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OVERTHEMOONPolo in Art ........................

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PORTRAITSOFSTYLE PROUSTPLUS Dr. Maya Angelou .................... WASHINGTONIANSPUTTHEIR See Forever Foundation Maya Angelou Schools Dinner...  OWNDISTINCTIVESTAMPONSTYLE 2012 Honoring the Promise Gala.............................

National Sporting Library and Museum Polo Match .

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Opening Night of 'Surviving Grace' by Trish Vradenburg ........................................................

EDITOR'SLETTER ................................ 

BOOKNOTES Excerpt from Sheila Bair's new tome..  EMBASSYROW Games diplomats play ............ UAE's Pre-Meridian Ball Dinner ........................ Congressional Coalition's Angels in Adoption Gala ... Ayenda Foundation Benefit ................................

Book Party for Paul Tough .................................... TTR Sotheby's Investing in Fine Watches Reception ......

Sasha BruceYouthworks Dinner................................ 'Me @ the Zoo' Screening .................................... Theatres des Vampires ............................................

National Italian American Foundation Gala ...........

Wedding Celebration for Ashley Bommer and Vikram Singh................................................................

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'La Vie en Rose' Luncheon ................................

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Hostages and Heroes..........................................

of Susan Mary Alsop' ..........................................

Human Rights Campaign Dinner........................

Parties! Parties! Parties! .......................................

LIFESTYLES

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FASHIONEDITORIALWonder Lust ............ 

INSIDEHOMES West Coast style with Jack and Michelle Evans...

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The Washington Ballet's Dracula Soiree ...................... Saks All Access Intermix Fashion Show ................. CharityWorks' 2012 Dream Ball ............................. Grand Opening of Michael Andrews Bespoke .......... Sibley Hospital Foundation's Celebration of Hope and Progress Gala .................................................

PITCHPERFECTInaugural performing arts column features an interview with Joshua Bell ..................

NEIGHBORHOODSPOTLIGHT Grand Kalorama Style............... 

Meridian Ball .................................................

National Symphony Orchestra's Opening Night .........

REALESTATENEWS Harvest of Homes...............

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Author Caroline de Margerie reminisces about the life and times of hroughout the year, Washington Life’s pages showcase the richness of our city’s diverse and international style. one of the capital’s most brilliant and elegant women in an excerpt from While the city may never fully shed its reputation for “American Lady:The Life of Susan Mary Alsop” and Sheila Bair offers an making rules and regulations, there are no longer any extraordinary insider’s view of the world of high finance in a selection from “Bull By the Horns: Fighting to Save Main Street from Wall Street and Wall restrictions on embracing great personal style. In our “Portraits of Style” feature, JoAnn Mason sums up style Street from Itself.”We also sat down with Dr. Maya Angelou in an exclusive perfectly. “Unlike 25 or 30 years ago,” she says, “there is more than the Washington Life “Proust Plus” interview, plus, Martha Raddatz, fresh from world of politics in Washington.There are many other worlds, including her successful turn moderating the Vice Presidential debates, tells us all about her favorite Washington spots fashion, music, art, Nancy Bagley, former President Bill Clinton and Soroush Shehabi at in this month’s “My Washington.” theater, technology the Kuwait Embassy Residence, where a benefit dinner was held for See And in a true collison of and a host of other Forever Foundation and Maya Angelou Schools. (Photo by Tony Powell) celebrity and policy, Janet Donovan institutions, and met with real-life “heroes and that brings with it a hostages” at a private screening variety of styles and tastes. It is of Ben Affleck’s new film “Argo,” no longer as ‘monochromatic’ for her monthly installment of as it once was.” Hollywood on the Potomac. We embrace this full We round out our coverage spectrum view in the special with many of the season’s style feature. Photographer signature events, including Joseph Allen captures the CharityWorks “Midnight at the individualist in each of his Oasis” Dream Ball, the Meridian subjects, beginning with the Ball, Susan G. Komen’s “Honoring inter-generational flair of two the Promise” Gala, See Forever of Washington’s most stunning Foundation’s Maya Angelou mother-daughter teams in their Schools Dinner, the Washington Kalorama homes — Mary Kaye and Mary Ann Huntsman, and JoAnn and Jaclyn Mason. Political Ballet’s “Dracula” soirée and Sibley Hospital Foundation’s Celebration consultant Bruce Kieloch, known for his understated nonchalance, of “Hope and Progress” Gala. Looking ahead to our holiday issue, custom-made suits and hand-tailored shirts, was joined on Capitol coverage of November’s top affairs will include the Washington LifeHill by colleagues known for smart dressing. Alison Van Metre Paley’s sponsored Fight for Children’s “Fight Night,” National Museum of simple elegance shines a spotlight on the effortless taste of Washington Women in the Arts fall benefit, Heroines in Technology’s dinner, women, while artist Abigail Adams Greenway exhibits no fear of color Starlight Children’s Foundation “Taste of the Stars” and the Capital in her choice of textiles. Design Army artistic director Pum Lefebure, City Ball. photographed by Dan Chung, strikes a vividly contemporary pose, while Robert Shapiro’s classic look is balanced by his love of contemporary art. This month’s “Wonder Lust” fashion editorial, captured by photographers Luis Aragon and Oriana Layendecker in the Enid A. Nancy R. Bagley Haupt Garden above the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Art, takes on the Editor in Chief whimsical side of fashion in a wash of luxe fabrics and jewel tones from Readers wishing to contact Nancy Bagley can email her design houses Gianni Versace, Giorgio Armani, Christian Louboutin and at nbagley@washingtonlife.com more. We also distill the top trends in the fashion world today in our expanded Trend Report.

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Calling all fans of multi-instrumentalist Stephin Merritt and the well-loved indie group,The Magnetic Fields. November 1718 marks the band’s return to the District for two nights of performances at Sixth and I (600 I St. NW), promoting their newest release,“Love at the Bottom of the Sea.” Presented by IMP, the evenings include novelist and long-time collaborator Emma Straub as the opening act, reading selections from her debut novel “Laura Lamont’s ‘Life in Pictures.”The Magnetic Fields are best known for their 1999 release “69 Love Songs” and the 2010 documentary “Strange Powers: Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields,” which took 10 years to make. www.sixthandi.com


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FIGHTFORCHILDREN’S FIGHTNIGHT This highly anticipated annual benefit promises yet another rousing evening of philanthropy and live professional boxing. Joe Robert Jr. III serves as this year’s honorary chairman with Raul Fernandez, Fred Schaufeld and Chuck Kuhn as co-chairmen. Expect another high-energy after-party with partners Knock Out Abuse! This Washington social season fixture typically boasts over 1,800 guests, who gather to support Fight for Children and other educational and health care organizations serving low-income children. In 2011, Fight Night raised $2 million. Washington Hilton; 6 p.m.; black-tie; $1,000, sponsorships start at $1,500; contact Liz Warnecki, 202-772-0416, liz.warnecki@fightforchildren.org

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NATIONALMUSEUMOF WOMENINTHEARTS FALLBENEFIT The NMWA presents a star-studded evening in celebration of its 25th anniversary honoring legendary singer/songwriter Melissa Etheridge, the recipient of this year’s Award for Excellence in Performing Arts. Nancy Duber and Martha Lynn Dippell serve as chairmen of the 2012 gala, which benefits the Shenson Chamber Music Concerts. National Museum of Women in the Arts; 7 p.m.; black-tie optional; $425, sponsorships start at $5,000; contact nmwa.org

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THELABSCHOOLOF WASHINGTONAWARDSGALA This year’s gala recognizing high-achievers with learning disabilities spotlights Peter Fisher, senior managing director of BlackRock and Willard Wigan, the renowned British microsculptor. Celebrate the Lab School’s efforts to support students with learning disabilities alongside chairmen Sheila and David Feinberg and emcee Mara Liasson from NPR. The National Building Museum; 6 p.m.; black-tie optional; $250, sponsorships start at $1,000; contact Marty Cathcart,

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IN TECHNOLOGY’ GALA The March of Dimes teams up with the Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association at its annual gala celebrating women in the technology industry whose experience, knowledge and skills have helped them both excel and benefit the community. Hilton McLean Tyson’s Corner; 6 p.m.; black-tie; tickets are $250, sponsorships start at $5,000; contact Marissa Nihill, 571-257-2305, mnihill@marchofdimes.com

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STARLIGHTMIDATLANTIC’S ‘TASTEOFTHESTARS’ This signature event is sure to be a “A Stellar Night” for Starlight MidAtlantic. Karen and Tim Lohnes, Annie and Mike Magruder and Kirsten and Dave Pollin are chairmen of the event featuring a silent and live auction. Proceeds benefit the hospital and community programs for children coping with illness. The Four Seasons Hotel,Washington, D.C.; 7 p.m.; cocktail attire; $500, sponsorships start at $5,000; Barbara Schreiber, 202293-7827, barbara@starlight-midatlantic.com

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CAPITALCITYBALL Local 11-piece band Bittersweet headline this

year’s dinner, dancing and silent auction. The beneficiaries of the event are Global Centurion and Urban Light, organizations that fight human trafficking. The Washington Club on Dupont Circle; 8 p.m.; black-tie; $125, sponsorships start at $1,000; Liz Sara, 202-255-0134, lsara@bestmarketing.net

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ARTHURMSACKLER GALLERYTH ANNIVERSARYGALA This four-day celebration benefits an endowment for contemporary Asian art at the museum. To that end, a series of special events culminates in an Asian-themed evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing with Dame Jillian Sackler, Mrs. William A. Nitze and Mrs. Michael Pillsbury serving as chairmen. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery; 6:30 p.m.; blacktie or national dress; $1,500-$5,000, sponsorships start at $100,000; Mary Fox, 202-633-0418, fsgala@si.edu

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Saturday, October 13, 2012 • Four Seasons Hotel • Washington, DC

With special thanks to: Niloofar Razi Howe & David Howe, Gala Co-Chairs Michael Harreld, Corporate Chair Rachel Sullivan, Honorary Chair And all of our supporters, including: BENEFACTOR Rachel & Tom Sullivan

Chip Davis, Sibley President, with Sachiko Kuno

Michael Farr, Kate Burke, Vince Burke, and Bob Sloan

PATRON Clark Charitable Foundation Lee & Juliet Folger Fund Elizabeth & Michael Galvin Barbara & Jack Kay Johns Hopkins Medicine Total Wine & More PNC Bank Balfour Beatty & HITT SUPPORTER

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Wilmot/Sanz Architects Clark Construction Group, LLC The Bogdahn Group CareTech Solutions Certified Anesthesia Services, PLLC Critical Signal Technologies Drs. Groover, Christie & Merritt, P.C. Emergency Medicine Associates, P.A., P.C. The GW Medical Faculty Associates Karla & Billy Hoffman J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation Jackson & Campbell, P.C. Marshfield Associates The Meltzer Group Frederick P. Smith, MD Paul G. Stern

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SYMPHONIC STYLE: Diehard romantics paraded into a billowy, white and silky Potomac River-side tent with the strains of Richard Strauss’ Suite from “Der Rosenkavalier” and Anne-Sophie Mu er’s virtuoso violin playing still echoing in their heads a+er the NSO’s bravura performance. STELLAR SCENE: The dearth of VIP pols due to the rigors of campaign season put a special burden on the dainty shoulders of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who held court at her table in a pair of elegant lacy black gloves. Queuing up to chat with her before dinner were Maestro Christoph Eschenbach and KenCen Chairman David Rubenstein, who promised a free Nov. 27 concert to inaugurate the massive new organ he donated in the Concert Hall. — Susan Waers VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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MAYA ANGELOU PROUST PLUS

Poet Laureate

WL: What do you still want to accomplish in

DR. ANGELOU: My paternal grandmother, who raised

your life?

me from the time I was three until I was thirteen, said:

DR. ANGELOU: I want to be better, I want to

“When you get, give. And when you learn, teach.” She

know more, I want to know if I can give more. I

said, ‘that will take you all over the world’. I now teach in

know that I have a calling. At one time, I thought

a number of languages, and in a number of places.

