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Editor’s Letter f summer slipped by quickly, September seemed to move at an even more (at Liljenquist & Beckstead) in What’s Hot. rapid pace for Washington Life. Fortunately, we managed to mix a bit of Our talented contributing Fashion Editor Barbara McConaghy showcases top Turkish designers, modeled by Mimi Logogolu, wife of Turkish Ambassador pleasure with business for a final end-of-summer hurrah on Nantucket with Osman Logogolu; Massumeh Farhad, chief curator of the Freer and Sackler some of our friends and long time readers—including Kathleen and Chris Matthews, Alice and David Rubenstein, Marion and Bob Rosenthal, Margaret galleries; and museum benefactors Mary Ourisman and Serpil Ayasli. The designs and Terry Lenzner, and Barbara Harrison and will be presented in a fashion show John Pyles—who graciously allowed us to take against the backdrop of the new you on an insider’s tour of their island retreats. Imperial Ottoman Costumes exhibit (See Inside Homes, page 25.) at the Freer and Sackler galleries’ After we returned, our neighbors Lorraine opening night gala, with special and Chris Wallace kicked off the fall social guest Oscar de La Renta. Special season with an A-list cocktail party that was thanks to Nuri Yurt, of Toka Salon, for a beautiful job with hair. sparked with an edgy “back to school night” WL readers are at the forefront electricity. Likewise, Lynda Webster welcomed back 200 of our most fashionable women at of relief efforts for victims of her annual Chevy Chase Club get together. Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In our We danced the salsa and celebrated the new Washington “Power Couples” feature Kuwaiti Ambassador Salem accomplishments of Latin American artists with Eva Longoria, Jimmy Smits, Sen. Barack Obama, Al-Sabah and his wife Rima, discuss Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez, Elizabeth their nation’s outsized contribution Vargas and a host of other Washington, New to victims of Katrina. In addition, York and Hollywood VIPs, including special WL covers a fundraiser for Katrina surprise guest Los Angeles Mayor Antonio hosted by Andrew Wright, Ray Villaragosa at the WL-sponsored Noche de Regan and Winston Bao Lord. Our Gala festivities. Special thanks are in order for signature social coverage this month Carol Marshall and Felix Sanchez for giving us Nancy Bagley and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at WL’s after-party also includes Washingtonians at the following the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts’ Noche de Gala exclusive photo opportunities and interviews Preservation Society of Newport’s with the stars. (See our Pollywood cover story, page 50). Dynasties and Dragons Ball as well as a fond farewell to Janet and David Bruce. We hope you are as excited as we are about October’s social calendar.This A busy crush of venerable WL-sponsored events occurred after our print month WL looks forward to serving as the exclusive magazine media sponsor deadline, leaving us unable to cover them in this issue including: opening night for the Andy Warhol-themed party hosted by the Corcoran’s 1869 Society at the Washington National Opera with Placido Domingo, Linda and Michael on October 7; the Freer and Sackler Gala and style and status fashion show Sonnenreich, John Pohanka, Jacqueline Badger Mars, Betty Knight Scripps, Betty Casey and numerous other luminaries and Trustees; baseball’s inaugural on October 26 (see page 38 for a fashion show preview); the Washington International Horse Show, October 25-27; and the National Building Museum’s Washington Nationals Foundation Diamond Gala with the team; the USO Gala with Wayne Newton, Generals Richard Myers and Peter Pace, Shaquille 25th Anniversary dinner on October 29. O’Neal, and John Elway; the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition It was a pleasure to hear the overwhelming positive feedback about our at the Kennedy Center; and, an exclusive WL-Washington Ballet-Saks Fifth magazine’s new look and I am truly proud of our staff for their efforts. Don’t Avenue fashion show featuring Septime Webre, Kay Kendall and the ballet’s forget WL is also available for purchase at Whole Foods, and you can also sign-up extraordinary dancers and friends strutting their stuff on the runway. to receive the new Digital Edition along with our email newsletter and invitations to exclusive movie premieres and other happenings at www.washingtonlife.com. This month, we welcome new and regular contributors to Washington Life. Franco Nuschese of Café Milano shares his battle-tested rules of etiquette. Kevin Washington Life looks forward to continuing as your number one pleasure read. Chaffee takes you on a flâneur’s tour of Dublin. Previous contributor Carol Sincerely, Nancy Reynolds Bagley Joynt invites you back to Nathans for another lunch, this time with Dan Snyder dishing about the Redskins. Our gifted new Style Editor, Alison Lukes, updates you on the latest fall fashions in the Trend Report, and we present precious pieces from Cartier,Tiffany, Greg Ruth (at Finks), Roberto Coin and Bulgari

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KEVIN CHAFFEE Kevin Chaffee is the Assistant Features Editor and Society Editor at The Washington Times. He recently traveled to Ireland to attend the July wedding of Chris Murray and Carlotta Hester and agreed to record a few essential impressions of Dublin on the way.

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JANET DONOVAN Janet Donovan (shown with Matt Drudge) is the Founder and President of Creative Enterprises Int’l, a publicity firm based in Washington, D.C. whose clients include celebrities, authors, politicians and publications. She created and hosted The Beltway Broads radio show and writes the column Hollywood on the Potomac.

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PORTER GIFFORD During his 15 year career as a photographer, Porter Gifford’s work has appeared in leading publications in the US and abroad, including the New York Times,Time, Fortune, Life, Businessweek, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, People and Forbes. In addition to his many professional credits, Gifford is also an accomplished photojournalist. He has produced photo essays on such diverse subjects as heroine addiction and homelessness in New York City, the Native-American cactus harvest in the southwest US, high tech heart surgery, the Kentucky Derby and America’s gun culture. Gifford also produces images for commercial clients such as Hewlett-Packard, Columbia University and Fleet. He lives in Cambridge, Mass. with his wife and two children.

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4 YM and Seventeen magazines; appeared on Montel Williams; and dressed stars such as Lauren Hutton, Brandy and Jennifer Love Hewitt.

taurant, Nathans. After 9/11 Joynt began hosting monthly neighborhood power lunches at her restaurant and in minutes they became the ultimate insiders’ insider lunches. With guests such as Tom Brokaw, Dan Snyder, Tim Russert, Leslie Cockburn and Fred Smith, the lunches feature the city’s best known leaders speaking candidly in an intimate atmosphere. When not at Nathans, Joynt focuses her time on her priorities: family; raising her son, Spencer, their dog, Leo, and Ozzy, the bird; and writing her memoir, “Innocent Spouse.”

CHRIS MURRAY After earning his B.A. degree in Philosophy at Georgetown University, Chris Murray founded Govinda Gallery in 1975, in Georgetown. Some of the Gallery’s highlights have included several exhibitions for Andy Warhol, with whom the Gallery was closely associated, the first exhibition of Annie Leibowitz’s photographs, and a 20th Anniversary exhibition featuring photographs of Mohammed Ali by Howard Bingham. Govinda Gallery actively publishes catalogues for many of its exhibitions, which Murray has edited. This fall, Govinda Gallery celebrates its 30th Anniversary with the first exhibition ever of songwriter and musician Donovan’s Sapphographs.

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ALISON LUKES After four and a half years in New York and Paris and landing her dream job at Michael Kors, Alison Lukes, WL’s new Style Editor, returned to Washington ready to dress some of the city’s power players. As a personal stylist she is sought after by some of Washington’s best dressed and will help anyone find the perfectly appropriate and effortlessly chic wardrobe. She heads up her own company, Alison Lukes et Cie. www.alisonlukes.com.

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BARBARA MCCONAGHY Barbara McConaghy, fashion contributing editor for Washington Life, is a nationally recognized fashion stylist, show producer and editor. In upcoming issues she’ll share her take on Washington men’s and women’s fashion, and the city’s celebrity style. Her work has appeared in Elle and Detour magazines, and locally as Fashion and Lifestyle Editor for DC Style, Washingtonian, Baltimore Magazine, for Special Sections of the Washington Post and Fashion Editor for Capital Style. She has produced national tours for

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Hospitality entrepreneur Franco Nuschese is president of Georgetown Entertainment Group LLC, the management company for Café Milano, Sette Osteria, and Sette Bello in Arlington,Va. Nuschese, 44, mastered the art of blending hospitality and entertainment skills during a career that includes public relations in top hotels in London and Las Vegas. He is on the boards of the Washington National Opera and the Foundation of the Georgetown University Hospital. He is a trustee of The American Academy of Hospitality Sciences and is member of the advisory board for LifeLink MD, Inc. He also enjoys serving on the boxing committee for the District of Columbia Sports and Entertainment Commission.

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FRANCO NUSCHESE dishes on protocol pitfalls, pratfalls and predicaments

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uring 13 years at Café Milano, I have learned a lot about etiquette.You might think it would be an easy transition from the shores of the Amalfi Coast, where celebrities frolic, to the banks of the Potomac, where the big names all politic. Think again. Moving from one culture to another forced me to learn many things that are instinctive to people born in America. Even the way I talked had to change — from the rapid, almost brisk, non-stop way in which so many Italian men converse to a slower pace — listening to others, instead of yelling ciao, and moving on.The pace of business, even at a business lunch, is faster here than in southern Europe, where afternoon relaxation is a way of life. I had to learn the more independent role of women in America, and especially in Washington. I learned that often the surest way to get attention was to try to not get attention. When Washington Life asked me to write an etiquette column based on my experiences hosting events and operating Café Milano, I thought, hey, I’ve tip-toed for years through a social swamp chock full of pitfalls, pratfalls and predicaments—and fallen a time or two. And, I can’t resist a challenge. I came, I saw, and I am still trying to conquer the ever-changing Washington social scene. Here’s a few of my own rules of etiquette:

• Show respect to your guests or hosts by dressing well--but not so flashy as to seem to want to be the focus of attention. Ladies: Don’t try to out-cleavage the young actress who is your leading guest.

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• Let your guest of honor take center stage. For receptions at Café Milano, it’s important for them to be in the spotlight. Too many hosts, and even restaurant owners, try to snare some of the reflected glory. (At Café Milano, I sometimes come in a little late to let the reception develop and form a personality of its own.)

Moderate the tone of your voice. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “Hasta La Vista, Baby,” is an example of what tone can do. It might be cute, conspiratorial, or funny. Choose your tone carefully, and keep it calm. • Show respect for others’ conversations. It’s fine to “work” a room, but when you come up to two people talking, wait for a momentary break and then greet both of them, not just the more important of

the two. It is insulting to interrupt a conversation by thrusting your hand toward one person while ignoring the other. (As a restaurant proprietor, I instruct our waiters not to interrupt a patron’s punch line by breaking in with “How was the wine?” or “Are you ready to order now?” Instead, they need to quickly assess a conversation and wait to approach the table until there appears to be a brief lull in conversation. You should tell your event or personal staff the same). • Be sure to acknowledge the presence of people around you. Italians have a saying: “A compliment may be forgotten tomorrow, but a slight will be remembered forever.” • Don’t inject whatever unyielding views you might have into conversations with new acquaintances. Get to know someone, and let them get to know you, before issuing declarations on gay marriage, abortion, God, how to raise children, or whatever other nonnegotiable views you have. • Try to find out what you may be discussing at the dinner table beforehand. See if you can get a copy of the guest list and study it. If the person across the table is a renowned spine surgeon, you may not want to instruct him on the pros or cons of pain killers. If the woman is a world-class soccer player, perhaps it would be wise not to sermonize about the intricacies of the offside rule. If he’s French, definitely don’t lecture on the art of kissing.

I’ll have more rules next time. I’d welcome your questions or suggestions for future columns. E-mail to Franco@washingtonlife.com and be sure to put “Rules” in the subject line. Franco Nuschese is the President of Georgetown Entertainment Group (Café Milano, Sette Osteria, Sette Bello)

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POWER COUPLES

GRACIOUS GIFTS Up close and personal with two of Washington’s premier diplomatic hosts

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ashington Life recently met with Ambassador Salem Al-Sabah and his wife Rima Al-Sabah of Kuwait as part of a series of interviews with “Power Couples” who live in Washington. Recently, the government of Kuwait announced that it will contribute half a billion dollars in oil and cash for the hurricane Katrina relief effort. The Ambassador, who is also a member of the rul-

ing family of Kuwait, took his post in 2001, three weeks before 9/11. Since living in Washington the dynamic duo have made a name for themselves on the political stage as well as with the A-List social circuit. Recently WL visited with the Al Sabah’s at their private residence in Washington to develop a deeper understanding of this extraordinary power couple and to discuss their philanthropic, political and social activities in Washington.

Washington Life: The government of Kuwait recently announced that it would be giving $500 million to the United States for humanitarian assistance to the victims of Hurricane Katrina.What was the impetus for this incredibly generous gift? Ambassador Salem Al-Sabah: It is our duty as

friends and it is our pleasure to come to the assistance of the United States in its hour of need. The people of Kuwait were devastated when they saw the amount of destruction that Katrina left in its wake. Our government announced this donation because we are close friends of the United States and you know, “friends in need are friends indeed.” The United States was there for us in our hour of need back in 1990. WL:When will the assistance arrive and in what form will it be provided? SAS: Four hundred million dollars of the aid

package will be in fuel and crude oil and one hundred million will be in the form of humanitarian assistance and cash. As we speak, we are in discussion with the administration about the legalities of transferring both the fuel package and the humanitarian package. WL: Will you place any conditions on the aid? SAS: No, absolutely no conditions. It is entirely

up to the U.S. and the various Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s).We are looking at the Red Cross, The Bush-Clinton Fund and other NGO’s. Of course, the fuel will be given directly to the U.S. government. So it’s a broad spectrum of recipients and it will be entirely up to them to decide how best to dispense it. WL: George Washington University is receiving $3.3 million from the Kuwaiti Foundation for the Advancement of the Sciences to fund a chair for Persian Gulf and Arabian Peninsula affairs, also known as “the Kuwaiti Chair.” How do you hope this will impact the education of American students about the Near East? SAS: What September 11th brought to the fore-

front was the need for more knowledge in America about our region and more knowledge about America in our region. It’s reciprocal. We believe there is a lack of curriculum [in American universities] concerning Middle Eastern countries and Middle Eastern issues hence the need to establish a chair for [Persian] Gulf studies.

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more people know about each other, the less chance there is for violence to erupt between communities.

think that is an accurate statement. RAS: It’s not for us to say but it’s a great

WL: Are the same number of students coming to America from Kuwait as before 9/11? Does the Kuwaiti government or people encourage students to study here? SAS: Absolutely, and with full government schol-

WL: On March 8, 2006 you are hosting the “Bridges of Hope” Benefit Dinner with the Kuwait America Foundation.What is going to happen that night? RAS: The dinner will benefit UNICEF for the

arships. Currently the embassy oversees the study of approximately 1,600 students here in the United States. After 9/11, I think we lost 50 percent of our students because of visa and other issues but Kuwaiti students are starting to come back. In two to five years, we’ll be up to the pre 9/11 numbers.

rehabilitation of schools in Afghanistan and will be celebrating the 60th anniversary of UNICEF and international women’s day. For 15 years, girls in Afghanistan were deprived of an education and the country has a whole generation of illiterate women. It is an issue very dear to my heart. Corporations such as Chevron Texaco, Dow Chemical, Shell, and Exxon Mobil, among others have been very generous and we are very close to reaching our goal of $1 million. SAS: One million dollars is not going to go very far, of course, in fixing the educational system in Afghanistan, but it’s a start. And hopefully it will open a few hearts and minds to carry the program even further.

WL: Mrs. Al-Sabah, you conceived, organized and hosted the “Tribute to Friendship” Benefit Dinner for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) at your residence.You amazed all of Washington by single-handedly raising $1 million.What is the secret to your success? Rima Al-Sabah: The secret is to believe in what

you are doing and to be passionate about it.There had not been a single fundraiser for Iraqi women and children in Washington and UNHCR was in urgent need of funds to help Iraqi women and children return to their homeland. It was the right cause and the right thing to do and everybody was very supportive. It was truly a KuwaitiAmerican partnership for Iraq. WL: You draw the largest attendance of A-listers in town to your dinners, which are attended by cabinet members,White House officials, CEOs of large corporations, and famous actresses such as Angelina Jolie.What is it about the style and feel of your events that make them such a hot ticket? SAS: We love Washington and Washington has

welcomed us. I think Rima really immerses herself, putting every ounce of her fiber into preparing for the events. She’s meticulous in setting them up. RAS: The first secret of a successful party is the seating and knowing who will have great conversation with whom. SAS: Don’t give your secrets away Rima! [laughs] WL: You have been called the top Embassy hosts right now. How do you feel about that and do you

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WL: Switching to the personal, may I ask how did you two meet? SAS: We met in college at the American Univer-

sity of Beirut 23 years ago. RAS:, It was love at first sight. I had met my soul mate. He was doing his Master’s in Political Science and I was doing my B.A, and we used to sit down and write our papers together. We were inseparable, and we have been inseparable ever since. WL: When you’re not working, what do you like to do together? SAS: We read, we go to the gym. I love yoga

and Rima loves cardiovascular workouts. We go to restaurants and the movies whenever we can. I also love to go biking with the kids in Rock Creek Park.

