‘Affair of the Heart’: Health in Style

Lesley Lavalleye, American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown, Greta Mulhall, wife of Irish Ambassador Daniel Mulhall, and Danara Kazykhanov, wife of Kazakhstan Ambassador Erzhan Kazykhanov. Photo by Mary Bird.

The Marriott Marquis ballroom was resplendent in red on Feb. 4 as nearly 900 attendees gathered for “An Affair of the Heart,” the 72nd luncheon and show of spring fashions from Bloomingdale’s Chevy Chase. The event — co-chaired by Gita Marin Joyce and Adriana Gluski and emceed by Alison Starling — supports the work of the Women’s Board of the American Heart Association, Greater Washington Region. Net proceeds go directly toward research grants to treat and prevent heart disease. Grant recipients were introduced by Angie Marriott, chair of the Women’s Board. American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown again came from Texas and spoke of recent efforts to combat vaping.

Ginny Donovan, Barbara Hawthorn and Lori Caplan. Photo by Mary Bird.
Shoe designer Joan Oloff and Lee Williams, vice president and GM of Bloomingdale’s Chevy Chase. Photo by Mary Bird.
Denise Warner, Amy Wilczynski and Robin Phillips. Photo by Mary Bird.
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