I was a writer who could teach and in the last

WL: What is the trait you most deplore in others?

24 years I’ve learned that I’m a teacher who can

DR. ANGELOU: I don’t deplore anything. I encourage

write. That is my calling.

what I want to see in others. I don’t want to see the glass

WL: What do you most want to teach right now?

half empty. I encourage us all to be more courageous

DR. ANGELOU: I want young people, and

and courteous to each other.

everybody, to know that human beings are more

WL: African-Americans have lost over 65 percent of their

WASHINGTON LIFE: Recently the Ambassador of Kuwait

alike than unalike. No matter the color, the race, the

wealth in the past few years due to the financial crisis

Salem Al-Sabah and his wife Rima hosted a star-studded

spiritual religious aspirations, no matter whether people

compared to less than half that for the average white

benefit that raised over $500,000 for the See Forever

speak French, English, Arabic or Hebrew, we are more

American. These are staggering statistics, yet there has

Foundation and the Maya Angelou Schools. Five Cabinet

alike than we are unalike.

not been a significant criminal investigation. Are you

secretaries attended as well as former President Bill

WL: If you could have dinner with any deceased

concerned about a more equitable, accountable, and

Clinton, who said that your book “I Know Why The

person, who would it be?

transparent economic recovery?

Caged Bird Sings” had a profound effect on him as a

DR. ANGELOU: Oh my goodness, I’ve never been asked

DR. ANGELOU: Yes, that’s why I work. That’s what I’m

young adult. Rima Al-Sabah noted that there is nothing

that question before. Let’s see, one of my favorite poets

doing. There needs to be more equity. So yes, that’s a

that President Clinton wouldn’t do for you. There are so

is Paul Laurence Dunbar. Mr. Dunbar’s parents had

very serious concern of mine.

many people who turn to you for wisdom and advice. To

been slaves and he wrote in both standard English and

WL: “Still I Rise” is a powerful poem that you wrote about

whom do you turn for advice?

“plantation dialect” –one should read “Sympathy”. And

overcoming oppression with grace and pride. You were

DR. ANGELOU: Oh, I turn to my preacher, my Rabbi who’s

then there is Robert Burns, the Scottish poet – read his

involved in the civil rights movement. You personally

a friend. In the Judeo-Christian tradition they teach you

poem “A Man’s A Man For A’ That.”

knew Martin Luther King Jr., a man who used non-

to turn to children and that makes you become a little

WL: What would you ask them?

violent action (NVA) as a powerful weapon to overcome

child-like and have wisdom. I turn to my neighbor, and to

DR. ANGELOU: I would ask “how did you come to love

oppression. King, Rosa Parks and others were trained in

my friends. Everybody gives me advice and wisdom.

the people so much that you could hear the music they

NVA. Scholars today such as Gene Sharp describe and

WL: The Maya Angelou Schools have a remarkable

were singing?

write extensively about 198 specific strategies but few

success rate by taking young people who might

WL: Which historical figure do you most identify with?

today study NVA. Do you see any signs of a non-violent

otherwise end up in prison and getting them into higher

DR. ANGELOU: Harriet Tubman, because she had such

movement today that could transform the status quo the

education. Why are they so successful?

deep and wondrous courage. I know that courage is the

way the civil rights movement did?

DR. ANGELOU: There are about 30 schools around the

most important of all the virtues. Without courage you

DR. ANGELOU: Certain times call for certain postures.

country named for me and I think the reason they’re

can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can be

Young people are trying to work out a salvation, and so

successful is that they offer love. I don’t necessarily

anything erratically but to be kind, fair, true, generous

they use hip-hop and the social arts to see who they

mean sentimentality and mush. I mean that condition

and courteous time after time — you have to have

are and where they will go. I have no idea what the

in the human spirit that’s so profound and allows us to

courage. I identify also with Edna St. Vincent Millay, a

next thing will be, but I do know when the civil rights

look at each other and say I am looking in my brother’s

white woman. She had such courage. She wrote a poem

movement happened, people were quite ready for it. I

eyes and my sister’s face. The people in the See Forever

called “Conscientious Objector” (“I shall die, but that is

have no idea where technology is going to take us, but

Foundation understand this.

all that I shall do for Death. I hear him leading his horse

I’m sure it is going to take us to another level in search of

WL: What are you working on now?

out of the stall; I hear the clatter on the barn floor. He

freedom and the pursuit for equity, pursuit for kindness,

DR. ANGELOU: I have a new book coming out in March

is in haste; he has business in Cuba, business in the

and the development of our species. I believe that.

of 2013 – “Mom & Me & Mom.” It’s about my mother and

Balkans, many calls to make this morning. But I will not

her enormous influence on me, and a little bit about my

hold the bridle while he clinches the girth. And he may

grandmother and my brother: three people who loved

mount by himself: I will not give him a leg up.’”)

me and told me the truth.

WL: What’s the best advice you’ve ever received,?

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Washington Life’s PROUSTPLUS series is adapted from the timeless list by French writer Marcel Proust to reveal aspects of an individual’s inner personality.

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Guiseppe Ambrosi and Italian Amb. Claudio Bisogniero Rima Al-Sabah, former President Bill Clinton and Kuwait Amb. Salem Al-Sabah

Steve and Cathy Green

Carole Geithner, Tom Nides and Virginia Moseley

Dr. Maya Angelou and former President Bill Clinton

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Alan Greenspan

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SEE FOREVER FOUNDATION MAYA ANGELOU SCHOOLS DINNER Kuwait Embassy Residence | PHOTOSBYTONYPOWELL

Cheryl Mills

WONDERFULWORDS Former President Bill Clinton didn’t mind being photographed with each and every guest at the Embassy of Kuwait’s gala dinner for Washington’s Dr. Maya Angelou charter schools. A+er all, the former president is one of the renowned poet/historian/filmmaker/civil rights activist’s biggest fans and asked her to wite a poem for his first inauguration in 1993. “Her voice is so powerful,” he said, “that it obscures the words she u*ers.” “Thank you all for being a rainbow in somebody’s cloud,” Angelou, 84 and wheelchair-bound, told the generous crowd later. “I recognize you as being someone who is related to me.” MOMENTOUS GATHERING: Five Cabinet secretaries and prominent diplomatic envoys were sprinkled among private and corporate benefactors who raised $500,000 to, as Clinton noted, “give the dream back to kids who would otherwise have spent their lives in prison.”

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Shawn Gardner and Kathryn Loftus

Rep. John Dingell

Sen. Olympia Snowe and Nancy Brinker Ann Jordan, Robert Higdon and Buffy Cafritz

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Crisis Meeting The former head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation was one of the first to identify the subprime crisis. In this prologue to her new book, “Bull by the Horns” (Simon & Schuster), she describes the tension that existed among government officials and the nation’s top bankers at the beginning of the economic crisis.

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BY SHEILA BAIR

T I M O T H Y G E I T H N E R P H O T O C O U R T E S Y U . S . D E P A R T M E N T O F T H E T R E A S U R Y. B O O K C O V E R C O U R T E S Y S I M O N & S C H U S T E R

took a deep breath and walked into the large conference room at the Treasury Department. I was apprehensive and exhausted, having spent the entire weekend in marathon meetings with Treasury and the Fed. I felt myself start to tremble, and I hugged my thick briefing binder tightly to my chest in an effort to camouflage my nervousness. Nine men stood milling around in the room, peremptorily summoned there by Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. Collectively, they headed financial institutions representing about $9 trillion in assets, or 70 percent of the U.S. financial system. I would be damned if I would let them see me shaking. I nodded briefly in their direction and started to make my way to the opposite side of the large polished mahogany table, where I and the rest of the government’s representatives would take our seats, facing off against the nine financial executives once the meeting began. My effort to slide around the group and escape the need for hand shaking and chitchat was foiled as Wells Fargo Chairman Richard Kovacevich quickly moved toward me. He was eager to give me an update on his bank’s acquisition of Wachovia, which, as chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), I had helped facilitate. He said it was going well. The bank was ready to go to market with a big capital raise. I told him I was glad. Kovacevich

Secretary of the Treasury, Timothy Geithner

could be rude and abr upt, but he and his bank were very good at managing their business and executing on deals. I had no

Pandit was the CEO of Citigroup, which had earlier bollixed its own attempt to buy Wachovia. There was bitterness in his eyes. He and his primary regulator, Timothy Geithner, the head of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, were angry with me for refusing to object to the Wells acquisition of Wachovia, which had derailed Pandit’s and Geithner’s plans to let Citi buy it with financial assistance from the FDIC. I had little choice. Wells was a much stronger, better-managed bank and could buy Wachovia without help from us. Wachovia was failing and certainly needed a merger partner to stabilize it, but Citi had its own problems— as I was becoming increasingly aware. The last thing the FDIC needed was two mismanaged banks merging. Paulson and Bernanke did not fault my decision to acquiesce in the Wells acquisition. They understood that I was doing my job—protecting the FDIC and the millions of depositors we insured. But Geithner just couldn’t see things from my point of view. He never could.

‘[SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY TIMOTHY] GEITHNER JUST COULDN’T SEE THINGS FROM MY POINT OF VIEW.

HE NEVER COULD.’

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doubt that their acquisition of Wachovia would be completed smoothly and without disruption in banking services to Wachovia’s customers, including the millions of depositors whom the FDIC insured. As we talked, out of the corner of my eye I caught Vikram Pandit looking our way.

