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AROUNDTOWNFine wines and Broadway ............... 

Media ................................................................... 

Sport for Social Change Awards Gala ............................. 

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

Film Forward Showcase and Gala .................................. 

Mats Wilander's Junior Tennis Champions ........................ 

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Impact Film + Arts Fund Dinner with Ian Somerhalder ........

OVERTHEMOONHunt country revels ......................... 

INSIDER'SGUIDE Cultural festivals, theater and special summer treats .......................................................... 

GLITTERATI Jewelry inspired by the sea ......................  INSIDERS A White House press secretary's favorite Washington eateries and a top chef's new restaurant ............................ 

POPPOLITICSCongressional twenty-somethings ......... 

CNN's Birthday Bash for Piers Morgan ...............................

Atlantic Council's 50th Anniversary Gala ............................

WL-HOSTEDEVENT

DIPLOMATICDANCERoyal Weddings II ................ 

Inside The Young and The Guest List Party...........................

Relais & Chateaux Welcome Reception ................................ Arena Stage's An Evening with Edward Albee.......................

WL-SPONSOREDEVENTS

29th Annual March of Dimes Gourmet Gala .......................

Ball on the Mall ....................................................... 

Carol Joynt Book Party.......................................................

Trust for the National Mall's Benefit Luncheon .................. 

LIFESTYLES

American Friends of BlĂŠrancourt Reception............................

Buddha Bar's First Anniversary ..................................... 

BATHINGBEAUTYGems sparkle poolside ...................

CHARITYSPOTLIGHTReed Doughty shares his personal

FONZ ZooFari ....................................................... 

TRENDREPORTNo sacrificing on style at the beach ..... 

brush with kidney disease ............................................ 

LUNGevity's Cravin' Dogs Benefit Concert ..................... 

TRENDREPORTNeutrals to rev up your style ............ 

Park Hyatt Masters of Food and Wine..................................

Sasha Bruce Youthworks Dinner..................................... 

HOTELWATCHNewport's yacht-friendly hotel............ 

86th Virginia Gold Cup .............................................

LUXURYTRAVELEco-travel with frills ..................... 

HOMELIFE RENEWS Summer sizzlers ................................................  OPENHOUSE Hot properties on the market ...................  HISTORICALLANDSCAPESThe Jefferson Hotel's nod to its namesake ........................................................................ 

MYWASHINGTONChris Matthews' favorite places ..... 

WL-EXCLUSIVEEVENTS Tennis Ball II .......................................................... 

Junior Tennis Champions Benefit ...................................  Tudor Place Spring Garden Party...................................  Birthday Tea Party for Willee Lewis ................................  International Pavilion at the 136th Running of the Preakness

ONTHECOVERDive into summer (Photo by Yvonne Taylor). ABOVEFROMTOPLEFT"Pop Politics": Top twentysomethings on the Hill. Trend Report takes you to the beach. Luxury Travel: Eco-friendly adventure cruises with all the luxuries of home. "Bathing Beauty": Luxe accessories add sparkle to poolside lounging (Photo by Yvonne Taylor). FYIDC: Washington Insiders take you inside their favorite foodie spots. Krisztina Scherer, Nora Sommerkamp and Jacqueline Akoko at The Young and The Guest List Party (Photo by Tony Powell).

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Nancy Reynolds Bagley EXECUTIVE EDITOR

Michael M. Clements SENIOREDITOR

MANAGINGEDITOR

Kevin Chaffee

Anne H. Kim

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Alison McLaughlin

Alexa McMahon COLUMNISTS

Janet Donovan, Donna Evers,Vicky Moon, Stacey Grazier Pfarr, Gail Scott and Donna Shor CONTRIBUTINGEDITORS

Melissa Gaied, Ursula Lauriston and Kiki Ryan CREATIVE DIRECTOR

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Joseph Allen, Dakota Fine, Alfredo Flores, Cecilie Olaussen, Tony Powell, Kyle Samperton and Yvonne Taylor

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s the temperature climbs past 90 degrees and the humidity takes up permanent residence throughout the reg ion, we can’t help but turn our attention to summer in Washington. This means that the hustle and bustle slows down, and we find ourselves thinking about lazy days near a pool, a beach or both, and time spent with those we love (not to mention getting to finally finish that best-seller we’ve been reading since spring.) As in past years, our July/August issue zeroes in on everything that makes the season so compelling: travel, food, drink, fashion and parties. This year, we’re transporting you on vacations around the globe. Managing editor Anne Kim brings us closer to stateside luxury with a stop in ever-popular Newport, Rhode Island and the newly remodeled, eco-chic hotel Forty 1 North. Anne also gives us an inside glimpse into the more naturalistic side of cruising with Australian-based Orion Expeditions, whose small and focused journeys take vacationers beyond the typical. In the spirit of summer travel, we took off to Potomac for our own “poolside summer” fashion shoot at a private residence. It features the work of Yvonne Taylor, who turned her lens toward summer glamour, making chic bathing suits adorned with sparkling diamonds, earrings and necklaces the stars of the show. Looking for ideas to dress up your summer ensemble? With two trend reports featured this issue, you’re sure to find something to inspire a sartorial update for those hotter climes. You know who’s on our The Young & The Guest List, but do you know what goes into making the YGL party one of Washington’s hottest tickets? Go behind the scenes to find out how our big night comes together. Washington’s hottest-up-and-comers aren’t

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the only thing that make the annual party a must-attend for the under-40 set.This year’s roster included some talented new chefs and food-savvy young people, proving that when it comes to being a leading dining destination, Washington delivers. A closeted foodie yourself? Check out our exclusive interview with chef RJ Cooper from Rogue 24, the hottest new restaurant in Blagden alley and Kiki Ryan’s interview with former White House staffer Katie McCormick Lelyveld as she discusses her favorite treats in and around town. No issue would be complete without our sponsored and exclusive event coverage. We have it all, from the fancy hat-laden 136th Running of the Preakness to the Tennis II Ball, where Venus and Serena danced with former Mayor Marion Barry and taught local kids how to improve their game. Wherever your summer plans take you, we hope to see you for what will surely be a spectacular fall, starting with our annual Balls and Galas issue. Make sure to tune in for a rundown of all the must-attend events that kick off the year’s busiest month: September. We are looking forward to catching up with all of you soon.

Nancy R. Bagley Editor in Chief Readers wishing to contact Nancy Bagley can email her at editorial@washingtonlife.com

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THE GENERATION THAT WILL BE BORN INTO A WORLD WITHOUT BREAST CANCER WON’T KNOW THEY HAVE YOU TO THANK.

BUT WE DO. Thanks to events like the 2010 Honoring the Promise Gala, Susan G. Komen has funded grants that have tripled the number of mammograms available to low-income and uninsured women in the most underserved sections of Washington D.C. — neighborhoods with some of the highest mortality rates for breast cancer in our region. With your support, the wait time for a mammography in one local community plummeted from 100 to 5 days, while the period between diagnosis and treatment was cut nearly in half. On behalf of those whose lives you help save today and those who won’t need saving tomorrow, we thank you.

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FYIDC TheInsider’sGuidetoWashington|Festivals, theater and healthy summer treats

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24-Hour Party People

LIMATOHOSTTHEGLOBALPARTY Dubbed the “social event of the decade,” the Global Party seeks to break the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest ever charity event. From September 15 to 16, over 80,000 of the world’s elite revelers will party for 24 hours at more than 80 top clubs from Amsterdam to Shanghai. Lima Restaurant and Lounge (1401 K Street NW) is the exclusive Washington, D.C. venue.The best perk? An invitation comes with the “Key-2 Luxury” silver key ring providing access to thousands of personal contacts and exclusive VIP privileges for life. Proceeds from individual tickets ($4,800) and corporate packages ($48,000) go directly to a charity of your choice. Reserve beginning July 15. Information: www.globalparty.com

From July 19-29, the Maryland Summer Jazz Festival returns for another tuneful season of workshops and public concerts for musicians and jazz lovers alike. Artistic director and internationally renowned saxophonist Jeff Antoniuk will use Rockville’s St. Mark’s Presbyterian Church and local jazz clubs as educational and musical venues for the festival. Aspiring students and their talented instructors will join for two intensive sessions of jazz camp. Each week, participants will face the music with a kickoff concert hosted by Blues Alley in Georgetown or the the legendary Bohemian Caverns. The event will also feature stellar guest artists – including Grammy-winning saxophonist Fred Lipsius and leading Baltimore jazz vocalist Felicia Carter, to name but a few. For more information about camp registration and tickets go to www.marylandsummerjazz.com

summer take-out

HEALTHYBITES Health counselor Bonnie Coberly and fitness trainer Karim Steward have seen the same thing time and again while working with their clients. They want to live a healthier lifestyle, but their jam-packed schedules don’t permit sufficient time to shop for food and cook a nutritious meal.To solve this dieting dilemma the pair started Healthy Bites, a home-delivery, personal-chef service that uses local, farm-fresh ingredients.They deliver health-conscious meals to your door. Kick back and let Healthy Bites take one more thing off your plate. For more information go to www.healthybitesfood.com

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T O P L E F T: C O U R T E S Y L I M A , B O T T O M L E F T: C O U R T E S Y H E L A T H Y B I T E S , B O T T O M R I G H T: P H O T O C O U R T E S Y O F T H E M A R Y L A N D S U M M E R J A Z Z P R O G R A M .

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worldly celebration

SMITHSONIAN FOLKLIFEFESTIVAL From July 1-11, celebrate cultural traditions from around the nation and world right here. This year’s festival includes daily and evening music and dance performances, crafts and cooking demonstrations, storytelling and discussions of cultural issues. Enjoy one of Washington’s most popular free summer events. For more information go to www.festival.si.edu

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‘OKLAHOMA!’ RETURNS TOARENASTAGE A smash hit for Arena Stage last season, “Oklahoma!” will share its wonderful songs with a whole new audience of Washingtonians this summer. Nearly every original cast member will return in performances from July 8th to October 2nd – including Nicholas Rodriguez as Curly, E. Faye Butler as Aunt Eller, Aaron Ramey as Jud Fry, Cody Williams as Will Parker and Nehal Joshi as Ali Hakim. Talented District natives Eleasha Gamble as the iconic Laurey and June Schreiner as the fierce Ado Annie Carnes, will join the cast for the three-month run. Tickets are $61 - $106 and subject to change based on availability. For more information go to www. arenastage.org

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Through July 31, Washington will celebrate all things Italian with a citywide festival that coincides with the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy. The event showcases Italian culture through architecture, art, dance, design, fashion, music, theatre, film, food and wine. Destination DC, the official convention and tourism promoter for the nation’s capital, is producing the celebration in partnership with the National Italian American Foundation and the Embassy of Italy. For more information go to http://ladolcedc.washington.org

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P H OTO S : E L S A P E R E T T I S TA R F I S H P E N D A N T S P H OTO B Y J O S H H A S K I N . A L L OT H E R S C O U R T E S Y O F E AC H C O M PA N Y.

