Special Announcement

International Cultural Group

We are planning a tour to the Hillwood Museum and Gardens The Museum has a special exhibition - Delight The Senses in a World of Glamorous Surprises and Everyday Luxury (see description below) and, as it will be April, the gardens should be at their Spring best.

We meet at Hillwood to see the exhibition at your own time and followed  by a guided tour of the Gardens which will be at  its peak in April.

Dates: April 17 at 10.30 Tour of the Garden is at 12.30 You can have lunch at the cafe between the 2 events

Vim will need your response as the tour can only hold 10 persons. Please let Vim know whether the exhibition would interest you.  If more than 10 are interested she could plan a second tour---- Please see her contact details under Contact

There is limited parking at the Museum so tour participants are urged to carpool.

Special Exhibition Delight The Senses in a World of Glamorous Surprises and Everyday Luxury 

For centuries, sumptuous containers made of the finest materials were created to hold perfumes, oils,and cosmetics that became part of the lavish 18th-century French bathing and dressing ritual known as la toilette.Some of the finest pieces from Hillwood’s collection are the perfect complement for a selection of objects from the private collection of Givaudan, the Swiss manufacturer of fragrances and cosmetics, presented for the first time in the United States for this special exhibition.
Nearly 150 pieces trace the captivating evolution of perfume bottles and accessories from the 18th through the mid-20th centuries, exploring the diverse forms and precious materials that were used for these objects of everyday luxury.

May 4th Event

Please join us for a rare opportunity: Rashika Restaurant the top Indian Restaurant in Washington  will do a cooking demonstration and then followed by lunch. Vikram Sunderam The Executive Chef will give us the cooking demonstration on how Rashika  prepares their delicious menu items, hopefully reveling some secrets we can take home with us.

The Date: May 4

Cost:  $50 per person plus tax and tip

 It is along way from our lunch date, Vim will have to give the restaurant a final count by end of March, please cantact Vim or WBFN,  those interested will recieve all the info needed to attend from Vim (email is under contact information)


The Washington DC area has an abundance of cultural activities for art, history, music and theatre enthusiasts. The International Cultural Group organizes outings that may be of special interest to our members.