You know what’s a cool way to say thank you? A diplomatic medal.
Susan Lehrman got two in the past week — one from France, one from Russia, presented by their ambassadors at the D.C. embassies. The real estate investor (she made a fortune in NYC, and husband Sam is a developer and Giant supermarket heir) was honored for contributions to international relations, i.e., big bucks to arts programs dear to the ambassadors.
Moving trucks on embassy row: Two of D.C.’s A-list embassies are welcoming new ambassadors. Britain’s Nigel Sheinwald ended his four-year run in Washington Friday — and his 35-year diplomatic career. Sheinwald will be replaced by Si... Read Post
American snowboarder Vic Wild rocketed across the finish line first at the men’s parallel giant slalom today in Sochi, scoring his first gold medal. The catch is: he won the medal for Russia. Wild, who was born in Washington state, ... Read Post