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OVERTHEMOONArt to Gardens .................. Jean Case "Be Fearless" Book Party ..........................  Yellowstone ForeverYoung Patrons Benefit ...................  Yellow Ribbon Fund's Duty + Devotion .................  Star Chefs Gala ................................................... The Washington Ballet's 'Sleeping Beauty' Soiree ..........  DC Plastic Surgery Center Opening ......................... 

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Children's National Dancing After Dark .................... 

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CityDance DREAM Gala Kickoff .......................... 

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HOMELIFE LIFESTYLES FASHIONThe Boys are Back in Town ..................  Art Basel Recap ...................................................  THEDISHBurgers that Stack Up .......................

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COVER: Kasie Hunt, Olivia Nuzzi, Ayesha Rascoe and Robert Costa (Photo by Tony Powell) TOP FROM LEFT: Robert Hudock, Sara Beckstead, Peggy Sparks and Bobby Donohoe from the Young and the Guest List (Photo by Tony Powell); Le Diplomate's Burger Americain (Photo Courtesy); Meghan Markle steps out in Belfast (Photo Courtesy Wikimedia Commons); The dining room in Fritz and Brooke Brogan's Spring Valley home (Photo by Tony Powell).

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ou learn at a young age that for every action there is a reaction—a lesson that applies to nearly all facets of life. After photographing 40 of the formidable young people who are moving our great city forward, we found a new appreciation for a generational ability to react to problems before them. Take Alec Karakatsanis, for example. The founder of the Civil Rights Corps is fighting injustice and the mass incarceration of African Americans through lawyering and spreading awareness of their plight. When Bobby Donohoe noticed the stigma plaguing mental health, he reacted in his own small way, creating a non-profit promoting mental wellness for middle and high school students called Strength in Our Voices.Young journalists, like those pictured on our cover, react with great poise and aplomb when facing criticism that their reporting is nothing more than “fake news.” Let’s not forget the creative crowd, some of whom left traditional nineto five jobs to follow their passion. Holley Simmons’ new floral shop in Petworth and Nicole Crowder’s furniture upholstery studio in Park View are leading examples of community spaces that inspire creativity in all of us. In our Homelife section we visited the residence of Fritz and Brooke Brogan in Spring Valley, where the young couple just welcomed a baby boy and are working to make their five-bedroom house into a comfortable retreat for family and friends. Since our fashion coverage usually revolves around the ladies, we decided to switch it up this month by highlighting a few dapper dudes around town. Their creative suiting and ability to accessorize reminds us that men can (and should) enliven the scene by breaking traditional rules. We also had a chance to catch up with Washington Capital’s captain Alex Ovechkin, who is still relishing the championship win that brought the Stanley Cup to Washington last year. As of last fall, he has extra motivation to do it all over again as he and his wife welcomed a baby named Sergei. As we finally start to break through to the spring social season, we have plenty of WL-sponsored events to look forward to: N Street Village’s Gala and THEARC’s Wacky and Whimsical Tea. In this issue, you will find coverage on Meridian International Center’s Chinese New Year Celebration, CityDance’s Kickoff event and Children National’s Dancing After Dark.

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In anticipation of the Nationals’ 2019 season, join players, coaches and special guests at the Anthem for an annual Homecoming Gala in support of the baseball team’s Dream Foundation. The event features a cocktail reception, dinner, silent and live auctions and an “Extra Innings Party” featuring musical performances by the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Proceeds benefit local youth initiatives focused on academics, the arts, nutrition and sports. Attire is cocktail chic. On March 28, the Nats face the New York Mets for their season opener. The first 25,000 fans will receive a 2019 Nationals Schedule T-shirt courtesy of GEICO. For tickets, visit mlb.com/nationals; Dream Gala, March 26; Opening day, March 28.

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Celebrate the arrival of the storied pink petals as they line the Tidal Basin and bloom throughout the National Cherry Blossom Festival city. The new “Spring Blossoms Here” campaign highlights the many interpretations of unique Festival experiences. The spectacular lineup of signature events kicks off with a Pink Tie Party at the Ronald Reagan Building (March 22) followed by the opening ceremony at the Warner Theater and the Cherry Blossom Celebration produced by the Smithsonian American Art Museum (March 23).You’ll see kites gracefully soaring through the sky during the Blossom Kite Festival on the Washington Monument grounds (March 30) leading up to Petalpalooza at The Wharf (April 6) and the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade presented by Events DC (April 13). March 20-April 13; See a full list of events and attractions at nationalcherryblossomfestival.org. 8

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In the Hirshhorn’s largest interactive technology exhibition to date, installations from Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Pulse series animate the vital signs of its participants. The Mexican-Canadian artist makes his Washington, D.C. debut with creations that occupy the entire second level with immersive experiments featuring art, technology and design to generate kinetic and audiovisual experiences from visitors’ own biometric data. On view through April 28; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Admission is free to the public; hirshhorn.si.edu.

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MARCH- Heart’s Delight Wine Tasting & Auction MARCH Chance for Life MARCH Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Hope and Progress Gala MARCH Wacky and Whimsical Tea for THEARC MARCH N Street Village Gala APRIL VIP Exotic Luxury Car Show APRIL The Orchestra of the Americas International Gala APRIL Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic’s Evening of Wishes

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In a world where “giants can be good and witches can be right,” audiences join a baker and his wife on a quest to reverse a witch’s curse in hopes of having a child. The fanciful remix of cherished fairy tales takes the couple Jade Jones as Little Red Ridinghood for the upcoming production of into the woods where they encounter Sondheim’s “Into the Woods” Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and his beanstalk, a cautious Cinderella and other stars of childhood fables. Peter Flynn returns to Ford’s Theater to direct the imaginative, darkly comical musical by Stephen Sondheim. March 8 – May 22; Ford’s Theater, 511 10th St. NW Washington, DC 20004; Running Time: 2 hours and 45 minutes; Recommended for age 12 and up;Tickets start at $28.00; visit fords.org.


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Letter From London ‘Churchillian Rhetoric, but no Churchill’ — The debate over leaving the European Union embroils Britain in a war of words and the certainty of a daunting future. BY ROLAND FLAMINI

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hat’s going on in Britain now bears a strong resemblance to the Mad Hatter’s tea party from “Alice in Wonderland.” For example: in February, anti-Brexit female academic Victoria Bateman, from Cambridge University, appeared stark naked on “Good Morning Britain,” a London television talk show and challenged leading Brexiteers to a nude debate (they did not respond). The capital took her appearance in its stride. Nothing about the ongoing Brexit confrontation that dominates the daily airwaves can surprise the British public anymore. The one remaining certainty—or near certainty—is that March 29, ordinarily just another Friday in the month but now the deadline for the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, will plunge the country into the unknown. Prime Minister Theresa May’s frantic last minute attempts at a compromise deal with

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Brussels failed to impress Lord Kerr, who as Sir John Kerr, was Britain’s envoy to the U.S. from 1995 to 1997. He predicted that “The only certainty would be continuing uncertainty.” German Ambassador Peter Wittig, lately chief of mission in Washington, has a more positive approach. “It is essential that the U.K. and Germany work together to defend our common values and meet the challenges of the future,” he says, reflecting an open letter to the British from German politicians and business leaders, urging them to remain in the E.U. What is so astonishing about Brexit is that a thick fog of ignorance envelopes Britain’s future. Neither Brexit’s supporters nor its opponents have much idea what will happen after the break with Europe, and predictions range from a decade of admittedly difficult transition (Brexiteers), to an economic Armageddon (everyone else). Meanwhile, foreign diplomats in London

say the situation changes so fast that telegrams to their respective ministries have been superseded by events even before they arrive. (One of the peculiarities of the diplomatic profession is that while emails are in wide use by embassies, their reports are still called telegrams). Diplomats from E.U. countries who have been crowding the gallery of the House of Commons lately, say they are shocked at the level of political turmoil in the proceedings. The Guardian quoted one diplomat who, after listening to the debate, remarked, “There is a lot of Churchillian rhetoric, but no Churchill.” European embassies are using their websites and consular hotlines to advise the three million E.U. citizens living and working in Britain—including one million from Poland—on the qualifications needed to remain in the U.K. legally after Brexit, with some websites showing an E.U. cartoon video spelling out what to do. The Irish Embassy website assures Irish citizens that an agreement pre-dating British membership of the European Union means they “can still be able to live, work, and study in the U.K. on the same basis as U.K. citizens and vice-versa.” The French embassy announces on-line that France will assume sole responsibility for the safety and security of the Eurotunnel rail service between the two countries from the existing AngloFrench organization, which Brexit will cause to be dissolved. In addition to Ms. Bateman revealing all, the debate has left other debris not easily forgotten. There was the time, for example, when a Belgian diplomat asked then-foreign secretary Boris Johnson, an arch Brexiteer, a question about corporate concerns over a hard Brexit at an event for E.U. diplomats in London. Johnson’s reply: “F*** business.”

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DEEPSPACEADVENTURE: The news and information website Axios celebrated its second birthday with “To the Future” an exclusive “out of this world” party that allowed would-be astronauts to fully immerse themselves at Cape Canaveral in a simulation room with rumbling seats and controls before moving on to explore the Moon and Mars via videos collected from spacecraft—with a space suit and simulator of the CST100 Starliner provided by Boeing. Axios founders Jim VandeHei, Mike Allen and Roy Schwartz hosted guests who included Steve Case, British Ambassador Sir Kim Darroch and Washington Post publisher Fred Ryan.

Jordanian Amb. Dina Kawar, Steve Clemons and U.A.E. Amb. Yousef al-Otaiba

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DOCUMENTARIESOFNOTE National Geographic’s ‘Paris to Pittsburgh’ tackles climate change; HBO’s ‘Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists’ celebrates journalism. B Y J A N E T D O N O VA N

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BO’s “Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists” provides a glimpse of the dynamic and often controversial personas of New York City journalists Jimmy Breslin and Pete Hamill, who wrote for many publications on a variety of headline-grabbing stories. The film takes a deep dive into what is known as the last great era of print journalism. The rival writers eventually built an unlikely friendship out of a shared passion for dogged reporting—collectively, covering everything from the Son of Sam killings to to the Kennedy assassinations to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The inimitable duo were praised for their ability to communicate to the common man. When asked if there are any journalists today who are as well-regarded as 14

efore a special screening of “Paris to Pittsburgh” at the National Geographic’s Grosvenor Auditorium, former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke to an attentive audience about the pressing issue of climate change, which is brought to life in the documentary produced by Radicalmedia in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies. “We are just sorry that the one person in Washington who most needs to see this film isn’t here,” Bloomberg told the crowd, adding that “unfortunately, that person will probably never see it because it won’t be running on FOX.” The media mogul expressed gratitude to the one chamber of Congress that is ready to address the urgent issue. He also referenced the response from communities depicted in the film that are facing the most severe threats from global warming. “Outside of Washington, the American people don’t view climate change as a left, right, Democratic or Republican issue,” he explained. “They recognize that fighting climate change is good for their health, good for their economies and good for their communities.” A panel following the screening featured The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart as moderator; the film’s co-director, Michael Bonfiglio; Daniel Lutat of Iowa Lakes Community College; National Geographic photographer Katie Orlinsky; and Christopher Castro, director of sustainability of Orlando, Fla.

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Breslin and Hamill once were, Jonathan Alter, one of the film’s co-directors, replied: “I teach students and I ask them, ‘Is there anybody you read every week? Can you name anybody you read?’ And they can’t.” The panel agreed that technology has redefined the media landscape and shortened readers’ attention spans. “There’s a disruption going on right now with newspapers,” Alter explained. “But I’m confident, I’m optimistic that we will figure it out. We see The Washington Post and The New York Times doing great reporting, but it’s the local [news] that has to come back.” Motion Picture Association of America Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin hosted a reception and screening of the documentary at the Carnegie Institution for Science followed by a panel discussion with Margaret Brennan of CBS’ “Face the Nation” acting as moderator of the panel who included Alter, and co-directors John Block and Steve McCarthy. WA S H I N G T O N L I F E

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SALUTINGVETERANS: The third annual event recognized leaders involved with the veteran community who have made great strides in entrepreneurship, academia, leadership and community service. The Academy of United States Veterans partnered with Disabled American Veterans, The Independence Fund, the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes and Melwood Veteran Services to celebrate public servants, leaders and innovators dedicated to veteran service. The evening also included a special tribute to the late Senator John McCain and President George H.W. Bush. CNN’s Jake Tapper returned to host and Hollywood stars including Academy Award winner Casey Affleck, Academy Award nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo and “Teen Wolf”’s Ian Bohen served as presenters at the award ceremony.

