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CONTENTS MARCH 2013

SPECIALFEATURE THEYOUNGANDTHEGUEST AUCOURANTJournalist Lynn Povich ............  LIST POINTOFVIEW

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YOUNGANDTHEGUESTLIST Ilyse Hogue on the future of choice ........................  NARAL Roe v.Wade Anniversary Dinner ................

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

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Washington Press Club Foundation Congressional Dinner............................................................... Susan G. Komen Global Women's Cancer Summit .......

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WPAS' new leader Jenny Bilfield...........................

TRENDREPORTTrue Blue ........................... GLITTERATIBright and Blooming.................... TRENDREPORTStatement Stripes .................  LUXURYTRAVELRacing to build the next superlative in Abu Dhabi ....................................................

WASHINGTONSOCIALDIARY Washington Winter Show Opening Night ...................  Washington Ballet's "Noche de Pasion!" .....................

AROUNDTOWNPageantry in Palm Beach .......... 

A Standing Ovation for D.C. Teachers ......................... 

International Red Cross Ball ...................................

USO Gala ..................... 

Russian NewYear's Eve Ball ................................... 

Russian "1812" Gala ......................................... Reception for Encyclopaedia Iranica Anniversary ........ Teach for America's Cocktails & Conversations ............. CNMC's Dancing After Dark................................. Fair Chance Butterfly Bash ................................... Lab School Awards .............................................. Beasley Anniversary............................................. National Women's History Museum Gala ...............

HOMELIFE INSIDEHOMES The Proxmires' evolving style ....

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U.S. Friends of Arianespace...................................

Winter Wonders ................................................... 

Connections .......................... 

Clean Water Reception .........................................

Art in Embassies .............................

PEN Faulkner Dinner.........................................

OPENHOUSE Fresh Picks................................  LASTWORD Karin Tanabe's "The List" ............ 

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ONTHECOVERLindsey Mask, Nicholas Cambata and Trevor Frost (Photo produced by 8112 Studios. See Pg. 51 for full credits). TOPFROMLEFTFormer first lady Laura Bush at the Susan G. Komen Global Women's Cancer Summit (Photo by Tony Powell); Carolyn Amirpashaie King, Max Engling and Samantha Dezur (Photo by Tony Powell. See Pg. 38 for complete credits); Rep. Joaquin Castro of Texas (Photo by Ben Droz).DIOR smooth leather mykonos blue "Diorissimo" bag (price upon request), www.dior.com. KATESPADENEWYORK "Field Day" ring ($78), Kate Spade, 3061 M St. NW, Washington, DC 20007, 202-333-8302, www.katespade.com.

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ur eighth annual Young & The Guest List identifies more than 300 of Washington’s best and brightest. These lawyers, government officials, environmental activists journalists, critically acclaimed photographers and artists, technology innovators and entrepreneurs make Washington one of the most interesting and rewarding places to live in the entire world. As always, this year’s group features impressive résumés and powerful tales of achievement. One of our honorees has prosecuted war criminals and helped nations recover assets stolen by ousted dictators. Another travels the globe photographing fragile environments as part of a conservation project with the National Geographic Society. Photographer Tony Powell and photo studio 8112 Studios deliver stunning photographs of those whom we have selected, rounding out our Y&GL coverage this year. We always learn something new with such an accomplished group, and our unofficial poll of the latest and greatest already has us downloading life-changing apps, reserving seats at hidden-gem restaurants and carving out time in our busy schedules for cuttingedge art. See what you can uncover yourself on Pg. 54. With March already upon us, we’re starting to look forward to sunnier skies and warmer weather ahead. There’s no better way to usher in spring than with a thorough closet cleanse. Out with those chunky sweaters! In with striped tees and cheery splashes of azure! Managing Editor Alison McLaughlin’s expanded trend report has plenty of ideas to help celebrate the coming season. Photographer M. Holden Warren provides even more sartorial

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inspiration with this month’s fashion feature. He and our intrepid crew, starring Virginia Beach’s Kirsten Hauser, explored hidden Georgetown to capture that young and “restless” feel. If you’ve got a touch of spring fever, a trip to an exotic locale may be just the prescription. Associate Publisher John Arundel delivers with an inside look at the Middle East hot spot, Abu Dhabi. A more relaxed cousin to the high-flying Dubai, the United Arab Emirates’ capital city is quickly making a name for itself as a top-notch playground in its own right. Party coverage this issue extends to a varied and festive mix from the Washington Winter Show’s opening night and the Washington Ballet’s Noche de Pasion to the Alvin Ailey Gala and NARAL’s 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade dinner. Keep your calendars open this month for THEARC’s always adorable Wacky and Whimsical Tea, the opening of the Sackler Gallery of Art’s “Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia: A New Beginning” exhibition and TheatreWashington’s Helen Hayes Awards.

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

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FILM FRENZY The Environmental Film Festival (March 12-25) is back with a roster of films that delve into the deepest oceans, celebrate sustainability and highlight unknown phenomena. We asked the staff to give us their best bets for every viewer. For more information visit www.dcenvironmentalfilmfest.org.

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FILMTo the Wonder (USA, 2012, 112 min.) WHYWATCH? The contrasting but equally

lush scenery of Mont Saint Michel, France, and Oklahoma is at the heart of Terrence Malick’s complicated love story starring Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams. (In English, French, Russian, Italian and Spanish with English subtitles) CREDITS Director: Terrence Malick; Producers: Nicolas Gonda and Sara Green STUBHUB Saturday, March 23, 8:15 p.m. at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center (8633 Colesville Rd., Silver, Spring, Md.) For ticket information visit www.afi.com/silver

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FILMThe Mirror Never Lies (Indonesia, 2011, 100 min.) WHYWATCH? Enter the mystical world of the Bajo tribe, known as Sea Gyspies,

where a magical mirror is said to show the images of missing fishermen.With exotic locales and engaging debut performances, you’ll be swept into the story of a 12-yearold girl awaiting her father’s return. (In Indonesian with English subtitles) CREDITSDirector: Kamila Andini; Producers: Garin Nugroho, Devy Wildosari Suradji. STUBHUBTuesday, March 12, 7 p.m. at E Street Cinema (555 11th St. NW) Free to the general public.Tickets are available at the box office, the day of the screening.

For the Experts: CALLINGALLENVIRO-WONKS! FILMA Fierce Green Fire: The Bat-

tle for a Living Planet (USA, 2012, 110 min.) WHYWATCH? The first of its kind, this film maps 50 years of the environmental movement in the world, tackling conservation, toxic waste, climate change and more, with an emphasis on grassroots efforts toward sustainability and a dissection of the political paralysis that has perhaps finally turned to progress. CREDITSDirector: Mark Kitchell; Executive Producer: Mark N. Weiss STUBHUBMarch 19 at the Gilbert H. Grosvenor Auditorium, National Geographic Society (1600 M. St. NW). Free to the general public. For ticket information visit www.nglive.org/dc

IFYOU’RERARINGFORADEBATE FILMHot Water (USA, 2013, 65 min) WHYWATCH? “Westward Ho!” fantasies get a reality check in this film

about America’s atomic legacy and the environmental repercussions of uranium mining.This world premiere also offers a post-film discussion with the filmmakers and Rep. Dennis Kucinich, who is featured in the film. CREDITSDirected by Kevin Flint and Lizabeth Rogers; Executive Producers: Elizabeth Kucinich and Donald C. Rodgers STUBHUBTuesday, March 12, 7 p.m. at Elihu Root Auditorium, Carnegie Institution for Science (1530 P St. NW). Free to the general public. RSVP at hotwater.bpt.me.

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THEARCWACKYAND WHIMSICALTEA This year, THEARC offers a space-themed afternoon including high-tea, a silent auction and creative games. 2 p.m. Ritz Carlton; $150, $85 for children;Tables start at $2,500; Contact Janet Stone, jstone@thearcdc.org.

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WOOLLYMAMMOTHTHEATRE SPRINGBENEFIT Ashley Klick, Sarah Stettinius, Debbie Win sor and Gretchen King at THEARC’s “Willy Won ka and the Chocolate Factory� themed tea in 2012 .

This bash promises to take you to the Old West with Wild Wild Woolly, in support of the theater’s upcoming season. 6 p.m. Fairmont Hotel, 2401 M. St. NW; $350; $3,500 for a table; Contact Shelley Weber, 202-312-5265, shelley@woollymammoth.net

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SIGNATURETHEATRESONDHEIM AWARDGALA This celebration features performances by Carolee Carmelo, Rebecca Luker and Emily Skinner and honors famed producer and director Harold “Hal� Prince. 6 p.m.; Embassy of Italy, black tie; $1,000; Contact Erin Harms, 571-527-1827

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FREERANDSACKLER GALLERYNOROOZ PERSIANNEWYEAR This fourth annual celebration coincides with the U.S. debut of the Cyrus Cylinder and offers ďŹ re jumping, Nomad dancers and more. 11 a.m.; Freer and Sacker Gallery, S. Dillon Ripley Center; Free to the public; Contact Allison Peck, pecka@si.edu

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Helen Hayes Awards founder Bonnie NelsonSchwartz and Arlie Schardt at the 28th Helen Hayes Awards.

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CATHOLIC CHARITIES’ MUSICA Y SUENOS  BENEFIT This rousing affair to beneďŹ t the Spanish Catholic Center offers signature cocktails and salsa dancing lessons. 6:30 p.m.; The Organization of the American States Headquarters, $75; Contact Carmen Joya, carmen.joya@ catholiccharitiesdc.org

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TEACH FOR AMERICA ‘LEADERSHIP CHANGINGLIVES’GALA The third annual celebration of youth, leadership and education offers cocktails, conversation and more. 6:30 p.m.; Omni Shoreham Hotel; cocktail attire; $1,000; Contact Crystal Carpenter, 202-465-7800, ext. 22127; crystal.carpenter@teachforamerica.org


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VICTORY IS SWEET! What’s heating up Washington’s culinary scene

The District’s own Chef Huda Mu’min burned up the airwaves on ABC’s new reality show, The Taste, a cut-throat culinary competition that pairs fresh talent with seasoned chefs including Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Luda Lefebvre and Brian Malarkey. Before her early exit from the show, the rising chef and owner of catering company Pretty and Delicious, spilled the details on her favorite recipes and inspirations. with crispy kale — one of my favorite dishes. One plate and four spoons of garlic shrimp and aged cheddar grits with crispy kale and here we are. I’m on The Taste and cooking for my life! WHATHASTHEMOSTEXCITINGPARTOFTHEPROCESSBEEN SOFAR? Meeting Anthony Bourdain, Nigella Lawson, Chef Ludo and Brian Malarkey was an amazing experience. To have Anthony Bourdain say “I love shrimp and grits, I love your shrimp and grits” on national television was epic! Then to have Nigella and Ludo fight to have me on their team; I feel so blessed! IS YOUR GOAL TO BECOME A “CELEBRITY CHEF”? My goals are much bigger. A series of cookbooks, cooking demos in front of thousands, tours, food product lines, TV shows, travel shows, radio shows, a nonprofit to help end hunger and educate. I want it all. I want to be the Oprah of the food world! NAMEYOURMOST“WASHINGTON”RECIPE? My surf-and-turf pasta with a creamy black peppercorn parmesan sauce is spicy and delicious. I remember growing up and going on weekend visits to the Wharf, Old Ebbits Grill and Filomena.This dish is a twist on the foods and spices that inspired me while growing up in D.C.

WHATAREYOURTOPTHREEWASHINGTONRESTAURANTS?The Bombay Club is wonderful for an intimate dinner for two. My favorite item on the menu is the Nalli Gosht, which is a tender, fall-off-the-bone lamb shank cooked with onion, tomato, cinnamon, and clove served with HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH ABC’S COOKING rice. I adore the Warm Duck Confit Salad and the Classic Burger served COMPETITIONSHOW“THETASTE”?A good friend of mine suggested medium rare at West End Bistro. And if you have a sweet tooth, the Uncle I try out. She knew I adored Anthony Bourdain.The road he has paved, as a Buck’s Beignets at Founding Farmers are delicious.Those fried pillows of chef, best-selling author,TV personality and icon is so inspiring.When the eggy, airy dough are the best in the city. opportunity to possibly cook for Anthony and Nigella Lawson presented The Taste airs Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. on ABC. Catch up on the competition at itself, I had to at least audition. I made garlic shrimp and aged cheddar grits www.abc.go.com — Brittney Dunkins

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WHATINSPIREDYOUTOBECOMEACHEF?Growing up in an organic household I learned the importance of healthy eating and quality ingredients at an early age. Feeding people always made me happy, so after graduating from the University of Maryland College Park, I decided to follow my passion and attended Le Cordon Bleu for culinary school, where I graduated in the top 5 percent of my class.

WHOM WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO COOK FOR AND WHAT WOULDBEONTHEMENU?President Obama and the first lady. I would make something pretty, delicious and healthy like a pan-seared, herb- rusted filet mignon with whipped sweet potatoes and roasted root vegetables and of course, cognac apple and pear tart with salted caramel ice cream for dessert.


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WHO’S NEXT Melissa Vap, owner and designer for Melissa Vap LLC PHOTOS BY MARTIN LOURD PHILIPPE

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fter being told that hats were de rigueur for a friend’s Parisian wedding, Melissa Vap, 35, searched in vain for chic options. When she realized she’d have to wait until she landed in the fashion capital of the world itself to find a suitable headpiece, she decided to take matters into her own hands — literally — and began crafting her own designs. Now, the Georgetown milliner has become the go-to source for Washington women in need of handcrafted hats and fascinators for all occasions from cocktail parties to horse races. WHENDIDHATDESIGNINGGOFROMA HOBBYTOABUSINESSFORYOU?The first time I thought about it as a business was when I had someone I didn’t know at all get my number, call me up and say I hear you design and make hats. I thought, wow, yes I really do that.Up until then it had been for myself, my mother, sister-in-law and friends, but when someone was referred to me, I thought it could be more.

figure skated. Something that I learned from both was the value of linear looks. The lines are so beautiful from the toe of a dancer all the way up to her hands and head. I want my hats to follow that line, to extend the natural line of a person and make them appear taller, like a dancer. Most of my hats are named after ballet moves for that reason, because the stage and performances conjure up such vivid imagery for me.

