Dinner with Diamonds

by Editorial

Washington Life joins the Abdos and Cartier for an intimate dinner party

Jim and Mai Abdo

Jim and Mai Abdo

New and old friends gathered at the Washington home of Jim and Mai Abdo to dine in great style while admiring some of the world’s most exquisite jewelry. Co-hosted by Nancy Bagley and Soroush Shehabi of Washington Life and Fariba Jahanbani, regional manager of Cartier, the evening featured exclusive and intimate access to jewels from Cartier’s most recent lines in addition to a number of classic collections. Occasions Caterers pulled out all the stops, creating a sumptuous French menu for the event, while Jack Lucky provided autumnal floral arrangements that were placed on display throughout the house. The evening supported the new National Children’s Museum, where Mai Abdo serves on the board of trustees. Slated to open in 2012, the museum will feature 150,000 square feet of cultural and educational space and provide a forum for issues affecting children throughout the world. Through the end of Februry, 10 percent of every purchase at the Cartier locations in Chevy Chase and Tysons Corner will benefit the National Children’s Museum.

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