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Diplomatic Hurdles Going Dutch, games diplomats play and a year under the hammer BY ROLAND FLAMINI

E-DAY: Is election night a moment of truth for a foreign ambassador in Washington? Did the embassy prediction get it right? The former Spanish ambassador Jaime de Ojeda, who now lives in Shenandoah, says what prediction? “On election night, while the earth turns on its hinges, a good ambassador goes early to bed, with the satisfaction of having reported well to his government. That is to say: one candidate might win, the other may lose — and there are many good reasons why it may be the other way around.” LOVERS’ NEST: For the second time in 11 years, the Netherlands Embassy residence is home to newlyweds. In 2001, Amb. Boudewijn van Eenennaam and his wife Jellie were married while Boudewijn served in Washington. The new occupants, Amb. Rudolf Bekink and his wife Gabrielle met at a dinner party in Beijing and were wed just over a year ago. Until their arrival in Washington they had not lived under the same roof — or even in the same country. The Bekinks had a long-distance marriage with a lengthy commute. Gabrielle stayed in Texas where she runs the risk management and banking consultancy firm Sheshunoff, which she founded. Amb. Bekink had several more months of his China tour to complete. Gabrielle belongs to the Dutch liquor-making DeKuyper family but is Canadian born and a longtime resident of

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will butt heads with a U.S. Combined Services Rugby team. The annual match benefits the Perry Street Prep School, a District charter school that has a rugby team of its own. Soccer is understandably more widespread among diplomats. Members of the Washington Association of Military Attachés kicked off their soccer season on SeptemABOVE: The New Zealand Embassy rugby team warming up with a Maori dance before playing a ber 14. Meanwhile, an U.S. Combined Services team. LEFT: Netherlands Australian Embassy soccer Ambassador Rudolf Bekink and his wife Gabrielle on their wedding day (Courtesy photo) 11 has played colleagues from the British and Australian embassies.“They’re Austin, Tex. “After the Depression my father looking for more matches, but preferably from less moved to Canada to competitive teams,” says the embassy spokesperlaunch DeKuyper son.“They need a win.” sales in North America,” she says. Her other passions are designing gardens — not gardening (too SELLING BRITAIN: The British embassy residence messy), and art. With no previous diplomatic took on the appearance of an art gallery one experience, Gabrielle admits that she’s unsure recent evening when Ambassador Sir Peter what being an ambassador’s wife is all about. Wesmacott and Lady Wesmacott hosted “I’m sure I’m going to find out,” she adds. a reception for the British auction house Bonhams. Festooned in the rooms was a samTHIS SPORTING LIFE: The diplomatic commu- pling of paintings that will go on the block nity is so transient that regular sporting fixtures this fall at Bonhams’ London and New York rarely survive for very long. But the annual New sale rooms. Guests admired a pre-Canaletto Zealand Ambassador’s Shield Rugby Match is in Venice scene by the 17th-century Italian its 15th year, sustained by ex-pat New Zealand- painter Luca Carlevaijs listed at 400,000 to ers’ passion for their national game — and by the 600,000 pounds and a John Singer Sargent growing, if still low-key popularity of rugby in charcoal portrait of Joseph P. Warner ($20,000 the Washington area. On Nov. 11, rugby playing to $30,000). As Sir Peter observed, this was Kiwis from all over America join a nucleus of the embassy in its key role of promoting New Zealand diplomats to make up the Ambas- British trade. Bonhams opened a permanent sador’s XV, which for the third year in a row office in Washington last year.

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DIPLOMATIC DINING: Many ambassador host elegant dinners at their official residences prior to the annual Meridian Ball. This year, United Arab Emirates Amb. Yousef Al-Otaiba and his wife Abeer broke with tradition by inviting their guests to an especially elegant fête at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Needless to say, it was the evening’s “hot ticket.”

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Ben Affleck captures a pivotal moment in history with his political thriller ‘Argo’ BY JANET D O N O VA N

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t the Washington premiere of “Argo,” director Ben Affleck said he didn’t want to do a political film about current events; it just happened that way. “Part of this movie is how history repeats itself,” he said. “The audience brings current events to it, in the light of the tragic events in Benghazi.” “Argo” is based on actual events, which adds to the drama. The film depicts the 1979 Iran hostage crisis in which more than 60 Americans were held for 444 days from November 4 until January 20, 1981. Affleck directs and stars in the Warner Bros. adaptation, along with costars John Goodman, Bryan Cranston and Alan Arkin. Co-produced by George Clooney and Grant Heslov, the film is based on Tony Mendez’s account of the rescue of six U.S. embassy staff members with the help of Canada’s ambassador to Iran, Ken Taylor, who became a hero for sheltering the Americans until their escape, earning the moniker “Our Man in Tehran.” Taylor was in town for the screening and held a reception at the embassy of Canada

before attending the red-carpet premiere. “What this movie is about is cooperation,” Affleck said by way of tribute to diplomats like Taylor who routinely put their lives on

Middle” and the AMC drama series “Breaking Bad”) has a starring role as Jack O’ Donnell, the assistant deputy director of the CIA, in “Argo.” Donnell is the boss of the agent (played by Ben Affleck) who puts in motion the making of a fake movie production to help the Americans escape from Iran during the crisis. “What ‘Argo’ really tells is the story of the potential of human beings and what we are capable of doing,” Cranston said. “This is a celebratory movie,” he continued, “that shows through cooperation, anything is possible. Six human beings were saved from death in this movie and that only happened through a cooperation of governments, through a cooperation of my own industry — show business — and through the effectiveness and the efforts of the CIA.” The film ends with a postscript that reads: “The involvement of the CIA complemented efforts of the Canadian embassy to free the six held in Tehran. To this day the story stands as an enduring model of international cooperation between governments.”

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The residence of Mary Kaye and Jon Huntsman Jr. features an important collection of contemporary Chinese art that reflects the couple’s long and deep relationship with China, where Mr. Huntsman served as U.S. ambassador. Their daughter Mary Anne is an accomplished classical pianist who will be performing solo in France next May. Mother and daughter are both wearing dresses by Milly.


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From mothers and daughters who personify generations of style to artistic impresarios of note, Washington Life’s trendsetters exude personality with the confidence to constantly evaluate, adjust and recreate themselves.

Mary Kaye Huntsman and her daughter, Mary Ann, interviewed each other to elicit the best personal recollections.

Mary Ann Huntsman Artist and pianist DESCRIBEYOURMOTHER’S PERSONALSTYLE  Most people assume my mother is always perfectly put together. However, the outfit she lives in the most would be her Lululemon leggings and sweatshirt which she puts on every morning to drive my sisters to school and to stop by Starbucks. She also has the ability of changing into a luncheon or meeting outfit in five minutes, looking like she spent all day getting ready. WHATDOESSTYLEMEANTOYOU? Growing up as a pianist, my artsy side has really played a role in my style. I believe everyone’s style is their way of expressing themselves as well as their moods. WHATWASAFASHIONFAUXPAS YOURMOTHERHASMADE? I’ll never forget my dad [Jon Huntsman Jr.] telling me about the time my mom came to the airport to pick him up when they were dating. He was working for President Reagan in 1982. She was wearing a red shiny jumpsuit with shoulder pads and white pointy shoes. He was all Brooks Brothers conservative, so this threw him for a loop. Apparently she really wanted to get to him, which obviously she did. They’ve been happily married 29 years.

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WHATDOESSHECOLLECT? My mom loves shoes more than anything. Usually her outfit is made by the shoes. WHATAREHERFAVORITE BRANDSANDDESIGNERS? Diane von Furstenberg, Kate Spade, J. Crew, Carolina Herrera, Ralph Lauren and Michael Kors. She can be in and out of a store in five minutes because she can spot exactly what she likes. She is definitely not a browser. WHOISYOURMOTHER’SSTYLEICON? My mom’s style icon would no doubt be Diane von Furstenberg. Not only is she a dear friend but a mentor in the way she lives her life, inspires women and embraces aging gracefully.

Mary Kaye Huntsman Founder, Power in You Foundation DESCRIBEYOURDAUGHTER’S PERSONALSTYLE Mary Anne has the unique ability of putting the most odd pieces of clothing together and always comes out with people saying “that is the most incredible outfit. You must have been a fashion icon in your past life.” Not only does she always look amazing in anything she puts on, but is brilliant in her ability to visualize the entire look. WHATDOESSTYLEMEANTOYOU? Style to me is about discovering one’s own

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individual identity. Many times the way one presents themselves on the outside is also how they feel on the inside. I tend to look at one’s presence more than the brand they’re wearing. WHATDOESYOURDAUGHTERCOLLECT? Mary Anne collects exotic jewelry from around the world. Most people think they are worth thousands of dollars when they are mostly from international markets. Again, that’s part of her unique style. She always looks like a million bucks but is actually very frugal in her spending. WHOISHERSTYLEICON? A mixture of Grace Kelly and Kate Moss. She’s a little classic and a little vintage. BEYONDCLOTHESWHATDOESN’T SHELEAVEHOMEWITHOUT? Mary Anne always has her passport close by her side. She never knows where she’s going to end up at the end of the day. This is what we love about her. She’s a free spirit and ready to jump on the next flight for a new adventure. WHATWASAFASHIONFAUXPAS YOURDAUGHTERMADE? Oh boy! Mary Anne and her sister Abby were so excited about their new school shoes in junior high school. They were black thicksoled Doc Martins, which weighed about five pounds per shoe. They decided to wear them with white socks and shorts before school even started. I warned them both that one day they would be mortified that they were wearing them. They soon noticed their sweet great grandmother was sporting a similar shoe. However, she was wearing them for therapeutic reasons, and not for a fashion statement. Needless to say, they parked their shoes in the closet.

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JACLYN AND JOANN MASON

JoAnn’s love of contrasts, especially blacks and whites, is refelected in the “quietly expressive” Robert Longo lithographs that create a striking backdrop for the mother/daughter duo. Pictured in the foyer of JoAnn and John Mason’s art-filled Kalorama home, Jaclyn wears a dress by Diane von Furstenberg; JoAnn wears Oscar de la Renta.


Jaclyn Mason Stylist and owner of Charm DESCRIBEYOURPERSONALSTYLE My personal style is contemporary, fun and dramatic. I sometimes look to the past for inspiration, but more often, to the future, as I am always interested in discovering new ideas and trends. WHATDOESSTYLEMEANTOYOU? Style is self-expression. It is a way to identify the things you are passionate about. It is a way to differentiate people and tastes and it allows one to express one’s feelings about themselves and the world in which they live. HOWWOULDYOUDESCRIBESTYLE INWASHINGTONRIGHTNOW? It’s become much more diverse. We are in the midst of a renaissance of young, fashionable and unique trendsetters. We see more men and women venturing out of their comfort zones and embracing new ideas. WHATISSOMETHINGYOU’D NEVERWEAR AGAIN ? I would never wear corduroy again.

BEYONDCLOTHESWHATDON’T YOULEAVEHOMEWITHOUT? My oversized sunglasses — the perfect accessory for any outfit, casual or dressy, and they protect me from the sun. WHAT’STHEMOSTECCENTRIC THINGINYOURWARDROBE? My mom’s oversized flashy (obnoxious) sequin jacket with mink tails by Adrienne Landau (what was she thinking?).

JoAnn Mason Trustee, MPN Research Foundation and YOA Youth Orchestra of the Americas DESCRIBEYOURPERSONALSTYLE  For our home, I would say “understated.” I prefer an “edited” surrounding that is not cluttered, and I like to use plain fabric with something opulent and luxurious such as a fur throw or Venetian style velvet pillow from Gaggio, my favorite store on the Rue Jacob in Paris. For dressing, I would say

Metropolitan Opera and when I went to put on my heels, I had mistakenly picked two “left feet!” I therefore spent the evening in great distress. HOWWOULDYOUDESCRIBE STYLEINWASHINGTONNOW? A uniquely eclectic mix due to the makeup of our community. Style in Washington is influenced by the presence of the many diplomatic missions from all over the globe and by younger people coming from various regions of our country. It is no longer as “monochromatic” as it once was. WHATISSOMETHINGYOU’D NEVERWEAR AGAIN ? Hot pants, a mini skirt or a bikini! WHATDOYOUCOLLECTIN TERMSOFPERSONALSTYLE? I collect vintage art glass of Carlo Moretti made in Venice in the 1960s. I also have collected Biedermeier furniture and 19thcentury American paintings, jewelry from India and fun things from the flea market. WHATAREYOURFAVORITEBRANDSAND DESIGNERSBOTHPASTANDPRESENT? Dior, Courrèges, clothes from Zara and Uniqlo in New York, and anything from Charm Georgetown.

‘We feel lucky to have a mom with a

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who has lead us down this path of no-return!’ WHATDOYOUCOLLECTIN TERMSOFPERSONALSTYLE? Accessories, anything that can jazz up a simple outfit is appealing. Economic times dictate that we need to be more clever and creative; a simple dress and a great accessory or two are the perfect solution. YOURFAVORITEBRANDSANDDESIGNERS? Missoni, DVF and Rag and Bone for clothes. Alexis Bittar, Roni Blanshay and Bounkit for jewelry. WHOISYOURSTYLEICONANDWHY? Coco Chanel because she allowed women to finally free themselves of the burden of being confined and covered from head to toe. She wanted everyone to have the opportunity to break free from the strict rules of the Victorian way of dressing.