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(as Jeff Buben liked to say) and created a 24-course tasting menu, which was the original inspiration for Rogue 24. The 16-course progression and 24-course journey menus both tell a story. Each course builds on flavors from the previous course, while driving anticipation for what’s next.

Mikey Maksimowicz, RJ Cooper, Ryan Moore and Chris Ford

YOUAREOFTENSPOTTEDAT FARMERS’ MARKETS WHAT LOCAL OR INTERESTING INGREDIENTS WILL WE SEE ONTHEMENU? On the opening menu, which we have not yet released, you’ll find peaches, corn, blue potatoes and melons. We will also do our own foraging, sourcing unusual ingredients that may only be in-season or available for a short time.

GOING rogue

THERE IS NO TRADITIONAL BAR WHAT CAN GUESTS EXPECT FROM THE BEVERAGE PROGRAM AND WINE LIST? We are collaborating with Derek Brown to infuse culinary techniques with his brilliant cockYOUCATEGORIZEROGUEASURBANFINEDININGHOWDOES tail-making. Small-batch spirits, garnitures, handmade mixtures and THATTRANSLATETOTHESPACEANDONTHEMENU?The “bones” infusions will come together tableside. Matthew Carroll, our sommelier of the space in Blagden Alley have a certain historic character.We wanted and general manager, will select premium wine pairings for the tasting to stay true to that style as we developed the restaurant. Our philosophies menus, wines by the glass for the salon and an extremely eclectic and on the dining experience are to provide unprecedented service and unique well-sourced wine list. food offerings in non-traditional, out-of-the-box presentations. Dine at Rogue 24 in your favorite jeans or an Armani tux.We welcome it all. LIFE-LONG LEARNING IS BOTH EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO YOU AND A VALUE YOU HOPE TO IMPART TO YOUR STAFF WHATCANGUESTSEXPECTTOSEEANDEXPERIENCEFROM WHYDOYOUFEELTHISWAY?I have surrounded myself with young, YOUR TEAM? Every guest will be within steps of a Rogue team extremely talented people. If I stifle their minds, my journey, too, will end. member so we can interact and educate them as we cook and prepare I have selected each artisan for his or her talent, pride and dedication to cocktails tableside.We invite guests to ask questions and become engaged a specific craft. My commitment is education and opportunity. The artiin the process of creating a fine meal. Rogue 24 is an experience. We sans are here to learn more about their craft and cross over to learn new invite guests to escape their daily routines and allow us to guide them things in the kitchen and about the restaurant. through a culinary journey. ANYSPICYSUMMERTIMEPLANSTHATWESHOULDKNOW WHY HAVE YOU CHOSEN TO OFFER - AND -COURSE ABOUT? Spicy plans, yes. Opening Rogue is all the spice I need TASTINGMENUS? Why not? While working at Vidalia I “went rogue” right now.

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nlike many of the young White House staffers who moved here from Chicago with the Obama family, Windy City native Katie McCormick Lelyveld has lived here for more than a decade: she’s a Georgetown Hoya. But McCormick Lelyveld’s life in her adopted city came to an end in May, when she left her post as press secretary to first lady Michelle Obama to return home. The move, she says, was not at all easy. But perhaps the most difficult thing of all to leave was the eclectic Washington food scene. With a penchant for both casual and more sophisticated fare, McCormick Lelyveld is in the know about area hot spots. A down-home favorite from her student days is The Tombs. The Georgetown bar and eatery underneath the 1789 restaurant is also frequented by Vice President Joe Biden, who brunches there after attending church at adjacent Holy Trinity Church.

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“I’ve been going to The Tombs regularly, so not being able to do that [will be Katie sad],” McCormick Lelyveld McCormick says. She cited The Tombs’ Lelyveld brownie and a Bud Light as her go-to’s. The sophisticated right-hand woman of Michelle Obama isn’t just about brownies and beer. McCormick Lelyveld is a huge fan of local chef José Andrés. “Oyamel, Jaleo and Zaytinya are always go-to spots. And Minibar is such a treat,” she says. Good food isn’t the only thing that appeals to her about José Andrés. She cites Andrés’ work supporting the first lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative that encourages healthy lifestyle choices for today’s youth, revealing that both her politics and stomach are behind her District dining choices. Never to be pigeonholed, the 10-year resident also loves eating out around her 14th Street neighborhood. “I’ve come to love Posto, and I love Cork,” she says. “There are several great restaurants tat are walkable from my apartment.” Those in the know around town know that it’s not just about dinner, and McCormick Lelyveld agrees. She’s a particular fan of the bohemian Adams Morgan hot spot L’ Enfant Cafe.

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“You can’t miss [it] if you’re a D.C. resident,” she says. The 18th Street hotspot transforms every Saturday afternoon into a brunch houseparty — or as the trés hip Parisian teenagers call it: “La Boum” complete with dimmed lights, a D.J. and Champagne with sparklers. While she is off to work for the Chicagobased Joyce Foundation to improve public policy, there’s no doubting what McCormick Lelyveld will be doing during her after hours in the Second City. We wish her many craftcocktail happy hours and late-night deep dish, as she makes the move back to her hometown.

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Oh, To Be Young

and Fabulous! Washington Life’s sixth annual The Young and The Guest List party celebrated art, fashion, food and creative inspiration at Long View Gallery. Maria Teresa Kumar and Jamal Simmons

Sara Nielsen, Flavius Mihaies and Sherie Gabriel.

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you’ve been buried in law books or thumbing through thousands of pages of new legislation for your boss, you’ve probably noticed that Washington is in the midst of a creative renaissance. Locals are showing their prowess on a national level in the kitchen, at galleries and on the runways. This year, our annual The Young and The Guest List event – which celebrates 250 of Washington’s most distinguished 40-and-under movers and shakers – gave a nod to the capital’s emerging food, fashion and art scenes. As in years past, the party drew a bevy of influential young leaders from multiple professions. The 2011 list includes members of Congress, White House staffers, entrepreneurs, lawyers, musicians, artists, activists and media personalities. It also reflects the area’s growing dining scene with restaurateurs, mixologists and other fabulous foodies. The full list of honorees and video coverage of the event may be viewed online at www.washingtonlife.com. Last year, we celebrated the city’s rich history by hosting the event at the Washington Club, the former Patterson Mansion on Dupont Circle. This year we headed to the über hip Long View Gallery in Shaw District where Champagne sponsor Moët Hennessy kept cases of its top-

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shelf Veuve Clicquot flowing while we got an exclusive sneak peek inside Rogue 24, Chef RJ Cooper’s “urban fine dining institution.” Cooper, a James Beard Award winner, was previously the chef at Vidalia. He says he has gone “rogue” with a 24-course tasting menu that serves as the initial inspiration for his new restaurant. Long View Gallery has been promoting local established and emerging artists since 2006, and through its various events and exhibitions has strengthened the District’s thriving arts community. The tented patio between Rogue 24 and Long View Gallery was transformed into an outdoor lounge featuring alluring surprises from Juicy Couture, the event’s exclusive fashion sponsor. General Motors, this year’s automotive sponsor, placed keys in swag bags claimed by two random YGL’ers that “turned the key” on a complimentary one-week loan of a 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe. For the fourth year in a row, the YGL gathering was under the ingenious management and direction of event maestro Andre Wells, one of the nation’s most soughtafter party planners. Once again, Andre raised the bar by seamlessly coordinating the look, feel and experience of three adjoining venues. Washington Life partnered with Erika Gutierrez and Howard Lee of epgPR, which provided the always highly coveted VIP swag bags – the contents of which were kept secret until the end of the night.

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Aureta Thomollari Ed and Chinyere Hubbard and Andre Wells

Alexandra Villarreal, Carla Bab and France Hoang

Matthew Kroenig, Daniela Helfet, Alexa Holcomb and David Stein

George Rogers, Christine Sevilla and David Vennett

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Alcohol co-sponsor Pernod Ricard kept guests going with Absolut and Malibu Rum, which mixologists from Occasions Caterers used to create one-of-a-kind libations. Amaryllis Floral and Event Design’s stunning floral decorations in primary colors perfectly coordinated with Long View’s art as well as the outfits featured on the 14 Juicy Couture mannequins. SugarPlum Tents built the Juicy Couture fashion lounge in the alley behind the gallery and a red carpet walkway to Rogue 24. While Chef R.J. Cooper was busy cooking with liquid nitrogen in the gallery, his team served decadent chocolate dessert nibbles in his restaurant. Frost Lighting bathed the three distinct venues in warm hues keeping with the evening’s colorful theme. Besides the impromptu fashion showcased by Washington scenesters, the Elan Artist’s Rhythm Collective band was one of the evening’s biggest hits. AV/Sound: VSG Solutions handled the acoustics – no easy task given the three separate venues. DJ iWah, DJCassidy and Pitch One spun tunes that kept the party going in the Juicy Couture fashion lounge. They say first impressions are lasting, so we were excited when The Dandelion Patch came on board to design the specialty hard copy invite for YGL members on the list. Will you get one next year? While the party was winding down at Long View Gallery, it was just starting to heat up at the Grey Goose Mansion after-party. Located in a “secret” location near Embassy Row, the party and the drinks flowed until the wee hours of the night. Oh, to be young and fabulous.

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Communications Director, Congressional Black Caucus “If I need to escape D.C. I’ll head home to see family in Florida; my dream annual summer vacation would be Jamaica or any Caribbean beach for that matter. ... I’m currently reading ‘The Help’ by Kathryn Stockett.”

