly important when considering the work of James Abbott McNeill Whistler (1834-1903), perhaps America’s most renowned painter of the 19th century, who not surprisingly spent his most productive years in London, living on the River Thames and capturing its hazy, mechanical majesty. Whistler’s fascinating evolution is on full display in “An American In London: Whistler and the Thames,” at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Not only did the artist bridge a gap between the Old World and the New, but he also occupied a pivotal position between artistic traditions of East and West in the years following the opening of treaty ports with Japan in the 1850s. Born in Massachusetts but whisked in childhood to St. Petersburg, Russia (where his father was working as a civil engineer), Whistler ultimately settled in London. He focused his artistic attentions on the docks of the Thames, an industrial and commercial center of swarthy and energetic subjects set against decaying wharves and splintering bridges. In “Limehouse,” an etching from 1859, he seems to seat the viewer on the deck of a ship, looking over the bow onto a crooked forest of rotting wooden masts with rows of storefronts crowding the edge of the dock. Here is a spirit of place that demands acknowledgement, as if Whistler were trying to prove beyond a doubt the degree to which he had adapted to his surroundings.

In the background, sailors go about their day, surveying the water and readying their vessels, as oblivious to the artist as birds might be to an ornithologist. Characters often litter these scenes, as with the lone fisherman in “Black Lion Wharf” (1859), in which one can even read the signboards on surrounding wharves. Among his earlier works, Whistler’s etchings are perhaps more indicative of a fledgling tendency toward atmospheric richness than his thickly lain oil paintings. Canvases like “Wapping” and “The Last of Old Westminster,” while impressive, are weighed down with minutiae. In this way they serve to illuminate the profound influence of Japonisme on his later work. In the fourth room of the exhibition, viewers are met with woodblock prints by Hiroshige and Hokusai, masters of the Japanese ukiyo-e style that transfixed the West’s cultural consciousness beginning in the 1850s and ’60s. These two artists, and their infinite variations on river and bridge scenes, had a profound impact on Whistler. The exotic language of Japanese art, with its limited color palettes, flattened forms and geometric compositions, provided him with a novel lens through which to interpret a changing world. The evidence is palpable in Whistler’s work. “Chelsea On Ice” (1864) depicts a cold February dusk from the window of the artist’s home, looking across the Thames to the Battersea factories in the distance. In contrast to the clutter of his previous river scenes, there is now but a single boat in the water, defined by a precise handful of monotone brushstrokes. Some faint architectural gestures on the far bank faintly reveal the factories through the clouds. Then there are the Nocturnes, odes to solitude, fog and shadows captured by Whistler in paint that exist otherwise only in dreams. To stand before “Nocturne: Silver and Opal – Chelsea” (1880s) is as pulsing and silent as staring off into a hazy shipping port in the dead of night. Unclaimed lights flicker and fade in the distance. The beams of a suspension bridge grow and fade before your eyes.

Right: Eagle Wharf (Tyzac Whiteley and Co.) James McNeill Whistler 1859 Etching on paper H x W: 13.8 x 21.4 cm (5 7/16 x 8 7/16 in) Freer Gallery of Art



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D.C. Becomes Jazz City BY GARY T IS CHL ER

Sometimes the rapidly changing landscape of this city resembles an ongoing jazz improvisation, always moving, going here, going there, always changing, before it returns to its core melody, its home base. So it feels right that, in addition to all the other changes, Washington, D.C., is becoming a new jazz city, much as it was

many years ago when Duke Ellington first started out. Old-timers, fast disappearing but still talking, remember when the Howard Theatre, the Lincoln and other hot spots jazzed up the city in a Harlem Renaissance-type way. Today there is a growing jazz scene in the very same area where Ellington used to

