With Heather Lynn, Benedicte Mackiewicz, Sherrie Beckstead, Sherrelle Osborne, Dimitri Galanis, and Sara and Sidney Beckstead at Middleburg Film Festival’s after-party, where Chopard pieces were on display.
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” Thank you to Socrates—not the ancient Greek philosopher but the fictional character created by author Dan Millman—for those wise words that so reflect how the city feels today. We have a new president, a new administration, and a whole new vibe to DC. There is no doubt the energy in this city is different. The transition has begun, and it is time to look ahead. We have so much to be grateful for, and in the spirit of inspiration, I challenge us all to focus on the following:
Lunching with Moncler USA President Sandra Jovicic and Moncler boutique manager Sarah Schepker in celebration of the brand’s CityCenterDC location.
Being kind. We have had the most tumultuous election season in our lifetimes. The tensions have run high. Let’s now take the time to be kind to those around us, both locals and visitors.
Having fun. I cannot reiterate enough how many amazing activities are happening in DC on any given day. The National Gallery of Art’s East Building has reopened, the Washington National Opera has new shows at the Kennedy Center—and this winter, check out the Holiday Tree Lighting at CityCenterDC. Get out and enjoy it all!
Doing good. In our previous issue, I talked about DC residents’ love for philanthropy. Keep it up… Roll up your sleeves and pay it forward. In January, please support the Washington Antiques Show, which raises funds for health and education programs in DC. February marks American Heart Month, and the American Heart Association has many ways to volunteer and donate!
Taking a moment with Saks Fifth Avenue’s Kerri Larkin and Odd Mom Out’s Jill Kargman during the actress’s book signing in DC.
Saying “yes.” A friend of mine keeps telling me that we need to say “yes” more. I know we’re all busy and overwhelmed, but sometimes saying “yes” opens the door to new opportunities and experiences.
Being bold. Wear pink for a day. Buy a ticket to the Washington Ballet and enjoy Julie Kent’s genius. Buy diamonds for the holidays, the inauguration, or Valentine’s Day!
Finally, carpe diem. Just seize every opportunity around you. Life is really fabulous!