Legislative Correspondent, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA)

Scheduler, Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD) “I’m on a food truck kick. My current favorite is DC Empanadas. ... if I need to escape D.C. in the summer I head to my hometown on the Eastern Shore of Virginia and spend weekends on the boat and at the beach.”

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“My favorite spots for brunch are Founding Farmers and The Front Page. I recommend the chicken and waffles to anyone that visits Founding Farmers and the bottomless mimosas at The Front Page.”

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Committee on Small Business “I like to escape to The National Arboretum because it takes you out of the city and into nature; they also host a great Bonsai festival every year ... My favorite lunch spot is Vapiano in Dupont.”

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Their bosses get the spotlight (for better or for worse) but the daily grind and nuts and bolts business of our nation’s capitol is being handed to a new generation of twenty-something Capitol Hill staff. They work hard and they believe in what they do. Lucky for us, we were able to catch some of them during lunch recently to hear about their favorite spots on the Hill, restaurants, books, and ways to escape the hot Washington D.C. summer. BY MICHAEL M. CLEMENTS AND URSULA LAURISTON P H OTO BY DA KOTA F I N E

MARIA URBANA Legislative Correspondence Manager, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) “When I am not working, I moonlight as a catcher for my softball team (the Whole Enchilada), an amateur eyewear critic, and a sales rack shopping aficionado.”

NATALIE ANGELO Projects Director, Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) “I love to sneak away on weekends to the Georgetown pool on Volta Place. I grab lunch at Marvelous Market and eat it as I wait in line for the pool to open.”

BRET MANLEY JOEL GRIFFITH Bodyman, Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) “Right now, I’m reading the Ted Kennedy memoir ‘True Compass’ ... My favorite lunch spot is Good Stuff Eatery on Capitol Hill ... when I want to escape D.C. I head back home to New Jersey.”

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Legislative Director, Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) “My favorite lunch spot is Ted’s Bulletin ... I think that the Jefferson Memorial at night is the most scenic place on the Mall.”

D.C. We usually don’t escape the heat so much as we tend to take weekend trips to South Beach, Miami every chance we get.”

BRICE SIKUADE Special Projects/Events Coordinator, Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) “I like to relax on the Onyx Rooftop with a glass of Shiraz and a group of close friends engaging in intellectual banter. There is no better place to escape the mayhem of city life.”

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“I love the views on the rooftop at 101 Constitution. It’s completely breathtaking and helps put your life in perspective.”

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“The Yards Park on Capitol Hill, near the Navy Yard, has become my little secret escape within the District. I love the scenery, gorgeous boardwalk and peace and quiet.”

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“A great book that demonstrates leadership and has inspired me is ‘Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada’s Quest to Change Harlem and America’ by Paul Tough.”

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Journo stars of “Page One” discuss the film at Newseum premiere

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Stelter said. “By the time I arrived, there were already dozens of blogs. I just came in at the right time when they were bulking up for the Internet revolution.The interplay between print and the Web has worked out beautifully there.” “There was a sort of apocalyptic moment when we started filming,” Novack said.“You had lots of people saying there may have to be dead bodies on the side of the road on the way to the digital future and the story is still being written. What we try to show in the film is an institution that is really committed to original reporting.”

an all-black team that played in a dance hall and achieved the heights of professional basketball. They were the best team in the country in the 1930s.” The film also weaves jazz music throughout. “They’re all intertwined,” Abdul-Jabbar noted. Known

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Q&AQUICKIE We recently checked in with celebrity chef Art Smith, who has plenty on his plate.

“We are looking forward to welcoming His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Hill. We’ll be cooking for his 76th birthday at Art and Soul. Can you believe that?” COURTNEYCOHEN on the opening of the Intimacy store at Tysons: “Geing fied at Intimacy was a revelation. I was so excited about my actual size I joked I was going to get it taooed on my forehead.”

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TIMBURGER “Suspicious Package” band member: “I don’t take credit for either Congressman Weiner or the one found near the Pentagon.”

Secretary of Defense ROBERTGATES on the complexity of U.S.-ally relations: “I would say based on 27 years in the CIA and 4 1/2 years in this job — most governments lie to each other.”

Washington Post cartoonist NICK GALIFIANAKIS at the Unity Health Care benefit: “Weiner pulled out early today. I thought he was going to stick it out, but I suppose he couldn’t rise above it. Just a hard thing to get past.”

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On his next TV show: “Can you imagine me on a survivors’ show? It’s really crazy.” “And, I’m going to Russia this summer with my beautiful mother, a Southern dame.” Art Smith

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he new documentary “Page One: Inside the New York Times” premiered in Washington at the Newseum with some of the film’s stars in tow, including quirky former City Paper editor David Carr, now a reporter for the New York Times. Colleague Brian Stelter joined director/ producer Kate Novack and Carr, who spoke on the inner workings of the venerable New York daily. “I still can’t get over the feeling that Brian Stelter was a robot assembled in the basement of the New York Times to come and destroy me,” Carr said. Stelter, of course, was the new kid on the block who pushed social media on his colleagues. Carr, we might add, is now an avid twitterer. “The Times has never been as backwards about it as people think,”


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LIGHTS CAMERA ACTION Paper lanterns, a clear starry night and the Smithsonian Castle served as a magical backdrop to this year’s Sundance Film Forward Gala. The annual festival is a partnership between Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute, the President’s Commission on the Arts and Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Ten award-winning independent films from American and international filmmakers were screened at 14 locations, allowing viewers to develop a mutual understanding and respect for other cultures and traditions. FILM FANS Kal Penn and Tommy Tune.

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EASY BEING GREEN A lucky few cozied up to actor Ian Somerhalder at an intimate dinner where the “Vampire Diaries” star promoted his eponymous foundation, which seeks to protect the environment. The globetroing conservationist (who just returned from Tanzania) with almost a million Twier followers spoke earnestly about the importance of geing young people involved in environmental issues, which struck a chord with the evening’s younger guests. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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TRANSATLANTIC TIES Vice President Joe Biden headlined the council’s 50th anniversary dinner, honoring those who have helped further the council’s mission of strengthening U.S. relations with countries across the Atlantic. Emcees Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough added humor to the proceedings with presenters Charlie Rose and Colin Powell supplying the gravitas. “There are people cheering in all sorts of different languages,” council President and CEO Frederick Kempe noted before announcing the launch of the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, named in honor of the Lebanese prime minister who was assassinated in 2005. Jennifer Lynn Waters, a member of the National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, capped off the night with an exquisite performance. HONORED Admiral James G. Stavridis, Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent and supertenor Plácido Domingo.

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BIRTHDAY TALENT Filling the tall shoes of Larry King at CNN was probably not what Piers Morgan had in mind aer decades as a print journalist fighting the tabloid wars of London’s Fleet Street. But aer winning Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice and winning the ratings wars as a judge on America’s Got Talent, CNN came calling with an offer he couldn’t refuse. Aer the Congressional Correspondents Dinner, CNN’s President Jim Walton and Washingon Bureau Chief Jim Bohrman threw Morgan a birthday celebration at the newly opened Lincoln, celebrating his ratings success and 46th birthday with CNN-adorned cupcakes and a giant cake. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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es, she’s a striking, beautiful blonde who favors a chignon, much like Princess Grace of Monaco did. But the former Charlene Wittstock, Prince Albert II’s 33year-old South African bride, is no clone of his famous mother, who died tragically in a 1982 car accident when her son – now the reigning sovereign – was only 24. Princess Charlene’s admirable traits, plus a streak of outspokenness, may make her the perfect partner to help her 53-year-old husband, the only son of Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace, modernize the legendary principality. Only half the size of Central Park, Monaco is known worldwide as the elegant playground of the rich and famous as well as the home of Formula One racing and a glamorous casino. Few in Washington were on the palace’s guest list. Ambassador of Monaco Gilles Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene Noghès and his American-born wife Ellen of Monaco (Official Portrait) began preparing for the romantic wedding weekend “the moment we knew ambassadors intimate July 1 civil service for family and close were invited.” One of Washington’s best dressed friends took place in the red silk damask-draped women, Ellen was delighted the Air France/ throne room where Grace Kelly married Prince KLM A-380 Airbus’ inaugural Dulles-to-Paris Rainier in 1956. Then came the emotional flight could accommodate her hats and gowns. appearance introducing Princess Charlene to Two other distinguished area residents her 7,000 Monegasque subjects below on the received invitations: Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Palace Square. The July 2 religious ceremony a former ambassador to Finland and chairman celebrated in the palace’s marble courtyard with of the American Red Cross, and philanthropist 850 seated guests was followed by the couple’s Mary Mochary. They and other official guests ceremonial drive around their petite principality were promised one of the 300 special BMWs, in a specially designed Lexus Hybrid. In case anyone thinks Monaco’s royal family the only cars allowed on the hilly, winding is old fashioned, the palace also planned two streets except for the royal motorcade. Ambassador to France Charles Rivkin and major musical events – the Eagles in the 15,000his wife Susan Tolson were the official U.S. seat stadium and Jean-Michel Jarre (European representatives; French President Nicholas heart-throb and son of Maurice Jarre, composer Sarkozy attended alone as his wife, Carla Bruni, of Dr. Zhivago’s unforgettable soundtrack) in a huge open-air harbor concert. The weekend is pregnant with their first child. The palace hosted two wedding events.The celebration culminated with musical fireworks

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over the Mediterranean. The prince’s friends say he was determined to find a woman who would best represent Monaco, knowing that whomever he chose would always be compared to his mother. Now, more than a generation later, it’s easier for everyone to accept a new princess. Both women were foreign born. His mother was an American from Philadelphia’s Main Line who became an iconic Hollywood actress; his wife is a champion swimmer born in Zimbabwe (the former British colony of Rhodesia) who grew up in South Africa. The Olympic Movement, in general, and swimming, in particular, formed unusual but important links between the couple and the generations spanning the Atlantic. “It’s what brought them together,” Gilles Noghès said. An active athlete and International Olympic Committee official since 1965, Prince Albert has been a proud member of Monaco’s Olympic Bobsled Team for years. Trained as a swimmer, the Amherst grad followed in the footsteps of his aunt, Mary Freeman Kelly, an Olympic swimmer, and his uncle, John B. “Jack” Kelly Jr., and grandfather, John B. “Jack Kelly Sr., both Olympic rowing medalists. Several years ago during the opening ceremonies for Monaco’s embassy here, I told Prince Albert that my mother had gone to the same summer camp as his mother and sisters: Camp Oneka in the Poconos. He replied that his love of sports and nature was “instilled during my summers at Camp Tecumseh [in new Hampshire] with my Kelly cousins.” That unique American experience led him to create the Prince Albert II Foundation, which supports ecological projects worldwide.

