One of the many wonderful parts about hotels in Washington D.C. is that beyond being a luxurious place to stay, they always have new events and displays. At many of these centrally located hotels there are more pieces of current and historical culture to enjoy.
Book Signing: Steve Jobs
As a continuation of their Hay-Adams author series, where history continues to be made, The Hay-Adams is hosting author Walter Isaacson on Friday September 21, 2012 from 12:00-2:00PM. A person who affected America’s technology and everyday life, the passing of Steve Jobs is the epitome of combining recent history and the past into a modern landscape. Isaacson will be there to discuss and sign his latest biography Steve Jobs. Copies will be available. Isaacson based his book on a series of 40 interviews conducted with Jobs over two years as well as a series of interviews he had with over 100 family members and friends of Jobs. It is interesting that Jobs asked Isaacson to publish his biography without his approval or review. He wanted Isaacson to have full control and editing over what was published. Seats and availability will go fast so make sure you register a head of time online at www.hayadams.com. Tickets are $85.00 a person and include a three course including wine. Taxes and gratuity are included in the price. For more information on the history behind the author series you can go here.
James Bond Dinner
Next Thursday, Septemtber 13th, don’t miss out on a special dinner held at The Jefferson Hotel celebrating 50 years of James Bond, the suave, mysterious, iconic British spy. Mr. Bond’s movie Skyfall is about to hit theaters, but you wont miss out on the glamour, girls or the Martini’s if you park your Aston Martin at The Jefferson this Thursday!
Executive chef Chris Jakubiec is surving up a villianous menu, with wines paired by wine director Michael Scaffidi, all inspired by the most evil characters from the movies we know and love.
The formal dinner – whose dress requirement is à la Bond – will begin with cocktails in the book room and continue in secret locations throughout the hotel – on a need to know basis – in intimate and mysterious whereabouts befitting the Bond style of dining. The prix-fixe menu, with wine pairings, is $285 per person. Make your reservations by calling Plume at The Jefferson: 202.448.2301.
Another exclusive part of Washington D.C. culture is politics. Especially now in the wake of a presidential election, movie biopics coming out, and the Democratic and Republican conventions, it is time to soak up the real important part of politics, first lady fashion! The St. Regis Washington D.C. is hosting an exclusive tour, First Ladies American Style in the White House at the National Museum of American History. It features all of the first lady’s inaugural gowns, artifacts, china settings, furnishings, and much more. You will get to go into the museum 30 minutes before opening to be able to see all of the displays up close and with no rush. After taking the tour you will also receive an exclusive memento from the Smithsonian. And since you are up early, you will also receive a private breakfast featuring plates from Julia Child’s famous recipes and what is featured in her American History exhibit. This package costs $599.00 and provides a one night stay for two in the Caroline Astor suite as well as complimentary cocktails. This package is only available Thursdays through Saturdays. To reserve this aficionado experience please email firstname.lastname@example.org.