White House Wednesdays

Christmas at the White House

The Last Obama Christmas

The unofficial start to the DC Christmas season begins with the arrival of the White House Blue Room Christmas Tree.  In conjunction with the National Christmas Tree Association, the Chief Usher travels to some of America’s finest Christmas tree farms to find the perfect tree for the Executive Residence. This year the 19-foot Balsam-Veitch fir… Read More


2014 White House Christmas Decorations Revealed

Today, Mrs. Obama unveiled the much anticipated theme of this year’s Christmas decorations, ’A Children’s Winter Wonderland’.   The White House stated “it celebrates the pureness that the holidays bring, as seen through the eyes of children. The magic and joy of a Winter Wonderland through a  child’s eyes transform the White House and its… Read More


Join Us for Our Holiday Book Signing

To my friends in the D.C. area, Please come to the White House Historical Association’s Holiday Event tomorrow. It will be a fantastic event! I will be signing books along with other historians, former executive residence staff, and authors. I hope to see you! Meet the Authors! Join Us at The Shop at President’s Square… Read More


Where to Go During the 2011 Holidays - The Reagan Library

Nancy Reagan loved Christmas – and like everything else that she did at the White House, she took Christmas to the next level, and their years at the White House were  some of the most spectacular.  And the Reagan library is carrying on that tradition. People loved the idea of going to Mount Vernon for… Read More


Roland Mesnier and Mount Vernon

As I am going through my most favorite White House Gingerbread houses, I have to think of course about my good friend Roland Mesnier, the fabulous Executive Pastry Chef that created masterpieces for foreign heads of State as well as the President, his family and friends – and many times the fabulous staff that serve… Read More