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SEAOFRED: About 800 givers of the Women’s Board of the American Heart Association of the Greater Washington Region, including Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, stepped out clad in red to raise critical funds to support cuttingedge research grants that focus on preventing, detecting and treating heart disease and its debilitating conditions. “We are proud to continue the tradition of dedicating 100 percent of the donations towards that goal,” said Dr. Daphne Keshishian, who co-chaired the pre-Valentine’s Day luncheon and fashion show with Traci Hoffman. Lead sponsors of the 71st annual event included the Marriott Family, led by Donna Marriott, Carrie Marriott and Angie Marriott, as well as the J.W. Marriott, Jr. Foundation, the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, PepsiCo and the MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute.

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ZAZDOROVYE“TOHEALTH”: Every January, supporters of Russian culture commune in a private social club’s gilded ballroom to twirl in their white- or black-tie best to music from the Washington Balalaika Society and the Richard Bray Orchestra. As snow lightly fell outside, ball chairs Paul and Irina du Quenoy welcomed guests for dinner, dancing and celebratory swigs of Finlandia Vodka, bottles of which were generously donated as prizes. Albanian pianist Elida Dakoli dazzled the crowd with selections from Rachmaninoff and other Russian favorites.

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Michele Sigler and James Schultz with Caren and Barry Glassman

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BASHINGCANCER: Pink-clad partygoers gathered to raise funds for the non-profit Breast Care for Washington at this event organized by some of city’s most well-known female news anchors and reporters. The money will help provide access to breast cancer screenings, diagnostics and treatment for women in under-served areas regardless of their ability to pay. “We come because we believe we have an obligation to support our sisters, who shouldn’t have to choose between lifesaving care and sacrificing their family’s security,” said special guest Dr. Jill Biden. NewsBash has raised more than $200,000 since launching in 2009. WA S H I N G T O N L I F E

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NEWINTOWN: With light snow on the ground outside, Meridian International Center made sure to make a toasty warm welcome to new ambassadors to the Washington area, including those hailing from Afghanistan, Armenia, Chad, Chile, Costa Rica, Lesotho, Sudan, Malta, Mexico, Mongolia, Slovakia and South Sudan. The wintry evening provided an opportunity for the new ambassadors to casually engage with influencers and decisionmakers from the government, business and policy communities. Stuart W. Holliday, Meridian’s president and CEO, emphasized the importance of strengthening international relations through these new posts, and building peer relationships to exchange information on global issues. Meridian creates events like the Welcome to Washington reception to accelerate collaboration between the international diplomatic corps and U.S. public and private sector leaders. WL SPONSORED

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BRIDGINGDIVIDES: Nearly 500 guests from Washington’s diplomatic, policy, business and cultural communities joined the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China and Meridian International Center in celebrating the Year of the Pig and the 40th anniversary of U.S.-China bilateral relations. Chinese Ambassador Cui Tiankai set the tone for the evening by detailing the importance of mutual understanding between the two nations, noting that they are “more connected today than ever before.” Meridian President and CEO Stuart Holliday echoed the sentiments, emphasizing the importance of cultural events, like Chinese New Year, to help bridge divides. Guests enjoyed performances and visual art from the Guandong Province, including fan dancing, acrobats, painting and instrumental music. 17


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Meghan’s Difficult Transition The former actress-turned royal duchess focuses on the biggest role of her life. BY ROLAND FLAMINI

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the impact of Brexit, the former Meghan Markle, is expected to give birth to her first child. Kensington Palace announced that she was expecting in a tweet on October 15, just before her departure with husband Prince Harry on a tour of Australia and New Zealand; and at the time it was revealed that she was already three months pregnant. Hence the mid- to late-April birthdate. Royal sources expect the arrival of a child to impact the American actress’ position within the closed, rarified, and still somewhat rigid institution of the British monarchy—and hopefully ease what has been Meghan’s bumpy transition from television celebrity to minor royal. The birth changes her situation from wife of a royal prince to mother of the seventh in line to the British throne, consolidating her place in the House of Windsor. Her child will follow in the line of succession after Princes Charles, William and George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis and the baby’s own father, Prince Harry. Once the engagement and glittering wedding had worked their fairy tale magic, it became clear that Meghan had come on the scene with some awkward baggage. Her dysfunctional family’s refusal to be left out of the picture, particularly her father, Thomas Markle, is one problem. The other is her own, not always successful effort to traverse the mine-filled path to her new life. Queen Elizabeth made a point of showing that she accepts the new arrival in the family’s midst: for example, having Meghan with her on a number of visits (engagements, in royal parlance), and passing on to her the royal patronage of two organizations she has held for decades: the National Theater and the Association of Commonwealth Universities. Meghan even passed the family litmus

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test of being liked by the crusty and outspoken Prince Philip. Within the family, her biggest challenge was establishing a correct relationship with her sister-in-law, Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, who is congenitally incapable of putting a foot wrong. Media attempts, with Meghan’s cooperation, to establish the two wives as equals – as chums – was an early error. Possibly, Meghan misread the friendly signals, but according to a couple of insiders, that was an early lesson on positioning – knowing one’s place within the family structure. The message was quickly delivered that, apart from being close to perfect, Kate is also the future queen: Meghan isn’t. The insiders quoted the case of the German-born Princess Michael of Kent, married to the Queen’s first cousin, who for years has been known in the highest levels of the family as “Princess Pushy” as a result of an early tendency to be too assertive. There was a lot of talk about how Meghan’s arrival freshened a stodgy institution. Well, up to a point. The public activities of royal family members are still listed in the London Times under the title Court Circular, as they have been for more than two centuries. The entries for some of Meghan’s recent engagements since her marriage to Harry show how the American newcomer is being integrated into the not always glamorous family routine. One announcement, quoted in full, states, “The Duchess of Sussex this morning opened the Hubb Community Kitchen, 244 Acklam Road, London W10.” Another reports that “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex this afternoon attended a Mental Health Innovation volunteers’ workshop at BBC Studioworks, Television Centre, 101 Wood Lane, London W12.” The duchess, who has long been involved in social work, is in her element on such occasions. Her warm and friendly nature puts people at ease. How, then, to explain the departure of a half dozen of the couple’s staffers, including Prince Harry’s long-time aide, and the royal couple’s secretary, Samantha Cohen, who had previously worked for the queen for 17 years?

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Some, like Cohen, had only been seconded to Harry and Meghan for a specific period, and that time is up. But royal watchers say divergences of approach between the American former actress and the entrenched palace bureaucracy is also a factor. For example, officials are used to the royals closely following the meticulous, calibrated planning of scheduled engagements, but Meghan’s approach is more free-wheeling. Prince Harry’s speeches are largely written by his staff, but his wife sometimes re-works them. On a visit to a charity in Bristol that helps women break free from walking the streets and from drug addiction, Meghan was helping volunteers prepare food parcels when she suddenly asked for a black marker and set to work writing comforting mes-

‘Meghan’s recent engagements since her marriage to Harry show how the American newcomer is being integrated into the not always glamorous family routine.’ sages on bananas (“You are loved,” “You are strong”). “I saw this project this woman had started somewhere in the States on a school lunch program,” she was later quoted as saying. “On each of the bananas she wrote an affirmation, to make the kids feel really, like, empowered.” When Kensington Palace tweeted what the duchess had done it raised eyebrows, and there are two takeaways from this small, but telling episode. First, royals don’t write on bananas, and less so when the fruit is destined for prostitutes. Second, it was an American stunt, thereby reinforcing the view of some royal watchers that it’s been easier to take the star out of Hollywood, than to take Hollywood out of the star. The most recent resignation was the duchess’s assigned female bodyguard from

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Scotland Yard’s royal protection service. No reason was given for her departure, but the Yard suggested that the duchess had found having a bodyguard 24/7 restricting. “It can be quite constraining,” an anonymous Yard source was quoted as saying. “Even though [the duchess] was a famous actress, she could still do what she wanted in the way of getting around freely.” Not any more, of course, and the bodyguard was immediately replaced. The key to full acceptance, royal watchers say, is to integrate as quickly and as smoothly as possible, which can hardly be said to be happening in the case of Duchess Meghan. It didn’t endear her to the British press when she recently authorized a group of her American female friends to grant interviews to People magazine—a U.S. publication—for a profile about her life as a royal. The palace bureaucracy wasn’t pleased at being bypassed either. There is a press department to handle such requests. Nor did it help Meghan’s situation when George Clooney blasted the media about their treatment of the duchess, comparing it to Princess Diana’s ordeal. First, Clooney’s publicity seeking outburst was inaccurate—there is no indication that the duchess is hounded by the paparazzi, although she is getting increasingly negative press. But for older Brits - doubtless including some in the royal circle - the historic parallel wasn’t Princess Diana, but an earlier American who caused an English king to give up his throne and changed the course of history. That was Wallis Simpson, who married the abdicated King Edward VIII. Prince Harry, of course, has no throne to give up.

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binds them all. The energy was especially palpable at this year’s photo shoots.With the exception of the journalists and actors among the 40 selected, there is no real methodology with regard to who was paired with whom in the various groupings. Half the fun is watching along as conversations unfold on their own—blockchain entrepreneur Michael Parker talking to chef Jerome Grant about profit margins, for example. It validates the notion that we are all connected by this great city we call home and we couldn’t be more pleased.

REBECCABUCK Political Reporter, CNN

TRAVISBOYD Forward, Washington Capitals

CHRISTINABROWN Publicist, National Gallery of Art

CARMENBERKLEY Managing Director, Organizing and Electoral Campaigns, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

QUINNBRADLEE Founder and CEO, FriendsofQuinn.com

EMILYBROWN Regional Director of Development, The Boys & Girls Club of America

BRADLEYBEYCHOK President, American Bridge

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MARJORIEMEEK BRADLEY Chef, St. Anselm MARGARETBRENNAN Foreign Affairs Correspondent, CBS News SAWEDABRIGHTMD Physician, Inova

ERIKBRUNER-YANG Chef and Owner, Maketto, Brothers and Sisters and Spoken English BRENDANBUCK Partner, Blue Engine Message & Media

BROOKEBROGAN Founder, Brooke Brogan Public Relations FRITZBROGAN Managing Partner, The Mission Group; MaverickPAC National Co-Chair ASHLEYTAYLOR BRONCZEK Co-Founder, Secretly Gifting MATTHEWBRONCZEK Managing Partner, Federal Building Group and Federal Home, LLC

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LARHONDABURLEY Vice President, Partnerships and Marketing, National Fitness Foundation ALMACABALLERO Director for Mexico, McClarty Associates DAVIDCABRERA Owner, Suns Cinema JOHNCARLSON Defenseman, Washington Capitals

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ROBERTCOSTA National Political Reporter, The Washington Post; Moderator, PBS’ “Washington Week” Whether starting his day with an appearance on “Morning Joe,” or breakfast with a senator, Costa’s non-partisan approach to journalism has helped keep him as a trusted news source. He credits his well-rounded perspective on national politics to a firm understanding of both the country’s big cities and small towns. The reporter also values time spent away from his computer and phone, citing walks around the city as an effective tool for focusing.

KASIEHUNT Capitol Hill Correspondent, NBC; Host of MSNBC’s “Kasie DC” In 2018, Hunt and her NBC News Capitol Hill team were recognized with the Joan Shorenstein Barone Award at the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Awards for their coverage of sexual harassment in Congress, which eventually led to reform making it easier for victims to report harassment. She credits her reporting chops to perseverance, calling it “9/10ths of success.” Her advice to up and coming journalists? “Make that one extra phone call, take that one additional risk.”

AYESHARASCOE White House Reporter, NPR Before joining NPR last spring, the Howard University graduate covered energy and policy news, and eventually the White House, at Reuters. At NPR she has reported on everything from criminal justice reform to President Trump’s rhetoric toward African Americans on Twitter. The latter story was triggered by Trump’s referral to former advisor Omarosa Manigault Newman as “a dog” and Lebron James as “dumb.” Rascoe combed through more than 900 of his tweets and conferred with political scientists and linguistics specialists about the implications of his language. “Words matter,” she explains, “and I felt like it was important to look at why certain insults carry historical baggage.”

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YGL KARAKRAUSE Vice President, Events Marketing & Communications, E.J. Krause & Associates As a third-generation executive at the event planning company that her father and grandfather founded 35 years ago, Krause carries on her family’s legacy executing major tradeshows, conferences and educational forums. “I grew up watching my dad create one of the largest privately held exhibition management companies in the world,” she explains. “It was important to me to continue to foster the growth that they created.” The area native and Georgetown-graduate specializes in producing large-scale events like MetroCookingDC and the M-Enabling Summit.