SAS: I don’t have a single preferred designer. I like her to wear what works well for her. I don’t care if it’s a pair of Levi’s jeans or Dolce and Gabbana. She has style and she always picks the right thing. WL: And now for your turn, Mrs. Al-Sabah…where does the Ambassador like to dine? RAS: He loves sushi, especially from Sushi-Ko. WL: What is something about each other that that people might be surprised to learn about? SAS: That the best time we have is when we’re

alone together WL: What is something that you do that most makes your husband smile? RAS: When I tell him we have no plans for the

weekend. WL: Mr. Ambassador, what most makes Mrs. AlSabah smile?

SAS: Weekends in New York. WL: Well, clearly you know each other quite well. Now, Mr. Ambassador, what do you most want to accomplish before you leave Washington? SAS: I’d like to change the stereotypes that exist

in American minds about Arabs and Moslems.We are living in an age where a few people are distorting the image of the many. Unfortunately, because of the violence that’s coming out of our region, people tend to stereotype Arabs and Moslems as being violent and it’s simply not true. WL: Do you feel that religion has been hijacked by the events that have come to pass? SAS: Absolutely. Less than one percent of the

Moselm population are violent fundamentalists and the other 99 percent are paying the price for the misdeeds of that one percent. That’s not fair and I would like to change that if I can.

WL: And now, for the dating game part of this interview….Mr. Ambassador, do you know where Mrs. Al-Sabah likes to shop in Washington? SAS: Yes, Neiman Marcus

WL: In the four years you’ve been en poste, you’ve clearly done a lot for Washington and the United States. How many more years are we going to have you here? SAS: It’s hard to predict. There is no set term. WL: What word of advice will you offer

WL: And which designers do you like to see her wear?

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ince Dan Snyder took over the team in 1999, the Redskins have not won a single playoff game. However, he has managed to turn the team into a very profitable one. The Redskins are the most profitable franchise in the NFL which speaks to how Snyder lures the very passionate Redskins’ fans to FedEx Field each season. He shared that same passion for the team with Carol Joynt while at a Nathans community lunch. Carol Joynt: You’ve said you’ve been an entrepreneur since you were seventeen.Will you tell us a little something about your career from seventeen on? Dan Snyder: I was a bad student,

so I went to a community college and then went to the University of Maryland for, I guess a year. I remember one of my teachers saying in a business class, “You’re not in this class.” I said, ‘I am.” He said, “This is the final exam. Why are you here?” I said, “To take it.” I took that exam, I don’t think I did very well. I wasn’t a good student, I was more of a rebel from that standpoint.

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CJ: Do you plan any future sports team acquisitions? Do you want to own a baseball team? DS: I am not a big baseball person, and I am not

Redskins are my greatest passion. CJ: When was the moment you knew you had Joe Gibbs and how did you know? What did you feel inside? DS: Far out! We were in an eleven-hour meeting.

I wanted him to know every detail of how the team is run and how the operation is run so he could feel comfortable and want to do it. At the end of the session I said, “Well Joe,” and he said, “I guess I am the head coach.” I gave him a big hug. Joe works harder than anyone I know. Quite frankly, I can’t keep up. He has more energy than anyone I have ever met. CJ: How many times a day do you talk to him? DS: Several.We spend a lot of time together, par-

ticularly in the off-season. CJ: Do you ever workout with the team? DS: That would be embarrassing. The coaches

CJ: What kind of businesses did you get into? DS: I started a tour business for college kids. I

workout separately.

love college kids, and I love to travel. I took them to spring break and bowl games.

CJ: Did you know Jack Kent Cooke well? DS: No, I met him once at a Super Bowl Party in

CJ: You were also in the communications industry in a big way, weren’t you? DS: I started a magazine company called Campus

USA and went swinging for the fences, made it real big and then lost a lot of money. I put my entire family in to major debt, and then paid off all those debts. I turned it into direct marketing/advertising agency and then sold it in March 2000 to a French company. CJ: Are the Redskins your primary work now? DS: I would say a combination of the Redskins

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sure it works here in Washington. It’s tough and it hasn’t worked twice before. Everyone seems to go away in August. I went to a hockey game last year and I finally learned what the blue lines are. It took me an hour to learn that. CJ: What are the most important lessons that you have learned since owning the Redskins? DS: Don’t listen to the media. CJ: Does it make a difference to you whether the Washington fans like you? DS: It would be nice for folks to see the effort we

put in.When it all comes down to it, when you’re losing, you’re losing.When you’re winning, you’re winning. That’s why we keep score in football. CJ: Do you think you are starting to grow on people? DS: I think people are figuring out that all I want

to do is win.

Minnesota and he was in a pretty good mood. I think he was enjoying himself that night. CJ: How is your style different from Jack Kent Cooke’s? DS: I’ve only been married once. CJ: Other than the Redskins, what is one of your Washington passions? DS: I have a bunch of hobbies. I like to ski and

getaway during the off-season. I primarily spend time with my family. I have little kids and spend time with them.

CJ: Can you eat or drink anything during the game? DS: After the game. CJ: Do you talk to anyone during the game? DS: My wife says, “You have all these people,

[Alan]Greenspan, Colin Powell, in the box and you are the worst host.” [That’s because] I am so focused on the game. CJ: Under what circumstances would you sell the Redskins? DS: After I am dead. Second in an exclusive series by Carol Joynt on

CJ: What NFL owner do you most want to beat?

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aks Fifth Avenue recently unveiled plans for “Wild About Cashmere,” an initiative launched in all 59 Saks stores this September that will run through the end of the year. Supported by the Italian Trade Commission, Saks Fifth Avenue will feature an unprecedented array of exclusive Italian merchandise commissioned in part by renowned designer Rebecca Moses, who serves as the Creative Director and Consultant for the project. Washington Life’s Alison Lukes recently asked Moses about her love of cashmere and experience directing this initiative.

Alison Lukes: Saks Fifth Avenue recently launched a national retail initiative, “Wild About Cashmere,” with you serving as the Creative Director and Consultant. How did this project come to fruition? Rebecca Moses: During the Milan collections last October, Ron Frasch, vice chairman and

chief merchant of Saks Fifth Avenue, approached me to see if I would be interested in the project and I have always respected Ron. I was able to create products of my own for Saks and also work with other designers — many of them my fashion friends who I’ve known my entire career. They were as excited as I was to create exclusive designs. Additionally, Saks wanted the “Made in Italy” label, which has always been such an important part of my work. AL: Over the years, you have used cashmere in your collections in ways many designers weren’t. What first attracted you to explore and experiment with cashmere? RM: I fell in love with cashmere in the begin-

ning of my career. I have always sought beautiful materials that have an amazing touch, the ability to be worn year round and also have the ability to dye incredibly. Cashmere is a unique fiber that is as beautiful knitted as it is woven. It can be made feather light in weight and can be worn in the summer as in the winter. I have traveled my entire life and have needed clothes that have sense of mobility and comfort. I call it “mobile

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and women’s accessories to home goods, gifts and cosmetics. It is wild. It is all about being a dream merchant.We have cashmere felt chargers for table top, we have optical printed blankets, cashmere vases, big cashmere cubes to sit on.....and many other fun and wild objects. So, lifestyle is the key to all my inspiration. AL: Many of the world’s most famous designers have also created exclusive merchandise for “Wild About Cashmere.”What are some of your favorite pieces? RM: One of my first meetings was with Yves Saint Laurent Beaute— what a fabulous group.

style” or “style to go!” Cashmere, in regards to fashion, is the perfect element for mobile style. Unlike other fibers, it is truly addictive. You can never give up on it. From a creative point of view, I am constantly thinking of ways in interpretation and usage. AL: You designed over 250 products for “Wild About Cashmere,” ranging from whimsical items such as jump ropes and hammocks to new takes on the staple cashmere sweater, luxurious loungewear. What has been your inspiration for this project? RM: The challenge of the project was to develop

exciting product, but also to get Saks Fifth Avenue thinking about the product as one store with one point of view. The challenge was to get everyone together and get them to interface their creative thought process. Cashmere is a dream, a dream you can touch. Cashmere is also a way of life… And in each way of life, we create an array of products that epitomize that dream way of living. Cashmere is also shock and pop, reflecting a lifestyle filled with bold confidence, color, vitality and even pop elements. In fact, we have everything from men’s

We went to them with a lifestyle concept called “Cashmere is New Age Glamour.” We asked them to embrace what they do with some interpretation of cashmere. We defined “New Age Glamour” for them and they related the concept to the color palette and came back with an amazing concept— a black cashmere satchel which contained a gold charm bracelet, with each charm containing another beautiful color makeup, so totally chic, and two other best selling cosmetic tools. Carlos Falchi did the most amazing handbags with crocheted leather and beads and cashmere so beautiful; Graff Jewelers created an amazing bracelet with diamonds spelling out cashmere!! How indulgent!! Hugo Boss created a beautiful White cashmere blazer for men— the ultimate for the chic male wardrobe; Vera Wang created a beautiful crocheted ensemble, so glamorous. AL: You are an American, living and working in Italy. Do you consider yourself an American or Italian designer? RM: I am undeniably a New York girl, but Italy

has become my second home. I have been a part of the globalization of fashion which began when I arrived in Italy. I am proud to have been on the forefront of this amazing evolution. I like to consider myself an international designer.

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INSIDE HOMES

The view of Nantucket Harbor from the Rosenthal’s deck; (inset) In their 1946 woodie nicknamed Shore Leave after their island home

NOT JUST FOR SUMMER ANYMORE These Washingtonians’ Isle of Choice is Definitely nantucket ashington Life spent Labor Day weekend on Nantucket taking in the cool island breezes and visiting with many of our readers and friends. Chris and Kathleen Matthews and Barbara Harrison and her husband John Chester Pyles, III recently purchased houses on the island, joining the swelling ranks of prominent Washingtonians who summer there, including: John Kerry and Teresa Heinz, Tim Russert and Maureen Orth, Bill and Alison Paley, Bob and

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Carol Foley, Robert and Marion Rosenthal, David and Alice Rubenstein, Robert and Mary Haft, Evan and Cindy Jones, Bob and Laurie Monahan, Smith and Elizabeth Bagley, Terry and Margaret Lenzner, Max and Heidi Berry, George and Evelyn Constable, and Molly Raiser. But, as Barbara Harrison explains, Nantucket is

“not just for summer anymore” (see page 29 for an insider’s tour of the new Harrison-Pyles’ compound).

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t’s hard to imagine that Kathleen and Chris Matthews, who purchased Joan Bingham’s modest Nantucket-style shingled house on the dunes, ever have time for weekend getaways. Still, the broadcasting power couple somehow manage to regularly retreat to their new home away from home, a major feat given that Kathleen anchors ABC-7 news at Five, hosts “Capital Sunday,” and is working on a new prime time news magazine while her husband is busy with his new “Chris Matthews Show” in addition to hosting MSNBC’s “Hardball.” When we caught up with the busy couple, Chris was being quizzed on American History poolside by his 16 year-old daughter Caroline who has turned their mutual love of history into a “friendly competition” that makes Advance Placement preparations a wee bit more fun. Whew! No rest for the weary. Meanwhile, in between photos, Kathleen managed to entertain Wayne and Catherine Reynolds and Gahl Burt who stopped by for lunch. While Kathleen was teaching her course, “Tower of Babble: Making Sense of News in the New Millennium,” at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, she and Chris, a native Philadelphian, rediscovered Nantucket where they honeymooned 25 years ago. Asked whether they have animated political discussions at home, Kathleen responds,“We have our sparks that fly.”The couple certainly keep the sparks flying on the Washington social scene while helping their many charitable causes, including the Catholic Charities Foundation, Shakespeare Theatre, Black Student Fund and Girl Scouts, among others…

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here once were men from Nantucket, “Native American that is,” Alice Rogoff Rubenstein says. After many years of traveling to Abrams Point (named for Abram Quary, Nantucket’s “last Indian,” according to Francis Karttunen’s “the Other Islanders,”) Alice and her husband David Rubenstein, the founder and managing partner of the Carlyle Group, fell in love with the beauty and Native American history that surrounds their house there. Inspired by the historical geography of Nantucket and her passion for the environment, Alice, along with other mothers from the Potomac School in Washington, organized the first ever Alaska Native Art and Culture Festival at the Smithsonian National Museum of History, scheduled for November 4-7, 2005.“Alaska Natives live on the edge of the world, creating this extraor-

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dinary artwork, which is a tribute to their innovation, strength and tenacity,” Alice explains. At their annual summer’s end dinner guests including Harvard President Larry Summers, historian David Halberstam, Lou Gerstner, Daisy and Paul Soros, and Maureen Orth listened to her relate how the earliest impacts of climate change are being felt by Alaska’s Native people, whose way of life remains dependent on the land and the sea for survival, particularly their fisherman who are literally falling through the melting ice. “We must listen to their stories,” she says, “so that people around the country can be part of the solution to help them preserve their culture, artwork and way of life…”

The other islanders For David & Alice Rubenstein, the history of Abrams Point is even more important than their end-of-summer soirée

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or over 25 years, Terry and Margaret Lenzner have traveled to their Nantucket retreat to escape the frenetic pace of Washington. When we caught up with them, daughter Emily, who works with George Stephanopoulos at ABC News, had just thrown a birthday fete for Margaret with the help of her siblings and family friends. The Lenzner house sits on the shoreline with a spectacular view of the harbor and easy access to their sailboat. Terry, who is an avid sailor, runs the Investigative Group International, Washington’s “primo private eye firm.” Known for unearthing hard-to-find intelligence on certain former presidents and major corporations, he is pictured here next to a wall-hanging of Richard Nixon, Robert H.Abplanalp and Bebe Rebozo on a boat in Nantucket (adapted from a NewYork Times front page photo by a local Nantucket artist). The tapestry was given to Terry by his wife Margaret, a painter and art lover, to commemorate his role as assistant chief counsel to the Senate Watergate Committee and his investigation and subpoena of the aforementioned trio in the Nixon-Howard Hughes illegal campaign contributions scandal…

bebe, margaret & me Though Terry and Margaret Lenzner come to the island to get away from it all, their past is never far behind.

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shore leave Thrilled to finally get some downtime, Robert & Marion Rosenthal are ready to hit the greens day, explained that they just haven’t had enough “Shore Leave” this year as Bob who has built an empire of 15 Washington area Rosenthal automotive dealerships, has been busy preparing for the opening of his new ultra-modern Jaguar/Land Rover showroom in Chantilly,Va. Bob, along with his friend John Pohanka, Chairman of the Pohanka Automotive Group and member of the Washington National Opera Board of Trustees, have also been busy with the $3.4 billion sale of the Capital Automotive REIT, a company they founded and took public together in 1998. On island Bob and Marion keep an electric car as well as their classic 1946 Woodie dubbed Shore Leave.

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THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

Westmoor Farm: The Holiday Home of Barbara Harrison and John Chester Pyles, III Written by Mary K. Mewborn Photographed by Porter Gifford

hen by sheer chance, NBC News 4 anchor Barbara Harrison literally ran across the former Vanderbilt family estate known as Westmoor, it was a dream come true. Barbara and her husband, developer John Chester Pyles, III, president of Washington Management Development Inc., had been looking for a Nantucket vacation home large enough to accommodate their extended family for Thanksgiving, Christmas and other holidays. Barbara never thought they would actually find one for the family, a veritable modern

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day “Brady Bunch” with eight children. Last summer, while lost and jogging with friends, it was as if Barbara fell through a rabbit hole and into a “fairy tale environment, a magical spot.” Even before she realized the old Vanderbilt estate could comfortably sleep more than two dozen people, she knew she had found her ideal holiday home when she discovered the property “was populated with an amazing assortment of bunnies.” It was her “fantasy world come true.” Harrison and Pyles purchased the property

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“as is,” from Michael Egen, the former chairman of Alamo Rent-a-Car, complete with rabbits, goats, chickens and a moose head hanging from a wall in one of the compound’s eclectic mix of buildings.The estate includes twelve traditional New England-style guest cottages bearing the names of the farm’s fabulous flora and fauna, including Wisteria, Holly, Rose and Dogwood. A nine-bedroom great house resembling an Alpine ski lodge rises over the landscape. Two large Mid-Western style structures, known as the Red and Green Barns offer additional shelter and purpose. There is also an enormous stable. If the couple’s time at Westmoor is spent living the fantasy life Barbara recalls from childhood, she is determined to share her joyful experience. For 20 years, Barbara, broadly recognized for her community service and philanthropic and charitable activities, has been making children’s dreams come true through her work on Channel Four’s news segment “Wednesday’s Child.” Now she plans to use Westmoor as a place where “abused and abandoned children” can escape to the fairy tale existence they deserve. Besides hosting the children and their social workers, Barbara and John also hope

at westmoore farm Barbara Harrison and John Chester Pyles, III feel like their new compound is a “dream come true”

colleagues, family and friends will flock to their newfound “Shangri-La,” (as Mary Haft, a dear friend and Nantucket neighbor refers to the Harrison-Pyles’ home). This fall, Barbara is especially looking forward to scalloping, building bonfires and enjoying cookouts on the beach: all things that her husband who is “drawn to the sea” eagerly anticipates as well. The couple also looks forward to greeting guests in the Green Barn with its full sized theater stage, ballroom, basement game room, and authentic tin roofed Irish Pub and to spend cozy moments in the Red Barn’s main room where two huge “walk-in” fireplaces will surely add to the warmth of friendships fueled in front of the flames. This year, Barbara and John will create holiday cheer in the commercial-sized chef ’s kitchen which could easily cater a Thanksgiving feast for a hundred hungry pilgrims. The kitchen also has an industrial-size ice cream maker, perfect for producing the pie a la mode which Barbara will no doubt bake once the apples in her orchard are harvested this fall. The Red Barn also houses Barbara and John’s master suite, which the couple constructed out of a multi-room office on the top floor. From their restful retreat they can survey their pristine property and watch the trees change color. Here too, they will first hear the symphony of farmyard sounds as Barbara prepares to run in the cool morning mist along garden paths, past her Koi pond, waterfalls, a croquet and game pitch, Little League baseball field, and flowering gardens. For Barbara, who rises for work at 3:00 a.m., in Washington, one of the nicest things about being on vacation at her Nantucket home is that she “gets to extend her dreamtime.” Indeed, spending time on this beautiful island along the Atlantic seaboard is living a dream. No wonder she and her family plan to make worthwhile use of Westmoor all year round.