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HONORINGALBEEIconic American playwright Edward Albee was celebrated with a star-studded reception and a theater-thon highlighting his long and illustrious career. The 83-year-old winner of two Tonys and three Pulitzers was presented with one more prize, Arena Stage’s American Artist Award. The annual Benefit for Community Engagement included tributes by actresses Kathleen Turner, Tracy Les and Amy Morton. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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CAPITOL FLAVOR More than 350 guests, including members of Congress, gathered to critique both personal recipes and the recipes of celebrity chefs in a competitive cook-off followed by a seated gourmet dinner. Gayle Wicker, wife of Sen. Roger Wicker and Libby Dogge, wife of Rep. Lloyd Dogge chaired the gala with this year’s theme “39 Weeks: A Recipe for a Healthy Baby.” Each chef’s appetizer illustrated the cuisine of his or her home state with the Best Presentation Award going to Sen. Ben Nelson and his wife Diane for their cucumber cups with creamy salmon whip. The event raised over $850,000 for the March of Dimes

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VILLAGEPEOPLEFriends, fans and more than a few lawyers snapped up every available copy of “Innocent Spouse” at Carol RossJoynt’s book party in Georgetown, where much of her tale of betrayal, ceaseless litigation and personal sacrifice took place aer she discovered she was deeply in debt to the IRS aer the death of her high-flying husband. BALMY NIGHT: Guests admired the handsome artworks or relaxed in the delightful garden while enjoying a Susan Gage-catered cocktail buffet or reminiscing about Nathan’s, the storied bar and eatery Joynt kept open for years against all odds.

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FRANCOPHILEFÊTESupporters of the Musée FrancoAmericain du Château de Blérancourt honored the memory of Ann Morgan, the philanthropist daughter of financier J.P. Morgan, whose museum in the gently rolling hills of Picardy is dedicated to the French participation in the American Revolution and to two centuries of Franco-American relations. SPECIAL PROJECT: Guests toured a Woodrow Wilson House photo exhibition depicting American women’s relief efforts in World War I during a two-day gathering that included a special patrons dinner at Citronelle and a cocktail reception at the residence of art curator Ann Townsend.

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because if kidney disease is identified in its early he summer of 2006 was an exciting stages, the progression to kidney failure may be time for me. I had just been drafted delayed or even prevented. by the Redskins and my wife Katie As a spokesman for the “Love Your Kidneys” and I were looking forward to the public awareness campaign, I have had the birth of our first child in the fall. Then, during opportunity to meet patients young and old, training camp in August, I got an alarming phone record public service announcements, speak at call that Katie had gone into labor – five weeks a World Kidney Day reception on Capitol Hill before her due date. I rushed home to Colorado and participate in many NKF special events where my son Micah was born prematurely – such as the DC101 Chili Cook-Off and the with end stage renal disease, or kidney failure. NKF Golf Classic. The one that is most special The next year and a half were very trying to me is the Kidney Walk, an inspiring event times for us. Micah had to endure months of that brings together patients, family, friends, the medications, daily dialysis for almost a year and medical community and the public at large to trips to the emergency room. One night, we Reed Doughty celebrate life and raise funds to fight kidney had to head to Children’s National Medical disease. This year I was honorary Center after a Redskins home game. chairman of the Northern Virginia When he was 18 months old, Micah Kidney Walk on April 3 at Reston was ready for a transplant. In March Town Center. 2008, Katie donated a kidney to him. In addition to the prevention of Both are doing very well now. Micah kidney disease, the National Kidney started preschool last fall, and Katie just is that while kidney failure for Foundation is committed to organ gave birth to our third child. Thanks Micah was not preventable, it donation awareness. Right now to our faith and our wonderful family is for most Washington-area there are 110,000 Americans on and friends, we have come out of this the transplant waiting list, including experience stronger. residents.” 88,000 waiting for kidneys. There is The moral of my story is that while such a dire shortage of organ donors kidney failure for Micah was not preventable, it is for most Washington-area residents. That’s why in this country that two-thirds of the people on the list will die I’m committed to helping the National Kidney Foundation raise waiting. In 2009, NKF launched a groundbreaking, collaborative awareness about kidney disease and its leading causes – diabetes initiative called “END THE WAIT!” as a response to the nationwide kidney transplant shortage. and high blood pressure. The National Kidney Foundation is the leader in the fight More than 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease,and most don’t know it. The Washington, D.C. area has against kidney disease. In addition to public awareness and the the highest prevalence of kidney disease in the nation. I’ve been free early detection services, donations fund NKF’s ongoing work involved with the National Kidney Foundation for three years, in research, patient services and professional education. Visit the and I have seen first-hand the vital work it does in our community. NKF website at www.kidneywdc.org or call 202-244-7900 to Over the past decade they have screened more than 23,000 people learn more about the National Kidney Foundation, kidney disease through their early detection programs. This is vitally important and organ donation.

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WINE AND DINE Guests at the Park Hya’s annual festival gathered outside on a gorgeous summer night to feast on braised short ribs, seasonal salads and homemade pies prepared with farm-fresh ingredients by master chefs, including Brian McBride and Pierre Albaladejo. Charlie Arturaola and other wine experts weighed in with pairings ranging from Mer Soleil Silver Chardonnay to Girardet 14 Vines. The evening was part of a four-day festival that gave locals the chance to experience the flavors, culture and talents of America’s world-class winemakers and chefs. For these Washington foodies, it was a delectable dream come true. GASTRONOMIC GUESTS Barbara Delollis, Marilyn Green and Peter Baca. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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SPEEDO holla horizontal cap ($13.99); www.speedousa. com.LILJENQUIST &BECKSTEAD aquamarine and diamond earrings in platinum ($9,600); Liljenquist & Beckstead; 301-749-1200; www. landbjewelry.com. DAR BEDARTALARAASSI bikini ($150); Saks Fifth Tysons Galleria; 703-761-0700.

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ELLAMOSSISLA strapless one-piece swimsuit ($145); Saks Fifth Avenue Tysons Galleria; 703-761-0700. PALOMA PICASSO diamond and aquamarine drop earrings ($35,000); Tiffany & Co., Fairfax Square, 703-893-7700.

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JUICYCOUTURE bikini (top: $87, bottom: $76); Saks Fifth Avenue Tysons Galleria; 703-761-0700. CHIMENTO chalcedony passion necklace ($3,650); Chas Schwartz & Son; 202-363-5432 and 202-7374757; www.chasschwartz. com. IVANKATRUMP mother-of-pearl diamond necklace in rose gold ($4,990) and mother-ofpearl diamond earrings in rose gold ($1,700); Chas Schwartz & Son; 202-3635432 and 202-737-4757; www.chasschwartz.com. BULGARI 18 kt. white gold, blue topaz and diamond ring ($8,450), 18 kt. white gold, blue topaz amethyst and diamond bracelet ($14,300); Liljenquist & Beckstead; 301-749-1200; www.landbjewelry.com. ROBERTOCOIN 18 kt. white gold Elephantino diamond pendant ($4,960) and 18 kt. yellow Bollicine enamel necklace ($3,800); Liljenquist & Beckstead; 301-749-1200; www. landbjewelry.com.

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SPEEDO racer dome silicone cap ($11.99); www.speedousa.com. LILJENQUIST& BECKSTEADone-of-akind multicolored 4-ct. diamond cocktail ring, ($57,000); Liljenquist & Beckstead; 301-749-1200; www.landbjewelry.com. TIFFANY&CO platinum and diamond necklace with pear shape pink spinel, ($83,000); Tiffany & Co. Fairfax Square; 703-893-7700. Platinum and diamond Tiffany circlet necklace with 6.44 cts. and 16 in., ($35,000); Tiffany & Co. Fairfax Square; 703-893-7700. LUXEBYLISAVOGEL bikini top ($63), bottom ($83); Saks Fifth Tysons Galleria; 703-761-0700.

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TORY BURCH rattan clutch in natural taratuga ($275);Tory Burch at Tysons Galleria, 703-288-0786, www.toryburch.com

LA MER “The SPF 18 Fluid Tint” moisturizer (available in three different shades) ($65); www. cremedelamer.com

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KENDRA SCOTT “Danielle” earrings in turquoise ($60); Charm Georgetown, 202-298-0420, www. charmgeorgetown.com

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SCHWINN "Nancy" Women’s specialty 3speed cruiser ($469); Schwinn, www.schwinnbikes.com

ANNE FONTAINE “Jane” belt ($395); Anne Fontaine at Tysons Galleria, 703-714-0509

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ADOLFO DOMINGUEZ Dress ($780); Adolfo Dominguez at the Shops at Wisconsin Place, 301-576-3355

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ike many tech-savvy businesses these days, luxury boutique hotel Forty 1 North in Newport, R. I. has a blog. Chatty and personable, it covers not only recent happenings at the dockside hotel, but entries on fashion and other social goings on. One entry simply quotes the venerable Coco Chanel: “Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury.” This could be the hotel’s slogan. Re-emerging in 2010 after a multimillion renovation, Forty 1 North doesn’t skimp on luxury or comfort. No detail was spared: Frette linens, fireplaces in every room, accommodations for yachts – there’s something for every luxury connoisseur. Even tech-geeks get digital pampering: an iPad in lieu of a daily newspaper, which guests can also use to make local dinner or touring reservations during their stay. Rooms range from about $575 to $1,895 per night. For details, visit www.41north.com. – Anne H. Kim


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Anyplace you visit is sure to be eye opening in Vietnam. A leisurely journey might include a fishermen’s village, where you can visit with local families, or exploring the hauntingly beautiful Cham Ruins in My Son, a World Heritage site.