JUSTINSCHUBLE Food Blogger When he is not “eating for the Insta”nationally and internationally, the 24-year-old food influencer behind the popular @dcfoodporn handle is staying active. He was able to turn his love for food into a career after graduating from Georgetown University in 2017 and has since amassed 300,000 followers on Instagram and collaborated with many Fortune 500 companies. Dining experiences that have wowed him over that last year? “The omakase experiences at Kōbō and Sushi Nakazawa ... the augmented reality dinner experience at Artechouse ... The seafood paella at Del Mar at The Wharf.”

GREGORYCENDANA President and CoFounder, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Counseling

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FRANCESCACHAMBERS White House Correspondent, Daily Mail PETERFRANKLIN CHANG Co-Founder, No Kings Collective KEOCHEA Assistant Director, Office of Community Affairs, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau KEVINCIRILLI Chief Washington Correspondent, Bloomberg Television

ANASTASIADELLACCIO Director, Global Community and Career Engagement, Creator Awards and Public Affairs, WeWork TARADIJULIO Director, Global Public Affairs, GE

ERINCOMO Traffic Anchor/Reporter, Fox5 KATCONLON Executive Director, Friends of the American University of Afghanistan

JESSICADITTO Deputy Director of Communications, The White House MARTINDITTO CEO, Ditto Residential CHRISTIANDJOOS Defenseman, Washington Capitals

PHEONIXCOPLEY Goaltender,Washington Capitals

JASONDONNER Capitol Hill Producer, Fox News BOBBYDONOHOE President and Founder, Strength in Our Voices

REPALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ U.S. Congresswoman, (D-New York)

MATTHEWDORNIC Vice President of Communications, CNN

ROBERTCOSTA National Political Reporter, The Washington Post; Moderator, PBS’ “Washington Week”

AMELIADRAPER Meteorologist, NBC4 AJDRONKERS Associate Publisher, Edible DC

RACHELCOTHRAN Senior Content Strategist, HZDG

AMYDUNKI Bartender, The Red Hen

JORDANCOTTON Co-Founder, Cotton & Reed Distillery

LAURENDUNNE Co-Founder,Varnish Lane

REPDANCRENSHAW U.S. Congressman, (R-Texas)

NICOLASEND Economist, Middle East and Central Asia Dept., IMF

WALTERLCRONKITEIV Director, FTI Consulting NICOLECROWDER Furniture Designer and Upholsterer LAURENCULBERTSON Public Policy Manager, Twitter

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MICHAELDARNER Executive Director, Congressional Progressive Caucus VERNONDAVIS Tight End, Washington Redskins

KAITLANCOLLINS White House Correspondent, CNN

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ASHLEYDARBY Owner, Oz Restaurant; Cast Member, “The Real Housewives of Potomac”

GREGENGERT Beer Director, Neighborhood Restaurant Group TREVERFADEN Founder, Atlas Lane

TOMCUNANAN Chef, Bad Saint

JOHNFALCICCHIO Chief of Staff, Mayor Muriel Bowser

ANDREWDANA Co-Owner, Timber Pizza

LENAFAROUKI Founder, Curio Concept Store

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RICHARDHUDOCK Director of Communications, NBC In his role at NBC News, Hudock relishes in having a position where every day is different and full of new challenges. It also helps that his admiration for NBC goes way back to his childhood. The communications director jokes that he still pinches himself when visiting the “Meet the Press” set. Hudock first moved to Washington three years ago to take a job with CNN. He credits his success to relationship-building, boiling it down to “Follow up, make time for coffee meetings, stay in touch.” He adds: “Don’t underestimate the importance of a handwritten note or thank you card.”

SARABECKSTEAD Communications Manager, EDENS “Growing up in an entrepreneurial family, I’ve always understood the value of small business and community,” Beckstead explains. Her family’s jewelry business Liljenquist & Beckstead is one of the most trusted names in the area and her experience working there after college taught her the importance of giving voice to a brand’s philosophy. At retail real estate developer EDENS, Beckstead helps share stories from the company’s portfolio of properties and retail partners. “Telling these stories gives meaning to who we are and what we do in our shared purpose to enrich community,” she says.

PEGGYSPARKS Director, Artist’s Proof At the fine art gallery in Georgetown, Sparks strives to serve as a conduit connecting local emerging creatives with prospective clients. Advocating for artists is at the crux of her job, she explains, citing her ability to translate their visual narratives to new collectors. “One of the great perks of my job is that I am able to be intimately acquainted with the producers of art,” she says. “When I speak to an artist and am able to listen to what motivated them to create a piece of artistic work, that moves me.” The Singapore-raised gallerist also consults on hotel, residential and commercial projects globally.

BOBBYDONOHOE President & Founder, Strength in Our Voices Born and raised in Richmond, the University of Virginia-graduate moved to the District to work in federal consulting for Deloitte. After struggling with anxiety, Donohoe founded the nonprofit organization Strength in Our Voices (SiOV) with the intention of building a community of “acceptance, positivity and selfhelp.” The vision of the group is to destigmatize mental health issues, which they achieve through peer-led training programs in schools. SiOV hinges on creating “environments of trust and support for those impacted by mental health through open dialogue, education, empowerment and positive change,” he says.

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MARKETTESHEPPARD TV Host and Author Sheppard, host of WUSA’s “Great Day Washington,” says she values the art of storytelling because she gets to “fill in the blanks in a meaningful and impactful way” for viewers. The Los Angeles-native used that same passion to write a children’s book last summer, “What is Light?” Her take on work-life balance? “Work is what I do, being a mom, wife and friend is who I am.”

JENNIFERFELDMANBRILLEMBOURGMD Anesthesiologist

ALLENGANNETT Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, Skyword

ANGIEFETHERSTON CEO, Drink Company

MATTHEWGARDINER Associate Artistic Director, Signature Theatre

JPFETHERSTON Beverage Director, Columbia Room

HEATHERLOUISEFINCH Founder and CEO, HLF, LLC MEREDITHFINEMAN CEO and Founder, FinePoint

JOSHGENDERSON President, Schneider’s of Capitol Hill; Founder, Holistic Industries

REPABBYFINKERAUER U.S. Congresswoman (D-Iowa)

DONNIEGERALD Photographer

KELLYFLANIGAN President, Live Nation DC, MD & VA

LISAGILBERT Vice President of Legislative Affairs, Public Citizen

JADEFLOYD Vice President of Communications, Case Foundation and Revolution

MARKGILLESPIE General Manager and Creative Director, The Orchestra of the Americas

ASHLEYFORRESTER Corporate Director, Communications and Marketing, EventsDC

SEANGLASS Chairman and CEO, Advantia Health

DESIRÉEVENNFREDERIC Founder and Executive Director, Combing Cotton Co. MIKEFRIEDMAN Chef and Owner, The Red Hen and All Purpose GLENDAFU Executive Director, Dreams for Kids LANIFURBANK Freelance Food Writer JOELLEFIRZLI Co-Founder, Tribute MORGANFYKES Director of Strategic Engagement, We the People DC REPTULSIGABBARD U.S. Congresswoman (D-Hawaii) ALEXTHOMPSON Political Reporter, Politico The 29-year-old reporter got his start in the field working as Maureen Dowd’s editorial assistant at The New York Times. After a stint as a politics editor at VICE News, Thompson is now on the 2020 presidential campaign beat at Politico. Advice to young journalists? “Sourcing is everything. Call, text, grab coffees. Tweet less.” FUN FACT: Thompson was on the “Tonight Show” when he was 13 to perform a double-jointed human body trick. P H O T O G R A P H E D  AT  L A  V I E

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JOCELYNGAILLIOT Co-Founder, Tuckernuck REPMIKEGALLAGHER U.S. Congressman (R-Wisconsin) REPRUBENGALLEGO U.S. Congressman (D-Ariz.) JENNIFERPAQUETTE GALLOWAY President, Wolcott Hill Group LLC

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SHANAGLENZER Principal, Upright Consulting AUTRIAGODFREY Anchor and Reporter, ABC7 News ANGIEGOFF Journalist MONICAGOMEZ Co-Owner, Cera Wax Studio REPANTHONYGONZALEZ U.S. House of Representatives (R-Ohio) MARCUSGOODWIN Acquisitions Associate, Four Points SARAHGORDON Founder, Gordy’s Pickle Jar NEILGRACE Senior Communications Advisor, Federal Communications Commission JEROMEGRANT Executive Chef, Sweet Home Cafe RICHARDGRAVES Co-Founder and Chief Impact Officer, CleanChoice Energy YUDUGRAYJR CEO, House Studios CHLOÉGRAY-LECOZ Senior Global Brand Manager, W Hotels Worldwide

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KATHRYNTKELActor Tkel is currently preparing for a role in “Doll’s House, Part 2” at the Round House Theatre. One of the best parts of being an actress, she says, is the places she has been able to travel for shows. As for challenges, she references risk.”Whether it’s financial uncertainty or the act of being vulnerable with strangers,” she says. “It shows up everywhere.”

ALINACOLLINSMALDONADOActor Maldonado most appreciates roles that address the “root of the human condition.” Last year she acted in the world premiere of “Digging Up Dessa” at the Kennedy Center – a play that touches on death and PTSD, all while encouraging young girls to pursue careers in science. When she’s not performing, the actress teaches the art of storytelling to high school refugee students through Imagination Stage’s Oyeme program.

GARRETTHAAKE Correspondent, MSNBC DANIELHEIDER Vice President, TTR Sotheby’s RYANHACKNEY Executive Chef, District Restaurant Group MICHAELHAFT Co-Founder, Compass Coffee DANNIAHAKKI Co-founder and Principal, MoKi Media MAHAHAKKI Partner, MoKi Media BLAKEHALL Founder and CEO, ID.me BILLHAMID Goalkeeper, D.C. United JENNIFERHANSLER State Department Producer, CNN KATHLEENKIERNAN HARNDENMD Assistant Director, Inova Breast Medical Oncology Program LAURAHAYES Food Editor, Washington City Paper ERICHEIDENBERGER Managing Partner, Madhatter, Front Page, Shaw’s Tavern and 801 Restaurant & Bar and Epic Yoga KYLEHENDRICK Managing Director, AAF Management AUDREYHENSON Founder and CEO, College to Congress JUSTINHERMAN Public Sector Director, Twilio, Inc. BRANDONHILL Co-Founder, No Kings Collective SONDRAHOFFMAN Head Booker, T.H.E. Artist Agency

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JAYSENWRIGHTActor This year Wright has enjoyed challenging himself and “testing his range,” as he calls it, taking on versatile roles that run the gamut from Shakespeare to farcical comedy and musicals. Regardless of the casting, Wright acknowledges that each come with its own set of “physical, intellectual and emotional demands,” which he is constantly trying to balance with his personal wellbeing. The Washington-born actor has been on the theater circuit for the last seven years and counts his role in “Wig Out” at Studio Theatre in 2017 as a work that changed the way he viewed himself as a queer person of color.

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ZACKPOWELLActor Last year you may have seen him play an Elvis impersonator turned-dragqueen-superstar in “The Legend of Georgia McBride” at Round House Theatre. The role was a departure from Powell’s usual castings in classics by Shakespeare, Ibsen and Checkhov. Most recently he played Robin Hood at a theater in Cleveland. His words of wisdom to young actors: “Work leads to work, and it always helps to meet as many other artists as possible. You never know who will work with you in a play reading, and then bring you in for an audition for a lead role at a major regional theater.” Look out for Powell later this year performing in “Shear Madness” at the Kennedy Center.

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MAURAJUDKIS Reporter, The Washington Post NICHOLASKARNAZE Founder, stubble & ‘stache

MISTYHOLBERT Lead Associate for Media Relations, Booz Allen Hamilton

ALECKARAKATSANIS Founder and Executive Director, Civil Rights Corps.

KRISTENHOLMES National Correspondent, CNN News Source

BETHANYKAZABA Co-Founder and CEO, Neighborhood Retail Group

RACHELHOLT Head of New Mobility, Uber Inc.

