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Photographs by Dan Chung.

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.

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Posted at 07:00 AM/ET, 07/13/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
Dr. Bear’s Medical School students learned about transport medicine and got to take a look at the inside of an ambulance at Children’s National Health System. Photograph by Carly Glazier.

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.

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Posted at 05:48 PM/ET, 07/06/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
Party-goers filled the National Building Museum for our annual Best of Washington event. Photograph by Dan Swartz.

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.

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Posted at 02:12 PM/ET, 07/01/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
Event attendees viewed show rooms and took home copies of Ethan Allen's new book.
Photographs by Andrew Propp.

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.

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Posted at 03:00 PM/ET, 06/08/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
Sushi, empanadas, and a look inside the new Cathedral Commons residences.
Attendees enjoyed viewing the Cathedral Commons residences while snacking on delicious hors d’ouevres. Photographs by Andrew Propp.

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.

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Posted at 04:50 PM/ET, 06/04/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
Guests mingled in the Carnegie Institution of Science rotunda, while others ventured outside to take photos. Photographs by Jeff Elkins.

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.

Thank you to event sponsors Verizon Wireless, Porsche, The Advisory Board, and The Meltzer Group for being a part of this special evening.

Special thanks to our production partners Posh & Luxe Event Furniture and Décor and Pro A/V DC.

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Posted at 03:26 PM/ET, 05/28/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
The mansion annually hosts "Vanity Fair's" soiree after the White House Correspondents Dinner. By Carol Ross Joynt
Photograph by Dan Chung.

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.

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Posted at 07:00 AM/ET, 05/06/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
Party-goers voted for their favorite places in Washington while indulging in margaritas and guacamole.
The voting party was a packed-house as party-goers kick-off the Best of Washington season! Photograph by Andrew Propp.

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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Posted at 12:06 PM/ET, 05/04/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
Some great stuff is coming in tagged #WashMagPhoto. By Washingtonian Staff
Photograph by Angela Pan.

A few days ago Washingtonian put out a call on Instagram, asking people to tag us or use the hashtag #WashMagPhoto on their cherry blossom photos.

The response was far greater than we expected, as was the number of great photos you submitted. (Where did you learn to take such excellent pictures? From local television, perhaps?)

Here's a selection, by no means definitive or complete, of some of the photos that have rolled in. Keep snapping and tagging!

Jefferson Monument photobombed the lantern ;-) #cherryblossoms #peakbloom

A photo posted by Isabel Lara (@isalara) on

Last nights sunset at the Tidal Basin in DC. #dcblooms #WashMagPhoto #cherryblossoms

A photo posted by Cole Whitworth (@whitpix22) on

There are, of course, blossoms in the lands beyond the Tidal Basin. Here are a few of those:

Posted at 06:15 PM/ET, 04/13/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()
Photos from one of our tastiest events of the year.
Celebrity Cruises partnered with Crepe Love to set up a delicious crepe station for guests. Photograph by Michael Bennett Kress.

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.

This event would not have been possible without our valued partners Celebrity Cruises, Belvedere, Abita, Booth-o-Rama, DJ Biks, R&R Catering, and the Toolbox Pilates Art Studio.

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.

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Posted at 01:00 PM/ET, 03/25/2015 | Permalink | Comments ()