According to Tim and Sharon - (TWHCH) Established as the Washington Home for Incurables in 1888 and helped pioneer the hospice movement in this country. The founders believed that aging and terminally ill-women and men - especially those who had no one else to care for them - deserved compassionate care at the end of their lives. Their work is still guided by this philosophy today.
Kicking off the cocktail reception, Tim Cox (Chief Executive Officer) and Sharon Collins Casey (Chair of Board) greeted each guest by door, it was then I was greeted by Tim, Sharon and a Mime Artist. Shortly followed by a lady dressed up in a Marie Antoinette costume serving Kir Royal. After the introductions, I proceeded to make my way through the next room to check out several accessories, jewelry and pastries.
The following stores below participated in the 'Elegant French Market' at the event. A portion of the market net proceeds will support The Washington Home & Community Hospices' programs and services.
Melitta P: Beautiful cashmere accessories from Melitta P whose clients include: Barney's New York, Saks Fifth Avenue and J.Mendel.
Paul's Wine & Spirits: French red and white wines for tasting and purchase. A silent auction of red and white wines from France.
D & M Design: Unique, imported jewelry from around the world that combine textures into wearable art.
Sissy Yates Designs: Colorful and handcrafted fine gemstone jewelry whose designs are inspired during traveling across the wild, natural world.
Susan Calloway Fine Art: European oil landscapes and elegant frames from this gallery that specializes in contemporary art.
Praline Bakery & Bistro: Scrumptious pastries created by DC area's most authentic, from-scratch French bakery and restaurant.