CHRYSKEFALAS Vice President of Brand Strategy, National Association of Manufacturers

BRADENHOLTBY Goalie, Washington Capitals STORMHORNCASTLE Manager, Public Affairs & Events, Public Policy, Netflix KERRAMICHELEHUERTA Blogger, Apartment Envy

“The biggest challenge is trying to get people who work in the system re-sensitized to the everyday brutality of our criminal system. We inflict unspeakable harm against people’s bodies and minds inside our courtrooms and jail cells, but because we do it every single day, it feels normal to a lot of us who have worked in that bureaucracy.” –Alec Karakatsanis

KASIEHUNT Capitol Hill Correspondent, MSNBC; Host, MSNBC’s “Kasie DC” JACKINSLEE Executive Producer, Full Service Radio ELAHEIZADI Reporter, The Washington Post HALLIEJACKSON Chief White House Correspondent, NBC News JUVENJACOB Special Assistant to the President, The Kennedy Center

ALECKARAKATSANIS Founder and Executive Director, Civil Rights Corps Asking the passionate civil rights advocate to name a few work highlights from the last year is a challenging question as there are many to choose from. Karakatsanis mentions winning a landmark federal lawsuit against Houston, Texas for its unconstitutional cash bail system, which, as a result, freed 13,000 inmates in just the first year after the law’s enactment. The underlying goal of the non-profit is to use effective lawyering to fight the mass incarceration issue in the U.S.

LAURAJARRETT Correspondent, CNN BRADJENKINS Founder, Enfranchisement Productions LLC ALEXAJOHNSON Co-owner, Ella-Rue ANDRA‘AJ’JOHNSON Co-Founder, DMV Black Restaurant Week; Founder, White Plates, Black Faces BRIANJOHNSON Principal, The Vogel Group KRISTAJOHNSON Co-owner, Ella-Rue

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RICHARDHUDOCK Director of Communications, NBC News

JOSHUAJOHNSON Host, WAMU’s “1A”

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BRIANNAKEILAR Anchor, CNN CARAKELLY Enterprise Reporter, USA Today REPJOSEPHP KENNEDYIII U.S. Congressman (D-Mass.) RYANKERRIGAN Linebacker,Washington Redskins SIMKHAN Attorney and Founder, Brimble & Clark Custom Clothiers SUZANNEKIANPOUR Capitol Hill and Foreign Affairs Producer, BBC News SERYKIM Food and Travel Writer SEUNGMINKIM White House Reporter, The Washington Post KATEKIZER Policy Director, Win Without War RYANKIBLER Creative Director, Foreign National AJAYKORI Co-Founder, UrbanStems DANIELKRAMER Managing Partner, Duke’s Grocery and Duke’s Counter JUDYKURTZ “In the Know” Columnist, The Hill JAREDKUSHNER Senior Advisor, U.S. President JEREMIAH LANGHORNE Chef and Owner, The Dabney FRANCESLANZONE Chief of Staff, Global Entrenpreneurship Network

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2019 MICHAELLAROSA Director of Communications, U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources MICHAELLASTORIA Co-Founder, &pizza ANAISLAURENT Event Marketing Specialist, Discovery Education CAROLLEE Political Reporter, NBC News MONINGLEE Architectural and Urban Designer SVETLANALEGETIC Co-Founder, Brightest Young Things JOHNLEGITTINO CEO, Advoc8

CRYSTALBOWYER President and CEO, National Children’s Museum After business school, the Missouri-native bounced around the world for children’s service work in Brazil and China, and cultural outreach in numerous other countries. Previous leadership roles at the Museum of Science and Industry and the Chicago Children’s Choir prepared Bowyer for her move to Washington, where she is speaheading redevelopment of the National Children’s Museum, slated to open in the fall of this year. It will be an “innovative experience for the whole family,” Bowyer promises.

MELISSALEONSIS Director, Global Partnerships, EverFi ZACHLEONSIS Senior Vice President and General Manager, Monumental Network, Monumental Sports and Entertainment AVERYLEWIS Assistant Vice President, Linda Roth and Associates DANIELLIPPMAN Co-Author “Politico Playbook,” Politico

JOHNLEGITTINO Co-Founder and CEO, Advoc8 Legittino used the skills he gained working on major televised award shows and presidential debates to create a full-service brand experience and content production agency. With clients like Google and CNN, the 40 person, almost three-year-old shop “helps companies cross the digital divide to tell their stories and connect with customers through experiences they’ll never forget.”

TIFFANYDENALOFTIN Director,Youth & College Division, NAACP VICTORNGUYEN-LONG Freelance Creative Strategist ADAMJOSEPH LORENZETTIMD Physician, Inova KELLYLOVE Deputy Press Secretary, Department of Energy WESLEYLOWERY National Reporter, The Washington Post TIMMA Chef, American Son and Kyirisan CHASEMAGGIANO Founder, Bravo Score ANNEMAHLUM Founder and CEO, Solidcore HEATHERMAHONEY Founder, Haute Haus Agency

NICOLECROWDER Furniture Designer and Upholsterer Using inspiration from fashion, interior design, the colors of fresh fruit and her dreams, Crowder built a design and upholstery business that has blossomed from custom pieces for individual clients to full-scale collaborations with restaurants, hotels and textile designers. The former photo editor recently opened a colorful studio, which will serve as her work space, showroom and community gathering place. NOTE: Nicole is sitting on one of her custom chairs in this photo. P H O T O G R A P H E D  AT  L A  V I E

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JESSICAMOORE Director of Government Relations,Walt Disney Company

ANNAMASON Partner, Revolution’s Rise the Rest Seed Fund

DANIELAMOREIRA Chef, Timber Pizza Co. and Call Your Mother Deli

REPBRIANMAST U.S. Congressman, (R-Florida)

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PHILMATTINGLY Conressional Correspondent, CNN

“The message I hope to convey to listeners through my music is one of truth, empowerment, spiritual upliftment and healing.” — Maimouna Youssef on what drives her music

MICHAELMORONEY Vice President, FleishmanHillard

CARLMAYNARD Founder, Walk With Locals

ASHLEYMURPHY Dancer, Washington Ballet

JOHNMCCARTHY Chief of Staff, Congressman Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.)

SARAMURRAY Correspondent, CNN RHANANATOUR Reporter/Producer, PBS NewsHour

KEVINMCCARTHY Entertainment Reporter, FOX 5 SARAHMCCLELLAN Founder, Sarah’s Charities AMANDAMCCLEMENTS Owner, Salt & Sundry

MAIMOUNAYOUSSEF Singer and musician “My music is soul music in its most authentic form,” Youssef (also known as “Mumu Fresh”) explains. It only takes one listen to the Grammy-nominated musician’s work to feel her description ring true. In addition to headlining her own shows internationally, the Afro-native singer, songwriter has provided vocal support for The Roots, Sting, Erykah Badu, Femi Kuti and Nas, to name a few. In May she will release her eighth collaborative album with DJ Jazzy Jeff. To up and coming musicians she advises “Figure out what makes you unique and what gives you purpose and illuminate and magnify those qualities in your art.”

JOHNMCCONNELLMD Physician, Inova ALEXMCCOY Chef and Owner, Lucky Buns TOMMYMCFLY Co-Host, “The Tommy Show” podcast; Contributor, NBC4

DJNEEKOLA DJ and Producer, Neekola Entertainmentt ELIZABETHNORTH President, Curiosity Studios OLIVIANUZZI Washington Correspondent, New York Magazine SHIZUOKUSA Co-Founder and CEO, JRINK Juicery; Founder and CEO, Wellthy & Co.

ERINMCPIKE Partner, Swann Street Strategies KATHRYNMCQUADE Communications Director, Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)

STEVENOLIKARA Co-Founder and President, Millennial Action Project

SPIKEMENDELSOHN Chef and Restaurateur, Good Stuff Eatery and We, the Pizza; Chef,Vim & Victor HEATHERSHAWMENIS Principal, Fifth and Main PR

KELLYO’MALLEY Regional Director, The Vinetta Project FIGO’REILLY Datanaut, NASA

ALEXMILLS Actor, SyneticTheater

REPILHANOMAR U.S. Congressman, (D-Minnesota)

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LAURENOSHIE Blogger TJOSHIE Right Wing, Washington Capitals

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2019 ANNAPALMER Co-Author, Politico Playbook TARAPALMERI White House Correspondent, ABC News MONICAPAMPELL Founder, Pentafit; Personal Trainer HOLLYPAN Fashion Blogger NICKPAPADOPOULOS Retail Leasing, Papadopoulos Properties

RYANHACKNEY Executive Chef, District Restaurant Group In 2013, you could find the chef in the “trenches of Robert Wiedmaier’s premier fine-dining destination, Marcel’s,” living out two years of “culinary bootcamp,” as he calls it. Now, Hackney oversees Valor Brewpub and The Ugly Mug on Capitol Hill. He is also a Food Network regular, having appeared on “Beat Bobby Flay” and the upcoming season of “Bite Club” with Tyler Florence. Hackney succinctly sums up his culinary career: “I originally went to school for Economics and Political Science and would cook bagged ramen for Howard University undergrads,” he explains. “Four years later I was cooking for the Obama family.”

ALIPARDO National Press Secretary, GOP Conference MICHAELPARKER Owner and CEO, Illumen, Inc.; Founding Partner, Jang Capital

“Show up when others won’t. Be the first in, be the last out. Ask questions. Nothing that is easy to achieve is worth it. ” — Chris Morgan’s advice to young chefs JOHNPARKINSON White House & Congressional Reporter/Producer, ABC News SCOTTPARKINSON Vice President, Government Affairs, Club for Growth TATIPASTUKHOVA Co-Founder, Artechouse ALANPAUL Associate Artistic Director, Shakespeare Theatre ANGELAPEOPLES Director, GetEQUAL GIANCARLOPEREZ Dancer, The Washington Ballet MEGANPEREZ Vice President, The Petrizzo Group OLIVIAPEREZ-CUBAS Communications Director, Winning for Women

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CHRISMORGAN Co-Executive Chef, Maydan and Compass Rose As co-executive chef (with Gerald Addison) at one of Washington’s most celebrated new restaurants, Maydan, the Northern Virginianative has his hands full helming a spot that has received national acclaim from established food critcics across the board. (No. 2 “Best New Restaurant in America” by Bon Appetit, “Top 10 Best New Restaurants” by Food & Wine). He and Addison also head the kitchen at Maydan’s sister restaurant Compass Rose in Logan Circle. Can’t miss dishes? Dango (Omani stewed chickpea dish) at Maydan and tako poke (lightly poached octopus over warm rice) at Compass Rose.

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TIMMA Chef, American Son and Kyrisian If you find yourself at the recentlyopened Eaton Hotel on K Street, you would be remiss not to sample Ma’s tofu gnocchi with sunchokes, apples and black truffles. Since its opening Ma has been tasked with the massive undertaking of running the full food and beverage program at the hotel. Ma, who jokes that he didn’t know how to handle a knife until his first day of culinary school at age 30, also owns Kyrisian (Chinese/ French inspired cuisine) in Shaw. The chef advises newcomers to the culinary industry to savor the ride.”The worst thing that can happen is to get on the big stage and not be ready.” he notes. “Enjoy the process.” P H O T O G R A P H E D  AT  L A  V I E

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YGL ALEXANDRAPETRI Columnist,The Washington Post ADRIANPETERSON Running Back, Redskins

LINDLEYTHORNBURG RICHARDSON Public Relations Consultant, Heather Freeman Media & Public Relations

ASHLEYPETERSON Founder and CEO, Elizabella Cosmetics ABBYPHILLIP White House Correspondent, CNN

DANROBERGE Dancer, Washington Ballet

TODPLOTKIN Principal, Green Buzz Agency TIERNEYPLUMB Senior Associate Editor, Eater DC

SOFIAROYCE Public Relations Director, The Brand Guild

DREWPORTERFIELD Director and Curator, Long View Gallery

ROBRUBBA Chef, Oyster Oyster

SARAHPOTTS Retail Leasing, Papadopoulos Properties

MARISSARUBENSTEIN Events and Experiential Marketing Director, Brightest Young Things

ZACKPOWELL Actor

ALIRUBIN Senior Vice President, External Affairs, Axios

LAURENPRATAPAS Senior Director of Communications, CNN

REEMSADIK Law Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals

MICHAELAPRATT President and CEO, Mentor Foundation

ISOKESALAAM Founder, Isoke Salaam PR

ROSEPREVITE Owner, Compass Rose and Maydan

KELLYFLANIGAN President, Live Nation DC, MD & VA When Flanigan looks out at the audience from the stage of a sold out concert, it’s the “euphoric faces” in the crowd that make her position with the live music company so rewarding. She joined the team right after college (13 years ago) as a talent buyer, steadily rising in the ranks. Flanigan has helped double her territory’s show volume and provided crucial support to its regional portfolio of venues. Most memorable concert experience? Prince at the Warner Theatre, where Stevie Wonder made a surprise appearance.