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Poetry in Motion

DONOVAN Goes Greek for Govinda Gallery’s 30th

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eorgetown’s Govinda Gallery celebrated 30 years on September 23 with a presentation of the first photo exhibition of musician and artist Donovan’s “Sapphographs.” The show can be seen through November 12. Over the years, some of the gallery’s highlights have included several exhibitions for Andy Warhol, with whom the gallery was closely associated, the first exhibition of Annie Leibowitz’s photographs and a 20th Anniversary exhibition featuring photographs of Mohammed Ali by Howard Bingham. This fall, Donovan celebrates his 40th anniversary as an entertainer. Along with his exhibition at Govinda Gallery, a career retrospective box set “Try for the Sun: The Journey of Donovan” and his autobiography, “The Hurdy Gurdy Man,” were released to mark this occasion. A prolific songwriter, poet and musician, Donovan is recognized as one of the most popular and innovative recording artists of our time. Donovan sat down with Govinda Gallery owner Chris Murray to discuss the show and give us a little insight into his inspirations. Chris Murray: What inspired you to create this visual tribute to the ancient Greek poet Sappho? Donovan: My interest in photography goes back

to my father. When I was a boy in Glasgow, I used to watch him develop pictures in his dark room. It was magic seeing them come to life in the white China tray— as if by magic— so photography was always a love. While taking an art course some years ago, I took my Roliflex and started shooting ancient sites, like the Etruscan Ruins above Florence and Vesoli, and that got me going on my love of Theology again. One day I was in California and got to thinking about the Greek drama, so I put my daughter Oriel, her friend, and my wife in white face and white linen and I started to get into this Greek drama thing. I looked into the poems of Sappho and thought that I’d be great to do a series Cindy Sherman-style, where I create photographs of an

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Mine,” and recently an unknown fragment of Sappho’s work has been uncovered. Is the fact that only fragments remain of Sappho’s poetry part of the allure for you? D: Even the fragments are fascinating. There’s

imaginary Greek play. CM: What qualities of ancient Greek mythology to you feel are important today? D: If it wasn’t for the Greeks,

where would we be? The invention of the written word was not Greek, but they took it to a fine art and of course they invented Democracy. The speech to the Ephesians by Pericles and others, the ancient works really [established] how each member of the tribe in society should have a say, and stop tyranny and aristocratic rule, which always ends in bloodshed. We may not have gotten rid of the bloodshed, but without the Greeks, we wouldn’t have the systems we have. Greek art was extraordinary. The Renaissance benefited from Greek culture, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and all modern artists have benefited from Greek art.They taught us how to think, how to rule, how to party, and how to create art. CM: In your album, “Sutras,” you do a beautiful song based on a fragment of the poet Sappho’s “Be

one complete poem and the rest are like broken pieces of sculpture. In fact, the latest finding, I believe, was found written on papyrus wrapped around an Egyptian mummy from the 3rd century B.C. But for me, putting parts of her poems together, like reconstructing it for the song “Be Mine,” was fascinating. The brand new fragment that was found may be another full poem but who knows? This one is lamenting her growing old, although I don’t know who actually translated it. It was discovered last year by researchers at Cornell University that she laments aging. [Quote from poem] “My once tender body, old age now has seized, my hairs turn white instead of dark, my hearts grown heavy, my knees will not support me, that once on a time where fleets of the dances fawns, the state I oft bemoan but what to do, not to grow old? Being human, there’s no way.” CM: Beautiful. D: It’s a fascinating piece and I will put it music

as well, maybe for my exhibit of Sapphographs coming up. CM: I want to congratulate you on your extraordinary box set that Sony is releasing and your autobiography that are both just coming out now. D: The Sapphographs may take precedence over

both of those items, but the fact that they come out at the same time, is extraordinary. Sapphographs at Govinda Gallery is the first of what’s loosely called my 40th anniversary.

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TREND REPORT

Reporting for Duty

Fall is having a MILITARY MOMENT—but you don’t have to look like you’re wearing fatigues

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Rack of Lamb Serves 6

3 8 oz. chop large eyed racks of domestic lamb, trimmed to the loin, bones fully exposed and scraped 1 cup lamb marinade 6 cups spinach, well cleaned 2 ounces butter 2 cups lamb sauce creamy feta potatoes salt to taste

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cup chopped fresh parsley cup fresh cracked black pepper cup garlic, minced cup olive oil zest of 2 lemons, finely chopped

Combine all ingredients. Make the marinade up to 2 weeks ahead and keep covered in the refrigerator. 2. Roast the lamb scraps until well browned. Meanwhile, in a large sauce pot, heat the oil and add the onions, carrot and celery. Cook until the vegetables are lightly browned. Add the roasted lamb and deglaze the roasting pan with the merlot. Add the merlot and juices from the pan. Add the veal or lamb stock and bouquet garni, bring to a boil and then let simmer until reduced by 1/3 or until desired sauce consistency is reached. Make sure to skim as often as necessary to remove unwanted fat and impurities. Add about 1/2 cup of red pepper puree and strain all through a fine mesh chinois. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Adjust with more red pepper puree, salt and pepper. If adding more red pepper puree, make sure to repass the sauce through the chinois. Keep warm until ready to use. The sauce can be made a day ahead and reheated. 3. To put together the lamb dish: Set the oven to 450 degrees. Rub each lamb rack with lamb marinade and season well with salt. Set the lamb on a roasting sheet and cook in the preheated oven for 8 minutes. Remove from the oven and let sit for 20 minutes or so. Just before serving return to the oven and cook for 3-5 minutes longer for medium rare. It is hard to judge how long to cook the rack since ovens are different and rack size varies. What is important that the rack is allowed to rest after the first cooking to allow the heat to evenly penetrate the rack. For an accompanying merlot sauce, please see www.1789restaurant.com/in_the_kitchen/recipes.shtml

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INDEBLEU Few restaurants that have made such a stunning debut as IndeBleu, located in the heart of the redeveloped Penn Quarter. Conde Nast Traveler magazine has named it one of the hottest new restaurants in the country, and recently James Beard House in New York requested a dinner featuring its signature dishes. Behind all the accolades is a savory menu that makes Washington a fortunate city to have such a culinary star. www.bleu.com

Pan Seared Wild Salmon with Orange Gastrique Serves 4

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“I HAVE INHALED THIS GEOGRAPHY MY WHOLE LIFE SO IT IS ONLY NATURAL TO HAVE BEEN INSPIRED BY THE COLOR, SCALE AND PATTERNS OF THE CLOTHING AND TEXTILES OF THE IMPERIAL OTTOMANS AS WELL AS ALL NATIONS THAT HAVE SURROUNDED ME. BUT MY VISION IS ALSO INFLUENCED BY A GLOBAL FASHION MENTALITY IN A RATHER ECLECTIC WAY.” —YILDRIM MAYRUK

produced By Barbara McConaghy Styled by Barbara McConaghy & Alison Lukes Photographed by Zaid Hamid at the Smithsonian Freer and Sackler Galleries

Hair by Nuri Yurt Owner TOKA Salon Makeup by Bill Weidan TOKA Salon & Susan Heydt T.H.E. Artist Agency Special thanks to Katie Zigler, Director of External Affairs, Freer and Sackler Galleries

ight now, it’s all about the Ottomans—the fabrics, the dazzle, the imperial splendor of the Topkapi Palace Museum in Istanbul. It is fashion at its most resplendent, and it’s coming to Washington (see page 42 for details). In late October the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery will present Style and Status: Imperial Costumes from Ottoman Turkey. The exhibition will showcase over fifty of the world’s finest Ottoman royal textiles from the collections of the Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul, the Kremlin Armory, Moscow and other international collections. These Ottoman Imperial silks are rich in their visual design and technical complexity. Designed to impress, the Imperial Kaftans were the ultimate luxury items of style and status. These beautiful textiles have also been influential to many of Turkey’s top designers working today. Along with previewing the Kaftan exhibit, this years gala will honor some of Turkey’s most sought after fashion designers with a fashion show, including the designs of Gonul Paksoy, Atil Kutoglu, and Yildrim Mayruk—whose beautiful modern interpretations grace the following pages, modeled by some of the Freer and Sackler Galleries’ indispensable gala and exhibit sponsors.

IMPERIAL Style and Status: Rich Textiles and Ottoman Silks Inspire Turkish Designers in a New Exhibition and Gala

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Ambassador O. Faruk Logoglu in a black and gold cut velvet dress with fur trim by YILDIRIM MAYRUK featuring gold filigree drop earrings, $390; gold jeweled cuff, $750, and hammered gold cuff, $210, all from

TABANDE. Opposite left: A silk satin kaftan with inlaid applique design from the 17th century; Istanbul, Topkapi Palace Museum


MARY OURISMAN Gala Committee Member & Benefactor in a red and gold gown and tasseled wrap by CEMIL IPEKCI— her red chandelier earrings, $275, topaz enamel ring, $2,950, and citrine ring, $140, are from TABANDEH. At right: A quilted silk satin kaftan with applique design from the 16th-17th century; Istanbul, Topkapi Palace Museum


“THE OTTOMAN CAFTANS ARE SO AMAZING IN STYLE, CUT, FABRIC AND PATTERN, THAT THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A BIG INSPIRATIONAL SOURCE FOR MY WORK. THEY ARE SO PRECIOUS AND DELICATE AS A WHOLE; THE CUT COMPLEMENTS THE FABRICS, AND THE PATTERNS AND COLORS ARE SO MUCH IN HARMONY WITH EACH OTHER AND THE FABRIC.” — ATIL KUTOGLU Above, left to right:

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ATIL KUTOGLU and MRS. SERPIL AYASLI, Freer Sackler Benefactor and Gala Committee Member, wearing black two piece silk jersey dress with jet beaded belt by YILDIRIM MAYRUK. Farhad’s gold filigree earrings, $70, belt, $150, and gold cuff, $210, & Ayasli’s beaded drop earrings, $185, and gold cuff, $750, all from

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SERPIL AYASLI and MARY OURISMAN Gala Committee Members and Benefactors, and MEVHIBE (“MIMI”) LOGOGLU, wife of Turkish Ambassador O. Faruk Logoglu, all wearing the designs and accessories of GONUL PAKSOY. Below: A silk satin kaftan with applique design from the 17th century; Istanbul, Topkapi Palace Museum

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MEVHIBE (“MIMI”) LOGOGLU wife of Turkish Ambassador O. Faruk Logoglu in a taupe and café strapless satin gown by YILDIRIM MAYRUK with bronze cluster necklace, $350, and drop earrings, $355, both from TABANDEH

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OSCARDELARENTA October 26, 2005, in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. A reception and private tour of ‘Style and Status’ in the Sackler will begin at 7:00 p.m., followed by dinner in the Freer at 8:30 p.m.

STYLEANDSTATUS IMPERIALCOSTUMES FROMOTTOMANEMPIRE The exhibition will showcase over fifty of the world’s finest Ottoman royal textiles from the collections of the Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul, the Kremlin Armory, Moscow and other international collections. These Ottoman Imperial silks are rich in their visual design and technical complexity. Designed to impress, the Imperial Kaftans were the ultimate luxury items of style and status. Oct. 29, 2005 – Jan. 22, 2006 Arthur M. Sackler Gallery For ticket information contact Jessica Hammond at 202-633-0447


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alterations at no charge. Owners Annie Lee and Garrett Bauman opened Annie Creamcheese, modeling it after a Las Vegas vintage boutique frequented by celebrities in the 70s. Lee is also working on a new television show on the Discovery Channel called “Pop Nation,” airing in October. “It will be sort of a hipper, more humorous ‘Antiques Road Show’ for younger generations,” said Lee, who will appraise vintage clothes for their owners. The show has also partnered with Ebay so that the appraised items could be auctioned off if owners wished. To view Annie Creamcheese’s fabulous finds, visit its website at www.anniecreamcheese.com.

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99-seat restaurant with its club-like atmosphere and roped VIP section opened at the end of June, and takes its name from Yerba Maté, an herbal tea introduced to the world by the Guarani Indians of South America. Maté imports blends of the tea from Argentina. Maté’s menu features a “Latin Sushi concept” that spices up traditional sushi with Latin American ingredients. Signature drinks include tropical fruit purees of tamarind, passion fruit and guava mixed with maté, as well as Maté-tinis and Maté-jitos. Drawing inspiration from Danish architect Verner Panton, Maté’s design features red, black and white décor as a backdrop to the contemporary Latin/Jazz lounge music spun by a DJ. Maté is open for dinner until 12:30 a.m. Sunday through Thursday, and on Friday and Saturday until 1:30 a.m.

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of the most respected businessmen in town, Bob Johnson of BET fame and the owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats, is a partner in the Sette Bello venture. “Mr. Johnson has a great creative and business perspective that will be a tremendous advantage to our Group,� Nuschese says. “We are very fortunate to have him aboard.� Nuschese also has been on the move in a cultural sense. He was recently named to the board for the Washington National Opera. A classical music aficionado, Nuschese has been a long-time opera fan.

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FAVORITES f you haven’t visited Dublin recently, you’ll be amazed by the changes in Ireland’s ancient capital. It’s once grimy, soot-stained buildings have been cleaned up, grand new hotels have been built and the streets are filled with well-dressed crowds jostling for admittance to an ever-increasing number of trendy shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants. It’s all the “Celtic Tiger,” of course, the economic miracle that transformed what was once considered a “Third World” country into one of the richest nations on earth in only a few short years.Yes, prices have risen, and sometimes astronomically (don’t even speak of the brutal real estate bubble), but don’t let that deter you from experiencing the beautiful Georgian architecture, verdant squares, excellent theater, lively music scene and throbbing night life. Somehow

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, Man about town, Takes Us on a Tour of Essential Dublin KEVINCHAFFEE

along the liffey From top: Ha’penny bridge over the river Liffey; Strolling along the riverbank; Dublin’s famed cobblestoned streets

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DUBLINQUICKGUIDE

TOURS PATLIDDY’SWALKINGTOURS (353-87) 252-6701 www.walkingtours.ie

WHERETOSTAY THEMERRIONHOTEL Upper Merrion Street (353-1) 603-0600 www.merrionhotel.com THECLARENCE 6-8 Wellington Quay (353-1) 407-0408 www.theclarence.ie NUMBER 31 Leeson Close (353-1) 676-5011 www.number31.ie

WHERETOEAT RESTAURANTPATRICKGUILBAUD Merrion Hotel, Upper Merrion Street (353-1) 676-4192 BANGCAFE 11 Merrion Row (353-1) 676-0898 TROCADERO 3 St. Andrew’s Stree (353-1) 677-5545

the Irish remain unspoiled by the free-for-all; they’re still wonderfully friendly, always eager to welcome visitors with smiles, laughter and a bit of legendary blarney—especially over a pint of Guinness—any time of day or night.

WHATNOTTOMISS GEORGIANDUBLINTake time to admire

the elegant 18th-century townhouses lining Merrion Square (where a most wonderful statue of Oscar Wilde is located). On a rainy day, you can easily pass the time with a visit to the National Gallery, where 54 galleries are filled with art from all the major schools, plus a major collection of works by Irish artists. Be

PUBS O’DONOGHUE’S 15 Merrion Row (353-1) 661-4303 GROGAN’SCASTLELOUNGE 15 South William Street (353-1) 677-9320 THEBANK College Green in Dame Street (353-1) 677-0677

CLUBS THEODESSACLUB 13/14 Dame Court (353-1) 670-3080 www.theodessaclub.ie SPY&WAX 59 South William Street (353-1) 679-0014

SHOPPING AVOCA 11-13 Suffolk Street (353-1) 667-4215 www.avoca.ie BROWNTHOMAS 88-95 Grafton Street (353-1) 605-6666 www.brownthomas.com

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sure to take a walk through nearby St. Stephen’s Green, once a common for public whippings and executions, now a delightful place to read, hear live music or just watch the interesting cast of characters pass by.  TRINITYCOLLEGE Ireland’s most prestigious university well merits a lengthy visit. Be sure to stroll through College Green (which has barely any grass), see the famed 9th-century Book of Kells, perhaps the world’s most famous illuminated manuscript, then tour the Long Library, where 200,000 rare books are stored under an incredible barrel-vaulted ceiling. .  CHESTERBEATTY LIBRARYHoused in the grounds of Dublin Castle is one of the finest museums in Europe, a shrine to the high taste of an American industrialist, traveler and collector who made Dublin his adopted home.The stunningly choice displays of Medieval and Renaissance European, Islamic, Chinese, Japanese and Tibetan works are an absolute must-see.  TEMPLEBAR

DISTRICTYes, it’s full of tourists, but you’d be ashamed to say you had been in Dublin if you didn’t tour this funky area of cobblestone streets between the famed River Liffey and Dame Street. Pubs, shops, restaurants and clubs to suit every taste.  THEATERDublin rivals London and New York for the quality of its theater, so it would be a shame to miss one of the top-notch productions regularly staged at the Abbey, Andrew’s Lane, Civic, Gaity, Gate and Olympia, among others. Check local listings and expect to pay anywhere from $15 to $40 (bargain rates!) for a ticket.  TOURS Pat Liddy is the city’s most charming and informed personal guide. Pat Liddy’s Walking Tours of Dublin • (353-87) 252-6701 • www.walkingtours.ie.