DESCRIBEYOURDESIGNPROCESS I am not a planner. I start off with an idea, but by the end it may be totally different than what I first envisioned. I am very spatial and I like to experiment with designs. I’ll try something and then completely undo it and remake it if I don’t like it. But there is a process you have to go through when it comes to physically making the hats. You need to mold the hat first, so you work the material and sculpt it to what you want. Placement is crucial, as improper placement can completely throw the hat out of balance, and you need to plan your design around the placement. Then you add adornments, like feathers or flowers or sparkles to add personality to the hat.

ARETHEREANYLOCALEVENTSTHAT ARE BIG FOR YOUR BUSINESS? Gold Cup is a big one. Everyone wears hats and recently I’ve seen them go from the cute sun hats to more styled, fashion pieces. New Year’s is always busy, too, because you have clients who want more evening, glittery headpieces that are angular and small. I’d say April through July is my busiest time.

WHAT WASHINGTON LADY WOULD YOULOVETODESIGNFORANDWHAT WOULD YOU MAKE HER? Georgetown Cupcake founders Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne, as I really admire how they’ve built their business. I think something in a crisp, red, WHEREDOYOUFINDINSPIRATIONFOR straw material with poppy accents would YOURDESIGNS? Years ago, I did ballet and work for them.

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WASHINGTON PRESS CLUB FOUNDATION CONGRESSIONAL DINNER Mandarin Oriental Hotel | PHOTOSBYBENDROZ EXTRA, EXTRA!: The 69th annual dinner, chaired by Rep. Jason Chaffetz and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, proved — as ever — to be a great opportunity for politicos and press to mix over cocktails and dinner. Editor Lynn Povich was honored with the lifetime achievement award during the evening hosted by CBS News’ Major Garrett. ** Photo by Tom Williams

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am standing in front of three Oscars,” noted Chris Dodd, chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, at a recent celebration to honor George Stevens Jr. and his honorary Oscar. “Two belong to George’s father and one to George himself, just recently given to him, a lifetime achievement award by the Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences for his contributions.” The Oscar was officially presented to Stevens on December 1 at the 2012 Governors Awards in the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland in Hollywood by actor Sidney Poitier. Dodd and Bob Gazzale, president and CEO of the American Film Institute, recently hosted “An Evening with George Stevens, Jr.” to celebrate his golden statue here in Washington. Among those gathered were Mary Margaret Valenti, Victoria Kennedy, Frank Mankiewicz, Polly Kraft, Al Hunt, Ann Jordan, Bob Barnett and Rita Braver, Michael Stevens, Liz Stevens, Jim and Kate Lehrer, Janet Langhart and Bill Cohen, and Jane Stanton Hitchcock with her husband Jim Hoagland. “George and I have worked together on films and for the causes that we both believe in,” said Poitier at the presentation in Los

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Angeles. “And when you work with George Stevens, art and activism are never very far apart. George is an extraordinary person and if he commits to something, he will get it done. He is absolutely fearless.” Over the course of his career — which spans more than half a century — Stevens has received 15 Emmys, two Peabody Awards, the Humanitas Prize and seven Writers Guild Awards for his television work. His production “The Thin Red Line” was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture. He founded the American Film Institute and the Kennedy Center Honors, which he has produced for 34 years. In 2009, President Barack Obama named him co-chairman of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. “This family, literally, is not two generations or three generations making a significant contribution,” noted Dodd at the dinner in Washington. “It goes back to his grandparents and great-grandparents in the silent film era. So when you talk about the Douglas family or the Fonda family — which are unique in many ways — the Stevens family really transcends any example I can think of in terms of contributions to this industry. “Very few people have made that journey

from Hollywood to Washington with any success at all,” Dodd noted. Bob Gazzale reflected on Stevens’ influence on his own career. “I stand here tonight for two men. One is the lucky guy who is the leader of the American Film Institute, standing in the long shadow of our honoree. The other is a man who was a 9-year-old boy, who turned on the television one night to watch the AFI life achievement award salute to James Cagney,” Gazzale said. “I knew then that the nation appreciated this art form. I saw a community come together, without competition.” Asked how he felt about receiving the award among some of Hollywood’s most celebrated stars, Stevens was thoughtful. “It was obviously delightful and it had special meaning because Sidney Poitier presented this to me,” he said. “I feel I’ve gotten so much of my share of recognition that it was something just to be a part of it and seeing the next generation there, like Steven Spielberg, a good friend; Tony Kushner, whom I admire so much; and Ben Affleck. We sometimes worry, but there are still great films being made.” Best remark of the evening? “George is the Oscars!” by syndicated columnist and political pundit Mark Shields.

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The Kennedy Center | PHOTOSBYTONYPOWELL MAKING THE GRADE: Seven teachers and one principal made the top spot at this year’s celebration of Washington’s “highly effective” teachers — a gathering that almost didn’t happen thanks to a freak winter storm that canceled the original event. Surprise guests remembering teachers who influenced them included journalist Jim Lehrer and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sibelius. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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Papal Connections The Vatican’s man in Washington, social secretaries socialize and a giant trade agreement BY ROLAND FLAMINI

Papal Nuncio Carlo Maria Viganò (right) confers with Archbishop-designate of Baltimore William E. Lori, former bishop of the Diocese of Bridgeport, Conn., in 2012. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

A RELUCTANT NUNCIO: Can anything sour an ambassador’s breakfast more decisively than reading front-page revelations about himself in a major newspaper? This must surely have happened to Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the papal nuncio to the United States (the Vatican’s diplomatic representative), on Feb 17 when the Washington Post led the paper with its account of the bizarre circumstances of his removal from the Vatican to Washington’s Embassy Row. Approached for comment, a spokesperson for the nunciature said, “We have no statement that we can share at this time.” It’s all old hat. Stories of how Viganò had written letters to Pope Benedict XVI protesting that he was being forced out of his job as a senior member of the administration of the Vatican City State because he had uncovered “corruption, private interests, and dysfunction that are widespread in various departments” appeared on Italian television, in the New York Times and elsewhere when he was appointed in Oct. 2011. His eventual removal — albeit to one of the key posts in the diplomacy of the Holy See — showed that he had

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made some powerful enemies that even the pope was not prepared to oppose. But the Post resurrected the story because what happened to Viganò personified the factional infighting in the Vatican which the pope identified as a factor in his resignation. A new pontiff may be more determined to reform the place, but, wrote Massimo Franco, who comments on the Vatican in Corriere della Sera, the anxiety on the faces of the more influential cardinals “tells the story of one power bloc retreating as another, having waited for eight years, begins to savor revenge.” Franco, who says a difficult transition is likely following Benedict’s unexpected and perhaps not sufficiently thought through decision, says the pope should have abdicated, not resigned. A pope, as the enthroned sovereign of the Roman Catholic Church, abdicates, he says. “Bank managers resign.” KEEPERS OF THE GATE: Say “social secretary” and most of us visualize an elegant woman with a Rolodex implanted in her brain and laser vision ability to detect gate-crashers. The Obama White House upturned that image by appointing Jeremy Bernard its first male social secretary in its history, and he was present recently when Meridian House cohosted a reception for embassy social secretaries together with T.H.I.S. for Diplomats — a kind of Welcome Wagon for the foreign diplomatic community. Also on hand to address the group was Capricia Marshall, who had Bernard’s job in the Clinton administration, and is now beginning her second term as the chief of protocol at the State Department. Among the “sorority sisters” (Bernard’s affectionate moniker) present to hear him describe them as “keepers of an under-appre-

ciated art and a long-standing tradition,” were Francesca Craig from the Embassy of France, Amanda Downes (U.K.), Agata Wieckowska (Poland), Sylvie Yassingou (Central African Republic) and Diane Flamini (Spain). A few followed the invitation to the letter and brought their bosses, including Japan’s Kiyomi Buker, who arrived with her newly appointed ambassador, Kenichiro Sasae. (Full disclosure: “Keeper of the Gate” is the title of Selwa “Lucky” Roosevelt’s book on her experiences as President Ronald Reagan’s chief of protocol).

White House Social Secretary Jeremy Bernard and Chief of Protocol Capricia Marshall make nice at Meridian House. (Photo by Joyce Boghosian)

BARONESS ON CAPITOL HILL: On Valentine’s Day, the European Union ambassadors held their customary “getting-to-know-you” reception on the Hill for freshmen senators and congressmen. By coincidence, Baroness Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union External Action Service — effectively the European minister of foreign affairs — was in Washington and attended the event. The E.U. ambassadors were also celebrating President Obama’s announcement in his State of the Union message that negotiations would start for a U.S.-E.U. trade agreement. In case you were wondering, we’re talking about 47 percent of the world’s total trade.

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Journalist Lynn Povich speaks about her role as an advocate for women in the workplace INTERVIEW BY BRITTNEY DUNKINS

“THEGOODGIRLSREVOLT”OFFERSARAREIN-DEPTH LOOKATGENDERDISCRIMINATIONINJOURNALISM WHATWASTHEGOALINRECOUNTINGYOUREXPERIENCESINWAGINGTHEFIRSTFEMALECLASSACTION LAWSUITATNEWSWEEK?We were the first women in the media to sue for gender discrimination and yet no one knew about our case. I didn’t want our history — and our legacy — to be lost. Our case opened the door for women at many other news organizations to follow suit at Time, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, the AP, NBC and at The New York Times, where the women hired one of our lawyers. Our lawsuit changed the complexion of the newsroom and the content of news coverage. WHAT WAS THE MOST MEMORABLE THING ABOUT YOUR FIRST DAY AS THE SENIOR EDITOR AT NEWSWEEK? The most memorable thing is that nothing memorable happened. There were no salutes and no shunning. The editors carried on as if there had always been a woman there — or as if it didn’t matter. I was treated well by the top guys, even if some of the other senior editors regarded me as affirmative action hire. But no one said a word. WHEN YOU AND  OTHER WOMEN IN YOUR OFFICE FILED THE COMPLAINT AT NEWSWEEK YOU MADE NEWS  INSTEAD OF REPORTING IT CAN YOU COMMENT ON A JOURNALIST’S ROLE IN IDENTIFYINGINJUSTICEANDACTINGTORECTIFYIT? We were not covering a news event that we sympathized with. We were fighting for equal opportunities in our jobs. Virtually all the writers and reporters at Newsweek were men and all the

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researchers were women. When we realized that was illegal according to Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, we decided we had to act. It was a legal and moral issue that affected our careers. AS AN ACCOMPLISHED JOURNALIST  WHATADVICEDOYOUHAVEFORYOUR YOUNGERSELF IFSHEWERESTARTING OUTTODAY?Women are usually diligent and taught to please and often overachieve, all of which described my younger self. I tell young women today to push themselves forward, raise their hands, ask the questions, volunteer for more high-risk/high-reward assignments and negotiate for better positions and pay. WHATISTHEBESTADVICETHATYOU HAVEEVERRECEIVED?More than any specific advice, I’ve been lucky enough to have some excellent role models. First was my father, who showed me what a fascinating profession journalism is. Then I was lucky enough to work for Elizabeth Peer, a gifted correspondent in the Paris bureau of Newsweek, who proved that women could report and write just as well — and sometimes better — than men. HOW HAVE YOU SEEN THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN JOURNALISM CHANGE SINCETHEEARLY S?When I started at Newsweek, Liz Peer was told she couldn’t cover Vietnam because she was a woman. In the 1970s she was sent to cover the war in Somalia. Elaine Sciolino went to Iran to cover the hostage crisis and Eleanor Clift was the first newsmagazine reporter to cover the president, Jimmy Carter, not the first lady. Today you see women covering Iraq and Syria, being war photographers and business reporters and editors, and even network news anchors. Women are everywhere on the editorial side, except at the very top. There are exceptions: Jill Abramson at the New York Times, Tina Brown at Newsweek/DailyBeast, and now Pat FiliKrushel at NBC. And there are several women who run the business side of media organizations.

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Released September 10, 2012 by PublicAffairs Books WHAT IS THE BIGGEST DIFFERENCE YOUSEEBETWEENYOURCONTEMPORARIES AND WOMEN ENTERING THE FIELD ? Most young women today were raised to believe they can be and do anything. Unlike my generation, they just assume they will have a career. They seem less conflicted about their ambitions and more comfortable around men. And they seem more willing to question authority.

In the workplace and in journalism, we still have a glass ceiling, a pay gap, hostile workplaces, sexual harassment and companies that are run as old boys’ clubs. And in journalism as in most U.S. companies, women are everywhere but at the very top. As long as women bear the primary responsibility for taking care of children, we need to make the workplace more flexible. With women comprising almost 60 percent of college graduates, the workforce of the WHEREDOYOUTHINKTHEBATTLEFOR future will be one of educated skilled women. EQUAL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN IN JOUR- To keep them, we’ll have to restructure the NALISMANDTHEWORKPLACEISTODAY? workplace to reflect the new realities.