live and play, down by 14th and U Streets, where you can find Bohemian Caverns – revived to its former glory – and places like Twins. Up in Adams Morgan, local players, trios and performers still play jazz in the evenings or on a summer’s afternoon with the windows open at Columbia Station. The Howard Theater is reborn with a busy slate of jazz (and other kinds of music) and in Georgetown you can find the venerable jazz club Blues Alley, not far from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, whose graduates are starting to make names for themselves on the jazz scene. The young, exuberant jazz pianist Jason Moran has taken over the jazz reigns at the Kennedy Center, which just got through holding the Blue Note 75th Anniversary Festival and the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival. At the museums, you can hear jazz in the summer, in the evenings and outdoors. But it’s probably fair to say that what’s driving jazz all over the Washington area this month is the presence of the DC Jazz Festival, now celebrating its 10th year. And like the city itself, the festival, running June 24-29, is changing. “It’s grown phenomenally,” Sunny Sumter, the DCJF’s longtime director said. “Think about it. When Charlie [Fishman, founder and artistic director for the festival] started this, that first year in 2005, there were 13 concerts. Now look at us, look at what the festival is doing and what it’s become.” The short version: 125 performances in nearly 60 venues, considered to be the fastest-growing jazz festival in the country, with a year-round education and performance program. Here’s what’s happening this year: “Jazz at the Hamilton Live” (June 24-29) “DC Jazz Festival and Events DC Present Jazz at the Riverfront” (June 27-29)

“Jazz in the ’Hoods Presented by Events DC” (June 24-29) Also as part of the “Jazz in the ’Hoods” series, presents the DC Jazz Loft Series, now in its fourth year, with three nights of cutting-edge music, a piano “cutting contest” and an all-evening Block Party. Who’s coming? A partial list: The Roy Hargrove Quintet at the Hamilton, “urban harmonicist” Frederick Yonnet, Trombone Shorty headlining a New Orleans flavored evening, Yaslin Bey (also known as Mos Def), Cyrus Chestnut presenting a riff on and tribute to Dave Brubeck, Grammy-nominee Gregory Porter, Grammy-nominee Snarky Puppy, the Brass-A-Holics, Trio Caliente, Irma Thomas, the Tia Fuller Quintet and the Helen Sung Quintet in a salute to women in jazz, Marc Cary’s Rhodes Ahead, Butcher Brown and the Braxton Cook quartet. “I think we’ve been part of recognizing how jazz itself has spread and changed, embracing or influencing other kinds of music,” Sumter said. “The Howard Theater is part of the festival this year with a Ginger Baker concert, and he’s known for being a drumming icon in the rock and roll world, but he’s also a jazz drummer. Paco D’Rivera has had a huge influence on jazz, spreading it into the Latin sounds, and he’s being a big part of the festival all along.” Young people steeped in rock and roll, hip-hop, rap, alt, punk, pop and Americana have rooms in their imagination for a resurgence of jazz. And in this international city, the growing international appeal of jazz draws ears from all over. During the course of the 10th annual DC Jazz Festival, jazz will reveal itself again in all of its facets and changing styles. And it will reveal the city for what it’s becoming, too: Jazz City.

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Tudor Place Garden Party Beats the Rain

News Women Roast Gwen Ifill of PBS

There was a downpour just before the beginning of the 22th Annual Tudor Place Garden Party May 21. Partiers were undeterred as they enjoyed conversation, drinks, great food and the great lawn of one of Georgetown’s crown jewels, Tudor Place.

Members and friends of the American News Women roasted and toasted PBS legend Gwen Ifill for Excellence in Journalism on March 19 in the ballroom of the National Press Club on 14th Street. Roasters included emcee Eleanor Clift, Martha Raddatz of ABC News, John Dickerson and Ray Suarez, formerly of PBS News. Chairman Julie Chase and co-Chair Karen Cody filled the room with their journalists and VIP friends in the media. Claire Sanders Swift, president of the American News Women Club, gave the award, a large question mark designed by Lolo Sarnoff.


Sallie Smith, Wintrop Smith, honoree Niente Ingersoll Smith, Liz Dougherty and Robert Smith.

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Rhoda Septilici and Ioana Lee. Gwen Ifill and John Harwood.

Councilman Jack Evans, Leslie Buhler, Tim Matz, honoree Niente Ingersoll Smith, Liz Dougherty, Colman Riddell and Page Evans

WPA’s Jenny Bilfield at Leadership Breakfast

Jenny Bilfield, president and chief executive officer of Washington Performing Arts since April 2013, spoke at Georgetown Media Group’s second Cultural Leadership Breakfast, held at the George Town Club on May 22. The organization’s new name and logo resulted from the need “to refresh our brand,” said Bilfield, who gave examples of her focus on collaboration, including last April’s tribute to Marian Anderson and the new Mars Urban Arts Initiative.