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ALIROGIN Reporter, PBS RYANROSS Chief Information Officer, Halcyon Incubator

MONICAPOPP Co-Founder, Marshall & Popp, LLC

STORMHORNCASTLE Manager, Public Affairs & Events, Public Policy, Netflix Horncastle stayed in Washington after graduating from American University with a master’s in strategic communications, accepting a position as a public relations, events and outreach advisor to the ambassador of Norway. At Netflix, the Norwaynative is constantly dreaming up new ways to “showcase, celebrate and connect policy stakeholders to Netflix’s diverse stories and storytellers both on and off camera.” Horncastle built her worldly outlook living in five different countries before landing in the District.

HELENARICHARDSON Director of the Young Leaders Program, Heritage Foundation

STEVESALIS Real Estate Entrepreneur; Owner, Kramerbooks and Ted’s Bulletin

NEDPRICE Director of Policy and Communications, National Security Action ANDREWRAFFERTY Senior Political Editor, Newsy MANURAJU Senior Congressional Correspondent, CNN

BORISSANCHEZ White House Correspondent, CNN SARAHSANDERS Press Secretary, The White House SAMANTHASAULT Author, “Moon Washington DC” Hatchette

JACLYNMASON RANDALL Realtor, Jack Realty AYESHARASCOE White House Reporter, NPR

KYLESCHMITZ President & Chief Creative Officer, KONNECTED Media Group

RYANRATINO Chef and Owner, Bresca

JUSTINSCHUBLE Food Blogger, DCFoodPorn

JORDANREED Tight End,Washington Redskins

NIKKISCHWAB Washington Reporter, New York Post

STEVERESSLER President, Callyo; Founder and Advisor, GovLoop

HUNTERSCHWARZ Politics Reporter, CNN

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2019 RYANSEELBACH Founder and CEO, Seelbach Entertainment Group PRINCECHRISTIAN SELASSIE Filmmaker PRINCERUFAELSELASSIE Writer RINASHAH Co-Founder, Women’s Public Leadership Network SULTANSHAKIR Executive Director, SMYAL

PHEONIXCOPLEY Goaltender, Washington Capitals The 6-foot-4 goaltender from North Pole, Alaska has made a home in Washington since joining the Capitals amid a deadline trade in 2017. He earned his first NHL win in a 4-3 shootout win over the Calgary Flames last fall and recorded his first career shutout against the Ottawa Senators a few months later.

TRAVISBOYD Forward, Washington Capitals The Capitals picked up Boyd in the sixth-round of the 2011 NHL draft. In late 2018 he scored his first goal in the NHL against the Columbus Blue Jackets and recorded his first career multi-assist game versus the Edmonton Oilers. Before joining the professional league, the 25-year-old played at the University of Minnesota.

KATIESHANNON Managing Partner, 2622 Events JEFFSHEELY Co-Founder, UrbanStems MARKETTESHEPPARD Host, WUSA 9’s “Great Day Washington” ERIKAGUTIERREZ SHERIDAN Director of Marketing, Compass Real Estate JAKESHERMAN Co-Author, Politico Playbook STUARTSICILIANO Partner, Hamilton Place Strategies HAFSASIDDIQI Senior Account Executive, MoKi Media JESSICASIDMAN Food Writer, Washingtonian AARONSILVERMAN Chef and Owner, Rose’s Luxury and Pineapples & Pearls HOLLEYSIMMONS Owner, She Loves Me ALEXSKATELL Founder and CEO, IJR FARRAHSKEIKY Creative/Culture Manger, The LINE DC REPXOCHITL TORRESSMALL U.S. Congresswoman (D-New Mexico) ALEXSMITH Quarterback, Washington Redskins MOIRABAGLEYSMITH Communications Consultant PEGGYSPARKS Director, Artist’s Proof Gallery P H O T O G R A P H E D  AT  M E D S TA R  C A P I TA L S  I C E P L E X

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“Ballet is simply a means to delight, inspire and serve... make this your focus and your work will always be fueled by magic and purpose.”

ERICASPEVACK Associate, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP ANNASPIEGEL Food Writer, Washingtonian NICKSTEFANELLI Chef and Owner, Masseria and Officina

— Katherine Barkman’s advice to young dancers

REPELISESTEFANIK U.S. Congresswoman (R-New York) REPBRYANSTEIL U.S. Congressman (R-Wisconsin) SAMSTEIN Political Editor, The Daily Beast CARLIESTEINER Co-Owner and Beverage Director, Himitsu FREDERIQUESTEPHANIE Head of Public Relations, TAA Public Relations; Owner, The Pop Up House SOPHIESTICH Owner, Toastworthy ELISTOKOLS White House Reporter, LA Times STEPHENSTRASBURG Pitcher, Washington Nationals HARRISONSUAREZ Co-Founder, Compass Coffee HEATHERDARAZS SULLIVAN Creative Services Manager, CBS Corporation REPERICSWALWELL U.S. Congressman (D-Calif.)

GIANCARLOPEREZ Dancer, The Washington Ballet The young dancer became a household name after his lead role performing in last year’s John Cranko’s “Romeo and Juliet.” Before joining TWB in 2014, the Cuban-native began his professional career with the National Ballet of Cuba, dancing under the direction of renowned prima ballerina Alicia Alonso.

KATHERINEBARKMAN Dancer, The Washington Ballet Whether it’s during warm ups, rehearsals or strength and conditioning exercises, the 22-year-old ballerina tells us that she is living out her dream everyday. Before joining The Washington Ballet officially last fall, Barkman was awarded consecutive Silver Medals at two major International Ballet Competitions over the summer. Advice to novice dancers? “Stay true to yourself. Work hard and live fearlessly in your own unique pursuit of excellence.”

JONATHANSWAN National Political Reporter, Axios DANIELSWARTZ Photographer MARTINSWIFT Artist ALEXANDRATALLULAH Blogger, “In My Bowl” KARINTANABE Novelist KAYLATAUSCHE Washington Correspondent, CNBC

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2019 STEVETAYLOR Principal Software Engineer, Sophos KEVINTIEN Chef and Co-Owner, Himitsu VICKYTHEODOROU Founder, Heirloom Catering SHAUNNATHOMAS Co-Founder, WeAreUltraViolet.org SHAWNATHOMAS Washington Bureau Chief,Vice News ALEXTHOMPSON National Political Reporter, Politico ARIENNETHOMPSON Director of Public Relations, MoKi Media CHRISTHOMPSON Running Back, Washington Redskins KATHRYNTKEL Actor ELLIOTTOTAH President, Oxbridge Group IVANKATRUMP Advisor to the President, The White House TIFFANYTRUMP Law Student, Georgetown University CLAUDIAUCEDA Correspondent, Univision REPLAUREN UNDERWOODU.S. Congresswoman (D-Illinois) JENNIFERVASQUEZ Senior Producer, NBC JAYNEVISSER President, Montana State Society SEPTEMBER RINNIERVOTTA Co-Founder, Tuckernuck JAKUBVRANA Forward, Washington Capitals REEDWALKER Co-Founder, Cotton & Reed Distillery JOHNWALL Point Guard,Washington Wizards READWALL President, Read Wall LINDSAYWALTERS Deputy Press Secretary, The White House

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MATTHEWGARDINER Associate Artistic Director, Signature Theatre The theater buff calls himself “a product of the D.C. arts community,” having studied at the Washington School of Ballet for a decade and acted in various gigs around the city. After attending Carnegie Mellon University, Gardiner returned to the area to take a position at Signature Theatre. Thirteen years later working alongside his twin brother (James runs creative content and public relations) Gardiner’s role has evolved, but the Shirlington, Va. theater continues to keep him interested. “[Signature’s] commitment to producing musical theater (both new and classic) at the level it does in a theater that seats less than 300 people– that’s unheard of.”

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RACHELGRINNEY Co-founder, Wylie Grey After 10 years with Intermix, Grinney took her retail experience to the e-commerce space in 2016 with the launch of Wylie Grey alongside her business partner Nikki Yazdanian. The online clothing boutique carries current trends for women at an approachable price point. It was an idea derived from years of frustration shopping online. “We always said we wished there was an online store that carried an edited selection from cool up-and-coming brands,” Grinney explains. As for the challenges of building a boutique without the benefit of a physical space, the duo harnesses the power of social media (@wyliegrey).

YUDUGRAY Founder, House Studios Beyond simply hosting talent at he and his wife Davina’s fullservice music studio in Hyattsville, Md., Gray’s mission is to create a home for budding musicians “designed to nurture, guide and support the artist’s journey,” he says. It is a platform the Liberianborn refugee does not take for granted.”Our philosophy is rooted in the power of unencumbered creativity and that the arts in all of its forms is the great connector of humanity.” The couple’s passionfueled mission has attracted big name collaborations with the likes of Logic, Wale, Post Malone and Kendrick Lamar. Up-and-comers we should keep on our radar? Mannywellz, Luke James Shaffer, BOOMscat, Sydney Franklin and SHAED.

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YGL KATEWARREN Photographer, GoKateShoot MORGAN HUNGERFORDWEST Founder, A Creative DC; Creative/Culture Director, The LINE DC ALEXISWILLIAMS Executive Vice President, The Stagwell Group ANTONIOWILLIAMS Senior Director of Government and External Affairs, Comcast WENDIWALLACE Director, Political Outreach, Planned Parenthood KELSIEWENDELBERGER Director of Scheduling, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson GARYWILLIAMS Co-Founder, Creative Theory RAFFIWILLIAMS Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development JUSTINWILSON Mayor, Alexandria,Va. TOMWILSON Right Wing, Washington Capitals BENWIKLER Washington Director, MoveOn.org JAYSENWRIGHT Actor ANNYANG Co-Founder, Misfit Foods LAURAJARRETT Justice Correspondent, CNN The Harvard Law graduate practiced privately as a litigator before moving into a full-time media role covering the Department of Justice at CNN. Jarrett points to a story she reported on last year that served as validation for her career switch: “We covered the takedown of a scam operation that falsely acted as a non-profit charity in order to fleece veterans,” she explains. “We were able to highlight a tangible harm facing veterans who were defrauded.” She counts her mother Valerie Jarrett, one of former President Obama’s top advisors, as a role model. “She’s always pushed me not to be afraid of taking chances,” says Jarrett.

NIKKIYAZDANIAN Co-Founder, Wylie Grey KEVINCIRILLI Chief Washington Correspondent, Bloomberg Televison; “Sound On” host, Bloomberg Radio Cirilli grew up in an Irish-Italian Catholic home outside of Philadelphia, went to Penn State and got his start freelance reporting during the Jerry Sandusky trial. He went on to write for Politico, The Hill and Bloomberg News before transitioning to an on-camera role with Bloomberg TV, where he conducts market-based political reporting. Cirilli most enjoys asking politicians quirky questions during mic checks. “Sen. John Kennedy, a Louisiana Republican, told me he listens to Meatloaf. And Sen. Elizabeth Warren talked to me about how she loves the show “Ballers,” he recalls. FUN FACT: “When I can’t sleep, I watch old political interviews on YouTube.”

MAIMOUNAYOUSSEF Singer and Musician SHIREENZAMAN Program Director, Rise Together Fund, Proteus Fund JARREDZUCCARI Associate Producer, Hamilton Insurance Agency JASONZUCCARI Vice President of Business Development, Hamilton Insurance Agency

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JEROMEGRANT Chef, Sweet Home Cafe Next time you visit The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) leave time for lunch at Grant’s cafeteria-style eatery, which serves up food showcasing the rich culture and food traditions of African Americans. (Don’t miss the pan roasted trout with cornbread and mustard green stuffing, he tells us.) Last year the chef published “Sweet Home Café Cookbook” and in 2019 he was named a finalist in the James Beard Foundation’s Best Chef: Mid-Atlantic category. FUN FACT: He taught himself how to swim by watching Michael Phelps videos on YouTube.

NICOLASEND Economist, International Monetary Fund At the IMF, the French-born economist works with countries in the Middle-East, where he helps “governments and central banks design virtuous economic policies.” When he’s not drawing inspiration from IMF Director Christine Lagarde or his four-year-old daughter (“Life and the world are not that complicated from her viewpoint!” he muses), End is practicing on the grand piano he treated himself to when his wife was away on business.