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my style is “changeable.” It can be classic, modern, dramatic or understated depending upon my mood, the weather or the occasion. As I grow older, I would add that comfort is a major consideration. WHATDOESSTYLEMEANTOYOU? It isn’t all about style … it should also be about substance! For example, do we react with style, grace and dignity or with a lack of consideration and compassion? Style is the way we live, the people we choose to be close to, and in this modern world, it is about how we utilize technology. WHATISAFASHIONFAUX PASYOU’VEMADE? I have so many pairs of black shoes. There was the time I flew to New York for an opening at the

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WHOISYOURSTYLEICONANDWHY? Audrey Hepburn, who was the epitome of grace, elegance and sophisticated style, and also great architects such as Le Corbusier, César Pelli, Norman Foster and Frank Gehry. BEYONDCLOTHESWHATDON’TYOU EVERLEAVETHEHOUSEWITHOUT? A good watch is timeless (no pun intended!). WHAT’STHEMOSTECCENTRIC THINGINYOURWARDROBE? My leopard suit with fox collar by Bluemarine.

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‘FEELING GOOD IN SOMETHING

IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN LOOKING GOOD. YOU HAVE TO WEAR CLOTHES FROM THE INSIDE OUT.’ Pum wears a Rag & Bone see-through blazer and pleated silk maxi skirt, Marni necklace, and her grandmother’s ring.

Pum Lefebure Co-founder and creative director, Design Army DESCRIBEYOURPERSONALSTYLE Modern but not trendy. I’m very much a design-centric, not a brand-centric person. Quality is the ultimate luxury. WHATDOESSTYLEMEANTOYOU? Great style gives you confidence. It allows you to have an attitude. If you don’t feel good wearing it, then you’ve lost the game. WHATWASAFASHIONFAUX PASYOU’VEMADE? Wearing clothing that requires too much fashion tape! If you have to make it stick to you in order to fit, it’s better to just find something else to wear. WHATISSOMETHINGYOU’D NEVERWEAR AGAIN ? My Catholic school hair cut. Bobbed hair with bangs at exactly half-inch below the ear and half-inch above my eyebrow. WHATDOYOUCOLLECT? Jewelry. My mother handed down some very special pieces from my grandmother. Whenever I go home to Thailand, I always buy jewelry designed by local designers. They are truly beautiful hand-crafted pieces. WHATAREYOURFAVORITE BRANDSANDDESIGNERS? Marni, Dries Van Notan, Jil Sander. I think design should please the eyes and stimulate the mind. I share a similar design philosophy with Maison Martin Margiela; his work is about concept, similar to Design Army’s design work. WHOISYOURSTYLEICONANDWHY? I really admire Japanese street fashion. The way they layer their clothes and mix garments to clash (and look good) takes bravery. I am always in awe that they are 10 years ahead of everyone else in the world.

WHAT’STHEMOSTECCENTRIC THINGINYOURWARDROBE? My super-large, perfect circle sunglasses. They do not really make me see any better than normal sized sunglasses, but everybody can see me!

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BEYONDCLOTHESWHATDON’TYOU EVERLEAVETHEHOUSEWITHOUT? I wear a hat everyday. I have a hat for rain, shine, snow and underwater! And of course my iPhone which is my 33rd body part. Every stylish person must also keep up with technology. I’m an Instagram addict.


Alison Van Metre Paley Executive director of the Van Metre Family Foundation DESCRIBEYOURPERSONALSTYLE Eclectic. Everything from top designers to J. Crew. WHATDOESSTYLEMEANTOYOU? It always has to be feminine but simple; nothing too fussy. Don’t put a million little bows on me! WHATWASAFASHIONFAUX PASYOU’VEMADE? Abruptly changing hairstyles. Don’t experiment with a new hairdo right before you go out. WHATISSOMETHINGYOU’D NEVERWEAR AGAIN ? Cut-off jeans. WHATDOYOUCOLLECTINTERMS OFPERSONALSTYLE? Evening handbags and minaudières that were gifts from my husband and mother.

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WHOAREYOURFAVORITE BRANDSANDDESIGNERS? Halston and Yves Saint Laurent before; Dolce & Gabbana and Ralph Lauren now. WHAT’STHEMOSTECCENTRIC THINGINYOURWARDROBE? A black Yves Saint Laurent bustier from the 1970s that I just can’t give up even though I’m too old for it now. I recently wore it to a “cowboys and indians” party. Who would have guessed I’d be wearing it to look like Miss Kitty from the old “Gunsmoke” TV show!


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‘I was told that I’m the only person who can look

HOMELESS IN ARMANI AND PRADA’ Bruce Kieloch Founder, Kieloch Consulting DESCRIBEYOURPERSONALSTYLE  Unexpected WHATDOESSTYLEMEANTOYOU? It is the outward expression of who you are internally. HOWWOULDYOUDESCRIBE STYLEINWASHINGTONNOW? We need Tim Gunn to move back to town! WHAT’SAFASHIONFAUX PASYOU’VEMADE? I have two identical Hugo Boss pinstripe suits in grey and blue. I realized on the train to New York that I was wearing the jacket from the grey and the pants from the blue. WHATISSOMETHINGYOU’D NEVERWEAR AGAIN ? A jean jacket WHATDOYOUCOLLECT? Fancy socks; “socks are the new ties.” FAVORITEBRANDSANDDESIGNERS —BOTHPASTANDPRESENT? Thomas Pink and Robert Graham for shirts, Armani for sport coats, Holland and Sherry cloth with Thomas James tailoring, Prada for shoes and boots,Versace for ties. WHOISYOURSTYLE ICONANDWHY? My dog Roofus. He confidently mixes black and brown every day. I love that combo! BEYONDCLOTHESWHAT DON’TYOUEVERLEAVE THEHOUSEWITHOUT? The whiff of Gendarme cologne WHAT’STHEMOSTECCENTRIC THINGINYOURWARDROBE? Psychedelic Robert Graham shirts

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Managing partner at Director, government affairs, PACE Companies LLP Sprint Nextel Corporation DESCRIBEYOURPERSONALSTYLE  Classic to transitional; mixing old and new WHATDOESSTYLEMEANTOYOU? Creative expression HOWWOULDYOUDESCRIBE STYLEINWASHINGTONNOW? Evolving, much like everything in this great city. I remember life before the arrival of the fun boutique stores that seem to be flourishing. I don’t have to go to New York as much! WHAT’SAFASHIONFAUX PASYOU’VEMADE? Wrong color undergarment WHATISSOMETHINGYOU’D NEVERWEAR AGAIN ? White sandals WHATDOYOUCOLLECT? Mostly layering pieces – jackets, cardigans, belts and shoes FAVORITEBRANDSANDDESIGNERS —BOTHPASTANDPRESENT? Elie Tahari, Nanette Lepore, Mason, Theory, Ella Moss, Trina Turk, Tracy Reese, Franco Sarto, 7 for All Mankind, Donald Pliner, Gucci WHOISYOURSTYLE ICONANDWHY? Don’t really have one — but who doesn’t love the style of Princess Diana, Jackie O, Grace Kelly? I like the clean lines of styles worn by Blake Lively and Diane Lane. BEYONDCLOTHESWHAT DON’TYOUEVERLEAVE THEHOUSEWITHOUT? iPhone and lipstick

— Bruce Kieloch

Director, federal affairs and political strategy, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

HOWWOULDYOUDESCRIBE YOURPERSONALSTYLE? West Coast transplant trying to find individuality on the East Coast

WHATDOESSTYLEMEANTOYOU? Obviously not much. Classically understated — not that it applies to me but it is my inspiration. HOWWOULDYOUDESCRIBE STYLEINWASHINGTONNOW? Like the pimento stuffed in the olive inside the martini

DESCRIBEYOURPERSONALSTYLE  Classic and tailored, with a little edge WHATDOESSTYLEMEANTOYOU? In a town where first impressions are made every day, style is a means of selfexpression and introducing yourself. HOWWOULDYOUDESCRIBE STYLEINWASHINGTONNOW? Safe

WHATWASAFASHIONFAUX PASYOU’VEMADE? The bigger question is what is a fashion faux pas that I haven’t made?

WHAT’SAFASHIONFAUX PASYOU’VEMADE? It depends on how you define “hot pants.” WHATISSOMETHINGYOU’D NEVERWEAR AGAIN ? A Juicy Couture track suit … in public

WHATISSOMETHINGYOU’D NEVERWEAR AGAIN ? You will have to check with my wife on this one. WHATDOYOUCOLLECT? Old Barolo bottles and cuff links. The funkier the better.

FAVORITEBRANDSANDDESIGNERS —BOTHPASTANDPRESENT? I wear a lot of Diane von Furstenberg, Theory and Vince. I covet Armani, Alexander Wang and Stella McCartney.

FAVORITEBRANDSANDDESIGNERS —BOTHPASTANDPRESENT? You mean there is a past and present?  Things evolve? Maybe Perry Ellis

WHOISYOURSTYLE ICONANDWHY? Kate Moss. Her look is unique and effortless.

WHOISYOURSTYLE ICONANDWHY? Johnny Cash — keep it simple, stupid

BEYONDCLOTHESWHAT DON’TYOUEVERLEAVE THEHOUSEWITHOUT? A positive attitude

BEYONDCLOTHESWHAT DON’TYOUEVERLEAVE THEHOUSEWITHOUT? If pressed, I would say my “Batman” lunchbox. WHAT’STHEMOSTECCENTRIC THINGINYOURWARDROBE? That I can publicly disclose? Maybe the tie-dyed tuxedo shirt.

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WHAT’STHEMOSTECCENTRIC THINGINYOURWARDROBE? I collect wigs, some very nice and some purely costume. Now that I live in Virginia, playing dress up is the only way I can lure my girlfriends across the Potomac for dinner parties.

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Native Washingtonian Bruce Kieloch gathered a few colleagues on Capitol Hill to show how the finest in hand-tailoring can be mixed with personal style, charm … and a great head of dreadlocks. Bruce’s suit, hand-tailored by Thomas James Holland, is made from Sherry of Saville Row fabric; shirt by Thomas Pink; shoes by Prada

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Robert Shapiro Contemporary art collector, former undersecretary of commerce for economic affairs and co-founder and chairman of Sonecon LLC

‘CIVILITY

NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE.’

DESCRIBEYOURPERSONALSTYLE In business, my “style” demands that I’m direct, confident, and know more than anybody else in the room about something that matters for the issue at hand. WHATDOESSTYLEMEANTOYOU? To me, it means a view of what’s beautiful, desirable, or valuable in some way, held by people with a claim to recognize the beauty, desirability or value in new things, and then adopted or followed by others. HOWWOULDYOUDESCRIBESTYLE INWASHINGTONNOW? Washington’s current “style,” as far as I can observe it, admires soft-spoken socially responsible acts, carried out in comfortable venues. WHATISSOMETHINGYOU’D NEVERWEAR AGAIN ? A T-shirt in public WHATDOYOUCOLLECT? First, there’s art — anything contemporary that really moves me, and which I often can’t afford. And overcoats, though I have no idea why … I own at least 10 of them. WHATWORKOFARTDOYOUMOSTADMIRE? Picasso’s “Guernica” for its fearless depiction of the endless pain and struggle against tyrants. It moves me to sadness. YOURFAVORITEBRANDSANDDESIGNERS? John Loeb shoes are very comfortable and Marni pants fit me really well as do Zegna, Basile and Missoni suits and Brooks Brothers dress shirts. If we expand this to, say, furniture and the like, then I have a number of real favorites — Saarinen, Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Eames, Noguchi, Charles Mackintosh. WHAT’SYOURFAVORITEMAXIM? I have two. From Shakespeare: “Perseverance keeps honor bright,” and Plato, who said (loosely translated), “The touch of love can make you a poet.”