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A Bright Future for Choice NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue celebrates 40 years of protecting a woman’s right to choose, and outlines her plans for the fight still to come B Y I LY S E H O G U E PHOTO BY ALFREDO FLORES

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We do, because when it comes to choice, our n marking 40th anniversaries of the politics lag way behind our culture. Oppomagnitude of the Roe v. Wade decision, nents of choice are scoring victories at the state it’s natural to take stock and ask ourlevel that have made a devastating impact on selves how far we’ve come and where women and girls. In my home state of Texas, we’re headed as a movement and as a country. the defunding of women’s health clinics meant Forty years ago, the basic freedom for women almost half of poor women in that state are to decide if, when, how and with whom we going without basic health care, much less have a family was enshrined into law. being able to decide for themselves how to It is difficult for many people today to handle an unintended pregnancy. Recently, the comprehend how fundamentally that changed Arkansas House of Representatives voted to women’s lives. Before Roe, the lives of milban abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy with lions of bright and passionate young women no exceptions for rape or incest. So the fight were irreversibly altered because of choices for our basic freedom is still with us; women’s they were not trusted to make. Before Roe, Ilyse Hogue work is never done. the leading cause of death for women of Yet, as we stand here on the shoulchildbearing age in the US was illegal ders of giants, we have an obligaabortion. It is sobering to think of “Before Roe, the leading cause of death tion to look out over the horizon how many women with full futures for women of childbearing age in the and anticipate the world to come, to ahead of them lost their lives simply because the law at that time didn’t US was illegal abortion... Opponents ask how we build a movement that recognize what we know to be true of choice are scoring victories at the supports an evolving set of women’s choices — some that exist today, but — women know best when we’re state level that have made a devastating were unheard of 40 years ago — and ready to have a family. impact on women and girls”. lay the groundwork for protecting Of course, I do not regret that my those choices for all women today and generation and the ones that follow didn’t live through the days of back-alley abortions. But I do regret in the future. Choices are expanding in an ever-changing world. Women are that we don’t all know the brave leaders who worked so hard to put those days behind us and safeguard choice under the law. Because of thinking bigger thoughts and dreaming bigger dreams for our famithem, every generation since can write our own destiny like never lies and our futures than ever before. Our challenge in the coming decades is not just to defeat those who would restrict these choices, before. We owe those leaders an enormous debt. For that reason, as we look forward from this anniversary, it is but also to focus the energy and spirit of millions of women to define so important to recognize that we stand on the shoulders of giants. what these new choices mean for us. But we cannot do that unless our foundational rights are secured. And our very first job is to not fall off, to hold tightly to the gains we’ve made and recognize the incredible achievement of these last And those foundational rights will not be secure until we challenge our four decades. In a Wall Street Journal poll, seven out of 10 Americans political leaders to match policy to the real lives of real women today. support Roe. If those results had come on election night, they’d call This is our charge as a new generation of women leaders, standing up here on these shoulders of giants.We must think and dream of ways that it a landslide. That’s not to say we don’t still have a political fight on our hands. we too, and the generations to come, can become giants.

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NARAL PRO-CHOICE AMERICA’S ROE V. WADE 40TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER Washington Hilton | PHOTOSBYALFREDOFLORES CELEBRATING CHOICE: More than 900 supporters of a woman’s right to choose celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision over dinner as comedian/emcee Ross Matthews introduced the speakers (Stephanie Cutter, Rosalyn Levy Jonas and Dana Weinstein) who shared personal testimonies. The highlight of the evening was outgoing NARAL Pro-Choice America President Nancy Keenan passing the torch to Ilyse Hogue and President Barack Obama appearing in a 90-second video clip to reaffirm his commitment to making sure “women are treated fairly and equally in every aspect in life.”

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Pranav Vora and Philip Soriano, the duo behind the sleekly tailored shirts you’ve seen on Washington’s most stylish men, are no strangers to hard work. Wharton School graduate Pranav is a former consultant for Fortune 500 companies while Philip earned his chops on the soccer field at American University, after spending the majority of his youth in Germany. Together, they launched Hugh and Crye in 2009.The secret behind the timeless modern feel of their menswear essentials? A sizing system that offers clean lines and fit for each individual. Since its inception, the brand, whose name is a tongue-in-cheek reference to old English refinement, has been featured in GQ, Forbes, Southern Living and American Express’ shop local commercial.

LITTLE-KNOWNFACTABOUT PRANAV In 2008, I directed a short film on super 16 mm in one continuous shot, on a moving bus... in Mumbai, India. The film went on to premiere alongside “Slumdog Millionaire” at a film festival in New York City. Amazing experience all around. MOTTO/QUOTEPRANAVLIVESBY If you’re so lucky to be inspired, you owe it to yourself to do something about it.

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NICHOLAS CAFRITZ

DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, CROSSFIRE STRATEGIES

During the day, this born-and-raised Washingtonian is a mild-mannered business exec, helping high-profile clients protect their reputations. Come nightfall, Nick swaps his monkey suit for a pair of headphones and a turntable as alter ego DJ Chest Rockwell. You may have bobbed to his tunes at nightclubs around the world, in New York City and right here in the District. NEWYEAR’SRESOLUTION I’m really original ... Get back in shape. FAVORITECHARITY/CAUSE My mother has been on the board of the Washington Ballet for years and I have become involved as a result. I never miss a show (or a party). What’s truly amazing is the community outreach and inner-city dance programs they run through THEARC. This has been a great boon to the kids of this city who otherwise might not have had the opportunity to pursue their dreams of becoming a dancer.

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This scion of one of Washington’s most philanthropic families has his eye on topping the Neilsen’s one day as an executive producer and showrunner. Matthew’s racked up credits on programs for National Geographic and The History Channel for Half Yard Productions (the company behind “The Real Housewives of D.C.” and TLC fave “Say Yes to the Dress”). Recently, he wrangled talent for no less than four inauguration balls through RK Productions. NEWYEAR’SRESOLUTION This year if there’s something I want to change, don’t wait until New Year’s to do it. FAVORITECHARITY/CAUSE Woodley House FAVORITEAPP Egg dyeing 101 from Martha Stewart LITTLE-KNOWNFACT I haven’t watched “Game of Thrones” yet

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ANNA LEFER KUHN

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, ARCA FOUNDATION

During Anna’s tenure at the Arca Foundation (which works to advance social justice and human rights in the U.S. and abroad) she turned its attention to the economic crisis, promoting the engagement of citizens in Wall Street accountability as a means to advance a more equitable economy and just democracy. This Wesleyan grad is on the steering committee of the Funders Committee for Civic Participation, and chairwoman of the advisory board of the Youth Engagement Fund, a project she launched with the Democracy Alliance in 2008. Born and raised in New York, she now lives in Washington with her architecthusband and pre-school-aged twins. NEWYEAR’SRESOLUTION Don’t sweat the small things. FAVORITEAPP PRX: Public Radio Exchange. I’m a throwback, public radio groupie. FUNFACT Before we turned our Petworth backyard into a playground for our kids, my husband and I had a very successful run as urban farmers growing everything from tomatoes and jalapenos to peanuts (unsuccessfully) and hops, that my husband used in his home brew IPA. MOSTUNDER-RATEDWASHINGTON SPOT A Literri, an old-school Italian wholesale market in the warehouse district of northeast Washington,D.C. Outstanding Italian sandwiches, olives and wine.

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MATTHEWBRONCZEK President, Federal Home

MATTBUTLER CEO, Media Matters

CRAVENRANDALLCASPER Principal, Clarion Partners

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ASHLEYTAYLORBRONCZEK Founder/CEO, The WEAR Project

DAVIDCATANESE Reporter, Politico

NICOLEBRENER-SCHMITZ Federal Political and Field Director, International Brotherhood of Teamsters

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NICHOLASCAFRITZ Director Business Development, Crossfire Strategies

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SHAUNNA THOMAS

CO-FOUNDER, ULTRAVIOLET

This Los Angeles transplant has been championing progressive causes since the 2004 presidential election. Since then she has worked with Young People For (an arm of People for the American Way), P Street Project and the Progressive Congress. Her most recent work as co-founder, with partner Nita Chaudhury, of the women’s rights organization UltraViolet is chipping away at what some call “the war on women.” UltraViolet has been an influential voice in the fight to preserve women’s reproductive rights and campaign to defeat politicians with extremist views. It has also lobbied to encourage advertisers to discontinue their support of controversial right-wing talk show host Rush Limbaugh and called for women moderators in the 2012 presidential election debates. NEWYEAR’SRESOLUTION Get involved in local politics. I just moved back and I want to get involved in my community. FAVORITEAPP I have two I can’t live without. CongressPlus is an expensive app but it puts all the congressional office info at your fingertips. A must if you do any work on the Hill. RunPee tells you exactly when you can go pee during a movie and gives you a synopsis of what you missed. It’s the best thing ever. LITTLE-KNOWNFACT I’ve been to over 1,000 baseball games but I couldn’t tell you what RBI stands for. I go for the Dodger dogs. MOSTUNDER-RATEDWASHINGTONSPOT If you’ve never been to the National Arboretum, you’re missing out. My boyfriend took me there and everything from the dogwoods to the bonzai gardens are spectacular. No one was there when I went and it felt like a private forest. A must if you have friends coming in, especially if they live in a big city.

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ERICA WILLIAMS

SOCIAL IMPACT STRATEGIST AND APPOINTED MEMBER OF THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM’S GLOBAL AGENDA COUNCIL ON SOCIAL MEDIA

A proud Washington-area native, Erica’s passion is to help leaders and businesses change a changing world. Through content development, cause campaign consulting, coaching and training, she breaks down the theory and practice of what it takes to create social impact in today’s diverse, youthful, technology-driven world. Her expertise emanates from nearly a decade of work with some of America’s largest nonprofits and businesses, such as the Aspen Institute and Coca Cola, utilizing technology, political organizing, coaching and campaign design. She also co-founded Progress 2050, a project of the Center for American Progress that develops new ideas for an increasingly diverse America. LITTLE-KNOWNFACTDuring my “free time” in college, I also trained to be both an aesthetician and real estate agent. I can sell you a house and give you a great Aveda facial. MOSTUNDER-RATEDWASHINGTONSPOT The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage. Amazing free performances every day MOTTO/QUOTEYOULIVEBY “Leap and the net will appear.” (John Burroughs) FUNFACT I learned how to swim in 2012

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RONANFARROW Writer/human rights attorney

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DANIELLAFOSTER Chief of Staff, Office of Emerging Democracies, Department of State

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ADAMFRANKEL Senior Presidential Speechwriter, White House Office of Communications

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JUDITHFREEMAN Co-founder/Executive Director, New Organizing Institute TREVORFROST Photographer, National Geographic JAMES“TRIPP”FUSSELL Principal, Fish & Richardson

PATRICKGAVIN Staff Writer, Politico LISAGILBERT Director, Public Citizen’s Congress Watch MARKGILLESPIE Artistic Manager,YOA Orchestra of the Americas SHANAGLICKFIELD Partner, Beekeeper Group; Online Community Director, www.NextGenWeb.org

BECCAGLOVERWATKINS Deputy Communications Director, Committee on Oversight & Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives ANGIEGOFF Anchor/Reporter, NBCUniversal (WRC) JONICEGRAYTUCKER Partner, BuckleySandler ADAMGREEN Co-Founder, Progressive Change Campaign Committee MORGANGREENHOUSE Founder, The verdeHOUSE LLC

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CAROLYN AMIRPASHAIE KING

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, REP. RANDY FORBES

Carolyn is now a Washingtonian through and through. Born and raised in Woodbridge,Va., she ventured across the border to attend St. Mary’s College in Maryland and spent her days in the District interning for her current boss. She says she is proud to work for a member of Congress who is ethical, exhibits deep convictions, strongly supports our Armed Forces and veterans, and who is fiscally responsible.When she’s not helping to look after our wounded warriors, she can be found kicking a soccer ball around in Arlington or Fairfax where she competes in two soccer leagues. NEWYEAR’SRESOLUTION To finish up projects around the house. I recently bought a house with my husband and have been working on small upgrades. BESTPARTY/EVENTYOUATTENDEDIN My wedding on August 11, 2012 at Bluemont Vineyard in Virginia. It was the best day of my life and the most fun I’ve had! WHATMOTTODOYOULIVEBY The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday. MOSTUNDER-RATEDWASHINGTONSPOT The top of the Old Post Office Pavilion. The bell tower offers a really cool vantage point from which to view the city, and not many people know about it; oftentimes you might be the only person up there, which gives you the opportunity to take in the city all on your own. It’s a great place to put D.C. in perspective.

HILARYGRIDLEY Digital Marketing Coordinator, Ocean Conservancy ROBERTGRIFFINIII Rookie Quarterback, Redskins RYANGRIM Washington Bureau Chief, The Huffington Post FRANKGRUBER Founder/CEO TechCocktail.com KRISTINGUITER Communications, Public Relations, Marketing Expert CARLOSGUTIERREZJR Associate, Clark Hill

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ERIKAGUTIERREZ Founder/President, epgPR, LLC

DAWNHALFAKER President/CEO, Halfaker & Assoc.

KARINAGUTTIERREZ Associate, epgPR, LLC

BLAKEHALL CEO, Troopswap

INDIVARDUTTAGUPTA Senior Policy Advisor, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

PETERHAMBY Political Correspondent, CNN

BRANDONHADLEY Associate, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

ALLISONLONGHARDY Artist

LTMICHAELHAFT Lietutenant, U.S. Marine Corps

CHANELLEHARDY SVP of Policy for the National Urban League/Executive Director, National Urban League Policy Institute

ANDREAHAILEY Consultant

BRYCEHARPER Star rookie, Washington Nationals

DANNIAHAKKI Co-founder, MoKi Media

KRISHART Owner/Founder, Relaxed Tans and FoBoGro; President, Washington Circle Buisness Association ROYHELU Running Back, Washington Redskins JAMESHENRY President, Teavine Inc. JUSTINHERMAN Director of Federal Social Media, The Center for Excellence in Digital Government at GSA LAURENHICKEY Public Affairs Specialist, U.S. Department of State LIESLHICKEY Executive Director, NRCC

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ILYSEHOGUE President, NARAL Pro Choice America FRANCESHOLUBA National Security Staff, The White House ALEXHORNBROOK Director of Scheduling, Office of the Vice President KAMBIZHOSSEINI Host and Writer,Voice of America GREGHOUSTON Vice President, The Meridian International Center CHINYEREHUBBARD Vice President of Marketing, Events DC

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RISING STAR 8

MAX ENGLING

STAFF ASSISTANT, COMMITTEE ON HOUSE ADMINISTRATION

You may recognize this Hill staffer from a Kohl’s ad or Subway commercial since the political newcomer spent three years as a model in the fashion industry. He left the field in 2011 to pursue a career in which he could use the political science degree he earned from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. After wetting his feet as an intern he has been rising in the ranks ever since. Now, he’s organizing lecture series and bringing major names to advise interns on their budding careers. In his spare time, Engling and his wife volunteer for several charities aiding orphans, combating slavery and human rights abuses and working to end sexual exploitation. FAVORITEAPP Drudge Report and ESPN’s SportsCenter FUNFACT I have worked with AIDS orphans and children in distress in both Ukraine and South Africa. MOSTUNDER-RATEDWASHINGTON SPOT Theodore Roosevelt Island or Great Falls Park in Virginia

WINHUFFMAN Chairman, Emeritus, Capital Club NICHOLASHUNTER Vice President, Pounds Properties SHININOUYE Director, Specialty Media LGBT, The White House

BRIANMARSHALLJOHNSON Federal Tax Lobbyist and Blogger

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GOLDYKAMALI Founder/CEO, FedScoop OLIVIERKAMANDA Associate, White and Case

MYRIAHJAWORSKI Associate, Phillips Lytle LLP

ASHLEYJONES Chief of Staff, Rep. John Barrow (D-Ga.)