HOLLEYSIMMONS Owner, She Loves Me Expect immediate zen upon entering Simmons’ new flower and plant shop on Upshur Street, NW in Petworth. “My aim with the shop is to have people lose track of space and time when they’re in here,” she says. The New-Jersey native finds inspiration from her travels, offering patrons a Country of the Month subscription based on flowers from a particular region. Before her botanical career, Simmons wrote about food for The Washington Post. FUN FACT: Simmons unabashedly loves carnations.

MICHAELPARKER Owner and CEO, Illumen, Inc.; Founding Partner, Jang Capital Running a blockchain company and investing in great ideas keeps the young entrpreneur learning from people he describes as much smarter than him. Advice for others on how to keep the internal flame burning? “Let go of worry, fear and doubt. Creativity and inspiration are a kind of divinity, something we all have within us,” he says. Parker references his mother who started a successful business at the age of 50. “It is never too late to find that inspiration inside of you or to help someone else find theirs.”

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Romin Andy Shahpouri | @rominandyusa STYLE DEFINITION: My style relies on minor enhancements in details from classic silhouettes. A good music playlist always aids my outfit for the day. SHOPPING SPOTS: Capitol Hill Clothiers is the best source for custom garments. Suitsupply for “ready to wear” is also a good option in the DMV area. FASHION ICONS: Tom Ford and Hedi Slimane have been at the pinnacle of my style inspiration. In terms of celebrities, Jeff Goldblum and Harry Styles have been stealing the fashion spotlight as of late. Shahpouri is wearing a J Crew cashmere beanie, Capitol Hill Clothiers dress shirt, waistcoat and trousers and a Suitsupply Overcoat.


Azam Mirza | DJ/Restaurant Investor/ Consultant | @djoz713 STYLE DEFINITION: I define my style as classic, but with some risks thrown in here and there. The older I’ve gotten the more I am not afraid of expressing myself through what I wear. SHOPPING SPOTS: I don’t normally shop locally but when I do, I like Suitsupply and Charles Tyrwhitt for suits and shirts. Commonwealth and UBIQ for high-end streetwear. FASHION ICONS: Tom Ford, David Beckham, Pharrell Williams and Nas ADVICE TO NOVICES: Take risks and make sure it fits! Mirza is wearing a J Crew suit, Charles Tyrwhitt, suitedman.com and custom shoes.

Emmanuel Egolum | Consultant and Real Estate Investor | @ConsummateStyle STYLE DEFINITION: Minimalist. SHOPPING Suitsupply

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Denis Carvajal | Certified Diamond Expert | @denis_styles STYLE DEFINITION: My personal style is a mix of vintage western and classic pieces. FASHION ICONS: Alex Turner, Andre 3000 and Nick Wooster SHOPPING SPOTS: Ezra Paul Clothing, Bonobos, Sid Mashburn and 4Jclothiers customs suits. ADVICE TO NOVICES: Make sure you use all the resources you can find. It’s about being dedicated, persuasive and uncompromising. Learn your craft. Fashion is art so you should never settle on any one style. Carvajal is wearing a custom suit from 4jclothiers and holding a Paul Stuart Single Gusset Top Handle Briefcase ($700), Paul Stuart, 906 I St, NW.


Umar Khan | Student | @iUmarKhan STYLE DEFINITION: Sophisticated, English and neutral. SHOPPING SPOTS: You’ll see me shopping at Uniqlo, H&M and Zara most often. Rag & Bone is also a favorite and Suitsupply is my go to for formal clothing. FASHION ICONS: David Gandy and the renowned fashion icon, David Beckham. Their fashion sense is impeccable, and luckily it’s not too hard to imitate. They’re all about perfectly tailored suits, formal wear, versatile colors and casual outfits. ADVICE TO NOVICES: Always get the right fit. Surround yourself with fashionable people (even if it’s online). Buy classic styles first before dabbling with trends. Khan is wearing a House of Cavani suit, Ted Baker shoes, Reiss overcoat and holding UGG gloves. Paul Stuart Varese 22’ Leather Duffle ($650), Paul Stuart, 906 I St, NW.

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ARTECHOUSEfounders Sandro Keresa and Tati Pastukhova, the duo behind Art Soirée, opened a new, permanent art space on Collins Avenue in Miami Beach. The gallery is known for its mind-bending digital art installations.

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WEALSO ATTENDED other events that weren’t quite as D.C.-centric, but with plenty of Washingtonians in a=endance. We watched G-Eazy perform at the Surfcomber Hotel and met up with Paris Hilton at psychedelic artist Alex Grey’s party at Bill Dean’s Terra Veritatis estate.

Sandro Keresa Steve Sumberg, Maria Kanakis Yang, Akio Tagawa and Jane Cole THEHIRSHHORNMUSEUM & SCULPTURE GARDEN hosted a private tour at the Miami Beach Convention Center, led by museum director Melissa Chiu.

Kate Goodall and Sheldon Scott CONNERSMITH, which hosted the (e)Merge art fair at the Rubell’s Capitol Skyline hotel back in 2014, is a regular exhibitor at major contemporary satellite fairs. This year it featured art and a performance by Washingtonian Sheldon Sco . Halcyon fellow alum Monica Bose led a collaborative performance, followed by a panel, to highlight legitimate concerns with rising seas and climate change from Miami to Bangladesh and beyond.

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THERUBELLFAMILYCOLLECTION, helmed by Don and Mera Rubell, hosted an opening at their Wynwood gallery, with contemporary art from Purvis Young, who was a homeless folk artist living under a bridge in downtown Miami just a few decades ago.

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LEDIPLOMATE Burger Américain ($18) You’ve heard the hype by now. The six-year-old Parisian brasserie in Logan Circle features bistro mainstays like moules frites and an impressive selection of fruits de mer, but when the red meat itch takes hold, look no further than the double patty masterpiece tucked between two thin buttery pieces of brioche. It is everything that a McDonald’s Big Mac strives to be, with thinly sliced tangy pickles, melted American cheese and special Russian dressing. Spectacular ambience with a side of crisped pomme frites rounds out the meal perfectly. 1601 14th St NW

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hese days you can throw a French fry and hit a fast casual burger concept in most neighborhoods throughout the city. While some manage to appease carnivorous cravings, others leave you stuffed with grease and guilt. Beyond the burgers that feel more like drunk food than a square meal, are the gold standard sandwiches that impell diners to throw caution and calories to the wind in heed of the red meat call. Crafting a perfect burger involves nailing the bread to meat ratio, meticulously seasoning each topping so they are tasty enough to be eaten alone and cooking quality beef to a juicy finish. Nowadays, chefs are following trends and taking liberties in their burger-making by not only opting for adventurous toppings, but also piling them to towering heights (many thanks to Instagram). Sometimes you want to eat a simple burger sans frills – with both hands and a smile. These picks don’t need lots of extras to distract from the gourmet artistry at hand. 

LUCKYBUNS OG Bun (single patty $10/ double patty $14) Alex McCoy, the capital’s king of pop-ups, has transitioned his special knack for crafting a good burger into an eatery dedicated to them. The corner spot in Adams Morgan is small in size but mighty in vibes. The menu is easy to navigate with seven burger options including the bestselling “The Bogan.” Those looking for a nod to tradition should order the OG Bun (just what the acronym implies: “original gangster”), which, like other burgers, is made to order with Creekstone beef and sauces and pickles made in house. Buns are sourced from the local Lyon Bakery. The option to upgrade from one patty to two is yours. 2000 18th St NW

THECAPITALBURGER Classic Cheeseburger ($15)

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The Capital Grille spin-off dedicated to burgers that opened last year near the Convention Center provides a great option for pre-game meals before the Caps or Wizards play at Capital One Arena. Belly up to the stately mahogany bar and pair your burger with exciting “rarely offered by the glass” wine selections (it’s a pleasure seeing you here, Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon!). Patties feature a signature beef blend sourced from renowned Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors and brioche buns are baked on-site daily. This is where sophisticated, expense-account burger eating happens. 1005 7th St NW

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THELOUNGEAT BOURBONSTEAK Oak-Fired Prime Steak Burger ($19)

MINTWOODPLACE Wood-Grilled, Dry-Aged Bacon Cheeseburger ($17) For his juicy 8 oz. patties, chef Matt Cockrell uses a custom blend of chuck, brisket, short rib and kidney fat to give the burger umami as it cooks over a wood-fired grill. Thinly sliced dill pickles and lettuce help keep it crunchy until the last bite. 1813 Columbia Rd NW

Quality steaks are a priority at the Four Seasons’ resident restaurant, but the attached lounge also provides an ideal setting for a thick patty stack. The burger is made of “ruby veal” from the rare Randall Linebacks heritage breed of cattle raised in Shenandoah, Va. In addition to a homemade thousand island sauce and Cabot aged cheddar, red wine and port braised shallots are what make the dish a standout. Diners would be remiss in not pairing it with the lounge’s famous trio of duck fat fries. 2800 Pennsylvania Ave NW 43


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he ever-so-popular “Cluckingham Palace,” Art of the Piedmont, complete with a chandelier a social-must auction and and decorative iron hinges. reception, took place on Feb. The Arundel family’s home, 23 to benefit the Middleburg Merry Oak Farm, is made of Montessori School. Organized native field stone sourced from by Head of School Bethann the property. Built in the 1970s, Slater, the eighth annual it overlooks a 20-acre lake.The event at the Middleburg open plan design of the interior Community Center oozed common areas has proven ideal creativity. Each of the 30 artists for a family with five children, chosen to participate brought 11 grandchildren, many horses a unique talent. and dogs and much wildlife. British-born Anthony Throughout, there is Barham offered his collection evidence of the clan’s varied of still life art, dogs and horses interests: the Maryland Hunt and a fox in a full scarlet riding Cup steeplechase trophy, Katherine Ellsworth and Pete Petronzio’s Folly Hill Farm will be part of this year’s Historic Garden habit seated by the fireside as if a painting of the winning Week Tour in Warrenton. he were a full-fledged member horse, “Sugar Bee,” along with of the hunt. Garden Club will run from April 1 to May 18. accolades for late owner Arthur Barham’s wife, Misia Broadhead, does Thirty-plus flat, four-foot wood cutouts of foxes W. (Nick) Arundel’s generosity as founder and allegory art of birds and nymphs across a spectrum are made using papier maché, mosaic, flowers donor of nearby Great Meadow in The Plains, of one dominant color, often pink. She is a and paint. D. Brenda Griffin’s “Birds in Our home of the Virginia Gold Cup and other granddaughter of the late Gladys Tartière, who Backyards” would suit any front entrance porch community activities. rented her Glen-Ora estate to President John F. or screened entertainment area. Flower gardens surround the house and Kennedy and equestrienne first lady Jacqueline Visitors to Middleburg can view the foxes on British-inspired, cottage-style flower-beds are during the early 1960s. The 130-acre estate was the fence at the Middleburg United Methodist framed by stone walls. The entire farm has been sold to Julie Nettere for $2.7 million in 2016. Church and at the local “Social Safeway” across preserved in perpetual open space easement, Marci Nadler’s work has been described as “a the street. Proceeds benefit the Middleburg ensuring that future generations will be able to fine line between representational and abstract,” Beautification Committee. experience the beauty of the landscape. with a breathtaking spectrum of florals, landscapes Finally, the ever-popular Historic Garden “Historic Garden Week has raised millions in oil, ink, acrylic and watercolor. She can usually Week, the oldest and largest house and garden of dollars to keep Virginia beautiful,” says Lynn be found at the Bunting and Nadler Gallery, tour in the nation, takes place this year in McCashin, the Garden Club of Virginia’s which she shares with fellow artist Diana Bunting Warrenton on May 1-2. Conservation and executive director. “The grounds of our most in Marshall. preservation have been central to the Warrenton cherished landmarks, including Mount Vernon Tiffany Budzisz’s stark white paper sculptures Garden Club and the Garden Club of Virginia and Stratford Hall, have been restored with tour and ink drawings of fish and Ron Lieberman’s from the beginning.This tour will bring visitors proceeds.” three-dimensional art in wood and stone were to the largest of all art works in the gardens of All of this magnificent art on canvas, as standouts as the school raised funds for programs four historic properties. sculpture and in the garden is an awe-inspiring and scholarships. At Katherine Ellsworth and Pete Petronzio’s testament that it’s not just about horses in Right up the street, another art-related fund- Folly Hill Farm, the grounds and the stable and Middleburg. raiser called “Foxes on the Fence” from the sand-riding arena in the SpringsValley area feature Stay tuned … the spring steeplechase season Middleburg Arts Council and the Middleburg vegetable gardens and a chicken coop, nicknamed is about to begin.