WHATISYOURMOSTTREASUREDPOSSESSION? My friendships, starting with my three dogs

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WHATWASAFASHIONFAUX PASYOU’VEMADE? Most recently, skinny jeans. And then there’s my lifetime attachment to penny loafers.


Abigail Adams Greenway Artist and student of tabla percussion instruments DESCRIBEYOURPERSONALSTYLE I would describe my personal style as colorful, eclectic and optimistic. I wear things that mirror my mood and strike my fancy. A cherished memory was being in Central Park on that clear, freezing, sunny morning when Jean Claude and Christo unfurled “The Gates.” Because of my wild orange faux fur jacket and matching hat, I was invited to join them and the mayor of New York for the first “unfurling.” I felt I was in the presence of art royalty. WHATDOESSTYLEMEANTOYOU? Style is an expression of my being and my love of life. I have been raised to believe that dressing well (creatively) is an act of generosity in that it makes other people smile or laugh ... depending on my costume. WHATWASAFASHIONFAUXPASYOU’VEMADE? My mind is not programmed to recall that sort of thing. WHATDOYOUCOLLECT? I collect it all: feathers, fabrics, things that jingle-jangle, sparkle and glitter, outlandish jewelry (especially large, fab earrings and rings), colorful scarves and sashes; belly dancer belts and anklets with bells. It’s endless! YOURFAVORITEBRANDSANDDESIGNERS? I have always loved everything Betsey Johnson. Now, I am completely enthralled by the bold and beautiful fabrics, fashions and jewelry of Afghanistan that I find at Zamani House of Heritage in Georgetown (the dress in this photo is from there). WHOISYOURSTYLEICONANDWHY? My mother, Arleen, was unquestionably my greatest influence (the mint green Cadillac convertible with the matching green luggage, green fox fur coat, green hair, and a green Sherman Cigarette are an example) — followed by Frida Kahlo and Victoria McKenzie Childs.

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BEYONDCLOTHESWHATDON’TYOU EVERLEAVETHEHOUSEWITHOUT? I never leave the house without my brilliant, iridescent magenta lipstick and my “Daily Word” — to remind myself to stay God-centered. WHAT’STHEMOSTECCENTRIC THINGINYOURWARDROBE? My Pee Wee Herman engagement band, ant jewelry, my extensive collection of Cynthia Chiang bug jewelry and wild hats like the tabla beenie designed by my tabla teacher, Masood Omari. And, let’s not forget my Lady of Guadalupe pants. blouse, earrings, necklace, belt and socks!

Abigail wears textiles from Afghanistan that inspired her to paint her car as a wild Afghan-inspired mosaic.


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CAROLINA HERRERA plaid taffeta jacquard ball gown ($5,590) and ALEXANDER MCQUEEN “Knuckle Box” clutch ($1,995), Saks Fifth Avenue, 5555 Wisconsin Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815, 301-657-9000. ANCHYI WEI DESIGNS custommade earrings (price upon request), info@anchyi.com.


Wonder LUST photography by ORIANA LAYENDECKER and LUIS ARAGON post production by ORIANA LAYENDECKER wardrobe styling by STARA PEZESHKIAN FOR T.H.E. AGENCY, assisted by STEPHANIE DYER and BRIDGET THOMPSON hair/makeup by KATHY ARAGON at ARTISTS BY TIMOTHY PRIANO FOR MAC AND TIGI manicure by NATASHA RAY FOR CHANEL editorial direction by ANNE KIM-DANNIBALE photographed in the MOONGATE GARDEN OF THE ENID A. HAUPT GARDEN ABOVE THE ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY OF ART


THIS PAGE: GIORGIO ARMANI “Origami” sleeveless bow dress ($6,295), Saks Fifth Avenue, 5555 Wisconsin Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815, 301-657-9000. TIFFANY & CO. “Love” bangle ($1,500) and yellow citrine ring ($1,700), Tiffany & Co. Fairfax Square, 8045 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182, 703-893-7700. Pearl earrings, stylist’s own. OPPOSITE PAGE: VERSACE yellow short-sleeve dress with metal mesh detail ($3,875), select Versace boutiques, 888-721-7219. Pearl earrings and FENDI ring, both stylist’s own.


STELLA MCCARTNEY three-button cutaway ring collar jacket ($2,050) and tweed leggings with patch ($990), CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN “Aeronotoc” calf hair and lace ankle boots ($2,395), Saks Fifth Avenue, 5555 Wisconsin Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815, 301-657-9000. TIFFANY & CO. silver “Doughnut” bangle ($895), red “Negoro” lacquer bangle ($475), 18-kt. black gold Frank Gehry narrow “Torque” ring ($1,500), 18-kt. rose gold Frank Gehry micro “Torque” diamond ring ($1,125), sterling silver Frank Gehry micro “Torque” ring ($125), Tiffany & Co. Fairfax Square, 8045 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182, 703-893-7700.


Prada Usa Corporation “Rosa” coat ($3,400), Nina Ricci “WL” silk yarn sweater ($1,019), LEATHER GOODS INC. embossed crocodile W Oval leather belt ($185), Guanti Giglio Fiorentino python palm vent gloves in rust ($325), Celine Auburn clutch ($2,600), Saks Fifth Avenue, 5555 Wisconsin Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815, 301-657-9000.

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MONIQUE LHUILLIER strapless asymmetrical draped gown ($5,290) and BRIAN ATWOOD “Maniac” silk quilt pumps in gold ($595), Saks Fifth Avenue, 5555 Wisconsin Ave. Chevy Chase, MD 20815, 301-657-9000. TIFFANY & CO. “Sparklers” rings in amethyst, yellow quartz and citrine set in 18-kt. rose gold ($1,700 each), Tiffany & Co. Fairfax Square, 8045 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, VA 22182, 703-893-7700.

Special thanks to the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of Art, located adjacent to the garden, now celebrating its 25th anniversary.


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FASHON FORWARD: Saks Fih Avenue continued its three-day “All Access” experience with a runway show and reception. Fans of “The Carrie Diaries” and “Gossip Girl” were out in full force for the sartorial soirée emceed by Eric Dama, the Emmy-winning costume designer for both of the popular TV series. MINGLING MAVENS: The 2012 Intermix designer collection was a big hit with the crowd brought together by host commie chairman Mary-France Wain. The silent auction raised funds for Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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CUSTOM MADE: Men who like their whiskey and suits neat thronged the grand opening of the sleek New York-based custom tailor boutique Michael Andrews Bespoke, where owner and proprietor Michael Andrews mingled with his well-dressed guests over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres on an eight-foot marble bar. TAILOR TALES: Conversations ranged from the differences between 18 different collar styles to snagging an appointment for a fiing. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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Bell of the Ball An exclusive interview with violin virtuoso Joshua Bell kicks off WL’s new performing arts column.

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ince capturing the attention of the great conductor Riccardo Muti at age 14, Grammy award-winningviolinist Joshua Bell continues to enjoy a flourishing career, which includes a new recording called “French Impressions,” released this year.Washington Life caught up with the virtuoso before his November 1 performance at the Music Center at Strathmore to talk about his love of performing for Washington audiences, his fashion sense for the stage and conducting one of the world’s greatest orchestras.

There seems to be a special love affair between you and concert audiences in Washington. What makes the nation’s capital a special place for you? As early as 16 or 17 years old, I began playing at the Kennedy Center, and I play so often for Washington Performing Arts Society. I just think that it’s an amazing city. The commitment to the arts is fantastic. I love the audi-

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ences. There’s always a buzz about concerts and the arts. What do you most enjoy about a solo violin concert with the piano, as opposed to appearing alone with a symphony orchestra? Well, of course I love coming as a soloist with an orchestra, like the National Symphony, and playing a big concerto. But for me,

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playing chamber music is where I get the greatest joy. It’s more intimate. Since it’s just me and a pianist for the whole evening, we can take the audience on a journey through lots of different repertoire and centuries of music. There is a different kind of rapport with the audience. That way, I can talk to them and play. At age 14 you debuted with Riccardo Muti and the Philadelphia Orchestra and now you are conducting one of your own: The Academy of Saint Martin in the Fields. Please talk briefly about that and how you balance playing and conducting. It’s especially rewarding because of the way I lead the orchestra. I sit in the orchestra as concertmaster, directing and playing with them. Then, I get up and play concertos. It’s exhausting because I have to play all roles, but it’s also very rewarding. As a musician, it’s important to keep trying to push your limits. The subject of appropriate concert attire for classical musicians seems to be an ageold discussion. What makes you the most comfortable when you are on stage? This has been a struggle for me my whole career, because for many years I was wearing whitetie and tails as you were expected to do. I was never happy with that, because it portrayed an image that I did think was necessary. But on top of that, it’s very uncomfortable to play with a violin under your chin and a tie sticking out of the side. It was just awful, but everybody did it. Now it’s changing, thank God.

I was maybe one of the earlier ones to abandon the tails. I always try to find the right dress that feels comfortable, but that does not look like I am being disrespectful. I keep experimenting. Several years ago, you played the violin in the L’Enfant Plaza metro station and many people didn’t recognize you. What ran through your mind as you stood there and played? The idea of the experiment was not about whether they recognized me personally, it was more about how people react to music in a context where they are not expecting it. In this case, they were in rush hour on their way to work, not having open ears to take in what I was trying to give to them. I can say that it’s not a pleasant experience playing without a participating audience. It is such an important part of the equation when you perform to have ears that are taking in and absorbing everything you are doing. It inspires you to play and that connection between audience and performer is something very important. It certainly made me appreciate it when I come to play for a captive audience. If you were stranded alone on a desert island with your violin, what would be one of your favorites pieces to play? It would just be me, so it would have to be for solo violin. That would be a no-brainer. The J. S. Bach solo sonatas because that’s probably the most profound work written for the instrument. Also, Bach is the type of music that you can never tire of. But I am very grateful that I don’t have to make that decision.