JONATHANJORDAN Principal Dancer, The Washington Ballet

CASSIDYKARAKORN Associate Marketing Director, Human Rights Campaign; DJ SAMKASS Assistant Chef, White House; Senior Policy Advisor, Healthy Food Initiatives CODYSTEPHENKEENAN Special Assistant to the President Deputy Director of Speechwriting

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BRIANNAKEILAR White House Correspondent, CNN JOSEPHPKENNEDYIII U.S. Congressman (D-Mass.) SANDROKERESELIDZE Co-founder, Art Soiree LINDSAYKIN Executive Director of Business Development, Luke’s Wings EZRAKLEIN Reporter/Columnist, The Washington Post ALBERTKLEINE Senior Economics Researcher, Media Matters

ERIKKAKNUTI Vice President of Public Affairs, Ogilvy Public Relations

MARIATERESAKUMAR Founding Executive Director,Voto Latino

JULIEKOHLER EVP/COO, Democracy Alliance

MICHELLEKWAN Senior Advisor for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, State Department

CARINEKRAWIEC Owner, Carine’s Bridal Atelier MATTHEWKROENIG Assistant Professor of Government, Georgetown University JACKIEKUCINICH Politics Writer, USA Today ANNALEFFERKUHN Executive Director, Arca Foundation

CHRISTINALAGDAMEO Deputy Director, White House Initiatives on AAPIs SOPHIELAMONTAGNE Co-founder, Georgetown Cupcake NOELANDINI Co-owner, Landini Bros. Restaurant, and Owner, CXIII Rex and The Fish Market

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SAMANTHA DEZUR

VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INDUSTRY RELATIONS, EDUCATION FINANCE COUNCIL

Growing up in Oshkosh, Wis., Samantha dreamed of something bigger, which led her to the Big Apple when she was 21. She landed an internship at Marie Claire that was documented as a reality show. Despite her 15 minutes of fame, she quickly learned the fashion world was not for her and that she wanted a career where she could affect change. Her next stop was Washington where she got a master’s degree in public relations and corporate communications from Georgetown. Now, Samantha is playing a leading role in shaping the Education Finance Council’s advocacy strategy on higher education and finance issues. When she’s not busy analyzing key congressional, regulatory, political and economic issues, she can be spotted at her favorite District haunt:The Columbia Room. FAVORITECHARITY/CAUSE Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation because my younger brother has type 1 diabetes LITTLE-KNOWNFACT I was on a reality show on the Style network called “Running in Heels.” MOTTO/QUOTEYOULIVEBY “Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, ‘I’m possible.’” (Audrey Hepburn)

SARALANGE Public Relations Manager, Neiman Marcus KARIMLATEEF Trade Development Director Charmer Sunbelt Group/Diageo North America MATTLAUER Partner, Qorvis Communications LLC EDDIELEE Co-founder, Jubilee Project BECKYLEE Executive Director Founder, Becky’s Fund PUMLEFEBURE Co-founding Partner/Creative Director, Design Army

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JAKELEFEBURE CEO/Co-founder, Design Army SVETLANALEGETIC Co-founder BrightestYoungThings KEITHLEMER President, Wellnet Healthcare Group ZACHLEONSIS Manager, Business and Development, Monumental Sports & Entertainment JEFFREYLERNER Political Director, DNC RACHELLERNER SVP of Community Relations, J Street ALEXISLEVINE Founder/Innovation Officer, Savvy Media

PAULLINDSAY Communications Director, National Republican Congressional Committee

VIOLETTAMARKELOU Photographer,Visual Artist

SOMMERMATHIS Editor, Atlantic Cities

KRISTENLODAL Co-founder/CEO, LIFT

KOURIMARSHALL Campaign Manager, Anita Bonds for DC Council

ASHINDIMAXTON Director Political Partnership Programs, SEIU International

LINDSEYMASK Founder/CEO, Ladies America and Mask Media Co.

RICHARDMCADAMS Manager of Major Gifts, Heritage Foundation

JACLYNMASON Owner, Charm Georgetown

AMBERMCDONALD Associate, Baker & Mill; Founder, The Kindness Collective

LTORIANAMASTRO Asst. Tenured Professor, Edwin Walsh School of Foreign Service, Strategic Analyst, Department of Defense

TOMMYMCFLY DJ/Radio Host, 94.7 Fresh FM

LARHONDALOMBARDI Sports marketing professional RAFAELMENDESLOUREIRO Foreign Associate, Hogan & Hartson LLC ANNIELOWREY Economic Policy Correspondent, The New York Times SARAHMARGON Deputy Washington Director, Human Rights Watch

ALYSSAMASTROMONACO Deputy Chief of Staff, The White House

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RACHEL LERNER

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS, J STREET

After earning a bachelor’s degree in literature from SUNY Binghamton, Rachel has spent her professional career working with Jewish-based organizations — not too surprising since her master’s in theological studies from Harvard Divinity School is taken into account. Prior to moving to Washington to work for J Street four years ago, she spent over a year in Canada working as the director of strategic community planning initiatives for the Jewish Federation of Greater Toronto. Originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., she also worked for the Jewish Council for Public Affairs in New York City. FAVORITECHARITY/CAUSE Bread for the City. I focus a good deal of my time and energy on change in the Middle East, but I think it’s important to give locally. MOSTUNDER-RATEDWASHINGTONSPOT The National Museum of Women in the Arts. I’m almost embarrassed to say that I lived here over three years before discovering it. MOTTO/QUOTEYOULIVEBY “You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, over-thinking it. You have to go down the chute.” (Tina Fey) BESTPARTY/EVENTYOUATTENDEDIN That’s easy. The J Street 2012 Conference and Gala Dinner. Engaging with 2,500 pro-Israel pro-peace leaders and activists from the U.S. and the Middle East has kept me energized all year.

TARAMCGUINNESS Executive Director, Center for American Progress Action Fund; SVP Communications, Center for American Progress

MARIKAMEYER Marika Meyer Interiors

BRITTMCHENRY Sports Anchor/Reporter, ABC 7/WJLA-TV

KATEMICHAEL President, K Street Kate LLC

PATRICKMCHENRY U.S. Congressman (R-N.C.) SPIKEMENDELSOHN Restaurateur, Good Stuff Eatery and We, the Pizza

TIMMILLER Deputy Communications Director, RNC ALEXMILLS Actor, Synetic Theater

ELAINEMENSAH Founder/Fashion Director, SVELTE LLC

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SETHMESSNER Attorney, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

JEFFMILLS Executive Director, Food Service, D.C. Public Schools

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DIANAMINSHALL Realtor, TTR Sotheby’s

CHRISMOODY Political Reporter,Yahoo! News

KONRADNG Director, Smithsonian APA Program

JENMISHORY Deputy Director,Young Invincibles

CORISUEMORRIS Speechwriter, Dept. of Energy Co-Founder, Bitches Who Brunch

PAULNITZE Special Assistant to U.S. Attorney, District of Maryland

PATRICKMURPHY U.S. Congressman (D-Fla.)

ORANWABUEZE Owner, The Dunes

CHRISMURPHY U.S. Senator (D-Conn.)

CARLOSODIO Director of Special Projects, New Organization Institute

NAVROOPMITTER CEO/Co-Founder at Gryphn AFSHINMOLAVI Senior Advisor, Global Geo Political Risk, Oxford Analytica JOHNNYMONIS Restaurateur, Komi and Little Serow MICHAELMONROE Chief of Staff, BCTD, AFL-CIO DANIELLEMOODIE-MILLS Director Eduction Policy, National Wildlife Federation

DAVIDMUSE Artistic Director, Studio Theatre DEEJAYNEEKOLA DJ, Music Producer JAREDNELSON Company Dancer, Washington Ballet

ANNEOLAIMEY Director of Office Business Liaison, U.S. Department of Commerce MAGGIEO’NEILL Owner, O’Neill Studios LLC

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MARK V. VLASIC

SENIOR FELLOW AND ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF LAW, GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY/PRINCIPAL, MADISON LAW & STRATEGY GROUP PLLC

The politically oppressed have no better ally than this Southern California native, who has worked on international teams to prosecute accused war criminals like Slobodan Milosevic and to recover assets stolen from developing countries under the U.N.’s stAR initiative. It’s no surprise that Mark’s bona fides run long: Fulbright scholar, White House fellow, Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Public Service recipient, Army Commendation Medal recipient and membership on multiple international and national security boards, just to name a few. FAVORITECHARITY/CAUSE Humanity in Action, Luke’s Wings, Atlas Service Corps, Fulbright Association, White House Fellows Foundation, the Special Operations Fund, Fulbright Academy of Science & Technology, Lantos Foundation/FDR International Disability Rights Award FAVORITEAPP GoogleMaps LITTLE-KNOWNFACT Spent a year backpacking around the world between college and law school MOSTUNDER-RATEDWASHINGTONSPOT Local 16 roof deck for brunch MOTTO/QUOTEYOULIVEBY “All men dream; but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act out their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.” (T. E. Lawrence) BESTPARTY/EVENTYOUATTENDEDIN New Year’s Eve in St. Bart’s, at the Yacht Club, and every sunset party at HulaHula

BRIANORAKPO Defensive End, Washington Redskins GINAORMAND Campaign Services Director, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee LAURAO’SHAUGHNESSY CEO, SocialCode TIMO’SHAUGHNESSY Founder/CEO Living Social ALEXOVECHKIN NHL Left Wing, Washington Capitals; Founder, Crazy Eights JOHNPACHECO Director, C&M International

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CHARLIEPARET Managing Director at Paxton Stuart LLC Co-founder, The Sundance Collective and DC Entrepreneurs Week TOMPERRIELLO President/CEO, Center for American Progress Action

ERICHPICA President, Friends of the Earth ROBERTPILON Chief Development Officer, The ONE Campaign ADAPOLLA Founder/CEO, Alchimie Forever

JENPSAKI Chief Spokeswoman, Secretary of State John Kerry

ROLANDREYNOLDS Managing Director, Industry Venture LLC

GAUTAMRAGHAVAN Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement

BENRHODES Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, The White House

OSCARRAMIREZ Principal, Podesta Group

MELANIEPETIT Management Consultant, PwC Consulting

OMARPOPAL Co-owner, Cafe Bonaparte Napoleon/Malmaison

DANPFEIFFER Communications Director, The White House

MICHAELLEEPOPE Author/Reporter, NPR

STEPHANIEVALENCIA RAMIREZ Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement

DREWPORTFIELD Curator/Director, LongView Gallery

EZRAREESE Partner, Perkins Coie

MACONPHILLIPS Director of Digital Strategy, White House Office of Communications

STEVERESSLER Founder/President, GovLoop

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KARENRICHARDSON Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement SEBASTIANRIVERA Senior Loan Officer, Potomac Mortgage Group JOSEPHROBERTIII Board of Directors, Fight for Children; Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps

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DANIELLA FOSTER

CHIEF OF STAFF FOR THE SENIOR ADVISOR TO THE SECRETARY FOR CIVIL SOCIETY AND EMERGING DEMOCRACIES, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

This L.A. native helps strengthen emerging democracies and civil societies worldwide through her work at the U.S. Department of State. She formerly worked in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and played a pivotal role in launching the bureau’s public-private partnership initiative. Off the clock, Daniella pounds the pavement with the Georgetown Alumni Triathlon Training Team, which she founded, or mentors community college students through Emergent Leaders Network, a nonprofit she recently co-founded. NEWYEAR’SRESOLUTION While I was in China I saw an amazing aerial acrobatic performance, where acrobats hang from a special fabric. I’ve been inspired to try it. Now that classes are offered in D.C., I have no excuse not to. FAVORITEAPP I’m a fan of RunKeeper. It tracks the mileage you run, gives a verbal readout when you’ve hit specific mile marks, and keeps track of your best times. It’s like having a mobile personal trainer. LITTLE-KNOWNFACTI’ve done a triathlon on my birthday for the past three years.

NICOLERODGERS Co-Founder/Editor-in-Chief, Role/Reboot; Branding/ Marketing Strategist/Instigator of Culture Change

KARIMSADJADPOUR Associate, Carnegie Endowment

LEOSCHMID Editor, Thrillist

VICTORSANCHEZ President, US Student Association

AARONSCHOCK U.S. Congressman (R-Ill.)

SCOTTRODGERS Chief Creative Officer/Partner, Tier 10 Marketing

JAYNESANDMAN Director, BrandlinkDC

NIKKISCHWAB Yeas & Nays Columnist, Washington Examiner

ALICIARODRIGUES Marketing Director, The Jefferson Hotel ALLYNROSE Miss DC 2012 KIMROSENBERG Co-founder, Mixology Inc. LUKERUSSERT Reporter, NBC News

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MICHAELSAPIENZA Executive Director, Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation ADAMSARVANA Communications Director for Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.)/ Communications lead for Congressional Progressive Caucus BRIANSCHATZ U.S. Senator (D-Hawaii)

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SHELDONSCOTT General Manager, Marvin JANASEDLAKOVA Self-Help Coach, Business Development Specialist and Model RYANSEELBACH Principle Owner, The Huxley RACHELSERGI Beverage Director, Hanks on the Hill

NICKSHAPIRO Special Assistant to the Homeland Security Advisor

ALEXSKATELL Media Director, National Republican Senatorial Committee

MUNASHIKAKI Correspondent, Al Arabiya

BILLYSLOAN Corporate Attorney/Partner, Latham Watkins

ARASHSHIRAZI Founder and President, Bullitt Bookings ALEXSHRIVER Chairman of the National College Republican Committee CYNEESIMPSON Reporter, WJLA/ABC-7 KYRSTENSINEMA U.S. Congresswoman (D-Ariz.)

