twitter facebook stumble upon rss

Obamas: Decorating, Dining, and Dashing

sign up for the momlogic newsletter Tweet This

Six days 'til the inauguration and counting ... here's what's happening.

barack and michelle obama

While Washington insiders are busy scalping tickets to the Inauguration for $500 a pop, the President-Elect is footing the bill to ship his belongings from Chicago to D.C. But don't expect the Obamas to show up in a U-Haul. They'll be having tea with the Bushes on Inauguration Day morning while the Secret Service and White House residence staff embark on the Great Furniture Swap of 2009.

And then there are the drapes to think about. Thankfully there are people for that -- and they don't need to survive a Senate confirmation hearing to pick paint swatches. Barack and Michelle tapped Los Angeles interior decorator Michael Smith to be their man. "I would love to redecorate the White House -- I am sick of the paint color!" Smith told Domino Magazine last April. His client list includes Steven Spielberg, Rupert Murdoch, Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere. And now it includes No Drama Obama, too.

It seems like the Obamas have always been hot. The New Yorker dug up an old picture and interview of the Obamas from back in the day. Barack talks about hanging out in bed with Michelle and she muses about the possibility of a life in politics. "There is a strong possibility that Barack will pursue a political career, although it's unclear. There is a little tension with that. I'm very wary of politics," she said at the time.

Now that it's clear that her husband is pursuing a career in politics, all that's left to think about is lunch. So what, exactly, will the Obamas eat on Inauguration Day? Barack might be known for his penchant for health food, but for his big day he's going to take a nod from Abe Lincoln and pick a menu to celebrate his favorite president. There will be seafood stew in puff pastry, pheasant and duck with sweet potatoes and apple cinnamon sponge cake for dessert.

"It's always good to model yourself after a great president," said Eric Foner, a professor of American history at Columbia University. "The proof will be in the pudding."

see more photos see more photos
Barack Obama Obama Family's Matching Style

next: Honey, Sniff Me, I'm Horny
2 comments so far | Post a comment now
Beverley Smith January 15, 2009, 4:14 PM


Immobilier Bretagne March 7, 2011, 2:13 AM

I wanted to post you the very small remark in order to give thanks over again just for the incredible things you’ve contributed on this website. It was extremely open-handed with people like you to make freely what exactly numerous people could have supplied as an e-book to help with making some cash on their own, and in particular now that you could have tried it if you ever wanted. These techniques likewise acted as the good way to know that other individuals have the identical dream similar to mine to find out whole lot more on the topic of this matter. I know there are a lot more pleasurable sessions ahead for folks who looked over your website.

Back to top >>