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Hilary Rosen Residence | PHOTOSBYTONYPOWELL NO FEAR HERE: Friends of Jean Case, including journalists, politicos and entrepreneurs, gathered at the home of Democratic strategist Hilary Rosen to fête the Case Foundation CEO and National Georgraphic Society Chairman on the release of her book, “Be Fearless: 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthroughs and Purpose.” Case said her goal was to debunk the myth that it takes a uniquely special person to make a difference in the world. “The book is about ordinary people who do extraordinary things,” she told the crowd. SPOTTED: Husband Steve Case, Walt Mossberg, Sally Quinn and Nobel Prize nominee José Andrés (whose philanthropic efforts are highlighted in the book).

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PRESERVINGALANDMARK: Young patrons of Yellowstone National Park gathered at a popular bar and restaurant in Navy Yard to raise awareness of the 3,472square-miles of protected reserve that is home to 67 species of mammals and 285 species of birds. The goal of Yellowstone Forever “is to nurture the younger generation’s relationship with the park, help them understand its importance to the world, and provide a community for those who want to take the next step in stewardship.”

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CARINGFOROURTROOPS: A room filled with veterans and supporters of the military gave a standing ovation for U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jared Gould, who was injured during a training exercise that left him visually impaired. Gould praised caregivers and services provided by the Yellow Ribbon Fund, a nonprofit organization that provides support for wounded service members returning home. “Caregivers are the backbone that pick up the pieces after they have fallen apart,” Gould said. In between speeches, including one from Karen Kelly, wife of Gen. John Kelly, who lost her son Robert in Afghanistan in 2010, the crowd enjoyed a surf and turf dinner and music by the 19th Street Band.

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ROYALTRUMPETERS  Guests were transported to medieval times with a fanciful forest and a castle with a royal court at The Washington Ballet and Princess Aurora’s 16th birthday bash. The event featured excerpts from “The Sleeping Beauty,” the iconic classic set to Tchaikovsky’s beautiful score with the original 1890 choreography and live music by The Washington Ballet Orchestra. The evening ended with guests dancing to music by DJ ALKIMIST. Hosted by the Women’s Committee of The Washington Ballet, the evening supported Artistic Director Julie Kent’s vision to build national recognition for the company.

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DC PLASTIC SURGERY BOUTIQUE OPENING The Four Seasons Georgetown | PHOTOSBYTONYPOWELL WELCOMEWAGON: More than 100 friends and clients gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Dr. Anita Kulkarni’s DC Plastic Surgery Boutique in Georgetown. Ranked among the city’s top plastic surgeons, Dr. Kulkarni spoke of two special interests, post-pregnancy body contouring and breast reconstruction after cancer. Guests sipped on Bourbon Steak’s signature Rejuvenation cocktail, enjoyed a burrata bar and heard inspirational stories from patients. Dr. Kulkarni shared her vision of the practice built for and by women before three of her patients shared their uplifting personal experiences.

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Four Seasons Georgetown | PHOTOSBYTONYPOWELL COMMUNITYHEALING: More than $400,000 was raised to support the Wendt Center’s mission to assist individuals suffering from grief and trauma with a wide array of vital mental health services. Darcy Langdon, Kimberly Shiff and Jennifer Camel-Toueg served as co-chairwomen of the event and, as in years past, journalist David Gregory emceed the evening. STORIESOFRESILIENCE Guest speaker Liz Welch, co-author of “The Kids Are Alright,” shared her story of healing after losing both of her parents at a young age. Wendt Center cient Shehariah Johnson recalled the powerful story of her road to recovery after a brutal domestic violence attack that almost claimed her life. 50

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EMERGINGLEADERS: A lively crowd of young philanthropists gathered to celebrate while raising funds ($190,000 to be exact) for Children’s National in Washington. The hospital’s president and CEO, Dr. Kurt Newman, thanked more than 500 guests for their commitment to pediatric health as they enjoyed an open bar and hors d’oeuvres courtesy of Occasions Caterers. A live musical performance by Nightsong encouraged many to get on their feet and dance alongside Children’s mascot Dr. Bear.

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FORTHELOVEOFDANCE: CityDance board chair Kay Kendall and husband Jack Davies, hosted an event to kick off planning for the company’s annual DREAM Gala. Guests heard from DREAM dancers who remarked on how their lives have been transformed through dance, and the continued support from the program. Proceeds from the gala, scheduled for May 11 at the Lincoln Theatre, will benefit CityDance’s DREAM Center for Dance, which “harnesses the talent, drive and desire of our youth to develop artistic sensibility, musicality, and creative thinking.”STANLEYCUPAPPEARANCE Guests happily posed with the trophy when Davies, who has a stake in the Washington Capitals, brought it out. WA S H I N G T O N L I F E

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The star-studded event brought in over $250,000 for local charities. The evening of dancing featured seven local celebrities, four corporate challenge dancers and one alumni dancer. All were judged by a panel of familiar faces including former White House press secretary Sean Spicer and Monte Durham of “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta.”

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Capital Clubhouse Inc. hosted more than 200 guests at a dinner to celebrate its opening in the Washington area. The local branch will serve as a safe gathering place for individuals struggling with mental health issues. Proceeds from the benefit’s silent auction went toward educational programs promoting health and wellness.

America Abroad’s sixth annual awards dinner gathered policymakers, diplomats and Hollywood stars to honor media figures who have shed light on global issues through storytelling. This year’s event recognized Haifaa Al Mansour, Saudi Arabia’s first female filmmaker, as well as Egyptian father and son filmmakers Wahid Hamed and Marwan Hamed.

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The 32nd annual black-tie gala honored NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith with the Margaret L. Hodges Leadership Award, named after the late event founder and Washington philanthropist. The reception that followed featured a silent auction, dinner, the raffle of a 2019 Lexus ES FSport and an afterparty. Proceeds from the evening benefited the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Brooke and Fritz Brogan employ bright colors, quality materials and plenty of nostalgia to create their dream home in Spring Valley. BY CATHERINE TRIFILETTI PHOTOS BY TONY POWELL


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he elements of a happy home are different for different people. For some, it may be rare antiques, for others, museum-quality art. At Fritz and Brooke Brogan’s Spring Valley residence, it’s a towering birch tree that the five-bedroom colonial was built around and its leafy green canopy that comes alive in spring. It’s Tilly, their neighbor’s Golden Retriever, who walks up and down the block, stopping by every so often to “check on things.” Special interior details and small luxuries also make the couple’s house feel like a home. Brooke relishes her ev everyday use of the Waterford Lismore crystal glassware and Herend Rothschild Bird china they received as wedding gifts because, as she says, “What is the point of having it if you don’t use it?” Though they have nice things, the Brogans are adamant about visitors feeling comfortable. “I wanted to create a beautiful, timeless home,” Brooke says, “but never a place that was too precious for children to run around and play.” This was the vision Brooke laid out in a letter, accompanied by orchids, that she sent to the former homeowners to move along the sale back in 2017. “This house - from the moment we first looked at it - felt like it should be ours,” she says. Having previously lived at Fritz’s bachelor pad at The Watergate (“think mahogany and lots of leather,” Brooke recalls with a laugh), they looked forward to building a home together, marking the beginning of a new chapter in their lives. Fritz owns Mission restaurant in Dupont, a new Mission location in Navy Yard and Hawthorne on U Street. Brooke is taking time off from her public relations business to complete a Master’s degree at Georgetown University. The pair first met at The Bachelors and Spinsters Ball in Georgetown when the event was in its heyday and, seven years later, they are three years happily married with a son Francis Brogan IV, who they welcomed in January. Their first

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OPENING PAGE: Brooke and Fritz Brogan in front of framed wallpaper panels – Schumacher “Citrus Garden in Pool.” Fritz sits on a club chair from his childhod home that they had reupholstered to better fit their taste. PREVIOUS PAGE: (clockwise from left) The recently gutted and redesigned master bedroom was inspired by the Brogans’ frequent visits to the spa at The Greenbrier. The space features custom cabinetry, marble countertops and fixtures from Waterworks; Among the first things they did after buying the house was refresh the facade by painting the house white and the shutters black; The library is where the couple spends most of their time; The Brogans pictured with the Bush family. THIS PAGE: (clockwise from top left) The dining room best encapsulates Brooke’s style of “traditional with some color and whimsy.” The table and side chairs (with Romo performance fabric and contrasting welt) are Bernhardt. The host chairs are Wesley Hall in emerald green velvet. The chinoiserie cabinet is from Fritz’s grandmother, who purchased it from W. & J. Sloane in New York. Place settings include monogrammed Herend Golden Laurel china; The wallpaper in the first-floor bathroom is the same that Fritz grew up with – Brunschwig & Fils Bibliothèque. Fixtures are from Waterworks and the sink curtain skirt is custom.

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date, which included stops at Old Ebbitt Grill and the W Rooftop, is representative of the home they have set out to create as a family – “a playful mix of new and old, high and low,” Brooke explains. A special blend of nostalgia similarly applies chez Brogan. Their move conveniently coincided with Fritz’s parents selling his childhood home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., which gave them dibs on furniture and other pieces of sentimental value. Most notable are the antique monkey sconces in the mirrored entrance way and a gilded leafy chandelier that anchors the dining room. With key heirloom pieces to work around, they enlisted help from married design-duo Casey and Houston Sanford of Virginia-based Casey Sanford Interior Design. Houston and Fritz had initially connected as members of The Capital Club. Casey was excited to work with a knowledgable client like Brooke, whom she didn’t have to spend a lot of time “educating” about certain elements that are worth splurging on. As an avid reader of Architectural Digest, Brooke’s keen eye for design made the process fun and symbiotic, Casey notes, adding that she urged her to take certain risks, including painting the dining room ceiling Sherwin Williams “Lemon Twist.” Brooke admits it was a scary proposition at first, but ended up loving the finished product. The two, who have since become friends, are collaborating on rooms one-by-one until Brooke’s carefully considered vision is fully realized. Brooke is from Utah and Fritz from Florida so being among trees and greenery was an important tribute to their childhoods. Their rear yard backs onto a neighbor’s large property, ensuring privacy. In warmer weather they utilize their patio and screened-in porch for parties. When they are not entertaining, the couple spends most of their time in the library, where richly-colored walls painted in Benjamin Moore “Appalachian Brown” and a

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wall-papered ceiling add warmth and depth to the small sitting room. They enjoy being surrounded by books and photos they cherish, including one with both former Bush presidents. Fritz worked on former governor Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign and counts the Bushes as close family friends. The couple explains that as Francis grows up, they never want to be the strict parents who treat their house like it’s a museum. “Home is important to us both,” Brooke says. “We wanted to find a space that was filled with the feeling of home and happiness.”

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Open House Looking for a new home? Look no further than these on-the-market gems. WOODBINE  EDWARFIELDRD

ASKING PRICE: $10,250,000

Culturally, historically and architecturally significant, Oakdale, the ancestral home of Maryland Governor Edwin Warfield, is a magnificent estate on a tranquil 180-acre tract only 20 miles from both the Washington and Baltimore beltways.

LISTING AGENT: Richard Watson, 410292-4000, Long & Foster/Christie’s

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This Jim Rill Architect home, with an exterior of cedar and stone, is nestled in the trees with Potomac River views. Every room allows you to experience the outdoors—there’s LISTING AGENT: Lori Leasure, 240-498-1884, a stream feeding into the Koi pond, porches and a patio with spectacular views. Also: a Washington Fine Properties wide plank oak and flagstone flooring, an exercise pool, elevator, generator, geothermal heating and cooling, an artist’s studio and three fireplaces. The home is in the Merry Go Round Farm Community that offers two barns, an equestrian center for horse boarding and riding lessons, miles of hiking and riding trails, on site groundskeepers and barn hands and lighted tennis courts.

WESTEND 

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ASKING PRICE: $3,995,000 LISTING AGENT: Ma= McCormick, 202365-5883, TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

BOYCE VA JOHNMOSBYHWY Millwood Equestrian Estate is a 111.8-acre equestrian estate including an all-brick 10,945square-foot manor house and an all-brick 11,270-square-foot horse stable that includes a two-story, 1,534-square-foot managers/veterinarian quarters with a 2,028-square-foot office building roughly 800 yards away. The estate abuts Millwood Private Country Club and its golf course. The property is surrounded by the Blue Ridge/Allegheny Mountains.