WHERETOSTAY THEMERRIONHOTELThis elegant 125-room

hotel was created in 1997 from four magnificent 18th-century townhouses (one of them said to be the birthplace of the Duke of Wellington) with the addition of a contemporary Garden Wing. Situated in the heart of Georgian Dublin near St. Stephen’s Green,Trinity College and major museums, the complex features a spectacular collection of Irish art, full-service Tethra Spa, gymnasium and indoor swimming pool, and exquisite ground floor drawing rooms where one may savor tea (or stronger spirits) beside a roaring fire. From $450. (Tip: Rooms in the townhouse wing are well worth the extra

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from $50. Dinner from $150, not including selections from the awesome wine list. (Tip: Lunch is easier to reserve and a relative bargain.) Merrion Hotel • Upper Merrion Street • (353-1)676-4192  BANGCAFEOwned by two handsome Danes, identical twin brothers Simon and Christian Stokes, Bang is the place to dine if you’re looking for buzz, pretty people and innovative modern European food. Reservations a must. Lunch from $45. Dinner from $60. (Tip: Excellent seafood.) 11 Merrion Row • (353-1) 676-0898  TROCADERO“Seedy on the outside and impressively Art Deco within” (as one guidebook put it), Dublin’s flacks, hacks, thespians and music industry types love to dine on the Troc’s hearty fish, steaks and rack of lamb and so will you. Dinner from $40. (Tip: Warm atmosphere, so no attitude, please.) 3 St. price.) Upper Merrion Street • (353-1) 603-0600 • www.merrionhotel.com  THECLARENCEIf you fancy rubbing elbows in the wee elevator with visiting movie and rock stars, you’ll definitely like this minimalist oasis overlooking the River Liffey in the city’s throbbing Temple Bar district.You might even run into Bono (one of the owners) on his way to soak in the hot tub in the penthouse suite. R ather smallish rooms from $350. (Tip: Bring ear plugs and ask for upper floor accommodations to help avoid street noise.) 6-8 Wellington Quay • (353-1) 4070408 • www.theclarence.ie  NUMBERWith 21 bedrooms split between a gracious Georgian townhouse and the modernist former home of architect Sam Stephenson, this quirky B&B is a popular alternative choice and only a short walk from St. Stephen’s Green. The gourmet breakfasts served in the conservatory by the super friendly staff are definitely something to write home about. From $185. (Tip: Make sure you don’t get a dingy ground floor room.) 31 Leeson

uber-bar nestled inside what was once a Victorian-era bank. Dazzling architectural details to admire while you chat up good looking strangers. (Tip: Factor in long waits for the unisex loos.) College Green • Dame Street (353-1) 677-0677

CLUBS THEODESSACLUBYour well-tipped hotel

concierge should be able to arrange admittance to this plush but strictly private club featuring luxe food and drink in a “tranquil but vibrant setting.” (Tip: Overseas memberships cost about $100, a good deal for frequent visitors.) 13/14 Dame Court (353-1) 670-3080 • www.theodessaclub.ie  SPY&WAXSpy’s velvet ropes ensure

Andrew’s Street • (353-1) 677-5545

that only the rich, beautiful and celebrated gain access to its lavishly furnished rooms. Downstairs at Wax, there’s easy entry and the dancing gets hot. 59 South William Street • (353-1) 679-0014

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There are more than 700 pubs in Dublin, so one is bound to fit your mood. Here are just a few: O’DONOGHUE’SAn eclectic mix of neighborhood types, rugby players and t ourists gather to sip Guinness and hear traditional Irish music in the pub where the famous folk group the Dubliners got their start 40 years ago. (Tip: Male pub crawlers never buy anything smaller than a pint and should take their turn buying rounds.) 15 Merrion Row • (353-1) 661-4303.  GROGAN’S CASTLELOUNGEGrubby haunt of actors, painters and other Bohos gathering to discuss the meaning of life or their next big break. (Tip: good natured “slagging,” or teasing, is de rigueur, especially after a couple of pints.You’ll be a hit if you give as good as you get.)15 South William Street (353-1) 677-9320  THEBANKTrendy

AVOCAExceptional mohair throws, and other

handwoven items, contemporary kitchenware, women’s clothing, toys. 11-13 Suffolk Street • (353-1) 667-4215 • www.avoca.ie  BROWN THOMASUpscale department store featuring high-end international designers, cosmetics, and its own line of bed linens. Louise Kennedy, 56 Merrion Square, (353-1) 662-0056. Tailored tweeds, cashmere shawls, silk gowns, crystal and home accessories. 88-95 Grafton Street • (353-1) 605-6666 • www.brownthomas.com

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land’s only 2-star Michelin restaurant is hallowed ground for visiting foodies who won’t want to miss the roast Challans duck “Biguarde,” lobster from Clougher Head and other innovative French/Irish fare served in this suitably elegant gastronomic temple. Lunch

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leaders for two celebratory evenings. CENADIPLOMATICA Columbian Ambassador Luis Alberto Moreno and his wife Gabriela kicked off the festivities on September 12 with an elegant VIP dinner at their residence with actress Merel Julia, wife of the late Raul Julia; United States Treasurer Anna Cabral and her husband Victor Cabral, senior counsel for NBC/Telemundo; NBC Univer-

sal President Jay Ireland; Raquel Equsquiza of gala dinner underwriter Ford Motor Co. and sponsors Michele Jordan of Pepsico, Janet Howard of Coca-Cola, Orlando Padilla of GM, and NHFA Board Member Gloria Rodriquez. DCESTALOCOPOREVALONGORIA The scene the following night at the gala dinner heated up the minute Eva Longoria entered the Mayflowerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ballroom in a low-

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cut, black backless BCBG number! Washington attorney Felix Sanchez and fellow co-founder of NHFA and West Wing star Jimmy Smits joined the beautiful and brainy actress along with Sen. Barack Obama on the red carpet before retreating to a private room for an exclusive interview and photo shoot with Washington Life. The trio were joined by Hollywood and Washington VIPs including Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Commerce Secretary Carlos

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advances the presence of Latinos on TV or Film.” Then Grammy award winning Cubana Albita revved up the crowd for the spicy after-party…. GRANDESVELADA After dinner, Smits led his entourage to the NHFA, Washington Life and Ozio sponsored post-gala fiesta where the stars showed off their sizzling salsa moves. Bolivian Ambassador Jaime Aparicio and wife Pamela, White

House staffers Daniel Garza and Christian Woelk, Rep. Michael Honda, Washington Times social editor Kevin Chaffee, and a host of other VIPs sipped Patron and festive cocktails as the Latin beats and actors Kurt Caceres, Yvonne De La Rosa and Carlos Bernard beckoned everyone to the dance floor for “La Gran Desvelada.” Gigi Soto, LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Rep. Michael Honda

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atin American parties are like one giant piñata: diverse, colorful and full of surprises. It’s no wonder then that the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts Ninth Annual Noche de Gala at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel was just that. You’d have to have been somewhere else that night not to notice how NYPD Blues icon Jimmy Smits owned the night. The oft-reserved Brooklyn-born hunk was in his element, a reflection no doubt of his early childhood years spent in his mother’s home in Puerto Rico and his father’s native Surinam. Smits had just returned from hurricaine reconaissance in New Orleans with fellow entertainers Gloria Estafan, Andy Garcia and members of Miami Sound Machine. The ever-affable Rep. Charlie Gonzalez, (D-Tex) voiced pride in his state’s humanitarian accomplishments in housing a staggering 13,000 New Orleans evacuees. “I do not believe it was a political move on the part of the administration,” said Gonzalez, “but rather the geographical proximity of Texas and the fact that the state was equipped to deal with the problem.” Among the philanthropic endeavors recognized that night were those of the indomitable Esther Coopersmith, Pepsico and Ford Motor Co. The Foundation is the initiative of actors Jimmy Smits, Sonia Braga and Esai Morales, and Washington attorney Felix Sanchez. Multi-talented Brazilian beauty Sonia Braga, who rose to stardom with her performance in Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, was unable to attend: Too bad, it was a missed opportunity to ask how she really felt about her love scene with “Samantha” in HBO’s Sex and the City. Eva Longoria sure didn’t look like a “Desperate Housewife,” at least not in the traditional definition. She was recently named one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful,” but a hot tamale would be a better reference call. The former John Kerry-John Edwards campaign volunteer secured an exclusive

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international contract as the newest face of L’Oreal (worth about $6 million). Longoria said she was most grateful for the enduring support of ABC’s Alex Wallau. “He is an executive who really puts his money where his mouth is,” she said, crediting him single-handedly for her stardom. and involvment with NHFA. She was also grateful that he sent the Disney private plane to take them all to Washington.“We’re like:“free food?” she told the laughing crowd. “I get so nervous being myself. I’m so used to playing someone else.” she said nervously after receiving a foundation award. Having started her career on The Young and The Restless, the first soap opera contract ever for a Latina, she soon breezed into subsequent roles and is now recognized everywhere. As he did at the Democratic Convention, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill) delivered a show stopping speech.“The only problem I have tonight is trying to explain meeting Jimmy Smits to my wife when she is not here with me. She thinks he’s pretty hot,” he said before going on to praise the arts as “as a necessity, not a luxury.” Referring to how role models have changed, Obama interjected some humor by mentioning that while growing up, the only role model he had on TV was Flip Wilson. “Perhaps he was not the best model,” he told the chuckling crowd,“considering he was often dressed in drag.” “A.G.,” Smits pointed out, not only stands for Attorney General, but Alberto Gonzales, who assured guests that his first priority was his current appointment and that he was not in fact consumed by the possibility of a Supreme Court nomination once the Roberts hearings are over. Felix Sanchez, the driving force behind the NFHA and a former legislative assistant to Sen. Lloyd Bensten, exulted in the fact that Longoria has now opened the door for no less than six other Latinas on TV, and that NHFA has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships to Latino students interested in careers in entertainment .

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Q&A Who are your favorite fashion designers? YVONNEDELAROSA I love Carolina Herrera because she’s fabulous.

Eva Longoria is a Mexican-American actress and model who currently plays the role of model-unhappily-marriedto-money Gabrielle Solis on the hit ABC drama “Desperate Housewives.” § Jimmy Smits made his career on “NYPD Blue” and currently plays the role of Rep. Matthew Vicente Santos of Houston, Texas who is making a run for the presidency on “West Wing.” § Yvonne De La Rosa has appeared in various hit TV series including “The Closer,” “Judging Amy” and “NYPD Blue.” § Born in Napa, California, Kurt Caceres currently plays the role of Hector on “Prison Break” and has appeared on other hit series including “The Shield,” “ER” and “American Family.” § Former network correspondent, award-winning producer, and TV executive, Pat Mitchell was named

JIMMYSMITS When I look at Prada, I love it, but for the most part I wear Hugo Boss, as the cuts are bigger.

president and chief executive officer of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in March 2000. § Alberto R. Gonzales was sworn in as the nation’s 80th Attorney General on February 3, 2005. Prior to his appointment, Gonzales

What is the funniest situation you’ve encountered related to your profession or heritage? EVALONGORIA I was the first contracted Latina on The Young & The Restless. I played a beauty queen and they would always make me say things in Spanish, things that never made sense such as, “I made you enchiladas for breakfast….” But we don’t really make enchiladas for breakfast so I asked the producer to change that line. And then the producer said, “Well, what do you guys eat? And I said, “uh…, eggs and bacon!”

served as White House Counsel to President George W.

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Why did you get involved with the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts (NHFA)? JIMMYSMITS It goes back to my childhood. My parents instilled the notion of giving back. They did it through the church. They ingrained that in me. Nine years before we started the organization, Sonia Braga, Esai Morales, Felix Sanchez and I were talking about the fact that there was a lack of positive Latino images on screen. We wanted to change that.

the first broadcast network to launch a Latina drama series in prime time, and in many ways Felix and this group helped us put that together.The skeptics said we can’t put that on air, there won’t be an audience, but it was a hit. It’s really hard to imagine this was only 5 years ago given the recent success of “Mya and Miguel” on PBS as well as the success of actors such as Eva Longoria, Jimmy Smits and George Lopez amongst others.

PATMITCHELL The commitment to diversity at PBS is really powerful.When I first came to town, I met with Felix and others to help PBS think about what we should do in terms of Spanish programming. Right away, we became

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SENATOR BARACKOBAMA I have a great interest in the arts and believe artists cultivate the kind of empathy neces-

sary to make a diverse country like ours work. This applies not only to the African-American community of which I am a part, but also to the Latino community. NHFA is a wonderful organization that promotes diversity in the arts and I’m happy to be supportive.

ATTORNEYGENERAL ALBERTOGONZALES I’m interested in any organization that promotes [positive] role models and I think there will be more Hispanics in the media and the news, in front of the camera and behind the camera. It allows our kids in the community to see role models and I think that’s very important.

You can hear my voice, so I obviously have no accent. I think the funniest thing is when I’m cast so obviously as a Latina, I go into a role and have to use an accent about 99 percent of the time. The funniest moment is the reaction on the set with the cast and the crew when we wrap and I speak with my regular voice. Everyone does a double take.

KURTCACERES Well I don’t know how funny it is, but I have a great story relating to my career: I was auditioning for gang member role and the first day the director looked at me and said, “Congratulations for doing this, I wanted to hire an authentic gang member who grew up around that.You’ll bring out the authenticity. What he didn’t know was that I grew up in Napa Valley in a predominately white area and was never really exposed to a gang population. I looked in his eyes, he was so sincere, if ignorant. So I just laughed to myself and thought it was so ironic.

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SHANGHI-ED Cave dwellers, intellectuals and delightful eccentrics returning from excursions to China, France and mythical weddings in Ireland gathered in Citronelle’s Chloe Room on August 18 to bid a 21st century goodbye to David and Janet Bruce, who

have moved to Shanghai. § TOASTOFTHETOWN Guests sipped champagne and toasted the couple, who moved to the Far East because of David Bruce’s longtime desire to persue business opportunities there. § THESENDOFF Guests all planning to visit soon included Dorothy

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WELCOMEBACK Winston Bao Lord, Ray Regan and Andy Wright gathered friends on September 9 at Dupont Circle’s Brewmaster Castle for one of many Hurricane Katrina benefits held in Washington to raise money for the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army. § GHOSTSIGHTINGS The Brewmaster Castle belonged to America’s first brewer, Christian Heurich, who lived to be 102. Guests took tours of the “haunted” castle, while others mingled outside among a tiki-torched lawn. Caretakers report that late at night you can hear someone playing the piano. § FUNDSFLOWINGOVER Hadley Gamble, Ashley Taylor, Steve Andronico, Caleb Ward and other members of D.C.’s younger social set came out to support the worthy cause. The event raised over $5,000 for the hurricane relief effort. Claire Rosebush and Emily McLean

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PLAYITAGAINSAM: Rick’s cafe re-opened briefly for one night on September 10 for Gwen Holliday’s 40th birthday bash for her amiable husband, Stuart, the former Ambassador to the United Nations for Special Political Affairs. Stuart recently joined the lobbying firm, Quinn Gillespie & Associates. § FABULOUSFETE A mix

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SALUTINGDISTINGUISHED WOMENThe YMCA of Metropolitan Washington honored four women for community service, including BET President Debra Lee, Olympic Gold Medalist Dominique Dawes, Adams National Bank executive Kathleen Walsh Carr, author and community leader Monique Greenwood and the YMCA’s Janice Williams at a luncheon at

the Omni Shoreham on September 9. § REFLECTIONSDebra Lee spoke fondly of growing up in the South and had high praise for the YMCA’s many programs. She also spoke frankly of the emotional week in New Orleans, pointing out that it had adversely affected African Americans. “No one wants to draw racial distinctions, but when you see the pictures…,” Lee said.

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ROMANHOLIDAYGiselle Theberge Jeppson toasted the fall season with friends on September 12 aer a long sailing trip to Sicily over the summer with a home cooked lunch at her Spring Valley residence. On the menu was tomato caprese, perhaps inspired from her Italian vacation. § AROUNDTHE

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ALAVISHRECEPTION Over 100 friends and donors joined Lily Safra to celebrate the opening of the Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge at the National Institutes of Health at an extravagant reception at the Library of Congress on May 26. § NOTEDNOTABLES Esteemed guests included Leonard and Evelyn Lauder; Stuart and

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Wilma Bernstein; Marvin and Terry Hamlisch; William and Deeda Blair; Ann Hand; and Vernon and Ann Jordan. § TOUCHINGTRIBUTE The new addition, meant to be a “home away from home,” offers a temporary residence for families and loved ones of patients who are receiving care at the NIH Clinical Center. The

facility is named aer Safra’s late husband, who suffered from Parkinson’s disease and died in a fire at his Monaco home in 1999. § APPRECIATION ANDAPPLAUSE Guests rose to their feet twice following dinner to salute Mrs. Safra and the Safra Foundation, which donated over $5 million to create the center.

