Brasserie Chic: Paris’ La Coupole Swings by D.C.

Supporters of water projects in developing countries gathered at the Washington Club Tuesday for a night of specially commissioned French perfume, music and food from Paris' La Coupole.

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The Rotary Club Paris Academies and the Alliance Francaise hosted an event at the Washington Club for supporters of water projects run by other Rotary Clubs in developing countries. The night included specially commissioned French perfume, music and food from La Coupole in Paris. Laura Hammel, Letita Brock and Althea Ireland took the chance to bid on water-themed photographs and Parisian Lithographs by famous artists who have enjoyed La Coupole.
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National recording jazz keyboardist Marcus Johnson and European DJ Young Pulse joined forces to form Juris and record an album together. The two were the evening's featured entertainment.
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Megan Yamamoto, Laura Boccad and Alex Hazel heard music from the CD "L'eau de la Vie" written specially for the event by Marcus Johnson and Young Pulse.
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Paul Bernstein, Anna Katalkina and Julie Keza enjoyed bites prepared by Jean-Philippe Bourggeuil, the executive chef of La Coupole in France.
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Emma Cornevaux and Frederique Paccagnella tasted hors d'oeuvres that have satisfied such creative palettes as Hemingway, Picasso and Dali.
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Azam Amirza, Joy Kingsley and Mel Smith enjoyed the evening's food, music and French champagne.
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Jewelry designer Lisa Nikfarjam and Jim Adduci checked out the specially commissioned French perfume "Water" for sale to benefit the cause.
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Jean Ozonder of Rotary International (L) and Sylvain Cornevaux (R) -- organizers of the event -- flank water conservationist Alexandra Cousteau and Richard Smith.
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Mariona Tres, Claude Belman and Camille Jasser, members of the Alliance Francaise, support French and francophile programs in the nation's capital.
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