BORNEO SECRETSOF SABAH Expect to have your senses overwhelmed by this southeast Asian island’s Rainforest, Borneo extensive biodiversity. Chances are good that you’ll spot proboscis monkeys, silver langurs, dugongs (sea cows) and a myriad of birds, fish and exotic plants in the planet’s oldest tropical rainforest.

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during the Sandakan Death Marches in the days just before the end of World War II. Like other “adventure” cruise operators that seek to balance environmental responsibility with an unforgettable vacation, Orion (operated by Australian-based tour company Kimberley Cruises & Tours) is specifically outfitted for rarified journeys. Its two main ships – Orion and the just-launched Orion II – stretch to 337 and 288 feet respectively, housing just 106 and 100 passengers. Reinforced hulls help navigate icebergs in the Arctic and Antarctic, while a fleet of zodiacs whisks passengers ashore. Orion takes care to balance the rough and tumble of adventure with absolute luxury. Gourmet meals, afternoon tea and cocktail parties, a dedicated crew, spa and a dress code that the company describes as “elegantly relaxed” help elevate the globetrotting experience, while a resource library and seminars help expand the mind. Rates vary, but range from $4,850 to $19,515 per person on Orion II. For details, visit www. orionexpeditions.com. – AHK

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Bordeaux and Broadway Fine wines at the American Heart Association’s “Heart’s Delight” celebration; Covenant House celebrates in Anacostia BY DONNA SHOR

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Amer ican Heart Association brought two estimable vintner groups to Washington for “Heart’s Delight,” an extraordinary fourday celebration of wine. From Bordeaux came a score of châteaux owners and winemakers, direct from some of the world’s most prestigious vineyards. Happily, they brought their great bottles along. A dozen of America’s fine wine producers also came to showcase their dazzling offerings at the “United States of Wine” evening. The “Heart’s Delight” events included 14 private dinners at embassies and restaurants across the city, wine auctions, impressive tastings, wine and culinary seminars and a very special “Vintner’s Dinner” where Sotheby’s Jamie Ritchie auctioned great vintages. (Ritchie is famed for the quality of wines he auctions and the prices they get. In 2007, he hammered down the highest price ever achieved for a single bottle, $310,700 for a jeroboam of 1945 Mouton Rothschild.) The tastings, with as many as four “flights,” totaling 26 to 28 wines at a time, were seated, allowing participants to play what in Bordeaux châteaux is called “the music of the wine,” comparing one against another for color, bouquet, aroma, structure, body, farewell (or finish) and other nuances. The name “château” for Bordeaux vineyards is often a courtesy title for what are, after all, only the winegrowers’ handsome houses, but several of them are architectural marvels. The

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incomparable experience. Washington supporters of “Heart’s Delight” we spotted included Ruth Bassin, George Vradenburg , Mark Bisnow , Pierre-Louis Renouf, François Dionnot and Jeffrey Fox. BROADWAY GOES TO ANACOSTIA Covenant House,

the wide-ranging youth services charity, has many fans because of its good works but none more ardent than composer/ producer Neil Berg, who was congratulated for the funds Above: Jamie Ritchie coaxes bids on a vintage bottle he has raised at the sold-out as Philippe Blanc of Château Beychevelle and Marie-Helene Deutsch of Château d’Issan look on. “Night of Broadway Stars” Left: Judith Terra, Mayor Vincent Gray and Virginia event at THEARC Theater in Hayes Williams at the Covenant House benefit. (Photo by Kea Taylor) Anacostia. Berg has raised more than Margaux château we lived in for four years, $8 million for them with programs such as while writing a wine encyclopedia, was only this one, which featured show-stopping hits late 19th century, but it was a lovely building. delivered by artists who each have long lists of Our twins had a turreted tower for a nursery. credits in the musical theater world. It was fascinating at “Heart’s Delight” Several kids housed in Covenant House events to taste bottles from châteaux where now – where they are helped to earn GEDs, we had dined, and to see family members and learn job skills – also sang and danced in of old friends. One was Prince Robert of the show. Former pupil Michelle Thomas related Luxembourg, the son of Joan Dillon, Countess de Mouchy, herself the daughter of former what Covenant House has meant to her, Secretary of the Treasury Douglas Dillon, the crediting the organization with turning her life long-time owner of Château Haut-Brion, around. She presented a special award to Mayor where Prince Robert is owner-manager. Haut- Vincent Gray, the first director of Washington’s Brion and its sister château, La Mission Haut- Covenant House, who was credited with Brion, were featured at the “Vintner’s Dinner” establishing the direction the organization has at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium. followed ever since. The final “Grand Tasting,” where the Honorary chairmen were philanthropist French growers discussed their wines was led Judith Terra and Virginia Hayes Williams, the by Jancis Robinson, a master of wine and child welfare activist and mother of former world-renowned wine authority. It was an mayor Anthony Williams.

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HANGIN’ WITH ABE The L’Enfant Society celebrated the ball’s third year by going bigger and younger than ever. The DJ pumped fave sounds from recent decades and let revelers bust a move or two on the dance floor while more seasoned guests swarmed the open bar or discussed Rep. Aaron Schock’s notably buff appearance on the cover of Men’s Health. BOTTOM LINE: An impressive $515,000 was raised for the Trust for the National Mall, which focuses on restoring and rasing awareness of the deteriorating condition of the country’s most visited national park. GREEN TEAM Winston Bao Lord, Curtis and Amanda Polk, Mark Ein and Xavier Equihua. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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AWILDTIMEThis year’s ZooFari at the National Zoo may have been the biggest foodie event of the year, with 3,000 loyal FONZ supporters strolling the Zoo and its exhibits, including Asia Trail and the Reptile House by night. One hundred of the area’s top chefs and vintners provided tasty treats with scores of local musicians (and wild animals) providing a lile night music. VIPs with Lion Lounge tickets got to watch the Zoo’s seven lion cubs and Mei Xiang the giant panda up close and personal – the perfect way to spend a warm spring evening at the Zoo.

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ABEAUTIFULCAUSENot many people get a second chance to rebuild their lives following a dramatic loss. That wasn’t the case for Lawrence Cann. Once homeless himself, Cann founded Street Soccer USA to help adults and teens beat homelessness through sports. The organization’s annual awards gala kicked off a three-day, 20-city, Street Soccer USA Cup. Top players will represent the U.S. Men’s and Women’s teams at the 2011 Homeless World Cup in Paris, France. HONOREES Troy Vincent, Chris Lodgeson, Will Garofalo, Mark Ein and Lisa Wrightman. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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PERFECT SETTING Sweden’s ambassadorial residence is grand, spacious and has a large garden ideal for tenting. While few guests ever get to see, much less play on its handsome tennis court, that wasn’t the case when Amb. Jonas Hafström and his wife Eva hosted this year’s Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTCC) GEICO Champions Celebration. HONORED GUESTS Students from the center’s world-class training program showed their mele during a competitive tournament in the presence of tennis greats Mats Wilander, Patrick McEnroe and Jay Berger. Cocktails and dinner followed along with an awards ceremony hosted by NBC’s Jim Handly.

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and grow at their own pace wo years ago, I with a focus on building the packed up a bag strong work ethic and mental of clothes, got toughness they need to keep behind the wheel their composure when they’re of a Winnebago and started down in a close match. “Wilander on Wheels” to JTCC has its own school provide tennis clinics to fans with two full-time teachers and players in their backyards. on site so players receive the My travels have taken me same amount of one-on-one across the country and back. attention in the classroom as One of my favorite places they do on the court. If they to visit is the Junior Tennis fall behind in school, even the Champions Center (JTCC) top-ranked players will be in College Park, Md., where pulled off the court and out I serve as a senior advisor. of tournaments. The coaches There are tennis facilities Mats Wilander with future Junior Tennis Champions. and staff concentrate less that offer great high on rankings or titles than perfor mance tennis developing the complete training; those that provide person and preparing them kids with an excellent education and others all players become coaches and provide pointers to for college tennis. really sets JTCC with great community other kids. As they instruct others on how to play, apartWhat from other programs outreach programs. The they are improving their own technique and form is its community service Junior Tennis Champions program focusing on Center is the only place – thus making themselves better players.” teaching underprivileged in the United States that kids how to play tennis. does all three. Bjorn Bjorg and I had a healthy rivalry when I was training in Through Game On, all players become coaches and provide Sweden, and I see the same thing with the players at JTCC. Most pointers to other kids. As they instruct others on how to play, are lively, active kids from the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. they are improving their own technique and form – thus making They have questions about all kinds of things and are learning about themselves better players. It’s amazing to see some of the shy kids the world just as they are mastering what they can do with a small step up and shine when they’re coaching others. It’s that kind of positive energy that makes JTCC such a unique place.The staff has felt ball and a tennis racket. The best coaching staff in the country serves as their mentors high expectations for all the players, but the kids are happy – they and guides them through the learning process. Headed by Senior really are Champions! Whenever I hop into my Winnebago and see the Junior Tennis Director of Tennis Vesa Ponkka and Senior Director of Coaching and Competition Chuck Kriese, the coaches at JTCC instruct their Champions Center on the itinerary, it brings a smile to my face. players on how to succeed on the court and teach them how to JTCC embodies the many values of the sport and I am proud to manage their studies in the classroom. Beyond that, the coaches be a part of their family Mats Wilander is a seven-time tennis Grand Slam champion. build strong relationships with the players, helping them learn

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RdV Vineyards. Bottom left: Lena Scott Lundh at the Poke garden party (Photo by Vicky Moon) Bottom right: Catoctin Creek Distilling Company whiskey.