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ALLTHEWORLD’SASTAGE The Shakespeare Theater hosted its 18th Annual Will Awards at the National Building Museum on May 16 honoring Jeremy Irons for his roles as Richard II and Antonio in The Merchant of Venice. Irons

is a Tony Award-winner and has delivered critically-acclaimed performances in dozens of films and television roles. “Good drama has a wonderfully transforming effect,” Irons said. § INLOVE WITHSHAKESPEARE Showing their love of the Bard,

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SUMMERSOIREEThe old and new guards of America’s foremost summer resort mixed merrily at the Preservation Society of Newport County’s very glam “Dynasties and Dragons” fundraising ball at Marble House on August 13. § INSPIRATIONIf Alva Vanderbilt Belmont could persuade the “Social 400” to don mandarin-style

dress for the opening of her new Chinese Tea House in 1914, why shouldn’t Newport’s modern-day swells do the same? § FANCY DRESS Count on Nannee and George Herrick, Ann Nitze, Michael Sullivan and Ruth Buchanan to turn out in opulent oriental finery for the Newport Social Season’s ultimate event, an eve-

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THEEVENT Over 200 guests gathered at the Costa Rican Embassy to highlight conservation efforts in that country’s Osa Penninsula on September 8. § POLICY MAKERSANDPLAYERS Costa Rican Ambassador F. Tomas Dueñas, Costa Rica-USA Foundation for Marisol Wesson and Aaron Williams

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Cooperation President Luis Diego Escalante, Nature Conservatory President Steven J. McCormick and Costa Rica Conservation Minister Carlos Manuel Rodriguez hosted the outdoor reception. § THE CAUSE Costa Rica’s 40,000acre Osa Conservation Area in Costa Rica contains more

tropical ecosystems than any other place its size on Earth, despite growing threats to the environment. The host organizations hope to conserve the biodiversity of the region through strengthening the area’s national parks and involving the global community in its conservation efforts.

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HOUSEWARMINGPARTYIn a long receiving line, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice personally thanked her guests, including Mary Ourisman, Esther Coopersmith and Selwa “Lucky” Roosevelt for helping to donate part of a record-seing $775,000 to support the State Departments’ Diplomatic Reception Rooms in the past year. § RECENT ACQUISITIONSThe State Department received many exquisite pieces recently, including an 18th-century New York Chippendale chest and silver once owned by President James Monroe. § FURNITURE LIBERTYANDPEACEIn a moving speech, Rice spoke about the significance of the rooms, while touching on the themes of liberty, tyranny and slavery. Frank Randolph and Harry Teeter

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Afghan Ambassador Said Tayeb Jawad and his wife Shamin Jawad hosted 500 at a reception celebrating afghanistan’s independence day, marking the country’s freedom from British rule in 1919. The Jawads had even more reason to celebrate as their country was liberated again in 2001 after 23 years of war, and intervention by the U.S. and coalition forces. PHOTOSBYKYLESAMPERTON

Mayor Anthony Williams joined “InStyle Washington” host Gwendolyn Russell to salute the winner of this year’s RAMMY Awards coveted “power spot of the

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While blended marriages can merge beautifully, blended furniture often doesn’t; but there was no problem when Anne and John Boyd married recently. Guests at their Washington Harbor penthouse affirmed this at a recent party when the Boyds honored a most remarkable woman visiting here from Paris, Gina, Baroness de Koenigswarter. “Gina was marvelous to me, when I moved to Paris to live,” said Anne, “and I wanted friends here to meet her.” Elegant Gina, who is just entering her 90’s, lived in seven countries where her husband, Baron Jules de Koenigswarter, was posted as ambassador, and numbering among her global friends many such luminaries as the late painter Diego Rivera. Guests included Gina’s daughter, France Choa; Judith

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Terra; Shelley and Pat Buchanan; Ana Maria Utley; Sedi and Maximo Flugelman; Nicole Foss; Dr. Clyde Litton; Anna Maria and Giorgio Via; Berenice Reed; Harriet and Stanley Reiners; Françoise Ellis; Peggy Donovan; Cathie and Dean Philpott; Jill Smart Gore; Carol and Earl Ravenal; Ann Townsend and Paula Merryfield. TRAVELING THE GLOBE: Washing-

tonians are a traveling lot, and while exotic locales are always in the picture, several have stayed in this hemisphere in recent months. Roberta McCain, usually off to some far-flung location, instead spent her time ricocheting around the United States and Canada after visiting her twin, Rowena, in California… Architect Dean Philpott, who can be found painting white-washed vil-

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las in Mykonos, castles in England or monasteries in Romania, decided this year he would instead paint scenery from the terrace of his Warrenton retreat….Debbie Sigmund shuttled back and forth to Nantucket, where other Washingtonians were ensconced, including Barbara Harrison and John Pyle; Grace and Morty Bender; Bill and Alison Paley; JoAnn and John Mason; Cindy and Evan Jones; and Mary and Robert Haft… Kay Kendall has rented the same Martha’s Vineyard home for twenty years, among neighbors Art Buchwald, his daughter-in-law Tamara and son Joel, Ann Walker Marchant, Dr. Sue Bailey, Olga Hirshhorn, and Willee and Finlay Lewis…. Pat and General Lawrence Skantze (USAF Ret’d) were off to Dayton, Ohio, where they both sit on the board of the Aviation Hall of

Fame, which honored another Air Force general, John Alison, a longtime Washingtonian with his wife Penny… Anna Maria Via visited the Helmut Tuerks in Rome, where he is now Austria’s ambassador to the Holy See.They were here several VIKI here… years when he was posted BETANCOURT

HOW SWEET IT IS: Aniko and Nash Schott cruised the British isles and

toured Scotland, where they reached the Mecca of golf, St. Andrews, just in time to catch the 134th British Open, and then “walk the course.” Back to Alexandria, where Aniko worked feverishly for two weeks (with an assist from fellow ASID designer Elizabeth Balish) to complete her design projects at the Turkish embassy and the new suites on the club floor of the MCI Center.Then it was off again, to Indonesia, where they spent

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The Atlantic Media Company awarded the annual michael kelly award to New York Times columnist Nicholas D. Kristof for his columns denouncing genocide in Sudan and sexual exploitation in Southeast Asia. The $25,000 award is given annually to a journalist whose work exemplifies the fearless pursuit and expression of truth.

an idyllic time on the Begawan Giri estate, the ultra-luxurious hideaway in the lush mountains above Bali, where the villas are on stilts above the tropical jungle, and pampering is a way of life…. FAIR WEATHER FOR AFGHANISTAN: “I’ve been watching the skies all day,” said hostess Shamin Jawad, because she and her husband, Said Tayeb Jawad, the ambassador of

Afghanistan, had invited 500 guests to a reception, and dark clouds gathered. Luckily the rain held off, and they celebrated the historic restoration of Afghanistan’s Independence Day, marking the country’s freedom from British rule in 1919. The Jawads had even more reason to celebrate as their country gradually consolidates the gains made since it was liberated again in 2001 after 23 years of war, with the aid of U.S. and coalition forces.The ambassador’s

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CNN’s “the capital gang” met for the last time in June at a farewell bash at Al Hunt and Judy Woodruff’s home. The political show created by Robert Novak ran for 16 years.

goal is to keep Afghanistan in the spotlight as a key American ally, and it didn’t hurt that President Bush met with his president, Hamid Karzai, last year, or that President Karzai addressed Congress, or that Shamin herself accompanied Laura Bush on her trip there. A few of the many guests present at the event were Jordan, Japan, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan. Faces in the throng included Pat and Lawrence Skantze; Ruth Krosin; Tina and Dr. Sunil Kalra; Sheila and Jerry Katz; Debbie Sigmund and David Connelly; Anna Maria and Giorgio Via; Timothy T.L. Trudeau and his wife Patricia, who is with Kiplinger’s; Mary Beth Seraj of the Federal Reserve who came alone, because her Afghan husband was back in that country on business, and Ray and Shaista Mahood. The Mahoods loaned their dra-

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matic Virginia home earlier this year for the Aschiana Foundation’s “Kite Festival.” a successful event that raised funds for the needy street children of Afghanistan. The name harks back to the recent dark days under the restrictive Taliban rule, when Afghan children were arbitrarily forbidden to fly kites. Those days are not forgotten, but now, with freedom, kites are flying once again in that country’s skies. GREAT GRAPPA: That would usually be a contradiction in terms, but the rare honey grappa and blueberry grappa at one recent luncheon were extraordinary for all of us white brandy lovers. Hosts were Ingrid and Fabrizio Aielli (he’s owner chef of Teatro Goldoni restaurant). Honored guest was Yankel Ginzberg, the internationally known painter, about to take off for San Francisco with his wife

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at Wendy Gowdy’s McLean home kicked off plans for the Fall Benefit for the National Museum of Women in the Arts, a cabaret featuring Christine Andreas… Guess who will be our town’s newest restaurateur? Washington National Opera hero Placido Domingo, who, with chef Richard Sandoval (whom he partners in New York’s chic Pampano) and aided by Shanghai-born Alan Yu, will open Zengo, a LatinAsian restaurant near Chinatown. The famed tenor will surely never have to sing for his supper...

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WHAT ARE THE STEREOTYPES YOU HEARD ABOUT WASHINGTON? WERE ANY OF THEM PROVEN WRONG ONCE YOU GOT HERE?

“That the world’s capital was provincial. It is a myth that only 30 percent of congressman have a passport. In fact, 92 percent do. ” —Ambassador of Denmark

“It is said that Washington is a dull place, packed with people wearing fake smiles or self-important expressions. But what I found here is quite difference. People are nice, honest, humorous and helpful. They fit right in with the beautiful scenery of the city. Washington is an interesting city both in and outside the beltway. ” —Ambassador of China

“Washington was a bureaucratic and provincial city. This is wrong information. Washington has become a very cosmopolitan and diverse capital. ” —Ambassador of Bolivia

“My expectations were that Washington is a dynamic city with gorgeous and flamboyant lifestyles and unfriendly people not accommodative, particularly with foreigners. What I found is that people are friendly, frank and straight speaking. The lifestyles remain as my expectation though expensive and demanding.” —Ambassador of Namibia

AFGHANISTAN

ambassador﹕ Said Tayeb Jawad presentedcredentials﹕ December 4, 2003 spouse﹕ Shamim children﹕ One embassy﹕ 2341 Wyoming Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 483-6410 residence﹕ 2001 24th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

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ANGOLA

ambassador﹕ Josefina Pitra Diakite presentedcredentials﹕ June 2001 spouse﹕ Mamadou children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 1615 M St., N.W., Ste. 900, Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 785-1156 residence﹕ 9 Stapleford Hall Court, Potomac, Md. 20854 (202) 785-1258

ANTIGUA & BARBUDA

ambassador﹕ Deborah-Mae Lovell presented credentials﹕ March 8, 2005 embassy﹕ 3216 New Mexico Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20016 (202) 362-5211

ARGENTINA

ambassador﹕ Jose Octavio Bordon presented credentials﹕ September 8, 2003 spouse﹕ Monica embassy﹕ 1600 New Hampshire Ave., N.W, Washington, D.C. 20009 (202) 238-6424 residence﹕ 1815 Q St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009

ARMENIA

ambassador﹕ Tatoul Markarian presentedcredentials﹕ May 26, 2005 spouse﹕ Anna Aghumian children﹕ Two embassy﹕ 2225 R St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 319-1976

AUSTRALIA ALGERIA

ambassador﹕ Amine Kherbi presented credentials﹕ May 26, 2005 spouse﹕ Ilse Kherbi embassy﹕ 2118 Kalorama Road, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 265-2800 residence﹕ “The Elms” 4040 52nd St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016

ANDORRA

charged’affaires﹕ Jelena V. Pia-Cornella presented credentials﹕ April 26, 2001 embassy﹕ Two United Nations Plaza, 25th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10017 (212) 750-8064

ambassador﹕ Dennis J. Richardson presented credentials﹕ July 11, 2005 spouse﹕ Betty children﹕ Two embassy﹕ 1601 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 797-3000 residence﹕ 3120 Cleveland Ave., N.W., Washington D.C. 20008 (202) 797-3000

AUSTRIA

ambassador﹕ Eva Nowotny presentedcredentials﹕ December 4, 2003 spouse﹕ Professor Thomas Nowotny embassy﹕ 3524 International Court, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 residence﹕ 2419 Wyoming Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

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AZERBAIJAN

ambassador﹕ Dr. Hafiz Mir Jalal Pashayev presentedcredentials﹕ April 14, 1993 spouse﹕ Rena Pashayeva children﹕ Two embassy﹕ 2741 34th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 337-3500

BAHAMAS

ambassador﹕ Joshua Sears presented credentials﹕ June 14, 2000 spouse﹕ Michelle children﹕ Four embassy﹕ 2220 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 319-2660 residence﹕ 5100 Warren Place, N.W., Washington D.C., 20016

BAHRAIN

ambassador﹕ Dr. Naser Al Belooshi Appointed: July 14, 2005 spouse﹕ Sharifa Benammour embassy﹕ 3502 International Drive, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 342-0741

BANGLADESH

ambassador﹕ Shamsher M. Chowdhury presented credentials﹕ May 26, 2005 embassy﹕ 3510 International Drive, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 244-0183 residence﹕ 4 Highboro Court, Bethesda, Md. 20817 (301) 320-5022

BARBADOS

ambassador﹕ Michael Ian King presentedcredentials﹕ December 7, 2000 spouse﹕ Jacqueline King children﹕ Two embassy﹕ 2144 Wyoming Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 939-9200 residence﹕ 4850 Linnean Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 362-9587

BELARUS

ambassador﹕ Mikhail Khvostov presented credentials﹕ September 8, 2003 spouse﹕ Galina children﹕ One embassy﹕ 1619 New Hampshire

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Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 (202) 986-1604

20036 (202) 244-4990 residence﹕ 1001 Bent Cross Drive, Potomac, Md. 20854

BELGIUM

BRAZIL

BELIZE

ambassador﹕ Roberto Abdenur presentedcredentials﹕ July 15, 2004 spouse﹕ Maria Izabel children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 3006 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 238-2700 residence﹕ 3000 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20008

BRUNEI

ambassador﹕ Lisa Shoman presentedcredentials﹕ December 7, 2000 embassy﹕ 2535 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 332-9636

BENIN

ambassador﹕ Cyrille Segbe Oguin presentedcredentials﹕ March 13, 2001 spouse﹕ Hortense Dossa children﹕ Two embassy﹕ 2124 Kalorama Road, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 232-6656 residence﹕ 9901 Sorrel Ave., Potomac, Md. 20854

BOLIVIA

ambassador﹕ Jaime Aparicio Otero presented credentials﹕ February 26, 2003 spouse﹕ Pamela embassy﹕ 3014 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 483-4410 residence﹕ 3012 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

ambassador﹕ Bisera Turkovic appointed﹕ August 10, 2005 embassy﹕ 2109 E St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037 (202) 337-1500

BOTSWANA

ambassador﹕ Lapolang Caesar Lekoa presentedcredentials﹕ December 9, 2002 spouse﹕ Mpho children﹕ Two embassy﹕ 1531-1533 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.

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ambassador﹕ Pengiran Anak Dato Puteh presented credentials﹕ May 14, 1997 spouse﹕ Datin Kamilah Abdullah children﹕ Two embassy﹕ 3520 International Court, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 237-1838

BULGARIA

ambassador﹕ Elena Borislavova Poptodorova presentedcredentials﹕ February 14, 2002 spouse﹕ Georgi Petrov children﹕ One embassy﹕ 1621 22nd St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 387-0174 residence﹕ 3516 Rittenhouse St., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20015 (202) 364-4053

BURKINA FASO

ambassador﹕ Tertius Zongo presentedcredentials﹕ February 14, 2002 children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 2340 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 332-5577 residence﹕ 6338 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20011 (202) 722-5284

BURUNDI

ambassador﹕ Antoine Ntamobwa presentedcredentials﹕ December 9, 2003 spouse﹕ Rosett Ndereyimana children﹕ Four embassy﹕ 2233 Wisconsin Ave., N.W. Ste 212, Washington, D.C. 20007 (202) 342-2574 residence﹕ 10309 Fleming Ave., Bethesda, Md. 20814

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

ambassador﹕ Sereywath Ek presentedcredentials﹕ March 8, 2005 spouse﹕ Khov Sang children﹕ Two embassy﹕ 4530 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C., 20011 (202) 726-7742 Residence Address: 4500 16th N.W., Washington, D.C., 20011

ambassador﹕ Emmanuel Touaboy presentedcredentials﹕ February 14, 2001 spouse﹕ Mireille Nathalie children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 1618 22nd St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 483-7800 residence﹕ 1840 Redwood Terrace, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20012

CAMEROON

CHAD

ambassador﹕ Jerome Mendouga presentedcredentials﹕ June 23, 1994 spouse﹕ Louisette children﹕ Six embassy﹕ 2349 Massachusetts Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 265-8790 residence﹕ 2825 Normanstone Drive, N.W. Washington, D.C.20008

ambassador﹕ Mahamoud Adam Bechir presentedcredentials﹕ December 9, 2004 spouse﹕ Nouracham Bechir Mian children﹕ Seven embassy﹕ 2002 R St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036, (202) 462-4009 residence﹕ 16833 Harbor Town Dr., Silver Spring, Md. 20905

CANADA

ambassador﹕ Frank McKenna presented credentials﹕ March 8, 2005 spouse﹕ Julie children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 501 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001 (202) 682-1740 residence﹕ 2825 Rock Creek Drive, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

CHILE

ambassador﹕ Andres Bianchi presentedcredentials﹕ September 5, 2000 spouse﹕ Liliam Urdinola Uribe children﹕ Juan Antonio, Andres and Camila embassy﹕ 1732 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Ste. 703 Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 785-1746 residence﹕ 2305 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 265-0511

CAPE VERDE

ambassador﹕ Jose Brito presentedcredentials﹕ November 8, 2001 spouse﹕ Maria Lourdes Santos children﹕ Christopher Brito embassy﹕ 3415 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 965-6820 residence﹕ 6509 Kenhill Road, Bethesda, Md. 20817

CHINA

ambassador﹕ Zhou Wenzhong presentedcredentials﹕ May 26, 2005 spouse﹕ Shumin Xie children﹕ One embassy﹕ 2300 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 745-6764 

HOW DID YOU SPEND YOUR SUMMER?