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Ashley Bommer and Vikram Singh, deputy assistant secretary of defense for South and Southeast Asia, at their marriage celebration hosted by Vali and Darya Nasr (Photo by Ben Droz)

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Magical Moments A glamorous trip to Marrakech and a surprise birthday party to remember BY DONNA SHOR

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At tea at the Hermès home in the Medina, guests marveled at the owner’s collection of superb carpets and orientalia on every floor of the four-story building. Another special luncheon at the Mekouars featured a feast with platter after platter of regional specialty dishes. FlĂźgelman, who organized the gathering, led everyone through the souks, museums and gardens, and as one guest said,“Held our hand for the whole magic carpet trip.â€? SURPRISE!FORMANYREASONSTandy Dickerson walked into Robert Heggestad’s

Kalorama apartment expecting to have a drink before heading on with her husband Wyatt to celebrate her birthday at a restaurant. Awaiting her was a crowd of well-wishers, including her cousin Chiswell Langhorne, Wyatt’s daughter Elizabeth Sinclair, Ann Kenkel, Selene Obolensky, Christina Culver, David Levy and Carole Feld, Susan Bennett, Tom and Jean Rutherfoord, Bob and Laurie Monahan, Janet Donovan, Aniko Gaal Schott and Bill and Glenna Shawn, to name but a few. Heaps of gifts, lashings of Veuve Cliquot, a supersized white cake piled high with white chocolate scrolls — a Watergate Bakery

trademark that could have fed an army — and all this following “spooned� caviar portions and a host of delicious dishes on the buffet. Heggestad, one of Washington’s most loyal balletomanes, is also a consummate host, and clearly enjoys his guests. He even provided two opera singers, Diane Abel and Joseph Haughton, to serenade the birthday girl with arias and her favorite ‘Summertime.’ “Thanks to Bob this has turned into the most stylish way to celebrate a birthday I have ever seen,�Tandy said. “I didn’t have a clue.� Then she spring a surprise of her own that caused a few jaws to drop. Long one of Washington’s glamour girls with her tawny hair and sylph-like silhouette,Tandy admitted being “a little worried this year. I thought when a woman reached 70 she turned into a pumpkin.� No, Tandy, they don’t, and certainly not you.

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women recently made a trip to Marrakech that was “the stuff of which dreams are made,â€? a whirl of magnificent mansions, enchanted gardens and sumptuously set tables. Led by Sedi FlĂźgelman, whose family hosted the group, were Mary Ourisman, Jane Lipton Cafritz, JoAnn Mason, Aniko Gaal Schott and Ann Nitze. Sedi’s sister Pichie and her husband Jean-Michel Andrieu invited the Washingtonians and also Theresa Bulgeroni from Argentina, Maha Kadoura from Lebanon, Eleni Philon, wife of former Greek ambassador to the U.S. Alexandre Philon, three more of Sedi and Pichie’s sisters from Paris and their mother who flew in from Iran. Dinner the first night was in a bedouin tent at the Andrieu’s villa, set among olive groves in the beautiful Palmeraie district of Marrakech. The group dined by candle light in the tented outdoor dining room, as the scent of orange blossoms wafted past, and sunset deepened the hue of the villa’s rose-tinted architecture. Joining were neighbors who were familiar faces from Washington: Maria Felice and Aziz Mekouar (former ambassador of Morocco to the U.S.) and Laila and Mohamed Benaissa (who, after two earlier U.S. postings as ambassador, then served eight years as Morocco’s foreign minister). They spent a color-drenched time in the Jardin Majorelle, on the 13-acre estate of the late Yves Saint Laurent. The garden was awash in color, the green foliage contrasting with pink Venetian plaster walls accented with cobalt blue and turquoise green. The property, donated to the city from the famed designer’s estate, houses the Islamic Museum of Marrakech which also includes Berber jewelry and clothing from Saint Laurent’s personal collections. The Mekouars, Benaissas and Javier Hermès of the famed Paris establishment hosted the group in their magnificent homes with Paloma Picasso and her husband Dr. Eric


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CLATTERINGHOOVESAntique carriages paraded past imposing Gilded Age mansions in America’s fabled summer resort in August, part of the triennial “Weekend of Coaching” sponsored by the Preservation Society of Newport County. FOXTROTTINGGUESTS Old Guard Newport turned out as always to dine and dance amid the marble splendor of The Breakers in true “Vanderbilt style.” Among the Washingtonians spoed throughout the weekend: grandes dames Oatsie Charles and Ruth Buchanan, Frederick and Diana Prince, Susan Wa ers and Sarah and Bernard Gewirz.

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SLEEK SOIRÉE: What beer way for real estate investor Conrad Cafritz to make The A Bar the next new in-crowd drinkery of note than to host an intimate gathering for special friends there on the very last night of summer? SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE: As the owner made nice with Edward Lu wak, Sy Hersh and other brainy types over exotic cocktails at the sleek Pennsylvania Avenue lounge, his wife Ludmila kept the scene lively by making sure that everyone — even the policy wonks — were bustin’ moves on the dance floor before evening’s end.

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orses bring all social and age groups together in Middleburg. Just ask Marion H. “Joe” Smoak, who at age 96, is still riding to hounds. He recently was spotted on his favorite horse, Big Foot, with his riding partner, former master of the Fairfax Hunt Joseph Keusch. Along the twohour outing, they stopped to chat with Randy Rouse, master of the Fairfax Hunt. Rouse, also in his 90s, was following the action by car. Many in Washington will recall when Smoak served as deputy, acting and then chief of protocol for President Gerald R. Ford and several secretaries of state from 1969-1974. A lifelong horse lover, he was active with the Washington International Horse Show, maintained a farm in Middleburg and now says he looks forward to being in the saddle at 100. Top: Luciana and Robert Duvall. (Photo by Lauren Giannini) Below: Marion “Joe” Smoak and Joseph More horses at the home of Keusch (Courtesy of Middleburg Photo) Patricia and Donald Brennan, Llangollen headquarters of the Virginia International Polo Club run by their daughter, Maureen Brennan. As part of a weekend of polo sponsored by the National Sporting Library and Museum, honorary chairman Jacqueline B. Mars hosted a symposium on “The Evolution of Polo in America;” an exhibit of paintings and sculpture, “Chukkers: The Calvin and Christa Schmidt, Manuel H. Johnson Sport of Polo in Art;” a dinner party, luncheon (chairman of the library), Tom and Catherine and polo match. Bill and Ann Nitze (listed on Anderson, Rose Marie Bogley, Mimi Abel Smith, the honorary committee) were unable to attend Sen. Mary Landrieu and Frank Snellings, as well but were set to host a follow-up reception in as Gen. Crosbie Saint and Merrilyn Saint. November. And then it was on to the next horsey Luciana Duvall and her husband, actor Robert event … the Virginia Fall steeplechase races at Duvall, also on the honorary committee, were on Glenwood Park.With tailgate parties in high gear, hand for the matches along with Timothy and Jacqueline Ohrstrom entertained art consultant Jocelyn Greenan, Turner and Dana Reuter, Bud Hufnagel, who was in from Bangkok, as

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well as neighbor Trevor Potter, an attorney with Caplin & Drysdale. Potter recently gained high recognition on cable television representing Stephen Colbert on campaign finance issues. Weekenders Pam and Brad Ryder watched for a bit, as did Maryland visitors Anne Finney and Peter Hitchen and locals Peter Pegg and Sandy Young and Mary Kay Garwood with Al Quanbeck. In other news, there’s much conversation about the Middleburg connection to an upcoming auction of the ephemera of the late Robert S. McNamara, who served as secretary of defense for President John F. Kennedy. The sale is timed with the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile crisis. The materials were consigned by McNamara’s second wife and widow, Diana McNamara, who lived in Middleburg when she was married to the late Ernest Byfield Jr. Byfield’s mother, Gladys Rosenthal Byfield Tartiere, owned “Glen-Ora,” the estate the Kennedys rented as a weekend retreat from 1960-1963. Although there is absolutely no connection between Glen-Ora or the Byfields to the actual materials, The Daily Beast website reported that McNamara’s three children from his first marriage were not consulted before the sale which includes:“intimate handwritten letters from Jackie Kennedy; notes from and photos of JFK and RFK and LBJ; a cache of medals; an Eagle Scout badge from 1933; the flag from McNamara’s Pentagon office; his colorful Presidential Medal of Freedom; and much more.” And finally this trivia: Kennedy did spend long thoughtful hours in Middleburg during the Cuban Missile crisis. And … Ernest Byfield Jr.’s father, Ernest Byfield Sr., was the owner of Chicago’s famous Pump Room restaurant, noted for its numerous flambé dishes.

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BOWL IN!: The horsey set turned out in full force for the National Sporting Library and Museum’s polo match and luncheon in historic Middleburg, Va. The day kicked off with a lively entrance onto the lush playing field by the Piedmont Fox Hounds, the oldest pack in the country (founded in 1840) followed by the Scoish Pipe Band, led by Maj. David Close. Honorary commiee members Luciana and Robert Duvall were among the sporty crowd spoed during the event-filled weekend, with chairman Jacqueline B. Mars and featuring an exhibition of 50 works of art, polo matches and a symposium moderated by boardmember F. Turner Reuter Jr.

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ALTERNATIVE PHILANTHROPY: USAgainstAlzheimer’s Network founders George and Trish Vradenburg rallied an all-star cast for a special reading of Trish Vradenburg’s “Surviving Grace”, her humorously autobiographical play about losing her dynamic mother to Alzheimer’s in 1992. The cocktail reception and dinner at the Phillips Collection raised more than $150,000 to promote awareness of the disease. SOMBER WORDS: “Although Alzheimer’s is important to the content and goal of the play,” the author noted, “it is simply the story of a mother and a daughter who are forced to learn to accept, love and ultimately, separate.” Her husband told the audience that “There may not have been as much humor in your circumstances, but there is humor in this. You can’t go through this and not laugh — because if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry.”

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THE INSTANT FAME The SRO crowd at the premiere of the HBO documentary “ME@the Zoo” (chronicling the sudden notoriety of Chris Crocker of “Leave Britney Alone!” fame) were momentarily startled when the YouTube star was queried aerward about his future plans. “This is Washington so you’re not really supposed to talk about porn,” he replied (to which the audience shouted, “We do! We do!”) CASTPARTYThe aerparty hosted by film co-producer and restaurateur James Alefantis featured plenty of posturing and preening from both the star and guests — at least until a massive thunderstorm stole the show.

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American Aristocrat The elegant writer and society doyenne knew everyone who mattered but her marriage to legendary journalist Joe Alsop proved unworkable in the end. An excerpt from ‘American Lady: The Life of Susan Mary Alsop’ BY CAROLINE DE MARGERIE

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evotion is not always disinterested. It can help fight boredom, build up credit, or even serve as subtle revenge upon a person whose ascendancy is reduced by age or sickness. None of this applied to Susan Mary. Her upbringing had left her with a sharp sense of responsibility, “a noble child of Duty,” Joe used to say, raising his eyes to heaven. Susan Mary liked to think this was the driving force behind her actions, and perhaps it was.Taking care of her mother seemed as necessary and normal as writing to the elderly woman in France who had once taken care of her children, or visiting the sick at Washington’s General Hospital, something she had done for years. Susan Mary liked being of use—she would lend a dress or connect people with such rapidity that those she helped hardly realized it. Her children had always been the first objects of her attention, often financial in form. In fact, where they were concerned, generosity came more naturally to her than an open ear. It was through letters and presents that she showed her love. But the full measure of Susan Mary’s talents unfolded when duty crossed paths with friendship. She could be silent when it was fitting, full of sensible advice and resolute when needed. This happened in July 1965, when she stayed at Marietta’s side in London after the death of her cherished Adlai Stevenson. Walking through the pine forests of Northeast Harbor during the summer of 1973, Susan Mary came to a decision, the most agonizing of her life. Had Joe uttered one cruel word too many? She realized that he would not change, and that if she did nothing, she would eventually fall apart. She had to protect herself. As it was, she lived in fear and felt herself shrinking under her husband’s harsh criticism. Her self-esteem, not strong at best, was relentlessly shaken, and her insecurity grew as, unsuccessfully, she tried to fend off attacks

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that left her dispirited and full Susan Mary Alsop in Paris, 1947 (Town and Country photograph) of doubts. Strong emotions had never appealed to her; she preferred them watered down with gentle banter. Instead, she was caught up in continual and exhausting confrontations that she made worse by playing them over and over in her head. In addition to the suffering caused by her marriage, she found herself forced into a state of perpetual selfanalysis, an exercise she disliked as she equated it with self-indulgence. “I really do think that we are lovers, otherwise we wouldn’t be so miserable about hurting each other.” This heartrending admission, made a few years earlier, still held true, only Susan Mary was no longer content with such tortured satisfaction. She hated fuss, so she left quietly. The Washington Star of September 26, 1973, published a brief announcement noting the separation. Susan been a lot of talk about the Watergate since Mary soberly declared that she was grateful for June 1972, when five men working for Richard the twelve years she had spent with her husband Nixon’s reelection committee were caught in and that she hoped to see him often in the future. the building trying to burglarize the Democratic “Joe is a wonderful bachelor and a wonderful Party headquarters. Their arrest had not harmed stepfather,” she wrote. Even while publicly Nixon, who was reelected with relative ease. declaring the failure of her marriage, she hid her Over time, the president’s role in the break-in leaked out. In May 1973, the Senate Watergate wounds under a veil of ironic affection. So Susan Mary took her life into her own Committee hearings began. Susan Mary found hands. She moved into an apartment, rented them “horribly fascinating,” but wanted to to her by a friend, perched in the tall fortress- believe that the president had not known what like complex called the Watergate. There had was going on.