Eleanor Clift, Martha Raddatz, Gwen Ifill, Ray Suarez, Dorthy Gilliam and John Dickerson

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DC Vote Hosts First Annual Three Star Ball BY MARY BIRD

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and Council Chair Phil Mendelson were among the attendees at the First Annual Three Star Ball held on the rooftop of the National Association of Realtors rooftop on May 22. DC Vote, a national educational and advocacy organization, welcomed over 150 Washingtonians who came to make a stand for equal representation. The evening honored Brandon Skall and Jeff Hancock of DC Brau Building Company and Nancy Bagley of Washington Life Magazine for their efforts on behalf of democratic equality for the District.★

Gala Guide JUNE 10 Project HOPE 2014 Gala Salute HOPE’s Global Health Award recipients and enjoy dinner celebrating HOPE’s lifesaving Women’s and Children’s Health programs and HOPE for the Future. For details, call 540-837-9503. The Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave., NW. JUNE 14 27th Annual Bark Ball The only Washington black-tie event where partiers bring their canine companions as dates, the Bark Ball, benefits the Washington Humane Society. For details, visit support.washhumane. org. Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave., NW.

Host committee members Donald Sherman, Dannia Hakki, Vinoda Basnayake, Sarah Aburdeneh and Edward Smith

Honoree Nancy Bagley, DC Vote Executive Director Kimberly Perry

JUNE 16 Chefs in the City This top culinary event benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Metropolitan Washington, D.C., Chapter, and makes for a tasty, tasteful and interactive occasion. Chefs prepare signature dishes tableside for a group of ten guests. For details, visit Union Market, 1309 5th St., NE. JUNE 17 Will on the Hill Now in its 12th year, Will on the Hill is a bipartisan funfest for followers of theater and politics. Proceeds from the event support the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s educational, artistic and community programs, including in-school workshops and online learning resources. For details, visit Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F St., NW. JUNE 22 The RAMMY Awards and Gala The RAMMY Awards Gala, a fundraiser for the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington, brings together hospitality leaders for an evening devoted to honoring excellence in the restaurant and food service community. For details, visit Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Pl., NW.

DC Vote Chairman Ed Krauze, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, DC Vote Co-founder Daniel Solomon

Honorees Jeff Hancock and Brandon Skall flank DC Vote Chairman Ed Krauze and Council Chair Phil Mendelson

Donghia Celebrates Grand Opening Photography By Moshe Zusman

Thursday, May 29, Donghia celebrated its grand opening of their Cady’s Alley showroom with special guest Margaret Russell, editor in chief of Architectural Digest. The packed house included most of Washington’s top designers, if not all them. Welcome to Georgetown Donghia! Margaret Russell, AD100 designer Thomas Pheasant, Chuck Chewning (creative director of Donghia)


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AD100 architect Simon Jacobsen, Margaret Russell, Chuck Chewning


Halcyon House Reborn: S&R’s Awards Gala Shines Atop Prospect Street PHOTOGRAPHY BY NESHAN H. NALTCHAYAN

Sachiko Kuno and Ryuji Ueno of S&R Foundation hosted the annual Washington Awards Gala May 31 with a stunning unveiling of renovated Halcyon House. The gala wowed the crowd with cocktails, performances, an exciting live auction with Martin Gammon of Bonhams as well as an innovative dinner by CityZen chef Eric Ziebold. Each course was carefully paired with music by the awardees. The 2013 Washington Award Winners are: Michael Djupstrom, grand prize, composer, piano; Tanya Gabriellian, piano; Ryu Goto, violin; Soichi Muraji, guitar; Tim Park, grand prize, cello. There was also a pas de deux from “Swan Lake” by Maki Onuki and Tamas Krizsa.

S&R Foundation COO, Kate Goodall and Ambassador of Japan Kenichiro Sasae.

Maki Onuki and Tamas Krizsa perform a selection from “Swan Lake.”

Pianist Tanya Gabriellian, violinist Ryu Goto and celloist Tim Park.

Ambassador of Japan Kenichiro Sasae, Gouri Mirpuri, wife of Singapore’s Ambassador Ashok Mirpuri, Sachiko Kuno and Ryuji Ueno.

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