In Potomac, a Vogue's Gallery
Just in time for Father's Day, Ernest and Peter Marx--the father-son team that owns Saks Jandel--hosted an elegant black-tie dinner-dance Thursday night at the family manse in Potomac. The guest of honor, Yves Saint Laurent designer Alber Elbaz, right, schmoozed with Vernon Jordan and mixed with Washington's fashion chic, including Deeda Blair and LaSalle Leffall, below, and businessmen Chris Rodgers of Nextel, Peter Marx, Jack Sloat (in a crouch) and Digene's Evan Jones.
Praising 'Pillars' Of Support
Three Holocaust survivors--Sigi Ziering, Arnold Lorber and Nathan Shapell--were honored Wednesday night at the Holocaust Memorial Museum. The Los Angeles businessmen, who each donated $1 million and pledged another million to the museum, attended a "Pillars of Memory" tribute--Ziering lit a candle at the dedication as his wife watched, right--followed by dinner at the Occidental Grill.
Leukemia Society: The Ties That Find
* What do you get when you throw together 20 limousines, Washington trivia and a good cause? "Rock-n-Roll Around D.C.," the Society Ties of the Leukemia Society's first limo scavenger hunt--or, as event chair Chris Kubler called it, "a bar crawl with a purpose."
More than 150 twentysomethings gathered Thursday night across the street from MCI Center at the Rock bar, where stretch limos roughly the size of Rhode Island made an impressive simultaneous start. For three hours, the teams raced around the city to find goodies like a bridesmaid's dress (30 points), a wig (25 points), a Furby (20 points), a souvenir Washington Monument (20 points) and a current Greyhound bus schedule (20 points).
Those enterprising kids on Team 7, led by the Department of Labor's Rex Tingle, tracked down an amazing 53 of 60 clues and captured the glory. Sure, they looked silly at the bus station when Tingle and teammate Rob Walsh walked in wearing the wig and pink bridesmaid's dress. But don't call them clueless.
ADDITIONAL REPORTING BY JANELLE ERLICHMAN
CAPTION: The Ties unwind at the Rock bar, above; Rob Walsh and Rex Tingle, left, members of the winning scavenger-hunt team; and some of the limos that took the searchers on their citywide quest.