“In Cape Cod. ” —AmbassadorofDenmark

“Exploring New England by motor home. ” —AmbassadorofGermany

“A boat cruise on the French Riviera. ” —AmbassadorofBolivia

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ambassador﹕ Baron Franciskus van Daele presentedcredentials﹕ September 25, 2002 spouse﹕ Christiana Deroover children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 3330 Garfield St., N.W., Washington, D.C., 20008 (202) 333-6900 residence﹕ 2300 Foxhall Road, N.W., Washington D.C., 20007 (301) 320-5022

CAMBODIA


WITHOUT MENTIONING NAMES, WHAT IS THE MOST SURPRISING THING YOU’VE LEARNED ABOUT SOMEONE AT A DINNER PARTY IN WASHINGTON?

“Their eating style. ” —Ambassador of Grenada

“It was great to hear that a former Secretary of State has achieved true personal satisfaction by acquiring a brand new Corvette. ” —Ambassador of the Philippines

“He didn’t marry for the money. ” —Ambassador of Guyana

“The more important the person is, the less outspoken. ” —Ambassador of Malta

COLOMBIA

ambassador﹕ Andres Pastrana Appointed: August 2005 spouse﹕ Nohra embassy﹕ 2118 Leroy Pl., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 387-8338 residence﹕ 1520 20th St., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036

COMOROS

ambassador﹕ No current ambassador embassy﹕ (temporary) 420 E. 50th St., New York, N.Y. 10022 (212) 972-8010

CONGO, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF

ambassador﹕ Faida Mitifu presentedcredentials﹕ February 3, 2000 spouse﹕ Dr. Maurice Shalishali children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 1800 New Hampshire Ave, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 (202) 234-7690 residence﹕ 1726 M St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036

CONGO, REPUBLIC OF

ambassador﹕ Serge Mombouli presentedcredentials﹕ July 31, 2001 spouse﹕ Stella Corine children﹕ Six embassy﹕ 4891 Colorado Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20011 (202) 726-0825 residence﹕ 10809 Riverwood Drive, Potomac, Md. 20854

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COSTA RICA

ambassador﹕ F. Toma s Dueñas presentedcredentials﹕ December 9, 2004 spouse﹕ Diana Chavarría embassy﹕ 2114 S St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 234-2945 residence﹕ 1830 24th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

COTE D’IVOIRE

ambassador﹕ Daouda Diabate presentedcredentials﹕ July 15, 2004 embassy﹕ (temporary) 3421 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007 (202) 797-0300

CROATIA

ambassador﹕ Neven Jurica presented credentials﹕ Sept 15, 2004 spouse﹕ Dunja children﹕ Two embassy﹕ 2343 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007 (202) 588-5899

CYPRUS

ambassador﹕ Euripides Evriviades presented credentials﹕ December 4, 2003 spouse﹕ Anastasia Iacovidou-Evriviades embassy﹕ 2211 R St., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 462-5772 residence﹕ 1825 24th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

CZECH REPUBLIC

ambassador﹕ Martin Palous presentedcredentials﹕ October 10, 2001 spouse﹕ Pavla Palousova children﹕ Two embassy﹕ 3900 Spring of Freedom St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 274-9100 residence﹕ 2612 Tilden St., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 966-4317

residence﹕ 6304 Grand Central Park , Forest Hills, N.Y. 11375

ECUADOR

charged’affaires﹕ Andres Teran Parral presented credentials﹕ February 1, 2005 embassy﹕ 2535 15th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 (202) 234-7200

EGYPT DENMARK

ambassador﹕ Friis Arne Peterson appointed﹕ September, 2005 spouse﹕ Birgitte Wilhelmsen embassy﹕3200 Whitehaven St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 234-4300

DJIBOUTI

ambassador﹕ Roble Olhaye presentedcredentials﹕ March 22, 1988 spouse﹕ Amina children﹕ Five embassy﹕ 1156 15th St., N.W., Ste. 515, Washington, D.C. 20005 (202) 331-0270 residence﹕ 10101 Sorrel Ave., Potomac, Md. 20854

DOMINICA

ambassador﹕ Cristin Gregoire presentedcredentials﹕ 2002 spouse﹕ Elvira Oluchi-Gregoire children﹕ One embassy﹕ 3216 New Mexico Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016 (212) 599-8478

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

ambassador﹕ Flavio Dario Espinal presentedcredentials﹕ March 8, 2005 • spouse﹕ Minerva children﹕ Two embassy﹕ 1715 22nd St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 332-6280 residence﹕ 2930 Edgevale Terrace, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20008

ambassador﹕ M. Nabil Fahmy presentedcredentials﹕ November 29, 1999 spouse﹕ Nermin children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 3521 International Court, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 895-5400 residence﹕ 2301 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington D.C. 20008

EL SALVADOR

ambassador﹕ Rene A. Leon Rodriguez presentedcredentials﹕ September 8, 1997 children﹕ Two embassy﹕ 2308 California St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 265-9671 residence﹕ 5171 Macomb St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016

EQUATORIAL GUINEA

ambassador﹕ Teodoro Biyogo Nsue presentedcredentials﹕ September 5, 2000 spouse﹕ Elena Mensa children﹕ Four embassy﹕ 2020 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 (202) 518-5700

ERITREA

ambassador﹕ Girma Asmerom presented credentials﹕ June 20, 2001 embassy﹕ 1708 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 (202) 319-1991

ESTONIA

EAST TIMOR

ambassador﹕ Jose Luis Guterres presentedcredentials﹕ May 8, 2003 spouse﹕ Ana Maria Valerio children﹕ Two embassy﹕ 3415 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007 (202) 966-3202

WA S H I N G T O N L I F E

ambassador﹕ Jüri Luik presentedcredentials﹕ September 8, 2003 spouse﹕ Ruth Lausma children﹕ One embassy﹕ 2131 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 588-0101

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ETHIOPIA

THE GAMBIA

GREECE

GEORGIA

ambassador﹕ John Bruton presented credentials﹕ December 9, 2004 spouse﹕ Finola Bruton children﹕ Four embassy﹕ 2300 M St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037 residence﹕ 2534 Belmont Rd., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

GERMANY

ambassador﹕ Jesoni Vitusagavulu appointed﹕August 16, 2005 embassy﹕ 2233 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Ste. 240, Washington, D.C. 20007 (202) 337-8320

ambassador﹕ Wolfgang Ischinger presentedcredentials﹕ July 31, 2001 spouse﹕ Jutta Falke-Ischinger children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 4645 Reservoir Road, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007 (202) 298-8141 residence﹕ 1800 Foxhall Road, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007

FINLAND

GHANA

FIJI

ambassador﹕ Jukka Robert Valtasaari presentedcredentials﹕ Oct. 10, 2001 spouse﹕ Etel • children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 3301 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 298-5800 residence﹕ 3001 Woodland Drive, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 265-4394

ambassador﹕ Jean-David Levitte presentedcredentials﹕ December 9, 2002 spouse﹕ Marie-Cecile children﹕ Two embassy﹕ 4101 Reservoir Road, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007 (202) 944-6000 residence﹕ 2221 Kalorama Road, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

GABON

ambassador﹕ Jules Marius Ogouebandja presentedcredentials﹕ October 10, 2001 spouse﹕ Blandine children﹕ Two embassy﹕ 2034 20th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 (202) 797-1000

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ambassador﹕ Alexandros P. Mallias appointed﹕ July 30, 2005 spouse﹕ Françoise-Anne children﹕ Two embassyand residence﹕ 2221 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 797-0691 consulate﹕ 2221 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 939-5800

ambassador﹕ Levan Mikeladze presentedcredentials﹕ July 30, 2002 spouse﹕ Lali children﹕ Two embassy﹕ 1615 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., Ste. 300, Washington, D.C. 20009 (202) 387-2390 residence﹕ 4701 Willard Ave., Chevy Chase, Md. 20815

EUROPEAN UNION

FRANCE

children﹕ Four embassy﹕ 3512 International Drive, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 686-4520 residence﹕ 2929 Benton Place, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

ambassador﹕ Dodou Bammy Jagne presentedcredentials﹕ April 9, 2004 spouse﹕ children﹕ Five embassy﹕ 1156 15th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005 (202) 785-1379

ambassador﹕ Alpha Oumar Rafiou Barry presentedcredentials﹕ September 25, 2002 spouse﹕ Raye children﹕ Four embassy﹕ 2112 Leroy Place, Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 986-4300

GUINEA-BISSAU

ambassador﹕ Denis G. Antoine presented credentials﹕ July 29, 1996 spouse﹕ Marva embassy﹕ 1701 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 (202) 265-2561

GUATEMALA

GUYANA

ambassador﹕ Jose Guillermo Castillo presented credentials﹕ March 31, 2004 • spouse﹕ Flor de Mari a Palacios 

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR HOME COUNTRY AND WASHINGTON? WHAT ABOUT THE BIGGEST SIMILARITY?

“My country is more diverse ethnically, culturally and ecologically. ” —AmbassadorofSuriname

“I first came to D.C. in 1978. There has been no significant change in the city skyline in the past 27 years. In contrast, Chinese cities are changing rapidly. That is in fact an indicator of the differences between the biggest developing country and the biggest developed country in the world. The biggest similarity is that both Chinese and Americans are great peoples, which makes it more important that we work more closely together for world peace and development.” —AmbassadorofChina

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GUINEA

ambassador﹕ Henrique Adriano da Silva presentedcredentials﹕ November 13, 2000 wife﹕ Maria children﹕ Four embassy﹕ 1511 K St., N.W., Ste. 519, Washington, D.C. 20005 (301) 947-3958 residence﹕ 15929 Yukon Lane, Rockville, Md. 20855

GRENADA

ambassador﹕ Fritz Kwabena Poku presentedcredentials﹕ September 15, 2004 spouse﹕ Nana Efua Salvo-Poku

children﹕ Four embassy﹕ 2220 R St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 745-4592 residence﹕ 2839 Woodland Dr., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

ambassador﹕ Bayney R. Karran presentedcredentials﹕ December 4, 2003 spouse﹕ Donna children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 2490 Tracy Place, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 265-6900 residence﹕ 6911 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, Md. 20718

HAITI

ambassador﹕ Raymond A. Joseph presented credentials﹕ August 2, 2005 spouse﹕ Lola Poisson embassy﹕ 2311 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 332-4090 residence﹕ 6200 Highland Drive, Chevy Chase, Md. 20815

THE HOLY SEE

apostolicnuncio﹕ Archbishop Gabriele Montalvo presentedcredentials﹕ January 21, 1999 apostolicnunciature andresidence﹕ 3339 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 333 7121

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T H E W A S H I N G T O N L I F E AMBASSADORS D I R E C T O R Y

ambassador﹕ Kassahun Ayele presentedcredentials﹕ June 19, 2002 spouse﹕ Haregewoin Abebe children﹕ Two daughters embassy﹕ 3506 International Drive, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 364-1200 residence﹕ 2209 Wyoming Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008


HONDURAS

children﹕ Two embassy﹕ 2020 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 775-5200

ambassador﹕ Mario M. Canahuati presentedcredentials﹕ June 19, 2002 spouse﹕ Sandra children﹕ Four embassy﹕ 3007 Tilden St., N.W., Ste. 4-M, Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 966-7702 residence﹕ 5312 Portsmouth Rd., Bethesda, Md. 20816

IRELAND

ambassador﹕ Noel Fahey presentedcredentials﹕ November 25, 2002 spouse﹕ Christine O’Rourke children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 2234 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 462-3939 residence﹕ 2244 S St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

HUNGARY

ambassador﹕ Andras Simonyi presentedcredentials﹕ September 25, 2002 spouse﹕ Nada Pejak children﹕ Two embassy﹕ 3910 Shoemaker St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 362-6730 residence﹕ 2215 30th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

ISRAEL

ambassador﹕ Daniel Ayalon presented credentials﹕ July 30, 2002 spouse﹕ Anne children﹕ Two embassy﹕ 3514 International Drive, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 364-5500

ICELAND

ambassador﹕ Helgi Agustsson presentedcredentials﹕ December 9, 2002 spouse﹕ Hervor Jonasdottir children﹕ Four embassy﹕ 1156 15th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005 (202) 265-6653 residence﹕ 2443 Kalorama Road, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 332-3040

ITALY

ambassador﹕ Giovanni Castellaneta appointed﹕ August 2005 embassy﹕ 3000 Whitehaven St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 612-4400 residence﹕ 2800 Albemarle St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

INDIA

ambassador﹕ Ronen Sen presentedcredentials﹕ September15, 2004 spouse﹕ Kalpana children﹕ One embassy﹕ 2107 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 939-7000 residence﹕ 2700 Macomb St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

JAMAICA

ambassador﹕ Gordon Shirley presentedcredentials﹕ July 15, 2004 children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 1520 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 452-0660 residence﹕ 3103 Rolling Road, Chevy Chase, Md. 20815

INDONESIA

JAPAN

ambassador﹕ Soemadi Djoko Moerdjono Brotodiningrat presentedcredentials﹕ February 14, 2002 spouse﹕ Suharti

ambassador﹕ Ryozo Kato presentedcredentials﹕ November 8, 2001 spouse﹕ Hanayo 

WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?

“Tennis, walking and horseback riding. ” —AmbassadorofDenmark

“I have no free time.” —AmbassadorofGermany

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children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 2520 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 238-6700 residence﹕ 4000 Nebraska Ave, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016

JORDAN

ambassador﹕ Karim T. Kawar presented credentials﹕ September 25, 2002 spouse﹕ Luma children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 3504 International Drive, Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 966-2664 residence﹕ 1232 Perry William Drive, McLean, Va. 22101 (703) 448-0456

KAZAKHSTAN

ambassador﹕ Kanat B. Saudabayev presentedcredentials﹕ February 14, 2001 spouse﹕ Kullikhan children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 1401 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 232-5488 residence﹕ 4129 Parkglen N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

KENYA

ambassador﹕ Leonard Ngaithe presentedcredentials﹕ July 15, 2004 spouse﹕ Susan children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 2249 R St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 387-6101 residence﹕ 10201 Sorrel Ave., Potomac, Md. 20854

KOREA

ambassador﹕ Seok Hyun Hong presentedcredentials﹕ March 8, 2005 spouse﹕ Yun Gyun embassy﹕ 2450 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 939-5600 residence﹕ 4801 Glenbrough Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20017

KUWAIT

ambassador﹕ Salem Abdullah Al-Jaber Al-Sabah presentedcredentials﹕ October 10, 2001 spouse﹕ Rima children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 2940 Tilden St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 966-0990 residence﹕ 2916 Cleveland Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

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KYRGYZSTAN/ KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

ambassador﹕ Zamira Sydykova presentedcredentials﹕ July 11, 2005 spouse﹕ Giiaz Tokombaev children﹕ Two embassy﹕ 1732 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007 (202) 338-5141 residence﹕ 4615 North Park Ave., Apt. 1608, Chevy Chase, Md. 20815

LAOS

ambassador﹕ Phanthong Phommahaxay presentedcredentials﹕ April 19, 2002 spouse﹕ Amphanh née Luangrath children﹕ Four embassyand residence﹕ 2222 S St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 332-6416

LATVIA

ambassador﹕ Maris Riekstins presentedcredentials﹕ December 9, 2004 spouse﹕ Irena Riekstina children﹕ Two embassy﹕ 2222 S Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20008 (202) 332-6416 residence﹕ 5307 Blackstone Road, Bethesda, Md. 20816

LEBANON

ambassador﹕ Farid Abboud presentedcredentials﹕ April 19, 1999 spouse﹕ Rim Hilal children﹕ Philip embassy﹕ 2560 28th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 939-6300 residence﹕ 2841 McGill Terrace, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

LESOTHO

ambassador﹕ Molelekeng Ernestina Rapolaki presentedcredentials﹕ February 14, 2001 children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 2511 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 797-5533 residence﹕ 7013 Loch Lomond Drive, Bethesda, Md. 20817

LIBERIA

ambassador﹕ Charles A. Minor presentedcredentials﹕ June 15, 2004 spouse﹕ Colfort • children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 5201 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20011, (202) 723-0437 residence﹕ 3507 Fulton St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007

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WHICH OF YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A DIPLOMAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?