AMOSSNEAD Principle, Story Partners; Founder Famous DC DOUGLASSONDERS Photographer/Co founder, 8112 Studios ANNAMSOELLNER Vicec President, Communications, Motion Picture Association of America

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FRANCES HOLUBA

NATIONAL SECURITY STAFF, THE WHITE HOUSE

Few 24-year-olds run around Washington with a security clearance, but this New Jersey native is on that short list. A UVA graduate, Frances started working at the White House as an intern in the office of the press secretary straight out of college and joined the national security staff a year and a half ago. NEWYEAR’SRESOLUTIONHike the Inca Trail and visit Machu Picchu in 2013 FAVORITECHARITY/CAUSEBecky’s Fund and One Love Foundation. I was friends with Yeardley Love and her memory drive me to work hard in the field of domestic and dating violence, particularly in redefining the imbalance of power and control associated with athletics. LITTLE-KNOWNFACTABOUTYOUI’m an adrenaline junky — bungee jumping, snowboarding, skydiving, whitewater rafting, you name it and I’ll go. I just booked a plane ticket to New Zealand and Australia to go backpacking in March.

PAMELASORENSEN Founder, Pamela’s Punch

KARINTANABE Author, “The List”

PHILIPSORIANO Customer Experience Operations, Hugh and Crye

KATHERINETARBOX Writer

RYANSPARKS Founder and CEO, Sparks Consulting GEORGETTESPANJICH Manager of Government Relations, ML Strategies

JOSIETAYLOR Marketing Specialist, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center NEISHATAYLOR Director of Business Development, The Webster Group

MATTHEWSPENCE Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense For Middle East Policy, US Department of Defense

STEVETAYLOR Principl Software Engineer, Invincea Inc.

GREGSTAMAS Associate, The Carlyle Group

HOLLYTHOMAS D.C. Editor, Refinery 29

MICHAELSTEEL Press Secretary, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio)

JESSETHOMAS Founder/CEO, JESS3

SALLYSTEPONKUS Sally Steponkus Interiors CLARKSTEVENS Assistant Press Secretary, The White House DORIANSULLIVAN Group Account Supervisor, Red Peg Marketing JESSESUSKIN Public Affairs Manager, Google

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SHAUNNATHOMAS Founder, UltraViolet AURETATHOMOLLARI President, D&A Luxury Consulting JOHNTHORNLEY Lead Singer, US Royalty PAULTHORNLEY Guitarist, US Royalty ERINTHORNTON Executive Director, Every Mother Counts

NICOLETICHON Executive Director, Tax Justice Network USA

ERICAWILLIAMS CEO Foolish Life Ventures

JESSYTOLKAN Consultant

DAVIDWILLIAMSON Financial Analyst/Editor, The Motley Fool

ELLIOTTOTAH President Oxbridge Development CHRISVIESON Deputy Director of Floor Operations for Eric Cantor MARKVLASIC Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown PRANAVVORA Founder, CEO Hugh and Crye AMELIAWANG Chief of Staff, Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) JONWARD Senior Political Reporter, The Huffington Post WILLIAM“PEPPER”WATKINS Special Projects Manager, The National Trust for Historic Preservation PAULWHARTON TV Host of Paul Wharton Style on the CW CHRISTINAWILKIE Staff Reporter, The Huffington Post

JESSICAWRIGHT Director of Scheduling, The White House WARRENWRIGHT Military fellow in Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s office

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PATTYWU International Policy Consultant Director, C&M International

think should be on next year’s Young and The Guest List,

STEPHANIEYOUNG National Press Secretary, Office of the Democratic Whip, Rep. Steny Hoyer

email editorial@washingtonlife. com. Include the person’s full name, occupation, age and a brief description about why

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they should be on the list.

MICHAELZAMORE Chief of Staff, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) RYANZIMMERMAN Third Baseman, Washington Nationals IVORYZORICH Special Events Director, Motion Picture Association of America

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VIDEOGRAPHERAlexis Fedorov SEETHEBEHIND-THE-SCENESVIDEOON WWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM

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hile many of the nation’s top video producers went to film school and now live either in New York or Los Angeles, Nicholas Cambata went to American University, majored in business management, and lives in D.C. The self-taught film and video producer founded 8112 Studios, a full-service film production company based in DC. A hands-on kind of guy, Cambata as director has worked with everyone from the Federal government to Lady Gaga. He’s also shot commercials for Acura and directed music videos and commercials for 50 Cent and Mya among others. Nicholas recently co-hosted and produced a show on one-off automobiles, which allowed him an exclusive look into Jay Leno’s garage.

NICHOLASCAMBATA Film director/co-founder, 8112 Studios FAVORITE CHARITY/CAUSE Stop Modern Slavery (combating human trafficking) FAVORITE APP Mobli (the best parts of Twitter and Instagram combined) LITTLE-KNOWN FACT I’m getting my pilot’s license so I can start flying myself around when I need to go somewhere. MOTTO/QUOTEYOULIVEBY “No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.” (William Blake) FUNFACTI’m a worldwide hot dog connoisseur. The best are Sibylla from Sweden.

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RYANGRIMSCRIBE Washington Bureau Chief, The Huffington Post If you’re like many Washingtonians, you can’t get enough of the HuffPost Hill, a late-day wrap-up of Capitol Hill news delivered daily to reader’s inboxes via email. Ryan and a couple of his fellow HuffPo colleagues get to turn their wits loose there, wrapping up otherwise staid political news in a humorous bow. It’s a refreshing side of the serious reporting one normally sees from this award-winning reporter, whose clips weigh more heavily toward investigative pieces and hard news as seen in City Paper, Mother Jones and The Politico. FAVORITECHARITY/CAUSE Law Enforcement Against Prohibition/drug legalization LITTLE-KNOWNFACT I exist MOSTUNDER-RATEDWASHINGTONSPOT Congress MOTTO/QUOTEYOULIVEBY “May the bridges I burn light the way.”

LINDSEYMASKADVOCATE Founder and CEO, Ladies America Though many know Lindsey as the power-suit with big ideas behind Ladies DC, now Ladies America, a grassroots organization that empowers women to succeed both professionally and personally, you may not know that she loves science and philosophy, is already a great aunt and recently went on a mission trip to Haiti. It’s this renaissance attitude that she tries to inspire in others, whether as co-founder of DC Entrepreneurship Week or on the board of the Women Under Forty Political Action Committee. LITTLE-KNOWNFACTThere are probably quite a few “little known facts” about me, but I will just toss out a few: I am a 22-year vegetarian, have been engaged twice, and I haven’t had a television for three years now. FAVORITEAPP I would have to say any and all of the car service apps, because when you need a ride in a pinch, nothing helps like an Uber, Taxi Magic, Hitch or myTaxi. MOTTO/QUOTEYOULIVEBY“Get up, be amazing, go back to bed.”

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INDIVARDUTTA-GUPTAECONOMICEQUALIZER Senior Policy Advisor, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities This University of Chicago grad and 2004 Harry S. Truman Scholar came to America with his family from India when he was just 3 years old. Today, Indivar works on behalf of the nation’s poor. As a member of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support, his work left an indelible imprint on social policies that affect low-income families. While consulting for the Center for American Progress, he co-authored a paper that dared to develop a workable plan to cut poverty in half. When he’s not busy fighting for his favorite cause (see below), he and his wife Shally spend time with their newborn son and plan future travels. FAVORITECHARITY/CAUSE Social justice FAVORITEAPPScoutmob LITTLE-KNOWNFACT I hated vegetables before I became vegetarian for ethical reasons about 11 years ago. MOSTUNDER-RATEDWASHINGTONSPOTFDR Memorial BESTPARTY/EVENTYOUATTENDEDIN Birth of my son in September!

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TREVORFROSTADVENTURER National Geographic Young Explorer, photographer and filmmaker Trevor has mapped and photographed caves in Central Africa, studied jaguars in Bolivia, and flown a bush plane with explorer Mike Fay across Southeast Alaska and Northern British Columbia to survey the expansion of industrial development into wild areas. His proudest accomplishment to date is the photo book, “The Sacred Headwaters: The Fight to Save the Stikine, Skeena and Nass,” he produced with renowned author and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis. The book was an integral part of a campaign that recently won a ban on all oil and gas development across a one million acre wilderness in Northern British Columbia. Originally from Richmond, Va., his next endeavor is a book that celebrates people from indigenous cultures who navigate the wild corners of the earth using only nature, such as waves, wind and sun as a compass. NEWYEAR’SRESOLUTION To be more reckless FAVORITEAPP Instagram, because it re-ignited my love for photography MOSTUNDER-RATEDWASHINGTONSPOT The Library of Congress MOTTO/QUOTEYOULIVEBY“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.” (T.E. Lawrence)

PATRICIAWUGLOBALBIZWHIZ International Policy Consultant, Director, C&M International This Harvard M.B.A. knows a thing or two about international relations. At C&M, she puts her considerable skill set (she speaks three languages) to good use, helping multinational companies navigate the political and regulatory waters in emerging markets around the world. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Tufts, where she majored in International Relations and Asian Studies then went on to study at both the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and Peking University. NEWYEAR’SRESOLUTIONTo only speak in Mandarin to my 7-month-old daughter and hone my Tiger Mom skills FAVORITECHARITY/CAUSE Friends of Penyem, a micro-philanthropy founded by Washington-area friends. Every dollar goes directly to life-changing water projects in West African villages.

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JOHNPACHECOGIVER Director, C&M International Whether engaging his love of music as a volunteer at Adams Morgan’s Sitar Arts Center, co-founding a pre-law mentoring program at Thurgood Marshall Academy or collaborating with USAID on agricultural development in Costa Rica and Guatemala, this 32-year-old, is concerned with one thing: helping others. The Massachusetts-born graduate of Johns Hopkins ‘s Nitze School of Advanced International Studies splits his time between C&M Internaltional, a trade, regulatory policy and investment firm, and Georgetown University, where he serves as an assistant director of liturgical music. NEWYEAR’SRESOLUTION To learn all 30 of J.S. Bach’s “Goldberg Variations” for piano in 2013 FAVORITECHARITY/CAUSE My two little brothers, a freshman and sophomore at Georgetown University. Unfortunately, weekly buffalo wings and pizza are not tax deductible. LITTLE-KNOWN FACT I spend my weekends conducting liturgical music at Georgetown University and occasionally playing piano in Capitol Hill restaurants.

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You might find photographer and 8112 Studios co-founder NICHOLAS CAMBATA slurping noodles at Toki Underground (1234 H St. NE, 202-388-3086), a popular and oen-crowded H Street ramen house.

We all knew that one of molecular chef extraordinaire JOSÉANDRÉS’ favorite drinks is gin and tonic (“uh, hello!” as he once told us), but at his latest experimental kitchen, the legendary Spanish chef takes his MiniBar experimentation to the cocktail shaker. And duh, “Jose’s G&T” is featured on the menu. HEIST (1802 Jefferson Pl. NW, 202-716-2055)

D.C.’s latest nightclub has us in a “gangsta” mood with its subterranean locale and bullet-ridden bar. Belly up and plan your next caper with specialty cocktails and tunes from some of the city’s best deejays.

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Self-proclaimed spin “addict” RACHELLERNER is looking forward to the Cherry Blossom Festival, “but the Sweetlife Festival is on my birthday this year so I’m excited about that, too.” SILVERDOCS

CAPITALBIKESHARE Photographer NICHOLASCAMBATA adds a creative twist to tooling around on wheels: “rent one of those bikes from the shared stations and ride around, stop along the way and take photos.”

National Geographic photographer TREVORFROST keeps active in the great outdoors, kayaking in Great Falls and bike riding through Rock Creek Park. “I love Great Falls because it’s just 30 minutes outside the city and yet, when I’m there, I feel like I’m a million miles away.” ROCKCREEKPARK

Sunday nights find MARKVLASIC taking advantage of any “at night” event at the Phillips Collection, Freer Sackler and Hirshhorn museums. “What beer way to spend a Washington evening than taking in culture? Beats anything on TV.”

NATIONALGALLERYOFART MTVERNON Weekends find PATTY WU and her husband riding their bikes to Mt. Vernon. “When I’m on a bike and close to the ground like that it’s fun to envision George Washington as a real person, who commuted along the same road and was working through many of the issues that now define us as a country.” SW E E T L I F E F E ST I VA L BY J O S H C O G A N .

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ERICAWILLIAMS gets her art fix at Art Under Pressure on Georgia Avenue NW. “I love street art and local art. AUP gives me access to colorful, soulful work from up-andcoming artists, visual and musical.” She and her filmmaker husband also make it a point to check out Silverdocs. “Every year we clear the week and fill our days with popcorn and movies from all over the world.”

CAROLYNAMIRPASHAIEKING plays on three soccer teams

during the week to keep fit. Down time oen finds her at the National Gallery of Art. “I’m really into the Middle Eastern exhibits since I am Persian and I always make an effort to check them out when they are featured.”

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KATE SPADE blouse ($298), Bloomingdale’s, 5300 Western Ave NW, Chevy Chase, MD 20815, 240-744-3700; DIANE VON FURSTENBERG blazer ($365) and ALEXANDER MCQUEEN clutch ($525), Saks Fifth Avenue, 5555 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815, 301-657-9000; DIESEL Grupee skinny jeans ($328), 1961 Chain Bridge Rd. ,Tysons Corner, VA 22102, 703-485-4755; CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN shoes ($995), Neiman Marcus, 5300 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 202-966-9700; TIFFANY’S Elsa Peretti sterling silver doughnut bangle ($950) and TIFFANY’S Paloma Picasso 18-kt. gold calife bangle ($9,500), 5481 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase, MD 20815, 301-657-8777.