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ASKING PRICE: $5,100,000 LISTING AGENTS: Patrick Wolters, 571-5120697 mobile, 703-6911400 office, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage

CATHEDRALAVENW Homeowners rarely move from the Palisades, with its easy access to the Potomac River and the small-town vibe of MacArthur Boulevard’s shops and restaurants. That’s why this elegant new home represents a singular opportunity with luxe interiors, a modern open-plan layout and high-efficiency, eco-friendly construction. Even better, its classic architectural styling blends seamlessly into the historic neighborhood’s leafy landscape. 60

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Movers and Shakers Amazon executive Ron Kaplan buys in Wardman Tower, former NFL star D’Qwell Jackson settles in Kent and Bollywood producer Vijay Taneja’s house fetches $4 million in Fairfax. BY STAC E Y G R A Z I E R P FA R R

Elizabeth and Michael Abidin purchased SUMMITDRIVE in Fairfax from a private trust for $4.1 million. The 25,000-square-foot property was built by Bollywood entertainment mogul Vijay Taneja in 2005. The sprawling Italianate estate sits on three-and-a-half acres complete with a private guardhouse (which includes its own half bath) just inside the electronic gates. The eight-bedroom, four-level property is enclosed by brick and wrought iron privacy fencing and features two elevators, seven fireplaces, an indoor pool with a retractable roof, an indoor squash court, a custom bar, a home theater, a marble-floored ballroom with disco ball and a full caterer’s kitchen. Long & Foster Real Estate’s Michael Anastasia was the listing agent. Ashley Anastasia, also of Long & Foster, represented the buyer.

THE DISTRICT Nash Wardman Tower Residential LLC sold CONNECTICUTAVENWPENTHOUSE -A for $5.995 million to Amazon AI guru Ron Kaplan and his wife Mary Ann. The Woodley

Park condominium features three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The iconic Wardman Tower, originally built by Harry Wardman in 1928 and renovated in 2016, has been home to many famous residents including Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. and Lady Bird Johnson, Herbert Hoover, Perle Mesta and Marlene Dietrich. McWilliams-Ballard Inc.’s Miriam Fernandez was the listing agent and TTR Sotheby’s International Realty’s Adrian Small was the buyer’s agent.

square-foot colonial in Kent was built in 2018 by AR Custom Builders. Not a single detail was overlooked in the four-level house complete with an elevator, pool and a roof deck with tree-top views.Two separate garages provide parking for four cars with more space in the driveway. Washington Fine Properties’ Elizabeth D’Angio was the listing agent. The Morrell-Roth Team, also of Washington Fine Properties, represented the buyer.

VIRGINIA Benjamin Street Properties LLC purchased   BENJAMIN STREET from Ashley and Jason Cummins. The shake shingle and

stone home in McLean’s Langley Forest neighborhood fetched $4 million. The 2010Eagles Nest LLC sold   GARFIELD built, Nantucket-style, five-bedroom residence STREETNW to Caroline and David Greene features formal living and dining rooms, for $3.76 million. The brand new 8,000- an oak library with antique French built-

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ins, a gourmet kitchen and a fully finished lower level including media, exercise and bar rooms. Yeonas & Shafran Real Estate’s John Shafran was the listing agent. TTR Sotheby’s International Realty’s Michael Rankin was the buyer’s agent U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman and his wife Mary Kaye sold  BALLANTRAE FARMDRIVE in McLean for $3 million. The couple purchased the opulent seven-bedroom Georgian from the late Fred Thompson, a former Republican senator from Tennessee and presidential candidate, in 2014. Built in 1985, the property includes a heated pool surrounded by brick terraces and an open air pool house with a grill station. Long & Foster Real Estate’s Lilian Jorgenson was the listing agent. Washington Fine Properties’ Mark McFadden represented the buyer.

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Thomas Munz sold HOLLYBEACHFARMROAD in Annapolis for $5.115 million to Chesapeake Gateway Holdings LLC. The spectacular brick Georgian Colonial was built in 1908 and designed by renowned architect Douglas H. Thomas, whose firm created Baltimore’s Belvedere Hotel and the Maryland Club. Bohl Architects created a master plan for Holly Beach Farm’s restoration and modernization. Renovations included the installation of new infrastructure and transformation of a servant’s wing into living space with a gourmet kitchen. The interior design was done by Arlene Critzos, with some rooms custom painted by Warnock Studios, recognized for their work at the White House. Other features include a myriad of formal English gardens with a pond and many perennials, woodlands, a detached pool house and caretakers quarters and 26 acres of waterfront property including a private beach. Monument Sotheby’s International Realty’s Carol Snyder represented both the buyer and seller.

Ex-NFL player D’Qwell Jackson and his wife Christina bought  GARFIELDSTREETNW in Kent for $2.9 million. The former linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts and Cleveland Browns chose the brand new six-bedroom Craftsman which boasts an elevator and a roof deck with panoramic views. The property was built by AR Custom Builders. Washington Fine Properties’ Nancy Taylor Bubes was the listing agent.

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Smith Enterprises Investments LLC sold Alexander and Elizabeth Smith  CRESTLANE in McLean for $3.895 million. The posh Contemporary by Brush Arbor Home Construction was designed by W.C. Ralston Architects on a two-acre site plus additional acres of protected land with striking views and privacy. The five-bedroom, seven-bath modern property on the Potomac River features 6,165 square feet of living space, a luxe master suite, walls of windows, a pool, an outdoor kitchen, a four-car garage and extensive hardscaping. Washington Fine Properties’ Jennifer Thornett was the listing agent. Pearson Smith Realty’s Lisa Hall represented the buyer.

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PALAZZO DELLA FELICITA: TTR Sotheby’s Marc Fleisher listed  FESSENDENSTREETNW for Realington and SD Homes LLC for $15 million, making this opulent mansion the third most expensive listing in the metro area. The builders spared no expense in the construction of the extraordinary limestone estate featuring over 16,000 square feet of living space with 11 bedrooms and 12 full and five half-baths. The Italianate stunner boasts a custom-designed dome, a wine cellar, a state-of-the-art gym as well as sauna, steam and massage rooms, a secure safe room, a pet washing station and an oversized in-ground garage for eight cars. The newly-built property also includes a luxe pool and pool house.

HISTORY MEETS MODERN LUXURY: Compass’ Hans Wydler listed  MASSACHUSETTSAVENWUNIT A for $3.995 million. The 2015-built two-story boutique condominium is attached to the historic James G. Blaine mansion, which was built in 1881 and designed by architect John Fraser in the Châteauesque/Second Empire style. It is the only surviving example of the large mansions built during the late 1800s that once surrounded Dupont Circle. The 5,400-square-foot unit includes four bedrooms and four and a half baths, a private elevator, four balconies and three garage spaces. The professional grade chef’s kitchen and hand-crafted artisan stairrail are amenities that will surely impress even the most discerning buyer.

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MOST EXPENSIVE DC LISTING: Ted Kennedy’s former Georgetown pad is on the market for $18 million. Cathy Brentzel, a former securities attorney is selling an East Village mansion once rented to Senator Ted Kennedy and his first wife, Joan, following his election to the Senate in the 1960s. The 1887 Edwardian mansion,  TH STREET NW, once part of the neighboring Evermay estate which sold in 2011 to biotech executives Sachiko Kuno and Ryuji Ueno. Since buying the historic house in 2011, Brentzel has redecorated and renovated the ninebedroom abode from top to bottom and installed pieces she acquired from both Bunny Mellon and Brooke Astor. TTR Sotheby’s International Realty’s Daniel Heider is the listing agent. THAT GEORGETOWN CHARM: Christopher Finn, a Carlyle Group executive, is selling  TH STREETNW for $5.65 million. Finn purchased the quintessential East Village residence in 2017 for $4.6 million and has since given the semi-detached 1801-built property a complete overhaul. The painted brick Federal features a very large, well manicured yard, an outdoor bluestone patio with a wall-high fountain and a private garden. The interior of the five- bedroom residence includes a cozy library, an updated kitchen, an au pair suite with a separate entrance and a third floor recreation room. Washington Fine Properties’ Jean Hanan is the listing agent.

SWAN CREEK ROAD in Rock Hall, Maryland. Amanda Tuttle, whose father played a major role in the construction of what was in 1972 one of the tallest buildings in Europe, The Paris Tower, listed the property for $4.1 million. Located on the Chesapeake Bay, Rock Hall Stud is a 240-acre property featuring a 12,520-square-foot waterfront residence built in 1986, a swimming pool, a private beach, a stud farm with facilities and beautiful private acreage. An outside observation deck that spans the entire length of the copper roof boasts panoramic views of the Bay Bridge and Baltimore skyline. Maura Shannon and Adam Skrincosky of TTR Sotheby’s are the listing agents.

WOW FACTOR IN ROCK HALL: The daughter of the late real Send real estate news to Stacey estate developer Wylie F.L. Tuttle Grazier Pfarr at editorial@ and his wife Janet, is selling   washingtonlife.com.

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MY WASHINGTON ALEXOVECHKIN Team Captain, Washington Capitals

he 33-year-old hockey phenom best known by his peers and fans as “Ovi” or “The Great Eight” was picked up by the Washington Capitals as the first overall pick in the 2004 NHL draft. For the last 15 years he has been breaking records and picking up accolades—Rookie of the Year and the league’s Most Valuable Player, to name a few. Superlatives for the Russian-born winger are bountiful and growing. Last season, his sheer talent, leadership skills and contagious energy contributed to the Capitals first Stanley Cup win in its 44year franchise history. 2018 proved a big year for Ovechkin as he and his wife Anastasia Shubskaya also welcomed a baby boy in the fall. They named him Sergei after Ovechkin’s brother, who was killed in a car accident. What’s next for the gap-toothed hockey sensation and father? Caps fans can’t wait to find out.

TO GET TO THE CONFERENCE FINALS, NOT BEING ABLE TO WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP … HOW MUCH OF THAT DID YOU HEAR, AND DOES THIS YEAR FEEL DIFFERENT? I think last year we were just relaxed… we just played our game and enjoyed ourselves. We didn’t’ feel any pressure. We had great chemistry in our locker room. Everyone pushed and helped each other and that was important. Playoffs are all about getting bounces at the right time and last year we were finally able to have some bounces go our way.

I KNOW I SPEAK FOR THE CITY AS A WHOLE WHEN I SAY HOW SPECIAL IT HAS BEEN WELCOMING THE STANLEY CUP TO WASHINGTON. WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE MEMORY FROM WINNING THE CHAMPIONSHIP? Honestly it is everything. From the moment we won, it was just an incredible experience. Lifting the Cup for the first time on the ice was something so special and something I will never forget. It was unbelievable.

WHO HAS THE BEST SET UP PASS FOR YOUR PATENTED SLAP SHOT FROM THE OVI SPOT? Nicklas Backstrom knows my game well. We played for a long time together. Now, the way our power play works, John Carlson is great at passing me the puck at the right time.

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Mama Lucia’s has enjoyed free publicity from the hockey superstar who is known to put down a big plate of the local Italian eatery’s chicken parmesan before big games.

Georgetown Waterfront is a favorite for Ovechkin, who drew crowds last June when he and teammates brought the Stanley Cup trophy to Tony & Joes and took a dip in the courtyard’s fountain.

For date nights Ovechkin and his wife try to mix it up between Tysons Corner and the Georgetown Waterfront.

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WHAT WAS IT LIKE BRINGING THE TROPHY BACK TO YOUR HOME COUNTRY OF RUSSIA? It was great and something I always dreamed of. To be able to bring it home to where I grew up, to my hockey school, seeing the young kids and the joy it brought them, was incredible. My parents were able to hold it, touch it and kiss it … it was something that was so special for all of us. FOR THE LAST DECADE PLUS THERE HAS BEEN CONSTANT NOISE ABOUT THE CAPS NOT BEING ABLE TO BEAT THE PENGUINS, NOT BEING ABLE

WHAT’S IT LIKE DEFENDING THE CUP INSTEAD OF CHASING IT? It’s a great challenge and something we, as a team, embrace. It’s hard to win in the NHL, but we are going to do everything we can to defend our title.

THERE HAVE BEEN SOME FUNNY STORIES ABOUT YOUR GAME DAY ROUTINES. CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THEM? I drink Coke… pre-game, I always eat pasta from our team chef. They do a good job taking care of us. YOU HAVE BEEN IN WASHINGTON FOR CLOSE TO 15 YEARS. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS CITY? I love playing and living in D.C. It’s my second home. I love the people here. I go to Georgetown a lot and love that area. YOU RECENTLY WELCOMED A BABY. HOW ARE YOU ENJOYING BEING A FATHER? It’s fantastic. I love being a dad.

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