A Give and Take …
Ying and yang, positive and negative, the "good comes with the
bad," Democrat and Republican … balance in life is found
in opposites – and no two words seem to be as diametrically
opposed as capitalism and philanthropy. Yet, as our cover story
shows, the two can work together. Ask Venture Philanthropy Partners
(VPP) co-founders and cover subjects Mario Morino, Raul Fernandez,
and Mark Warner (who we might be seeing a lot more of during the
2008 presidential election), about how the two terms relate, and they'll
tell you that what worked for venture capitalists during the Internet
boom can be applied to building better nonprofits in the region (more
on that inside).
Give to thy mother
Giving is a good idea on Mother's Day, and we
have some wonderful ideas for you (did someone
say Louis Vuitton?) .... A good book might be
nice as well (hint: put it inside the new bag).
Mother-author Leslie Morgan Steiner writes
about her new book, "Mommy Wars" in this
issue, as does fashion designer Dana Buchman.
And while we are on the topic of female authors,
you'll love the always provocative Eric Jong in
Take a break
Looking to take some time for yourself? Look
no further than our "Washington's Hottest Spa
Treatments" special. Or, better yet, take a mile
high break in your own private jet, like John
Mason does in his Jet Set profile.
Thanks to filmmaker Laurie David, Senators John McCain and Joseph
Lieberman, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Nora Mccoby and Rachel Pearson,
May is looking green. If you were thinking global warming "might
be something to worry about in a few years," think again. So, don't
forget to save the date for SILVERDOCS (June 13-18) and the WLsponsored
screening of David's Al Gore global warming documentary,
The Inconvenient Truth on the 14th. The former Veep will be there! And
we will be hosting a party with him at Ceviche in Silver Spring.
Give way to golf fashion
Green is also the color of golf, and whether pro or duffer, good form
is a must on the course. Turn to The 19th Hole fashion feature and
What's Hot to see the latest gear for your next trek to the country club
(we suggest Lansdowne Resort outside Leesburg, by the way). Tee off
with a sparkling Mojo ball from Nike and some cutting-edge Calloway
Closer to home
Find a dream home in Open House and get advice from top local real
estate agents Karen Briscoe, Jonathan Taylor and Melinda Estridge as
they discuss how to swiftly sell a home in a crowded market. In Inside
Homes we give you the first ever look at AOL Founder Jim Kimsey's
beautifully renovated Frank Lloyd Wright-designed
home in McLean – proving it is "Wright" to preserve
Events, Balls and Galas
Is it just me or does the spring social calendar seem
busier than the Christmas holidays? Recently, WL has
been the exclusive magazine sponsor for the March of
Dimes Gourmet Gala, a number of Saks Fifth Avenue
special events, the Philips Collection Launch of the
Boating Party soiree at Mark Ein's Georgetown
home, The Creative Coalition's party, the Corcoran
Ball, the Vital Voices benefit, and by the time you read
this, the Mosaic Gala (with H.M. Queen Rania Al-
Abdullah of Jordan as guest of honor). Look for us in
May at the WL sponsored Shakespeare Theatre Will
Award Gala, the Charity Works 100 Point Vintage
Wine Event, the Washington Nation Opera "Opera
Ball," and finally the Washington Ballet's "Beatles'
Ball" on June 1st.
And don't miss The Tiny Jewel Box's antique and pearl show on June
16th and 17th, featuring one of a kind antiques collected from Europe
and the United States, here for two days only and rare pearl pieces in a
rainbow of colors collected from Australia and Tahati. This once a year
event promises to amaze with natures miracles and history's treasures.
With so much going on, it's not easy to find the balance between give
and take – but, not to worry, that's why we're here!
Nancy Reynolds Bagley