“Contributing to improving relations with a country which claims two thirds of the territory of my country.” —Ambassador of Guyana

—Ambassador of The Bahamas﹒

“The completion and passage of the United StatesSingapore Free Trade Agreement. ”

ambassador﹕ Dato Sheikh Abdul Khalid Ghazzali presented credentials﹕ April 19, 1999 spouse﹕ Datin Faridah embassy﹕ 3516 International Court, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 572-9700 residence﹕ 2701 Albemarle St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

MALDIVES

ambassador﹕ Dr. Mohamed Latheef presentedcredentials﹕ February 26, 2003 • spouse﹕ Shakella Hameed children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 820 Second Ave., Ste. 800C, New York, N.Y. 10017 residence﹕ 212 E. 47th St., Apt 12F, New York, N.Y. 10017

—Ambassador of Singapore

“Being the first female chargé d’affaires to the Myanmar Embassy in Washington. ” —Chargé d’Affaires﹐ Myanmar Embassy

“Successful peace negotiations in the Balkans in the 90s.”

MALI

ambassador﹕ Abdoulaye Diop presentedcredentials﹕ September 8, 2003 • spouse﹕ Linda • children﹕ Four embassy﹕ 2130 R St., N. W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 332-2249 residence﹕ 2131 R St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

—Ambassador of Germany

MALTA

LIECHTENSTEIN

ambassador﹕ Claudia Fritsche presented credentials﹕ December 7, 2000 spouse﹕ Manfred embassy﹕ 888 17th St., N.W., Ste. 1250, Washington, D.C. 20006 (202) 216-0460

LITHUANIA

ambassador﹕ Vygaudas Usackas presentedcredentials﹕ March 13, 2001 spouse﹕ Loreta Usackiene-Bilkstyte children﹕ Two embassy﹕ 2622 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 (202) 234-5860

LUXEMBOURG

ambassador﹕ Joseph Weyland appointed﹕ September, 2005 spouse﹕ Benedicte children﹕ Two embassy﹕ 2200 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 265-4171

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MACEDONIA

ambassador﹕ Nikola Dimitrov presented credentials﹕ December 12, 2001 spouse﹕ Maya Dimitrova • children﹕ One embassy﹕ 1101 30th St., N.W., Ste. 302, Washington, D.C. 20007 (202) 337-3063 residence﹕ 5610 Wisconsin Ave., Sommerset 2, Apt. 18F, Chevy Chase, Md. 20815

MADAGASCAR

ambassador﹕ Rajaonarivony Narisoa presentedcredentials﹕ February 26, 2003 spouse﹕ Ravaolala Nariosa children﹕ Three embassyandresidence﹕ 2374 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 265-5525

MALAWI

ambassador﹕ Bernardo Herbert Sande presentedcredentials﹕ July 15, 2004 spouse﹕ Gladys embassy﹕ 2408 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 721-0274

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ambassador﹕ John Lowell presentedcredentials﹕ February 26, 2003 spouse﹕ Marie-Therese children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 2017 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 462-3611 residence﹕ 4501 29th St., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20008

MARSHALL ISLANDS

ambassador﹕ Banny de Brum presentedcredentials﹕ April 30, 1996 spouse﹕ Honor Note de Brum children﹕ Four embassy﹕ 2433 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 234-5414 residence﹕ 3212 Brooklawn Terrace, Chevy Chase, Md. 20815

MAURITANIA

ambassador﹕ Tijani Ould M.E. Kerim presentedcredentials﹕ July 15, 2004 spouse﹕ Marieme Kerim children﹕ Five embassy﹕ 2129 Leroy Place, N.W., Washington, D.C.

20008 (202) 232-5700 residence﹕ 2339 S St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

MAURITIUS

ambassador﹕ Dr. Usha Jeetah presentedcredentials﹕ February 13, 2001 • children﹕ Four embassy﹕ 4301 Connecticut Ave., Ste. 441, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 244-1491 residence﹕ 8620 Harvest Square Ct., Potomac, Md. 20854

MEXICO

ambassador﹕ Carlos Alberto de Icaza Gonzalez presentedcredentials﹕ March 31, 2004 spouse﹕ Luisa de Icaza children﹕ One embassy﹕ 1911 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006 (202) 728-1600 residence﹕ 4925 Loughboro Road, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20016

MICRONESIA

ambassador﹕ Jesse B. Marehalau presentedcredentials﹕ February 5, 1990 spouse﹕ Martha • children﹕ One embassy﹕ 1725 N St., N. W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 223-4383 residence﹕ 531 Fort Williams Parkway, Alexandria,Va. 22304

MOLDOVA

ambassador﹕ Mihail Manoli presentedcredentials﹕ June 19, 2002 spouse﹕ Natalia Zlatina children﹕ One embassy﹕ 2101 S St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 667-1130

MONGOLIA

ambassador﹕ Bold Ravdan presentedcredentials﹕ February 26, 2003 spouse﹕ Oyuun Mijiddorj children﹕ Two • embassy﹕ 2833 M St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007 (301) 983-1962 residence﹕ 1021 Iron Gate Road, Potomac, Md. 20854 (301) 983-1962

MOROCCO

ambassador﹕ Aziz Mekouar presentedcredentials﹕ June 19, 2003 spouse﹕ Maria Felice children﹕ One

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“I believe that The Bahamas’ contribution to the eventual elimination of apartheid and the release of Nelson Mandela which gained insurmountable momentum after the 1985 Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference held at Nassau were most memorable.”

MALAYSIA


embassy﹕ 1601 21st St., N. W., Washington, D.C. 20009 (202) 462-7979 residence﹕ 9109 Clewerwall Drive, Bethesda, Md. 20817 (301) 365-7403

MOZAMBIQUE

Ambasssador: Armando Alexandre Panguene presentedcredentials﹕ January 14, 2002 spouse﹕ Maria Teresa children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 1990 M St., N.W., Ste. 570, Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 293-7146

MYANMAR

charged’affaires﹕ Daw Yin Yin Myint appointed﹕ April 6, 2005 embassy﹕ 2300 S St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 332-3344 residence﹕ 2223 R St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

NAMIBIA

ambassador﹕ Hopelong Uushona Ipinge presentedcredentials﹕ March 8, 2005 spouse﹕ Demitria children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 1605 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 (202) 986-0540 residence﹕ 4509 W St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007

NEPAL

ambassador﹕ Kedar Bhakta Shrestha presentedcredentials﹕ September 15, 2004 spouse﹕ Shanta Shrestha children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 2131 Leroy Pl., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 667-4550 residence﹕ 2730 34th Place, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007

NETHERLANDS

ambassador﹕ Boudewijn J. van Eenennaam presented credentials﹕ June 19, 2002 spouse﹕ Jellie van der Steeg embassy﹕ 4200 Linnean Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 244-5300 residence﹕ 2347 S St., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 234-1136

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NEW ZEALAND

ambassador﹕ John Wood presentedcredentials﹕ February 14, 2002 spouse﹕ Rose Newell children﹕ One embassy﹕ 37 Observatory Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 328-4800 residence﹕ 27 Observatory Circle, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

PAKISTAN

ambassador﹕ Jehangir Karamat presentedcredentials﹕ December 9, 2004 spouse﹕ Nilofar embassy﹕ 3517 International Court, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 243-6500 residence﹕ 2343 S St., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20008

PALAU

ambassador﹕ Salvador Stadthagen presentedcredentials﹕ December 4, 2003 spouse﹕ Analia Vargas de Stadthagen children﹕ Four embassy﹕ 1627 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 (202) 939-6570

ambassador﹕ Hersey Kyota presentedcredentials﹕ November 12, 1997 spouse﹕ Lydia children﹕ Six embassy﹕ 1700 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006 (202) 452-6814 residence﹕ 7203 Douge Forest Court, Alexandria, Va. 22315

NIGER

PANAMA

NICARAGUA

charged’affaires﹕ Sounna Amadou presentedcredentials﹕ March 2, 2005 spouse﹕ Aminacou children﹕ Four embassy﹕ 2204 R St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 483-4224

NIGERIA

ambassador﹕ Professor George A. Obiozor presented credentials﹕ July 15, 2004 spouse﹕ Grace embassy﹕ 3519 International Court, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202)-986-8400 residence﹕ 2201 M St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037

NORWAY

ambassador﹕ Knut Vollebaek presentedcredentials﹕ March 13, 2001 spouse﹕ Ellen Sofie Aadland children﹕ One embassy﹕ 2720 34th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 333-6000 residence﹕ 3401 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007 (202) 333-1633

OMAN

ambassador﹕ Mohamed Ali Al-Khusaiby presented credentials﹕ December 7, 2000 embassy﹕ 2535 Belmont Road, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 387-1980

PHILIPPINES

ambassador﹕ Albert F. del Rosario presentedcredentials﹕ November 8, 2001 spouse﹕ Gretchen de Venecia del Rosario • children﹕ Five embassy﹕ 1600 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 467-9366 residence﹕ 2253 R St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

POLAND

charged’affaires﹕ Boguslaw Winid presentedcredentials﹕ May 31, 2005 spouse﹕ Beata children﹕ One embassy﹕ 2640 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 (202) 234-3800

PORTUGAL

ambassador﹕ Frederico A. Humbert Arias presentedcredentials﹕ December 9, 2004 spouse﹕ Daphne R. de Humbert children﹕ Four embassy﹕ 2862 McGill Terrace, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 483-1427 residence﹕ 2601 29th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

ambassador﹕ Pedro Catarino presentedcredentials﹕ December 9, 2002 spouse﹕ Cheryl children﹕ Two embassy﹕ 2012 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 328-8610 residence﹕ 2125 Kalorama Rd., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

QATAR

PAPUA NEW GUINEA

ambassador﹕ Evan Jeremy Paki presentedcredentials﹕ September 8, 2003 embassy﹕ 1779 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Ste. 805, Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 745-3680

ambassador﹕ Nasser Al-Khalifa appointed: August 24, 2005 embassy﹕ 4200 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., #200, Washington, D.C. 20016 (202) 274-1600

PARAGUAY

ROMANIA

ambassador﹕ James Spalding Hellmers presentedcredentials﹕ March 31, 2004 • spouse﹕ Cecilia Spalding children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 2400 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 483-6960

PERU

ambassador﹕ Eduardo Ferrero Costa presentedcredentials﹕ March 31, 2004 spouse﹕ Vero nica Diaz de Ferrero children﹕ Four embassy﹕ 1700 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 833-9860 residence﹕ 3001 Garrison St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 363-4808

WA S H I N G T O N L I F E

ambassador﹕ Sorin Dumitru Ducaru presentedcredentials﹕ June 20, 2001 spouse﹕ Carmen Ducaru embassy﹕ 1607 23rd St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 332-4846 residence﹕ 2500 30th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

RUSSIA

ambassador﹕ Yuri V. Ushakov presentedcredentials﹕ January 21, 1999 spouse﹕ Svetlana Ushakova children﹕ One embassy﹕ 2650 Wisconsin Ave., N.W, Washington, D.C., 20007 (202) 298-5700 residence﹕ 1125 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

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RWANDA

SAMOA

ambassador﹕ Zac Nsenga presented credentials﹕ May 8, 2003 spouse﹕ Eron children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 1714 New Hampshire, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 (202) 232-2882

SAUDI ARABIA

SIERRA LEONE

ambassador﹕ Izben C. Williams presentedcredentials﹕ July 31, 2001 spouse﹕ Shirmel • children﹕ Two embassy﹕ 3216 New Mexico Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016 (202) 686-2636 residence﹕ 7638 Royal Dominion Drive, Bethesda, Md. 20817

SENEGAL

ambassador﹕ Amadou Lamine Ba presentedcredentials﹕ December 9, 2002 spouse﹕ Oulimata Gueye Ba children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 2112 Wyoming Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 234-0540/0541 residence﹕ 4500 Linnean Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 537-0340

SAINT LUCIA

ambassador﹕ Sonia Merlyn Johnny presentedcredentials﹕ September 10, 1998 spouse﹕ Lloyd Jackson children﹕ One embassy﹕ 3216 New Mexico Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016 (202) 364-6792

SAINT VINCENT & THE GRENADINES

SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO

ambassador﹕ Ellsworth I.A. John presentedcredentials﹕ July 31, 2001 spouse﹕ Charmane embassy﹕ 3216 New Mexico Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016 (202) 364-6730 residence﹕ 7917 Cypress Grove Lane, Cabin John, Md. 20818

ambassador﹕ Ivan Vujacic presentedcredentials﹕ December 9, 2002 • spouse﹕ Jelica Petrovic-Vujacic embassy﹕ 2134 Kalorama Road, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 332-0333 residence﹕ 3846 Woodley Road, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016 

WHAT IS AN INVITATION YOU’LL NEVER SAY NO TO?

“Invitation from the President to the White House or an invitation to play golf. ” —AmbassadorofPalau

“To a Redskins game. ” —AmbassadorofGermany

“An invitation that will respond to the objects and purposes of my accreditation within permitted physical and administrative constraints, anything that will help me make a difference in the lives of my people and country. ” —AmbassadorofGhana

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ambassador﹕ Ibrahim M. Kamara presentedcredentials﹕ May 8, 2003 spouse﹕ Memuma Kamara children﹕ Four embassy﹕ 1701 19th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 (202) 939-9261 residence﹕ 4821 Colorado Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20011

SINGAPORE

ambassador﹕ Chan Heng Chee presented credentials﹕ July 29, 1996 embassy﹕ 3501 International Place, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 537-3100 residence﹕ 2620 Rock Creek Drive, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 986-3201

SLOVAK REPUBLIC

ambassador﹕ Rastislav Kacer presentedcredentials﹕ September 8, 2003 spouse﹕ Otilia Kacerova children﹕ Two embassy﹕ 3523 International Court, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007 (202) 237-1054 residence﹕ 7718 Carlton Place, McLean, Va. 22102

SOUTH AFRICA

ambassador﹕ Barbara Joyce Mosima Masekela presented credentials﹕ September 8, 2003 • children﹕ Two embassy﹕ 3051 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 232-4400 residence﹕ 3101 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

SPAIN

ambassador﹕ Carlos Westendorp y Cabeza presentedcredentials﹕ September 15, 2004 spouse﹕ Amaya • children﹕ One embassy﹕ 2375 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D. C. 20037 (202) 452-0100 residence﹕ 2350 Foxhall Road, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20007

SRI LANKA

ambassador﹕ Bernard Anton B. Goonetilleke presentedcredentials﹕ May 26, 2005 spouse﹕ Maria Goonetilleke embassy﹕ 2148 Wyoming Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 483-4025 residence﹕ 6264 Clearwood Rd., Bethesda, Md., 20817

SUDAN

ambassador﹕ Khidir Haroun Ahmed presentedcredentials﹕ April 7, 2001 embassy﹕ 2210 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D. C. 20008 (202) 338-8565

SURINAME

SLOVENIA

ambassador﹕ Samuel Zbogar presentedcredentials﹕ September 15, 2004 spouse﹕ Maja children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 1525 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 667-5363 residence﹕ 6936 Carmichael Road, Bethesda, Md. 20817

SOLOMON ISLANDS

ambassador﹕ Collin David Beck presented credentials﹕ March 31, 2004 spouse﹕ Helen embassy﹕ 800 Second Ave., Ste. 400 L, New York, N.Y. 10017 (212) 599-6192

ambassador﹕ Henry Lothar Illes presentedcredentials﹕ October 2001 spouse﹕ Margo L. Illes-Deekman children﹕ Four embassy﹕ 4301 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Ste. 108, Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 244-7488 residence﹕ 6 Sotweed Court, Potomac, Md. 20854

SWAZILAND

ambassador﹕ Mary Madzanda Kanya presentedcredentials﹕ November 21, 1994 spouse﹕ Leo • children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 1712 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 (202) 234-5002 residence﹕ 10804 Brickyard Court, Potomac, Md. 20854

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ambassador﹕ Emile Patrick Jeremie Bonnelame presented credentials﹕ May 26, 2005 embassy﹕ 800 Second Ave., Ste. 400C, New York, N.Y. 10017 (212) 972-1785

ambassador﹕ H.R.H. Prince Bandar Bin Sultan Abdul Aziz presentedcredentials﹕ October 24, 1983 spouse﹕ Princess Haifa Al-Faisal children﹕ Eight embassy﹕ 601 New Hampshire Ave., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20037 (202) 342-3800

SAINT KITTS & NEVIS

SEYCHELLES

ambassador﹕ Feturi Elisaia presented credentials﹕ December 4, 2003 embassy﹕ 800 Second Ave., Suite 400D, New York, N.Y., 10017 (212) 599-6196


T H E W A S H I N G T O N L I F E AMBASSADORS D I R E C T O R Y

SWEDEN

ambassador﹕ Gunnar Lund Assumed Post: September 1, 2005 spouse﹕ Kari Lotsberg children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 1501 M St., N.W., Ste. 800 Washington, D.C. 20005-1702 (202) 467-2611 residence﹕ 3900 Nebraska Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016 (202) 966-9297