Smelling the Flowers and Popping the Corks Hunt country comes alive with the scents and sounds of spring BY VICKY MOON

he summer social season unfurled with the sweet scent of honeysuckle wafting through the country air as Trevor Potter and Dana Westring opened their multi-tiered gardens at Poke to benefit the Highland School Summer Arts Program. Set in the many vibrant “rooms” were art, music and performance vignettes conceived by Middleburg native Alexandra Scott and friends Blake Habermann and Levi Morger with committee members Lena Scott Lundh, Holli Thompson, Jay Adams and Lisa Abeel. Guests Marcia Carter and Robin Hill, Barbara Scott, Moses Thompson, Lori Keenan and Dielle Fleischman admired the stunning horticulture as characters “Polly Poke” and her manservant “Samson” appeared. “Sophie Steno”

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hid in a tree with her old Corona typewriter and pages of a book that were cleverly sewed in next to the leaves. The Land Trust of Virginia hosted another garden party with a purpose. That organization’s annual soirée to “Save the Virginia Countryside” took place at Rosemont, an early 18th-century estate near Waterford. The original log house, slave quarters, smoke and ice houses and barns have been lovingly restored by current owners Susan and Michael Fitzgerald. Meanwhile, David Neumann, Andy Lewis and Mark Buchanan of Neumann Lewis Buchanan Architects based in Middleburg and Washington hosted “promise of summer to come” party to debut RdV Vineyards. Situated on a splendid sweep of 93 acres (with

16 acres of grape blocks planted) near Delaplane, the winery was designed by Andy Lewis to mimic the hunt country barn vernacular. From a distance the silo appears similar to others in these parts but is actually wrapped with two layers of translucent fiberglass sheets, which bring light into the 60-foot spoke-like arrival atrium. The subterranean cave was designed to accommodate 300 barrels but now has an “ultimate capacity of 45,000 to 50,000 bottles, ” Lewis noted. Owner Rutger deVink gave tours to interior designer Pamela Ryder who spends weekends at a country home with her husband Brad Ryder. Also there: photographer Gordon Beall and his wife, designer Sue Burgess (who have a place in Upperville), Ann Decker and Daryl Landis and Richard Crenshaw. In Middleburg, former Washingtonians Brian and Sharon Roeder, owners of Barrel Oak Winery, were popping corks to launch their new tasting room/art gallery. Selections include their own wines plus favorites from Rappahannock Cellars and Phillip Carter Winery. At the other end of town, Gloria Armfield and Carole Miller of Armfield, Miller and Ripley Fine Properties hosted an event in the gardens at the Bower House. (Ruth Ripley, who completed the threesome, was at Episcopal High School for her grandson’s graduation.) And finally, more corks were popping in Purcellville over something folks have been waiting many years for: Catoctin Creek Distilling Company, the first distillery in Loudoun County since before prohibition. The company recently won several awards in the category of American Whiskey. “We’re so proud of our Mosby’s Spirit since it’s the base spirit for all that we make, be it Watershed Gin or Roundstone Rye,” co-founder and chief distiller Becky Harris said. Weekend events have included a Bottling Day “Learn how to bottle, cap, seal and label whisky. Be a part of whisky history and sign your name on some bottles.” When I mentioned the corking event as a possible outing to my friend David Forrer in New York City, his reply was simple: “I’m more concerned with getting it out of the bottle than putting it in.” Cheers.

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Summer Sizzlers Norma Tiefel parts with her Kalorama home, a lobbyist sells for over $5 million in McLean, and an Old Town charmer on Alexandria’s Duke Street goes for $2.4 million BY STAC E Y G R A Z I E R P FA R R

THE DISTRICT Armeane and Mary Choksi sold  AUDUBONTERRACENW for $3,275,000 to Dr. Ali and Azadeh Hendi. Dr. Hendi is a skin cancer specialist in Chevy Chase while Ms. Choksi is an adjunct professor at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a former vice president of the World Bank. Listing agents were Washington Fine Properties’William F.X. Moody and Robert Hryniewicki. The selling agent was Robert Bernstein of Bernstein Properties Group. The seven-bedroom, eightbath property in Forest Hills was built in 1994 and is surrounded by Rock Creek Park. It boasts a cherry-paneled study, banquet-sized dining room, heated driveway and pool surrounded by lush landscaping. Rudi Djabbarzadeh of Rudi D Architecture Design Development and his wife, designer Fabiola Martens, sold CHAINBRIDGE ROADNW for $3,250,000 to an undisclosed buyer. Michael Rankin of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty represented the seller and Theresa Burt of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyer.The five-bedroom property across from Battery Kemble Park was

The recently renovated residence at 2730 Chain Bridge Road NW sold for $3,250,000.

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2901 Audubon Terrace NW sold to Dr. Ali and Azadeh Hendi for $3,275,000. The property is less than 20 years old and features an outdoor pool, heated driveway and banquet-sized dining room.

built in 1937 and has been renovated from top to bottom to include a gourmet kitchen, 42-foot pool and tennis court. Norma Gewirz Kline Tiefel sold  BANCROFT PLACE NW in Kalorama for $3.5 million. The seller was represented by Ellen Morrell and Matthew McCormick of Washington Fine Properties. The five-level Federal brick townhouse built in 1980 exudes panache and elegance. Features include a grand entry level with floating staircase, exercise room, gourmet kitchen, wine cellar, elevator to all levels and four-car parking in the driveway and garage. William L. Davenport sold OSTREET NW to FFRE LLC for $3 million.TTR Sotheby’s Michael Rankin was the listing agent.The freestanding four-bedroom house in Georgetown’s West Village was built in 1816 and has undergone a meticulous and historic restoration. The

property is situated on a cobblestone street and boasts light-filled double parlors, a marvelous master bedroom and eight-foot windows overlooking the front garden. Emily Evans and Kristofer Shields bought   BILTMORE STREET NW from The Tompkins Trust Company for $1,510,000. Mr. Shields is an executive at Computech, a Bethesda-based software company. The fivebedroom Victorian in Kalorama was built in 1911 and recently renovated. It features a gourmet galley kitchen, lower level in-law suite, three fireplaces and top-of-the-line sound system. The listing agent for the property was Coldwell Banker’s Ethan Carson. Peter Heller, a well-known economist, author and Johns Hopkins University professor, sold   FORDHAM ROAD NW in Spring Valley to Rebecca Griffiths and Daleep Singh for $1.5 million.The six-bedroom Tudor borders

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One of Virginia’s finest examples of English Georgian architecture, this elegant yet comfortable home features luxury at its finest. 18th century detail seamlessly combined with modern luxuries and conveniences. The Flemish bond brick exterior, extensive mouldings, main level master with private sitting room, oversized four car garage and fantastic location make this a one of a kind. $2,498,000.

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Classic home has 5 BR, 5.5 baths, inviting front porch & 2 fplcs. Lrg great rm, renovated kit & brkfst area, exterior wood deck overlooks Rock Creek Park. Master suite up w/ pvt outdoor terrace. LL has 1 BR, 1 bath au pair suite w/ a 2nd kit. 2 car gar plus off street prkg for 5 to 6 cars. The best of urban living in natural surroundings. Walk to the Uptown Theater, National Zoo, Metro & restaurants. $2,295,000.

Berkley, DC

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Georgetown, DC

Georgetown, DC

Robin Waugh 703.819.8809 Maggie Shannon 202.486.4752

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Yale Scott 202.412.2221 ALEX & PAUL GROUP

A magnificent home and total living environment built to the most exacting standards and finishes that are “all around perfection” and a rare find in close-in McLean. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac in Langley Forest with a comfortable indoor and outdoor environment offering a separate in-law-au-pair suite and every amenity imaginable, which makes this home perfect for entertaining. $5,600,000.

FALL 2011 DELIVERY: 7 BR, 5.5 bath fully renovated Tudor with pool. 4,649 sf. Located on a quiet cul-desac in Wesley Heights, 4323 Hawthorne is undergoing a complete renovation and expansion by noted DC builder, Murillo/Malnati Homes designed by Cunningham and Quill Architects. This home can still be customized to suit the tastes of a prospective buyer. $2,500,000.

Foxhall Crescents. Architectural Design Chic with walls of windows, gourmet kitchen, 3 spacious BR, elegant baths on 3 levels, circular staircases, gleaming hardwoods, marble flooring, formal living room and dining room, library, 3 marble fireplaces, entry-level 2-car garage, privately sited on a premium lot with glorious terraced gardens! Elegant and gracious, Minutes to the White House! $1,350,000.

Spectacular Federal - 4 levels - East Village. Impeccably designed and restored. Double parlours, formal dining room, full master suite with sitting room and en suite bath. Chef’s kitchen with French doors leading to private garden. 6 fireplaces, original hardwood floors, 5 BR, 4 baths, 2 powder rooms, elevator and private drive for tandem parking. $3,998,000.

Spacious five bedroom, four full and one half bath house features large living room with fireplace, formal dining room, table space kitchen with island, den/ study with fireplace and wet bar, recreation room, gleaming hardwood floors throughout, two car attached garage and landscaped front and rear terraces. $1,190,000.

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Originally built by noted Washington architect Waddy Wood in 1923, this Georgian style residence has been recently transformed into a home ideal for both grand formal entertaining and comfortable family living. Equal sized 25’x18’FLR & FDR offer wonderful symmetry. 6 BR, 5.5 baths total. Private rear terrace & 2 car garage parking. $3,995,000.

Meticulously restored to preserve architectural details while adding state of the art upgrades. 3 BR, 2 baths. Chef’s kitchen opens to a private courtyard garden. Family room with gas fireplace can double as dining room. Elegant living room plus bonus upper level home office fitted with custom built-in’s. Waterworks bathrooms and plantation shutters throughout. 2-car parking. $1,175,000.

Georgetown, Washington, D.C. 202.333.1212

Prestigious 3 BR, 3.5 bath penthouse. Open layout features floor to ceiling windows, gracious public spaces, custom paneled library, kitchen with granite counters and top-of-the-line appliances, three private terraces and radiant cherry hardwood floors throughout. Includes 3 car garage parking. Offered at $3,195,000.

Special Foxhall Crescents Home designed by noted architect Arthur Cotton Moore. This home is elegant and perfect for entertaining. A brand new state of the art kitchen features a center island, custom cabinetry, top appliances as well as a breakfast area w/gas fplc. Tremendous light and custom finishes throughout. Numerous terraces offer unlimited opportunities for outdoor relaxation and entertaining. $1,975,000.

Renovated & spacious 2 BR, 2 full bath condo. Well designed layout features kitchen with granite counters and center island, dining and living rooms with radiant hardwood floors and a private outdoor terrace. Just steps to restaurants, shopping and galleries in Georgetown! Offered at $674,900.