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tanford Lively Arts artistic director Jenny Bilfield, 48, is taking up her duties as Washington Performing Arts Society’s first female president. Washington Life caught up with Bilfield at her California home to talk about her historic appointment and her vision for WPAS, which includes reviving jazz and new commissioned works, global programming and engaging with Embassy Row. WASHINGTON LIFE: What motivated you to relocate to the East Coast? JENNYBILFIELD I have loved living in cities and working in environments where there is a real concentration of artists, producers and audiences. It is really stimulating for me intellectually, but also very challenging because there are so many different factors involved in programming, building audiences and honoring the role of arts education in the community (1) where you can build many different partnerships. WPAS has always had a real balance between serving arts and serving the community (2). If the WPAS programming could be done in any other organization or community (3), it would not have been as interesting. But the fact that it exists in D.C., that there is a real connection with the international community( 4) through the embassies program and real depth in many layers in the educational programs makes it really exciting for me. WL: Your appointment is pretty historic. Could you speak about diversity in the arts as it relates to women in leadership? JB I thought about this subject quite a bit since this subject has come up. It is a poignant moment in a number of ways. I have been fortunate to have some remarkable women as role models who were very sophisticated, articulate and experienced. Being a woman in this role gives me an opportunity to

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reflect upon how I have been able to balance things in my life that are important to me. I have never taken a role that has compromised family or slowed down Jenny Bilfield what I have been doing (Photo by Felipe Buitrago) professionally. That said, I am married to an amazing man who is a composer and or even abandoned due to lack of resources. music professor, so he understands at a very We may ultimately have different things that personal level why I am driven to do the work drive us, but I would say that there is a very that I do. If my appointment is significant important overlap and shared respect for because of the fact that I am a woman, then I supporting artists in a meaningful way. I am think that it is important to also acknowledge hopeful that he sees my appointment as a that it has happened in the context of a very respectful continuation of the things that he supportive family and very fine mentors. valued, as well as chartering new horizons. WL: Outgoing president Neale Perle has been lauded for his exemplary leadership. Have you had a chance to share your vision for the future with him? JB He and I both have an appreciation for young talent and a shared passion for the importance of properly supporting and launching it. We have not talked about strategy or even had a first lunch yet, but we have exchanged emails with the intention of getting together. He is very respected, has excellent ears and has been someone who has been unusually committed to arts education at a time when many programs were vulnerable

WL: What positive things that worked for you at Stanford would you like to bring to WPAS? JBOne of the wonderful things about being a part of this very dynamic, intellectual environment is that the arts are approached from the vantage point of many different stakeholders. What would carry over would be a strong inclination that I have to honor the many different ways that people experience and engage with the arts and to find the many points of connection that animate our performance beyond the stage. There is a great intellectual community in D.C. and I look forward to engaging that community around our performances.

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LUXURY TRAVEL | ABUDHABI

A home to the Etihad Formula One Grand Prix, Yas Marina Circuit draws 50,000 tourists for three days of high-octane partying.

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With 9 percent of the world’s oil and 95 percent of the United Arab Emirates’ known reserves, Abu Dhabi is fabulously flush and is reportedly in the process of investing $1 trillion both at home and abroad. CNN has called it the world’s wealthiest city. Abu Dhabi began exporting oil in the early 1960s, and in 1971 declared its independence from the British Commonwealth, forming the U.A.E. from the seven trucial states. The late Sheikh Zayed, ruler of Abu Dhabi and U.A.E.’s president from inception, helped transform the petro-centric economy into one heavily invested in health care, education and the national infrastructure, striving to make it a model of stability and a new magnet for global tourism in the Persian Gulf. With a finite supply of oil, Sheikh Zayed’s

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successors began reducing the U.A.E.’s dependency on oil exports with a 20-year plan of diversifying the economy into business, banking and tourism, first with Dubai, and in the past five years with Abu Dhabi. Dubai long ago succeeded in becoming what some fondly call “Disneyland in the Desert,” but with many of its own ambitions put on hold by overbuilding and a bruising recession, Abu Dhabi is now making big moves of its own to bring tourists to its gleaming new hotels and cultural attractions set along the white-sand beaches of the Arabian Peninsula. At night, the inky black Arabian skies are punctured by shards of light from the construction cranes swaying back and forth as they race to build the city’s next superlative, complementing the global phenomenon of

neighboring Dubai. In 2009, Abu Dhabi built the world’s “richest racetrack” Yas Marina Circuit, a home to the Etihad Formula One Grand Prix, and followed up a year later with Ferrari World, home to the world’s fastest roller coaster. Emirates Palace is a superlative unto itself. Costing $3 billion, it is reportedly the most expensive hotel ever built, taking three years and 20,000 workers to fully complete in 2006. Everything is over the top, from the gold bullion machine in the lobby to the 1,000 chandeliers, 114 gold-encrusted domes and marble sourced from 13 countries. Even the fine sand on its beach is imported from Tunisia. Over the past three years, four other ultra-luxe hotels have opened their doors in Abu Dhabi. Ritz Carlton, Hyatt, St. Regis and Marriott have

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At a cost of $3 billion, Emirates Palace is the most expensive hotel ever built. all planted their flags with the unmistakable goal of becoming the acme of luxury experience. With their dramatic sculptural forms and spectacular design elements, the new hotels were largely financed by the government and built with the vacation stay in mind: comfortable and cosmopolitan with unsurpassed amenities. Still, Abu Dhabi can be surprisingly affordable, with room rates at five-star properties ranging from $100 to $300 per night online. “My country’s on the move in lots of very interesting ways,” said U.A.E.’s dynamic ambassador to the U.S.,Yousef Al-Otaiba. “This month, Etihad Airways, the country’s national airline based in Abu Dhabi, begins nonstop service from Washington Dulles to Abu Dhabi, bringing our two capital cities closer than ever.”

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bu Dhabi’s investments also extend deeply into the arts and culture. At Saadiyat Island, a low-lying 10-square-mile island off the coast, the shovels are in the ground building a sprawling, upscale district costing $27 billion. Focused on education and culture, the project aims to attract a potential 8 million tourists annually. A satellite of Paris’ Louvre museum, designed by Jean Nouvel, is set to open by 2015. Like its Parisian counterpart, it will have a 590-foot geometric dome that refracts patterns of light. Abu Dhabi reportedly paid an additional $520 million to the French for naming rights. The Zayed National Museum is expected to be open a year later, and then by 2017 the world’s largest Guggenheim Museum, a 450,000-squarefoot shrine to modern and contemporary art designed by Frank Gehry, is set to open as well. “The U.A.E. has done what few countries have been able to accomplish,” said Washington philanthropist Adrienne Arsht, after a recent tour of Saadiyat. “They have combined museums such as the Guggenheim and the Louvre for the visual arts with a center for the

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performing arts in proximity to each other with the finest hotels and resorts nearby for a global stream of visitors.” As a host of Formula One Grand Prix, the global spotlight falls on Abu Dhabi each November, drawing 50,000 tourists for three days of high-octane partying, including visits to the racing pits and up-close views of the practice sessions and qualifying rounds. The main race at Yas Marina Circuit adds a worldwide television audience of 500 million. During the week leading up to the most recent F1, the Corniche area of downtown Abu Dhabi came alive with free concerts, film nights and the F1 Fanzone. “It simply gets better and better each year and the 2012 race was once again a sell-out,” says James Hogan, the CEO of Etihad Airways, F1’s signature sponsor. The race drew top-notch performers, including Eminem, Kylie Minogue and Nickelback, who warmed up the crowd for the main event, a dramatic victory by the Lotus Team’s Kimi Raikkonen who held FI favorites Fernando Alonso of the Ferrari team and Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel at bay for 46 laps to win in grand style. Guests from all over the world, many of whom came by private jet or mega-yacht, viewed the thrills from marina berths or luxury sky boxes serving lobster and Dom Perignon. Abu Dhabi’s gregarious and approachable Crown Prince, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, greeted fans and dignitaries. “You must tell everyone about Abu Dhabi,” he implored with a wide grin. “Be sure to bring your kids next time!” A staunch advocate for environmental protections, the rights of women and a leader in the fight against human trafficking, Sheikh Mohammed has appointed women to senior positions in his cabinet, pledged hundreds of millions of dollars to combat human trafficking and deliver vaccines to children in Afghanistan and Pakistan. He’s long been a proponent of investing big to attract tourists to the Emirates, including dropping visa requirements for tourists and pivoting activities toward the family-centric.

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Over-the-top, kid-friendly elements are nearly everywhere you look, from skating rinks and skiing at Yas Marina Mall, to giant water parks and Ferrari World, a magnet for Ferrari aficionados. There is no shortage of thrills in the desert, either. Falconry, camelriding, desert camping, sand-boarding, desert balloon expeditions, helicopter tours, dune bashing in SUVs and other high-octane fun may be found, like racing four-wheeled motorcycles up and down the giant sand dunes. More than 200 islands dot the Abu Dhabi coastline, with untouched beaches and wildlife sanctuaries, as well as championship-standard golf facilities played in competition by the likes of Tiger Woods.

In just a few years oil-rich Emirites has fast become a magnet for the world’s most exceptional talents, from race-car drivers and rock stars to restaurateurs and hoteliers. Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake and Rihanna have performed at Yas Island, and Kanye West, Sting, Andrea Bocelli, Metallica and Guns n’ Roses are scheduled to perform at the all-seated du Arena this year. Washington’s own Franco Nuschese is scheduled to open a second Café Milano inside of Abu Dhabi’s Stock Exchange building in 2014. “The government has been great to work with,” he said after a recent visit. “This is the place to be right now.”

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EMIRATESPALACEHOTEL ordered by the Gulf on one side and the fashionable Corniche on the other, Emirates Palace is the newest grande dame of global hospitality, and at $3 billion reportedly the most expensive hotel ever built. Many of the 394 rooms and suites are decorated with gold and marble, leaving little doubt what British architect John Elliott had in mind when he conceptualized it. Modeled after the palaces of Abu Dhabi’s rulers, many of whom have built their own grand palaces farther up the Gulf, Emirates Palace keeps six Rulers’ Suites on the top floor on hold built to house the six Gulf Cooperation Council heads of state, who often arrive on the hotel’s private helipad or marina. The hotel occupies nearly a half mile of floor space, with seven distinct restaurants, its own 1,100-seat theater and 40,000-square-foot spa. If you

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YASMARINAISLAND he $36 billion development project by Aldar Properties was hailed as the world’s leading tourism project at the World Travel Awards when it opened in 2009, and is now home to Yas Marina Circuit, host of the Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Ferrari World, Yas Marina Hotel,Yas Mall (featuring skiing and skating) and Yas Island Waterworld. Once completed,Yas Marina Island will also feature attractions such as Warner Bros. Movie World, and a destination retail development of golf courses, lagoon hotels, marinas, polo clubs, restaurants and villas.

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THEBURJKHALIFA t 2,722 feet piercing into the Arabian sky, Khalifa Tower is the tallest manmade structure in the world, and also holds distinctions of world’s tallest structure ever built, tallest skyscraper and building with most floors, trumping the previous record holder, Chicago’s Sears Tower. The $1.5 billion skyscraper took six years to construct before it was opened in 2010 and was designed as part of a development that includes nine hotels, 30,000 homes, parkland, 19 residential towers and the Dubai Mall.

a bring children, there’s tennis and cricket, two swimming pools, a lazy river water park, miles of gardens and beachfront, and Bedouins with camels on standby for pick-up rides down a white beach of fine, granular sand. Emirates Palace also boasted the world’s most dramatic Christmas tree in the U.A.E. The hotel also has a specially tailored $1 million package during the holidays. Room rates range from $284 per night, to the Palace Grand Suite (7,319 sq. ft.), the most expensive at $11,500 per night. www. kempinskihotels.com/emiratespalace.

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ETIHADAIRWAYS ince its launch in 2003, U.A.E.’s flag carrier Etihad Airways (“union” in Arabic) has quickly become the fastest-growing airline in the history of commercial aviation, with 1,300 flights per week delivering 8 million passengers to 55 countries. It stands to reason that with all that passenger growth and new destinations, Abu Dhabi-based Etihad placed the largest aircraft order in commercial aviation history in 2008, for up to 205 aircraft — 100 firm orders, 55 options and 50 purchase rights. Etihad launches new direct service to and from Washington Dulles International Airport and Abu Dhabi in late March.

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World’s Largest Waterslide and Sheet Wave World’s Fastest Roller Coaster

FERRARIWORLD ith 20 attractions and two roller coasters, Ferrari World at Yas Island is the ultimate destination for the serious Ferrari aficionado. The coasters at Ferrari World are pure G-force thrill.The hydraulically launched “Formula Rossa” roller coaster reaches a top speed of 149 mph, while the “G-Force” spaceshot tower launches riders 200 feet up and out of the building. For those more comfortable on terra firma, Ferrari World offers an interactive 3-D show following the life of a Ferrari engineer, a Ferrari carousel and driving school and “Bell’Italia,” an exhibit that recreates famous Italian cityscapes and racing venues in miniature through which you can drive a Ferrari 250 California Spyder.

YASISLANDWATERPARK panning an area of 15 football stadiums with 43 rides, slides and attractions, the new Yas Island Waterpark opened to the public in January. Visitors can try out the hydromagnetic-powered, six-person tornado waterslide, reportedly the first and largest in the world. Bubble’s Barrel, touted as the world’s largest surfable sheet wave for flowboards and bodyboards, provides a challenge for speed-seekers. The Bandit Bomber offers onboard water and laser effects, allowing riders to shoot jets of water at targets, drop water bombs and trigger special effects. The park draws on Abu Dhabi’s heritage with “The Lost Pearl” as its theme. Visitors follow the story of a young Emirati girl on a quest to find a legendary pearl as they make their way around the attractions, which include a souk and pearl-diving exhibits.

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SHEIKHZAYEDMOSQUE ords do little to express the raw beauty of one of the world’s largest mosques, built for Abu Dhabi’s founder and ruler for 33 years, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al-Nahyan. The facts and figures are astounding: space for 41,000 worshipers, 82 domes, 1,000 columns, 24-karat-gold gilded chandeliers. It’s also the home of the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet and the world’s largest chandelier, weighing in at 12 tons.

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TELMOREEB he Liwa International Festival in late December brings together the region’s most powerful four-wheel drivers and bikers to tackle the 984-foothigh, 50-degree incline at Tel Moreeb, considered to be the world’s tallest sand dune. The six-day festival features a variety of races for cars, SUVs, bikes, falcons, camels and horses.

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THEBURJALARAB ften referred to as the world’s only “seven-star” hotel, the Burj Al Arab (“The Tower of the Arabs”) in Dubai is designed to imitate a sail, sitting on an artificial island across from Jumeirah beach and connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. Managed by the Jumeirah Group and opened in 1999, it’s the world’s fourth-tallest hotel but holds only 28 two-story floors with 202 bedroom suites, most priced at $1,000 per night. The Royal Suite, at $18,718 per night, is one of the world’s most expensive hotel suites.

