Since the 1978 publication of Jackie Oh!, her brash, gossipy biography of former First Lady Jacqueline Onassis, Kitty Kelley has been on the firing lines, weathering scalding reviews but also tabloid headlines, magazine covers, and political cartoons that decry (and make hay from) her bestselling, pre-TMZ treatments of subjects like Elizabeth Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Nancy Reagan, and the British royal family. Rather than let them rankle, Kelley frames and hangs them in her tiny Georgetown powder room. With good humor, she says: “What better place for all this but in the loo?”
All photographs by Dan Chung.
Last month, about 90 kids brought their favorite stuffed animals to Children’s National Medical Center for an event called Dr. Bear’s Medical School for Kids. They toured an ambulance, read x-rays, put casts on broken bones, and played with therapy dogs from the Greenbelt Dog Center. The Grateful Family Program at Children's organized the event. All photographs are by Carly Glazier.
More than 2,000 guests and restaurateurs gathered at the National Building Museum for the annual sold-out AT&T Best Of Washington party! Partygoers enjoyed an evening of delicious bites, libations, and great conversation at the “Old Hollywood Glamour" themed event featuring more than 80 of Washingtonian’s top-rated restaurants. The event benefitted the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Washingtonian partnered with Ethan Allen in celebrating the start of a new chapter in their story—the launch of Muses, Ethan Allen’s beautiful new 328-page book of ideas and designs. The event took place on May 14 at the Ethan Allen Design Center in Arlington, where guests viewed numerous show rooms and bid on different paintings. Gina Robbins spoke about new products, refreshed design centers, their online blog and new book The Muse as well as the online gift registry.
Interior designers and local tastemakers enjoyed delicious sandwiches, fruit platters, macaroons, and refreshments by The Italian Store. After the event, invitees took home copies of Muses and Washingtonian.
Washingtonian partnered with The Bozzuto Group on their Cathedral Commons grand opening event on May 27. Guests enjoyed Raku’s on-site sushi bar, mini lobster rolls and shrimp lettuce wraps from The Grilled Oyster Company, delicious wraps, cheese, and vegetable platters provided by Giant, and hors d’ouevres from Windows Catering. Attendees were able to meet local retailers including SunTrust, Wells Fargo, Pure Barre, Starbucks, and Wylie Wagg.
Washingtonian celebrated the 2015 Tech Titans with a reception at the Carnegie Institution for Science on Thursday, May 21. Attendees enjoyed a make-your-own ceviche station provided by Amphora Catering as well as creative desserts. Guests sipped on delicious cocktails, Goose Island IPA’s, and Blue Point Toasted Lager while listening to music by MyDeeJay Party-goers took home faux Washingtonian magazine covers from Washington Talent Agency.
The French ambassador’s residence on Kalorama Road is the more intimate of our oldest ally’s DC venues—most public events happen at Maison Française on Reservoir Road—but the reopening of the home in February after a two-year renovation was a welcome restorative for all of Washington.
Washingtonian kicked-off the Best of Washington season with a happy hour at Mission on April 30. With a donation to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, attendees enjoyed libations including Mission’s signature Mission Margarita as well as various draft beers and house wines. While indulging in delicious chips and guacamole, party-goers voted for their favorite restaurants, gyms, and more. Guests were able to purchase discounted tickets for the big event: the AT&T Best of Washington party on Wednesday, June 17 at the National Building Museum.
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There are, of course, blossoms in the lands beyond the Tidal Basin. Here are a few of those:
Brunch-lovers flocked to Washingtonian’s sold-out “Brunch & Bloodys” event on Saturday, March 21, at the Toolbox Pilates Art Studio in Dupont Circle. Guests indulged in bottomless brunch bites including fried chicken and waffles by Café Rue, crepes from Crepe Love, and meatloaf egg sliders from Ris. Party-goers paired their delectable treats with Bloody Marys, mimosas from the Celebrity Cruises Mimosa Bar, Grapefruit Harvest Abita, and Belvedere’s Wild Berry Lemonade specialty cocktail. Buffalo & Bergen won the “Best Bloody Mary” challenge with their creative and delicious Bloody Mary “Lox’d & Loaded,” which featured an "everything spice" Bloody Mary garnished with a bagel and lox.
Participating Restaurants: Amphora Restaurant; Astro Doughnuts; Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar and Eatery; Buffalo & Bergen; Café Rue; Crepe Love; District Donut; DGS Delicatessen; Heckman’s Delicatessen; La Tomate; Leonora Bakery; Mason Dixie Biscuits; Old Angler’s Inn; Peregrine Espresso; RareSweets; Ris; The Coupe; and The Diner.
All photographs by Michael Bennett Kress.