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The only good point of the apartment was its view of the Potomac, but Susan Mary always kept the curtains drawn because she thought the window frames too hideous. She also disliked the

them calmly she was starting afresh, and said she missed nothing but her Georgetown garden. Her friends, who were not surprised by her separation from Joe, admired her nerve and almost believed in her high spirits. It was not clear whether Susan Mary’s unrelenting self-control hid deep suffering, or whether her delicate coolness kept her safe from the disorder of more violent emotions. Sometimes, in letters, the mask would fall and reveal something of her secret distress. “I am infinitely glad to be clearing out of here,” she wrote to Marietta before joining her in Barbados in December. For once, the bougainvilleas, tropical punch, and relaxation beneath the white coral arches did nothing to restore her energy. “I feel like a piece of old wet flannel.” It took a stay in Florida on the plantation of her Whitehouse cousins and a few days at Marietta’s house in New

could not help addressing the subject in letters to her son, concluding, “Having loved him and fought for him was a waste of fourteen years.” This negative appraisal contrasted with the pathetically gushing tone of her letters to Joe himself. Before leaving for Barbados, she had thanked him for his Christmas present, a gouache by Hubert Robert, wishing that “despite the immense worry and sadness our marriage has given you, you will remember the happy times. There are so many.” Two months later, during which they saw and called each other regularly, she confessed her nostalgia: “Darling, I write to celebrate our wedding anniversary because it was such a good show—it lasted a long time and gave great pleasure to many people—above all to me. Looking at your high ceilings the other night, comparing them to my claustrophobic apartment, I felt how fortunate I had been, how much I owe to you, and how much I then and now loved you. Circumstances did not aid us, stars were crossed, but my marriage vows of February 16 hold.” Holed up in an apartment she disliked, Susan Mary was confronted with painful loneliness. She still loved the man she had left, and felt burdened with the defeat of the separation, for which she partially blamed herself. In spite of all this, she managed to begin a new life. She found strength in her friends and in the things that accompanied her in her Watergate exile, particularly an old typewriter and bundles of letters. The past had called out to her, welcoming, familiar, and infinitely

‘It was not clear whether Susan Mary’s unrelenting selfcontrol hid deep suffering, or whether

HER DELICATE COOLNESS KEPT HER SAFE from the disorder of more violent emotions.’ white walls, which she covered in paintings and the Watteau engravings of monkeys that she and Bill Patten had bought in Paris.The entryway was hidden behind a screen, and the chintz sofas and French furniture warmed up the three little rooms where Susan Mary received her guests. She told

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York to help her recover her strength and start reading again. Toward the end of January 1974, the psychoanalyst she had been talked into seeing found her in better form. She had no regrets about leaving her husband, who was also shaken up by the separation, but she

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malleable. She had decided to transform her life into a story. It was a metamorphosis that would be her salvation and greatest accomplishment. Reprinted by arrangement with Viking, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc., from “American Lady” by Caroline de Margerie.

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Michele and Jack Evans’ patio is poised for an impromptu gettogether, which happens from time to time. The over-sized copper-top table is Michele’s handiwork. A rustic cabinet conceals a flat-screen TV above the fireplace.

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ack and Michele Evans’ story is well known. He: the hard-working lawyer and councilman whose wife died from cancer at 46, leaving him to care for their triplets. She: an attractive interior designer and divorcée with three of her own. They dated for three years before finally coming around to a second marriage in 2010, earning plenty of references to “The Brady Bunch.” But that’s where the fantasy life of TV ends and reality sets in. After going down the aisle they immediately started renovating Jack’s home, a former rooming house dating to 1876 (which he purchased at the bottom of the market in 1996) to fit their oversized family. Over the course of a year, they endured a massive construction zone that included an excavation with buckets and a conveyor belt digging out the basement. Michele didn’t fare any better, moving her brood from house to house, downsizing along the way, until their permanent home was finished in 2011, just one day before Thanksgiving. “They were just putting the dishwasher in,” Michele recalls. “I was determined to cook a turkey in here.” With the help of Dale Overmyer Architects, the Evanses expanded the space into the patio and raised the ceiling, adding a master bedroom above that looks out across media mogul Robert Allbritton’s considerable back lawn. The result: 3,200 square feet on three levels with seven bedrooms, three full bathrooms and a powder room — all featured in this year’s Georgetown House Tour. Two years after saying their “I do’s,” the couple has finally settled into married life in a home that feels less like a traditional rowhouse, sitting in the shadow of historic Bowie-Sevier House, than a California bungalow — its airy open atmosphere leading out to a rustic patio that feels like it should have the Pacific Ocean lapping beyond. Inside, Michele employed a neutral palette with metallic accents and mirrored antiques lending a sophisticated air. The details reflect their casual lifestyle and irreverent sense of humor, from books neatly stacked in built-in bookcases and on ottomans and chairs to classic marble busts bearing bejeweled crowns and tarantulas under glass peeking out from among the books.

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LEFT AND INSET: A gourmet cook and gardener, Michele Evans designed a cook’s kitchen with built-ins for her favorite pastimes. Playful crowns accent Michele’s design. BELOW, FAR RIGHT AND INSET: The homeowners in their kitchen. The children’s den is a riot of color and pattern with a chalkboard scrapbook wall and quirky mementos like a glittered Mardi Gras boot (a rare score).

OPPOSITE PAGE, FAR LEFT: The master bedroomcum-sanctuary features glamorous touches that include a Philippe Starke ghost chair and Hollywood Regency-style mirrored vanity table. TOP: Guests who enter the Evans’ home are greeted by a study in monochromatic creams, warm browns and metallics. BOTTOM: The owners knocked down a wall separating the dining and living rooms from the family room, giving the ground level an airy feeling.

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By contrast, the basement (which includes two bedrooms and a kitchenette) is where the children study or hang out. It bursts with color and personality with a bright red Eero Saarinen womb chair, a vintage arcade game and a gumball machine. It couldn’t be more different, but the design works, reflecting a blended household where parents juggle work schedules, teenagers’ activities and Kelly, the family dog. On a typical day, Jack gets out of bed at 6:08 a.m. (rising to the radio’s weather and traffic report). He and the kids (Katherine, Christine and John — all 15 — and Jack, 17) are out the door by 7:15 a.m., just as Michele makes her way into the kitchen to clean up and tackle her schedule. Throughout the day, people come and go with the help of a front door that employs a code rather than keys. The councilman usually checks back in at about 4 p.m. before

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heading out again to meetings, fundraisers or other Ward 2 gatherings. Sunday nights bring the entire clan together in the breakfast room for one of Michele’s home-cooked meals, prepared in a gourmet kitchen complete with built-in “charcuterie” and gardening stations to accommodate her love of cooking. It’s a busy life, but Michele notes that it’s typical in households across the country. Jack — who as a city council member is tasked with considering the long view — sees things a bit differently. “I think we’re the envy of all couples our age because we’ve taken a step that we all will at some point,” he says, referring to life after the kids leave the nest. “This is it, it’s a turnkey operation here. At this stage of life this becomes the ideal.And we’re in Georgetown.You can walk anywhere; take public transport if you want to. It’s the perfect location.”

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Stunning renovation of this 1918 residence located on large level lot adjacent to park and playground. Elegant public rooms with period detailing, chef’s kitchen, wonderful open porch with open vistas. 5 BRs, fabulous walk-out lower level with kitchenette and full bath. $2,095,000 Claudia Donovan | 202.251.7011 Richard Seaton | 202.907.8037

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Rare 4-unit Victorian town home steps from Lincoln Park! All units have fireplaces, hardwood floors, and exposed brick. 1st Unit: 2 levels, 3 BRs/2.5 BAs w/ outdoor patio. English basement/2nd Unit: 1 BR/1 BA. Carriage House/3rd Unit: 2 BRs plus den, 1.5 BAs, and roof deck. English basement/4th Unit: 1 BR/1 BA. $1,600,000 | sothebysrealty.com/id/dc7928037 Peter Lane | 202.664.9202

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Harvest of Homes Autumn sales in the District hold steady with high-end houses moving in Berkley, Georgetown and Cleveland Park BY STAC E Y G R A Z I E R P FA R R

THE DISTRICT David Bradley sold FOXHALLROAD NW in Berkley for $7,950,000 to an undisclosed

buyer. Bradley is the owner of the Atlantic Media Company and was the founder of the Corporate Executive Board. The 6,200-square-foot Georgian residence was built in 1935 by Vinton Chapin and his wife, Elizabeth, who combined design elements of Europe and America’s most palatial homes. Once the home of diplomat William McCormick Blair Jr. and his wife, Deeda, a cancer research activist and perennial Best Dressed Hall of Fame listee, the property features nine bedrooms and an octagonal master suite. Other amenities include a home theater, six fireplaces, marble floors, a grand two-story circular staircase and heated swimming pool. Christie-Anne Weiss represented the buyer and seller but declined comment on the sale due to confidentiality agreements. Jeffrey and Linda Fine bought  RDSTREETNWPH for $5.5 million from BDDC LLC. Mr. Fine is the chairman of CIBT Inc., a global expeditor of visas and passports with headquarters in McLean. The sale of the Presidential Penthouse at the Residences at The Ritz-Carlton in the West End was a record for any off-water apartment in the District.

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LEFT: The seven-bedroom Victorian residence at 3615 Newark St. NW in Cleveland Park sold for $3,550,000. RIGHT: The sale of the Presidential Penthouse at the Residences at The Ritz Carlton for $3,550,000 set a record for an off-water apartment in the District.

The 5,664-square-foot residence features five bedrooms, six full baths, marble floors, custom mahogany paneling, three balconies and a butler’s pantry leading to a separate service entrance for catering, room service and other hotel amenities. The listing agents for the transaction were Ellen Morrell and Matt McCormick from Washington Fine Properties.The selling agent was Beth Roth, also of Washington Fine Properties. George and Nora Stavropoulos sold  NEWARK STREET in Cleveland Park to Frederick W. Peters for $3,550,000. Mrs. Stavropoulos is a realtor with Long & Foster Real Estate and was the listing agent for the property. Her husband is an architect who is well known for his historic preservation work. The couple totally restored and renovated the property. Mr. Peters is an attorney with Williams and Connolly. The seven-bedroom Victorian was built in 1906 and features 6,200 square feet of living space that includes a media room with a large-screen projection TV, exercise room and wine cellar. Exterior features include a heated pool, garage, and driveway. Gertrude Musson of Sarah M.

