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Plus an interview with Wonder Woman's Director of Photography.
March 25, 2021
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ESCAPE THE BLOSSOMS


Novel Place to Take Next Zoom Meeting 

This country loves nothing if not a place a sit. Book Hill Park (near the intersection of Wisconsin Ave & Reservoir Road) was selected as one of 26 locations to host a giant cherry blossom sculpture as part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival’s citywide Art in Bloom program. Artist Cory Oberndorfer was selected to paint and transform this blossom (which you can sit in!) into a beautiful work of art, pictured above. Named “Ice Flavors”, each petal of the sculpture is dipped in a color inspired by nostalgic ice pop flavors, like strawberry, orange, lime, blue raspberry, and grape. Take a pic and post with #ArtinBloom, #BookHillinBloom, #StepintoSpring, @CherryBlossFest and @officialgeorgetowndc. Afterward, don't miss the special Cherry Blossom promotions at more than 25 Book Hill small businesses, which are decorated for the occasion, and offering more than $1,000 in enter-to-win prizes. Visit our website for full details.


We Burn For Regency Dance 

Thank you, Shonda Rhimes, for *all you continue to give us. Join Dumbarton House staff for a Bridgerton virtual dance party on Friday, March 26 from 8 pm - 9 pm to dig into the history of dance and learn the steps from a few of the Netflix series' most memorable scenes. Put on your best Regency-inspired yoga pants and get down to some string quartet bops. Why Bridgerton at Dumbarton House? The series takes place in England in 1813, the same time period that Dumbarton House examines in DC. Also, there's never enough Duke of Hastings.

*Regé-Jean Page


We Wish to One Day Use Less Sanitizer 

Anyone else's hands look like they could be sourced for an alligator purse? We're two weeks away from the start of Spring GLOW, the Georgetown BID's free outdoor public light art experience running April 9 - June 27, and we've got another early look at the installation The Wishes Within. Sky lanterns are one of the world’s most beautiful traditions addressing the negative aspects of life. Rooted in Asian culture, the practice of lighting these lanterns has been celebrated as a practice to release worry and embrace hope. In this interactive installation by Curated Creative, viewers are encouraged to hold a wish in their heart and step inside a marked circle on the ground to bring it to life. Tag your posts with #thewisheswithin to share your wish with the artists! Visit our website for more on the Spring GLOW installations.


Don't Even Care What's In It

Go ahead and fill right to the bottom of that lemon rind. Rosewood's CUT DC restaurant is celebrating cherry blossom season with a tasting of Japanese Wagyu beef from three different regions, along with select Japanese single malt whiskeys. The restaurant is also offering a special Japanese fried chicken "Karaage" experience, available March 26 - March 28 for take-out via Tock. Dishes include Amish chicken "Karaage" with scallions, sesame miso aioli and chili soy; marinated & pickled vegetable salad with avocado, daikon, cucumber, shiso and a citrus ponzu; and blistered shishito peppers. Finish it off with a Rolling Fog cocktail - a modern take on an old fashioned that's made with Suntory Toki Japanese whiskey, Aperol, lemon juice and bitters, and served over hand-carved ice. Over at Four Seasons Hotel, BOURBON STEAK DC is serving a bottomless Pop-Up Cherry Blossom Brunch the first two weekends in April, available both inside and on the patio. Try Bourbon pain perdu with mascarpone and berries drizzled with Egyptian chamomile syrup, or the “A5 and Eggs” featuring a 4-ounce A5 wagyu steak, truffle eggs, crispy pommes Anna and béarnaise, plus bottomless rosé wine.


Just Call Us Vanity Fair

Times are tough at the pandemic box office when Hollywood wants an interview with the Georgetown BID. In honor of the home entertainment release of Wonder Woman 1984, we spoke with Matthew Jensen, Director of Photography on the film. The Northern Virginia native grew up frequenting Georgetown, and played a key role in deciding how it would be showcased in several scenes throughout the movie, which was filmed in DC in the summer of 2018. Check out our interview with Matthew, who shares the story behind resurrecting Commander Salamander (it involves a middle school crush), how long it took to film that C&O Canal scene, and whether Georgetown has changed since his childhood. For more behind-the-scenes scoop on Georgetown's big screen cameos, visit our Georgetown Movie Sites guide.

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