Ten Washington Love Stories for Valentine’s Day

From a Washingtonian magazine story by Matt Blitz headlined “Ten DC Love Stories—For Valentine’s Day we remember Washington stories filled with love…or some local variation”:

1. Camelot-Spotting

In 2015, a man claimed that in 1953 he witnessed Congressman John F. Kennedy popping the question to Jacqueline Bouvier in booth number 3 at Martin’s Tavern, confirming long-held Georgetown lore. (Look for a brass plaque.)

2. Who Was She?

Informed of her husband’s arrest at the Vista hotel for possessing crack in January 1990, DC mayor Marion Barry’s then wife, Effi, asked, “Who was she?” The answer: model Rasheeda Moore, who had led the cops to room 727. Soon after, a repentant Mayor Barry told the press: “Womanizing had become an integral part of my lifestyle.”