Gorman was the buyer’s agent. Patrick and Mary Strauss sold   CHEVY CHASE PARKWAY NW to Laurie Sprung for $2,012,500. Ms. Sprung is an executive at The Advisory Board Company. The six-bedroom Chevy Chase Craftsman was built in 2009 and features over 5,800 square feet including a gourmet kitchen, stunning family room and knock-out master suite. TTR Sotheby’s International’s Claudia Donovan and Richard Seaton were the listing agency for the transaction. Sanjeev Bansal bought NSTREETNW for $2.7 million from Patricia Dunn, who was the sister and trustee of the property’s former owner, William T. Hart. Mr. Hart bought the property from Ben Bradlee, vice president of The Washington Post and former editor of the paper during Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal. The Georgetown Federal townhouse features seven bedrooms and four baths.The listing agent for the transaction was Washington Fine Properties’ Nancy Taylor Bubes, while the buyer’s agent was Stephanie Bredahi, also of Washington Fine Properties.

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MARYLAND Wieslaw and Barbara Malachowski sold their six-bedroom house at  IRON GATEROAD in Potomac for $4.7 million. Mrs. Malachowski is a real estate agent with Long & Foster; she also listed the property. The Potomac Village custom-built 2009 Colonial boasts a two-acre lot with pool, spa and pool house with multiple baths. The property’s interior features his and hers libraries, a movie theater, wine cellar, eight fireplaces, sauna, elevator and in-law apartment with full kitchen. Patrice Muya of Premium Realty was the buyer’s agent.

The classic six-bedroom colonial at 1222 Stuart Robeson Drive in McLean sold for $2,425,000.

infinity-edge koi pond, heated lap pool and sports court. The listing agents were Long & Foster’s Jack Spahr and Fouad Talout; the buyer’s agents were Washington Fine Properties William F.X. Moody and Robert Hryniewicki. Francis and Cynthia O’Connor sold  STUART ROBESON DRIVE in McLean for $2,425,000. Mr. O’Connor is managing director VIRGINIA LuAnn Bennett sold  CHAINBRIDGE of EJF Capital, an Arlington-based private equity ROAD in Arlington for $5 million to Potomac firm. Mrs. O’Connor is a well-known fashion Ridge LLC. Mrs. Bennett shared the home with brand builder for designers that include Kate her late husband, Richard. The couple founded Spade and Lela Rose. The classic six-bedroom the Bennett Group, a District real estate services Colonial was built in 1870 but remodeled to company. The four-bedroom house was built include a gourmet kitchen with adjacent family in 1951 and sits on almost two and a half acres room leading to a pool. Other amenities include overlooking the Potomac. Amenities include two patio areas, a master suite with terrace, guest multi-tiered relaxation terraces, glass walls, an suite, home theater, wine cellar and three car

garage. The listing agent was TTR Sotheby’s Debbie Shapiro. Marianne Prendergast of Long & Foster was the buyer’s agent. Todd and Aimee Henkle purchased Lost Creek Winery at 

SPINKSFERRYROAD in Leesburg for $2,850,000 from Bob and Carol Hauck. The property is located on 50 acres of pristine Virginia countryside just outside historic downtown Leesburg. The Tuscan-style structure features an award-winning 17-acre vineyard, spacious tasting and banquet rooms, a pavilion and several patios. Home to many charity events, weddings and corporate outings, Lost Creek is the eighth oldest winery in Virginia. A private residence was also included in the sale. Roy Melloni of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty was the sole agent in the transaction.

PROPERTYLINES INTHEROUNDDitto Residential is selling The District’s only round house for $899,000.IRVING STREETNE was built in 1901 for John C. Louthan and designed by architect Edward Woltz. This historically significant 2,600square-foot house was carefully renovated and expanded by architect Chuong Cao of DEP Designs in 2012. The no-corners property features an open floor plan on the main level and a custom Elemental Metal Works staircase in the middle of the house leading to four upstairs bedrooms. The unique abode also boasts a charming English garden that has been preserved and upgraded by landscape architect Carolyn Mullet of Takoma Park. The listing agent

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is Prudential PenFed Realty’s Jacob Abbott. WHITEHOUSEUPFOR GRABS? Move over Mitt and Barack! For an asking price of $3,999,500, other presidential hopefuls can also set up shop in the Oval Office. An anonymous Vietnamese engineer listed TOWLSTONROAD in McLean which was built in 1995 to be a 12,000-square-foot replica of the original White House on Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Rumor has it that Hollywood took an interest in the non-executive mansion when the McLean doppelgänger stood in for the real one in the Will Smith blockbuster, “Independence Day.” The house features six bedrooms, eight baths, an oval

room, Truman Balcony, climate controlled wine cellar, a party room for 100 guests, and a movie theater. The property’s listing agent is Tuyen Phan of Fairfax Realty. DEVELOPERSELLS Real Estate Developer R. Donahue Peebles and his wife Katrina have put  THOMPSONCIRCLENW in Massachusetts Avenue Heights on the market for $7,495,000 but have recently dropped the price to $6,995,000. Peebles’ company is recognized as one of the country’s largest African American-led real estate firms with a $4 billionplus portfolio in luxury hotels and commercial properties. The mansion was built in 1929 by brewmaster Christian Heurich as a

wedding gift to his daughter. The couple bought the seven-bedroom property in 2007 for $5.9 million. ‘EVERMAY’AND‘HALCYON HOUSE’OWNERSLIST The biotech power couple who recently bought the historic Georgetown houses “Evermay” and Halcyon House are selling another property they own in the neighborhood. Sachiko Kuno and Ryuji Ueno recently listed P STREETNW for $3,695,000. The four-level Federal townhouse features a double living room with dual fireplaces, six bedrooms, an au pair suite with a second kitchen and a two-car garage with a driveway. Washington Fine Properties’ Mark McFadden is the listing agent.

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Grand Kalorama Style Great residences that served as symbols of diplomacy are returning to private hands BY BOBBIE BREWSTER

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The handsome façade of the Portuguese Residence is classic Tudor with tall chimneys and front-facing pointed gables; the interior has been entirely renovated with Portuguese taste and charm.

Rosa Batoreau Brito, Bobbie Brewster, Pierre Wagner, and Holly Sukenik at the annual Celebration of Mitchell Park in Kalorama. The event raises awareness and funds for the improvement of the nearby Garden of Eden which is acclaimed for its herb garden.

Private individuals have bought back embassies and restored them to their original magnificence. Darryl Carter, an interior designer of some renown, recently acquired 2342 Massachusetts Avenue NW, a 1914 high-style row house based on an 18thcentury prototype. Restrained elegance is achieved by a perfectly balanced façade with classical motifs. A couple from the World Bank bought the former Embassy of Korea at 2362 Massachusetts Avenue

NW, a monumental Harry Wardman row house in the Beaux-Arts tradition. The affinity of design and an Embassy Row location proved irresistible to the government of Latvia, which bought the Alice Pike Barney House in Sheridan Circle. Latvia’s capital city is Riga, and among the historic sights of the medieval city square is a fine example of the city’s architecture with a curvilinear roofline almost identical to that of Barney House. Bobbie Brewster of Washington Fine Properties has handled the sale of six embassies and many other residences in Kalorama. She is the listing agent for the sale of a handsome Georgian-style residence belonging to the Portuguese Embassy on Tracy Place. Formerly used as a military aache office, it could be restored to its original distinction as a residence.

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ashington architecture pays homage above all to the enduring vitality of the classical tradition. Of the 180 embassies packed into Washington’s 68 square miles, 55 are in Kalorama. It is no small wonder that the owners of some of these grand houses are now the very countries from which their architectural style derives. Washington recently welcomed His Excellency, the Ambassador of Portugal Nuno Brito, and his wife, Rosa Batoreu. The couple’s residence was designed by Jules de Sibour, whose elite commissions included the William Watson Laurence House, now the French Residence, the Portuguese Residence, the Alexander Stewart House, now the Luxembourg Embassy, the Clarence Moore House, now the Uzbekistan Embassy, the Thomas Gaff House, now the Colombian resdence, and the McCormick Apartments. Houses of great distinction from all periods grace our neighborhoods and pay courtesy to the dominant stylistic traits of successive periods, many of which came from abroad.These grand homes became embassies when the Great Depression hit, and the tycoons who built them could not afford to keep them up. This was the same time that various foreign governments were looking to buy properties and establish a presence here. Many of the mansions were saved from destruction and their allure brought great distinction to the diplomatic missions that occupied them. The process continues. Benin purchased a residence at 2124 Kalorama Road NW not too long ago.There has also been a reverse migration.


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WHAT WAS THE MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT OF THAT ENCOUNTER FOR YOU? I suppose it was when Vice President Biden started raising his voice. I remember thinking “OK, so this is how it is going to be, eh?” And then Congressman Ryan came right back after him. HOW HAS YOUR LIFE CHANGED SINCE THAT NIGHT? The most wonderful part is that a lot of young women especially seemed to take pride in that debate.That makes me happy. And the things people on the street have said to me about it are very sweet. But now I have to get back to my real job!

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WHAT IS THE BEST THING ABOUT BEING A SENIOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT? I see the world in ways that few people ever do. I meet amazing people and witness history. YOUR MOST MEMORABLE INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNMENT? Iraq.To cover a story from beginning to end is profound. I rode out in the last U.S. military convoy.The people I have met covering that story will be part of my life forever. DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR A BUDDING JOURNALIST FOCUSING ON A FOREIGN BEAT? Pay attention to the biggest stories and gain an expertise. Dive deep and if you really want to be a foreign correspondent, learn everything you can about the place and then consider moving there.

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MY TOP SPOTS 1. District Commons (2200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) has become a favorite restaurant. I love the lively atmosphere, the fantastic staff (shout out to Jennifer!) and the food is consistently superb. The perfect meal: simple grilled fish and salad. Oh, and the root beer float for dessert! 2. Pesce (2002 P St. NW) I have been going to this restaurant for more than a decade. It is a great neighborhood place (even though I have to drive from Arlington). It is friendly, locally owned and has the best seafood in the city. And I always judge a restaurant by the salads. Pesce has it all. 3. I love going to see the monuments at night. It is magical, especially the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial with all the water falling. 4. Every year I try to go to the Vietnam Memorial on Memorial Day at night. The people who come, the mementos they leave, make for an incredibly profound experience. 5. My favorite place to see the July 4th fireworks is Fort McNair on the Potomac River where you get an entirely different perspective. 6. When I drive to work early — and I mean really early to do “Good Morning America” — I feel like I have the city to myself. I am always extremely moved when I drive by the Lincoln Memorial. The monument itself is powerful of course, but it is also where I spent 9/11 after being evacuated from the State Department. I watched the Pentagon burn from there with fighter jets roaring down the river. 7. Like every other parent in the city, I used to take my son to the museums when he was little. So, when I go now I remember those times. If I am having a bad day at work, I sneak out and go to one of them. (The East Wing of the National Gallery of Art is my favorite.) Spending time there changes your view of life quite quickly.

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THEY SAY THAT BEING A PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION DEBATE MODERATOR IS A THANKLESS TASK. DO YOU AGREE? I don’t agree at all. I consider it an experience of a lifetime. I was honored to moderate that debate, and hopefully helped the country get a clearer picture of the candidates. Both Congressman Ryan and Vice President Biden were gracious after the debate. I think they enjoyed it!


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