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partner at Updata Partners, a private equity fund based in Reston. The five-bedroom Colonial was built in 1978 and features a gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances and rare Brazilian granite countertops, billiard room, lower level wet bar, media room with built-in theater screen and outdoor pool with pool-house. VIRGINIA TJ and Nicole Petrizzo sold  Andrew and Tamara Saltonstall sold  GEORGETOWNPIKE in McLean DUKESTREET in Alexandria to an undisclosed for $5,004,000 to an undisclosed buyer for $2,450,000 with the help of buyer. Mr. Petrizzo is the founder McEnearnery Associates’ Babs Beckwith. The of District-based lobbying firm The colonial five-bedroom Federal townhouse, Petrizzo Strategic Group. TTR built in 1815, is situated on a large double lot Sotheby’s Penny Yerks was the and blends historic integrity with modern listing agent for the five-bedroom convenience. It features original woodwork, Colonial built in 2005.The custom renovated gourmet kitchen and expansive stone manor sits on 2.6 private, garden with two-car garage. wooded acres.The property boasts a finished lower level which includes MARYLAND a billiards, exercise and game rooms Gregory Auger sold EAGLERIDGECOURT plus home theater, bar and wine in Avenel to an undisclosed buyer for $2.4 cellar. There is also a detached million with the help of Long & Foster’s carriage house with second level Themis Johnson. Mr. Auger is the president studio apartment, tennis court, pool of USA Management and former owner and pool house. of the Washington landmark restaurant, John and Deborah Burton sold Blackie’s House of Beef. The 1996 French  INNSBRUCK AVENUE in Provincial is nestled on a private wooded Great Falls for $3.8 million with lot overlooking Avenel Golf Course. The the help of listing agent Mark five-bedroom property includes a tumbled McFadden of Washington Fine marble foyer, five fireplaces, an infinity pool Properties. Mr. Burton is managing and large flagstone patios. Spring Valley park and is situated on a large private lawn with landscaped gardens. The 1934 stone house was listed by Coldwell Banker’s Gretchen Koitz.

2330 Bancroft Place NW in Kalorama Heights recently sold for $3.5 million.

PROPERTYLINES TH MOST EXPENSIVE D C  LISTING Steve Shafran put   WOODLAND DRIVE NW on the market for $8,995,000, which makes the property the fourth most expensive house for sale in the city. Shafran is a professor at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown and a former Goldman Sachs executive. The stone manor was built in 1927 and sits on nearly one acre of park-like grounds. The property is listed by Washington Fine Properties’ Matt McCormick and Susan Koehler. DEVELOPER SELLS: R. Donahue Peebles and his wife Katrina put

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 THOMPSON CIRCLE NW in Massachusetts Avenue Heights on the market for $7,495,000. Peebles’ firm is one of the country’s largest African American-led real estate developers with a portfolio exceeding over $4 billion 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. HOUSINGEXPERTHOPINGTO MOVE  Former housing official Ron Rosenfeld and his wife Patti listed  MELROSE STREET in

Chevy Chase for $5,150,000. Rosenfeld served as chairman of the Federal Housing Finance Board under President George W. Bush. The listing includes two adjacent R. Donahue buildable lots next Peebles to the house, which makes the former 2010 listing price of $5,999,000 (for the house only) seem like a deal. The seven-bedroom property was built in 1988 and is listed by Evers & Company’s Pat Lore and Ted Beverley.

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E M M Y - W I N N I N G ANCHOR LISTS Tracey Neale, a ninetime Emmy-awardwinning television news journalist and co-anchor of WTTG’s FOX 5, has listed her three-bedroom house at RDSTREET NW in Georgetown for $1,250,000. The property, which Neale bought in 2003 for $843,500, was built in 1865 and is one of Washington’s oldest carriage houses. Cathie Gill Inc.’s John Gill is the listing agent.

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Adams Morgan, D.C.

$1,175,000

Truly exceptional in every respect, this stunning 2-bedroom, 2-bath, plus den penthouse lives beautifully inside and out with incredible finishes and a gigantic, 2-tier terrace with arguably the best views from a private residence the city has to offer. Gordon Harrison 202.577.9908/ 202.364.1300 (O).

McLean, Virginia

$2,900,000

The photo shown is similar to the home to-be-built on a trophy lot in the Woodhaven area of McLean with private rear yard vistas. Renowned builder Regal Homes builds with Old World integrity. Additional homes available from $2.5M. Sharon Hayman 703.402.2955/ 703.790.1990 (O). sharonhayman@aol.com

McLean, Virginia

$4,200,000

Boasting stunning architecture, this residence presiding on one-plus acres is introduced by a circular drive and an elegant staircase entry. The well-appointed home features a gourmet kitchen plus catering kitchen and a terrace and veranda overlooking the rear yard with a pool. Sharon Hayman 703.402.2955/ 703.790.1990 (O).

Potomac, Maryland

$2,995,000

This astonishing, all brick home was custom built by the owner to last a lifetime. The well designed floor plan provides spacious living in a cozy setting. The residence boasts light-filled spaces, a heated pool, a 3-story elevator, and 6-zone heating/cooling. Spring Valley Office 202.362.1300.

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$1,199,000

Washington, D.C.

$1,349,000

This unique 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath contemporary is nested in a cul-de-sac on 1/3-acre with a view of mature trees. The brick home is an impressive combination of interior hardwoods, expanses of glass, and a beamed ceiling in the chef’s kitchen with fireplace. The huge deck overlooks the pool. Ricki Gerger 202.364.5200 (O).

This majestic home has several delightful living areas, including the living room with marble fireplace. A kitchen with high-end appliances, a lower-level in-law suite, a beautiful English garden, and a fabulous rear deck enhance the residence. Chevy Chase Office 202.363.9700.

Potomac, Maryland

Dupont, D.C.

$2,900,000

Bethesda, Maryland

$1,875,000

Built in 2009, this exquisite custom colonial boasts over 7,000 square feet of living with high-end finishes throughout. The 5/6-bedroom, 4.5-bath resident also features an elevator, solar panel and control 4 system, redwood deck, and stone patio. Joe and Wendy Faraji 240.274.7000/ 240.497.1700 (O). farajiteam@gmail.com

$1,275,000

This exquisite property features an owner’s unit with 2 spacious bedrooms, 3 Waterworks baths, and a luxurious kitchen with Poggenpohl, Fisher Paykel, Miele and Italian marble. Included is a high-end 2-bedroom, 2-bath rental unit. Woodley Park Office 202.483.6300.

Nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac on 4.3 acres, this distinctive estate boasts superior privacy yet is convenient to Washington, D.C. The 5-bedroom, 4 full and 2 half-bath home offers exceptional entertaining and daily living in an exclusive neighborhood. Robyn Porter 703.963.0142/ 301.229.4000 (O).

Bethesda, Maryland

$1,399,900

Beautifully renovated and expanded, this Greenwich Forest colonial offers a dream kitchen, a sun-filled office, and a wonderful owner’s suite. The finished lower level includes media, exercise and au pair rooms. Brad Rozansky 301.656.7700/ 301.907.7600 (O). brad@bradrozansky.com

Chevy Chase, Maryland

$1,995,000

Circa-1912, this charming home in the heart of Chevy Chase Village offers a spacious front porch, 6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, a den, an eat-in kitchen, a deck, and a private yard. Ashk AdAmiyatt 202.607.0078/ 202.966.1400 (O). Ashk@LNF.com

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Bethesda, Maryland

$1,648,000

Introducing the Bethesda Passive home built by O’Neill Development and designed by David Peabody. Located downtown, just blocks from Metro, this energy efficient home boasts custom finishes. www.PassiveHouse. GreenHaus.com. Sondra Mulheron 301.785.9536 and Pam Schiattareggia 301.802.7796/ 301.983.0060 (O).


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Asking Price: $6,900,000

Sited on a 2.25-acre level lot, this custom home was built by premier builder, David Niroo and internationally acclaimed Haleh Design. Built with a European villa design including an exquisite limestone elevation and featuring materials, finishes and workmanship such as imported exotic stone, crystal fixtures and custom plaster moldings. Additional amenities include a gourmet Habersham kitchen, stunning Italian fully in laid and paneled library, extraordinary home theatre and heated pool. Ideally located in the prestigious Falconhurst community only minutes to Potomac Village, downtown Washington DC and three major airports.

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This custom five bedroom, five and one-half bath home sits on over three and a quarter acres and offers the ideal combination of private luxury and proximity to Tyson’s Corner, the new Metro stop, Dulles, Wolftrap, excellent schools and the Spring Hill recreation center. The two-story entry leads past formal living and dining rooms to an inviting family room with fieldstone chimney. The Tuscan-style kitchen has beautiful ceramic tiles and entry to a greenhouse with indoor pool. The sweeping grounds are exquisitely landscaped and include a Town and Countryinstalled pool with retractable fountain and deck jets. One acre is subdivided and can be built upon by right. Asking Price:

$3,900,000

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Renovated in 2008, this Victorian residence presents an unparalleled tableau for lavish entertaining or the lifestyle desires of an urbanite who seeks a home in the heart of the city. The four-level interior offers a 6,000-square-foot design with six bedrooms, five full and two half baths, and an elevator.The residence includes a garage and three additional parking spaces, a rooftop patio and is just two blocks from

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MASSACHUSETTSAVENUEHEIGHTS  WOODLANDDRIVENWWASHINGTONDC Beautifully sited on nearly one acre, this distinguished stone manor, built in 1927, is a fine example of English Tudor architecture.The main level features a grand foyer, formal living room with coffered ceiling and fireplace, dining room with custom arched stone entries, wood-paneled library with built-in wet bar, stone sunroom and chef ’s kitchen; all with French door access to the flagstone terrace.The second and third levels feature six bedroom suites, a home office with built-ins, large recreation room and a gym. The grounds are equipped with pool, pool house, elegant boxwood gardens, front and rear security gates.

