Tuesday, November 9, 2010
The "Color the Cure” Gala Saturday, Nov. 6 raised funds for the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center.
At a gala themed "Color the Cure," 1,100 attendees raised over $700,000 to benefit the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. The center, named for football legend, coach Vincent T. Lombardi, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Big names from the Washington Redskins, including Charley Taylor, John Riggins, Brig Owens and Bobby Mitchell, attended to celebrate the good cause. The event honored the founder of the Lombardi center, John Potter. The gala included a silent auction with goodies ranging from wine to travel to home decor. The raffle featured a 2011 Lexus IS 250C. Guest bid on prizes, took their chance in the raffle and danced the night away at the black tie affair.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Georgetowners dance the night away at the Russian Embassy.
Last night's annual Georgetown Gala was hosted at the Russian Embassy, and the evening kicked off with cocktails and caviar; servers milled about most of the evening with a variety of delicious hors d'oeuvres. Ambassador Sergey Kislyak welcomed the large audience, and guests participated in the silent auction, socialized and danced the night away. Jennifer Altemus, president of the Citizens Association of Georgetown (CAG) presented Barbara Downs and Anna Fuhrman with plaques, honoring their commitment to the Georgetown neighborhood. Right On band rocked the Russian ballroom with tons of oldies hits, including "Shout," by the Isley Brothers, one of my favorites. Members of the band came out in dazzling costumes, including dancers in …
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Locals gear up for the year's most revered social event in Georgetown.
Some Georgetowners can see Russia from their houses, well, the Russian Embassy that is. When a piece of Russian is so close, why not throw back a tumbler of authentic Russian vodka and party on sovereign soil? Hosted by Ambassador and Mrs. Sergey Kislyak with Senator Chuck Hagel and his wife acting as honorary co-chair, the "To Russia With Love" Georgetown Gala will attract a record-breaking 400-plus Georgetowners to the Russian Embassy for an enchanting evening of socializing, music, dancing, and delicious food and libations. In support of the Citizens Association of Georgetown (CAG), this revered, high-society neighborhood event, occurring this Friday, Oct. 15, will honor Barbara Downs and Anna Fuhrman, two dedicated individuals who …
Thursday, October 7, 2010
With so many Gala's coming up, take time to visit local shops to accessorize and find the perfect dress.
D.C. gala season begins as the leaves change color and temperatures drop. Galas let Washingtonians leave the slacks and sensible shoes at home; women step out to make a statement. This season consider upping the ante of the classic black dress in your closet or splurge for a flirty little cocktail dress. Options abound in Georgetown; two local businesses, the Keith Lipert Gallery and Hu's Wear, offered input on gala season attire. Accessorize what you have. Keith Lipert has a large collection of fashion jewelry, delightful party clutches and rich scarves. He buzzed around the store recently, piecing together items to make just the right statement. The editor made the mistake of wearing a black sheath dress to the interview and wound up an …