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FIRST CHOICE: Local collectors took advantage of an early opportunity to view thousands of antiques on display at the Washington Winter Show’s preview night, crowding all three floors of A.U.’s Katzen Center to get first crack at jewelry, paintings, period furniture, porcelain and other objects on offer by 44 prominent dealers. WORTHY CAUSE: Proceeds benefited three area philanthropies: Bishop Walker School for Boys, THEARC and St. John’s Community Services. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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he 56th International Red Cross Ball in Palm Beach went off with its usual elegance, pageantry and pomp, as well as a laundry list of changes. First, a change in venue back to the ball’s former site, The Breakers hotel, instead of Donald Trump’s Mar-à-Lago Club. Next, the timing — it was held two weeks later than usual, neatly avoiding conflict with events such as Washington’s prestigious Alfalfa Club dinner, which had siphoned off ambassadors and lawmakers who might otherwise attend, and the annual opening night of the winter resort’s exclusive Everglades Club. The usual program was simplified as well because the Saturday ball slid back to Friday to meet the Breakers’ availability, which eliminated the Ambassadors Dinner (always held on Friday). This, alas, cost visiting envoys the chance to see affinity credit card magnate Howard Kessler’s sumptuous artfilled villa, where the gathering took place in recent years, but gave them a chance to meet Palm Beachers Saturday night at their hosts’ homes where smaller private dinners were scheduled instead. Their trip changed, too; the ambassadors came down by private chartered aircraft this time instead of Trumps sumptuously converted Boeing 727. One more change: the chairmanship, which lately was split three ways, returned to a single general chairman in command, Mary Ourisman, former U.S. ambassador to Barbados. Another Washingtonian, Mary Mochary, shared the honorary cochairmanship. Yet another Washington honcho who trod the red carpet was Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, the first woman to serve

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International Red Cross Ball Chairman Mary Ourisman and her husband, Mandy, pose before this year’s event in front of the fountain at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Fla. (Photo by Lucien Capehart Photography)

as American Red Cross chairman. The ball’s protocol chief, former Ambassador to Denmark Stuart Bernstein and his wife Wilma are longtime Washington residents, as is co-chairman Rhonda Wilkins, wife of C. Howard Wilkins Jr., a former ambassador to the Netherlands The increased Washington presence in both ball-goers and ball officials was a noticeable change. During Mochary’s tri-partite chairmanship, several of her Washington friends came down in support, liked it, returned, and even bought dwellings there. Mary Ourisman, who with husband Mandy has a winter residence in Palm Beach, attracted even more Washingtonians, who numbered more than 40 this year (about 10 percent of the guest list). The new blood from the nation’s

capital comes to the fore as many longtime supporters from Palm Beach are being lost through attrition. Another Washingtonian, cereals heiress Marjorie Merriweather Post, founded the ball in 1957, and this year the occasion honored her daughter, actress Dina Merrill, for her family’s continued support of the American Red Cross’s humanitarian mission. A sentimental moment came when Merrill, 87, was serenaded cabaret-style by Cole Rumbaugh, a grandson from an earlier marriage to Stanley Rumbaugh (who was also present). The ball was stunning, bathed in a soft red glow, with the Red Cross traditional red and white theme everywhere, from the many red-gowned women and the red and white chairs in the Venetian Ballroom to the massed flower arrangements and even the food —lobster, beef and red-swirled cheesecake lollipops with raspberries galore. Going back on the plane, the envoys and their spouses were happy to give their impressions. “Remarkable!” chorused Indonesian Amb. Dino Patti Djalal and his wife Rosa. “The friendliness of everyone!” said Jona Dora Karlsdottir, wife of the ambassador of Iceland. “The chance to meet Palm Beachers,’ said Portuguese Amb. Nuno Britto, adding to the observations of Ashok Mirpuri, the ambassador of Singapore, and his wife, Gouri, that exposure to the “locals”— most down here only for the three-month social season — introduced them to Americans from many parts of the United States All this and Peter Duchin’s orchestra, hotter than ever, added up to a good job well done.

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A LA VIELLE RUSSIE: Pomp and pageantry reminiscent of pre-revolutionary times always play a major role in the annual New Year’s Ball hosted by Washington’s old guard Russian community. A VERY SPECIAL TIME: From the Washington Balalaika Society’s moving rendition of “God Save the Czar” to a performance by the Baltimore Kalinka Dance Troupe and stately waltzes by U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen (and ladies), the event was a night to remember for every guest, both Russian and non-Russian alike.

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The Institute of Peace | PHOTOSBYJUAN-CARLOSBRICENO LAUNCHING A PARTY: After finishing up 2012 with 10 launches, Europeanbased Arianespace, the world’s first commercial space transportation company, had much to celebrate these days. The company’s CEO, Jean Yves Le Gall, and U.S. subsidiary President Clayton Mowry marked the year’s successes — placing 17 satellites on orbit — by hosting a party for American partners and customers, who were praised by Le Gall for their loyalty, confidence and helping the company remain “the most reliable launch services provider in the marketplace.”

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Turkish Embassy Residence | PHOTOSBYKYLESAMPERTON LIQUID GOLD: Conservationists like Alexandra Cousteau were treated to a rare opportunity to view Segway inventor Dean Kamen’s latest invention — a “slingshot” method of delivering clean water to developing countries, a project his company DEKA R&D is working on with Coca-Cola for parts of Latin America and Africa. Turkish Amb. Namik Tan and Monaco’s Amb. Gilles Noghès co-hosted the upclose-and-personal demo, which also brought out Mariella Trager, Ina Ginsburg and Coca-Cola sustainability officer Bea Perez.

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Residence of C. Boyden Gray | PHOTOSTONYPOWELL LITERARY HEIGHTS: A few lucky guests were invited to the Georgetown home of former ambassador to the European Union C. Boyden Gray to toast the career of author James Salter, this year’s PEN-Faulkner/Malamud Award winner, at a dinner reception co-hosted by Gray, Eileen Shields-West and Robin West. TASTY TIDBITS: NPR’s Alan Cheuse led a discussion of the acclaimed writer’s work and career during cocktail hour. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE: The American-Russian Cultural Cooperation Foundation, with help from co-chairwomen Susan Lehrman and Selwa “Lucky” Roosevelt, created a Russian wonderland with an 18th-centurystyle rock band, ballet dancers, caviar and vodka to honor the foundation’s 20th anniversary, and Russia and America’s triumphs in the Wars of 1812. PEPSI GENERATION: Honoree former PepsiCo chairman and CEO David Kendall received an original work of art by famed Russian sculptor Gregory Pototsky, presented by ARCCF board chairman James Symington, who later delighted with a humorous sketch on what John Quincy Adams may have thought of modern diplomacy.

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ACADEMIC AFFAIR: A mix of scholars, philanthropist and leaders of the Iranian community mingled at the 30th anniversary of the Encyclopaedia Iranica, an in-progress comprehensive account of Iranian history and culture. Honored guest and founding Editor-in-Chief Ehsan Yarshater was the man of the hour. Among the group of intellectuals were National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities chairman Hon. Jim Leach and director of preservation and access, Nadina Gardner, along with National Iranian American Council President Trita Parsi. WA S H I N G T O N L I F E

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TEACH FOR AMERICA’S COCKTAILS & CONVERSATION C. Boyden Gray Residence | PHOTOSBYKYLESAMPERTON AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES: In celebration of TFA’s upcoming gala, C. Boyden Gray hosted an exclusive cocktail reception starring corps member teachers. Regional board chairman Katherine Bradley introduced the program, which highlighted the organization’s 20 years of impact in the region. The evening featured inspiring thoughts from Teach For America alumna Wiline Justilien and her former student, Nubia Gerima, who now works as a Teach For America corps member teacher herself. Executive Director Ahnna Smith reminded guests to save-the-date of March 13th for the third annual gala. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium | PHOTOSBYTONYPOWELL FUN FOR THE YOUNG: This festive fête hosted by the Junior Council of the Children’s National Medical Center brought Washington’s best and brightest overachievers out on the dance floor to raise funds for the hospital’s programs. The successful evening was chaired by Clare Bonsignore and Jim McElnery. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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SMASHING BASH: The 10th annual Buerfly Bash was Fair Chance’s largest yet, with more than 700 aendees and $325,000 raised, including $30,000 from a five-minute “flash cash” appeal, to support nonprofits assisting low-income children of the District. The crowd was treated to a performance from “The Boys and Mentors” from Life Pieces to Masterpieces. Supporters, including Raul and Jean-Marie Fernandez, Bret and Amy Baier and David and Carrie Marrio, donned muted cocktail aire, sipped specialty cocktails, grooved to the tunes of The Winn Brothers Band and le with sweets from Georgetown Cupcake and Broad Branch Market. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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HIGHER ACHIEVEMENT: This annual evening of dinner and dancing celebrates the success of individuals with learning disabilities. The 2012 honorees Ben Foster, director of access technology at Intel Corporation, Peter R. Fisher, senior managing director of BlackRock, and critically acclaimed micro-sculptor, Willard Wigan, were lauded by the aentive crowd. WA S H I N G T O N L I F E

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BEASLEY ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION The Residences at the Ritz-Carlton | PHOTOSBYKYLESAMPERTON FIRST YEAR: Beasley Real Estate heralded the great success it has enjoyed in its first year in business at a lively and intimate gathering at the Ritz-Carlton residences. With record-breaking sales, the firm, founded by Jim Bell with partners Trent Heminger and David Pollin, has much to celebrate, and much to look forward to in 2013.

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NATIONAL WOMEN’S HISTORY MUSEUM GALA Reagan Building | PHOTOSBENDROZ MAKING ‘HER’ STORY: The 300 guests who turned out at the museum’s second annual gala honoring the accomplishments of women throughout history were treated to inspiring stories of this year’s “de Pizan” honorees, including photographer Annie Leibovitz, former U.S. senator and former American Red Cross president Elizabeth Dole, renowned poet Maya Angelou and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Rhodes. COMIC RELIEF: Comedy duo Frangela keeping the crowd in high spirits in their role as the evening’s emcees.. VIEWALLTHEPHOTOSATWWWWASHINGTONLIFECOM!

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From day one, Ted and Kelley Proxmire’s relationship has been characterized by an in-the-moment attitude. When Mr. Proxmire asked his future wife out for their first date, he casually said, “Hey what are you doing on Wednesday?” and proceeded to invite her to a White house picnic hosted by then-President Jimmy Carter as if it was the most natural thing in the world. Years later when the couple heard through the grapevine that the owners of a 1934 house Mrs. Proxmire had always loved were considering selling, Mr. Proxmire knocked on the door to discuss the matter. A few months later they moved in. It has been their home for 17 years. Though they loved the neighborhood (they had previously been living two doors down), the terrific natural light and the European-feel of the gardens, there was much work to be done on the décor. “Let me just put it this way, there was green Astroturf downstairs. Things are a little different now,” Mrs. Proxmire says. As an interior designer, Mrs. Proxmire is well known in Washington for her daring use of color, even before it was trendy, and warm interiors that exude hospitality. Her own home is no exception. “I love color and my primary goal when I was decorating was to have the colors flow throughout the house,” she says. “I knew I wanted a blue-andwhite sunroom and a black-and-white kitchen, so I had to think about how to make those colors all work. I would close my eyes at night and visualize how it could work and I realized one night that the answer was to go from the blue-and-white porch/sunroom to a yellow, blue and white living room into the yellowand-black dining room.” Visualizing is paramount to her design process, according to her husband, though she says she is much more decisive with clients than with herself. “I constantly find myself playing with the design of

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TOP: Mrs. Proxmire’s decorating philosophy is that personal touches really make a room, such as a portrait of her late father-in-law, Sen. William Proxmire, that hangs above the fireplace. BOTTOM: The gardens were one of the things that Mrs. Proxmire most loves about their home, and she enjoys entertaining her guests out back in the warm months. This summer, she plans to host a blue-andwhite party, where everyone attending will have to dress accordingly.

OPPOSITE PAGE, FAR LEFT: The sitting room in the master suite overlooks the gardens in the back and is one of Mrs. Proxmire’s favorite places to work, read a book or peruse her iPad. TOP: While the calming sunroom is Mr. Proxmire’s “man cave,” Mrs. Proxmire refers to the attached porch as her “summer home.” BOTTOM: The couple is so comfortable that they don’t plan on moving, and they like that they can one day live on just one level.

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our home. Teddy always asks, ‘will it ever stop?’ and the answer really is no. But, I’ve promised I’m not going to play for a while,” Mrs. Proxmire says. The living room has undergone more tinkering projects than even she can count, but for the first time in 17 years she now affirms that it is her favorite room in the house. She swapped yellow walls for white, brought in new curtains and chairs about a year ago. Now it’s her go-to place to enjoy a white wine spritzer in the evenings while browsing Pinterest or design magazines. Her husband prefers to hole up in his “man cave of sorts,” a.k.a. the sunroom, and watch sports. The couple lead busy work lives but they make time for each other every morning over a fruit breakfast made by Mrs. Proxmire after she returns from her daily mass. They walk the dogs together when Mr. Proxmire returns from work. “When we go to Europe, we do all the touristy things, but we never do them here. There are probably people who have been here 10 days and have seen more of Washington than we have, but we know what we like

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and that’s what we do,” Mr. Proxmire says. What they like is enjoying the ever-growing local culinary scene. Mr. Proxmire, who has lived in Washington since the age of 10 when his father William Proxmire was elected to the Senate, has seen the area change immensely since his childhood and now likes to frequent cozy, neighborhood locales, such as The Boathouse, Et Voila or Matisse. “We like going to our favorites on half-price wine nights, so today is Monday which means we will either be at Chef Geoff ’s or Café Deluxe,” Mrs. Proxmire says. When they aren’t dining out, they are throwing luxe cocktail and dinner parties, or entertaining church friends. The layout of the house is conducive to entertaining, as it was originally built for that purpose. The Proxmires always set the bar up in the sunroom, have dinner in the living room and put the buffet in the dining room (which Mrs. Proxmire wants to rearrange to fit more people at table.) “We have a very comfortable, happy home,” she says. “And I don’t think we’ll ever sell.”