SWITZERLAND

ambassador﹕ Christian Blickenstorfer presentedcredentials﹕ October 10, 2001 spouse﹕ Susanne children﹕ Two embassy﹕ 2900 Cathedral Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 745-7900 residence﹕ 2833 McGill Terrace, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

SYRIA

ambassador﹕ Imad Moustapha presented credentials﹕ March 31, 2004 spouse﹕ Rafif Alsayed embassy﹕ 2215 Wyoming Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 232-6313 residence﹕ 2447 Kalorama Road, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

TAJIKISTAN

ambassador﹕ Khamrokhon Zaripov presentedcredentials﹕ February 26, 2003 spouse﹕ Kadirya Nabieva children﹕ Two embassy﹕ 136 East 167th St., New York, N.Y. 10017 (212) 744-2196

TANZANIA

ambassador﹕ Andrew Mhando Daraja presentedcredentials﹕ July 30, 2002 spouse﹕ Anne embassy﹕ 2139 R St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 939-6125 residence﹕ 1 Highboro Court, Bethesda, Md. 20817 (301) 229-3370

THAILAND

ambassador﹕ Kasit Piromya presented credentials﹕ July 15, 2004 spouse﹕ Chintana Piromya • children﹕ One embassy﹕ 1024 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Ste. 401, Washington,

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D.C. 20007 (202) 944-3600 residence﹕ 2145 Decatur Place, N.W., Washington D.C. 20008

TOGO

ambassador﹕ Akoussoulelou Bodjona presentedcredentials﹕ May 27, 1998 spouse﹕ Zaina Pierette children﹕ One embassy﹕ 2208 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 234-4212 residence﹕ 1615 Crittenden St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20010 (202) 723-7708

TONGA

ambassador﹕ Fekitamoeloa ‘Utoikamanu presented credentials﹕ May 26, 2005 • children﹕ One embassy﹕ 250 E. 51st St. New York, N.Y. 10022 (917) 369-1025

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

ambassador﹕ Marina Annette Vale re presented credentials﹕ February 26, 2003 embassy﹕ 1708 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 467-6490 residence﹕ 7530 17th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20012

TUNISIA

ambassador﹕ Mohamed Nejib Hachana presentedcredentials﹕ March 8, 2005 • spouse﹕ Dalenda Hachana children﹕ Two embassy﹕ 1515 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005 (202) 862-1850 residence﹕ 5131 Broad Branch Road, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

TURKEY

ambassador﹕ Osman Faruk Logoglu presentedcredentials﹕ October 2001 • spouse﹕ Mevhibe embassy﹕ 2525 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D. C. 20008, (202) 612-6712 residence﹕ 2456 Tracy Place, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

TURKMENISTAN

ambassador﹕ Meret B. Orazov presentedcredentials﹕ February 14, 2001

spouse﹕ Irina Orazova children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 2207 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 588-1500

UGANDA

ambassador﹕ Edith G. Ssempala presentedcredentials﹕ 1996 spouse﹕ Patrick embassy﹕ 5911 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20011(202) 726-7100 residence﹕ 5009 Loughboro Road, N.W., Washington, D.C 20016

UKRAINE

charged’affaires﹕ Sergiy Korsunsky presentedcredentials﹕ July 14, 2005 spouse﹕ Liubov Korsunska children﹕ Two embassy﹕ 3350 M St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007 (202) 349-2920

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

ambassador﹕ Al Asri Saeed Al Dhahri presented credentials﹕ December 7, 2000 spouse﹕ Maryam embassy﹕ 1255 22nd St., N.W., Ste. 700, Washington, D.C. 20037 (202) 243-2400

UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND

ambassador﹕ Sir David G. Manning presented credentials﹕ September 8, 2003 spouse﹕ Lady (Catherine) Manning embassyandresidence﹕ 3100 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008 (202) 588-6500

URUGUAY

ambassador﹕ Carlos Gianelli Derois presentedcredentials﹕ July 11, 2005 spouse﹕ Monica • children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 1913 I St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006 (202) 331-1313 residence﹕ 9001 Clewerwall Drive, Bethesda, Md. 20817

UZBEKISTAN

ambassador﹕ Abdulaziz Khafizovich Kamilov • presented credentials﹕ December 4, 2003 spouse﹕ Munis Khamrakulova

WA S H I N G T O N L I F E

embassy﹕ 1746 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 887-5300

VENEZUELA

ambassador﹕ Bernardo Alvarez Herrera presentedcredentials﹕ February 26, 2003 spouse﹕ Margarete children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 1099 30th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20007 (202) 342-2214 residence﹕ 2443 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

VIETNAM

ambassador﹕ Nguyen Tam Chien presentedcredentials﹕ October 10, 2001 spouse﹕ Nguyen Thi Lien Huong children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 1233 20th St., N.W., Ste. 400, Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 861-0737

YEMEN

ambassador﹕ Abdulwahab Al-Hajjri presentedcredentials﹕ September 9, 1997 spouse﹕ Saboura • children﹕ Three embassy﹕ 2600 Virginia Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037 (202) 965-4760 residence﹕ 4850 Glenbrook Road, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016

ZAMBIA

ambassador﹕ Inonge Mbikusita-Lewanika presentedcredentials﹕ February 26, 2003 • children﹕ Two embassy﹕ 2419 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D. C. 20008 (202) 265-9717 residence﹕ 2300 Wyoming Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20008

ZIMBABWE

ambassador﹕ Simbi Veke Mubako presented credentials﹕ November 29, 1999 spouse﹕ Dr. Hazel B. Mubako children﹕ Five embassy﹕ 1608 New Hampshire Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009 (202) 332-7100

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THEDISTRICT U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez and his wife Edila “Edi” have purchased unit﹟ -Cat the Ritz-Carlton in Georgetown for $1.9 million. Located at South Street﹐N﹒W﹒ the luxury condominium complex affords residents 24-hour private concierge service and access to all the hotel’s amenities. All of the Ritz-Carlton’s twenty-eight residential units overlook the Potomac and feature large picture windows, elegant formal dining rooms, eat-in kitchens, full baths with each bedroom, dens, libraries, and staff quarters. The seller was the developer Millennium Partners Corp. Secretary Gutierrez was born in Havana, Cuba in 1953 and came to the U.S. in 1960. Prior to being sworn into office on February 7, 2005, he was chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Kellogg Company. He and his wife have three children, Carlos, Erika and Karina. Nationally renowned land use strategist, developer, professor and author Christopher B. Leinberger has purchased   Q Street N﹒W﹒, a 1900 classic Beaux-Arts style rowhouse. Leinberger is a former managing partner and co-owner of Robert Charles Lesser & Co., the largest independent real estate consulting firm in the U.S. He is also a founding partner of Arcadia Land Company, a progressive “new urbanism” real estate development firm in Albuquerque, with projects in Missouri, Pennsylvania, Florida and New Mexico. Matthew McCormick of Washington Fine Properties represented the couple in their purchase.Washington Fine Properties’ agent Jim Bell served as the listing agent. The property went to settlement July 15th for

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2237 Q Street N.W.

3200 Woodley Road, N.W.

Luxurious properties that offer more than just a room with a view B Y  M A R Y  K   M E W B O R N

$1,795,000. The sellers were James Kearns and Sandra Granzow. Mr. Kearns is a former World Bank vice-president, who in 2001 co-founded The National Architectural Trust with Steven L. McClain to help champion historic preservation. Sandra Granzow is the author of “Our Dream: A World Free of Poverty,” co-published by the World Bank and Oxford University Press. The impressive brick Colonial situated on nearly a half acre at  WoodleyRoad﹐N﹒W﹒ has sold for $2,520,000. The Cleveland Park home was built in 1923 and boasts dormer windows, French doors, high ceilings, an upgraded kitchen and baths, a detached brick two-car garage, and a lovely gated garden with stone walls, wrought iron fencing and a terrace. The seven-bedroom home had been the residence of Robert H. Wilbur, editor of “The Complete Guide to Nonprofit Management,” and the director of Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Foundation.Washington Fine Properties’ agent Joan Bond listed the home for $2,650,000. The new owner is Keith Progebin, a prosthodontist whom Washingtonian magazine named as one of the area’s best dentists in 2003. The former residence of nationally acclaimed portrait artist Robert Bruce Williams and his

partner Gail Rogers has sold for $1.825 million. Williams, who made his studio in Georgetown for decades, has had a fascinating clientele, including government officials, foreign dignitaries, and international celebrities. Rogers is a prominent landscape architect who helped design the home’s garden. This column last reported on Williams and Rogers in October 2004 following their sale of  DumbartonStreet﹐N﹒W﹒ to Jane Hannaway for $1,300,000. At PStreet﹐N﹒W﹒the three-story fully detached Victorian masterpiece, has four-bedrooms, a master suite with private terrace, a large garden with brick walls and walkways, a grape arbor and trellis, fountain, an atrium and a guest house. A bay window and an exterior cast-iron staircase add to the home’s elegant architectural charm.The new owner is Constance Chatfield-Taylor, owner of Flying Colors Broadcasts Inc., a Washington-based satellite and production communications company currently working with the Red Cross and FEMA on relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Katrina. The property was offered at $2,200,000 by realtors Terri Robinson and Charlie Hein of Long & Foster Realtors, Inc. Terri Robinson also served as the selling agent. Medtronics executive sales manager Jim Filicetti has purchased a one-bedroom condominium in the historic Sutherland building located at  th Street﹐ N﹒W﹒ near the Dupont Circle metro. This stunning Carriage House apartment building was renovated in 2000 and has four high-end units, including a penthouse currently on the market for $2.3 million. Filicetti paid $725,000 for an apartment which contains a den and has access to a huge outdoor entertaining area.The seller was Ken Taylor, owner of

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embassies, 9:30 p.m. reception and ball with desserts at the Meridian International Center House; blacktie; $500 Meridian Ball, $225 Linden Circle Young Benefactors Dinner; contact (202) 939-5522

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THENATIONALALLIANCE FORTHEMENTALLYILL THANNIVERSARYGALA

celebrates with a gala themed â&#x20AC;&#x153;Unmasking Mental Illness.â&#x20AC;? Expect a cocktail reception and dinner, with numerous VIPs from Congress, journalism, medicine and the business world. 7:30p.m.; Mellon Auditorium; black-tie; $500 for individual tickets; contact (202) 636-8745

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THEAMERICANCANCER SOCIETYâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;SCAPITAL BARONSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;BALLwill honor cancer

patients and their families. Raffle, live and silent auctions, dinner and dancing; 7 p.m.; The Ritz Carlton Washington Grand Ballroom; $350; black-tie; contact (202) 483-2600,ext. 153 or visit www. capitalbaronsball.com

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THECORCORANGALLERY OFARTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;SSOCIETY GALAisdesigned for young profes-

sionals who enjoy networking opportunities with like-minded art lovers. The event celebrates everyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s SPONSORED fifteen-minutes of fame with an Andy Warhol-themed party, featuring tours of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Warhol Legacy: Selections from the Andy Warhol Museumâ&#x20AC;? and a dance floor reminiscent of Studio 54â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s.

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9 p.m.; 1869 Society Members $55, Non-Members $70; Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th Street, N.W.; cocktail attire; contact (202) 639-1796 or email 1869society@corcoran.org

reception, 8 p.m. dinner; The Hilton Washington and Towers; standard seating dinner ticket: $400/person, premier seating dinner ticket: $1,000/person; black-tie; contact (202) 387-0600

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social gatherings of Italian Americans in the country. The weekend of reception and dinners honors outstanding Italian Americans in business, science, sports, entertainment and philanthropy. Proceeds benefit the NIAF scholarship and education programs. 7 p.m.

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ANNUALMERIDIAN BALLbenefits Meridian

International Center, a non-profit educational and cultural institution that promotes international understanding through the exchange of people, ideas and the arts. Dessert and dancing at Meridian House follow dinner at selected embassies and a special Lyndon Circle dinner for guests under 40 at White Myer House. 7p.m. dinner at selected

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THANNUALFUNNIEST CELEBRITYINWASHINGTONCONTESTprovides the

chance for journalists, politicians, sports figures, and other local celebrities to compete for the title of Funniest Celebrity in Washington. 7p.m.; Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. N.W.; $250; visit www.funniestcelebrity.org.

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  PREVIEWNIGHT The Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

Committee of the Washington National Opera sponsors a trunk show at a historic embassy of unique personal indulgences, fine jewelry, and items for home and garden of exceptional quality. Prices range from affordable to extravagant. 6 p.m.; 3003 Massachusetts Avenue, NW; cocktail attire; $50 each or $150 for four persons; contact (202) 295-2486

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THESPARKACHANGE LEGACYAWARDGALA

honors James V. Kimsey, Founding CEO and Chairman of America Online and philanthropist, who has had important and lasting impact on the health of the Washington, D.C. area. Proceeds will benefit Greater DC Cares, a nonprofit volunteer and corporate philanthropy organization. 7 p.m. reception, 8 p.m. dinner and award ceremony; The Kennedy Center; black-tie; $250/person; black-tie; contact (202) 777-4450

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FREERANDSACKLER GALLERIESGALAThis

fashionable and intimate evening will attract top designers from New York and Turkey as well as prominent SPONSORED members of the Washington and Turkish communities to celebrate the launch of the Smithsonianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Arthur M. Sackler Galleryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Style and Status: Imperial Costumes from Ottoman Turkeyâ&#x20AC;? exhibition. 7 p.m.- 10 p.m.;

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Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the Freer Gallery of Art; starting at $500/individual and $7,500/ table; contact (202) 633-0417

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local restaurants, and Key to the Treasure Raffle to kick-off the two-day shopping event where 5% of sales will benefit Suburban Hospital Cancer Programs. 6-10 p.m.; Saks Fifth Avenue Chevy Chase; $75/person; contact (301) 896-3405

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8 p.m.-midnight; Great Hall at the National Building Museum; starting at $95 for individual tickets; cocktail attire; contact (202) 272-2448

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Enjoy an extravagant evening of masked entertainment in a luxurious setting; portion of proceeds given to the American Legionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Angels of Mercy program, which assists wounded veterans at Walter Reed; 7 p.m. VIP, 8 p.m. general, Voodoo Lounge Nightclub entry begins at 10 p.m.; Gannett Building; formal attire with mask or costume; VIP, $180, general, $150; contact Ingrid Mendoza, (703)356-5424.

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TRAMEZZA ATSALVATORE FERRAGAMOEnjoy a private

fitting session to create your own pair of Tramezza shoes during Salvatore Ferragamoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual event.Your personalized shoes will be crafted by Ferragamoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elite shoemakers in Florence. Tysons Galleria, call (703) 748-7620 to schedule an appointment.

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Ken Taylor Real Estate. Jim Firkser with Long & Foster helped orchestrate the sale. Long & Foster’s James Firkser also helped sell Unit﹟ in The Montgomery at   th Street﹐N﹒W﹒ The Montgomery is known for its two-level condominiums with large living areas featuringVictorian-style fireplaces and high ceilings with custom crown molding.The seller was attorney Jacqueline Michael who received $619,000 for her two-bedroom condo. Ms. Michael now resides at LeroyPlace﹐N﹒W﹒, in Kalorama with David E. Weisman, who bought that house for $2,050,000 in October of last year and has since completed extensive renovations.Weisman is president and CEO of Mountain Union Telecom, LLC, a telecommunications tower and infrastructure company headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. Weisman is presently of-counsel to the law firm of Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, located in Rockville, Maryland and a member of the Drafting Committee of the Land Mobile Communications Council.

MARYLAND In Bethesda, IrvingtonAvenue, built by Bethesda Too, LLC, an award-winning builder, has been sold by the company president, Carole Sherman. The new owners are Juan Carlos and Laurie P. Duperier, who paid $1.45 million for the property. Juan Carlos Duperier was a professional soccer player for more than two decade in Spain and in the U.S. and is the founder and director of the Duperier Soccer School in Northern Virginia. He and his wife, an attorney for Philip Morris International, met in Spain. The couple had been based in Lausanne, Switzerland, prior to moving to Montgomery County. VIRGINIA The site of the historic Old Club restaurant at  SouthWashingtonStreet in Old Town Alexandria has been sold after four years on the market. According to oral history, the building was originally built in 1787, with its first addition was added in 1791. After subsequent additions in the 20th century, the building was home to the premier res-

taurant in Old Town during the 1950’s and 1960’s. It has been vacant since the 1980’s. The seller was The Clyde’s Restaurant Group, which opened its first restaurant in 1963 on M Street, N.W., in Georgetown. The new owner of The Old Club building is Linda St. Pierre, a residential developer. St. Pierre intends to construct condos within the existing Old Club structure and build four townhouses behind it, each with a two-car garage.Two more townhouses will be built in the 600 block of South Washington Street on a parcel of land also included in the sale. Construction is expected to be completed next year and the homes will vary in size from 2,400-3,400 square-feet and range in price from between $1 million to $2.5 million. St Pierre is believed to have spent approximately $2.5 million for this piece of the City of Alexandria. The transaction was facilitated by Tom Hulfish and Ann Duff of McEnearnery Associates, Inc. an affiliate of Christie’s Great Estates. Please Send Real Estate News Items to Mary_Mewborn@Yahoo.com

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