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Elaborate gates open from the lobby into the Plume dining room and its impressive skylight. (Photos courtesy of the Jefferson Hotel)

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Homage to Mr. Jefferson America’s third president would feel right at home in the glittering downtown hotel that bears his name. BY DONNA EVERS

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hen the Jefferson Hotel reopened in 2009 after a complete renovation, owner Connie Milstein said that what she loved best about the property was its “homelike feeling.” At first, the magnificent 99room property (the first in Washington to be included in the esteemed Relais & Chateaux guide) has the aura of a Gilded Age robber baron’s mansion. After further consideration, the most striking and unique feature is its homage to Thomas Jefferson. A brass bas-relief of America’s third president looks down as you enter under the newly constructed Beaux Arts portecochère. Additional images of Jefferson appear throughout the hotel, with the main spaces named after their Monticello counterparts (the Pavilion Room, Book Room, etc.).The curtains in the guest rooms are custom designed in toile

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patterns showing scenes of his beloved Virginia home. Even the hotel’s toiletries are made with fragrances from herbs and flowers grown at Monticello. A series of antique maps in the Quill bar and lounge detail the monumental wine tour Jefferson carefully planned and undertook through France, Germany and Italy. He visited hundreds of vineyards and wineries when he served as the fledgling nation’s first minister to France in the 1780s. Quill also features a gorgeously glowing bar made with curved layers of lighted glass over fabric in cadmium orange, a signature color especially created for the renovation. It is patterned after one that Milstein admired at the Plaza Athenée in Paris. While you can enjoy afternoon tea in the Book Room, Jefferson would surely be most pleased with the Cellar Room. He spent a lot of time and money keeping the best stocked wine

cellar in the country, both at the White House and Monticello, so the hotel is proud that guests may dine surrounded by 1,600 top vintages from its renowned 6,000-bottle collection. In Plume, the hotel’s plush haute cuisine restaurant, there is a curtained banquette, nicknamed “the nest,” where people who want a truly private dinner can drink Champagne under the soft light of the antique chandelier purchased from the old Willard Hotel.When the renovated Willard tried to buy it back many years later, it was definitely “not for sale.” Constructed on the corner of 16th and M Streets NW by mega-builder Harry Wardman in 1923, the Jefferson originally served as an apartment building for Washington’s social and power elite. Over the years, many changes were made. The magnificent steel and glass atrium in the front of the building, designed by the brilliant Beaux Arts architect Jules de Sibour, was plastered over. Rediscovered during the last renovation, it is now the brilliant Pavilion Room, the hotel’s architectural pièce de résistance. While the guest rooms are luxurious, featuring Porthault linens and decorated with custom-created colors and fabrics, there is no overall sense of pretension or ostentation. “God is in the details” architect Mies van der Rohe once said, and here we have to say, “Jefferson is in the details.” A more thoughtful tribute to America’s most notable Renaissance man would be hard to imagine, from the exquisite enameled miniature of Monticello on the ornate entry hall podium to the marble corridor where historic documents signed by Jefferson are displayed along with his bust and another of John Adams (his nemesis or dear friend, depending on the decade in question).The place is all about a great man, whose vast intellect, love of good food and wine and immense passion for architecture and design served to inspire the rebirth of this elegant hotel. Donna Evers, devers@eversco.com, is the owner and broker of Evers & Co. Real Estate, the largest womanowned and run real estate firm in the Washington Metro area; the proprietor of Twin Oaks Tavern Winery in Bluemont, Va., and devoted student of Washington history.

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Fifth Avenue elegance meets Washington Grandeur. Exquisite restoration of 10,000+ square foot mansion. Unparalleled workmanship and detail, historic imported and reclaimed material used throughout. $15,500,000

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Distinguished stone manor sited on nearly one acre of breath-taking grounds. Pool, pool house, two security gates. Exceptional in every respect. $8,995,000

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Rarely available Georgetown “Cooke’s Row.” This residence has undergone an exquisite restoration and renovation. Soaring entertaining spaces, massive gourmet kitchen. Parking for 3+ cars plus large rear garden. $5,500,000

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POTOMAC FALLS, POTOMAC, MARYLAND

Jim Bell

Ellen Morrell Matthew B. McCormick

Adaline Neely William F. X. Moody Robert Hryniewicki

Beaux Arts style mansion located in prestigious neighborhood of Kalorama, underwent an extensive 2 year historic restoration and renovation of 7BR main house, two level 1BR carriage house and rear gardens. $4,395,000

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Grand family estate on sprawling lot, country club pool and pool house, flagstone terraces with pergolas. 6BR main house, 5.55BA, and luxurious master suite. $4,345,000

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GEORGETOWN, WASHINGTON, DC

Spectacular 1894 home renovated throughout with a gourmet kitchen, spacious bedrooms, library, garden and a carriage house with 2 car parking. $3,495,000

Nancy Taylor Bubes Margot Wilson

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Stunning French manor custom built & exquisitely finished. Spectacular vistas of 3.3 wooded acres. Pool. $4,250,000

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One of a kind, country manor house. Located down a private lane. Built by Horizon in 1998 to exacting custom standards. Just minutes to downtown Bethesda. $3,400,000

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AVENEL, POTOMAC, MARYLAND

Colonial on 2.02 acres. 9,950 SF floorplan. Rear garden with multi-level terraces, pool. 5BR, 7F/2HBA. $3,350,000

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RITZ RESIDENCES, WASHINGTON, DC

SPRING VALLEY, WASHINGTON, DC

POTOMAC, MARYLAND

Ellen Morrell Matthew B. McCormick

Jim Bell

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Fantastic SW-facing 2,700+ SF corner unit. Luxurious master suite with balcony and marble bath, formal living room. Valet, 24-hour concierge, and 2 parking spaces. $2,150,000

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Spectacular home in sought-after Spring Valley. Offers five large bedrooms, four full baths, finished basement, three fireplaces, outdoor space, manicured landscaping, driveway and two-car garage. $1,399,000

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Updated Colonial by Mitchell and Best on cul-de-sac in award-winning golf course community. Updated kitchen and baths, main level library. Finished walkout lower level and private yard. $1,369,000

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Jennifer Harper Thornett Micah Corder

Elegant residence featuring 6,550 SF with spectacular entertaining spaces. Level private garden with pool. $4,950,000

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Custom built on beautiful 2 acre lot, in the prestigious Bradley Farms succeeds in bringing the outdoors in. Walls of glass and skylights provide exquisite views of the property + pool and tennis court. $4,795,000

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GEORGETOWN, WASHINGTON, DC

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Jamie Peva A. Michael Sullivan, Jr.

Margot Wilson

Renovated federal, c1795, and separate guest house. Original details include 6 fireplaces, pine floors, 4 bedrooms, staff quarters, deep gardens, pool, spa and garage. $3,999,000

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Sensational contemporary on 3/4 acre lot. Towering trees surround private pool. Soaring ceilings, floor to ceiling windows. Dramatic spaces allow for entertaining on an embassy scale. 5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths. $2,850,000

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KENT, WASHINGTON, DC

Gorgeous, classic New England-style Colonial with spacious, light-filled living spaces, wood floors, and beautiful architectural detailing. An entertainer’s dream! $2,795,000

Heidi Hatfield Anne Hatfield Weir

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Stately and sophisticated federal features spacious public rooms that flow out to large, private garden. Ideal for entertaining. Four bedroom suites + lower level in-law suite, elevator to all floors. $3,495,000

EDGEMOOR, BETHESDA, MARYLAND

Classic stone and clapboard Colonial. Large formal rooms, five bedrooms, three full and one half baths. Pretty rear garden with terraces. Short walk from downtown Bethesda and Edgemoor Club. $2,300,000

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WOODROCK, POTOMAC, MARYLAND

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William F. X. Moody Robert Hryniewicki

Marsha Schuman

Traudel Lange

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Exciting style home with two story space, vaulted ceilings, and open floor plan. Renovated kitchen with S/S appliances and ceramic tile flooring. Decks off the kitchen and great room, finished lower level, 3 car garage! $1,150,000

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WEST END PLACE, WASHINGTON, DC

Great location + full service building! Completely renovated in 2011! 2,132 square foot duplex penthouse condo with brand new floors and 3.5 custom marble bath.. $1,200,000

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Stunning estate offers open and inviting floor plan. Perfect opportunity for entertaining + everyday living. 1.14 acre lot features award winning outdoor spaces. $4,950,000

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Enjoy a view to “die for”. Fabulous townhouse in Avenel overlooking Golf course from patio and balconies. Four finished levels of comfortable living/entertaining space. Meticulous condition + beautiful updates. $1,109,000

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Chris Matthews, Host, MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” and author of “Jack Kennedy, Elusive Hero”

MOSTMEMORABLEON-AIR MOMENT? Zell Miller, the senator from Georgia, talking about challenging me to a duel at the 2004 Republican Convention in New York. We were out on Herald Square and he was at the convention hall and he just did his thing. 1. I like to go to dinner downtown on PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE with my wife

Kathleen. John F. Kennedy made Pennsylvania Avenue beautiful. It changed from the honky tonk it used to be. It’s our Champs-Elysées. 2. I love GEORGETOWN in the spring and wandering around on WISCONSIN AVENUE. My favorite restaurant is MARTIN’S TAVERN. I order the prime rib with baked potato and applesauce and apple pie à la mode for dessert, if I dare.

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3. My favorite historic sites are ANTIETAM and d HARPERS FERRY. You go along BLOOD ALLEY Y

listening to the acoustic guide, and you’re there. e. The great thing about Washington is that your ur kids can be studying something about the city, y, and you can just go out and see it.

5 5. My favorite local

movie theater is the AVALON. I’ve been to many movies during the week there. I like it when it’s not that crowded.

GUESTYOU’DMOSTLIKE TOHAVEONYOURSHOW? Winston Churchill. I’d ask him why he didn’t go to Roosevelt’s funeral.

4. For the arts, it’s hard to beat the NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART and the KENNEDY CENTER.

I’ve been going to plays at the Kennedy Center since Jason Robards. I saw Eugene O’Neill’s “A Touch of the Poet” and Steve Martin, whose midnight shows I used to see there.

MOSTCHALLENGINGPARTOF YOURJOB? Piercing through the news to the heart of the controversy. Getting to the edge of the story and sharpening it. That’s what [veteran broadcast news journalist] Martin Agronsky taught me. Our job is to find exactly what the edge is, then sharpen it so people understand what is happening.

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CHRIS MAT THEWS PHOTO COURTESY MSNBC . ANTIETAM PHOTO COURTESY ANTIETAM NATIO NAL PARK . AVALO N THE ATRE PHOTO BY JAMES DADDIO.

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