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The Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan buys on Edgevale Terrace, Gerald and Eden Rafshoon sell in Georgetown BY STAC E Y G R A Z I E R P FA R R

THE DISTRICT Frank and Dina Economides , longtime real estate developers in Washington, sold  EDGEVALE TERRACE NW for $5,495,000 to The Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The six-bedroom neoclassical home, which was built in 1968 and sits just off Embassy Row near the Vice Presidential mansion, was recently reconstructed with the finest materials and finishes to include a marble foyer, exquisite hardwood floors and plaster moldings and a chef ’s kitchen with an adjoining family room. The property also boasts a wine cellar, exercise room, home office, lavish master suite and two-car garage. TTR Sotheby’s Jonathan Taylor and Judith Lewis were the listing agents. Washington Fine Properties’ Connie Carter was the buyer’s agent. Dave and Kirsten Pollin sold   WYOMING AVENUE NW for $4 million to an undisclosed buyer. Mr. Pollin is cofounder of The Buccini/Pollin Group, a hotel development company. The sevenbedroom property features a 7,000-squarefoot main house and a two-level carriage house with separate living quarters. Built in 1919, it was previously home to both the Sullivan and Field schools. Former occupants include a Supreme Court justice and two bishops. Beasley’s Jim Bell was the listing agent for the transaction while Tessa Morri for TTR Sotheby’s International Realty was the buyer’s agent. Gerald and Eden Rafshoon sold

  DUMBARTON STREET NW to an anonymous trust with David A. Deckelbaum as trustee for a closing price of $7 million. The four-bedroom property, known as the “Henry Foxhall House” is an outstanding

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The Republic of Kazakhstan purchased 2910 Edgevale Terrace NW for $5,495,000 for use as an embassy residence.

example of late Federal period architecture in transition to early classical revival style. The gardens were designed by Rose Greely, the first woman to be licensed as a landscape architect in the District. Though the property was not Henry Foxhall’s actual residence, the former mayor of Georgetown and munitions manufacturer built it for his daughter, Mary Ann, when she married Samuel McKenney. Gerald Rafshoon is a television producer and served as President Jimmy Carter’s communications director; his wife is an interior designer. Washington Fine Properties represented the buyer and seller in the transaction. The listing agents were Jamie Peva and Michael Sullivan. Agents Sally Marshall, Ellen Morrell, Matt McCor mick and Ben Roth represented the purchaser.

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a private LLC for $2.1 million. The fivebedroom Federal townhouse features four levels including a one-bedroom au pair suite on the lower level with separate entrance. Amenities include a beautiful pr ivate garden, pool and roof deck. The listing agent was TTR Sotheby’s Michael Rankin while Nancy Taylor Bubes of Washington Fine Properties was the buyer’s agent. Wendy Burden Morgan , who was once mar r ied to the late jour nalist/ broadcaster Edward P. Morgan, sold  INDIANLANENW to Dr. David and Mimi Strouse for $2.7 million. Dr. Strouse is a cardiologist in Fairfax. The seven-bedroom Spring Valley Colonial was built in 1921and sits on a half-acre lot with mature trees

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bedroom Colonial was built in 2012 by Sandy Spring Builders on a half-acre lot and features a gourmet kitchen, coffered beamed ceilings, two covered porches and flagstone patio. Long & Foster’s Wendy Banner was the listing agent while Stephen Israel of Buyer’s Edge Inc. was the buyer’s agent.

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Dave and Kirsten Pollin sold the 7,000-square-foot house at 2107 Wyoming Ave. NW in Kalorama for $4 million to an undisclosed buyer.

and lush landscaping. The house boasts spacious rooms for entertaining, a gallery leading to two guest suites and an indoor pool. The listing agent was Washington Fine Properties’Virginia Chew; Nichole Norton of TTR Sotheby’s was the buyer’s agent J. Patrick Cave bought  UPTON STREETNW for $2,385,000 from John and Kim Holland. Cave is a lobbyist while Holland is an attorney for Latham & Watkins. The five-bedroom Colonial was built in 1964 and

Ivy Eckerman and Steven Pena bought  PRINCESTREET in Old Town Alexandria from John “Skip� Groupe IV for $2,320,000.

features a large lot with pool, terrace and a stately garden. Other amenities include a gourmet kitchen, library, au pair suite, craft and recreation rooms. The listing agent was Florence Meers; the buyer’s agent was Ellen Morrell, both of Washington Fine Properties.

MARYLAND James and Karen Beardsley bought  LYBROOK COURT in Bethesda for $2,350,000 from 6616 Lybrook LLC.The five-

Ms. Eckerman and Mr. Pena are executives at Spire Communications while Groupe is the founder of The Engineering Groupe. The four-bedroom Victorian townhouse was built in 1870 and has been recently renovated to include a chef ’s kitchen, spa baths, home theater, wine cellar and private rear garden. TTR Sotheby’s International Realty’s Robin Waugh was the listing agent, Carol Cleary of McEnearney Associates Inc. was the buyer’s agent.

PROPERTYLINES HIGHEST PRICE IN THE DISTRICT   UNIVERSITY TERRACENW in Kent currently holds the title for most expensive listing in Washington with a price tag of $19.5 million. The property was most recently the home of chemical heiress Louisa du Pont Copeland Duemling and her late husband, former ambassador to Suriname Robert Duemling. The five-bedroom, seven-bath mansion boasts over 10,000 square feet, a two-bedroom guest house, pool, circular driveway, gated parking and gardens on more than six acres of land. Heidi Hatfield of Washington Fine Properties is the listing agent.

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Former AOL executive Richard Hanlon and his wife Pam are selling “Alderley,� a stunning Cotswold-style stone manor in Great Falls for $8,750,000. The six-bedroom residence at  INNSBRUCK AVENUE sits on five meticulously landscaped private acres that include a pool and garden. Perfect for grand entertaining and family living, RITZ-YUNITONTHEMARKET the amenities include a firstDr. Mark Rampy, CEO of the floor master suite, wine cellar, biotech company CohBar Inc., is theater, music room and gym. selling his swanky apartment in TTR Sotheby’s International THERESIDENCESATTHERITZ Realty’s Penny Yerks is the listing agent. BRING ON THE BEACH  CARLTON for $4,650,000. The Restaurateurs Matt and Ali four-bedroom property overlooks DiSabatino have listed   the Potomac River and features IF WALLS COULD TALK The TARPON DRIVE in Lewes a gourmet kitchen, spacious Stacey Grazier Pfarr is a real former home of the late Patricia Beach, Del., for $1,085,000. balcony and two parking spaces estate agent for Delaware Realty “Tish� Alsop at  GARFIELD The couple, who plan to stay — a truly priceless amenity in in Lewes, Del. Contact her with TERRACE NW is on the market in Lewes, own and operates a Georgetown. Jim Bell of Beasley real estate news at hstaceypfarr@ gmail.com. for $1,690,000. The Woodley number of the popular resort’s is the listing agent.

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Park property, which the late Mrs. Alsop shared with her husband, the prominent Washington political writer Stewart Alsop, was a frequent destination for presidents, congressmen, Supreme Court justices and foreign leaders. Mr. Alsop’s column appeared in the Saturday Evening Post and then in Newsweek until his death in 1974. One of the largest residences in Woodley Park, the house offers spacious, light-filled rooms, a beautiful private terrace and garden. Sheila Mooney of Beasley Real Estate is the listing agent.

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hotspots, including Striper Bites, Kindle and Half Full. The fivebedroom Pacific Northwest-style cedar shake house was built in 2005 and sits on an acre of land boasting wetland views, a private kayak launch, gourmet kitchen, and three-car garage. Kathleen Schell and Lisa Samans of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Real Estate are the listing agents.

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ASKING PRICE $2,100,000

Fabulous architecture defines this property, which is sited on a private wooded lot with LISTING AGENTS: over two acres of land in Clearview Manor. Lilian Jorgenson, 703-407-0766; The house is unique with an atrium family Long & Foster room and main level master suite with its own Realtors private patio. The in-law wing features its own private entrance and kitchen and the lower level includes a recreation room and three bedrooms. With a total of eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms, this spacious offering is truly one-of-a-kind.

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ASKING PRICE $5,495,000

LISTING AGENT The estate of Alexander M. Haig Jr., the four-star Army general who Russell Firestone, served as secretary of state under President Ronald Reagan, has put Michael Rankin and the property on the market.This three-level Georgian-style residence Lawrence Calvert, contains approximately 11,725 square feet and is located on a one202-333-1212; TTR acre lot with views of the Potomac River. It has five bedrooms, nine Sotheby’s Internabathrooms and eight fireplaces and is only one mile from Washington. tional Realty. The main floor includes a two-story foyer, formal living room, dining room, library and kitchen. The lower level features a covered patio, recreation room and second kitchen. On the top floor, a master-bedroom suite spans the width of the house. Other amenities include a gym, sauna and separate apartment for staff, as well as an in-law suite above the three-car garage.

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This property’s handsome façade opens to a gracious, LISTING AGENTS: light-filled interior with generously proportioned Patrick Chauvin, rooms, high ceilings, and exquisite architectural detailing. 202-256-9595 and Cecelia Leake, The main level features a banquet-sized dining room 202-256-7804; with a sky-lit three-story atrium that makes it ideal for Washington Fine entertaining, while the adjacent kitchen is appointed with Properties granite countertops, custom cabinets and top-of-the-line appliances. The second floor offers three bedroom suites, including a master suite with an updated bath, walk-in closet, fireplace and tall, South-facing windows. The third floor features a large guest bedroom suite with a wet bar, two murphy beds and a full bath. The lower level offers more options, including a fifth bedroom, full bath, media/exercise room, laundry room and access to the two-car tandem garage. Additional amenities include a private rear garden, patio and a three-person elevator that services every floor.

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FORMERWASHINGTONLIFEMANAGINGEDITORKARINTANABE’S“THE LIST” A NOVEL SET IN WASHINGTON AND MIDDLEBURG VA HIT THE SHELVES IN FEBRUARY AND HAS ALREADY EARNED PLENTY OF BUZZ — ESPECIALLY FROM LOCAL MEDIA TYPES SCRAMBLING TO FIGURE OUT WHO MIGHT BE WHO IN THIS HILARIOUS INSIDER’S LOOK AT WASHINGTON’SNEWMEDIASCENE

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hours (along with a flash of her best assets) to get the House Majority Whip to hand her a career-making story. But that’s not how it happens in real life. And what about the Carrie Bradshaws of the world? Glamorous Carrie got to sit leisurely by her window in four-figure outfits and languidly type articles in between daydreams of Mr. Big. That reality has gone the way of the Dodo along with her PowerBook G3. In today’s new media world, your breaking news stories are often written by underpaid, overworked twenty-somethings who shudder at the thought of making a wrong move and will probably burn out of journalism in a handful of years. When news broke last year that I was writing “The List,” the phrase roman à clef quickly followed. And why not? I had just left my job as a reporter for Politico and I’d spent most of my professional life working for Washington-based

n every wall The Capitolist was printed in huge, navy blue block letters. Some of the letters were painted on; others floated slightly above the wall. But they were everywhere, just in case someone had a bout of dementia and forgot where they worked. The walls were gray, the desks were gray, the ceilings were gray, and the faces that hovered semipossessed behind computers looked a touch ashen, too. But heck! It was probably just the lighting. This was the place to be right now. So they hired people with a lack of skin pigment. Pish posh. History was being changed by these waxen beings, and I was lucky to join them. I learned very soon that people who were important had two desks. People who were

media outlets. But along with giving readers a glimpse into the crazy media world I was a part of, I also wanted to tap into the zeitgeist of our time. The New Republic coined Adrienne Brown a “new media heroine” whose workday is “a slog.” Desperate to get a splashy story while sacrificing her youth to the Fourth Estate, she starts digging around a hot lead which leads to the question, how easy is it to unearth a scandal in D.C.? And if you are privy to information regarding a politician or media figure’s personal life, is it any of your business? I was pushed into that ethical corner during my career and at times I wished I’d picked the route Adrienne does. Journalism has changed, Washington has changed, but the age-old question “to squeal or not to squeal” will always remain. — Karin Tanabe

EXCERPT less important had one. And people of the least importance, like me and the other Style section girls, had one small desk in the very back of the office in a corner with no windows. I found Rachel sitting at her desk, her dark, angular haircut swooshing like a sail as she typed. She welcomed me with a smile, gave me a hug, and put a BlackBerry, two backup batteries, and a headset into my sweaty hand. “This is your BlackBerry,” she declared. She pointed to the device, gripped tightly by my navy blue Capitolist-pride manicured nails, and said, “Keep it with you at all times. It helps if you imagine that it’s Velcroed to your hand. Feel free to do that if it makes it easier.” I looked down at the phone and saw that it

was already turned on and had the phrase “Write to Live, Live to Write” as a screen saver. That would have to be changed at once. “We’ve disabled the off buttons on all the phones, so just keep charging it when the battery is low. If it breaks from overuse—which it will—no problem, we’ll get you a new one immediately. And it’s configured to work in every country in the world. Even East Timor.” I expected us to share a hearty laugh right about then, but Rachel was silent. She reached across the desk and wrapped my fingers around the device a little tighter.

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INHEROWNWORDSWake up just before 5 a.m. Take two shots of espresso. Decide the shower is an outdated invention and choose RSS feeds and Twitter instead. Write three pieces for the web that you’d love to spend more time on, but you definitely don’t have more time. Call a famous person and secretly loathe them because they make 100 times your salary and get to shower every day. Pray you can kick out seven more stories before sunset. Repeat. That’s the life of Adrienne Brown, the protagonist of my debut novel, “The List.” Sure, she’d love a caffeine intake that didn’t rival Morning Joe’s and no longer cares if her eyebrows are slowly becoming conjoined twins, but more than anything, she just wants to be good at her job as a reporter for Washington,D.C.’s most cutthroat, but successful, newspaper, The Capitolist. Journalism will always be glamorized in Hollywood. In the new Netflix-only show “House of Cards,” it takes a young local news reporter 24


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