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Tomorrow the third annual Fashion Art and Design fest (“FAD”) will hit Georgetown. This event grew out of the defunct Fashion Night Out a few years ago. While that was a branch of a national event, FAD is a Georgetown original.
The event runs tomorrow from noon to 9 pm. Rather than summarize the extensive events, just check out the release:
The worlds of fashion, art, and design will collide in Georgetown—recently named the city’s top retail destination by Lonely Planet—as the neighborhood celebrates the second annual Fashion Art Design Georgetown (FAD) onOctober 25, 2014, from noon-9 p.m. 50 neighborhood fashion specialty stores, art galleries, home furnishings and design showrooms and restaurants will host in-store events and promotions to inspire the city’s creative enthusiasts, while dedicated areas throughout the neighborhood will host exciting activations. From the exclusive D.C. premiere of the celebrated fashion documentary Advanced Style to roaming dancers, street-style photo opps, art installations, dozens of store events and promotions and much more, Georgetown’s Fashion Art Design promises to be a memorable and stylish day of inspiration.
Hosted by the Georgetown Business Improvement District, this neighborhood-wide celebration kicks off on with a noon media and industry preview and will continue through the day. Shoppers can score deals at participating Georgetown retailers hosting shopping parties, promotions, gallery exhibits, and other treats. Continue reading
If you’re like GM, you’ve always assumed the bridge that P St. travels over as it travels over Rock Creek was simply called “P St. Bridge”. You’d be forgiven in thinking this primarily because A) that’s what it is and B) there’s an old copper sign along the bridge that calls it that.
Well apparently the bridge has a fancier name too: Lauzun’s Legion Bridge. This name was generated by the Dupont ANC way back in 2006. The name was chosen to celebrate the 225th anniversary of the Revolutionary War. Lauzun’s Legion was, according to Wikipedia:
Lauzun’s Legion was a specially constructed unit that was formed in March 1780 from various detachments of French and many foreign volunteers in the French army and navy. Most of the Legion was composed of units from the Volontaires Etrangers de la Marine (Foreign Marine Volunteers) created in September 1778 by the naval minister Gabriel de Sartine, and ‘propriétaire’ status had been granted to Armand Louis de Gontaut, due de Lauzun. The corps comprised three legions, each consisting of four companies of grenadiers, chasseurs and fusiliers, plus artillery, cavalry and pioneer detachments. As with other 18th century “legions” the intention was to create a miniature army which could campaign as a single entity. As indicated by the title, the corps was recruited primarily from German, Polish and Irish mercenaries.